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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807558/cost-of-asthma-in-portuguese-adults-a-population-based-cost-of-illness-study
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J P Barbosa, M Ferreira-Magalhães, A Sá-Sousa, L F Azevedo, J A Fonseca
INTRODUCTION: Asthma is one of the most frequent chronic diseases, putting a considerable economic burden on societies and individuals. We aimed to estimate the total cost of adult asthma in Portugal, as well as the extent to which direct and indirect costs are influenced by the level of asthma control. METHODS: A nationwide, prevalence-based, cost-of-illness study using a bottom-up approach to calculate direct and indirect costs of asthma was conducted, using participant data from the Portuguese National Asthma Survey (INAsma)...
August 11, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719697/diagnosis-and-management-of-asthma-in-adults-a-review
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REVIEW
Jennifer L McCracken, Sreenivas P Veeranki, Bill T Ameredes, William J Calhoun
Importance: Asthma affects about 7.5% of the adult population. Evidence-based diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment can improve functioning and quality of life in adult patients with asthma. Observations: Asthma is a heterogeneous clinical syndrome primarily affecting the lower respiratory tract, characterized by episodic or persistent symptoms of wheezing, dyspnea, and cough. The diagnosis of asthma requires these symptoms and demonstration of reversible airway obstruction using spirometry...
July 18, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667069/role-of-human-metapneumovirus-and-respiratory-syncytial-virus-in-asthma-exacerbations-where-are-we-now
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REVIEW
Penny A Rudd, Belinda J Thomas, Ali Zaid, Martin MacDonald, Keiko Kan-O, Michael S Rolph, Anand R Soorneedi, Philip G Bardin, Suresh Mahalingam
Since its discovery in 2001, human metapneumovirus (hMPV) has been identified as an important cause of respiratory tract infection in young children, second only to the closely related respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Clinical evidence suggests that hMPV is associated with acute exacerbations of asthma in both children and adults, and may play a role in initiating asthma development in children. Animal models have demonstrated that airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and inflammation are triggered following hMPV infection, and hMPV is able to persist in vivo by inhibiting innate immune responses and causing aberrant adaptive responses...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658724/-prevalence-of-urticaria-in-cartagena-colombia
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Pablo Andrés Miranda-Machado, Bautista de la Cruz Hoyos-Sánchez
BACKGROUND: In Colombia, there have been studies on the prevalence of allergic diseases such as asthma, allergic rhinitis and atopic dermatitis. Prevalence studies of urticaria in Colombia are scarce. OBJECTIVE: Our objective objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of urticaria in Cartagena (Colombia) in order to contribute to national epidemiological estimates of disease. METHODS: A multicenter cross-sectional study in the city of Cartagena was conducted and 547 patients aged 1-58 years treated at the Allergy specialist consultation in care centers selected for this study between April and July 2015 were included, through non-probabilistic sampling...
April 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580865/the-association-between-environmental-tobacco-smoke-exposure-and-childhood-respiratory-disease-a-review
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A Vanker, R P Gie, H J Zar
Childhood respiratory illness is a major cause of morbidity and mortality particularly in low and middle-income countries. Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure is a recognised risk factor for both acute and chronic respiratory illness. Areas covered: The aim of this paper was to review the epidemiology of ETS exposure and impact on respiratory health in children. We conducted a search of 3 electronic databases of publications on ETS and childhood respiratory illness from 1990-2015. Key findings were that up to 70% of children are exposed to ETS globally, but under-reporting may mask the true prevalence...
August 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560041/severe-acute-asthma-caused-by-chlamydophila-pneumoniae-infection
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Yoshinari Endo, Toshihiro Shirai, Mika Saigusa, Eisuke Mochizuki
Asthma exacerbation is associated with respiratory infections, including those by viruses and atypical bacteria. We herein report a case of severe acute asthma in an adult caused by Chlamydophila pneumoniae (C. pneumoniae) infection. A 39-year-old woman without a history of asthma reported to the emergency department with progressive worsening of cough, shortness of breath, and wheezing with low oxygen saturation. A computed tomography (CT) scan revealed patchy ground-glass opacity and bronchial wall thickening...
July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526225/the-acute-response-to-interval-and-continuous-exercise-in-adults-with-confirmed-airway-hyper-responsiveness
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Carley O'Neill, Kirsten Burgomaster, Otto Sanchez, Shilpa Dogra
OBJECTIVES: To determine changes in lung function following an acute bout of high intensity interval exercise (HIIE), moderate intensity interval exercise (MIIE), and moderate intensity continuous exercise (MICE) in adults with airway hyper-responsiveness (AHR). DESIGN: A randomized cross-over design was used. METHODS: Participants completed five laboratory sessions: (1) eucapnic voluntary hyperpnea challenge (2) maximal exercise test to determine peak power output (PPO) and, (3-5) HIIE (90% PPO for 1min followed by 10% PPO for 1min, repeated 10 times), MIIE (65% PPO for 1min followed by 10% PPO for 1min, repeated 10 times) and MICE (65% PPO for 20min)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500974/ongoing-developments-in-rsv-prophylaxis-a-clinician-s-analysis
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REVIEW
Fariba Rezaee, Debra T Linfield, Terri J Harford, Giovanni Piedimonte
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common respiratory pathogen in infants and young children worldwide. Lower respiratory tract infection due to RSV is one of the most common causes of hospitalization for infants, especially those born premature or with chronic lung or heart disease. Furthermore, RSV infection is an important cause of morbidity in adults, particularly in the elderly and immunocompromised individuals. The acute phase of this infection is often followed by episodes of wheezing that recur for months or years and usually lead to a physician diagnosis of asthma...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487836/allergic-conjunctivitis-in-asia
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REVIEW
Bernard Yu-Hor Thong
Allergic conjunctivitis (AC), which may be acute or chronic, is associated with rhinitis in 30%-70% of affected individuals, hence the term allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (AR/C). Seasonal and perennial AC is generally milder than the more chronic and persistent atopic and vernal keratoconjunctivitis. Natural allergens like house dust mites (HDM), temperate and subtropical grass and tree pollen are important triggers that drive allergic inflammation in AC in the Asia-Pacific region. Climate change, environmental tobacco smoke, pollutants derived from fuel combustion, Asian dust storms originating from central/north Asia and phthalates may also exacerbate AR/C...
April 2017: Asia Pacific Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461295/an-evidence-based-point-of-care-tool-to%C3%A2-guide-completion-of-asthma-action-plans%C3%A2-in-practice
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Andrew Kouri, Louis-Philippe Boulet, Alan Kaplan, Samir Gupta
Asthma action plans (AAPs) reduce healthcare utilisation, improve quality of life and are recommended across guidelines. However, fewer than 25% of patients receive an AAP, partly due to prescribers' inability to complete "yellow zone" instructions (how to intensify therapy for acute loss of control). We sought to review best evidence to develop a practical, evidence-based tool to facilitate yellow zone guidance in adults.We reviewed recent asthma guidelines and adult studies addressing acute loss of asthma control (January 2010 to March 2016)...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453378/effectiveness-of-written-action-plans-for-acute-asthma-a-systematic-review
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Cristina Villa-Roel, Britt Voaklander, Maria B Ospina, Taylor Nikel, Sandra Campbell, Brian H Rowe
OBJECTIVE: Self-management is an essential part of achieving asthma control and improving long-term outcomes. While guidelines recommend the provision of written asthma action plans (AAPs), few patients presenting to emergency departments (ED) have one. This systematic review examined if individualized written AAPs reduce relapses in adults following an ED visit for acute asthma. DATA SOURCES: Comprehensive searches of seven electronic databases and grey literature were conducted...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443234/plastic-bronchitis-an-unusual-complication-of-acute-chest-syndrome-in-adult
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Sarah Feray, Pierre Mora, Maxens Decavele, Tài Pham, El Mahdi Hafiani, Muriel Fartoukh
Plastic bronchitis is used to designate endobronchial plugs of rubber-like consistency that form into bronchial trees. It has been described in several diseases like asthma, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary infection, cyanotic congenital heart disease and in few young children with homozygous sickle cell disease. We report the first sickle cell adult case of plastic bronchitis during acute chest syndrome. He developed severe acute respiratory distress syndrome. This unusual presentation related to obstruction by voluminous casts may alert physicians to focus more on the bronchi in sickle cell patients...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435488/clinician-performed-bedside-ultrasound-in-improving-diagnostic-accuracy-in-patients-presenting-to-the-ed-with-acute-dyspnea
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Dimitrios Papanagnou, Michael Secko, John Gullett, Michael Stone, Shahriar Zehtabchi
INTRODUCTION: Diagnosing acute dyspnea is a critical action performed by emergency physicians (EP). It has been shown that ultrasound (US) can be incorporated into the work-up of the dyspneic patient; but there is little data demonstrating its effect on decision-making. We sought to examine the impact of a bedside, clinician-performed cardiopulmonary US protocol on the clinical impression of EPs evaluating dyspneic patients, and to measure the change in physician confidence with the leading diagnosis before and after US...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431562/effects-of-the-common-polymorphism-in-the-human-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-aldh2-gene-on-the-lung
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Aoi Kuroda, Ahmed E Hegab, Gao Jingtao, Shuji Yamashita, Nobuyuki Hizawa, Tohru Sakamoto, Hideyasu Yamada, Satoshi Suzuki, Makoto Ishii, Ho Namkoong, Takanori Asakura, Mari Ozaki, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Junko Hamamoto, Shizuko Kagawa, Kenzo Soejima, Tomoko Betsuyaku
BACKGROUND: Aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs) play a major role in detoxification of aldehydes. High expression of ALDHs is a marker for stem cells of many organs including the lungs. A common polymorphism in ALDH2 gene (ALDH2*2) results in inactivation of the enzyme and is associated with alcohol flushing syndrome and increased risk for cardiovascular and Alzheimer's diseases and some cancers. The effect of this ALDH2 polymorphism on the lung and its stem cells has not been thoroughly examined...
