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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780238/update-on-new-biologics-for-intractable-eosinophilic-asthma-impact-of-reslizumab
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REVIEW
Jagdeep Sahota, Douglas S Robinson
A small percentage of patients with asthma have uncontrolled symptoms and frequent exacerbations, despite treatment with inhaled corticosteroids and other agents. It has become clear that different subtypes of this severe, treatment-resistant group exist due to different mechanisms of the disease. All such patients require detailed assessment in specialist centers to characterize the disease and assess treatment adherence. Recently, monoclonal antibodies have become available, which target specific pathways that may contribute to persistent inflammation and asthma exacerbations...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760926/diffuse-endobronchial-metastasis-from-sigmoid-carcinoma-presenting-as-wheezing-and-respiratory-failure
#2
Nattawat Jantarangsi, Poonchavist Chantranuwatana, Naricha Chirakalwasan
A 66-year-old Thai man with underlying asthma, history of traumatic right haemothorax, and sigmoid carcinoma with bladder invasion developed productive cough, whitish sputum, dyspnoea, and wheezing for 2 months. Physical examination showed generalized expiratory wheezing in both lungs. Computed tomography scan of the chest revealed diffuse thickening of bronchial wall, predominantly at lower lobes; several various sizes of pulmonary nodules; diffuse interlobular septal thickening; multiple enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes and hilar lymph nodes; and right pleural effusion...
July 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755048/school-based-interprofessional-asthma-self-management-education-program-for-middle-school-students-a-feasibility-trial
#3
Ellen B Buckner, Donna J Copeland, Kristina S Miller, Timothy Op Holt
BACKGROUND: Asthma is the most common chronic disease among school-aged children under 18 years of age and is a major cause of morbidity, loss of school days, and increased hospitalizations. Asthma disproportionately affects low-income, minority youth in Alabama. The benefits of improving asthma control and self-management have significance for improving health, preventing disease, and reducing health disparities by addressing social, behavioral, environmental, economic, and medical determinants of health...
2018: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748453/treatment-strategy-of-allergic-rhinitis-in-the-face-of-modern-world-threats
#4
Piotr Rapiejko, Dariusz Jurkiewicz, Wioletta Pietruszewska, Beata Zielnik-Jurkiewicz, Jarosław Woroń, Agnieszka Lipiec
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is the most common form of allergy, which - as epidemiological research has shown - applies to nearly 25% of the population. AR significantly affects the quality of life of the patient, and the more severe the disease, the greater the risk of developing bronchial asthma. One of the factors affecting the severity of symptoms and the degree of their control is air pollution. In some patients, despite proper treatment, persistence or only partial remission of symptoms (uncontrolled allergic rhinitis) is observed...
April 30, 2018: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741411/biomarkers-for-severe-allergic-asthma-in-children-could-they-be-useful-to-guide-disease-control-and-use-of-omalizumab
#5
Flore Amat, André Labbé
Although symptom controls in asthmatic children can be achieved through compliant use of conventional medication, some children have uncontrolled severe persistent asthma, especially if they are allergic. For these children, omalizumab (approved by the EMA and FDA in children aged > 6 years) could be a therapeutic option. However, response to omalizumab varies from one child to another. Predictive biomarkers of omalizumab effectiveness could be useful to monitor response to treatment. Area covered: The authors searched in the PubMed database for publications related to the use of biomarkers in allergic asthma...
May 16, 2018: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735474/the-detroit-young-adult-asthma-project-proposal-for-a-multicomponent-technology-intervention-for-african-american-emerging-adults-with-asthma
#6
Karen MacDonell, Sylvie Naar, Wanda Gibson-Scipio, Jean-Marie Bruzzese, Bo Wang, Aaron Brody
BACKGROUND: Racial and ethnic minority youth have poorer asthma status than white youth, even after controlling for socioeconomic variables. Proper use of asthma controller medications is critical in reducing asthma mortality and morbidity. The clinical consequences of poor asthma management include increased illness complications, excessive functional morbidity, and fatal asthma attacks. There are significant limitations in research on interventions to improve asthma management in racial minority populations, particularly minority adolescents and young adults, although illness management tends to deteriorate after adolescence during emerging adulthood, the unique developmental period beyond adolescence but before adulthood...
