Symptoms And Symptoms Of Asthma

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Asthma also occurs in elite athletes, and these athletes appear to have similar bronchial hyper-responsiveness and symptoms compared with patients with atopic asthma who are not competitive athletes. However, the elite athletes with asthma did not have predominant signs of atopy. It is probably not surprising that elite winter athletes have more exercise-related symptoms than competitive swimmers with asthma.20 The United States is one of only 2 countries in the world that allows direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs. An ecological study,21 conducted from 2005 to 2009, evaluated the impact of direct-to-consumer advertising using data from television ratings and insurance data regarding the volume of total new and refilled prescriptions, prescription claims, hospitalizations, and out-patient encounters for asthma. These data were evaluated for 75 market areas in the United States, looking at the role of direct-to-consumer advertising for Advair, Asmanex, Singulair, and Symbicort (4 of the most heavily promoted asthma medications during this time period). After adjustment, each additional television advertisement was associated with a 2% higher pharmacy sales rate over the 5 y. However, among those commercially insured, direct-toconsumer advertising was significantly associated with an increased number of emergency department visits related to asthma but no increase in the number of hospitalizations. Some adults with asthma are sensitive to acetylsalicylic acid

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