English researchers found that compared with those without asthma, patients with asthma were significantly more likely to be women, had a shorter length of hospitalization, and were less likely to need intubation during peak severity.
African Americans may be less responsive to asthma treatment and more likely to die from the condition, in part, because they have a unique type of airway inflammation, according to a study. The study is one of the largest and most diverse trials conducted in the U.S. on race and asthma, with 26 percent of the patients self-identifying as African American. Researchers found that black patients…
Why aren't patients told asthma can be a killer?
Within minutes of waking each morning, Lisa Dennis, from Orpington, Kent, is struck by the heartbreak she's lived with since her ten-year-old daughter Olivia died from an asthma attack.
These Oddball Cells May Explain How Influenza Leads to Asthma
Most people who get the flu bounce right back in a week or two. But, for others, the respiratory infection is the beginning of lasting asthma-like symptoms. Though I had a flu shot, I had a pretty …
How a Walk in Clinic can Give Care and Support to Asthma Patients
The Silicon Valley Fall Festival is a highly-anticipated annual activity that draws in crowds from all over. At this event, you can enjoy fun rides and games for the whole family, watch musical per…
Why doctors say more asthma patients should use an action plan
Asthma action plans are meant to allow patients take control of their own health care. But only 17 per cent of asthmatic patients have talked to their doctor about a plan.
Why hot, humid air triggers symptoms in patients with mild asthma
Patients who inhaled an asthma drug before breathing in hot, humid air were able to prevent airway constriction that volunteers without asthma did not experience in the same environment.
Addressing Myths and Misconceptions about the Influenza Vaccine
As we approach another flu season it is important to consider possible beliefs regarding flu vaccination that our patients may have but won’t state as the reason for their refusal to be vaccinated.
Prescribing inhaled steroid during ED visit for asthma decreases admissions, saves $7k per 100...
This cost-effectiveness analysis compared 3 ED-based inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) delivery options: - usual care (recommending outpatien...
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Asthma?
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How to spot the symptoms of asthma
By Sarah Cleckler, DO, Martin Health Physician Group Imagine the challenge of trying to breathe through a straw for minutes or hours on end. That's how breathing can sometimes feel for people who have asthma — a chronic lung disease that causes the airways to narrow, making it difficult to breathe More than 25 million Americans now live with asthma, and that number continues to rise. While the disease affects people of all ages, it most often starts in childhood. Managing the disease…
10 common myths regarding the influenza (flu) vaccine
"The flu shot can give you the flu." The flu vaccine contains a killed virus, so it is not possible to get infected and “catch the flu” from the shot Symptoms commonly associated with the vaccine include soreness at the injection site, generalized achiness, and possibly low-grade fever following the injection which are due to your body’s immune reaction to the vaccine. These symptoms are actually indicating that your immune system has been primed to fight off the influenza virus should you be…
National Trends in Atrial Fibrillation Hospitalization, Mortality
Citation Methods The data in this study were obtained from a Medicare database of >68 million beneficiaries >65 years old. Patients with a primary discharge diagnosis of AF or flutter in 1999-2013 were identified. The primary outcomes of the study were annual AF hospitalizations, mortality, and 30-day readmission rates. Results: The rate of AF hospitalization increased from 668/100,000 person-years in 1999 to 700/100,000 person-years in 2013.…
What is Asthma
What is asthma? Find out in this animated video. Part 1 in a 26-part series about heath literacy. Tune in every other Tuesday at 11am EST for new episodes. S...
Asthma Myth: What are the symptoms of asthma
Connect with a Specialist: bit.ly/2nG1Uej Many children with asthma never have wheezing - at least that you can hear yourself without a stethoscope. S...
How Preventable Is Sepsis-Associated Death in Hospitalized Adults?
While sepsis was the most common immediate cause of death at 6 US academic and community hospitals, most patients had severe chronic comorbidities.
What Is Asthma?
Asthma is a common chronic (long-term) lung disease in which the lungs' bronchial tubes, or airways, become inflamed.
How one minute could prevent unnecessary hospitalization, tests for patients with low-risk chest...
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Using a shared decision-making aid to involve patients more in their own care decisions can prevent unnecessary [...]
Get the facts about adult asthma, including who gets it, what triggers it, and how allergies can affect it.
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Asthma? Tips To Breath Easier.
December 5, 2007 Copyright 2007 CBS. All rights reserved. (CBS) Asthma affects more than 15 million Americans, including nearly five million children. If you...