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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214106/multicenter-study-of-cigarette-smoking-among-adults-with-asthma-exacerbations-in-the-emergency-department-2011-2012
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Robert A Silverman, Kohei Hasegawa, Daniel J Egan, Kirk A Stiffler, Ashley F Sullivan, Carlos A Camargo
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies demonstrated a high prevalence of cigarette smoking in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute asthma. Despite the clinical and public health importance, there have been no recent multicenter efforts to characterize this patient population. We aimed to update the prevalence of cigarette smoking among ED patients with asthma exacerbations. METHODS: Multicenter chart review study of 48 EDs across 23 US states...
February 7, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212836/point-of-care-ultrasonography-for-evaluation-of-acute-dyspnea-in-the-emergency-department
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Maurizio Zanobetti, Margherita Scorpiniti, Chiara Gigli, Peiman Nazerian, Simone Vanni, Francesca Innocenti, Valerio T Stefanone, Caterina Savinelli, Alessandro Coppa, Sofia Bigiarini, Francesca Caldi, Irene Tassinari, Alberto Conti, Stefano Grifoni, Riccardo Pini
BACKGROUND: Acute dyspnea is a common symptom in the emergency department (ED). Standard approach to dyspnea often relies on radiologic and laboratoristic results, causing excessive delay before adequate therapy is started; an integrated point-of-care ultrasonography (PoCUS) approach can shorten the time needed to formulate a diagnosis maintaining an acceptable safety profile. METHODS: Consecutive adult patients presenting with dyspnea and admitted after ED evaluation were prospectively enrolled...
February 14, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212153/new-therapies-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-exacerbations-of-bronchiectasis
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Hani Abo-Leyah, James D Chalmers
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Exacerbations of bronchiectasis have a major impact on quality of life, healthcare costs, and long-term risk of complications. Preventing exacerbations is one of the major goals of treatment. Bronchiectasis is increasingly recognized and the impact of bronchiectasis exacerbations on daily clinical practice is also increasing. RECENT FINDINGS: Preventing bronchiectasis exacerbations are dependent on appropriate risk assessment, identifying the patients at highest risk to rationally target preventive therapies...
February 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212103/simulation-of-healing-threshold-in-strain-induced-inflammation-through-a-discrete-informatics-model
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Israr Ibrahim, Sanjay Venkata Oruganti, Ramana Pidaparti
Respiratory diseases such as asthma and acute respiratory distress syndrome as well as acute lung injury involve inflammation at the cellular level. The inflammation process is very complex and is characterized by the emergence of cytokines along with other changes in cellular processes. Due to the complexity of the various constituents that makes up the inflammation dynamics, it is necessary to develop models that can complement experiments to fully understand inflammatory diseases. In this study, we developed a discrete informatics model based on cellular automata (CA) approach to investigate the influence of elastic field (stretch/strain) on the dynamics of inflammation and account for probabilistic adaptation based on statistical interpretation of existing experimental data...
February 15, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202114/-association-between-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-severity-of-asthma-in-children
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Shuai Feng, Bo Chen, Xiao-Wen Yin, Fang-Jun Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between the serum level of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and the severity of asthma in children. METHODS: A total of 60 children with acute exacerbation of asthma were enrolled and divided according to the severity of the disease into mild group (n=18), moderate group (n=25), and severe group (n=17). Sixty healthy children were enrolled as controls. ELISA was used to measure the serum BDNF level in each group and the association between serum BDNF level and the severity of asthma was analyzed...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196638/japanese-guidelines-for-adult-asthma-2017
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REVIEW
Masakazu Ichinose, Hisatoshi Sugiura, Hiroyuki Nagase, Masao Yamaguchi, Hiromasa Inoue, Hironori Sagara, Jun Tamaoki, Yuji Tohda, Mitsuru Munakata, Kohei Yamauchi, Ken Ohta
Adult bronchial asthma is characterized by chronic airway inflammation, and presents clinically with variable airway narrowing (wheezes and dyspnea) and cough. Long-standing asthma induces airway remodeling, leading to intractable asthma. The number of patients with asthma has increased; however, the number of patients who die of asthma has decreased (1.2 per 100,000 patients in 2015). The goal of asthma treatment is to enable patients with asthma to attain normal pulmonary function and lead a normal life, without any symptoms...
