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 9001 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The -33C/T polymorphism in the interleukin 4 gene is associated with asthma risk: a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Y Liu, A Zhuo, W Liu, S Xu, S Li

Journal: J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2014 ;24(2):114-21.

 

The association between the interleukin 4 (IL-4) gene -33C/T polymorphism and asthma risk is a subject of debate.We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the association between this polymorphism and asthma susceptibility.

Last Updated: 19 May 2014

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The effect of inhaled corticosteroids on the concentration of soluble CD163 in induced sputum of allergic asthma patients.
 

Author(s): K Kowal, M Moniuszko, A Bodzenta-Lukaszyk

Journal: J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2014 ;24(1):49-55.

 

CD163 is a monocyte/macrophage-specific molecule whose expression is induced by corticosteroids and IL-10. The aim of this study was to evaluate the concentration of soluble CD163 (sCD163) in the induced sputum of asthmatic patients before and after therapy with inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs).

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2014

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Association of mechanical ventilation and flue use in heaters with asthma symptoms in Japanese schoolchildren: a cross-sectional study in Sapporo, Japan.
 

Author(s): Shi Cong, Atsuko Araki, Shigekazu Ukawa, Yu Ait Bamai, Shuji Tajima, Ayako Kanazawa, Motoyuki Yuasa, Akiko Tamakoshi, Reiko Kishi

Journal: J Epidemiol. 2014 ;24(3):230-8.

 

Use of fuel heaters is associated with childhood asthma. However, no studies have evaluated the associations of flue use and mechanical ventilation (ventilation) with asthma symptoms in schoolchildren.

Last Updated: 8 May 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 1412 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Environmental remediation in the treatment of allergy and asthma: latest updates.
 

Author(s): Lakiea S Wright, Wanda Phipatanakul

Journal: Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2014 Mar;14(3):419.

 

In the modern era, the prevalence of asthma and allergies are increasing. It has been speculated that environmental exposures are contributing to this rise. Several studies demonstrate that common indoor allergen exposures exacerbate asthma. Minimizing exposure to allergens and remediating ...

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2014

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Recent advances on diagnosis and management of childhood asthma and food allergies.
 

Author(s): Dani Hakimeh, Salvatore Tripodi

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The epidemic of childhood allergic disorders has been associated to the decline of infectious disease. However, exposure to many triggers (airborne viruses, tobacco smoke, pollution, indoor allergens, etc.) contribute to the disease. Breast feeding practices, nutrition, dietary and ...

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2014

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The role of rhinosinusitis in severe asthma.
 

Author(s): An-Soo Jang

Journal: Korean J. Intern. Med.. 2013 Nov;28(6):646-51.

 

The prevalence of asthma is approximately 5% to 10% in the general population. Of these, approximately 5% to 10% are severe asthmatics who respond poorly to asthmatic drugs, including high-dose inhaled steroids. Severe asthmatics have persistent symptoms, frequent symptom exacerbation, ...

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2013

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Asthma Inflammation Research
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2014

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Characterization of the Role of Histamine in Children With Asthma
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2011

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Severe Asthma Research Program - Wake Forest University
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Asthma; Severe Persistent Asthma

 

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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