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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755048/school-based-interprofessional-asthma-self-management-education-program-for-middle-school-students-a-feasibility-trial
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Ellen B Buckner, Donna J Copeland, Kristina S Miller, Timothy Op Holt
BACKGROUND: Asthma is the most common chronic disease among school-aged children under 18 years of age and is a major cause of morbidity, loss of school days, and increased hospitalizations. Asthma disproportionately affects low-income, minority youth in Alabama. The benefits of improving asthma control and self-management have significance for improving health, preventing disease, and reducing health disparities by addressing social, behavioral, environmental, economic, and medical determinants of health...
2018: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720350/hospitalizations-for-asthma-exacerbation-in-chilean-children-a-multicenter-observational-study
#2
A M Herrera, P Brand, G Cavada, A Koppmann, M Rivas, J Mackenney, H Sepúlveda, M E Wevar, L Cruzat, S Soto, M A Pérez, A León, I Contreras, C Alvarez, B Walker, C Flores, V Lezana, C Garrido, M E Herrera, A Rojas, C Andrades, E Chala, R A Martínez, M Vega, J A Perillán, H Seguel, I Przybyzsweski
BACKGROUND: Asthma hospitalization rates in Chilean children have increased in the last 14 years, but little is known about the factors associated with this. OBJECTIVE: Describe clinical characteristics of children hospitalized for asthma exacerbation. METHODS: Observational prospective cohort study in 14 hospitals. Over a one-year period, children five years of age or older hospitalized with asthma exacerbation were eligible for inclusion...
April 29, 2018: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402662/pharmacist-managed-short-acting-beta-agonist-refill-service-in-a-general-pediatric-clinic
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Brooke L Gildon, Barnabas John, Michelle Condren, Shellie Keast, Roxanne Maglunog, Jeremy L Johnson, Christopher Robertson
OBJECTIVES: To use a pharmacist-managed short-acting beta agonist (SABA) service (1) to determine the patient's rationale for SABA refill requests, (2) to assess adherence to current controller therapy and current level of disease control, and (3) to characterize the pharmacist's recommendations made in response to a patient's SABA refill request. SETTING: An academic-based general pediatric clinic. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: SABA overuse is a marker of increased morbidity and mortality in children with asthma...
February 3, 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317923/identification-of-inhaler-technique-errors-with-a-routine-procedure-in-portuguese-community-pharmacy
#4
M Margarida Castel-Branco, Ana Fontes, Isabel V Figueiredo
Background: A correct selection of drugs prescribed, but also the choice of the appropriate inhaler device, is crucial for the control of respiratory diseases. Objective: To evaluate the inhaler technique and identify potential errors of patients when treated with inhalers by testing a routinary procedure to be implemented in any community pharmacy. Methods: Adults with asthma/COPD and under inhalation therapy were invited to demonstrate how they use their inhalers...
October 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274305/treatment-adherence-and-level-of-control-in-moderate-persistent-asthma-in-children-and-adolescents-treated-with-fluticasone-and-salmeterol
#5
Nulma S Jentzsch, Gabriela C G Silva, Guilherme M S Mendes, Paul L P Brand, Paulo Camargos
OBJECTIVE: There is a scarcity of studies that assessed the association between adherence to combination therapy and asthma control in pediatric patients. The authors investigated the association between adherence to fluticasone propionate/salmeterol xinafoate combination-metered aerosol and the level of asthma control in children. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of 84 patients aged 5-16 years with moderate persistent asthma, who remained uncontrolled despite the use of 1000μg/day of inhaled nonextrafine-hydrofluoric alkane-beclomethasone dipropionate in the three months prior to study enrollment...
December 20, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970085/use-of-a-disposable-valved-holding-chamber-spacer-in-a-school-based-asthma-trial
#6
James L Goodwin, Lynn B Gerald, Jennifer L H Johnson, Joe K Gerald
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968051/gps-have-key-role-in-improving-outcomes-in-acute-asthma
#7
Helen L Grover, Bernard G Higgins
Asthma deaths in the UK remain among the highest in Europe. The 2014 National Review of Asthma Deaths looked at detailed data over a 12-month period assessing 195 patients who died from asthma and highlighted the avoidable factors in patient deaths. Although faults were found in secondary care, many of the problems related to poor management of patients in the community, both in terms of regular surveillance and assessment and treatment at the onset of attacks. Features which indicate a high risk of severe attacks include: previous admission to intensive care, particularly if requiring mechanical ventilation; previous admission with asthma especially in the past year or repeated emergency admissions; history of worsening asthma in January or February; use of three or more classes of asthma medication; heavy use of beta-2 agonists; anxiety traits; and marital stress...
