asthma treatment


Adherence to treatment : assessment of an unmet need in asthma
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Background: In asthma , as in other chronic conditions, poor adherence to treatment and to medical advice is common and contributes to substantial worsening of the disease and increased health care costs. Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate

Childhood asthma : treatment update.
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In an acute asthma exacerbation, inhaled beta2 agonists are a mainstay of treatment (Table 2). 7 Administration of an inhaled beta2 agonist via a metered-dose inhaler with a spacer device is equally as effective as nebulized therapy. 8 There is no evidence to support the

Intermittent hypoxia: mechanisms of action and some applications to bronchial asthma treatment
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Being essentially cut off from the global scientific community, Ukrainian and Russian scientists have developed a new concept for the beneficial use of adaptation to artificial intermittent hypoxia in treating of many diseases. The basic mechanisms underlying

Incorporating omalizumab into asthma treatment guidelines: consensus panel recommendations
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Effective asthma management is hindered by several factors, such as (1) variability in clinical diagnosis and treatment patterns,(2) low adherence to therapy caused by improper use of medications,(3) poor technique in using therapeutic devices,(4) medication side

Impact of a targeted asthma intervention program on treatment costs in patients with asthma
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Objective: To evaluate the impact of a targeted asthma intervention on treatment costs, utilization of medical services, number of prescription drugs filled, and trends of medication use from a third-party perspective. Study Design: Longitudinal population-based study

Holding chambers (spacers) versus nebulisers for beta‐agonist treatment of acute asthma
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Background In acute asthma inhaled beta-agonists are often administered by nebuliser to relieve bronchospasm, but some have argued that metered-dose inhalers with a holding chamber (spacer) can be equally effective. Nebulisers require a power source and need

Practice parameters for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma
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The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) have jointly accepted responsibility for establishing asthma parameters to promote advancement and improvement in the care of

Inhaled magnesium sulfate in the treatment of acute asthma
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Background Asthma exacerbations can be frequent and range in severity from relatively mild to status asthmaticus. The use of magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) is one of numerous treatment options available during acute exacerbations. While the efficacy of intravenous MgSO4 has

Theophylline and selective phosphodiesterase inhibitors as anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of bronchial asthma
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Theophylline has been in clinical use for the treatment of bronchial asthma and other respiratory diseases for well over 50 yrs. Over this time, a considerable body of evidence has accumulated to show that this drug has a wide range of pharmacological actions, in

Workplace interventions for treatment of occupational asthma
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This is a reprint of a Cochrane review, prepared and maintained by The Cochrane Collaboration and published in The Workplace interventions for treatment of occupational asthma (Review) Copyright 2011 The

Antileukotriene drugs in the treatment of asthma
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Antileukotriene medications that have been implemented into clinical practice of bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis include specific leukotriene receptor antagonists

Pharmacoeconomics of allergen immunotherapy compared with symptomatic drug treatment in patients with allergic rhinitis and asthma .
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Only a few studies analyzed the pharmacoeconomics of allergen immunotherapy compared with drug treatment in subjects with allergic rhinitis and asthma . This study was aimed at evaluating whether allergen immunotherapy has an economic advantage on standard

Petasites hybridus (Butterbur root) extract in the treatment of asthma -an open trial
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The efficacy and tolerability of a butterbur root extract (Petadolex®) for the treatment of asthma was analyzed in a prospective, nonrandomized, open trial. Subjects included 64 adults and 16 children/adolescents treated for two months with the extract, followed by two

Rho-kinase as a drug target for the treatment of air way hyperresponsiveness in allergic asthma
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Asthma is an inflammatory airways disease characterised by exaggerated bronchoconstriction to neurotransmitters, inflammatory mediators and inhaled contractile stimuli. Airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) may be explained, in part, by increased

Impact of an asthma education programme on patients knowledge, inhaler technique and compliance to treatment
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Introduction: We conducted a study to assess the impact of an asthma education programme (AEP) on knowledge of asthma and medication, compliance to treatment and inhaler technique, emergency department visits and hospital re-admissions. Methods: Patients

Does treatment with proton pump inhibitors for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) improve asthma symptoms in children with asthma and GERD A
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Abstract Objective: To evaluate pediatric studies of the effect on asthma symptoms of treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPI) used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Methods: We entered the MeSH terms gastroesophageal reflux AND asthma AND

of Inhaled Long-Acting fl2-Agonists in the Treatment of Asthma
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For editorial comment see page 889 treatment guidelines agree that they are the agents of choice to relieve bronchoconstriction in acute asth-ma. 12 There has been considerable debate, however, as to the therapeutic value of regular inhaled shortacting 02-agonistslong

Long-acting beta2-agonists versus theophylline for maintenance treatment of asthma
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Page 1. Long-acting beta2-agonists versus theophylline for maintenance treatment of asthma (Review) Tee AKH, Koh MS, Gibson PG, Lasserson TJ, Wilson AJ, Irving LB This is a reprint of a Cochrane review, prepared and maintained by The Cochrane Collaboration and published

Dental caries in children with asthma undergoing treatment with short-acting ß2-agonists
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Aim This study sought to evaluate possible higher risk for dental caries among asthmatic children undergoing treatment with short-acting ß2-agonists. Methods Dental clinical assessments, saliva analysis and a questionnaire survey were carried out on 60 children

Bronchial thermoplasty: a new treatment for severe refractory asthma
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Bronchial thermoplasty was recently approved for treat- ing severe refractory asthma that is not well controlled by high-dose inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting bronchodilator therapy. This article reviews its indications, evidence of efficacy, and protocols Bronchial thermoplasty