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Just relax and concentrate on your breathing

Olivia Fulton questions the value of telling people to focus on breathing during an asthma attack. For series information contact Rosamund Snow, patient editor, rsnow{at}bmj.com  
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about 4 years ago
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Asthma Appears to Double Chronic Migraine Risk

A history of asthma doubled the risk for episodic migraine progressing to chronic migraine, but absolute risk remains low.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Cardioselective β blockers are safe to use in asthma

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about 4 years ago
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Authors’ reply to Devitt

Although our example of the dilemma of prescribing β blockers in asthma was a little outmoded,1 2 recent summaries of products characteristics, including those for metoprolol, bisoprolol, propranolol, and nebivolol, state that these …  
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about 4 years ago
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Addition of long-acting beta2-agonists to inhaled corticosteroids for chronic asthma in children | Cochrane

Most consensus statements recommend use of long-acting beta2-agonists (LABA) as adjunct therapy to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) for poorly controlled asthma, despite the use of low-dose ICS.  
cochrane.org
about 4 years ago
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Advances in Severe Asthma: Perspectives from San Antonio 2015 CME

: Experts discuss data released at the 2015 ACAAI conference related to severe asthma  
medscape.org
about 4 years ago
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High Physical Activity Tied to Poor Asthma Control in Females

The link was not found in boys and young men. Findings suggested a need for extra attention in asthma treatment for highly active girls and young women.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Tutorial on Treatment of Asthma

Treatment of asthma including the various medications for a severe exacerbation.  
youtube.com
about 4 years ago
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Asthma: No Clear Winners in Combination Treatment in Blacks

A randomized trial showed no benefit to long-acting beta-agonists over tiotropium in combination with inhaled corticosteroid for improving outcomes in black adults with asthma.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Emergency Visit for Asthma Predicts Future Acute Care

Children who have made at least one acute-care visit to the emergency department for asthma are at risk for future visits, and might benefit from specialist care, a new study suggests.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Mechanical Ventilation for Severe Asthma

Mechanical Ventilation for Severe Asthma Another tasty Ped EM Morsel via @PedEMMorsels… https://t.co/GKW61qniei pic.twitter.com/K8sTRS5xZE— emdocs team (@emdocsdotnet) November 6, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js  
prehospitalmed.com
about 4 years ago
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Mechanical Ventilation for Severe Asthma - emdocs

While the goal is often to prevent intubation, occasionally, the only option is to use Mechanical Ventilation for your patient with Severe Asthma.  
emdocs.net
about 4 years ago
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Update on asthma management – Don't Forget the Bubbles

The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne have released an update on their asthma management. There are some great points here around the use of steroids and planning for discharge. Thanks to Mike Starr and RCH for allowing us to reproduce the update here…  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
about 4 years ago
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FDA Approves Mepolizumab (Nucala) for Severe Asthma

The FDA has approved mepolizumab (Nucala, GlaxoSmithKline) in combination with other asthma medications for maintenance treatment of patients aged 12 years or older with severe asthma.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Medication Step-Down in Controlled Asthma Tied to Lower Cost, Similar Outcomes

Patients with controlled asthma who step down their medications have similar outcomes and lower costs than those who maintain treatment level, according to a new study.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting: Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACAAI 2015.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Early contact with animals is linked to reduced asthma risk, study shows

Contact with dogs or farm animals during the first year of a child’s life is associated with reduced risk for childhood asthma, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics has shown.1  
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about 4 years ago
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Early Animal Exposure Decreases Childhood Asthma Risk

Exposure to dogs or farm animals early in life decreases the risk for childhood asthma, a new study has found.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Pet dogs 'may help children avoid asthma' - BBC News

Young children who have a pet dog in the home are less likely to go on to develop asthma, a large Swedish study has found.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Exercise Improves Asthma Control, Study Suggests

Aerobic exercise could be an adjunct to pharmacotherapy in inactive adults with asthma, according to preliminary results from the Ex-Asthma study.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago