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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105733/vitamin-d-supplementation-for-sickle-cell-disease
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Htoo Htoo Kyaw Soe, Adinegara Bl Abas, Nan Nitra Than, Han Ni, Jaspal Singh, Abdul Razzak Bin Mohd Said, Ifeyinwa Osunkwo
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease is a genetic chronic haemolytic and pro-inflammatory disorder. The clinical manifestations of sickle cell disease result from the presence of mutations on the beta globin genes that generate an abnormal haemoglobin product (called haemoglobin S) within the red blood cell. Sickle cell disease can lead to many complications such as acute chest syndrome, stroke, acute and chronic bone complications (including painful vaso-occlusive crisis, osteomyelitis, osteonecrosis and osteoporosis)...
January 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103851/cystic-fibrosis-physicians-perspectives-on-the-timing-of-referral-for-lung-transplant-evaluation-a-survey-of-physicians-in-the-united-states
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Kathleen J Ramos, Ranjani Somayaji, Erika D Lease, Christopher H Goss, Moira L Aitken
BACKGROUND: Prior studies reveal that a significant proportion of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and advanced lung disease are not referred for lung transplant (LTx) evaluation. We sought to assess expert CF physician perspectives on the timing of LTx referral and investigate their LTx knowledge. METHODS: We developed an online anonymous survey that was distributed by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) to the medical directors of all CFF-accredited care centers in the United States in 2015...
January 19, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102830/can-exhaled-volatile-organic-compounds-predict-asthma-exacerbations-in-children
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Dillys van Vliet, Agnieszka Smolinska, Quirijn Jöbsis, Jean Muris, Philippe Rosias, Jan Dallinga, Edward Dompeling, Frederik van Schooten
Background Asthma control falls short of current goals of asthma management guidelines. Non-invasive monitoring of airway inflammation may help to improve the level of asthma control in children. Aim 1) To identify a set of exhaled volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that is most predictive for an asthma exacerbation in children. 2) To determine the chemical background of predictive VOCs. Methods In an one-year prospective observational study, 96 asthmatic children were studied . At clinical visits with an interval of 2 months, asthma control, fractional exhaled nitric oxide, lung function (FEV1, FEV1/VC) and VOCs in exhaled breath were determined by means of gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092910/effects-of-in-utero-and-postnatal-exposure-to-secondhand-smoke-on-lung-function-by-gender-and-asthma-status-the-seven-northeastern-cities-snec-study
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Li-Wen Hu, Mo Yang, Shu Chen, Kuntal Shah, Yismaw Hailegiorgis, Richai Burgens, Michael Vaughn, Jin Huang, Pamela Xaverius, Gunther Paul, Lidia Morawska, Tao Lu, Shao Lin, Shou-Qiang Zhong, Min-Li Kong, Yan-Qi Xie, Yuan-Tao Hao, Xiao-Wen Zeng, Zhengmin Qian, Guang-Hui Dong
BACKGROUND: Little information exists on whether gender or asthma status modifies the effects of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure on lung function. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether gender or asthma status modifies the association of SHS exposure with lung function. METHODS: A total of 6,740 children (average 11.6 years) were recruited from 24 districts of 7 cities in northeast China in 2012. SHS exposure included exposure to environmental and maternal smoking both in utero and during early childhood (postnatal)...
January 17, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092287/current-and-future-management-of-the-young-child-with-early-onset-wheezing
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Allison J Burbank, Stanley J Szefler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we discuss current thinking in relation to available guidelines for the care of preschool-aged children with recurrent wheezing, while highlighting the gaps in our knowledge and discussing changes that could occur over the next 5 years. RECENT FINDINGS: The Asthma Predictive Index as well as allergen-specific IgE, peripheral eosinophil count and exhaled nitric oxide are perhaps underutilized sources of information that can assist in predicting progression to asthma and response to therapies...
January 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087053/six-minute-walk-test-results-predict-risk-of-hospitalization-for-youths-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-5-year-follow-up-study
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Márcio V F Donadio, João P Heinzmann-Filho, Fernanda M Vendrusculo, Patrícia X H Frasson, Paulo J C Marostica
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of 6-minute walk test (6MWT) and other variables (anthropometry, chronic Pseudomonas aeroginosa colonization, pulmonary function, and respiratory muscle strength) with the risk of hospitalization for pulmonary exacerbation in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis (CF). STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study that included patients with CF aged 6-18 years. All participants underwent spirometry, manovacuometry, and 6MWT during the 5-year follow-up...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076945/effect-of-body-mass-index-on-pulmonary-function-in-children
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G Liyanage, B D Jayamanne, M Aaqiff, D Sriwardhana
Introduction: The relationship between obesity or overweight and pulmonary functions has not been investigated in Sri Lankan children previously. Therefore, we aimed to study the effects of obesity/overweight on dynamic lung functions in healthy school children in Sri Lanka. Methods: HASH(0x4e4c748) Results: Of 275 children 55 (20%) were ‘obese/ overweight’. BMI has no significant relationship to any of the pulmonary function parameters...
30, 2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070760/the-generation-r-study-design-and-cohort-update-2017
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Marjolein N Kooijman, Claudia J Kruithof, Cornelia M van Duijn, Liesbeth Duijts, Oscar H Franco, Marinus H van IJzendoorn, Johan C de Jongste, Caroline C W Klaver, Aad van der Lugt, Johan P Mackenbach, Henriëtte A Moll, Robin P Peeters, Hein Raat, Edmond H H M Rings, Fernando Rivadeneira, Marc P van der Schroeff, Eric A P Steegers, Henning Tiemeier, André G Uitterlinden, Frank C Verhulst, Eppo Wolvius, Janine F Felix, Vincent W V Jaddoe
The Generation R Study is a population-based prospective cohort study from fetal life until adulthood. The study is designed to identify early environmental and genetic causes and causal pathways leading to normal and abnormal growth, development and health from fetal life, childhood and young adulthood. This multidisciplinary study focuses on several health outcomes including behaviour and cognition, body composition, eye development, growth, hearing, heart and vascular development, infectious disease and immunity, oral health and facial growth, respiratory health, allergy and skin disorders of children and their parents...
December 2016: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053855/two-cases-of-non-cystic-fibrosis-cf-bronchiectasis-with-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis
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Hriday De, Syed Md Azad, Prabhas P Giri, Priyankar Pal, Apurba Ghosh, Anirban Maitra
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a complex hypersensitivity reaction in patients with asthma or cystic fibrosis (CF), which is associated with bronchi colonized by the fungus Aspergillus species, most often Aspergillus fumigatus. ABPA is an important consideration for asthmatics that do not respond to asthma management or with recurrent chest infections and deteriorating lung function in children with cystic fibrosis. We present two cases of non CF bronchiectasis associated with ABPA who presented to our hospital with recurrent hospitalisations of undiagnosed aetiology...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052956/the-international-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-cohort-ipcd-cohort-methods-and-first-results
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Myrofora Goutaki, Elisabeth Maurer, Florian S Halbeisen, Israel Amirav, Angelo Barbato, Laura Behan, Mieke Boon, Carmen Casaulta, Annick Clement, Suzanne Crowley, Eric Haarman, Claire Hogg, Bulent Karadag, Cordula Koerner-Rettberg, Margaret W Leigh, Michael R Loebinger, Henryk Mazurek, Lucy Morgan, Kim G Nielsen, Heymut Omran, Nicolaus Schwerk, Sergio Scigliano, Claudius Werner, Panayiotis Yiallouros, Zorica Zivkovic, Jane S Lucas, Claudia E Kuehni
Data on primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) epidemiology is scarce and published studies are characterised by low numbers. In the framework of the European Union project BESTCILIA we aimed to combine all available datasets in a retrospective international PCD cohort (iPCD Cohort).We identified eligible datasets by performing a systematic review of published studies containing clinical information on PCD, and by contacting members of past and current European Respiratory Society Task Forces on PCD. We compared the contents of the datasets, clarified definitions and pooled them in a standardised format...
January 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051240/clinical-effect-of-treating-secondary-asthma-attacks-of-children-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-with-combined-therapy-of-montelukast-and-azithromycin
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L Gong, L Xu, M Diao, F Guo, F-F Bian, J Min, R Liu, C-L Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the clinical effects of treating secondary asthma attacks of children Mycoplasma pneumoniae with combined therapy of montelukast and azithromycin. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 96 children patients diagnosed with secondary asthma attacks of Mycoplasma pneumonia were enrolled in this study. They were randomly divided into two groups: the control group (n=49) and the observation group (n=47). Patients in the control group received combined therapy using azithromycin and bronchodilators or glucocorticoid, and patients in the observation group received a combined therapy of montelukast, azithromycin and bronchodilators or glucocorticoid...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030615/does-mental-health-status-influence-susceptibility-to-the-physiologic-effects-of-air-pollution-a-population-based-study-of-canadian-children
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Robert E Dales, Sabit Cakmak
BACKGROUND: Both air pollution exposure and the presence of mental illness are associated with an increased risk of physical illness. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether or not children with less favourable mental health are more susceptible to pulmonary and cardiovascular effects of ambient air pollution, compared to those who are mentally healthy. METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional study of 1,883 children between the ages of 6 and 17 years of age who participated in the Canadian Health Measures population survey between 2007 and 2009...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029165/efficiency-of-endothelial-dysfunctioncorrection-in-children-residents-of-radioactively-contaminated-areas-using-the-method-of-intermittent-normobaric-hypoxi-therapy
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Ye I Stepanova, V Ya Berezovsky, I Ye Kolpakov, V H Kondrashova, V Yu Vdovenko, O M Lytvynets, L M Lisukha, V M Zyhalo, V I Kolos, L P Mishchenko
: Objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of intermittent normobaric hypoxi therapy as the means that can posi tively influence on the different links in the pathogenesis of endothelial dysfunction in children residents of radioactively contaminated areas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Disorders of personal and emotional sphere, symptoms of asthenic vegetative and neurot ic character, the signs of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, abdominal and dyspeptic syndromes are attrib uted to the clinical signs of endothelial dysfunction...
