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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 effectiveness of bronchial thermoplasty, important questions about asthma-COPD overlap, and considerations for patients with asthma who contract COVID. Test your asthma expertise with an escape room-style game in the CHEST Player Hub, read through the latest articles from members in the CHEST Physician® publication, and review a new resource from the CHEST Foundation on the unique experiences of women and girls with asthma.

Must-reads and more in CHEST® journal


Efficacy and safety results in severe asthmatics
VISUAL ABSTRACT

This visual abstract compares severe exacerbations, emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and corticosteroid exposure for patients before and after bronchial thermoplasty to explore the effectiveness of this treatment.

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Asthma and COVID-19

Asthma in women

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FeNO guideline updates

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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 PHYSICAN

FeNO guidelines and the art of clinical medicine

Should patients with asthma for whom treatment is being contemplated undergo FeNO testing? Explore new guidelines on this common practice.

CHEST DAILY NEWS

Panel examines sex-related differences of asthma in women

Asthma is not a gender-neutral disease. Learn about the unique expressions of asthma in women and girls.

CHEST PHYSICIAN

New gene signals for asthma-COPD overlap identified

A large-scale analysis of people with asthma-COPD overlap identified eight novel signals that may be linked to inflammation and worse asthma outcomes.

DEEP BREATHS: UPDATES FROM CHEST

Closing the Gaps in Care: A Look at Diagnostic Challenges for Severe Asthma

Review diagnostic challenges in severe eosinophilic asthma with this podcast.

CHEST PHYSICIAN

Digital monitors can relieve asthma burden by boosting medication adherence and inhaler technique

Many difficult-to-control asthma symptoms may be reduced by better adherence to medication regimens and inhaler techniques, potentially limiting the need for other therapies.

CHEST PHYSICIAN

Infant bronchiolitis subtype may predict asthma risk

Bronchiolitis is a leading cause of infant hospitalizations and is linked with asthma later in life. Read more about identifying patients at high risk for developing asthma after bronchiolitis.

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