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Asthma and Vitamin D

K Białek-Gosk, R Rubinsztajn, S Białek, M Paplińska-Goryca, R Krenke, R Chazan
Aging and menopause are closely related to hormonal and metabolic changes. Vitamin D is a crucial factor modulating several metabolic processes. The aim of this study was to evaluate biomarkers of bone metabolism in peri- and postmenopausal women with obstructive lung diseases. Sixty two female patients, 27 with asthma and 35 with COPD, aged over 45 years (median age 58 and 64 years, respectively) were enrolled into the study. The evaluation included lung function, bone mineral density, serum concentration of vitamin D, and bone metabolism markers...
March 22, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Elvira Larqué, Eva Morales, Rosaura Leis, José E Blanco-Carnero
BACKGROUND: To what extent does the circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) concentration help to meet the physiological needs of humans is an ongoing subject of debate. Remaining unexposed to the sun to reduce melanoma cancer risk, current lifestyle with less out door activities, and increasing obesity rates, which in turn increases the storage of vitamin D in the adipose tissue, are presumably factors that contribute to the substantial upsurge in the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in humans...
March 13, 2018: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
Oussama Lahmar, Mariem Salhi, Wajih Kaabachi, Anissa Berraies, Jamel Ammar, Munawar Hussain Soomro, Martin Larsen, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Kamel Hamzaoui, Agnes Hamzaoui
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have shown a strong correlation between the serum vitamin D level and asthma severity and deficits in lung function. OBJECTIVE: Study the relationship between vitamin D and the severity of asthma by targeting five SNPs of vitamin D metabolism gene pathway in a Tunisian adult asthmatics population. METHODS: Our case-control study includes 154 adult asthmatic patients and 154 healthy Tunisian subjects. We genotyped many variants in three human genes encoding key components of the vitamin D metabolism, CYP2R1, CYP27B1, GC...
March 3, 2018: Lung
Ben M Brumpton, Arnulf Langhammer, Anne H Henriksen, Pål R Romundstad, Yue Chen, Carlos A Camargo, Xiao-Mei Mai
Few studies have investigated the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D), vitamin D supplement and asthma control among adults. We aimed to examine whether low levels of serum 25(OH)D or not taking vitamin D supplement were associated with an increased risk of poorly controlled asthma among Norwegian adults with asthma. We used a definition of asthma control adapted from the Global Initiative for Asthma. We first examined cross-sectional associations between serum 25(OH)D (n = 806) or vitamin D supplement (n = 1179) and poorly controlled asthma...
March 2018: Respiratory Medicine
Karien Viljoen, Ricardo Segurado, John O'Brien, Celine Murrin, John Mehegan, Cecily C Kelleher
OBJECTIVE: The association of maternal pregnancy diet with offspring asthma risk have been reported. However, literature on longitudinal patterns of asthma risk relative to intrauterine nutrient exposure is limited. We aimed to establish whether vegetable, oily fish and vitamin D intake during pregnancy are associated with childhood asthma risk over a 10-year period in the Irish Republic. DESIGN: Mother-child pairs (n=897) from the Lifeways prospective birth cohort, with data on nutrient intake during pregnancy and asthma status, respectively, were eligible for inclusion in the analysis...
February 20, 2018: BMJ Open
Kehinde O Omole, Bankole P Kuti, Oyeku A Oyelami, Adebanjo J Adegbola, John O Omole
OBJECTIVE: Childhood asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disorder with increasing prevalence even in Africa. Vitamin D, with anti-inflammatory and immune-modulatory properties, may have effects on the severity and level of symptoms control in childhood asthma. We aimed to assess the serum vitamin D levels in children with asthma as related to disease severity and control in a tropical region. METHODS: A hospital based comparative cross sectional study was conducted in western Nigeria...
