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Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636411/asthma-and-influenza-vaccination-in-elderly-hospitalized-patients-matched-case-control-study-in-spain
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María Morales Suárez-Varela, Agustin Llopis, Estrella Fernandez-Fabrellas, Francisco Sanz, M Jose Perez-Lozano, Vicente Martin, Jenaro Astray, Jesús Castilla, Mikel Egurrola, Luis Force, Diana Toledo, Àngela Domínguez
OBJECTIVES: Influenza infection is an exacerbating factor for asthma, and its prevention is critical in managing asthmatic patients. We investigated the effect of influenza vaccination on asthmatic and non-asthmatic patients hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza in Spain. METHODS: We made a matched case-control study to assess the frequency of hospitalization for influenza in people aged ≥65 years. Hospitalized patients with unplanned hospital admissions were recruited from 20 hospitals representing seven Spanish regions...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622052/biologic-treatment-eligibility-for-real-world-patients-with-severe-asthma-the-ideal-study
#2
Frank C Albers, Hana Müllerová, Necdet B Gunsoy, Ji-Yeon Shin, Linda M Nelsen, Eric S Bradford, Sarah M Cockle, Robert Y Suruki
OBJECTIVES: Severe asthma comprises several distinct phenotypes. Consequently, patients with severe asthma can be eligible for more than one biologic treatment targeting Th2 inflammation, such as anti-interleukin (IL)-5 and anti-immunoglobulin (Ig) E. The objective of this study was to describe treatment eligibility and overlap in treatment eligibility for mepolizumab (anti-IL-5), omalizumab (anti-IgE) and reslizumab (anti-IL-5) in patients with severe asthma, who were recruited from clinical practice...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605217/differences-between-preschoolers-with-asthma-and-allergies-in-urban-and-rural-environments
#3
Daniel A Marfortt, Dario Josviack, Alejandro Lozano, Eduardo Cuestas, Luis Agüero, Jose A Castro-Rodriguez
OBJECTIVE: The influence of living in a rural or urban environment on asthma and allergic diseases in school-children provide conflicting results; moreover none of these studies included exclusively preschoolers. The aim of the present study was to evaluate if recurrent wheezing preschoolers from rural or urban areas differ in asthma, allergic diseases, and atopy. METHODS: A cross-sectional-study in Rafaela, Argentina, on 143 preschoolers with recurrent wheezing from rural and urban settings was performed (2010-2012)...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594249/a-pilot-randomized-trial-of-school-based-administration-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-for-at-risk-children-with-asthma
#4
Cherise B Harrington, Eric Langhans, Deborah Q Shelef, Molly Savitz, Colleen Whitmore, Stephen J Teach
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether high adherence to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) among disadvantaged urban public school children on public insurance with persistent asthma is achievable by having school nurses administer morning doses on each day that school is in session. DESIGN/METHODS: This was a pilot prospective randomized clinical trial of home versus school nurse-administered ICS among children on Medicaid enrolled in grades K-8. The primary outcome was the proportion of expected morning doses of ICS given to the intervention group in school over the 60-day treatment period...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586296/asthma-control-and-disease-burden-in-patients-with-asthma-and-allergic-comorbidities
#5
Lulu K Lee, Engels Obi, Brandee Paknis, Abhishek Kavati, Bradley Chipps
OBJECTIVE: To assess asthma control and associations with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and economic outcomes among patients with asthma and allergic comorbidities treated with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and long-acting beta-agonists (LABA) combination therapy. METHODS: Data from the 2011-2013 US National Health and Wellness Survey were used to identify patients with asthma currently treated with ICS and LABA combination therapy (N = 1923). Patients were included if they self-reported a physician diagnosis of asthma and at least one allergic/asthma-related comorbid condition (e...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586254/hospitalizations-for-asthma-among-adults-exposed-to-the-september-11-2001-world-trade-center-terrorist-attack
#6
Sara A Miller-Archie, Hannah T Jordan, Howard Alper, Juan P Wisnivesky, James E Cone, Stephen M Friedman, Robert M Brackbill
OBJECTIVE: We described patterns of asthma hospitalization among persons exposed to the 2001 World Trade Center (WTC) attacks, and assessed whether 9/11-related exposures or comorbidities, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and gastroesophageal reflux symptoms (GERS), were associated with an increased rate of hospitalization. METHODS: Data for adult enrollees in the WTC Health Registry, a prospective cohort study, with self-reported physician-diagnosed asthma who resided in New York State on 9/11 were linked to administrative hospitalization data to identify asthma hospitalizations during September 11, 2001-December 31, 2010...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562157/validity-of-a-chinese-version-of-the-mini-asthma-quality-of-life-questionnaire-miniaqlq-and-a-comparison-of-completion-by-patients-and-relatives
#7
Yulan Qu, Chen Zhang, Wei Gao, Yunye Ning, Ruohua Chen, Shu Zhang, Yahong Sun, Yan Shang, Chong Bai