December 2016: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027401/breast-milk-poly-unsaturated-fatty-acids-associations-with-adolescent-allergic-disease-and-lung-function
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Nilakshi T Waidyatillake, Rachel Stoney, Francis Thien, Caroline J Lodge, Julie A Simpson, Katrina J Allen, Michael J Abramson, Bircan Erbas, Cecile Svanes, Shyamali C Dharmage, Adrian J Lowe
BACKGROUND: It has been hypothesised that n-3 PUFA in breast-milk may assist immune and lung development. There are very limited data on possible long-term effects on allergic disease and lung function. The aim was to investigate associations of n-3 and n-6 PUFA levels in colostrum and breast milk with allergic disease and lung function at ages 12 and 18 years. METHOD: PUFAs were measured in 194 colostrum samples and in 118 three month expressed breast milk samples from mothers of children enrolled in the Melbourne Atopy Cohort (MACS) Study, a high risk birth cohort study...
December 27, 2016: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025241/clinical-tools-to-assess-asthma-control-in-children
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Chitra Dinakar, Bradley E Chipps
Asthma affects an estimated 7 million children and causes significant health care and disease burden. The most recent iteration of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute asthma guidelines, the Expert Panel Report 3, emphasizes the assessment and monitoring of asthma control in the management of asthma. Asthma control refers to the degree to which the manifestations of asthma are minimized by therapeutic interventions and the goals of therapy are met. Although assessment of asthma severity is used to guide initiation of therapy, monitoring of asthma control helps determine whether therapy should be maintained or adjusted...
January 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998872/-association-between-gender-and-lung-function-in-obese-asthmatic-children-after-inhaling-corticosteroids
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Ze-Hui Ye, Ying Huang
OBJECTIVE: To study the association between gender and lung function in obese asthmatic children before and after inhaling corticosteroids (ICS). METHODS: A total of 102 asthmatic boys (including 57 normal-weight and 45 obese boys) and 88 asthmatic girls (including 46 normal-weight and 42 obese girls) received ICS treatment for one year. Pulmonary functions were evaluated before and after the treatment for forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), maximal expiratory flow 25 (MEF25) and maximal expiratory flow 50 (MEF50)...
December 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989470/differences-between-who-and-cdc-early-growth-measurements-in-the-assessment-of-cystic-fibrosis-clinical-outcomes
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Danielle Usatin, Elizabeth H Yen, Catherine McDonald, Fadi Asfour, John Pohl, Jacob Robson
BACKGROUND: Early childhood growth status has been used to predict long-term clinical outcomes in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients. Adulthood CF outcomes based on early weight-for-length (WFL) measurements, using either World Health Organization (WHO) or Centers for Disease Control (CDC) scales, have not been compared. METHODS: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation registry patients were studied (n=3014). Participants were categorized at age two years as WFL <50th percentile on both WHO and CDC scales, ≥50th percentile on WHO but not CDC, or ≥50th percentile on both...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980782/whole-genome-prediction-and-heritability-of-childhood-asthma-phenotypes
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Michael J McGeachie, George L Clemmer, Damien C Croteau-Chonka, Peter J Castaldi, Michael H Cho, Joanne E Sordillo, Jessica A Lasky-Su, Benjamin A Raby, Kelan G Tantisira, Scott T Weiss
INTRODUCTION: While whole genome prediction (WGP) methods have recently demonstrated successes in the prediction of complex genetic diseases, they have not yet been applied to asthma and related phenotypes. Longitudinal patterns of lung function differ between asthmatics, but these phenotypes have not been assessed for heritability or predictive ability. Herein, we assess the heritability and genetic predictability of asthma-related phenotypes. METHODS: We applied several WGP methods to a well-phenotyped cohort of 832 children with mild-to-moderate asthma from CAMP...
December 2016: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979013/pivotal-efficacy-trials-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-in-asthma
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Ronina A Covar
BACKGROUND: Inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) are the mainstay of daily controller treatment for persistent and uncontrolled asthma. However, many clinicians are wary of ICSs because of safety concerns. Clinicians need to know the underlying efficacy data that support the use of ICSs to weigh efficacy against safety. OBJECTIVE: To discuss efficacy data from pivotal trials to aid clinicians in their decisions to use ICSs. METHODS: Key efficacy studies were selected to augment discussion...
December 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965773/treatment-of-asthma-in-young-children-evidence-based-recommendations
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REVIEW
Jose A Castro-Rodriguez, Adnan Custovic, Francine M Ducharme
: In the present review, we focus on evidence-based data for the use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA), long-acting beta2-agonits (LABA) and oral corticosteroids (OCS), with a special emphasis on well-performed randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and meta-analyses of such trials for the chronic management of asthma/wheeze in infants and preschoolers. RESULTS: Seven meta-analyses and 14 RCTs were reviewed. Daily ICS should be the preferred drug for infants/preschoolers with recurrent wheezing, especially in asthmatics...
2016: Asthma research and practice
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