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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201975/selective-inhibition-of-phosphodiesterases-4a-b-c-and-d-isoforms-in-chronic-respiratory-diseases-current-and-future-evidences
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Sonia Contreras, Javier Milara, Esteban Morcillo, Julio Cortijo
Chronic respiratory diseases affect millions of people every day. According to World Health Organization estimates, ~235 million people suffer from asthma, ~64 million suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and millions more suffer from allergic rhinitis around the world. In recent last years, the first phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitor, roflumilast, was approved as a treatment to reduce the risk of exacerbations in stable and severe COPD associated with chronic bronchitis and a history of exacerbations...
February 13, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
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/28195023/cheer-national-study-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-practice-patterns
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Nikita Chapurin, Melissa A Pynnonen, Rhonda Roberts, Kristine Schulz, Jennifer J Shin, David L Witsell, Kourosh Parham, Alan Langman, David Carpenter, Andrea Vambutas, Anh Nguyen-Huynh, Anne Wolfley, Walter T Lee
Objectives (1) Describe national patterns of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) care across academic and community practices. (2) Determine the prevalence of comorbid disorders in CRS patients, including nasal polyposis, allergic rhinitis, asthma, and cystic fibrosis. (3) Identify demographic, clinical, and practice type factors associated with endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Study Design Multisite cross-sectional study. Setting Otolaryngology's national research network CHEER (Creating Healthcare Excellence through Education and Research)...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161282/use-of-anti-allergic-drugs-in-children
#4
C Suárez-Castañón, G Modroño-Riaño, G Solís-Sánchez
Allergic rhinitis is one of the most frequent chronic diseases in children. We have analysed the prescriptions habits of anti-allergic medications in children (<14 years old) in 2011. We calculated the DHD (N°DDD/1000 children/day) for oral antihistamines and intranasal therapies (corticoids and antihistamines) in the region (sanitary districts I-VIII) and specifically in sanitary district V (health centres 1-15). We also reviewed the clinical records in six health centres in sanitary district V to know more details about age and diagnosis and to value if these prescriptions are adequate...
February 1, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160338/h1-antihistamine-refractory-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-it-s-worse-than-we-thought-first-results-of-the-multicenter-real-life-aware-study
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Marcus Maurer, Petra Staubach, Ulrike Raap, Grit Richter-Huhn, Andrea Bauer, Franziska Ruëff, Thilo Jakob, Amir S Yazdi, Vera Mahler, Nicola Wagner, Undine Lippert, Uwe Hillen, Andreas Schwinn, Mario Pawlak, Norbert Behnke, Kamel Chaouche, Nadine Chapman-Rothe
BACKGROUND: Most data on chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) originate from highly selected patient populations treated at specialized centers. Little is known about CSU patient characteristics and the burden of CSU in routine clinical practice. AWARE (A World-wide Antihistamine-Refractory chronic urticaria patient Evaluation) is an ongoing global study designed to assess chronic urticaria in the real-life setting. OBJECTIVE: To describe the baseline characteristics of the first 1,539 German AWARE patients with H1-antihistamine-refractory CSU...
February 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151586/nuclear-erythroid-2-related-factor-2-activation-inhibits-house-dust-mite-induced-sinonasal-epithelial-cell-barrier-dysfunction
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Nyall R London, Anuj Tharakan, Andrew P Lane, Shyam Biswal, Murugappan Ramanathan
BACKGROUND: Dysregulated sinonasal epithelial cell (SNEC) barrier function has been proposed to contribute to the pathogenesis of sinonasal inflammatory conditions such as allergic rhinitis (AR) and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Allergens such as house dust mite (HDM) have been reported to disrupt SNEC barrier integrity. We have recently identified nuclear erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) activation via sulforaphane (SFN) stimulation to stabilize SNEC barrier function. The purpose of this study was to explore whether Nrf2 activation could ameliorate HDM-induced SNEC barrier dysfunction...
