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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872981/sex-differences-in-outcomes-after-discharge-from-alberta-emergency-departments-for-asthma-a-large-population-based-study
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Rhonda J Rosychuk, Maria Ospina, Jingbin Zhang, Richard Leigh, Andrew Cave, Brian H Rowe
OBJECTIVE: Asthma exacerbations frequently result in emergency department (ED) visits. While sex differences have been identified in some asthma studies, there is a paucity of literature on sex differences in the ED setting, especially population-based ones. This study examines sex differences in important outcomes of patients discharged from EDs for acute asthma in Alberta, Canada. METHODS: Alberta residents aged 2 to 55 years discharged from EDs with a primary diagnosis of asthma during 1999- 2011 were identified from administrative databases from a single-payer health care system for the entire geographic region of Alberta...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837382/national-estimates-of-30-day-readmissions-among-children-hospitalized-for-asthma-in-the-united-states
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Sreenivas P Veeranki, Michael U Ohabughiro, Jacob Moran, Hemalkumar B Mehta, Bill T Ameredes, Yong-Fang Kuo, William J Calhoun
Objective Previous single-center studies have reported that up to 40% of children hospitalized for asthma will be readmitted. The study objectives are to investigate the prevalence and timing of 30-day readmissions in children hospitalized with asthma, and to identify factors associated with 30-day readmissions. Methods Data (n = 12,842) for children aged 6-18 years hospitalized for asthma were obtained from the 2013 Nationwide Readmission Database (NRD). The primary study outcome was time to readmission within 30 days after discharge attributable to any cause...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780328/impaired-patient-reported-outcomes-predict-poor-school-functioning-and-daytime-sleepiness-the-promis%C3%A2-pediatric-asthma-study
#3
Conor M Jones, Darren A DeWalt, I-Chan Huang
OBJECTIVES: Poor asthma control in children is related to impaired patient-reported outcomes (PROs; e.g., fatigue, depressive symptoms, anxiety), but less well studied is the impact of PROs on children's school performance and sleep outcomes. This study investigated whether the consistency status of PROs over time impacted school functioning and daytime sleepiness in children with asthma. METHODS: Of the 238 children with asthma enrolled in the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System® (PROMIS®) Pediatric Asthma Study, 169 children who provided survey data for all four time points were used in analysis...
August 2, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759271/medication-use-sleep-and-caregiver-smoking-status-among-urban-children-with-asthma
#4
Samantha A Miadich, Robin S Everhart, Kristin E Heron, Caroline O Cobb
OBJECTIVE: Children living in urban settings from low-income, minority families are at a high risk for experiencing asthma morbidity. Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS, i.e., secondhand) exposure, typically from caregiver smoking, has been associated with increased quick-relief medication use and child nocturnal awakenings due to increased asthma symptoms as well as worse sleep quality in children with asthma. This study investigated the moderating role of caregiver smoking status on the association between quick-relief medication use and child's sleep quality in urban children with persistent asthma...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719626/impact-of-respiratory-infections-outdoor-pollen-and-socioeconomic-status-on-associations-between-air-pollutants-and-pediatric-asthma-hospital-admissions
#5
Julie E Goodman, Christine T Loftus, Xiaobin Liu, Ke Zu
BACKGROUND: Epidemiology studies have shown that ambient concentrations of ozone and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) are associated with increased emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions (HAs) for asthma. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the impact of outdoor pollen, respiratory infections, and socioeconomic status (SES) on the associations between ambient ozone and PM2.5 and asthma HAs in New York City. METHODS: Daily ozone, PM2.5, meteorological factors, pollen, and hospitalization records during 1999 to 2009 were obtained for New York City residents...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641549/relevance-of-cat-and-dog-sensitization-by-skin-prick-testing-in-childhood-eczema-and-asthma
#6
Kam Lun E Lun Hon, Kathy Yin Ching Tsang, Ting Fan Leung
BACKGROUND: Household animal dander has been implicated as aeroallergen in childhood atopic diseases. Many parents seek healthcare advice if household pet keeping may be detrimental in atopic eczema (AE) and atopies. AIM: We investigated if skin sensitization by cat/dog dander was associated with disease severity and quality of life in children with AE. METHODS: Demographics, skin prick test (SPT) results, disease severity (Nottingham eczema severity score NESS), Children Dermatology Life Quality Index (CDLQI), blood IgE and eosinophil counts of a cohort of AE patients were reviewed...
June 14, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617244/continuity-of-care-in-infancy-and-early-childhood-health-outcomes
#7
Elizabeth Enlow, Molly Passarella, Scott A Lorch
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Continuity of care is a key aspect of the patient-centered medical home and improves pediatric outcomes. Health care reform requires high-quality data to demonstrate its continued value. We hypothesized that increased provider continuity in infancy will reduce urgent health care use and increase receipt of preventive services in early childhood. METHODS: Continuity, using the Usual Provider of Care measure, was calculated across all primary care encounters during the first year of life in a prospectively-constructed cohort of 17 773 infants receiving primary care from birth through 3 years at 30 clinics...