February 20, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
Chunlei Hou, Xiaoli Zhu, Xiangyun Chang
This study was designed to investigate the correlation of vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphism with bronchial asthma in children. Seventy patients admitted to Daqing Longnan Hospital and diagnosed as bronchial asthma for the first time from April 2015 to May 2017 were selected as observation group. Patients received routine treatment and intervention. Seventy healthy subjects admitted to hospital during the same period were enrolled as the control group. Vitamin D gene polymorphism was detected by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism assay; the levels of total serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) in the two groups were determined by electrochemiluminescence immunoassay; lung function levels in patients were measured using PowerCube (Germany) pulmonary function instrument before and after treatment, and the relationship between VDR gene polymorphism and lung function in children with bronchial asthma was analyzed...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Rosa M Pacheco-González, Luis García-Marcos, Eva Morales
Prenatal vitamin D status may influence offspring's respiratory and allergic outcomes; however, evidence is inconclusive. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted on the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels in maternal blood in pregnancy or cord blood at birth with the risk of offspring's respiratory and allergic conditions. Two independent researchers conducted systematic searches for observational studies published until May 2017 using defined keywords on vitamin D and health outcomes, including respiratory tract infections (RTIs), wheeze, asthma, atopic eczema, allergic rhinitis, allergic sensitization, and lung function...
February 14, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Paul E Pfeffer
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February 12, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
Kathleen Lee-Sarwar, Augusto A Litonjua
Asthma most frequently develops early in life, and increased recognition of the role of lifestyle and environmental factors in asthma susceptibility raises the possibility that dietary exposures during pregnancy may influence the risk of asthma in offspring. This review discusses the latest evidence with regard to the effect of diet during pregnancy on childhood asthma risk, including potential mechanisms, outcomes of randomized clinical trials, and results from observational studies. Vitamin D and polyunsaturated fatty acid intake during pregnancy are highlighted as areas with large and growing bodies of literature to support a potential role in prenatal modulation of subsequent asthma risk...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
M Igde, P Baran, B G Oksuz, S Topcuoglu, G Karatekin
AIM: We studied the relationship between plasma concentrations of oxidative system markers, vitamin D, and respiratory functions in children with asthma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety one children aged 6-17 years with stable asthma seen in the clinic had the serum concentrations of oxidative system markers [total antioxidant capacity (TAC), total oxidative status (TOS), paraoxonase-1 activity (PON-1), and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3] and respiratory functions were measured...
January 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
E Ramos-Martínez, M R López-Vancell, J C Fernández de Córdova-Aguirre, J Rojas-Serrano, A Chavarría, A Velasco-Medina, G Velázquez-Sámano
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D is a molecule that modulates the immune response and shows anti-inflammatory effects that are beneficial for the control of chronic diseases such as asthma. The trial aim was to explore the effect of vitamin D supplementation on the colonization of pathogenic bacteria in the upper respiratory tract of allergic asthmatic patients. METHODS: This study was conducted in 86 patients between 18 and 50 years of age who were randomly divided into two groups...
February 2, 2018: Cytokine
Qinhong Kang, Xiaoying Zhang, Shanjuan Liu, Fang Huang
The aim of the present study was to analyze the correlation between the vitamin D (VitD) levels and asthma attack in children, and to evaluate the effects of combination therapy of atomization inhalation of budesonide, albuterol and VitD supplementation on asthmatic children. The total sample size comprised of 96 children with asthma from the time period between May 2015 to April 2016. At the same time, 96 healthy children were also selected from the physical examination center for comparison study. The levels of serum VitD in both groups were detected by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
January 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Sandra Matovic, Jasmina R Milovanovic, Katerina Dajic, Anđelka Stojkovic, Slobodan M Jankovic
OBJECTIVES: Asthma and vitamin D deficiency are widespread in the pediatric and adolescent population. The aim of this study was to develop a population pharmacokinetic (PPK) model and to evaluate the most important factors that can significantly affect clearance of 25-hydroxy vitamin D in asthmatic children using PPK analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population included school children and adolescents from 7 to 18 years of age of both sexes. PPK analysis was performed by non-linear mixed-effects modeling (NONMEM), and 19 covariates were assessed...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Ariel A Salas, Taylor Woodfin, Vivien Phillips, Myriam Peralta-Carcelen, Waldemar A Carlo, Namasivayam Ambalavanan
BACKGROUND: Many extremely preterm infants have low vitamin D concentrations at birth, but early childhood outcomes after vitamin D supplementation have not been reported. OBJECTIVE: To determine a dose-response relationship between increasing doses of enteral vitamin D in the first 28 days after birth and cognitive scores at 2 years of age. METHODS: In this phase II double-blind dose-response randomized trial, infants with gestational ages between 23 and 27 weeks were randomly assigned to receive placebo or a vitamin D dose of 200 or 800 IU/day from day 1 of enteral feeding to postnatal day 28...
