If Kids Exposed to Pot, Tobacco Smoke, ER Visits Rise
Publication date: Available online 17 May 2019Source: Academic PediatricsAuthor(s): BreAnna Kinghorn, Amanda M. Fretts, Rae A. O'Leary, Catherine J. Karr, Margaret Rosenfeld, Lyle G. BestABSTRACTBackgroundAmerican Indian (AI)/Alaska Native (AN) children have increased asthma prevalence, morbidity, and mortality compared to non-Hispanic white children. Our study sought to examine environmental and socioeconomic factors of asthma among children in an AI community.MethodsThis case-control study included children with physician-diagnosed asthma and age-matched controls, ages 6 through 17 years, in an AI community. Diagnosis an...
Families were able to reduce the number of asthma-related hospital visits for their children using the eAsthma Tracker, according to a new study.
ConclusionThe effectiveness of LTRAs was not different from that of low-dose ICSs regarding the risk of asthma exacerbation in elderly asthma patients in real-world settings. Given the practical benefits gained from convenient administration, LTRA can be considered a reasonable alternative first-line therapy for elderly patients with mild asthma.
Conclusion: These findings may inform clinicians of the strategies for the prevention ofDermatophagoides sensitization and may be of benefit to the future clinical management of allergic diseasesassociated with sensitization toDermatophagoides mites.Int Arch Allergy Immunol
Authors: Zhang A, Zhao W Abstract PMID: 31089083 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: Our data suggest that the IL-4 plasma levels of atopic patients are not high enough to impact the expression of IL-4-sensitive genes.Skin Pharmacol Physiol
After 1 year of use, e-AT helped prevent severe attacks, reduced school absences and lost work time, cut hospital admissions, and improved quality of life.Medscape Medical News
Publication date: Available online 16 May 2019Source: Journal of Health EconomicsAuthor(s): Lindsey Rose BullingerAbstractCalifornia’s paid family leave (PFL) policy improved mothers’ labor market outcomes, however, the health impacts of this program are less studied. I compare child and parental health of likely eligible households to a series of control groups before and after California’s PFL program was implemented. I find improvements in parent-reported overall child health and suggestive improvements in maternal mental health status. Findings also suggest a reduction in asthma and a greater likeliho...
CONCLUSIONS: The present study demonstrates that inhaled capsaicin induces changes in lung function, both in patients with CIC and in patients with asthma, when IOS, which measures changes also in the peripheral airways, is used. IOS appears to be a more sensitive tool than spirometry for the detection of airway impairment in airway provocation studies. In patients with CIC, higher peripheral resistance at baseline may have clinical significance. PMID: 31088165 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study offers hope that strategically positioning CHWs may work synergistically to close gaps in care and result in improved asthma control and reduced asthma disparities. PMID: 31082287 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]