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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722791/treatment-evaluation-using-lung-sound-analysis-in-asthmatic-children
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Chizu Habukawa, Katsumi Murakami, Mitsuru Endoh, Noriaki Horii, Yukio Nagasaka
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive assessment of treatment and prediction of attacks in asthmatic children do not yet exist. Lung sound analysis can non-invasively evaluate airway obstruction. We used a recently developed technology for analysing lung sounds using ic700 (index of the chest wall at 700 Hz, sound intensity at 700 Hz) to evaluate response to inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) in asthmatic children. METHOD: Seventy asthmatic children, including infants, underwent lung sound recording in the asymptomatic state prior to and 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks after ICS treatment, and asthma control was assessed at 10 weeks...
July 19, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721208/new-perspectives-on-the-regulation-of-type-ii-inflammation-in-asthma
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REVIEW
Mireya Becerra-Díaz, Marsha Wills-Karp, Nicola M Heller
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs which has been thought to arise as a result of inappropriately directed T helper type-2 (Th2) immune responses of the lungs to otherwise innocuous inhaled antigens. Current asthma therapeutics are directed towards the amelioration of downstream consequences of type-2 immune responses (i.e. β-agonists) or broad-spectrum immunosuppression (i.e. corticosteroids). However, few approaches to date have been focused on the primary prevention of immune deviation...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721202/defining-the-inflammatory-signature-of-human-lung-explant-tissue-in-the-presence-and-absence-of-glucocorticoid
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Tracy L Rimington, Emily Hodge, Charlotte K Billington, Sangita Bhaker, Binaya K C, Iain Kilty, Scott Jelinsky, Ian P Hall, Ian Sayers
BACKGROUND:  Airway inflammation is a feature of many respiratory diseases and there is a need for newer, more effective anti-inflammatory compounds. The aim of this study was to develop an ex vivo human lung explant model which can be used to help study the mechanisms underlying inflammatory responses and which can provide a tool to aid drug discovery for inflammatory respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD. METHOD:  Parenchymal lung tissue from 6 individual donors was dissected and cultured with two pro-inflammatory stimuli, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (1 µg/ml) and interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) (10 ng/ml) in the presence or absence of dexamethasone (1 µM)...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720132/efficacy-and-safety-of-direct-switch-to-indacaterol-glycopyrronium-in-patients-with-moderate-copd-the-crystal-open-label-randomised-trial
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Claus F Vogelmeier, Mina Gaga, Maryam Aalamian-Mattheis, Timm Greulich, Jose M Marin, Walter Castellani, Vincent Ninane, Stephen Lane, Xavier Nunez, Francesco Patalano, Andreas Clemens, Konstantinos Kostikas
BACKGROUND: Dual bronchodilation combining a long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) and a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) is the preferred choice of treatment recommended by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2017 guidelines for the management of patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The once-daily (q.d.) fixed-dose combination (FDC) of LABA, indacaterol 110 μg and LAMA, glycopyrronium 50 μg (IND/GLY 110/50 μg q...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719697/diagnosis-and-management-of-asthma-in-adults-a-review
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Jennifer L McCracken, Sreenivas P Veeranki, Bill T Ameredes, William J Calhoun
Importance: Asthma affects about 7.5% of the adult population. Evidence-based diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment can improve functioning and quality of life in adult patients with asthma. Observations: Asthma is a heterogeneous clinical syndrome primarily affecting the lower respiratory tract, characterized by episodic or persistent symptoms of wheezing, dyspnea, and cough. The diagnosis of asthma requires these symptoms and demonstration of reversible airway obstruction using spirometry...
July 18, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716642/long-term-use-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-in-copd-and-the-risk-of-fracture
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Anne V Gonzalez, Janie Coulombe, Pierre Ernst, Samy Suissa
INTRODUCTION: It is uncertain whether long-term use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), widely used to treat COPD, increases the risk of fracture, particularly in women, in view of the post-menopausal risks. We assessed whether long-term ICS use in patients with COPD increases the risk of hip or upper extremity fractures, and examined sex-related differences. METHODS: The Quebec healthcare databases were used to form a cohort of patients with COPD over 1990-2005, followed until 2007 for the first hip or upper extremity fracture...
July 14, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715822/long-term-cortisol-concentration-in-scalp-hair-of-asthmatic-children-using-inhaled-corticosteroids-a-case-control-study
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Maaike P Smit, Ed H G van Leer, Gerard Noppe, Yolanda B de Rijke, Dieneke Kramer van Driel, Erica L T van den Akker
INTRODUCTION: Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) can interfere with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and may lead to adrenal insufficiency, resulting in a decrease of cortisol production. Cortisol levels measured in scalp hair provide a marker for long-term cortisol exposure. Data regarding hair cortisol concentration (HCC) in asthmatic children with ICS therapy are scarce. The aim of this study is to compare HCC in asthmatic children under ICS treatment with a healthy control group...
