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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342980/dietary-intake-of-flavonoids-and-ventilatory-function-in-european-adults-a-ga%C3%A2-len-study
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Vanessa Garcia-Larsen, Narjis Thawer, David Charles, Aedin Cassidy, Thibaut van Zele, Trine Thilsing, Matti Ahlström, Tari Haahtela, Thomas Keil, Paolo M Matricardi, Grzegorz Brożek, Marek L Kowalski, Joanna Makowska, Ewa Niżankowska-Mogilnicka, Barbara Rymarczyk, Carlos Loureiro, Ana Todo Bom, Claus Bachert, Bertil Forsberg, Christer Janson, Kjell Torén, James F Potts, Peter Gj Burney
BACKGROUND: Flavonoids exert anti-inflammatory properties and modulate oxidative stress in vitro, suggesting a protective effect on lung function, but epidemiological studies examining this association are scarce. METHODS: A stratified random sample was drawn from the GA²LEN screening survey, in which 55,000 adults aged 15 to 75 answered a questionnaire on respiratory symptoms. Post-bronchodilator spirometry was obtained from 2850 subjects. Forced vital capacity (FVC), the ratio between the forced exhaled volume in 1 second (FEV₁) and FVC (FEV₁/FVC), FVC below lower limit of normal (FVC < LLN), and FEV₁/FVC < LLN were calculated...
January 15, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317923/identification-of-inhaler-technique-errors-with-a-routine-procedure-in-portuguese-community-pharmacy
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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/29301585/a-randomised-pragmatic-trial-of-corticosteroid-optimization-in-severe-asthma-using-a-composite-biomarker-algorithm-to-adjust-corticosteroid-dose-versus-standard-care-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-trial
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Catherine E Hanratty, John G Matthews, Joseph R Arron, David F Choy, Ian D Pavord, P Bradding, Christopher E Brightling, Rekha Chaudhuri, Douglas C Cowan, Ratko Djukanovic, Nicola Gallagher, Stephen J Fowler, Tim C Hardman, Tim Harrison, Cécile T Holweg, Peter H Howarth, James Lordan, Adel H Mansur, Andrew Menzies-Gow, Sofia Mosesova, Robert M Niven, Douglas S Robinson, Dominick E Shaw, Samantha Walker, Ashley Woodcock, Liam G Heaney
BACKGROUND: Patients with difficult-to-control asthma consume 50-60% of healthcare costs attributed to asthma and cost approximately five-times more than patients with mild stable disease. Recent evidence demonstrates that not all patients with asthma have a typical type 2 (T2)-driven eosinophilic inflammation. These asthmatics have been called 'T2-low asthma' and have a minimal response to corticosteroid therapy. Adjustment of corticosteroid treatment using sputum eosinophil counts from induced sputum has demonstrated reduced severe exacerbation rates and optimized corticosteroid dose...
January 4, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301349/associations-of-serum-25-oh-d-concentrations-with-lung-function-airway-inflammation-and-common-cold-in-the-general-population
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Rachida Rafiq, Willemien Thijs, Robert Prein, Renate T de Jongh, Christian Taube, Pieter S Hiemstra, Renée de Mutsert, Martin den Heijer
Vitamin D is hypothesized to have a beneficial effect on lung function and respiratory infections. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations with lung function, airway inflammation and common colds. We performed a cross-sectional analysis in the Netherlands Epidemiology of Obesity (NEO) study, a population-based cohort study. We included participants with measurements of serum 25(OH)D, Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 s (FEV₁), Forced Vital Capacity (FVC), Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO), and data on self-reported common colds (n = 6138)...
January 3, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290515/risk-factors-and-clinical-outcomes-associated-with-fixed-airflow-obstruction-in-older-adults-with-asthma
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Gregory H Bennett, Laurie Carpenter, Wei Hao, Peter Song, Joel Steinberg, Alan P Baptist
BACKGROUND: Asthma in older adults is associated with increased morbidity and mortality compared with asthma in younger patients. Fixed airflow obstruction (FAO) is associated with decreased survival in younger patients, but its significance remains unclear in older adults with asthma. OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors and outcomes related to FAO in older adults with asthma. METHODS: Subjects older than 55 years with a physician diagnosis of persistent asthma were evaluated...
December 28, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279057/characterizing-patients-with-asthma-who-received-global-initiative-for-asthma-steps-4-5-therapy-and-managed-in-a-specialty-care-setting
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Brian Stone, Jill R Davis, Frank Trudo, Bradd Schiffman, Carlos Alzola, David Brown, Kathleen M Fox
BACKGROUND: Severe asthma is recognized in the European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society guidelines as a major unmet need in the management of asthma. OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to describe the clinical burden of Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) steps 4-5 asthma for patients treated by specialists in the U.S. community setting. METHODS: Patients, ages ≥12 years, with asthma who received GINA step 4 or 5 treatment and were treated at a large U...
January 1, 2018: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241018/older-women-exhibit-greater-airway-8-isoprostane-responses-to-strenuous-exercise-compared-to-older-men-and-younger-controls
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Stephanie P Kurti, Sam R Emerson, Joshua R Smith, Sara K Rosenkranz, Samantha A Alexander, Garrett M Lovoy, Craig A Harms
INTRODUCTION: Development of late-onset respiratory diseases is associated with elevated 8-isoprostane, a marker of oxidative stress, in the airways. However, sex differences exist in development of these diseases. Using an exhaustive exercise bout as a physiological stressor may elucidate whether there is a sex difference with aging in pre- to post-exercise airway 8-isoprostane generation. PURPOSE: To determine whether older women exhibit a greater airway 8-isoprostane response to exhaustive exercise compared to older men and younger controls...
December 14, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217598/phenotypes-of-symptomatic-airways-disease-in-china-and-new-zealand
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James Fingleton, Kewu Huang, Mark Weatherall, Yanfei Guo, Stefan Ivanov, Piet Bruijnzeel, Hong Zhang, Wei Wang, Richard Beasley, Chen Wang
It is uncertain whether phenotypes of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) vary between populations with different genetic and environmental characteristics. Here, our objective was to compare the phenotypes of airways disease in two separate populations.This was a cross-sectional observational study in adult populations from New Zealand and China. Participants aged 40-75 years who reported wheeze and breathlessness in the last 12 months were randomly selected from the general population and underwent detailed characterisation...
December 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193247/randomized-double-blind-crossover-clinical-end-point-pilot-study-to-examine-the-use-of-exhaled-nitric-oxide-as-a-bioassay-for-dose-separation-of-inhaled-fluticasone-propionate
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John M Weiler, Christine A Sorkness, Leslie Hendeles, Sara Nichols, Yaping Zhu
This was a randomized, double-blind, crossover, clinical-end-point pilot study examining the hypothesis that inhaled fluticasone propionate decreases exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) concentrations within a week of beginning treatment and shows evidence of dose separation across the marketed dose range. Subjects had a ≥6-month history of asthma and screening eNO ≥60 parts per billion. At the start of each treatment period, eNO was ≥55 parts per billion, and forced expiratory volume in 1 second was ≥50% predicted...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183929/effectiveness-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-in-real-life-on-clinical-outcomes-sputum-cells-and-systemic-inflammation-in-asthmatics-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-a-secondary-care-centre
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Sophie F Demarche, Florence N Schleich, Monique A Henket, Virginie A Paulus, Thierry J Van Hees, Renaud E Louis
OBJECTIVES: The impact of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) on eosinophilic inflammation in asthma is well established, but their effect in a real-life setting has not been extensively studied. Our purpose was to investigate the effect of ICS on airway and systemic inflammation as well as on clinical outcomes in patients with asthma from clinical practice. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: We conducted a retrospective analysis on asthmatics from a secondary care centre in whom ICS were initiated/increased (n=101), stopped/decreased (n=60) or remained stable (n=63, used as a control group) between two visits with available sputum and blood cell counts...
November 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177339/adaptable-piezoelectric-hemispherical-composite-strips-using-a-scalable-groove-technique-for-a-self-powered-muscle-monitoring-system
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Nagamalleswara Rao Alluri, Venkateswaran Vivekananthan, Arunkumar Chandrasekhar, Sang-Jae Kim
Contrary to traditional planar flexible piezoelectric nanogenerators (PNGs), highly adaptable hemispherical shape-flexible piezoelectric composite strip (HS-FPCS) based PNGs are required to harness/measure non-linear surface motions. Therefore, a feasible, cost-effective and less-time consuming groove technique was developed to fabricate adaptable HS-FPCSs with multiple lengths. A single HS-CSPNG generates 130 V/0.8 μA and can also work as a self-powered muscle monitoring system (SP-MMS) to measure maximum human body part movements, i...
November 27, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172237/estimation-and-validation-of-patient-specific-high-resolution-lung-elasticity-derived-from-4dct
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Katelyn Hasse, Dylan O'Connell, Yugang Min, John Neylon, Daniel A Low, Anand Santhanam
PURPOSE: Lung diseases are commonly associated with changes in lung tissue's biomechanical properties. Functional imaging techniques, such as elastography, have shown great promise in measuring tissue's biomechanical properties, which could expand the utility and effectiveness of radiotherapy treatment planning. We present a novel methodology for characterizing a key biomechanical property, parenchymal elasticity, derived solely from 4DCT datasets. METHODS: Specifically, end-inhalation and end-exhalation breathing phases of the 4DCT datasets were deformably registered and the resulting displacement maps were considered to be ground-truth...
November 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153414/association-of-interleukin-1-receptor-like-1-gene-polymorphisms-with-eosinophilic-phenotype-in-japanese-adults-with-asthma
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Hideki Inoue, Isao Ito, Akio Niimi, Hisako Matsumoto, Tsuyoshi Oguma, Tomoko Tajiri, Toshiyuki Iwata, Tadao Nagasaki, Yoshihiro Kanemitsu, Toshitaka Morishima, Tomomitsu Hirota, Mayumi Tamari, Sally E Wenzel, Michiaki Mishima
BACKGROUND: IL1RL1 (ST2) is involved in Th2 inflammation including eosinophil activation. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the IL1RL1 gene are associated with asthma development and increased peripheral blood eosinophil counts. However, the association between IL1RL1 SNPs and eosinophilic phenotype among adults with asthma remains unexplored. METHODS: In a primary cohort of 110 adult Japanese patients with stable asthma, we examined the associations between IL1RL1 SNPs and clinical measurements including forced expiratory volume (FEV1), airway reversibility of FEV1, exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), serum soluble-ST2 (sST2) levels, peripheral blood eosinophil differentials and serum total IgE level...
November 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133224/feno-and-exercise-testing-in-children-at-risk-of-asthma
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Ann-Marie Malby Schoos, Christina Figgé Christiansen, Jakob Stokholm, Klaus Bønnelykke, Hans Bisgaard, Bo Lund Chawes
BACKGROUND: Exercise testing is the gold standard for diagnosing exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in children, but requires considerable cooperation and medical resources. Therefore, fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) has been proposed as a tool to predict the need for exercise testing. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between FeNO, exercise test results, and a history of respiratory symptoms during exercise in children at risk of asthma...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128336/the-value-of-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-and-forced-mid-expiratory-flow-as-predictive-markers-of-bronchial-hyperresponsiveness-in-adults-with-chronic-cough
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Wuping Bao, Xue Zhang, Chengjian Lv, Luhong Bao, Junfeng Yin, Zhixuan Huang, Bing Wang, Xin Zhou, Min Zhang
BACKGROUND: Bronchial provocation tests are standard for diagnosing the etiology of chronic cough, but they are time consuming and can induce severe bronchospasm. A safer and faster clinical examination to predict bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) is needed. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate whether small-airway function tests can predict BHR in adult patients with chronic cough. METHODS: A retrospective, cross-sectional study of diagnoses made using spirometry and bronchial provocation test results was performed in 290 patients with chronic nonproductive cough...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110960/the-clinical-role-of-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-in-asthma-control
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Suguru Sato, Junpei Saito, Atsuro Fukuhara, Manabu Uematsu, Yasuhito Suzuki, Ryuichi Togawa, Yuki Sato, Takefumi Nikaido, Xintao Wang, Yoshinori Tanino, Mitsuru Munakata
BACKGROUND: The potential role and characteristics of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) remain unclear in the treatment of asthma. OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical role of FeNO in asthmatic treatment. METHODS: We evaluated whether the mean or change of FeNO levels in the treatment period is associated with other conventional control parameters and predicted some clinical outcomes of asthma. We retrospectively analyzed the mean and percentage change of FeNO levels in the first 5 measurements at our hospital...
October 27, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094021/the-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-overlap-syndrome-in-tertiary-care-setting-thailand
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Theerasuk Kawamatawong, Sanruethai Charoenniwassakul, Ticha Rerkpattanapipat
Background: Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap syndrome (ACOS) is an increasingly recognized clinical entity. ACOS significantly impacts on patient outcome compared to isolated asthma or COPD. However, ACOS definition and diagnosis criteria have not been well standardized. ACOS prevalence and clinical features in Thailand has never been studied. Objective: To investigate the prevalence and clinical features of ACOS compared to isolated asthma or COPD among patients with clinician-diagnosis of obstructive airway diseases...
October 2017: Asia Pacific Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072125/the-effects-of-ramadan-intermittent-fasting-rif-on-spirometric-data-of-stable-copd-patients-a-pilot-study
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Hajer Zouari, Imed Latiri, Mohamed Mahjoub, Mohamed Boussarsar, Mohamed Benzarti, Ahmed Abdelghani, Helmi Ben Saad
No previous study has raised the effects of RIF on lung function data of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The objective of the present study was to assess the effects of RIF on spirometric data measured in male patients with a stable COPD. Sixteen patients with stable COPD (mean ± SD of age: 64 ± 7 years) who fasted during Ramadan volunteered to the study. Three sessions (Before-R, End-R, and After-R) were selected for spirometry tests that were consistently performed 2.5-4.5 hr before fasting break...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046188/association-of-imbalance-of-effector-t-cells-and-regulatory-cells-with-the-severity-of-asthma-and-allergic-rhinitis-in-children
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Fei Huang, Jia-Ning Yin, Hong-Bo Wang, Shou-Yue Liu, Ya-Nan Li
PURPOSE: This study investigated the frequency and absolute numbers of different subsets of peripheral blood cells, including CD4+ T cells and CD19+ interleukin (IL) 10+ B regulatory cells (Breg) and their potential association with clinical laboratory measurements in children diagnosed with simple asthma or asthma plus allergic rhinitis (AR). METHOD: The frequency and numbers of peripheral blood CD4+ interferon (IFN) gamma+ T-helper (Th) type 1, CD4+ IL-4+ Th2, CD4+ IL-17A+ Th17, CD4+CD25+ Forkhead Box P3+ regulatory T cells (Treg) and CD19+ IL-10+ Bregs in 22 children with asthma, 17 children with asthma and AR, and 25 healthy controls were determined by flow cytometry...
November 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042800/postpartum-airway-responsiveness-and-exacerbation-of-asthma-during-pregnancy-a-pilot-study
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Zarqa Ali, Lisbeth Nilas, Charlotte Suppli Ulrik
BACKGROUND: Airway responsiveness and inflammation are associated with the clinical manifestations of asthma and the response to pharmacological therapy. OBJECTIVE: To investigate if airway responsiveness and inflammatory characteristics are related to asthma exacerbations during pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In women with asthma who were prescribed controller medication and monitored closely during pregnancy, the risk of exacerbations was analyzed in relation to postpartum measures of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO), skin prick test reactivity, static and dynamic lung volumes, diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide, bronchial responsiveness to inhaled mannitol, and inflammatory characteristics in induced sputum...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
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