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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202251/high-incidence-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacteria-positive-cultures-among-adolescent-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Zoé Cavalli, Quitterie Reynaud, Romain Bricca, Raphaële Nove-Josserand, Stéphane Durupt, Philippe Reix, Marie Perceval, Michèle Pérouse de Montclos, Gérard Lina, Isabelle Durieu
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the prevalence of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)-positive cultures among our cystic fibrosis (CF) center patients, reviewed risk factors for NTM positivity, and determined its impact on lung function evolution. METHODS: From 2009 to 2014, CF adults and children attending the CF center of Lyon (France) and having at least one positive NTM isolate were included. Each case was matched by age and gender with two CF patients with no NTM isolate (controls)...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189074/rate-of-humidifier-and-humidifier-disinfectant-usage-in-korean-children-a-nationwide-epidemiologic-study
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Jisun Yoon, Hyun-Ju Cho, Eun Lee, Yean Jung Choi, Young-Ho Kim, Jung Lym Lee, Ye Jin Lee, Soo-Jong Hong
In South Korea, a cluster of humidifier disinfectant-induced lung injury (HDLI) cases developed between 2006 and 2011. There are no existing reports regarding the rate of humidifier disinfectant (HD) usage in the general population of Korean children. The purpose of this study was to investigate the rate of humidifier and HD usage in the general population of Korean children. This is a general population-based birth cohort multicenter study, Panel Study of Korean Children (PSKC) from 2008, a humidifier and HD-related questionnaire administered to 1577 subjects (809 male, 768 female) in 2015 (n=1577)...
February 8, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188833/metabolomic-profiling-of-lung-function-in-costa-rican-children-with-asthma
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Rachel S Kelly, Yamini Virkud, Rachel Giorgio, Juan C Celedón, Scott T Weiss, Jessica Lasky-Su
BACKGROUND: The development of novel therapeutics and treatment regimens for the management of asthma is hindered by an incomplete understanding of its heterogeneous nature and pathophysiology. Metabolomics can provide an integrated and global profile of a biological system in a dysregulated state, making it a valuable tool to identify biomarkers along the disease development pathway and to understand the biological mechanisms driving that pathway. METHODS: Liquid Chromatography-Mass spectrometry metabolomic profiling was conducted on plasma samples provided at recruitment for 380 children with asthma from the 'Genetic Epidemiology of Asthma in Costa Rica Cohort'...
February 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188011/effect-of-posture-on-lung-ventilation-distribution-and-associations-with-structure-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Kathryn A Ramsey, Caroline McGirr, Stephen M Stick, Graham L Hall, Shannon J Simpson
BACKGROUND: We assessed the effect of posture on ventilation distribution and the impact on associations with structural lung disease. METHODS: Multiple breath washout (MBW) was performed in seated and supine postures in 25 healthy children and 21 children with CF. Children with CF also underwent a chest CT scan. Functional residual capacity (FRC), lung clearance index (LCI) and moment ratios were calculated from the MBW test. CT scans were evaluated for CF-related structural lung disease...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182031/allergies-in-urban-versus-countryside-settings-in-poland-as-part-of-the-epidemiology-of-the-allergic-diseases-in-poland-ecap-study-challenge-the-early-differential-diagnosis
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Edyta Krzych-Fałta, Konrad Furmańczyk, Barbara Piekarska, Aneta Tomaszewska, Adam Sybilski, Bolesław K Samoliński
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of allergies depends on a number of factors, including adopting an urban "western" lifestyle, genetic predispositions, and different regions of residence. AIM: To compare the prevalence of allergic conditions (seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) and perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR), bronchial asthma (BA), atopic dermatitis (AD)) in a group of countryside versus urban residents in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The prevalence of allergic conditions in urban versus countryside settings was assessed using the translated and approved questionnaire developed for international ECRHS II and ISAAC studies...
October 2016: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173781/effect-of-inhaled-corticosteroid-particle-size-on-asthma-efficacy-and-safety-outcomes-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
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Céline El Baou, Rachael L Di Santostefano, Rafael Alfonso-Cristancho, Elizabeth A Suarez, David Stempel, Mark L Everard, Neil Barnes
BACKGROUND: Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are the primary treatment for persistent asthma. Currently available ICS have differing particle size due to both formulation and propellant, and it has been postulated that this may impact patient outcomes. This structured literature review and meta-analysis compared the effect of small and standard particle size ICS on lung function, symptoms, rescue use (when available) and safety in patients with asthma as assessed in head-to-head randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
February 7, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171771/association-of-perfluoroalkyl-substances-exposure-with-impaired-lung-function-in-children
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Xiao-Di Qin, Zhengmin Min Qian, Shyamali C Dharmage, Jennifer Perret, Sarah Dee Geiger, Steven E Rigdon, Steven Howard, Xiao-Wen Zeng, Li-Wen Hu, Bo-Yi Yang, Yang Zhou, Meng Li, Shu-Li Xu, Wen-Wen Bao, Ya-Zhi Zhang, Ping Yuan, Jia Wang, Chuan Zhang, Yan-Peng Tian, Min Nian, Xiang Xiao, Wen Chen, Yungling Leo Lee, Guang-Hui Dong
Previous studies have demonstrated associations between serum levels of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and asthma or asthma related-biomarkers. However, no studies have reported a possible relationship between PFASs exposure and lung function among children. The objective of the present study is to test the association between PFASs exposure and lung function in children from a high exposure area by using a cross-sectional case-control study, which included 132 asthmatic children and 168 non-asthmatic controls recruited from 2009 to 2010 in the Genetic and Biomarkers study for Childhood Asthma...
February 4, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168731/statistical-methodology-for-estimating-the-mean-difference-in-a-meta-analysis-without-study-specific-variance-information
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Patarawan Sangnawakij, Dankmar Böhning, Stephen Adams, Michael Stanton, Heinz Holling
Statistical inference for analyzing the results from several independent studies on the same quantity of interest has been investigated frequently in recent decades. Typically, any meta-analytic inference requires that the quantity of interest is available from each study together with an estimate of its variability. The current work is motivated by a meta-analysis on comparing two treatments (thoracoscopic and open) of congenital lung malformations in young children. Quantities of interest include continuous end-points such as length of operation or number of chest tube days...
February 6, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167095/genome-wide-interaction-study-of-dust-mite-allergen-on-lung-function-in-children-with-asthma
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Erick Forno, Joanne Sordillo, John Brehm, Wei Chen, Takis Benos, Qi Yan, Lydiana Avila, Manuel Soto-Quirós, Michelle M Cloutier, Angel Colón-Semidey, Maria Alvarez, Edna Acosta-Pérez, Scott T Weiss, Augusto A Litonjua, Glorisa Canino, Juan C Celedón
BACKGROUND: Childhood asthma is likely the result of gene-by-environment (GxE) interactions. Dust mite is a known risk factor for asthma morbidity. Yet, there have been no genome-wide GxE studies of dust mite allergen on asthma-related phenotypes. OBJECTIVE: To identify genetic variants whose effects on lung function in children with asthma are modified by level of dust mite allergen exposure. METHODS: A genome-wide interaction analysis of dust mite allergen level and lung function was performed in a cohort of Puerto Rican children with asthma (PRGOAL)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159392/arsenic-exposure-alters-lung-function-and-airway-inflammation-in-children-a-cohort-study-in-rural-bangladesh
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Sultan Ahmed, Evana Akhtar, Adity Roy, Ondine S von Ehrenstein, Marie Vahter, Yukiko Wagatsuma, Rubhana Raqib
Exposure to arsenic has been associated with increased risk of reduced lung function in adults, but the adverse impacts in early life are unclear. We aim to examine whether prenatal and childhood arsenic exposure is associated with reduced lung function and increased airway inflammation in school-aged children. Children born in the MINIMat cohort in rural Bangladesh were evaluated at 9years of age (n=540). Arsenic exposure was assessed in urine (U-As) that was collected from mothers during early pregnancy and their children aged 4...
February 1, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157474/factors-impacting-asthma-control-in-children-in-a-low-to-middle-income-country-setting-a-retrospective-study
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K A Monene, R Masekela
OBJECTIVES: 1) To assess asthma control and its evolution over time among children in a low-to-middle-income country, and 2) to explore whether demographics, type of asthma medication, comorbidities or exacerbations impact asthma control. METHODS: In a retrospective study in children with asthma aged 6-18 years conducted between 2005 and 2010, we collected clinical and demographic data and used Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) criteria to assess asthma control...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152281/glutathione-s-transferase-p1-may-predispose-children-to-a-decline-in-pulmonary-function-after-stem-cell-transplant
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Julie Stark, Jamie Renbarger, James Slaven, Zhangsheng Yu, Jenny Then, Jodi Skiles, Stephanie Davis
RATIONALE: Pulmonary complications after hematopoietic stem cell transplant (SCT) are associated with increased mortality. Genetic markers for those at risk for pulmonary impairment post-SCT have not been widely investigated. METHODS: Forty-nine patients were retrospectively selected from a single institution's biorepository with linked clinical data. All subjects performed pre-SCT PFTs. Genotyping was conducted using the Infinium Exome-24 BeadChip. Four single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were selected (rs1800871, rs1695, rs1800629, rs12477314) and evaluated for association with PFT parameters as change over time from baseline...
February 2, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146643/childhood-lung-function-predicts-adult-copd-and-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome-acos
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Dinh S Bui, John A Burgess, Adrian J Lowe, Jennifer L Perret, Caroline J Lodge, Minh Bui, Stephen Morrison, Bruce R Thompson, Paul S Thomas, Graham G Giles, Judith Garcia-Aymerich, Debbie Jarvis, Michael J Abramson, E Haydn Walters, Melanie C Matheson, Shyamali C Dharmage
RATIONALE: There are limited data on early life risk factors for COPD phenotypes. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of childhood lung function in adult spirometrically defined COPD phenotypes. METHOD: Pre-bronchodilator (BD) spirometry was performed for a cohort of 7-year old Tasmanian children. A sub-sample underwent pre-and post-BD spirometry at 45 years. For this analysis, COPD was spirometrically defined as a post-BD FEV1/FVC<lower limit of normal (LLN)...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132571/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-respiratory-viral-infections-in-cystic-fibrosis
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W G Flight, A M Jones
Introduction Respiratory viruses, such as those that cause influenza and the common cold, are a regular feature of life for the entire human population. Among people with CF, these viruses are associated with prolonged respiratory illness and show a clear association with pulmonary exacerbations which in turn are associated with lung function decline and risk of death. Human rhinovirus is the most commonly encountered respiratory viral pathogen in CF although adenovirus, bocavirus, coronavirus, influenza, parainfluenza, metapneumovirus and respiratory syncytial virus are all also responsible for infections in this population...
