In the Journals

Peanut sublingual immunotherapy safe, effective for kids

September 9, 2019
Researchers demonstrated that long-term use of sublingual immunotherapy, or SLIT, was an effective and safe option to treat peanut allergy in…

Top pulmonology news from August: Updates on vaping-related lung disease, asthma treatments, critical care

September 3, 2019
Healio Pulmonology has you covered. The Editors have compiled a list of the most-popular articles posted on Healio Pulmonology in August. See below…

In the Journals

Budesonide-formoterol reliever therapy outperforms maintenance plus as-needed therapy for preventing asthma exacerbations

August 28, 2019
Data from the PRACTICAL study showed that budesonide-formoterol reliever therapy in a single inhaler for patients with mild to moderate asthma was…

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…

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…

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…


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

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…


NYC study raises questions about undiagnosed asthma in US

Infectious Diseases in Children, April 2019
A recent study in The Journal of Urban Health found that approximately 20% of New York City teenagers had asthma symptoms but had not received an…

In the JournalsPerspective

Nearly one-quarter of patients with IBD have a concurrent IMID

April 4, 2019
A Danish cohort study revealed that nearly one-in-four patients with inflammatory bowel disease have another immune mediated inflammatory disease…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Probiotics do not improve children’s atopic dermatitis treatment

March 19, 2019
Supplementing atopic dermatitis treatment with probiotics does not benefit children, according to research presented at the American Academy of…

Meeting News

Takhzyro safely reduces monthly attack rate in adolescents with hereditary angioedema

March 18, 2019
Takhzyro, a monoclonal antibody, was found to safely reduce monthly attack rates in adolescents with hereditary angioedema, according to research…