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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341820/il-23-gene-and-protein-expression-in-childhood-asthma
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Soheila Alyasin, Reza Amin, Ali Fazel, Mohammad Hossein Karimi, Seyed Hesamedin Nabavizadeh, Hossein Esmaeilzadeh, Maryam Babaei
BACKGROUND: Asthma is the chronic inflammation of airways characterized by eosinophilic infiltration, mucus overproduction, airway hyper-responsiveness and airway remodeling. These changes are induced mostly by cytokines which are produced by T helper (Th) 2 cells. Recently, the role of interleukin-23 (IL-23) in the pathogenesis of adult allergic asthma has been studied. OBJECTIVE: To explore IL-23 serum levels and its expression in persistent asthma compared with healthy children younger than five years old...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332939/pediatric-asthma-hospitalizations-among-urban-minority-children-and-the-continuity-of-primary-care
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Levon H Utidjian, Alexander G Fiks, A Russell Localio, Lihai Song, Mark J Ramos, Ron Keren, Louis M Bell, Robert W Grundmeier
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of ambulatory health care processes on asthma hospitalizations. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study using electronic health records was completed. Patients aged 2-18 years receiving health care from 1 of 5 urban practices between Jan 1, 2004 and Dec 31, 2008 with asthma documented on their problem list were included. Independent variables were modifiable health care processes in the primary care setting: (1) use of asthma controller medications; (2) regular assessment of asthma symptoms; (3) use of spirometry; (4) provision of individualized asthma care plans; (5) timely influenza vaccination; (6) access to primary healthcare; and (7) use of pay for performance physician incentives...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282228/evaluation-of-exhaled-breath-temperature-ebt-as-a-marker-and-predictor-of-asthma-exacerbation-in-children-and-adolescents
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Irena Wojsyk-Banaszak, Marcin Mikoś, Aleksandra Szczepankiewicz, Alicja Wielebska, Paulina Sobkowiak, Aleksandra Kamińska, Anna Bręborowicz
INTRODUCTION: Noninvasive and easy-to-use tools to monitor airway inflammation in asthma are needed to maintain disease control, particularly in pediatric population. The aim of the study was to evaluate exhaled breath temperature (EBT) in pediatric respiratory clinic setting. METHODS: We evaluated 37 children and adolescents with asthma (5-17 years; median: 11 years). The patients were followed up in stable condition and during exacerbations (paired observations in n = 19 subjects)...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275111/tidal-breathing-parameters-measured-using-structured-light-plethysmography-in-healthy-children-and-those-with-asthma-before-and-after-bronchodilator
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Hamzah Hmeidi, Shayan Motamedi-Fakhr, Edward Chadwick, Francis J Gilchrist, Warren Lenney, Richard Iles, Rachel C Wilson, John Alexander
Structured light plethysmography (SLP) is a light-based, noncontact technique that measures tidal breathing by monitoring displacements of the thoracoabdominal (TA) wall. We used SLP to measure tidal breathing parameters and their within-subject variability (v) in 30 children aged 7-16 years with asthma and abnormal spirometry (forced expiratory volume in 1 sec [FEV1] <80% predicted) during a routine clinic appointment. As part of standard care, the reversibility of airway obstruction was assessed by repeating spirometry after administration of an inhaled bronchodilator...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220034/exhaled-and-nasal-nitric-oxide-in-relation-to-lung-function-blood-cell-counts-and-disease-characteristics-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Christina Krantz, Christer Janson, Annika Hollsing, Kjell Alving, Andrei Malinovschi
BACKGROUND: Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) have similar or lower exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) and lower nasal nitric oxide (nNO) levels than controls. There are divergent results on alveolar NO (CalvNO) concentrations in relation to CF. There are inconsistent results on correlation between different nitric oxide parameters and lung function and inflammation in CF. AIM: To compare FeNO, CalvNO and nNO levels between subjects with CF, asthma and healthy controls and to study whether these parameters are related to lung function, blood cell counts or clinical characteristics in CF patients...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208225/indoor-fungal-diversity-in-primary-schools-may-differently-influence-allergic-sensitization-and-asthma-in-children
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João Cavaleiro Rufo, Joana Madureira, Inês Paciência, Lívia Aguiar, Cristiana Pereira, Diana Silva, Patrícia Padrão, Pedro Moreira, Luís Delgado, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Eduardo Oliveira Fernandes, João Paulo Teixeira, André Moreira
BACKGROUND: Childhood exposure to microbiological agents may influence the development of allergic and respiratory diseases. Apart from home, children spend most of their time at school, which represents an environment of significant exposure to indoor air microbes. Therefore, we aimed to assess how the prevalence of allergic sensitization and asthma in schoolchildren is affected by microbiological exposure within classrooms. METHODS: Spirometry with bronchodilation, exhaled nitric oxide measurements and skin-prick tests data were retrieved from 858 children aged 8 to 10 years old attending 71 classrooms in 20 primary schools...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171771/association-of-perfluoroalkyl-substances-exposure-with-impaired-lung-function-in-children
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Xiao-Di Qin, Zhengmin Min Qian, Shyamali C Dharmage, Jennifer Perret, Sarah Dee Geiger, Steven E Rigdon, Steven Howard, Xiao-Wen Zeng, Li-Wen Hu, Bo-Yi Yang, Yang Zhou, Meng Li, Shu-Li Xu, Wen-Wen Bao, Ya-Zhi Zhang, Ping Yuan, Jia Wang, Chuan Zhang, Yan-Peng Tian, Min Nian, Xiang Xiao, Wen Chen, Yungling Leo Lee, Guang-Hui Dong
Previous studies have demonstrated associations between serum levels of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and asthma or asthma related-biomarkers. However, no studies have reported a possible relationship between PFASs exposure and lung function among children. The objective of the present study is to test the association between PFASs exposure and lung function in children from a high exposure area by using a cross-sectional case-control study, which included 132 asthmatic children and 168 non-asthmatic controls recruited from 2009 to 2010 in the Genetic and Biomarkers study for Childhood Asthma...
May 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157474/factors-impacting-asthma-control-in-children-in-a-low-to-middle-income-country-setting-a-retrospective-study
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K A Monene, R Masekela
OBJECTIVES: 1) To assess asthma control and its evolution over time among children in a low-to-middle-income country, and 2) to explore whether demographics, type of asthma medication, comorbidities or exacerbations impact asthma control. METHODS: In a retrospective study in children with asthma aged 6-18 years conducted between 2005 and 2010, we collected clinical and demographic data and used Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) criteria to assess asthma control...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146643/childhood-lung-function-predicts-adult-copd-and-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome-acos
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Dinh S Bui, John A Burgess, Adrian J Lowe, Jennifer L Perret, Caroline J Lodge, Minh Bui, Stephen Morrison, Bruce R Thompson, Paul S Thomas, Graham G Giles, Judith Garcia-Aymerich, Debbie Jarvis, Michael J Abramson, E Haydn Walters, Melanie C Matheson, Shyamali C Dharmage
RATIONALE: There are limited data on early life risk factors for COPD phenotypes. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of childhood lung function in adult spirometrically defined COPD phenotypes. METHOD: Pre-bronchodilator (BD) spirometry was performed for a cohort of 7-year old Tasmanian children. A sub-sample underwent pre-and post-BD spirometry at 45 years. For this analysis, COPD was spirometrically defined as a post-BD FEV1/FVC<lower limit of normal (LLN)...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141561/general-and-disease-specific-scales-in-children-with-asthma-and-their-parents
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Oktay Sari, Umit Aydogan, Mustafa Gulec, Yusuf Cetin Doganer, Suleyman Tolga Yavuz
OBJECTIVE: To investigate and compare the efficiency of general and disease-specific life quality scales in children with asthma. METHODS: Children with asthma, and their parents completed the Childhood Asthma Control Test (C-ACT), Pediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (PAQLQ), Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL), and also underwent spirometry. RESULTS: 82 children (55 males) with a median (IQR) age of 10.1 (8.9-10.5) years were included...
January 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127315/relationship-between-different-types-and-forms-of-anti-asthmatic-medications-and-dental-caries-in-three-to-12-year-olds
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Alireza Heidari, Bahman Seraj, Mahdi Shahrabi, Hamideh Maghsoodi, Mohammad Javad Kharazifard, Tara Zarabian
OBJECTIVES: Asthma is a common chronic disease. Asthma and anti-asthmatic medications have been suggested as risk factors for increased susceptibility to caries. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of different types and forms of antihistaminic medications and the duration of drug consumption on the severity of dental caries in asthmatic children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Asthma and Allergy Department of Children's Medical Center in Tehran, Iran...
August 2016: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117470/pulmonary-function-in-children-and-adolescents-with-sickle-cell-disease-have-we-paid-proper-attention-to-this-problem
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Ana Karine Vieira, Cristina Gonçalves Alvim, Maria Cristina Marquez Carneiro, Cássio da Cunha Ibiapina
Objective: To evaluate pulmonary function and functional capacity in children and adolescents with sickle cell disease. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study involving 70 children and adolescents (8-15 years of age) with sickle cell disease who underwent pulmonary function tests (spirometry) and functional capacity testing (six-minute walk test). The results of the pulmonary function tests were compared with variables related to the severity of sickle cell disease and history of asthma and of acute chest syndrome...
November 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107572/introduction-of-a-new-paediatric-asthma-guideline-effects-on-asthma-control-levels
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S C Hammer, L J H Sonneveld, K D G van de Kant, H J Hendriks, J W Heynens, R Droog, E Dompeling, Q Jöbsis
BACKGROUND: In 2008, a new national paediatric asthma management guideline based on the international Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guideline, was launched in the Netherlands. We studied whether asthma control and treatment regimens improved after introduction of the guideline by comparing survey data before and after the guideline introduction. METHODS: Two comparable groups of children (6-16 years) with asthma were included before (2004) and after (2013) the introduction of the guideline...
January 20, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002338/sputum-pentraxin-3-as-a-candidate-to-assess-airway-inflammation-and-remodeling-in-childhood-asthma
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Min Jung Kim, Hee Seon Lee, In Suk Sol, Mi Na Kim, Jung Yeon Hong, Kyung Eun Lee, Yoon Hee Kim, Kyung Won Kim, Myung Hyun Sohn, Kyu-Earn Kim
Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is a soluble pattern recognition receptor and an acute-phase protein. It has gained attention as a new biomarker reflecting tissue inflammation and damage in a variety of diseases. Aim of this study is to investigate the role of PTX3 in childhood asthma.In total, 260 children (140 patients with asthma and 120 controls) were enrolled. PTX3 levels were measured in sputum supernatants using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test. We performed spirometry and methacholine challenge tests and measured the total eosinophil count and the serum levels of total IgE and eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) in all subjects...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977294/house-dust-endotoxin-levels-are-associated-with-adult-asthma-in-a-u-s-farming-population
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Megan Ulmer Carnes, Jane A Hoppin, Nervana Metwali, Annah B Wyss, John L Hankinson, Elizabeth Long O'Connell, Marie Richards, Stuart Long, Laura E Beane Freeman, Dale P Sandler, Paul K Henneberger, Christie Barker-Cummings, David M Umbach, Peter S Thorne, Stephanie J London
RATIONALE: Endotoxin initiates a proinflammatory response from the innate immune system. Studies in children suggest that endotoxin exposure from house dust may be an important risk factor for asthma, but few studies have been conducted in adult populations. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association of house dust endotoxin levels with asthma and related phenotypes (wheeze, atopy, and pulmonary function) in a large U.S. farming population. METHODS: Dust was collected from the bedrooms (n = 2,485) of participants enrolled in a case-control study of current asthma (927 cases) nested within the Agricultural Health Study...
March 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888986/relationship-between-birth-weight-maternal-smoking-during-pregnancy-and-childhood-and-adolescent-lung-function-a-path-analysis
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Pallavi Balte, Wilfried Karmaus, Graham Roberts, Ramesh Kurukulaaratchy, Frances Mitchell, Hasan Arshad
BACKGROUND: Low birth weight and gestational maternal smoking have been linked with reduced lung function in children in many cross sectional studies. However, these associations have not yet been assessed with repeated measurements of lung function. Our aim was to investigate the effects of birth weight, gestational age, and gestational maternal smoking on lung function in children at age 10 and 18 years. METHODS: In the Isle of Wight birth cohort spirometry was performed at age 10 and 18 years...
December 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834336/evaluation-of-symptoms-spirometry-in-children-treated-for-asthma
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Shobi Anandi, Milind S Tullu, Keya Lahiri
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Spirometry plays an important role in the assessment and long term monitoring of patients with asthma. Difficulty in performing spirometry in children has resulted in a paucity of Indian studies using spirometry regularly for research in the paediatric population. This study was undertaken to assess the clinical improvement and changes in spirometric measurements with treatment in children with newly diagnosed asthma and to compare the changes in the symptom score and spirometric measurements...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825992/prevalence-determinants-and-clinical-correlates-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-adults-with-inhaled-corticosteroid-treated-asthma-in-london-uk
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REVIEW
David A Jolliffe, Kate Kilpin, Beverley D MacLaughlin, Claire L Greiller, Richard L Hooper, Neil C Barnes, Peter M Timms, Raj K Rajakulasingam, Angshu Bhowmik, Aklak B Choudhury, David E Simcock, Elina Hyppönen, Christopher J Corrigan, Robert T Walton, Christopher J Griffiths, Adrian R Martineau
Vitamin D deficiency is common in children with asthma, and it associates with poor asthma control, reduced forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and increased requirement for inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). Cross-sectional studies investigating the prevalence, determinants and clinical correlates of vitamin D deficiency in adults with asthma are lacking. We conducted a multi-centre cross-sectional study in 297 adults with a medical record diagnosis of ICS-treated asthma living in London, UK. Details of potential environmental determinants of vitamin D status, asthma control and medication use were collected by questionnaire; blood samples were taken for analysis of serum 25(OH)D concentration and DNA extraction, and participants underwent measurement of weight, height and fractional exhaled nitric oxide concentration (FeNO), spirometry and sputum induction for determination of lower airway eosinophil counts (n=35 sub-group)...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825614/impulse-oscillometry-in-the-assessment-of-asthmatic-children-and-adolescents-from-a-narrative-to-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Karoliny Dos Santos, Lílian L Fausto, Paulo A M Camargos, Maicon R Kviecinski, Jane da Silva
Diagnosis and management of asthma often relies mostly on symptoms because spirometry is not always reliable in some age groups, such as preschoolers. It is unclear whether impulse oscillometry (IOS) can supplement or replace spirometry. Available reports suggest that IOS has been applied with success in asthmatic children and adolescents to assess exacerbations, level of control, severity and response to treatment in the short and long term. Very few studies using adequate sample sizes and methods have been performed comparing the accuracy of IOS to spirometry for the diagnosis of asthma...
September 28, 2016: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825189/exhaled-nitric-oxide-levels-to-guide-treatment-for-children-with-asthma
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REVIEW
Helen L Petsky, Kayleigh M Kew, Anne B Chang
BACKGROUND: Asthma guidelines aim to guide health practitioners to optimise treatment for patients to minimise symptoms, improve or maintain good lung function, and prevent acute exacerbations. The principle of asthma guidelines is based on a step-up or step-down regimen of asthma medications to maximise health using minimum doses. Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is a marker of eosinophilic inflammation and tailoring asthma medications in accordance to airway eosinophilic levels may improve asthma outcomes such as indices of control or reduce exacerbations, or both...
November 9, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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