Study patient-provider communication of asthma self-management requirements to see where gaps in communication may contribute to suboptimal self-management decisions. Examine patients’ decision-making in the home management of asymptomatic and acute. Compare different approaches to the delivery of asthma self-management education and best practices for supporting the patient as they gain competency in this area.
Need to develop and integrate biomarkers of asthma into phenotype/endotype-driven asthma management algorithms
Develop disease modifying treatments for asthma and asthma disease prevention.
How does the microbiome modulate lung function and asthma control?
Does the aggressive treatment of asthma prevent the developement of acute chest syndrome (ACS) and vaso-occlusive syndrome (VOS) in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD)?
Integrate real time data acquired from or through mobile health care applications (apps) and devices into asthma and allergy management.
Prevention trials, implemented to reduce or delay progression to overt disease in a population at risk to the disease, are an important approach to health promotion. Therapies shown to reduce disease severity in patients with a specific disease are obvious, but not the only, candidates for a prevention trial in populations at high risk for prevalent diseases (such as heart failure, diabetes, COPD, asthma in children). ...more »
Adequately powered randomized vitD trials - as primary prevention, and after asthma diagnosis
As the current chair of the Research and Training Division, I would like to convey that the AAAAI membership would like the NHLBI to consider the following in the development of its strategic plan: Given the development of specific biologic therapy for asthma, what are the biomarkers and predictors of response that will allow clinicians to choose the best therapeutic combination of medications (biologic and otherwise) ...more »
Considering the fact that Blacks bear a disproportionate degree of asthma morbidity and mortality, should treatment recommendations be different for Blacks vs. Caucasians?
Asthma-COPD overlap syndrome is common and associated with increased morbidity and greater healthcare costs. However, ACOS patients are usually excluded from studies of either disease. There is a compelling need for research in order to define objective diagnostic criteria for ACOS.
Approach, diagnostics and management of asthma-COPD overlap syndrome.