Pharmacytimes:Condition Center: Asthma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/asthma/condition-rss Asthma | Pharmacy Times en-us Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:23:35 EDT Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:23:35 EDT Flu Vaccination Up Among Asthma Patients, But Still Short of Targetshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Flu-Vaccination-Up-Among-Asthma-Patients-But-Still-Short-of-TargetsA 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 12:25:16 ESTMany Caregivers Unable to Demonstrate Proper Use of Kids’ Asthma Inhalershttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Many-Caregivers-Unable-to-Demonstrate-Proper-Use-of-Kids-Asthma-InhalersAll 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 10:06:17 ESTRemaining CFC Asthma Inhalers to Be Phased Outhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Remaining-CFC-Asthma-Inhalers-to-Be-Phased-OutThe FDA announced that the last 2 asthma inhalers containing chlorofluorocarbon propellants will be phased out by the end of 2013 to comply with a treaty designed to protect the ozone layer.Tue, 05 Nov 2013 05:03:01 ESTAsthma Action Plans: ¿Qué Pasa?http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Asthma-Action-Plans-Que-PasaAsthmatic children whose caregivers have limited English proficiency are significantly less likely to have and use an asthma action plan, a new study finds.Fri, 25 Oct 2013 09:00:47 EDTSevere Asthma: Drilling Down to Specificshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Severe-Asthma-Drilling-Down-to-SpecificsStudies carried out by the European U-BIOPRED project found that patients with severe asthma continue to have symptoms despite good adherence to medication and investigated ways of diagnosing asthma through biomarkers.Wed, 02 Oct 2013 09:16:54 EDTNon-Adherent Kids Make More Hospital Tripshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Non-Adherent-Kids-Make-More-Hospital-TripsA review of previous studies finds that children with chronic conditions who fail to take their medications as prescribed are more likely to visit the emergency department and be hospitalized.Wed, 11 Sep 2013 05:48:32 EDTAsthma and Comorbidities: Common, Chronic, and Complexhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Asthma-and-Comorbidities-Common-Chronic-and-ComplexChronic comorbid conditions are common in adult asthma patients, and these patients need ongoing support and encouragement from health care providers including pharmacists.Wed, 04 Sep 2013 10:24:55 EDTUncontrolled Asthma in Pregnancy Leads to Complications for Childrenhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Uncontrolled-Asthma-in-Pregnancy-Leads-to-Complications-for-ChildrenA new study finds that in children whose mothers had asthma attacks during pregnancy were at increased risk of a range of health problems.Fri, 09 Aug 2013 08:35:13 EDTPharmacist Intervention Improves Asthma Outcomeshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Intervention-Improves-Asthma-OutcomesAsthma patients who received tailored counseling from community pharmacists over a 6-month period were 3 times as likely as those in a control group to have their asthma under control.Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:41:33 EDTSevere Asthma: Clinical Conundrumhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Severe-Asthma-Clinical-ConundrumA comprehensive new review explores approaches to classifying and treating severe asthma, which affects 5% to 10% of asthma patients.Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:27:51 EDTAsthma Hurts Kids’ Sleep Quality, Academic Performancehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Asthma-Hurts-Kids-Sleep-Quality-Academic-PerformanceUrban elementary school students with poorly controlled asthma tend to produce poorer schoolwork and sleep less well than those whose asthma is well-controlled.Wed, 29 May 2013 04:08:44 EDTUS-Born Children Have More Asthma, Allergies Than Immigrant Peershttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/US-Born-Children-Have-More-Asthma-Allergies-Than-Immigrant-PeersJust 17% of children who had lived in the United States for up to 2 years had asthma or allergies, compared with 27% of those who had lived in the country for 10 years or longer.Tue, 28 May 2013 09:25:59 EDTRespiratory Infections May Be Cause of Analgesic-Asthma Linkhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Respiratory-Infections-May-Be-Cause-of-Analgesic-Asthma-LinkThe association between use of analgesics in infancy and increased likelihood of developing asthma may actually be due to respiratory infections that prompt analgesic use, a new study indicates.Mon, 20 May 2013 02:00:00 EDTMany Women Drop Asthma Medication During Pregnancyhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Many-Women-Drop-Asthma-Medication-During-PregnancyThe results of a study analyzing patterns of asthma medication prescription from 1994 to 2009 suggest that awareness of the importance of controlling asthma during pregnancy needs to be improved.Tue, 13 Nov 2012 11:03:25 ESTNew OTC Inhaler on Store Shelveshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/New-OTC-Inhaler-on-Store-ShelvesAn inhaler from Nephron Pharmaceuticals has brought an OTC asthma medication back to retail stores, filling the gap left when Primatene Mist was discontinued in 2011.Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:40:01 EDTManufacturer Pushes to Return Primatene Mist to Shelveshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Manufacturer-Pushes-to-Return-Primatene-Mist-to-ShelvesThe only OTC asthma inhaler was pulled from the market at the end of 2011 due to environmental concerns, but its manufacturer is trying to bring it back.Tue, 07 Aug 2012 09:51:59 EDTNut Consumption Does Not Increase Childhood Asthma Riskhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Nut-Consumption-Does-Not-Increase-Childhood-Asthma-RiskThere is no evidence that consuming peanuts and tree nuts during pregnancy increases the risk of childhood asthma and allergies, a study suggests.Mon, 06 Aug 2012 02:28:01 EDTCommonly Prescribed Acid Reflux Medication Not Helpful for Children With Asthmahttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Commonly-Prescribed-Acid-Reflux-Medication-Not-Helpful-for-Children-With-AsthmaFri, 20 Jul 2012 03:43:46 EDTStudy: PPIs Don't Help Asthmatic Childrenhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Study-PPIs-Dont-Help-Asthmatic-ChildrenThe common practice of prescribing proton pump inhibitors to children with asthma appears to be without basis, according to the results of a study.Fri, 20 Jul 2012 03:14:23 EDTAMA Opposes Giving Pharmacists Prescription Authorityhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/AMA-Opposes-Giving-Pharmacists-Prescription-AuthorityThe country’s largest association of medical doctors has come out against expanding the role of pharmacists in prescribing medications.Tue, 10 Jul 2012 09:56:14 EDT