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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458107/wnt-receptor-signalling-in-lung-physiology-and-pathology
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REVIEW
Wioletta Skronska-Wasek, Reinoud Gosens, Melanie Königshoff, Hoeke Abele Baarsma
The WNT signalling cascades have emerged as critical regulators of a wide variety of biological aspects involved in lung development as well as in physiological and pathophysiological processes in the adult lung. WNTs (secreted glycoproteins) interact with various transmembrane receptors and co-receptors to activate signalling pathways that regulate transcriptional as well as non-transcriptional responses within cells. In physiological conditions, the majority of WNT receptors and co-receptors can be detected in the adult lung...
February 16, 2018: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457208/children-deserve-smoke-free-world
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REVIEW
R Remesh Kumar, P R Jayakumar, R Krishna Mohan
Tobacco smoke, active or passive exposure was the major cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the world during twentieth century and will continue to be the same in the twenty-first century also if the current trends continue. Both active and passive smoking are having significance in relation to child health. Exposure starts antenatally from placenta to the fetus and later phases through passive exposure to experimental and regular smoking and ultimately addiction and habitual smoking. Evidences are in favour of causal relationship with intrauterine growth restriction, sudden infant death syndrome, decreased pulmonary function, increased risk for respiratory tract infection, otitis media, wheeze, asthma, neurobehavioral disorders, cleft palate and triggering pathogenesis of fetal and childhood onset of adult diseases, especially pulmonary and cardio vascular diseases...
February 19, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456589/employment-status-and-changes-in-working-career-in-relation-to-asthma-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Saara Taponen, Lauri Lehtimäki, Kirsi Karvala, Ritva Luukkonen, Jukka Uitti
Background: Asthmatics confront inconveniences in working life that make it more difficult to pursue a sustainable career, such as unemployment and work disability. Ways of dealing with these inconveniences may be career changes. More needs to be known about the backgrounds and consequences of career changes among asthmatics, especially their relation to asthma or a change in asthma symptoms. The aim of this study was to compare earlier career changes of adults with asthma who are working full time to those who have drifted away from active working life because of work disability, unemployment or early retirement...
2018: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455359/eosinophilic-esophagitis-an-important-comorbid-condition-of-asthma
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REVIEW
Sandy R Durrani, Vincent A Mukkada, Theresa W Guilbert
Eosinophilic esophagitis and asthma are frequently found as comorbid conditions in children and adults along with other manifestations of atopic diathesis. These two conditions have similar T helper 2 responses-driven pathophysiology and share common management strategies such as using systemic corticosteroids and targeted anti-cytokine biologic therapies. Review of the literature finds that asthma is often a comorbid condition in eosinophilic esophagitis in both children and adults; however, the EoE-asthma relationship remains poorly characterized mechanistically and clinically...
February 18, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454786/rhinovirus-respiratory-tract-infection-in-hospitalized-adult-patients-is-associated-with-t-h-2-response-irrespective-of-asthma
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Kelvin K W To, Lu Lu, Carol H Y Fong, Alan K L Wu, Ka-Yi Mok, Cyril C Y Yip, Yi-Hong Ke, Kong-Hung Sze, Susanna K P Lau, Ivan F N Hung, Kwok-Yung Yuen
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the immunological response of hospitalized adult patients with rhinovirus infection, including critically-ill patients. METHODS: The differential white blood cell (WBC) count and the levels of 29 plasma cytokines/chemokines were compared between 50 adult hospitalized patients with rhinovirus infection and 100 age-matched controls with influenza virus infection. RESULTS: The demographics and comorbidities were similar between rhinovirus and influenza patients, but severe disease was more common for the rhinovirus cohort...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454163/exacerbations-in-adults-with-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-external-validation-of-prediction-models
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Rik Jb Loymans, Thomas Pa Debray, Persijn J Honkoop, Evelien H Termeer, Jiska B Snoeck-Stroband, Tjard Rj Schermer, Willem Jj Assendelft, Merel Timp, Kian Fan Chung, Ana R Sousa, Jaap K Sont, Peter J Sterk, Helen K Reddel, Gerben Ter Riet
BACKGROUND: Several prediction models assessing future risk of exacerbations in adult patients with asthma have been published. Applicability of these models is uncertain because their predictive performance has often not been assessed beyond the population in which they were derived. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify and critically appraise prediction models for asthma exacerbations and validate them in two clinically distinct populations. METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE were searched to April 2017 for reports describing adult asthma populations in which multivariable models were constructed to predict exacerbations during any time frame...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452277/association-between-obesity-and-acute-severity-among-patients-hospitalized-for-asthma-exacerbation
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Sarah Kyuragi Luthe, Atsushi Hirayama, Tadahiro Goto, Mohammad Kamal Faridi, Carlos A Camargo, Kohei Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Although studies have demonstrated relations between obesity and incident asthma, little is known about the association of obesity with acute severity in adults hospitalized for asthma exacerbation. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association of obesity with acute severity of asthma exacerbation. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study using population-based data of 8 geographically diverse US states from 2010 through 2013...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446981/diet-pattern-and-respiratory-morbidity-in-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Emily P Brigham, Lyn M Steffen, Stephanie J London, Danielle Boyce, Gregory B Diette, Nadia N Hansel, Jessica Rice, Meredith C McCormack
RATIONALE: Dietary intake is a potential risk factor for respiratory morbidity in adult populations. Few studies capture the effect of diet patterns, representative of combination of nutrients consumed, on respiratory morbidity in combination with objective measures of lung function. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate patterns of dietary intake in relation to respiratory morbidity and objective measures of lung function in a U.S. POPULATION: <AbstractText Label="METHODS" NlmCategory="METHODS">The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study enrolled 15,792 participants from four U...
