Navigation Links
Asthma Attacks May Be Triggered By Inhalers

An international team of researchers has revealed that the inhalers which asthmatics use for symptomatic relief will increase the chances of an attack.// Mathematical modeling techniques have been used in the research to predict as to when an asthma attack is likely to take place. The science journal ‘Nature’ has published the results of the study.

Silverman, professor of child health in the Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at the University of Leicester, said: 'Asthma is a very common and often disabling condition. About one in 10 children and one in 20 adults suffer from the disease.

'Although it is a chronic illness, variability in both the severity and the interval between attacks, is one of its most characteristic features. Attacks appear to be at random, as a result of a whole range of external agents, such as common colds, fluctuations in the weather, and exposure to allergic triggers'.

'Our new study applies mathematical models which are commonly used in engineering, but not in medicine to study the occurrence of asthma attacks. The mathematical models are based on processes, which are commonly known as chaos'.

We have analyzed lung function measurements, taken daily for six months in a large group of asthma sufferers, during a clinical trial which had been carried out in New Zealand. The apparently random nature of these lung function measurements conceals a hidden order, referred to as long-term correlation.

'We showed that the degree of ordering improves as the clinical condition improves. It is possible to analyze the data for individual subjects, and to predict the likelihood of an acute attack occurring over the next month'.

He said it was a matter of alarm that the results show that an inhaler, which is commonly used by asthmatics for relief, if used regularly, can increase the instability of the lung function, and increase the likelihood of an acute attack.

Silverm an added that the implications of this analysis are considerable and said, 'It may be possible to determine the risk of a severe attack of asthma in individual subjects, and to use the information to modify their treatment. It may also be possible to carry out clinical trials of new anti-asthma treatments in a much more efficient way than has been done in the past'.

(IAN)
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. New Drug for Bronchial Asthma
2. Asthma may actually be prevented by Dust and Dirt
3. Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
4. What happens when Asthmatics consume Aspirin?
5. Asthma! A new warning for heart disease
6. Asthma linked to obesity
7. Higher Risk of Asthma in children with autoimmune disease
8. Asthmatics at increased risk of lung cancer
9. Cleanliness might lead to Asthma
10. Asthma is not just a childhood condition
11. Asthma not just a childhood condition
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/23/2017)... Angeles, California (PRWEB) , ... January 23, 2017 , ... ... Era” principles, has added Mr. Olympia Classic Physique bodybuilder Breon Ansley to its growing ... began competing as a bodybuilder in 2012 and in less than a year was ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... ... “Crossing the Bar”: a moving and eloquent drama depicting the events that happen ... creation of published author, Charlotte Hotte, a North Carolina native, a mother of two, ... book to her sister, Denise, wishes to acknowledge her savior, Jesus Christ, along with ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... Valentine’s Day is a time when many people celebrate romance and love ... may be looking for the ideal present, Atlanta-based Perimeter Plastic Surgery is offering ... free. Or, spend $200 and get $50 free. , “A lot of people just ...
(Date:1/22/2017)... ... January 22, 2017 , ... Medical lab testing through hospitals ... of a simple test will take days to arrive to the end customer, having ... direct access to their lab tests, bypassing the cost and delay of traditional means. ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... Seamild, the largest manufacturer ... futuristic vision of its owner and founder. As Oat is recognized globally as one ... he knows personally as he believes it is a move to sow the seed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/21/2017)... ResMed (NYSE: RMD ), BMC ( ... Florida ) today announced they have agreed on a global ... be permitted to sell their existing products in exchange for royalty ... to 3B to close the Florida litigation ... of liability or wrongdoing by any party. The ...
(Date:1/21/2017)...  Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law ... (NASDAQ: KMPH ) of the federal securities class ... directors and underwriters of the Company,s April 16, 2015 Initial ... plaintiff. The lawsuit has been filed in the ... Johnson County on behalf of all those who ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the ... and Future" report to their offering. ... This research service on the global ... and provides a snapshot of the key participants in the market. ... provided from 2016 to 2020. The market is expected to grow ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: