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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736268/differential-connectivity-of-gene-regulatory-networks-distinguishes-corticosteroid-response-in-asthma
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Weiliang Qiu, Feng Guo, Kimberly Glass, Guo Cheng Yuan, John Quackenbush, Xiaobo Zhou, Kelan G Tantisira
BACKGROUND: Variations in drug response between individuals have prevented us from achieving high drug efficacy in treating many complex diseases, including asthma. Genetics plays an important role in accounting for such inter-individual variations in drug response. However, systematic approaches for addressing how genetic factors and their regulators determine variations in drug response in asthma treatment are lacking. METHODS: We used PANDA (Passing Attributes between Networks for Data Assimilations) to construct the gene regulatory networks associated with good responders and poor responders to inhaled corticosteroids based on a subset of 145 Caucasian asthmatic children who participated in the Childhood Asthma Management Cohort (CAMP)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733686/comparison-of-the-proportion-and-healthcare-utilisation-of-adult-patients-with-uncontrolled-severe-asthma-versus-non-severe-asthma-seen-in-a-southeast-asian-hospital-based-respiratory-specialist-clinic
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Tunn Ren Tay, Hang Siang Wong, Rosna Ihsan, Hsiao Peng Toh, Xuening Choo, Augustine Kh Tee
INTRODUCTION: Understanding the burden of uncontrolled severe asthma is essential for disease-targeted healthcare planning. There is a scarcity of data regarding the proportion, healthcare utilisation and costs of patients with uncontrolled severe asthma in Asia. This study aimed to plug the knowledge gap in this area. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients with asthma managed in our respiratory specialist clinic were evaluated prospectively. Healthcare utilisation comprising unscheduled asthma-related primary care visits, emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions were obtained from the national health records system...
June 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732834/patient-perceived-acceptability-and-behaviour-change-benefits-of-inhaler-reminders-and-adherence-feedback-a-qualitative-study
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Juliet M Foster, Helen K Reddel, Tim Usherwood, Susan M Sawyer, Lorraine Smith
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about patients' perceptions of electronic inhaler reminders, which have emerged in recent years as adherence promotion aids. This study explored asthma patients' attitudes toward the acceptability and utility of inhaler reminders. METHODS: Participants from a 6-month cluster randomized controlled trial who received reminders for missed doses via SmartTrack adherence monitors (Adherium Ltd) were interviewed to explore their perceptions; interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed and analysed thematically...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732829/budesonide%C3%A2-%C3%A2-formoterol-delivered-via-spiromax-%C3%A2-for-the-management-of-asthma-and-copd-the-potential-impact-on-unscheduled-healthcare-costs-of-improving-inhalation-technique-compared-with-turbuhaler-%C3%A2
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A Lewis, S Torvinen, P N R Dekhuijzen, H Chrystyn, A Melani, Y Zöllner, K Kolbe, A T Watson, M Blackney, A Plich
BACKGROUND: Fixed-dose combinations of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting β2 agonists are commonly used for the treatment of asthma and COPD. However, the most frequently prescribed dry powder inhaler delivering this medicine - Symbicort(®) (budesonide and formoterol, BF) Turbuhaler(®) - is associated with poor inhalation technique, which can lead to poor disease control and high disease management costs. A recent study showed that patients make fewer inhaler errors when using the novel DuoResp(®) (BF) Spiromax(®) inhaler, compared with BF Turbuhaler(®)...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732500/linking-clinical-quality-indicators-to-research-evidence-a-case-study-in-asthma-management-for-children
#5
Miew Keen Choong, Guy Tsafnat, Peter Hibbert, William B Runciman, Enrico Coiera
BACKGROUND: Clinical quality indicators are used to monitor the performance of healthcare services and should wherever possible be based on research evidence. Little is known however about the extent to which indicators in common use are based on research. The objective of this study is to measure the extent to which clinical quality indicators used in asthma management in children with outcome measurements can be linked to results in randomised controlled clinical trial (RCT) reports...
July 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731411/oral-immunotherapy-for-food-allergy-a-spanish-guideline-immunotherapy-egg-and-milk-spanish-guide-items-guide-part-i-cow-milk-and-egg-oral-immunotherapy-introduction-methodology-rationale-current-state-indications-contraindications-and-oral-immunotherapy-build
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A Martorell, E Alonso, L Echeverría, C Escudero, R García-Rodríguez, C Blasco, J Bone, J Borja-Segade, T Bracamonte, A Claver, J L Corzo, B De la Hoz, R Del Olmo, O Dominguez, V Fuentes-Aparicio, I Guallar, H Larramona, F Martín-Muñoz, V Matheu, A Michavila, I Ojeda, P Ojeda, M Piquer, P Poza, M Reche, P Rodríguez Del Río, M Rodríguez, F Ruano, S Sánchez-García, S Terrados, L Valdesoiro, M Vazquez-Ortiz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cow milk and egg are the most frequent causes of food allergy in the first years of life. Oral immunotherapy (OIT) has been investigated as an alternative to avoidance diets. No clinical practice guidelines on the management of OIT with milk and egg are currently available. Objectives: To develop clinical guidelines for OIT based on available scientific evidence and the opinions of experts. METHODS: A review was made of studies published between 1984 and June 2016, doctoral theses published in Spain, summaries of communications at scientific meetings (SEAIC, SEICAP, EAACI, and AAAAI), and the consensus of opinion established by a group of experts from the scientific societies SEICAP and SEAIC...
2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731313/an-innovative-mindfulness-and-educational-care-approach-in-an-adult-patient-affected-by-gastroesophageal-reflux-the-iara-model
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Andrea De Giorgio, Rita Maria Loscalzo, Marco Ponte, Anna Maria Padovan, Giuseppina Graceffa, Francesca Gulotta
Patients affected by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have a poor quality of life caused by several manifestations such as cough, asthma, laryngitis and dental erosion. The clinical conditions are highly disabling for patients and symptoms are difficult to manage. These conditions lead to many discomforts which contribute to an increase of the disease perception. For these reasons, it is important to improve the interventions on psychological aspects that ameliorate the patients' quality of life. The application of IARA model has proven useful to decrease GERD symptoms, distress and medication intake and to increase adherence to care, improving the patient's quality of life...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730746/management-and-prevalence-of-long-term-conditions-in-primary-health-care-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities-compared-with-the-general-population-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Sally-Ann Cooper, Laura Hughes-McCormack, Nicola Greenlaw, Alex McConnachie, Linda Allan, Marion Baltzer, Laura McArthur, Angela Henderson, Craig Melville, Paula McSkimming, Jill Morrison
BACKGROUND: In the UK, general practitioners/family physicians receive pay for performance on management of long-term conditions, according to best-practice indicators. METHOD: Management of long-term conditions was compared between 721 adults with intellectual disabilities and the general population (n = 764,672). Prevalence of long-term conditions was determined, and associated factors were investigated via logistic regression analyses. RESULTS: Adults with intellectual disabilities received significantly poorer management of all long-term conditions on 38/57 (66...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728764/experiences-of-daily-life-among-adolescents-with-asthma-a-struggle-with-ambivalence
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Marina Jonsson, Marja Schuster, Jennifer L P Protudjer, Anna Bergström, Ann-Charlotte Egmar, Inger Kull
OBJECTIVE: There is limited knowledge about how adolescents with asthma view their disease in daily life and how these views impact on management. The aim of this study was to describe experiences of daily life, with particular focus on thoughts, feelings and management of adolescents with asthma. METHODS: In this qualitative study, data were obtained from 10 interviews with adolescents (aged 16-18 years) with asthma recruited from the Swedish population-based prospective birth cohort, BAMSE...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728272/-the-level-of-asthma-control-in-china-from-a-national-asthma-control-survey
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J T Lin, W Q Wang, X Zhou, C Z Wang, M Huang, S X Cai, P Chen, Q C Lin, J Y Zhou, Y H Gu, Y D Yuan, D J Sun, X H Yang, L Yang, J M Huo, Z C Chen, P Jiang, J Zhang, X W Ye, H G Liu, H P Tang, R Y Liu, C T Liu, W Zhang, C P Hu, Y Q Chen, X J Liu, L M Dai, W Zhou, Y J Huang, J Y Xu
Objective: To assess the overall asthma control level in urban China. Methods: A multi-center, cross-sectional, questionnaire-based survey was carried out in 30 provinces in China (except Tibet). Asthmatic outpatients who met the inclusion criteria were recruited consecutively from 30 sub-centers from October 2015 to May 2016. Data of demographic characteristics, asthma control, asthma management, asthma exacerbations and self-management, and disease perception were collected by face-to-face interviews. Results: Totally 3 875 asthmatic outpatients were recruited...
