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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473978/distinction-between-rhinovirus-induced-acute-asthma-and-asthma-augmented-influenza-infection
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George V Guibas, Maria Tsolia, Ioannis Christodoulou, Fotini Stripeli, Zoi Sakkou, Nikolaos G Papadopoulos
BACKGROUND: Rhinovirus (RV) is an established trigger of asthma attacks, whereas such a link is less consistent for influenza virus (IFV). OBJECTIVE: In the context of precision medicine, we hypothesized that IFV infection may cause a condition essentially different from RV, and we investigated this by evaluating clinical characteristics of RV/IFV-positive and -negative children with respiratory symptoms and/or fever. METHODS: 1207 children, 6-months to 13-years old, hospitalized for flu-like illness were recruited in this cross-sectional study...
February 23, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471427/health-and-work-in-women-and-men-in-the-welding-and-electrical-trades-how-do-they-differ
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Nicola Cherry, Victoria Arrandale, Jeremy Beach, Jean-Michel F Galarneau, Antonia Mannette, Laura Rodgers
Objectives: There is little information on how work tasks, demands, and exposures differ between women and men in nominally the same job. This is critical in setting workplace standards that will protect the health of both men and those women moving into less traditional work roles. Information used in setting standards is currently based almost entirely on male workers. This paper describes differences in work and health, and the relation between them, in women and men who have undergone the same trade training for the welding or electrical trades...
February 17, 2018: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470837/past-present-and-future-approaches-to-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-in-children
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Eric A F Simões, Louis Bont, Paolo Manzoni, Brigitte Fauroux, Bosco Paes, Josep Figueras-Aloy, Paul A Checchia, Xavier Carbonell-Estrany
INTRODUCTION: The REGAL (RSV Evidence - A Geographical Archive of the Literature) series has provided a comprehensive review of the published evidence in the field of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Western countries over the last 20 years. This seventh and final publication covers the past, present and future approaches to the prevention and treatment of RSV infection among infants and children. METHODS: A systematic review was undertaken of publications between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 2017 across PubMed, Embase and The Cochrane Library...
February 22, 2018: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469196/the-relationship-between-inflammation-and-remodeling-in-childhood-asthma-a-systematic-review
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Jose A Castro-Rodriguez, Sejal Saglani, Carlos E Rodriguez-Martinez, Maria A Oyarzun, Louis Fleming, Andrew Bush
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to perform a systematic review of all studies with direct measurements of both airway inflammation and remodeling in the subgroup of children with repeated wheezing and/or persistent asthma severe enough to warrant bronchoscopy, to address whether airway inflammation precedes remodeling or is a parallel process, and also to assess the impact of remodeling on lung function. METHODS: Four databases were searched up to June 2017. Two independent reviewers screened the literature and extracted relevant data...
February 22, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468750/wheezing-preschool-children-with-early-onset-asthma-reveal-a-specific-metabolomic-profile
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Silvia Carraro, Sara Bozzetto, Giuseppe Giordano, Dania El Mazloum, Matteo Stocchero, Paola Pirillo, Stefania Zanconato, Eugenio Baraldi
BACKGROUND: Many children of preschool age present with recurrent wheezing. Most of them outgrow their symptoms, while some have early-onset asthma. Aim of this prospective preliminary study was to apply a metabolomic approach to see whether biochemical-metabolic urinary profiles can have a role in the early identification of the children with asthma. METHODS: Preschool children with recurrent wheezing were recruited and followed up for 3 years, after which they were classified as cases of transient wheezing or early-onset asthma...
February 22, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466982/early-life-exposure-to-pm-2-5-and-risk-of-acute-asthma-clinical-encounters-among-children-in-massachusetts-a-case-crossover-analysis
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Roxana Khalili, Scott M Bartell, Xuefei Hu, Yang Liu, Howard H Chang, Candice Belanoff, Matthew J Strickland, Verónica M Vieira
BACKGROUND: Associations between ambient particulate matter < 2.5 μm (PM2.5 ) and asthma morbidity have been suggested in previous epidemiologic studies but results are inconsistent for areas with lower PM2.5 levels. We estimated the associations between early-life short-term PM2.5 exposure and the risk of asthma or wheeze clinical encounters among Massachusetts children in the innovative Pregnancy to Early Life Longitudinal (PELL) cohort data linkage system. METHODS: We used a semi-bidirectional case-crossover study design with short-term exposure lags for asthma exacerbation using data from the PELL system...
February 21, 2018: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459589/interaction-between-hypertension-and-asthma-in-adult
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S Nasreen, A Nessa, F Islam, A Khanam, R Sultana, K Alam, R Naznin, T Tajkia, R Rahman, M Hossain, M A Sultana, S T Kamal
Asthma has been defined as a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways that is associated with recruitment of inflammatory cells and the clinical development of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and cough. The prevalence of asthma increased steadily over the latter part of the last century, first in the developed and then in the developing world. Current estimates suggest that asthma affects 300 million people worldwide, with a predicted additional 100 million people affected by 2025. This cross sectional study was conducted from January 1999 to August 1999 on 5642 Bangladeshi people and another same study carried out from November 2009 to April 2010 on 8088 subjects...
January 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457209/agreement-between-integrated-management-of-childhood-illness-and-final-diagnosis-in-acute-respiratory-tract-infections
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Sıddika Songül Yalçın, Beril Özdemir, Sadriye Özdemir, Esra Baskın
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the agreement between integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) and final diagnosis in patients presenting with cough at the second and third level health institutions. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 373 children aged 2-60 mo who presented with cough at the pediatric emergency and outpatient clinics in the Department of Pediatrics. After clinical examination of children, body temperature, respiratory rate, saturation, presence or absence of the chest indrawing, rales, wheezing and laryngeal stridor were recorded...
February 19, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457208/children-deserve-smoke-free-world
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REVIEW
R Remesh Kumar, P R Jayakumar, R Krishna Mohan
Tobacco smoke, active or passive exposure was the major cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the world during twentieth century and will continue to be the same in the twenty-first century also if the current trends continue. Both active and passive smoking are having significance in relation to child health. Exposure starts antenatally from placenta to the fetus and later phases through passive exposure to experimental and regular smoking and ultimately addiction and habitual smoking. Evidences are in favour of causal relationship with intrauterine growth restriction, sudden infant death syndrome, decreased pulmonary function, increased risk for respiratory tract infection, otitis media, wheeze, asthma, neurobehavioral disorders, cleft palate and triggering pathogenesis of fetal and childhood onset of adult diseases, especially pulmonary and cardio vascular diseases...
February 19, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454245/associations-of-household-renovation-materials-and-periods-with-childhood-asthma-in-china-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#10
Jialing Zhang, Chanjuan Sun, Wei Liu, Zhijun Zou, Yinping Zhang, Baizhan Li, Zhuohui Zhao, Qihong Deng, Xu Yang, Xin Zhang, Hua Qian, Yuexia Sun, Jan Sundell, Chen Huang
BACKGROUND: Childhood asthma is prevalent in China. However, there is a lack of evidence on whether household renovation, including the materials used and the periods, are associated with the disease. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the associations between household decoration materials and renovation periods, and childhood asthma and its related symptoms. METHODS: During 2010-2012, a retrospective cohort study was initiated in seven cities of China, and 40,010 children, aged 3-6 years, were recruited...
February 14, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452199/establishment-of-the-nasal-microbiota-in-the-first-18-months-of-life-correlation-with-early-onset-rhinitis-and-wheezing
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Le Duc Huy Ta, Gaik Chin Yap, Carina Jing Xuan Tay, Alicia Shi Min Lim, Chiung Hui Huang, Collins Wenhan Chu, Paola Florez De Sessions, Lynette P Shek, Anne Goh, Hugo P S Van Bever, Oon Hoe Teoh, Jian Yi Soh, Biju Thomas, Mahesh Babu Ramamurthy, Daniel Y T Goh, Christophe Lay, Shu-E Soh, Yiong Huak Chan, Seang-Mei Saw, Kenneth Kwek, Yap-Seng Chong, Keith M Godfrey, Martin Lloyd Hibberd, Bee Wah Lee
BACKGROUND: The dynamic establishment of the nasal microbiota in early life influences local mucosal immune responses and the susceptibility to childhood respiratory disorders. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this case-control study was to monitor, evaluate and compare the development of the nasal microbiota of infants who developed rhinitis and wheeze in the first 18 months of life with those of healthy controls. METHODS: Anterior nasal swabs of 122 subjects belonging to the GUSTO birth cohort were collected longitudinally over seven time points in the first 18 months of life...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449165/spirometry-and-impulse-oscillometry-in-preschool-children-acceptability-and-relationship-to-maternal-smoking-in-pregnancy
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Meyer Kattan, Leonard B Bacharier, George T O'Connor, Robyn Cohen, Ronald L Sorkness, Wayne Morgan, Peter J Gergen, Katy F Jaffee, Cynthia M Visness, Robert A Wood, Gordon R Bloomberg, Susan Doyle, Ryan Burton, James E Gern
BACKGROUND: Comparisons of the technical acceptability of spirometry and impulse oscillometry (IOS) and clinical correlations of the measurements have not been well studied in young children. There are no large studies focused on African American and Hispanic children. OBJECTIVES: We sought to (1) compare the acceptability of spirometry and IOS in 3- to 5-year-old children and (2) examine the relationship of maternal smoking during pregnancy to later lung function...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446981/diet-pattern-and-respiratory-morbidity-in-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Emily P Brigham, Lyn M Steffen, Stephanie J London, Danielle Boyce, Gregory B Diette, Nadia N Hansel, Jessica Rice, Meredith C McCormack
RATIONALE: Dietary intake is a potential risk factor for respiratory morbidity in adult populations. Few studies capture the effect of diet patterns, representative of combination of nutrients consumed, on respiratory morbidity in combination with objective measures of lung function. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate patterns of dietary intake in relation to respiratory morbidity and objective measures of lung function in a U.S. POPULATION: <AbstractText Label="METHODS" NlmCategory="METHODS">The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study enrolled 15,792 participants from four U...
February 15, 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446705/prospective-assessment-of-rhinovirus-symptoms-and-species-recurrence-in-children-with-and-without-an-acute-wheezing-exacerbation
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Robert Lethbridge, Franciska Prastanti, Cassandra Robertson, Stephen Oo, Siew-Kim Khoo, Peter N Le Souëf, Ingrid A Laing
To assess if the difference in species-specific immune response to RV-C correlates with a higher frequency of reinfection, shorter time to reinfection, or different symptom severity than infections with RV-A or RV-B. Forty-three patients were enrolled of which 34 were successfully tracked longitudinally over 3 months, with nasal swabs and symptom questionnaires provided every 2 weeks to identify rhinovirus (RV) strains and the concurrent symptomatology. No difference was found in the time to reinfection with an RV species between RV-C and RV-A or RV-B (p = 0...
February 15, 2018: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444346/prenatal-vitamin-d-status-and-respiratory-and-allergic-outcomes-in-childhood-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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REVIEW
Rosa M Pacheco-González, Luis García-Marcos, Eva Morales
Prenatal vitamin D status may influence offspring's respiratory and allergic outcomes; however, evidence is inconclusive. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted on the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels in maternal blood in pregnancy or cord blood at birth with the risk of offspring's respiratory and allergic conditions. Two independent researchers conducted systematic searches for observational studies published until May 2017 using defined keywords on vitamin D and health outcomes, including respiratory tract infections (RTIs), wheeze, asthma, atopic eczema, allergic rhinitis, allergic sensitization, and lung function...
February 14, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437941/intravenous-magnesium-sulfate-for-acute-wheezing-in-young-children-a-randomised-double-blind-trial
#16
Hannele Pruikkonen, Terhi Tapiainen, Merja Kallio, Teija Dunder, Tytti Pokka, Matti Uhari, Marjo Renko
Magnesium sulfate has been shown to be an effective treatment in older children with asthma exacerbations, but it has not been investigated in acute severe virus-induced wheezing in young children.The study enrolled 61 children aged 6 months to 4 years. Inclusion criteria were severe wheezing, classified as a score of ≥6 points as assessed by the Respiratory Distress Assessment Instrument (RDAI) after initial treatment with salbutamol, and the symptoms of acute viral infection. The children were randomly allocated to receive either an infusion of magnesium sulfate (40 mg·kg -1 ) or 0...
February 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436772/asthma-and-its-related-socioeconomic-factors-the-shiraz-adult-respiratory-disease-study-2015
#17
Seyed Masoom Masoompour, Hamideh Mahdaviazad, Seiyed Mohammad Ali Ghayumi
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the association between the prevalence of asthma and socio-economic factors using data from the Shiraz Adult Respiratory Disease Study, 2015(SARDS). METHODS: The SARDS was conducted from June to October 2015 among adult subjects of the general population of Shiraz, Iran. Current asthma was defined as the presence of at least one of the following factors in the preceding 12 months: 1) being awakened by an attack of shortness of breath, coughing, or chest tightness without any identifiable cause; 2) having an asthma attack; 3) currently using medication for asthma; or 4) having wheezing or whistling in the chest not associated with a cold or the flu...
February 13, 2018: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436567/asthma-prevalence-among-adults-in-saudi-arabia
#18
Mohammed O Al Ghobain, Saleh S Algazlan, Talal M Oreibi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate asthma prevalence and to measure asthma symptoms among Saudi adults in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey using the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS)questionnaire carried out between April and June 2016, among male and female Saudi nationals aged 20-44 years living in Riyadh. Disproportionate cluster sampling method was used. Asthma was defined based on answering "yes" to any of the following: Have you had wheezing when you did not have a cold in the last 12 months? Have you been told by a physician to have asthma? Are you taking medicine for asthma? RESULTS: A total of 2,405 participants completed the survey...
February 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436138/the-incidence-of-postoperative-respiratory-complications-a-retrospective-analysis-of-cuffed-vs-uncuffed-tracheal-tubes-in-children-0-7-years-of-age
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Michel de Wit, Linda M Peelen, Leo van Wolfswinkel, Jurgen C de Graaff
BACKGROUND: The use of cuffed vs uncuffed endotracheal tubes in pediatric anesthesia is widely debated. This study aimed to investigate whether the use of cuffed vs uncuffed tubes is associated with an increased incidence of acute postoperative respiratory complications. METHODS: We retrospectively studied all children aged 0-7 years in which the trachea was intubated between September 28, 2006 and August 26, 2016 in a pediatric university hospital. Logistic regression analysis was performed to estimate the association between tube design (cuffed vs uncuffed) and the incidence of acute postoperative respiratory complications (stridor, wheezing, or dyspnea; desaturations ≤90%) in need of intervention (epinephrine, dexamethasone, nebulizers, supplementary oxygen, or reintubation), adjusting for potential confounders...
March 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434319/maternal-vegetable-intake-in-early-pregnancy-and-wheeze-in-offspring-at-the-age-of-2-years
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Kohei Ogawa, Naho Morisaki, Minatsu Kobayashi, Seung Chik Jwa, Yukako Tani, Haruhiko Sago, Reiko Horikawa, Takeo Fujiwara
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Vegetable intake during childhood may reduce the risk of subsequent asthma. We verified the effect of maternal intake during pregnancy on asthma risk in offspring, which has rarely been studied. SUBJECTS/METHODS: In a hospital-based birth cohort study conducted in Tokyo, we administered a food frequency questionnaire at two periods during the respondents' pregnancy: early and mid to late periods. In addition, a questionnaire including the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood questionnaire was conducted when the offspring were 2 years old...
February 12, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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