Higher levels of testosterone in women associated with reduced asthma risk

Women with higher levels of testosterone may have a reduced risk for developing asthma, according to a study published in theAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.Medpage Today
Source: Society for Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

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This study characterized and compared the implementation of clinically integrated community health workers (CHWs) to a certified asthma educator (AE-C) for low-income children with asthma. In the AE-C arm (N = 115), 51.3% completed at least one in-clinic education session. In the CHW arm (N = 108), 722 home visits were completed. The median number of visits was 7 (range, 0-17). Scheduled in-clinic asthma education may not be the optimal intervention for this patient population. CHW visit completion rates suggest that the schedule, location, and content of CHW asthma services better met patients' needs. Seven to 10 visits s...
Source: The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
ConclusionsThese survey results suggest that the PLLR format was not known by a majority of prescribers and that the pregnancy letter category format is continuing to be used despite significant flaws in the old system. However, the survey did not address why prescribers were continuing to rely on the pregnancy letter category system. Whether this is due to the PLLR format itself or the lack of quality data to inform the safe use of medications in pregnancy cannot be determined from these survey results. FDA will use these survey results to refine the communication of pregnancy safety information in labeling and will expan...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionsResults of real-time telemedically delivered asthma education to improve QOL, enhance symptom management ability, and reduce symptom burden were positive or non-significant. No study indicated negative effects due to telemedicine. Limited results indicate that patient education can, under certain circumstances, positively influence asthma burden. Further validation of intervention methods and tools as well as outcome measurement consistency is recommended.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 February 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Ryobu Mori, Hisako Matsumoto, Shigeo Muro, Hiroko Morisaki, Ryozo Otsuki
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Guidelines from the Global Initiative for Asthma present a radical overhaul of the way we manage asthma; but our current approach isn ’t working, and nothing will change if it is not challenged.
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe climatic and technogenic environment of Vladivostok causes strong pathogenic impact on patients with uncontrolled asthma. The effects of dust fraction 0 –1 μm, deeply penetrating into respiratory organs, and day-to-day variability of wind speed, which induces weather sensitivity, are particularly adverse.
Source: Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
AbstractMepolizumab (Nucala®), a monoclonal antibody that targets interleukin-5, has a well-established efficacy and tolerability profile as an add-on treatment for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma. Mepolizumab was first available in a lyophilized formulation that required reconstitution and administration by a healthcare professional. More recently, a comparable liquid formulation of mepolizumab has been developed for administration via a prefilled single-use syringe or autoinjector, thereby allowing administration of the drug by patients/caregivers at home, which increases patient convenience. The mepolizumab...
Source: Drugs and Therapy Perspectives - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionEczema phenotypes were differentially associated with risks of respiratory and allergic conditions in school-aged children. Children with early transient and persistent eczema might benefit from more intense follow-up for early identification and treatment of asthma and allergies.
Source: Clinical and Translational Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
The plants trap polluting particles like natural air filters, and protect against flooding, tooHedges and trees in towns and cities are more than just attractive, they can behave like natural air filters, trapping traffic pollution made up of dangerous microscopic particles blamed for a range of serious health problems, ranging from heart disease, asthma and strokes to diabetes, obesity and dementia.Astudy at Lancaster University showed that silver birch trees maintained as hedges at about the height of an adult person were particularly good at cleaning the air.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Trees and forests Air pollution Science Environment UK news University of Surrey Lancaster University Source Type: news
A new study found that hundreds of ads were placed on Craigslist for insulin and asthma inhalers during a 12-day period in June 2019.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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