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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319473/precision-medicine-in-asthma-the-role-of-bronchial-thermoplasty
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Amber J Oberle, Praveen Mathur
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The inflammatory makeup of severe asthma is heterogeneous. Identification of the predominant cellular endotype via biomarkers can aid in the selection of more advanced therapies. This review is clinically focused on how to use these biomarkers to help select between biologic agents and/or bronchial thermoplasty. RECENT FINDINGS: Several Th2 biomarkers exist for the detection of eosinophilic disease; however, the best biomarker for clinical practice is debatable depending upon local resources...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318886/airway-inflammation-phenotype-prediction-in-asthma-patients-using-lung-sound-analysis-with-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide
#2
Terufumi Shimoda, Yasushi Obase, Yukio Nagasaka, Hiroshi Nakano, Reiko Kishikawa, Tomoaki Iwanaga
BACKGROUND: We previously reported the results of lung sound analysis in patients with bronchial asthma and demonstrated that the exhalation-to-inhalation sound pressure ratio in the low frequency range between 100 and 200 Hz (E/I LF) was correlated with the presence of airway inflammation and airway obstruction. We classified asthma patients by airway inflammation phenotype using the induced sputum eosinophil and neutrophil ratio and determined whether this phenotype could be predicted using E/I LF and fractional exhaled nitric oxide values...
March 16, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318118/distinct-expression-of-nk2-homeobox-1-nkx2-1-and-goblet-cell-hyperplasia-in-nasal-polyps-with-different-endotypes
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Jintao Du, Luo Ba, Bo Li, Feng Liu, Xianting Hu, Jie Zhang, Yafeng Liu, Junming Xian, Sixi Liu, Huabin Li
BACKGROUND: Decreased expression of airway epithelial-specific transcription factor NK2 homeobox 1 (NKX2-1) was associated with allergic inflammation in asthma patients. However, the expression and role of NKX2-1 in nasal polyps (NPs) with different endotypes were undefined yet. METHODS: We examined the expression of key cytokines (interleukin [IL]-4 IL-5, IL-13, and IL-17A, etc.) and NKX2-1 in NPs with different endotypes and control tissues by immunohistochemistry staining, qualitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and Western blot analysis...
March 20, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314480/airways-antiallergic-effect-and-pharmacokinetics-of-alkaloids-from-alstonia-scholaris
#4
Yun-Li Zhao, Jing Cao, Jian-Hua Shang, Ya-Ping Liu, Afsar Khan, Heng-Shan Wang, Yi Qian, Lu Liu, Min Ye, Xiao-Dong Luo
BACKGROUND: Alstonia scholaris (L.) R. Br. (Apocynaceae), an important herbal medicine, has been widely used to treat respiratory tract diseases, such as cough, asthma, phlegm, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. PURPOSE: To evaluate pharmacological effect of alkaloids from A. scholaris on ovalbumin induced airways allergic inflammatory model, and explore whether the dosing frequency is related to pharmacokinetics. STUDY DESIGN: After oral administration of total alkaloids, the pharmacokinetic study of it was investigated...
April 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300572/the-potential-role-of-aspiration-in-the-asthmatic-airway
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Eoin B Hunt, Chris Ward, Stephen Power, Ashley Sullivan, Jeffrey Pearson, Susan Lapthorne, Paul M O'Byrne, Joseph Eustace, Barry J Plant, Michael M Maher, John MacSharry, Desmond M Murphy
BACKGROUND: Many asthmatics remain sub-optimally controlled despite current treatments. Reasons include comorbidities that could aggravate asthma, including gastro-esophageal reflux (GER). We aimed to investigate whether aspiration occurs in asthmatic patients and if so does it correlate with asthma control. METHODS: Patients had ACQ-7, FeNO, and spirometry performed to characterize their level of asthma control. Barium swallow with provocation was performed to assess for predisposition to aspiration...
