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  1. Content type: Research

    Childhood asthma is a growing clinical problem and a burden on the health care system due to repetitive visits to children’s emergency departments and frequent hospital admissions where it is poorly controlled...

    Authors: Shajitha Thekke Veettil and Ahmed Sameer AbdulHameed Alnuaimi

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2019 5:3

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  2. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of chronic diseases in the elderly (> 65 years), including asthma, is growing, yet information available on asthma in this population is scarce.

    Authors: Elena Curto, Astrid Crespo-Lessmann, María Victoria González-Gutiérrez, Santiago Bardagí, Concepción Cañete, Concha Pellicer, Teresa Bazús, María del Carmen Vennera, Carlos Martínez and Vicente Plaza

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2019 5:2

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  3. Content type: Research

    Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that affects 18.7 million U.S. adults. Electronic health records (EHRs) are a unique source of information that can be leveraged to understand factors associated w...

    Authors: Rebecca E. Greenblatt, Edward J. Zhao, Sarah E. Henrickson, Andrea J. Apter, Rebecca A. Hubbard and Blanca E. Himes

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2019 5:1

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  4. Content type: Review

    Although asthma is one of the most serious diseases causing complications during pregnancy, half of the women discontinue therapy thus diminishing the control of the disease, mostly due to the inadequate educa...

    Authors: Slavica Labor, Alba Maria Dalbello Tir, Davor Plavec, Iva Juric, Mihovil Roglic, Justinija Pavkov Vukelic and Marina Labor

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2018 4:11

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  5. Content type: Review

    Asthma is a heterogenous disease characterized by multiple phenotypes driven by different mechanisms. The implementation of precision medicine in the management of asthma requires the identification of phenoty...

    Authors: Angelica Tiotiu

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2018 4:10

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  6. Content type: Review

    Asthma is a chronic condition usually characterized by underlying inflammation. The study of asthmatic inflammation is of the utmost importance for both diagnostic and monitoring purposes. The gold standard fo...

    Authors: Valentina Ferraro, Silvia Carraro, Sara Bozzetto, Stefania Zanconato and Eugenio Baraldi

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2018 4:9

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  7. Content type: Research

    Recurrent exacerbations in patients with moderate or severe asthma are the major causes of morbidity, mortality and medical expenditure. Identifying predictors of frequent asthma attack might offer the fertile...

    Authors: Sewunet Admasu Belachew, Daniel Asfaw Erku, Dawit Kumilachew Yimenu and Begashaw Melaku Gebresillassie

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2018 4:8

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  8. Content type: Research

    The combination of budesonide + formoterol (BFC) offers the advantages of dose adjustment in a single inhaler according to asthma symptoms. We analyzed the relationship between asthma symptoms in terms of peak...

    Authors: Ryosuke Souma, Kumiya Sugiyama, Hiroyuki Masuda, Hajime Arifuku, Kentaro Nakano, Hiroyoshi Watanabe, Tomoshige Wakayama, Shingo Tokita, Masamitsu Tatewaki, Hideyuki Satoh, Kenya Koyama, Yumeko Hayashi, Fumiya Fukushima, Hirokuni Hirata, Masafumi Arima, Kazuhiro Kurasawa…

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2018 4:7

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  9. Content type: Research

    Asthma in paediatric populations is one of the highest public health concerns. In this study of children and adolescents, we hypothesized that low levels of physical activity (PA) would show associations with ...

    Authors: Lene Lochte, Poul Erik Petersen, Kim G. Nielsen, Anette Andersen and Thomas A. E. Platts-Mills

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2018 4:6

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  10. Content type: Research

    To date, few studies have focused on the clinical and allergic characteristics of asthma in the elderly, defined as asthma in people aged 60 or over. Thus, we propose to identify and study the clinical and all...

    Authors: Anahí Yáñez, Marcela Soria, Susana De Barayazarra, Nancy Recuero, Francisco Rovira, Edgardo Jares, Ana María Stok, Sergio Nemirovsky and Carlos Bueno

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2018 4:5

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  11. Content type: Research

    Genetic variations in different loci and genes are important in asthma pathogenesis. There is much importance of various immunological pathways in the IgE secretion regulation. Alterations in any main part of ...

    Authors: Nusrat Saba, Osman Yusuf, Sadia Rehman, Saeeda Munir, Amna Noor, Muhammad Saqlain, Atika Mansoor and Ghazala Kaukab Raja

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2018 4:4

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  12. Content type: Research

    Asthma is a worldwide common chronic airway disease that cannot be cured and results in the huge burden in public health. Oxidative stress was considered an important mechanism in the pathogenesis of asthma. H...

    Authors: Ning Zhang, Changwen Deng, Xingxing Zhang, Jingxi Zhang and Chong Bai

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2018 4:3

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  13. Content type: Research

    Misconceptions about medications’ safety can lead pregnant women with asthma to stop their medications, resulting in asthma-related neonatal morbidity and mortality. Our aim was to assess the level of pregnanc...

