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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733686/comparison-of-the-proportion-and-healthcare-utilisation-of-adult-patients-with-uncontrolled-severe-asthma-versus-non-severe-asthma-seen-in-a-southeast-asian-hospital-based-respiratory-specialist-clinic
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Tunn Ren Tay, Hang Siang Wong, Rosna Ihsan, Hsiao Peng Toh, Xuening Choo, Augustine Kh Tee
INTRODUCTION: Understanding the burden of uncontrolled severe asthma is essential for disease-targeted healthcare planning. There is a scarcity of data regarding the proportion, healthcare utilisation and costs of patients with uncontrolled severe asthma in Asia. This study aimed to plug the knowledge gap in this area. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients with asthma managed in our respiratory specialist clinic were evaluated prospectively. Healthcare utilisation comprising unscheduled asthma-related primary care visits, emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions were obtained from the national health records system...
June 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730380/acute-and-chronic-effects-of-oral-erdosteine-on-ciliary-beat-frequency-cough-sensitivity-and-airway-reactivity
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L Pappová, I Kazimierová, M Jošková, M Šutovská, S Fraňová
Erdosteine as a mucolytic agent that decreases mucus viscosity and facilitates mucus expulsion from the airways by cough or ciliary movement. Our objective was to determine whether erdosteine can directly contribute to mucus clearance. We addressed the issue by monitoring acute and chronic effects of erdosteine on ciliary beat frequency (CBF), cough sensitivity, and airway smooth muscle reactivity. The experiments were performed in healthy guinea pigs. Erdosteine (10 mg/kg) was administrated orally in a single dose or daily through 7 days...
July 21, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729041/pharmacological-preclinical-characterization-of-las190792-a-novel-inhaled-bifunctional-muscarinic-receptor-antagonist-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-agonist-maba-molecule
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Mònica Aparici, Carla Carcasona, Israel Ramos, José Luís Montero, José Luís Ortiz, Julio Cortijo, Carlos Puig, Dolors Vilella, Chris Doe, Amadeu Gavaldà, Montserrat Miralpeix
LAS190792 is a novel muscarinic antagonist and β2-adrenoceptor agonist in development for chronic respiratory diseases. This study investigated the pharmacological profile of LAS190792 in comparison to batefenterol, tiotropium, indacaterol and olodaterol. LAS190792 is potent at the human M3 receptor (pIC50: 8.8 in binding assays). It is selective for the β2-adrenoceptor over the β1-and β3-adrenoceptor, and shows a functional potency in a similar range to batefenterol and LABA compounds (pEC50 in spontaneous tone isolated trachea: 9...
July 17, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728274/-a-retrospective-study-of-10-cases-of-post-transplant-bronchiolitis-obliterans
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J J Chai, T Liu, B Q Cai, H D Zhu
Objective: To analyze the clinical features of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) in patients with allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Methods: This retrospective study included patients who underwent allogeneic HSCT from January 1998 to December 2016. The clinical features, radiological manifestations and treatment of clinically proven BOS were reviewed. Results: Of 681 patients who experienced HSCT, 10(1.47%) met the diagnostic criteria. The duration of BOS onset after transplantation was 5-48 months, averaging (18±15) months...
July 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720336/baseline-symptom-score-impact-on-benefits-of-glycopyrrolate-formoterol-mdi-in-copd
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Fernando J Martinez, Leonardo M Fabbri, Gary T Ferguson, Chad Orevillo, Patrick Darken, Ubaldo J Martin, Colin Reisner
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) clinical severity is presently categorized by symptom burden and exacerbation risk. Previous 24-week Phase III trials (NCT01854645 and NCT01854658) that demonstrated better improvement of lung function with GFF MDI, a metered dose inhaler fixed-dose combination of glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate 18/9.6 μg, over individual monocomponent MDIs included a cross-section of patients with moderate-to-very severe airflow limitation and a broad range of COPD symptoms...
