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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741740/ultrafine-fine-and-black-carbon-particle-concentrations-in-california-child-care-facilities
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Fraser W Gaspar, Randy Maddalena, Jeffery Williams, Rosemary Castorina, Zhong-Min Wang, Kazukiyo Kumagai, Thomas E McKone, Asa Bradman
Although many U.S. children spend time in child care, little information exists on exposures to airborne particulate matter (PM) in this environment, even though PM may be associated with asthma and other respiratory illness, which is a key concern for young children. To address this data gap, we measured ultrafine particles (UFP), PM2.5 , PM10 , and black carbon in 40 California child care facilities and examined associations with potential determinants. We also tested a low-cost optical particle measuring device (Dylos monitor)...
July 25, 2017: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741283/caring-for-young-children-with-asthma-perspectives-from-urban-community-health-centers
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Ellen Childs, Margaret A Laws, Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Anjali Nath, Margaret J Reid, Megan Sandel, Robyn T Cohen
Asthma disproportionately affects low-income, minority youth, with notable disparities among children <5 years of age. Understanding the perceptions of urban community health centers (CHCs) regarding treating young children with asthma could improve care for these patients. This study uses data from semi-structured focus groups with staff from eight urban CHCs. Themes emerged in three domains. Within the parent/family domain, providers noted low rates of follow-up visits, low health literacy, and-for young children specifically-misunderstanding about the diagnosis...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741144/tobacco-use-and-smoke-exposure-in-children-new-trends-harm-and-strategies-to-improve-health-outcomes
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REVIEW
Luv D Makadia, P Jervey Roper, Jeannette O Andrews, Martha S Tingen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Every day in the USA, approximately 4000 adolescents begin smoking and the adolescent brain is particularly susceptible to nicotine addiction. We present current pediatric trends on tobacco use and exposures, various new products used by adolescents, the adverse biological and behavioral effects of tobacco use and exposures, and tobacco control strategies to eliminate tobacco-related illnesses and deaths in the pediatric population. RECENT FINDINGS: Twelve-20% of women continue to smoke during pregnancy...
August 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740854/clinical-implications-of-oscillatory-lung-function-during-methacholine-bronchoprovocation-testing-of-preschool-children
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Sun Hee Choi, Youn Ho Sheen, Mi Ae Kim, Ji Hyeon Baek, Hey Sung Baek, Seung Jin Lee, Jung Won Yoon, Yeong Ho Rha, Man Yong Han
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the repeatability and safety of measuring impulse oscillation system (IOS) parameters and the point of wheezing during bronchoprovocation testing of preschool children. METHODS: Two sets of methacholine challenge were conducted in 36 asthma children. The test was discontinued if there was a significant change in reactance (Xrs5) and resistance (Rrs5) at 5 Hz (Condition 1) or respiratory distress due to airway obstruction (Condition 2)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739651/improving-asthma-care-by-building-statewide-quality-improvement-infrastructure
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Judith C Dolins, Jennifer Powell, Edward Wise, Kimberly Giuliano, Peggy Stemmler, Wes Stubblefield, P Cooper White, James Wiley, Dennis Z Kuo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pediatric medical professionals have an increasing desire for quality improvement (QI) methods that produce sustainable changes in health care delivery. Previous reports have described QI in single settings or single coordinating entities that work with multiple sites. The objectives of this project are (1) to improve care for children with asthma across multiple practice settings and (2) to develop state-level expertise to support QI projects across entities in multiple states...
July 24, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737861/effects-of-25-hydroxy-vitamin-d-levels-on-the-severity-and-asthma-control-in-school-age-asthma-patients
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Merve Havan, Cem H Razi, Ayse D Bulus, Ali O Köksal, Nesibe Andıran
BACKGROUND: The objective was to determine vitamin D levels in patients between the ages 6 and 18 years, followed for asthma, and the relation between vitamin D levels and asthma control and severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with asthma and healthy volunteers between the ages 6 and 18 years were enrolled into the study as patient and control groups, respectively. Patient demographic information and clinical findings were recorded; a respiratory function test was performed...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737860/natural-history-of-immunoglobulin-e-mediated-cow-s-milk-allergy-in-a-population-of-argentine-children
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Natalia A Petriz, Claudio As Parisi, Julio N Busaniche, Patricia Evangelista, Romina Mehaudy, Marina Orsi
INTRODUCTION: Cow's milk protein allergy is the most common allergy in pediatrics. Immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated cow's milk allergy poses a higher risk for life and a worse prognosis. OBJETIVES: To describe the course of IgE-mediated cow's milk protein allergy and risk factors associated with disease persistence. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a descriptive, retrospective study conducted in patients seen at the Division of Pediatric Allergy of Hospital Italiano between June 2006 and June 2012 who had been diagnosed with IgE-mediated cow's milk allergy...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737279/exercise-capacity-is-not-decreased-in-children-who-have-undergone-lung-resection-early-in-life-for-congenital-thoracic-malformations-compared-to-healthy-age-matched-children
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Ashlee Dunn, Kasey Pearce, Robin Callister, Adam Collison, Matthew Morten, Payal Mandaliya, Lauren Platt, Ben Dascombe, Rajendra Kumar, Hiran Selvadurai, Paul D Robinson, Joerg Mattes
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare (i) the exercise capacity and (ii) lung function prior to and immediately post cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET) of children who underwent early life lung resection for Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformations (CPAM) to healthy control children. METHOD: Eight children with CPAM (four males, age 9.6 ± 1.8 years) and eight control children without respiratory disease (three males, age 9.4 ± 1.4 years) performed a CPET on a cycle ergometer, during which maximal oxygen consumption (V̇O2max ) and heart rate were measured...
July 24, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736268/differential-connectivity-of-gene-regulatory-networks-distinguishes-corticosteroid-response-in-asthma
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Weiliang Qiu, Feng Guo, Kimberly Glass, Guo Cheng Yuan, John Quackenbush, Xiaobo Zhou, Kelan G Tantisira
BACKGROUND: Variations in drug response between individuals have prevented us from achieving high drug efficacy in treating many complex diseases, including asthma. Genetics plays an important role in accounting for such inter-individual variations in drug response. However, systematic approaches for addressing how genetic factors and their regulators determine variations in drug response in asthma treatment are lacking. METHODS: We used PANDA (Passing Attributes between Networks for Data Assimilations) to construct the gene regulatory networks associated with good responders and poor responders to inhaled corticosteroids based on a subset of 145 Caucasian asthmatic children who participated in the Childhood Asthma Management Cohort (CAMP)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735503/association-between-allergic-disease-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-childhood-nocturnal-enuresis-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Jeng-Dau Tsai, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Min-Sho Ku, Shan-Ming Chen, Chih-Chuan Hsu, Min-Che Tung, Che-Chen Lin, Hsing-Yi Chang, Ji-Nan Sheu
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the associations between allergic disease, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), and childhood nocturnal enuresis (NE). We examined whether allergic disease and SDB were associated with childhood NE. METHODS: Data were assessed from the 2007-2012 Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. We enrolled 4308 children aged 5-18 years having NE diagnosis and age- and sex-matched 4308 children as the control group. The odds ratios of NE were calculated to determine an association with preexisting allergic disease and SDB...
July 22, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735295/azithromycin-for-episodes-with-asthma-like-symptoms-in-young-children-aged-1-3-years
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Katy McConnell, Michael Shields
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July 22, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735259/observational-study-on-the-palatability-and-tolerability-of-oral-prednisolone-and-oral-dexamethasone-in-children-in-saudi-arabia-and-the-uk
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Fahad Aljebab, Mofadhi Alanazi, Imti Choonara, Sharon Conroy
BACKGROUND: Short-course oral corticosteroids are routinely used to treat acute asthma and croup. We evaluated their tolerability and palatability in Saudi Arabian (SA) and UK children. METHODS: Prospective observational/interview study (3 months in each country). Palatability was evaluated using a 5-point facial Hedonicscale and tolerability by direct questioning of patient/parents. RESULTS: In SA, of 122 patients (2-10 years) recruited, 52 received prednisolone base tablets, 37 prednisolone sodium phosphate syrup and 33 received dexamethasone elixir...
July 22, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734618/association-of-asthma-illness-representations-and-reported-controller-medication-adherence-among-school-aged-children-and-their-parents
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Jennifer Sonney, Kathleen C Insel, Chris Segrin, Lynn B Gerald, Ida M Ki Moore
This study examined the relationship between asthma illness representations and reported controller medication adherence of school-aged children (6-11 years) with persistent asthma and their parents. Thirty-four parent-child dyads independently reported on asthma controller medication adherence and asthma illness representations. Hierarchical regression analyses were used to test parent and child illness representation domain variables as predictors of reported medication adherence. Parent beliefs about medication necessity versus concerns was a significant predictor of parent-reported adherence (β = ...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733936/an-examination-of-the-association-of-multiple-acculturation-measures-with-asthma-status-among-elementary-school-students-in-el-paso-texas
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Mónica Siañez, Linda Highfield, Héctor Balcazar, Timothy Collins, Sara Grineski
Some researchers posit that the lower prevalence of asthma among those of Mexican descent may result from an under-diagnosis and recommend a critical appraisal of factors related to race/ethnicity, like acculturation, and its influence on asthma status. Survey data were analyzed using multinomial logistic regression to examine the association of child's asthma status (no wheezing/no asthma symptoms, possible undiagnosed and diagnosed asthma) with measures of acculturation among Hispanic students (n = 1095)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733303/oral-glucocorticoid-use-and-osteonecrosis-in-children-and-adults-with-chronic-inflammatory-diseases-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Daniel B Horton, Kevin Haynes, Michelle R Denburg, Mihir M Thacker, Carlos D Rose, Mary E Putt, Mary B Leonard, Brian L Strom
OBJECTIVES: We studied oral glucocorticoids and osteonecrosis, a rare but serious bone disease, in individuals with various chronic inflammatory diseases. We hypothesised that we would find stronger associations in adults versus children and in people with autoimmune diseases. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Population-representative data (1994-2013) from general practices in the UK. PARTICIPANTS: Children and adults diagnosed with asthma; inflammatory bowel disease; juvenile, psoriatic or rheumatoid arthritis; psoriasis; or systemic lupus...
July 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732519/effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-daily-all-over-body-application-of-emollient-during-the-first-year-of-life-for-preventing-atopic-eczema-in-high-risk-children-the-beep-trial-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Joanne R Chalmers, Rachel H Haines, Eleanor J Mitchell, Kim S Thomas, Sara J Brown, Matthew Ridd, Sandra Lawton, Eric L Simpson, Michael J Cork, Tracey H Sach, Lucy E Bradshaw, Alan A Montgomery, Robert J Boyle, Hywel C Williams
BACKGROUND: Atopic eczema (AE) is a common skin problem that impairs quality of life and is associated with the development of other atopic diseases including asthma, food allergy and allergic rhinitis. AE treatment is a significant cost burden for health care providers. The purpose of the trial is to investigate whether daily application of emollients for the first year of life can prevent AE developing in high-risk infants (first-degree relative with asthma, AE or allergic rhinitis)...
July 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732500/linking-clinical-quality-indicators-to-research-evidence-a-case-study-in-asthma-management-for-children
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Miew Keen Choong, Guy Tsafnat, Peter Hibbert, William B Runciman, Enrico Coiera
BACKGROUND: Clinical quality indicators are used to monitor the performance of healthcare services and should wherever possible be based on research evidence. Little is known however about the extent to which indicators in common use are based on research. The objective of this study is to measure the extent to which clinical quality indicators used in asthma management in children with outcome measurements can be linked to results in randomised controlled clinical trial (RCT) reports...
July 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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/28732397/combined-sewer-overflow-events-and-childhood-emergency-department-visits-a-case-crossover-study
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Cole Brokamp, Andrew F Beck, Louis Muglia, Patrick Ryan
In localities with combined sewer systems, combined sewer overflow (CSO) events frequently occur following high precipitation and can result in the release of untreated sewage and industrial wastewater into surface waters. We hypothesized that either direct contact with or proximity to aerosolized CSO effluent would increase the risk for childhood emergency department (ED) visits for asthma, gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses, and skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in Cincinnati, OH, USA. ED visits for 2010-2014 due to GI diseases, asthma, and SSTIs were extracted from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center electronic health records...
July 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730377/influence-of-vitamin-d-and-cotinine-on-t-regulatory-cells-and-asthma-severity-in-children
#20
Bolesław Kalicki, Agata Wawrzyniak, Agnieszka Lipińska-Opałka, Sławomir Lewicki, Robert Zdanowski
Asthma is a common chronic respiratory diseases in children. Understanding the immune mechanisms of epigenetic factors may contribute to a better control of asthma. This study seeks to determine the effects of serum vitamin D and urine cotinine on asthma severity and on T regulatory cells (Tregs) and other immune-related factors such as CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19, CD16/56, and anti-CD3 HLA-DR3. The study involved 34 children with asthma. Disease severity was assessed with the Asthma Control Test, spirometry, and the fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO)...
July 21, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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