Asthma in an Urban Population in Portugal: A prevalence study
- Sudden death in asthma: discussion paper. Cushley, M. J.; Tattersfield, A. E. // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Aug1983, Vol. 76 Issue 8, p662
The article discusses severe asthma as the cause of sudden death of a number of people in Great Britain annually. According to a survey, the fatality rate of the disease remained to be constant for the period of 30 years despite the use of oral and inhaled corticosteroids, selective beta-2...
- THE ASTHMA TRAP. Corbett, Sara // Mother Jones;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p58
Presents information on the prevalence of asthma in Chicago, Illinois. Pathogenesis of asthma; Causes of asthma attack; Role of environmental changes in the increasing number of people with asthma.
- More Than Half of US Asthma Cases May Be Linked to Atopy. // Pulmonary Reviews;Nov2007, Vol. 12 Issue 11, p16
The article discusses research being done on asthma cases in the U.S. attributed to atopy. It references a study by Darryl C. Zeldin and colleagues published in the September 21, 2007 issue of the "Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology." NIH researchers found that more than half of current...
- Psychological, social and health behaviour risk factors for deaths certified as asthma: a national case-control study. Sturdy, P. M.; Victor, C. R.; Anderson, H. R.; Bland, J. M.; Butland, B. K.; Harrison, B. D. W.; Peckitt, C.; Taylor, J. C. // Thorax;Dec2002, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p1034
Background: Uncontrolled studies suggest that psychosocial factors and health behaviour may be important in asthma death. Methods: A community based case-control study of 533 cases, comprising 78% of all asthma deaths under age 65 years and 533 hospital controls individually matched for age,...
- Assessment of a patient with an acute exacerbation of asthma. Kennedy, Siobhan // Nursing Standard;10/4/2006, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p35
This article is a reflective account of the respiratory assessment of a patient experiencing an acute exacerbation of asthma in hospital. The patient's signs and symptoms are examined and an analysis of the respiratory assessment and the patient's treatment is provided.
- Authors' reply to 'Explaining differential effects of tiotropium on mortality in COPD'. Jenkins, Christine; Beasley, Richard // Thorax;Jun2013, Vol. 68 Issue 6, p590
A response from the author of an article related to effects of tiotropium on mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is presented.
- Randomised pragmatic comparison of UK and US treatment of acute asthma presenting to hospital. Innes, N. J.; Stocking, J. A.; Daynes, T. J.; Harrison, B. D. W. // Thorax;Dec2002, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p1040
Background: Systemic corticosteroids and inhaled Î²2 agonists are accepted first line treatments for acute severe asthma, but there is no consensus on their optimum dosage and frequency of administration. American regimens include higher initial dosages of Î²2 agonists and corticosteroids...
- Unexpected Results From a Well-Known Remedy. Schaffer, Rodney // American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine;Summer2005, Vol. 98 Issue 2, p99
A boy with asthma is treated with the well-known polychrest Pulsatilla with some unexpected results. This boy's initial symptomatology included 'dreams of fire' fear of fire: and `fear of robbers: While these symptoms are not historically associated with Pulsatilla, they responded to the remedy...
- Bronchial Asthma: New Definition for an Old Disease. Samter, Max // Clinical Pediatrics;May1974, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p406
The article presents a definition of asthma. Standard textbooks of medicine have described asthma, but have not defined it. Symptoms or manifestations mentioned include wheezing, dyspnea, shortness of breath, intermittent, recurrent, seasonal, or perennial. Much evidence begins to support the...