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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732433/the-effect-of-salt-space-on-clinical-findings-and-peak-expiratory-flow-in-children-with-mild-to-moderate-asthma-a-randomized-crossover-trial
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Saeideh Mazloomzadeh, Niousha Bakhshi, Akefeh Ahmadiafshar, Mehdi Gholami
The asthma treatment and control might be associated with significant burden on family and community' thus exploring other therapeutic plans could be desirable. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of salt space on clinical findings and peak expiratory flow rate among children with asthma. In this randomized crossover trial, 34 patients aged 6-14 years old with mild to moderate asthma were selected and randomly divided into two groups. The first group went through a period of salt therapy by staying in the salt room for one hour, three times a week for 3 consecutive weeks and then was under observation for three weeks...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729819/secondhand-smoke-exposure-and-risk-of-wheeze-in-early-childhood-a-prospective-pregnancy-birth-cohort-study
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Keiko Tanaka, Yoshihiro Miyake, Shinya Furukawa, Masashi Arakawa
BACKGROUND: Evidence regarding the independent and additive effects of both pre- and postnatal smoking exposure on the risk of wheeze in children is limited. The purpose of this prospective pregnancy birth cohort study was to examine the association between prenatal and postnatal tobacco smoke exposure during the first year of life and the risk of wheeze in Japanese children aged 23 to 29 months. METHODS: Study subjects were 1354 Japanese mother-child pairs. Information on the variables under study was obtained using repeated questionnaires that were completed by mothers, first prior to delivery, then shortly after birth and subsequently around 4, 12, and 24 months after delivery...
2017: Tobacco Induced Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725332/thyrotoxic-valvulopathy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Keniel Pierre, Sushee Gadde, Bassam Omar, G Mustafa Awan, Christopher Malozzi
We report a 42-year-old female who was admitted for abdominal pain, and also endorsed dyspnea, fatigue and chronic palpitations. Past medical history included asthma, patent ductus arteriosus repaired in childhood and ill-defined thyroid disease. Physical examination revealed blood pressure of 136/88 mm Hg and heart rate of 149 beats per minute. Cardiovascular exam revealed an irregularly irregular rhythm, and pulmonary exam revealed mild expiratory wheezing. Abdomen was tender. Electrocardiogram revealed atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response which responded to intravenous diltiazem...
June 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719697/diagnosis-and-management-of-asthma-in-adults-a-review
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Jennifer L McCracken, Sreenivas P Veeranki, Bill T Ameredes, William J Calhoun
Importance: Asthma affects about 7.5% of the adult population. Evidence-based diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment can improve functioning and quality of life in adult patients with asthma. Observations: Asthma is a heterogeneous clinical syndrome primarily affecting the lower respiratory tract, characterized by episodic or persistent symptoms of wheezing, dyspnea, and cough. The diagnosis of asthma requires these symptoms and demonstration of reversible airway obstruction using spirometry...
July 18, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718185/congenital-pulmonary-lymphangiectasia-a-disorder-not-only-of-fetoneonates
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Shi-Min Yuan
Congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia (CPL) is a rare developmental disorder of the lung, characterized by dilation of pulmonary subpleural, interlobar, perivascular and peribronchial lymphatics. The incidence of CPL among stillborn and neonates was estimated to be <1%. The etiology of CPL is unknown. However, it has been suspected to be of a genetic background. Recent basic studies revealed that it might be caused by the FOXC2, Vegfr-3 and integrin α9β1gene mutations. A clinical diagnosis of CPL can be made much easier in full-term neonates who present with respiratory distress, pleural (especially chylous) effusions with or without generalized edema...
July 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717087/pulmonary-intravascular-large-b-cell-lymphoma-ivlbcl-disguised-as-an-asthma-exacerbation-in-a-patient-with-asthma
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Tomohito Takeshige, Norihiro Harada, Yasuhito Sekimoto, Ryota Kanemaru, Takeo Tsutsumi, Kei Matsuno, Satomi Shiota, Azuchi Masuda, Akihiko Gotoh, Miki Asahina, Toshimasa Uekusa, Kazuhisa Takahashi
A 62-year-old man with asthma presented with a 1-month history of wheezing and exertional dyspnea. Although the wheezing symptoms disappeared after systemic corticosteroid therapy, the exertional dyspnea and hypoxemia did not improve. A diagnosis of intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) with pulmonary involvement was suspected because of the increased serum lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) and soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) level, increased alveolar-arterial oxygen difference (AaDO2), decreased pulmonary diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) and scintigraphic, computed tomography (CT) and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)-CT findings...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715232/long-term-recording-of-night-time-respiratory-symptoms-in-patients-with-stable-copd-ii-iv
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Johannes Krönig, Olaf Hildebrandt, Andreas Weissflog, Werner Cassel, Volker Gross, Keywan Sohrabi, Patrick Fischer, Ulrich Koehler
INTRODUCTION: Night-time respiratory symptoms have a considerable impact on sleep and life quality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Lack of awareness of night-time symptoms can lead to worsened COPD control. Automated long-term monitoring of respiratory symptoms with LEOSound enables assessment of nocturnal wheezing and cough. METHODS: In this observational study we investigated the prevalence and severity of cough and wheezing in patients with stable COPD [Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) II-IV] disease for two consecutive nights with the LEOSound system...
July 17, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711429/-appropriateness-of-antibiotic-prescribing-in-paediatric-patients-in-a-hospital-emergency-department
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Borja Croche Santander, Elena Campos Alonso, Adela Sánchez Carrión, Laura Marcos Fuentes, Isabel Diaz Flores, Juan Carlos Vargas, Bárbara Fernández Domínguez, Cristóbal Toro Ibañez
INTRODUCTION: Antibiotics represent one of the most widely prescribed therapeutic agents in children. It has been estimated that 30-50% of antibiotic prescriptions for this population are inappropriate. In this scenario, analysis of prescription data provides an invaluable source of information as a basis for implementing strategies for improvement in this field. OBJECTIVE: To assess the appropriateness of antibiotic prescriptions in a paediatric population at an emergency department...
July 12, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701647/the-case-of-a-14-year-old-boy-who-experienced-anaphylaxis-due-to-jellyfish-mastigias-papua-ingestion
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Shohei Kubota, Asako Nozawa, Takanori Yanai, Koji Ozasa, Satomi Mori, Kazuyuki Kurihara
We report a case of jellyfish allergy diagnosed via an oral food challenge. A 14-year-old boy had no history of jellyfish stings and had been eating commercially available jellyfish products twice yearly for the past 5-6 years. Five minutes after eating a commercially available boiled jellyfish product (100g), he experienced nausea, wheezing, and erythema and had visited our hospital. We suspected an anaphylactic reaction and treated him with intramuscular adrenaline injection, corticosteroid and antihistamine infusions, volume resuscitation, and salbutamol sulfate inhalation, which resulted in an improvement of the symptoms...
2017: Arerugī, [Allergy]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701123/not-all-that-wheezes-is-asthma
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Amy Sm Wong, Bing Mei Teh, Glen Burgess, Michael Cs Ho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697481/childhood-exposure-to-libby-amphibole-asbestos-and-respiratory-health-in-young-adults
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Patrick H Ryan, Carol H Rice, James E Lockey, Brad Black, Jeff Burkle, Timothy J Hilbert, Linda Levin, Cole Brokamp, Roy McKay, Christopher Wolfe, Grace K LeMasters
OBJECTIVES: Vermiculite ore containing Libby amphibole asbestos (LAA) was mined in Libby, MT, from the 1920s-1990. Recreational and residential areas in Libby were contaminated with LAA. This objective of this study was to characterize childhood exposure to LAA and investigate its association with respiratory health during young adulthood. METHODS: Young adults who resided in Libby prior to age 18 completed a health and activity questionnaire, pulmonary function testing, chest x-ray and HRCT scan...
July 8, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696803/thai-pediatricians-current-practice-toward-childhood-asthma
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Harutai Kamalaporn, Pongpan Chawalitdamrong, Aroonwan Preutthipan
BACKGROUND: Childhood asthma is a substantial health burden in Thailand. Due to a lack of pediatric respiratory specialists (pediatric pulmonologists and allergists; RS), most Thai children are cared for by general pediatricians (pediatric primary care providers (PCP)). OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether current practices of Thai pediatricians complied with asthma guidelines and compared practices (diagnosis and treatments) provided by PCP and RS. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted using electronic surveys including four case scenarios of different asthma phenotypes distributed to Thai pediatricians...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695805/clinical-analysis-of-77-patients-with-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis-in-peking-union-medical-college-hospital
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Mingqiang Zhang, Jinming Gao
Objective To summarize the clinical features of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis(ABPA)to facilitate its early diagnosis and treatment. Methods We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 77 patients who had been admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from January 1996 to July 2015 with ABPA. Results The average age of these 77 patients(38 men and 39 women)was(41.8±18.3)years. The co-morbidities included bronchial asthma(n=74,96%)and pulmonary cystic fibrosis(n=3,4%). The main symptoms and signs of ABPA were chronic cough(100%),sputum production(97%),wheeze(86%),sputum plugs(25%),blood-stained sputum(18%),hemoptysis(9%),chest pain(9%),fever(47%),weight loss(30%),and night sweat(12%)...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695715/patient-reported-signs-of-dampness-at-home-may-be-a-risk-factor-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Caroline Ahlroth Pind, María Gunnbjörnsdottír, Anders Bjerg, Bengt Järvholm, Bo Lundbäck, Andrei Malinovschi, Roelinde Middelveld, Johan Nilsson Sommar, Dan Norbäck, Christer Janson
BACKGROUND: An association between dampness at home and respiratory conditions has been convincingly demonstrated in children. Fewer studies have been performed in adults and data are lacking for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). With a prevalence of 10.9% in Europe, CRS imposes a significant burden on quality of life, as well as economy. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to study CRS and other respiratory conditions in relation to dampness at home in a representative sample of adults...
July 11, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695368/an-interaction-of-lps-and-rsv-infection-in-augmenting-the-ahr-and-airway-inflammation-in-mice
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Na Zhou, Wei Li, Luo Ren, Xiaohong Xie, Enmei Liu
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of acute lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in children under 5 years of age, especially infants with severe bronchiolitis. Our preliminary clinical experiments showed that bacterial colonization was commonly observed in children with virus-induced wheezing, particularly in those with recurrent wheezing, suggesting that bacterial colonization with an accompanying viral infection may contribute to disease severity. In most cases, RSV-infected infants were colonized with pathogenic bacteria (mainly Gram-negative bacteria)...
July 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694101/fish-oil-supplementation-during-pregnancy-may-reduce-risk-of-persistent-wheeze-or-asthma-in-children-in-first-five-years-of-life
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Daniel A Ostrovsky
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680543/a-population-based-cohort-of-adults-with-asthma-mortality-and-participation-in-a-long-term-follow-up
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Helena Backman, Linnea Hedman, Caroline Stridsman, Sven-Arne Jansson, Anne Lindberg, Bo Lundbäck, Eva Rönmark
Background and objective: Asthma is a major public health concern. The aim of this study was to characterize a large population-based cohort of adults with asthma, and to study factors associated with all-cause mortality and non-participation in a long-term follow-up. Design: Random and stratified samples from five population-based cohorts were clinically examined during 1986-2001, and all subjects with asthma were included in the study (n = 2055, age 19-72 years, 55% women). Independent associations between different risk factors and (i) mortality and (ii) non-participation in a clinical follow-up in 2012-2014 were estimated...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679610/maternal-intake-of-sugar-during-pregnancy-and-childhood-respiratory-and%C3%A2-atopic-outcomes
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Annabelle Bédard, Kate Northstone, A John Henderson, Seif O Shaheen
The possible role of maternal consumption of free sugar during pregnancy in the inception of respiratory and atopic diseases has not been studied. We aimed to study the relationship between maternal intake of free sugar during pregnancy and respiratory and atopic outcomes in the offspring in a population-based birth cohort, the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children.We analysed associations between maternal intake of free sugar in pregnancy (estimated by a food frequency questionnaire), and current doctor-diagnosed asthma, wheezing, hay fever, eczema, atopy, serum total IgE and lung function in children aged 7-9 years (n=8956 with information on maternal diet in pregnancy and at least one outcome of interest)...
July 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676591/predictors-of-readiness-to-quit-stages-and-intention-to-quit-cigarette-smoking-in-2-and-6-months-in-lebanon
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Nelly Layoun, Souheil Hallit, Mirna Waked, Zeina Aoun Bacha, Isabelle Godin, Michele Dramaix, Pascale Salameh
BACKGROUND: We aimed at examining quitting behaviors among Lebanese cigarette smokers in order to clarify characteristics of adults who were more likely to intend to quit smoking. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. METHODS: This study was conducted between March 2014 and March 2015, involving 382 patients randomly chosen from 5 outpatient clinics in 5 hospitals in Lebanon. A standardized questionnaire was completed including socio-demographic characteristics, smoking behavior, chronic respiratory symptoms, Fagerstrom scale, Mondor scale, packaging perception, quitting behavior and readiness to quit ladder...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675776/vitamin-d-supplementation-in-primary-allergy-prevention-systematic-review-of-randomized-and-non-randomized-studies
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REVIEW
Juan José Yepes-Nuñez, Jan L Brożek, Alessandro Fiocchi, Ruby Pawankar, Carlos Cuello-García, Yuan Zhang, Gian Paolo Morgano, Arnav Agarwal, Shreyas Gandhi, Luigi Terracciano, Holger J Schünemann
BACKGROUND: To date, a systematic review of the evidence regarding the association between Vitamin D and allergic diseases development has not yet been undertaken. OBJECTIVE: To review the efficacy and safety of Vitamin D supplementation when compared to no supplementation in pregnant women, breastfeeding women, infants and children for the prevention of allergies. METHODS: Three databases were searched through 30 January 2016 including randomized (RCT) and non-randomized studies (NRS)...
July 4, 2017: Allergy
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