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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649564/primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-an-update-on-clinical-aspects-genetics-diagnosis-and-future-treatment-strategies
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REVIEW
Virginia Mirra, Claudius Werner, Francesca Santamaria
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an orphan disease (MIM 244400), autosomal recessive inherited, characterized by motile ciliary dysfunction. The estimated prevalence of PCD is 1:10,000 to 1:20,000 live-born children, but true prevalence could be even higher. PCD is characterized by chronic upper and lower respiratory tract disease, infertility/ectopic pregnancy, and situs anomalies, that occur in ≈50% of PCD patients (Kartagener syndrome), and these may be associated with congenital heart abnormalities...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649308/association-between-spirometry-controlled-chest-ct-scores-using-computer-animated-biofeedback-and-clinical-markers-of-lung-disease-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Thomas Kongstad, Kent Green, Frederik Buchvald, Marianne Skov, Tania Pressler, Kim Gjerum Nielsen
Background: Computed tomography (CT) of the lungs is the gold standard for assessing the extent of structural changes in the lungs. Spirometry-controlled chest CT (SCCCT) has improved the usefulness of CT by standardising inspiratory and expiratory lung volumes during imaging. This was a single-centre cross-sectional study in children with cystic fibrosis (CF). Using SCCCT we wished to investigate the association between the quantity and extent of structural lung changes and pulmonary function outcomes, and prevalence of known CF lung pathogens...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642859/exercise-induced-bronchospasm-and-allergy
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Serena Caggiano, Renato Cutrera, Antonio Di Marco, Attilio Turchetta
Sport is an essential part of childhood, with precious and acknowledged positive health effects but the impact of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) significantly reduces participation in physical activity. It is important to recognize EIB, differentiating EIB with or without asthma if the transient narrowing of the airways after exercise is associated with asthmatic symptoms or not, in the way to select the most appropriate treatment among the many treatment options available today. Therapy is prescribed based on symptoms severity but diagnosis of EIB is established by changes in lung function provoked by exercise evaluating by direct and indirect tests...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636794/differences-and-similarities-between-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-and-asthma-in-schoolchildren
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Björn Nordlund, Anna James, Christina Ebersjö, Gunilla Hedlin, Eva B Broström
BACKGROUND: The long-term respiratory characteristics of ex-preterm children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) are not established. The objective of this study was to describe hallmarks of BPD at school age in comparison to children with atopic asthma. METHODS: This study was a cross-sectional descriptive comparative study in a hospital-based setting. Thirty schoolchildren diagnosed with BPD (10.4 years/born at 26.6 weeks' gestation) and 30 age- and sex-matched children with asthma and sensitized to airborne allergens (IgE >0...
June 21, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630656/physical-activity-black-carbon-exposure-and-dna-methylation-in-the-foxp3-promoter
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Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, Kyung Hwa Jung, Jacqueline R Jezioro, David Z Torrone, Mariangels de Planell-Saguer, Beizhan Yan, Frederica P Perera, Andrew G Rundle, Matthew S Perzanowski, Steven N Chillrud, Rachel L Miller
BACKGROUND: Physical activity is associated with improvement in lung function; however, pollution exposure during physical activity can lead to a transient reduction in lung function. This paradoxical relationship may be linked to altered T regulatory (Treg) cell activity, which increases with exercise and suppresses airway inflammation, but decreases in association with exposure to air pollution. To clarify these relationships, we investigated buccal cell DNA methylation of the forkhead box p3 (FOXP3) gene promoter, a proposed biomarker of Treg activity...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627425/a-multicenter-retrospective-analysis-stressing-importance-of-long-term-follow-up-after-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-%C3%AE-thalassemia
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S Chaudhury, M Ayas, C Rosen, M Ma, M Viqaruddin, S Parikh, S Kharbanda, K Y Chiang, A Haight, M Bhatia, Gmt Guilcher, A Thompson, S Shenoy
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is curative in patients with β-thalassemia major. However, the majority of reports on HCT outcomes lack long-term follow-up data with the exception of single center reports. An international multicenter retrospective data collection and analysis was conducted in 176 β-Thalassemia patients who were 1 year or beyond after first HCT to evaluate follow up methods and outcomes at 7 centers- Median age at HCT was 5.5 years (range, 0.6- 18.5) and median follow-up was 7 years (range, 1-20)...