July 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599691/vitamin-d-status-lung-function-and-atopy-in-children-with-asthma
#8
Sebnem Ozdogan, Gizem Sari, Ibrahim Hakki Aktan, Belma Aydin, Canan Irmak, Sabanur Cavdar
OBJECTIVE: To determine the associations between serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D3 levels and pulmonary function test outcomes and atopy in children with asthma. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Pediatric pulmonology outpatient clinic and pediatric outpatient clinic, from December 2012 to March 2013. METHODOLOGY: Atotal of 71 asthmatic children and 77 healthy controls aged 7-17 years were recruited...
May 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595764/food-allergy-and-anxiety-and-depression-among-ethnic-minority-children-and-their-caregivers
#9
Renee D Goodwin, Sandra Rodgin, Rachel Goldman, Juliana Rodriguez, Gabriele deVos, Denise Serebrisky, Jonathan M Feldman
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between food allergy and symptoms of anxiety and depression among ethnic minority, low socioeconomic status (SES) children and their caregivers. STUDY DESIGN: Pediatric patients ages 4-12 years with and without food allergy and their caregivers were recruited from urban pediatric outpatient clinics. Statistical analyses were used to examine the prevalence of symptoms of anxiety and depression among patients and their caregivers with and without food allergy, adjusting for asthma...
August 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538609/critical-care-interventions-for-asthmatic-patients-admitted-from-the-emergency-department-to-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
#10
Kristen Michelle Cundiff, James M Gerard, Robert G Flood
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the frequency and predictors of critical interventions in asthmatic patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at a tertiary-care pediatric hospital. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients admitted from our emergency department (ED) to the PICU for treatment of status asthmaticus between January 1, 2008, and March 31, 2013. Patients with concomitant medical conditions and those who received a critical intervention, other than continuously aerosolized albuterol, in the ED before admission were excluded...
May 23, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497673/body-mass-index-and-skin-reactivity-to-histamine-and-dermatophagoides-pteronyssinus-in-children-and-adolescents-followed-in-a-pediatric-allergy-service
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A Keller Franco, R Oselka Sarni, M Carvalho Mallozi, D Solé
Rationale. Recent data suggest that the nutritional status assessed by body mass index (BMI) is positively associated with skin reactivity to histamine in children. Objective. To study the relation between BMI and skin reactivity to histamine and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus in allergic children and adolescents. Methods. The medical charts of patients attended in our outpatient clinic between 2013 and 2014 (n = 972) were evaluated. Only patients with asthma, allergic rhinitis or wheezing infants sensitized to at least one aeroallergen were selected: a total of 626 patients (6 months to 19 year-olds; 60...
May 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497209/pharmacists-perspectives-of-the-current-status-of-pediatric-asthma-management-in-the-u-s-community-pharmacy-setting
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Amanda Elaro, Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Kathleen Kraus, Karen B Farris, Smita Shah, Carol Armour, Minal R Patel
Objective To explore community pharmacists' continuing education, counseling and communication practices, attitudes and barriers in relation to pediatric asthma management. Setting Community pharmacies in Michigan, United States. Methods Between July and September 2015 a convenience sample of community pharmacists was recruited from southeastern Michigan and asked to complete a structured, self-reported questionnaire. The questionnaire elucidated information on 4 general domains relating to pharmacists' pediatric asthma management including: (1) guidelines and continuing education (CE); (2) counseling and medicines; (3) communication and self-management practices; (4) attitudes and barriers to practice...
August 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484946/rural-asthma-current-understanding-of-prevalence-patterns-and-interventions-for-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Robin Dawson Estrada, Dennis R Ownby
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Asthma is the most common chronic illness of children and adolescents in the USA. While asthma has been understood to disproportionately affect urban dwellers, recent investigations have revealed rural pediatric asthma prevalence to be very similar to urban and to be more closely correlated with socioeconomic and environmental factors than geographic location or population density. RECENT FINDINGS: Rural children experience factors unique to location that impact asthma development and outcomes, including housing quality, cigarette smoke exposure, and small/large-scale farming...
June 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452099/poor-sleep-quality-has-an-adverse-effect-on-childhood-asthma-control-and-lung-function-measures
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Youn Ho Sheen, Sun Hee Choi, Sun Jung Jang, Ji Hyeon Baek, Hye Mi Jee, Mi Ae Kim, Kyu Young Chae, Man Yong Han
BACKGROUND: It is unclear as to whether sleep respiratory breathing disorder (SRBD) is a risk factor for uncontrolled asthma in children. The aim of this study was therefore to investigate whether SRBD may have an adverse effect on childhood asthma control and lung function measures. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 220 children with well-controlled (n = 108), partly controlled (n = 92), and uncontrolled asthma (n = 20) according to the Global Initiative for Asthma guideline...
April 28, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382879/frequent-users-of-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Jade Seguin, Esli Osmanlliu, Xun Zhang, Virginie Clavel, Harley Eisman, Robert Rodrigues, Maryam Oskoui
OBJECTIVES: Emergency department (ED) crowding is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Its etiology is multifactorial, and frequent ED use (defined as more or equal to five visits per year) is a major contributor to high patient volumes. Our primary objective is to characterize the frequent user population. Our secondary objective is to examine risk factors for frequent emergency use. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of pediatric emergency department (PED) visits at the Montreal Children's Hospital using the Système Informatique Urgence (SIURGE), electronic medical record database...
April 6, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377880/paradoxical-bronchospasm-from-benzalkonium-chloride-bac-preservative-in-albuterol-nebulizer-solution-in-a-patient-with-acute-severe-asthma-a-case-report-and-literature-review-of-airway-effects-of-bac
#16
Mathew George, Saumya Vinod Joshi, Emily Concepcion, Haesoon Lee
Nebulized bronchodilator solutions are available in the United States as both nonsterile and sterile-filled products. Sulfites, benzalkonium chloride (BAC), or chlorobutanol are added to nonsterile products to prevent bacterial growth. Bronchoconstriction from inhaled BAC is cumulative, prolonged, and correlates directly with basal airway responsiveness. The multi-dose dropper bottle of albuterol sulfate solution contains 50 μg BAC per/2.5 mg of albuterol, which may be below or at the lower limit of the threshold dose for bronchoconstriction...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377198/pediatrician-maintenance-of-certification-using-american-board-of-pediatrics-performance-improvement-modules
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Marina Arvanitis, Neal A deJong, Laurel K Leslie, Darren A DeWalt, Gregory D Randolph, Kori B Flower
BACKGROUND: From 2010-2014, pediatricians completed Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) through practice- or organization-developed quality improvement (QI) activities approved by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). Organization-developed activities were online modules, such as the ABP's Performance Improvement Modules (PIMs), through which pediatricians implemented QI strategies in practice, and reported quality measures. OBJECTIVES: Aim 1) Assess the proportion of pediatricians who completed practice- vs organization-developed QI activities for Part 4 MOC, and test the relationship between activities and pediatrician demographics...
April 1, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375665/application-of-a-natural-language-processing-algorithm-to-asthma-ascertainment-an-automated-chart-review
#18
Chung-Il Wi, Sunghwan Sohn, Mary C Rolfes, Alicia Seabright, Euijung Ryu, Gretchen Voge, Kay A Bachman, Miguel A Park, Hirohito Kita, Ivana T Croghan, Hongfang Liu, Young J Juhn
RATIONALE: Difficulty of asthma ascertainment and its associated methodologic heterogeneity have created significant barriers to asthma care and research. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the validity of an existing natural language processing (NLP) algorithm for asthma criteria to enable an automated chart review using electronic medical records (EMRs). METHODS: The study was designed as a retrospective birth cohort study using a random sample of 500 subjects from the 1997-2007 Mayo Birth Cohort who were born at Mayo Clinic and enrolled in primary pediatric care at Mayo Clinic Rochester...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369539/sleep-hygiene-and-sleep-outcomes-in-a-sample-of-urban-children-with-and-without-asthma
#19
Sarah R Martin, Julie Boergers, Sheryl J Kopel, Elizabeth L McQuaid, Ronald Seifer, Monique LeBourgeois, Robert B Klein, Cynthia A Esteban, Gregory K Fritz, Daphne Koinis-Mitchell
 To assess sleep hygiene and the sleep environment of urban children with and without asthma, and examine the associations among urban stressors, sleep hygiene, and sleep outcomes.   Urban children, 7-9 years old, with ( N  = 216) and without ( N  = 130) asthma from African American, Latino, or non-Latino White backgrounds were included. Level of neighborhood risk was used to describe urban stress. Parent-reported sleep hygiene and daytime sleepiness data were collected using questionnaires. Sleep duration and efficiency were assessed via actigraphy...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342349/evaluation-of-individual-and-area-level-factors-as-modifiers-of-the-association-between-warm-season-temperature-and-pediatric-asthma-morbidity-in-atlanta-ga
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Cassandra R O'Lenick, Andrea Winquist, Howard H Chang, Michael R Kramer, James A Mulholland, Andrew Grundstein, Stefanie Ebelt Sarnat
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have found associations between respiratory morbidity and high temperatures; however, few studies have explored associations in potentially sensitive sub-populations. METHODS: We evaluated individual and area-level factors as modifiers of the association between warm-season (May-Sept.) temperature and pediatric respiratory morbidity in Atlanta. Emergency department (ED) visit data were obtained for children, 5-18 years old, with primary diagnoses of asthma or respiratory disease (diagnoses of upper respiratory infections, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, or wheeze) in 20-county Atlanta during 1993-2012...
July 2017: Environmental Research
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