January 30, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127175/management-of-bilateral-wilms-tumor-our-experience
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Raghunath Bv, Vinay Jadhav, Gowri Shankar, Narendrababu M, Ramesh S
Management of bilateral Wilms' tumor is particularly challenging, considering the chances of recurrence and long-term renal function for affected patients. Aggressive surgical resection to prevent recurrence must be balanced with the desire to preserve renal function. We evaluated our experience in the management of bilateral Wilms' tumor stressing the challenges encountered in decision making and the role of nephron sparing surgery. We had four children presenting with bilateral Wilms' tumor. All of them were appropriately staged and given standard chemotherapy as per NWTS-5 guidelines...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126911/characterization-of-inpatient-cystic-fibrosis-pulmonary-exacerbations
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Jonathan D Cogen, Assaf P Oron, Ronald L Gibson, Lucas R Hoffman, Matthew P Kronman, Thida Ong, Margaret Rosenfeld
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary exacerbations lead to significant morbidity and mortality in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). National consensus guidelines exist, but few studies report current practice in the treatment and monitoring of pulmonary exacerbations. The goal of this study was to characterize consistency and variability in the inpatient management of CF-related pulmonary exacerbations. We focused on the use of guideline-recommended maintenance therapies, antibiotic selection and treatment regimens, use of systemic corticosteroids, and frequency of lung function testing...
February 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125159/longitudinal-impairment-of-lung-function-in-school-age-children-with-extremely-low-birth-weights
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Katsuya Hirata, Masahiro Nishihara, Takeshi Kimura, Jun Shiraishi, Shinya Hirano, Hiroyuki Kitajima, Masanori Fujimura
OBJECTIVES: To assess lung function and long-term respiratory outcomes in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) survivors. WORKING HYPOTHESIS: ELBW, especially with respiratory complications in the neonatal period, affects lung function at a later age. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal retrospective study. PATIENT-SUBJECT SELECTION: Lung function was evaluated in 89 ELBW survivors (at ages 8 and 12) with or without a history of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) or a bubbly/cystic lung appearance in the neonatal period...
January 26, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125150/phenotypes-of-asthma-in-low-income-children-and-adolescents-cluster-analysis
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Anna Lucia Barros Cabral, Andrey Wirgues Sousa, Felipe Augusto Rodrigues Mendes, Celso Ricardo Fernandes de Carvalho
Objective: Studies characterizing asthma phenotypes have predominantly included adults or have involved children and adolescents in developed countries. Therefore, their applicability in other populations, such as those of developing countries, remains indeterminate. Our objective was to determine how low-income children and adolescents with asthma in Brazil are distributed across a cluster analysis. Methods: We included 306 children and adolescents (6-18 years of age) with a clinical diagnosis of asthma and under medical treatment for at least one year of follow-up...
January 23, 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123478/effects-of-salbutamol-aerosol-combined-with-magnesium-sulfate-on-t-lymphocyte-subgroup-and-th1-th2-cytokines-of-pediatric-asthma
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Min Diao, Jie Min, Fei Guo, Chong-Lin Zhang
The aim of the study was to analyze the effects of the intravenous infusion of salbutamol aerosol combined with magnesium sulfate in the treatment of pediatric asthma and the subsequent effects on the levels of T-lymphocyte subgroups and Th1/Th2 cytokines. A total of 86 patients with pediatric asthma, first diagnosed and treated at the Xuzhou Children's Hospital, were continuously selected and randomly divided into an observation group of 44 cases and control group of 42 cases. The patients in the control group were treated with budesonide atomization inhalation, while the children in the observation group were treated with intravenous infusion of salbutamol aerosol combined with magnesium sulfate...
January 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119488/altered-lung-structure-and-function-in-mid-childhood-survivors-of-very-preterm-birth
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Shannon J Simpson, Karla M Logie, Christopher A O'Dea, Georgia L Banton, Conor Murray, Andrew C Wilson, J Jane Pillow, Graham L Hall
RATIONALE: Survivors of preterm birth are at risk of chronic and lifelong pulmonary disease. Follow-up data describing lung structure and function are scarce in children born preterm during the surfactant era. OBJECTIVES: To obtain comprehensive data on lung structure and function in mid-childhood from survivors of preterm birth. We aimed to explore relationships between lung structure, lung function and respiratory morbidity as well as early life contributors to poorer childhood respiratory outcomes...
January 24, 2017: Thorax
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