Asthma Adults Science

Association Between Asthma and Meniere's Disease: A Nested Case-Control Study
21-10-2021CONCLUSIONS: This study is the first to demonstrate a positive relationship between Meniere's disease and prior asthma history in adults. The association between prior asthma history and Meniere's disease was noted in both allergic and nonallergic asthma cases. The potential development of Meniere's disease should be considered when managing the asthma patients with dizziness or vertigo.

Long-term predictors of severe exacerbations and mortality in a cohort of well-characterised adults with asthma
21-10-2021CONCLUSIONS: Markers of poor asthma control, including high use of SABA, are predictors of long-term exacerbation rate and mortality over 30 years in patients with well-characterised asthma. Improving asthma control, including lung function and reducing use of reliever medication, is vital for improving the long-term outcome of asthma.

Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) Strategy 2021 - Executive summary and rationale for key changes
20-10-2021The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) Strategy Report provides clinicians with an annually updated evidence-based strategy for asthma management and prevention, which can be adapted for local circumstances (e.g., medication availability). This article summarizes key recommendations from GINA 2021, and the evidence underpinning recent changes. GINA recommends that asthma in adults and adolescents should not be treated solely with short-acting beta2-agonist (SABA), because of the risks of...

Different effects of smoking on atopic and non-atopic adult-onset asthma
20-10-2021CONCLUSIONS: In women, rather small amounts of regular smoking increase the risk of atopic asthma. However, for non-atopic asthma, the smoking induced risk continues for longer after quitting, especially in men. In conclusion, the effects of smoking on the risks of atopic and non-atopic asthma differ, and gender modifies these effects.




Illness perception in patients with D.M. type II in Cambodia
This research is a qualitative study of illness perception in patients registered in a clinic in a rural area in Cambodia (Cambodia-Dutch Organization). All patients in the clinic with Diabetes...