asthma

LCPUFAs in pregnancy lower child’s asthma riskWomen in the third trimester of pregnancy who take supplements of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) reduce their children’s risk of persistent wheeze or asthma as well as of lower respiratory tract infections, a study in Denmark demonstrated.
Asthma and kidney stones linked in childrenChildren with asthma are 4 times more likely to have kidney stones than those without asthma, and vice versa, according to a study published online in the medical journal PLoS One.
Popular asthma inhaler now expanded to kidsA leading asthma inhaler will now be available to additional younger asthma patients, after FDA approved Spiriva Respimat (Boehringer Ingelheim) for the long-term, once-daily maintenance treatment of asthma in people age 6 and older.
Does asthma contribute to childhood obesity? (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a recent study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine that looked at whether asthma in childhood contributed to the development of childhood obesity.
Vaccine shows promise for early-stage HER2-positive breast cancerA study looks at the effectiveness of a dendritic cell vaccine in early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer. Plus: A look at whether fish oil consumed during pregnancy reduces the risk of asthma in offspring.
Overweight is not treated in children hospitalized with asthmaA retrospective record review for youngsters admitted with asthma to a Midwestern children’s hospital revealed that overweight and obesity were underrecognized, underdiagnosed, and undertreated.
Do LABAs given with glucocorticoids increase severe asthma events?Results of a randomized trial in children with asthma comparing concomitant use of the inhaled glucocorticoid fluticasone propionate plus the long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) salmeterol with use of fluticasone alone indicate that the answer to this question is “no.”
Acetaminophen comparable to ibuprofen in children with mild persistent asthmaResults of observational studies and posthoc analyses have engendered concern among clinicians about the use of acetaminophen (Tylenol) in children with asthma.
Trial investigates if acetaminophen aggravates asthma symptomsYoung children with asthma who take acetaminophen to alleviate pain or fever are no more likely than those who take ibuprofen for this purpose to experience asthma complications, a randomized, double-blind trial showed.
Asthma drug pipeline: Prevalence, costs to increase
Asthma drug pipeline: Prevalence, costs to increaseAs asthma prevalence continues to rise in the adult and pediatric populations, U.S. healthcare spending on medications, especially branded inhalers, is expected to increase.