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Asthma medication not working? Try another

Written by | 26 Jul 2022

People who supplement rescue inhalers with a second asthma medication sometimes get little relief at first, but there’s good news: Those who keep trying different options often find […]

Asthma patients in UK overuse SABA inhalers, endangering health

Written by | 7 Jul 2022

Many asthma patients in the UK overuse SABA (short-acting beta-agonist) inhalers, endangering their health, researchers reported on June 15, 2022 in the British Journal of General Practice. Dr. […]

More than a quarter of people with asthma still over-using rescue inhalers, putting them at increased risk of severe attacks

Written by | 18 Jun 2022

Asthma is a common lung condition that affects 5.4 million people in the UK and can lead to symptoms such as coughing, wheezing or feeling breathless. Asthma is […]

Asthma – current management

Written by | 14 Jun 2022

Despite considerable advances in the understanding of asthma and the treatments available, at least three deaths each day in the UK are due to asthma. In this series […]

Reasons to be a respiratory pharmacist

Written by | 13 Jun 2022

Pharmacists bring a special and distinctive set of skills to the care of people with asthma and it is an area that can offer a stimulating and rewarding […]

Making the case for respiratory pharmacists

Written by | 12 Jun 2022

Steroid stewardship is an important task for respiratory pharmacists and is one of the measures that can have a positive impact on the overall outcomes of asthma explains […]

Where do pharmacists work in respiratory medicine?

Written by | 11 Jun 2022

There are numerous opportunities for pharmacists to work in respiratory medicine across the whole spectrum of health care in a variety of roles, according to Dr Anna Murphy, […]

Asthma and why it causes deaths in the UK

Written by | 9 Jun 2022

Three deaths each day in the UK are due to asthma despite considerable advances in the understanding of the disease and the treatments available. IMI spoke to Dr […]

Melatonin exacerbates asthma, study finds

Written by | 19 Dec 2021

Patients with asthma often experience a worsening of asthmatic symptoms at night in so-called “nocturnal asthma.” According to reports, more than 50% of asthma deaths occur at night, […]

Dupilumab reduces attacks and improves lung function in asthmatic children

Written by | 12 Dec 2021

The biologic drug dupilumab lowers the rate of severe asthma attacks and improves lung function and asthma control for children ages 6 to 11, researchers reported on December 9, 2021 in […]

Scientists identify severe asthma species, show air pollutant as likely contributor

Written by | 8 Aug 2021

Asthma afflicts more than 300 million people worldwide. The most severe manifestation, known as non-Th2, or non-atopic childhood asthma, represents the majority of the cases, greater than 85%, […]

Triple inhaler therapy for asthma appears to improve outcomes

Written by | 30 Jun 2021

Researchers report that, when compared with dual inhaler therapy for moderate to severe asthma, triple therapy for children aged 6 to 18 years and adults is significantly associated […]

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