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Performance of database-derived severe exacerbations and asthma control measures in asthma: responsiveness and predictive utility in a UK primary care database with linked questionnaire data

Performance of database-derived severe exacerbations and asthma control measures in asthma: responsiveness and predictive utility in a UK primary care database with linked questionnaire data

Database-derived measures of asthma control was predictive of asthma treatment response and future asthma exacerbation. This study validates the usage of database...

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Hay fever sufferers may not be picking the right drugs to treat symptoms

Hay fever sufferers may not be picking the right drugs to treat symptoms

A study in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice found the majority of surveyed people with hay fever were not picking optimal over-the-counter...

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Breathing exercises help asthma patients with quality of life

Breathing exercises help asthma patients with quality of life

Southampton, 12th December, 2017. A study led by the University of Southampton has found that people who continue to get problems from their asthma, despite receiving...

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REcognise Asthma and LInk to Symptoms and Experiences (REALISE)

REcognise Asthma and LInk to Symptoms and Experiences (REALISE)

REALISE survey aimed to assess levels of asthma control and patient-reported asthma control Factor analysis identified distinct patient clusters with varying...

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Blood eosinophil counts help predict COPD exacerbation risk in ex-smokers

Blood eosinophil counts help predict COPD exacerbation risk in ex-smokers

Singapore, 13th November, 2017. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an important public health challenge as it is a major cause of chronic morbidity and...

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Nicotine replacement therapy causes an increase in cardiovascular events during a 52-week follow-up period

Nicotine replacement therapy causes an increase in cardiovascular events during a 52-week follow-up period

Treatment with NRT during a brief, 4-week, follow-up period does not appear to put patients at risk of cardiovascular disease.  However, at 52 weeks, there was an...

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To fine or extrafine: which ICS formulation has the better dose response in patients with asthma?

To fine or extrafine: which ICS formulation has the better dose response in patients with asthma?

Dose-dependent reduction in asthma exacerbations for patients treated with extrafine-particle inhaled corticosteroids in an adult UK asthma population; a result not...

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International study highlights importance of inhaler technique on asthma patient outcomes

International study highlights importance of inhaler technique on asthma patient outcomes

International CRITIKAL Study1 is one of the largest to investigate inhaler technique and the first to analyse the direct associations between specific inhaler errors...

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