Asthma News – September 12 to 14, 2017

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

New AIM e-AAPs Available! 0-4, Student & Adult

Three guidelines-based versions are available: adult, student and ages 0-4 years. These easy-to-use fillable PDF plans can be customized to your clinic and added to EHRs. Each plan features age-appropriate medications and doses in drop down menus for asthma, GERD and allergy medications, and a triggers section.

The 0-4 version includes a place for parental permission to administer meds at school or daycare. The student version (5 to 18 years old) includes places for permission to self-carry and administer inhalers at school, and to share the AAP with others who need it. Questions? Contact Tisa Vorce

Asthma Educator Sharing Day - Oct. 13, 2017 - Registration open!

Register today for Asthma Educator Sharing Day on October 13, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lansing Community College, West Campus (Lansing). All Michigan asthma educators welcome. Questions? contact Tisa Vorce.

Webinar: Asthma Vital Signs - Wednesday Sept. 20, 3:30 p.m.

The Allergy & Asthma Network presents allergist and immunologist Dr. William Berger to discuss the key components to asthma care, examine data and current management strategies.

Vaping in pregnancy increases risk of asthma even if nicotine free

Vaping is sometimes seen as a safer alternative to cigarette smoking during pregnancy, but researchers found maternal vaping associated with impaired lung function and asthma in exposed mice.

Asthma symptoms can be improved by diet and exercise in non-obese patients

Researchers found that those who used a combination of diet and exercise improved both asthma symptom control and quality of life, rating their asthma symptom score 50% better compared to the control group.

Sputum cell count: biomarkers in the differentiation of obstructive lung diseases

This study provides evidence that sputum cell counts as an inflammatory biomarker could carry some information to distinguish ACO, asthma and COPD.

Cleaning products may increase your risk of chronic lung diseases like asthma

A new study found a link between cleaning products and COPD/asthma among healthcare workers, strong enough to warrant caution when cleaning.