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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092287/current-and-future-management-of-the-young-child-with-early-onset-wheezing
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Allison J Burbank, Stanley J Szefler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we discuss current thinking in relation to available guidelines for the care of preschool-aged children with recurrent wheezing, while highlighting the gaps in our knowledge and discussing changes that could occur over the next 5 years. RECENT FINDINGS: The Asthma Predictive Index as well as allergen-specific IgE, peripheral eosinophil count and exhaled nitric oxide are perhaps underutilized sources of information that can assist in predicting progression to asthma and response to therapies...
January 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089081/asthma-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-overlap-syndrome-literature-review-and-contributions-towards-a-portuguese-consensus
#2
D Araújo, E Padrão, M Morais-Almeida, J Cardoso, F Pavão, R B Leite, A C Caldas, A Marques
INTRODUCTION: Phenotypic overlap between the two main chronic airway pulmonary diseases, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), has been the subject of debate for decades, and recently the nomenclature of asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) was adopted for this condition. The definition of this entity in the literature is, however, very heterogeneous, it is therefore important to define how it applies to Portugal. METHODS: A literature review of ACOS was made in a first phase resulting in the drawing up of a document that was later submitted for discussion among a panel of chronic lung diseases experts, resulting in reflexions about diagnosis, treatment and clinical guidance for ACOS patients...
January 6, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089059/management-of-hospitalized-asthmatic-children-before-transport
#3
Brande Mazzeo, Rami Bzeih, Robert Schultz, Melissa Tavolieri, Alicia Fraser, Sabrina M Heidemann
Asthmatic children are at risk for respiratory failure and should be appropriately treated before transport. The objectives were to find out if the Pediatric Advanced Life Support guidelines for asthma treatment were followed in the emergency department (ED); to determine if additional treatment during transport or within the first 2 hours of admission was needed; and to compare the management of intubated asthmatics by the ED, transport team, and the intensive care unit (ICU) physician. The records for children diagnosed with acute asthma over 7 years who were transported by the intensive care transport team were reviewed...
January 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088797/automated-interpretation-of-pulmonary-function-tests-in-adults-with-respiratory-complaints
#4
Marko Topalovic, Stefan Laval, Jean-Marie Aerts, Thierry Troosters, Marc Decramer, Wim Janssens
BACKGROUND: The use of pulmonary function tests is primarily based on expert opinion and international guidelines. Current interpretation strategies are using predefined cutoffs for the description of a typical pattern. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to explore the predicted disease outcome based on the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS) interpreting strategy. Subsequently, we investigated whether an unbiased machine learning framework integrating lung function with clinical variables may provide alternative decision trees resulting in a more accurate diagnosis...
January 12, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087903/-interpretation-of-2016-asthma-management-and-prevention-guideline
#5
Wen Hua, Huaqiong Huang, Huahao Shen
The revision in 2016 asthma management and prevention guideline includes both the diagnosis of asthma and the control-based asthma management. It points out that asthma is a heterogeneous disease, and the diagnosis of asthma should be based on the characteristic pattern of symptoms and evidence of variable airflow limitation, emphasizing the diagnosis of atypical asthma. Besides, the epidemiology of asthma, assessment of asthma, management severe asthma, special type of asthma and asthma in special populations have been added in this version...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079597/histologic-findings-of-severe-therapy-resistant-asthma-from-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-biopsies
#6
Humberto E Trejo Bittar, Daniel Doberer, Mitra Mehrad, Diane C Strollo, Joseph K Leader, Sally Wenzel, Samuel A Yousem
The histologic changes occurring in severe/therapy-resistant asthma (SA) as defined by the European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society guidelines, particularly at the level of the distal airways are unknown. This study describes the clinical, radiologic, and histologic characteristics of 29 SA patients who underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lung biopsy. Pathologic observations were correlated with clinical features, especially the presence of autoimmune disease (AID) (15/29, 51.7%). Ten biopsies (10/29, 34...
February 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077097/what-patients-really-think-about-asthma-guidelines-barriers-to-guideline-implementation-from-the-patients-perspective
#7
H Lingner, B Burger, P Kardos, C P Criée, H Worth, E Hummers-Pradier
BACKGROUND: Treatment of asthma does not always comply with asthma guidelines (AG). This may be rooted in direct or indirect resistance on the doctors' and/or patients' side or be caused by the healthcare system. To assess whether patients' concepts and attitudes are really an implementation barrier for AG, we analysed the patients' perspective of a "good asthma therapy" and contrasted their wishes with current recommendations. METHODS: Using a qualitative exploratory design, topic centred focus group (FG) discussions were performed until theoretical saturation was reached...
January 11, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057024/behavior-change-interventions-and-policies-influencing-primary-healthcare-professionals-practice-an-overview-of-reviews
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REVIEW
Bhupendrasinh F Chauhan, Maya Jeyaraman, Amrinder Singh Mann, Justin Lys, Becky Skidmore, Kathryn M Sibley, Ahmed Abou-Setta, Ryan Zarychanksi
BACKGROUND: There is a plethora of interventions and policies aimed at changing practice habits of primary healthcare professionals, but it is unclear which are the most appropriate, sustainable, and effective. We aimed to evaluate the evidence on behavior change interventions and policies directed at healthcare professionals working in primary healthcare centers. METHODS: Study design: overview of reviews. DATA SOURCE: MEDLINE (Ovid), Embase (Ovid), The Cochrane Library (Wiley), CINAHL (EbscoHost), and grey literature (January 2005 to July 2015)...
January 5, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051241/effects-of-omalizumab-therapy-on-allergic-rhinitis-a-pilot-study
#9
S Masieri, C Cavaliere, E Begvarfaj, D Rosati, A Minni
OBJECTIVE: The use of omalizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody able to binding Ig-E, is currently authorized only for treatment of severe bronchial asthma. The use of omalizumab in other Ig-E related diseases is off-label, although some studies have provided promising results about it. The aim of this study was to evaluate if therapy with omalizumab in patients affected by asthma and allergic rhinitis has an impact also on allergic rhinitis-related symptoms. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A longitudinal study was conducted on 11 patients affected by severe asthma and a periodic allergic rhinitis...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042004/the-potential-role-of-allergen-immunotherapy-in-stepping-down-asthma-treatment
#10
Pascal Demoly, Melina Makatsori, Thomas B Casale, Moises A Calderon
For patients whose asthma is controlled and who have a low risk for future exacerbations, current guidelines recommend gradually stepping down pharmacotherapy to identify the lowest dose needed to maintain control. This review article will discuss the benefits and risks of step down in asthma management and the different strategies of achieving step down with particular focus on allergen immunotherapy (AIT). A literature search was conducted to identify studies that assessed the effect of AIT on asthma step down and evaluated this and asthma control as one of the outcomes...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041838/ambient-fine-and-coarse-particulate-matter-pollution-and-respiratory-morbidity-in-dongguan-china
#11
Yiju Zhao, Shengyong Wang, Lingling Lang, Caiyan Huang, Wenjun Ma, Hualiang Lin
We estimated the short-term effects of particulate matter (PM) pollution with aerodynamic diameters ≤2.5 μm (PM2.5) and between 2.5 and 10 μm (PMc) on hospital outpatient visits due to overall and specific respiratory diseases, as well as the associated morbidity burden in Dongguan, a subtropical city in South China. A time-series model with quasi-Poisson link was used to examine the association between PM pollution and morbidities from respiratory diseases, COPD, asthma and pneumonia in Dongguan during 2013-2015...
December 29, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026983/comprehensive-diagnostic-assessment-of-health-status-of-patients-with-asthma-or-copd-a-delphi-panel-study-among-dutch-experts
#12
Edmée F M M van den Akker, Alex J Van't Hul, Erwin Birnie, Niels H Chavannes, Maureen P M H Rutten-van Mölken, Johannes C C M In't Veen
A comprehensive diagnostic assessment is needed to improve understanding of the health status of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma. Therefore, this study investigated which components and subsequent instruments should be part of a holistic assessment in secondary care. We also explored which data need to be exchanged for an adequate transfer of patients between primary and secondary care, and vice versa. A cross-sectional Web-based survey was conducted among Dutch healthcare professionals using a Delphi-like procedure; these included professionals working in primary or secondary care, medical advisors of health insurance companies and patients' representatives...
December 27, 2016: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025926/clinical-and-economic-burden-of-elevated-blood-eosinophils-in-patients-with-and-without-uncontrolled-asthma
#13
Julian Casciano, Jerry Krishnan, Zenobia Dotiwala, Chenghui Li, Shawn X Sun
BACKGROUND: The European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society (ERS/ATS) published guidelines in 2014 for the evaluation and treatment of asthma. These guidelines draw attention to management of patients with asthma that remains uncontrolled despite therapy. One phenotypic characteristic of therapy-resistant asthma is eosinophil elevation. It is important to better understand the burden of care gaps in this patient subgroup in order to support improved treatment strategies in the future...
