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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549270/the-effects-of-early-life-adversity-on-the-immune-system
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REVIEW
Martha M C Elwenspoek, Annette Kuehn, Claude P Muller, Jonathan D Turner
Early life adversity (ELA) is associated with a higher risk for diseases in adulthood. Although the pathophysiological effects of ELA are varied, there may be a unifying role for the immune system in all of the long-term pathologies such as chronic inflammatory disorders (autoimmune diseases, allergy, and asthma). Recently, significant efforts have been made to elucidate the long-term effects ELA has on immune function, as well as the mechanisms underlying these immune changes. In this review, we focus on data from human studies investigating immune parameters in relation to post-natal adverse experiences...
May 17, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548904/utilization-of-a-patient-centered-asthma-passport-tool-in-a-subspecialty-clinic
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Jonathan Greenberg, Olga Prushinskaya, Joshua D Harris, Gillian Guidetti-Myers, Jacqueline Steiding, Gregory S Sawicki, Jonathan M Gaffin
INTRODUCTION: Despite available and effective tools for asthma self-assessment (Asthma Control Test, ACT) and self-management (Asthma Action Plan, AAP), they are underutilized in outpatient specialty clinics. We evaluated the impact of a patient-centered checklist, the Asthma Passport, on improving ACT and AAP utilization in clinic. METHODS: This was a randomized, interventional quality-improvement project in which the Asthma Passport was distributed to 120 pediatric asthma patients over the duration of 16 weeks...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548898/comparison-of-a-rapid-albuterol-pathway-with-a-standard-pathway-for-the-treatment-of-children-with-a-moderate-to-severe-asthma-exacerbation-in-the-emergency-department
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Matthew Wilkinson, Ben King, Sujit Iyer, Eric Higginbotham, Anna Wallace, Collin Hovinga, Coburn Allen
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine if a rapid albuterol delivery pathway with a breath-enhanced nebulizer can reduce emergency department (ED) length of stay (LOS), while maintaining admission rates and side effects, when compared to a traditional asthma pathway with a standard jet nebulizer. METHODS: Children aged 3-18 presenting to a large urban pediatric ED for asthma were enrolled if they were determined by pediatric asthma score to have a moderate to severe exacerbation...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548896/implementation-of-asthma-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-primary-care-a-cross-sectional-study-based-on-the-knowledge-to-action-cycle
#4
Myriam E Gagné, Louis-Philippe Boulet
OBJECTIVE: Based on the Knowledge-to-Action Cycle, we assessed the self-reported implementation and perception of asthma clinical practice guideline (CPG) recommendations in primary care physicians (PCPs), along with the barriers and facilitators to CPG use in primary care. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study. Using the extended Asthma Physicians' Practice Assessment Questionnaire(©), PCPs self-reported the following: their knowledge of 15 key asthma CPG recommendations, the perceived usefulness of each of these recommendations, their motivation to apply these recommendations, and their agreement with the content of these recommendations...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548873/students-with-asthma-and-its-impacts
#5
Elif Isik, Ismet S Isik
Asthma is a common chronic disease in children. Uncontrolled asthma is a significant contributor to school absenteeism, emergency room visits, and hospitalization, all of which can lead to low school performance, financial burdens, and emotional problems for children and their parents. Asthma in children restricts the activities of school-aged children, such as participating in before- and after-school activity and extracurricular activities such as sports. Uncontrolled asthma has the potential to impact a student's self-confidence and social interactions...
