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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916487/a-novel-statistical-model-for-analyzing-data-of-a-systematic-review-generates-optimal-cut-off-values-for-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-for-asthma-diagnosis
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Antonius Schneider, Klaus Linde, Johannes B Reitsma, Susanne Steinhauser, Gerta Rücker
OBJECTIVE: Measurement of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) might substitute bronchial provocation for diagnosing asthma. However, optimal FENO thresholds for diagnosing asthma remain unclear. We re-analyzed data collected for a systematic review investigating the diagnostic accuracy of FENO measurement to exploit all available thresholds under consideration of pre-test probabilities using a newly developed statistical model. STUDY DESIGN: 150 data-sets for a total of 53 different cut-offs extracted from 26 studies with 4518 participants were analyzed with the multiple thresholds model...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915873/a-prospective-cohort-study-on-ambient-air-pollution-and-respiratory-morbidities-including-childhood-asthma-in-adolescents-from-the-western-cape-province-study-protocol
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Toyib Olaniyan, Mohamed Jeebhay, Martin Röösli, Rajen Naidoo, Roslynn Baatjies, Nino Künzil, Ming Tsai, Mark Davey, Kees de Hoogh, Dilys Berman, Bhawoodien Parker, Joy Leaner, Mohamed Aqiel Dalvie
BACKGROUND: There is evidence from existing literature that ambient air pollutant exposure in early childhood likely plays an important role in asthma exacerbation and other respiratory symptoms, with greater effect among asthmatic children. However, there is inconclusive evidence on the role of ambient air pollutant exposures in relation to increasing asthma prevalence as well as asthma induction in children. At the population level, little is known about the potential synergistic effects between pollen allergens and air pollutants since this type of association poses challenges in uncontrolled real life settings...
September 16, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913990/association-between-sensitization-to-mold-and-impaired-pulmonary-function-in-children-with-asthma
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Jung Hye Byeon, Soohyun Ri, Oyuntulga Amarsaikhan, Eunji Kim, So Hyun Ahn, Ic Sun Choi, Hyung Jin Kim, SungChul Seo, Wonsuck Yoon, Young Yoo
PURPOSE: Recent data indicate that sensitization to mold contributes to the severity and persistence of asthma. In this study, we investigated the relationships between sensitization to mold and lung function parameters in children with asthma. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical data from 551 asthmatic subjects. We selected subjects who met clinical diagnostic criteria of asthma. Their spirometry, methacholine challenge tests, and measurements of blood eosinophils, serum IgE, eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) and fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) results were included...
November 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899467/-clinical-significance-of-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-combined-with-in-vitro-allergen-test-in-identifying-children-at-a-high-risk-of-asthma-among-those-with-recurrent-wheezing
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Wei-Peng Hou, Ya-Jie Wang, Li-Hong Qiao, Hui-Li Shen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical value of combined determination of in vitro allergens and fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) in indentifying children at a high risk of asthma among those with recurrent wheezing. METHODS: A total of 148 children with recurrent wheezing (0.5-6 years old) were enrolled as study subjects, and 80 healthy children who underwent physical examination were enrolled as the control group. Pharmacia UniCAP immunoassay analyzer was used to measure specific immunoglobulin E (sIgE)...
