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Asthma & Allergies Policies for Schools State Honor Roll (2014)
The State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for schools,  www.StateHonorRoll.org, is an annual research project of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), sponsored by Mylan Specialty, L.P., to help identify states with the most comprehensive and preferred statewide public policies supporting people with asthma, food allergies, anaphylaxis and related allergic diseases in U.S. elementary, middle and high schools.


Asthma follows bronchiolitis in 50% of children — can we predict it?

Infection with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is extremely common in early childhood, with nearly all children experiencing at least 1 such infection before age 2 years. For many years it has been recognized that children with RSV bronchiolitis experience higher than expected rates of wheezing illnesses and asthma later in childhood. However, being able to predict which children with bronchiolitis will be later diagnosed with asthma is not yet possible...

Published Online: March 26, 2012 by The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) is the official scientific journal of the AAAAI, and is the most-cited journal in the field of allergy and clinical immunology.


New asthma treatment improves wait time in emergency department

Administration of oral steroids to asthma patients reduced wait time and improved patient care, reveals study published in Pediatrics. Asthma is the most common chronic illness in children requiring a visit to Emergency. Every year, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) sees more than 2,500 patients with asthma. Two thirds of these asthma patients present with more than mild symptoms, meaning they have respiratory distress requiring increased levels of care, which may include requiring overnight admission to the hospital...

Published online: April 09, 2012, MedIndia News, by Sheela Philomena.

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