World Asthma Day 2018

This year World Asthma Day is on 1 May. This annual event, organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), aims to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. On this page you will find a variety of resources based on evidence from Cochrane Reviews produced by Cochrane Airways.

Blogs

Control, choice and changing times: outcomes of an asthma workshop

Asthma in schools: Could teaching teachers save lives?

Sex and asthma: could patients’ love lives hold the key to better asthma outcomes?

Yoga helps my asthma: Julie’s story and new Cochrane evidence

Vitamin D – Can the sunshine vitamin help reduce asthma attacks?

Are long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) effective in adults with poorly controlled asthma?

Adults with acute asthma: can intravenous magnesium sulfate help?

Exercise and asthma: what does the evidence say?

New evidence on benefits of formoterol for asthma, but there are still unanswered questions

Treating acute asthma in the emergency department: the latest evidence

Swimming and asthma – well tolerated and beneficial, finds new review

Managing asthma: how does taking inhaled corticosteroids only when symptoms get worse compare with daily use?

Medication adherence: evidence review

Blogshots

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Podcasts

Strategies to help people with asthma take their steroid inhaler as prescribed

Different doses and durations of oral steroids for asthma attacks

Increased versus stable doses of inhaled corticosteroids for exacerbations of chronic asthma in adults and children

Stopping long-acting beta2-agonists (LABA) for adults with asthma well controlled by LABA and inhaled corticosteroids

Intravenous magnesium sulfate for treating adults with acute asthma in the emergency department

Holding chambers (spacers) versus nebulisers for beta-agonist treatment of acute asthma

Swimming training for asthma in children and adolescents aged 18 years and under

Overview of the safety of regular formoterol or salmeterol in children with asthma

Physical training for asthma

Remediating buildings damaged by dampness and mould for preventing or reducing respiratory tract symptoms, infections and asthma

Injection allergen immunotherapy for asthma

Single inhaler therapy for asthma

Regular treatment with formoterol for chronic asthma: serious adverse events

House dust mite control measures for asthma

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Selena Ryan-Vig

About Selena Ryan-Vig

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Selena Ryan-Vig is the Communications and Engagement Officer at Cochrane UK. Her role primarily entails disseminating Cochrane evidence in accessible ways, managing Cochrane UK's website and social media accounts, and producing infographics. She also co-delivers talks for students to raise awareness of Cochrane and evidence-based decision-making. She has a psychology degree from the University of Bath. During her degree, she spent a placement year working in a national charity which provides support for young women affected by self-injury and training for professionals working with individuals who self-injure.

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