May 1, 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548868/inhaled-corticosteroid-prescribing-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department-sustained-success-and-prescription-filling-rates
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Sarah Nicole Adams, Mary Abel, Dustin Fowler, Jennifer Braden, Myla D Ebeling, Annie N Simpson, M Olivia Titus, Annie Lintzenich Andrews
OBJECTIVE: To determine if improvement in Inhaled Corticosteroid (ICS) prescribing in the pediatric emergency department (PED) can be sustained after transition from intense intervention to low-intervention phase, and to determine ICS fill rates. METHODS: A Quality Improvement (QI) project began in Aug 2012. Results through Feb 2014 were previously published. In Feb 2014 interventions were scaled back to determine the sustainability of QI success. Eligible patients included children aged 2-17 seen in the PED for asthma between Feb 2014 and Sept 2016...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548133/asthma-and-allergy-the-net-effect-of-respiratory-viruses
#7
Yvonne Bordon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 26, 2017: Nature Reviews. Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547823/asthma-other-atopic-conditions-and-risk-of-infections-in-105-519-general-population-never-and-ever-smokers
#8
Jens Helby, Børge Grønne Nordestgaard, Thomas Benfield, Stig Egil Bojesen
BACKGROUND: Individuals with atopic conditions may have increased susceptibility to infections outside the organs directly affected by their atopic condition. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that atopic conditions overall, and stratified by smoking history, are associated with increased risk of hospitalization for infections. METHODS: We collected information on smoking history and self-reported atopic conditions from 105,519 individuals from the general population and followed them for up to 23 years for infectious disease hospitalizations and deaths...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547386/dupilumab-first-global-approval
#9
Matt Shirley
Dupilumab (Dupixent(®)) is a fully human monoclonal antibody directed against the interleukin (IL)-4 receptor α (IL-4Rα) subunit. Dupilumab inhibits the signalling of the type 2 cytokines IL-4 and IL-13 and was co-developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi as a potential therapeutic agent for the treatment of atopic or allergic diseases. In March 2017 dupilumab received its first global approval, in the USA, for use in the treatment of adult patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis whose disease is not adequately controlled with topical prescription therapies or when those therapies are not advisable...
May 25, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547375/the-effects-of-ozone-on-human-health
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Daniela Nuvolone, Davide Petri, Fabio Voller
Ozone is a highly reactive, oxidative gas associated with adverse health outcome, including mortality and morbidity. Data from monitoring sites worldwide show levels of ozone often exceeding EU legislation threshold and the more restrictive WHO guidelines for the protection of human health. Well-established evidence has been produced for short-term effects, especially on respiratory and cardiovascular systems, associated to ozone exposure. Less conclusive is the evidence for long-term effects, reporting suggestive associations with respiratory mortality, new-onset asthma in children and increased respiratory symptom effects in asthmatics...
May 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546781/role-of-adult-asthma-education-in-improving-asthma-control-and-reducing-emergency-room-utilization-and-hospital-admissions-in-an-inner-city-hospital
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Rashmi Mishra, Muhammad Kashif, Sindhaghatta Venkatram, Teresa George, Kristina Luo, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes
Objective. Asthma education programs have been shown to decrease healthcare utilization and improve disease control and management. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the impact of an outpatient adult asthma education program in an inner city hospital caring for patients with low socioeconomic and educational status. Methods. An asthma education program was implemented in September 2014. Patients who received education from September 2014 to July 2015 were evaluated. Outcomes were compared for the same group of patients before and after education...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546563/microbiota-in-t-cell-homeostasis-and-inflammatory-diseases
#12
REVIEW
Naeun Lee, Wan-Uk Kim
The etiology of disease pathogenesis can be largely explained by genetic variations and several types of environmental factors. In genetically disease-susceptible individuals, subsequent environmental triggers may induce disease development. The human body is colonized by complex commensal microbes that have co-evolved with the host immune system. With the adaptation to modern lifestyles, its composition has changed depending on host genetics, changes in diet, overuse of antibiotics against infection and elimination of natural enemies through the strengthening of sanitation...
May 26, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546562/the-interplay-between-host-immune-cells-and-gut-microbiota-in-chronic-inflammatory-diseases
#13
REVIEW
Donghyun Kim, Melody Y Zeng, Gabriel Núñez
Many benefits provided by the gut microbiota to the host rely on its intricate interactions with host cells. Perturbations of the gut microbiota, termed gut dysbiosis, affect the interplay between the gut microbiota and host cells, resulting in dysregulation of inflammation that contributes to the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, allergic asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. In this review, we provide an overview of how gut bacteria modulates host metabolic and immune functions, summarize studies that examined the roles of gut dysbiosis in chronic inflammatory diseases, and finally discuss measures to correct gut dysbiosis as potential therapeutics for chronic inflammatory diseases...
