Asthma

24 results found for: asthma

Reacting to allergy

In a survey earlier this year GPs said that up to 90 per cent of their appointments with summer pollen sufferers were unnecessary and could be dealt with in the local pharmacy. They are absolutely right.

NICE goes green on asthma inhalers

Metered dose inhalers, containing hydrofluorocarbons, have estimated carbon footprints of 500g CO2eq per dose, compared to 20g in dry powder inhalers

New asthma treatment

The CHMP has approved dupilumab (Dupixent) as add-on maintenance treatment for some patients 12 years and older with severe asthma

UKCPA: New focal point on asthma

The focal point programme has been developed to provide clinically focused sessions that present information and activities relevant for pharmacy professionals

Asthma rates falling

Researchers found that 6.52 per cent of the UK population had asthma in 2016 compared with 7.22 per cent in 2006

Scenario: Inhalers in schools

Vicky, the pharmacy technician, tells Parveen that someone is asking to “buy a couple of salbutamol inhalers”

Asthma care gets smart

Our data-rich world could offer important new insights into asthma’s epidemiology and pathogenesis

UKCPA: Optimising inhaler technique

A community pharmacy-based inhaler technique check service is being rolled out in Leeds

Panel warns of dangers of indoor air pollution

The problem of poor indoor air quality has not received the same level of attention as outdoor pollution

Asthma linked to AF, study finds

Allowing for potential confounders, people who reported ever having asthma were 27 per cent more likely to develop AF than controls without asthma

Respiratory pathogens and asthma in children

A Canadian study found that of 958 children who experienced asthma treatment failure, 61.7 per cent tested positive for at least one respiratory pathogen

The management of asthma

This module considers the management of asthma and looks at how patient outcomes can be improved with pharmacy services

Asthma drugs linked to fertility problems?

Short-acting beta-agonists (SABAs) may reduce fertility, according to the Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints study

What’s new in COPD & asthma care (part 2)

Here we consider the role community pharmacy teams can play in the therapeutic management of COPD

What’s new in COPD & asthma care (part 1)

What symptoms should pharmacists look for with COPD and when should suspected cases be referred to a GP?

Self-management benefits asthma patients

Asthma self-management, including patient education, an action plan and regular review, improves care, research finds

Obesity linked to asthma in children

Children with asthma seem more likely to become obese than those without asthma, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine reported recently

Basic asthma care still falling short

Two-thirds of people are still not receiving the basic care they need to manage their asthma, says Asthma UK

New online tool tracks asthma trends

Asthma UK has launched a new online tool to enable healthcare professionals and researchers to access the latest figures on asthma

Late-onset asthma linked to cardiovascular disease

People with asthma that emerges in adulthood may be at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease

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