February 11, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196623/health-care-utilization-and-direct-costs-in-mild-moderate-and-severe-adult-asthma-a-descriptive-study-using-the-2014-south-korean-health-insurance-database
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Yoo Ju Lee, Sun-Hong Kwon, Sung-Hyun Hong, Jin Hyun Nam, Hyun Jin Song, Jong Seop Lee, Eui-Kyung Lee, Ju-Young Shin
PURPOSE: Although asthma exacerbation comprises a large burden of the total asthma-related costs, few studies have examined the frequency and cost of acute exacerbation according to asthma severity. This study investigated asthma-related health care utilization and costs according to the severity of asthma. METHODS: We conducted a descriptive study using the national health insurance claims database between January 1 and December 31, 2014. We included adult patients with asthma (18 years of age and older) who had ≥2 claims with for an asthma diagnosis and were prescribed ≥1 asthma medications...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193678/aspirin-desensitization-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-results-of-the-multicenter-adapted-registry-aspirin-desensitization-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Roberta Rossini, Annamaria Iorio, Roberto Pozzi, Matteo Bianco, Giuseppe Musumeci, Sergio Leonardi, Corrado Lettieri, Irene Bossi, Paola Colombo, Stefano Rigattieri, Cinzia Dossena, Angelo Anzuini, Davide Capodanno, Michele Senni, Dominick J Angiolillo
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on aspirin (ASA) desensitization for patients with coronary artery disease. The aim of the present study was to assess the safety and efficacy of a standard rapid desensitization protocol in patients with ASA sensitivity undergoing coronary angiography. METHODS AND RESULTS: This is a prospective, multicenter, observational study including 7 Italian centers including patients with a history of ASA sensitivity undergoing coronary angiography with intent to undergo percutaneous coronary intervention...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182643/ige-sensitization-to-inhalant-allergens-and-the-risk-of-airway-infection-and-disease-a-population-based-study
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Tea Skaaby, Lise Lotte Nystrup Husemoen, Betina Heinsbæk Thuesen, Runa Vavia Fenger, Allan Linneberg
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin E (IgE) sensitization, which is the propensity to develop IgE antibodies against common environmental allergens, is associated with a lymphocyte T-helper type 2 (Th2) skewed immune response and a high risk of allergic respiratory disease. Little is known about whether IgE sensitization confers an increased risk of respiratory infections in adults. We investigated the association between IgE sensitization and the incidence of acute airway infections, other infections and chronic lower airway disease events as recorded in nation-wide registries...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178173/screening-for-hereditary-angioedema-hae-at-13-emergency-centers-in-osaka-japan-a-prospective-observational-study
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Tomoya Hirose, Futoshi Kimbara, Masahiro Shinozaki, Yasuaki Mizushima, Hidehiko Yamamoto, Masashi Kishi, Takeyuki Kiguchi, Shigeru Shiono, Mitsuhiro Noborio, Akihiro Fuke, Hiroshi Akimoto, Takaaki Kimura, Shinichiro Kaga, Takahiko Horiuchi, Takeshi Shimazu
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) with deficiency of C1 inhibitor (C1-INH) is an autosomal-dominant disease characterized by recurrent episodes of potentially life-threatening angioedema. The objective is to study the incidence of HAE among patients who visit the emergency department.This was a 3-year prospective observational screening study involving 13 urban tertiary emergency centers in Osaka prefecture, Japan. Patients were included if they met the following criteria: unexplained edema of the body, upper airway obstruction accompanied by edema, anaphylaxis, acute abdomen with intestinal edema (including ileus and acute pancreatitis), or asthma attack...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176972/factors-associated-with-relapse-in-adult-patients-discharged-from-the-emergency-department-following-acute-asthma-a-systematic-review
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Jesse Hill, Nicholas Arrotta, Cristina Villa-Roel, Liz Dennett, Brian H Rowe
A significant proportion of patients discharged from the emergency department (ED) with asthma exacerbations will relapse within 4 weeks. This systematic review summarises the evidence regarding relapses and factors associated with relapse in adult patients discharged from EDs after being treated for acute asthma. Following a registered protocol, comprehensive literature searches were conducted. Studies tracking outcomes for adults after ED management and discharge were included if they involved adjusted analyses...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169023/pollen-concentrations-and-prevalence-of-asthma-and-allergic-rhinitis-in-italy-evidence-from-the-geird-study
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Pierpaolo Marchetti, Giancarlo Pesce, Simona Villani, Leonardo Antonicelli, Renato Ariano, Francesco Attena, Roberto Bono, Valeria Bellisario, Alessandro Fois, Nadia Gibelli, Morena Nicolis, Mario Olivieri, Pietro Pirina, Eugenio Scopano, Consolata Siniscalco, Giuseppe Verlato, Alessandro Marcon
BACKGROUND: Pollen exposure has acute adverse effects on sensitized individuals. Information on the prevalence of respiratory diseases in areas with different pollen concentrations is scanty. AIM: We performed an ecologic analysis to assess whether the prevalence of allergic rhinitis and asthma in young adults varied across areas with different pollen concentrations in Italy. METHODS: A questionnaire on respiratory diseases was delivered to random samples of 20-44year-old subjects from six centers in 2005-2010...
February 3, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168569/bilateral-acute-angle-closure-developing-due-to-use-of-ipratropium-bromide-and-salbutamol
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Mehmet Kola, Dilek Hacıoğlu, Hidayet Erdöl, Adem Türk
Acute angle closure can be seen as a side effect of some medications that can be used systemically. In this article, clinical characteristics of 54-year-old female patient who applied to our clinic with bilateral acute angle closure and has been received nebulized form of salbutamol and ipratropium bromide due to asthma for 4 days was evaluated. Right and left eye IOP were measured as 50 and 48 mmHg. IOP was reduced with anti-glaucomatous treatment. and peripheral iridectomy was done, and then the patient was discharged...
February 6, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161607/targeting-the-canonical-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-with-a-high-potency-ikk2-inhibitor-improves-outcomes-in-a-mouse-model-of-idiopathic-pneumonia-syndrome
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Kenneth A Fowler, Corey M Jania, Stephen L Tilley, Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Albert S Baldwin, Jonathan S Serody, James M Coghill
Idiopathic pneumonia syndrome (IPS) is a non-infectious, inflammatory disorder of the lungs that occurs most often after fully myeloablative allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). IPS can be severe and is associated with high one year mortality rates despite existing therapies. The canonical NF-κB signaling pathway has previously been linked to several inflammatory disorders of the lung including asthma and lung allograft rejection. It has never been specifically targeted as a novel IPS treatment approach, however...
February 1, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161344/trends-of-cannabis-use-disorder-in-the-inpatient-2002-2011
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Paris Charilaou, Kanishk Agnihotri, Pablo Garcia, Apurva Badheka, Douglas Frenia, Balaji Yegneswaran
RATIONALE: Nationwide prevalence of cannabis use/abuse has more than doubled from 2002 to 2011. Whether the outpatient trend is reflected in the inpatient setting, is unknown. OBJECTIVES: We examined the prevalence and incidence of cannabis abuse/dependence as determined by discharge coding in a 10-year (2002-2011) National Inpatient Sample, as well as various trends among demographics, comorbidities and hospitalization outcomes. METHODS: Cannabis abuse/dependence was identified based on ICD-9-CM codes 304...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159510/immune-and-inflammatory-response-in-bronchiolitis-due-to-respiratory-syncytial-virus-and-rhinovirus-infections-in-infants
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REVIEW
Silvia Vandini, Elisabetta Calamelli, Giacomo Faldella, Marcello Lanari
Bronchiolitis is a common disease in infancy, mostly due to Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Rhinovirus. In addition to acute infection, viral bronchiolitis is responsible for sequelae including recurrent wheezing and asthma. The analysis of the viral characteristics and of the pathogenesis of the infection shows differences between the two viruses that may be helpful for the development of therapies and preventive strategies.
January 16, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159238/in-vitro-effects-of-tamoxifen-on-equine-neutrophils
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C Borlone, N Morales, C Henriquez, H Folch, C Olave, J Sarmiento, B Uberti, G Moran
Neutrophils participate in innate immunity as the first line of host defense against microorganisms. However, exacerbated neutrophil activity can be harmful to surrounding tissues; this is important in a range of diseases, including allergic asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in humans, and equine asthma (also known as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO). Tamoxifen (TX) is a non-steroidal estrogen receptor modulator with effects on cell growth and survival. Previous preliminary studies showed that TX treatment in horses with induced acute pulmonary inflammation promoted early apoptosis of blood and BALF neutrophils, reduction of BALF neutrophils, and improvement in animals' clinical status...
February 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152666/provision-of-critical-care-services-to-hiv-infected-children-in-an-era-of-advanced-intensive-care-and-availability-of-combined-antiretroviral-therapy
#18
Prakash M Jeena, Miriam Adhikari
Intensive care facilities are always in demand in the public sector and there is constant competition for beds. Appropriate allocation of children to these resources is based on the ethical principles of distributive justice and beneficence that is determined on the presumed short-term outcome of the acute illness, long-term outcome of the underlying chronic disease and the overall demand for these facilities. At the onset of the HIV epidemic in South Africa, HIV-infected children were refused admission to the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) on the basis of poor ICU outcomes and the lack of provision of combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) for survivors...
February 3, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151877/impact-of-standardized-patients-on-the-training-of-medical-students-to-manage-emergencies
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Frank Herbstreit, Stefanie Merse, Rainer Schnell, Marcel Noack, Daniel Dirkmann, Anna Besuch, Jürgen Peters
BACKGROUND: Teaching emergency management should educate medical students not only for facts and treatment algorithms but also for time effective physical examination, technical skills, and team interaction. We tested the hypothesis, that using standardized emergency patients would be more effective in transmitting knowledge and skills compared with a more traditional teaching approach. METHODS: Medical students (n = 242) in their fourth (second clinical) year were randomized to receive either training on standardized patients simulating 3 emergency settings ("acute chest pain," "stroke," and "acute dyspnea/asthma") or traditional small group seminars...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149573/current-situation-of-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome-acos-in-chinese-patients-older-than-40-years-with-airflow-limitation-rationale-and-design-for-a-multicenter-cross-sectional-trial-study-protocol
#20
Jian Kang, Wanzhen Yao, Baiqiang Cai, Ping Chen, Xia Ling, Hongyan Shang
BACKGROUND: Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are the frequently occurring chronic airway diseases, and the overlapping syndrome observed in the majority of patients has been recently defined as asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung (GOLD, 2014) and Global initiative for Asthma (GINA, 2015). The proportion, features, and clinical practice of ACOS still remain elusive in China. We are conducting this multicenter, cross-sectional, observational study (NCT02600221) to investigate the distributions of chronic obstructive diseases in patients >40 years of age with chronic airflow limitation in China along with determination of the main clinical practice and features of these diseases...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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