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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922715/pm2-5-components-and-outpatient-visits-for-asthma-a-time-stratified-case-crossover-study-in-a-suburban-area
#1
Chau-Ren Jung, Li-Hao Young, Hui-Tsung Hsu, Ming-Yeng Lin, Yu-Cheng Chen, Bing-Fang Hwang, Perng-Jy Tsai
The effects of fine particles (PM2.5) on asthma have been widely confirmed by epidemiological research studies. However, a limited number of studies have investigated the relationship between exposure to different PM2.5 components and asthma. We characterized the PM2.5 components in a suburban site of central Taiwan and conducted a time-stratified case-crossover study to elaborate the effects of daily concentration of each PM2.5 component on asthma outpatient visits. We retrieved asthma outpatient claims for individuals less than 20 years old with a residential address in the Shalu district, Taiwan, from the National Health Insurance Research Database during 2000-2010...
September 12, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922563/role-of-il-18-in-atopic-asthma-is-determined-by-balance-of-il-18-il-18bp-il-18r
#2
Huiyun Zhang, Junling Wang, Ling Wang, Hua Xie, Liping Chen, Shaoheng He
It is recognized that IL-18 is related to development of asthma, but role of IL-18 in asthma remains controversial and confusing. This is largely due to lack of information on expression of IL-18 binding protein (BP) and IL-18 receptor (R) in asthma. In this study, we found that plasma levels of IL-18 and IL-18BP were elevated in asthma. The ratio between plasma concentrations of IL-18 and IL-18BP was 1:12.8 in asthma patients. We demonstrated that 13-fold more monocytes, 17.5-fold more neutrophils and 4.1-fold more B cells express IL-18BP than IL-18 in asthmatic blood, suggesting that there is excessive amount of IL-18BP to abolish actions of IL-18 in asthma...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922410/cesarean-section-without-medical-indication-and-risk-of-childhood-asthma-and-attenuation-by-breastfeeding
#3
Shuyuan Chu, Qian Chen, Yan Chen, Yixiao Bao, Min Wu, Jun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggest that caesarean section (CS) may increase the risk of asthma in children, but none of them could preclude potential confounding effects of underlying medical indications for CS. We aim to assess the association between CS itself (without medical indications) and risk of childhood asthma. METHODS: We conducted a hospital-based case-control study on childhood asthma with 573 cases and 812 controls in Shanghai. Unconditional logistic regression models in SAS were employed to control for potential confounders...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922266/time-to-asthma-related-readmission-in-children-admitted-to-the-icu-for-asthma
#4
Sze Man Tse, Christian Samson
OBJECTIVES: To compare the time to asthma-related readmissions between children with a previous ICU hospitalization for asthma and those with a non-ICU hospitalization and to explore predictors of time to readmission in children admitted to the ICU. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using a pan-Canadian administrative inpatient database from April 1, 2008, to March 31, 2014. SETTING: All adult and pediatric Canadian hospitals. SUBJECTS: Children 2-17 years old with a hospitalization for asthma...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921663/insect-bite-hypersensitivity-in-horses-is-associated-with-airway-hyperreactivity
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S Lanz, A Brunner, C Graubner, E Marti, V Gerber
BACKGROUND: Genetic and epidemiologic evidence suggests that in horses, as in other species, different manifestations of hypersensitivity may occur together. HYPOTHESIS: Horses affected with insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH) show airway hyperreactivity (AH) to inhaled histamine, even in the absence of overt clinical signs of equine asthma (EA). ANIMALS: Twenty-two healthy controls (group C), 24 horses suffering from IBH alone (group IBH), and 23 horses suffering from IBH and EA (group IBH/EA)...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921504/g%C3%AE-12-facilitates-carbachol-induced-shortening-in-human-airway-smooth-muscle-by-modulating-phosphoinositide-3-kinase-mediated-activation-in-a-rhoa-dependent-manner
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Edwin J Yoo, Gaoyuan Cao, Cynthia J Koziol-White, Christie A Ojiaku, Krishna Sunder, Joseph A Jude, James V Michael, Hong Lam, Ivan Pushkarsky, Robert Damoiseaux, Dino Di Carlo, Kwangmi Ahn, Steven S An, Raymond B Penn, Reynold A Panettieri
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)-dependent activation of Rho kinase (ROCK) is necessary for agonist-induced human airway smooth muscle cell (HASMC) contraction, and inhibition of PI3K promotes bronchodilation of human small airways. The upstream mechanisms driving agonist-mediated PI3K/ROCK axis activation, however, remain unclear. Given the capacity of G12 family proteins to activate ROCK pathways in other cell types (Riobo and Manning, 2005), the role of G12 proteins in modulating M3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (M3R)-stimulated PI3K/ROCK activation and HASMC contraction was examined...
