Navigation Links
Improved medication use could reduce severe asthma attacks
Date:12/12/2011

DETROIT Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital have found that one-quarter of severe asthma attacks could be prevented if only patients consistently took their medication as prescribed.

Moreover, an asthma attack was only significantly reduced when patients used at least 75 percent of their prescribed dose, according to the study.

Patients often poorly take their medication based on the onset and degree of symptoms.

Henry Ford researchers say this is the first time that asthma medication use has been tracked closely over time and related to the likelihood of severe asthma attacks.

The findings are published online in the December issue of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

"Our findings demonstrated a relationship between medication adherence and asthma events in a manner that accounts for the changing patterns of inhaler use over time," says lead author Keoki Williams, M.D., MPH, an Internal Medicine physician and associate director of Henry Ford's Center for Health Policy and Health Service Research.

More than 20 million Americans, or approximately 1 in 15, suffer from asthma, which accounts for nearly 500,000 hospitalizations in the United States annually, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) medication is the most effective treatment for controlling symptoms and preventing attacks, which can lead to a visit to the emergency department or hospitalization or death if left untreated.

Working from their theory that ICS use changes with the episodic nature of asthma, Dr. Williams and his team of researchers set out to measure changes in medication use over time and to estimate the effect of ICS use on asthma attacks among 298 patients. Patients were followed on average for two years and had 435 asthma attacks during that time.


