AANMA is a non-profit health organization that builds understanding, provides practical assistance and helps families breathe easier through education, advocacy and outreach. For more information about AANMA, visit http://www.breatherville.org.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory process that leads to airflow limitation and increased sensitivity to asthma triggers. More than 22 million people in the United States are currently affected by asthma. It is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood, affecting more than six million children.
Asthma has far-reaching social and economic impacts. The annual cost of this disease is estimated to be nearly $18 billion through direct costs of $10 billion, such as hospitalizations, medications and other healthcare costs; and indirect costs of $8 billion, which include lost earnings due to illness, death or absenteeism. In 2002 there were more than 4,000 mortalities due to this chronic condition.
Aerocrine AB is a medical technology company focused on the improved management and care of patients with inflammatory airway diseases. As the pioneer and leader in the technology to monitor and manage airway inflammation, Aerocrine markets NIOX(R) Flex and NIOX MINO(R). Both products enable fast and reliable management of airway inflammation and may therefore play a critical role in more effective diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with inflammatory airway diseases such as asthma. Aerocrine is based in Sweden with subsidiaries in the US, Germany and the UK. Aerocrine shares were listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange on 15 June 2007.
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