September 17, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921447/structure-pharmacology-and-roles-in-physiology-of-the-p2y12-receptor
#7
Ivar von Kügelgen
P2Y receptors are G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) for extracellular nucleotides. The platelet ADP-receptor which has been denominated P2Y12 receptor is an important target in pharmacotherapy. The receptor couples to Gαi2 mediating an inhibition of cyclic AMP accumulation and additional downstream events including the activation of phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase and Rap1b proteins. The nucleoside analogue ticagrelor and active metabolites of the thienopyridine compounds ticlopidine, clopidogrel and prasugrel block P2Y12 receptors and, thereby, inhibit ADP-induced platelet aggregation...
September 12, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921405/cannabis-associated-asthma-and-allergies
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REVIEW
J M Chatkin, L Zani-Silva, I Ferreira, N Zamel
Inhalation of cannabis smoke is its most common use and the pulmonary complications of its use may be the single most common form of drug-induced pulmonary disease worldwide. However, the role of cannabis consumption in asthma patients and allergic clinical situations still remains controversial. To review the evidence of asthma and allergic diseases associated with the use of marijuana, we conducted a search of English, Spanish, and Portuguese medical using the search terms asthma, allergy, marijuana, marihuana, and cannabis...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921388/immunomodulatory-potential-of-nanocurcumin-based-formulation
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Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Sambhu Charan Mondal, Mayank Gangwar, Snehasis Jana
Vitamins, minerals, and nanocurcumin play a substantial role in various nutraceutical/pharmaceutical formulations that are widely used in therapeutics, cosmetics, and dietary supplements. The current study aimed to investigate the comparative in vitro immunomodulatory effect of a novel nanocurcumin-based formulation with curcumin in LPS-induced cytokine expression, NK cells' activity, and phagocytosis. The proinflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-1β, and MIP-1α) and NK cells' activity were measured in cell supernatants using ELISA assay; however, phagocytosis activity was performed using colorimetric analysis...
September 18, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921377/basophils-activated-via-tlr-signaling-may-contribute-to-pathophysiology-of-type-1-autoimmune-pancreatitis
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Masato Yanagawa, Kazushige Uchida, Yugo Ando, Takashi Tomiyama, Takashi Yamaguchi, Tsukasa Ikeura, Toshiro Fukui, Akiyoshi Nishio, Yoshiko Uemura, Takayuki Miyara, Hiroyuki Okamoto, Souhei Satoi, Kazuichi Okazaki
BACKGROUND: Pathophysiology of type 1 autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is still unclear. We previously reported that M2 macrophages might play an important role in type 1 AIP. Recently, it has been reported that basophils regulate differentiation to M2 macrophages. In this study, we investigated basophils from the pancreatic tissue and peripheral blood of individuals with type 1 AIP. METHODS: By using immunohistochemistry, we investigated basophils in pancreatic tissue from 13 patients with type 1 AIP and examined expression of toll-like receptors (TLRs) by these cells...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920926/particulate-allergens-potentiate-allergic-asthma-in-mice-through-sustained-ige-mediated-mast-cell-activation
#11
Cong Jin, Christopher P Shelburne, Guojie Li, Erin N Potts, Kristina J Riebe, Gregory D Sempowski, W Michael Foster, Soman N Abraham
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920112/implant-and-endodontic-treatment-selection-are-influenced-by-patients-demographic-characteristics-insurance-status-and-medical-history-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Georgios S Chatzopoulos, Larry F Wolff
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine any potential association between demographic characteristics, socioeconomic status, dental insurance, and medical and tobacco history between patients that received endodontic treatment or extraction and implant treatment in a university dental clinic. METHOD AND MATERIALS: Dental charts of patients who received root canal treatment and implant therapy were retrieved from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry records...
