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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811940/recurrent-wheezing-and-cough-caused-by-double-aortic-arch-not-asthma
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Qiao Zhang, Zhou Fu, Jihong Dai, Gang Geng, Wenlong Fu, Daiyin Tian
INTRODUCTION: Double aortic arch is a congenital vascular abnormality in which the connected segments and their branches course between and compress the trachea and esophagus, often resulting in invariable airway compression. CASE PRESENTATION: A 4-year-old boy with a history of recurrent wheezing was admitted to our hospital for evaluation of asthma based on his past medical history, persistent cough, wheezing, and airway hyperresponsiveness by lung function test...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811770/clinical-and-laboratory-profile-of-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-experience-of-a-tertiary-care-center-in-pakistan
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Danish Abdul Aziz, Abdul Gaffar Billoo, Ahad Qureshi, Misha Khalid, Salman Kirmani
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical presentation, diagnostic investigations and laboratory workup done in admitted children with cystic fibrosis at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan. METHODS: This is athree years retrospective study from January 2013 to December 2015 conducted at The Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi Pakistan, enrolling admitted patient from birth to 15 years of either gender, diagnosed with CF on the basis of clinical features and positive sweat chloride test...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807506/altered-vulnerability-to-asthma-at-various-levels-of-ambient-benzo-a-pyrene-by-ctla4-stat4-and-cyp2e1-polymorphisms
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Hyunok Choi, Nana Tabashidze, Pavel Rossner, Miroslav Dostal, Anna Pastorkova, Sek Won Kong, Hans Gmuender, Radim J Sram
BACKGROUND: Within fossil- and solid-fuel dependent geographic locations, mechanisms of air pollution-induced asthma remains unknown. In particular, sources of greater genetic susceptibility to airborne carcinogen, namely, benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) has never been investigated beyond that of a few well known genes. OBJECTIVES: To deepen our understanding on how the genotypic variations within the candidate genes contribute to the variability in the children's susceptibility to ambient B[a]P on doctor-diagnosed asthma...
August 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804700/abridged-version-of-the-awmf-guideline-for-the-medical-clinical-diagnostics-of-indoor-mould-exposure-s2k-guideline-of-the-german-society-of-hygiene-environmental-medicine-and-preventive-medicine-ghup-in-collaboration-with-the-german-association-of-allergists
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Gerhard A Wiesmüller, Birger Heinzow, Ute Aurbach, Karl-Christian Bergmann, Albrecht Bufe, Walter Buzina, Oliver A Cornely, Steffen Engelhart, Guido Fischer, Thomas Gabrio, Werner Heinz, Caroline E W Herr, Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Ludger Klimek, Martin Köberle, Herbert Lichtnecker, Thomas Lob-Corzilius, Rolf Merget, Norbert Mülleneisen, Dennis Nowak, Uta Rabe, Monika Raulf, Hans Peter Seidl, Jens-Oliver Steiß, Regine Szewszyk, Peter Thomas, Kerttu Valtanen, Julia Hurraß
This article is an abridged version of the AWMF mould guideline "Medical clinical diagnostics of indoor mould exposure" presented in April 2016 by the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Gesellschaft für Hygiene, Umweltmedizin und Präventivmedizin, GHUP), in collaboration with the above-mentioned scientific medical societies, German and Austrian societies, medical associations and experts. Indoor mould growth is a potential health risk, even if a quantitative and/or causal relationship between the occurrence of individual mould species and health problems has yet to be established...
2017: Allergo Journal International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803775/pulmonary-function-in-patients-with-eosinophilic-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Kensuke Uraguchi, Shin Kariya, Seiichiro Makihara, Mitsuhiro Okano, Takenori Haruna, Aiko Oka, Rumi Fujiwara, Yohei Noda, Kazunori Nishizaki
OBJECTIVE: There is a close relationship between upper and lower respiratory tract diseases. Chronic rhinosinusitis patients frequently have lung diseases including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis is considered a refractory and intractable subtype of chronic rhinosinusitis. However, there has been no report on pulmonary function in patients with eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis. The purpose of this study is to examine the pulmonary function in eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis patients and non-eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis patients, and evaluate clinical factors associated with the pulmonary function of these patients...
August 10, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801654/perceptions-of-asthma-control-in-the-united-kingdom-a-cross-sectional-study-comparing-patient-and-healthcare-professionals-perceptions-of-asthma-control-with-validated-act-scores
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Andrew Menzies-Gow, Gavin Chiu
Perceptions of asthma control often vary between patients and physicians. This cross-sectional survey provided UK-specific data on actual and perceived asthma control in patients (18-75 years) attending routine asthma reviews in primary, secondary and tertiary settings. Differences between healthcare professionals' (HCP) and patients' perceptions of asthma control were evaluated via an online questionnaire and compared to a control-the validated asthma control test (ACT)-which patients completed. Treated patients (at least a short acting ß-agonist) with a documented diagnosis of asthma were enroled and consented within a month of their last appointment...
