Asthma

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

Early Socioeconomic Factors Have Major Impact on Asthma Risk, Study Finds

October 19th 2021, 7:30pm

Article

The data suggest early factors in the home are the most important links to asthma risk in children.

Asthma Exacerbations Worse in Patients With Other Type 2 Inflammatory Diseases

October 13th 2021, 2:30pm

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Patients with asthma have high rates of type 2 inflammatory disease, study finds.

In Pediatric Asthma, Communication Between Parents, Providers, and School Nurses Is Key

October 11th 2021, 6:30pm

Article

A new review article highlights the importance of developing asthma action plans and clear lines of communication.

Tonya Winders Describes What Needs to Be Done to Improve Asthma Care

October 8th 2021, 2:08pm

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Tonya Winders, MBA, CEO and president of the Allergy & Asthma Network, talks about the shift in focus that is needed to improve care for patients with asthma.

Practicing Mindfulness May Help Alleviate Asthma Symptoms, Improve QOL

September 28th 2021, 9:00pm

Article

This new study of primary care patients in the United Kingdom investigated the impact of Headspace, a mindfulness-focused app, on asthma-related quality of life (QOL).

Dr Michael E. Weschler: Differentiating Eosinophilic Asthma From Other Eosinophilic Conditions

September 26th 2021, 2:00pm

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Michael E. Wechsler, MD, a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health, discusses the challenges associated with differentiating similar eosinophilic conditions, including eosinophilic asthma, from one another.

Results of Dupilumab in Uncontrolled Asthma Highlighted at ERS

September 25th 2021, 10:20am

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Study results released earlier this month showcased results in children and adults with uncontrolled asthma. The findings were presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) 2021 International Congress.

Dr Michael E. Weschler: Treating Eosinophilic Asthma vs Other Asthma Types

September 19th 2021, 3:46pm

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Michael E. Wechsler, MD, a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health, details the ways that the treatment of eosinophilic asthma differs from other forms of asthma.

Dr William "Andy" Nish on Increasing Medication Adherence for Asthma Therapies

September 5th 2021, 1:40pm

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Using the argument that regularly taking medication is a great way to earn parents' trust is a great tactic to encourage children and teenagers to remain adherent to their asthma therapies, said William "Andy" Nish, MD, an allergist and immunologist in Georgia.

Hospitalization Prevention for Children With Asthma Requires Multimodal Approach

August 25th 2021, 5:30pm

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Randomized controlled trials on asthma hospitalization prevention are limited, but patient and caregiver education should be a top priority, investigators said.