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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318886/airway-inflammation-phenotype-prediction-in-asthma-patients-using-lung-sound-analysis-with-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide
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Terufumi Shimoda, Yasushi Obase, Yukio Nagasaka, Hiroshi Nakano, Reiko Kishikawa, Tomoaki Iwanaga
BACKGROUND: We previously reported the results of lung sound analysis in patients with bronchial asthma and demonstrated that the exhalation-to-inhalation sound pressure ratio in the low frequency range between 100 and 200 Hz (E/I LF) was correlated with the presence of airway inflammation and airway obstruction. We classified asthma patients by airway inflammation phenotype using the induced sputum eosinophil and neutrophil ratio and determined whether this phenotype could be predicted using E/I LF and fractional exhaled nitric oxide values...
March 16, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302425/characteristics-of-pediatric-emergency-revisits-after-an-asthma-related-hospitalization
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Laurie H Johnson, Andrew F Beck, Robert S Kahn, Bin Huang, Patrick H Ryan, Kelly K Olano, Katherine A Auger
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We identify and characterize factors related to subsequent emergency revisits among children hospitalized for asthma. METHODS: This population-based, prospective, observational cohort included children aged 2 to 16 years, hospitalized for asthma at an urban pediatric facility and followed for greater than or equal to 12 months. The primary outcome was asthma-related emergency revisit within 12 months of discharge. Revisits were identified by billing codes, respiratory chief complaints, and medications administered (eg, albuterol, systemic corticosteroids), dispensed, or prescribed...
March 14, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292581/-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-real-life-leonpoc-study
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Silvia García García, Luis Carazo Fernández, Javier Juan García, José Cesáreo Rilo Naveiro
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate different characteristics of COPD patients according to phenotypes and GOLD guidelines.according to GesEPOC phenotypes and GOLD 2011 ABCD guidelines and pharmacological treatment agreement. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. LOCATION: COPD patients aged 40-85 from León were randomly selected from Primary Care database, MEDORA. PARTICIPANTS: 5222 eligible COPD patients were collected from MEDORA database...
March 11, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284383/tubulointerstitial-injury-and-drugs-of-abuse
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REVIEW
Arani Nanavati, Leal C Herlitz
Drug abuse is widespread in many populations, and patients abusing illicit substances are at a significantly increased risk of kidney injury. The tubulointerstitial compartment is a common target of these nephrotoxic agents. This review will cover some of the common illicit drugs and will focus on the tubulointerstitial injuries seen in the setting of drug abuse. Agents addressed in this review are synthetic cannabinoids, "bath salts," ecstasy, anabolic steroids, inhaled solvents, heroin, and cocaine. The most frequent biopsy findings are those of acute tubular necrosis and acute interstitial nephritis...
March 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281196/pharmacokinetics-of-the-inhaled-selective-glucocorticoid-receptor-modulator-azd5423-following-inhalation-using-different-devices
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Johanna Melin, Susanne Prothon, Charlotte Kloft, Adriaan Cleton, Carl Amilon, Carin Jorup, Per Bäckman, Bo Olsson, Ulrika Wählby Hamrén
AZD5423 is a non-steroidal glucocorticoid receptor modulator, with low aqueous solubility, developed for treatment of asthma and COPD. In this work, we aim to evaluate and compare the absorption pharmacokinetics (PK) of AZD5423 after inhalation via four devices, (Spira®, I-neb®, Turbuhaler® and a new dry powder inhaler (new DPI)) with two formulations using differently sized primary particles, and to compare the pulmonary bioavailability with the predicted lung deposited dose. Plasma concentration-time data after intravenous, oral and inhaled administration via four devices were available from two clinical studies in healthy and asthmatic subjects...
March 9, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270657/the-impact-of-poor-asthma-control-among-asthma-patients-treated-with-inhaled-corticosteroids-plus-long-acting-%C3%AE-2-agonists-in-the-united-kingdom-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Ian D Pavord, Nicola Mathieson, Anna Scowcroft, Riccardo Pedersini, Gina Isherwood, David Price
There are several new treatment options for patients whose asthma remains uncontrolled on free-dose and fixed-dose combinations of inhaled corticosteroids plus long-acting β2-agonists (ICS+LABA). In order to evaluate the likely impact of these treatments, we assessed the effect of uncontrolled asthma on healthcare and patient burden within the UK among adult patients treated with ICS+LABA. Data obtained from 2010-2011 UK National Health and Wellness Surveys identified 701 patients treated with ICS+LABA. Patients with not well-controlled asthma (Asthma Control Test™ score <20) were compared with well-controlled asthma (score ≥ 20) patients on multiple measures...
