Studies & Reports

One of our core strategies at RAMP is to keep the asthma field abreast of best practices, timely opportunities, and emerging research in order to build capacity for reducing the inequitable burden of asthma. We do this by cultivating an extensive hub of asthma-related information across a wide range of topics, including asthma management and healthcare, housing, air pollution, schools, the built environment, and more.

The majority of studies and reports that you’ll see below were published by partner organizations, agencies, and research institutions. To specifically see resources created by RAMP, check out RAMP Tools & Publications.

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  • Asthma Associated with Lower COVID-19 Mortality 

    The Journal of Allergy or Clinical Immunology: In Practice released an article in its November 2023 edition comparing ”in-hospital COVID-19 outcomes among patients with asthma, COPD, and no airway disease.” Researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study on patients admitted with COVID-19 by creating scores for mortality and sequential organ failure assessments and then compared the…

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  • Patients with Asthma Prioritize Short-Term Improvements Over Long-Term Risks 

    May 2023’s Journal of Allergy or Clinical Immunology: In Practice contains an article examining preferences of adults with asthma. Using an online survey, researchers found “Patients most valued fewer asthma attacks requiring urgent health care professional visits, fewer exacerbations requiring oral corticosteroids, and a reduced risk for oral thrush..” They also noted “patients were willing…

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  • Association Between E-Cigarette Use and Asthma in Adolescents 

    Preventive Medicine’s October 2023 edition contains an article examining the associations between use of e-cigarettes and asthma in adolescents. Researchers identified demographic and behavioral factors associated with e-cigarette use and conducted analyses using data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. The study found “e-cigarette use was significantly associated with asthma among adolescents.”  To view…

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  • Disparities in Prehospital Care for Pediatric Asthma Exacerbations 

    The Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open contains an article in its October 2023 edition looking at disparities in prehospital care for pediatric asthma. Researchers looked at rates of prehospital administration of corticosteroids and bronchodilators by patient race, locations, and “resources relevant to children using the Child Opportunity Index (COI) 2.0.” They…

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  • Study Examines Methods of Cleaning Indoor Pollutants from Wildfires 

    The October 2023 edition of Science Advances includes an article researching methods of cleaning indoor environments that were contaminated by pollutants from wildfires. After injecting smoke into a test house for two weeks, researchers ran air purifiers, cleaned surfaces, opened windows and doors, and used other strategies to clean the space. Data indicated vacuuming, mopping,…

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  • Medicaid Coverage of Guidelines-Based Asthma Care in the US 

    The Center for Disease Control and Preventions Preventing Chronic Disease research journal has included an article on Medicaid coverage of guidelines-based asthma care in their September 2023 edition. Researchers tracked coverage for 8 areas of guidelines-based care and 7 barriers to care by reviewing plan documents and engaging with Medicaid programs. The research, which covers…

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  • Review of Asthma-Associated Emergency Department Visits During a Wildfire Smoke Event 

    The August 25, 2023, edition of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report includes a review of asthma-associated emergency department visits during the June 2023 wildfire smoke event in New York. Researchers compared the mean PM2.5 values for each hour with the number of asthma-associated emergency department visits. They found…

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  • Infant Food Allergy Phenotypes and Association with Lung Function Deficits and Asthma

    The Lancet’s July 2023 edition contains an article examining the association between infant food allergy phenotypes and lung function deficits and asthma. Over 5000 one year old children were recruited and completed skin prick and food testing for four allergens. Researchers then followed up at age 6, testing lung function and aeroallergens. Researchers found “Food…

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