Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research


Centre news from 2021

Queen’s Nurse Accolade for IMP2ART Facilitation Coordinator

Viv Marsh name Queen's Nurse
Congratulations to Viv Marsh who has been named Queen’s Nurse!

Jab kids with poorly controlled asthma to cut covid risk, experts say

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Children with poorly controlled asthma are three to six times more likely to be hospitalised with Covid-19 than those without the condition, research suggests.

Study shows electronic reminders and financial incentives are acceptable to adolescents with asthma

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Participants stated that the intervention helped them remember to take their medication, and increased their motivation. A pilot randomised control trial is required to understand the effect on adherence.

Remote consulting: an evolving norm - speaking to the Scottish Parliament's Cross Party Group on Lung Health

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The Centre presented the academic, clinical and patient voice on remote consultations to the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Lung Health

High-intensity interval training for adolescents with asthma: effective at increasing aerobic fitness but no influence on arterial stiffness or clustered cardiometabolic risk

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Two studies from researchers at the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research have found that high-intensity interval training was well-tolerated by adolescents with asthma but did not influence the firming of the walls of the arteries

Algorithm to predict asthma crisis events acceptable

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The algorithm can successfully identify people who are at risk of A&E attendance, hospitalisation or even death due to their asthma

Use of templates in long-term condition reviews act as reminder tools but can restrict patient-centred care, study suggests

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A systematic review explored the impact of long-term condition review templates on process and health outcomes, and views around their use in consultations

Internet-of-Things systems can be trusted to support a range of asthma self-management tasks, research suggests

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Artificial intelligence can be trusted to help patients manage their asthma at home, but more confidence in these systems is needed

Congratulations to our recent PhD completions!

Congratulations to our recent PhD completions! Luke Daines and Holly Tibble
Congratulations to former PhD students, Luke Daines and Holly Tibble on their recent completions!