February 2, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149331/combining-omics-data-to-identify-genes-associated-with-allergic-rhinitis
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Andréanne Morin, Michel Laviolette, Tomi Pastinen, Louis-Philippe Boulet, Catherine Laprise
Allergic rhinitis is a common chronic disorder characterized by immunoglobulin E-mediated inflammation. To identify new genes associated with this trait, we performed genome- and epigenome-wide association studies and linked marginally significant CpGs located in genes or its promoter and SNPs located 1 Mb from the CpGs, by identifying cis methylation quantitative trait loci (mQTL). This approach relies on functional cellular aspects rather than stringent statistical correction. We were able to identify one gene with significant cis-mQTL for allergic rhinitis, caudal-type homeobox 1 (CDX1)...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081319/chronic-cough-clinical-characteristics-and-etiologies-of-510-cases
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Guiyuan Jiang, Xinying Huang, Tianlin Li, Dongping Xu
BACKGROUND/AIM: To investigate the clinical features and underlying etiologies of chronic cough (CC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five hundred and ten CC patients were enrolled. The phases, characteristics and associated clinical manifestations of CC among the gastroesophageal reflux cough (GERC), cough-variant asthma (CVA), and upper airway cough syndrome (UACS) groups were compared, and the diagnostic values of each group were evaluated by multiple regression analysis...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074172/non-allergic-rhinitis-in-children-epidemiological-aspects-pathological-features-diagnostic-methodology-and-clinical-management
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REVIEW
Dimitri Poddighe, Matteo Gelardi, Amelia Licari, Michele Miraglia Del Giudice, Gian Luigi Marseglia
Chronic rhinitis is a very common disease, as the prevalence in the general population resulted to be 40%. Allergic rhinitis has been considered to be the most frequent form of chronic rhinitis, as non-allergic rhinitis has been estimated to account for 25%. However, several evidences suggested that non-allergic rhinitis have been underrated, especially in children. In pediatrics, the diagnostic definition of non-allergic rhinitis has been often limited to the exclusion of an allergic sensitization. Actually, local allergic rhinitis has been often misdiagnosed as well as mixed rhinitis has not been recognized in most cases...
December 26, 2016: World Journal of Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058762/vernal-like-conjunctivitis-in-a-western-lowland-gorilla-gorilla-gorilla-gorilla
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Jane S Hopper, Ellen Holding, Emma J Scurrell, Heidi Featherstone
CASE DESCRIPTION: A 17-year-old female western lowland gorilla presented with bilateral ocular discharge, conjunctivitis, and rhinitis that was investigated and treated over a 34-month period. Clinical findings, diagnostic results, treatment, and follow-up are described. CLINICAL FINDING: A mild intermittent mucoid ocular discharge was initially noted. 10 months later, conjunctival hyperemia and thickening developed and progressed rapidly to a mass-like lesion covering the right eye...
January 5, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051265/the-role-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-in-nasal-inflammations
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K-J Cheng, Y-Y Bao, S-H Zhou
OBJECTIVE: Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) is considered an important transcription factor due to its roles in glycolysis, angiogenesis, cell differentiation, apoptosis, and other cellular pathways. It takes the role in various physiological and pathological states, such as solid tumors, vascular injury, and atherosclerotic lesion progression. In recent studies, HIF is found as a master regulator of body inflammation and immunity, not only in hypoxia but also in normoxia. Nasal inflammation has a close relationship with anoxia...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043740/health-conditions-in-rural-areas-with-high-livestock-density-analysis-of-seven-consecutive-years
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Christel E van Dijk, Jan-Paul Zock, Christos Baliatsas, Lidwien A M Smit, Floor Borlée, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Dick Heederik, C Joris Yzermans
Previous studies investigating health conditions of individuals living near livestock farms generally assessed short time windows. We aimed to take time-specific differences into account and to compare the prevalence of various health conditions over seven consecutive years. The sample consisted of 156,690 individuals registered in 33 general practices in a (rural) area with a high livestock density and 101,015 patients from 23 practices in other (control) areas in the Netherlands. Prevalence of health conditions were assessed using 2007-2013 electronic health record (EHR) data...
March 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042527/pediatric-rhinosinusitis
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Dana T Badr, Jonathan M Gaffin, Wanda Phipatanakul
Rhinosinusitis, is defined as an inflammation of the paranasal and nasal sinus mucosae. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS)is a common problem in the pediatric age group and the diagnosis and treatment are challenging due to the chronicity and similarity of symptoms with allergic rhinitis and adenoid hypertrophy. Although it is less common than acute rhinosinusitis, CRS is becoming more frequent and significantly affects the quality of life in children and can substantially impair daily function. CRS is characterized by sinus symptoms lasting more than 3 months despite medical therapy...
