Lipid Levels Linked to Inflammation in Atopic Asthma

TEENS WITH ASTHMA MORE LIKELY TO SMOKE CIGARETTES

Adolescents with asthma aged 13-19 years were found twice as likely to smoke as their healthy counterparts. Solutions?

 

Asthma

Study authors propose a new asthma patient “phenotype” in which a previous severe event is the sole predictor of another one.

Results of a recent study into the role of lipids in atopic asthma could help identify new targets for therapy.

Results from studies on the asthma-diabetes connection are inconsistent. A novel analysis may help clarify directionality.

The link between early asthma and left ventricular hypertrophy was independent of a range of major cardiovascular risk factors.

Nicotine amounts aren’t constant among cigar brands Even smokers of the same brand may be exposed to varying doses of nicotine and other smoke constituents.

May is Asthma Awareness Month and so a look at new studies highlighting key aspects of management is in order.

Prescribing has gone from underuse to substantial overprescribing. The challenge is to get it just right.

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