Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Asthma

Evidence Based Reports

Omalizumab for the treatment of severe persistent allergic asthma: a systematic review and economic evaluation. (2013) [HTA] NEW

Dehumidifiers for chronic asthma. (2013) [Cochrane Library] NEW

Anticholinergic therapy for acute asthma in children. (2013) [Cochrane Library] NEW

Regular treatment with formoterol for chronic asthma: serious adverse events. (2012) [Cochrane Library] NEW

Combined inhaled anticholinergics and short-acting beta2-agonists for initial treatment of acute asthma in children. (2012) [Cochrane Library] NEW

Monosodium glutamate avoidance for chronic asthma in adults and children. (2012) [Cochrane Library] NEW

Leukotriene receptor antagonists in addition to usual care for acute asthma in adults and children. (2012) [Cochrane Library] NEW

Weight loss interventions for chronic asthma. (2012) [Cochrane Library] NEW

Telehealthcare for asthma. (2012) [Cochrane Library] NEW

Ionisers for chronic asthma. (2012) [Cochrane LIbrary] NEW

Asthma and other recurrent wheezing disorders in children (chronic. (2012) [Clinical Evidence] NEW Subscription required

Asthma and other recurrent wheezing disorders in children (acute. (2012) [Clinicla Evidence] NEW Subscription required

Home-based educational interventions for children with asthma (2011)[Cochrane]

Regular treatment with formoterol and an inhaled corticosteroid versus regular treatment with salmeterol and an inhaled corticosteroid for chronic asthma: serious adverse events (2011)[Cochrane]

Workplace interventions for treatment of occupational asthma (2011)[Cochrane]

Dapsone as an oral corticosteroid sparing agent for asthma (2011)[Cochrane]

Inhaled sodium cromoglycate for asthma in children (2011)[Cochrane]

Continuous versus intermittent beta-agonists for acute asthma (2011)[Cochrane] <

Troleandomycin as an oral corticosteroid sparing agent in stable asthma (2010)[Cochrane]

Oxatomide for stable asthma in adults and children (2010)[Cochrane]

Gold as an oral corticosteroid sparing agent in stable asthma (2010)[Cochrane]

Cyclosporin as an oral corticosteroid sparing agent in stable asthma (2010)[Cochrane]

Pneumococcal vaccine for asthma (2010)[Cochrane]

Fluticasone versus 'extrafine' HFA-beclomethasone dipropionate for chronic asthma in adults and children (2010)[Cochrane]

Indigenous healthcare worker involvement for Indigenous adults and children with asthma (2010)[Cochrane]

Dietary marine fatty acids (fish oil) for asthma in adults and children (2010)[Cochrane]

Alexander technique for chronic asthma (2010)[Cochrane]

Do written asthma action plans reduce hospital admissions? (2009)[BestBETS]

Feather versus non-feather bedding for asthma (2009)[Cochrane]

Inhaled versus oral steroids for adults with chronic asthma (2009)[Cochrane]

Culture-specific programs for children and adults from minority groups who have asthma (2009)[Cochrane]

Regular treatment with formoterol versus regular treatment with salmeterol for chronic asthma: serious adverse events (2009)[Cochrane]

Regular treatment with salmeterol and inhaled steroids for chronic asthma: serious adverse events (2009)[Cochrane]

Regular treatment with formoterol and inhaled steroids for chronic asthma: serious adverse events (2009)[Cochrane]

Holding chambers versus nebulisers for inhaled steroids in chronic asthma (2008) [Cochrane]

Herbal interventions for chronic asthma in adults and children (2008) [Cochrane]

Fluticasone versus placebo for chronic asthma in adults and children (2008) [Cochrane]

House dust mite control measures for asthma (2008) [Cochrane]

Fluticasone at different doses for chronic asthma in adults and children (2008) [Cochrane]

Acupuncture for chronic asthma (2008) [Cochrane]

Clinical Guidelines

Brithish Guideline on the Management of Asthma (2012)[SIGN/BTS] updated

Asthma (2011)[CKS]

Care pathway for asthma and/or rhinitis. (2011) [Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health]

Occupational Asthma (2010)[British Occupational Health Research Foundation]

Recent articles in core journals

Multifaceted allergen avoidance during infancy reduces asthma during childhood with the effect persisting until age 18 years. (2013) [EvidenceUpdate] NEW

The school-based preventive asthma care trial: results of a pilot study. (2013) [EvidenceUpdates] NEW

Safety and tolerability of the novel inhaled corticosteroid fluticasone furoate in combination with the β2 agonist vilanterol administered once daily for 52 weeks in patients >=12 years old with asthma: a randomised trial. (2013) [EvidenceUpdates] NEW

Dose-ranging study of lebrikizumab in asthmatic patients not receiving inhaled steroids. (2013) [EvidenceUpdates] NEW

Microbes and mucosal immune responses in asthma. (2013) [Lancet] NEW

Does BCG vaccination protect against childhood asthma? Final results from the Manchester Community Asthma Study retrospective cohort study and updated systematic review and meta-analysis. (2013) [EvidenceUpdates] NEW

Allergen-specific immunotherapy for pediatric asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis: a systematic review. (2013) [EvidenceUpdates] NEW

