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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
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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/28808948/tiotropium-bromide-in-children-and-adolescents-with-asthma
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Hengameh H Raissy, H William Kelly
Evidence is emerging on the use of long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) in the management of asthma. Tiotropium bromide (Spiriva(®) Respimat(®)) is the only LAMA approved in children and adolescents. As the use of tiotropium becomes more common in clinical practice, it is necessary to review the existing data to identify patients who may benefit from the addition of this medication to their daily asthma regimen. This review discusses recent evidence on the safety and efficacy of tiotropium bromide in the management of asthma in children and adolescents...
August 14, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808870/chest-circumference-and-birth-weight-are-good-predictors-of-lung-function-in-preschool-children-from-an-e-waste-recycling-area
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Xiang Zeng, Xijin Xu, Yuling Zhang, Weiqiu Li, Xia Huo
The purpose of this study was to investigate the associations between birth weight, chest circumference, and lung function in preschool children from e-waste exposure area. A total of 206 preschool children from Guiyu (an e-waste recycling area) and Haojiang and Xiashan (the reference areas) in China were recruited and required to undergo physical examination, blood tests, and lung function tests during the study period. Birth outcome such as birth weight and birth height were obtained by questionnaire. Children living in the e-waste-exposed area have a lower birth weight, chest circumference, height, and lung function when compare to their peers from the reference areas (all p value <0...
August 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801844/brg1-inhibits-e-cadherin-expression-in-lung-epithelial-cells-and-disrupts-epithelial-integrity
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Ting Wang, Wenjing Zou, Chao Niu, Fengxia Ding, Yaping Wang, Shuang Cai, Hua Zhu, Daiyin Tian, Jihong Dai, Enmei Liu, Qing Lu, Zhou Fu, Lin Zou
Brahma-related gene-1 (Brg1), a key chromatin remodeling factor, is associated with cell proliferation and migration in kidney and heart cells, but few reports have examined its role in airway epithelial cell. Airway epithelial injury, which is involved in the entire pathological process of asthma, is an important cause of recurrent asthma. Here, we studied the function of Brg1 in an ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthma model (lung-specific conditional Brg1 (Brg1(-/-)) knockdown mice) and human bronchial epithelial 16HBE cells stably expressing Brg1 shRNA...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797886/24-h-nitrogen-dioxide-concentration-is-associated-with-cooking-behaviors-and-an-increase-in-rescue-medication-use-in-children-with-asthma
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Laura M Paulin, D 'Ann L Williams, Roger Peng, Gregory B Diette, Meredith C McCormack, Patrick Breysse, Nadia N Hansel
Exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a byproduct of combustion, is associated with poor asthma control in children. We sought to determine whether gas-fueled kitchen appliance use is associated with 24-h indoor NO2 concentrations and whether these concentrations are associated with asthma morbidity in children. Children aged 5-12 years old with asthma were eligible. Mean 24-h NO2 concentration was measured in the kitchen over a four-day sampling period and gas stove use was captured in time activity diaries...
August 7, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795206/children-and-adolescents-with-cystic-fibrosis-display-moderate-bone-microarchitecture-abnormalities-data-from-high-resolution-peripheral-quantitative-computed-tomography
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C Braun, J Bacchetta, P Braillon, R Chapurlat, J Drai, P Reix
We investigated whether bone microstructure assessed by high-resolution peripheral quantitative tomography (HR-pQCT) could be altered in children and teenagers with cystic fibrosis (CF). In comparison to their healthy counterparts, bone microstructure was mildly affected at the tibial level only. INTRODUCTION: Cystic fibrosis-related bone disease (CFBD) may alter bone health, ultimately predisposing patients to bone fractures. Our aim was to assess bone microstructure using high-resolution peripheral quantitative tomography (HR-pQCT) in a cohort of children and teenagers with CF in comparison to age-, puberty-, and gender-matched healthy volunteers (HVs)...
August 9, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780547/paediatric-asthma-control-under-a-community-management-model-in-china-a-protocol-for-a-prospective-multicentre-cohort-study
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Juan Xu, Yong Yin, Hao Zhang, Wen Wei Zhong, Lei Zhang, Jing Zhang, Shu Hua Yuan, Fen Zhang, Li Xia Zhao
INTRODUCTION: Childhood asthma is globally one of the most common respiratory disorders and accounts for more school absences and more hospitalizations than any other chronic illness. The worldwide economic burden of this disease exceeds those of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis combined. Proper intervention and effective management is of paramount importance for the control and prognosis of paediatric asthma. Unfortunately, the rate of uncontrolled and partially controlled paediatric asthma in China is >90%...
