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

Patients With Asthma May Move Too Quickly to Biologics, Researchers Say

September 17th 2022, 8:22pm


The retrospective claims database analysis looked at patients in the United States, where it is estimated that costs related to asthma are more than $80 billion annually.

Researchers Evaluate Racism as a Factor in Underestimation of Atopic Disease

September 15th 2022, 4:31pm


Although allergic and atopic disease is well studied and researched overall, the researchers said there is a critical lack of knowledge about these conditions, including eosinophilic esophagitis, asthma, and atopic dermatitis, in diverse racial and ethnic groups.

Risk Factors for CRS Plus Asthma Differ Among Younger vs Older Patients

September 14th 2022, 12:00pm


Risk factors as predictors of asthma prevalence among a cohort of patients living with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), as they related to age, were evaluated by clinical investigators from the College of Medicine at Korea University.

New Zealand Study Shows Adding Insulation to Homes Reduced Asthma

September 10th 2022, 12:22pm


The findings come from a retrospective cohort study conducted in New Zealand, which examined the impact of a government subsidized insulation program on respiratory health.

Wide Variation Found in UK Prescribing Guidance for Preferring Low-Carbon Asthma Inhalers

September 1st 2022, 5:09pm


Understanding if local prescription patterns are influenced by guidance could help policymakers understand what is needed to further encourage a shift to asthma inhalers with less of a climate impact.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Led to 60% Higher Risk of Later Asthma for Cleanup Workers

August 28th 2022, 1:00am


Workers involved in cleaning up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, the country’s largest oil spill, were 60% more likely to be diagnosed with asthma or experience asthma symptoms 1 to 3 years afterwards, compared with those who were not involved in the cleanup.

Worse Vascular Outcomes Found in Patients With Asthma

August 14th 2022, 8:33pm


Patients with symptoms of asthma, regardless of physiological confirmation, experienced worse vascular outcomes and greater cardiovascular risk, which may be due to short-acting beta agonist (SABA) use, according to the results of a recent study.

Subcutaneous and Sublingual Immunotherapy Cost-effective for Children With House Dust Mite Allergic Asthma

August 8th 2022, 9:47pm


Allergen immunotherapy, especially given by the subcutaneous route, was shown to be cost-effective for children with house dust mite-driven allergic asthma, according to a recent study based in Portugal.

Asthma-Related Emergency Department Visits Can Indicate Poor Housing Conditions

August 7th 2022, 1:30pm


Emergency department (ED) asthma visits can be an indicator of poor housing conditions, according to results of a study done in New Haven, Connecticut.

Obesity, Physical Inactivity Linked With Higher Risk for Activity Limits in Asthma

August 5th 2022, 5:39pm


Patients with asthma and all types of obesity, or with all types of obesity and physical inactivity, have an increased risk for limited activity of daily living, according to the results of a recent study.