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  1. Research

    Associations between serum 25(OH)D concentrations and prevalent asthma among children living in communities with differing levels of urbanization: a cross-sectional study

    Prior evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of asthma and atopy and impair pulmonary function in children.

    Suzanne L. Pollard, John J. Lima, Karina Romero, Carla Tarazona-Meza, Edward Mougey, Katherine Tomaino, Gary Malpartida-Guzmán, Nadia N. Hansel and William Checkley

    Asthma Research and Practice 2017 3:5

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  2. Review

    Asthma: epidemiology of disease control in Latin America – short review

    Asthma is reported as one of the most common chronic diseases in childhood, impairing the quality of life of patients and their families and incurring high costs to the healthcare system and society. Despite t...

    Dirceu Solé, Carolina Sanchez Aranda and Gustavo Falbo Wandalsen

    Asthma Research and Practice 2017 3:4

    Published on: 11 May 2017

  3. Research

    Gender-specific determinants of asthma among U.S. adults

    Asthma, a chronic respiratory disease affecting over 18.7 million American adults, has marked disparities by gender, race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Our goal was to identify gender-specific demographi...

    Rebecca Greenblatt, Omar Mansour, Edward Zhao, Michelle Ross and Blanca E Himes

    Asthma Research and Practice 2017 3:2

    Published on: 24 January 2017

  4. Review

    Asthma costs and social impact

    In recent decades, both asthma prevalence and incidence have been increasing worldwide, not only due to the genetic background, but mainly because of the effect of a wide number of environmental and lifestyle ...

    Carlos Nunes, Ana Margarida Pereira and Mário Morais-Almeida

    Asthma Research and Practice 2017 3:1

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  5. Review

    Preacutionary labelling of cross-reactive foods: The case of rapeseed

    Food allergic individuals are exposed to unnecessary dietary restrictions due to precautionary food allergy labelling (PFAL). Two forms of PFAL exist: type I identifies the possible presence of allergenic cont...

    Alessandro Fiocchi, Lamia Dahdah, Carla Riccardi, Oscar Mazzina and Vincenzo Fierro

    Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:13

    Published on: 1 November 2016

  6. Position article and guidelines

    Manifesto on small airway involvement and management in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an Interasma (Global Asthma Association - GAA) and World Allergy Organization (WAO) document endorsed by Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) and Global Allergy and Asthma European Network (GA2LEN)

    Evidence that enables us to identify, assess, and access the small airways in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has led INTERASMA (Global Asthma Association) and WAO to take a position on...

    F. Braido, N. Scichilone, F. Lavorini, O. S. Usmani, L. Dubuske, L. P. Boulet, R. Mosges, C. Nunes, M. Sánchez-Borges, I. J. Ansotegui, M. Ebisawa, F. Levi-Schaffer, L. J Rosenwasser, J. Bousquet, T. Zuberbier and G. Walter Canonica

    Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:12

    Published on: 28 October 2016

  7. Review

    The management of asthmatic smokers

    Asthma is still a major public health problem in most countries; new strategies to better control this disease are necessary. Such strategies must include predisposing factors. One of these factors is smoking ...

    José Miguel Chatkin and Cynthia Rocha Dullius

    Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:10

    Published on: 20 June 2016

  8. Research

    A qualitative evaluation of the implementation of guidelines and a support tool for asthma management in primary care

    Asthma management in Australia is suboptimal. The “Guidelines for provision of a Pharmacist Only medicine: short acting beta agonists” (SABA guidelines) and a novel West Australian “Asthma Action Plan card” (AAP ...

    Kim Watkins, Colleen Fisher, Jila Misaghian, Carl R. Schneider and Rhonda Clifford

    Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:8

    Published on: 4 May 2016

  9. Research

    CXC chemokine superfamily induced by Interferon-γ in asthma: a cross-sectional observational study

    Asthma is a disease encompassing a variety of contributing factors. Phenotyping of asthma based on the profile of accumulated granulocytes in the airways has been performed to explore the mediators involved in...

    Yotaro Takaku, Tomoyuki Soma, Yoshitaka Uchida, Takehito Kobayashi, Kazuyuki Nakagome and Makoto Nagata

    Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:6

    Published on: 17 March 2016

  10. Review

    Treatment of asthma in young children: evidence-based recommendations

    In the present review, we focus on evidence-based data for the use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA), long-acting beta2-agonits (LABA) and oral corticosteroids (OCS), wit...

