In the Journals

Antibiotic use in infancy increases risk for childhood asthma

August 8, 2019
Researchers found a dose-dependent association between antibiotic use in infancy and the development of asthma in childhood, regardless of the type…

In the Journals

Vitamin D levels modify pollution-driven asthma symptoms in pediatric obesity

August 8, 2019
Circulating vitamin D levels affect the risk for respiratory symptoms related to indoor air pollution among children with obesity and asthma…

Feature

5 questions patients may have about epinephrine shortage, how PCPs can answer

August 7, 2019
The last few weeks of summer can be an exceptionally difficult time to find an epinephrine auto-injector in some parts of the country, an allergist…

In the Journals

COPD treatment patterns changing over time

August 5, 2019
New data from the COLIBRI-COPD French cohort demonstrate a significant shift in physician prescribing patterns for COPD therapy during the past 6…

In the Journals

AMAZES: Azithromycin may increase antibiotic resistance in severe asthma

August 2, 2019
In a substudy of the AMAZES trial, azithromycin, when used as a treatment for exacerbations in patients with severe asthma, reduced Haemophilus

In the Journals

Sesame allergy may affect more than 1 million Americans

August 2, 2019
At least 1 million children and adults in the U.S. are likely affected by a current IgE-mediated sesame allergy, according to findings recently…

In the Journals

Chronic cough in asthma linked to more severe disease

July 30, 2019
Among patients with asthma, those with chronic cough vs. without chronic cough had worse respiratory symptoms, more health care use, lower lung…

In the Journals

More stringent air quality standards may decrease childhood asthma incidence

July 24, 2019
Policies designed to reduce air pollutants could result in a lower incidence of childhood asthma, researchers reported in the Proceedings of the

FDA News

New digital inhaler receives FDA approval for patients with asthma

July 19, 2019
The FDA has approved a combination therapy digital inhaler for treatment of asthma in patients aged 12 years and older, according to a manufacturer…

In the JournalsPerspective

Uncontrolled asthma could cost US economy $963.5B over next 20 years

July 9, 2019
The 20-year cost of uncontrolled asthma in the U.S. is estimated to exceed $963 billion, and both adolescents and adults could lose approximately…

In the Journals

Poorly controlled asthma common in pregnancy

July 1, 2019
The prevalence of poor asthma control during pregnancy is high among women in the United States, especially among the Medicaid population, and…

FDA News

FDA approves Dupixent for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

June 26, 2019
The FDA approved Dupixent for use with other medicines to treat patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, the agency, Regeneron…

Meeting News

Junk food may cause food allergy in children

June 19, 2019
Advanced glycation end products, or AGEs, which are found in abundance in junk food, are likely associated with the significant increase of food…

In the Journals

Customized, self-managed asthma intervention improves outcomes in older adults

June 12, 2019
Older adults with asthma who received interventions specific to their needs and barriers experienced improvements in asthma outcomes, quality of life…

In the JournalsPerspective

S. aureus puts kids with severe eczema at higher risk for food allergy

June 12, 2019
Numerous studies have implicated Staphylococcus aureus in the development of eczema. Now, in a secondary analysis of the Learning About Peanut…

Meeting News

AMA names new president-elect, speaker of the House of Delegates, board members

June 11, 2019
Susan R. Bailey, MD, an allergist and immunologist based in Fort Worth, Texas, was voted in as president-elect of the AMA at the…

Feature

Q&A: Why pediatricians should advocate for stock inhalers in schools

June 11, 2019
All children attending school in the United States are permitted to carry albuterol inhalers if they have been prescribed one by a physician…

In the Journals

Decreased exposure to air pollutants in California reduced asthma incidence in children

June 3, 2019
Decreases in regional air pollutants were associated with reductions in asthma incidence among children in Southern California from 1993 to 2014…

In the Journals

Wildfires worse for children’s health compared with prescribed burns

May 31, 2019
Children in California who were exposed to wildfire smoke had increases in asthma exacerbations, including wheezing in those who did not have asthma…

Feature

ACAAI president busts common asthma ‘myths’

May 31, 2019
In support of Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month in May, Healio Pulmonology spoke with Todd A. Mahr, MD, president of the…