The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA)’s 2012 Guidelines provides a stepwise plan for treatment of asthma, based on disease severity.
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Because individuals with existing cardiovascular disease (CVD) may be at particular risk for cardiovascular events if they use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), a recent article reviews the safety of NSAIDs in general, and particularly in this population.
In January, 2015, the Endocrine Society issued an evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the pharmacologic management of obesity (co-sponsored by the European Society of Endocrinology and the Obesity Society).
Once regarded as attributable to inflammation, new research suggests “multifactorial etiology and overlapping contributing factors” that contribute to pain perception in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.
Asthma affects approximately 4.4 million U.S. children, and accounts for 2.9 million annual pediatric visits. A disproportionate number of children and adolescents with asthma are affected by depression and anxiety, compared to non-asthmatic controls. Asthma in youth is also linked with increased risk of suicide.
Learn more about mental health aspects of asthma in youth and find out how you can make a better diagnosis.