November 2016: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846487/development-of-an-intelligent-spacer-data-logger-system
#8
Chris O'Callaghan, Nicholas J Smith, Peter W Barry, John Denyer
BACKGROUND: Although delivery of drugs from pressurized metered dose inhalers (pMDIs) via spacer devices is widespread it cannot be assumed that patients take their medication as prescribed or use their spacer appropriately. We developed a Spacer Data Logger device to record patient adherence and whether patients had shaken the pMDI, actuated it soon after shaking, and inhaled a sufficient volume from it. METHODS: We report an assessment of the Spacer Data Logger to measure and record that the pMDI was adequately shaken, the time to actuation, and the volume "inhaled" from the spacer up to 26 seconds after actuation...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684363/investigation-of-multiphase-multicomponent-aerosol-flow-dictating-pmdi-spacer-interactions
#9
Saurabh Sarkar, S Prasad Peri, Bodhisattwa Chaudhuri
The use of Pressurized metered dose inhalers (pMDIs) for the treatment of asthma and other chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases is frequently associated with breath-actuation synchronization problems and poor pulmonary delivery, particularly amongst the pediatric and geriatric population groups. Spacers, or Valved Holding Chambers (VHCs), are frequently used to address these problems. However, the performance of spacers with different pMDIs is also highly variable and needs to be investigated. The purpose of the current study is to develop a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model which can characterize multiphase multicomponent aerosol flow issuing from a commercial suspension-based pMDI into a spacer...
August 30, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607943/poor-adherence-with-medication-refill-and-medical-supplies-maintenance-as-risk-factors-for-inpatient-asthma-admission-in-children
#10
Pavadee Poowuttikul, Benjamin Hart, Ronald Thomas, Elizabeth Secord
Background. Asthma results in significant pediatric hospitalizations in the inner city. Many asthmatic children were admitted to our hospital as a result of lack of medications or medical supplies that had been previously prescribed ("ran out," "broken," or "lost"). Objective. To identify the incidence of children admitted for asthma because of lack of prescribed medications/supplies and to assess risk factors for poor adherence between groups. Methods. This was a prospective chart review of 200 asthmatic children admitted to Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510491/short-term-growth-during-treatment-with-inhaled-fluticasone-propionate-formoterol-fluticasone-and-beclomethasone-treatment
#11
Ole D Wolthers, Ainslee Moore, Sabine Mersmann, Sanjeeva Dissanayake
BACKGROUND: Fluticasone propionate/formoterol (FP/FORM) is a pressurized metered-dose inhaler (pMDI; Flutiform(®)) approved for use in adolescents and adults and under development for pediatric use. OBJECTIVE: To compare short-term growth in asthmatic children treated with FP/FORM, FP pMDI with valved holding chamber, and beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) in a breath-actuated device. METHODS: Children with persistent asthma (n = 48; 5 to <12 years) participated in an assessor-blinded, randomized, three-way crossover trial with run in, wash out, and active treatment periods, each of 2 weeks duration...
October 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427550/home-made-spacer-as-an-auxiliary-device-in-administration-of-beclomethasone-via-pressurized-metered-dose-inhaler-for-asthma-control-a-randomized-controlled-pragmatic-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Deborah Schor, José Ângelo Rizzo, Decio Medeiros, Ana Carolina Dela Bianca, Almerinda Rego Silva, Carlos Nunes, Mário Morais-Almeida, Emanuel Sarinho
BACKGROUND: Holding chambers or spacers can enhance the efficacy of pressurized metered dose inhalers (pMDI) in delivering inhaled medications, as they reduce the need for hand-breath coordination and improve lower airways deposition. Nevertheless, their cost can be high for patients in low-income countries. OBJECTIVE: To compare asthma control achieved with beclomethasone-dipropionate administered through a hydrofluoroalkane-driven pMDI (BDp-pMDI) coupled to a home-made spacer (HmS) or to a valved commercial spacer (VCS) as auxiliary devices...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402017/asthma-education-for-school-staff
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REVIEW
Kayleigh M Kew, Robin Carr, Tim Donovan, Morris Gordon
BACKGROUND: Teachers and school staff should be competent in managing asthma in schools. Demonstrated low levels of asthma knowledge mean that staff may not know how best to protect a child with asthma in their care, or may fail to take appropriate action in the event of a serious attack. Education about asthma could help to improve this knowledge and lead to better asthma outcomes for children. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of asthma education programmes for school staff, and to identify content and attributes underpinning them...
April 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366780/design-of-a-pragmatic-trial-in-minority-children-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-uncontrolled-asthma-the-chicago-plan
#14
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jerry A Krishnan, Molly A Martin, Cortland Lohff, Giselle S Mosnaim, Helen Margellos-Anast, Julie A DeLisa, Kate McMahon, Kim Erwin, Leslie S Zun, Michael L Berbaum, Michael McDermott, Nina E Bracken, Rajesh Kumar, S Margaret Paik, Sharmilee M Nyenhuis, Stacy Ignoffo, Valerie G Press, Zachary E Pittsenbarger, Trevonne M Thompson
Among children with asthma, black children are two to four times as likely to have an emergency department (ED) visit and die from asthma, respectively, compared to white children in the United States. Despite the availability of evidence-based asthma management guidelines, minority children are less likely than white children to receive or use effective options for asthma care. The CHICAGO Plan is a three-arm multi-center randomized pragmatic trial of children 5 to 11years old presenting to the ED with uncontrolled asthma that compares: [1] an ED-focused intervention to improve the quality of care on discharge to home, [2] the same ED-focused intervention together with a home-based community health worker (CHW)-led intervention, and [3] enhanced usual care...