    Authors: Mohammed O. Al Ghobain, Mohammed AlNemer and Mohammad khan

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2018 4:2

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  14. Content type: Review

    The mucosal immune system is in constant communication with the vast diversity of microbes present on body surfaces. The discovery of novel molecular mechanisms, which mediate host-microbe communication, have ...

    Authors: Milena Sokolowska, Remo Frei, Nonhlanhla Lunjani, Cezmi A. Akdis and Liam O’Mahony

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2018 4:1

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  15. Content type: Research

    Patients with allergic rhinitis often trivialise their condition, self-manage inappropriately, and would benefit from health care intervention. The primary point of health care contact for these self-managing ...

    Authors: Rachel Tan, Biljana Cvetkovski, Vicky Kritikos, David Price, Kwok Yan, Pete Smith and Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2017 3:8

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  16. Content type: Research

    Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition of the airways that affects roughly 358 million people globally. It is a serious global health problem with an increasing prevalence worldwide. Most people affected a...

    Authors: Asnakew Achaw Ayele and Henok Getachew Tegegn

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2017 3:7

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  17. Content type: Research

    Many studies have evaluated associations between asthma emergency department (ED) visits, hospital admissions (HAs), and ambient ozone (O3) across the US, but not in Texas. We investigated the relationship betwee...

    Authors: Julie E. Goodman, Ke Zu, Christine T. Loftus, Ge Tao, Xiaobin Liu and Sabine Lange

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2017 3:6

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  18. Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2017 3:5

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  19. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2017 3:2

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  20. Content type: Review

    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 ...

    Authors: Carlos Nunes, Ana Margarida Pereira and Mário Morais-Almeida

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2017 3:1

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  21. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:13

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  22. Content type: Position article and guidelines

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:12

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  23. Content type: Review

    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 ...

    Authors: José Miguel Chatkin and Cynthia Rocha Dullius

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:10

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  24. Content type: Review

    Molecular based in vitro technologies greatly changed the diagnostic approaches in allergy. At present, sensitization profiles can be dissected according to IgE subsets, which are specific for genuine or cross...

    Authors: Giovanni Melioli, Eleonora Savi, Maria Angiola Crivellaro and Giovanni Passalacqua

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:9

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  25. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:8

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  26. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:6

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  27. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:5

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  28. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:4

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  29. Content type: Short report

    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...

    Authors: Louis-Philippe Boulet

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:3

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  30. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Alida Benfante and Nicola Scichilone

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:2

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  31. Content type: Research

    In asthma, exacerbations and poor disease control are linked to airway allergic inflammation. Serum periostin has been proposed as a systemic biomarker of eosinophilic inflammation. This pilot study aims at ev...

    Authors: N. Scichilone, C. Crimi, A. Benfante, S. Battaglia, M. Iemmolo, M. Spatafora and N. Crimi

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2016 2:1

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  32. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2015 1:14

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  33. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2015 1:10

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  34. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Marissa Hauptman and Wanda Phipatanakul

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2015 1:12

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  35. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Rebecca Normansell and Emma Welsh

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2015 1:11

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  36. Content type: 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 ...

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

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2015 1:9

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  37. Content type: Review

    Despite the regular treatment with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) or ICS plus long-acting beta2-agonists, permits to control de majority of asthmatics, a significant proportion of patients does not respond to t...

    Authors: Ilaria Baiardini, Francesca Sicuro, Francesco Balbi, Giorgio Walter Canonica and Fulvio Braido

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2015 1:7

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  38. Content type: Review

    The use and role of allergen immunotherapy (AIT) in asthma is still a matter of debate, and no definite recommendation about this is made in guidelines, both for the subcutaneous and sublingual routes. This is...

    Authors: Giovanni Passalacqua, Anthi Rogkakou, Marcello Mincarini and Giorgio Walter Canonica

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2015 1:6

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  39. Content type: Research

    In the practical management of allergic rhinitis (AR), pharmacists are usually the first-line contact, also because some medications are available as over the counter. Therefore, pharmacists may represent an i...

    Authors: Carlo Lombardi, Eleonora Musicco, Francesco Rastrelli, Germano Bettoncelli, Giovanni Passalacqua and Giorgio Walter Canonica

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2015 1:4

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  40. Content type: Research

    Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) complicated by allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) are vitamin D deficient and in vitro treatment with 1,25 (OH)2 vitamin D3 of CD4+ cells from CF patients with ABPA ...

    Authors: Nikki Lynn Hue Nguyen, Joseph M. Pilewski, Juan C. Celedón, Sivanarayana Mandalapu, Megan L. Blanchard, Adrienne DeRicco, Elizabeth Hartigan, John F. Alcorn and Jay K. Kolls

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2015 1:3

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  41. Content type: Review

    Obesity is the most common asthma co-morbidity; it has been associated with increased risk for asthma exacerbations, worse respiratory symptoms and poor control. The exact mechanisms remain elusive and are pro...

    Authors: Cynthia Wilson Baffi, Daniel Efrain Winnica and Fernando Holguin

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2015 1:1

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