May 7, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733738/case-study-a-combination-of-mepolizumab-and-omaluzimab-injections-for-severe-asthma
#7
Rejmon Dedaj, Lindie Unsel
A Combination of Mepolizumab and Omaluzimab injections for severe asthma. INTRODUCTION: Patients with severe persistent asthma account for a large proportion of asthma morbidity and health care expenditures. In this case report we describe the use of a combination of omalizumab and mepolizumab in severe asthma with elevated IgE levels and eosinophilic phenotype. CASE STUDY: We are treating a 55 year old woman with severe persistent eosinophilic asthma and elevated IgE levels...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729177/clinical-and-pathogenetic-features-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-for-comorbidity-with-bronchial-asthma-on-the-background-of-obesity
#8
Oksana S Khukhlina, Alona A Antoniv, Olha Ye Mandryk, Olha Yе Hryniuk, Svitlana V Kovalenko, Victoria Yu Drozd, Zoriana Ia Kotsiubiichuk
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: The comorbid flow of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and bronchial asthma (BA) on the background of obesity is often recently drawn to the attention of both practitioners and researchers . The aim of our study was to study the changes in the functional state of the liver and the dependence of the external respiration function in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in combination with bronchial asthma and obesity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: The study was attended by 50 people aged from 30 to 50 years (average age 42 years), of which 40% were men and 60% women...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725983/liberty-asthma-quest-phase-3-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-group-study-to-evaluate-dupilumab-efficacy-safety-in-patients-with-uncontrolled-moderate-to-severe-asthma
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William W Busse, Jorge F Maspero, Klaus F Rabe, Alberto Papi, Sally E Wenzel, Linda B Ford, Ian D Pavord, Bingzhi Zhang, Heribert Staudinger, Gianluca Pirozzi, Nikhil Amin, Bolanle Akinlade, Laurent Eckert, Jingdong Chao, Neil M H Graham, Ariel Teper
INTRODUCTION: Dupilumab, a fully human anti-IL-4Rα monoclonal antibody, inhibits signaling of both interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-13, which are key drivers of type 2-mediated inflammation. Dupilumab is approved in the EU, USA, and other countries for the treatment of adults with inadequately controlled moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis. Following positive phase 2 results in asthma, the phase 3 Liberty Asthma QUEST trial was initiated to provide further evidence for dupilumab efficacy and safety in patients with uncontrolled, moderate-to-severe asthma...
May 3, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716970/case-3-persistent-respiratory-distress-in-a-teenager-treated-for-severe-asthma-exacerbation
#10
Andrew Shieh, Roopa Siddaiah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Pediatrics in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713490/clinical-characteristics-and-comorbidities-of-elderly-asthmatics-who-attend-allergy-clinics
#11
Anahí Yáñez, Marcela Soria, Susana De Barayazarra, Nancy Recuero, Francisco Rovira, Edgardo Jares, Ana María Stok, Sergio Nemirovsky, Carlos Bueno
Background: To date, few studies have focused on the clinical and allergic characteristics of asthma in the elderly, defined as asthma in people aged 60 or over. Thus, we propose to identify and study the clinical and allergic characteristics and comorbidities of patients with asthma among the elderly. Methods: A retrospective, observational, descriptive study was developed in five clinics and hospitals in Argentina. Allergy Physicians analyzed their patients' medical records in 2014 and included those adults over the age of 60, who had been diagnosed with asthma according to the GINA guidelines...
2018: Asthma Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696023/c-type-lectin-receptors-in-asthma
#12
REVIEW
Sabelo Hadebe, Frank Brombacher, Gordon D Brown
Asthma is a heterogeneous disease that affects approximately 300 million people worldwide, largely in developed countries. The etiology of the disease is poorly understood, but is likely to involve specific innate and adaptive responses to inhaled microbial components that are found in allergens. Fungal-derived allergens represent a major contributing factor in the initiation, persistence, exacerbation, and severity of allergic asthma. C-type lectin like receptors, such as dectin-1, dectin-2, DC-specific intercellular adhesion molecule 3-grabbing nonintegrin, and mannose receptor, recognize many fungal-derived allergens and other structurally similar allergens derived from house dust mites (HDM)...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680938/diagnosis-and-novel-approaches-to-the-treatment-of-hypereosinophilic-syndromes
#13
REVIEW
Melanie C Dispenza, Bruce S Bochner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is characterized by persistent hypereosinophilia associated with end-organ damage. As our understanding of the pathogenesis of various forms of HES broadens, so does our ability to tailor steroid-sparing therapies for each subtype. The purpose of this review is to summarize recent literature related to the etiology, diagnosis, and management of HES. RECENT FINDINGS: Mutations involved in subsets of HES can guide the choice of tyrosine kinase inhibitors beyond just imatinib...
April 21, 2018: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679407/longitudinal-urinary-metabolomic-profiling-reveals-metabolites-for-asthma-development-in-early-childhood
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Chih-Yung Chiu, Gigin Lin, Mei-Ling Cheng, Meng-Han Chiang, Ming-Han Tsai, Kuan-Wen Su, Man-Chin Hua, Sui-Ling Liao, Shen-Hao Lai, Tsung-Chieh Yao, Kuo-Wei Yeh, Jing-Long Huang
BACKGROUND: Several metabolites and altered metabolic pathways have been reported to be associated with asthma. However, longitudinal analysis of the dynamics of metabolites contributing to the development of asthma has not yet been fully clarified. METHODS: We sought to identify the metabolic mechanisms underlying asthma development in early childhood. Thirty children with asthma and paired healthy controls from a prospective birth cohort were enrolled. Time-series analysis of urinary metabolites collected at ages 1, 2, 3, and 4 years were assessed using 1 H-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy coupled with partial least-squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA)...
