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…

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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…


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…


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…

Meeting News

Two-year analysis demonstrates long-term safety, efficacy of benralizumab in severe asthma

May 28, 2019
DALLAS — In patients with severe asthma treated with benralizumab, reduced exacerbation rates and improved pulmonary function, asthma control…

Meeting News

Investigational TORC1 inhibitor observed to reduce respiratory tract infections in elderly with asthma

May 22, 2019
DALLAS — In a phase 2b trial, an investigational TORC1 inhibitor was well tolerated and observed to reduce the incidence of respiratory tract…

Meeting News

Mild asthma may not require daily inhaled corticosteroids

May 19, 2019
DALLAS — In the SIENA trial, nearly three-quarters of patients with mild, persistent asthma had low sputum eosinophil levels and did not differ…

Meeting News

As-needed budesonide-formoterol bests albuterol for exacerbation prevention in mild asthma

May 19, 2019
DALLAS — Single combination inhaler treatment with budesonide-formoterol on an as-needed basis, compared with albuterol, more than halved the…

Meeting News

Rosacea, other ‘mimic’ skin conditions often misdiagnosed as rheumatic diseases

May 17, 2019
CLEVELAND — Patients with rosacea, livedoid vasculopathy and allergic contact dermatitis present with a multitude of dermatologic symptoms that…

Pharmacology Consult

Is your patient ‘allergic’ to penicillin? Perhaps not

Infectious Diseases in Children, May 2019
Edward A. Bell, PharmD, BCPS
As readers of Infectious Diseases in Children are well aware, it is not uncommon to hear “penicillin” when parents are asked…

In the Journals

Subfreezing air as cough trigger may signal asthma in chronic cough

May 16, 2019
People whose cough triggers include subfreezing air, along with other factors, may point to the presence of asthma in those with chronic cough…

In the Journals

Placebo effect common in uncontrolled asthma trials

May 15, 2019
In five randomized controlled trials, patients with persistent, uncontrolled asthma who received placebo therapy demonstrated statistically…


Time to get it right. Consequences of mislabeled penicillin allergies

May 8, 2019
 Penicillin is the most commonly implicated medication reported as the source of a drug allergy, with a reported incidence of up to 10% in the

World Asthma Day: Addressing a global health problem

May 7, 2019
May 7 marks the 21st annual World Asthma Day — a day during which medical societies, advocacy groups and health care providers renew their…

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VIDEO: Top takeaways from ACP Internal Medicine Meeting

May 2, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – Highlights from this year’s American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting included…

Meeting News

Hospitalized kids with asthma do not benefit from azithromycin

April 29, 2019
Children who were hospitalized for asthma exacerbations and were prescribed azithromycin did not have shorter lengths of stay or a decreased risk for…

In the Journals

Oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy increases allergic, anaphylactic reactions

April 26, 2019
The Peanut Allergen immunotherapy, Clarifying the Evidence, or PACE, study found that existing peanut oral immunotherapy considerably increased…