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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817310/semaphorins-and-their-roles-in-airway-biology-potential-as-therapeutic-targets
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Hesam Movassagh, Forough Khadem, Abdelilah S Gounni
Semaphorins are a large family of proteins originally identified as axon guidance cues which play a crucial role in neural development. They are also ubiquitously expressed beyond the nervous system and contribute to regulation of essential cell functions such as cell migration, proliferation, and adhesion. Binding of semaphorins to their receptors, including plexins and neuropilins, triggers diverse signaling pathways which are involved in the pathogenesis of various diseases from cancer to autoimmune and allergic disorders...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816991/a-case-report-of-tracheal-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-in-a-34-week-pregnant-woman-misdiagnosed-with-asthma
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Xiaochen Li, Juan Li, Xiaoling Rao, Qilin Ao, Xiaopei Cao, Yali Huang, Shengding Zhang, Xiaoyu Fang, Xiansheng Liu, Min Xie
RATIONALE: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is an uncommon neoplastic entity with a tendency of local recurrence and a low risk of distant metastasis. Involvement of trachea is extremely rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 34-week pregnant woman previously diagnosed with asthma for 2 months was admitted with persistent wheezing and hemoptysis. A computed tomography scan and bronchoscopy revealed a gigantic polyp in the trachea. DIAGNOSES: Tracheal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816890/improving-timeliness-of-%C3%AE-agonist-and-corticosteroid-administration-in-patients-with-acute-wheezing
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Mandisa McIver, William Stoudemire, Cherrelle Smith-Ramsey, Mousumee Panigrahi, Christine Walsh-Kelly
OBJECTIVE: Timely delivery of β-agonists and steroids to patients with acute recurrent wheezing is a key component of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommended emergency department (ED) asthma care. We conducted an ED improvement initiative to standardize asthma care and improve time to treatments. METHODS: Our multidisciplinary team identified key contributing factors to timeliness, developed key driver diagrams, implemented and refined a management pathway, designed and executed rapid cycle improvements, and implemented interventions...
August 14, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816002/maternal-body-mass-index-relation-with-infant-respiratory-symptoms-and-infections
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Ashley Rajappan, Anna Pearce, Hazel M Inskip, Janis Baird, Sarah R Crozier, Cyrus Cooper, Keith M Godfrey, Graham Roberts, Jane S A Lucas, Katharine C Pike
BACKGROUND: Maternal obesity is increasingly prevalent in many westernized countries. Many studies report associations between maternal obesity and childhood wheeze or asthma but few have considered maternal obesity in relation to respiratory infections or symptoms other than wheeze during infancy. This study assesses the relationship between maternal BMI and reported wheeze, cough and respiratory infections during the first year of life. METHODS: In 2799 mother-child pairs, we examined the relations between maternal pre-pregnancy BMI and pregnancy weight gain and reported offspring wheeze, prolonged cough, lower respiratory tract infection, croup, and ear infection before age 1 year, along with reported diarrhea or vomiting...
August 16, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815974/health-promotion-in-fiji-is-it-feasible-in-the-emergency-department
#5
Anne Creaton, Jackie Holt
OBJECTIVES: Complications of diabetes, hypertension and asthma are commonly seen in EDs in Fiji. Time spent in the ED offers an opportunity for health promotion activities. The aim of the intervention was to provide information on diabetes, hypertension and asthma to patients in the ED. The aim of the project was to determine whether such an intervention could be implemented using public health students. The aim of this paper is to document the experiences of those who delivered and supervised the intervention...
August 16, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815837/cost-of-asthma-in-children-a-nationwide-population-based-cost-of-illness-study
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Manuel José Ferreira de Magalhães, Rita da Silva Amaral, Ana Margarida Pereira, Ana Isabel Alves de Sá E Sousa Santos, Maria Inês Águeda de Azevedo, Luís Filipe Ribeiro de Azevedo, João Almeida Lopes Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Childhood asthma is very prevalent and costs can be high, especially in severe disease. This study aimed to estimate the cost of asthma in Portuguese children and the variations by level of asthma control. METHODS: A nationwide, population- and prevalence-based cost-of-illness study with a societal perspective was conducted. We measured direct and indirect costs using a bottom-up approach and a human capital method, respectively, for 208 children (<18 years), from two national repositories...