June 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245825/predictors-of-correct-technique-in-patients-using-pressurized-metered-dose-inhalers
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Kyra Bartolo, Martin Balzan, Emma Louise Schembri, Rachelle Asciak, Darlene Mercieca Balbi, Michael Pace Bardon, Stephen Montefort
BACKGROUND: Corret inhaler technique is recommended by guidelines for optimum asthma care. The objective of the study is to determine real life predictors of correct pressurized metered dose inhaler (pMDI) technique in Asthma and COPD patients. METHODS: Two hundred eight adult patients aged 18+ from respiratory outpatients (69.2%) and the community on regular pMDI for a diagnosis of Asthma (78.9%) or COPD, were recruited. A questionnaire containing 31 possible predictors was administered and pMDI technique with or without spacer was observed by trained researchers on 12 point steps, of which 4 were considered critical...
February 28, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169982/effect-of-an-asthma-guideline-in-2-pediatric-emergency-departments-and-an-urgent-care-center
#16
Jennifer J Dilts, Sharon G Humiston, Brian R Lee, Nancy H Allen, Jeffrey G Michael
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate ordering of albuterol via metered-dose inhaler with spacer (MDI-spacer), length of stay (LOS), and 72-hour return rates before and after publication of an internally developed pediatric asthma clinical practice guideline (CPG). METHODS: The internally developed CPG reflected national recommendations. It was explained at faculty meetings by a respected clinician and published on the intranet on February 6, 2012...
February 4, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137226/medications-and-recent-patents-for-status-asthmaticus-in-children
#17
REVIEW
Kam Lun E Hon, Alexander K C Leung
BACKGROUND: Status asthmaticus is an acute exacerbation of asthma that is persistent and intractable and remains unresponsive to initial treatment with bronchodilators and systemic corticosteroids and that the condition can result in hypoxemia, hypercarbia, and secondary respiratory failure. OBJECTIVE: To review treatment and recent patents on management of status asthmaticus. METHOD: A PubMed search was completed in Clinical Queries using the key term "status asthmaticus"...
2017: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110057/real-life-outcomes-for-patients-with-asthma-prescribed-spacers-for-use-with-either-extrafine-or-fine-particle-inhaled-corticosteroids
#18
Theresa W Guilbert, Gene Colice, Jonathan Grigg, Wim van Aalderen, Richard J Martin, Elliot Israel, Dirkje S Postma, Nicolas Roche, Wanda Phipatanakul, Elizabeth V Hillyer, Jennifer M Evans, Myrna B Dolovich, David B Price
BACKGROUND: Spacers are often used with pressurized metered-dose inhalers (pMDIs) to eliminate the need for coordinating inhalation with actuation. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the real-life effectiveness of spacers prescribed for use with either extrafine- or fine-particle inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs). METHODS: This historical matched cohort study examined anonymous medical record data over 2 years (1-year baseline, 1-year outcome) for patients with asthma aged 12 to 80 years initiating ICSs by pMDI with or without prescribed spacer...
July 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045551/use-of-a-low-literacy-written-action-plan-to-improve-parent-understanding-of-pediatric-asthma-management-a-randomized-controlled-study
#19
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Hsiang Shonna Yin, Ruchi S Gupta, Alan L Mendelsohn, Benard Dreyer, Linda van Schaick, Christina R Brown, Karen Encalada, Dayana C Sanchez, Christopher M Warren, Suzy Tomopoulos
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to determine whether parents who use a low-literacy, pictogram- and photograph-based written asthma action plan (WAAP) have a better understanding of child asthma management compared to parents using a standard plan. METHODS: A randomized controlled study was carried out in 2 urban pediatric outpatient clinics. Inclusion criteria were English- and Spanish-speaking parents of 2- to 12-year-old asthmatic children. Parents were randomized to receive a low-literacy or standard asthma action plan (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology) for a hypothetical patient on controller and rescue medications...
November 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934805/comparison-of-clinical-effects-of-beclomethasone-dipropionate-budesonide-in-treatment-of-children-with-mild-persistent-asthma-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-study
#20
Anju Singh, Devki Nandan, Vivek Dewan, Jhuma Sankar
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Various inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) are available to control the symptoms of asthma. Although beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) and budesonide (BUD) are one of the oldest ICSs, their wide availability and low cost make them attractive options in developing countries. Due to lack of consensus on which of the two drugs is better for controlling mild persistent asthma, we undertook this study to compare the efficacy of these two drugs by measuring the change in percentage predicted forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV 1 ) from baseline in children with mild persistent asthma...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
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