April 21, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416135/all-the-rage-in-lung-disease-the-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-endproducts-rage-is-a-major-mediator-of-pulmonary-inflammatory-responses
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REVIEW
Elizabeth A Oczypok, Timothy N Perkins, Tim D Oury
The receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (RAGE) is a pro-inflammatory pattern recognition receptor (PRR) that has been implicated in the pathogenesis of numerous inflammatory diseases. It was discovered in 1992 on endothelial cells and was named for its ability to bind advanced glycation endproducts and promote vascular inflammation in the vessels of patients with diabetes. Further studies revealed that RAGE is most highly expressed in lung tissue and spurred numerous explorations into RAGE's role in the lung...
June 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409741/impact-of-comorbidities-among-medicaid-enrollees-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-united-states-2009
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Gloria Westney, Marilyn G Foreman, Junjun Xu, Marshaleen Henriques King, Eric Flenaugh, George Rust
INTRODUCTION: Multimorbidity, the presence of 2 or more chronic conditions, frequently affects people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Many have high-cost, highly complex conditions that have a substantial impact on state Medicaid programs. We quantified the cost of Medicaid-insured patients with COPD co-diagnosed with other chronic disorders. METHODS: We used nationally representative Medicaid claims data to analyze the impact of comorbidities (other chronic conditions) on the disease burden, emergency department (ED) use, hospitalizations, and total health care costs among 291,978 adult COPD patients...
April 13, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318206/single-dose-dexamethasone-an-option-for-acute-adult-asthma
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Allen F Shaughnessy
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March 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290765/subjective-responses-to-interval-and-continuous-exercise-in-adults-with-exercise-induced-bronchoconstriction
#18
Carley O'Neill, Shilpa Dogra
BACKGROUND: Exercise triggers asthma symptoms among adults with exercise induced bronchoconstriction (EIBC). This may lead to lower physical activity levels among this population. The purpose of this study was to assess perceived exertion (RPE), perceived breathlessness (RPD), affect (FS), and physical activity enjoyment during and following an acute bout of high intensity interval exercise (HIIE), moderate intensity interval (MIIE) and moderate intensity continuous exercise (MICE) in adults with EIBC...
June 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283855/the-role-of-human-parainfluenza-virus-infections-in-the-immunopathology-of-the-respiratory-tract
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REVIEW
Malgorzata Pawełczyk, Marek Leszek Kowalski
Viral infections are leading causes of both upper and lower airway acute illness in all age groups of healthy persons, and have also been implicated in the acute exacerbations of chronic respiratory disorders like asthma and COPD. Human rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus and coronavirus have been considered as the most important respiratory pathogens and relatively little attention has been paid to the role of parainfluenza viruses (hPIVs). Human parainfluenza viruses are single-stranded RNA viruses belonging to the paramyxovirus family that may evoke lower respiratory infections in infants, children and immunocompromised individuals...
March 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283007/-mortality-related-factors-in-patients-requiring-hospitalization-for-influenza-like-illness
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Lale Özışık, Mine Durusu Tanrıöver, Meral Çıblak Akçay, Kübra Yuntçu, Serhat Ünal, Selim Badur, Banu Çakır
The knowledge about the viral etiologies causing respiratory disease in adults is limited. Viral respiratory diseases may lead deterioration in certain patient populations. The aim of this study was to determine the viral etiologies of influenza-like illness among patients requiring hospitalization and to document the risk factors for mortality. This prospective study was performed in one of the 7 centers in Turkey in the context of influenza surveillance by the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network...
January 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
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