Adolescents with asthma aged 13-19 years were found twice as likely to smoke as their healthy counterparts. Solutions?
Mannitol Test for Asthma Presents Challenges
The test should not be used alone to screen for asthma in asymptomatic young persons outside of the clinic.
Insomnia Common with Asthma
The combination results in worse asthma control and a variety of health and quality of life issues.
Young Urban Asthma Patients Exhibit Unique Features
Severe asthma symptoms but low allergy and inflammation levels may mean poor response to guideline-based therapy.
Teens with Asthma More Likely to Smoke Cigarettes
Study: Among adolescents age 13-19 years, those with asthma were twice as likely to smoke as their healthy counterparts. Solutions?
Ease Severe Asthma Attacks With Vitamin D
Adding oral vitamin D supplements to standard asthma medications can get it done.
Sleep Apnea Gives Rise to Asthma Exacerbations
Obstructive sleep apnea, common in patients who have asthma, may contribute to severe exacerbations.
Probiotics for Asthma Do Not Reduce Antibiotic Use
Antibiotic Rx rates and respiratory tract infections are not affected by probiotic treatment as part of routine winter infection advice.
Video: Using Inhalers and Puffers in Asthma
A clinical nurse consultant demonstrates best practices for inhalers and puffers, with an emphasis on pediatric asthma patients.
Asthma in America 2016 Survey: At-a-Glance
About 90% of asthma patients use rescue inhalers--perhaps its because nearly 60% weren't instructed at diagnosis on asthma triggers to avoid. More results, here.
Can Asthma Be Managed in Smokers?
The CDC estimates that 21% of people with asthma smoke cigarettes. These patients tend to be resistant to common asthma treatment. What are the options?
Asthma, Plus Age and Illness, in the Elderly
Aging and comorbidities make asthma management in the elderly much more difficult than in younger people. Get a quick look here at what to watch out for.
Asthma and Obesity: Always Worse Together
In these half-dozen slides, we look at this dangerous combination and the particular challenges it poses to diagnosis and disease management.
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