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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212463/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-an-inhaled-selective-glucocorticoid-receptor-modulator-azd5423-in-copd-patients-phase-ii-study-results
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Piotr Kuna, Magnus Aurivillius, Carin Jorup, Susanne Prothon, Ziad Taib, Staffan Edsbäcker
AZD5423 is a novel, inhaled, selective glucocorticoid receptor modulator (SGRM), which in an allergen challenge model in asthmatics improved lung function and airway hyper-reactivity. In the current trial, AZD5423 was for the first time tested in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In this double-blind, randomised and parallel group study, we examined airway and systemic effects of two doses of AZD5423, inhaled via Turbuhaler for 12 weeks, in 353 symptomatic COPD patients (average pre-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) at screening was 50-52% of predicted normal)...
February 17, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208225/indoor-fungal-diversity-in-primary-schools-may-differently-influence-allergic-sensitization-and-asthma-in-children
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João Cavaleiro Rufo, Joana Madureira, Inês Paciência, Lívia Aguiar, Cristiana Pereira, Diana Silva, Patrícia Padrão, Pedro Moreira, Luís Delgado, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Eduardo Oliveira Fernandes, João Paulo Teixeira, André Moreira
BACKGROUND: Childhood exposure to microbiological agents may influence the development of allergic and respiratory diseases. Apart from home, children spend most of their time at school, which represents an environment of significant exposure to indoor air microbes. Therefore, we aimed to assess how the prevalence of allergic sensitization and asthma in schoolchildren is affected by microbiological exposure within classrooms. METHODS: Spirometry with bronchodilation, exhaled nitric oxide measurements and skin-prick tests data were retrieved from 858 children aged 8 to 10 years old attending 71 classrooms in 20 primary schools...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203273/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-the-new-1-3-dimethylxanthine-derivatives-with-thiazolidine-4-one-scaffold
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Sandra Constantin, Florentina Geanina Lupascu, Maria Apotrosoaei, Ioana Mirela Vasincu, Dan Lupascu, Frederic Buron, Sylvain Routier, Lenuta Profire
BACKGROUND: The xanthine structure has proved to be an important scaffold in the process of developing a wide variety of biologically active molecules such as bronchodilator, hypoglycemiant, anticancer and anti-inflammatory agents. It is known that hyperglycemia generates reactive oxygen species which are involved in the progression of diabetes mellitus and its complications. Therefore, the development of new compounds with antioxidant activity could be an important therapeutic strategy against this metabolic syndrome...
2017: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203071/long-acting-bronchodilators-with-or-without-inhaled-corticosteroids-and-30-day-readmission-in-patients-hospitalized-for-copd
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Raju Bishwakarma, Wei Zhang, Yong-Fang Kuo, Gulshan Sharma
BACKGROUND: The ability of a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) and long-acting beta 2 agonists (LABAs; long-acting bronchodilators, LABDs) with or without inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) to reduce early readmission in hospitalized patients with COPD is unknown. METHODS: We studied a 5% sample of Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare parts A, B and D and hospitalized for COPD in 2011. We examined prescriptions filled for LABDs with or without ICSs (LABDs±ICSs) within 90 days prior to and 30 days after hospitalization...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190974/avoiding-misdiagnosis-in-patients-with-dyspnea-and-wheezing-a-case-report-illustrating-the-clinical-implications-of-fixation-error
#5
Fabiano Di Marco, Giuseppe Francesco Sferrazza Papa, Dejan Radovanovic, Pierachille Santus
BACKGROUND: Bronchial asthma is a heterogeneous respiratory condition which can be mimicked by a wide range of pathologies including upper airways stenosis. The accurate diagnosis of asthma, as with other conditions, may be influenced by fixation errors, which are common in medicine and occur when a physician concentrates on only one element of a clinical case without considering other relevant aspects. Here we report a challenging case characterized by the contemporaneous presence of a common disease, asthma, together with a rare respiratory disease, idiopathic tracheal stenosis...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
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/28178715/infectious-causes-of-right-middle-lobe-syndrome
#7
Aatif Rashid, Sowmya Nanjappa, John N Greene
Right middle lobe (RML) syndrome is defined as recurrent or chronic obstruction or infection of the middle lobe of the right lung. Nonobstructive causes of middle lobe syndrome include inflammatory processes and defects in the bronchial anatomy and collateral ventilation. We report on 2 case patients with RML syndrome, one due to infection with Mycobacterium avium complex followed by M asiaticum infection and the other due to allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. A history of atopy, asthma, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has been reported in up to one-half of those with RML...
