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  1. Research has documented that housing conditions can negatively impact the health of residents. Asthma has many known indoor environmental triggers including dust, pests, smoke and mold, as evidenced by the 25 ...

    Authors: David A. Turcotte, Susan Woskie, Rebecca Gore, Emily Chaves, Kelechi L. Adejumo and Kim-Judy You

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2020 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  2. Medication non-adherence is one of a common problem in asthma management and it is the main factor for uncontrolled asthma. It can result in poor asthma control, which leads to decreased quality of life, incre...

    Authors: Woldu Aberhe, Abrha Hailay, Kidane Zereabruk, Guesh Mebrahtom and Teklehaimanot Haile

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2020 6:12

    Content type: Research

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  3. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the outbreak of coronavirus disease in 2019 (COVID-19) has been declared as a pandemic and public health emergency that infected more than 5 million people wor...

    Authors: Degena Bahrey Tadesse, Shishay Wahdey, Melaku Negash, Ebud Ayele, Teklehaimanot Gereziher Haile, Kbrom Gemechu Kiros, Yohannes Ashebir Tesfamichael and Kiros Belay Gebrekidan

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2020 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  4. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Emma Kotisalmi, Auli Hakulinen, Mika Mäkelä, Sanna Toppila-Salmi and Paula Kauppi

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2020 6:10

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Asthma Research and Practice 2020 6:2

  5. The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA)-defined criteria for asthma control include questions about daytime symptoms, limitation of activity, nocturnal symptoms, need for reliever treatment and patients’ satisfac...

    Authors: Jonathan Doenges, Elisabeth Kuckuck, Werner Cassel, Olaf Hildebrandt, Andreas Weissflog, Keywan Sohrabi, Niklas Koehler, Volker Gross, Timm Greulich and Ulrich Koehler

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2020 6:9

    Content type: Research

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  6. Coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak is the first reported case in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and suddenly became a major global health concern. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Cont...

    Authors: Abrha Hailay, Woldu Aberhe, Kidane Zereabruk, Guesh Mebrahtom, Teklehaimanot Haile, Degena Bahrey and Teklewoini Mariye

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2020 6:8

    Content type: Research

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  7. Although asthma is a serious public health concern in Zimbabwe, there is lack of information regarding the decision to seek for healthcare services among patients. This study aimed to determine the health care...

    Authors: Pisirai Ndarukwa, Moses J. Chimbari, Elopy N. Sibanda and Tafadzwa Madanhire

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2020 6:7

    Content type: Research

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  8. Short-acting β2-agonist (SABA) nebulization is commonly prescribed for children hospitalized with severe asthma exacerbation. Either intermittent or continuous delivery has been considered safe and efficient. ...

    Authors: Prapasri Kulalert, Phichayut Phinyo, Jayanton Patumanond, Chutima Smathakanee, Wantida Chuenjit and Sira Nanthapisal

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2020 6:6

    Content type: Research

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  9. Exercise is recommended in guidelines for asthma management and has beneficial effects on symptom control, inflammation and lung function in patients with sub-optimally controlled asthma. Despite this, physica...

    Authors: Anna T. Freeman, David Hill, Colin Newell, Helen Moyses, Adnan Azim, Deborah Knight, Laura Presland, Matthew Harvey, Hans Michael Haitchi, Alastair Watson, Karl J. Staples, Ramesh J. Kurukulaaratchy and Tom M. A. Wilkinson

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2020 6:5

    Content type: Research

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  10. Asthma affects the lives of hundred million people around the World. Despite notable progresses in disease management, asthma control remains largely insufficient worldwide, influencing patients’ wellbeing and...

    Authors: Mário Morais-Almeida, Helena Pité, João Cardoso, Rui Costa, Carlos Robalo Cordeiro, Eurico Silva, Ana Todo-Bom, Cláudia Vicente and José Agostinho Marques

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2020 6:4

    Content type: Review

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  11. Anti-IgE (omalizumab) and anti-IL5/IL5R (reslizumab, mepolizumab and benralizumab) treatments are available for severe allergic and eosinophilic asthma. In these patients, studies have shown beneficial effects...

    Authors: Emma Kotisalmi, Auli Hakulinen, Mika Mäkelä, Sanna Toppila-Salmi and Paula Kauppi

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2020 6:2

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Asthma Research and Practice 2020 6:10

  12. Acute asthma attack is one of the most common causes of visits to hospital emergency departments in all age groups of the population and accounts for the greater part of healthcare burden from the disease. Des...

    Authors: Melaku Negash, Hagos Tsegabrhan, Teklit Meles, Degena Bahrey Tadesse, Gebreamlak Gidey, Yemane Berhane, Kibrom Berhanu and Tsgalem Haylemaryam

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2020 6:1

    Content type: Research

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  13. Asthma is one of the major non-communicable diseases worldwide. The prevalence of asthma has continuously increased over the last five decades, resulting in 235 million people suffering from it. One of the mai...

    Authors: Bezie Kebede and Girma Mamo

    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2019 5:5

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Review

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  18. 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

    Content type: Review

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  19. 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

    Content type: Review

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Review

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Review

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  34. 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

    Content type: Review

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  35. 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

    Content type: Position article and guidelines

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  36. 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

    Content type: Review

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  37. 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

    Content type: Review

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Review

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research

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  42. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  43. 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

    Content type: Review

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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