Study analyzes role of environmental exposures in pediatric asthma control

Related video A study from the Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed environmental exposures, like pet and secondhand smoke, to determine if they have a role in asthma control among children whose asthma is managed per NAEPP (EPR-3) guidelines. Researchers found that once asthma guidelines are followed, environmental exposures to pets or secondhand smoke were not significant […]

Have asthma and a pet? Re-homing your cat or dog may not be necessary

Related video A study from the Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed environmental exposures, like pet and secondhand smoke, to determine if they have a role in asthma control among children whose asthma is managed per NAEPP (EPR-3) guidelines. Researchers found that once asthma guidelines are followed, environmental exposures to pets or secondhand smoke were not significant […]

Researchers review current state and future potential of biologic medications to treat asthma in children

Related video Researchers have performed a comprehensive review of the current state and future potential of using biologic medications to treat asthma in children. They evaluated a broad scope of approved biologics, the available information for each, and whether predictive or monitoring biomarkers are available for each biologic drug, presenting that information in an article […]

Gut fungus exacerbates asthma in antibiotic-treated mice

Related video Expanded population of gastrointestinal Wallemia enhances the severity of house dust mite (HDM) induced allergic airways disease. Fig 4E. Goblet cell numbers were quantified. Figure illustrates combined result of three experiments Credit: Joseph Skalski Expanded population of gastrointestinal Wallemia enhances the severity of house dust mite (HDM) induced allergic airways disease. Fig 4E. […]

Florence’s Lingering Threat: Mold

Related video THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 — In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, residents of the Carolinas are facing a new health threat: mold. Mold-related illnesses are a serious concern following severe flooding in North and South Carolina, say experts from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. “Where there’s dampness and water, there’s mold,” […]

Investigators determine specific treatable traits that can predict future asthma attacks

Related video Investigators have assessed the prevalence of treatable traits in severe asthma and have determined which specific traits are predictive of future asthma attacks. Their findings, which are published in Respirology, are the result of an extensive national collaborative study in Australia. Ten traits predicted future asthma attacks, and the strongest were: being prone […]