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Pulmonary function and vitamin D

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
Eric Garshick, Palak Walia, Rebekah L Goldstein, Merilee A Teylan, Antonio A Lazzari, Carlos G Tun, Jaime E Hart
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Individuals with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) have an increased risk of morbidity and mortality attributable to respiratory diseases. Previous studies in non-SCI populations suggest that vitamin D may be a determinant of respiratory health. Therefore, we sought to assess if lower vitamin D levels were associated with decreased pulmonary function in persons with chronic SCI. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Veterans Affairs Medical Center...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
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
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
Ritesh Agarwal, Inderpaul S Sehgal, Sahajal Dhooria, Ashutosh N Aggarwal, Naresh Sachdeva, Sanjay K Bhadada, Mandeep Garg, Digambar Behera, Arunaloke Chakrabarti
Vitamin D deficiency is believed to a pathogenetic factor in patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) and cystic fibrosis. Whether vitamin D deficiency is also prevalent in ABPA complicating asthma, remains unknown. Herein, we evaluate vitamin D levels in asthmatic patients with and without ABPA. In a prospective study, plasma vitamin D (25[OH]D) levels were measured in consecutive subjects with asthma (n=75), ABPA (n=158) and healthy volunteers (n=50). Vitamin D levels <20 ng/mL were considered as vitamin D deficiency...
January 4, 2018: Mycoses
John D Sluyter, Carlos A Camargo, Debbie Waayer, Carlene M M Lawes, Les Toop, Kay-Tee Khaw, Robert Scragg
Although observational studies suggest positive vitamin D-lung function associations, randomized trials are inconsistent. We examined effects of vitamin D supplementation on lung function. We recruited 442 adults (50-84 years, 58% male) into a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. Participants received, for 1.1 years (median; range = 0.9-1.5 years), either (1) vitamin D₃ 200,000 IU, followed by monthly 100,000 IU doses (n = 226); or (2) placebo monthly (n = 216). At baseline and follow-up, spirometry yielded forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1; primary outcome)...
December 13, 2017: Nutrients
Pulukool Sandhya, Gowri Mahasampath, Puneet Mashru, Joseph Dian Bondu, Victoria Job, Debashish Danda
Introduction: Vitamin D is a steroid hormone belonging to the class of secosteroids with myriad immune functions and has been implicated in aetiopathogenesis of various autoimmune diseases. Although, there have been various studies showing the association of vitamin D in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus in different populations, there have been limited studies on vitamin D and primary Sjögren's Syndrome (pSS). There are no studies on association of vitamin D and pSS from any tropical country including Indian subcontinent...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Giuseppina Piazzolla, Anna Castrovilli, Vito Liotino, Maria Rosaria Vulpi, Margherita Fanelli, Antonio Mazzocca, Mafalda Candigliota, Elsa Berardi, Onofrio Resta, Carlo Sabbà, Cosimo Tortorella
BACKGROUND: A close relationship between Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has been described, but the exact nature of this link remains unclear. Current epidemiological data refer exclusively to the MetS prevalence among patients with COPD and data about the prevalence of COPD in MetS patients are still unavailable. AIM OF THE STUDY: To analyse and compare risk factors, clinical and metabolic characteristics, as well as the main respiratory function parameters, among patients affected by MetS, COPD or both diseases...
