You'll find diagnostic and management guidance in this topic center.
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.
Antibiotics Overused in Acute Asthma Attacks
There is no clinically important benefit of adding azithromycin treatment to standard medical care, a study shows.
Beta-Agonists Plus Glucocorticoids Safe for Asthma
The findings of these 2 new studies are in contrast to those of previous trials, which had conflicting results.
Late Asthma Boosts Cardiovascular Risks
The rate of events was higher in patients with late‐onset asthma—but not in those with early‐onset asthma—than in nonasthmatics.
Immunotherapy Tablet for House Dust Mite Allergy Reduces Exacerbations
For patients with house dust mite allergic disease, persistent symptoms are common and increase the risk for asthma exacerbations.
Severe Childhood Asthma May Raise Risk of Later COPD
One-third of young adults (mid-20s) who had persistent asthma in childhood met GOLD criteria for obstructive lung disease.
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.
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.
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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