Integrate real time data acquired from or through mobile health care applications (apps) and devices into asthma and allergy management.
Develop simplified agressive acute asthma treatment protocol and promote the implementation for primary care, ED, Urgent care, Internists, Pediatricians, Allergists, Pulmonologists, and Families. Goal is to prevent hospitalization of children and adults with asthma. For example: 3 cycles of Duoneb and Albuterol, monitoring pulsoximetry, with oral / IM Dexamethasone dosage. Also initiation of controller medication at ...more »
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:
Will integration of behavior science in clinical research improve effectiveness of interventions for asthma associated with behavioral risk factors?
How can we improve communication between schools and clinicians in order to develop support systems for children with severe asthma with health disparities?
How can we eliminate inefficiency in medical communication to better serve children with severe asthma?
NIH has a major initiative in Precision Medicine, including whole genome sequencing. In contrast to cancer, mutations with large clinical effects are expected to be uncommon in most non-malignant chronic diseases, such as asthma and COPD. Other data types such as gene expression, biomarkers, and micro RNAs must be combined with clinical and imaging phenotyping to advance Precision medicine in non-malignant lung diseases. ...more »
What are the strategies to improve the use of evidence-based clinical practice recommendations and thereby increase the quality of care and improve outcomes for people with asthma? • Lack of provider awareness, knowledge, agreement, and/or self-efficacy in using the guidelines • Inconsistent use of guidelines-based asthma care in clinical practice. • Scarce/limited resources and limited access to target audiences. • ...more »
Develop disease modifying treatments for asthma and asthma disease prevention.
Need to develop and integrate biomarkers of asthma into phenotype/endotype-driven asthma management algorithms
Systematically examine the contribution of unconventional beliefs and negative attitudes to inadequate clinical outcomes for asthma.
Budesonide/fomoterol controller/reliever therapy ('smart' therapy) in large US studies - adults
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: What role should sublingual immunotherapy play in the treatment of asthma?
Bronchial thermoplasty in oral steroid-dependent (high dose certainly >10 mg/day) asthmatics
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.