July 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726584/competency-based-framework-and-continuing-education-for-preparing-a-skilled-school-health-workforce-for-asthma-care-the-colorado-experience
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Lisa Cicutto, Melanie Gleason, Christy Haas-Howard, Lynn Jenkins-Nygren, Susan Labonde, Kathy Patrick
School health teams commonly address the needs of students with asthma, which requires specific knowledge and skills. To develop a skilled school health team, a competency-based framework for managing asthma in schools was developed. A modified Delphi with 31 panelists was completed. Consensus (≥80% agreement) was reached for all 148 items regarding the appropriateness as a minimum competency for asthma care in schools. The resultant Colorado Competency Framework for Asthma Care in Schools guided the development and pilot testing of a continuing education curriculum for school nurses...
August 2017: Journal of School Nursing: the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724281/the-virtual-asthma-guideline-e-learning-program-learning-effectiveness-and-user-satisfaction
#12
Sung-Yoon Kang, Sae-Hoon Kim, Yong-Eun Kwon, Tae-Bum Kim, Hye-Kyung Park, Heung-Woo Park, Yoon-Seok Chang, Young-Koo Jee, Hee-Bom Moon, Kyung-Up Min, Sang-Heon Cho
Background/Aims: Effective educational tools are important for increasing adherence to asthma guidelines and clinical improvement of asthma patients. We developed a computer-based interactive education program for asthma guideline named the Virtual Learning Center for Asthma Management (VLCAM). We evaluated the usefulness of program in terms of its effects on user awareness of asthma guideline and level of satisfaction. Methods: Physicians-in-training at tertiary hospitals in Korea were enrolled in a cross-sectional questionnaire survey...
July 21, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723552/immunology-of-food-allergy
#13
REVIEW
Leticia Tordesillas, M Cecilia Berin, Hugh A Sampson
Many consider food allergy as the "second wave" of the allergy epidemic following the "first wave" of respiratory allergy, i.e., asthma and allergic rhinitis, plaguing westernized countries, with up to 8% of young children and 2%-3% of adults in the United States now affected by hypersensitivity reactions to various foods. In the past decade, there have been great strides in our understanding of the underlying immunopathogenesis of these disorders, which have led to improved diagnostic techniques, management strategies, and therapeutic approaches...
July 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722758/asthma-in-the-elderly-and-late-onset-adult-asthma
#14
REVIEW
Ryan M Dunn, Paula J Busse, Michael E Wechsler
Elderly asthmatics are at a higher risk for morbidity and mortality from their asthma than younger patients. There are important age-related physiologic and immunologic changes that complicate the presentation, diagnosis and management of asthma in the aged population. Evidence suggests that elderly asthmatics are more likely to be under-diagnosed and under-treated. Additionally, elderly patients with asthma have highest rates of morbidity and mortality from their disease than younger patients. The underlying airway inflammation of asthma in this age group likely differs from younger patients and is felt to be non-Type 2 mediated...
