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  1. Asthma is a major public health challenge and is characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing that vary in severity and frequency from person to person. Asthma control is an important meas...

    Authors: Eyayaw Ashete Belachew, Sumeya Tadess, Mekuriaw Alemayehu and Emneteab Mesfin Ayele
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2022 8:5
  2. The overuse of short-acting β2-agonists (SABA) is associated with poor asthma control. However, data on SABA use in the Gulf region are limited. Herein, we describe SABA prescription practices and clinical outcom...

    Authors: Ashraf Alzaabi, Nasser Al Busaidi, Rohit Pradhan, Fathelrahman Shandy, Naseem Ibrahim, Moulham Ashtar, Khaled Khudadah, Khaled Hegazy, Mohamed Samir, Mohamed Negm, Hisham Farouk, Arwa Al Khalidi and Maarten Beekman
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2022 8:3
  3. Asthma is a heterogeneous disease; therefore, biomarkers that can assist in the identification of subtypes and direct therapy are highly desirable. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that leads to change...

    Authors: Sarah Rank Rønnow, Jannie Marie Bülow Sand, Line Mærsk Staunstrup, Thomas Bahmer, Michael Wegmann, Lars Lunding, Janette Burgess, Klaus Rabe, Grith Lykke Sorensen, Oliver Fuchs, Erika V. Mutius, Gesine Hansen, Matthias Volkmar Kopp, Morten Karsdal, Diana Julie Leeming and Markus Weckmann
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2022 8:2
  4. Adherence to inhaler medication is an important contributor to optimum asthma control along with adequate pharmacotherapy. The objective of the present study was to assess self-reported adherence levels and to...

    Authors: Md. Abdur Rafi, Chowdhury Ibtida Tahmin, Symom Tashrik, Atia Sharmin Bonna, Ferdousy Jannat, Sabrina Jahan Mily, Abhigan Babu Shrestha, Senjuti Seemanta, Afsana Rashid, Mosarrat Mahjabeen, Nurunnahar Nura, Tasnim Shahriar, Ashrafur Rahaman Mahadi, Kawser Ahmed, Mohammad Jahid Hasan, Md. Azizul Haque…
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2022 8:1
  5. Asthma exacerbation is defined as an acute attack of shortness of breath with more than 25% decrease in morning peak flow compared to the baseline on 2 consecutive days, which requires immediate standard thera...

    Authors: Kimia Farshadfar, Maryam Sohooli, Ramin Shekouhi, Ali Taherinya, Mostafa Qorbani and Mehdi Rezaei-kojani
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2021 7:15
  6. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by airway obstruction and hyper-responsiveness. Studies suggest that household fuel exposure and housing characteristics are associated with air way rela...

    Authors: Yonas Abebe, Ahmed Ali, Abera Kumie, Tewodros Haile, Mulugeta Tamire and Adamu Addissie
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2021 7:14
  7. Exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) increases the risk of asthma exacerbations, and thus, monitoring personal exposure to PM2.5 may aid in disease self-management. Low-cost, portable air pollution sensors...

    Authors: Sherrie Xie, Jessica R. Meeker, Luzmercy Perez, Whitney Eriksen, Anna Localio, Hami Park, Alicia Jen, Madison Goldstein, Akua F. Temeng, Sarai M. Morales, Colin Christie, Rebecca E. Greenblatt, Frances K. Barg, Andrea J. Apter and Blanca E. Himes
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2021 7:13
  8. Around 5–10% of the total asthmatic population suffer from severe or uncontrolled asthma, which is associated with increased mortality and hospitalization, increased health care burden and worse quality of lif...

    Authors: Silvano Dragonieri and Giovanna Elisiana Carpagnano
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2021 7:12
  9. Despite widely and regularly used therapy asthma in children is not fully controlled. Recognizing the complexity of asthma phenotypes and endotypes imposed the concept of precision medicine in asthma treatment...

    Authors: Ivana Banić, Mario Lovrić, Gerald Cuder, Roman Kern, Matija Rijavec, Peter Korošec and Mirjana Turkalj
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2021 7:11
  10. Severe asthma is difficult to control. Therapeutic patient education enables patients to better understand their disease and cope with treatment, but the effect of therapeutic patient education in severe uncon...

    Authors: Xiaoxian Zhang, Zhengdao Lai, Rihuang Qiu, E Guo, Jing Li, Qingling Zhang and Naijian Li
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2021 7:10
  11. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), provoked the most striking international public health crisis of our time. COVI...

    Authors: Carlo Lombardi, Federica Gani, Alvise Berti, Pasquale Comberiati, Diego Peroni and Marcello Cottini
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2021 7:9
  12. The Coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak is the first reported case in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and suddenly became a major global health concern. Currently, there is no vaccine and treatment have been repor...

    Authors: Assefa Iyasu, Berihu Hailu Kidanu and Kidane Zereabruk
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2021 7:8
  13. Adherence to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in asthma is vital for disease control. However, obtaining reliable and clinically useful measures of adherence remains a major challenge. We investigated the associa...

    Authors: Frodi Fridason Jensen, Kjell E. J. Håkansson, Britt Overgaard Nielsen, Ulla Møller Weinreich and Charlotte Suppli Ulrik
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2021 7:7
  14. The association of obesity with the development of obstructive lung disease, namely asthma and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, has been found to be significant in general population studies, and weig...

    Authors: Maria E. Ramos-Nino, Charles D. MacLean and Benjamin Littenberg
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2021 7:6
  15. Breathing pattern disorders are frequently reported in uncontrolled asthma. At present, this is primarily assessed by questionnaires, which are subjective. Objective measures of breathing pattern components ma...

    Authors: Panagiotis Sakkatos, Anne Bruton and Anna Barney
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2021 7:5
  16. In March 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration decided that the dangers related to neuropsychiatric events (NPEs) of montelukast, one of the leukotriene modifying agents (LTMAs), should be communicated thr...

    Authors: Sang Oh Kang, Kyung Hyun Min, Hyun Jeong Kim, Tae Hyeok Kim, Woorim Kim and Kyung Eun Lee
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2021 7:4
  17. Asthma is a heterogeneous disease, usually characterized by chronic airway inflammation, bronchial reversible obstruction and hyperresponsiveness to direct or indirect stimuli. It is a severe disease causing a...

    Authors: A. Corlateanu, Iu Stratan, S. Covantev, V. Botnaru, O. Corlateanu and N. Siafakas
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2021 7:3
  18. The association between caries index, which is diagnosed by Decayed, Missing, and Filled Teeth (DMFT), and asthma has been assessed in several studies, which yielded contradictory results. Meta-analysis is the...

    Authors: Nadia Elyassi Gorji, Pegah Nasiri, Ali Malekzadeh Shafaroudi and Mahmood Moosazadeh
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2021 7:2
  19. The treatment with short-acting beta-2 agonists (SABA) alone is no longer recommended due to safety issues. Instead, the current Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) Report recommends the use of the combination...

    Authors: Álvaro A. Cruz, Sara Barile, Elena Nudo, Laura Brogelli, Patricia Guller and Alberto Papi
    Citation: Asthma Research and Practice 2021 7:1
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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

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

  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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

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

  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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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