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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526889/the-contribution-of-an-asthma-diagnostic-consultation-service-in-obtaining-an-accurate-asthma-diagnosis-for-primary-care-patients-results-of-a-real-life-study
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R M E Gillis, W van Litsenburg, R H van Balkom, J W Muris, F W Smeenk
Previous studies showed that general practitioners have problems in diagnosing asthma accurately, resulting in both under and overdiagnosis. To support general practitioners in their diagnostic process, an asthma diagnostic consultation service was set up. We evaluated the performance of this asthma diagnostic consultation service by analysing the (dis)concordance between the general practitioners working hypotheses and the asthma diagnostic consultation service diagnoses and possible consequences this had on the patients' pharmacotherapy...
May 19, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521324/the-role-of-hydrolyzed-formula-in-allergy-prevention
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Michael D Cabana
Asthma, eczema, food allergy, and allergic rhinitis are some of the most common pediatric, chronic conditions in the world. Breastfeeding is the optimal way to feed all infants. For those infants who are exposed to infant formula, some studies suggest that certain partially hydrolyzed or extensively hydrolyzed formulas may decrease the risk of allergic disease compared to nonhydrolyzed formulas for children with a family history of atopic disease. Overall, there is some evidence to suggest that partially hydrolyzed whey formulas and extensively hydrolyzed casein formulas may decrease the risk of developing eczema for infants at high risk of allergic disease...
2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518004/middle-ear-barotrauma-in-student-pilots
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Jung Heob Sohn, Kyoung Rai Cho
INTRODUCTION: The present study reports the clinical features of middle ear barotrauma in student pilots in the Republic of Korea Air Force. METHODS: The authors reviewed medical records of student pilots with barotrauma. The grade of barotrauma was assigned using Teed's classification. This study included nasal symptoms, endoscopic findings of the nasal cavity, and clinical course (duration, recurrence). The relationship between middle ear barotrauma and the nasal airway was also evaluated...
April 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513250/combined-measurements-of-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-and-nasal-nitric-oxide-levels-for-assessing-upper-airway-diseases-in-asthmatic-patients
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Takamitsu Asano, Masaya Takemura, Yoshihiro Kanemitsu, Makoto Yokota, Kensuke Fukumitsu, Norihisa Takeda, Hiroya Ichikawa, Hisatoshi Hijikata, Takehiro Uemura, Osamu Takakuwa, Hirotsugu Ohkubo, Ken Maeno, Yutaka Ito, Tetsuya Oguri, Atsushi Nakamura, Yumi Maki, Yoshihisa Nakamura, Motohiko Suzuki, Akio Niimi
BACKGROUND: Despite the close linkage between rhinitis, chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and asthma, relevant biomarkers of both upper and lower airway inflammation are rare. METHODS: Patients with asthma (without upper airway disease [UAD; n = 24], with rhinitis [n = 25], CRS [n = 24], and nasal polyps [n = 2]), isolated rhinitis (n = 13), isolated CRS (n = 13), and 10 healthy controls were prospectively recruited. Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (NO) levels at 50 mL/s (FeNO50), nasal NO levels, Lund-Macay-scores of sinus computed-tomography and an asthma control questionnaire (ACQ) were evaluated...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507495/the-pharmacotherapy-preferred-by-doctors-in-treatment-of-patients-diagnosed-with-asthma-or-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-or-allergic-rhinitis-and-concomitant-diseases-an-epidemiological-analysis
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Marcin Nowak, Grzegorz Brożek, Zbigniew Doniec, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz
INTRODUCTION: The clinical course of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is influenced by the co-occurrence of other chronic diseases and their pharmacotherapy. There are no data associated with the doctors' pharmacotherapy preferences in treatment of patients with asthma, COPD or allergic rhinitis and concomitant diseases. AIM: The assessment of doctors' preferences in pharmacotherapy of asthma, COPD or allergic rhinitis in relation to concomitant diseases...
April 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497925/increased-risk-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-in-patients-with-autoimmune-thyroid-diseases-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Yoon Seob Kim, Kyungdo Han, Ji Hyun Lee, Nack In Kim, Joo Young Roh, Seong Jun Seo, Hae Jun Song, Min Geol Lee, Jee Ho Choi, Young Min Park
There was no previous population-based study on the comparison of the risk of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) between autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD) and age- and gender-matched controls. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the risk of CSU after diagnosis of AITD using national registry data from Korea. The secondary objective was to evaluate other risk factors of CSU. Based on the disease code diagnoses in 2003-2005, we composed an AITD group (n=3,659) and an age- and gender-matched control group (n=18,295)...
