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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528524/a-novel-public-health-approach-to-measuring-tobacco-cessation-needs-among-cancer-survivors-in-alaska
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J Michael Underwood, Samantha J Hyde-Rolland, Julia Thorsness, Sherri L Stewart
Cancer survivors who continue to smoke have poorer response to treatment, higher risk for future cancers and lower survival rates than those who quit tobacco after diagnosis. Despite the increased risk for negative health outcomes, tobacco use among Alaskan cancer survivors is 19%, among the highest in the nation. To characterize and address tobacco cessation needs among cancer survivors who called a quit line for help in quitting tobacco, Alaska's Comprehensive Cancer Control program initiated a novel partnership with the state's Tobacco Quit Line...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526889/the-contribution-of-an-asthma-diagnostic-consultation-service-in-obtaining-an-accurate-asthma-diagnosis-for-primary-care-patients-results-of-a-real-life-study
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R M E Gillis, W van Litsenburg, R H van Balkom, J W Muris, F W Smeenk
Previous studies showed that general practitioners have problems in diagnosing asthma accurately, resulting in both under and overdiagnosis. To support general practitioners in their diagnostic process, an asthma diagnostic consultation service was set up. We evaluated the performance of this asthma diagnostic consultation service by analysing the (dis)concordance between the general practitioners working hypotheses and the asthma diagnostic consultation service diagnoses and possible consequences this had on the patients' pharmacotherapy...
May 19, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526624/guideline-recommendations-on-the-use-of-allergen-immunotherapy-in-house-dust-mite-allergy-time-for-a-change
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Moisés A Calderón, Jean Bousquet, G Walter Canonica, Lars-Olaf Cardell, Dolores Hernandez Fernandez de Rojas, Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Pascal Demoly
Guidelines on the treatment of asthma, allergic rhinitis (AR) and allergen immunotherapy (AIT) lack recommendations for house dust mite (HDM) allergy. An expert panel reviewed current guidelines in the light of new data, to assess whether guidelines could be improved. Most guidelines and key position papers did not provide specific recommendations on treatment of allergic asthma (AA) caused by HDM allergy, although some included AIT as a treatment option for AA in general. Around half of the guidelines stated that AIT with HDM extract was an effective treatment for AR, with several indicating sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) as an option...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516452/correlation-between-socioeconomic-status-and-atopic-dermatitis-in-korean-adults-the-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2007-2014
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J S Lee, J M Kim, J Seok, B J Kim
INTRODUCTION: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is one of the most common allergic diseases. Its prevalence has been increasing in recent decades. Social economic status is well-known risk factor of allergic diseases. OBJECTIVE: This study was performed to investigate the relationship between social economic status and AD in Korean adults. METHODS: Data were acquired from 47,351 men and women, ≥19 years of age who participated in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (KNHANES) conducted from 2007 to 2014...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515405/a-case-of-bronchial-asthma-with-hypereosinophilia-with-effective-saibokutou-therapy
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Takahiro Tsuburai, Yousuke Kamide, Yuto Nakamura, Yasuhiro Tomita, Yuto Hamada, Kentaro Watai, Hiroaki Hayashi, Kiyoshi Sekiya, Chihiro Mitsui, Yuma Fukutomi, Akio Mori, Masami Taniguchi
A 42 year old woman visited on our hospital because of cough, sputum, pruritus and erythema. She showed peripheral blood eosinophilia, high level of FENO, bronchial hyperresponsiveness. Diagnosis of bronchial asthma and atopic dermatitis was made, but she rejected therapy except for Saibokutou, a Kampo herbal medicine. After 1 year, her symptoms and her laboratory data were improved.
2017: Arerugī, [Allergy]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513515/relationship-between-knowledge-and-quality-of-asthma-care-among-physicians-in-south-west-nigeria
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B Adeniyi, O Ilesanmi, D Obaseki, O Desalu, B Betiku, G Erhabor
INTRODUCTION: Adequate knowledge of asthma management and adherence to international guidelines are known to increase the quality of care offered by Physicians. We conducted this study to assess the level of asthma knowledge and quality of care among physicians practicing in Ondo State. METHODS: We conducted a cross sectional survey of 96 physicians from various specialties participating in a continuous professional development (CPD) lecture using adapted questionnaires...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511697/immunohistology-and-remodeling-in-fatal-pediatric-and-adolescent-asthma
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Kristiina Malmström, Jouko Lohi, Antti Sajantila, Frode L Jahnsen, Merja Kajosaari, Seppo Sarna, Mika J Mäkelä
BACKGROUND: Thickening of reticular basement membrane, increased airway smooth muscle mass and eosinophilic inflammation are found in adult fatal asthma. At the present study the histopathology of fatal paediatric and adolescent asthma is evaluated. METHODS: Post-mortem lung autopsies from 12 fatal asthma cases and 8 non-asthmatic control subjects were examined. Thickness of reticular basement membrane (RBM) and percentage of airway smooth muscle (ASM%) mass area were measured and inflammatory cells were counted...
