Patient Portal Usage and Outcomes Among Adult Patients with Uncontrolled Asthma

ConclusionPatients with uncontrolled asthma used the portal irregularly if at all, despite in-person training. Usage was not associated with regular appointments or with clinical outcomes. Patient portals need modification to accommodate low-income patients with uncontrolled asthma.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

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Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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The 2019 Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma&Immunology The annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma&Immunology was held from Nov. 7 to 11 in Houston and attracted approximately 3,500 participants...
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Our data illustrate that modulation of autophagy can critically affect ILC2 effector functions through metabolic reprogramming, opening avenues for novel treatment of ILC2-associated airway inflammation and asthma.
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