August 17, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815786/vitamin-d-intake-during-the-first-4-years-and-onset-of-asthma-by-age-5-a-nested-case-control-study
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Bright I Nwaru, Kishor Hadkhale, Niina Hämäläinen, Hanna-Mari Takkinen, Suvi Ahonen, Jorma Ilonen, Jorma Toppari, Onni Niemelä, Anna-Maija Haapala, Riitta Veijola, Mikael Knip, Suvi M Virtanen
BACKGROUND: Early life vitamin D intake has been linked to asthma risk in childhood, but the role of longitudinal vitamin D exposure has not been previously evaluated. We investigated the association between vitamin D intake during the first 4 years of life and asthma risk by age 5. METHODS: Within a Finnish population-based birth cohort, 182 incident asthma cases were matched to 728 controls on sex, genetic risk for type 1 diabetes, delivery hospital, and time of birth...
August 17, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815724/secreted-products-of-fasciola-hepatica-inhibit-the-induction-of-t-cell-responses-that-mediate-allergy
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Conor M Finlay, Anna M Stefanska, Michelle M Coleman, Hanne Jahns, Joseph P Cassidy, Rachel M McLoughlin, Kingston H G Mills
There is evidence from epidemiology studies of a negative association between infection with helminth parasites and the development of allergy and asthma. Here we demonstrate that the excretory/secretory products of the helminth Fasciola hepatica (FHES) protected mice against ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic asthma when administered at time of allergen sensitisation. FHES reduced the accumulation of mucus, eosinophils and lymphocytes into the airways of allergen-challenged mice. Furthermore, FHES treatment suppressed Th2 responses in the airways...
August 16, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815624/morbidity-and-mortality-in-children-undergoing-bronchoscopy-for-foreign-body-removal
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Christopher A Roberts, Michele M Carr
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Analyze morbidity and mortality among children undergoing bronchoscopy for foreign body removal. STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective review using the American College of Surgeons Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program from 2014 and 2015. METHODS: Patients were identified using Current Procedural Terminology code 31635. Demographics, time to surgery, operative times, hospitalization time, and complications were collected...
August 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815189/a-case-of-pulmonary-vein-thrombosis-associated-with-treatment-of-omalizumab
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Sandhya Narukonda, Nagadarshini Ramagiri Vinod, Medha Joshi
Pulmonary vein thrombosis (PVT) is a challenging diagnosis and has been described in association with or as a complication of pulmonary tumors, lung surgeries, atrial myxoma, and after radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. There are not many reported cases of PVT associated with medication use. We present a case of a 53-year-old male with a history of severe persistent asthma on omalizumab, who presented with shortness of breath and was found to have PVT on computed tomography scan of the chest...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815148/spatio-temporal-analysis-for-new-york-state-sparcs-data
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Xin Chen, Yu Wang, Elinor Schoenfeld, Mary Saltz, Joel Saltz, Fusheng Wang
Increased accessibility of health data provides unique opportunities to discover spatio-temporal patterns of diseases. For example, New York State SPARCS (Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System) data collects patient level detail on patient demographics, diagnoses, services, and charges for each hospital inpatient stay and outpatient visit. Such data also provides home addresses for each patient. This paper presents our preliminary work on spatial, temporal, and spatial-temporal analysis of disease patterns for New York State using SPARCS data...
2017: AMIA Summits on Translational Science Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815121/enhancing-electronic-health-record-data-with-geospatial-information
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Sherrie Xie, Rebecca Greenblatt, Michael Z Levy, Blanca E Himes
Electronic Health Record (EHR)-derived data is a valuable resource for research, and efforts are underway to overcome some of its limitations by using data from external sources to gain a fuller picture of patient characteristics, symptoms, and exposures. Our goal was to assess the utility of augmenting EHR data with geocoded patient addresses to identify geospatial variation of disease that is not explained by EHR-derived demographic factors. Using 2011-2014 encounter data from 27,604 University of Pennsylvania Hospital System asthma patients, we identified factors associated with asthma exacerbations: risk was higher in female, black, middle aged to elderly, and obese patients, as well as those with positive smoking history and with Medicare or Medicaid vs...