May 16, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508234/surgical-treatment-of-extraesophageal-manifestations-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Feroze Sidwa, Alessandra L Moore, Elaine Alligood, P Marco Fisichella
OBJECTIVE: To review the current literature on the role of antireflux surgery (ARS) for the treatment of extraesophageal manifestations of GERD. The extraesophageal manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) include chronic cough, laryngopharyngeal reflux, and asthma. They are responsible for significant morbidity in affected patients and a high economic burden on healthcare resources. We recently published a larger review on the symptoms, diagnosis, medical, and surgical treatment of the extraesophageal manifestations of GERD...
May 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502418/a-multicenter-cross-sectional-observational-study-of-budesonide-formoterol-maintenance-and-reliever-therapy-in-real-world-settings
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Jiangtao Lin, Jing Li, Wencheng Yu, Yuejian Liu, Chuntao Liu, Ping Chen, Huijie He, Bei He, Shuang Liu, Xiangdong Zhou
BACKGROUND: To assess the level of asthma control achieved with budesonide/formoterol in Chinese patients with asthma, based on the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) definition and Asthma Control Test (ACT) score. METHODS: This multicenter, cross-sectional study (NCT01785901) evaluated asthma control levels in Chinese patients receiving physician-prescribed budesonide/formoterol treatment. Adults with a diagnosis of asthma ≥6 months and receiving budesonide/formoterol treatment ≥3 months before screening were consecutively enrolled...
June 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502417/analysis-of-bronchial-biopsies-in-chronic-cough
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Patricia Macedo, Qingling Zhang, Junpei Saito, Zhike Liang, Lorrette Ffolkes, Andrew G Nicholson, Kian Fan Chung
BACKGROUND: Chronic cough is commonly associated with asthma, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and postnasal drip, but in a significant proportion, no associated cause can be found. We determined whether examination of bronchial biopsies would be useful in determining the cause associated with chronic cough. METHODS: 100 consecutive patients referred to a specialist cough clinic underwent a systematic assessment including a fiberoptic bronchoscopy for bronchial biopsies...
June 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500974/ongoing-developments-in-rsv-prophylaxis-a-clinician-s-analysis
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REVIEW
Fariba Rezaee, Debra T Linfield, Terri J Harford, Giovanni Piedimonte
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common respiratory pathogen in infants and young children worldwide. Lower respiratory tract infection due to RSV is one of the most common causes of hospitalization for infants, especially those born premature or with chronic lung or heart disease. Furthermore, RSV infection is an important cause of morbidity in adults, particularly in the elderly and immunocompromised individuals. The acute phase of this infection is often followed by episodes of wheezing that recur for months or years and usually lead to a physician diagnosis of asthma...
May 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500571/associations-between-illness-duration-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-specified-mental-and-physical-chronic-health-conditions-results-from-a-population-based-survey
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Lucy Busija, Jeretine Tan, Kerrie M Sanders
PURPOSE: We compared health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in incident (≤1 year since diagnosis), mid-term (>1-5 years since diagnosis), and long-term (>5 years since diagnosis) cases of mental and physical chronic illness with the general population and assessed the modifying effects of age and gender on the association between HRQOL and illness duration. METHODS: Data from the 2007 Australian National Health and Mental Wellbeing Survey were used. HRQOL was captured by the Assessment of Quality of Life Scale 4D...
May 12, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497925/increased-risk-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-in-patients-with-autoimmune-thyroid-diseases-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Yoon Seob Kim, Kyungdo Han, Ji Hyun Lee, Nack In Kim, Joo Young Roh, Seong Jun Seo, Hae Jun Song, Min Geol Lee, Jee Ho Choi, Young Min Park
There was no previous population-based study on the comparison of the risk of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) between autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD) and age- and gender-matched controls. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the risk of CSU after diagnosis of AITD using national registry data from Korea. The secondary objective was to evaluate other risk factors of CSU. Based on the disease code diagnoses in 2003-2005, we composed an AITD group (n=3,659) and an age- and gender-matched control group (n=18,295)...
