Asthma news you may have missed
Healio Pulmonology has compiled a list of articles highlighting news and research on the development, diagnosis and treatment of asthma.
See below for links to studies about the use of an inhaled lung surfactant in bronchial asthma, how inhaler formulary changes affect asthma control, the effects of e-cigarettes on asthma pathophysiology and more.
Synthetic lung surfactant inhalation improves bronchial asthma
HOUSTON — New data from Russia indicate that patients with bronchial asthma experienced significant improvement in clinical symptoms and lung function parameters after treatment with inhaled synthetic lung surfactant in addition to inhaled corticosteroids. Read more
Inhaler formulary changes may worsen asthma control in children
NEW ORLEANS — Switching inhaler types due to insurance formulary changes may lead to reduced lung function in children with asthma, according to data presented at the CHEST Annual Meeting. Read more
Childhood asthma linked to family history of cancer
HOUSTON — Children with a family history of cancer may be more likely to develop asthma, according to research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more
Five things expecting parents should be told regarding asthma, food allergies
HOUSTON — Women who are pregnant, and their spouses, or those who have recently become new parents, are likely to have many questions about asthma and food allergy, according to a panel at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more
E-cigarette flavor may affect asthma pathophysiology
The effect of e-cigarettes without nicotine on allergic airway disease may depend on flavor, which suggests that some flavored e-cigarettes may alter the pathophysiology of asthma, a recent study on mice suggests. Read more