July 15, 2017: Chest
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/28719893/treatment-of-copd-exacerbation-in-switzerland-results-and-recommendations-of-the-european-copd-audit
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Michael Buess, Daniel Schilter, Tino Schneider, Marc Maurer, Heinz Borer, Robert Thurnheer, Erich Köhler, Lilian Junker, Kathleen Jahn, Michael Grob, Jochen Rüdiger, Thomas Geiser, Erich Helfenstein, Markus Solèr, René Fiechter, Thomas Sigrist, Patrick Brun, Jürg Barandun, Eva Koltai, José Luis López-Campos, Sylvia Hartl, Michael Roberts, Desiree M Schumann, Michael Tamm, Daiana Stolz
BACKGROUND: The European COPD Audit initiated by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) evaluated the management of hospital admissions due to exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in several European countries. Data on the treatment of severe acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPDs) in Switzerland are scarce. OBJECTIVES: In light of the GOLD 2010 guidelines, this work aims to examine the quality of care for AECOPD and to provide specific recommendations for the management of severe AECOPD in Switzerland...
July 19, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719800/variants-in-the-il-8-gene-and-the-response-to-inhaled-bronchodilators-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Larissa Lazzarini Furlan, José Dirceu Ribeiro, Carmen Sílvia Bertuzzo, João Batista Salomão Junior, Dorotéia Rossi Silva Souza, Fernando Augusto Lima Marson
OBJECTIVE: IL-8 (interleukin 8) protein promotes inflammatory responses, even in airways. The presence of IL-8 gene variants causes altered inflammatory responses and possibly varied responses to inhaled bronchodilators (BD). Thus, this study analyzed the IL-8 variants (rs4073, rs2227306, and rs2227307) and their association with the response to BD in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. METHODS: Analysis of IL-8 gene variants was performed by RFLP-PCR. The association between spirometry markers and the response to BD was evaluated by Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests...
July 15, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
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/28719483/difficult-intubation-and-ventilation-in-an-infant-with-retropharyngeal-abscess-with-mediastinal-extension
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Michael A Bruno, Tomas Drabek, Mioara D Manole
A previously healthy 7-month-old male infant presented for evaluation of fever, deceased oral intake, and intermittent noisy breathing. Physical examination revealed neck tenderness. Soft tissue neck radiographs and computed tomography (CT) scan supported a diagnosis of retropharyngeal swelling with extension to the superior mediastinum. Surgical exploration was planned, and endotracheal intubation was performed in the operating room. Significant cardiorespiratory derangements developed immediately after the tracheal tube was inserted, including hypotension, hypoxia, and bradycardia with signs of cardiac ischemia...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717643/chronic-airflow-obstruction-after-successful-treatment-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis
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Anthony L Byrne, Ben J Marais, Carole D Mitnick, Frances L Garden, Leonid Lecca, Carmen Contreras, Yaninna Yauri, Fanny Garcia, Guy B Marks
Cross-sectional studies reveal an association between tuberculosis (TB) and chronic airflow obstruction, but cannot adequately address confounding. We hypothesised that treated pulmonary TB is an independent risk factor for chronic airflow obstruction. The Pulmones Post TB cohort study enrolled participants from Lima, Peru, aged 10-70 years with a history of drug-susceptible (DS)- or multidrug-resistant (MDR)-TB who had completed treatment and were clinically cured. Unexposed participants without TB were randomly selected from the same districts...
July 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716723/pharmacological-characterization-of-the-interaction-between-umeclidinium-and-vilanterol-in-human-bronchi
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Luigino Calzetta, Paola Rogliani, Francesco Facciolo, Erino Rendina, Mario Cazzola, Maria Gabriella Matera
The long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) / long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) fixed dose combination (FDC) therapy represents the cornerstone for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Nevertheless, conflicting clinical findings still exist on the real benefit of the LABA/LAMA FDCs. Therefore, we investigated whether combining the LABA vilanterol with the LAMA umeclidinium may induce synergistic bronchorelaxant effect in isolated airways. The effect of umeclidinium and vilanterol, administered alone, in combination at the ratio of concentrations reproducing the doses delivered by Anoro(®) Ellipta(®) (55:22), or at isoeffective low concentrations, was investigated on the cholinergic contractile tone induced by the parasympathetic activation of human isolated airways...
