Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Asthma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/asthma/condition-rss Asthma en-us Sun, 22 Jul 2018 12:44:25 UTC Sun, 22 Jul 2018 12:44:25 UTC Successful Inhaler Counseling: Include Technique Videos http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/successful-inhaler-counseling-include-technique-videos A lack of education leaves 31% of asthma/COPD patients with poor inhaler procedures. 1:23 PM, Thu June 21, 2018 Need for Medication Increased With Overlapping Asthma Phenotypes http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/need-for-medication-increased-with-overlapping-asthma-phenotypes Experts are beginning to see that some phenotypes respond better to certain treatment approaches for asthma. 9:00 AM, Wed June 20, 2018 Study Suggests an Increase in Monitoring Needed For Patients With Asthma, COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/study-suggests-an-increase-in-monitoring-needed-for-patients-with-asthma-copd In a recent study, researchers set out to identify the reasons why prescribers and pharmacists continue to prescribe NS β‐blockers despite the guidelines recommending against it. 3:13 PM, Tue June 12, 2018 Nebulizer versus Metered-Dose Inhaler: Which One in Pediatrics? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/nebulizer-versus-metereddose-inhaler-which-one-in-pediatrics Should emergency room clinicians use a breath-actuated nebulizer (BAN) or is a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) a better choice? 1:20 PM, Wed June 6, 2018 Statins: The Next Class of Inhaled Drugs? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/statins-the-next-class-of-inhaled-drugs An emerging area of investigation in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is use of statins. 3:35 PM, Mon June 4, 2018 How a Smart Inhaler Can Improve Air Quality http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/timothy-aungst-pharmd/2018/05/how-a-smart-inhaler-can-improve-air-quality A recent study looked at the benefits of digital health by tracking the use of SABAs to correlate hotspots of pollutants in the community. Using this data can lead to multiple policy changes for public health. 2:43 AM, Mon May 14, 2018 Phenotype from Birth to 1 Year: Implications for Asthma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/phenotype-from-birth-to-1-year-implications-for-asthma The utility of determining a patient's asthma phenotype is a current research priority, since various phenotypes seem to respond differently to interventions and medication. 10:17 AM, Thu May 10, 2018 The Realities of Asthma and Pregnancy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/the-realities-of-asthma-and-pregnancy Obstetricians and general practitioners most often field questions from women who have asthma, as this condition is more common than most other chronic conditions in young people. 11:57 AM, Fri May 4, 2018 Three Questions About Asthma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/three-questions-about-asthma Fewer than 1 in 10 pharmacists talked to most patients about asthma action plans routinely. 9:00 AM, Mon April 30, 2018 Asthma in Adolescents: Ask Direct Questions http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/asthma-in-adolescents-ask-direct-questions- Clinicians who work with adolescents who have asthma report numerous adherence barriers. 9:37 AM, Wed April 25, 2018 Severe Weather and Asthma: A Tumultuous Thunderstorm http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/severe-weather-and-asthma-a-tumultuous-thunderstorm Weather can exacerbate asthma, and one specific trigger is thunderstorm activity. 8:00 AM, Fri April 20, 2018 Pediatric Asthma: Look for these Signs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/pediatric-asthma-look-for-these-signs Children may have to skip school, be admitted to the hospital, and occasionally, children die from asthma attacks. That's a clear call for better intervention on the part of healthcare providers. 10:33 AM, Wed April 18, 2018 Smart Inhaler Is About to Reach OTC Market http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/timothy-aungst-pharmd/2018/04/smart-inhaler-is-about-to-reach-otc-market Smart Inhalers have been around for awhile, but have been consigned to use primarily in clinical trials. One company is bringing them to the OTC market. 4:18 PM, Fri April 13, 2018 Avoiding Errors With the Newer Inhalers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2018/March2018/avoiding-errors-with-the-newer-inhalers Several new devices for the administration of inhaled medications have been introduced. 11:00 AM, Tue March 27, 2018 A Breath of Fresh Air: Novel Treatments for Asthma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/a-breath-of-fresh-air-novel-treatments-for-asthma Novel therapies such as monoclonal antibodies and phenotype-guided treatments are available and clinicians are using them to help patients with severe asthma. 8:00 AM, Fri March 23, 2018 Nitric Oxide: A Potential Marker for Adherence in Asthma? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/nitric-oxide-a-potential-marker-for-adherence-in-asthma Current treatment options for patients living with asthma include long acting beta-agonists and inhaled corticoid steroids (ICS). While these therapeutic options are effective in a majority of patients, approximately 10% will remain poorly controlled. 8:00 AM, Wed March 21, 2018 Pharmacist-Provided Spirometry: Reducing Barriers to Better Asthma Care http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/pharmacistprovided-spirometry-reducing-barriers-to-better-asthma-care Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder are chronic health conditions that need to be properly diagnosed to be managed effectively. 9:39 AM, Wed March 14, 2018 The Smart Inhaler Market: Getting Bigger with New Players http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/timothy-aungst-pharmd/2018/03/the-smart-inhaler-market-getting-bigger-with-new-players More smart inhalers are coming to the US market and pharmacists may see them soon. 8:37 PM, Tue March 6, 2018 Improving Pediatric Asthma Care: Key Questions, Tips for Providers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/improving-pediatric-asthma-care-key-questions-tips-for-providers Personalized inpatient assessments prior to prescribing asthma therapy to pediatric patients can improve the accuracy and quality of care. 9:57 AM, Tue March 6, 2018 Understanding Asthma: Significant Research Contributions from 2017 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/understanding-asthma-significant-research-contributions-from-2017 An international team of respiratory disease specialists looked back at 2017 and assembled a review of the current approaches to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 2:00 PM, Mon March 5, 2018