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"City Medical Schools get $3.4M for Asthma Study"

  • Crain's New York Business
  • New York, NY
  • (August 14, 2019)

A group of researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have received $3.4 million to study the relationship between asthma-related inflammation, medication adherence and depression in older adults. Previous research showed older adults with asthma had a 36 percent higher rate of depressive symptoms and poor rates of adherence to asthma-controller medications. The four-year study will begin in September and seek to enroll 400 adults older than 60 with persistent asthma who use asthma-controller medication. Some of the goals of the study include describing the patterns of inflammation in older adults with the condition and developing treatments to improve medication adherence. 

— Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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