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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932381/improving-the-efficiency-of-care-for-pediatric-patients-hospitalized-with-asthma
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Kathleen W Bartlett, Victoria M Parente, Vanessa Morales, Jillian Hauser, Heather S McLean
BACKGROUND: Asthma exacerbations are a leading cause of hospitalization among children. Despite the existence of national pediatric asthma guidelines, significant variation in care persists. At Duke Children's Hospital, we determined that our average length of stay (ALOS) and cost for pediatric asthma admissions exceeded that of our peers. Our aim was to reduce the ALOS of pediatric patients hospitalized with asthma from 2.9 days to 2.6 days within 12 months by implementing an asthma pathway within our new electronic health record...
December 8, 2016: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931975/identification-of-il-17f-frequent-exacerbator-endotype-in-asthma
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Fabio L M Ricciardolo, Valentina Sorbello, Anna Folino, Fabio Gallo, Gian Mario Massaglia, Gabriella Favatà, Salvatore Conticello, Davide Vallese, Federica Gani, Mario Malerba, Gert Folkerts, Giovanni Rolla, Mirella Profita, Thais Mauad, Antonino Di Stefano, Giorgio Ciprandi
BACKGROUND: Severe asthma might be associated with neutrophil recruitment and Th17 cytokines over-expression in bronchial biopsies. OBJECTIVE: To study IL-17-related cytokines in nasal/bronchial biopsies from controls and mild (MA)-to-severe (SA) asthmatics in relation to exacerbation rate. METHODS: Inflammatory cells and IL-17A(+), IL-17F(+), IL-21(+), IL-22(+) and IL-23(+) cells were examined by immunohistochemistry (IHC) in cryostat sections of bronchial/nasal biopsies obtained from 33 SA (21 frequent exacerbators (FE)), 31 MA (3 FE) and 14 controls...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931303/a-comparison-of-seasonal-trends-in-asthma-exacerbations-among-children-from-geographic-regions-with-different-climates
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Julia A Wisniewski, Anne P McLaughlin, Philip J Stenger, James Patrie, Mark A Brown, Jane M El-Dahr, Thomas A E Platts-Mills, Nora J Byrd, Peter W Heymann
BACKGROUND: The fall peak in childhood asthma exacerbations is thought to be related to an increase in viral infections and allergen exposure when children return to school. Whether the seasonality of asthma attacks among children from different geographic regions follows similar trends is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To compare seasonal trends in asthma exacerbations among school-age children who lived in different geographic locations, with different climates, within the United States...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931294/long-term-outcome-after-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-asthma-admissions
#4
Ibrahim Abu-Kishk, Sharon Polakow-Farkash, Arnon Elizur
BACKGROUND: Patients with asthma admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) are often found to have had previous severe asthma exacerbations. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate the outcome of children after PICU admission. METHODS: Patients, ages 218 years, admitted to the PICU at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center over a 10-year period were assessed at a mean of 10 years after their admission and compared with matched patients admitted to the pediatric ward...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929698/breastfeeding-associated-with-higher-lung-function-in-african-american-youths-with-asthma
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Sam Oh, Randal Du, Andrew M Zeiger, Meghan E Mcgarry, Donglei Hu, Neeta Thakur, Maria Pino-Yanes, Joshua M Galanter, Harold J Farber, Celeste Eng, Katherine Keiko Nishimura, Scott Huntsman, Kelley Meade, Pedro Avila, Denise Serebrisky, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Michael A Lenoir, Jean G Ford, Emerita Brigino-Buenaventura, William Rodriguez-Cintron, Shannon M Thyne, Saunak Sen, Jose R Rodriguez-Santana, Keoki Williams, Rajesh Kumar, Esteban G Burchard
Objective In the United States, Puerto Ricans and African Americans have lower prevalence of breastfeeding and worse clinical outcomes for asthma compared with other racial/ethnic groups. We hypothesize that history of breastfeeding is associated with increased forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) % predicted and reduced asthma exacerbations in Latino and African American youths with asthma. Methods As part of Study A and Study B, we conducted case-only analyses in children and adolescents aged 8-21 years old with asthma from four different racial/ethnic groups: African Americans (n = 426), Mexican Americans (n = 424), mixed/other Latinos (n = 255), and Puerto Ricans (n = 629)...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927840/%C3%AE-blockers-heart-disease-and-copd-current-controversies-and-uncertainties
#6
Jillian G Baker, Robert G Wilcox
Treating people with cardiovascular disease and COPD causes significant clinician anxiety. β-Blockers save lives in people with heart disease, specifically postinfarction and heart failure. COPD and heart disease frequently coexist and people with both disorders have particularly high cardiovascular mortality. There are concerns about giving β-blockers to people with concomitant COPD that include reduced basal lung function, diminished effectiveness of emergency β-agonist treatments, reduced benefit of long-acting β-agonist treatment and difficulty in discriminating between asthma and COPD...
