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Almotasembellah Aljaafareh, Jose Ruben Valle, Yu-Li Lin, Yong-Fang Kuo, Gulshan Sharma
OBJECTIVES: Long-acting bronchodilators are mainstay treatment for moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A growing body of evidence indicates an increased risk of cardiovascular events upon initiation of these medications. We hypothesize that this risk is higher in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who had a preexisting cardiovascular disease regardless of receipt of any cardiovascular medication. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of patients with a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease based on two outpatient visits or one inpatient visit for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition, Clinical Modification codes 491...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
Kyoko Hijiya, Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Takeshi Kondo, Hideki Motoyama, Akihiro Ohsumi, Daisuke Nakajima, Jin Sakamoto, Keiji Ohata, Mamoru Takahashi, Satona Tanaka, Ei Miyamoto, Akihiro Aoyama, Hiroshi Date
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that an injured lung graft from donation after cardiac death donors could be reconditioned before transplantation using an ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) system and ventilation with high-dose short-acting β2-adrenergic receptor agonists. METHODS: Cardiac arrest was induced in a canine model by intravenous potassium chloride injection. Lungs were randomly assigned to two groups after 150 minutes of warm ischemia: inhalation of 1,400 μg of procaterol (BETA group, n = 5) or control group receiving solvent (CON group, n = 5) during EVLP...
October 10, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
A Brad Hall, April Novotny, Donna M Bhisitkul, James Melton, Tim Regan, Maureen Leckie
Introduction While pediatric asthma continues to be a highly studied disease, data to suggest clear strategies to decrease asthma related revisits or readmissions is lacking. The purpose of our study was to assess the effect of emergency department (ED) direct dispensing of beta-agonist metered dose inhalers on pediatric asthma ED revisit and readmission rates. Methods We conducted a retrospective cohort study of pediatric patients discharged from the pediatric ED with a diagnosis of asthma. Our primary outcome measured the rate of asthma revisits to the ED or admissions to the hospital within 28 days...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Ryo Atsuta, Yasuo To, Susumu Sakamoto, Isao Mukai, Akihiro Kobayashi, Arisa Kinoshita, Kazuhisa Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Maintaining high treatment adherence levels is critical for effective management of chronic diseases. The Adherence Starts with Knowledge 20 (ASK-20) questionnaire is the only linguistically validated patient-reported treatment adherence tool available in Japan. We conducted additional analyses on ASK-20 data from Japanese adults with asthma. METHODS: This was a prospective, non-interventional, single-visit, multi-centre study in Japanese adults (n = 300) with asthma receiving long-term treatment with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) or ICS/long-acting beta-agonists...
October 3, 2016: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
Andrea Arfè, Francesco Blasi, Luca Merlino, Giovanni Corrao
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the real-world effectiveness of several drugs (including short- and long-acting beta-agonists [SABAs and LABAs], inhaled corticosteroids [ICS], and antibiotics) in preventing severe asthma exacerbations by carrying-out a large observational study based on the healthcare utilization databases of the Italian Lombardy Region. METHODS: We identified all patients aged 6-40 years who performed an Emergency Department visit for asthma during 2010-2012 as cases...
October 2016: Respiratory Medicine
Christian Vogelberg
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease, and its treatment is frequently challenging despite detailed national and international guidelines. While basic anti-inflammatory therapy usually consists of inhaled corticosteroids in doses adapted to the asthma severity, add-on treatment with bronchodilators is essential in more severe asthma. Only recently, the long-acting anticholinergic tiotropium was introduced into the GINA guidelines. This review reports on the studies that have been performed with tiotropium in adult asthmatic patients...
September 9, 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
V Rajendran, Iqbal, Vinod Kumar
A case study of 35-year-old woman with persistent breathlessness and wheezing that had been unsuccessfully treated with inhaled beta 2-agonists and steroids for about two years. Patient developed dry cough and haemoptysis, so investigated further. Spirometry demonstrated a restrictive pattern. Chest CT demonstrated well defined hyperdense lesion in right middle lobe. Biopsy taken from the mass during bronchoscopy demonstrated the picture of atypical bronchial carcinoid. In this case, due to the lack of awareness, diagnosis of carcinoid was delayed by two years...
