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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347939/prevalence-and-management-of-severe-asthma-in-primary-care-an-observational-cohort-study-in-sweden-pacehr
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Kjell Larsson, Björn Ställberg, Karin Lisspers, Gunilla Telg, Gunnar Johansson, Marcus Thuresson, Christer Janson
BACKGROUND: Severe and uncontrolled asthma is associated with increased risk of exacerbations and death. A substantial proportion of asthma patients have poor asthma control, and a concurrent COPD diagnosis often increases disease burden. The objective of the study was to describe the prevalence and managemant of severe asthma in a Swedish asthma popuöation. METHODS: In this observational cohort study, primary care medical records data (2006-2013) from 36 primary health care centers were linked to data from national mandatory Swedish health registries...
January 18, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339522/effect-of-beta-agonists-on-lam-progression-and-treatment
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Kang Le, Wendy K Steagall, Mario Stylianou, Gustavo Pacheco-Rodriguez, Thomas N Darling, Martha Vaughan, Joel Moss
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare disease of women, is associated with cystic lung destruction resulting from the proliferation of abnormal smooth muscle-like LAM cells with mutations in the tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) genes TSC1 and/or TSC2 The mutant genes and encoded proteins are responsible for activation of the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR), which is inhibited by sirolimus (rapamycin), a drug used to treat LAM. Patients who have LAM may also be treated with bronchodilators for asthma-like symptoms due to LAM...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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/29279056/a-review-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-once-daily-tiotropium-respimat-2-5-micrograms-in-adults-and-adolescents-with-asthma
#4
Eli O Meltzer, William E Berger
BACKGROUND: Despite current guidelines, many patients with asthma remain symptomatic, particularly those intolerant of, unresponsive to, or uncontrolled by long-acting beta 2-agonists (LABAs). Tiotropium bromide, delivered through the Respimat soft-mist inhaler in 2 puffs of 1.25 micrograms each, is approved for the long-term, maintenance treatment of asthma in patients aged ≥6 years. OBJECTIVE: An overview of the use of once-daily tiotropium Respimat 2.5 micrograms in adults and adolescents with varying degrees of asthma severity...
January 6, 2018: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278993/adherence-to-gold-guidelines-in-the-inpatient-copd-population
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Melissa Lipari, Amber Lanae Smith, Pramodini B Kale-Pradhan, Sheila M Wilhelm
PURPOSE: The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease guidelines provide recommendations to manage chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) exacerbations. This study assessed the management of inpatient COPD exacerbations at an urban teaching hospital. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis of adults admitted between December 2010 and August 2012 with a COPD exacerbation was conducted. Patient demographics, length of stay (LOS), Charlson comorbidity score, inpatient pulmonary medications, and 30-day readmission were collected...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238240/the-effect-of-dpp-4-inhibitors-on-asthma-control-an-administrative-database-study-to-evaluate-a-potential-pathophysiological-relationship
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Gene Colice, David Price, Maria Gerhardsson de Verdier, Karma Rabon-Stith, Christopher Ambrose, Katherine Cappell, Debra E Irwin, Paul Juneau, Anna Vlahiotis
Rationale: DPP-4 may regulate immunological pathways implicated in asthma. Assessing whether DPP-4 inhibitor (DPP-4i) use might affect asthma control is clinically important because DPP-4i use in type 2 diabetes mellitus management (T2DM) is increasing. This study evaluated associations between DPP-4i use and asthma control. Methods: This was a retrospective, observational, matched cohort study using administrative claims in the MarketScan® Commercial Claims and Encounters (Commercial) and Medicare Supplemental and Coordination of Benefits (Medicare Supplemental) databases...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234869/a-controlled-trial-of-inhaled-bronchodilators-in-familial-dysautonomia
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Bat-El Bar-Aluma, Ori Efrati, Horacio Kaufmann, Jose-Alberto Palma, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Chronic lung disease is a leading cause of premature death in patients with familial dysautonomia (FD). A significant number of patients have obstructive airway disease, yet it is not known whether this is pharmacologically reversible. METHODS: We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial comparing the beta 2 agonist albuterol with the muscarinic blocker ipratropium bromide in patients homozygous for the IKBKAP founder mutation...
