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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341228/bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-neutrophilia-is-associated-with-the-severity-of-pulmonary-lesions-during-equine-asthma-exacerbations
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M Bullone, P Joubert, A Gagné, J-Pierre Lavoie, P Hélie
BACKGROUND: The severe form of equine asthma is associated with pathological changes of the peripheral airways and pulmonary parenchyma that are only partly described. Also, the relationship between these structural alterations and the percentage of neutrophils found within the airway lumen, assessed by bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) cytology, remains ill-defined. OBJECTIVE: To examine the histological lesions associated with equine asthma during disease exacerbation and remission, and their relationship with lung function and BALF neutrophilia...
January 17, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339126/addressing-the-impact-and-unmet-needs-of-nonadherence-in-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-where-do-we-go-from-here
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Richard Dekhuijzen, Federico Lavorini, Omar S Usmani, Job F M van Boven
Nonadherence to treatment, and its associated health and economic burden, is particularly problematic in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease management because of heterogeneous patient populations and the need for an inhaled route of drug administration. Symptom variability, comorbidities, and device switching further add to suboptimal adherence rates. As opposed to controlled clinical trials, real-life studies show consistently low inhaler adherence in daily practice, yet exact adherence rates have long been affected by disagreement on standardized definitions...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338960/small-airway-dysfunction-precedes-the-development-of-asthma-in-children-with-allergic-rhinitis
#3
E Skylogianni, M Triga, K Douros, K Bolis, K N Priftis, S Fouzas, M B Anthracopoulos
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological evidence suggests the existence of a direct link between allergic rhinitis (AR) and asthma. Several studies also support the presence of small-airway dysfunction (SAD) in non-asthmatic children with AR. However, it remains unknown whether SAD can predict the progression of AR to asthma. Our objective was to explore the existence of SAD in non-asthmatic children with AR and to assessed its ability to predict the development of asthma. METHODS: Seventy-three 6-year-old children with intermittent moderate-severe AR but without asthma symptoms/medication within the last two years, underwent spirometry and measurement of respiratory resistance (Rrs) and reactance (Xrs) before and after bronchodilation (BD) (300mcg salbutamol)...
January 12, 2018: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338792/critical-inhaler-errors-in-asthma-and-copd-a-systematic-review-of-impact-on-health-outcomes
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Omar Sharif Usmani, Federico Lavorini, Jonathan Marshall, William Christopher Nigel Dunlop, Louise Heron, Emily Farrington, Richard Dekhuijzen
BACKGROUND: Inhaled drug delivery is the cornerstone treatment for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, use of inhaler devices can be challenging, potentially leading to critical errors in handling that can significantly reduce drug delivery to the lungs and effectiveness of treatment. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted to define 'critical' errors and their impact on health outcomes and resource use between 2004 and 2016, using key search terms for inhaler errors in asthma and COPD (Search-1) and associated health-economic and patient burden (Search-2)...
January 16, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338155/association-between-caregiver-exposure-to-toxics-during-pregnancy-and-childhood-onset-asthma-a-case-control-study
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Souheil Hallit, Chantal Raherison, Mirna Waked, Pascale Salameh
The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between caregiver-reported use of medications, alcohol, cigarette and/or waterpipe (WP), and exposure to pesticides/detergents during pregnancy with childhood-onset asthma. The study design consisted of a case-control study, conducted between December 2015 and April 2016, recruited 1503 children, aged between 3-16 years old. A questionnaire assessed the sociodemographic characteristics (age, gender, education level of both parents), the family history of asthma, and other known risk factors of asthma (heating system at home, child history of recurrent otitis, humidity in the house, child went to a daycare, smoking and drinking alcohol during pregnancy, exposure to pesticides and detergents)...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337458/-pulmonary-diseases-asthma-copd-and-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Béatrice Duxbury, Émilie Chappuis-Gisin, Salim Chucri, Jean-Paul Janssens
Among the novelties described in the management of pulmonary disorders during the year 2017, we chose to describe three. First, the indication for inhaled glucocorticosteroids (ICS) in COPD has been revisited, because of their relationship with an increased occurence of pneumonia : ICS are now recommended only in severe COPD (GOLD D) with frequent exacerbations as second line treatment. Secondly, azithromycine has shown very promising results in poorly controlled severe asthma, with a significant impact on symptoms and exacerbations...
January 10, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337345/sputum-cytology-during-late-phase-responses-to-inhalation-challenge-with-different-allergens
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Joana A Revez, Kieran J Killian, Paul M O'Byrne, Louis-Philippe Boulet, John W Upham, Gail M Gauvreau, Manuel A R Ferreira
BACKGROUND: In mouse models of allergic asthma, exposure to different allergens can trigger distinct inflammatory subtypes in the airways. We investigated if this observation extends to humans. METHODS: We compared the frequency of sputum inflammatory subtypes between mild allergic asthma subjects (n=129) exposed to different allergens in inhalation challenge tests. These tests were performed using a standardized protocol as part of clinical trials of experimental treatments for asthma, prior to drug randomization...
