Asthma News – May 11 to 15, 2018

Current asthma research, announcements and opportunities, collected and distributed by Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Asthma Program Staff.

MATCH White Paper Now Available

Managing Asthma Through Case-management in Homes (MATCH) is the model of self-management education used in 5 Michigan communities. A white paper, with detailed information on outcomes and sustainability, is now available.

AIM Partnership Forum - June 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.- Lansing

The AIM Partnership Forum participants will convene to network with partners, hear updates on state asthma program initiatives and learn about emerging issues in asthma management. Topics include Georgia Strategies to Address Asthma in Schools, Georgia School Stock Albuterol Law & Lessons Learned, Community Paramedicine, Asthma Data in the Elderly, and E-cigarettes.There is no charge to attend, but registration by May 25 is required.

Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) Implementation Tool Box

The new GINA Implementation Toolbox offers a variety of tools to help implement GINA strategy recommendations into your clinical practice. The toolbox includes: Frequently Asked Questions, Barriers and Facilitators for implementation, Asthma Control Assessment, Asthma Action Plan, Asthma Post-admission Quick Case Review Template and Discharge Plan from ED after Acute Asthma.

Webinar: Demystifying Drivers of Asthma: New Evidence on Mechanisms, Comorbidities, and Novel Therapies - June 12, 2 p.m.

Asthma experts will succinctly explain how our understanding of asthma and the allergic cascade has evolved while illustrating how advances in targeted therapies are promising to improve patient outcomes.1.0 hour ACCME, ACPE & ANCC

Role of Anti-Muscarinic for Asthma Revealed in Meta-Analysis

A meta-analysis of studies adding a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) to treatment with an inhaled corticosteroid finds less risk of asthma exacerbation than with placebo add-on, but not less than with combinations of corticosteroid and long-acting beta-agonists (LABA).

Work-Related Asthma Prevention Materials in Multiple Languages

The California Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program created a series of fact sheets about how working around disinfectants, fragrances, and cleaning products may cause asthma. The fact sheets are now available in Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Korean.