July 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497678/eosinophil-fungal-rhinosinusitis-caused-by-fusarium-infection-secondary-to-odontogenic-maxillary-sinus-disease-when-collaboration-between-otolaryngologist-and-allergologist-leads-to-the-correct-diagnosis-and-therapy
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P Gamba, C Lombardi
Rhinitis and sinusitis usually coexist and are concurrent in most individuals; thus, the correct terminology is now "rhinosinusitis". On the basis of numerous causative factors, often co-existing in the same patient, the diagnosis of rhinosinusitis is also made by a wide variety of practitioners (allergologists, otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, primary care physicians, paediatricians, and many others). Approximately 5-15% of the population suffers from chronic rhinosinusitis, and in 10-12% of them, it is of dental origin...
May 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492494/nasal-irrigation-an-imprecisely-defined-medical-procedure
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Nicola Principi, Susanna Esposito
Nasal irrigation (NI) is an old practice of upper respiratory tract care that likely originated in the Ayurvedic medical tradition. It is used alone or in association with other therapies in several conditions-including chronic rhinosinusitis and allergic rhinitis-and to treat and prevent upper respiratory tract infections, especially in children. However, despite it being largely prescribed in everyday clinical practice, NI is not included or is only briefly mentioned by experts in the guidelines for treatment of upper respiratory tract diseases...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490870/pre-and-post-bronchodilator-airway-obstruction-are-associated-with-similar-clinical-characteristics-but-different-prognosis-report-from-a-population-based-study
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Sami Sawalha, Linnea Hedman, Eva Rönmark, Bo Lundbäck, Anne Lindberg
INTRODUCTION: According to guidelines, the diagnosis of COPD should be confirmed by post-bronchodilator (post-BD) airway obstruction on spirometry; however, in clinical practice, this is not always performed. The aim of this population-based study was to compare clinical characteristics and prognosis, assessed as mortality, between subjects with airway obstruction divided into pre- but not post-BD obstruction, post-BD airway obstruction (COPD), and subjects without airway obstruction...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487836/allergic-conjunctivitis-in-asia
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REVIEW
Bernard Yu-Hor Thong
Allergic conjunctivitis (AC), which may be acute or chronic, is associated with rhinitis in 30%-70% of affected individuals, hence the term allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (AR/C). Seasonal and perennial AC is generally milder than the more chronic and persistent atopic and vernal keratoconjunctivitis. Natural allergens like house dust mites (HDM), temperate and subtropical grass and tree pollen are important triggers that drive allergic inflammation in AC in the Asia-Pacific region. Climate change, environmental tobacco smoke, pollutants derived from fuel combustion, Asian dust storms originating from central/north Asia and phthalates may also exacerbate AR/C...
April 2017: Asia Pacific Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481057/mapping-and-comparing-bacterial-microbiota-in-the-sinonasal-cavity-of-healthy-allergic-rhinitis-and-chronic-rhinosinusitis-subjects
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Devyani Lal, Paul Keim, Josie Delisle, Bridget Barker, Matthew A Rank, Nicholas Chia, James M Schupp, John D Gillece, Emily K Cope
BACKGROUND: The role of microbiota in sinonasal inflammation can be further understood by targeted sampling of healthy and diseased subjects. We compared the microbiota of the middle meatus (MM) and inferior meatus (IM) in healthy, allergic rhinitis (AR), and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) subjects to characterize intrasubject, intersubject, and intergroup differences. METHODS: Subjects were recruited in the office, and characterized into healthy, AR, and CRS groups...
May 8, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476166/predictors-of-failure-of-dise-directed-adenotonsillectomy-in-children-with-sleep-disordered-breathing
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Noura Alsufyani, Andre Isaac, Manisha Witmans, Paul Major, Hamdy El-Hakim
BACKGROUND: Adenotonsillectomy (AT) is the most commonly performed procedure for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in pediatrics. However, 20-40% of patients will have persistent signs and symptoms of SDB after AT. Drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) has the potential to individualize surgical treatments and avoid unnecessary or unsuccessful surgeries. The objective of this study was to determine the predictors of failure of DISE-directed adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy in otherwise healthy children with SDB...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474294/influence-of-deviated-nasal-septum-on-nasal-epithelium-an-analysis
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Lakshit Kumar, Basavaraj P Belaldavar, Hema Bannur
Nasal obstruction is one of the most common complaint that ENT surgeon faces in his day to day practice. Deviated nasal septum is the most common cause for the nasal obstruction. It causes altered airflow dynamics which leads to various histopathological changes in nasal mucosa.Histopathological changes like lymphocytic infiltration and squamous metaplasia were studied and comparison was done between convex and concave side. A prospective randomized study conducted on 42 patients of deviated nasal septum from January 2015 to December 2015 selected from inpatient department of Otorhinolaryngology, KLES Dr...
May 4, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463525/upper-airway-and-skin-symptoms-in-allergic-and-non-allergic-asthma-results-from-the-swedish-ga-2-len-study
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Mary Kämpe, Maria Vosough, Andrei Malinovschi, Mohammad Alimohammadi, Kjell Alving, Bertil Forsberg, Jan Lötvall, Roelinde Middelveld, Barbro Dahlén, Christer Janson
BACKGROUND: Allergic and non-allergic asthma are viewed as separate entities, despite sharing similarities. The aims of this study were to determine differences in symptoms from the upper airways and the skin in allergic and non-allergic asthma. The secondary aims were to identify childhood risk factors and to compare quality of life in the two asthma groups. METHODS: This cohort (age 17-76 years) consisted of 575 subjects with allergic or non-allergic asthma and 219 controls...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462141/perception-of-cold-and-heat-pattern-identification-in-diseases-a-survey-of-korean-medicine-doctors
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Kwang-Ho Bae, Youngseop Lee, Ki-Hyun Park, Youngheum Yoon, Sujeong Mun, Siwoo Lee
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the extent to which Korean Medicine doctors consider cold and heat pattern identification when prescribing herbal treatment for a disease. METHODS: A survey was sent by e-mail to 15,841 members of the Association of Korean Medicine for whom member information was registered. Of these, 699 (4.4%) members participated in the survey. The survey included questions regarding the frequency of use of cold and heat pattern identification in deciding a herbal treatment prescription, the diseases for which cold and heat pattern identification-related herbal treatment was most efficacious, the type of herbal treatment prescribed, and the duration of the treatment...
March 2017: Integr Med Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459886/bacterial-microbiome-of-the-nose-of-healthy-dogs-and-dogs-with-nasal-disease
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Barbara Tress, Elisabeth S Dorn, Jan S Suchodolski, Tariq Nisar, Prajesh Ravindran, Karin Weber, Katrin Hartmann, Bianka S Schulz
The role of bacterial communities in canine nasal disease has not been studied so far using next generation sequencing methods. Sequencing of bacterial 16S rRNA genes has revealed that the canine upper respiratory tract harbors a diverse microbial community; however, changes in the composition of nasal bacterial communities in dogs with nasal disease have not been described so far. Aim of the study was to characterize the nasal microbiome of healthy dogs and compare it to that of dogs with histologically confirmed nasal neoplasia and chronic rhinitis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457643/risk-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-african-american-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Jessica W Hui, Jason Ong, James J Herdegen, Hajwa Kim, Christopher D Codispoti, Vahid Kalantari, Mary C Tobin, Robert P Schleimer, Pete S Batra, Phillip S LoSavio, Mahboobeh Mahdavinia
BACKGROUND: It is widely known that patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) commonly experience sleep disruption. Many of these patients have the associated diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, little is known about the risk factors for developing OSA in the CRS population. OBJECTIVE: To identify the risk factors for OSA in CRS to determine who should be screened for OSA among patients with CRS. METHODS: We evaluated a large cohort of patients with confirmed diagnostic criteria for CRS...
April 27, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452705/normal-saline-solution-nasal-pharyngeal-irrigation-improves-chronic-cough-associated-with-allergic-rhinitis
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Lin Lin, Zhongchun Chen, Yitan Cao, Guangbin Sun
BACKGROUND: Upper airway inflammation is one of the most commonly identified causes of chronic cough, although the underlying mechanism is not clear. This study compared normal saline solution nasal-pharyngeal irrigation (NSNPI) and fluticasone propionate nasal spray (FPNS) treatment for chronic cough associated with allergic rhinitis (AR). METHODS: Patients with suspected AR to house-dust mite were enrolled, and the symptom of cough was assessed by a cough symptom score and the Leicester Cough Questionnaire, and cough response to capsaicin was evaluated...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440537/speech-therapy-a-non-pharmacological-method-to-manage-difficult-to-treat-chronic-cough
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Karolina Krakowiak, Marta Dąbrowska, Filip Buła, Anna Łobacz, Dorota Rojek, Elżbieta M Grabczak, Antoni Krzeski, Rafał Krenke
Cough is the most common symptom of respiratory diseases. The results of management of chronic cough in adults are still unsatisfactory. Unexplained and difficult-to-treat chronic cough causes significant impairment in patients' quality of life. The results of recent studies suggest that speech therapy (speech language intervention) is one of the few methods which are usefull in management of persistent chronic cough. We present a case of a patient with chronic cough due to chronic nonallergic rhinitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease, who had been unsuccessfully treated for 18 years...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434014/prospective-open-label-evaluation-of-long-term-low-dose-doxycycline-for-difficult-to-treat-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
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A C Pinto Bezerra Soter, T F Bezerra, R Pezato, T R Teles Abdo, R M Pilan, F R Pinna, P Gevaert, T van Zele, C Bachert, R L Voegels
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess clinical outcomes of long-term low-dose oral doxycycline therapy in difficult-to-treat chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps (CRSwNP). METHODS: This was a prospective, open-label study of 60 patients with difficult-to-treat CRSwNP who had undergone endoscopic sinus surgery. Patients were divided into two groups: 28 received nasal steroids, saline irrigation, and doxycycline (200 mg on the first day, followed by 100 mg once daily) for 12 weeks, while 30 received only nasal steroids and saline irrigation...
April 23, 2017: Rhinology
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