July 19, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721017/targeted-therapy-in-severe-asthma-today-focus-on-immunoglobulin-e
#15
REVIEW
Girolamo Pelaia, Giorgio Walter Canonica, Andrea Matucci, Rossella Paolini, Massimo Triggiani, Pierluigi Paggiaro
Asthma is a complex chronic inflammatory disease of multifactorial etiology. International guidelines increasingly recognize that a standard "one size fits all" approach is no longer an effective approach to achieve optimal treatment outcomes, and a number of disease phenotypes have been proposed for asthma, which has the potential to guide treatment decisions. Among the many asthma phenotypes, allergic asthma represents the widest and most easily recognized asthma phenotype, present in up to two-thirds of adults with asthma...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721009/patient-profiles-and-clinical-utility-of-mepolizumab-in-severe-eosinophilic-asthma
#16
REVIEW
Pranabashis Haldar
Mepolizumab (Nucala(®)) is an effective and specific anti-eosinophil molecular therapy that has recently been approved as add-on therapy for the management of severe eosinophilic asthma by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA; European Union) and more recently National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE; UK). It is one of several molecular therapies in development for this indication and is illustrative of the strategic trajectory for pharmaceutical drug development taken over the past decade in several disease areas...
2017: Biologics: Targets & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720751/exploring-the-perspectives-of-clinical-professionals-and-support-staff-on-implementing-supported-self-management-for-asthma-in-uk-general-practice-an-imp-2-art-qualitative-study
#17
Susan Morrow, Luke Daines, Sharon Wiener-Ogilvie, Liz Steed, Lorna McKee, Ann-Louise Caress, Stephanie J C Taylor, Hilary Pinnock
Despite an overwhelming evidence base, supported self-management of asthma is poorly implemented into routine practice. Strategies for implementation must address organisational routines, as well as provide resources for patients and training to improve professionals' skills. We aimed to explore the priority that primary care practices attach to asthma self-management, to describe their existing asthma management routines, and to generate innovative implementation strategies. We recruited 33 participants (23 general practitioners; seven nurses; three administrative staff) from 14 general practices...
July 18, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719697/diagnosis-and-management-of-asthma-in-adults-a-review
#18
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/28718981/health-economic-analysis-of-allergen-immunotherapy-ait-for-the-management-of-allergic-rhinitis-asthma-food-allergy-and-venom-allergy-a-systematic-overview
#19
REVIEW
Miqdad Asaria, Sangeeta Dhami, Ronald van Ree, Roy Gerth van Wijk, Antonella Muraro, Graham Roberts, Aziz Sheikh
BACKGROUND: The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) is developing guidelines for allergen immunotherapy (AIT) for the management of allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, IgE-mediated food allergy and venom allergy. To inform the development of clinical recommendations, we undertook systematic reviews to critically assess evidence on the effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of AIT for these conditions. This paper focusses on synthesizing data and gaps in the evidence on the cost-effectiveness of AIT for these conditions...
July 18, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717641/information-and-communication-technology-use-in-asthmatic-patients-a-cross-sectional-study-in-latin-america
#20
Juan Calderón, Annia Cherrez, Germán Darío Ramón, Orlando Lopez Jove, Alan Baptist, Edgar Matos, Blanca Morfín Maciel, Erick Calero, Mario Sanchez-Borges, Sofia Cherrez, Daniel Simancas-Racines, Ivan Cherrez Ojeda
Rapid diffusion, low cost and broad availability of information and communication technologies (ICTs) make them an attractive platform for managing care, communication and interventions in asthma. There is little information in Latin America about usage frequency of ICTs in asthmatic patients. The analysis undertaken consisted of an observational, cross-sectional study that aimed to identify the frequency and type of ICTs most often used by asthmatics. The Spanish version of the Michigan questionnaire was employed in five Latin American countries...
July 2017: ERJ Open Research
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