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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/28708958/racial-disparities-in-family-provider-interactions-for-pediatric-asthma-care
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Michelle Trivedi, Vicki Fung, Elyse O Kharbanda, Emma K Larkin, Melissa G Butler, Kelly Horan, Tracy A Lieu, Ann Chen Wu
OBJECTIVE: Black and Latino children experience significantly worse asthma morbidity than their white peers for multifactorial reasons. This study investigated differences in family-provider interactions for pediatric asthma, based on race/ethnicity. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of parent surveys of asthmatic children within the Population-Based Effectiveness in Asthma and Lung Diseases Network. Our study population comprised 647 parents with survey response data...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708950/a-real-life-study-on-height-in-prepubertal-asthmatic-children-receiving-inhaled-steroids
#2
Elpis Hatziagorou, Fotis Kirvassilis, Eleana Kouroukli, Vasiliki Avramidou, Dafni Papanikolaou, Despoina Terzi, Maria Karailidou, John Tsanakas, Maria Papagianni, Demosthenes Panagiotakos
INTRODUCTION: Asthma is the most common chronic respiratory disease in children and inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) constitute the first line of treatment for these patients. However, the potential growth-inhibiting effect of ICS has often been a cause of concern for both caregivers as well as physicians, and there still remains conflict regarding their safety profile. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the administration of ICS in low or medium doses is associated with height reduction in prepubertal children...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708949/comparing-executive-functions-between-patients-with-chronic-asthma-and-healthy-subjects
#3
Soran Rajabi, Esha'q Keshavarz, Yoosef Dehghani, Maryam Keshavarz, Khadije AliMoradi
OBJECTIVE: Allergic diseases have different levels of prevalence all over the world. Among them, asthma is the most common chronic disease. Up to now, little attention has been paid to the impact of this chronic disease on people's executive functions. The present study aimed at comparing the executive functions in patients with chronic asthma and healthy subjects. METHODS: The study population was patients with chronic asthma who were referred to Al-Zahra hospital in Isfahan Province and their visitors who were assigned as the control group...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708944/indirect-comparison-of-bronchial-thermoplasty-versus-omalizumab-for-uncontrolled-severe-asthma
#4
Robert M Niven, Michael R Simmonds, Michael J Cangelosi, Dominic P Tilden, Suzanne Cottrell, Narinder S Shargill
OBJECTIVE: Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) as an add-on therapy for uncontrolled severe asthma is an alternative to biologic therapies like omalizumab (OM). We conducted an indirect treatment comparison (ITC) to appraise comparative effectiveness of BT and OM. METHODS: A systematic literature review identified relevant randomized controlled trials. The ITC followed accepted methodology. RESULTS: The ITC comprised a sham-controlled trial of BT (AIR2) and two placebo-controlled trials of OM (INNOVATE; EXTRA)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704107/asthma-medication-use-among-adults-with-current-asthma-by-work-related-asthma-status-asthma-call-back-survey-29-states-2012-2013
#5
Katelynn E Dodd, Jacek M Mazurek
OBJECTIVE: Asthma severity is defined as the intensity of treatment required to achieve good control of asthma symptoms. Studies have shown that work-related asthma (WRA) can be associated with poorer asthma control and more severe symptoms than non-WRA. Associations between asthma medications and WRA status were assessed using data from the 2012-2013 Asthma Call-back Survey among ever-employed adults (≥18 years) with current asthma from 29 states. METHODS: Persons with WRA had been told by a physician that their asthma was work-related...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699850/the-effect-of-balance-training-intervention-on-postural-stability-in-children-with-asthma
#6
Zuzana Kovacikova, Katerina Neumannova, Jana Rydlova, Lucia Bizovská, Miroslav Janura
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary rehabilitation is mainly focused on exercise training and breathing retraining in children with asthma. Conversely, balance training is not usually recommended for the treatment, although postural deficits were found in these patients. Therefore, this study assessed the effect of balance training intervention on postural stability in children with asthma. METHODS: Nineteen children with mild intermittent asthma (age 11.1 ± 2.1 years, height 147...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699825/engaging-end-users-in-intervention-research-study-design
#7
Molly A Martin, Valerie G Press, Kim Erwin, Helen Margellos-Anast, Stacy Ignoffo, Kate Sheridan McMahon, Giselle Mosnaim, Jessica Ramsay, S Margaret Paik
OBJECTIVE: Coordinated Healthcare Interventions for Childhood Asthma Gaps in Outcomes (CHICAGO Plan) is a 3-arm multicenter pragmatic trial to evaluate asthma interventions in high-risk Chicago children presenting to Emergency Departments (ED) with asthma. A formative evaluation with end-users to provide input into the trial design and outcome instruments was conducted prior to trial initiation. METHODS: A multi-level data gathering framework from the field of design and standard qualitative methods were employed...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696842/factors-associated-with-in-school-physical-activity-among-urban-children-with-asthma
#8
Marina Reznik, Florinda Islamovic, Jaeun Choi, Cheng-Shiun Leu, Alex V Rowlands
