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World Asthma Day 2013: it's time to control asthma

In recognition of World Asthma Day 2013, we have brought together a collection of articles on asthma control published in the last year across some of our open access journals. Further information about the collection can be found in our blog post.

  1. Research article

    The association between asthma control, health care costs, and quality of life in France and Spain

    Current asthma management guidelines are based on the level of asthma control. The impact of asthma control on health care resources and quality of life (QoL) is insufficiently studied. EUCOAST study was desig...

    Marianne Doz, Christos Chouaid, Laure Com-Ruelle, Eduardo Calvo, Max Brosa, Julien Robert, Laurent Decuypère, Celine Pribil, Alicia Huerta and Bruno Detournay

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2013 13:15

    Published on: 22 March 2013

  2. Research

    Improper inhaler technique is associated with poor asthma control and frequent emergency department visits

    Uncontrolled asthma remains a frequent cause of emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions. Improper asthma inhaler device use is most likely one of the major causes associated with uncontrolled ...

    Hamdan AL-Jahdali, Anwar Ahmed, Abdullah AL-Harbi, Mohd Khan, Salim Baharoon, Salih Bin Salih, Rabih Halwani and Saleh Al-Muhsen

    Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2013 9:8

    Published on: 6 March 2013

  3. Research

    Exploring factors influencing asthma control and asthma-specific health-related quality of life among children

    Little is known about factors contributing to children’s asthma control status and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The study objectives were to assess the relationship between asthma control and asthma...

    Pranav K Gandhi, Kelly M Kenzik, Lindsay A Thompson, Darren A DeWalt, Dennis A Revicki, Elizabeth A Shenkman and I-Chan Huang

    Respiratory Research 2013 14:26

    Published on: 23 February 2013

  4. Research

    Control of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Test (CARAT) can be used to assess individual patients over time

    The Control of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Test (CARAT10) has been proposed as the first tool to implement the Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma initiative guidelines in clinical practice. To serve t...

    Joao A Fonseca, Luis Nogueira-Silva, Mario Morais-Almeida, Ana Sa-Sousa, Luis F Azevedo, Jose Ferreira, Manuel Branco-Ferreira, Rodrigo Rodrigues-Alves, Antonio Bugalho-Almeida and Jean Bousquet

    Clinical and Translational Allergy 2012 2:16

    Published on: 30 August 2012

  5. Original research article

    Factors related to under-diagnosis and under-treatment of childhood asthma in metropolitan France

    Under-diagnosis and under-treatment of childhood asthma were investigated in France using data collected during the 6 Cities Study, the French contribution to the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in...

    Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Carla Sterlin, Denis Caillaud, Fréderic de Blay, François Lavaud, Denis Charpin and Chantal Raherisson

    Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:24

    Published on: 8 August 2012

  6. Research

    Feasibility of exercising adults with asthma: a randomized pilot study

    Aerobic exercise appears to have clinical benefits for many asthmatics, yet a complete understanding of the mechanisms underlying these benefits has not been elucidated at this time.

    Amy Boyd, Celeste T Yang, Kim Estell, Craig Tuggle MS, Lynn B Gerald, Mark Dransfield, Marcas Bamman, James Bonner, T Prescott Atkinson and Lisa M Schwiebert

    Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2012 8:13

    Published on: 3 August 2012

  7. Research

    Measurement of asthma control according to global initiative for asthma guidelines: a comparison with the asthma control questionnaire

    Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ) is a validated tool to measure asthma control. Cut-off points that best discriminate “well-controlled” or “not well-controlled” asthma have been suggested from the analysis o...

    José María Olaguibel, Santiago Quirce, Berta Juliá, Cristina Fernández, Ana María Fortuna, Jesús Molina and Vicente Plaza

    Respiratory Research 2012 13:50

    Published on: 22 June 2012

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