3 Weighty New Issues in Asthma Care

May 3, 2017

May is Asthma Awareness Month and so a look at new studies highlighting key aspects of management is in order.

May is Asthma Awareness Month and May 2 is World Asthma Day, sponsored by the Global initiative for Asthma, designed to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.Meanwhile, several new studies are highlighting key aspects of asthma care: the need for patients to lose weight for better asthma control, the importance of training patients to reduce inhaler errors, and the large number of young patients who feel uncomfortable using their inhalers.Click through the slides above to see the latest findings; original sources, below. Asthma Awareness Monthhttps://www.cdc.gov/asthma/world_asthma_day.htmWorld Asthma Dayhttp://ginasthma.org/wad/Diet effects in the asthma treatment: A systematic review.http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10408398.2017.1289893Inhaler Errors in the CRITIKAL Study: Type, Frequency, and Association with Asthma Outcomeshttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28286157Asthma control in London secondary school childrenhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28332884