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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364118/enablers-and-determinants-of-the-provision-of-written-action-plans-to-patients-with-asthma-a-stratified-survey-of-canadian-physicians
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Fabienne Djandji, Alexandrine J Lamontagne, Lucie Blais, Simon L Bacon, Pierre Ernst, Roland Grad, Kim L Lavoie, Martha L McKinney, Eve Desplats, Francine M Ducharme
Despite national recommendations, most patients with asthma are not given a written action plan . The objectives were to ascertain physicians' endorsement of potential enablers to providing a written action plan, and the determinants and proportion, of physician-reported use of a written action plan. We surveyed 838 family physicians, paediatricians, and emergency physicians in Quebec. The mailed questionnaire comprised 102 questions on asthma management, 11 of which pertained to written action plan and promising enablers...
March 31, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348726/targeting-patients-with-asthma-for-omalizumab-therapy-choosing-the-right-patient-to-get-the-best-value-for-money
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REVIEW
Abir Al Said, Breda Cushen, Richard W Costello
The asthma syndrome has many manifestations, termed phenotypes, that arise by specific cellular and molecular mechanisms, termed endotypes. Understanding an individual's asthma phenotype helps clinicians make rational therapeutic decisions while the understanding of endotypes has led to the development of specific precision medications. Allergic asthma is an example of an asthma phenotype and omalizumab, a monoclonal antibody that neutralizes serum immunoglobulin (Ig)E, is a specific targeted treatment which was developed as a result of an understanding of the endotype of allergic asthma...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319473/precision-medicine-in-asthma-the-role-of-bronchial-thermoplasty
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Amber J Oberle, Praveen Mathur
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The inflammatory makeup of severe asthma is heterogeneous. Identification of the predominant cellular endotype via biomarkers can aid in the selection of more advanced therapies. This review is clinically focused on how to use these biomarkers to help select between biologic agents and/or bronchial thermoplasty. RECENT FINDINGS: Several Th2 biomarkers exist for the detection of eosinophilic disease; however, the best biomarker for clinical practice is debatable depending upon local resources...
May 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108245/japanese-guidelines-for-childhood-asthma-2017
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Hirokazu Arakawa, Yuhei Hamasaki, Yoichi Kohno, Motohiro Ebisawa, Naomi Kondo, Sankei Nishima, Toshiyuki Nishimuta, Akihiro Morikawa
The Japanese Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergic Diseases 2017 (JAGL 2017) includes a minor revision of the Japanese Pediatric Guideline for the Treatment and Management of Asthma 2012 (JPGL 2012) by the Japanese Society of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The section on child asthma in JAGL 2017 provides information on how to diagnose asthma between infancy and adolescence (0-15 years of age). It makes recommendations for best practices in the management of childhood asthma, including management of acute exacerbations and non-pharmacological and pharmacological management...
April 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931293/pulmonologist-perspectives-regarding-diagnosis-and-management-of-primary-immunodeficiency-diseases
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Jordan S Orange, Javeed Akhter, Filiz O Seeborg, Marcia Boyle, Christopher Scalchunes, Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo
BACKGROUND: The time from symptom onset to diagnosis for patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDD) is an average of 12 years, but prompt diagnosis and treatment can promote best outcomes. OBJECTIVE: Because the manifestations of PIDD are often sinopulmonary in nature, patients with undiagnosed PIDD are frequently referred to pulmonologists. This study sought to identify opportunities among these specialists to improve diagnosis and clinical management of patients with PIDD...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905186/severe-asthma-current-management-targeted-therapies-and-future-directions-a-roundtable-report
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REVIEW
Vanessa M McDonald, Steven Maltby, Helen K Reddel, Gregory G King, Peter A B Wark, Lorraine Smith, John W Upham, Alan L James, Guy B Marks, Peter G Gibson
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by respiratory symptoms, airway inflammation, airway obstruction and airway hyper-responsiveness. Asthma is common and directly affects 10% of Australians, 1-5% of adults in Asia and 300 million people worldwide. It is a heterogeneous disorder with many clinical, molecular, biological and pathophysiological phenotypes. Current management strategies successfully treat the majority of patients with asthma who have access to them. However, there is a subset of an estimated 5-10% of patients with asthma who have severe disease and are disproportionately impacted by symptoms, exacerbations and overall illness burden...
January 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873330/the-burden-of-nonadherence-among-adults-with-asthma-a-role-for-shared-decision-making
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S Pollard, N Bansback, J M FitzGerld, S Bryan
A shared approach to decision-making framework has been suggested for chronic disease management especially where multiple treatment options exist. Shared decision-making (SDM) requires that both physician and patients are actively engaged in the decision-making process, including information exchange; expressing treatment preferences; as well as agreement over the final treatment decision. Although SDM appears well supported by patients, practitioners and policymakers alike, the current challenge is to determine how best to make SDM a reality in everyday clinical practice...
