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Asthma News – June 8-10, 2021

Current asthma research, announcements and opportunities, collected and distributed by Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) Asthma Program Staff. Sign up to receive weekly-ish news emails.

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Webinar: Asthma Management in 2021: What’s New? - June 24 @ 1 pm

Michigan Primary Care Association presents a webinar focused on the recent radical changes to the recommendations for asthma management: increased focus on reduction of short acting bronchodilators; application of SMART therapy; and identifying patients that would benefit from biologics. Presenter: Dr. Njira Lugogo, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Michigan; applications for RN/physician CEs has been submitted. Register today!

Federal Interagency Committee on Indoor Air Quality (CIAQ) Public Webinar - 6/23 @ 1:00 pm

At the meeting, CIAQ member agencies will provide updates on indoor environmental quality–related activities at their agencies. Following these updates, there will be a discussion of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineer's wildfire planning framework. Register today!

New Spanish-Versions of Spacer, E-Cigarette Infographics - Download, Share and Use!

What You Need to Know About E-cigarettes and Asthma (Spanish)

Spacers + Inhalers for Asthma, Easy as 1-2-3 (Spanish)

Physical activity, sleep, and quality of life of patients with asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the pandemic, a small new study found that patients with asthma are more inactive than healthy individuals regardless of the presence of a chronic disease; the pandemic negatively affected stress, fear levels, sleep, and quality of life.

School-Based Self-Management Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Asthma

The Community Preventive Services Task Force has developed recommendations based on systematic review evidence for school-based asthma self-management interventions which showed that they are effective when delivered by trained school staff, nurses, and health educators in elementary, middle, and high schools serving diverse populations.

Association of Maternal Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy With Early Childhood Health Outcomes

In this population-based cohort study with mean follow-up duration of 3.6 years, maternal influenza vaccination during pregnancy was not significantly associated with an increased risk of adverse early childhood health outcomes, including asthma.

Associations of snoring and asthma morbidity in the School Inner-City Asthma Study

Snoring was found to be common among inner-city school-age children with asthma and habitual snoring was associated with increased asthma symptom burden and healthcare utilization.

Children with under-diagnosed asthma presenting to a pediatric emergency department (ED)

Children presenting to the ED with undiagnosed asthma commonly experience significant prior asthma morbidity. Strategies to improve asthma diagnosis and messaging to their parents may reduce future morbidity.