Probiotic supplementation during pregnancy or infancy for the prevention of asthma and wheeze: systematic review and meta-analysis. (2013) [BMJ] NEW

Lansoprazole for children with poorly controlled asthma: a randomized controlled trial. (2012) [JAMA] NEW

Association of late-preterm birth with asthma in young children: practice-based study. (2011)[EvidenceUpdates]

Enhancing ventilation in homes of children with asthma: cost-effectiveness study alongside randomised controlled trial. (2011)[EvidenceUpdates]

Enhancing ventilation in homes of children with asthma: pragmatic randomised controlled trial. (2011)[EvidenceUpdates]

Tiotropium is noninferior to salmeterol in maintaining improved lung function in B16-Arg/Arg patients with asthma. (2011)[EvidenceUpdates]

A randomized trial of air cleaners and a health coach to improve indoor air quality for inner-city children with asthma and secondhand smoke exposure. (2011)[EvidenceUpdates]

Lebrikizumab treatment in adults with asthma. (2011)[NEJM]

Effect of bronchoconstriction on airway remodeling in asthma. (2011)[NEJM]

Oral montelukast in acute asthma exacerbations: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. (2011)[EvidenceUpdates]

Characterization of the asthmatic population of St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Asthma severity levels and atopic sensitization. (2010)[Journal of Asthma]

Subacute lack of asthma control and acute asthma exacerbation history as predictors of subsequent acute asthma exacerbations: evidence from managed care data. (2010)[Journal of Asthma]

Effects of HEPA Air Cleaners on Unscheduled Asthma Visits and Asthma Symptoms for Children Exposed to Secondhand Tobacco Smoke. (2010)[Pediatrics]

Effect of Obesity on Asthma Phenotype is Dependent upon Asthma Severity. (2010)[Journal of Asthma]

Asthma, asthma medications, and prostate cancer risk. (2010)[Cancer Epidemiology & Biomarkers and Prevention]

Individualized asthma self-management improves medication adherence and markers of asthma control (2009)[EvidenceUpdates]

Do school-based asthma education programs improve self-management and health outcomes? (2009)[EvidenceUpdates]

Small-group, interactive education and the effect on asthma control by children and their families (2009)[EvidencUpdates]

Internet-based self-management plus education compared with usual care in asthma: a randomized trial. (2009)[EvidenceUpdates]

Inhaled corticosteroids and asthma control in children: assessing impairment and risk (2009)[EvidenceUpdates]

Acetaminophen use and the risk of asthma in children and adults: a systematic review and metaanalysis (2009)[EvidenceUpdates]

A comparison of budesonide/formoterol maintenance and reliever therapy vs. conventional best practice in asthma management (2009)[EvidenceUpdates]

A randomized controlled evaluation of the effect of community health workers on hospitalization for asthma: the asthma coach (2009)[EvidenceUpdates]

Adherence feedback to improve asthma outcomes among inner-city children: a randomized trial (2009)[EvidenceUpdates]

Beliefs and barriers to follow-up after an emergency department asthma visit: a randomized trial (2009)[EvidenceUpdates]

Daily versus as-needed inhaled corticosteroid for mild persistent asthma (The Helsinki early intervention childhood asthma study) (2008) [EvidenceUpdates]

Daclizumab improves asthma control in patients with moderate to severe persistent asthma: a randomized, controlled trial (2008) [EvidenceUpdates]

eTextbooks

Exercise Induced Asthma (2013) [eMedicine] updated

Asthma (2011) [eMedicine]

Childhood Asthma (2010) [GP notebook]

Asthma in adults: management (2007) [BMJ Learning]

Asthma in adults: diagnosis (2007) [BMJ Learning]

Childhood asthma: diagnosis and treatment (2007) [BMJ Learning]

Running an asthma clinic (2007) [BMJ Learning]

Clinical Queries

Are there any contra-indications of Asthmatic patients visiting countries with a high altitude? (2010)[ATTRACT]

Is there any evidence that in patients with asthma, seasonal flu vaccine can trigger an acute exacerbation of asthma? (2010)[ATTRACT]

Is there any evidence for the use of spirometry in children with asthma? (2009)[TRIPAnswers]

In a patient with Type 2 Diabetes and acute excacerbation of Asthma, is a short course of predinslone (30 mg for 3-5days) contraindicated? (2009)[TRIPAnswers]

If a patient on a steroid inhaler for asthma is discovered to have COPD, is it harmful to stop the steroid and use a bronchodilator? (2008) [TRIPAnswers]

Is there any evidence for the use of tiotropium in asthma? (2008) [TRIPAnswers]

I'm trying to find statistics that suggest a link between asthma and eczema in children - and is there any greater susceptability to contracting other skin conditions? (2008) [TRIPAnswers]

Can calcium channel blockers be used to treat panic symptoms in patients with asthma? If not, what are the alternatives? (2008) [TRIPAnswers]

Patient Information

Asthma - children (2012)[NHS Choices] updated

Asthma (2012)[NHS Choices] updated

Asthma (2012)[BUPA] updated

Asthma (2009)[MedlinePlus]

Asthma in Children (2009)[MedlinePlus]

Important

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