Monthly Newsletter from the Arizona Asthma Coalition

2020 Focused Updates to Asthma Management Guidelines Now Available [NHLBI]

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health announced 19 recommendations in six key areas of asthma diagnosis, management and treatment. The new guidance represents the first updates to federal comprehensive asthma management and treatment guidelines in more than a decade, and focuses on tailored treatment interventions for specific age groups based on disease severity using inhaled corticosteroids, long-acting antimuscarinic agents, immunotherapy, indoor allergen mitigation, fractional exhaled nitric oxide testing, and bronchial thermoplasty. The recommendations are based on systematic reviews conducted by the Agency for Health Research and Quality and input from National Asthma Education Prevention Program (NAEPP) participant organizations, medical experts, and the public.

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Read 'Managing Asthma in Adolescents and Adults: 2020 Asthma Guideline Update From the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program'

People with asthma less likely to contract COVID-19: study

Repost from The Hill

People with asthma may be at reduced risk of contracting the coronavirus, according to research published last week in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Israeli researchers tested 37,469 subjects, 6 percent of whom were positive for the virus. Of the subjects positive for the virus, 6.75 percent had asthma, compared to 9.62 percent of those who were negative for COVID-19, according to the study results.

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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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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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