Asthma inhalers recalled in device alert
Specific batches of Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler do not deliver the full dose.
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Luisa Taylor, Morgan Waller, Jay PortnoyAbstractTelemedicine (TM) involves the use of technology to provide medical services to patients who live at a distance. It can be used asynchronously for interpretation of tests (spirometry, skin tests imaging studies), and for communication of information when the simultaneous presence of provider and patient is unnecessary. Synchronous encounters can be either unscheduled and initiated on-demand by patients or they can be facilitated substitutes for in-perso...
Intrinsic (nonallergic) and extrinsic (allergic) asthma are subtypes of asthma that have similar symptoms but different triggers. Learn more about their differences, causes, and treatments here.
The objective of this study was to determine computed tomography screening uptake across ten states using 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey data.MethodsIn fall 2018, a cross-sectional analysis was performed on survey data from 4,374 low-dose computed tomography–eligible participants, as determined by Task Force recommendations. Weighted percentages were calculated to assess computed tomography screening utilization overall and by state, sociodemographic, and clinical characteristics; Wald chi-squared tests evaluated group differences.ResultsWithin the study sample, 14.4% of eligible individuals h...
ConclusionsHouston uses this framework to identify supplemental air quality warnings to improve asthma self-management. Supplemental days reflect risk lower than the National Ambient Air Quality Standards and consecutive poor air quality days, differing from the AQI.
A large number of studies have described that asthma is more frequent in males during childhood, with a switch to a female predominance after adolescence. This higher frequency of asthma in adult women has been largely attributed to the increment of estrogen and progesterone concentrations, as compared with those found during childhood.1-3 This rationale is mainly based on research performed in in vitro conditions and in animal models indicating that female sexual hormones enhance the innate and adaptive immune responses,4,5 potentially leading to airway inflammation and asthma.
Speaker: AstraZenca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Shire
Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is a severe respiratory syndrome characterized by asthma, chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP), and sensitivity to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) including aspirin manifested by acute upper and lower respiratory symptoms with exposure to this class of medications. (1) The prevalence of AERD is reported in 5.5% to 12.4 % of adult asthmatics, and rises to 21% when NSAID hypersensitivity is determined by provocation. (2-4) The management of asthma and CRSwNP in AERD should follow international guidelines including use of combination inhaled corticost...
Allergic asthma is a Type 2 (T2) inflammatory disease commonly presented in childhood. A complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors has been implicated in its pathogenesis.1 Environmental exposures seem to play an important role in the rising trend of the disease prevalence.1,2 There are several preventable environmental factors known to increase the risk of asthma in children such as damp and moldy housing or cigarette smoke.1,2,3
Capsule Summary: The results of this cross-sectional study suggest that exposure to O3 and PM2.5 are risk factors for telomere shortening in non-asthmatic children. The use of inhaled corticosteroids may attenuate the risk of telomere shortening in children with asthma.
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Erika J. Yoo, Nora L. Lee, Kelly P. Huang, Lara T. Kose, Deval Desai, Lauren A. Plante, Edward S. Schulman