July 14, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714745/long-term-use-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-and-risk-of-upper-respiratory-tract-infection-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Mingjin Yang, Hong Chen, Yan Zhang, Yuejun Du, Ying Xu, Ping Jiang, Zhibo Xu
Recent studies have suggested that inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) may be associated with higher risks of tuberculosis and pneumonia in patients with COPD. However, it is not known whether ICS increases the risk of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). Aim of this study was to explore the relationship between ICS and URTI. Through a comprehensive literature search of PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar from inception to March 2016, we identified randomized controlled trials of ICS therapy lasting at least 6 months...
July 17, 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708950/a-real-life-study-on-height-in-prepubertal-asthmatic-children-receiving-inhaled-steroids
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Elpis Hatziagorou, Fotis Kirvassilis, Eleana Kouroukli, Vasiliki Avramidou, Dafni Papanikolaou, Despoina Terzi, Maria Karailidou, John Tsanakas, Maria Papagianni, Demosthenes Panagiotakos
INTRODUCTION: Asthma is the most common chronic respiratory disease in children and inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) constitute the first line of treatment for these patients. However, the potential growth-inhibiting effect of ICS has often been a cause of concern for both caregivers as well as physicians, and there still remains conflict regarding their safety profile. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the administration of ICS in low or medium doses is associated with height reduction in prepubertal children...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704107/asthma-medication-use-among-adults-with-current-asthma-by-work-related-asthma-status-asthma-call-back-survey-29-states-2012-2013
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Katelynn E Dodd, Jacek M Mazurek
OBJECTIVE: Asthma severity is defined as the intensity of treatment required to achieve good control of asthma symptoms. Studies have shown that work-related asthma (WRA) can be associated with poorer asthma control and more severe symptoms than non-WRA. Associations between asthma medications and WRA status were assessed using data from the 2012-2013 Asthma Call-back Survey among ever-employed adults (≥18 years) with current asthma from 29 states. METHODS: Persons with WRA had been told by a physician that their asthma was work-related...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701647/the-case-of-a-14-year-old-boy-who-experienced-anaphylaxis-due-to-jellyfish-mastigias-papua-ingestion
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Shohei Kubota, Asako Nozawa, Takanori Yanai, Koji Ozasa, Satomi Mori, Kazuyuki Kurihara
We report a case of jellyfish allergy diagnosed via an oral food challenge. A 14-year-old boy had no history of jellyfish stings and had been eating commercially available jellyfish products twice yearly for the past 5-6 years. Five minutes after eating a commercially available boiled jellyfish product (100g), he experienced nausea, wheezing, and erythema and had visited our hospital. We suspected an anaphylactic reaction and treated him with intramuscular adrenaline injection, corticosteroid and antihistamine infusions, volume resuscitation, and salbutamol sulfate inhalation, which resulted in an improvement of the symptoms...
2017: Arerugī, [Allergy]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696809/effects-of-aspergillus-fumigatus-on-glucocorticoid-receptor-and-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-receptor-expression-in-a-rat-model-of-asthma
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Xia Zhou, Ya-Jie Dang, Gui-Fang Wang, Xian-Qiao Jin
PURPOSE: Conventional inhaled corticosteroids or β2-adrenergic receptor agonists do not work well in some asthmatic populations while empirical antifungal therapy has obvious impact on those patients. The study was designed to investigate whether short-term exposure to Aspergillus fumigatus (A. fumigatus) could decrease glucocorticoid receptor (GCR) and β2-adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) expression in lung tissue of asthmatic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A rat model of chronic asthma was first established by ovalbumin sensitization and challenge...
