Tag Archives: Asthma

Childhood Asthma, Wheezing Linked to Maternal Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

November 27, 2018 Share this content: Elevated blood pressure in pregnant women may be associated with an increased risk for asthma in children. Elevated blood pressure in pregnant women is associated with lower lung function and an increased risk for current asthma and current wheezing in children age 10, with these associations being potentially trimester-specific.… Read More »

Lung Function in Asthma Improves With Add-On Tiotropium

November 16, 2018 Share this content: Regardless of immunoglobulin E levels and blood eosinophil counts, add-on tiotropium improved lung function compared with placebo. This article is part of Pulmonology Advisor‘s coverage of the ACAAI 2018 meeting, taking place in Seattle, Washington. Our staff will report on medical research related to allergy, asthma, and more conducted… Read More »

Air pollution leads to millions of hospital visits for asthma attacks worldwide

Air pollution could be to blame for up to 33 million emergency asthma attack visits to hospital a year, a world study involving the University of York has found. It is the first study to estimate the impact of air pollution on asthma cases across the globe. Asthma is the most prevalent chronic respiratory disease worldwide, affecting… Read More »