Special Issue on New Approaches to Manage Difficult-to-Control, Severe Asthma

Submission Deadline: Feb. 15, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Yurii Feshchenko
      Department of Pulmonology,State Organization “National Institute of Phthisiology and Pulmonology named after F.G. Yanovskiy, National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine”, Shupic National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine
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    • Olena Rechkina
      Department of Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergology,State Organization “National Institute of Phthisiology and Pulmonology named after F.G. Yanovskiy, National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine”, Kyiv, Ukraine
    • Tetyana Pertseva
      State Institution “Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy Ministry of Health of Ukraine”, Dnipro, Ukraine
    • Anzhela Basanets
      Clinic for Occupational Diseases, Institute for Occupational Health, Kyiv, Ukraine
    • Yuriy Mostovoi
      Department of propaedeutics in the internal medicine,Vinnitsa National Memorial Medical University named after M.I. Pyrogov Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Vinnitsa, Ukraine
    • Mycola Ostrovskyy
      State Higher Educational institution "Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University", Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
    • Yurii Feshchenko
      Department of Pulmonology,State Organization “National Institute of Phthisiology and Pulmonology named after F.G. Yanovskiy, National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine”, Shupic National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine
    • Liudmyla Iashyna
      Department of Diagnostic, Therapy and Clinical Pharmacology of Lung Diseases,State Organization “National Institute of Phthisiology and Pulmonology named after F.G. Yanovskiy, National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine”, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Introduction

    Asthma is chronic heterogeneous disease, affecting 1-18 % of the population. According WHO Global Burden of Disease Study, 13, 8 million disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) are lost annually due to asthma, representing 1, 8 % of the total global disease burden. The main economic and social burden falls on difficult-to-control, severe asthma - due to the medications, physician visits, hospitalizations, and cost of OCS side effects.
    Difficult-to-control, severe asthma also placed a large physical, mental, emotional burden. Difficult-to-control asthma – multi-factor problem, and investigation of background reasons, biological, patient-dependent or social, connected with government policy, health care system is of high priority.
    Comorbidities, modifiable risk factors, incorrect technique of inhalation, suboptimal adherence , deficiencies in continuity between GPs and specialists (not timely referral to a specialist in severe, atypical cases) aggravates it’s course of the disease and makes difficult to achieve good asthma control.
    Active interest and research continues - in study of inflammation (special atypical inflammation in late adult onset), particularities of pulmonary function and it’s changes over time, localization of injury in airways in difficult-to-control, severe asthma patients, unsatisfactory response to full-fledged standard therapy.
    Allergy, rhinitis, professional asthma, neurological, psychological problems (anxiety and depression), breathing disturbances during sleep – are in sphere of interest of modern asthma management and necessitates attraction of multidisciplinary team with participation of pulmonologists, allergologists, otolaryngologists and other specialists in indicated cases.
    Established timely cooperation between GPs and specialists, personalized approach to therapy, allocation of risk factors for disability, death, prediction of adverse outcomes will improve effectiveness of asthma treatment with the fewer side effects.
    We hope and expect that the insight the special issue will bring present scientific need, stimulate further research interest and create a platform for future scientific research and will be of interest and useful for GPs and specialists.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Difficult-to-control, severe asthma
    2. Cooperation between GPs and specialists
    3. Inflammation
    4. Pulmonary function
    5. Comorbidities
    6. Asthma management

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ajintmed.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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