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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445341/celastrol-alleviates-airway-hyperresponsiveness-and-inhibits-th17-responses-in-obese-asthmatic-mice
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Zeyu Zeng, Xixi Lin, Rongying Zheng, Hui Zhang, Weixi Zhang
Severe airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) is a clinical feature of asthma, which has been associated with obesity and has shown a poor response to standard asthma treatments such as glucocorticoids. Numerous studies have shown that Interleukin (IL)-17 producing CD4 + T cells (Th17 cells), which could be inhibited by celastrol, is essential in mediating steroid-resistant AHR. The following study investigates the impact of celastrol and its mechanism on the regulation of AHR in murine model of obesity and asthma...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427967/pleiotropic-effects-of-hypoglycemic-agents-implications-in-asthma-and-copd
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REVIEW
Paola Rogliani, Josuel Ora, Nicola Di Daniele, Davide Lauro
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a complex multifactorial disease due to the interaction between environmental noxae and genetic predisposition. Furthermore, an increased association between DM, especially Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and the onset of pulmonary function impairment with a bronchial hyperresponsiveness has been documented. DM is a risk factor for accelerated decline in FEV1 and the development of asthma and COPD. The increased blood glucose concentrations along with higher levels of oxidative stress and inflammation can influence the pulmonary function and, since hypoglycemic drugs can act on these different defects we can hypothesize their direct effect on obstructive pulmonary diseases...
February 7, 2018: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404185/non-astmatic-eosinophilic-bronchitis
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REVIEW
Tekin Yıldız, Seyhan Dülger
Non-asthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis (NAEB) is eosinophilic inflammation of the respiratory tract, without any bronchospasm. In this article, we want to draw attention to the NAEB. It should also be considered in differential diagnosis of chronic cough. Eosinophilia is present in all induced or spontaneous sputum samples of NAEB patients. NAEB patients and asthmatic patients have similar airway inflammation. Remarkably, NAEB mainly occurs in the lower airways. Unlike asthma, mast cells in NAEB are active in the bronchial epithelium...
January 2018: Turkish Thoracic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393222/functional-outcomes-after-behavioral-treatment-of-paradoxical-vocal-fold-motion-in-adults
#4
Karen Drake, Andrew D Palmer, Joshua S Schindler, Stephen A Tilles
OBJECTIVE: Paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM) is responsive to behavioral therapy, often resulting in a remission of symptoms, but little is known about whether treatment is beneficial with regard to PVFM-associated psychological symptoms or functional limitations. The goal of the study was to identify patient perceptions of the impact of treatment for PVFM and characteristics associated with treatment outcomes. METHODS: A survey was conducted of all adults who had received at least 1 session of treatment for PVFM in our outpatient clinic over a 2-year period...
January 26, 2018: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348277/chronic-strongyloidiasis-with-recurrent-asthma-exacerbations-and-steroid-associated-hives
#5
Scott A Weisenberg
A 74-year-old man experienced worsening asthma for several years. Oral steroids were required on multiple occasions for asthma treatment. During his steroid courses, he developed a hive-like rash, which would resolve after completion of each steroid course. He was from Romania, and had lived in the USA for many years. Laboratory testing had shown eosinophilia. He was eventually diagnosed with strongyloidiasis by serology. Treatment with ivermectin led to marked improvement but not resolution of his long-term asthma...
January 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329570/exophthalmos-in-a-young-woman-with-no-graves-disease-a-case-report-of-igg4-related-orbitopathy
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Annamaria Erdei, Zita Steiber, Csaba Molnar, Ervin Berenyi, Endre V Nagy
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-rd) is characterized by lymphoplasmacytic infiltration and tissue fibrosis. Orbital manifestations of IgG4-rd may include unilateral or bilateral proptosis, cicatricial extraocular muscle myopathy, orbital inflammation and pain which may mimic ophthalmic Graves' disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old woman has been referred to the endocrinology clinic, 4 months after delivery, with suspected Graves' orbitopathy...
January 12, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325854/considerations-in-the-diagnosis-of-oral-hairy-leukoplakia-an-institutional-experience
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Andres Flores-Hidalgo, Si On Lim, Alice E Curran, Ricardo J Padilla, Valerie Murrah
OBJECTIVE: We report here the 10-year experience with oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) at the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA. STUDY DESIGN: All the associated hematoxylin and eosin and Epstein-Barr virus encoding region in situ hybridization slides of OHL cases between January 1, 2008, and February 1, 2017, were retrieved and reviewed. Collected demographic characteristics, clinical presentation, medical and social histories were reviewed and reported...
