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Asthma guideline update changes recommendations on mild asthma treatment

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

New management for asthma flare-ups

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

MKSAP Quiz: Cough, rhinorrhea, and wheezing for 3 weeks

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

Swallowing gone wrong in EoE

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

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up visit for asthma

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

New findings on antiviral flu treatment

A recent study raises doubts about whether oseltamivir should be promoted as a way to prevent hospitalization in low-risk patients.
1 Nov 2023

Temporary quadrupled glucocorticoid dose helps reduce severe asthma exacerbations, study finds

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

Combo treatment approved for asthma

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 Mar 2023

Persistent asthma patients may benefit from add-on oral azithromycin

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

Previous asthma diagnosis may no longer be accurate in adults

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

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