August 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780183/does-inhaled-steroid-therapy-help-emerging-asthma-in-early-childhood
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REVIEW
Elissa M Abrams, Stanley J Szefler, Allan B Becker
Although early childhood wheeze is common, persistent asthma is less common. However, of those children who do progress to persistent asthma, lung function abnormalities and airway remodelling can already be seen early in life and can increase in magnitude with time. There has been a general expectation that early use of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) could change the natural history of asthma if started in the young child with wheeze. Despite this expectation, the role of ICS therapy in altering the natural course of disease in children with emerging asthma is not well defined...
August 2, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777284/outcomes-of-primary-posterior-spinal-fusion-for-scoliosis-in-spinal-muscular-atrophy-clinical-radiographic-and-pulmonary-outcomes-and-complications
#10
Joshua B Holt, Lori A Dolan, Stuart L Weinstein
BACKGROUND: Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a progressive neuromuscular disease commonly including progressive scoliosis resulting in severe deformity and negatively affecting pulmonary function. Surgical correction and stabilization of this progressive deformity is generally recommended; however, the timing and method of surgical fixation remains controversial. METHODS: Retrospective review of clinical, radiographic, and pulmonary function data from 16 children with SMA and surgically treated scoliosis between 1985 and 2013...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770121/necrotizing-pneumonia-an-emerging-problem-in-children
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REVIEW
I Brent Masters, Alan F Isles, Keith Grimwood
BACKGROUND: In children, necrotizing pneumonia (NP) is an uncommon, severe complication of pneumonia. It is characterized by destruction of the underlying lung parenchyma resulting in multiple small, thin-walled cavities and is often accompanied by empyema and bronchopleural fistulae. REVIEW: NP in children was first reported in children in 1994, and since then there has been a gradual increase in cases, which is partially explained by greater physician awareness and use of contrast computed tomography (CT) scans, and by temporal changes in circulating respiratory pathogens and antibiotic prescribing...
2017: Pneumonia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760702/impulse-oscillometry-spirometry-and-passive-smoking-in-healthy-children-and-adolescents
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C I S Schivinski, M S de Assumpção, F C X S de Figueiredo, R M G Wamosy, L G Ferreira, J D Ribeiro
OBJECTIVE: To identify changes in the forced and quiet breathing parameters of lung function in healthy children and adolescents exposed to passive smoking (PS). METHOD: Comparative cross-sectional study. Healthy schoolchildren aged 6 to 14 years. We collected anthropometric data, lung function parameters using spirometry (forced breathing), and quiet breathing parameters using impulse oscillometry. The sample was divided into two groups according to exposure to PS: passive smoking group (PSG) and non-passive smoking group (NPSG)...
July 28, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757230/vitamin-d-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-and-airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-infants-with-recurrent-respiratory-symptoms
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Anette M Määttä, Anne Kotaniemi-Syrjänen, Kristiina Malmström, L Pekka Malmberg, Jouko Sundvall, Anna S Pelkonen, Mika J Mäkelä
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D insufficiency might be associated with biased T-cell responses resulting in inflammatory conditions such as atopy and asthma. Little is known about the role of vitamin D in low-grade systemic inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in young children. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether vitamin D insufficiency and increased serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) are linked to AHR in symptomatic infants. METHODS: Seventy-nine infants with recurrent or persistent lower respiratory tract symptoms underwent comprehensive lung function testing and a bronchial methacholine challenge test...
July 28, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749779/weekly-personal-ozone-exposure-and-respiratory-health-in-a-panel-of-greek-schoolchildren
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Anna Karakatsani, Evangelia Samoli, Sophia Rodopoulou, Konstantina Dimakopoulou, Despina Papakosta, Dionisios Spyratos, Georgios Grivas, Sofia Tasi, Nikolaos Angelis, Athanasios Thirios, Anastasios Tsiotsios, Klea Katsouyanni
BACKGROUND: The association of ozone exposure with respiratory outcomes has been investigated in epidemiologic studies mainly including asthmatic children. The findings reported had methodological gaps and inconsistencies. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate effects of personal ozone exposure on various respiratory outcomes in school-age children generally representative of the population during their normal activities. METHODS: We conducted a panel study in a representative sample of school-age children in the two major cities of Greece, Athens and Thessaloniki...
