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2021

The latest updates from the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research

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!

Barriers to implementing asthma self-management in Malaysian primary care

There are significant challenges in the implementation of supported asthma self-management in primary care practice in Malaysia.

Dr Tracy Jackson appointed Centre PPI Co-lead

Dr Tracy Jackson PPI Co-lead for AUKCAR
We interviewed Dr Tracy Jackson on her passion for Patient and Public Involvement and her appointment as Centre PPI Co-lead

New research to study impact of air pollution on children’s brain development and mental health

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Researchers awarded £300,000 grant to study the impact of air pollution on children’s brain function and mental health

Centre Speakers at the 10th IPCRG World Conference

10th IPCRG World Conference Dublin 2021
Members of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research are presenting at the 10th International Primary Care Respiratory Group World Conference

Vitamin D supplementation reduces the risk of acute respiratory infections, study suggests

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An updated meta-analysis of trials of vitamin D supplementation finds a small reduction in the risk of acute respiratory infection