The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program focused on six topics in an update to its 2007 asthma guidelines: intermittent inhaled corticosteroids, add-on long-acting muscarinic antagonists, fractional exhaled nitric oxide, indoor allergen mitigation, immunotherapy, and bronchial thermoplasty.
8 Dec 2020
Any patient with asthma may have a flare or asthma exacerbation, so primary care physicians should be aware of risk factors that might alert them to the patients who are particularly at risk.
1 Mar 2019
A 23-year-old man is evaluated for cough, rhinorrhea, and wheezing of 3 weeks' duration. He has no fevers, chills, or chest pain and no history of asthma or allergies. He is a pastry chef and notes that his symptoms improve on nonworking weekends. Following a physical exam and other tests, what is the most likely diagnosis?
2 Jan 2024
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is uncommon but also underdiagnosed: Patients may not seek care for their symptoms, and physicians may not be aware of the condition.
1 Sep 2023
A 54-year-old man with a 5-year history of persistent asthma is evaluated during a follow-up visit. He has had one exacerbation within the last year, which was treated with glucocorticoids. What is the most appropriate management?
1 Nov 2022
A recent study raises doubts about whether oseltamivir should be promoted as a way to prevent hospitalization in low-risk patients.
1 Nov 2023
Forty-five percent of patients in a quadrupling group versus 52% of patients in a nonquadrupling group had a severe exacerbation in the year after randomization.
13 Mar 2018
This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 Mar 2023
Azithromycin might be a useful add-on therapy in persistent asthma given the major impact of exacerbations and the ongoing risk posed by these events in patients who remain symptomatic despite taking medications.
11 Jul 2017
A substantial proportion of adults with previously physician-diagnosed asthma may not have a current diagnosis, due possibly to spontaneous asthma remission or to misdiagnosis of asthma in the community, study authors wrote.
24 Jan 2017