2018: Neonatology
K Hutchinson, C P Kerley, J Faul, P Greally, D Coghlan, M Louw, B Elnazir, Y Rochev
Background. Asthma is a common childhood respiratory disease, affecting around 20% of Irish children. In other populations, vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms have been associated with asthma risk. We aimed to investigate the association between 2 VDR polymorphisms and uncontrolled paediatric asthma. Methods. 44 asthmatic children and 57 healthy volunteers were studied. The VDR TaqI gene variant in exon 9 (T/C) (rs731236) and ApaI (rs7975232) in intron 8 (C/T) were determined, using TaqMan® Assays. The lung function, serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels and other biomarkers of allergy, immunity, airway and systemic inflammation were as-sessed...
November 28, 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Siobhain Mulrennan, Matthew Knuiman, John P Walsh, Jennie Hui, Michael Hunter, Mark Divitini, Kun Zhu, Brian R Cooke, Arthur W Bill Musk, Alan James
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The relationship between vitamin D and respiratory disease was examined by cross-sectional analysis of a large community-based sample. METHODS: Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) and history of respiratory disease, symptoms (recorded by questionnaire) and spirometry were measured in 5011 adults aged 45-69 years. Adjustments were made for age, sex, season and smoking (Model A), plus body mass index (BMI) and physical activity level (Model B), plus history of chronic diseases (Model C)...
January 24, 2018: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Elena Janeva-Jovanovska, Dejan Dokic, Biserka Jovkovska-Kaeva, Gorica Breskovska, Zlatica Goseva, Jordan Minov, Dejan Trajkov, Magdalena Dimitrova-Genadieva, Beti Zafirovska-Ivanovska
BACKGROUND: Recently epidemiological studies showed that low vitamin D is linked to airway hyperresponsiveness, decreased lung function, poor asthma control, and steroid-resistant asthma. AIM: We investigated the relationship between Vitamin D, inflammation with circulating IL-33 and lung function in 30 patients with severe uncontrolled asthma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 30 patients with severe uncontrolled asthma. In each of them were measured serum levels of IL-33 and Vitamin D by the ELISA method...
December 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Gustavo Cediel, Johanna Pacheco-Acosta, Carlos CastiUo-Durdn
INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D research suggests it has a role in disorders other than bone metabolism. OBJECTIVE: To update the information on vitamin D deficiency (VDD) in pediatric clinical disorders. METHODS: Search in virtual libraries, giving priority to clinical and longitudinal studies and meta-analyses on VDD in the pediatric age group published in the past 20 years. The terms "vitamin D deficiency", "children and adolescents" (both in Spanish and English) were used as search descriptors...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
Kavita J Rawat, Nilakshi H Sabnis, Udit Saraf, Gaurav Surana
Vitamin D functions as a vitamin as well as a hormone. Its major skeletal actions are complemented by varied extra-skeletal functions. During the past decade, association between Vitamin D and its role in various non-skeletal morbidities have been recognized. It plays a role in decreasing the risk of many chronic illnesses like allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, cancers, infections and cardiovascular disease. We report the case of a middle aged female with chronic quadriparesis and new onset anemia associated with Vitamin D deficiency...
October 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
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