April 21, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676069/perceptions-of-severe-asthma-and-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome-among-specialists-a-questionnaire-survey
#15
Sang Heon Kim, Ji Yong Moon, Jae Hyun Lee, Ga Young Ban, Sujeong Kim, Mi Ae Kim, Joo Hee Kim, Min Hye Kim, Chan Sun Park, So Young Park, Hyouk Soo Kwon, Jae Woo Kwon, Jae Woo Jung, Hye Ryun Kang, Jong Sook Park, Tae Bum Kim, Heung Woo Park, You Sook Cho, Kwang Ha Yoo, Yeon Mok Oh, Byung Jae Lee, An Soo Jang, Sang Heon Cho, Hae Sim Park, Choon Sik Park, Ho Joo Yoon
PURPOSE: Severe asthma and asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap syndrome (ACOS) are difficult to control and are often associated with poor clinical outcomes. However, much is not understood regarding the diagnosis and treatment of severe asthma and ACOS. To evaluate the current perceptions of severe asthma and COPD among asthma and COPD specialists, we designed an e-mail and internet-based questionnaire survey. METHODS: Subjects were selected based on clinical specialty from among the members of the Korean Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the Korean Academy of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases...
May 2018: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669351/bronchial-thermoplasty-in-severe-asthma-best-practice-recommendations-from-an-expert-panel
#16
Peter I Bonta, Pascal Chanez, Jouke T Annema, Pallav L Shah, Robert Niven
Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is a bronchoscopic treatment for patients with severe asthma who remain symptomatic despite optimal medical therapy. In this "expert best practice" paper, the background and practical aspects of BT are highlighted. Randomized, controlled clinical trials have shown BT to be safe and effective in reducing severe exacerbations, improving quality of life, and decreasing emergency department visits. Five-year follow-up studies have provided evidence of the functional stability of BT-treated patients with persistence of a clinical benefit...
2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661500/severity-of-eczema-and-mental-health-problems-in-japanese-schoolchildren-the-tommo-child-health-study
#17
Yasutaka Kuniyoshi, Masahiro Kikuya, Masako Miyashita, Chizuru Yamanaka, Mami Ishikuro, Taku Obara, Hirohito Metoki, Naoki Nakaya, Fuji Nagami, Hiroaki Tomita, Atsushi Hozawa, Ichiro Tsuji, Shigeo Kure, Nobuo Yaegashi, Masayuki Yamamoto, Shinichi Kuriyama
BACKGROUND: The association between eczema and mental health problems in schoolchildren has been underexplored. We aimed to investigate this association with the validated questionnaires. METHODS: Of 46,648 invited children, we analyzed 9954 (21.3%) in the 2nd to the 8th grades from the ToMMo Child Health Study conducted in 2014 and 2015, a cross-sectional survey in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. We defined eczema status as "normal," "mild/moderate," or "severe," based on the presence of persistent flexural eczema and sleep disturbance, according to the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Eczema Symptom Questionnaire...
April 13, 2018: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649887/clinical-effect-of-endoscopic-vidian-neurectomy-on-bronchial-asthma-outcomes-in-patients-with-coexisting-refractory-allergic-rhinitis-and-asthma
#18
Jingang Ai, Zuozhong Xie, Xiang Qing, Wei Li, Honghui Liu, Tiansheng Wang, Guolin Tan
Background The prevalence of both allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma is high throughout the world; their mutual influence on each other has been documented in many studies. However, studies regarding surgical intervention are limited. Objective To evaluate the clinical significance of endoscopic vidian neurectomy on bronchial asthma outcomes in patients with coexisting refractory allergic rhinitis and asthma. Methods A total of 109 patients with moderate to severe persistent intractable allergic rhinitis and mild/moderate asthma were allocated to the bilateral endoscopic vidian neurectomy group (group 1) or conservative medication group (group 2) according to the patients' self-selection...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628377/lung-function-trajectories-from-pre-school-age-to-adulthood-and-their-associations-with-early-life-factors-a-retrospective-analysis-of-three-population-based-birth-cohort-studies
#19
Danielle C M Belgrave, Raquel Granell, Steve W Turner, John A Curtin, Iain E Buchan, Peter N Le Souëf, Angela Simpson, A John Henderson, Adnan Custovic
BACKGROUND: Maximal lung function in early adulthood is an important determinant of mortality and COPD. We investigated whether distinct trajectories of lung function are present during childhood and whether these extend to adulthood and infancy. METHODS: To ascertain trajectories of FEV1 , we studied two population-based birth cohorts (MAAS and ALSPAC) with repeat spirometry from childhood into early adulthood (1046 participants from 5-16 years and 1390 participants from 8-24 years)...
April 5, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627424/asthma-across-the-lifespan-time-for-a-paradigm-shift
#20
Stanley J Szefler
We have a unique opportunity to significantly reduce the worldwide burden of asthma in children and impact respiratory outcomes in adults. However, this will require a paradigm shift that is directed at altering the natural history of asthma, reducing asthma exacerbations and preventing long-term adverse outcomes of childhood asthma. Attention should continue to be directed toward minimizing risk as well as impairment with a goal to achieve optimal control. Based on several NIH studies conducted over the last 10 years we now have the tools necessary to accomplish this goal...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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