HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Landmark survey reveals asthma in children remains significantly out of control in the United States

New York, NY (December 8, 2004) Findings from one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive surveys about children and asthma to date, Children and Asthma in America, reveal that more than half (54%) of all children with asthma had a severe asthma attack in the past year and more than one quarter (27%) had an asthma attack so bad they thought their life was in danger. The survey results released today underscore the severity of asthma in children in the U.S. and the significant impact the disease has on children and their families.

Presented on behalf of Asthma Action America, the survey findings suggest the U.S. is still falling far short of the national treatment goals established for asthma, and reveal the majority of children with asthma do not have it under control. This places children at potential risk for a variety of consequences including frequent symptoms, missed school, restrictions on activities, emotional distress, hospitalization and even life-threatening asthma attacks. Asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses among children, with an estimated 5.8 million American children four to 18 years of age currently with the condition.

"These are disturbing findings, especially since asthma is a highly controllable disease," said William Sears M.D, nationally acclaimed author, pediatrician and associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. "We need to help parents recognize that proper asthma control means children are symptom-free all or most of the time. Parents should talk to their healthcare professional about prevention of asthma symptoms and long-term management so their child does not suffer needlessly."

Asthma Control in Children: Are We Missing The Mark?

In the survey, four out of five respondents reported that their or their child's asthma was well (43%) or completely controlled (35%), yet children missed the mark on nearly ev
'"/>

Contact: Kathryn Ritzinger
kathryn_ritzinger@nyc.cohnwolfe.com
212-798-9829
Cohn & Wolfe
8-Dec-2004


Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Landmark antidepressant analysis demonstrated significant efficacy of Effexor®/Effexor XR
2. Landmark study shows coenzyme Q10 slows progressive decline in Parkinsons disease
3. Landmark XENDOS study shows Xenical prevents or delays the development of type 2 diabetes
4. Landmark study demonstrates potential for nerve regeneration treatment of stroke
5. Landmark study results published in NEJM highlight breakthrough treatment for heart failure
6. Landmark study uncovers reasons behind recurring back injury
7. Landmark clinical trial at 22 medical centers finds implanted heart pumps lengthen and improve lives of terminally ill heart failure patients
8. Landmark dialysis study findings could greatly simplify treatment of kidney disease with peritoneal dialysis
9. Landmark school-based social influences smoking-prevention program found not to work
10. U.S., British scientific societies honor penicillin as International Chemical Landmark
11. CODE-2*: Landmark study on the costs of type 2 diabetes in Europe

Post Your Comments:
(Date:7/21/2014)... kill cancer cells could boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy ... a new study reports. , Scientists at The Institute ... genetically engineered version of the virus used to vaccinate ... alongside isolated limb perfusion chemotherapy given directly to ... an alternative to amputation was more effective in ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... July 22, 2014 On Monday, September 22, ... Golf Outing honoring Mike McGuriman-Motorola Solutions at The Knoll West ... begins with registration and lunch at 11 a.m. The ... prizes. Price increases to $250 after September 7th. ... $100 per person. The dinner will include a special ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... July 22, 2014 MillionaireCasket.com, a well-known casket ... maple caskets to its website. In addition to ... 26 percent off) for all these brand new items. ... it provides great caskets for its current and ... mahogany caskets, and oak caskets and more. According to the ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... As reported by CBS Local Pittsburgh in the article ... (7/15), thrill-seeking participants raised $100,000 to raise drug abuse ... Philly. 100 people, including some well-known local news reporters, ... Hotel. Some of the participants shared stories of their ... son killed himself after a long battle with addiction. ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... Cannabis Now Magazine recently announced that ... summer. During these festivals, they will strengthen their relationship ... resources to attendees in an effort to continue their ... legitimate and beneficial side of cannabis. , The publication ... the Kush Expo in Anaheim, the Champs Trade Show ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Viral therapy could boost limb-saving cancer treatment 2Health News:Viral therapy could boost limb-saving cancer treatment 3Health News:7th Annual Push to Walk Golf Outing to Be Held September 22nd 2Health News:Cheap Maple Caskets Recently Added To China Casket Manufacturer MillionaireCasket.com’s Product Line 2Health News:100 People Climb Down Building to Raise Drug Addiction Awareness in Philadelphia 2Health News:100 People Climb Down Building to Raise Drug Addiction Awareness in Philadelphia 3Health News:Cannabis Now Magazine Hits the Marijuana Festival Circuit and Sponsors Two Major Events 2
(Date:7/21/2014)...  Champions Oncology (OTC: CSBR), a company engaged in ... personalize the development and use of oncology drugs, today ... for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended April ... close. The company will host a conference ... p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. PDT). To participate in the ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... Decision Resources Group finds that the ... than triple, reaching nearly $12 billion by 2023, ... first disease-modifying therapies (DMTs), a landmark event in ... include the anti-beta-amyloid monoclonal antibodies solanezumab (Eli Lilly) ... inhibitor MK-8931 (Roche/Chugai/MorphoSys)—will earn sales of $7 billion ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... , July 21, 2014 ... is utilizing the CompuMed, Inc. (OTCPink: CMPD) ... improve donor organ recovery. CompuMed Enterprise OPO ... real-time access to its Board-Certified specialists for ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140721/697628) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Alzheimer's Disease Market Is Forecast to Reach Nearly $12 Billion by 2023, Following the Projected Launch of the First Disease-Modifying Therapies 2The Alzheimer's Disease Market Is Forecast to Reach Nearly $12 Billion by 2023, Following the Projected Launch of the First Disease-Modifying Therapies 3Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency Leveraging CompuMed to Secure More Donor Hearts 2Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency Leveraging CompuMed to Secure More Donor Hearts 3
Cached News: