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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343950/examining-30-day-copd-readmissions-through-the-emergency-department
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Michael E Rezaee, Charlotte E Ward, Bonita Nuanez, Daniel A Rezaee, Jeffrey Ditkoff, Alexandra Halalau
Background: Thirty-day readmission in COPD is common and costly, but potentially preventable. The emergency department (ED) may be a setting for COPD readmission reduction efforts. Objective: To better understand COPD readmission through the ED, ascertain factors associated with 30-day readmission through the ED, and identify subgroups of patients with COPD for readmission reduction interventions. Patients and methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted from January 2009 to September 2015 in patients with COPD of age ≥18 years...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305409/adjunctive-pharmacotherapies-in-children-with-asthma-exacerbations-requiring-continuous-albuterol-therapy-findings-from-the-ohio-pediatric-asthma-repository
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Steven L Shein, Obada Farhan, Nathan Morris, Nabihah Mahmood, Sherman J Alter, Jocelyn M Biagini Myers, Samantha M Gunkelman, Carolyn M Kercsmar, Gurjit K Khurana Hershey, Lisa J Martin, Karen S McCoy, Jennifer R Ruddy, Kristie R Ross
OBJECTIVES: To identify associations between use of ipratropium and/or intravenous magnesium and outcomes of children hospitalized with acute asthma exacerbations and treated with continuous albuterol. METHODS: Secondary analysis of data from children prospectively enrolled in the multicenter Ohio Pediatric Asthma Repository restricted to only children who were treated with continuous albuterol in their initial inpatient location. Children were treated with adjunctive therapies per the clinical team...
January 5, 2018: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282192/mast-cell-activation-syndrome
#3
Owen N Kramer, Marla S Barkoff, Claudia Hernandez
A 51-year-old woman with a history of asthma and Hashimoto's thyroiditis presented to the dermatology service with a chief complaint of "itchy bumpy rashes" that persisted beyond 24 hours. She noted that, 3 days prior to the onset of urticaria, a pyrroloquinoline quinone supplement had been started. The urticaria was accompanied by variable episodes of transient facial swelling and difficulty breathing. The patient noted that exposure to fish, nuts, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs triggered facial swelling...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281130/effect-of-study-design-on-sample-size-in-studies-intended-to-evaluate-bioequivalence-of-inhaled-short-acting-%C3%AE-agonist-formulations
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Yaohui Zeng, Sachinkumar Singh, Kai Wang, Richard C Ahrens
Pharmacodynamic studies that use methacholine challenge to assess bioequivalence of generic and innovator albuterol formulations are generally designed per published Food and Drug Administration guidance, with 3 reference doses and 1 test dose (3-by-1 design). These studies are challenging and expensive to conduct, typically requiring large sample sizes. We proposed 14 modified study designs as alternatives to the Food and Drug Administration-recommended 3-by-1 design, hypothesizing that adding reference and/or test doses would reduce sample size and cost...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261454/development-of-an-inline-dry-power-inhaler-that-requires-low-air-volume
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Dale Farkas, Michael Hindle, P Worth Longest
BACKGROUND: Inline dry powder inhalers (DPIs) are actuated by an external air source and have distinct advantages for delivering aerosols to infants and children, and to individuals with compromised lung function or who require ventilator support. However, current inline DPIs either perform poorly, are difficult to operate, and/or require large volumes (∼1 L) of air. The objective of this study was to develop and characterize a new inline DPI for aerosolizing spray-dried formulations with powder masses of 10 mg and higher using a dispersion air volume of 10 mL per actuation that is easy to load (capsule-based) and operate...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234869/a-controlled-trial-of-inhaled-bronchodilators-in-familial-dysautonomia
#6
Bat-El Bar-Aluma, Ori Efrati, Horacio Kaufmann, Jose-Alberto Palma, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Chronic lung disease is a leading cause of premature death in patients with familial dysautonomia (FD). A significant number of patients have obstructive airway disease, yet it is not known whether this is pharmacologically reversible. METHODS: We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial comparing the beta 2 agonist albuterol with the muscarinic blocker ipratropium bromide in patients homozygous for the IKBKAP founder mutation...
December 12, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233052/nebulized-heparin-with-n-acetylcysteine-and-albuterol-reduces-duration-of-mechanical-ventilation-in-patients-with-inhalation-injury
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Kaitlin A McGinn, Katie Weigartz, Alicia Lintner, Michael J Scalese, Steven A Kahn
OBJECTIVE: Nebulized heparin has been proposed to improve pulmonary function in patients with inhalation injuries. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of nebulized heparin with N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and albuterol on the duration of mechanical ventilation in burn patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective study evaluating mechanically ventilated adult patients admitted to a regional burn center with inhalation injury. Outcomes were compared between patients who were prescribed a combination of nebulized heparin with NAC and albuterol versus similar patients who did not...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232154/translating-research-into-health-policy-stock-albuterol-legislation
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Lynn B Gerald, JoAnna Strother, Barbara Burkholder, Joe K Gerald
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December 12, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197547/further-studies-of-unsuspected-emphysema-in-non-smoking-asthmatics-with-persistent-expiratory-airflow-obstruction
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Arthur F Gelb, Alfred Yamamoto, Eric K Verbeken, Mark J Schein, Roxanna Moridzadeh, Diem Tran, Christine Fraser, Richard Barbers, Wafaa Elatre, Michael N Koss, Eric F Glassy, Jay A Nadel
BACKGROUND: Previously, we and other investigators have described reversible loss of lung elastic recoil in acute and persistent loss in moderate-to-severe, chronic, treated asthmatics who never smoked, and its adverse effect on maximal expiratory airflow. In 4 consecutive autopsies, the pathophysiologic mechanism(s)has been unsuspected mild, diffuse, middle and upper lobe centrilobular emphysema. METHODS: We performed prospective studies (5-22 years) in 25(12F) chronic asthmatics age 55±15 yr who never smoked, with persistent moderate-to-severe expiratory obstruction...
November 29, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167030/comparison-of-bronchodilator-administration-with-vibrating-mesh-nebulizer-and-standard-jet-nebulizer-in-the-emergency-department
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Robert B Dunne, Sandra Shortt
INTRODUCTION: Projects comparing bronchodilator response by aerosol devices in the ED are limited. Evidence suggests that the vibrating mesh nebulizer (VMN) provides 5-fold greater aerosol delivery to the lung as compared to a jet nebulizer (JN). The aim of this project was to evaluate a new nebulizer deployed in an Emergency Department. METHODS: A quality improvement evaluation using a prospectively identified data set from the electronic medical record comparing all ED patients receiving aerosolized bronchodilators with the JN during September 2015 to those receiving aerosolized bronchodilators with the VMN during October 2015...
October 31, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125188/the-mouse-passive-transfer-model-of-musk-myasthenia-gravis-disrupted-musk-signaling-causes-synapse-failure
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Nazanin Ghazanfari, Sofie Trajanovska, Marco Morsch, Simon X Liang, Stephen W Reddel, William D Phillips
While the majority of myasthenia gravis patients express antibodies targeting the acetylcholine receptor, the second most common cohort instead displays autoantibodies against muscle-specific kinase (MuSK). MuSK is a transmembrane tyrosine kinase found in the postsynaptic membrane of the neuromuscular junction. During development, MuSK serves as a signaling hub, coordinating the alignment of the pre- and postsynaptic components of the synapse. Adult mice that received repeated daily injections of IgG from anti-MuSK(+) myasthenia gravis patients developed muscle weakness, associated with neuromuscular transmission failure...
November 10, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124506/heart-rate-variability-biofeedback-does-not-substitute-for-asthma-steroid-controller-medication
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Paul M Lehrer, Charles G Irvin, Shou-En Lu, Anthony Scardella, Beatrix Roehmheld-Hamm, Milisyaris Aviles-Velez, Jessica Graves, Evgeny G Vaschillo, Bronya Vaschillo, Flavia Hoyte, Harold Nelson, Frederick S Wamboldt
Despite previous findings of therapeutic effects for heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB) on asthma, it is not known whether HRVB can substitute either for controller or rescue medication, or whether it affects airway inflammation. Sixty-eight paid volunteer steroid naïve study participants with mild or moderate asthma were given 3 months of HRVB or a comparison condition consisting of EEG alpha biofeedback with relaxing music and relaxed paced breathing (EEG+), in a two-center trial. All participants received a month of intensive asthma education prior to randomization...
November 9, 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114418/stop-being-so-sensitive-an-exceptionally-rare-report-of-ustekinumab-induced-sub-acute-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
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Azka Ali, Jason Chertoff, Christopher Harden, Dara Wakefield, James Wynne
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HSP) is a rare syndrome characterised by granulomatous inflammatory lung disease due to repeated sensitisation from a specific antigen. We present the case of a 61-year old male veteran with a history of nodular eczema who presented with 2 weeks of progressive dyspnoea on exertion and pleuritic chest pain. The patient was started on ustekinumab 5 weeks prior to presentation. Initial workup revealed ground-glass opacities on computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest. Cardiac workup was unrevealing with a normal myocardial perfusion stress test...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114011/albuterol-delivery-efficiency-in-a-pediatric-model-of-noninvasive-ventilation-with-double-limb-circuit
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Jeanne Velasco, Ariel Berlinski
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is used to treat respiratory failure in patients with concomitant need for aerosol delivery. Limited pediatric data are available on aerosol delivery efficiency, and none at all regarding aerosol delivery efficiency with a double-limb circuit. We compared the effect of position in the double-limb ventilator circuit, types of nebulizer, and ventilator settings on aerosol delivery efficiency in a pediatric model of NIV. We hypothesized that placing a vibrating mesh nebulizer at the ventilator and using the highest inspiratory pressures would increase aerosol delivery efficiency...
November 7, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096627/a-28-day-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-group-study-of-nebulized-revefenacin-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Krishna K Pudi, Chris N Barnes, Edmund J Moran, Brett Haumann, Edward Kerwin
BACKGROUND: Revefenacin is a once-daily long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) in clinical development for the treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In a dose-ranging study, nebulized once-daily revefenacin had a long duration of action in patients after 7 days' administration of doses up to 700 μg. In this multiple-dose study, the bronchodilation efficacy and adverse events profile were characterized in patients administered nebulized revefenacin once daily for 28 days...
November 2, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040201/don-t-call-me-crazy-delirium-occurs-outside-of-the-icu
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Anthony Cahill, Christopher Pearcy, Khalid Almahmoud, Vaidehi Agrawal, Usha Mani, Phillip Sladek, Michael S Truitt
INTRODUCTION: Delirium has been well studied among patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); however, data beyond the ICU is limited. The purpose of this study is to prospectively evaluate the incidence and associated risk factors for delirium in non-critical care areas (NCCA). METHODS: After IRB approval, a prospective cohort study was conducted at our urban Level I Trauma Center from December 2015 to February 2016. All patients admitted to the designated study area by a trauma surgeon were included...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035120/use-of-a-remote-inhaler-monitoring-device-to-measure-change-in-inhaler-use-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-exacerbations
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Kaharu Sumino, Emily R Locke, Sheryl Magzamen, Ina Gylys-Colwell, Olivier Humblet, Huong Q Nguyen, Rachel M Thomas, Vincent S Fan
BACKGROUND: Remote inhaler monitoring is an emerging technology that enables the healthcare team to monitor the time and location of a patient's inhaler use. We assessed the feasibility of remote inhaler monitoring for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and the pattern of albuterol inhaler use associated with COPD exacerbations. METHODS: Thirty-five participants with COPD used an electronic inhaler sensor for 12 weeks which recorded the date and time of each albuterol actuation...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971498/agreement-between-maternal-report-and-medical-records-during-pregnancy-medications-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-asthma
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Kristin Palmsten, Avanthi Hulugalle, Gretchen Bandoli, Grace M Kuo, Shayda Ansari, Ronghui Xu, Christina D Chambers
BACKGROUND: There are limited data regarding the comparability of medication exposure information during pregnancy from maternal report and medical records, including for rheumatoid arthritis and asthma-related medications. METHODS: This study included pregnant women with rheumatoid arthritis (n = 216) and asthma (n = 172) enrolled in the MothertoBaby Pregnancy Studies (2009-2014). Women reported types and dates of medications used through semi-structured telephone interviews up to three times during pregnancy and once after delivery, and medical records were obtained...
October 3, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961298/stevens-johnson-syndrome-secondary-to-isolated-albuterol-use
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Ayesha Shariff, Dustin Hillerson, Jason Ross, Esteban Ayala-Pena
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943825/can-a-short-video-improve-inhaler-use-in-urban-youth
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Sara Brown, Victoria Tutag Lehr, Nathan French, Christopher Alan Giuliano
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim was to determine whether watching a short video in the inpatient setting could produce an immediate improvement in pediatric patients' asthma knowledge and inhaler technique. METHODS: This prospective, quasi-experimental, pre-post study was conducted in a single center, in Detroit, Michigan, which primarily serves an urban, African-American population. Patients were eligible if they were between 8- and 16-years-old, had asthma, and would be discharged with an albuterol metered-dose inhaler...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
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