June 13, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619649/the-school-inner-city-asthma-intervention-study-design-rationale-methods-and-lessons-learned
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Wanda Phipatanakul, Petros Koutrakis, Brent A Coull, Choong-Min Kang, Jack M Wolfson, Stephen T Ferguson, Carter R Petty, Mihail Samnaliev, Amparito Cunningham, William J Sheehan, Jonathan M Gaffin, Sachin N Baxi, Peggy S Lai, Perdita Permaul, Liming Liang, Peter S Thorne, Gary Adamkiewicz, Kasey J Brennan, Andrea A Baccarelli, Diane R Gold
Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood in the United States, causes significant morbidity, particularly in the inner-city, and accounts for billions of dollars in health care utilization. Home environments are established sources of exposure that exacerbate symptoms and home-based interventions are effective. However, elementary school children spend 7 to 12h a day in school, primarily in one classroom. From the observational School Inner-City Asthma Study we learned that student classroom-specific exposures are associated with worsening asthma symptoms and decline in lung function...
June 12, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613428/prenatal-and-postnatal-exposure-to-pet-ownership-and-lung-function-in-children-the-seven-northeastern-cities-study
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Li-Wen Hu, Zhengmin Qian, Shyamali C Dharmage, Echu Liu, Steven W Howard, Michael G Vaughn, Jennifer Perret, Caroline C Lodge, Xiao-Wen Zeng, Bo-Yi Yang, Shu-Li Xu, Chuan Zhang, Guang-Hui Dong
To evaluate the association between prenatal and postnatal exposure to pet ownership and lung function in children, a cross-sectional study named Seven Northeastern Cities (SNEC) study was conducted. In this study, children's lung function including the forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1 ), forced vital capacity (FVC), maximal mid-expiratory flow (MMEF), peak expiratory flow (PEF) were measured by spirometers, and pet ownership situations was collected by questionnaire. Analyzed by multiple logistic regression and generalized linear modeling, we found that for all subjects, pet exposure in the first 2 years of life was significantly associated with lung function impairment of FVC<85% predicted (adjusted odds ratio [aOR]=1...
June 14, 2017: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612960/physical-activity-and-asthma-control-level-in-children-and-adolescents
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Natasha Y Matsunaga, Marina S Oliveira, André M Morcillo, José D Ribeiro, Maria A G O Ribeiro, Adyléia A D C Toro
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by a muscle contraction with increased energy expenditure. The aim of this study was to assess the physical activity, asthma control level, spirometric measurements and quality of life in children and adolescents with asthma. METHODS: We included all children and adolescents aged 7-17 years who had a diagnosis of atopic asthma and who attended the Pediatric Pulmonology Outpatient Clinic of the State University of Campinas, Brazil...
June 14, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611970/bronchiectasis-in-children-current-concepts-in-immunology-and-microbiology
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REVIEW
Susan J Pizzutto, Kim M Hare, John W Upham
Bronchiectasis is a complex chronic respiratory condition traditionally characterized by chronic infection, airway inflammation, and progressive decline in lung function. Early diagnosis and intensive treatment protocols can stabilize or even improve the clinical prognosis of children with bronchiectasis. However, understanding the host immunologic mechanisms that contribute to recurrent infection and prolonged inflammation has been identified as an important area of research that would contribute substantially to effective prevention strategies for children at risk of bronchiectasis...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607574/massage-therapy-in-children-with-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ji Wu, Xi-Wen Yang, Ming Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the efficacy of massage, a traditional treatment method of traditional Chinese medicine on children with asthma. METHODS: Literatures from 5 databases using the date ranging from 1 January, 1990, to 13 December, 2016, were reviewed, which were all randomized controlled trials evaluating the efficacy on children with asthma and effect on lung function mainly by massage therapy. RESULTS: 14 researches with 1299 patients were included in the meta-analysis...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599957/pulmonary-surfactant-dysfunction-in-pediatric-cystic-fibrosis-mechanisms-and-reversal-with-a-lipid-sequestering-drug
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Lasantha Gunasekara, Mustafa Al-Saiedy, Francis Green, Ryan Pratt, Candice Bjornson, Ailian Yang, W Michael Schoel, Ian Mitchell, Mary Brindle, Mark Montgomery, Elizabeth Keys, John Dennis, Grishma Shrestha, Matthias Amrein
BACKGROUND: Airway surfactant is impaired in cystic fibrosis (CF) and associated with declines in pulmonary function. We hypothesized that surfactant dysfunction in CF is due to an excess of cholesterol with an interaction with oxidation. METHODS: Surfactant was extracted from bronchial lavage fluid from children with CF and surface tension, and lipid content, inflammatory cells and microbial flora were determined. Dysfunctional surfactant samples were re-tested with a lipid-sequestering agent, methyl-β-cyclodextrin (MβCD)...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599691/vitamin-d-status-lung-function-and-atopy-in-children-with-asthma
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Sebnem Ozdogan, Gizem Sari, Ibrahim Hakki Aktan, Belma Aydin, Canan Irmak, Sabanur Cavdar
OBJECTIVE: To determine the associations between serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D3 levels and pulmonary function test outcomes and atopy in children with asthma. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Pediatric pulmonology outpatient clinic and pediatric outpatient clinic, from December 2012 to March 2013. METHODOLOGY: Atotal of 71 asthmatic children and 77 healthy controls aged 7-17 years were recruited...