May 26, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546471/automated-quality-control-of-forced-oscillation-measurements-respiratory-artifact-detection-with-advanced-feature-extraction
#14
Thuy T Pham, Philip H W Leong, Paul David Robinson, Thomas Gutzler, Adelle S Jee, Gregory G King, Cindy Thamrin
The forced oscillation technique (FOT) can provide unique and clinically relevant lung function information with little cooperation with subjects. However, FOT has higher variability than spirometry, possibly because strategies for quality control and reducing artifacts in FOT measurements have yet to be standardized or validated. Many quality control procedures either rely on simple statistical filters or subjective evaluation by a human operator. In this study, we propose an automated artifact removal approach based on the resistance against flow profile, applied to complete breaths...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546381/adjunct-therapies-for-refractory-status-asthmaticus-in-children
#15
Kyle J Rehder
Asthma exacerbation is a common reason for children to present to the emergency department. If primary therapies fail to halt the progression of an asthma flare, status asthmaticus often leads to hospital, and potentially ICU, admission. Following the initial administration of inhaled β agonists and systemic corticosteroids, a wide array of adjunct medical therapies may be used to treat status asthmaticus. Unfortunately, the data supporting the use of these adjunct therapies are often unclear, conflicting, or absent...
June 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546371/pediatric-aerosol-therapy
#16
Ariel Berlinski
Inhaled medications are the mainstay of therapy for many pediatric pulmonary diseases. Device and delivery technique selection is key to improving lung deposition of inhaled drugs. This paper will review the subject in relationship to several pediatric clinical situations: acute pediatric asthma, transnasal aerosol delivery, delivery through tracheostomies, and delivery during noninvasive and invasive mechanical ventilation. This review will focus on the pediatric age group and will not include neonates.
June 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546202/the-net-effect-of-viral-triggered-asthma
#17
Priscilla N Kelly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 26, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546015/allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis-in-japan-a-nationwide-survey
#18
Tsuyoshi Oguma, Masami Taniguchi, Terufumi Shimoda, Katsuhiko Kamei, Hiroto Matsuse, Akira Hebisawa, Noboru Takayanagi, Satoshi Konno, Koichi Fukunaga, Kazuki Harada, Jun Tanaka, Katsuyoshi Tomomatsu, Koichiro Asano
BACKGROUND: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is an allergic pulmonary disease characterized by a hypersensitivity reaction to Aspergillus species colonizing the airways. The clinical characteristics of ABPA may differ depending on genetic and environmental background. We performed a nationwide survey to determine the clinical characteristics of ABPA in Japan. METHODS: In 2013, a questionnaire on physician-diagnosed ABPA/allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis was sent to 903 medical centers specializing in respiratory or allergic diseases...
May 23, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545978/benralizumab-for-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-persistent-asthma-bise-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Gary T Ferguson, J Mark FitzGerald, Eugene R Bleecker, Michel Laviolette, David Bernstein, Craig LaForce, Lyndon Mansfield, Peter Barker, Yanping Wu, Maria Jison, Mitchell Goldman
BACKGROUND: Benralizumab is a humanised, anti-interleukin 5 receptor α monoclonal antibody that directly and rapidly depletes eosinophils, reduces asthma exacerbations, and improves lung function for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma. The objective of this trial was to assess the safety and efficacy of benralizumab for patients with mild to moderate, persistent asthma. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we recruited patients aged 18-75 years, weighing at least 40 kg, and with a postbronchodilator reversibility in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) of at least 12% at screening, from 52 clinical research centres in six countries...
May 22, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545810/thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-and-apocynin-alter-the-expression-of-airway-remodeling-factors-in-human-rhinovirus-infected-cells
#20
Joanna Wieczfinska, Rafal Pawliczak
Airway remodeling is a characteristic of bronchial asthma. The process involves the expression of many genes, such as transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β), tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMP-1), MMP and arginase. Human rhinovirus (HRV) is known to cause asthma exacerbations, and viral infections might be involved in the development of airway remodeling. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the influence of HRV on the genes involved in airway remodeling and to examine the impact of thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) and contribution of oxidative stress on airway remodeling in the context of HRV infection...
May 16, 2017: Immunobiology
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