December 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261934/steroid-induced-impairment-of-glucose-tolerance-prevalence-among-pediatric-patients-on-long-term-steroid-use-in-nigeria
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U N Chikani, M U Ibekwe, T Oguonu, L Mungai, A I Bisi-Onyemaechi, O M Ugege, I F Ogbonna, Carine de Beaufort
INTRODUCTION: Glucocorticoid (referred to from here on as simply steroid) is used for effective treatment of various inflammatory disorders since its discovery in 1940s. However, these useful drugs cause important side effects, such as impairment of glucose tolerance. We sought to determine the prevalence of steroid-induced impairment of glucose tolerance in pediatric patients on long-term steroid use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional, descriptive and hospital-based study...
March 6, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245825/predictors-of-correct-technique-in-patients-using-pressurized-metered-dose-inhalers
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Kyra Bartolo, Martin Balzan, Emma Louise Schembri, Rachelle Asciak, Darlene Mercieca Balbi, Michael Pace Bardon, Stephen Montefort
BACKGROUND: Corret inhaler technique is recommended by guidelines for optimum asthma care. The objective of the study is to determine real life predictors of correct pressurized metered dose inhaler (pMDI) technique in Asthma and COPD patients. METHODS: Two hundred eight adult patients aged 18+ from respiratory outpatients (69.2%) and the community on regular pMDI for a diagnosis of Asthma (78.9%) or COPD, were recruited. A questionnaire containing 31 possible predictors was administered and pMDI technique with or without spacer was observed by trained researchers on 12 point steps, of which 4 were considered critical...
February 28, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226401/natural-evolution-in-patients-with-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-induced-urticaria-angioedema
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Inmaculada Doña, Esther Barrionuevo, María Salas, José Antonio Cornejo-García, James R Perkins, Gádor Bogas, Ana Prieto, María José Torres
BACKGROUND: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most frequent triggers of drug hypersensitivity with NSAIDs-induced urticaria/angioedema (NIUA) the most common phenotype. Loss of hypersensitivity has been reported for IgE-mediated reactions; however it has not been assessed in non-immunological reactions such as NIUA. We evaluated NSAID-hypersensitivity over time in NIUA patients. METHODS: Patients confirmed as NIUA by positive drug provocation test (DPT) with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) during 2005-2012 (V1) were included (n=38)...
February 22, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196638/japanese-guidelines-for-adult-asthma-2017
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REVIEW
Masakazu Ichinose, Hisatoshi Sugiura, Hiroyuki Nagase, Masao Yamaguchi, Hiromasa Inoue, Hironori Sagara, Jun Tamaoki, Yuji Tohda, Mitsuru Munakata, Kohei Yamauchi, Ken Ohta
Adult bronchial asthma is characterized by chronic airway inflammation, and presents clinically with variable airway narrowing (wheezes and dyspnea) and cough. Long-standing asthma induces airway remodeling, leading to intractable asthma. The number of patients with asthma has increased; however, the number of patients who die of asthma has decreased (1.2 per 100,000 patients in 2015). The goal of asthma treatment is to enable patients with asthma to attain normal pulmonary function and lead a normal life, without any symptoms...
February 11, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185668/effect-of-nebulized-budesonide-on-decreasing-the-recurrence-of-allergic-fungal-rhinosinusitis
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Qi Dai, Chen Duan, Quan Liu, Hongmeng Yu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and the effects on decreasing the recurrence of AFRS (allergic fungal rhinosinusitis) of a budesonide inhalation suspension delivered via transnasal nebulization to patients following endoscopic sinus surgery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty-five patients were recruited into this study. Final diagnoses were reached using Bent and Kuhn's criteria. The eligible patients were randomly divided into two groups: the budesonide transnasal nebulization group (group A) and the topical nasal steroids group (group B)...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185260/a-comparison-of-sugammadex-and-neostigmine-for-reversal-of-rocuronium-induced-neuromuscular-blockade-in-children
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
A S Ammar, K M Mahmoud, Z A Kasemy
BACKGROUND: Sugammadex is designed to be a reversal agent for steroidal muscle relaxants. The current trial was aimed to compare between sugammadex and neostigmine concerning the recovery time from neuromuscular blockade. We hypothesised that sugammadex might have shorter recovery time than neostigmine. METHODS: Sixty paediatric patients aged 2-10 years scheduled for lower abdominal surgeries were randomly assigned into two equal groups to receive 4 mg/kg sugammadex (Group S) or 0...
April 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161921/prevalence-of-steroid-induced-cataract-and-glaucoma-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-attending-a-tertiary-care-center-in-india
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Tirupati Nath, Subham Sinha Roy, Himanshu Kumar, Rachit Agrawal, Santosh Kumar, S K Satsangi
PURPOSE: Exposure to corticosteroids is known to be associated with an increased risk of cataract and glaucoma. This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of steroid-induced cataract and glaucoma in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to assess a dose-response relationship between them. DESIGN: This was a prospective observational study. METHODS: We identified all COPD patients aged 50 years or older, with minimum steroid exposure of 4 months and on inhaled corticosteroids from March 2014 to March 2015...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141793/sex-specific-associations-between-cerebrovascular-blood-pressure-autoregulation-and-cardiopulmonary-injury-in-neonatal-encephalopathy-and-therapeutic-hypothermia
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Raul Chavez-Valdez, Matthew O'Connor, Jamie Perin, Michael Reyes, Jillian Armstrong, Charlamaine Parkinson, Maureen Gilmore, Jacky Jennings, Frances J Northington, Jennifer K Lee
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary injury is common in neonatal encephalopathy, but the link with cerebrovascular dysfunction is unknown. We hypothesized that cerebral autoregulation is associated with cardiopulmonary injury in neonates treated with therapeutic hypothermia (TH) for neonatal encephalopathy. METHODS: The cerebral hemoglobin volume index (HVx) from near-infrared spectroscopy was used to identify the mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) with optimal autoregulatory vasoreactivity (MAPOPT)...
