Azithromycin to Prevent Asthma Exacerbations: What AMAZES Us and What Doesn’t

November 26, 2017

Despite good adherence to high-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and concomitant long-acting beta agonists (LABA), millions of people with asthma continue to experience exacerbations.  What more can patients and clinicians do to reduce the risk of exacerbations?  Does the routine use of antibiotics reduce the frequency of exacerbations?  This is the question the recently published AMAZES study attempted to answer.

Guest Authors: Michael Nagy, Pharm.D. and Ashley Crowl, Pharm.D.

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Short-Course Dexamethasone for Asthma Exacerbations in Children

August 24, 2015

To treat acute asthma exacerbations in children, how about a single dose of dexamethasone and your done!  Sounds simple, easy, and convenient.  But is it too good to be true?

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Community Health Workers to Improve Asthma Outcomes

March 9, 2015

Can deploying trained laypeople working directly with low income adults with asthma in the community improve outcomes? This is what the Home-Based Asthma Support and Education (HomeBASE) trial set out to answer.

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