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Asthma Treatment and Symptoms
African American patients with asthma treated with Advair Diskus had a lower rate of exacerbations when compared with patients who received treatment with the ICS Flovent Diskus (fluticasone propionate inhalation powder) alone.
In an effort to improve the quality of sleep for patients with asthma, a recent study shows that a comprehensive sleep history of patients with poorly controlled asthma is key to capturing an accurate measurement of sleep quality and daytime sleepiness in symptomatic asthmatics, as well as the effects of improved asthma control on sleep quality.
When a child experiences coughing, wheezing and chest pains while engaged in physical activity, the default conclusion is that the child must be suffering from exercise-induced asthma. However, there are several other explanations for wheezing in pediatric patients often overlooked and therefore, left untreated.
Asthma inhalers have been genuine life savers. They are to asthmatics what anti-venom is to snake bites. An asthma inhaler is part of the management process and sufferers always have them at the ready if an asthma attack is imminent.
Asthma inhalers allow a person that is facing asthma to experience what is happening to them with a bit of protection along the way. Asthma is not a condition that can be predicted. There are going to be times when something that you did not know was there causes a trigger in the person that causes the reaction of blocked airways.
A new 12-week study examined safety and efficacy measures of the maintenance combination asthma therapy, SYMBICORT Inhalation Aerosol in treating mild to moderate persistent asthma in children ages 6 to 15 years old who were previously treated with an inhaled corticosteroid.
Nearly half of adult Americans with asthma and more than a quarter of children with asthma who responded to a nationally representative survey do not have their disease well controlled.
May is Asthma Awareness Month according EPA, and DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals is taking this opportunity to educate consumers on the importance of clean indoor air in relation to this serious condition.
Asthma education programs tailored specifically for ethnic minority groups can help improve asthma sufferers' knowledge of their condition and their quality of life.
Obesity can worsen the impact of asthma and may also mask its severity in standard tests, according to researchers in New Zealand, who studied lung function in asthmatic women with a range of body mass indexes (BMIs).
When an asthma attack occurs, many sufferers use a device - a "spacer" - to increase the chances that rescue medicine travels from an inhaler all the way down to the airways where it is needed.
Inner-city children with asthma may be particularly vulnerable to air pollution at levels below current air quality standards.
Risk for developing asthma is linked to variants in a gene called CHI3L1, which can be measured by checking levels of an inherited blood protein regulated by that gene.
MAP Pharmaceuticals announced positive results from a Phase 2a clinical study evaluating MAP0005 for the potential treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
U-M expert says even with insurance, co-pay for new HFA inhalers will likely rise 200% to 400% for families that have kids with asthma.
FDA and the Canadian health agency are studying to see if widely used asthma treatment drug Singulair's usage has suicide as its side effects.
MAP's UDB demonstrated lower systemic drug exposure for or the potential treatment of pediatric asthma when compared to the currently marketed conventional nebulized budesonide.
MedImmune has initiated its fourth phase 2a clinical trial of MEDI-528, an anti-IL-9 monoclonal antibody targeting interleukin-9, in patients with asthma.