December 7, 2016: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923549/assessing-the-value-of-mepolizumab-for-severe-eosinophilic-asthma-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Melanie D Whittington, R Brett McQueen, Daniel A Ollendorf, Jeffrey A Tice, Richard H Chapman, Steven D Pearson, Jonathan D Campbell
BACKGROUND: Adding mepolizumab to standard treatment with inhaled corticosteroids and controller medications could decrease asthma exacerbations and use of long-term oral steroids in patients with severe disease and increased eosinophils; however, mepolizumab is costly and its cost effectiveness is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cost effectiveness of mepolizumab. METHODS: A Markov model was used to determine the incremental cost per quality-adjusted life year (QALY) gained for mepolizumab plus standard of care (SoC) and for SoC alone...
December 3, 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919164/differences-in-allergic-inflammatory-responses-in-murine-lungs-comparison-of-pm2-5-and-coarse-pm-collected-during-the-hazy-events-in-a-chinese-city
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Miao He, Takamichi Ichinose, Seiichi Yoshida, Fumiko Shiba, Keiichi Arashidani, Hirohisa Takano, Guifan Sun, Takayuki Shibamoto
Urban particulate matter (PM) is associated with an increase in asthma. PM2.5 (<PM2.5 μm) and coarse PM (CPM: PM2.5-PM10 μm) were collected from the air in a Chinese city during haze events. The amounts of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were higher in PM2.5 than in CPM. Conversely, microbial elements LPS and β-glucan were much higher in CPM than in PM2.5. Concentrations of Si, Al, Fe, and Ti in CPM were greater than in PM2.5, while Pb, Cu and As concentrations were lower than in PM2.5. When RAW264...
December 5, 2016: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916618/perceived-discrimination-associated-with-asthma-and-related-outcomes-in-minority-youth-the-gala-ii-and-sage-ii-studies
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Neeta Thakur, Nicolas E Barcelo, Luisa N Borrell, Smriti Singh, Celeste Eng, Adam Davis, Kelley Meade, Michael A LeNoir, Pedro C Avila, Harold J Farber, Denise Serebrisky, Emerita Brigino-Buenaventura, William Rodriguez-Cintron, Shannon Thyne, Jose R Rodriguez-Santana, Saunak Sen, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Esteban Gonzalez Burchard
BACKGROUND: Asthma disproportionately affects minority populations and is associated with psychosocial stress, such as racial/ethnic discrimination. We aim to examine the association of perceived discrimination with having asthma and poor asthma control in African American and Latino youth. METHODS: We included African American (n=954), Mexican American (n=1086), other Latino (n=522), and Puerto Rican Islander (n=1025) youth (aged 8 to 21 years old) from the GALA II and SAGE II studies...
