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Asthma 'over-diagnosed and trivialised' - BBC News

Too many children are being incorrectly diagnosed with asthma, with inhalers becoming almost "fashion accessories", two specialists say.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Specialists Say Childhood Asthma Is Overdiagnosed

In an article published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, two respiratory specialists claim that doctors are overdiagnosing asthma in children, with inhalers being prescribed needlessly.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Better air quality reduces respiratory symptoms among children in southern California

Improvements in air quality over the past 20 years in southern California, USA, were linked to statistically significant decreases in bronchitic symptoms in children with and without asthma, a longitudinal study published in JAMA has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Help Patients With Asthma Use Inhalers the Right Way

Many patients have uncontrolled asthma because they are using inhalers incorrectly. Do you know the correct way to teach inhaler use?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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S. pneumoniae Colonisation in Children With Asthma

This study investigates the protective effects of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children and adolescents with asthma.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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BF Spiromax Compared to BF Turbuhaler for Persistent Asthma

A new study compares the use of two inhalers for delivering budesonide and formoterol in patients with persistent asthma. How do they stack up?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Pollen Overload: Seasonal Allergies in a Changing Climate

Evidence suggests that climate change will result in longer growing seasons for the plants that trigger seasonal allergies. Physicians are already seeing a rise in hay fever and allergic asthma.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Yoga may improve asthma symptoms, Cochrane review finds

A Cochrane review has concluded that yoga “probably” improves quality of life and symptoms in people who have asthma. However, its effects on lung function and the use of medicines remain uncertain.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Immunotherapy tablet helps control asthma in people with house dust mite allergy

Patients with house dust mite allergy related asthma showed improvements in asthma control when given sublingual allergen immunotherapy on top of their usual medicine, research published in JAMA has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Sublingual Immunotherapy Improves Dust Mite Allergy

Therapy reduced time to first exacerbation of allergy-related asthma during corticosteroid reduction but yielded no changes in asthma control or quality-of-life questionnaires.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Emergency Medicine Literature of Note: Prime Time for Dexamethasone in Asthma?

I'm surprised it doesn't change your mind. But I should read the paper first ;-)But there is strip of land for interpretation and maybe dexa should be restricted to patients deemed to be poor compliers and prednisone still prescribed for "reliable" patients until better data are aailable , if ever?  
emlitofnote.com
over 3 years ago
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Changing Paradigms in the Treatment of Severe Asthma: The Role of Biologic Therapies CME

This activity is intended for allergists, pulmonologists, pediatricians, family practitioners, and other healthcare providers who treat patients with asthma.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Kids With More Daily Stress Have More Nightly Asthma Awakenings

A stressful day may make a child more prone to an asthma attack that night - with worse than usual asthma symptoms the next day as well, a small U.S. study suggests.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Yoga May Help Ease Asthma Symptoms

Yoga seems to provide small improvements in symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, according to a new review.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Persistent Childhood Asthma Linked to Early COPD

Persistent childhood asthma was linked to signs of COPD before age 30 years; children with a pattern of decreased lung growth or decreased lung function at baseline and males may be at increased risk.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Life Threatening Asthma

LIFE THREATENING ASTHMA #FOAMed https://t.co/HPxDhliaT9 @ketaminh @Anaesthesia_AGB @ParaACP @FOAMEMS pic.twitter.com/LWQaP32gvi— David Lyness (@Gas_Craic) April 21, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js  
prehospitalmed.com
over 3 years ago
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Early Exposure to Dogs, Farm Animals Reduces Childhood Asthma

Could exposure to dogs at an early age help prevent asthma in children?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Worldwide Trends in Occupational Allergy and Asthma

How has the occurrence of work-related allergy and asthma changed in recent years? This new article examines the worldwide trends.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Occupational asthma

A 22 year old man thought he might have hay fever. Several months later his general practitioner diagnosed asthma. It later emerged that his symptoms were associated with his work in a bakery, and he was referred to an occupational lung disease specialist who diagnosed occupational asthma.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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X-rays Questioned for Asthma Exacerbation Without Fever, Hypoxia

Radiography should not be used routinely to detect pneumonia in young children with asthma who do not have fever or hypoxia, according to new research.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago