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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224093/pediatric-asthma-severity-score-is-associated-with-critical-care-interventions
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Danielle K Maue, Nadia Krupp, Courtney M Rowan
AIM: To determine if a standardized asthma severity scoring system (PASS) was associated with the time spent on continuous albuterol and length of stay in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). METHODS: This is a single center, retrospective chart review study at a major children's hospital in an urban location. To qualify for this study, participants must have been admitted to the PICU with a diagnosis of status asthmaticus. There were a total of 188 participants between the ages of two and nineteen, excluding patients receiving antibiotics for pneumonia...
February 8, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223976/plant-growth-promotion-by-volatile-organic-compounds-produced-by-bacillus-subtilis-syst2
#2
Hafiz A S Tahir, Qin Gu, Huijun Wu, Waseem Raza, Alwina Hanif, Liming Wu, Massawe V Colman, Xuewen Gao
Bacterial volatiles play a significant role in promoting plant growth by regulating the synthesis or metabolism of phytohormones. In vitro and growth chamber experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced by the plant growth promoting rhizobacterium Bacillus subtilis strain SYST2 on hormone regulation and growth promotion in tomato plants. We observed a significant increase in plant biomass under both experimental conditions; we observed an increase in photosynthesis and in the endogenous contents of gibberellin, auxin, and cytokinin, while a decrease in ethylene levels was noted...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213470/higher-mini-bal-total-protein-concentration-in-early-ards-predicts-faster-resolution-of-lung-injury-measured-by-more-ventilator-free-days
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Carolyn M Hendrickson, Jason Abbott, Hanjing Zhuo, Kathleen D Liu, Carolyn S Calfee, Michael A Matthay
The protein concentration of alveolar edema fluid in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is dynamic. It reflects alveolar flooding during acute injury as well as fluid and protein clearance over time. We hypothesized that among ARDS patients treated with low tidal volume ventilation, higher concentrations of protein in mini-bronchoalveolar lavage (mBAL) samples would predict slower resolution of lung injury and worse clinical outcomes. Total protein and IgM concentrations in Day 0 mBAL samples from 79 subjects enrolled in the aerosolized albuterol (ALTA) ARDS Network Albuterol trial were measured by colorimetric assay and ELISA respectively...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210808/change-in-oxygen-consumption-following-inhalation-of-albuterol-in-comparison-with-levalbuterol-in-healthy-adult-volunteers
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Manpreet K Virk, Justin Hotz, Robinder G Khemani, Christopher J L Newth, Patrick A Ross
BACKGROUND: Albuterol is the most commonly used β agonist to treat reversible lower airway obstruction. Albuterol contains a racemic mixture of two enantiomers. Levalbuterol contains the single R form enantiomer. Levalbuterol is frequently prescribed to limit cardiovascular toxicity. OBJECTIVE: We examined changes in oxygen consumption (V'O2) and heart rate (HR) following administration of albuterol and levalbuterol. METHODS: This is a prospective, randomized, single-blinded, controlled study of healthy adult volunteers...
February 16, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187115/clinical-course-of-enterovirus-d68-in-hospitalized-children
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Jennifer E Schuster, Rangaraj Selvarangan, Ferdaus Hassan, Kayla B Briggs, Lindsay Hays, Jenna O Miller, Barbara Pahud, Henry T Puls, Mary Ann Queen, Marita T Thompson, Gina Weddle, Mary Anne Jackson
BACKGROUND: Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has been sporadically reported as a cause of respiratory tract infections. In 2014, an international outbreak of EV-D68 occurred and caused severe respiratory disease in the pediatric population. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of children admitted to Children's Mercy Hospital from August 1, 2014, to September 15, 2014, with positive multiplex polymerase chain reaction testing for EV/rhinovirus (RV). Specimens were subsequently tested for EV-D68, and clinical data were obtained from the medical records...
March 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187065/clinical-course-of-enterovirus-d68-in-hospitalized-children
#6
Jennifer E Schuster, Rangaraj Selvarangan, Ferdaus Hassan, Kayla B Briggs, Lindsay Hays, Jenna O Miller, Barbara Pahud, Henry T Puls, Mary Ann Queen, Marita T Thompson, Gina Weddle, Mary Anne Jackson
BACKGROUND: Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has been sporadically reported as a cause of respiratory tract infections. In 2014, an international outbreak of EV-D68 occurred and caused severe respiratory disease in the pediatric population. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of children admitted to Children's Mercy Hospital from August 1-September 15, 2014 with positive multiplex PCR testing for enterovirus/rhinovirus (EV/RV). Specimens were subsequently tested for EV-D68, and clinical data were obtained from the medical records...
December 13, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169982/effect-of-an-asthma-guideline-in-2-pediatric-emergency-departments-and-an-urgent-care-center
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Jennifer J Dilts, Sharon G Humiston, Brian R Lee, Nancy H Allen, Jeffrey G Michael
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate ordering of albuterol via metered-dose inhaler with spacer (MDI-spacer), length of stay (LOS), and 72-hour return rates before and after publication of an internally developed pediatric asthma clinical practice guideline (CPG). METHODS: The internally developed CPG reflected national recommendations. It was explained at faculty meetings by a respected clinician and published on the intranet on February 6, 2012...
February 4, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157430/factors-determining-in-vitro-lung-deposition-of-albuterol-aerosol-delivered-by-ventolin-metered-dose-inhaler
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Rajoshi Biswas, Nicola A Hanania, Ashutosh Sabharwal
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) in delivering medication to the lungs highly depends on its correct usage technique. Current guidelines state optimal technique for high lung deposition should include a slow inhalation (>5 seconds) at an inspiratory flow rate of 30 L/min and inhaler actuation at the start of inhalation. However, these recommendations were based on clinical studies using CFC (chlorofluorocarbon)-MDIs and in vitro studies of HFA (hydrofluoroalkane)-MDIs using idealized MDI techniques of uniform inhalation and actuation, disregarding the nonuniform techniques of actual patients...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141723/anxiety-associated-with-asthma-exacerbations-and-overuse-of-medication-the-role-of-cultural-competency
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Yousuke T Horikawa, Tina Y Udaka, Janet K Crow, John I Takayama, Martin T Stein
Toshi, a 14-year-old Japanese boy, had uncontrolled asthma after relocating from Japan with his family 1 year ago. In Japan, he was diagnosed with moderate, persistent asthma, which was controlled with salmeterol and albuterol on an as needed basis. Since moving to the United States, Toshi complained of frequent dyspnea.Initially, he was seen by a Japanese physician who prescribed 200 mg of fluticasone 3 times a day and albuterol nebulization as needed. When Toshi came to the Pediatric Primary Care Clinic, he reported using his nebulizer up to 25 times daily...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137226/management-of-status-asthmaticus-in-children
#10
Kam-Lun E Hon, Alexander K C Leung
BACKGROUND: Status asthmaticus is an acute exacerbation of asthma that is persistent and intractable and remains unresponsive to initial treatment with bronchodilators and systemic corticosteroids and that can result in hypoxemia, hypercarbia, and secondary respiratory failure. METHOD: We reviewed treatment and recent patents on management of status asthmaticus. CONCLUSIONS: Supplemental oxygen should be given to maintain an oxygen saturation of ≥92% in room air...
30, 2017: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096296/a-critical-asthma-standardized-clinical-and-management-plan-reduces-duration-of-critical-asthma-therapy
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Jackson Wong, Michael S D Agus, Dionne A Graham, Elliot Melendez
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Reduction of critical asthma management time can reduce intensive care utilization. The goal of this study was to determine whether a Critical Asthma Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plan (SCAMP) can decrease length of critical asthma management time. METHODS: This retrospective study compared critical asthma management times in children managed before and after implementation of a Critical Asthma SCAMP. The SCAMP used an asthma severity score management scheme to guide stepwise escalation and weaning of therapies...
February 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089059/management-of-hospitalized-asthmatic-children-before-transport
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Brande Mazzeo, Rami Bzeih, Robert Schultz, Melissa Tavolieri, Alicia Fraser, Sabrina M Heidemann
Asthmatic children are at risk for respiratory failure and should be appropriately treated before transport. The objectives were to find out if the Pediatric Advanced Life Support guidelines for asthma treatment were followed in the emergency department (ED); to determine if additional treatment during transport or within the first 2 hours of admission was needed; and to compare the management of intubated asthmatics by the ED, transport team, and the intensive care unit (ICU) physician. The records for children diagnosed with acute asthma over 7 years who were transported by the intensive care transport team were reviewed...
January 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068958/effects-of-ventilator-settings-nebulizer-and-exhalation-port-position-on-albuterol-delivery-during-non-invasive-ventilation-an-in-vitro-study
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Yuda Sutherasan, Lorenzo Ball, Pasquale Raimondo, Valentina Caratto, Elisa Sanguineti, Federico Costantino, Maurizio Ferretti, Robert M Kacmarek, Paolo Pelosi
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the factors affecting aerosol delivery during non-invasive ventilation (NIV). Our aim was to investigate, using a bench-top model, the effect of different ventilator settings and positions of the exhalation port and nebulizer on the amount of albuterol delivered to a lung simulator. METHODS: A lung model simulating spontaneous breathing was connected to a single-limb NIV ventilator, set in bi-level positive airway pressure (BIPAP) with inspiratory/expiratory pressures of 10/5, 15/10, 15/5, and 20/10 cmH2O, or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) of 5 and 10 cmH2O...
January 10, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055281/effects-of-bronchoscopy-on-lung-function-in-asthmatics
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Christina Bellinger, Eugene R Bleecker, Stephen P Peters, Rodolfo M Pascual, Jeffrey Krings, Regina V Smith, Annette Hasties, Wendy C Moore
BACKGROUND: To better understand changes in pulmonary physiology related to asthma severity following bronchoscopy, we performed scheduled pre- and post-procedure spirometry on all subjects undergoing bronchoscopy in our research program. METHODS: Control subjects and asthma subjects of all severity were recruited for bronchoscopy. On the day of bronchoscopy, subjects underwent spirometry when they arrived, after pre-bronchoscopy treatment with albuterol and then up to three sets within two hours following completion of the bronchoscopy...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052799/albuterol-multidose-dry-powder-inhaler-efficacy-and-safety-versus-placebo-in-children-with-asthma
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Craig LaForce, Herminia Taveras, Harald Iverson, Paul Shore
BACKGROUND: A novel, inhalation-driven, multidose dry powder inhaler (MDPI) that does not require coordination of actuation with inhalation has been developed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of albuterol MDPI versus placebo MDPI after chronic dosing in children with asthma. METHODS: This phase III, double-blind, parallel-group study included children with asthma (ages, 4-11 years) with forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) of 50-95% of predicted...
January 28, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045551/use-of-a-low-literacy-written-action-plan-to-improve-parent-understanding-of-pediatric-asthma-management-a-randomized-controlled-study
#16
Hsiang Shonna Yin, Ruchi Gupta, Alan L Mendelsohn, Benard P Dreyer, Linda van Schaick, Christina R Brown, Karen Encalada, Dayana Sanchez, Christopher Warren, Suzy Tomopoulos
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether parents who use a low literacy, pictogram- and photograph-based written asthma action plan have a better understanding of child asthma management compared to parents using a standard plan. METHODS: Randomized controlled study in 2 urban pediatric outpatient clinics. INCLUSION CRITERIA: English/Spanish-speaking parents of 2-12 year old asthmatic children. Parents were randomized to receive a low literacy or standard asthma action plan (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology) for a hypothetical patient on controller and rescue medications...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012803/airway-and-pulmonary-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-vasodilatory-function-in-current-smokers-and-never-smokers
#17
Barry E Hurwitz, Eliana S Mendes, Andreas Schmid, Meela Parker, Johana Arana, Alex Gonzalez, Adam Wanner
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking has been associated with diminished vasodilatory function in the airway circulation. It is possible that cigarette smoking similarly affects the pulmonary circulation before resting pulmonary circulatory abnormalities manifest. OBJECTIVES: To compare in smokers and never-smokers the acute effect of inhaled albuterol on airway and pulmonary hemodynamic function, as an index of β2-adrenoceptor-mediated vasodilation. METHODS: In 30 adults, airway and pulmonary vascular function was assessed before and 15-min after albuterol inhalation (270 μg)...
December 21, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932381/improving-the-efficiency-of-care-for-pediatric-patients-hospitalized-with-asthma
#18
Kathleen W Bartlett, Victoria M Parente, Vanessa Morales, Jillian Hauser, Heather S McLean
BACKGROUND: Asthma exacerbations are a leading cause of hospitalization among children. Despite the existence of national pediatric asthma guidelines, significant variation in care persists. At Duke Children's Hospital, we determined that our average length of stay (ALOS) and cost for pediatric asthma admissions exceeded that of our peers. Our aim was to reduce the ALOS of pediatric patients hospitalized with asthma from 2.9 days to 2.6 days within 12 months by implementing an asthma pathway within our new electronic health record...
January 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868200/impact-of-copayment-changes-on-children-s-albuterol-inhaler-use-and-costs-after-the-clean-air-act-chlorofluorocarbon-ban
#19
Alison A Galbraith, Vicki Fung, Lingling Li, Melissa G Butler, James D Nordin, John Hsu, David Smith, William M Vollmer, Tracy A Lieu, Stephen B Soumerai, Ann Chen Wu
OBJECTIVE: To examine changes in children's albuterol use and out-of-pocket (OOP) costs in response to increased copayments after the Food and Drug Administration banned inhalers with chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellants. SETTING: Four health maintenance organizations (HMOs), two that increased copayments for albuterol inhalers that went from generic CFC-containing to branded CFC-free versions, and two that retained generic copayments for CFC-free inhalers (controls)...
November 20, 2016: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866183/resolution-of-allergic-rhinitis-and-reactive-bronchospasm-with-supplements-and-food-specific-immunoglobulin-g-elimination-a-case-report
#20
Laura Kwiatkowski, Jessica Mitchell, Jeffrey Langland
Context • Allergies are a common affliction, whether they are respiratory, food related, or dermatological. People often resort to continuous use of over-the-counter medications, such as antihistamines, to manage their symptoms. Controversy still remains over testing serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G to diagnose food allergies. Objective • This study intended to examine the benefits of treatment of a pediatric patient with natural supplements and an elimination diet for IgG food allergies. Design • The research team reported a case study...
October 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
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