February 15, 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445292/late-onset-asthma-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Tsunahiko Hirano, Kazuto Matsunaga
Because the pathophysiology of asthma has diverse characteristics, to manage the disease effectively, it is important for clinicians to distinguish among the clinical phenotypes. Among them, adult-onset asthma, that is, late-onset asthma (LOA), is increasing because of the aging of the population. The phenotype of LOA is largely divided into two types according to the presence or absence of eosinophilic inflammation, T-helper (Th)2- and non-Th2-associated LOA. Especially in Th2 LOA related to rhinosinusitis, as pulmonary function at onset is poor and asthma exacerbations occur frequently, it is important to detect this phenotype in the early phase by using a biomarker of Th2-type inflammation such as fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FE NO )...
2018: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444915/predictors-of-accelerated-decline-in-lung-function-in-adult-onset-asthma
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Hanneke Coumou, Guus A Westerhof, Selma B de Nijs, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Elisabeth H Bel
Little is known about the prognosis of adults with new-onset asthma. Cross-sectional studies suggest that these patients may exhibit accelerated decline in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV 1 ). However, risk factors for accelerated decline in lung function have not yet been identified.We aimed to identify these risk factors in a prospective 5-year follow-up study in 200 adults with newly diagnosed asthma. In the current study, clinical, functional and inflammatory parameters were assessed annually for 5 years...
February 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437937/indoor-bacteria-and-asthma-in-adults-a-multicentre-case-control-study-within-ecrhs-ii
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Juha Pekkanen, Maria Valkonen, Martin Täubel, Christina Tischer, Hanna Leppänen, Päivi M Kärkkäinen, Helena Rintala, Jan-Paul Zock, Lidia Casas, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Bertil Forsberg, Mathias Holm, Christer Janson, Isabelle Pin, Thorarinn Gislason, Debbie Jarvis, Joachim Heinrich, Anne Hyvärinen
Both protective and adverse effects of indoor microbial exposure on asthma have been reported, but mostly in children. To date, no study in adults has used non-targeted methods for detection of indoor bacteria followed by quantitative confirmation.A cross-sectional study of 198 asthmatic and 199 controls was conducted within the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) II. DNA was extracted from mattress dust for bacterial analysis using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE). Selected bands were sequenced and associations with asthma confirmed with four quantitative PCR (qPCR) assays...
February 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437297/snot-22-based-clusters-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-without-nasal-polyposis-exhibit-distinct-endotypic-and-prognostic-differences
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Devyani Lal, Claire Hopkins, Rohit D Divekar
BACKGROUND: Endotypic and prognosticating features of chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyposis (CRSsNP) are poorly understood. Our objectives were to use an unbiased symptom-based approach to: (1) study symptoms, clinical and endotypic features; and (2) identify features predicating outcomes from endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). METHODS: Clinical, computed tomography (CT), histopathology, and 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22) data was collected on 146 adult CRSsNP patients who underwent ESS...
February 13, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436772/asthma-and-its-related-socioeconomic-factors-the-shiraz-adult-respiratory-disease-study-2015
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Seyed Masoom Masoompour, Hamideh Mahdaviazad, Seiyed Mohammad Ali Ghayumi
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the association between the prevalence of asthma and socio-economic factors using data from the Shiraz Adult Respiratory Disease Study, 2015(SARDS). METHODS: The SARDS was conducted from June to October 2015 among adult subjects of the general population of Shiraz, Iran. Current asthma was defined as the presence of at least one of the following factors in the preceding 12 months: 1) being awakened by an attack of shortness of breath, coughing, or chest tightness without any identifiable cause; 2) having an asthma attack; 3) currently using medication for asthma; or 4) having wheezing or whistling in the chest not associated with a cold or the flu...
February 13, 2018: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436567/asthma-prevalence-among-adults-in-saudi-arabia
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Mohammed O Al Ghobain, Saleh S Algazlan, Talal M Oreibi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate asthma prevalence and to measure asthma symptoms among Saudi adults in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey using the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS)questionnaire carried out between April and June 2016, among male and female Saudi nationals aged 20-44 years living in Riyadh. Disproportionate cluster sampling method was used. Asthma was defined based on answering "yes" to any of the following: Have you had wheezing when you did not have a cold in the last 12 months? Have you been told by a physician to have asthma? Are you taking medicine for asthma? RESULTS: A total of 2,405 participants completed the survey...