2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919788/innovative-treatments-for-severe-refractory-asthma-how-to-choose-the-right-option-for-the-right-patient
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REVIEW
Francesco Menzella, Carla Galeone, Francesca Bertolini, Claudia Castagnetti, Nicola Facciolongo
The increasing understanding of the molecular biology and the etiopathogenetic mechanisms of asthma helps in identification of numerous phenotypes and endotypes, particularly for severe refractory asthma. For a decade, the only available biologic therapy that met the unmet needs of a specific group of patients with severe uncontrolled allergic asthma has been omalizumab. Recently, new biologic therapies with different mechanisms of action and targets have been approved for marketing, such as mepolizumab. Other promising drugs will be available in the coming years, such as reslizumab, benralizumab, dupilumab and lebrikizumab...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919597/quality-of-life-in-children-with-asthma-in-bangladesh
#14
M R Hassan, S Kabir, A E Basher, M A Rahman, M A Islam, M K Khan, M S Basher
Asthma is a public health problem that adversely affects different aspects of quality of life. Childhood asthma is common in Bangladesh affecting their lifestyle. The objective of the study was to assess health-related quality of life in children with bronchial asthma. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out from January 2014 to December 2014 at the Outpatient Department of National Asthma Centre, Mohakhali, Dhaka among hundred sixty-two purposively selected children of both sexes with bronchial asthma aged from 7 to 17 years...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919369/effect-of-airway-remodeling-and-hyperresponsiveness-on-complexity-of-breathing-pattern-in-rat
#15
Mehdi Eslami-Behroozi, Mohammad Javan, Mohammad Reza Raoufy
The complexity of respiratory dynamics is decreased, in association with disease severity, in patients with asthma. However, the pathophysiological basis of decreased complexity of breathing pattern in asthma is not clear. In the present study, we investigated the effect of airway remodeling and hyperresponsiveness induced by repeated bronchoconstriction (using methacholine) on breathing pattern in rats with or without allergen-induced sensitization. Entropy analysis of respiratory variability showed decreased irregularity (less complexity) of respiratory rhythm in this rat model of asthma...
September 15, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919220/peucedanum-japonicum-extract-attenuates-allergic-airway-inflammation-by-inhibiting-th2-cell-activation-and-production-of-pro-inflammatory-mediators
#16
Jin Mi Chun, A-Reum Lee, Hyo Seon Kim, A Yeong Lee, Gyo Jeong Gu, Byeong Cheol Moon, Bo-In Kwon
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The root of Peucedanum japonicum Thunb is traditionally used to treat coughs, colds, headache and inflammatory diseases in Korea and Japan. Its effects on allergic lung inflammation have not been investigated. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the anti-asthmatic effects of Peucedanum japonicum extract (PJE) using a murine model of asthma and a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated macrophage cell line. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mice underwent two rounds of sensitization with ovalbumin 1 week apart followed by four intranasal ovalbumin challenges on days 13-16...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919200/predictors-of-enhanced-response-with-benralizumab-for-patients-with-severe-asthma-pooled-analysis-of-the-sirocco-and-calima-studies
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J Mark FitzGerald, Eugene R Bleecker, Andrew Menzies-Gow, James G Zangrilli, Ian Hirsch, Paul Metcalfe, Paul Newbold, Mitchell Goldman
BACKGROUND: Benralizumab is an anti-eosinophilic, anti-interleukin-5 receptor α monoclonal antibody that has been shown to significantly reduce asthma exacerbations and improve lung function for patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma. We further explored the efficacy of benralizumab for patients with different baseline blood eosinophil thresholds and exacerbation histories. METHODS: This study is a pooled analysis of the results from the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled SIROCCO (NCT01928771) and CALIMA (NCT01914757) phase 3 studies...
September 8, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919199/increasing-confidence-in-the-therapeutic-relevance-of-eosinophils-in-severe-asthma
#18
Marc Humbert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 8, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918869/clinical-guidelines-in-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-how-useful-are-they-in-clinical-practice
#19
Bernardino Alcázar-Navarrete, Francisca Castellano Miñán, Pedro J Romero Palacios
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918658/the-role-of-upper-airway-pathology-as-a-co-morbidity-in-severe-asthma
#20
Amelia Licari, Ilaria Brambilla, Maria De Filippo, Dimitri Poddighe, Riccardo Castagnoli, Gian Luigi Marseglia
Severe asthma is a complex heterogeneous disease that is refractory to standard treatment and is complicated by multiple co-morbidities and risk factors. Several co-morbidities may contribute to worsen asthma control and complicate diagnostic and therapeutic management of severe asthmatic patients. Areas covered: A prevalent cluster of chronic upper airway co-morbid diseases is recognized in severe asthma. Evaluation for these disorders should always be considered in clinical practice. The aim of this review is to provide an updated overview of the prevalence, the pathogenetic mechanisms, the clinical impact and the therapeutic options for upper airway pathology in severe asthma, focusing on chronic rhinosinusitis and allergic rhinitis...
September 16, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
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