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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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.
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).