OBJECTIVE: To test the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Mini Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (MiniAQLQ) and to investigate the differences between the MiniAQLQ completed by patients (p-MiniAQLQ) and by their relatives (r-MiniAQLQ). METHODS: One hundred and two asthmatic patients and 45 relatives were recruited. The reliability was evaluated using Cronbach's alpha and intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). The validity of the MiniAQLQ was assessed by comparing it with the Sydney Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ-S) and lung function measurements...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562121/overweight-adolescents-and-asthma-revealing-motivations-and-challenges-with-adolescent-provider-communication
#8
Gwen L Alexander, Heather A Olden, Tanya Troy, Cheryl A Miree, Christine L M Joseph
OBJECTIVE: Among teens with asthma, challenges of disease management may be greater in those with a body mass index (BMI) >85th percentile compared to youth within the parameters for normal weight-for-age. This mixed-methods study assessed teens' awareness of the link between weight and asthma management, and perspectives on how medical providers might open a discussion about managing weight. METHOD: Teens aged 13-18, having BMI >85 percentile and chronic asthma, identified using health system databases and a staff email message board, were invited to complete a semi-structured, in-depth phone interview...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548904/utilization-of-a-patient-centered-asthma-passport-tool-in-a-subspecialty-clinic
#9
Jonathan Greenberg, Olga Prushinskaya, Joshua D Harris, Gillian Guidetti-Myers, Jacqueline Steiding, Gregory S Sawicki, Jonathan M Gaffin
INTRODUCTION: Despite available and effective tools for asthma self-assessment (Asthma Control Test, ACT) and self-management (Asthma Action Plan, AAP), they are underutilized in outpatient specialty clinics. We evaluated the impact of a patient-centered checklist, the Asthma Passport, on improving ACT and AAP utilization in clinic. METHODS: This was a randomized, interventional quality-improvement project in which the Asthma Passport was distributed to 120 pediatric asthma patients over the duration of 16 weeks...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548898/comparison-of-a-rapid-albuterol-pathway-with-a-standard-pathway-for-the-treatment-of-children-with-a-moderate-to-severe-asthma-exacerbation-in-the-emergency-department
#10
Matthew Wilkinson, Ben King, Sujit Iyer, Eric Higginbotham, Anna Wallace, Collin Hovinga, Coburn Allen
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine if a rapid albuterol delivery pathway with a breath-enhanced nebulizer can reduce emergency department (ED) length of stay (LOS), while maintaining admission rates and side effects, when compared to a traditional asthma pathway with a standard jet nebulizer. METHODS: Children aged 3-18 presenting to a large urban pediatric ED for asthma were enrolled if they were determined by pediatric asthma score to have a moderate to severe exacerbation...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548896/implementation-of-asthma-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-primary-care-a-cross-sectional-study-based-on-the-knowledge-to-action-cycle
#11
Myriam E Gagné, Louis-Philippe Boulet
OBJECTIVE: Based on the Knowledge-to-Action Cycle, we assessed the self-reported implementation and perception of asthma clinical practice guideline (CPG) recommendations in primary care physicians (PCPs), along with the barriers and facilitators to CPG use in primary care. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study. Using the extended Asthma Physicians' Practice Assessment Questionnaire(©), PCPs self-reported the following: their knowledge of 15 key asthma CPG recommendations, the perceived usefulness of each of these recommendations, their motivation to apply these recommendations, and their agreement with the content of these recommendations...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548868/inhaled-corticosteroid-prescribing-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department-sustained-success-and-prescription-filling-rates
#12
Sarah Nicole Adams, Mary Abel, Dustin Fowler, Jennifer Braden, Myla D Ebeling, Annie N Simpson, M Olivia Titus, Annie Lintzenich Andrews
OBJECTIVE: To determine if improvement in Inhaled Corticosteroid (ICS) prescribing in the pediatric emergency department (PED) can be sustained after transition from intense intervention to low-intervention phase, and to determine ICS fill rates. METHODS: A Quality Improvement (QI) project began in Aug 2012. Results through Feb 2014 were previously published. In Feb 2014 interventions were scaled back to determine the sustainability of QI success. Eligible patients included children aged 2-17 seen in the PED for asthma between Feb 2014 and Sept 2016...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521558/rising-utilization-of-inpatient-pediatric-asthma-pathways
#13
Sunitha V Kaiser, Jonathan Rodean, Arpi Bekmezian, Matt Hall, Samir S Shah, Sanjay Mahant, Kavita Parikh, Rustin Morse, Henry Puls, Michael D Cabana
INTRODUCTION: Clinical pathways are detailed care plans that operationalize evidence-based guidelines into an accessible format for health providers. Their goal is to link evidence to practice to optimize patient outcomes and delivery efficiency. It is unknown to what extent inpatient pediatric asthma pathways are being utilized nationally. OBJECTIVES: (1) Describe inpatient pediatric asthma pathway design and implementation across a large hospital network. (2) Compare characteristics of hospitals with and without pathways...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514204/factors-influencing-influenza-vaccination-among-south-korean-adult-asthma-patients-a-nationwide-population-based-cross-sectional-study
#14
Jae Ho Chung, Tae Ho Kim, Chang Hoon Han