January 16, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336282/role-of-group-2-innate-lymphocytes-in-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease-pathogenesis
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Andrew A White, Taylor A Doherty
Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is characterized by chronic eosinophilic nasal polyps, asthma, and airway reactions upon cyclooxygenase (COX) 1 inhibition. AERD is present in up to 7% of adult patients with asthma and the underlying pathogenesis remains largely elusive but prostaglandin D2, cysteinyl leukotrienes, mast cells, and type 2 cytokines are thought to contribute. A wealth of studies have recently implicated group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2), a novel lineage-negative lymphocyte population that produces type 2 cytokines, in human allergic disease pathogenesis...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334861/copd-management-by-swedish-general-practitioners-baseline-results-of-the-primair-study
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Hanna Sandelowsky, Natalia Natalishvili, Ingvar Krakau, Sonja Modin, Björn Ställberg, Anna Nager
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common cause of suffering and death. Evidence-based management of COPD by general practitioners (GPs) is crucial for decreasing the impact of the disease. Efficient strategies include early diagnosis, smoking cessation and multimodal treatment. AIM: To describe knowledge about and skills for managing COPD in GPs in Sweden. METHODS: Prior to COPD education (the PRIMAIR Study), GPs at primary health care centers (PHCCs) in Stockholm replied to 13 written, patient-case based, multiple choice and free-text questions about COPD...
January 15, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334723/methacholine-bronchial-provocation-test-in-patients-with-asthma-serial-measurements-and-clinical-significance
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Hyun-Jung Seo, Pureun-Haneul Lee, Byeong-Gon Kim, Sun-Hye Lee, Jong-Sook Park, Junehyuck Lee, Sung-Woo Park, Do-Jin Kim, Choon-Sik Park, An-Soo Jang
Background/Aims: The methacholine bronchial provocation test (MBPT) is used to detect and quantify airway hyper-responsiveness (AHR). Since improvements in the severity of asthma are associated with improvements in AHR, clinical studies of asthma therapies routinely use the change of airway responsiveness as an objective outcome. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between serial MBPT and clinical profiles in patients with asthma. Methods: A total of 323 asthma patients were included in this study...
January 17, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334288/targeted-anti-il-13-therapies-in-asthma-current-data-and-future-perspectives
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Polyxeni Ntontsi, Evgenia Papathanassiou, Stelios Loukides, Petros Bakakos, Georgios Hillas
Introduction The identification of patients with severe asthma who will benefit from a personalized management approach remains an unmet need. Interleukin-13 (IL-13) is a cytokine possessing a significant role in asthma pathogenesis and progression of disease. Humanised monoclonal antibodies against IL-13 and IL-13 and IL-4 receptors are mainly proposed as add-on therapy in patients with TH2-high inflammation with uncontrolled asthma despite maximum therapy. Areas covered The role of IL-13 in airway inflammation in severe asthma, the targeted anti-IL-13 therapies and biomarkers that predict response to anti-IL-13 treatment are discussed...
January 15, 2018: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332144/long-acting-%C3%AE-2-agonists-in-asthma-enantioselective-safety-studies-are-needed
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Glenn A Jacobson, Sharanne Raidal, Morten Hostrup, Luigino Calzetta, Richard Wood-Baker, Mark O Farber, Clive P Page, E Haydn Walters
Long-acting β2-agonists (LABAs) such as formoterol and salmeterol are used for prolonged bronchodilatation in asthma, usually in combination with inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs). Unexplained paradoxical asthma exacerbations and deaths have been associated with LABAs, particularly when used without ICS. LABAs clearly demonstrate effective bronchodilatation and steroid-sparing activity, but long-term treatment can lead to tolerance of their bronchodilator effects. There are also concerns with regard to the effects of LABAs on bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR), where long-term use is associated with increased BHR and loss of bronchoprotection...
January 13, 2018: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331473/a-randomized-trial-of-itraconazole-versus-prednisolone-in-acute-stage-abpa-complicating-asthma
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Ritesh Agarwal, Sahajal Dhooria, Inderpaul Singh Sehgal, Ashutosh N Aggarwal, Mandeep Garg, Biman Saikia, Digambar Behera, Arunaloke Chakrabarti
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Whether itraconazole monotherapy is effective in the acute-stage of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) remains unknown. Herein, we compare the efficacy and safety of itraconazole and prednisolone monotherapy in ABPA. METHODS: We randomized treatment-naïve subjects with ABPA complicating asthma (January 2012 to December 2013) to receive either oral itraconazole or prednisolone for four months. The study was not blinded. The primary outcomes were proportion of subjects showing composite response after six weeks, percentage decline in IgE after treatment, and numbers of subjects experiencing exacerbation...
