Category Archives: Asthma

Study finds potential new target to treat asthma attacks brought on by colds
Asthma

Study finds potential new target to treat asthma attacks brought on by colds

Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism that could explain why the common cold can bring on life-threatening asthma attacks. Published …Read the Rest

Asthma refresher for RN’s
Asthma

Asthma refresher for RN’s

PowerPoint refresher Asthma: AsthmaManagementUpdate

Forced oscillation technique (FOT)- Pediatric Asthma
Asthma

Forced oscillation technique (FOT)- Pediatric Asthma

Chestnet.org: Pediatric asthma lacks sensitive objective measures for asthma monitoring. The forced oscillation technique (FOT) offers strong feasibility across the …Read the Rest

Inflammatory on and off switch identified for allergic asthma and COPD
Asthma

Inflammatory on and off switch identified for allergic asthma and COPD

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that two receptors of leukotriene B4, BLT1 and BLT2, actually play opposite roles …Read the Rest

Major revision of its Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention.
Asthma

Major revision of its Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention.

On World Asthma Day, May 6, 2014, the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) is launching a major revision of its …Read the Rest

Tiotropium as Asthma Add-On Treatment Shows Promise
Asthma

Tiotropium as Asthma Add-On Treatment Shows Promise

MPR Boehringer Ingelheim has announced positive results from several Phase 3 studies analyzing once-daily tiotropium (Spiriva; Boehringer Ingelheim) delivered via …Read the Rest

The AQHI as a risk communication tool
Asthma

The AQHI as a risk communication tool

Poor air quality causes health problems and deaths every year in Canada.  The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is a …Read the Rest

Canadian Asthma Consensus Guidelines 2 0 1 2 U P D A T E
Asthma

Canadian Asthma Consensus Guidelines 2 0 1 2 U P D A T E

Mary Noseworthy, MDCM, FRCPC, Director, Asthma Specialty Clinic, Alberta Children’s Hospital and Medical Co-Leader, Community Pediatric Asthma Service (Calgary Zone), …Read the Rest

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