July 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497854/allergic-sinusitis-and-severe-asthma-caused-by-occupational-exposure-to-locust-bean-gum-case-report
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Brie Hawley, Kristin J Cummings, Mohammed Mohammed, Anne E Dimmock, Rebecca Bascom
We present a case that highlights the difficulties with diagnosis and the dangers of occupational allergic sinusitis and asthma left unrecognized. We describe the case history of a man who experienced work-related symptoms 1 year after beginning work as a cheesemaker at a creamery, and whose respiratory symptoms progressively worsened over 16 years before an occupational cause of his asthma was identified. His initial discrete episodes of sinusitis and acute bronchitis evolved into persistent asthma of increasing severity with exacerbations requiring repeated emergency room treatment...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495077/consensus-on-the-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome-acos-between-the-spanish-copd-guidelines-gesepoc-and-the-spanish-guidelines-on-the-management-of-asthma-gema
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Vicente Plaza, Francisco Álvarez, Myriam Calle, Ciro Casanova, Borja G Cosío, Antolín López-Viña, Luís Pérez de Llano, Santiago Quirce, Miguel Román-Rodríguez, Juan José Soler-Cataluña, Marc Miravitlles
Following a proposal by the Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR), sponsor of the Spanish COPD Guidelines (GesEPOC) and the Spanish Guidelines on the Management of Asthma (GEMA), authors of both papers have unified the criteria for the diagnosis of asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS). This consensus defines ACOS as the presence in a given patient of three elements: significant smoking exposure, chronic airflow limitation and asthma. Diagnosis is confirmed when a patient (35years of age or older), smoker or ex-smoker of more than 10 pack-years, presents airflow limitation (post-bronchodilator FEV1/FVC<0...
May 8, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494995/high-accuracy-detection-of-airway-obstruction-in-asthma-using-machine-learning-algorithms-and-forced-oscillation-measurements
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Jorge L M Amaral, Agnaldo J Lopes, Juliana Veiga, Alvaro C D Faria, Pedro L Melo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The main pathologic feature of asthma is episodic airway obstruction. This is usually detected by spirometry and body plethysmography. These tests, however, require a high degree of collaboration and maximal effort on the part of the patient. There is agreement in the literature that there is a demand of research into new technologies to improve non-invasive testing of lung function. The purpose of this study was to develop automatic classifiers to simplify the clinical use and to increase the accuracy of the forced oscillation technique (FOT) in the diagnosis of airway obstruction in patients with asthma...
June 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494181/characterization-of-asthma-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-overlap-syndrome-a-qualitative-analysis
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Claudie Rodrigue, Marie-France Beauchesne, Valérie Mallette, Catherine Lemière, Pierre Larivée, Lucie Blais
Approximately 15-20% of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) also display characteristics of asthma. In May 2014, the asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) was briefly addressed in the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) and Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) strategy documents. We evaluated how pulmonologists diagnose and treat ACOS and how they assess its control. Pulmonologists from two university healthcare centers, having ≥ 1 year experience, treating patients with asthma, COPD, or ACOS, were invited to participate in focus groups...
May 11, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490870/pre-and-post-bronchodilator-airway-obstruction-are-associated-with-similar-clinical-characteristics-but-different-prognosis-report-from-a-population-based-study
#18
Sami Sawalha, Linnea Hedman, Eva Rönmark, Bo Lundbäck, Anne Lindberg
INTRODUCTION: According to guidelines, the diagnosis of COPD should be confirmed by post-bronchodilator (post-BD) airway obstruction on spirometry; however, in clinical practice, this is not always performed. The aim of this population-based study was to compare clinical characteristics and prognosis, assessed as mortality, between subjects with airway obstruction divided into pre- but not post-BD obstruction, post-BD airway obstruction (COPD), and subjects without airway obstruction...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488945/tropical-pulmonary-eosinophilia-masquerading-as-asthma-in-a-5-year-old-girl
#19
Shivani Randev, Pankaj Kumar, Prabhjot Dhillon, Geetanjali Jindal, Vishal Guglani
Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia (TPE) is an exaggerated immunological response to filarial antigens mainly seen in adults in endemic areas and is uncommonly reported in children. The diagnosis is frequently delayed as it mimics asthma clinically, while the chest radiograph might show miliary mottling which is often confused with that in pulmonary tuberculosis. A 5-year-old girl presented with episodes of nocturnal cough, wheeze, low grade fever and breathlessness for the previous 4 months and was being treated for asthma...
May 10, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487516/peak-flow-meter-with-a-questionnaire-and-mini-spirometer-to-help-detect-asthma-and-copd-in-real-life-clinical-practice-a-cross-sectional-study
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Yogesh T Thorat, Sundeep S Salvi, Rahul R Kodgule
Peak flow meter with questionnaire and mini-spirometer are considered as alternative tools to spirometry for screening of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, the accuracy of these tools together, in clinical settings for disease diagnosis, has not been studied. Two hundred consecutive patients with respiratory complaints answered a short symptom questionnaire and performed peak expiratory flow measurements, standard spirometry with Koko spirometer and mini-spirometry (COPD-6). Spirometry was repeated after bronchodilation...
May 9, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
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