November 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Robert Chan, Ana R Sousa, Stephen Mallett, Peter Hynds, Farshid Homayoun-Valiani, Maggie Tabberer, Rashmi Mehta
BACKGROUND: In developing countries, there is a need for access to affordable inhaled respiratory medicines. This study tested the clinical non-inferiority of fluticasone propionate/salmeterol combination (FSC) 50/250 μg Rotacaps(®)/Rotahaler(®) compared with FSC 50/250 μg Diskus(®). METHODS: A multi-centre, randomised, double-blind, double-dummy study evaluated 12 weeks, twice daily treatment of FSC 50/250 μg administered using Rotacaps/Rotahaler or Diskus inhaler in a crossover design in patients with asthma (pre-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) 40%-85% of predicted, FEV1 reversibility ≥12%, prior stable dose with inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) or ICS/long acting beta-agonist)...
September 3, 2016: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
M Pollock, I P Sinha, L Hartling, B H Rowe, S Schreiber, R M Fernandes
International guidelines provide conflicting recommendations on how to use bronchodilators to manage childhood acute wheezing conditions in the emergency department (ED), and there is variation within and among countries in how these conditions are managed. This may be reflective of uncertainty about the evidence. This overview of systematic reviews (SRs) aimed to synthesize, appraise, and present all SR evidence on the efficacy and safety of inhaled short-acting bronchodilators to treat asthma and wheeze exacerbations in children 0-18 years presenting to the ED...
October 5, 2016: Allergy
Andrew Bush, Urs Frey
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September 1, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
Stephen P Peters, Eugene R Bleecker, Giorgio W Canonica, Yong B Park, Ricardo Ramirez, Sally Hollis, Harald Fjallbrant, Carin Jorup, Ubaldo J Martin
BACKGROUND: Concerns remain about the safety of adding long-acting β2-agonists to inhaled glucocorticoids for the treatment of asthma. In a postmarketing safety study mandated by the Food and Drug Administration, we evaluated whether the addition of formoterol to budesonide maintenance therapy increased the risk of serious asthma-related events in patients with asthma. METHODS: In this multicenter, double-blind, 26-week study, we randomly assigned patients, 12 years of age or older, who had persistent asthma, were receiving daily asthma medication, and had had one to four asthma exacerbations in the previous year to receive budesonide-formoterol or budesonide alone...
September 1, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
David A Stempel, Stanley J Szefler, Søren Pedersen, Robert S Zeiger, Anne M Yeakey, Laurie A Lee, Andrew H Liu, Herman Mitchell, Kenneth M Kral, Ibrahim H Raphiou, Barbara A Prillaman, Kathleen S Buaron, Suyong Yun Kirby, Steven J Pascoe
BACKGROUND: Long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) have been shown to increase the risk of asthma-related death among adults and the risk of asthma-related hospitalization among children. It is unknown whether the concomitant use of inhaled glucocorticoids with LABAs mitigates those risks. This trial prospectively evaluated the safety of the LABA salmeterol, added to fluticasone propionate, in a fixed-dose combination in children. METHODS: We randomly assigned, in a 1:1 ratio, children 4 to 11 years of age who required daily asthma medications and had a history of asthma exacerbations in the previous year to receive fluticasone propionate plus salmeterol or fluticasone alone for 26 weeks...
September 1, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
Anke Kondla, Thomas Glaab, Riccardo Pedersini, Marek Lommatzsch
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and the characteristics of poor asthma control among adults treated with combinations of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and long-acting beta-agonists (LABA) are not completely understood. METHODS: Data from adult patients in Germany with self-reported asthma treated with an ICS-LABA combination in the National Health and Wellness Survey (NHWS) were analysed. Patients with well-controlled and not well-controlled asthma according to the Asthma Control Test (ACT) score were compared, with respect to socio-demographic characteristics, attitudes, adherence and outcomes...
