Monthly Newsletter from the Arizona Asthma Coalition

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15th Annual Asthma and Allergy Clinical Conference

Save your seat for the 15th Annual Asthma and Allergy Clinical Conference on November 13, 2021. The Conference provides education and networking for clinicians and anyone who cares for patients living with asthma and allergies.

Webinar: Little Airways, Big Voices

September 20, 2021 at 10 AM Eastern

To bring the voice of patients and caregivers impacted by asthma in childhood to the forefront of drug development and research, American Lung Association, the Allergy & Asthma Network, American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders, and Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America are collaborating on a new initiative — Little Airways, Big VoicesOn September 20, 2021, Little Airways, Big Voices is hosting a virtual externally-led patient-focused drug development (PFDD) meeting. This meeting is an opportunity to bring patient and caregiver perspectives to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as researchers and drug developers.

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Offices May Harbor Asthma Risks, New Research Suggests

Repost from The Guardian

Working in offices can give people asthma from exposure to substances such as printer toner and cleaning products, according to new research by an NHS doctor. The findings show that working in an office is not necessarily safe and that working from home may be better to protect people’s health, said Dr. Christopher Huntley.

“Occupational asthma” is a recognized risk for certain types of workers. It is usually found in those whose work involves chemicals, including metalworkers and people who make paint or mattresses or who work with cotton, flax or hemp dust.

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Asthma, COPD Tied to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes 

Repost from Pulmonology Advisor

Patients with active asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

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Tiny Bubbles: Treating Asthma with Gene Silencing Nanocapsules

Repost from Science Daily

Steroid-based inhalers deliver life-saving medication for millions of asthma sufferers, providing relief and the ability to simply breathe. Unfortunately, inhalers do not work for all patients, and with rates on the rise for a disease that leads to hundreds of thousands of deaths world-wide each year, new asthma treatments and strategies are needed.

A team of UConn researchers -- including Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Jessica Rouge and Associate Professor of Pathobiology in the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Steven Szczepanek -- are collaborating to develop novel asthma therapeutics using gene-silencing nanocapsules in a bid to help patients who aren't benefiting from existing treatments. Their research was published in ACS Nano.

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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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