OBJECTIVE: A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine if in-school physical activity (PA) varied by age, gender, weight and asthma status, participation in physical education (PE), outdoor recess, and other in-school PA among urban schoolchildren with asthma. METHODS: PA was measured by tri-axial accelerometers. Height and mass were measured and overweight defined as BMI ≥85(th) percentile. Asthma impairment and risk were assessed as per national guidelines and asthma status variable with 3 categories (mild, moderate and severe) was created...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696811/prevalence-clinical-characteristics-and-morbidity-of-the-asthma-copd-overlap-in-a-general-population-sample
#9
Linda Ekerljung, Roxana Mincheva, Stig Hagstad, Anders Bjerg, Gunilla Telg, Georgios Stratelis, Jan Lötvall
Objective Although asthma and COPD have been regarded as distinct conditions, emerging literature suggests that overlapping phenotypes exists, asthma-COPD overlap (ACO). The aim of this study was to describe prevalence, patient characteristics and morbidity of ACO. Methods From a cross-sectional population sample, the West Sweden Asthma Study, subjects with suspected asthma, chronic bronchitis or COPD, and a random sample, were invited to clinical examinations. ACO was defined as doctors diagnosed asthma, or clear clinical signs of asthma at examination, with a FEV1/FVC<0...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696804/healthcare-utilization-by-children-with-asthma-displaced-by-hurricane-katrina
#10
Troy Quast
OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance of TexKat, the largest Hurricane Katrina Medicaid Emergency Waiver, in providing care to asthmatic children. METHODS: Medicaid enrollment and encounter data for 2004 and 2006 from Louisiana and Texas were analyzed in a pre-post comparison. Changes in utilization by children in the waiver were compared to changes in utilization by children in Medicaid in three control groups: children in Louisiana counties that were designated as a disaster assistance area but who were not displaced; children in Louisiana counties that were not designated as a disaster assistance area, and children in Texas...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696803/thai-pediatricians-current-practice-toward-childhood-asthma
#11
Harutai Kamalaporn, Pongpan Chawalitdamrong, Aroonwan Preutthipan
BACKGROUND: Childhood asthma is a substantial health burden in Thailand. Due to a lack of pediatric respiratory specialists (pediatric pulmonologists and allergists; RS), most Thai children are cared for by general pediatricians (pediatric primary care providers (PCP)). OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether current practices of Thai pediatricians complied with asthma guidelines and compared practices (diagnosis and treatments) provided by PCP and RS. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted using electronic surveys including four case scenarios of different asthma phenotypes distributed to Thai pediatricians...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696802/correlation-of-induced-sputum-eosinophil-levels-with-clinical-parameters-in-mild-and-moderate-persistent-asthma-in-children-aged-7-18%C3%A2-years
#12
Prachi Kansal, Devki Nandan, Sheetal Agarwal, Neha Patharia, Narendra Arya
BACKGROUND: Treatment decisions in asthma are currently based on clinical assessment and spirometry. Sputum eosinophil, being a marker of airway inflammation, can serve as a tool for assessing severity and response to treatment in asthma patients. OBJECTIVES: To measure eosinophil percentage in induced sputum in children with asthma and correlate it with clinical asthma parameters. METHODS: A prospective observational study was performed at tertiary care hospital on 91 children aged 7-18 years with newly diagnosed mild or moderate persistent asthma...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696794/the-effects-of-asthma-medications-on-reactive-oxygen-species-production-in-human-monocytes
#13
Ming-Kai Tsai, Yi-Ching Lin, Ming-Yii Huang, Min-Sheng Lee, Chang-Hung Kuo, Po-Lin Kuo, Ching-Hsiung Lin, Chih-Hsing Hung
OBJECTIVE: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease induced by many environmental factors. The inhalation of allergens and pollutants promote the reactive oxygen species (ROS) production leading to airway inflammation, hyper-responsiveness and remodeling in allergic asthma. The effects of asthma medications on ROS production are unclear. The present study investigated the anti-ROS effects of current asthma medications including inhaled corticosteroid (ICS; budesonide and fluticasone), leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA; montelukast), long acting β2 agonists (LABAs; salmeterol and formoterol) and a new extra-LABA (indacaterol)...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650748/childhood-abuse-and-adult-onset-asthma-among-peruvian-women
#14
Dipti Banerjee, Bizu Gelaye, Qiu-Yue Zhong, Sixto E Sanchez, Michelle A Williams
Objective Childhood abuse has been found to be associated with adult-onset asthma; however, this association has not been studied in low and middle income countries with a high burden of gender-based violence, including childhood abuse. We examined the odds of asthma diagnosed at age 18 or older in relation to history of physical and sexual abuse among Peruvian pregnant women. Methods This cross-sectional study collected demographic characteristics, history of abuse and asthma diagnoses from 3081 pregnant women...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636411/asthma-and-influenza-vaccination-in-elderly-hospitalized-patients-matched-case-control-study-in-spain
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
Sara A Miller-Archie, Hannah T Jordan, Howard Alper, Juan P Wisnivesky, James E Cone, Stephen M Friedman, Robert M Brackbill
OBJECTIVE: We described the 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
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