Asthma

Common Name(s)

Asthma

Asthma is a condition in which the bronchial tubes carrying air into the lungs narrow and swell, producing extra mucus. The inflammation of the airways makes breathing difficult, and triggers coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Asthma can differ in its severity and may begin at any age, but typically starts during childhood. The presence of severe symptoms is referred to as an asthma attack. These attacks require immediate medical attention. Although asthma can’t be cured, its symptoms can be controlled and monitored.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Asthma" for support, advocacy or research.

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Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is the leading national non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, community outreach, advocacy and research. AANMA facilitates communication of quality information among patients, parents, physicians, community members, government and private industry through accurate guidance and clearly written resources on asthma and allergies, provided through its website, aanma.org, published reports, position statements, quarterly magazine, Allergy & Asthma Today, and monthly newsletter, The MA Report.

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives, improve lung health and prevent lung disease. The American Lung Association is "Fighting for Air" through research, education and advocacy.

Last Updated: 17 May 2010

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Asthma" for support, advocacy or research.

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Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is the leading national non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, community outreach, advocacy and research. AANMA facilitates communication of quality information among patients, parents, physicians, community members, government and private industry through accurate guidance and clearly written resources on asthma and allergies, provided through its website, aanma.org, published reports, position statements, quarterly magazine, Allergy & Asthma Today, and monthly newsletter, The MA Report.

http://www.aanma.org

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives, improve lung health and prevent lung disease. The American Lung Association is "Fighting for Air" through research, education and advocacy.

http://www.lungusa.org

Last Updated: 17 May 2010

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

http://www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Asthma" returned 9092 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

CHI3L1 polymorphisms associate with asthma in a Taiwanese population.
 

Author(s): Yishan Tsai, Yingchin Ko, Mingshyan Huang, Mengchih Lin, Chaochien Wu, Chinchou Wang, Yunxuan Chen, Jianing Li, Yuting Tseng, Tsunai Wang

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A genome-wide association study uncovered Chitinase 3 like 1 (CHI3L1) as a candidate gene for asthma susceptibility. CHI3L1, which encodes the YKL-40 protein, is associated with asthma in Western European and American populations and with atopy in a Korean population. However, asthma-associated ...

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2014

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The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with difficult-to-treat asthma.
 

Author(s): Selma Firat Guven, Adile Berna Dursun, Bulent Ciftci, Ferda Oner Erkekol, Ozlem Kar Kurt

Journal: Asian Pac. J. Allergy Immunol.. 2014 Jun;32(2):153-9.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs more commonly in asthma patients than in the general population and can complicate asthma management. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of OSA in patients with difficult-to-treat asthma (DTA) and to investigate the sleep quality ...

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2014

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Satisfaction level and asthma control among Malaysian asthma patients on Symbicort Maintenance and Reliever Therapy (SMART) in the primary care setting (SMARTEST study).
 

Author(s): Chong-Kin Liam, Yong-Kek Pang, Keong-Tiong Chua

Journal: Asian Pac. J. Allergy Immunol.. 2014 Jun;32(2):145-52.

 

To evaluate Malaysian patients' satisfaction levels and asthma control with Symbicort SMART® in the primary care setting.

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Asthma" returned 1435 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The indoor environment and inner-city childhood asthma.
 

Author(s): Watcharoot Kanchongkittiphon, Jonathan M Gaffin, Wanda Phipatanakul

Journal: Asian Pac. J. Allergy Immunol.. 2014 Jun;32(2):103-10.

 

Exposure to indoor pollutants and allergens has been speculated to cause asthma symptoms and exacerbations and influence the risk of developing asthma. The aim of this article is to review the medical literature regarding the role of the indoor environment on inner-city childhood asthma.

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2014

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Comparative effectiveness of long term drug treatment strategies to prevent asthma exacerbations: network meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Rik J B Loymans, Armin Gemperli, Judith Cohen, Sidney M Rubinstein, Peter J Sterk, Helen K Reddel, Peter Jüni, Gerben ter Riet

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To determine the comparative effectiveness and safety of current maintenance strategies in preventing exacerbations of asthma.

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2014

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[Small airways involvement in asthma].
 

Author(s): Mohamed Ridha Charfi, Maher Abouda

Journal: Tunis Med. 2014 Jan;92(1):101-3.

 

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2014

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Study to Compare the Effects of Z7200 And Symbicort® Turbohaler on Respiratory Imaging Parameters in Asthmatic Patients
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Asthma; Asthma Chronic; Asthma Bronchial; Asthmatic

 

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2014

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Asthma Inflammation Research
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Asthma; Allergic Asthma; Non-allergic Asthma

 

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2014

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Last Updated: 10 Sep 2013

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