August 11, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801439/validation-of-asthma-recording-in-the-clinical-practice-research-datalink-cprd
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Francis Nissen, Daniel R Morales, Hana Mullerova, Liam Smeeth, Ian J Douglas, Jennifer K Quint
OBJECTIVES: The optimal method of identifying people with asthma from electronic health records in primary care is not known. The aim of this study is to determine the positive predictive value (PPV) of different algorithms using clinical codes and prescription data to identify people with asthma in the United Kingdom Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). METHODS: 684 participants registered with a general practitioner (GP) practice contributing to CPRD between 1 December 2013 and 30 November 2015 were selected according to one of eight predefined potential asthma identification algorithms...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800866/five-year-trends-of-critical-care-practice-and-outcomes
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Craig M Lilly, Sunil Swami, Xinggang Liu, Richard R Riker, Omar Badawi
BACKGROUND: Longitudinal analyses of large detailed adult critical care datasets provide insights into practice trends and generate useful outcome and process benchmarks. METHODS: Data representing 991,571 consecutive critical care visits to160 United States adult ICUs during 2009 to 2013 from the eICU Research Institute clinical practice database were used to quantitate patient characteristics, APACHE IV based acuity predictions, treatments, and outcomes. Analyses for changes over time were performed for patient characteristics, entry and discharge locations, primary admission diagnosis, treatments, adherence to consensus ICU best practices, length of stay (LOS), and inpatient mortality...
August 8, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800266/impact-of-shared-decision-making-on-asthma-quality-of-life-and-asthma-control-among-children
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Yhenneko J Taylor, Hazel Tapp, Lindsay E Shade, Tsai-Ling Liu, Jessica Lauren Mowrer, Michael F Dulin
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have examined the effectiveness of shared decision making (SDM) in clinical practice. This study evaluated the impact of SDM on quality of life and symptom control in children with asthma. METHODS: We conducted a prospective 3-year study in six community-based practices serving a low-income patient population. Practices received training on SDM using an evidence-based toolkit. Patients aged 2 to 17 with a diagnosis of asthma were identified from scheduling and billing data...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797493/allergic-and-noninvasive-infectious-pulmonary-aspergillosis-syndromes
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REVIEW
Eavan G Muldoon, Mary E Strek, Karen C Patterson
Aspergillus spp are ubiquitous in the environment, and inhalation of Aspergillus spores is unavoidable. An intact immune system, with normal airway function, protects most people from disease. Globally, however, the toll from aspergillosis is high. The literature has largely focused on invasive aspergillosis, yet the burden in terms of chronicity and prevalence is higher for noninvasive Aspergillus conditions. This article discusses allergic aspergilloses and provides an update on the diagnosis and management of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, including in patients with cystic fibrosis, and an update on severe asthma with fungal sensitization...
September 2017: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795218/atopy-and-prostate-cancer-is-there-a-link-between-circulating-levels-of-ige-and-psa-in-humans
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Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Sophia N Karagiannis, Sabine Rohrmann
BACKGROUND: Atopy has been investigated as a potential risk factor for prostate cancer. IgE antibodies may be major players in protective responses against tumours, through engendering antigen presentation and enhancing adaptive immune responses targeted towards a specific allergen, but potentially also against tumour-associated antigens such as prostate-specific antigen (PSA). We therefore cross-sectionally investigated associations between circulating levels of PSA and IgE in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006...
August 9, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794645/asthma-referrals-a-key-component-of-asthma-management-that-needs-to-be-addressed
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REVIEW
David Price, Leif Bjermer, David A Bergin, Rafael Martinez
Heterogeneity of asthma and difficulty in achieving optimal control are the major challenges in the management of asthma. To help attain the best possible clinical outcomes in patients with asthma, several guidelines provide recommendations for patients who will require a referral to a specialist. Such referrals can help in clearing the uncertainty from the initial diagnosis, provide tailored treatment options to patients with persistent symptoms and offer the patients access to health care providers with expertise in the management of the asthma; thus, specialist referrals have a substantial impact on disease prognosis and the patient's health status...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790448/lrlshmda-laplacian-regularized-least-squares-for-human-microbe-disease-association-prediction
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Fan Wang, Zhi-An Huang, Xing Chen, Zexuan Zhu, Zhenkun Wen, Jiyun Zhao, Gui-Ying Yan
An increasing number of evidences indicate microbes are implicated in human physiological mechanisms, including complicated disease pathology. Some microbes have been demonstrated to be associated with diverse important human diseases or disorders. Through investigating these disease-related microbes, we can obtain a better understanding of human disease mechanisms for advancing medical scientific progress in terms of disease diagnosis, treatment, prevention, prognosis and drug discovery. Based on the known microbe-disease association network, we developed a semi-supervised computational model of Laplacian Regularized Least Squares for Human Microbe-Disease Association (LRLSHMDA) by introducing Gaussian interaction profile kernel similarity calculation and Laplacian regularized least squares classifier...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782910/eucapnic-voluntary-hyperventilation-test-in-children
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Janne Burman, Heikki Lukkarinen, Varpu Elenius, Sami Remes, Tom Kuusela, Tuomas Jartti
BACKGROUND: In children, exercise-induced dyspnea is a common symptom that can be due to dysfunctional breathing. EVH test has bee used especially in elite athletes as bronchoprovocation test. Currently, there are only few studies on the EVH test. New research methods are required alongside the traditionally used tests especially due to dysfunctional breathing disorder. PURPOSE: The purpose of the "pilot study" was to study the usability of the EVH test with real time biofeedback in children of 10-16 years of age in the diagnostics of exercise-induced dyspnea...
