asthma control

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.
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.”
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.
Rethinking asthma: Prevention and management
Rethinking asthma: Prevention and managementDespite significant advances in asthma research and care, the burden of asthma remains high. This article will review a number of different aspects of asthma care that impact the pediatrician.
Spirometry establishes asthma control in childrenTo provide children with asthma the best care, pediatricians and other healthcare providers who have them as their patients need to become educated on and facile in using a tool that is critical to the accurate diagnosis of asthma and asthma control. That tool is spirometry.
Good gut bacteria might prevent asthma developmentResearchers in study of gut dysbiosis in infants say new finding could potentially yield a microbe-based asthma preventive treatment.
Study: Bronchial thermoplasty can aid asthma hospitalizationsA new five-year study indicates that bronchial thermoplasty shows promise in keeping patients with asthma exacerbations out of the hospital.
Dietary fiber may protect against development of asthma
Dietary fiber may protect against development of asthmaAustralian researchers found that eating a high-fiber diet during pregnancy may help protect the baby from developing asthma.
Stress-fighting proteins give new hope for asthma cure
Stress-fighting proteins give new hope for asthma cureNew research reveals that stress-busting proteins could open door to more effective asthma treatments and therapies.