September 2016: Current Treatment Options in Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028401/the-prevalence-of-allergic-rhinitis-eczema-and-asthma-in-students-of-guidance-schools-in-mazandaran-province-iran
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Daniel Zamanfar, Javad Gaffari, Salar Behzadnia, Jamshid Yazdani-Charati, Sahar Tavakoli
BACKGROUND: Eczema, allergic rhinitis and asthma are common chronic allergic disorders in childhood. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of common allergic disorders among Iranian guidance schools students in Mazandaran Province, northern Iran. METHODS: This analytical cross-sectional study was performed on 3000 children aged 11-14 years old during 2012-13 according to ISAAC study. Of 3000 recruited children 1576 (52...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019044/severity-of-nasal-inflammatory-disease-questionnaire-for-canine-idiopathic-rhinitis-control-instrument-development-and-initial-validity-evidence
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L M Greene, K D Royal, J M Bradley, B D X Lascelles, L R Johnson, E C Hawkins
BACKGROUND: Effective treatments are needed for idiopathic chronic rhinitis in dogs, but assessment of efficacy requires a practical, quantifiable method for assessing severity of disease. OBJECTIVES: To develop and perform initial validity and reliability testing of an owner-completed questionnaire for assessing clinical signs and dog and owner quality of life (QOL) in canine chronic rhinitis. ANIMALS: Twenty-two dogs with histopathologically confirmed chronic rhinitis and 72 healthy dogs...
January 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011367/biomarkers-associated-with-disease-severity-in-allergic-and-nonallergic-asthma
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Selene Baos, David Calzada, Lucía Cremades, Joaquín Sastre, Joaquín Quiralte, Fernando Florido, Carlos Lahoz, Blanca Cárdaba
Asthma is a complex, chronic respiratory disease with a wide clinical spectrum. Use of high-throughput technologies has generated a great deal of data that require validation. In this work the objective was to validate molecular biomarkers related to asthmatic disease types in peripheral blood samples and define their relationship with disease severity. With this purpose, ninety-four previously described genes were analyzed by qRT-PCR in 30 healthy control (HC) subjects, 30 patients with nonallergic asthma (NA), 30 with allergic asthma (AA), and 14 patients with allergy (rhinitis) but without asthma (AR)...
February 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005088/-work-related-rhinitis-is-it-always-an-occupational-disease
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REVIEW
Witold Salski, Marta Wiszniewska, Agata Salska, Diana Tymoszuk, Jolanta Walusiak-Skorupa
Rhinitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the upper respiratory tract, characterized by a high prevalence and a complex pathogenesis. Work-related rhinitis (WRR) can be divided into occupational rhinitis (OR) and work-exacerbated rhinitis (WER). It is not only considered as a disease entity but also in the context of medical certification as the allergic disease associated with occupational exposure. Epidemiology of work-related rhinitis has been found to vary depending on the occupation and specific exposure, on the other hand the prevalence data may be underestimated due to the lack of uniform diagnostic criteria...
December 22, 2016: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994914/inhibitory-effect-of-pycnogenol-%C3%A2-on-airway-inflammation-in-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-rhinitis
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Ceren Günel, Buket Demirci, Aylin Eryılmaz, Mustafa Yılmaz, İbrahim Meteoğlu, İmran Kurt Ömürlü, Yeşim Başal
BACKGROUND: The supplement Pycnogenol(®) (PYC) has been used for the treatment of several chronic diseases including allergic rhinitis (AR). However, the in vivo effects on allergic inflammation have not been identified to date. AIMS: To investigate the treatment results of PYC on allergic inflammation in a rat model of allergic rhinitis. STUDY DESIGN: Animal experimentation. METHODS: Allergic rhinitis was stimulated in 42 rats by intraperitoneal sensitization and intranasal challenge with Ovalbumin...
November 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990603/sinonasal-characteristics-and-quality-of-life-by-snot-22-in-adult-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Suzie Hyeona Kang, Camila Degen Meotti, Karine Bombardelli, Otávio Bejzman Piltcher, Paulo de Tarso Roth Dalcin
: The prevalence of chronic sinus disease in cystic fibrosis (CF) has gradually increased. Sinonasal involvement may have influence on pulmonary exacerbations and can have a negative impact on the quality of life. To evaluate nasal characteristics and quality of life in adult patients with CF; to establish an association and determine the predictors in SNOT-22 questionnaire. Cross- sectional study with prospective data collection was performed to evaluate adult CF patients. Patients underwent clinical evaluation, lung function tests, nasal endoscopy, and paranasal sinuses CT scan...
December 18, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987514/-effects-of-breast-feeding-duration-bottle-feeding-duration-and-oral-habits-on-the-occlusal-characteristics-of-primary-dentition
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X X Chen, B Xia, L H Ge, J W Yuan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of breast-feeding duration, bottle-feeding duration and oral habits on the occlusal characteristics of primary dentition in 3-6-year-old children in Beijing. METHODS: This cross sectional study was conducted via an examination of the occlusal characteristics of 734 children combined with a questionnaire completed by their parents/guardians. The examination was performed by a single, previously calibrated examiner and the following variables were evaluated: presence or absence of deep overbite, open bite, anterior cross bite, posterior cross bite, deep overjet, terminal plane relationship of the second primary molar, primary canine relationship, crowding and spacing...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
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