Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Asthma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/asthma/condition-rss Asthma en-us Thu, 28 May 2015 08:22:07 UTC Thu, 28 May 2015 08:22:07 UTC Pharmacists Can Correct Asthma Controller Medication Underuse http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacists-Can-Correct-Asthma-Controller-Medication-Underuse Asthma controller medications are underused in neighborhoods with high rates of asthma-related emergency room use and hospitalization, but pharmacists are in a prime position to correct it. Thu, 07 May 2015 02:00:00 UTC Lesser Known Facts About Asthma Treatments http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Lesser-Known-Facts-About-Asthma-Treatments Maria Marzella Mantione, PharmD, CGP, associate clinical professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John's University, talks about some lesser known facts about asthma treatment. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:04:00 UTC How Community Pharmacists Can Help Improve Management of Asthma in Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/How-Community-Pharmacists-Can-Help-Improve-Management-of-Asthma-in-Patients Maria Marzella Mantione, PharmD, CGP, associate clinical professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John's University, talks about how community pharmacists can help improve management of asthma in patients. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:49:00 UTC Pharmacist Roles Expanding in Chronic Disease Management http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Roles-Expanding-in-Chronic-Disease-Management From optimizing inhaler technique in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, to catching red flags when dispensing controlled substances to patients with chronic pain, pharmacists can improve patient outcomes in an evolving treatment landscape. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 08:30:00 UTC Patients Reluctant to Address Work-Related Asthma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Patients-Reluctant-to-Address-Work-Related-Asthma Just 15% of employed adults with asthma consult with their health care professional on how work conditions might affect their disease. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 02:00:00 UTC Pharmacist Counseling Improves Salbutamol Asthma Treatment http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Counseling-Improves-Salbutamol-Asthma-Treatment By educating nurses, counseling physicians, and providing feedback on inhalation technique, pharmacists can reduce issues related to salbutamol treatment for asthma and bronchitis. Sun, 08 Feb 2015 09:00:00 UTC Metered Dose Inhalers Prevent COPD Patient Errors http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Metered-Dose-Inhalers-Prevent-COPD-Patient-Errors Patients with bronchial asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease fare best with metered dose inhalers that have spacer devices. Fri, 02 Jan 2015 02:00:37 UTC Most Patients Incorrectly Use Autoinjectors, Inhalers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Most-Patients-Incorrectly-Use-Autoinjectors-Inhalers The majority of patients who require inhalers for asthma or epinephrine autoinjectors for allergic disease for do not use the devices properly. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:02:27 UTC Antibiotics Early in Life Not Linked to Later Asthma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Antibiotics-Early-in-Life-Not-Linked-to-Later-Asthma Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet have dismissed the idea of a causal link between antibiotic use in early life and childhood asthma. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 04:00:48 UTC Obese Asthmatics Overuse Rescue Medications http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Obese-Asthmatics-Overuse-Rescue-Medications As a result of confusing sensations of breathlessness with asthma symptoms, overweight and obese children tend to report poorer asthma control and overuse rescue medications. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:00:01 UTC Cigarette Purchases Commonly Accompany Asthma Prescription Refills http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Cigarette-Purchases-Commonly-Accompany-Asthma-Prescription-Refills Even though smoking can exacerbate respiratory conditions and limit the efficacy of their treatment, patients often purchase cigarettes while filling prescriptions for asthma or antihypertensive drugs at pharmacies. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:02:10 UTC Pharmacy Shopping for ADHD Medications Similar to Opioids http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacy-Shopping-for-ADHD-Medications-Similar-to-Opioids ADHD medications are prone to the same abuse, misuse, and diversion as opioids. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 04:52:20 UTC Physician-Pharmacist Collaboration Keeps Asthma Patients Out of Hospitals http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Physician-Pharmacist-Collaboration-Keeps-Asthma-Patients-Out-of-Hospitals Implementing physician-pharmacist collaborative management methods reduces asthma-related emergency department visits. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:07:29 UTC Combining COPD Therapies Aids Older Adults with Comorbid Asthma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Combining-COPD-Therapies-Aids-Older-Adults-with-Comorbid-Asthma Combining 2 classes of COPD medications leads to better outcomes for older adults with comorbid asthma. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:42:01 UTC Study Shows Type 1 Interferons Block Allergy and Asthma Driving Cells http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Study-Shows-Type-1-Interferons-Block-Allergy-and-Asthma-Driving-Cells Researchers found that inhibiting development of T helper 2 cells may be advantageous in the control of allergic responses. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:11:44 UTC The Association Between Chronic Lung Disease and Lung Cancer http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/The-Association-Between-Chronic-Lung-Disease-and-Lung-Cancer Chronic lung disease may increase the risk of developing lung cancer, independently of tobacco use and other known risk factors. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:04:34 UTC Early Antibiotic Use Linked to Childhood Asthma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Early-Antibiotic-Use-Linked-to-Childhood-Asthma Children who received antibiotics in their first year of life were significantly more likely to develop transient wheezing and persistent asthma, and the risk increased with each course of antibiotics. Tue, 27 May 2014 07:28:24 UTC Multidisciplinary Team, Smartphone App Improve Asthma Control in Kids http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Multidisciplinary-Team-Smartphone-App-Improve-Asthma-Control-in-Kids A pair of new studies looks at the effect of care from a multidisciplinary team of providers and use of a smartphone app on asthma adherence in young patients. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:13:53 UTC Flu Vaccination Up Among Asthma Patients, But Still Short of Targets http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Flu-Vaccination-Up-Among-Asthma-Patients-But-Still-Short-of-Targets A new report from the CDC finds that almost 50% of asthma patients received a flu shot in the 2010-2011 season, compared with 36% of asthma patients in the 2005-2006 season. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:25:16 UTC Many Caregivers Unable to Demonstrate Proper Use of Kids’ Asthma Inhalers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Many-Caregivers-Unable-to-Demonstrate-Proper-Use-of-Kids-Asthma-Inhalers All but a handful of adults who care for children with asthma failed to properly demonstrate the essential steps involved in using a metered-dose inhaler, according to a recently published study. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 03:06:17 UTC