    Jose A. Castro-Rodriguez, Adnan Custovic and Francine M. Ducharme

    Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:5

    Published on: 2 March 2016

  11. Research

    Once-daily fluticasone furoate/vilanterol versus twice daily combination therapies in asthma–mixed treatment comparisons of clinical efficacy

    Fluticasone furoate (FF)/vilanterol (VI) is a once-daily inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)/long-acting beta2 agonist (LABA) combination. FF/VI, 92/22mcg and 184/22mcg, are approved in Europe as maintenance therapy in ...

    Henrik Svedsater, Gillian Stynes, Jaro Wex, Lucy Frith, David Leather, Emanuela Castelnuovo, Michelle Detry and Scott Berry

    Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:4

    Published on: 8 February 2016

  12. Short report

    Asthma in the elderly patient

    Asthma affects a significant proportion of elderly patients, but unfortunately, it is responsible for a high asthma-related morbidity and mortality in this population. This may be related not only to the devel...

    Louis-Philippe Boulet

    Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:3

    Published on: 2 February 2016

  13. Review

    The geriatric asthma: pitfalls and challenges

    Historically, asthma has been envisioned as a disease of younger ages. This has led to the assumption that respiratory symptoms suggestive of asthma occurring in older ages are to be attributed to conditions o...

    Alida Benfante and Nicola Scichilone

    Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:2

    Published on: 4 January 2016

  14. Review

    The WEB-based Asthma Control: an intriguing connection or a dangerous hazard?

    Globally, an estimated 300 million people have asthma, presenting a considerable and increasing burden of disease for healthcare systems, families, and patients themselves. Despite two decades of guidelines, a...

    Carlo Lombardi, Giovanni Passalacqua and Giorgio Walter Canonica

    Asthma Research and Practice 2015 1:15

    Published on: 24 December 2015

  15. Review

    Sickle cell disease: wheeze or asthma?

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common life-limiting genetic disease among African Americans, affecting more than 100,000 people in the United States. Respiratory disorders in patients with sickle cell d...

    Robyn T. Cohen, Elizabeth S. Klings and Robert C. Strunk

    Asthma Research and Practice 2015 1:14

    Published on: 8 December 2015

  16. Review

    Genetic and epigenetic studies of FOXP3 in asthma and allergy

    Multiple factors interact to trigger allergic diseases, including individual genetic background and factors related to the environment such as exposure to allergens, air pollution and respiratory infections. T...

    Cintia Rodrigues Marques, Ryan Santos Costa, Gustavo Nunes de Oliveira Costa, Thiago Magalhães da Silva, Tatiane Oliveira Teixeira, Emília Maria Medeiros de Andrade, Alana A. Galvão, Valdirene Leão Carneiro and Camila Alexandrina Figueiredo

    Asthma Research and Practice 2015 1:10

    Published on: 20 October 2015

  17. Review

    The school environment and asthma in childhood

    In this article, we discuss the relationship between environmental exposures within the school environment and pediatric asthma morbidity. This article will conclude by reviewing novel school based asthma educ...

    Marissa Hauptman and Wanda Phipatanakul

    Asthma Research and Practice 2015 1:12

    Published on: 8 October 2015

  18. Research

    “Asthma can take over your life but having the right support makes that easier to deal with.” Informing research priorities by exploring the barriers and facilitators to asthma control: a qualitative analysis of survey data

    Involving patients and the public in research prioritisation is important. Cochrane Airways works with authors to produce systematic reviews of evidence related to chronic airways disease. Cochrane Airways has...

    Rebecca Normansell and Emma Welsh

    Asthma Research and Practice 2015 1:11

    Published on: 29 September 2015

  19. Review

    Vocal cord dysfunction: a review

    Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) is a term that refers to inappropriate adduction of the vocal cords during inhalation and sometimes exhalation. It is a functional disorder that serves as an important mimicker of ...

    Neha M. Dunn, Rohit K. Katial and Flavia C. L. Hoyte

    Asthma Research and Practice 2015 1:9

    Published on: 22 September 2015

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