Is Spirometry Underused for Asthma Monitoring in Primary Care?

March 07, 2018

Researchers conducted a cross-sectional study with a retrospective chart review of 400 adult patients (mean age, 52.1 years), split evenly between academic and private facilities.

Chronic Rhinosinusitis QoL Burden Compared With Other Chronic Conditions

March 06, 2018

Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis may experience decreases in health-related quality of life comparable to other serious chronic diseases.

Combination Biomarkers May ID Severe Asthma Exacerbations

March 06, 2018

Fractional exhaled nitric oxide, periostin, and eosinophils may help identify patients at increased risk for severe asthma exacerbations, according to a post hoc analysis of a phase 2b trial on dupilumab.

Does the Age of Eczema Onset Correlate to Asthma Onset?

March 05, 2018

Children diagnosed with eczema before the age of 2 years may be at increased risk for early-onset asthma.

Combined Salmeterol/Fluticasone Propionate Assessed in Recurrent Wheezing, Asthma

March 05, 2018

Episodically treating children with recurrent wheezing with inhaled combined salmeterol/fluticasone propionate may be as effective as a daily inhaled fluticasone propionate regimen.

Albuterol vs. SABA: Real-World Inhaler Characteristics Compared

March 05, 2018

Researchers examined real-world characteristics of patients receiving albuterol multidose dry powder inhaler or short-acting β2 agonists with short-acting β2 agonists.

Adding Tiotropium to Asthma Maintenance: Are There Clinical Benefits?

March 05, 2018

Tiotropium, when added to standard asthma maintenance therapy, was found to improve lung function in adult patients with symptomatic asthma regardless of GINA asthma severity.

Asthma Prevalence Investigated Among Long-Term Opioid Users

March 05, 2018

Patients with opioid dependence or abuse may exhibit a higher prevalence of asthma compared with the general population.

Oral Glucocorticoid Use and Morbidities Examined in Pediatrics

By March 05, 2018

Children with asthma who experience chronic oral glucocorticoid exposure may have significant morbidities, including adrenal suppression, recurrent pneumonia, and behavioral problems.

Real-World Survey Quantifies Patient Satisfaction With Hizentra

March 05, 2018

Results from an online survey show that patients receiving Hizentra were satisfied with treatment.

Using the Sputum Microbiome to Choose the Right Antibiotic in Cystic Fibrosis

March 05, 2018

Sputum cultures could aid clinicians in choosing an appropriate antibiotic for patients with cystic fibrosis and avoiding allergies and antibiotic resistance.

Mepolizumab Efficacy Tested for Asthma Patients Non-Responsive to Omalizumab

March 04, 2018

Mepolizumab may be effective in patients with asthma that does not respond to omalizumab.

Vaccine Plus Probiotic, Prebiotic Use May Offer Stronger Flu Protection

March 04, 2018

A meta-analysis sought to determine whether prebiotics and probiotics improved the immunogenicity of the flu vaccine in adults.

Dupilumab Investigated in Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis, Comorbid Asthma

March 04, 2018

Researchers assessed whether the administration of dupilumab improves signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis in patients with or without comorbid asthma.

Fluticasone Exhalation Delivery System Investigated in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

March 04, 2018

Researchers assessed pooled randomized clinical trial data (NAVIGATE I and II; N5641) to examine the change in SF-36v2 and SF-6D from baseline to the end of double blind and to the end of the studies.

Reaction Rates Assessed for Allergen SCIT Visits in the Pediatric Population

March 04, 2018

Researchers sought to assess the effect of seasonal dose adjustments on the rate of systemic reactions in pediatric patients receiving standardized allergen subcutaneous immunotherapy.

Yogurt Consumption May Reduce Hypersensitivity in Infants

March 04, 2018

When testing for sensitivity to histamine, larger swelling sizes were recorded for infants with eczema and atopic dermatitis compared with infants without those conditions.

Food Allergy Tx Could Be Escalated for Patients Without Atopic Dermatitis

March 04, 2018

In patients with food allergies but without a history of atopic dermatitis, there was an association of more antibiotic and gastroesophageal reflux medication use. Food Allergy Without Atopic Dermatitis Linked to Higher Antibiotic, GERD Medication Use

Reslizumab Efficacy Examined in Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

March 03, 2018

Reslizumab reduced the risk for exacerbations and improved lung function when compared to placebo, in patients with severe eosinophilic asthma.

How Influential Is Family History in Childhood Asthma Development?

March 03, 2018

Children who had both parental and sibling asthma in their families had an increased risk for asthma.