2017: AMIA Summits on Translational Science Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815017/autophagy-and-airway-fibrosis-is-there-a-link
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REVIEW
Anudeep Kota, Deepak Deshpande, Mehra Haghi, Brian Oliver, Pawan Sharma
In the past decade, an emerging process named "autophagy" has generated intense interest in many chronic lung diseases. Tissue remodeling and fibrosis is a common feature of many airway diseases, and current therapies do not prevent or reverse these structural changes. Autophagy has evolved as a conserved process for bulk degradation and recycling of cytoplasmic components to maintain basal cellular homeostasis and healthy organelle populations in the cell. Furthermore, autophagy serves as a cell survival mechanism and can also be induced by chemical and physical stress to the cell...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815007/appropriate-selection-for-omalizumab-treatment-in-patients-with-severe-asthma
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Leo Nygaard, Daniel Pilsgaard Henriksen, Hanne Madsen, Jesper Rømhild Davidsen
Background: Omalizumab improves asthma control in patients with uncontrolled severe allergic asthma; however, appropriate patient selection is crucial. Information in this field is sparse. Objective: We aimed to estimate whether potential omalizumab candidates were appropriately selected according to guidelines, and the clinical effect of omalizumab treatment over time. Design: We performed a retrospective observational study on adult patients with asthma treated with omalizumab during 2006-2015 at the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Odense University Hospital (OUH), Denmark...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815006/biomarkers-in-inflammometry-pediatric-asthma-utility-in-daily-clinical-practice
#15
REVIEW
Silvia Sánchez-García, Alicia Habernau Mena, Santiago Quirce
Asthma is a common disease in both high and lower income countries that starts early and persists often for life. A correct and accurate diagnosis, treatment and follow-up during childhood are essential for a better understanding of adult asthma and avoiding over- or under-treatment. Th2 inflammation in children with asthma symptoms is usually assessed by measuring with serum total IgE, blood eosinophilia and FeNO levels that may help to predict asthma, particularly in those infants and young children in whom lung function tests are difficult to perform...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814959/poor-sleep-is-highly-associated-with-house-dust-mite-allergic-rhinitis-in-adults-and-children
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Damien Leger, Bénédicte Bonnefoy, Bernard Pigearias, Bertrand de La Giclais, Antoine Chartier
BACKGROUND: Sleep disorders are often underreported to physicians by patients with allergies. This study aimed to characterize the sleep disorders associated with respiratory allergy to house dust mites (HDM) at the time of initiation of sublingual allergen immunotherapy (SLIT) in routine clinical practice. METHODS: This prospective, cross-sectional, observational study was conducted between November 2014 and March 2015 at 189 French trial sites and included 1750 participants suffering from HDM allergy who were initiating SLIT...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814914/body-height-of-children-with-bronchial-asthma-of-various-severities
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Tatiana I Eliseeva, Natalia A Geppe, Elena V Tush, Olga V Khaletskaya, Ivan I Balabolkin, Vilya A Bulgakova, Nailya I Kubysheva, Stanislav K Ignatov
Influence of bronchial asthma (BA) severity on physical development in children patients was evaluated in comparison with healthy population. Materials and Methods. 1042 children and adolescents (768 boys) with atopic BA were evaluated. All children underwent standard examination in a clinical setting, including anthropometry. The control group included 875 healthy children of a comparable age (423 boys). Results. The fraction of patients with the normal, lower, and increased height among the whole group of patients with BA is close to the corresponding values in the healthy population (χ(2) = 3...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814783/mycoplasma-pneumoniae-associated-bronchiolitis-obliterans-following-acute-bronchiolitis
#18
Chengsong Zhao, Jinrong Liu, Haiming Yang, Li Xiang, Shunying Zhao
The characteristics of Mycoplasma pneumonia (M. pneumoniae)-associated bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) are not well known. We retrospectively reviewed 17 patients with M. pneumoniae-associated BO. All patients had M. pneumoniae-associated acute bronchiolitis prior to the development of BO. In the acute bronchiolitis stage, all patients had fever and cough; six patients also had wheezing and dyspnoea. BO was diagnosed approximately 1.5-8 months later based on clinical manifestations and chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814549/cesarean-delivery-and-body-mass-index-at-6-months-and-into-childhood
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Rebecca Kofod Vinding, Tobias Steen Sejersen, Bo L Chawes, Klaus Bønnelykke, Thora Buhl, Hans Bisgaard, Jakob Stokholm
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of cesarean delivery (CD) is rising worldwide, and so is childhood obesity. Studies have shown associations between these factors. We examined the development of BMI from birth through childhood to determine whether CDs were associated with differences in growth and obesity. METHODS: Term children from the birth cohorts Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood2000 (COPSAC2000) and COPSAC2010 were included. Height, length, and weight measurements were collected prospectively until 5 years in COPSAC2010 and until 13 years in COPSAC2000...
June 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814359/the-risk-of-autoimmune-connective-tissue-diseases-in-patients-with-atopy-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#20
Yi-Chun Hou, Hsiao-Yun Hu, I-Lin Liu, Yun-Ting Chang, Chen-Yi Wu
BACKGROUND: The relationship between autoimmune connective tissue disease (ACTD) and atopy is controversial. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the risks of ACTDs in patients with atopic triad diseases, including atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, and asthma, by using a nationwide data base. METHODS: A cohort of 155,311 patients newly diagnosed with atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, or asthma in 2002-2011 was obtained from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database...
September 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
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