More than a decade after national guidelines were issued for asthma treatment, some patients still don't receive prescriptions for the inhalers that experts say offer the safest and most effective long-term control of asthma.
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Asthma Treatment and Symptoms
An enzyme released by mast cells in the lungs appears to play a key role in the tightening of airways that is a hallmark of asthma - pointing to a potential new target for treatment of asthma.
Schering- Plough/Novartis's formoterol/mometasone will become the clinical gold standard for asthma by 2011, owing to its competitive advantages in delivery over AstraZeneca's Symbicort.
Hunter researchers have shown that a commonly available antibiotic can improve the quality of life of patients with difficult asthma, and may also generate significant health care savings.
Parents' cultural beliefs influence how they view their children's asthma and its treatment.
Editorial summarizes recent studies that discuss racial disparities in asthma educational materials and vascular disease.
Take-home educational materials designed for minority children with asthma do not adequately address the cultural and linguistic issues unique to racial/ethnic minority groups.
A higher than expected number of COPD and severe asthma patients had abnormal low levels of alpha-1 antitrypsin.
The tightness in your chest may not be indigestion. It may be a sign of asthma, and if not treated, it could be fatal. That constant cough may be due to smoking tobacco over the years, but it also could be a symptom of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), which should be diagnosed and treated or it could be fatal.
Don't take breathing for granted. That is the message an army of 132,000 respiratory therapists across the United States will spread during Respiratory Care Week (Oct. 22-27), promoted by the American Association for Respiratory Care.
Dysfunctional families and bad neighborhoods may worsen asthma symptoms in children and adolescents.
Blacks are more prone than whites to require urgent care for asthma complications, likely because of genetics.
Patients with asthma who are black appear more likely to visit the emergency department or be hospitalized for the condition than those who are white
Decision Resources forecasts that the asthma drug market in China willexperience dramatic growth, due to an expanding prevalent population.
Children with asthma are missing out on the best drug treatment for their disease, because family doctors are ignoring prescribing guidelines
Findings shed new light on the health effects of exposure to dust and debris among workers who responded to the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001: 3.6% of the 25,000 rescue workers developed asthma after working at the site.
New research on asthma in children. Scientists have been able to identify a gene that clearly increases the risk for asthma in childhood.
Currently available drugs for the treatment of asthma do not demonstrate the desired outcome and are capable only of managing the symptoms.
People with asthma who receive disease education during, or soon after, a serious emergency-room visit are less likely to be re-admitted to the hospital.
New facility in East Harlem will improve treatment of asthma, the most pressing public health problem in the neighborhood.