July 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709489/the-success-and-safety-profile-of-sputum-induction-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-an-indian-experience
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Lalita Fernandes, Anthony Menezes Mesquita
BACKGROUND: Neutrophilic inflammation is common in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease while Asthma COPD overlap syndrome has eosinophilic predominance. Identifying the type of inflammation will aid in better management of COPD, but published studies show that induced sputum examination is more frequently used in asthma than COPD, with safety being the limiting factor. We aimed to determine the success and safety of sputum induction (SI) in COPD patients. METHODS: 116 stable COPD patients underwent SI...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707495/individualizing-the-selection-of-long-acting-bronchodilator-therapy-for-patients-with-copd-considerations-in-primary-care
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Brian W Carlin, Sandra K Schuldheisz, Imre Noth, Gerard J Criner
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common condition encountered in primary care settings. COPD remains the third leading cause of death in the United States and carries a significant burden to both patients and the healthcare system. COPD is a chronic, progressive, irreversible lung disease associated with high morbidity and mortality. Proper assessment and diagnosis requires spirometry which is currently underutilized in primary care. Management is focused on adequate symptom control, improving quality of breathing and quality of life, and preventing exacerbations and hospitalizations...
July 14, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698266/spirometry-static-lung-volumes-and-diffusing-capacity
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Carlos A Vaz Fragoso, Hilary C Cain, Richard Casaburi, Patty J Lee, Lynne Iannone, Linda S Leo-Summers, Peter H Van Ness
BACKGROUND: Spirometric Z-scores from the Global Lung Initiative (GLI) rigorously account for age-related changes in lung function and are thus age-appropriate when establishing spirometric impairments, including a restrictive pattern and air-flow obstruction. However, GLI-defined spirometric impairments have not yet been evaluated regarding associations with static lung volumes (total lung capacity [TLC], functional residual capacity [FRC], and residual volume [RV]) and gas exchange (diffusing capacity)...
July 11, 2017: Respiratory Care
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/28694698/maintenance-therapy-in-copd-time-to-phase-out-ics-and-switch-to-the-new-lama-laba-inhalers
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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/28694697/double-bronchodilation-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-crude-analysis-from-a-systematic-review
#18
Jose Luis Lopez-Campos, Carmen Calero-Acuña, Eduardo Márquez-Martín, Esther Quintana Gallego, Laura Carrasco-Hernández, Maria Abad Arranz, Francisco Ortega Ruiz
OBJECTIVE: The combination of a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) and a long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) in a single inhaler is a viable treatment option for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Here, we systematically review the current knowledge on double bronchodilation for the treatment of COPD, with a specific focus on its efficacy versus placebo and/or monotherapy bronchodilation. METHODS: A systematic review of clinical trials investigating LABA/LAMA combination therapies was conducted...
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/28694692/health-resource-utilization-for-inpatients-with-copd-treated-with-nebulized-arformoterol-or-nebulized-formoterol
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Vaidyanathan Ganapathy, Michael D Stensland
OBJECTIVE: Arformoterol is the (R,R)-enantiomer of formoterol. Preclinical studies suggest that it is a stronger bronchodilator than the racemic (R,R/S,S)-formoterol; however, its potential clinical advantages have not been demonstrated. This study compared the length of stay (LOS), 30-day readmission rates, and doses of rescue medication administered in hospitalized patients with COPD who were treated with nebulized arformoterol or nebulized formoterol. METHODS: This retrospective analysis utilized data from Premier, Inc...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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