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Dexamethasone asthma

Guihua Song, Yan Zhang, Kun Zhao, Mengmeng Sun, Pengju Cheng, Jing Wang
Allergic asthma is a complex and chronic inflammatory airway disease. The thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) signaling pathway plays an important role in asthma. Xiaoqinglong Decoction (XQL) is the first choice to treat cold asthma in clinical settings. In this study, the role of the TSLP pathway in the onset of asthma and the protective mechanism of XQL were investigated. A total of 50 female mice were randomly divided into the following groups: the blank group (A), the model group (B), the XQL group (C), the dexamethasone group (D), and the XQL + dexamethasone group (E)...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Abeer K Malkawi, Karem H Alzoubi, Minnie Jacob, Goran Matic, Asmaa Ali, Achraf Al Faraj, Falah Almuhanna, Majed Dasouki, Anas M Abdel Rahman
Dexamethasone (Dex) is a synthetic glucocorticoid that has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant effects and is used in several conditions such as asthma and severe allergy. Patients receiving Dex, either at a high dose or for a long time, might develop several side effects such as hyperglycemia, weight change, or osteoporosis due to its in vivo non-selectivity. Herein, we used liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry-based comprehensive targeted metabolomic profiling as well as radiographic imaging techniques to study the side effects of Dex treatment in rats...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Mandeep Kaur Walia
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February 15, 2018: Indian Pediatrics
Hye Jung Park, Eun-Yi Oh, Yoon Hee Park, Misuk Yang, Kyung Hee Park, Jung-Won Park, Jae-Hyun Lee
BACKGROUND: CD93 is a membrane-associated glycoprotein, which can be released in a soluble form (sCD93) into the serum. CD93 has received renewed attention as a candidate biomarker of inflammation in various inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases, including asthma. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the effects of airway inflammation on CD93 levels in murine models. METHODS: We established an ovalbumin (OVA)-induced acute asthma murine model (OVA model) and a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced airway inflammation murine model (LPS model)...
March 2, 2018: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
Qian-Lin Yu, Zhangbo Chen
Asthma is a complex disease. The heterogeneity of airway inflammation during asthma indicates there are different mechanisms involved. In order to further study the mechanisms of asthma, different mouse models were established to mimic corresponding subtypes of asthma in clinic. Eosinophilic asthma was established by intraperitoneal injections of ovalbumin (OVA) on day 0 and day 7, followed by inhalation of aerosolized OVA on days 14-17. Neutrophilic asthma was established by transtracheal administration of a high dose of lipopolysaccharide (LPS; 10 µg) on days 15 and 17 in combination with OVA sensitization and challenge as described previously...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Napa Parinyanitikul, Walailuk Tanpipattanakul, Nattaya Poovorawan, Thanapoom Rattananupong, Poranee Laoitthi, Piyada Sithidetphaiboon, Suebpong Thanasanvimon, Virote Sriuranpong
BACKGROUND: Premedication with dexamethasone is an essential part of the prevention of hypersensitivity reaction (HSR) associated with taxane administration. However, the possibility of stopping dexamethasone premedication has been investigated in previous studies to reduce the steroid's adverse events; however, either the result or the particular protocol was limited. Thus, our study aimed to evaluate the incidence of HSR after dexamethasone premedication discontinuation after lack of HSR in two previous weekly paclitaxel infusions...
February 12, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Bruna Cestari de Azevedo, Lucas Junqueira de Freitas Morel, Fábio Carmona, Thiago Mattar Cunha, Silvia Helena Taleb Contini, Piero Giuseppe Delprete, Fernando Silva Ramalho, Eduardo Crevelin, Bianca Waléria Bertoni, Suzelei de Castro França, Marcos de Carvalho Borges, Ana Maria Soares Pereira
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Uncaria tomentosa (Willd. Ex Schult) DC is used by indigenous tribes in the Amazonian region of Central and South America to treat inflammation, allergies and asthma. The therapeutic properties of U. tomentosa have been attributed to the presence of tetracyclic and pentacyclic oxindole alkaloids and to phenolic acids. AIMS OF THE STUDY: To characterize aqueous bark extracts (ABE) and aqueous leaf extracts (ALE) of U. tomentosa and to compare their anti-inflammatory effects...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Jennifer M Felton, Christopher D Lucas, David A Dorward, Rodger Duffin, Tiina Kipari, Sonja Vermeren, Calum T Robb, Kenneth G MacLeod, Bryan Serrels, Jürgen Schwarze, Christopher Haslett, Ian Dransfield, Adriano G Rossi
BACKGROUND: Eosinophils play a central role in the propagation of allergic diseases including asthma. Both recruitment and retention of eosinophils regulate pulmonary eosinophilia but the question of whether alterations in apoptotic cell clearance by phagocytes directly contributes to resolution of allergic airway inflammation remains unexplored. OBJECTIVES: In this study we investigated the role of the receptor tyrosine kinase Mer in mediating apoptotic eosinophil clearance and allergic airway inflammation resolution in vivo in order to establish whether apoptotic cell clearance directly impacts upon the resolution of allergic airway inflammation...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Michael J McGeachie, George L Clemmer, Boris Hayete, Heming Xing, Karl Runge, Ann Chen Wu, Xiaofeng Jiang, Quan Lu, Bruce Church, Iya Khalil, Kelan Tantisira, Scott Weiss
BACKGROUND: Variation in response to the most commonly used class of asthma controller medication, inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), presents a serious challenge in asthma management, particularly for steroid-resistant patients who display little or no response to treatment. OBJECTIVE: We applied a systems-biology approach to primary clinical and genomic data to identify and validate genes that modulate steroid response in children with asthma. METHODS: We selected 104 ICS-treated asthmatic non-Hispanic white children and determined a Steroid Responsiveness Endophenotype (SRE) using observations of six clinical measures over four years...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Yuzhu Xu, Hongxu Wu, Xiaojie Wu, Yongjian Xu, Jianping Zhao, Jungang Xie, Jun Yu
Glucocorticoids are the primary anti-inflammatory therapy for asthma, but their effects are characterized by some interindividual variability that might have a genetic basis.We aimed to determine the relationship between pulmonary function change and the variant of the glucocorticoid-induced transcript 1 (GLCCI1) gene in patients with asthma receiving long-term ICS treatment, the association of GLCCI1 genotypes and the level of GLCCI1 expression and cytokines production.A total of 418 patients with asthma, including 25 individuals from 11 families with a history of asthma, were enrolled...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
J Mokry, A Urbanova, I Medvedova, M Kertys, P Mikolka, P Kosutova, D Mokra
Selective phosphodiesterase (PDE) 4 inhibitors have recently been introduced into the therapy of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, suppression of airway reactivity and eosinophilic inflammation by increased intracellular cAMP could be beneficial in bronchial asthma as well. PDE5 inhibitors are used for the therapy of erectile dysfunction, pulmonary hypertension, and other cardiovascular diseases, but an expression of PDE5 in several immune cells suggests its perspectives in inflammation, as well...
October 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
Z-R Wang, Q Wang, Y Sui, Z-L Zhang, F-J Jia, J Fan, Z-J Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The allergic asthma model induced by ovalbumin (OVA) was established in the immature rat. Dexamethasone (DXM) was adopted for intervention to analyze the treatment effect and to explore the relationship with toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immature SD rat was treated by OVA to construct allergic asthma model and intervened by DXM. The rats were randomly divided into model group, experimental group, and control group. The changes in lung tissue were observed by light microscope...
January 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Anriada Nassif, Daniel G Ostermayer, Kim B Hoang, Mary K Claiborne, Elizabeth A Camp, Manish I Shah
BACKGROUND: Respiratory distress due to asthma is a common reason for pediatric emergency medical services (EMS) transports. Timely initiation of asthma treatment, including glucocorticoids, improves hospital outcomes. The impact of EMS-administered glucocorticoids on hospital-based outcomes for pediatric asthma patients is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of an evidence-based pediatric EMS asthma protocol update, inclusive of oral glucocorticoid administration, on time to hospital discharge...
January 19, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
Chengping Hu, Zhifang Li, Juntao Feng, Yongjun Tang, Ling Qin, Xinyue Hu, Yan Zhang, Ruoxi He
BACKGROUND: Notch1 has been linked to the pathogenesis of asthma due to its contribution on Th1/Th2 imbalance. γ-Secretase inhibitor (GSI) acts as an effective blocker of Notch1 signaling. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are the most effective anti-inflammatory drugs for asthma. The present study investigated the involvement of the Notch1 pathway in the anti-inflammatory effect of GCs and its association with Th1/Th2 balance. METHODS: The asthma model was established in BALB/c mice by sensitization with ovalbumin (OVA)...
January 18, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
Tai Joon An, Chin Kook Rhee, Ji Hye Kim, Young Rong Lee, Jin Young Chon, Chan Kwon Park, Hyoung Kyu Yoon
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a disease of chronic airway inflammation with heterogeneous features. Neutrophilic asthma is corticosteroid-insensitive asthma related to absence or suppression of TH2 process and increased TH1 and/or TH17 process. Macrolides are immunomodulatory drug that reduce airway inflammation, but their role in asthma is not fully known. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of macrolides in neutrophilic asthma and compare their effects with those of corticosteroids...
January 2018: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Nur Salme Suhana Shamshuddin, Rozaini Mohd Zohdi
Allergic asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the pulmonary airways. Gelam honey has been proven to possess anti-inflammatory property with great potential to treat an inflammatory condition. However, the effect of ingestion of Gelam honey on allergic asthma has never been studied. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of Gelam honey on the histopathological changes in the lungs of a mice model of allergic asthma. Forty-two Balb/c mice were divided into seven groups: control, I, II, III, IV, V and VI group...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
Seul-Yong Jeong, Ji-Yun Lee
This study evaluated the anti-asthmatic activities of 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxymethylphenol (DBHP) that is a potent phenolic antioxidant in edible vegetable oil. The effects of DBHP on bronchial asthma were evaluated by determining the specific airway resistance (sRaw) and tidal volume (TV) during the immediate asthmatic response (IAR) and the late-phase asthmatic response (LAR) in guinea pigs with aerosolized ovalbumin-induced asthma. Recruitment of leukocytes and the levels of biochemical inflammatory mediators were determined in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluids (BALFs), and histopathological surveys performed in lung tissues...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
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
Rajeshwari H Patil, M Naveen Kumar, K M Kiran Kumar, Rashmi Nagesh, K Kavya, R L Babu, Govindarajan T Ramesh, S Chidananda Sharma
The production of inflammatory mediators by epithelial cells in inflammatory lung diseases may represent an important target for the anti-inflammatory effects of glucocorticoids. Activator protein-1 (Khanapure et al.) is a major activator of inflammatory genes and has been proposed as a target for inhibition by glucocorticoids. We have used human pulmonary type-II A549 cells to examine the effect of dexamethasone on the phorbol ester (PMA)/Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced pro-inflammatory cytokines and AP-1 factors...
December 14, 2017: Gene
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