September 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871585/exhaled-nitric-oxide-atopy-and-spirometry-in-asthma-and-rhinitis-patients-in-india
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Raj Kumar, Nitesh Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Asthma is a chronic airway inflammatory disorder. Nitric oxide (NO) is non-invasively measured in exhaled breath (FeNO). The aim of the study was to investigate the anthropometric and physiologic factors that influence FeNO measurements. Also, to evaluate FeNO correlation with spirometry and inflammatory markers in asthma and rhinitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was a prospective analysis of asthma (BA) and rhinitis (AR) in patients enrolled from outpatient clinics between 2011 and 2015...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863927/the-role-of-non-invasive-modalities-for-assessing-inflammation-in-patients-with-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis
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Stamatoula Tsikrika, Katerina Dimakou, Andriana I Papaioannou, Georgios Hillas, Loukas Thanos, Kostantinos Kostikas, Stelios Loukides, Spyros Papiris, Nickolaos Koulouris, Petros Bakakos
INTRODUCTION: Bronchiectasis is a heterogeneous entity, taking into account clinical characteristics, inflammatory response, effectiveness of treatment and frequency of exacerbations. In stable state non-cystic fibrosis (non-CF) bronchiectasis, little is known about non-invasive techniques used for evaluating airway inflammation in obstructive airway diseases. OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate the associations between induced sputum and clinical/radiologic characteristics, and the differences between biomarkers expressing Th1 and Th2 response in patients with non-CF bronchiectasis and to compare our findings with a previously studied population of patients with asthma and COPD...
August 29, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860527/relationship-between-fraction-of-exhaled-nitric-oxide-and-airway-morphology-assessed-by-three-dimensional-ct-analysis-in-asthma
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Koji Nishimoto, Masato Karayama, Naoki Inui, Kazutaka Mori, Masato Kono, Hironao Hozumi, Yuzo Suzuki, Kazuki Furuhashi, Noriyuki Enomoto, Tomoyuki Fujisawa, Yutaro Nakamura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takafumi Suda
Fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) provides information about chronic inflammation in asthma. However, its relationship with structural changes in the airways is unknown. We aimed to evaluate the correlation between computer-based airway changes and FeNO in patients with asthma. The wall area (WA) and airway inner luminal area (Ai) of the third- to sixth-generation bronchi were measured using three-dimensional computed tomography in asthmatic patients. Each value was corrected by body surface area (BSA)...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859150/the-real-world-effect-of-omalizumab-add-on-therapy-for-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-allergic-asthma-the-asterix-observational-study
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Mohit Bhutani, William H Yang, Jacques Hébert, Frederica de Takacsy, Jean-Louis Stril
BACKGROUND: Omalizumab is a non-steroidal medication indicated for the treatment of poorly controlled moderate-to-severe allergic asthmatics. This observational study examines the "real world" effectiveness of omalizumab in this population. METHODS: This is a one year open-label observational study that compared clinical outcomes including total oral corticosteroid use, exacerbation history, measures of quality of life and inflammation in patients with moderate-to-severe allergic asthma, who were prescribed omalizumab as part of their treatment with the year prior to therapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846444/validity-of-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-and-small-airway-function-indices-in-diagnosis-of-cough-variant-asthma
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Chen Feng-Jia, Huang Xin-Yan, Lin Geng-Peng, Liu Yang-Li, Xie Can-Mao
BACKGROUND: Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is a non-invasive method used to reveal the eosinophilic inflammation of airway and to diagnose and manage asthma. The diagnostic value of FeNO in patients with cough variant asthma (CVA) is poorly understood. Small airways remain an important aspect of CVA. The use of FeNO measurement or its combination with the small airway function in differentiating CVA patients from chronic cough patients is unexplored. METHODS: From December 2012 to June 2016, patients with chronic nonproductive cough for more than 8 weeks without any wheezing or dyspnea, fever or blood-stained sputum, and abnormalities on X-ray or larger airways function based on physician's opinion were subjected to FeNO, pulmonary function, and bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) tests...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845891/ligand-noninnocence-in-iron-corroles-insights-from-optical-and-x-ray-absorption-spectroscopies-and-electrochemical-redox-potentials
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Sumit Ganguly, Kolle E Thomas, Ritimukta Sarangi, Abhik Ghosh
Two new series of iron meso-tris(para-X-phenyl)corrole (TpXPC) complexes, Fe[TpXPC]Ph and Fe[TpXPC]Tol, where X = CF3, H, Me, and OMe and Tol = p-methylphenyl (p-tolyl), have been synthesized, allowing an electronic-structural comparison with the corrresponding FeCl, FeNO, and Fe2(μ-O) TpXPC derivatives. Optical spectroscopy revealed that the Soret maxima of the FePh and FeTol series are insensitive to the para substituent, consistent with the innocence of the corrole ligand in these compounds. Thus, we may be increasingly confident in the ability of the substituent effect criterion as a probe of corrole noninnocence...