July 11, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696803/thai-pediatricians-current-practice-toward-childhood-asthma
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Harutai Kamalaporn, Pongpan Chawalitdamrong, Aroonwan Preutthipan
BACKGROUND: Childhood asthma is a substantial health burden in Thailand. Due to a lack of pediatric respiratory specialists (pediatric pulmonologists and allergists; RS), most Thai children are cared for by general pediatricians (pediatric primary care providers (PCP)). OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether current practices of Thai pediatricians complied with asthma guidelines and compared practices (diagnosis and treatments) provided by PCP and RS. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted using electronic surveys including four case scenarios of different asthma phenotypes distributed to Thai pediatricians...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696794/the-effects-of-asthma-medications-on-reactive-oxygen-species-production-in-human-monocytes
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Ming-Kai Tsai, Yi-Ching Lin, Ming-Yii Huang, Min-Sheng Lee, Chang-Hung Kuo, Po-Lin Kuo, Ching-Hsiung Lin, Chih-Hsing Hung
OBJECTIVE: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease induced by many environmental factors. The inhalation of allergens and pollutants promote the reactive oxygen species (ROS) production leading to airway inflammation, hyper-responsiveness and remodeling in allergic asthma. The effects of asthma medications on ROS production are unclear. The present study investigated the anti-ROS effects of current asthma medications including inhaled corticosteroid (ICS; budesonide and fluticasone), leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA; montelukast), long acting β2 agonists (LABAs; salmeterol and formoterol) and a new extra-LABA (indacaterol)...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696336/perspectives-on-exhaled-nitric-oxide
#15
Fabio Luigi Massimo Ricciardolo, Philip E Silkoff
The history of nitric oxide (NO) in respiratory field dates back to the beginning of '90s with the ancestral study by Lars Gustafsson et al. describing the presence of endogenous NO in the exhaled breath of human beings. Soon after, independent studies showed that exhaled NO concentrations (FENO) is higher in asthmatics than in normal subjects. Not all asthmatics demonstrate a high FENO reflecting heterogeneity of asthma. High values of FENO are associated with over-expression of corticosteroid-sensitive iNOS isoform and allergic/eosinophilic inflammation...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694698/maintenance-therapy-in-copd-time-to-phase-out-ics-and-switch-to-the-new-lama-laba-inhalers
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REVIEW
Syed Mohammad Tariq, Enson C Thomas
Long-term maintenance therapy for COPD is evolving rapidly. Dual bronchodilation with new long-acting muscarinic antagonist and long-acting beta-agonist (LAMA/LABA) fixed dose combination inhalers were introduced over the past 2 years. In clinical trials, these inhalers significantly improved lung function (trough forced expiratory volume in 1 second), patient-reported outcomes, and quality of life measures compared with placebo, their respective monocomponents, and tiotropium. The recorded adverse events of these new inhalers were also similar to those of their monocomponents or placebo...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694695/relationship-between-blood-eosinophils-clinical-characteristics-and-mortality-in-patients-with-copd
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Maeva Zysman, Gaëtan Deslee, Denis Caillaud, Pascal Chanez, Roger Escamilla, Isabelle Court-Fortune, Pascale Nesme-Meyer, Thierry Perez, Jean-Louis Paillasseur, Christophe Pinet, Gilles Jebrak, Nicolas Roche, Pierre-Régis Burgel
In patients with COPD, there is controversy regarding the association of blood eosinophil (Eos) levels with 1) exacerbation frequency and 2) the effect of inhaled corticosteroids for prevention of exacerbations. To determine whether Eos define subgroups of patients exhibiting attributes of COPD clinical phenotypes, we compared clinical features and mortality rates in COPD patients from the Initiatives BPCO French cohort categorized using different thresholds of blood Eos levels. The following data were collected at inclusion: medical and smoking history, occupational exposures, dyspnea, cough and sputum production, exacerbations in the previous year, history of allergy and asthma, nasal symptoms, body mass index, St George Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) total score, post-bronchodilator spirometry, comorbidities, and medications...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692144/toll-like-receptor-1-and-10-gene-polymorphisms-are-linked-to-post-bronchiolitis-asthma-in-adolescence
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Sari Törmänen, Matti Korppi, Eero Lauhkonen, Petri Koponen, Johanna Teräsjärvi, Juho Vuononvirta, Merja Helminen, Qiushui He, Kirsi Nuolivirta
AIM: Toll-like receptors (TLR) are innate immunity molecules and our previous studies found that TLR1 gene polymorphism was associated with post-bronchiolitis asthma at 1-6 years of age, as was TLR10 at 5-7 years of age. This study examined any associations at 11-13 years of age. METHODS: This prospective follow-up study was part of an on-going evaluation of children admitted to Tampere University Hospital Finland for bronchiolitis in 2001-2004 at less than six months of age...
July 10, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689840/severe-asthma-phenotypes-how-should-they-guide-evaluation-and-treatment
#19
Anne M Fitzpatrick, Wendy C Moore
Although patients with "severe" asthma tend to be characterized by ongoing symptoms and airway inflammation despite treatment with high doses of inhaled and systemic corticosteroids, there is increasing recognition of marked phenotypic heterogeneity within affected patients. Although "precision medicine" approaches for patients with severe asthma are needed, there are many hurdles that must be overcome in daily practice. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP) has been at the forefront of phenotype discovery in severe asthma for the past decade...
July 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688596/effects-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-on-growth-bone-metabolism-and-adrenal-function
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REVIEW
Peter M Wolfgram, David B Allen
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August 2017: Advances in Pediatrics
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