March 11, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298259/phenotypic-analysis-of-asthma-in-japanese-athletes
#6
Keisuke Tsukioka, Toshiyuki Koya, Hiroshi Ueno, Masachika Hayashi, Takuro Sakagami, Takashi Hasegawa, Masaaki Arakawa, Eiichi Suzuki, Toshiaki Kikuchi
BACKGROUND: Asthma in athlete populations such as Olympic athletes has various pathogeneses. However, few reports are available on the features of asthma in the athlete population in clinical practice. In this study, we focused on classifying asthma in Japanese athlete population. METHODS: We performed a cluster analysis of data from pulmonary function tests and clinical biomarkers before administering inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) therapy in athlete population of individuals diagnosed with asthma (n = 104; male, 76...
March 12, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297812/-the-regulative-effects-of-aspergillus-fumigatus-on-expression-of-glucocorticoid-receptor-in-asthmatic-rats
#7
X Zhou, Y J Dang, G F Wang, X Q Jin
Objective: To study the regulative effects of Aspergillus fumigatus (A.fumigatus) on expression of glucocorticoid receptor (GCR) in asthmatic rats. Methods: Wistar rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: a normal control group (UC), a normal control with A. fumigatus group (UC+ AF), an OVA group (OVA), and an OVA with A. fumigatus group (OVA+ AF). OVA and OVA+ AF groups were sensitized and challenged with OVA to establish asthmatic models. UC and UC+ AF groups were given normal saline as controls. After the last challenge, OVA+ AF and UC+ AF groups were given A...
March 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297811/-analysis-of-short-term-respiratory-adverse-events-in-183-bronchial-thermoplasty-procedures
#8
Y Nong, J T Lin, N Su, X Chen, Q Zhao, C Y Han, R F Qiu
Objective: To analyze the short-term (3 weeks) adverse respiratory events after bronchial thermoplasty(BT) in patients with severe asthma. Methods: The China-Japan Friendship Hospital recruited 62 patients with severe asthma for BT treatment from March 2014 to July 2016, with a total of 183 BT procedures. The data of adverse respiratory events within 3 weeks after procedure were collected to analyze the factors that might potentially influence the occurrence of adverse events. Results: Forty-three patients (69...
March 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294586/pediatric-eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-portugal
#9
J L Alves Marcelino, R Cardoso de Aguiar, F Cabral Duarte, A Célia Costa, M A Pereira-Barbosa
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an increasingly frequent diagnosis in our clinical practice, mainly in pediatric age. Allergic responses to food and aeroallergens have been increasingly implicated in the etiology of this disease. We describe a retrospective data analysis of pediatric EoE patients followed in our Immunoallergology Department. Of the 25 children (22 male, average 10.8 years), 88% had prior history of rhinoconjunctivitis, 76% asthma, 48% eczema and 36% food allergy. After evaluation, we identified in 76% and 92% of patients food and aeroallergen sensitization, respectively; 68% had simultaneously food and inhalant sensitization and 96% had at least one positive test to aeroallergens or food allergens...
March 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294434/immunologic-regulatory-effects-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-a-murine-ovalbumin-asthma-model
#10
Sung-Yoon Kang, Da-Eun Park, Woo-Jung Song, Bo-Ram Bae, Ji-Won Lee, Kyoung-Hee Sohn, Hyun-Seung Lee, Hye-Ryun Kang, Heung-Woo Park, Yoon-Seok Chang, Soo-Jin Choi, Won-Il Oh, Kyung-Up Min, Sang-Heon Cho
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have multiple immunomodulatory properties and hold therapeutic potential for inflammatory diseases. However, the therapeutic and immunologic effects of human umbilical cord blood-derived MSCs (huMSCs) remain largely unexamined for asthma. OBJECTIVE: This study was to investigate the immunomodulatory properties of huMSCs in an ovalbumin (OVA)-induced murine asthma model. METHODS: Mice were injected intraperitoneally with OVA and an aluminum hydroxide adjuvant...
