Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price Tag

That figure includes medical expenses and costs associated with work and school absences and deaths.
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Drs Sidney Braman and Linda Rogers discuss the comorbidities of reflux, rhinitis, and sleep apnea that are associated with asthma and whether treating them has a positive impact on outcomes.CHEST and Medscape
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Adherium, a Silicon Valley firm, is releasing its Hailie system for inhaler monitoring in the United States. The company received FDA clearance to sell the product over the counter, allowing patients to work toward improved compliance with regards to...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Medicine Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
Adherium (ASK:ADR) today launched over-the-counter sales of its Hailie digital inhaler add-on in the U.S. The sensor is designed to integrate directly with prescription inhaler medications, sending adherence reminders and relevant data to a user’s smartphone to assist in managing chronic respiratory conditions like asthma and COPD. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Adherium launches over-the-counter inhaler sensor in US appeared first on MassDevice.
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Conditions:   Asthma;   Allergic Rhinitis;   Allergic Conjunctivitis Interventions:   Other: Active air purifier in respiratory allergies/asthma;   Other: Sham air purifier Sponsor:   Molekule Recruiting
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Britain is right to take a more cautious approach than the US, but we should be prepared to fund a range of treatmentsImagine a neurological condition that affects one in 20 under-18s. It starts early, causes significant distress and pain to the child, damages families and limits the chances of leading a fulfilled life as an adult. One in 20 children are affected but only half of these will get a diagnosis and a fifth will receive treatment. If those stats related to a familiar and well-understood illness, such as asthma, there would be little debate about the need to improve intervention rates. But this is attention ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Children NHS Health Medical research Society Science Source Type: news
Individual risk factors play a more significant role in the development of ACOS than exposure to fine particulate matter Related items fromOnMedica Adiponectin level link to asthma Pregnant women urged to have swine flu jab Stress in pregnancy may raise asthma risk Target rates for caesareans may be too low Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth
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This study evaluated patients ’ experiences with fluticasone furoate/vilanterol (FF/VI) combination therapy in UK patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).MethodsParticipants aged ≥ 18 years, with self-reported, physician-diagnosed asthma or COPD (≥ 1 year) who had been receiving FF/VI (≥ 3 months) were recruited from UK primary care. This two-phase, mixed-methods study consisted of a semi-structured, telephone-interview phase (qualitative) and a self-completed online/paper-survey phase (quantitative).ResultsThe telephone-interview phase include...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
This study evaluates whether a single educational session could improve asthma control assessed by Asthma Control Test (ACT) score as well as knowledge of the inhaler device, knowledge of medication and inhalation technique.
Source: Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Hollenbach J, Villarreal M, Simoneau T, Langton C, Mitchell H, Flores G, Cloutier M, Szefler S Abstract In asthma, health-care utilization is often used as an outcome measure and to identify cases of poorly controlled asthma. Asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department (ED) visits, and systemic corticosteroid courses were compared between caregiver report and Medicaid administrative claims over 12 months among children enrolled in a school-based asthma program. The concordance was poor for both caregiver-reported ED visits and systemic corticosteroid courses (k = 0.04 and k&t...
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Conclusion: OAS was the most common food allergy in birch pollen-sensitized patients. This study revealed the unique triggers of OAS in Korea in addition to well-known triggers. PMID: 30093847 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
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