September 2016: Respiratory Medicine
Shoroq M Altawalbeh, Joshua M Thorpe, Carolyn T Thorpe, Kenneth J Smith
BACKGROUND: Long-acting beta agonists (LABA) and leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRA) are the major add-on treatments in older adults with persistent asthma when inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) fail to achieve adequate asthma control. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cost-utility of ICS + LABA treatment compared with ICS + LTRA treatment in older adults with asthma. METHODS: A Markov model was used to estimate the incremental costs and quality-adjusted life expectancy associated with ICS + LABA treatment versus ICS + LTRA treatment in older adults with asthma in the United States from the health system perspective...
July 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Nina Kononowa, Sandra Michel, David Miedinger, Christiane E Pichler, Prashant N Chhajed, Arthur Helbling, Jörg D Leuppi
OBJECTIVE: Control of airway inflammation is the cornerstone of asthma management. The aim of the present pilot study was to assess the effects of a leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA) added to a basic treatment of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) on airway hyperresponsiveness, inflammation, and quality of life in well-controlled patients with asthma. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Seventeen patients (age 18-65, 11 women) with well-controlled asthma presenting airway hyperresponsiveness to mannitol and methacholine challenge were given add-on montelukast on a stable ICS + LABA for 4 weeks...
2013: J Drug Assess
Niran J Amar, Mark H Moss, Edward M Kerwin, Jiang Li, Calvin J Small
BACKGROUND: Breath-actuated inhalers (BAI) have been developed to simplify the delivery of inhaled medication. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of beclomethasone dipropionate hydrofluoroalkane BAI and metered-dose inhaler (MDI) versus placebo in patients who previously used a mid- to high-dose inhaled corticosteroid or inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting beta agonist for persistent asthma. METHODS: This phase III study included five treatment groups: placebo, and four beclomethasone dipropionate groups (BAI 320 μg/day, BAI 640 μg/day, MDI 320 μg/day, and MDI 640 μg/day)...
September 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
Pınar Saraç, Abdullah Sayıner
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) aims to improve the patients's well-being and to reduce mortality, morbidity and the development of exacerbations. This study was thus designed to compare the efficacy and tolerability of salmeterol/fluticasone combination with tiotropium in patients with moderate COPD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an open, prospective, randomized trial in COPD patients whose FEV1 (forced expiratory volume in 1 second) levels were between 80% and 50% predicted...
June 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
Steven C Chase, Courtney M Wheatley, Lyle J Olson, Kenneth C Beck, Robert J Wentz, Eric M Snyder, Bryan J Taylor, Bruce D Johnson
Heart failure (HF) is often associated with pulmonary congestion, reduced lung function, abnormal gas exchange, and dyspnea. We tested whether pulmonary congestion is associated with expanded vascular beds or an actual increase in extravascular lung water (EVLW) and how airway caliber is affected in stable HF Subsequently we assessed the influence of an inhaled short acting beta agonist (SABA). Thirty-one HF (7F; age, 62 ± 11 years; ht. 175 ± 9 cm; wt. 91 ± 17 kg; LVEF, 28 ± 15%) and 29 controls (11F; age; 56 ± 11 years; ht...
July 2016: Physiological Reports
Shoroq M Altawalbeh, Carolyn T Thorpe, Janice C Zgibor, Sandra Kane-Gill, Yihuang Kang, Joshua M Thorpe
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effectiveness and cardiovascular safety of long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) with those of leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs) as add-on treatments in older adults with asthma already taking inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) claims (2009-10) for a 10% random sample of beneficiaries continuously enrolled in Parts A, B, and D in 2009. PARTICIPANTS: Medicare beneficiaries aged 66 and older continuously enrolled in FFS Medicare with Part D coverage with a diagnosis of asthma before 2009 treated exclusively with ICSs plus LABAs or ICSs plus LTRAs (N = 14,702)...
August 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Leonardo M Del Grande, Fernando A M Herbella, Amilcar M Bigatao, Jose R Jardim, Marco G Patti
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients have a high incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) whose pathophysiology seems to be linked to an increased trans-diaphragmatic pressure gradient and not to a defective esophagogastric barrier. Inhaled beta agonist bronchodilators are a common therapy used by patients with COPD. This drug knowingly not only leads to a decrease in the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) resting pressure, favoring GERD, but also may improve ventilatory parameters, therefore preventing GERD...
October 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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