Latest Peak flow meter Stories

2008-08-27 03:00:24

By Cydulka, Rita K Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways that affects almost 10% of children, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood. Last year, children with asthma missed an estimated 12.8 million school days due to their disease. If not well controlled, asthma may limit a child's activity and sense of well being, and place a significant burden on the family. Although the death rate from asthma has declined, following a rise from the 1980s until the...

2008-08-19 09:00:16

KENILWORTH, N.J., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation announced today that ASMANEX(R) TWISTHALER(R) 110 mcg (mometasone furoate inhalation powder) is now available in pharmacies nationwide. ASMANEX is indicated for the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in patients four years of age and older, and is the first and only once-daily inhaled corticosteroid inhaler approved for this use in children as young as 4. ASMANEX was approved for children...

2007-07-14 03:06:35

By Burkhart, Patricia V Rayens, Mary Kay; Oakley, Marsha G; Abshire, Demetrius A; Zhang, Mei Purpose: To test the hypothesis that compared with the control group, 7 through 11-year-old children with persistent asthma who received asthma education plus a contingency management behavioral protocol would show higher adherence to peak expiratory flow (PEF) monitoring for asthma self-management and would report fewer asthma episodes. Design and Methods: A randomized, controlled trial was...

2006-09-05 12:20:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A free Internet-based tool allows asthmatics to assess the degree of control of they have over their asthma and obtain reliable recommendations for treatment, according to research presented Monday in Munich, Germany at the European Respiratory Society's annual gathering. "Self-assessment and self-management are the goal of long-term asthma care, Dr. Min-Li Chang and colleagues at Taipei's Chang Gung Memorial Hospital explain in a summary of their presentation....

2006-07-28 13:48:47

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One in three special education students in New York City public schools has asthma, compared to just one in five in the general school population, a new study shows. "That's a huge number" -- it may be that many children in special education are there because they have asthma, co-author Dr. Luz Claudio of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City told Reuters Health. "Managing that disease successfully may remove them from...

2006-06-23 17:00:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The use of centrally installed ultraviolet (UV) irradiation units in the homes of asthmatic children who are sensitized to mold can improve their symptoms, according to a new report. The idea is that UV light kills off circulating microbial agents that can trigger asthma. The study is one of only a few to look at the health benefits of UV air disinfection systems, Dr. Jonathan A. Bernstein, from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, and colleagues note in the May...

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