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Self-management education and regular practitioner review for adults with asthma.
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Education in asthma self-management which involves self-monitoring by either peak expiratory flow or symptoms, coupled with regular medical review and a written action plan improves health outcomes for adults with asthma. Expand
Concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds in Indoor Air – A Review
A review is presented of investigations of volatile organic compound (VOC) concentrations in indoor air of buildings of different classifications (dwellings, offices, schools, hospitals) andExpand
Self-management education and regular practitioner review for adults with asthma.
TLDR
Training in asthma self-management which involves self-monitoring by either peak expiratory flow or symptoms, coupled with regular medical review and a written action plan appears to improve health outcomes for adults with asthma. Expand
Injection allergen immunotherapy for asthma.
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Immunotherapy reduces asthma symptoms and use of asthma medications and improves bronchial hyper-reactivity, and one trial found that the size of the benefit is possibly comparable to inhaled steroids. Expand
Screening for lung cancer.
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The current evidence does not support screening for lung cancer with chest radiography or sputum cytology, and methodologically rigorous trials are required. Expand
Increased risk of allergy in children due to formaldehyde exposure in homes
Background: Formaldehyde levels were measured in 80 houses in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria, Australia. An association between exposure to formaldehyde and sensitization to common aeroallergens hasExpand
Intranasal corticosteroids versus oral H1 receptor antagonists in allergic rhinitis: systematic review of randomised controlled trials
TLDR
The results of this systematic review, together with data on safety and cost effectiveness, support the use of intranasal corticosteroids over oral antihistamines as first line treatment for allergic rhinitis. Expand
Biological dust exposure in the workplace is a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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In this general population sample of adults, occupational exposures to biological dusts were associated with an increased risk of COPD which was higher in women which should be aimed at reducing exposure to these agents in the workplace. Expand
International prevalences of reported food allergies and intolerances. Comparisons arising from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) 1991–1994
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Self-reported food allergy/intolerance differed significantly across multiple countries, but are likely to be largely due to cultural differences. Expand
The influence of childhood traffic‐related air pollution exposure on asthma, allergy and sensitization: a systematic review and a meta‐analysis of birth cohort studies
TLDR
Exposure to TRAP was related to asthma and allergic diseases, however, the substantial variability across studies warrants long‐term birth cohort studies with regular repeated follow‐ups to confirm these findings. Expand
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