MEDICINE Panel: Shift Asthma Care


 

MEDICINE Panel: Shift Asthma Care
  IN A MOVE that could prompt a major change in the treatment of asthma, federal health officials urged physicians last week to place greater emphasis on reducing or preventing inflammation of the airways, rather than on trying to relieve bronchial constriction. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, releasing the first comprehensive guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of asthma, said traditional therapy has relied on symptomatic relief of constriction through the use of bronchodilator…

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An estimated million Americans — including nearly 5 million children — suffer the wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and cough that characterize asthma, according to the latest government figures. Asthma claims 5,000 lives each year. What troubles researchers is that the incidence of asthma has… , of 588 words 99. THE SEATTLE TIMES – May 23, 1995 MANAGING ASTHMA DISEASE ON THE RISE; PREVENTING INFLAMMATION CALLED BEST CONTROL Medicine. The startling rise in asthma rates has researchers studying the chronic lung condition from all sides. As a result, medicine is learning how to improve treatment and prevention of the diseas ———————————- Since she was 6 years old, Elizabeth Thompson has had to worry, really worry, about people with colds. If she catches one, it could become, once again, a monster in her sensitive, asthmatic lungs.The sniffles soon become bronchitis. The bronchitis soon… , of 21 words 99. The Cincinnati Post – March , 1994 Many patients underestimate the seriousness of asthma A: Asthma is an inflammatory, obstructive lung disease that improves with medication. Asthma is believed to be caused by genetic and environmental factors. People with asthma often have irritable, twitchy airways in response to nonspecific irritants such as smoke, chemicals, fumes or strong odors. Asthma also can be triggered by specific allergens including pollens, molds, dust mites and animal dander in addition to exercise, cold weather and viruses.It is commonly believed that people do… , of 2 words 99. The Dallas Morning News – January 10, 1994 Study questions belief that children outgrow asthma Moderate, severe cases often persist in adults A new study on asthma adds to evidence debunking a myth that children usually outgrow the common and sometimes fatal lung disease.Asthma is an increasing public health problem in the United States and many other countries. The incidence of asthma and deaths from the disease have risen sharply in recent years, but the reasons are not known. For decades, doctors have told anxious parents that their children’s symptoms of wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and difficulty in… , of 1 7 words : 81 – 90 of 295480 |12 5678 9 10111213 151617181920
: The Dallas Morning News – May 28, 1993 Boy proves asthma can’t hurt lifestyle 9-year-old in Waco wins scholarship with poster showing normal childhood WACO — Childhood asthma used to carry with it a lifelong sentence of being frail, sickly and inactive.Not any more. Evan DeWalt is living proof of that.Few would guess Evan has asthma. The 9-year-old lives a normal, active childhood.The suntanned third-grader at St. Louis Elementary School participates in recess and rides his bike to friends’ houses, and he’s the third baseman for the Rotary’s 9-year-olds Little League baseball team…. , of 910 words 99. Sun-Sentinel – November 6, 1992 STUDY SHOWS SWEEPING ASTHMA EFFECTS CHILDREN MISS 10 MILLION SCHOOL DAYS A YEAR; 200,000 FACE HOSPITALIZATION ASTHMA REPORT CHICAGO — Childhood asthma causes 10 million missed days of school a year and 200,000 hospitalizations, according to a study released on Thursday that provides the first nationwide look at asthma’s effect on youngsters.”Asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood. It’s the leading cause of days lost from school,” said the lead author, Dr. William Taylor of the national Centers for Disease Control and… , of 658 words 99. Evansville Courier, The IN – November 6, 1992 STUDY SAYS ASTHMA CAUSED 10 MILLION MISSED SCHOOL DAYS \ Childhood asthma causes 10 million missed days of school a year and 200,000 hospitalizations, according to a study released Thursday that provides the first nationwide look at asthma’s effect on youngsters.”Asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood. It’s the leading cause of days lost from school, said the lead author, Dr. William R. Taylor of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the study,… , of 587 words 99. Plain Dealer, The Cleveland, OH – November 6, 1992 ASTHMA LEADS AS CAUSE OF MISSED SCHOOL Childhood asthma causes 10 million missed days of school a year and 200,000 hospitalizations, according to a study released yesterday that provides the first nationwide look at asthma’s effect on youngsters. Asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood. It’s the leading cause of days lost from school, said the lead author, Dr.

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