New therapies that specifically target inflammatory pathways or aberrant physiology in severe asthma offer substantial opportunities for effective treatment. Some of these therapies are available under specialist referral, and others are available in the context of clinical trials.
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There appears to be no evidence supporting associations between physical activity and asthma control level, spirometric measurements and quality of life in children and adolescents with asthma, according to a study from Brazil.
Peak nasal inspiratory flow is as favourable as formal rhinomanometry as a marker of objective nasal patency but is cheaper, simpler, and more appropriate for serial measurements and home use according to a review.
Rapid vitamin D supplementation may significantly reduce asthma exacerbations in the short but not in the long term as compared with maintenance oral supplementation in asthmatic children with vitamin D deficiency, a study has shown.