On this page you will find a variety of resources based on evidence from Cochrane ReviewsCochrane Reviews are systematic reviews. In systematic reviews we search for and summarize studies that answer a specific research question (e.g. is paracetamol effective and safe for treating back pain?). The studies are identified, assessed, and summarized by using a systematic and predefined approach. They inform recommendations for healthcare and research. produced by Cochrane Airways.
- Find all of the Cochrane Reviews on acuteA health condition (or episodes of a health condition) that comes on quickly and is short-lived. or chronicA health condition marked by long duration, by frequent recurrence over a long time, and often by slowly progressing seriousness. For example, rheumatoid arthritis. asthma in the Cochrane Library.
- Find answers to various questions about asthma here, on Cochrane Clinical Answers.
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
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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
Page last updated: 8 May 2019