Asthma

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 ...

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 ...

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

Research is working toward a potential asthma drug

Dr. Jack Elias, dean of medicine and biological sciences, is a pulmonologist who studies asthma and other diseases. A decade of research has illuminated the molecular workings of the common and chronic lung ailment enough to identify a potential treatment. ... Full story

Airway muscle-on-a-chip mimics asthma

Tissue-level model of human airway musculature could pave way for patient-specific asthma treatments ... Full story

Phthalates Heighten Risk for Childhood Asthma

Asthma risk increased more than 70 percent among children exposed during pregnancy to high levels of two household chemicals ... Full story

Dust particles may be more harmful to asthmatics than M5 soot

Particles derived from dust may do more harm to asthmatics and those people susceptible to developing it than soot particles from the M5 roadway, UNSW and University of Newcastle researchers have found. ... Full story

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