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Asthma

In brief: what’s new and notable in asthma

Explore new and notable updates in asthma, including research into the effects of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation on mortality in patients with respiratory failure. Review data shared by presenters at CHEST 2022 on prescribing biologics and recent changes to lung function testing practice in the CHEST Daily News publication; investigate the impact of race-based reference equations on health care disparities; and get quick-hit highlights of important data describing how geography, race, and other factors affect individual patients’ asthma experience.


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Patient education resources to share

The asthma experience is not gender neutral. Women and girls are more likely to have asthma, their asthma may be more severe, and they are at greater risk for poor outcomes. The Women with Asthma section, now available from the CHEST Foundation, details the unique aspects of asthma in this population.

Learn more about how female biology affects the prevalence and severity of asthma symptoms; risk factors for severe asthma in women and girls; and how menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause can affect asthma exacerbations.

LEARN MORE ABOUT WOMEN WITH ASTHMA »

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Asthma news and notes

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CHEST DAILY NEWS

Prescribing biologics for severe asthma challenging but rewarding
Biologics can be excellent supplements to treatment for severe asthma but come with unique considerations. Take an in-depth look at recent studies into these medications in coverage from CHEST 2022.

CHEST PHYSICIAN®

Race and spirometry
Experts are reanalyzing the use of race-based reference equations in the evaluation of lung function. Review the history of these equations, new data on the impact of their use, and recent guideline updates.

CHEST DAILY NEWS

Guideline update changes best practices for assessing lung function
Explore the most recent data and guideline updates on the practice of lung function testing, including changes to reference values, the use of Z scores, the evaluation of bronchodilator response, and more.

DATA TRENDS

Comorbidities, Racial Disparities, and Geographic Differences in Asthma
A variety of factors can affect an individual’s asthma experience. These infographics offer quick-hit highlights of data describing how specific comorbidities and disparities impact patients with severe asthma.

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