Latest Asthma UK Stories

2008-10-13 09:00:09

BOSTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Pediatricians need to diagnose asthma earlier and identify allergy triggers if they want to achieve better outcomes with their asthma patients, according to allergy and asthma experts who spoke at an educational program sponsored by National Jewish Health. Pediatricians from around the country learned how to integrate into the pediatric setting evidence-based medicine and the 2007 NIH Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma to improve care for...

2008-09-01 15:00:05

Asthma hospitalization rates can more than triple between August and September, a New York City health department expert says. "Children with asthma can encounter more asthma triggers in the fall," Lorna Davis-Robinson, director of the health department's asthma initiative, says in a statement. "To avoid letting asthma cause illness and unnecessary school absence, parents should consult with their child's healthcare provider now. The right treatment can help ensure that your child has the...

2008-07-30 03:00:19

By Sullivan, Claire F In the United States, an estimated 6.5 million children have asthma (Akinbami, 2005). Due to the chronic and unpredictable nature of asthma, the condition places excessive demands on the primary caregiver. The complexity of asthma management has required parents to take increased responsibility for the assessment and treatment of their child's asthma (Dickinson & Dignam, 2002). Many families are turning to the Internet for information and support. The purpose of...

2005-10-12 12:38:12

By Larry Schuster WASHINGTON (Reuters Health) - At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics this week, a seven-item asthma control questionnaire that identifies children 4 years old to 11 who have poorly controlled asthma was unveiled. Called the Childhood Asthma Control Test, or Childhood ACT, it is designed for use in a pediatrician's office and asks young children, with a caregiver's guidance, to respond to four of the questions, while the caregiver is asked to...

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