November 15, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316300/asthma-onset-pattern-and-patient-outcomes-in-a-chronic-rhinosinusitis-population
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Christopher Jones, Caroline P E Price, Ava R Weibman, Kevin C Welch, David B Conley, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, Whitney W Stevens, Anju T Peters, Leslie Grammer, Alcina K Lidder, Robert P Schleimer, Robert C Kern, Bruce K Tan
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is strongly associated with comorbid asthma. This study compares early-onset and late-onset asthma in a CRS population using patient-reported and clinical characteristics. METHODS: At enrollment into a clinical registry, CRS patients completed the 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22), Asthma Control Test (ACT), mini-Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (miniAQLQ), the 29-item Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS-29), and medication use questionnaires...
January 5, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
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/29288381/modulation-of-the-il-23-il-17-axis-by-fenofibrate-ameliorates-the-ovalbumin-lipopolysaccharide-induced-airway-inflammation-and-bronchial-asthma-in-rats
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Samah M Elaidy, Soha S Essawy, Mona A Hussain, Mohamed K El-Kherbetawy, Eman R Hamed
The overlapping between asthmatic subtypes, including both CD4+ T helper (TH)2 and TH17 cells, is found in the natural course of allergic asthma, especially in exacerbations and severe and insensitive forms to steroids, which are in need of new molecular therapies. In the TH2-subset mediated asthma, fenofibrate displays therapeutic promises, besides evidenced therapeutic effects on TH17-mediated colitis and myocarditis. Therefore, the effects of fenofibrate versus dexamethasone on IL-23/IL-17 axis in ovalbumin (OVA)/lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced airway inflammation and bronchial asthma in rats were explored...
December 30, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247205/prostaglandin-d2-metabolite-in-urine-is-an-index-of-food-allergy
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Shingo Maeda, Tatsuro Nakamura, Hiroaki Harada, Yuri Tachibana, Kosuke Aritake, Tatsuo Shimosawa, Yutaka Yatomi, Takahisa Murata
Food allergy is immediate hypersensitive reactions to ingested foods. Since early diagnosis is effective for disease control, development of an objective diagnostic index is required. Using mediator-lipidomics, we found that levels of the urinary prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) metabolite, tetranor-PGDM, reflected the severity of the allergic symptoms and intestinal mast cell hyperplasia in mice. Repeated oral challenges with ovalbumin promoted allergic symptoms in sensitized mice. Particularly, the allergic mice presented with increased numbers of intestinal mast cells, which strongly expressed hematopoietic PGD synthase (H-PGDS)...
December 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232717/the-relationship-of-depression-in-asthma-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-overlap-syndrome
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Jun-Jun Yeh, Cheng-Li Lin, Wu-Huei Hsu, Chia-Hung Kao
PURPOSE: To clarify the relationship between asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome (ACOS) and depression. METHODS: We identified 10,911 patients who received an ACOS diagnosis and concurrent treatment between January 2000 and December 2009. Subjects without ACOS were included in the non-ACOS cohort (n = 10,911). Cox proportional hazard regression analysis was performed to compare the risk of depression between the ACOS and non-ACOS cohorts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206057/school-nurse-asthma-program-reduces-healthcare-utilization-in-children-with-persistent-asthma
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Michelle Trivedi, Janki Patel, Darleen Lessard, Ted Kremer, Nancy Byatt, Wanda Phipatanakul, Lori Pbert, Robert Goldberg
OBJECTIVE: We examined the impact of a novel, school nurse-supervised asthma therapy program on healthcare utilization. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed charts of 84 children enrolled in this program in central Massachusetts between 2012 and 2015. Physicians identified children with persistent asthma and poor medication adherence. These children were enrolled in the program to receive daily-inhaled corticosteroid at school, supervised by their school nurse, with ongoing communication between physician's office and school nurse through the school year...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142562/drug-poisoning-and-associated-factors-in-western-saudi-arabia-a-five-year-retrospective-chart-review-2011-2016
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Sami H Alzahrani, Ali H Alqahtani, Fayssal Mostafa Farahat, Mohammed Abdel Galil Elnour, Jamil Bashawri
Objective: Drug poisoning is a globally common cause of emergency-room admissions. This study explores drug-poisoning prevalence patterns, associated risk factors (gender, age and exposure circumstances), and outcomes in western Saudi Arabia. Methods: Retrospective analysis of Clinical drug poisoning cases (2011-2016). The data were retrieved from the Saudi Ministry of Health's record and Patients' medical charts were analyzed. Results: The Ministry of Health received 1,474 reports of drug poisoning during 2011-2016...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130617/dendritic-cell-phenotype-in-severe-asthma-reflects-clinical-responsiveness-to-glucocorticoids
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Emma S Chambers, Alexandra M Nanzer, Paul E Pfeffer, David F Richards, Adrian R Martineau, Christopher J Griffiths, Christopher J Corrigan, Catherine M Hawrylowicz
BACKGROUND: Subsets of patients with severe asthma remain symptomatic despite prolonged, high dosage glucocorticoid therapy. We hypothesised that the clinical glucocorticoid sensitivity of these asthmatics is reflected in differences in peripheral blood dendritic cell subsets. OBJECTIVE: To compare peripheral blood leukocyte populations using flow cytometry at baseline and after 2 weeks of systemic glucocorticoid (steroid) treatment to identify immunological differences between steroid sensitive (SS) and steroid resistant (SR) asthmatics...
