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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928442/genome-wide-association-and-hla-region-fine-mapping-studies-identify-susceptibility-loci-for-multiple-common-infections
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Chao Tian, Bethann S Hromatka, Amy K Kiefer, Nicholas Eriksson, Suzanne M Noble, Joyce Y Tung, David A Hinds
Infectious diseases have a profound impact on our health and many studies suggest that host genetics play a major role in the pathogenesis of most of them. We perform 23 genome-wide association studies for common infections and infection-associated procedures, including chickenpox, shingles, cold sores, mononucleosis, mumps, hepatitis B, plantar warts, positive tuberculosis test results, strep throat, scarlet fever, pneumonia, bacterial meningitis, yeast infections, urinary tract infections, tonsillectomy, childhood ear infections, myringotomy, measles, hepatitis A, rheumatic fever, common colds, rubella and chronic sinus infection, in over 200,000 individuals of European ancestry...
September 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894551/montelukast-versus-inhaled-mometasone-for-treatment-of-otitis-media-with-effusion-in-children-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Mohammad Bagher Rahmati, Fatemeh Safdarian, Babak Shiroui, Shahram Zare, Naser Sadeghi
BACKGROUND: Otitis media is one of the most common infections among children and is a complication in about 30% of common colds. The most common complication of acute otitis media is otitis media with effusion. Some studies have reported the effects of montelukast and mometasone nasal spray in treatment of otitis media with effusion. However, current information is inadequate in this issue. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of montelukast and mometasone nasal spray in treatment of otitis media with effusion in children attending Koodakan hospital in Bandar Abbas, Iran...
July 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881007/delayed-antibiotic-prescriptions-for-respiratory-infections
#3
REVIEW
Geoffrey Kp Spurling, Chris B Del Mar, Liz Dooley, Ruth Foxlee, Rebecca Farley
BACKGROUND: Concerns exist regarding antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections (RTIs) owing to adverse reactions, cost, and antibacterial resistance. One proposed strategy to reduce antibiotic prescribing is to provide prescriptions, but to advise delay in antibiotic use with the expectation that symptoms will resolve first. This is an update of a Cochrane Review originally published in 2007, and updated in 2010 and 2013. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects on clinical outcomes, antibiotic use, antibiotic resistance, and patient satisfaction of advising a delayed prescription of antibiotics in respiratory tract infections...
September 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869113/cold-induced-retrotransposition-of-fish-lines
#4
Shue Chen, Mengchao Yu, Xu Chu, Wenhao Li, Xiujuan Yin, Liangbiao Chen
Classes of retrotransposons constitute a large portion of metazoan genome. There have been cases reported that genomic abundance of retrotransposons is correlated with the severity of low environmental temperatures. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying such correlation are unknown. We show here by cell transfection assays that retrotransposition (RTP) of a long interspersed nuclear element (LINE) from an Antarctic notothenioid fish Dissostichus mawsoni (dmL1) could be activated by low temperature exposure, causing increased dmL1 copies in the host cell genome...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Yi Chuan Xue Bao
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839360/prim-o-glucosylcimifugin-attenuates-lipopolysaccharideinduced-inflammatory-response-in-raw-264-7-macrophages
#5
Jie Zhou, Yuan-Yuan Sun, Meng-Yao Sun, Wei-An Mao, Li Wang, Jian Zhang, Hong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Radix Saposhnikoviae (RS) exerts anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, antioxidation effects and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat common colds, headache, and rheumatoid arthritis. Prim-O-glucosylcimifugin (POG) is the highest content chromone and one of the major active constituents in RS. OBJECTIVE: The study was aimed to explore the anti-inflammation effects of POG in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837801/pharmacologic-and-nonpharmacologic-treatment-for-acute-cough-associated-with-the-common-cold-chest-expert-panel-report
#6
Mark A Malesker, Priscilla Callahan-Lyon, Belinda Ireland, Richard S Irwin
BACKGROUND: Acute cough associated with the common cold (CACC) causes significant impairment in quality of life. Effective treatment approaches are needed for CACC. We conducted a systematic review on the management of CACC to update the recommendations and suggestions of the CHEST 2006 guideline on this topic. METHODS: This systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) asked the question: Is there evidence of clinically relevant treatment effects for pharmacologic or nonpharmacologic therapies in reducing the duration/severity of acute CACC? Studies of adults and pediatric patients with CACC were included and assessed for relevance and quality...
August 22, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830773/polysaccharide-from-ephedra-sinica-stapf-inhibits-inflammation-expression-by-regulating-factor-%C3%AE-1-smad2-signaling
#7
Shanshan Liang, Xianqun Meng, Zhibin Wang, Jiali Liu, Haixue Kuang, Qiuhong Wang
Mahuang, a famous traditional Chinese medicine, is widely used for the treatment of common cold and inflammatory diseases in China. We investigated the protective effects of polysaccharide from Ephedra sinica Stapf (ESP-B4) against airway and pulmonary inflammation. Animal model was made in SD rats via intratracheal instillation of Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) on day1 and 14 and inhalation of Cigarette Smoke (CS) for 4 weeks. ESP-B4 was administered by oral gavage for 2 weeks. We studied the number of inflammatory cells in serum, production of TNF-α, IL-6, IL-8 and MMP-9 in lung homogenization buffer, and the expression of TGF-β1, P-Smad2 and P-Smad3 in lung tissue...
August 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811907/factors-associated-with-antibiotic-prescriptions-for-the-viral-origin-diseases-in-office-based-practices-2006-2012
#8
Sara Imanpour, Obioma Nwaiwu, Darcy K McMaughan, Bethany DeSalvo, Adnan Bashir
OBJECTIVE: To test the potential association between time spent with a doctor and antibiotic overprescriptions in case of the common cold, runny nose, bronchitis, chest colds, flu, sore throats, and fluid in the middle ear. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Office-based physicians in the US. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 261,623 patient visits recorded to office-based physicians in the US. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The interest outcome was unnecessary antibiotic prescription...
August 2017: JRSM Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794876/the-history-and-epidemiology-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-corona-virus
#9
REVIEW
Aisha M Al-Osail, Marwan J Al-Wazzah
Corona viruses cause common cold, and infections caused by corona viruses are generally self-resolving. During the last 4 years, corona viruses have become the most important viruses worldwide because of the occurrence of several recent deaths caused by corona viruses in Saudi Arabia. Spread of the infection occurred worldwide; however, most cases of mortality have occurred in the Middle East. Owing to the predominance of outbreaks in the Middle Eastern countries, the virus was renamed a Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV) by the Corona virus Study Group...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770319/respiratory-infections-are-temporally-associated-with-initiation-of-type-1-diabetes-autoimmunity-the-teddy-study
#10
Maria Lönnrot, Kristian F Lynch, Helena Elding Larsson, Åke Lernmark, Marian J Rewers, Carina Törn, Brant R Burkhardt, Thomas Briese, William A Hagopian, Jin-Xiong She, Olli G Simell, Jorma Toppari, Anette-G Ziegler, Beena Akolkar, Jeffrey P Krischer, Heikki Hyöty
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Respiratory infections and onset of islet autoimmunity are reported to correlate positively in two small prospective studies. The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study is the largest prospective international cohort study on the environmental determinants of type 1 diabetes that regularly monitors both clinical infections and islet autoantibodies. The aim was to confirm the influence of reported respiratory infections and to further characterise the temporal relationship with autoantibody seroconversion...
August 2, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766498/comparison-of-first-and-second-generation-antihistamines-prescribing-pattern-in-the-elderly-outpatients-a-health-insurance-database-study-in-2013%C3%A2
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Young-Mi Lee, Inmyung Song, Eui-Kyung Lee, Ju-Young Shin
BACKGROUND: This descriptive study analyzed the scale of first- and second-generation antihistamine prescription in elderly outpatients in Korea and the characteristics associated with this prescription. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a drug utilization study using the Korea Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service-Aged Patient Sample (HIRA-APS) database from January 1 to December 31, 2013. The study subjects were elderly outpatients aged 65 years and older who were prescribed antihistamines...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714040/perspectives-of-pharmacy-staff-on-dispensing-subtherapeutic-doses-of-antibiotics-a-theory-informed-qualitative-study
#12
Mohamed Ezzat Khamis Amin, Amira Amine, Mohammad Shoukry Newegy
Background Injudicious dispensing of antibiotics in subtherapeutic doses is common in many developing countries. In Egypt, as in many developing countries, a few pills of common cold products are offered under the name cold group (CG). A cold group may contain one or more pills of antibiotics. A pharmacy client may obtain subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics upon direct request or as part of a CG. Objective To examine factors associated with the unwarranted dispensing of subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics in community pharmacies as part of a CG or upon direct request from patients among community pharmacy staff...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712182/trend-of-irrational-medication-among-the-students-of-department-of-pharmacy-abbottabad-university-of-science-and-technology-in-common-cold-and-flu
#13
Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Saif Ullah Mehsud, Sartaj Ali, Muhammad Ishaq, Mumtaz Ali Khan
BACKGROUND: Common cold and flu are mostly of viral pathogenesis with symptoms in upper respiratory tract. It is highly contagious and close inter-individual contact in winter season increase the spread spectrum. Mis-interpretation with bacterial cause leads to irrationality in its medication. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among pharmacy department students in February-March 2016. Data were collected through self-administered questionnaire and expressed as percentage frequency...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705625/antiviral-activity-of-gemcitabine-against-human-rhinovirus-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
#14
Jae-Hyoung Song, Seong-Ryeol Kim, Eun-Young Heo, Jae-Young Lee, Dong-Eun Kim, Sungchan Cho, Sun-Young Chang, Byung-Il Yoon, Jeongmin Seong, Hyun-Jeong Ko
Rhinovirus, a major causative agent of the common cold, is associated with exacerbation of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Currently, there is no antiviral treatment or vaccine for human rhinovirus (HRV). Gemcitabine (2',2'-difluorodeoxycytidine, dFdC) is a deoxycytidine analog with antiviral activity against rhinovirus, as well as enterovirus 71, in vitro. However, the antiviral effects of gemcitabine in vivo have not been investigated. In the current study, we assessed whether gemcitabine mediated antiviral effects in the murine HRV infection model...
July 11, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700631/is-the-level-of-knowledge-a-predictor-of-rational-antibiotic-use-in-serbia
#15
Olga J Horvat, Ana D Tomas, Milica M Paut Kusturica, Alisa V Savkov, Dragica U Bukumirić, Zdenko S Tomić, Ana J Sabo
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to investigate the knowledge, attitudes and behavior regarding antibiotics of the general population. METHODS: The study sample consisted of adult subjects who consulted general practitioners at health centers in Serbia and agreed to complete the questionnaire. A total of 668 questionnaires were distributed; 500 respondents completed the entire questionnaire (response rate 74.85%). RESULTS: The average age was 51...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696310/antibody-induced-uncoating-of-human-rhinovirus-b14
#16
Yangchao Dong, Yue Liu, Wen Jiang, Thomas J Smith, Zhikai Xu, Michael G Rossmann
Rhinoviruses (RVs) are the major causes of common colds in humans. They have a nonenveloped, icosahedral capsid surrounding a positive-strand RNA genome. Here we report that the antigen-binding (Fab) fragment of a neutralizing antibody (C5) can trigger genome release from RV-B14 to form emptied particles and neutralize virus infection. Using cryo-electron microscopy, structures of the C5 Fab in complex with the full and emptied particles have been determined at 2.3 Å and 3.0 Å resolution, respectively. Each of the 60 Fab molecules binds primarily to a region on viral protein 3 (VP3)...
July 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692318/misconceptions-and-malpractices-toward-antibiotic-use-in-childhood-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-among-a-cohort-of-lebanese-parents
#17
Ghada El Khoury, Elsy Ramia, Pascale Salameh
Antimicrobial resistance is an emerging global health threat. Misuse and abuse of antibiotics are of particular concern in the pediatric population. Since management of childhood illnesses depends considerably on parents' perceptions, the objectives of this study were to report parents' perspectives and assess their practices toward antibiotics used for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in children. Using a cross-sectional design, anonymous structured questionnaires were completed by 1,037 parents in public and private schools across Lebanon's largest governorate...
January 1, 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677358/epidemiology-of-chronic-urticaria-in-korea-using-the-korean-health-insurance-database-2010-2014
#18
Nami Lee, Jeong Dong Lee, Hyun Young Lee, Dae Ryong Kang, Young Min Ye
PURPOSE: There are very few epidemiological studies on chronic urticaria (CU). We aimed to investigate the prevalence of CU and to depict demographics and medication patterns for the disease in a nationwide population-based study. METHODS: Data on urticaria (L50 of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision) from 2010 to 2014 were obtained from the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service. Algorithms designed to evaluate prescription drug claims for antihistamines were applied to identify CU...
September 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676946/variability-of-breath-condensate-ph-may-contribute-to-the-better-understanding-of-non-allergic-seasonal-respiratory-diseases
#19
Tamás Kullmann, Annamária Szipőcs
The seasonal variability of certain non-allergic respiratory diseases is not clearly understood. Analysis of the breath condensate, the liquid that can be collected by breathing into a cold tube, has been proposed to bring closer to the understanding of airway pathologies. It has been assumed, that (1) airway lining fluid was a stable body liquid and (2) the breath condensate samples were representative of the airway lining fluid. Research was focussed on the identification of biomarkers indicative of respiratory pathologies...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674113/probiotics-and-child-care-absence-due-to-infections-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Rikke Pilmann Laursen, Anni Larnkjær, Christian Ritz, Hanne Hauger, Kim Fleischer Michaelsen, Christian Mølgaard
OBJECTIVES: The risk of infections is higher in children attending child care compared with children cared for at home. This study examined the effect of a combination of probiotics on absence from child care because of respiratory and gastrointestinal infections in healthy infants aged 8 to 14 months at the time of enrollment in child care. METHODS: The ProbiComp study was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. A total of 290 infants were randomly allocated to receive a placebo or a combination of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp lactis and Lactobacillus rhamnosus in a dose of 10(9) colony-forming units of each daily for a 6-month intervention period...
August 2017: Pediatrics
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