November 22, 2016: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832763/a-comparison-of-intestinal-microbiota-in-a-population-of-low-risk-infants-exposed-and-not-exposed-to-intrapartum-antibiotics-the-baby-microbiota-of-the-intestine-cohort-study-protocol
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Julia Simioni, Eileen K Hutton, Elizabeth Gunn, Alison C Holloway, Jennifer C Stearns, Helen McDonald, Andrea Mousseau, Jonathan D Schertzer, Elyanne M Ratcliffe, Lehana Thabane, Michael G Surette, Katherine M Morrison
BACKGROUND: The intestinal microbiota influences metabolic, nutritional, and immunologic processes and has been associated with a broad range of adverse health outcomes including asthma, obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Early life exposures may alter the course of gut microbial colonization leading to differences in metabolic and immune regulation throughout life. Although approximately 50 % of low-risk full-term infants born in Canada are exposed to intrapartum antibiotics, little is known about the influence of this common prophylactic treatment on the developing neonatal intestinal microbiota...
November 10, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831833/direct-concurrent-comparison-of-multiple-pediatric-acute-asthma-scoring-instruments
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Michael D Johnson, Flory L Nkoy, Xiaoming Sheng, Tom Greene, Bryan L Stone, Jennifer Garvin
OBJECTIVE: Appropriate delivery of Emergency Department (ED) treatment to children with acute asthma requires clinician assessment of acute asthma severity. Various clinical scoring instruments exist to standardize assessment of acute asthma severity in the ED, but their selection remains arbitrary due to few published direct comparisons of their properties. Our objective was to test the feasibility of directly comparing properties of multiple scoring instruments in a pediatric ED. METHODS: Using a novel approach supported by a composite data collection form, clinicians categorized elements of five scoring instruments before and after initial treatment for 48 patients 2-18 years of age with acute asthma seen at the ED of a tertiary care pediatric hospital ED from August to December 2014...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823773/surgical-management-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-gerd-in-children-a-systematic-review
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Tim Jancelewicz, Monica E Lopez, Cynthia D Downard, Saleem Islam, Robert Baird, Shawn J Rangel, Regan F Williams, Meghan A Arnold, Dave Lal, Elizabeth Renaud, Julia Grabowski, Roshni Dasgupta, Mary Austin, Julia Shelton, Danielle Cameron, Adam B Goldin
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this systematic review by the American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Evidence-Based Practice Committee was to derive recommendations from the medical literature regarding the surgical treatment of pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). METHODS: Five questions were addressed by searching the MEDLINE, Cochrane, Embase, Central, and National Guideline Clearinghouse databases using relevant search terms. Consensus recommendations were derived for each question based on the best available evidence...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27296818/comorbidities-of-asthma-in-u-s-children
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Maria C Mirabelli, Joy Hsu, W Adam Gower
BACKGROUND: Few epidemiologic population-based data are available to describe the wide range of health conditions that affect children with asthma. We conducted this study to identify common comorbidities of asthma during childhood and compare the prevalences of selected comorbidities among children with and without asthma. METHODS: We analyzed weighted data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey child sample, a sample of 10,954 U.S. children aged 3-17 years...
July 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27155030/precision-medicine-in-patients-with-allergic-diseases-airway-diseases-and-atopic-dermatitis-practall-document-of-the-european-academy-of-allergy-and-clinical-immunology-and-the-american-academy-of-allergy-asthma-immunology
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REVIEW
Antonella Muraro, Robert F Lemanske, Peter W Hellings, Cezmi A Akdis, Thomas Bieber, Thomas B Casale, Marek Jutel, Peck Y Ong, Lars K Poulsen, Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Hans-Uwe Simon, Sven F Seys, Ioana Agache
In this consensus document we summarize the current knowledge on major asthma, rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis endotypes under the auspices of the PRACTALL collaboration platform. PRACTALL is an initiative of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology aiming to harmonize the European and American approaches to best allergy practice and science. Precision medicine is of broad relevance for the management of asthma, rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis in the context of a better selection of treatment responders, risk prediction, and design of disease-modifying strategies...
May 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27066119/managing-asthma-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Vanessa E Murphy
UNLABELLED: Asthma is a common comorbidity during pregnancy and its prevalence is increasing in the community. Exacerbations are a major clinical problem during pregnancy with up to 45% of women needing to seek medical help, resulting in poor outcomes for mothers and their babies, including low birth weight and preterm delivery. The goals of effective asthma management in pregnancy are to maintain the best possible asthma control and prevent exacerbations. This is achieved by aiming to prevent day- and night-time symptoms, and maintain lung function and normal activity...