'/>"/>
Contact: David Olejarz
dolejar1@hfhs.org
313-874-4094
Henry Ford Health System
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. LSUHSC research shows Rx with hyperbaric oxygen improved TBI and PTSD in vets
2. Improved method of electrical stimulation could help treat damaged nerves
3. EHJ paper underlines need for improved links between cardiologists and psychiatrists
4. Improved memory efficiency seen after aerobic exercise in fibromyalgia patients
5. ACAAI Annual Meeting abstracts: Improved outcomes for adults with allergies and asthma
6. Improved Allergy Shots Might Be on Horizon
7. New research on improved treatment options and screening strategies for Hepatitis C
8. Thyroid Surgery Linked to Improved Sleep Apnea Symptoms
9. New oncolytic virus shows improved effectiveness in preclinical testing
10. Public reporting hasnt improved transplant centers care
11. Improved method for detecting mutant DNAs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Improved medication use could reduce severe asthma attacks
(Date:9/30/2014)... September 30, 2014 FDA-approved injectable ... Poly-L-lactic acid) are used in several procedures that ... in patients, but are primarily used for wrinkle ... rejuvenation—in particular, these fillers are being used as ... restoring smoother skin in the hands. (1) (2) ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Healthpointe is proud to announce that ... and ankle reconstruction surgeries to assist patients with severe ... specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports medicine, ... also trained to perform advanced Foot and Ankle Reconstruction ... is also fluent in Spanish. , Reconstructive surgical procedures ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... TX (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 To ... the Editorial Board of Living with a Disability ... sheds light on hematological disorders as disabling conditions. ... requires more than a diagnosis to establish a disability ... chronic thrombocytomenia, myelofibrosis, hereditary telangiectasia, coagulation defects, polycythemia vera, ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Jiwa Law Corporation, a personal injury law firm in ... offering free consultation for personal injury claims of their clients. ... the first time to meet the Vancouver ICBC lawyers will ... understand what their rights are. The experts at Jiwa Law ... to them what the law firm can do regarding their ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Coast ... grand opening of its newest practice, located at 1010 ... digital x-rays, general dentistry services , and specialty ... In addition to providing affordable and convenient dental care, ... emergency dental appointments . Call Coast Dental at 559-777-6113 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nonsurgical Cosmetic How-To: Skinspirations Details Proper Use of FDA-Approved Injectable Fillers for Hand Rejuvenation Procedures 2Health News:Nonsurgical Cosmetic How-To: Skinspirations Details Proper Use of FDA-Approved Injectable Fillers for Hand Rejuvenation Procedures 3Health News:Nonsurgical Cosmetic How-To: Skinspirations Details Proper Use of FDA-Approved Injectable Fillers for Hand Rejuvenation Procedures 4Health News:Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist Now Performing Advanced Foot & Ankle Reconstruction Surgeries 2Health News:Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist Now Performing Advanced Foot & Ankle Reconstruction Surgeries 3Health News:Living with a Disability Magazine Marks National Sickle Cell Health Month with New Article on Hematological Disorders 2Health News:Living with a Disability Magazine Marks National Sickle Cell Health Month with New Article on Hematological Disorders 3Health News:Jiwa Law Corporation Now Offers Personal Injury Consultation Without Any Charge 2Health News:Coast Dental Clovis Celebrates Grand Opening 2Health News:Coast Dental Clovis Celebrates Grand Opening 3
... Oct. 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One,Medical, ... Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI ), a,leading fully ... People,s Republic of China ("PRC"), announced today ... a proprietary breast drug from,Harbin Medical University ...
... Contribute to Blood Vessels, Healthy ... Ability to Relax, ... component of soy may enhance the function of arteries,in stroke patients, and ... and Prevention, heart disease is the,nation,s number one killer while stroke is ...
... Oct. 28 The Los Angeles Shambhala Center,presents a public ... the weekend, Oct 30 and November 1st and 2nd., ... Japan will,appear for the first time in Los Angeles at ... at Figueroa and Colorado Blvd.,in Eagle Rock., On Thursday, ...
... WellSpring Pharmaceutical,Corporation, a growing North American-based pharmaceutical manufacturer,today ... Operating Officer.,Formerly, Ms. Shusko held the position of ... 2000. In her new role as COO, Ms. ... of oversight,to operations with an initial focus on ...
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Response Biomedical,Corporation (TSX: RBM, OTCBB: RPBIF) ... initial closing of the financing announced on October,14, ... gross proceeds of $4.66,million. The closing involved a ... a price of $0.15 for each unit. Each ...
... for internet-based public reporting to help consumers ... WASHINGTON Oct. 28 To support consumer,engagement ... Quality Forum,(NQF) endorsed guidelines for consumer-focused, internet-based ... to present,information about hospital quality in an ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:China Sky One Medical, Inc. Acquires Drug to Treat Breast Lesions 2Health News:China Sky One Medical, Inc. Acquires Drug to Treat Breast Lesions 3Health News:Study Shows How Soy Compound Lowers Blood Pressure and Stroke Risk 2Health News:Renowned Kyudo (Zen archery) Master Kanjuro Shibata Sensei to Present in L.A. 2Health News:WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corp. Names Wendy Shusko as New Chief Operating Officer 2Health News:Response Biomedical Completes Initial Closing of an expected $5.0 Million Financing 2Health News:Response Biomedical Completes Initial Closing of an expected $5.0 Million Financing 3Health News:Response Biomedical Completes Initial Closing of an expected $5.0 Million Financing 4Health News:NQF Endorses Guidelines for Consumer-Focused Public Reporting 2Health News:NQF Endorses Guidelines for Consumer-Focused Public Reporting 3Health News:NQF Endorses Guidelines for Consumer-Focused Public Reporting 4Health News:NQF Endorses Guidelines for Consumer-Focused Public Reporting 5
(Date:9/30/2014)... FOSTER CITY, Calif. , Sept. 30, 2014 ... lifecycle management (PLM) applications, today announced its Fall ... Arena Scribe and Arena DataExtract ... Quality . The newly available products are focused ... real-time communication and the aggregation of a complete ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014 One week after ... major milestone: Alzheimer,s Team reaches over 200,000 ... and caregivers, was developed to draw attention to clinical ... disease. It also provides inspirational support and fosters online ... as the leading healthcare concern for people over the ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... ANAHEIM, Calif. , Sept. 30, 2014 ... Products. (OTC: GWPC) is a diversified company comprised of ... convenience of advanced technology and the proven expertise of ... of health and wellness. WholeHealth Products, line of more ... and healthcare centers, and its more than 8 retail ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Arena Unveils Unique PLM Collaboration Platform And New Data Extraction Tool 2Arena Unveils Unique PLM Collaboration Platform And New Data Extraction Tool 3Arena Unveils Unique PLM Collaboration Platform And New Data Extraction Tool 4MediciGlobal's Alzheimer's Community Reaches 200,000 likes and more than half a million weekly visitors 2MediciGlobal's Alzheimer's Community Reaches 200,000 likes and more than half a million weekly visitors 3MediciGlobal's Alzheimer's Community Reaches 200,000 likes and more than half a million weekly visitors 4WholeHealth Products Announces The Discovery Of The "Autism And Fragile X" Microwell And Rapid Diagnostic Test 2
... NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 16, 2011 Working with the ... Research Ltd, headquartered in Moscow, Russia, has donated $100,000 to ... in the Department of Pharmacology at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical ... New Jersey.   The Blue Sky Research and ...
... Dynatronics Corporation (Nasdaq: DYNT ) announced ... RB Milestone Portfolio, a group of companies selected by ... the market via a combination of traditional and innovative ... Network™, and non-deal roadshows, with a focus on the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:International Biotech Firm Funds Research Into Aging Through Foundation of UMDNJ 2Dynatronics Selected for Inclusion in RB Milestone Portfolio 2
Stryker autoclavable pediatric laparoscopes provide equivalent brightness and resolution along with the unparalleled durability found in larger laparoscopes....
The flexible nature of the vinyl allows the user to reach deeper into the chamber and allows for a greater comfort when working inside the glove box over a long period of time compared to any rigid s...
Bactron IV is designed for high volume, yet requires far less bench space than expected for its capacity and performance features....
Designed for larger laboratories or research applications, the Concept 1000 boasts some very unique features....
Medicine Products: