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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720676/inhaler-training-delivered-by-internet-based-home-videoconferencing-improves-technique-and-quality-of-life
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Rachel M Thomas, Emily R Locke, Deborah M Woo, Ethan H K Nguyen, Valerie G Press, Troy A Layouni, Emily H Trittschuh, Gayle E Reiber, Vincent S Fan
BACKGROUND: COPD is common, and inhaled medications can reduce the risk of exacerbations. Incorrect inhaler use is also common and may lead to worse symptoms and increased exacerbations. We examined whether inhaler training could be delivered using Internet-based home videoconferencing and its effect on inhaler technique, self-efficacy, quality of life, and adherence. METHODS: In this pre-post pilot study, participants with COPD had 3 monthly Internet-based home videoconference visits with a pharmacist who provided inhaler training using teach-to-goal methodology...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720336/baseline-symptom-score-impact-on-benefits-of-glycopyrrolate-formoterol-mdi-in-copd
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Fernando J Martinez, Leonardo M Fabbri, Gary T Ferguson, Chad Orevillo, Patrick Darken, Ubaldo J Martin, Colin Reisner
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) clinical severity is presently categorized by symptom burden and exacerbation risk. Previous 24-week Phase III trials (NCT01854645 and NCT01854658) that demonstrated better improvement of lung function with GFF MDI, a metered dose inhaler fixed-dose combination of glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate 18/9.6 μg, over individual monocomponent MDIs included a cross-section of patients with moderate-to-very severe airflow limitation and a broad range of COPD symptoms...
July 15, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720132/efficacy-and-safety-of-direct-switch-to-indacaterol-glycopyrronium-in-patients-with-moderate-copd-the-crystal-open-label-randomised-trial
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Claus F Vogelmeier, Mina Gaga, Maryam Aalamian-Mattheis, Timm Greulich, Jose M Marin, Walter Castellani, Vincent Ninane, Stephen Lane, Xavier Nunez, Francesco Patalano, Andreas Clemens, Konstantinos Kostikas
BACKGROUND: Dual bronchodilation combining a long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) and a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) is the preferred choice of treatment recommended by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2017 guidelines for the management of patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The once-daily (q.d.) fixed-dose combination (FDC) of LABA, indacaterol 110 μg and LAMA, glycopyrronium 50 μg (IND/GLY 110/50 μg q...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719697/diagnosis-and-management-of-asthma-in-adults-a-review
#4
Jennifer L McCracken, Sreenivas P Veeranki, Bill T Ameredes, William J Calhoun
Importance: Asthma affects about 7.5% of the adult population. Evidence-based diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment can improve functioning and quality of life in adult patients with asthma. Observations: Asthma is a heterogeneous clinical syndrome primarily affecting the lower respiratory tract, characterized by episodic or persistent symptoms of wheezing, dyspnea, and cough. The diagnosis of asthma requires these symptoms and demonstration of reversible airway obstruction using spirometry...
July 18, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717638/spatial-patterns-and-impacts-of-environmental-and-climatic-factors-on-canine-sinonasal-aspergillosis-in-northern-california
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Monise Magro, Jane Sykes, Polina Vishkautsan, Beatriz Martínez-López
Sinonasal aspergillosis (SNA) causes chronic nasal discharge in dogs and has a worldwide distribution, although most reports of SNA in North America originate from the western USA. SNA is mainly caused by Aspergillus fumigatus, a ubiquitous saprophytic filamentous fungus. Infection is thought to follow inhalation of spores. SNA is a disease of the nasal cavity and/or sinuses with variable degrees of local invasion and destruction. While some host factors appear to predispose to SNA (such as belonging to a dolichocephalic breed), environmental risk factors have been scarcely studied...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716984/the-risk-of-ischemic-events-increased-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis-with-decreased-cerebrovascular-reserve
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Shulan Liu, Jing Cai, Fugui Ge, Wei Yue
Identifying high-risk patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) is necessary regardless of whether intensive medical therapy or aggressive treatment is applied. In order to assess the relationship between cerebrovascular reserve (CVR) measured by perfusion CT with inhalation of CO2 and the risk of ischemic events in ACS, this long-term follow-up study was conducted. Forty-five patients with ACS who underwent the examination of CVR measured by perfusion CT with inhalation of CO2 were collected and followed-up for at least 5 years...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713086/intensifying-approach-to-the-therapy-of-patients-with-constellation-of-the-diseases-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-osteoarthritis
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Vyacheslav N Zhdan, Maksim М Potyazhenko, Galina S Khaymenova, Nadezhda N Lyulka, Tatyana V Dubrovinskaya, Igor V Ivanitsky
INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of 21st century. About 210 million people all over the world are suffering with COPD, and annually 3 million people die of it. Under the influence of different factors, such as smoking, air prolusion, evaporation of chemicals, poisoning effect of chemical firings, inflammation processes take place in lungs, and if it is prolonged and take place simultaneously with morphological changes in the lungs, it it provide the de4velopment of the systemic inflammation process...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712737/pharmacists-can-help-prevent-lipoid-pneumonia
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Ann E Cabri, Afoma King, Lee Morrow, Mark A Malesker
OBJECTIVES: To report 2 cases of lipoid pneumonia. SUMMARY: Lipoid pneumonia is an inflammatory process in the lower airways due to the presence of lipid molecules in the alveoli. Exogenous lipoid pneumonia is due to the inhalation or aspiration of fat-containing substances. Historically, mineral oil is the most common medication cause but there have also been several reports of lipoid pneumonia associated with petroleum jelly, medicated vapor rub, and lip glosses...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710850/efficacy-and-safety-of-beclomethasone-dipropionate-breath-actuated-or-metered-dose-inhaler-in-pediatric-patients-with-asthma
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M Vandewalker, L Hickey, C J Small
BACKGROUND: Breath-actuated inhalers (BAI) eliminate the need for hand-breath coordination and, therefore, simplify thedelivery of inhaled medication. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of beclomethasone dipropionate BAI and metered-dose inhaler (MDI) versus placebo in pediatric patients ages 4-11 years with persistent asthma. METHODS: In this double-blind, double-dummy, phase III study, 628 children with persistent asthma were randomly assigned(1:1:1:1:1) to twice-daily beclomethasone dipropionate (BAI 80 micrograms/day, BAI 160 micrograms/day, MDI 80 micrograms/day, or MDI 160 micrograms/day) or to placebo...
July 14, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708708/atopy-in-elite-endurance-athletes
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Renata N Teixeira, Gerson Dos Santos Leite, Matteo Bonini, Renata Gorjão, Rosana C Agondi, Cristina M Kokron, Celso R F Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: To assess the frequency of atopy (specific IgE levels), to evaluate the allergic symptoms using the Allergy Questionnaire for Athletes (AQUA), and to determine whether atopy is associated with allergic symptoms in elite endurance athletes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Assessments were performed at Hospital das Clinicas-São Paulo University Medical School. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-nine elite endurance athletes (triathletes and runners)...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707495/individualizing-the-selection-of-long-acting-bronchodilator-therapy-for-patients-with-copd-considerations-in-primary-care
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Brian W Carlin, Sandra K Schuldheisz, Imre Noth, Gerard J Criner
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common condition encountered in primary care settings. COPD remains the third leading cause of death in the United States and carries a significant burden to both patients and the healthcare system. COPD is a chronic, progressive, irreversible lung disease associated with high morbidity and mortality. Proper assessment and diagnosis requires spirometry which is currently underutilized in primary care. Management is focused on adequate symptom control, improving quality of breathing and quality of life, and preventing exacerbations and hospitalizations...
July 14, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704107/asthma-medication-use-among-adults-with-current-asthma-by-work-related-asthma-status-asthma-call-back-survey-29-states-2012-2013
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Katelynn E Dodd, Jacek M Mazurek
OBJECTIVE: Asthma severity is defined as the intensity of treatment required to achieve good control of asthma symptoms. Studies have shown that work-related asthma (WRA) can be associated with poorer asthma control and more severe symptoms than non-WRA. Associations between asthma medications and WRA status were assessed using data from the 2012-2013 Asthma Call-back Survey among ever-employed adults (≥18 years) with current asthma from 29 states. METHODS: Persons with WRA had been told by a physician that their asthma was work-related...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700290/lower-risk-cannabis-use-guidelines-a-comprehensive-update-of-evidence-and-recommendations
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Benedikt Fischer, Cayley Russell, Pamela Sabioni, Wim van den Brink, Bernard Le Foll, Wayne Hall, Jürgen Rehm, Robin Room
BACKGROUND: Cannabis use is common in North America, especially among young people, and is associated with a risk of various acute and chronic adverse health outcomes. Cannabis control regimes are evolving, for example toward a national legalization policy in Canada, with the aim to improve public health, and thus require evidence-based interventions. As cannabis-related health outcomes may be influenced by behaviors that are modifiable by the user, evidence-based Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG)-akin to similar guidelines in other health fields-offer a valuable, targeted prevention tool to improve public health outcomes...
August 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697015/the-p50-research-center-in-perioperative-sciences-how-the-investment-by-the-national-institute-of-general-medical-sciences-in-team-science-has-reduced-post-burn-mortality
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Celeste C Finnerty, Karel Capek, Charles Voigt, Gabriel Hundeshagen, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Craig Porter, Linda E Sousse, Amina El Ayadi, Ramon Zapata-Sirvent, Ashley Guillory, Oscar E Suman, David N Herndon
Since the inception of the P50 Research Center in Peri-Operative Sciences (RCIPS) funding mechanism, the National Institute for General Medical Sciences has supported a team approach to science. Many advances in critical care, particularly burns, have been driven by RCIPS teams. In fact, burns that were fatal in the early 1970s, prior to the inception of the P50 RCIPS program, are now routinely survived as a result of the P50-funded research. The advances in clinical care that led to the reduction in post-burn death were made by optimizing resuscitation, incorporating early excision and grafting, bolstering acute care including support for inhalation injury, modulating the hypermetabolic response, augmenting the immune response, incorporating aerobic exercise, and developing anti-scarring strategies...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696894/preference-of-aerosolized-pirfenidone-to-oral-intake-an-experimental-model-of-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-paraquat
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Rokhsana Rasooli, Hamid Rajaian, Abbas Pardakhty, Ali Mandegary
BACKGROUND: Inhalation drug delivery is a fast, effective, and safe route of delivering medication directly to the lungs. Thanks to the large surface area and highly vascularized epithelium in lung, pulmonary drug delivery has been considered as an effective route to deliver drugs to the systemic circulation. Pirfenidone (PF), an oral antifibrotic agent, has been shown to slow down the progression of the lung fibrosis. Inhalation or intrapulmonary delivery of PF appears to be a good alternative to optimize drug delivery and minimize the dosage, adverse and nonspecific effects...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696802/correlation-of-induced-sputum-eosinophil-levels-with-clinical-parameters-in-mild-and-moderate-persistent-asthma-in-children-aged-7-18%C3%A2-years
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Prachi Kansal, Devki Nandan, Sheetal Agarwal, Neha Patharia, Narendra Arya
BACKGROUND: Treatment decisions in asthma are currently based on clinical assessment and spirometry. Sputum eosinophil, being a marker of airway inflammation, can serve as a tool for assessing severity and response to treatment in asthma patients. OBJECTIVES: To measure eosinophil percentage in induced sputum in children with asthma and correlate it with clinical asthma parameters. METHODS: A prospective observational study was performed at tertiary care hospital on 91 children aged 7-18 years with newly diagnosed mild or moderate persistent asthma...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696794/the-effects-of-asthma-medications-on-reactive-oxygen-species-production-in-human-monocytes
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Ming-Kai Tsai, Yi-Ching Lin, Ming-Yii Huang, Min-Sheng Lee, Chang-Hung Kuo, Po-Lin Kuo, Ching-Hsiung Lin, Chih-Hsing Hung
OBJECTIVE: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease induced by many environmental factors. The inhalation of allergens and pollutants promote the reactive oxygen species (ROS) production leading to airway inflammation, hyper-responsiveness and remodeling in allergic asthma. The effects of asthma medications on ROS production are unclear. The present study investigated the anti-ROS effects of current asthma medications including inhaled corticosteroid (ICS; budesonide and fluticasone), leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA; montelukast), long acting β2 agonists (LABAs; salmeterol and formoterol) and a new extra-LABA (indacaterol)...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694695/relationship-between-blood-eosinophils-clinical-characteristics-and-mortality-in-patients-with-copd
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Maeva Zysman, Gaëtan Deslee, Denis Caillaud, Pascal Chanez, Roger Escamilla, Isabelle Court-Fortune, Pascale Nesme-Meyer, Thierry Perez, Jean-Louis Paillasseur, Christophe Pinet, Gilles Jebrak, Nicolas Roche, Pierre-Régis Burgel
In patients with COPD, there is controversy regarding the association of blood eosinophil (Eos) levels with 1) exacerbation frequency and 2) the effect of inhaled corticosteroids for prevention of exacerbations. To determine whether Eos define subgroups of patients exhibiting attributes of COPD clinical phenotypes, we compared clinical features and mortality rates in COPD patients from the Initiatives BPCO French cohort categorized using different thresholds of blood Eos levels. The following data were collected at inclusion: medical and smoking history, occupational exposures, dyspnea, cough and sputum production, exacerbations in the previous year, history of allergy and asthma, nasal symptoms, body mass index, St George Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) total score, post-bronchodilator spirometry, comorbidities, and medications...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692144/toll-like-receptor-1-and-10-gene-polymorphisms-are-linked-to-post-bronchiolitis-asthma-in-adolescence
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Sari Törmänen, Matti Korppi, Eero Lauhkonen, Petri Koponen, Johanna Teräsjärvi, Juho Vuononvirta, Merja Helminen, Qiushui He, Kirsi Nuolivirta
AIM: Toll-like receptors (TLR) are innate immunity molecules and our previous studies found that TLR1 gene polymorphism was associated with post-bronchiolitis asthma at 1-6 years of age, as was TLR10 at 5-7 years of age. This study examined any associations at 11-13 years of age. METHODS: This prospective follow-up study was part of an on-going evaluation of children admitted to Tampere University Hospital Finland for bronchiolitis in 2001-2004 at less than six months of age...
July 10, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687413/effect-of-azithromycin-on-asthma-exacerbations-and-quality-of-life-in-adults-with-persistent-uncontrolled-asthma-amazes-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Peter G Gibson, Ian A Yang, John W Upham, Paul N Reynolds, Sandra Hodge, Alan L James, Christine Jenkins, Matthew J Peters, Guy B Marks, Melissa Baraket, Heather Powell, Steven L Taylor, Lex E X Leong, Geraint B Rogers, Jodie L Simpson
BACKGROUND: Exacerbations of asthma cause a substantial global illness burden. Adults with uncontrolled persistent asthma despite maintenance treatment require additional therapy. Since macrolide antibiotics can be used to treat persistent asthma, we aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of oral azithromycin as add-on therapy in patients with uncontrolled persistent asthma on medium-to-high dose inhaled corticosteroids plus a long-acting bronchodilator. METHODS: We did a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled parallel group trial to determine whether oral azithromycin decreases the frequency of asthma exacerbations in adults (≥18 years) with symptomatic asthma despite current use of inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting bronchodilator, and who had no hearing impairment or abnormal prolongation of the corrected QT interval...
July 4, 2017: Lancet
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