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Asthma News – May 11-13, 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!

Characteristics and Disease Severity of US Children and Adolescents Diagnosed With COVID-19

An increased association of severe COVID-19 was observed among patients with 1 or more chronic conditions vs those with none; in children aged 2 through 11 years vs those aged 12 through 18 years; and in male vs female patients. There was no statistically significant association between race/ethnicity or insurance type and severe COVID-19.

Asthma and Physical Activity in Urban Children

Interventions designed to enhance physical activity in urban children with asthma need to address both the management of asthma and physical activity, along with barriers and challenges to physical activity based on families’ neighborhood context, ethnic background, and weight status, according to the results of a new analysis.

Children hospitalized with asthma who receive ibuprofen have shorter stays

Researchers found that patients who received ibuprofen had a shorter mean length of stay compared with those treated with acetaminophen. This was particularly true for patients identified as obese or overweight.

Asthma attacks plummeted among Black and hispanic/latinx individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Asthma attacks among Black and Latino patients plummeted more than 40% during the pandemic, a Brigham and Women’s Hospital study shows, suggesting that less exposure to allergens and coronavirus public health measures played a role in the decline.

Usage of Long-Acting Muscarinic Antagonists (LAMA) and Biologics as Add-on Therapy for Patients in the United States with Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

This retrospective cohort study analyzed insurance claims and found that LAMA and biologic uptake increased approximately 5-fold and 20-fold, respectively between 2012-2019. LAMA initiation was significantly higher among patients with concomitant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, versus those with asthma only.