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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318883/predicting-future-risk-of-exacerbations-in-japanese-patients-with-adult-asthma-a-prospective-1-year-follow-up-study
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Akihiko Tanaka, Tomoki Uno, Haruna Sato, Megumi Jinno, Kuniaki Hirai, Yoshito Miyata, Munehiro Yamaguchi, Shin Ohta, Tetsuya Homma, Mayumi Yamamoto, Shintaro Suzuki, Takuya Yokoe, Hironori Sagara
BACKGROUND: To avoid future risk is a definitive goal of long-term asthma management. Exacerbations are considered to be the most relevant future risk in real life asthma management. Few comparative studies have evaluated the risk factors associated with exacerbations in Japanese patients with asthma. METHODS: We performed the prospective 1-year follow up study in Japanese patients with adult asthma. A total of 189 patients with asthma were enrolled and followed up for 1 year...
March 16, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318051/atopic-dermatitis-in-israeli-adolescents-from-1998-to-2013-trends-in-time-and-association-with-migraine
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Rony Shreberk-Hassidim, Ayal Hassidim, Yoav Gronovich, Adam Dalal, Vered Molho-Pessach, Abraham Zlotogorski
BACKGROUND: Recent data have shown an increasing occurrence of atopic dermatitis (AD) in children and adolescents, as well as in adults. Most of the epidemiologic research on AD is limited to pediatric and youth populations and is based on self-reported questionnaires. METHODS: A nationwide, population-based, cross-sectional retrospective study of adolescents with AD was performed to estimate its prevalence, trends, and association with demographic factors and comorbidities...
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314658/management-of-chronic-inducible-urticaria-according-to-the-guidelines-a-prospective-controlled-study
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Emek Kocatürk, Pelin Kuteyla Can, Pırıl Etikan Akbas, Mehmet Copur, Ece Nur Degirmentepe, Kübra Kızıltac, Ralfi Singer
BACKGROUND: The recommended treatment approach in chronic inducible urticarias (CIndU) is the same as that for chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). But there is a lack of controlled trials assessing efficacy of available treatment options. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of treatment algorithm recommended by the guidelines and comparison of treatment responses in CIndU vs CSU. METHODS: This prospective parallel group controlled study included 70 CIndU and 66 CSU patients...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306629/management-of-acute-asthma-exacerbations
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Erin K Stenson, Michael J Tchou, Derek S Wheeler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Herein, we review the current guidelines for the management of children with an acute asthma exacerbation. We focus on management in the emergency department, inpatient, and ICU settings. RECENT FINDINGS: The most recent statistics show that the prevalence of asthma during childhood has decreased in certain demographic subgroups and plateaued in other subgroups. However, acute asthma accounts for significant healthcare expenditures. Although there are few, if any, newer therapeutic agents available for management of acute asthma exacerbations, several reports leveraging quality improvement science have shown significant reductions in costs of care as well as improvements in outcome...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303238/feasibility-of-a-peer-led-asthma-and-smoking-prevention-project-in-australian-schools-with-high-indigenous-youth
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Gabrielle B McCallum, Anne B Chang, Cate A Wilson, Helen L Petsky, Jan Saunders, Susan J Pizzutto, Siew Choo Su, Smita Shah
BACKGROUND: The high global burden of asthma and tobacco smoking among Indigenous people may potentially be reduced by appropriate interventions that target prevention of tobacco smoke uptake and improved asthma management. The latter includes targeted treatment based on airway inflammation. We undertook a feasibility study in two Darwin schools with a high proportion of Indigenous youth to determine the feasibility of an innovative, peer-led, school-based education program called the Asthma and Smoking Prevention Project (ASPP)...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303014/a-young-child-with-a-history-of-wheeze
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James Paton, Patrick Bindels, Ann McMurray, Jodie Biggins, Rebecca Nantanda, Marianne Stubbe Østergaard
The parents of a 3-year old boy are anxious about their son who has recurring episodes of wheezing. They are frustrated that no one seems to be able to give them answers to their questions and would like a referral to a specialist. Does their son have asthma and what is the prognosis; how can the recurrent wheezing be managed and can the risk of asthma be reduced; are there lifestyle changes that could improve the environment and avoid triggers? Communication and support from the family practice team were essential...
March 16, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302126/systematic-meta-review-of-supported-self-management-for-asthma-a-healthcare-perspective
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Hilary Pinnock, Hannah L Parke, Maria Panagioti, Luke Daines, Gemma Pearce, Eleni Epiphaniou, Peter Bower, Aziz Sheikh, Chris J Griffiths, Stephanie J C Taylor
BACKGROUND: Supported self-management has been recommended by asthma guidelines for three decades; improving current suboptimal implementation will require commitment from professionals, patients and healthcare organisations. The Practical Systematic Review of Self-Management Support (PRISMS) meta-review and Reducing Care Utilisation through Self-management Interventions (RECURSIVE) health economic review were commissioned to provide a systematic overview of supported self-management to inform implementation...
