Asthma

Asthma patients to docs: Can we talk about cost?

ANN ARBOR—Asthma patients concerned about their ability to pay for medical care would like to talk about cost-related concerns with their physicians ...

Surgery for sleep apnea improves asthma control

Surgical removal of the tonsils and adenoids in children suffering from sleep apnea is associated with decreased asthma severity, according to the first large study of the connection, published in the journal PLOS Medicine. ... Full story

Breathe Easier: Get Your D

TAU study finds asthmatics with Vitamin D deficiency are 25 percent more likely to experience acute attacks ... Full story

Study finds inconsistent achievement of guidelines for acute asthma care in hospital EDs

Evidence-supported guidelines for medication use largely met, but those calling for timely care often not achieved ... Full story

UCSF Team Learns More About Why Airway Closes Up During Asthma Attacks

The molecular regulation of smooth-muscle contraction is an important determinant of airway responses during an acute asthmatic attack. In acute asthma, various triggers, including viral illnesses and aeroallergens, can cause acute narrowing of the airways leading to a life-threatening respiratory crisis and sometimes death. ... Full story

Treatment study seeks African-Americans with asthma

By Julia Evangelou Strait - Doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are seeking African-Americans with asthma to participate in a new study evaluating treatment for this common breathing disorder. ... Full story

Asthma Risk Varies with Ethnic Ancestry Among Latinos, UCSF Team Finds

Different Gauge of Lung Function Is Needed for Minorities ... Full story

Lavender Essential Oil Inhalation Shown to Suppress Allergic Airway Inflammation in a Murine Model of Asthma

Researchers at the Okayama University Graduate School of Health Sciences have shown that inhalation of Lavender essential oil suppresses allergic airway inflammation in a murine model of asthma. ... Full story

Childhood asthma linked to lack of ventilation for gas stoves, OSU study shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Parents with children at home should use ventilation when cooking with a gas stove, researchers from Oregon State University are recommending, after a new study showed an association between gas kitchen stove ventilation and asthma, asthma symptoms and chronic bronchitis. ... Full story

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