March 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293414/galectin-3-an-early-predictive-biomarker-of-modulation-of-airway-remodeling-in-patients-with-severe-asthma-treated-with-omalizumab-for-36%C3%A2-months
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Anna Maria Riccio, Pierluigi Mauri, Laura De Ferrari, Rossana Rossi, Dario Di Silvestre, Louise Benazzi, Alessandra Chiappori, Roberto Walter Dal Negro, Claudio Micheletto, Giorgio Walter Canonica
BACKGROUND: Bronchial asthma is a heterogeneous disease characterized by three cardinal features: chronic inflammation, variable airflow obstruction, and airway hyperresponsiveness. Asthma has traditionally been defined using nonspecific clinical and physiologic variables that encompass multiple phenotypes and are treated with nonspecific anti-inflammatory therapies. Based on the modulation of airway remodeling after 12 months of anti-immunoglobulin E (IgE) treatment, we identified two phenotypes (omalizumab responder, OR; and non-omalizumab responder, NOR) and performed morphometric analysis of bronchial biopsy specimens...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293392/the-effect-of-hydro-ethanolic-extract-of-curcuma-longa-rhizome-and-curcumin-on-total-and-differential-wbc-and-serum-oxidant-antioxidant-biomarkers-in-rat-model-of-asthma
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Farzaneh Shakeri, Mohammad Soukhtanloo, Mohammad Hossein Boskabady
OBJECTIVES: The effects of Curcuma longa (C. longa) and curcumin on total and differential WBC count and oxidant, antioxidant biomarkers, in rat model of asthma were evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Total and differential WBC count in the blood, NO2, NO3, MDA, SOD, CAT and thiol levels in serum were examined in control, asthma, Asthmatic rats treated with C. longa (0.75, 1.50, and 3.00 mg/ml), curcumin (0.15, 0.30, and 0.60 mg/ml), and dexamethasone (1.25 μg/ml) rats...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293189/investigation-into-the-role-of-pi3k-and-jak3-kinase-inhibitors-in-murine-models-of-asthma
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Akshaya D Wagh, Manoranjan Sharma, Jogeshwar Mahapatra, Abhijeet Chatterjee, Mukul Jain, Veeranjaneyulu Addepalli
Asthma is a clinical disorder commonly characterized by chronic eosinophilic inflammation, remodeling and hyper responsiveness of the airways. However, the kinases like Phosphoinositide 3 kinase (PI3K) and Janus kinase 3 (JAK3) are involved in mast cell proliferation, activation, recruitment, migration, and prolonged survival of inflammatory cells. The present study was designed to evaluate the in-vivo comparative effects of two kinase inhibitors on airway inflammation and airway remodeling in acute and chronic models of asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286155/diagnostic-accuracy-of-inflammatory-markers-for-diagnosing-occupational-asthma
#14
Geneviève Racine, Roberto Castano, André Cartier, Catherine Lemiere
BACKGROUND: The assessment of airway responsiveness and inflammation is key to the investigation of occupational asthma (OA). OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess and compare the diagnostic accuracies of the blood and sputum eosinophil counts and the methacholine challenge for the diagnosis of OA. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study assessing 618 patients who underwent specific inhalation challenges (SICs) for symptoms suggestive of OA between 2000 and 2015...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284753/effects-of-nebulised-magnesium-sulphate-on-inflammation-and-function-of-the-guinea-pig-airway
#15
Dawn L Turner, William R Ford, Emma J Kidd, Kenneth J Broadley, Colin Powell
Magnesium sulphate is a potential treatment for acute severe asthma. However, the mechanisms and dose-response relationships are poorly understood. The first objective of this study was to examine whether inhaled magnesium sulphate exerts bronchodilator activity measured as bronchoprotection against histamine-induced bronchoconstriction in conscious guinea-pigs alone and combined with salbutamol. Secondly, we examined whether inhaled magnesium sulphate inhibits airways inflammation and function in models of neutrophilic and eosinophilic lung inflammation induced, respectively, by inhaled lipopolysaccharide or the inhaled antigen, ovalbumin (OVA)...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284319/longterm-clinical-outcomes-of-omalizumab-therapy-in-severe-allergic-asthma-study-of-efficacy-and-safety
#16
Adel H Mansur, Sapna Srivastava, Verity Mitchell, Julie Sullivan, Ismail Kasujee
Omalizumab has been shown to be an effective add-on therapy for patients with uncontrolled severe persistent allergic asthma. There has been a steady accumulation of evidence on the long-term effectiveness of omalizumab; however, data on real-life outcomes beyond one year of treatment is limited. In this study, we report on long-term outcomes of omalizumab treatment. We collected data from our severe asthma registry on hospitalisations, exacerbations, corticosteroid sparing, asthma control, lung function, biomarkers and side effects, to determine if the benefit was sustained and treatment was safe on the long term...
