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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. 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...

    Authors: Marianne Doz, Christos Chouaid, Laure Com-Ruelle, Eduardo Calvo, Max Brosa, Julien Robert, Laurent Decuypère, Celine Pribil, Alicia Huerta and Bruno Detournay
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2013 13:15
  2. 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 ...

    Authors: Hamdan AL-Jahdali, Anwar Ahmed, Abdullah AL-Harbi, Mohd Khan, Salim Baharoon, Salih Bin Salih, Rabih Halwani and Saleh Al-Muhsen
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2013 9:8
  3. 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...

    Authors: Pranav K Gandhi, Kelly M Kenzik, Lindsay A Thompson, Darren A DeWalt, Dennis A Revicki, Elizabeth A Shenkman and I-Chan Huang
    Citation: Respiratory Research 2013 14:26
  4. Regular review and support for asthma self-management is promoted in guidelines. A randomised controlled trial suggested that unscheduled health care usage was similar when patients were offered self managemen...

    Authors: Nicola J Roberts, Kathleen A Boyd, Andrew H Briggs, Ann L Caress and Martyn R Partridge
    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:52
  5. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: Clinical and Translational Allergy 2012 2:16
  6. 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...

    Authors: Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Carla Sterlin, Denis Caillaud, Fréderic de Blay, François Lavaud, Denis Charpin and Chantal Raherisson
    Citation: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2012 7:24
  7. 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.

    Authors: 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
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2012 8:13
  8. 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...

    Authors: José María Olaguibel, Santiago Quirce, Berta Juliá, Cristina Fernández, Ana María Fortuna, Jesús Molina and Vicente Plaza
    Citation: Respiratory Research 2012 13:50