August 7, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780940/diagnosis-and-management-of-anaphylaxis-in-precision-medicine
#15
REVIEW
Mariana Castells
Anaphylaxis is the most severe and frightening of the allergic reactions, placing patients at high risk and demanding prompt recognition and immediate management by health care providers. Yet because its symptoms imitate those of other diseases, such as asthma and urticaria, current data suggest that its diagnosis is often missed, with underuse of tryptase measurement; its treatment is delayed, with little use of epinephrine; and its underlying cause or causes are poorly investigated. Deaths from anaphylaxis are difficult to investigate because of miscoding...
August 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776939/the-relationship-between-restless-legs-syndrome-and-bronchial-asthma
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Adil Can Güngen, Belma Güngen, Yusuf Aydemir, Yeşim Guzey Aras, Hikmet Çoban, Hasan Düzenli
INTRODUCTION: Restless legs syndrome(RLS) is associated with sleep disorders. However, although sleep disturbance is prevalent in people with asthma, an insufficient number of studies have investigated the relationship between asthma and RLS. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the extent of the presence of RLS, and the factors related to RLS, in people with asthma. METHODS: A total of 84 people with asthma and 51 healthy volunteers were enrolled...
August 4, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771844/assessment-of-eosinophilic-airway-inflammation-as-a-contribution-to-the-diagnosis-of-occupational-asthma
#17
Carolina Beretta, Catherine Rifflart, Geneviève Evrard, Jacques Jamart, Joël Thimpont, Olivier Vandenplas
BACKGROUND: Ascertaining the presence of asthma through the assessment of nonspecific bronchial hyperresponsiveness (NSBH) is a key step in the diagnosis of occupational asthma (OA). We aimed at investigating whether indices of airway inflammation including fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) and sputum eosinophils would be useful adjuncts to the measurement of NSBH in diagnosing OA defined as a positive specific inhalation challenge (SIC). METHODS: The study included 240 consecutive subjects with a suspicion of OA who completed a SIC, of whom 133 showed a positive response...
August 3, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771405/pediatric-readmissions-after-hospitalizations-for-lower-respiratory-infections
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Mari M Nakamura, Alan M Zaslavsky, Sara L Toomey, Carter R Petty, Maria C Bryant, Alexandra T Geanacopoulos, Ashish K Jha, Mark A Schuster
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Lower respiratory infections (LRIs) are among the most common reasons for pediatric hospitalization and among the diagnoses with the highest number of readmissions. Characterizing LRI readmissions would help guide efforts to prevent them. We assessed variation in pediatric LRI readmission rates, risk factors for readmission, and readmission diagnoses. METHODS: We analyzed 2008-2009 Medicaid Analytic eXtract data for patients <18 years of age in 26 states...
August 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765819/a-review-of-42-asthmatic-children-with-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis
#19
Ashok Shah, Shekhar Kunal
BACKGROUND: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) in children with asthma, not associated with cystic fibrosis, is yet to receive the recognition it deserves. OBJECTIVE: To highlight the presentation of ABPA in children with asthma. METHODS: This retrospective review documents the occurrence of pediatric ABPA over a period of 31 years in one unit. Children with asthma, eosinophilia and infiltrates on chest radiograph were screened for ABPA...
July 2017: Asia Pacific Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765818/characteristics-of-airborne-pollen-in-incheon-and-seoul-2015-2016
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Hye Ju So, Soon Jeong Moon, Seon Yeong Hwang, Jeong Hee Kim, Hae Ji Jang, Jung Heum Jo, Tae Jung Sung, Dae Hyun Lim
BACKGROUND: Pollen allergens are one of the main contributors to the development and/or aggravation of allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, and asthma. OBJECTIVE: An examination of the airborne pollen in residential areas should be conducted to aid the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases. METHODS: Airborne pollen samples were collected from 2 sites in Incheon and 2 in Seoul from 2015 to 2016. RESULTS: The highest monthly concentration of airborne pollen was observed in May and September each year...
July 2017: Asia Pacific Allergy
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