November 11, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121247/prediction-of-individual-outcomes-for-asthma-sufferers
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B Storlie Curtis, E Branda Megan, R Gionfriddo Michael, D Shah Nilay, A Rank Matthew
We consider the problem of individual-specific medication level recommendation (initiation, removal, increase, or decrease) for asthma sufferers. Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in both adults and children, affecting 8% of the US population and costing $37-63 billion/year in the United States of America. Asthma is a complex disease, whose symptoms may wax and wane, making it difficult for clinicians to predict outcomes and prognosis. Improved ability to predict prognosis can inform decision making and may promote conversations between clinician and provider around optimizing medication therapy...
November 6, 2017: Biostatistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072231/evaluation-of-drug-utilization-pattern-for-patients-of-bronchial-asthma-in-a-government-hospital-of-saudi-arabia
#17
M M Rafeeq, Has Murad
BACKGROUND: Bronchial asthma is a social and economic healthcare burden. Drug utilization studies are important tools to assess current prescription practices against standard guidelines and help in rationalizing the management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study was designed to evaluate the pattern of drug utilization in bronchial asthma patients in a government hospital of Saudi Arabia. Retrospective prescribing information of patients of all ages and both sexes diagnosed with bronchial asthma being treated with at least one of the anti-asthmatic medications was utilized...
September 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042809/implementation-of-gina-guidelines-in-asthma-management-by-primary-care-physicians-in-vietnam
#18
Vinh Nhu Nguyen, Quynh Nhat Nguyen, Pham Le An, Niels H Chavannes
BACKGROUND: Asthma control is suboptimal in Vietnam. Lack of knowledge of primary care physicians (PCPs) for asthma management may potentially be one of the causes. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and practice of PCPs' asthma management based on the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines (2015 update). METHODS: A cross-sectional study with convenience sampling was conducted among PCPs in an urban and rural area of Vietnam using questionnaires related to asthma patients daily practice: use of spirometry and the asthma control test (ACT), prescription of asthma medications, and frequency of consultations...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040053/periostin-as-a-biomarker-for-nasal-polyps-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#19
Alice Z Maxfield, Lukas D Landegger, Christopher D Brook, Ashton E Lehmann, Adam P Campbell, Regan W Bergmark, Konstantina M Stankovic, Ralph Metson
Objective Periostin is an extracellular matrix protein that is elevated in the sinonasal tissues of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). The purpose of this study was to determine whether serum periostin could serve as a molecular biomarker of nasal polyp burden in sinonasal disease. Study Design Prospective cohort study. Setting Academic medical center. Subjects and Methods Serum periostin levels were measured by ELISA on blood samples collected from patients undergoing sinus surgery for CRS (n = 71), further stratified by phenotype as defined by nasal polyps and asthma...
October 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034999/home-supply-of-emergency-oral-steroids-and-reduction-in-asthma-healthcare-utilization
#20
Lisa M Sarzynski, Tiffany Turner, David R Stukus, Elizabeth Allen
OBJECTIVE: To determine if children with moderate-to-severe persistent asthma have decreased healthcare utilization after receiving a prescription and instructions to use an at home emergency supply of oral steroids during asthma exacerbations. METHODS: A quasi-experimental design study with a historical control from retrospective chart review was performed for patients aged 2-18 years seen in a tertiary care pediatric pulmonary clinic for moderate to severe persistent asthma...
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
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