March 17, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301050/addition-of-anti-leukotriene-agents-to-inhaled-corticosteroids-for-adults-and-adolescents-with-persistent-asthma
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REVIEW
Bhupendrasinh F Chauhan, Maya M Jeyaraman, Amrinder Singh Mann, Justin Lys, Ahmed M Abou-Setta, Ryan Zarychanski, Francine M Ducharme
BACKGROUND: Asthma management guidelines recommend low-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) as first-line therapy for adults and adolescents with persistent asthma. The addition of anti-leukotriene agents to ICS offers a therapeutic option in cases of suboptimal control with daily ICS. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of anti-leukotriene agents added to ICS compared with the same dose, an increased dose or a tapering dose of ICS (in both arms) for adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older with persistent asthma...
March 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295424/long-term-future-risk-of-severe-exacerbations-distinct-5-year-trajectories-of-problematic-asthma
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Anthony C A Yii, Jessica H Y Tan, Therese S Lapperre, Adrian K W Chan, Su Y Low, Thun H Ong, Keng L Tan, Sanjay H Chotirmall, Peter J Sterk, Mariko S Koh
BACKGROUND: Assessing future risk of exacerbations is an important component of asthma management. Existing studies have investigated short-, but not long-term risk. Problematic asthma patients with unfavorable long-term disease trajectory and persistently frequent severe exacerbations need to be identified early to guide treatment. METHODS: Severe exacerbation rates over five years for 177 "problematic asthma" patients presenting to a specialist asthma clinic were tracked...
March 11, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294059/phytochemical-screening-alpha-glucosidase-inhibition-antibacterial-and-antioxidant-potential-of-ajuga-bracteosa-extracts
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Kokab Hafeez, Saiqa Andleeb, Tahseen Ghousa, Kalsoom Akhter
BACKGROUND: Ajuga bracteosa, a medicinal herb, used by local community to cure a number of diseases such as inflammation, jaundice bronchial asthma, cancer and diabetes. OBJECTIVES: The aim of present work was to evaluate the antioxidant potential, in vitro antidiabetic and antimicrobial effects of A. bracteosa. METHODS: n-hexane, ethyl acetate, chloroform, acetone, methanol and aqueous extracts of Ajuga bracteosa roots, were prepared via maceration...
March 12, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293933/unmet-primary-physicians-needs-for-allergic-rhinitis-care-in-korea
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Hyeon Jong Yang, Young Hyo Kim, Bora Lee, Do Youn Kong, Dong Kyu Kim, Mi Ae Kim, Bong Seong Kim, Won Young Kim, Jeong Hee Kim, Yang Park, So Yeon Park, Woo Yong Bae, Keejae Song, Min Suk Yang, Sang Min Lee, Young Mok Lee, Hyun Jong Lee, Jae Hong Cho, Hye Mi Jee, Jeong Hee Choi, Young Yoo, Young Il Koh
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is one of the most common chronic allergic respiratory diseases worldwide. Various practical guidelines for AR have been developed and updated to improve the care of AR patients; however, up to 40% patients remain symptomatic. The unmet need for AR care is one of the greatest public health problems in the world. The gaps between guideline and real-world practice, and differences according to the region, culture, and medical environments may be the causes of unmet needs for AR care. Because there is no evidence-based AR practical guideline reflecting the Korean particularity, various needs are increasing...
May 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293925/genetic-signatures-of-asthma-exacerbation
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REVIEW
Heung Woo Park, Kelan G Tantisira
Asthma exacerbation (AE) usually denotes worsening of asthma symptoms that requires intense management to prevent further deterioration. AE has been reported to correlate with clinical and demographic factors, such as race, gender, and treatment compliance as well as environmental factors, such as viral infection, smoking, and air pollution. In addition, recent observations suggest that there are likely to be genetic factors specific to AE. Understanding genetic factors specific to AE is essential to develop therapy tailored for exacerbation-prone asthma...
