The AJMC® Asthma compendium is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights for the chronic lung disease.

Asthma, Antibiotic Prescriptions Dropped From 2019 to 2020, Finnish Study Finds

January 22nd 2022, 12:15pm


A nationwide study in Finland showed that the number of antibiotics and asthma drugs fell by 59.6% and 19.8%, respectively, from 2019 to 2020, generating millions in cost savings.

Using Evidence to Inform Care for Children Cut Hospitalizations for Anaphylaxis

January 20th 2022, 5:01am


Implementing evidence-based guidelines (EBGs) resulted in a 17.3% reduction in anaphylaxis-related hospitalizations among children.

Study Examines Link Between Stomachaches, Asthma in Children

January 15th 2022, 8:50pm


An indirect assessment of the functioning of smooth muscle activity in the airways and gastrointestinal wall may help explain the shared pathophysiology that links these 2 common childhood ailments.

Kawasaki Disease Associated With Elevated Risk of Developing Asthma

January 12th 2022, 2:45pm


A meta-analysis found an association between Kawasaki disease and subsequent asthma and allergic rhinitis.

What We’re Reading: CDC Recommends Boosters for Kids 12 and Up; Pollution-Related Asthma in Children; Nurses Unions Sue Biden Over Worker Protections

January 6th 2022, 3:25pm


The CDC recommends children aged 12 years and up to receive COVID-19 vaccine boosters; nearly 2 million children develop asthma as a result of breathing in an air pollutant; nurses unions sue the Biden administration for withdrawing COVID-19 worker protections.

Study Provides More Positive Dupilumab Data for Children With Moderate to Severe Asthma

December 8th 2021, 10:00pm


Children aged 6 to 11 years had reduced asthma exacerbations and improved lung function and asthma control when on dupilumab for a year.

Uncontrolled Asthma Raises COVID-19 Hospitalization Risk in Children

December 8th 2021, 2:00pm


Children with uncontrolled asthma had a 3- to 6-times the risk of hospitalization for COVID-19, the investigators found.

Survey: Adults With Asthma Routinely Underestimate Severity of Their Cases

November 22nd 2021, 7:00pm


The report, based on a survey conducted in Spain, suggests patients are suffering from additional asthma exacerbations due to a lack of understanding of their disease.

Research Into Plasma Proteins Yields Potential Biomarkers for Asthma Severity

November 9th 2021, 6:05pm


The analysis showed biomarkers that persisted despite the presence or absence of type-2 inflammation.

Patients in Risankizumab Phase 2a Trial Saw Some Asthma Symptoms Increase

October 27th 2021, 9:00pm


Risankizumab, a biologic, is used for psoriasis, but whether it can improve asthma control has been unclear.