December 12, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216852/access-to-affordable-medicines-and-diagnostic-tests-for-asthma-and-copd-in-sub-saharan-africa-the-ugandan-perspective
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Davis Kibirige, Leaticia Kampiire, David Atuhe, Raymond Mwebaze, Winceslaus Katagira, Winters Muttamba, Rebecca Nantanda, William Worodria, Bruce Kirenga
BACKGROUND: Equitable access to affordable medicines and diagnostic tests is an integral component of optimal clinical care of patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In Uganda, we lack contemporary data about the availability, cost and affordability of medicines and diagnostic tests essential in asthma and COPD management. METHODS: Data on the availability, cost and affordability of 17 medicines and 2 diagnostic tests essential in asthma and COPD management were collected from 22 public hospitals, 23 private and 85 private pharmacies...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184413/near-fatal-asthma-responsive-to-mepolizumab-after-failure-of-omalizumab-and-bronchial-thermoplasty
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Francesco Menzella, Carla Galeone, Mirco Lusuardi, Anna Simonazzi, Claudia Castagnetti, Patrizia Ruggiero, Nicola Facciolongo
Severe asthma affects between 5% and 10% of patients with asthma worldwide and requires best standard therapies at maximal doses, but there is a subgroup of patients refractory to all treatments. We share a case report of a 53-year-old woman with a history of severe allergic asthma that progressively worsened over the years despite the best therapy. She had been hospitalized 35 times, including nine admissions to the respiratory intensive care unit due to severe exacerbations. To rule out other possible diagnoses, several investigations were performed, such as computed tomography scan of the chest and neck, fiberoptic laryngoscopy, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies, and complete blood cell count...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183838/abediterol-las100977-an-inhaled-long-acting-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-agonist-has-a-fast-association-rate-and-long-residence-time-at-receptor
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Israel Ramos, Mònica Aparici, Maria Letosa, Carlos Puig, Amadeu Gavaldà, Josep Maria Huerta, Sonia Espinosa, Dolors Vilella, Montserrat Miralpeix
This study describes the association rate and residence time of abediterol, a novel long-acting β2-adrenoceptor agonist (LABA) in Phase II development for treatment of asthma and COPD, in comparison with indacaterol, olodaterol, vilanterol and salmeterol, for both human β1- and β2-adrenoceptors. Abediterol association and dissociation rates were monitored directly by using its tritiated form. Moreover, association was determined indirectly using experimental Ki and koff obtained from assays performed with unlabelled compound...
November 26, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178871/efficacy-and-safety-of-tiotropium-and-olodaterol-in-copd-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Marc Miravitlles, Gerard Urrutia, Alexander G Mathioudakis, Julio Ancochea
BACKGROUND: Long-acting bronchodilators are the cornerstone of pharmacologic treatment of COPD. The new combination of long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) tiotropium (TIO) and long acting beta-agonists (LABA) olodaterol (OLO) has been introduced as fist line therapy for COPD. This article analyses the evidence of efficacy and safety of the TIO/OLO combination. METHODS: A systematic review and metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials (RCT) with a period of treatment of at least 6 weeks, in patients with COPD confirmed by spirometry, comparing combined treatment with TIO/OLO (approved doses only), with any of the mono-components or any other active comparator administered as an inhalator...
November 25, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156455/-the-overrated-impact-of-inhaled-substances-laba-lama-ics-on-exacerbation-rates-in-copd
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D Köhler, D Dellweg
Numerous studies have shown that exacerbation rates in COPD can be significantly reduced by long acting beta-2-agonists (LABA), long acting anticholinergic agents (LAMA) and inhaled steroids (ICS). Elaborate and extensive investigations however failed to prove that the reduction in exacerbation rates leads to life prolongation. As opposed to this, numerous studies have shown a reduction in life expectancy with increasing number and severity of exacerbations.This review aimed at comparing these studies and to elaborate the relevance and reduction of exacerbations rates by LABA, LAMA and ICS application through effect size calculation by means of Cohens' d...
November 20, 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115880/treatment-response-heterogeneity-in-asthma-the-role-of-genetic-variation
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Susanne J H Vijverberg, Niloufar Farzan, Elise M A Slob, Anne H Neerincx, Anke H Maitland-van der Zee
Asthmatic patients show a large heterogeneity in response to asthma medication. Rapidly evolving genotyping technologies have led to the identification of various genetic variants associated with treatment outcomes. Areas covered: This review focuses on the current knowledge of genetic variants influencing treatment response to the most commonly used asthma medicines: short- and long-acting beta-2 agonists (SABA/LABA), inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and leukotriene modifiers. This review shows that various genetic variants have been identified, but none are currently used to guide asthma treatment...
November 8, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110790/long-term-management-of-patients-with-end-stage-lung-diseases
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Domenica Federica Briganti, Frank D'Ovidio
Long-term management of end-stage lung disease differs from interstitial lung disease to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to cystic fibrosis to pulmonary vascular disease. The management includes pharmacological therapy that is disease specific such as antibiotic therapy for cystic fibrosis, antifibrotic drugs in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; long-acting beta-agonists, long-acting muscarinic antagonist, and inhaled corticosteroids in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and vasodilators in pulmonary arterial hypertension...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108533/a-review-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-once-daily-tiotropium-respimat-2-5-micrograms-in-adults-and-adolescents-with-asthma
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BACKGROUND: Despite current guidelines, many patients with asthma remain symptomatic, particularly those intolerant of,unresponsive to, or uncontrolled by long-acting beta 2-agonists (LABAs). Tiotropium bromide, delivered through the Respimatsoft-mist inhaler in 2 puffs of 1.25 micrograms each, is approved for the long-term, maintenance treatment of asthma in patients aged greater than or equal to 6 years. OBJECTIVE: An overview of the use of once-daily tiotropium Respimat 2...
November 6, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102337/application-for-authorization-for-therapeutic-use-of-beta-adrenergic-agonists-and-inhaled-corticosteroids-in-athletes-with-asthma
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Franchek Drobnic, Jesús Blanco-Alfaro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083972/inhaled-corticosteroid-containing-treatment-escalation-and-outcomes-for-patients-with-asthma-in-a-u-s-health-care-organization
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Lindsay G S Bengtson, Yanni Yu, Weijia Wang, Feng Cao, Erin M Hulbert, Ryan Wolbeck, Caitlin A Elliott, Ami R Buikema
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a common disorder that affects approximately 8% of the U.S. POPULATION: Treatment guidelines indicate inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) as the mainstay treatment, yet poor asthma control is common among ICS-treated patients. Treatment escalation (ICS dose increase and other controller therapy add-ons) is used to manage symptoms. Real-world studies of postescalation outcomes may inform treatment decisions. OBJECTIVES: To (a) describe characteristics and treatment patterns among asthma patients who escalated treatment and (b) assess outcomes (exacerbations, uncontrolled asthma, and health care resource utilization [HCRU]) after escalation...
November 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071080/description-of-the-protocol-for-the-practical-study-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-ics-laba-reliever-therapy-in-asthma
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James Fingleton, Jo Hardy, Christina Baggott, Janine Pilcher, Andrew Corin, Robert J Hancox, Matire Harwood, Mark Holliday, Helen K Reddel, Philippa Shirtcliffe, Suzanne Snively, Mark Weatherall, Richard Beasley
INTRODUCTION: In adult asthma, combination inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)/fast-onset long-acting beta agonist (LABA) used solely as reliever therapy may represent an effective and safe alternative to ICS maintenance and short-acting beta agonist (SABA) reliever therapy. OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of ICS/fast-onset LABA reliever therapy with ICS maintenance and SABA reliever therapy in adults with asthma. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A 52-week, open-label, parallel group, multicentre, phase III randomised controlled trial with 1:1 randomisation to either budesonide/formoterol Turbuhaler 200/6 µg, one actuation as required for symptom relief, or budesonide Turbuhaler 200 µg, one actuation twice daily and terbutaline Turbuhaler 250 µg, two actuations as required for symptom relief...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030687/tolerability-of-bisoprolol-on-domiciliary-spirometry-in-copd
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Sunny Jabbal, Brian J Lipworth
We investigated if serial domiciliary measures of spirometry were sensitive at detecting subtle effects of beta-2 blockade associated with bisoprolol in (n = 17) patients with COPD. After a two-week run in on inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and long acting beta-2 agonist (LABA): beclometasone/formoterol 100/6 µg, patients' started additional a long acting muscarinic receptor antagonist: (LAMA) Tiotropium 18 µg, with concomitant weekly dose titration of bisoprolol: 1.25-2.5-5 mg. After a further week of bisoprolol 5 mg, they were stepped back down to (ICS/LABA) for one week...
October 14, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025008/cardiopulmonary-interactions-with-beta-blockers-and-inhaled-therapy-in-copd
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S Jabbal, W Anderson, P Short, A Morrison, A Manoharan, B J Lipworth
Background: Beta-blockers remain underused in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cardiovascular disease. Aim: We compared how different inhaled therapies affect tolerability of bisoprolol and carvedilol in moderate to severe COPD. Design: A randomized, open label, cross-over study. Methods: We compared the cardiopulmonary interactions of bisoprolol 5 mg qd or carvedilol 12.5 mg bid for 6 weeks in conjunction with: (i) triple: inhaled corticosteroid/long acting beta-agonist/long acting muscarinic antagonist (ICS + LABA + LAMA), (ii) dual: ICS + LABA and (iii) ICS alone...
July 24, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
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