February 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434271/adherence-and-quality-of-life-in-adults-and-children-during-3-years-of-slit-treatment-with-grazax-a-real-life-study
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Hampus Kiotseridis, Peter Arvidsson, Vibeke Backer, Vagn Braendholt, Alf Tunsäter
Respiratory allergic disease represents a global health problem, 30% of the population suffers from allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and 20% suffer from asthma. Allergy immunotherapy induce immunological tolerance and thereby modify the response to allergens and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) offers the possibility of home administration of allergen therapy, but adherence is more uncertain. The aim of the study was to investigate the adherence with GRAZAX in adults and children ≥ 5 years during three consecutive years of treatment...
February 12, 2018: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432969/age-related-prevalence-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-and-nasal-polyps-and-their-relationships-with-asthma-onset
#16
Ha-Kyeong Won, Young-Chan Kim, Min-Gyu Kang, Han-Ki Park, Seung-Eun Lee, Min-Hye Kim, Min-Suk Yang, Yoon-Seok Chang, Sang-Heon Cho, Woo-Jung Song
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a major disease condition with high morbidity, and may influence lower airway disease status in adults. However, its associations with adult asthma onset and activity have not been examined in detail in a general adult population. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationships between CRS with nasal polyps and asthma characteristics. METHODS: A cross-sectional dataset from 17,506 adult participants (age≥18 years) in the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2010-2012 was analyzed...
February 9, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432326/exercise-improves-physical-activity-and-comorbidities-in-obese-adults-with-asthma
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Patrícia Duarte Freitas, Aline Grandi Silva, Palmira Gabriele Ferreira, Analuci da Silva, João Marcos Salge, Regina Maria Carvalho-Pinto, Alberto Cukier, Claudia M Brito, Marcio C Mancini, Celso R F Carvalho
INTRODUCTION: Obese adults with asthma have an increased number of comorbidities and reduced daily life physical activity (DLPA), which may worsen asthma symptoms. Exercise is recommended to improve asthma outcomes; however, the benefits of exercise for psychosocial comorbidities and physical activity levels in obese adults with asthma have been poorly investigated. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of exercise on DLPA, asthma symptoms and psychosocial comorbidities in obese adults with asthma...
February 9, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432042/relationship-between-upper-airway-diseases-exhaled-nitric-oxide-and-bronchial-hyperresponsiveness-to-methacholine
#18
Marina Lluncor, Pilar Barranco, Emerson-Daniel Amaya, Javier Domínguez-Ortega, Valentín López-Carrasco, Isabel Coman, Santiago Quirce
OBJECTIVE: The "united airway disease" concept is based on the bidirectional interaction between asthma and rhinitis. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between upper airway diseases and bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR), as well as their association with the fractional concentration of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) and atopy in patients with persistent symptoms suggestive of asthma requiring methacholine challenge testing (MCT) to confirm asthma diagnosis. METHODS: A cross-sectional prospective study was carried out in adult patients with persistent asthma-like symptoms and negative bronchodilator testing...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429807/post-hoc-analysis-of-the-efficacy-of-the-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-against-vaccine-type-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-at-risk-older-adults
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José A Suaya, Qin Jiang, Daniel A Scott, William C Gruber, Chris Webber, Beate Schmoele-Thoma, Cassandra K Hall-Murray, Luis Jodar, Raul E Isturiz
BACKGROUND: Individuals with certain chronic medical conditions are at higher risk of developing pneumonia and pneumococcal disease than those without. Using data from the Community-Acquired Pneumonia Immunization Trial in Adults (CAPiTA), this post hoc analysis assessed the efficacy of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in adults aged ≥65 years with at-risk conditions. METHODS: The Community-Acquired Pneumonia Immunization Trial in Adults (CAPiTA) was a double-blind, parallel-group, randomized, placebo-controlled study in the Netherlands in which adults aged ≥65 years received either PCV13 or placebo...
February 8, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427987/advances-and-evolving-concepts-in-allergic-asthma
#20
Hui-Ying Tung, Evan Li, Cameron Landers, An Nguyen, Farrah Kheradmand, J Morgan Knight, David B Corry
Allergic asthma is a heterogeneous disorder that defies a unanimously acceptable definition, but is generally recognized through its highly characteristic clinical expression of dyspnea and cough accompanied by clinical data that document reversible or exaggerated airway constriction and obstruction. The generally rising prevalence of asthma in highly industrialized societies despite significant therapeutic advances suggests that the fundamental cause(s) of asthma remain poorly understood. Detailed analyses of both the indoor (built) and outdoor environments continue to support the concept that not only inhaled particulates, especially carbon-based particulate pollution, pollens, and fungal elements, but also many noxious gases and chemicals, especially biologically derived byproducts such as proteinases, are essential to asthma pathogenesis...
February 2018: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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