asthma

Landmark study identifies asthma in infantsA Canadian study reveals how clinicians may be able to identify whether asthma will develop in patients as young as age one.
Health Apps Could Produce $7 Billion in Savings
Health Apps Could Produce $7 Billion in SavingsThe number of health apps is spiking, but they're also getting better.
Personalized medicine: Right drug, right patient, right time
Personalized medicine: Right drug, right patient, right timeThe premise is to use a patient’s own genetic information to guide decisions for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and other health conditions.
Atopic dermatitis phenotypes may indicate outcomes
Atopic dermatitis phenotypes may indicate outcomesChildren under two years old with signs of atopic dermatitis have an increased risk of developing asthma and food allergies, researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics. And, young children with both early onset atopic dermatitis and a food allergy, have a “very high risk” of developing asthma or allergic rhinitis.
Asthma and food allergies associated with early-onset ADChildren with early-onset atopic dermatitis (AD) have an increased risk of developing asthma and food allergies by age 6 years, especially those with persistent dermatitis symptoms.
Are children with asthma prescribed too many OCSs?An analysis of 2015 claims data for about 69,000 children with an asthma diagnosis suggests that the answer to this question is “yes.” Of these children, who were insured through a large Texas health plan for children with Medicaid and CHIP and who ranged in age from 1 to 18 years, 42.1% were given an oral corticosteroid (OCS) 1 or more times during the year; 9.9%, 2 or more times; and 3.3%, 3 or more times.
Asthma biologic may reduce oral steroid useA new trial for AstraZeneca’s benralizumab shows promising results for severe asthma patients.
Does residential ‘greenspace’ help asthma control?A study in 150 asthmatic children (aged 9 to 17 years) found an interaction between family relationships and residential greenspace, suggesting that children with asthma benefit when they live in high greenspace areas and have positive family relationships.
Poor housing is associated with asthma morbidityA new study found that the well-documented racial/ethnic disparities in asthma diagnosis and morbidity are diminished after accounting for material hardship.
ICS often does not follow asthma hospitalizationFewer than half of commercially insured children who have been hospitalized for asthma receive an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), even though many of them make outpatient visits within 30 days of hospital discharge.