Monthly Newsletter from the Arizona Asthma Coalition

14th Annual Virtual Clinical Asthma & Allergy Conference

Thank you to all who joined us virtually on September 12th for live presentations! Recorded sessions are available on-demand through October 31, 2020.

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COVID-19 & Asthma Town Hall

October 14, 2020 | 12 p.m.

The American Lung Association in Arizona and the American Lung Association in New Mexico invite you to participate in a FREE virtual town hall to discuss the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. 

Asthma, one of the leading chronic lung diseases, affects nearly 25 million Americans and puts them at higher risk for developing severe symptoms from COVID-19. This webinar will review the health implications COVID-19 has on both children and adults living with Asthma.

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Working to End the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products

Arizona Asthma Coalition is proud to support Flavors Hook Kids Phoenix to help take down flavored tobacco for good and protect Phoenix youth and communities of color.

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COVID-19–related Genes in Sputum Cells in Asthma 

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2), and TMPRSS2 (transmembrane protease serine 2) mediate viral infection of host cells. We reasoned that differences in ACE2 or TMPRSS2 gene expression in sputum cells among patients with asthma may identify subgroups at risk for COVID-19 morbidity.

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COVID-19, Asthma, and Inhaled Corticosteroids: Another Beneficial Effect of Inhaled Corticosteroids?

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has become a real pandemic. After a median incubation period of 5 days, the disease occurs in different stages, inducing upper and lower airway responses in mild disease (80–90% of patients) and progressing to bilateral pneumonia in severe disease (10–20%) (1–3). A subgroup of patients with severe COVID-19 develops acute respiratory distress syndrome, requiring mechanical ventilation on intensive care. COVID-19 patients with preexisting comorbid conditions such as chronic respiratory diseases have worse disease outcomes, including a higher incidence of the need for hospitalization, ICU admission, and mortality (3, 4). However, it remains to be further investigated how preexisting chronic inflammatory airway diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and their treatment might modify the risk for SARSCoV-2 infection and development of COVID-19. 

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Follow Our New Facebook Page

Arizona Asthma Coalition is now on Facebook! Head over to Facebook and like AAC to keep up to date on asthma, allergy and organizational updates in between our monthly newsletters. 

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Join the Arizona Asthma Coalition

As a nonprofit partnership since 1996, AAC has worked together with concerned stakeholders including public health, environmental quality, managed care, education, individual physicians and nurses, hospitals, foundations, families and other colleagues. Become a member of the Arizona Asthma Coalition or renew your membership and help us continue this important work.

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