January 31, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134228/knowledge-on-bronchial-asthma-among-teachers-and-educators-preliminary-results-of-a-pilot-study
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Andrzej Witusik, Łukasz Mokros, Tadeusz Pietras
One of the elements contributing to development of health-promoting behaviors is knowledge transmitted by teachers. AIM: The aim of the research was to assess the teachers' and educators' knowledge on bronchial asthma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The survey consisting of closed multiple choice questions concerning bronchial asthma was conducted among 106 teachers. The questionnaire contained 12 questions selected by competent judges. To verify statistical hypotheses, we used Pearson Chi2 test with Benjamini-Hochberg correction...
January 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120603/high-dose-nebulized-budesonide-is-effective-for-mild-asthma-exacerbations-in-children-under-3-years-of-age
#16
M Saito, Y Kikuchi, A Kawarai Lefor, M Hoshina
Background. High-dose inhaled steroid therapy has been shown to be effective in children and adults with asthma exacerbations. However, few reports are available regarding its efficacy for asthma exacerbations in younger children. Objective. In this study, we administered high-dose nebulized budesonide therapy for mild asthma exacerbations in children < 3 years of age and compared its efficacy and safety with systemic steroid therapy. Methods. This study included children < 3 years old with mild asthma exacerbations...
January 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106744/oligonucleotide-therapy-for-obstructive-and-restrictive-respiratory-diseases
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REVIEW
Wupeng Liao, Jinrui Dong, Hong Yong Peh, Lay Hong Tan, Kah Suan Lim, Li Li, Wai-Shiu Fred Wong
Inhaled oligonucleotide is an emerging therapeutic modality for various common respiratory diseases, including obstructive airway diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and restrictive airway diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The advantage of direct accessibility for oligonucleotide molecules to the lung target sites, bypassing systemic administration, makes this therapeutic approach promising with minimized potential systemic side effects. Asthma, COPD, and IPF are common chronic respiratory diseases, characterized by persistent airway inflammation and dysregulated tissue repair and remodeling, although each individual disease has its unique etiology...
January 17, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102118/myeloid-cells-in-asthma
#18
Bart N Lambrecht, Emma K Persson, Hamida Hammad
Asthma is a heterogeneous chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways, and not surprisingly, many myeloid cells play a crucial role in pathogenesis. Antigen-presenting dendritic cells are the first to recognize the allergens, pollutants, and viruses that are implicated in asthma pathogenesis, and subsequently initiate the adaptive immune response by migrating to lymph nodes. Eosinophils are the hallmark of type 2 inflammation, releasing toxic compounds in the airways and contributing to airway remodeling. Mast cells and basophils control both the early- and late-phase allergic response and contribute to alterations in smooth muscle reactivity...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100228/association-of-stem-cell-factor-gene-expression-with-severity-and-atopic-state-in-patients-with-bronchial-asthma
#19
Safaa I Tayel, Sally M El-Hefnway, Eman M Abd El Gayed, Gehan A Abdelaal
BACKGROUND: Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory and remodeling disorder of the airways, in which many cells, cellular elements, and cytokines play important roles. Stem cell factor (SCF) may contribute to the inflammatory changes occurring in asthma. We aimed to show the expression of SCF gene in patients with asthma as a means of diagnosis and its association with severity and atopic state in these patients. METHODS: This study was carried out on 80 subjects, 50 asthmatic patients and 30 age and gender matched healthy control persons...
January 18, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053970/leukotriene-b4-levels-in-sputum-from-asthma-patients
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Andrew Higham, Paul Cadden, Thomas Southworth, Matthew Rossall, Umme Kolsum, Simon Lea, Richard Knowles, Dave Singh
Poor asthma control is associated with increased airway neutrophils. Leukotriene B4 (LTB4) is a potent neutrophil chemoattractant. We examined the levels of LTB4 levels in the sputum of asthma patients and the relationship with disease severity. 47 asthma patients (categorised according to Global Initiative for Asthma treatment stage) and 12 healthy controls provided sputum samples that were processed first with PBS to obtain supernatants and secondly with dithiothreitol (DTT) to obtain supernatants. LTB4 levels were determined by ELISA...
October 2016: ERJ Open Research
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