A recent study looking at bronchodilator response has potential, but it could prove difficult to perform in most primary care settings.
Pediatricians need to implement the strategies of assessing, adjusting, and reviewing symptoms and risks of severe asthma to confirm the diagnosis and implement appropriate interventions.
Bronchodilator response may offer a signal to pediatricians on the severity of a patient’s asthma, and can be used to help manage the condition.
For children with chronic conditions like asthma in rural, underserved communities, school-based telehealth can help close the gap.
Previous studies in adults have shown that anxiety and depression can increase emergency department (ED) visits as a result for asthma. A new study in Pediatrics looks at whether the connection exists in pediatric patients.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection requiring hospitalization may be associated with later asthma development, especially when RSV hospitalization occurs in the later part of an infant's first year of life.
Children who are in difficult family situations may have a particularly difficult time managing their asthma, according to a recent report.
Children who are prescribed montelukast for managing their asthma are nearly twice as likely to experience a neuropsychiatric event as asthmatic children who are taking other asthma maintenance medications.
Children with asthma who use a web- and mobile–web-based self-management tool show high and sustained self-monitoring and improved asthma outcomes, a study in asthmatic children showed.
A recent study investigates the prevalence of asthma in minority groups and how often they turn to the emergency department (ED) for management.