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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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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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.

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 9208 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Interferon-gamma +874A/T polymorphism is associated with asthma risk: a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): W Nie, L Meng, X Wang, Q Xiu

Journal: J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2014 ;24(5):324-30.

 

Results regarding the association between the interferon-y (lFN-y) +874A/T polymorphism and asthma risk are controversial and ambiguous. The aim of this study was to determine with greater precision the relationship between the IFN-gamma+874A/T polymorphism and asthma using a meta-analysis.

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2014

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PURLs: Think twice about nebulizers for asthma attacks.
 

Author(s): Kate Kirley, Liz Nguyen

Journal: J Fam Pract. 2014 Jun;63(6):321-46.

 

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2014

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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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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 1456 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effectiveness and safety of heat-sensitive moxibustion on bronchial asthma: a meta-analysis of randomized control trials.
 

Author(s): Jun Xiong, Zhongyong Liu, Rixin Chen, Dingyi Xie, Zhenhai Chi, Bo Zhang

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2014 Aug;34(4):392-400.

 

To systematically evaluate the effectiveness and safety of heat-sensitive moxibustion (HSM) on asthma.

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2014

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Perimenstrual asthma as a gynecological and pulmonological clinical problem.
 

Author(s): Szymon Skoczyński, Aleksandra Semik-Orzech, Wojciech Szanecki, Michał Majewski, Krzysztof Kołodziejczyk, Ewa Sozańska, Andrzej Witek, Władysław Pierzchała

Journal: Adv Clin Exp Med. ;23(4):665-8.

 

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases of the respiratory system. It is estimated that up to 40% of asthmatic women of childbearing age may experience a cyclical exacerbation of asthmatic symptoms during the perimenstrual period, which is called perimenstrual asthma (PMA). ...

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2014

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Childhood asthma and obesity--what is the true link?
 

Author(s): Perdita Permaul, Watcharoot Kanchongkittiphon, Wanda Phipatanakul

Journal: Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol.. 2014 Sep;113(3):244-6.

 

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 3 Oct 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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