July 21, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747837/evaluation-of-pulmonary-functions-in-preschool-children-born-late-preterm
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İlkay Er, Ayla Günlemez, Zeynep Seda Uyan, Metin Aydoğan, Meral Oruç, Olcay Işık, Ayşe Engin Arısoy, Canan Baydemir, Ayşe Sevim Gökalp
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the pulmonary functions of preschool children born late-preterm. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Children aged between 3-7 years who were born at 34(0/7-)36(6/7) weeks' gestation represented the target sample. Patients with a diagnosis of congenital cardiac, pulmonary and/or muscle diseases were excluded. Respiratory symptoms were evaluated using the modified asthma predictive index and International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood criteria for children aged under and over 6 years, respectively...
June 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746835/genetic-ataxia-telangiectasia-porcine-model-phenocopies-the-multisystemic-features-of-the-human-disease
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Rosanna Beraldi, David K Meyerholz, Alexei Savinov, Attila D Kovács, Jill M Weimer, Jordan A Dykstra, Ryan D Geraets, David A Pearce
Ataxia telangiectasia (AT) is a progressive multisystem autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the AT-mutated (ATM) gene. Early onset AT in children is characterized by cerebellar degeneration, leading to motor impairment. Lung disease and cancer are the two most common causes of death in AT patients. Accelerated thymic involution may contribute to the cancer, and recurrent and/or chronic respiratory infections may be a contributing factor to lung disease in AT. AT patients have fertility issues, are highly sensitive to ionizing radiation and they present oculocutaneous telangiectasia...
July 23, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745986/ventilation-in-extremely-preterm-infants-and-respiratory-function-at-8-years
#17
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Lex W Doyle, Elizabeth Carse, Anne-Marie Adams, Sarath Ranganathan, Gillian Opie, Jeanie L Y Cheong
BACKGROUND: Assisted ventilation for extremely preterm infants (<28 weeks of gestation) has become less invasive, but it is unclear whether such developments in care are associated with improvements in short-term or long-term lung function. We compared changes over time in the use of assisted ventilation and oxygen therapy during the newborn period and in lung function at 8 years of age in children whose birth was extremely premature. METHODS: We conducted longitudinal follow-up of all survivors of extremely preterm birth who were born in Victoria, Australia, in three periods - the years 1991 and 1992 (225 infants), 1997 (151 infants), and 2005 (170 infants)...
July 27, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744781/lung-function-in-pregnancy-in-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
#18
Elżbieta Radzikowska, Elżbieta Wiatr, Monika Franczuk, Iwona Bestry, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż
Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disease, affecting usually young people. The course of the disease is variable. In some pulmonary LCH patients a severe lung destruction and progression in spite of chemotherapy is observed, but in others just a cessation of smoking induces a regression of the disease. In the present study we seek to determine the influence of pregnancy on pulmonary function in LCH patients, an unchartered area of research. We addressed the issue by investigating eight pregnant women out of the 45 women hospitalized with the diagnosis of pulmonary LCH in the period from 2000 to 2015...
July 26, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740854/clinical-implications-of-oscillatory-lung-function-during-methacholine-bronchoprovocation-testing-of-preschool-children
#19
Sun Hee Choi, Youn Ho Sheen, Mi Ae Kim, Ji Hyeon Baek, Hey Sung Baek, Seung Jin Lee, Jung Won Yoon, Yeong Ho Rha, Man Yong Han
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the repeatability and safety of measuring impulse oscillation system (IOS) parameters and the point of wheezing during bronchoprovocation testing of preschool children. METHODS: Two sets of methacholine challenge were conducted in 36 asthma children. The test was discontinued if there was a significant change in reactance (Xrs5) and resistance (Rrs5) at 5 Hz (Condition 1) or respiratory distress due to airway obstruction (Condition 2)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737279/exercise-capacity-is-not-decreased-in-children-who-have-undergone-lung-resection-early-in-life-for-congenital-thoracic-malformations-compared-to-healthy-age-matched-children
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Ashlee Dunn, Kasey Pearce, Robin Callister, Adam Collison, Matthew Morten, Payal Mandaliya, Lauren Platt, Ben Dascombe, Rajendra Kumar, Hiran Selvadurai, Paul D Robinson, Joerg Mattes
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare (i) the exercise capacity and (ii) lung function prior to and immediately post cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET) of children who underwent early life lung resection for Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformations (CPAM) to healthy control children. METHOD: Eight children with CPAM (four males, age 9.6 ± 1.8 years) and eight control children without respiratory disease (three males, age 9.4 ± 1.4 years) performed a CPET on a cycle ergometer, during which maximal oxygen consumption (V̇O2max ) and heart rate were measured...
July 24, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
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