World Asthma Day 2013

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World Asthma Day is organized annually by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), in support of the estimated 300 million people with asthma across the globe. The ongoing theme for events taking place is “You can control your asthma”. This year, GINA has introduced a sub-theme, “It’s time to control asthma”.

In recognition of this, we have collated 10 articles related to asthma control, published across some of BioMed Central’s journals in the last year. This collection includes articles such as Exploring factors influencing asthma control and asthma-specific health-related quality of life among children published in Respiratory Research, an article from BMC Medicine looking at the appropriateness of apps for asthma self-management, and research linking improper inhaler technique with poor asthma control and frequent emergency department visits published in Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology. There are additional contributions from BMC Pulmonary Medicine, Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine and Clinical and Translational Allergy.

Clinical and Translational Allergy, an official journal of European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, have also recently published the abstracts from the EAACI conference International Severe Asthma Forum held in October last year. The abstracts showcase some of the latest research in the field presented at ISAF.

Check out our Respiratory and Allergy and Immunology Gateways to stay up to date with asthma research published across BioMed Central journals.