August 28, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843617/model-based-clinical-pharmacology-profiling-and-exposure-response-relationships-of-the-efficacy-and-biomarker-of-lebrikizumab-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-asthma
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Rui Zhu, Yanan Zheng, Nathanael L Dirks, Shweta Vadhavkar, Jin Yan Jin, Kun Peng, Cecile T J Holweg, Julie Olsson, John G Matthews, Wendy S Putnam
Lebrikizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that binds to interleukin-13 and has been evaluated as a treatment for moderate-to-severe asthma. Objectives of this work were to characterize lebrikizumab pharmacokinetics (PK), identify influential covariates, and graphically explore exposure-response relationships in moderate-to-severe asthmatics. Pooled PK data from 11 studies were used in the population PK model development. Full covariate modeling was used to evaluate the impact of pre-specified covariates...
August 23, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841881/reference-values-of-fractional-excretion-of-exhaled-nitric-oxide-among-non-smokers-and-current-smokers
#12
Kjell Torén, Nicola Murgia, Linus Schiöler, Björn Bake, Anna-Carin Olin
BACKGROUND: Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) is used to assess of airway inflammation; diagnose asthma and monitor adherence to advised therapy. Reliable and accurate reference values for FENO are needed for both non-smoking and current smoking adults in the clinical setting. The present study was performed to establish reference adult FENO values among never-smokers, former smokers and current smokers. METHODS: FENO was measured in 5265 subjects aged 25-75 years in a general-population study, using a chemiluminescence (Niox ™) analyser according to the guidelines of the American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society...
August 25, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822450/-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-and-impulse-oscillometry-in-screening-out-cough-variant-asthma-from-patients-with-subacute-cough
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S Fang, S Y Chen, X He, Q X Shen, H Z Fan, X P Wu, Z K Fang, H P Yu
Objective: To evaluate the clinical value of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) and impulse oscillometry (IOS) in screening out cough variant asthma (CVA) from patients with subacute cough. Methods: Patients with subacute cough were included from the outpatient department of Respiratory Medicine of Zhujiang Hospital of Southern Medical University from May to October in 2016. Based on "the guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of cough (2015 edition)" , patients were classified into CVA group, and non CVP group with other causes of subacute cough...
August 8, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821285/genetic-and-epigenetic-susceptibility-of-airway-inflammation-to-pm2-5-in-school-children-new-insights-from-quantile-regression
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Yue Zhang, Muhammad T Salam, Kiros Berhane, Sandrah P Eckel, Edward B Rappaport, William S Linn, Rima Habre, Theresa M Bastain, Frank D Gilliland
BACKGROUND: The fractional concentration of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is a biomarker of airway inflammation that has proved to be useful in investigations of genetic and epigenetic airway susceptibility to ambient air pollutants. For example, susceptibility to airway inflammation from exposure to particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter < =2.5 μm (PM2.5) varies by haplotypes and promoter region methylation in inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS encoded by NOS2). We hypothesized that PM2...
August 18, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818874/airway-calibre-variation-is-a-major-determinant-of-exhaled-nitric-oxide-s-ability-to-capture-asthma-control
#15
Alain Michils, Amaryllis Haccuria, Sebastien Michiels, Alain Van Muylem
Changes in airway calibre have the potential to modify exhaled nitric oxide fraction (FENO) values and could hamper how FENO captures changes in asthma control. Here, our objective was to assess whether forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) variations alter the ability of FENO to reflect asthma control.FENO, asthma control (Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ)) and FEV1 were measured at least two times in 527 patients during 1819 pairs of visits. Determinants of FENO-ACQ discordance probability were evaluated through a logistic regression analysis...
August 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815006/biomarkers-in-inflammometry-pediatric-asthma-utility-in-daily-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Silvia Sánchez-García, Alicia Habernau Mena, Santiago Quirce
Asthma is a common disease in both high and lower income countries that starts early and persists often for life. A correct and accurate diagnosis, treatment and follow-up during childhood are essential for a better understanding of adult asthma and avoiding over- or under-treatment. Th2 inflammation in children with asthma symptoms is usually assessed by measuring with serum total IgE, blood eosinophilia and FeNO levels that may help to predict asthma, particularly in those infants and young children in whom lung function tests are difficult to perform...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810625/inhaled-corticosteroids-improve-lung-function-airway-hyper-responsiveness-and-airway-inflammation-but-not-symptom-control-in-patients-with-mild-intermittent-asthma-a-meta-analysis
#17
Wei Du, Ling Zhou, Yingmeng Ni, Yuanyuan Yu, Fang Wu, Guochao Shi
It remains controversial whether inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) should be used in patients with intermittent asthma. The present study aimed to assess the effect of ICS compared with placebo or other therapies in patients with intermittent asthma. Medline, Embase and CNKI databases were searched up to June 2016 and a meta-analysis was conducted. The findings demonstrated that in adult patients, when compared with placebo, ICS increased forced expiratory volume in 1 sec FEV1 [standardized mean difference (SMD), 0...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797075/arginine-metabolic-endotypes-related-to-asthma-severity
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Weiling Xu, Suzy A A Comhair, Allison J Janocha, Abigail Lara, Lori A Mavrakis, Carole D Bennett, Satish C Kalhan, Serpil C Erzurum
AIMS: Arginine metabolism via inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and arginase 2 (ARG2) is higher in asthmatics than in healthy individuals. We hypothesized that a sub-phenotype of asthma might be defined by the magnitude of arginine metabolism categorized on the basis of high and low fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FENO). METHODS: To test this hypothesis, asthmatics (n = 52) were compared to healthy controls (n = 51) for levels of FENO, serum arginase activity, and airway epithelial expression of iNOS and ARG2 proteins, in relation to clinical parameters of asthma inflammation and airway reactivity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783215/sensitization-to-dust-mite-defines-different-phenotypes-of-asthma-a-multicenter-study
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Silvia Ruggieri, Gaspare Drago, Valeria Longo, Paolo Colombo, Martin Balzan, David Bilocca, Christopher Zammit, Stephen Montefort, Gianluca Scaccianoce, Giuseppina Cuttitta, Giovanni Viegi, Fabio Cibella
BACKGROUND: Indoor allergens are risk factors for asthma: thus, the characterization of indoor air quality is important for studying environment-health relationships in children. In particular, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus is the dominant allergen for asthma. We cross-sectionally investigated the relationships among respiratory symptoms and function, airway inflammation, allergen sensitization and indoor allergen concentration. METHODS: One hundred thirty two children aging 10-14 years and living in a Southern Mediterranean area were evaluated by parental questionnaires...
August 7, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774947/bayesian-estimation-of-physiological-parameters-governing-a-dynamic-two-compartment-model-of-exhaled-nitric-oxide
#20
Patrick Muchmore, Edward B Rappaport, Sandrah P Eckel
The fractional concentration of nitric oxide in exhaled breath (feNO) is a biomarker of airway inflammation with applications in clinical asthma management and environmental epidemiology. feNO concentration depends on the expiratory flow rate. Standard feNO is assessed at 50 mL/sec, but "extended NO analysis" uses feNO measured at multiple different flow rates to estimate parameters quantifying proximal and distal sources of NO in the lower respiratory tract. Most approaches to modeling multiple flow feNO assume the concentration of NO throughout the airway has achieved a "steady-state...
August 2017: Physiological Reports
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