2017: PloS One
Rachida Rafiq, Hendrik J Prins, Wim G Boersma, Johannes Ma Daniels, Martin den Heijer, Paul Lips, Renate T de Jongh
BACKGROUND: Although vitamin D is well known for its function in calcium homeostasis and bone mineralization, several studies have shown positive effects on muscle strength and physical function. In addition, vitamin D has been associated with pulmonary function and the incidence of airway infections. As vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, supplementation might have a beneficial effect in these patients. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of vitamin D supplementation on respiratory muscle strength and physical performance in vitamin D-deficient COPD patients...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Dur Muhammad Khan, Aziz Ullah, Fawad Ahmad Randhawa, Somia Iqtadar, Nasir Farooq Butt, Khadija Waheed
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by chronic incompletely reversible poor airflow and air trapping and usually this debilitating disorder limits the outside activities of the patients depriving them of sunlight which is a rich source of Vitamin D. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of vitamin D supplementation in reducing number of acute exacerbation in COPD patients. METHODS: This randomized control trial was conducted at East Medical Ward Mayo Hospital Lahore from January to December 2015 as exacerbations of COPD are season dependent...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek-Elikowska, Patrycja Lachowska-Kotowska
Chronic hypocalcemia, irrespectively of its etiology, can lead to severe impairment of the left ventricular (LV) contractility manifesting as dilated cardiomyopathy, usually defined as hypocalcemic cardiomyopathy (hypocaCM). This rarely diagnosed type of heart failure (HF), can be completely reversible, when treated properly with calcium and vitamin D supplementation or, in some subjects, with human recombinant parathormone. A CASE REPORT: The authors present a case of a 60-year-old male admitted with advanced pulmonary congestion, recurrent pulmonary edema and pleural effusion...
July 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
David González Jiménez, Rosana Muñoz-Codoceo, María Garriga-García, Manuel Molina-Arias, Marina Álvarez-Beltrán, Ruth García-Romero, Cecilia Martínez-Costa, Silvia María Meavilla-Olivas, Luis Rodrigo Peña-Quintana, Silvia Gallego Gutiérrez, José Manuel Marugán de Miguelsanz, Lucrecia Suárez Cortina, Esperanza Natividad Castejón Ponce, Rosaura Leis Trabazo, Fayna Martín Cruz, Juan José Díaz Martín, Carlos Bousoño García
INTRODUCTION: The primary objective of this study was to find out the prevalence of overweight and obese status, as well as their association to pulmonary function, total cholesterol and vitamin D in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a multicenter descriptive and cross-sectional study. Twelve Spanish hospitals participated. 451 patients with CF were included. Adults were classified according to body mass index (BMI) and children were classified according to BMI percentiles (WHO tables)...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Yongyan Shi, Tianjing Liu, Li Yao, Yujiao Xing, Xinyi Zhao, Jianhua Fu, Xindong Xue
Pulmonary fibrosis, which influences lung function and exacerbates a patient's condition, is the ultimate stage of many lung diseases. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with pulmonary fibrosis and impaired lung function, but the underlying mechanism has not yet been fully elucidated. Moreover, vitamin D deficiency may cause over-activation of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), which aggravates extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition and lung fibrosis. This study aims to investigate the effect of chronic vitamin D deficiency on lung fibrosis in otherwise healthy mice and to explore the role of RAS in this process...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
Sebnem Ozdogan, Gizem Sari, Ibrahim Hakki Aktan, Belma Aydin, Canan Irmak, Sabanur Cavdar
OBJECTIVE: To determine the associations between serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D3 levels and pulmonary function test outcomes and atopy in children with asthma. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Pediatric pulmonology outpatient clinic and pediatric outpatient clinic, from December 2012 to March 2013. METHODOLOGY: Atotal of 71 asthmatic children and 77 healthy controls aged 7-17 years were recruited...
May 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Suzanne L Pollard, John J Lima, Karina Romero, Carla Tarazona-Meza, Edward Mougey, Katherine Tomaino, Gary Malpartida-Guzmán, Nadia N Hansel, William Checkley
BACKGROUND: Prior evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of asthma and atopy and impair pulmonary function in children. METHODS: In this cross-sectional analysis nested in a case-control study, we analyzed serum 25(OH)D concentrations in 413 children with asthma and 471 children without asthma living in two geographically adjacent study communities (Pampas and Villa El Salvador). We measured total and antigen-specific IgE levels, pulmonary function, asthma control, and exhaled nitric oxide...
2017: Asthma Research and Practice
K Archontogeorgis, E Nena, N Papanas, A Zissimopoulos, A Voulgaris, M Xanthoudaki, V Manolopoulos, M Froudarakis, P Steiropoulos
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D (Vit D) insufficiency has been implicated in the pathophysiology of numerous diseases. Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS), a disorder associated with increased cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity, has been associated with lowered Vit D levels, but reports are inconclusive. AIM: To evaluate the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D], a marker of Vit D status, and anthropometric and sleep characteristics of OSAS patients and to compare those levels between OSAS patients and non-apnoeic controls...
May 28, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
Vin Tangpricha, Ellen M Smith, Jose Binongo, Suzanne E Judd, Thomas R Ziegler, Seth Walker, Rabindra Tirouvanziam, Susu M Zughaier, Moon Jeong Lee, Supavit Chesdachai, Wendy A Hermes, James F Chmiel, Amit Gaggar, Ruth E Grossmann, Patricia M Joseph, Jessica A Alvarez
Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in children and adults with cystic fibrosis (CF). Recent studies have found an association between vitamin D status and risk of pulmonary exacerbations in children and adults with CF. The ongoing Vitamin D for enhancing the Immune System in Cystic fibrosis (DISC) study is a multi-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial that will test the hypothesis of whether high dose vitamin D given as a single oral bolus of 250,000 IU to adults with CF during a pulmonary exacerbation followed by a maintenance dose of vitamin D will improve time to next pulmonary exacerbation and re-hospitalization, improve survival and lung function compared to placebo and reduce the rates of pulmonary exacerbation,...
June 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
Cindy T McEvoy, Kristin F Milner, Ashley J Scherman, Diane G Schilling, Christina J Tiller, Brittany Vuylsteke, Lyndsey E Shorey-Kendrick, Eliot R Spindel, Robert Schuff, Julie Mitchell, Dawn Peters, Jill Metz, David Haas, Keith Jackson, Robert S Tepper, Cynthia D Morris
Despite strong anti-smoking efforts, at least 12% of American women cannot quit smoking when pregnant resulting in >450,000 smoke-exposed infants born yearly. Smoking during pregnancy is the largest preventable cause of childhood respiratory illness including wheezing and asthma. Recent studies have shown a protective effect of vitamin C supplementation on the lung function of offspring exposed to in utero smoke in a non-human primate model and an initial human trial. Vitamin C to Decrease the Effects of Smoking in Pregnancy on Infant Lung Function (VCSIP) is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate pulmonary function at 3months of age in infants delivered to pregnant smokers randomized to 500mg/day of vitamin C versus placebo during pregnancy...
July 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
Lyndsey E Shorey-Kendrick, Cindy T McEvoy, Betsy Ferguson, Julja Burchard, Byung S Park, Lina Gao, Brittany H Vuylsteke, Kristin F Milner, Cynthia D Morris, Eliot R Spindel
RATIONALE: Infants whose mothers smoked during pregnancy demonstrate lifelong decreases in pulmonary function. DNA methylation changes associated with maternal smoking during pregnancy have been described in placenta and cord blood at delivery, in fetal lung, and in buccal epithelium and blood during childhood. We demonstrated in a randomized clinical trial ( identifier, NCT00632476) that vitamin C supplementation to pregnant smokers can lessen the impact of maternal smoking on offspring pulmonary function and decrease the incidence of wheeze at 1 year of age...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Amani M Ali, Samah Selim, Maggie M Abbassi, Nirmeen A Sabry
BACKGROUND: Despite the use of alfacalcidol in the management of corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis, it has never been considered an adjunct treatment for asthma management. It can target vitamin D deficiency, a possible risk factor for asthma, and, hence, improve pulmonary function of patients with asthma. OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of alfacalcidol administration on pulmonary function and study the pattern of vitamin D deficiency in adults with asthma in Egypt...
May 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
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