Improving pediatric asthma care is possible

Pediatric asthma is the most common chronic childhood condition and a leading cause of pediatric hospital admissions. New study findings published in the March issue of Hospital Pediatrics shows improved personalized inpatient assessments can enhance the accuracy of the prescribed asthma therapy a child receives. Asthma can be severely disabling and even deadly. Asthma kills […]

Short-term increases in inhaled steroid doses do not prevent asthma flare-ups in children

Researchers have found that temporarily increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms begin to worsen does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups, and may be associated with slowing a child’s growth, challenging a common medical practice involving children with mild-to-moderate asthma. The study, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part […]

What do rescue inhalers do?

What are they and why are they used? How rescue inhalers work Short- vs. long-acting rescue inhalers Rescue inhaler side effects How to use rescue inhalers Managing asthma When to see a doctor Takeaway A rescue inhaler helps to expand a person’s airways during an asthma attack. Rescue inhalers dispense a type of medication called […]