January 10, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331328/pilot-clinical-trial-of-high-flow-oxygen-therapy-in-children-with-asthma-in-the-emergency-service
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Yolanda Ballestero, Jimena De Pedro, Nancy Portillo, Otilia Martinez-Mugica, Eunate Arana-Arri, Javier Benito
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy and safety in children with asthma and moderate respiratory failure in the emergency department (ED). STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective randomized pilot trial of children (aged 1-14 years) presenting to a tertiary academic pediatric ED with moderate-to-severe asthma exacerbations between September 2012 and December 2015. Patients with a pulmonary score (PS) ≥6 or oxygen saturation <94% with a face mask despite initial treatment (salbutamol/ipratropium bromide and corticosteroids) were randomized to HFNC or to conventional oxygen therapy...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331313/predictors-of-exacerbation-risk-and-response-to-budesonide-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-three-randomised-trials
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Mona Bafadhel, Stefan Peterson, Miguel A De Blas, Peter M Calverley, Stephen I Rennard, Kai Richter, Malin Fagerås
BACKGROUND: The peripheral blood eosinophil count might help identify those patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who will experience fewer exacerbations when taking inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). Previous post-hoc analyses have proposed eosinophil cutoffs that are both arbitrary and limited in evaluating complex interactions of treatment response. We modelled eosinophil count as a continuous variable to determine the characteristics that determine both exacerbation risk and clinical response to ICS in patients with COPD...
January 10, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331087/outdoor-pollen-is-a-trigger-of-child-and-adolescent-asthma-ed-presentations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Bircan Erbas, Mitra Jazayeri, Katrina A Lambert, Constance H Katelaris, Luke A Prendergast, Rachel Tham, M Jeannette Parrodi, Janet Davies, Ed Newbigin, Michael J Abramson, Shyamali C Dharmage
BACKGROUND: In the context of increased asthma exacerbations associated with climatic changes such as thunderstorm asthma, interest in establishing the link between pollen exposure and asthma hospital admissions has intensified. Here, we systematically reviewed and performed a meta-analysis of studies on pollen and ED attendance. METHODS: A search for studies with appropriate search strategy in Medline, Embase, Web of Science and CINAHL was conducted. Each study was assessed for quality and risk of bias...
January 13, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331046/prevalence-severity-and-risk-factors-for-acute-exacerbations-of-nasal-and-sinus-symptoms-by-chronic-rhinosinusitis-status
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Jordan R Kuiper, Annemarie G Hirsch, Karen Bandeen-Roche, Agnes S Sundaresan, Bruce K Tan, Robert P Schleimer, Robert C Kern, Walter F Stewart, Brian S Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Nasal and sinus symptoms (NSS) are common to many health conditions, including chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Few studies have investigated the occurrence and severity of, and risk factors for, acute exacerbations of NSS (AENSS) by CRS status (current, past, or never met European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis [EPOS] criteria for CRS). METHODS: Four seasonal questionnaires were mailed to a stratified random sample of Geisinger primary care patients...
January 13, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327237/regional-age-and-respiratory-secretion-specific-prevalence-of-respiratory-viruses-associated-with-asthma-exacerbation-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Xue-Yan Zheng, Yan-Jun Xu, Wei-Jie Guan, Li-Feng Lin
Despite increased understanding of how viral infection is involved in asthma exacerbations, it is less clear which viruses are involved and to what extent they contribute to asthma exacerbations. Here, we sought to determine the prevalence of different respiratory viruses during asthma exacerbations. Systematic computerized searches of the literature up to June 2017 without language limitation were performed. The primary focus was on the prevalence of respiratory viruses, including AdV (adenovirus), BoV (bocavirus), CoV (coronavirus), CMV (cytomegalovirus), EnV (enterovirus), HSV (herpes simplex virus), IfV (influenza virus), MpV (metapneumovirus), PiV (parainfluenzavirus), RV (rhinovirus) and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) during asthma exacerbations...
January 11, 2018: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326334/clinical-and-inflammatory-phenotyping-by-breathomics-in-chronic-airway-diseases-irrespective-of-the-diagnostic-label
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Rianne de Vries, Yennece W F Dagelet, Pien Spoor, Erik Snoey, Patrick M C Jak, Paul Brinkman, Erica Dijkers, Simon K Bootsma, Fred Elskamp, Frans H C de Jongh, Eric G Haarman, Johannes C C M In 't Veen, Anke-Hilse Maitland-van der Zee, Peter J Sterk
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are complex and overlapping diseases that include inflammatory phenotypes. Novel anti-eosinophilic/anti-neutrophilic strategies demand rapid inflammatory phenotyping, which might be accessible from exhaled breath.Our objective was to capture clinical/inflammatory phenotypes in patients with chronic airway disease using an electronic nose (eNose) in a training and validation set.This was a multicentre cross-sectional study in which exhaled breath from asthma and COPD patients (n=435; training n=321 and validation n=114) was analysed using eNose technology...
January 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325544/prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-wheezing-illnesses-of-children-aged-three-to-five-years-living-in-under-served-settlements-of-the-colombo-municipal-council-in-sri-lanka-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ruwanika Seneviratne, Nalika S Gunawardena
BACKGROUND: A rising trend in Sri Lanka for asthma and wheezing illness is observed with higher morbidity in younger children and a paucity of related research. 'Under-served settlements' (USS) of Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) have poor living environments conducive to childhood wheezing. The objective was to describe the prevalence and associated factors of wheezing illnesses of three to five year old children living in low-income settlements in CMC. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 460 three to five year old children and their caregivers using cluster sampling among residents of two randomly selected USSs of CMC...
January 11, 2018: BMC Public Health
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