January 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025923/progression-to-uncontrolled-severe-asthma-a-novel-risk-equation
#14
Julian Casciano, Jerry Krishnan, Mary Buatti Small, Chenghui Li, Zenobia Dotiwala, Bradley C Martin
BACKGROUND: Recently published asthma guidelines by the European Respiratory Society and the American Thoracic Society (ERS-ATS) define severe disease based on medication use and control level. These guidelines also emphasize that asthma severity involves certain biomarker phenotypes, one of them being eosinophilic phenotype. The quantification of the influence of eosinophil level toward predicting disease severity can help decision makers manage therapy better earlier. OBJECTIVE: To develop a risk-scoring algorithm to identify patients at greater risk of developing uncontrolled severe asthma as defined by ERS-ATS guidelines...
January 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025241/clinical-tools-to-assess-asthma-control-in-children
#15
Chitra Dinakar, Bradley E Chipps
Asthma affects an estimated 7 million children and causes significant health care and disease burden. The most recent iteration of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute asthma guidelines, the Expert Panel Report 3, emphasizes the assessment and monitoring of asthma control in the management of asthma. Asthma control refers to the degree to which the manifestations of asthma are minimized by therapeutic interventions and the goals of therapy are met. Although assessment of asthma severity is used to guide initiation of therapy, monitoring of asthma control helps determine whether therapy should be maintained or adjusted...
January 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008228/spotlight-on-fluticasone-furoate-vilanterol-trifenatate-for-the-once-daily-treatment-of-asthma-design-development-and-place-in-therapy
#16
REVIEW
Timothy E Albertson, Samuel W Bullick, Michael Schivo, Mark E Sutter
The use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) plays a key role in the treatment of asthmatic patients, and international guidelines have designated ICSs as an early maintenance therapy in controlling asthma symptoms. When asthmatic patients remain symptomatic on ICSs, one common option is to add a long-acting beta2 agonist (LABA) to the maintenance treatment. Fixed combination inhalers that contain both an ICS and a LABA have been popular for both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. Historically, these inhalers have been dosed twice daily...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001469/a-cross-sectional-assessment-of-the-prevalence-and-burden-of-mild-asthma-in-urban-china-using-the-2010-2012-and-2013-china-national-health-and-wellness-surveys
#17
Bo Ding, Marco DiBonaventura, Niklas Karlsson, Xia Ling
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of mild asthma in urban China and to measure the association between asthma severity and quality of life (QOL), work productivity, and healthcare resource use. METHODS: Data were from the China National Health and Wellness Surveys (NHWS) conducted between 2010 and 2013 (N = 59,935), Internet-based surveys of adults in urban China. Patients were categorized by asthma severity according to self-report and Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA2014) guidelines via self-reported medication use (mild [GINA 1-2] vs moderate/severe [GINA 3-4])...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001013/management-and-prevention-of-occupational-asthma
#18
Susan M Tarlo
Occupational asthma is a potential preventable form of asthma. This review of diagnosis, management and prevention focuses mainly on publications from the past three years. Early suspicion of the diagnosis is essential for a timely diagnosis and management and the possibility may first be raised by the patient or may need to be elicited by careful history from the health care provider. Objective diagnostic steps are needed, as have been detailed in consensus statements and guidelines. A combination of tests is often needed for diagnosis and these are most easily obtained while the patient is still employed...
December 20, 2016: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999471/use-of-simulated-patient-approach-to-assess-the-community-pharmacists-knowledge-of-appropriate-use-of-metered-dose-inhaler
#19
Sunday O Nduka, Maureen U Anetoh, Kosisochi C Amorha, Okechukwu O Henry, Mathew J Okonta
RATIONALE: The pharmacist charged with the responsibility of drug administration and counseling should have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate the use of metered dose inhalers (MDIs) to asthma patients for the maximization of treatment outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the community pharmacists' knowledge of the appropriate use of MDIs in Anambra State, Nigeria. METHODS: The study was carried out in two major cities in Anambra State, Nigeria, using 41 registered community pharmacists...
September 2016: Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987631/economic-evaluations-of-multicomponent-disease-management-programs-with-markov-models-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Florian Kirsch
BACKGROUND: Disease management programs (DMPs) for chronic diseases are being increasingly implemented worldwide. OBJECTIVES: To present a systematic overview of the economic effects of DMPs with Markov models. The quality of the models is assessed, the method by which the DMP intervention is incorporated into the model is examined, and the differences in the structure and data used in the models are considered. METHODS: A literature search was conducted; the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement was followed to ensure systematic selection of the articles...
December 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
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