December 2015: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27034777/best-practice-in-the-prevention-and-management-of-paediatric-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
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REVIEW
Simon B Drysdale, Christopher A Green, Charles J Sande
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is ubiquitous with almost all infants having been infected by 2 years of age and lifelong repeated infections common. It is the second largest cause of mortality, after malaria, in infants outside the neonatal period and causes up to 200,000 deaths per year worldwide. RSV results in clinical syndromes that include upper respiratory tract infections, otitis media, bronchiolitis (up to 80% of cases) and lower respiratory tract disease including pneumonia and exacerbations of asthma or viral-induced wheeze...
April 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26793004/predicting-frequent-asthma-exacerbations-using-blood-eosinophil-count-and-other-patient-data-routinely-available-in-clinical-practice
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David Price, Andrew M Wilson, Alison Chisholm, Anna Rigazio, Anne Burden, Michael Thomas, Christine King
PURPOSE: Acute, severe asthma exacerbations can be difficult to predict and thus prevent. Patients who have frequent exacerbations are of particular concern. Practical exacerbation predictors are needed for these patients in the primary-care setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Medical records of 130,547 asthma patients aged 12-80 years from the UK Optimum Patient Care Research Database and Clinical Practice Research Datalink, 1990-2013, were examined for 1 year before (baseline) and 1 year after (outcome) their most recent blood eosinophil count...
2016: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26634597/sublingual-immunotherapy-in-children-state-of-art
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T Alterio, S Manti, L Colavita, L Marseglia, M Sturiale, M Miraglia Del Giudice, A Salpietro, C Cuppari
Allergic immunotherapy (AIT) today represents a therapeutic practice for the treatment of allergic diseases such as rhinitis or asthma and is recognized as the only treatment able to modify the natural history of the disease. Administering gradually increasing doses of the causative allergen, AIT, has the objective of achieving immune tolerance against allergens. One of the administration routes most used in clinical practice is represented by the sublingual route. Current research on sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is focused on confirming the efficacy for all the different relevant allergens, on a better definition of allergen extracts and the improvement of their immunological properties and safety, on the identification of best treatment regimens, and on the possibility of extending the clinical indications...
April 2015: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26485100/allergen-immunotherapy-an-update-on-protocols-of-administration
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REVIEW
Désirée Larenas-Linnemann
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is still the only causal treatment for allergic rhinitis and asthma. However, conventional subcutaneous AIT administration schedules are time-consuming and safety issues still play a role; for sublingual AIT, the best efficacy is still investigated and for food allergy the best efficacy-safety balance is not yet completely discovered. Investigators have made progress in these fields lately. (Figure is included in full-text article.) RECENT FINDINGS: Since January 2014, several (ultra) rush or cluster build-up phases with hypoallergic variants of extracts have been explored with success...
December 2015: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26444712/survey-of-physicians-attitudes-toward-the-use-of-magnesium-sulfate-for-acute-asthma-exacerbations-in-turkey
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Ayşe Baççıoğlu, Arzu Bakırtaş, Ferda Öner Erkekol, Ömer Kalaycı, Sevim Bavbek
BACKGROUND: Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) is considered to be a well-tolerated, inexpensive, and effective medication for severe asthma exacerbations. We surveyed physicians who treat patients with asthma to evaluate the current knowledge and usage of MgSO4. METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire was e-mailed to members of the Turkish National Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and was distributed to participants of its annual congress. RESULTS: Of the 456 respondents (mean age: 36...
2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26418843/use-of-asthma-control-indicators-in-measuring-inhaled-corticosteroid-effectiveness-in-asthmatic-smokers-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Claire E Hayes, Henry J Nuss, Tung-Sung Tseng, Sarah Moody-Thomas
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to explore how current research measures the effectiveness of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in smokers with asthma. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, CINAHL and PsycINFO databases were searched for combinations of terms relating to asthma, tobacco use and ICS effectiveness. STUDY SELECTIONS: The search was limited to articles published between 2004 and 2015, in English language. Studies met inclusion criteria if reporting the use of guideline-based asthma control indicators to measure the therapeutic effects of ICS or ICS combination therapies...
2015: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26215651/details-of-development-of-the-resource-for-adults-with-asthma-in-the-raisin-randomized-trial-of-an-asthma-internet-self-management-intervention-study
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Deborah Morrison, Frances S Mair, Rekha Chaudhuri, Marilyn McGee-Lennon, Mike Thomas, Neil C Thomson, Lucy Yardley, Sally Wyke
BACKGROUND: Around 300 million people worldwide have asthma and prevalence is increasing. Self-management can be effective in improving a range of outcomes and is cost effective, but is underutilised as a treatment strategy. Supporting optimum self-management using digital technology shows promise, but how best to do this is not clear. We aimed to develop an evidence based, theory informed, online resource to support self-management in adults with asthma, called 'Living well with Asthma', as part of the RAISIN (Randomized Trial of an Asthma Internet Self-Management Intervention) study...
July 28, 2015: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
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