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Apr 1, 2016 Issue
Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists in the Treatment of Acute Asthma [Medicine by the Numbers]
Studies show there were no patient-important benefits and no hospital admissions were prevented. Want to know more?
Oct 1, 2014 Issue
Safety of Long-Acting Beta Agonists in Adults with Asthma [Cochrane for Clinicians]
LABAs appear to be safe when used with inhaled corticosteroids. LABA monotherapy is associated with an increase in asthma-related mortality and nonfatal serious adverse events, but not in all-cause mortality.
Mar 15, 2014 Issue
PPIs, Childhood Asthma, and the Problem of Therapeutic Creep [AFP Journal Club]
The use of a therapy in patients one would intuitively think might benefit, but in whom no benefit has been documented, is called therapeutic creep. The use of proton pump inhibitors for poorly controlled asthma is an example of this phenomenon.
Jul 15, 2013 Issue
Acute Asthma and Other Recurrent Wheezing Disorders in Children [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
What are the effects of treatments for acute asthma in children?
Physical training lasting for at least 20 to 30 minutes, two to three times a week for at least six weeks, improves physical fitness in patients with asthma. Physical training is not associated with worsening of asthma symptoms, and it improves health-related quality of life.
Symptom-based dose adjustment of inhaled steroids resulted in similar treatment outcomes compared with a dosing strategy based on physician assessment using widely distributed standard national guidelines, and compared with a biomarker-based strategy using exhaled nitric oxide.
Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction describes the narrowing of the airway that occurs with exercise. More than 10 percent of the general population and up to 90 percent of persons previously diagnosed with asthma have exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. Common symptoms include coughing, wheezing,...
Asthma exacerbations can be classified as mild, moderate, severe, or life threatening. Criteria for exacerbation severity are based on symptoms and physical examination parameters, as well as lung function and oxygen saturation. In patients with a peak expiratory flow of 50 to 79 percent of their pe...
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an RNA virus that causes respiratory tract infections in children. In the North- ern Hemisphere, the peak infection season is November through April. By two years of age, most children will have had an RSV infection. Bronchiolitis, a lower respiratory tract infec...
Proper care of patients with asthma involves the triad of systematic chronic care plans, self-management support, and appropriate medical therapy. Controller medications (inhaled corticosteroids, long-acting beta2 agonists, and leukot- riene receptor antagonists) are the foundation of care for persi...