May 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286601/allergic-diseases-and-asthma-in-pregnancy-a-secondary-publication
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REVIEW
Isabella Pali-Schöll, Jennifer Namazy, Erika Jensen-Jarolim
Every fifth pregnant woman is affected by allergies, especially rhinitis and asthma. Allergic symptoms existing before pregnancy may be either attenuated, or equally often promoted through pregnancy. Optimal allergy and asthma diagnosis and management during pregnancy is vital to ensure the welfare of mother and baby. For allergy diagnosis in pregnancy, preferentially anamnestic investigation as well as in vitro testing should be applied, whereas skin testing or provocation tests should be postponed until after birth...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286157/inhaler-errors-in-the-critikal-study-type-frequency-and-association-with-asthma-outcomes
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David B Price, Miguel Román-Rodríguez, R Brett McQueen, Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Victoria Carter, Kevin Gruffydd-Jones, John Haughney, Svein Henrichsen, Catherine Hutton, Antonio Infantino, Federico Lavorini, Lisa M Law, Karin Lisspers, Alberto Papi, Dermot Ryan, Björn Ställberg, Thys van der Molen, Henry Chrystyn
BACKGROUND: Poor inhaler technique has been linked to poor asthma outcomes. Training can reduce the number of inhaler errors, but it is unknown which errors have the greatest impact on asthma outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The CRITical Inhaler mistaKes and Asthma controL study investigated the association between specific inhaler errors and asthma outcomes. METHODS: This analysis used data from the iHARP asthma review service-a multicenter cross-sectional study of adults with asthma...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286057/quality-of-primary-care-for-children-with-disabilities-enrolled-in-medicaid
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Alyna T Chien, Karen A Kuhlthau, Sara L Toomey, Jessica A Quinn, Megumi J Okumura, Dennis Z Kuo, Amy J Houtrow, Jeanne Van Cleave, Mary Beth Landrum, Jisun Jang, Isabel Janmey, Michael J Furdyna, Mark A Schuster
OBJECTIVE: The quality of primary care delivered to Medicaid-insured children with disabilities (CWD) is unknown. We used the newly validated CWD algorithm (CWDA) to examine CWD prevalence among Medicaid enrollees 1 to 18 years old, primary care quality for CWD, and differences in primary care quality for CWD and non-CWD. METHODS: Cross-sectional study using 2008 Medicaid Analytic eXtract claims data from 9 states, including children with at least 11 months of enrollment (N = 2,671,922 enrollees)...
March 9, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284783/the-allergist-s-role-in-detection-of-severe-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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Theodore Kelbel, Darren Morris, Deirdre Walker, Maria Paula Henao, Timothy Craig
BACKGROUND: Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) frequently presents as difficult to manage asthma or asthma with fixed obstruction and is well documented as being underdiagnosed in the population. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to better describe allergists'/immunologists' involvement in the care of patients with AATD and whether they currently contribute to the underdiagnosis by lack of screening for the condition. METHODS: Using the Research Electronic Data Capture tool, we submitted a questionnaire to 500 patients with severe AATD (ZZ, SZ, ZNull, and FZ) through the Alpha-1 Foundation Research Registry to collect information about patient diagnosis and treatment patterns...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284780/a-structured-approach-to-specialist-referred-difficult-asthma-patients-improves-control-of-comorbidities-and-enhances-asthma-outcomes
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Tunn Ren Tay, Joy Lee, Naghmeh Radhakrishna, Fiona Hore-Lacy, Robert Stirling, Ryan Hoy, Eli Dabscheck, Robyn O'Hehir, Mark Hew
BACKGROUND: Systematic evaluation is advocated for difficult asthma, but how best to deliver such care is unclear and outcome data are scarce. OBJECTIVE: We describe our institution's structured approach to difficult asthma management and report on the outcomes of such an approach. METHODS: Eighty-two consecutive patients with difficult asthma referred to our clinic from respiratory specialists were evaluated in 3 key areas: diagnostic confirmation, comorbidity detection, and inflammatory phenotyping...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284731/changes-in-asthma-maintenance-therapy-prescribing-patterns-following-the-2006-long-acting-%C3%AE-agonist-fda-drug-warning
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Jonathan D Winter, Matthew R Reetz, J William Kerns, Katherine M Winter, Roy T Sabo, Scott D Krugman
PURPOSE: The US Food and Drug Administration issued a boxed warning on all products containing a long-acting β-agonist (LABA) in March 2006, after the findings from a trial suggested an increased risk for death in patients treated with salmeterol monotherapy. Almost nothing is known about the impact of this warning on LABA prescribing patterns or on clinicians' approaches to asthma maintenance therapy. METHODS: A cohort of asthmatic adults on LABA therapy was retrospectively identified from a Baltimore-area Medicaid data warehouse...
March 8, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284322/a-two-year-evaluation-of-the-real-life-impact-of-copd-on-patients-in-germany-the-daccord-observational-study
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Peter Kardos, Claus Vogelmeier, Heinrich Worth, Roland Buhl, Nadine S Lossi, Claudia Mailänder, Carl-Peter Criée
INTRODUCTION: DACCORD is an observational, non-interventional study being conducted in German primary and secondary care centres. The study aims to describe the impact of disease (including exacerbations) and treatments over 2 years on 'real-life' patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients had a clinical and spirometry diagnosis of COPD, were aged ≥40 years and, on recruitment, were initiating or changing COPD maintenance medication...
March 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284317/the-level-of-diagnostic-assessment-in-severe-asthma-a-nationwide-real-life-study
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Anna von Bülow, Vibeke Backer, Uffe Bodtger, Niels Ulrik Søes-Petersen, Karin Dahl Assing, Tina Skjold, Celeste Porsbjerg
INTRODUCTION: Systematic assessment of patients with severe asthma is pivotal to decide which patients are eligible to new biological therapies. However, the level of diagnostic work-up in patients with severe asthma is only poorly investigated. AIMS & OBJECTIVES: To describe the diagnostic work-up in a complete population of patients with severe asthma including: objective confirmation of the asthma diagnosis, and identification of potential treatment barriers, such as poor adherence and poor inhaler technique...
March 2017: Respiratory Medicine
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