A program created to help children and young people, from birth to age 25 years, with chronic illnesses has evolved into a way to prevent emergency department visits and rehospitalizations for any population, including at-risk, older adults.
Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood. Children with asthma frequently present in the acute care setting with disease ranging from mild to severe. Accurately assessing children with asthma and providing escalating care as needed improves outcome. The authors provide a current review of asthma and evidence-based care.
Infants with severe bronchiolitis sometimes develop subsequent recurrent wheeze and asthma. Among infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis, the risk of developing asthma is greatest in those with rhinovirus C infection, especially if they also are sensitized with IgE against foods.
In a large population-based study, antibiotic use during the first six months of life was associated with a two-fold increase in asthma and a 1.5-fold increase in allergic disease during early childhood.
SYNOPSIS: Black seed, crushed, in capsule form, administered to 76 people with asthma in a single-blind, randomized study, showed some minimal improvements in some, but not all, components of spirometry and one serum cytokine after 12 weeks.
A randomized, controlled trial of recommendations that asthmatics (5 years of age and older) take free daily probiotics over a winter season failed to show any benefits in terms of antibiotic usage or overall respiratory health.