The Pulmometer

The Pulmometer

Asthma
Alfred Beaumont {1815-1962} A.B. Maddock, Practical observations on the efficacy of medicated inhalations in the treatment of pulmonary cosumption, asthma, bronchitis, chronic cough, and other diseases of the respiratory organs...London: Simpkin & Marshall, 1844 Plate, p.45: the pulmometer
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Is There A Link Between Asthma and Autism?

Asthma
Autism and autism spectrum disorder involve impairments in communication and social interaction and are thought to result from abnormal brain development. This type of abnormal brain development is most likely due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The rate of autism diagnosis has increased significantly since 1980, as has the diagnosis of asthma. Nonetheless, because autism is primarily thought to be a manifestation of abnormalities in the brain, its potential link to asthma is not intuitive. However, research has shown that women who are diagnosed with asthma or allergies while in her second trimester of pregnancy is at an increased risk for having a child with autism. Further, a new study, published in the medical journal Pediatrics in January, found that mothers who take certain types of asthma…
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Asthma Advance: How Immune Pathways Contribute to Asthma

Asthma Advance: How Immune Pathways Contribute to Asthma

Asthma
[fullwidth backgroundcolor="" backgroundimage="" backgroundrepeat="no-repeat" backgroundposition="left top" backgroundattachment="scroll" video_webm="" video_mp4="" video_ogv="" video_preview_image="" overlay_color="" overlay_opacity="0.5" video_mute="yes" video_loop="yes" fade="no" bordersize="0px" bordercolor="" borderstyle="" paddingtop="20px" paddingbottom="20px" paddingleft="0px" paddingright="0px" menu_anchor="" equal_height_columns="no" hundred_percent="no" class="" id=""][fusion_text]How Immune Pathways Contribute to Asthma, a video by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).[/fusion_text][youtube id="eey0BGuM6Ug" width="600" height="350" autoplay="no" api_params="" class=""][/fullwidth]
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Dust Mites a factor for Development of Asthma in Children

Dust Mites a factor for Development of Asthma in Children

Asthma
[caption id="attachment_246" align="alignright" width="300"] House Dust Mite[/caption] In 1989 a group of doctors did a study which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1990. It involved 67 children from Poole, England, they found that in addition to genetic factors, exposure in early childhood to house-dust mite allergens is an important factor in the later development in asthma.1 There were a few studies shortly after that confirmed these results. Due to some complications with the study at the time they were not sure whether or not to include pet allergen avoidance. The presence of pets within the study area was too high to determine if their theory about pet allergens being a deterrent in asthma was correct. They also did not have the same knowledge we do today…
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