Adolescents with asthma aged 13-19 years were found twice as likely to smoke as their healthy counterparts. Solutions?
Obesity a Risk Factor for Rehospitalization in Youth with Asthma
Children with comorbid asthma and obesity showed a 26% higher 30-day hospital readmission rate vs normal weight peers with asthma.
Diet and Exercise Improve Asthma Symptoms in Non-Obese Patients
Even asthma patients without extra body weight may see as much as a 50% reduction in asthma symptom scores. It's really that simple.
Quiz: Asthma, Lipids, and Left Ventricular Mass
How does asthma affect cardiac morphology? Take this quick 5-question quiz to see what you know about the impact of asthma on other chronic disease.
Montelukast Adds Little For Elderly Asthma Patients
A new study’s lead author notes, however, that lack of significant effect may have been secondary to important study limitations.
Childhood Respiratory Tract Infections Linked to Later Asthma
Lower respiratory infections in children seem to predispose to poor adult lung function, but causation and directionality have yet to be determined.
Previous Asthma Exacerbations Predict Future Events in Mild, Moderate Disease
Study authors propose a new asthma patient “phenotype” in which a previous severe event is the sole predictor of another one.
Lipid Levels Linked to Inflammation in Atopic Asthma
Results of a recent study into the role of lipids in atopic asthma could help identify new targets for therapy.
Asthma Diagnosis Associated with Type 1 Diabetes
Results from studies on the asthma-diabetes connection are inconsistent. A novel analysis may help clarify directionality.
Asthma History Linked to Left Ventricular Disease
The link between early asthma and left ventricular hypertrophy was independent of a range of major cardiovascular risk factors.
Sometimes It Is Just a Cigar, But the Nicotine?
Nicotine amounts aren't constant among cigar brands Even smokers of the same brand may be exposed to varying doses of nicotine and other smoke constituents.