December 1, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916086/-recombinant-adenovirus-type-5-does-not-aggravate-asthma-symptoms-in-a-mouse-model-of-ovalbumin-induced-asthma
#10
Zhengling Zhang, Yiling Zhang, Jing Han, Ping Lu, Lin Xu
Objective To explore the effect of recombinant adenovirus type 5 (rAd5) on a mouse model of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthma. Methods Sixty female C57BL/6 mice (6-8 weeks old and 18-20 g) were randomly divided into 4 groups: healthy control group, rAd5 control group, OVA asthma control group and OVA asthma group with rAd5 immunization. 15 mice in each group. The mice in the OVA asthma control group and the OVA asthma group with rAd5 immunization were sensitized by intraperitoneal injection of 50 μg OVA emulsified in 2 mg of aluminum potassium sulfate on day 0, 7 and 14; subsequently, the mice in the two groups were exposed to OVA aerosol challenge for 3 consecutive days (on day 42, 43 and 44)...
December 2016: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912982/should-recommendations-about-starting-inhaled-corticosteroid-treatment-for-mild-asthma-be-based-on-symptom-frequency-a-post-hoc-efficacy-analysis-of-the-start-study
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Helen K Reddel, William W Busse, Søren Pedersen, Wan C Tan, Yu-Zhi Chen, Carin Jorup, Dan Lythgoe, Paul M O'Byrne
BACKGROUND: Low-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are highly effective for reducing asthma exacerbations and mortality. Conventionally, ICS treatment is recommended for patients with symptoms on more than 2 days per week, but this criterion has scant evidence. We aimed to assess the validity of the previous symptom-based cutoff for starting ICS by establishing whether there was a differential response to budesonide versus placebo for severe asthma exacerbations, lung function, and asthma symptom control across subgroups identified by baseline asthma symptom frequency...
November 29, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909740/clinical-pharmacokinetics-of-magnesium-sulfate-in-the-treatment-of-children-with-severe-acute-asthma
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Joseph E Rower, Xiaoxi Liu, Tian Yu, Michael Mundorff, Catherine M T Sherwin, Michael D Johnson
PURPOSE: Intravenous (IV) magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) is used as adjunct therapy to treat acute asthma exacerbations. Despite its clinical use, there is a limited understanding of the disposition of magnesium in children. METHODS: To explore the pharmacokinetics (PK) of IV MgSO4 in this population, we collected retrospective data from 54 children who received IV MgSO4 for treatment of an acute asthma exacerbation at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906909/asthma-among-employed-adults-by-industry-and-occupation-21-states-2013
#13
Katelynn E Dodd, Jacek M Mazurek
Workers in various industries and occupations are at risk for work-related asthma* (1). Data from the 2006-2007 adult Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Asthma Call-back Survey (ACBS), an in-depth asthma survey conducted with respondents who report an asthma diagnosis, from 33 states indicated that up to 48% of adult current asthma might be related to work and could therefore potentially be prevented (2). Identification of the industries and occupations with increased prevalence of asthma might inform work-related asthma intervention and prevention efforts...
December 2, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906698/ige-and-eosinophils-as-therapeutic-targets-in-asthma
#14
Tanvi R Patel, Sanjiv Sur
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by reversible airflow obstruction, which is being more widely recognized as a broad-spectrum disease that encompasses multiple patient characteristics and pathophysiologic mechanisms. Suboptimal asthma control leads to increasing burden of healthcare costs and loss of productivity to society. Biologic therapies targeted at IgE and eosinophils can be used in poorly controlled allergic and eosinophilic asthma, respectively...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905186/severe-asthma-current-management-targeted-therapies-and-future-directions-a-roundtable-report
#15
REVIEW
Vanessa M McDonald, Steven Maltby, Helen K Reddel, Gregory G King, Peter A B Wark, Lorraine Smith, John W Upham, Alan L James, Guy B Marks, Peter G Gibson
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by respiratory symptoms, airway inflammation, airway obstruction and airway hyper-responsiveness. Asthma is common and directly affects 10% of Australians, 1-5% of adults in Asia and 300 million people worldwide. It is a heterogeneous disorder with many clinical, molecular, biological and pathophysiological phenotypes. Current management strategies successfully treat the majority of patients with asthma who have access to them. However, there is a subset of an estimated 5-10% of patients with asthma who have severe disease and are disproportionately impacted by symptoms, exacerbations and overall illness burden...