May 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596950/review-quality-of-life-in-children-with-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis
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REVIEW
Anna Marie Nathan, Jessie Anne de Bruyne, Kah Peng Eg, Surendran Thavagnanam
Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFB) has gained renewed interest, due to its increasing health-care burden. Annual mortality statistics in England and Wales showed that under 1,000 people die from bronchiectasis each year, and this number is increasing by 3% yearly. Unfortunately, there is a severe lack of well-powered, randomized controlled trials to guide clinicians how to manage NCFB effectively. Quality-of-life (QOL) measures in NCFB are an important aspect of clinical care that has not been studied well...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590992/montelukast-treatment-of-acute-asthma-exacerbations-in-children-aged-2-to-5-years-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Xiuping Wang, Jinfang Zhou, Xin Zhao, Xiongxiong Yi
BACKGROUND: Although montelukast has an established role in the management of chronic asthma in children, its efficacy in acute asthma exacerbations (AAEs) in children aged 2 to 5 years is not fully known. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of montelukast for treating AAE in children aged 2 to 5 years in China. METHODS: In total, 120 Chinese children with AAE, aged 2 to 5 years, were randomly divided into 2 groups, each with 60 patients. All patients received either montelukast or placebo along with standard therapy for acute asthma between January 2011 and December 2015...
June 6, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586522/is-sweat-chloride-predictive-of-severity-of-cystic-fibrosis-lung-disease-assessed-by-chest-computed-tomography
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Daan Caudri, David Zitter, Inez Bronsveld, Harm Tiddens
BACKGROUND: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) lung disease is characterized by a marked heterogeneity. Sweat chloride-level is a functional marker of the CF Transmembrane Regulator (CFTR) protein and could be an important predictor of later disease severity. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis children from the Rotterdam CF clinic with available sweat chloride level at diagnosis and at least one routine spirometry-controlled volumetric chest CT scan in follow-up were included...
June 6, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583260/the-case-for-impulse-oscillometry-in-the-management-of-asthma-in-children-and-adults
#17
REVIEW
Stanley P Galant, Hirsh D Komarow, Hye-Won Shin, Salman Siddiqui, Brian J Lipworth
OBJECTIVE: To provide a clinical rationale for including impulse oscillometry (IOS) as a part of standard office-based asthma assessment. DATA SOURCES: PubMed and Google search, limited to English language and human disease, with the keywords IOS and asthma. STUDY SELECTIONS: Articles included in this review were based on the expert opinion and previous publications by the authors. RESULTS: In children, IOS was more useful than spirometry in identifying asthma and uncontrolled asthma and predicting loss of control and exacerbations...
June 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580865/the-association-between-environmental-tobacco-smoke-exposure-and-childhood-respiratory-disease-a-review
#18
A Vanker, R P Gie, H J Zar
Childhood respiratory illness is a major cause of morbidity and mortality particularly in low and middle-income countries. Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure is a recognised risk factor for both acute and chronic respiratory illness. Areas covered: The aim of this paper was to review the epidemiology of ETS exposure and impact on respiratory health in children. We conducted a search of 3 electronic databases of publications on ETS and childhood respiratory illness from 1990-2015. Key findings were that up to 70% of children are exposed to ETS globally, but under-reporting may mask the true prevalence...
June 14, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580012/one-year-trajectory-analysis-for-adhd-symptoms-and-its-associated-factors-in-community-based-children-and-adolescents-in-taiwan
#19
Chia-Jui Tsai, Yi-Lung Chen, Hsiang-Yuan Lin, Susan Shur-Fen Gau
BACKGROUND: Several longitudinal studies have shown the partial symptomatic persistence of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in clinic-based samples. However, little is known about the patterns and trajectories of ADHD symptoms in community-based populations. METHODS: To differentiate developmental trajectories of ADHD symptoms over 1 year, with a four-wave quarterly follow-up in children and adolescents in the community of Taiwan, we conducted this prospective study in 1281 students in grade 3, 5, and 8...
2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579360/complications-of-long-and-intermediate-term-venous-catheters-in-cystic-fibrosis-patients-a-multicenter-study
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Teresa L May, Alex H Gifford, Thomas Lahiri, Adam Black, Janet Trang, Alexandra G Cornell, Karyll Gonzalez, Scott Morin, Mark Napier, Christine W Duarte, Jonathan B Zuckerman
BACKGROUND: Totally implantable venous access devices (TIVADs) or peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) are commonly used in the care of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), but they are associated with various complications, including thrombosis, infection, and insertion site symptoms. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of PICC and TIVAD use in adults and children with CF over an 8-year period at 3 accredited care centers. Patient attributes included CFTR genotype, comorbidities, lung function, body mass index, use of anticoagulation, and respiratory tract microbiology...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
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