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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434913/development-of-school-based-asthma-management-programs-in-rochester-ny
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REVIEW
Jill S Halterman, Reynaldo Tajon, Paul Tremblay, Maria Fagnano, Arlene Butz, Tamara Perry, Ken McConnochie
In the spirit of Dr. Haggerty's teachings, we present an overview of our work to improve care for children with asthma in the context of 3 lessons learned:(1) 1) The importance of providing integrated services across disciplinary boundaries for children with chronic illness, 2) The need to move from a care model focused only on the individual child to a model focused on the child, family, and community, and 3) The need to expand beyond the local community and take a broad perspective on improving health on a national level...
April 18, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434545/opportunities-and-obstacles-in-translating-evidence-to-policy-in-occupational-asthma
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Susan M Tarlo, Ahmed A Arif, George L Delclos, Paul Henneberger, Jenil Patel
PURPOSE: Occupational asthma (OA), a common respiratory disorder in Western countries, is caused by exposures at the workplace. It is part of a broader definition of work-related asthma (WRA) that also includes pre-existing asthma aggravated by substances present in the workplace environment, and it is potentially preventable. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate preventive measures for occupational asthma by case studies. METHODS: In three case studies we discuss preventive measures that have been associated with reductions in incidence of occupational asthma from natural rubber latex and from diisocyanates as supported by published literature...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434269/electronic-adherence-monitoring-device-performance-and-patient-acceptability-a-randomized-control-trial
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Amy Hai Yan Chan, Alistair William Stewart, Jeff Harrison, Peter Nigel Black, Edwin Arthur Mitchell, Juliet Michelle Foster
BACKGROUND: To investigate the performance and patient acceptability of an inhaler electronic monitoring device in a real-world childhood asthma population. METHODS: Children 6 to 15 years presenting with asthma to the hospital emergency department and prescribed inhaled corticosteroids were included. Participants were randomized to receive a device with reminder features enabled or disabled for use with their preventer. Device quality control tests were conducted...
April 24, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429306/mitochondrial-function-in-allergic-disease
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REVIEW
Divyaanka Iyer, Navya Mishra, Anurag Agrawal
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: The connections between allergy, asthma and metabolic syndrome are becoming increasingly clear. Recent research suggests a unifying mitochondrial link between the diverse phenotypes of these interlinked morbidities. The scope of this review is to highlight cellular mechanisms, epidemiology and environmental allergens influencing mitochondrial function and its importance in allergy and asthma. We briefly also consider the potential of mitochondria-targeted therapies in prevention and cure...
May 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429303/natural-evolution-of-ige-responses-to-mite-allergens-and-relationship-to-progression-of-allergic-disease-a-review
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Daniela Posa, Stephanie Hofmaier, Stefania Arasi, Paolo Maria Matricardi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Allergenic molecules of the house dust mite (HDM) are crucially important indoor allergens, contributing to allergic rhinitis and asthma around the globe. In the past years, recombinant molecules for diagnostics opened new pathways to investigate individual sensitization profiles and new chances for the prevention and treatment of HDM allergy. This review summarizes the latest findings on the evolution of IgE responses towards mite allergens. RECENT FINDINGS: Several cross-sectional and longitudinal studies confirmed the role of Der p 1 and Der p 2 as major allergenic proteins of the HDM...
May 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424767/direct-and-indirect-costs-of-asthma-management-in-greece-an-expert-panel-approach
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Kyriakos Souliotis, Hara Kousoulakou, Georgios Hillas, Petros Bakakos, Michalis Toumbis, Stelios Loukides, Theodoros Vassilakopoulos
OBJECTIVE: Asthma is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and is associated with significant economic burden worldwide. The objectives of this study were to map current resource use associated with the disease management and to estimate the annual direct and indirect costs per adult patient with asthma. METHODS: A Delphi panel with seven leading pulmonologists was conducted. A semistructured questionnaire was developed to elicit data on resource use and treatment patterns...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421631/subclinical-lower-airways-correlates-of-chronic-allergic-and-non-allergic-rhinitis
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Ricardo J Saranz, Alejandro Lozano, Natalia A Lozano, Marina F Ponzio, Álvaro A Cruz
The upper and lower airways behave as a physiological and pathophysiological unit. Subclinical lower airways abnormalities have been described in patients with rhinitis without asthma. These are expressed as bronchial hyperreactivity, abnormalities in lung function and bronchial inflammation, likely as a result of the same phenomenon with systemic inflammatory impact that reaches both the nose and the lungs, which for unknown reasons does not always have a full clinical expression. Patients with rhinitis are at increased risk of developing asthma; therefore most authors suggest a careful clinical evaluation and monitoring of these patients, especially if symptoms related to inflammation in the lower airways are observed...
April 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420758/the-foxm1-inhibitor-rcm-1-suppresses-goblet-cell-metaplasia-and-prevents-il-13-and-stat6-signaling-in-allergen-exposed-mice
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Lifeng Sun, Xiaomeng Ren, I-Ching Wang, Arun Pradhan, Yufang Zhang, Hannah M Flood, Bo Han, Jeffrey A Whitsett, Tanya V Kalin, Vladimir V Kalinichenko
Goblet cell metaplasia and excessive mucus secretion associated with asthma, cystic fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease contribute to morbidity and mortality worldwide. We performed a high-throughput screen to identify small molecules targeting a transcriptional network critical for the differentiation of goblet cells in response to allergens. We identified RCM-1, a nontoxic small molecule that inhibited goblet cell metaplasia and excessive mucus production in mice after exposure to allergens...
April 18, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420752/highlight-a-new-way-to-block-the-development-of-asthma-from-dust-mites
#9
Michael Yaffe
Targeting a transcription factor, generally considered to be "nondruggable," may help to prevent asthma from developing.
April 18, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416952/asthma-and-the-risk-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-an-insight-into-the-heterogeneity-and-phenotypes-of-asthma
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REVIEW
Mary Claire Rolfes, Young Jun Juhn, Chung-Il Wi, Youn Ho Sheen
Asthma is traditionally regarded as a chronic airway disease, and recent literature proves its heterogeneity, based on distinctive clusters or phenotypes of asthma. In defining such asthma clusters, the nature of comorbidity among patients with asthma is poorly understood, by assuming no causal relationship between asthma and other comorbid conditions, including both communicable and noncommunicable diseases. However, emerging evidence suggests that the status of asthma significantly affects the increased susceptibility of the patient to both communicable and noncommunicable diseases...
April 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412153/the-effect-of-counseling-on-willingness-to-use-a-hypothetical-medication-and-perceptions-of-medication-safety
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Michael Bitonti, Payal Patel, Rebecca Dickinson, Peter Knapp, Susan J Blalock
BACKGROUND: Poor medication adherence is an ongoing issue, and contributes to increased hospitalizations and healthcare costs. Although most adverse effects are rare, the perceived risk of adverse effects may contribute to low adherence rates. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine how adverse effect likelihood and pharmacist counseling on adverse effect prevention affects individuals': (1) willingness to use a hypothetical medication and (2) perceptions of medication safety...
March 31, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406326/umeclidinium-for-the-treatment-of-uncontrolled-asthma
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Matteo Ferrando, Diego Bagnasco, Fulvio Braido, Ilaria Baiardini, Giovanni Passalacqua, Francesca Puggioni, Gilda Varricchi, Giorgio Walter Canonica
Smooth muscle cell contraction in the airways is the principal therapeutic target in asthmatic subjects and its insufficient treatment is often a cause of uncontrolled disease. For this reason, research has focused on targeting smooth muscle activity with anticholinergic agents, including umeclidinium. Areas Covered: This review highlights the potential application of umeclidinium, a long acting muscarinic antagonist, as a novel therapeutic approach for patients with severe uncontrolled asthma, despite maximal therapy...
April 13, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402017/asthma-education-for-school-staff
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REVIEW
Kayleigh M Kew, Robin Carr, Tim Donovan, Morris Gordon
BACKGROUND: Teachers and school staff should be competent in managing asthma in schools. Demonstrated low levels of asthma knowledge mean that staff may not know how best to protect a child with asthma in their care, or may fail to take appropriate action in the event of a serious attack. Education about asthma could help to improve this knowledge and lead to better asthma outcomes for children. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of asthma education programmes for school staff, and to identify content and attributes underpinning them...
April 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400057/tslp-signaling-blocking-alleviates-e-cadherin-dysfunction-of-airway-epithelium-in-a-hdm-induced-asthma-model
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Yahui Hu, Hangming Dong, Mengchen Zou, Chaowen Huang, Lishan Luo, Changhui Yu, JiaLong Chen, Zhefan Xie, Haijin Zhao, Yanqing Le, Fei Zou, Laiyu Liu, Shaoxi Cai
Recent studies have indicated that Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) plays an important role in the prevention and treatment of asthma. However the role of TSLP in dysfunction of airway epithelial adherens junctions E-cadherin in house dust mite (HDM)-induced asthma has not been addressed. We hypothesized that TSLP contributed to HDM-induced E-cadherin dysfunction in asthmatic BALB/c mice and 16HBE cells. In vivo, a HDM-induced asthma mouse model was set up for 8weeks. Mice inhaled an anti-TSLP monoclonal antibody (mAb) before HDM...
February 21, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399782/the-effects-of-chrysophanol-on-ovalbumin-ova-induced-chronic-lung-toxicology-by-inhibiting-th17-response
#15
Chunyan Zhang, Yafan Song, Congxia Wang, Ling Zhao, Huafeng Kang, Xiaobin Ma, Jing Wang, Tianzhu Zhang, Wang Shumin, Chunhua Ma
Chrysophanol (CH), extracted from plants of Rheum genus, possesses various pharmacological effects including anti-inflammatory activity. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the protective effects and the underlying mechanisms of CH on ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthma in mice. Fifty mice were randomly assigned to five experimental groups: control group, model group, dexamethasone (2 mg/kg) group and CH (5 and 10 mg/kg) groups. The number of eosinophil cells and the production of interleukin-6 (IL-6), IL-1β, IL-17 A and tumor necrosis factor-α in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) were measured...
June 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397820/bitter-taste-receptor-agonists-mitigate-features-of-allergic-asthma-in-mice
#16
Pawan Sharma, Roslyn Yi, Ajay P Nayak, Nadan Wang, Francesca Tang, Morgan J Knight, Shi Pan, Brian Oliver, Deepak A Deshpande
Asthma is characterized by airway inflammation, mucus secretion, remodeling and hyperresponsiveness (AHR). Recent research has established the bronchodilatory effect of bitter taste receptor (TAS2R) agonists in various models. Comprehensive pre-clinical studies aimed at establishing effectiveness of TAS2R agonists in disease models are lacking. Here we aimed to determine the effect of TAS2R agonists on features of asthma. Further, we elucidated a mechanism by which TAS2R agonists mitigate features of asthma...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396640/vitamin-d-deficiency-as-a-potential-environmental-risk-factor-in-multiple-sclerosis-schizophrenia-and-autism
#17
REVIEW
Eva Kočovská, Fiona Gaughran, Amir Krivoy, Ute-Christiane Meier
In this short review, we want to summarize the current findings on the role of vitamin-D in multiple sclerosis (MS), schizophrenia, and autism. Many studies have highlighted hypovitaminosis-D as a potential environmental risk factor for a variety of conditions such as MS, asthma, cardiovascular disease, and, more recently, psychiatric diseases. However, whether hypovitaminosis-D is a potential causative factor for the development or activity in these conditions or whether hypovitaminosis-D may be due to increased vitamin-D consumption by an activated immune system (reverse causation) is the focus of intense research...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395373/-patient-education-programs-in-child-and-adolescent-rehabilitation
#18
U de Vries, P Hampel, F Petermann
Comprehensive evidence has been provided for the significant increase in most chronic physical illnesses among children and adolescents. Therefore, early diagnosis and multimodal intervention in childhood and adolescence is required to prevent a chronic course of disease. Thus, patient education is essential for the medical child and adolescent rehabilitation. In particular, in developing asthma, atopic dermatitis and obesity training in the past, a basic consensus on the theory and methodology of patient education has emerged...
April 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393591/presentation-management-and-mortality-after-a-first-mi-in-people-with-and-without-asthma-a-study-using-uk-minap-data
#19
Paulo Pinto, Kieran J Rothnie, Kelvin Lui, Adam Timmis, Liam Smeeth, Jennifer K Quint
Asthma has been associated with a higher incidence of myocardial infarction (MI), higher prevalence of MI risk factors and higher burden of cardiovascular diseases. However, detailed associations between the presentation and initial management at the time of MI and post-MI outcomes in people with asthma compared to the general population have not been studied. A total of 300,161 people were identified with a first MI over the period 2003-2013 in the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project database, of whom 8922 (3%) had asthma...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393284/an-obesity-preventive-lifestyle-score-is-negatively-associated-with-pediatric-asthma
#20
Constantina Papoutsakis, Eleni Papadakou, Maria Chondronikola, Georgios Antonogeorgos, Vasiliki Matziou, Maria Drakouli, Evanthia Konstantaki, Kostas N Priftis
PURPOSE: Lifestyle (diet and physical activity) may increase asthma risk, but evidence in this area is lacking. The aims of the present study were to calculate an obesity-preventive lifestyle score comprising of eating and physical activity behaviors and investigate the overall effect of lifestyle on asthma in children. METHODS: A cross-sectional case-control study was carried out in 514 children (217 asthma cases and 297 healthy controls). Data were collected on medical history, anthropometry, dietary intake, and physical activity...
April 9, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
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