Asthma News This Week – April 1, 2019

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In the NEWS


  • Montelukast linked to neuropsychiatric events in children

  • Tertiary interventions may be necessary to target individual asthma triggers

  • Healthy lifestyles may help prevent and control asthma symptoms

  • Wheezing phenotypes vary but consistently predict poorer lung function

  • As treatment options for childhood asthma emerge, a need for efficacy evidence

  • Chicago trial links families to home-based asthma CHW interventions

  • Need identified for methods to predict severe therapy-resistant childhood asthma

  • Indoor particulate matter (PM) may be a worse asthma trigger than outdoor PM

  • Certain antioxidant flavonoids may reduce lung inflammation

  • Poor methodologies in environmental allergen control intervention research

  • Reverse causation unlikely to confound asthma risk factors

  • Vitamin D may mitigate correlation between maternal and child asthma

  • Condition-response interactions identified between health outcomes and pollution

  • AAP highlights disparities in child hospitalization outcomes

  • AAP updates clinical report on maternal and infant diet and asthma/allergy

  • Indoor cannabis smoke might exacerbate childhood asthma symptoms

Asthma News This Week – March 15, 2019

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In the NEWS



  • Meta-analysis Concludes Insufficient Evidence Around Magnesium for Asthma

Asthma News This Week – February 25, 2019

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In the NEWS



  • Cognition As Well As Asthma May Be Caused By Fossil Fuel Combustion

  • Indoor Particulate Matter Strongly Associated With Lung Health

  • Dust Storms Associated With Saline Lake Depletion May Worsen Asthma

  • New Study Identifies Neonatal Risk Factors To Help Identify Asthma Early On

  • 2ndHand Smoke Exposure High Among Urban Children Without Smoker at Home

  •  Asthmatic Children With Severe OSAS More Likely To Need CPAP

  • Biomarker-Informed Home-Based Intervention Did Not Lower Asthma ED Visits

  •  New GenARA Study Measures Effectiveness of Treatment for Asthma + Reflux

  • Urban Greenness May Improve Respiratory Symptoms

  • Proximity to Railways May Worsen Asthma Symptoms

  • Review Addresses Asthma Development Into Adulthood

  • Childhood Asthma May Have Lasting Effects on Lungs Beyond Condition

  • New Index to Predict Pediatric Asthma Hospitalization

  • Higher Levels of Postpartum Vitamin E Associated with Lower Risk of Wheeze

  • Total Direct Costs Of Pediatric Asthma Were US$5.92 Billion In 2013

  • Lancet Calls For Pollution Prevention To Improve Asthma And Other NCDs

  • Asthma Less Well-Controlled Among Black Than White Children

  • Severe Asthma Worsened By High-Symptom Respiratory Infections

  • An Overview Of Asthma Epidemiology, Treatment, and Management

  • Big Data Uncovers “Hidden Structures” Of Asthma Prevention and Treatment

  • Neutrophil-Targeting Therapies May Benefit Some Children With Severe Asthma

  • “Breathmobile” Demonstrates Value Of Community-Based Care For Children

  • School Nurse-Driven Health Program Reduces Asthma-Related Absenteeism

  • Providers Good At Predicting Asthma Attack Patients’ Chance Of Admission

  • Regional Economic Development May Affect Asthma ED Use

  • Add-On Reslizumab Treatment Reduces Symptoms For Some Asthma Patients

  • Phenotype-Specific Treatment Protocols May Benefit Patients with Asthma

  • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids May Protect Against Asthma In Young Children

  • Review Of School Nurses’ Role In Asthma Care

  • Classification of Phenotypes In Urban Minority Children With Asthma

Asthma News This Week – February 4, 2019

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In the NEWS



  •  Polymorphism associated with childhood BDR not relevant for predicting association later in life. 

  • Association between cellular glucocorticoid response and treatment failure.

  • FeNO exhalation not a good measure for chronic lung disease among preemies.

  • Non-atopic childhood rhinitis, a risk for asthma development through adulthood.

  • Relationship between preeclampsia and maternal and offspring asthma.

  • Respiratory phenotypes identified among inner-city children exposed to environmental factors in early life.

  • eNO predicts loss of asthma control in children after ICS withdrawal.

  • PM20D1 hypermethylation is associated with early childhood wheezing.

  • Caregiver-reported asthma control predicts future acute visits.

  • Increased risk of obesity among African American youth with history of asthma.

  • Additive role of breathing exercises and yoga in childhood asthma treatment.

  • School-based psychoeducational intervention for children with asthma.

  •  Asthma predictive tools provide poor predictive accuracy.

  • A new approach for modeling G×E interaction for childhood asthma.

  • Association between BOLA2 methylation and ICS treatment response.

  • TRAP exposure associated with asthma/wheezing phenotypes.

  • Female-specific association between BMI and persistent asthma.

  • Racial/ ethnic disparities for asthma greater among children with higher SES.

  • Vitamin D3 serum assessment not useful for pheno/endotyping allergic asthma.

  • Uncontrolled childhood asthma associated with airflow obstruction in adulthood.

  • SNAP benefits and childhood asthma.

  • Treatment of SDB improves asthma outcomes as measured by the C-ACT.

  • Vitamin D supplementation prevents asthma development in early life.

  • Effective strategies to prevent asthma exacerbations in children.

  • HVAC filter dust helps monitor indoor SVOC concentrations.

  • Newborn methylation in relation to asthma development.

  • Depressive symptoms exacerbate asthma-related clinical outcomes.

  • A review of asthma inception, progression, and persistency.

  • NK cell expression increased in children with asthma.

  • Trends in racial and ethnic disparities in childhood asthma in Miami, Florida.

  • Association between personal care product chemicals and risk for asthma.

  • Oral microbiome and the pathogenesis of asthma.

  • PARS to better predict asthma development in young children.

  • Associations of derived phenotypes with asthma and lung function.

  • Link between obesity and the development of childhood asthma.

  • Positive correlation between patient-reported outcome measures of asthma control and psychological symptoms.

  • Disease remission in adults with history of persistent childhood asthma.

Asthma News This Week – November 12, 2018

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  • Tiotropium Emerges for Long-acting Mudcarinic Antagonist Asthma Therapy

  • Childhood Exposure to Passive Secondhand Smoke is Decreasing

  • New Asthma Study Model adds Neighborhood Greenspace, Violent Crime Rate

  • While All States Permit Students to Carry Inhalers at School, Barriers Remain

  • New Framework to Optimize Asthma Medicaid Utilization

  • Room for Improvement Found for Current Anaphylaxis Management Practices

  • 2-day Course of Oral Dexamethasone is Cost-Effective for Acute Asthma

  • Study of Military Families Finds Persistent Disparities in Asthma Prevalence