November 30, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903593/respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-detection-and-new-options-for-prevention-and-treatment
#16
REVIEW
Cameron Griffiths, Steven J Drews, David J Marchant
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is a significant cause of hospitalization of children in North America and one of the leading causes of death of infants less than 1 year of age worldwide, second only to malaria. Despite its global impact on human health, there are relatively few therapeutic options available to prevent or treat RSV infection. Paradoxically, there is a very large volume of information that is constantly being refined on RSV replication, the mechanisms of RSV-induced pathology, and community transmission...
January 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898693/a-comparison-between-temperature-controlled-laminar-airflow-device-and-a-room-air-cleaner-in-reducing-exposure-to-particles-while-asleep
#17
Michal P Spilak, Torben Sigsgaard, Hisamitsu Takai, Guoqiang Zhang
People spend approximately one third of their life sleeping. Exposure to pollutants in the sleep environment often leads to a variety of adverse health effects, such as development and exacerbation of asthma. Avoiding exposure to these pollutants by providing a sufficient air quality in the sleep environment might be a feasible method to alleviate these health symptoms. We performed full-scale laboratory measurements using a thermal manikin positioned on an experimental bed. Three ventilation settings were tested: with no filtration system operated, use of portable air cleaner and use of a temperature-controlled laminar airflow (TLA) device...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896984/methods-for-clustering-time-series-data-acquired-from-mobile-health-apps
#18
Nicole Tignor, Pei Wang, Nicholas Genes, Linda Rogers, Steven G Hershman, Erick R Scott, Micol Zweig, Yu-Feng Yvonne Chan, Eric E Schadt
In our recent Asthma Mobile Health Study (AMHS), thousands of asthma patients across the country contributed medical data through the iPhone Asthma Health App on a daily basis for an extended period of time. The collected data included daily self-reported asthma symptoms, symptom triggers, and real time geographic location information. The AMHS is just one of many studies occurring in the context of now many thousands of mobile health apps aimed at improving wellness and better managing chronic disease conditions, leveraging the passive and active collection of data from mobile, handheld smart devices...
2016: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895690/rhinovirus-and-childhood-asthma-an-update
#19
REVIEW
Dae Jin Song
Asthma is recognized as a complex disease resulting from interactions between multiple genetic and environmental factors. Accumulating evidence suggests that respiratory viral infections in early life constitute a major environmental risk factor for the development of childhood asthma. Respiratory viral infections have also been recognized as the most common cause of asthma exacerbation. The advent of molecular diagnostics to detect respiratory viruses has provided new insights into the role of human rhinovirus (HRV) infections in the pathogenesis of asthma...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895126/versican-deficiency-significantly-reduces-lung-inflammatory-response-induced-by-polyinosine-polycytidylic-acid-stimulation
#20
Inkyung Kang, Ingrid A Harten, Mary Y Chang, Kathleen R Braun, Alyssa Sheih, Mary P Nivison, Pamela Y Johnson, Gail Workman, Gernot Kaber, Stephen P Evanko, Christina K Chan, Mervyn J Merrilees, Steven F Ziegler, Michael G Kinsella, Charles W Frevert, Thomas N Wight
Viral infection is an exacerbating factor contributing to chronic airway diseases such as asthma via mechanisms which are still unclear. Polyinosine-polycytidylic acid (poly I:C), a toll-like receptor (TLR) 3 agonist used as a mimetic to study viral infection, has been shown to elicit inflammatory responses in lungs and to exacerbate pulmonary allergic reactions in animal models. Previously, we have shown that poly I:C stimulates lung fibroblasts to accumulate an extracellular matrix (ECM), enriched in hyaluronan (HA) and its binding partner versican, which promotes monocyte adhesion...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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