Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Asthma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/asthma/condition-rss Asthma en-us Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:19:38 EDT Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:19:38 EDT 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 09:07:29 EDT 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 10:42:01 EDT 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 12:11:44 EDT 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 10:04:34 EDT 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 03:28:24 EDT 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 10:13:53 EDT 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 12:25:16 EST 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 10:06:17 EST Remaining CFC Asthma Inhalers to Be Phased Out http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Remaining-CFC-Asthma-Inhalers-to-Be-Phased-Out The 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 EST Asthma Action Plans: ¿Qué Pasa? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Asthma-Action-Plans-Que-Pasa Asthmatic 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 EDT Severe Asthma: Drilling Down to Specifics http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Severe-Asthma-Drilling-Down-to-Specifics Studies 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 EDT Non-Adherent Kids Make More Hospital Trips http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Non-Adherent-Kids-Make-More-Hospital-Trips A 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 EDT Asthma and Comorbidities: Common, Chronic, and Complex http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Asthma-and-Comorbidities-Common-Chronic-and-Complex Chronic 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 EDT Uncontrolled Asthma in Pregnancy Leads to Complications for Children http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Uncontrolled-Asthma-in-Pregnancy-Leads-to-Complications-for-Children A 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 EDT Pharmacist Intervention Improves Asthma Outcomes http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Intervention-Improves-Asthma-Outcomes Asthma 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 EDT Severe Asthma: Clinical Conundrum http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Severe-Asthma-Clinical-Conundrum A 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 EDT Asthma Hurts Kids’ Sleep Quality, Academic Performance http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Asthma-Hurts-Kids-Sleep-Quality-Academic-Performance Urban 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 EDT US-Born Children Have More Asthma, Allergies Than Immigrant Peers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/US-Born-Children-Have-More-Asthma-Allergies-Than-Immigrant-Peers Just 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 EDT Respiratory Infections May Be Cause of Analgesic-Asthma Link http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Respiratory-Infections-May-Be-Cause-of-Analgesic-Asthma-Link The 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 EDT Many Women Drop Asthma Medication During Pregnancy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Many-Women-Drop-Asthma-Medication-During-Pregnancy The 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 EST