BACKGROUND: It is important to identify factors associated with influenza vaccination. This study was performed to investigate factors associated with vaccination coverage among asthma patients in Korea. METHODS: Data were obtained from 229,121 participants (5,989 with asthma and 223,132 without asthma) in the 2010 Korean Community Health Survey. The demographic characteristics and socioeconomic status of respondents with and without asthma were compared. Univariate and multiple logistic regression analyses were used to evaluate socioeconomic status and other demographic variables potentially related to influenza vaccination in asthma patients...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514199/drawing-asthma-an-exploration-of-patients-perceptions-and-experiences
#15
Melissa Mei Yin Cheung, Bandana Saini, Lorraine Smith
OBJECTIVE: As an art form, drawings can facilitate the tangible expression of patients' inner images and feelings in a range of health conditions. However, there are currently no published studies investigating adults' perspectives of asthma using drawings. This study aimed to explore how adults' drawings illustrate their perceptions and experiences of asthma. METHODS: Adults with asthma participated in a one-on-one drawing activity. Analysis was grounded in the participants' accounts of their drawing, which were examined alongside the relevant image...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513250/combined-measurements-of-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-and-nasal-nitric-oxide-levels-for-assessing-upper-airway-diseases-in-asthmatic-patients
#16
Takamitsu Asano, Masaya Takemura, Yoshihiro Kanemitsu, Makoto Yokota, Kensuke Fukumitsu, Norihisa Takeda, Hiroya Ichikawa, Hisatoshi Hijikata, Takehiro Uemura, Osamu Takakuwa, Hirotsugu Ohkubo, Ken Maeno, Yutaka Ito, Tetsuya Oguri, Atsushi Nakamura, Yumi Maki, Yoshihisa Nakamura, Motohiko Suzuki, Akio Niimi
BACKGROUND: Despite the close linkage between rhinitis, chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and asthma, relevant biomarkers of both upper and lower airway inflammation are rare. METHODS: Patients with asthma (without upper airway disease [UAD; n = 24], with rhinitis [n = 25], CRS [n = 24], and nasal polyps [n = 2]), isolated rhinitis (n = 13), isolated CRS (n = 13), and 10 healthy controls were prospectively recruited. Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (NO) levels at 50 mL/s (FeNO50), nasal NO levels, Lund-Macay-scores of sinus computed tomography and an asthma control questionnaire (ACQ) were evaluated...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489959/mood-disorders-in-adult-asthma-phenotypes
#17
Marina Labor, Slavica Labor, Iva Jurić, Vladimir Fijačko, Sanja Popović Grle, Davor Plavec
OBJECTIVE: Studies show high comorbidity of mood disorders in asthma. As asthma is a highly heterogeneous disease with different phenotypes it can be expected that there is a difference in this association with different asthma phenotypes. The aim of our cross-sectional study was to assess the association of specific asthma phenotypes with anxiety and/or depression and their impact on asthma control. METHODS: A cross-sectional study in 201 consecutive adult outpatients with asthma (≥18 years of age) was conducted...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488885/respiratory-muscle-strength-and-pulmonary-function-in-children-with-rhinitis-and-asthma-after-a-six-minute-walk-test
#18
Ana Alice de Almeida Soares, Camila Moraes Barros, Cássia Giulliane Costa Santos, Maria Renata Aragão Dos Santos, José Rodrigo Santos Silva, Walderi Monteiro da Silva Junior, Silvia de Magalhães Simões
OBJECTIVE: Rhinitis and asthma decrease quality of life. Few studies have assessed the performance of children with asthma or rhinitis under submaximal exercise. We evaluated maximal respiratory pressures, spirometric parameters, and ability to sustain submaximal exercise in these children before and after the 6-minute walk test (6MWT), compared to healthy children. METHODS: This cross-sectional, analytical study included 89 children aged 6-12 years in outpatient follow-up: 27 healthy (H), 31 with rhinitis (R), and 31 with mild asthma under control (A)...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471703/rhinasthma-patient-perspective-a-rasch-validation-study
#19
Giorgia Molinengo, Ilaria Baiardini, Fulvio Braido, Barbara Loera
OBJECTIVE: In daily practice, Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) tools are useful for supplementing clinical data with the patient's perspective. To encourage their use by clinicians, the availability of tools that can quickly provide valid results is crucial. A new HRQoL tool has been proposed for patients with asthma and rhinitis: the RhinAsthma Patient Perspective-RAPP. The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric robustness of the RAPP using the Item Response Theory (IRT) approach, to evaluate the scalability of items and test whether or not patients use the items response scale correctly...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471696/adolescent-flourishing-in-relation-to-having-asthma-results-from-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
#20
Laura Nabors, Cathleen Odar-Stough, James Peugh, Ashley L Merianos, Jodi Cunningham, Robert Andrew Yockey
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated parent report of adolescent behaviors and flourishing of adolescents with asthma from a nationwide sample. METHODS: A secondary analysis of the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health was conducted. There were 2,880 youth with asthma in our sample and 25,841 without asthma between 13 and 17 years of age. Analyses examined flourishing among adolescents with and without asthma and the impact of adolescent arguing, bullying, and mood difficulties on adolescent flourishing for adolescents with asthma, while controlling for sex, age, and race...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
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