March 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283567/eosinophils-promote-antiviral-immunity-in-mice-infected-with-influenza-a-virus
#17
Amali E Samarasinghe, Rossana C N Melo, Susu Duan, Kim S LeMessurier, Swantje Liedmann, Sherri L Surman, James J Lee, Julia L Hurwitz, Paul G Thomas, Jonathan A McCullers
Eosinophils are multifunctional cells of the innate immune system linked to allergic inflammation. Asthmatics were more likely to be hospitalized but less likely to suffer severe morbidity and mortality during the 2009 influenza pandemic. These epidemiologic findings were recapitulated in a mouse model of fungal asthma wherein infection during heightened allergic inflammation was protective against influenza A virus (IAV) infection and disease. Our goal was to delineate a mechanism(s) by which allergic asthma may alleviate influenza disease outcome, focused on the hypothesis that pulmonary eosinophilia linked with allergic respiratory disease is able to promote antiviral host defenses against the influenza virus...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283156/dietary-therapy-and-nutrition-management-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-a-work-group-report-of-the-american-academy-of-allergy-asthma-and-immunology
#18
Marion Groetch, Carina Venter, Isabel Skypala, Berber Vlieg-Boerstra, Kate Grimshaw, Raquel Durban, Alison Cassin, Michelle Henry, Kara Kliewer, Lynda Kabbash, Dan Atkins, Anna Nowak-Węgrzyn, Mark Holbreich, Mirna Chehade
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic/immune-antigen-mediated disease characterized clinically by symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction and histologically by eosinophil-predominant inflammation. Dietary elimination therapy has been shown to be an effective, drug-free prescription for the treatment of EoE. A range of different dietary elimination therapies have been used. Regardless of the elimination diet chosen, dietary therapy requires in-depth nutrition assessment and management. Elimination diets are not without risk and may impact nutritional status, eating pleasure, and overall quality of life...
March 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279683/long-term-pulmonary-complications-in-perinatally-hiv-infected-youth
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William T Shearer, Denise L Jacobson, Wendy Yu, George K Siberry, Murli Purswani, Suzanne Siminski, Laurie Butler, Erin Leister, Gwendolyn Scott, Russell B Van Dyke, Ram Yogev, Mary E Paul, Ana Puga, Andrew A Colin, Meyer Kattan
BACKGROUND: Increased incidence and prevalence of asthma have been documented for perinatally HIV-infected (HIV) youth 10-21 years of age (youth) compared to HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) youth. OBJECTIVE: To perform objective pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in HIV and HEU youth with and without diagnosed asthma. METHOD: Asthma was determined in 370 participants (218 HIV, 152 HEU) by chart review and self-report at 13 sites. Interpretable PFTs (188 HIV, 132 HEU) were classified as obstructive, restrictive, or normal and reversibility was determined after bronchodilator inhalation...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279518/emerging-therapies-in-severe-eosinophilic-asthma
#20
Pee Hwee Pang, Christopher E Brightling
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March 6, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
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