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Shingles Risk 70% Higher for Adults With Asthma

Researchers suggest considering zoster vaccine for those aged 50 years and older with asthma. Their findings build on their previous work showing a link between childhood asthma and shingles.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Stress and QOL in Caregivers of Children With Severe Asthma

How does poorly controlled childhood asthma affect the stress and quality of life of the caregiver?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Prothrombotic Markers Increase With Asthma Severity

Prothrombotic markers increase with asthma severity, potentially explaining increased risk for venous thromboembolism, according to a study from the Netherlands.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Asthma Characteristics and Biomarkers From the ADEPT Study

Data from the ADEPT study provides insight into the clinical characteristics and biomarkers related to asthma.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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US Asthma Prevalence Plateauing, but Not Among the Poor

Rates of asthma prevalence in the United States are plateauing and possibly declining overall, but not for the poor.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Allergen Immunotherapy: An Update on Protocols of Administration

Allergen immunotherapy is still the only causal treatment for allergic rhinitis and asthma and new improvements are making it more appealing than before.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Newer Spirometry Reference Standards Can Improve Asthma Treatment

Switching from the older Zapletal reference values to the newer Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI) values can result in improved asthma treatment, researchers report.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Independent Group Says New Glaxo Asthma Drug Far Too Expensive

An independent nonprofit organization that evaluates clinical and cost effectiveness of new medicines found the price of GlaxoSmithKline's new drug for severe asthma should be as much as 76% lower to justify its value, according to the group's latest draft report.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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News Quiz: 2015 an Important Year for the Lungs

New drugs for COPD, asthma, and cystic fibrosis made headlines this year. Experts debated the apnea treatment vacuum and what to do about tricky pulmonary fibrosis and contaminated bronchoscopes. Test how well you kept up with the news this year  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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News Quiz: 2015 Big LEAP Year for Allergists

Landmark LEAP results, epinephrine injector recalls, new asthma drugs, guidelines for allergic rhinitis, and the role of gut microflora in cutting-edge treatments had specialists talking this year.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 184

This is a case of an 18 year old with asthma exacerbation. Two radiological signs, one on the frontal x-ray and the other on the lateral chest x-ray, can be observed; which are these?  
emergucate.com
almost 4 years ago
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Validation of a Turbuhaler Electronic Monitoring Device

Is the SmartTurbo device an accurate means of electronically monitoring inhaled asthma therapy and recording data for clinical trials?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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FDA Panel Backs Reslizumab for Adults With Severe Asthma

The advisory committee ruled that evidence wasn't strong enough for recommending the drug for children aged 12 to 17 years, citing small numbers in studies; concerns include risk for anaphylaxis and muscle toxicity.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Does Early Pet Exposure Reduce the Risk of for Asthma? CME/CE

: This nationwide cohort study demonstrates that early childhood exposure to animals, particularly dogs and farm animals, is protective against asthma.  
medscape.org
about 4 years ago
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Live Attenuated Vaccine Safe for Children With Egg Allergy

A new study has found that live attenuated influenza vaccine is unlikely to trigger systemic anaphylaxis in children with egg allergy and well-controlled asthma.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Can Weight Loss Improve Asthma?

Can weight reduction improve asthma indices in patients with obesity? Many questions remain, but it looks promising.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Asthma: Practice Essentials, Background, Anatomy

Asthma is a common chronic disease worldwide and affects approximately 24 million persons in the United States. It is the most common chronic disease in childhood, affecting an estimated 7 million children.  
emedicine.medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Factors Involved in Airway Inflammation in Allergic Asthma

This study investigates the contribution of these transcription factors in the pathogenesis of late-phase airway inflammation in adult allergic asthma patients.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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EMA OKs Nucala for Severe Refractory Eosinophilic Asthma

The European Medicines Agency has approved mepolizumab as an add-on treatment for severe refractory eosinophilic asthma in adults.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Novel Computer Tool Improves Asthma Counseling in Low-Literacy Patients

A novel computer-generated written asthma action plan (WAAP) that uses pictures and photographs can improve asthma counseling to low-literacy patients, a new study finds.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago