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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862480/national-characteristics-of-emergency-medical-services-responses-for-older-adults-in-the-united-states
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Hieu V Duong, Lauren Nicholas Herrera, Justin Xavier Moore, John Donnelly, Karen E Jacobson, Jestin N Carlson, N Clay Mann, Henry E Wang
OBJECTIVE: Older adults, those aged 65 and older, frequently require emergency care. However, only limited national data describe the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) care provided to older adults. We sought to determine the characteristics of EMS care provided to older adults in the United States. METHODS: We used data from the 2014 National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS), encompassing EMS response data from 46 States and territories. We excluded EMS responses for children <18 years, interfacility transports, intercepts, non-emergency medical transports, and standby responses...
September 1, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829202/effect-of-heat-moisture-exchanger-on-aerosol-drug-delivery-and-airway-resistance-in-simulated-ventilator-dependent-adults-using-jet-and-mesh-nebulizers
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Arzu Ari, Truong Dang, Fahad H Al Enazi, Mohammed M Alqahtani, Abdulrahman Alkhathami, Rowaida Qoutah, Ahmad S Almamary, James B Fink
BACKGROUND: Placement of a heat moisture exchanger (HME) between aerosol generator and patient has been associated with greatly reduced drug delivery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of filtered and nonfiltered HMEs placed between nebulizer and patient on aerosol deposition and airway resistance (Raw) in simulated ventilator-dependent adults. METHODS: An in vitro lung model was developed to simulate a mechanically ventilated adult (Vt 500 mL, RR 15/min, and PEEP 5 cmH2O, using two inspiratory flow rates 40 and 50 L/min) using an intubated adult manikin with an endotracheal tube (8 mmID)...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800273/assessing-the-impact-of-a-remote-digital-coaching-engagement-program-on-patient-reported-outcomes-in-asthma
#3
Mazi Rasulnia, Billy Stephen Burton, Robert P Ginter, Tracy Y Wang, Roy Alton Pleasants, Cynthia L Green, Njira Lugogo
BACKGROUND: Low adherence and poor outcomes provide opportunity for digital coaching to engage patients with uncontrolled asthma in their care to improve outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To examine the impact of a remote digital coaching program on asthma control and patient experience. METHODS: We recruited 51 adults with uncontrolled asthma, denoted by albuterol use of > 2 times per week and/or exacerbations requiring corticosteroids, and applied a 12-week patient-centered remote digital coaching program using a combination of educational pamphlets, symptom trackers, best peak flow establishment, physical activity, and dietary counseling, as well as coaches who implemented emotional enforcement  to motivate disease self-management through telephone, text, and email...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720676/inhaler-training-delivered-by-internet-based-home-videoconferencing-improves-technique-and-quality-of-life
#4
Rachel M Thomas, Emily R Locke, Deborah M Woo, Ethan H K Nguyen, Valerie G Press, Troy A Layouni, Emily H Trittschuh, Gayle E Reiber, Vincent S Fan
BACKGROUND: COPD is common, and inhaled medications can reduce the risk of exacerbations. Incorrect inhaler use is also common and may lead to worse symptoms and increased exacerbations. We examined whether inhaler training could be delivered using Internet-based home videoconferencing and its effect on inhaler technique, self-efficacy, quality of life, and adherence. METHODS: In this pre-post pilot study, participants with COPD had 3 monthly Internet-based home videoconference visits with a pharmacist who provided inhaler training using teach-to-goal methodology...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710850/efficacy-and-safety-of-beclomethasone-dipropionate-breath-actuated-or-metered-dose-inhaler-in-pediatric-patients-with-asthma
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Mark Vandewalker, Lisa Hickey, Calvin J Small
BACKGROUND: Breath-actuated inhalers (BAI) eliminate the need for hand-breath coordination and, therefore, simplify the delivery of inhaled medication. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of beclomethasone dipropionate BAI and metered-dose inhaler (MDI) versus placebo in pediatric patients ages 4-11 years with persistent asthma. METHODS: In this double-blind, double-dummy, phase III study, 628 children with persistent asthma were randomly assigned (1:1:1:1:1) to twice-daily beclomethasone dipropionate (BAI 80 μg/day, BAI 160 μg/day, MDI 80 μg/day, or MDI 160 μg/day) or to placebo...
September 14, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672068/effect-of-extending-the-time-after-bronchodilator-administration-on-identifying-bronchodilator-responsiveness-in-a-pediatric-pulmonary-clinic
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Jonathan D Cogen, Robert M DiBlasi, Ronald L Gibson, Jason S Debley
OBJECTIVES: American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS) spirometry interpretation guidelines recommend ≥15 min between pre- and post-bronchodilator testing to evaluate for a bronchodilator response. We aimed to lengthen the time between albuterol administration and post-bronchodilator testing to adhere to ATS/ERS guidelines and evaluated if lengthening this wait time would increase the percentage of patients classified as bronchodilator responsive. METHODS: We compared the proportion of patients with a positive bronchodilator response between two groups of children with asthma, one group in which post-bronchodilator administration wait times were not standardized (pre-intervention) to another in which the wait time was extended to 15 min to adhere to ATS/ERS standards (post-intervention)...
July 3, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657816/retrospective-evaluation-of-risk-factors-for-pediatric-secondary-transport
#7
Jennifer N Fishe, Kevin J Psoter, Bruce L Klein, Jennifer F Anders
OBJECTIVE: Emergency medical services (EMS) typically transports patients to the nearest emergency department (ED). After initial presentation, children who require specialized care must undergo secondary transport, exposing them to additional risks and delaying definitive treatment. EMS direct transport protocols exist for major trauma and certain adult medical conditions, however the same cannot be said for pediatric medical conditions or injuries that do not meet trauma center criteria ('minor trauma')...
June 28, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639542/fluticasone-propionate-and-fluticasone-propionate-salmeterol-multidose-dry-powder-inhalers-compared-with-placebo-for-persistent-asthma
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Lawrence D Sher, Gloria Yiu, Anat Sakov, Siyu Liu, Cynthia F Caracta
BACKGROUND: A novel, inhalation-driven, multidose dry powder inhaler (MDPI) has been developed, which allows for lower doses of fluticasone propionate (Fp) and Fp/salmeterol (FS) for the treatment of patients with asthma. OBJECTIVE: This phase III, multicenter, double-blind, parallel-group study (NCT02141854) evaluated the efficacy and safety of Fp MDPI and FS MDPI versus placebo MDPI. METHODS: Patients aged ≥12 years with persistent asthma who previously took an inhaled corticosteroid with or without a long-acting beta-agonist entered a 14- to 21-day run-in period, during which they received single-blind, low-dose Fp MDPI 50 μg (1 inhalation twice daily [b...
September 21, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612677/an-unusual-complication-with-the-administration-of-a-volatile-anesthetic-agent-for-status-asthmaticus-in-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Brittany Shutes, W Joshua Frazier, Joseph D Tobias
In severe cases of status asthmaticus, when conventional therapies fail, volatile anesthetic agents remain a therapeutic option. When delivered outside of the operating room setting, specialized delivery techniques are needed to ensure the safe and effective use of volatile anesthetic agents. We present a 16-year-old adolescent with status asthmaticus who required the therapeutic administration of the volatile anesthetic agent, sevoflurane, in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Although initially effective in reducing bronchospasm, progressive hypercarbia developed due to defective functioning of the carbon dioxide absorber of the anesthesia machine...
July 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611228/effect-of-interval-between-actuations-of-albuterol-hydrofluoroalkane-pressurized-metered-dose-inhalers-on-their-aerosol-characteristics
#10
Ariel Berlinski, David Pennington
BACKGROUND: Albuterol hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) either alone or with a valved holding chamber is used to treat bronchoconstriction. Delays between actuation and inhalation are common. Currently, the recommended interval between actuations of an albuterol HFA is 60 s. Using a shorter interval when multiple actuations are ordered will improve productivity in the hospital setting. METHODS: We studied aerosol characteristics of albuterol HFA (Ventolin, ProAir, and Proventil) with a cascade impactor calibrated at 30 L/min...
June 13, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609485/self-reported-racial-ethnic-discrimination-and-bronchodilator-response-in-african-american-youth-with-asthma
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Sonia Carlson, Luisa N Borrell, Celeste Eng, Myngoc Nguyen, Shannon Thyne, Michael A LeNoir, Nadine Burke-Harris, Esteban G Burchard, Neeta Thakur
IMPORTANCE: Asthma is a multifactorial disease composed of endotypes with varying risk profiles and outcomes. African Americans experience a high burden of asthma and of psychosocial stress, including racial discrimination. It is unknown which endotypes of asthma are vulnerable to racial/ethnic discrimination. OBJECTIVE: We examined the association between self-reported racial/ethnic discrimination and bronchodilator response (BDR) among African American youth with asthma ages 8 to 21 years (n = 576) and whether this association varies with tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) level...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593514/influence-of-formulation-factors-on-the-aerosol-performance-of-suspension-and-solution-metered-dose-inhalers-a-systematic-approach
#12
Poonam Sheth, Dennis Sandell, Denise S Conti, Jay T Holt, Anthony J Hickey, Bhawana Saluja
Metered dose inhalers (MDIs) are complex drug-device combination products widely used to treat pulmonary disorders. The efficacy, driven by aerosol performance of the products, depends on a multitude of factors including, but not limited to, the physicochemical properties of drug and nature and amount of excipient(s). Under the quality by design (QbD) paradigm, systematic investigations are necessary to understand how changes in critical quality attributes (CQAs) of formulation, device, and manufacturing process influence key product performance parameters, such as delivered dose (DD) and fine particle dose (FPD)...
June 7, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592930/the-airway-in-inhalational-injury-diagnosis-and-management
#13
A Sabri, H Dabbous, A Dowli, R Barazi
It is estimated that 13.000 to 22.000 individuals suffer from inhalational burns each year in the United States alone. Despite these high numbers, inhalational burns remain a major challenge to otolaryngologists. In this paper, a review of literature is presented in order to provide otolaryngologists with a systematic approach to patients with inhalational burns to optimize treatment, cost, morbidity and, most importantly, mortality. For this purpose, a broad PubMed search was conducted. The available literature was found to highlight the importance of airway management in terms of the timing of intubation, method of intubation, trachea-esophageal (TE) fistula formation and TE rupture...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589305/discriminating-ability-of-abbreviated-impactor-measurement-approach-aim-to-detect-changes-in-mass-median-aerodynamic-diameter-mmad-of-an-albuterol-salbutamol-pmdi-aerosol
#14
J David Christopher, Rajni B Patel, Jolyon P Mitchell, Terrence P Tougas, Adrian P Goodey, Jorge Quiroz, Patrik U Andersson, Svetlana Lyapustina
This article reports on results from a two-lab, multiple impactor experiment evaluating the abbreviated impactor measurement (AIM) concept, conducted by the Cascade Impaction Working Group of the International Pharmaceutical Aerosol Consortium on Regulation and Science (IPAC-RS). The goal of this experiment was to expand understanding of the performance of an AIM-type apparatus based on the Andersen eight-stage non-viable cascade impactor (ACI) for the assessment of inhalation aerosols and sprays, compared with the full-resolution version of that impactor described in the pharmacopeial compendia...
June 6, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588117/aerosol-delivery-through-adult-high-flow-nasal-cannula-with-heliox-and-oxygen
#15
Patricia A Dailey, Robert Harwood, Kyle Walsh, James B Fink, Tina Thayer, Greg Gagnon, Arzu Ari
BACKGROUND: Heliox (helium-oxygen mixture) has been shown to reduce turbulence and improve aerosol delivery in a range of clinical settings. We questioned whether heliox as compared with oxygen via high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) would affect aerosol delivery. We hypothesized that heliox would have a significant effect on aerosol delivery as compared with oxygen with both quiet and distressed breathing patterns. METHODS: A vibrating mesh nebulizer was placed at the inlet of a humidifier via HFNC with small adult cannula distal to the heated-wire circuit with prongs placed into simulated nares with a T-shaped trap and absolute filter connected to a breath simulator set to adult quiet and distressed breathing parameters...
June 6, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570317/safety-of-nebulized-epinephrine-in-smoke-inhalation-injury
#16
Guillermo Foncerrada, Francisco Lima, Robert P Clayton, Ronald P Mlcak, Perenlei Enkhbaatar, David N Herndon, Oscar E Suman
This pilot study was conducted to profile safety of nebulized racemic epinephrine when used as a therapy for smoke inhalation injury in severely burned children. We enrolled 16 patients who were 7 to 19 years of age ([mean ± SD], 12 ± 4 years) with burns covering more than 30% of the TBSA (55 ± 17%) and smoke inhalation injury, as diagnosed by bronchoscopy at burn center admission. Patients were randomized to receive either standard of care (n = 8), which consisted of nebulized acetylcysteine, nebulized heparin, and nebulized albuterol, or to receive standard of care plus nebulized epinephrine (n = 8)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553127/real-world-health-care-utilization-in-asthma-patients-using-albuterol-sulfate-inhalation-aerosol-proair-%C3%A2-hfa-with-and-without-integrated-dose-counters
#17
Edward M Kerwin, Thomas J Ferro, Rinat Ariely, Debra E Irwin, Ruchir Parikh
BACKGROUND: Accurate tracking of the administered dose of asthma rescue inhalers is critical for optimal disease management and is related to reductions in rates of unscheduled health care utilization in asthma patients. There are few published data on the real-world impact of rescue inhalers with integrated dose counters (IDCs) on health care resource utilization (HRU) for asthma patients. This study evaluates HRU among users of ProAir(®) hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) (albuterol sulfate inhalation aerosol), with IDC versus without IDC, in asthma patients...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548898/comparison-of-a-rapid-albuterol-pathway-with-a-standard-pathway-for-the-treatment-of-children-with-a-moderate-to-severe-asthma-exacerbation-in-the-emergency-department
#18
Matthew Wilkinson, Ben King, Sujit Iyer, Eric Higginbotham, Anna Wallace, Collin Hovinga, Coburn Allen
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine if a rapid albuterol delivery pathway with a breath-enhanced nebulizer can reduce emergency department (ED) length of stay (LOS), while maintaining admission rates and side effects, when compared to a traditional asthma pathway with a standard jet nebulizer. METHODS: Children aged 3-18 presenting to a large urban pediatric ED for asthma were enrolled if they were determined by pediatric asthma score to have a moderate to severe exacerbation...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540844/a-6-month-safety-and-efficacy-study-of-fluticasone-propionate-and-fluticasone-propionate-salmeterol-multidose-dry-powder-inhalers-in-persistent-asthma
#19
Lyndon Mansfield, Gloria Yiu, Anat Sakov, Siyu Liu, Cynthia Caracta
BACKGROUND: A novel multidose dry powder inhaler (MDPI) that is breath actuated, easy, and intuitive to use has been developed for administering fluticasone propionate (Fp) and Fp/salmeterol (FS). OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and efficacy of Fp MDPI versus Fp hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) and FS MDPI versus FS dry-powder inhaler (DPI). METHODS: This phase III, 26-week, open-label, active drug-controlled study enrolled subjects ≥12 years old with persistent asthma...
July 24, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538609/critical-care-interventions-for-asthmatic-patients-admitted-from-the-emergency-department-to-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
#20
Kristen Michelle Cundiff, James M Gerard, Robert G Flood
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the frequency and predictors of critical interventions in asthmatic patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at a tertiary-care pediatric hospital. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients admitted from our emergency department (ED) to the PICU for treatment of status asthmaticus between January 1, 2008, and March 31, 2013. Patients with concomitant medical conditions and those who received a critical intervention, other than continuously aerosolized albuterol, in the ED before admission were excluded...
May 23, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
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