January 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178317/novel-approach-to-continuous-adventitious-respiratory-sound-analysis-for-the-assessment-of-bronchodilator-response
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Manuel Lozano-García, José Antonio Fiz, Carlos Martínez-Rivera, Aurora Torrents, Juan Ruiz-Manzano, Raimon Jané
BACKGROUND: A thorough analysis of continuous adventitious sounds (CAS) can provide distinct and complementary information about bronchodilator response (BDR), beyond that provided by spirometry. Nevertheless, previous approaches to CAS analysis were limited by certain methodology issues. The aim of this study is to propose a new integrated approach to CAS analysis that contributes to improving the assessment of BDR in clinical practice for asthma patients. METHODS: Respiratory sounds and flow were recorded in 25 subjects, including 7 asthma patients with positive BDR (BDR+), assessed by spirometry, 13 asthma patients with negative BDR (BDR-), and 5 controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176907/a-randomized-trial-of-once-daily-fluticasone-furoate-vilanterol-or-vilanterol-versus-placebo-to-determine-effects-on-arterial-stiffness-in-copd
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Surya P Bhatt, Mark T Dransfield, John R Cockcroft, Jie Wang-Jairaj, Dawn A Midwinter, David B Rubin, Catherine A Scott-Wilson, Courtney Crim
INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Elevated arterial stiffness, measured by aortic pulse wave velocity (aPWV), is a cardiovascular risk surrogate and is potentially modifiable by inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting beta2-agonist combinations in patients with COPD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effects of once-daily inhaled fluticasone furoate/vilanterol (FF/VI) 100/25 µg, VI 25 µg, versus placebo on arterial stiffness in patients with COPD and baseline aPWV ≥11...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176891/prevalence-of-swallowing-dysfunction-screened-in-swedish-cohort-of-copd-patients
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Margareta Gonzalez Lindh, Monica Blom Johansson, Margareta Jennische, Hirsh Koyi
BACKGROUND: COPD is a common problem associated with morbidity and mortality. COPD may also affect the dynamics and coordination of functions such as swallowing. A misdirected swallow may, in turn, result in the bolus entering the airway. A growing body of evidence suggests that a subgroup of people with COPD is prone to oropharyngeal dysphagia. The aim of this study was to evaluate swallowing dysfunction in patients with stable COPD and to determine the relation between signs and symptoms of swallowing dysfunction and lung function (forced expiratory volume in 1 second percent predicted)...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167233/taste-and-smell-gpcrs-in-the-lung-evidence-for-a-previously-unrecognized-widespread-chemosensory-system
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REVIEW
Steven S An, Stephen B Liggett
Taste and smell receptor expression has been traditionally limited to the tongue and nose. We have identified bitter taste receptors (TAS2Rs) and olfactory receptors (ORs) on human airway smooth muscle (HASM) cells. TAS2Rs signal to PLCβ evoking an increase in [Ca(2+)]i causing membrane hyperpolarization and marked HASM relaxation ascertained by single cell, ex vivo, and in vivo methods. The presence of TAS2Rs in the lung was unexpected, as was the bronchodilatory function which has been shown to be due to signaling within specific microdomains of the cell...
February 4, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164255/late-onset-asthma-a-diagnostic-and-management-challenge
#12
Charlotte Suppli Ulrik
Late-onset asthma is common, associated with poor outcome, underdiagnosed and undertreated, possibly due to the modifying effect of ageing on disease expression. Although the diagnostic work-up in elderly individuals suspected of having asthma follows the same steps as in younger individuals (case history and spirometry), it is important to acknowledge that elderly individuals are likely to have diminished bronchodilator reversibility and some degree of fixed airflow obstruction. Elderly individuals, therefore, often require further objective tests, including bronchial challenge testing, to objectively confirm asthma...
February 6, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163029/airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-asthma-measurement-and-clinical-relevance
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REVIEW
Parameswaran Nair, James G Martin, Donald C Cockcroft, Myrna Dolovich, Catherine Lemiere, Louis-Philippe Boulet, Paul M O'Byrne
Airway hyperresponsiveness is a characteristic feature of asthma, and its measurement is an important tool in its diagnosis. With a few caveats, methacholine bronchial provocation by a 2-minute tidal breathing method is highly sensitive; a negative test result (PC20 > 16 mg/mL, PD20 > 400 μg) rules out current asthma with reasonable certainty. A PC20 value of less than 1 mg/mL/PD20 value of less than 25 μg is highly specific (ie, diagnostic) but quite insensitive for asthma. For accurate interpretation of the test results, it is important to control and standardize technical factors that have an impact on nebulizer performance...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159683/measurement-of-the-raman-spectra-and-hygroscopicity-of-four-pharmaceutical-aerosols-as-they-travel-from-pressurised-metered-dose-inhalers-pmdi-to-a-model-lung
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N Davidson, H-J Tong, M Kalberer, P C Seville, A D Ward, M K Kuimova, F D Pope
Particle inhalation is an effective and rapid delivery method for a variety of pharmaceuticals, particularly bronchodilation drugs used for treating asthma and COPD. Conditions of relative humidity and temperature inside the lungs are generally very different from the outside ambient air, with the lung typically being warmer and more humid. Changes in humidity, from inhaler to lung, can cause hygroscopic phase transitions and particle growth. Increasing particle size and mass can negatively affect particle deposition within the lung leading to inefficient treatment, while deliquescence prior to impaction is liable to accelerate drug uptake...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154373/effect-of-tiotropium-and-olodaterol-on-symptoms-and-patient-reported-outcomes-in-patients-with-copd-results-from-four-randomised-double-blind-studies
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Gary T Ferguson, Jill Karpel, Nathan Bennett, Emmanuelle Clerisme-Beaty, Lars Grönke, Florian Voß, Roland Buhl
: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Trials of maintenance chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatments focus on improvement in lung function and reductions in exacerbations, while patients are much more concerned about symptoms and health status. Our aim was to investigate the effects of tiotropium + olodaterol on patient-reported health outcomes, breathlessness and night-time rescue medication use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, compared to placebo, tiotropium or olodaterol monotherapy...
December 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153353/the-effect-of-nebulised-magnesium-sulphate-in-the-management-of-childhood-moderate-asthma-exacerbations-as-adjuvant-treatment
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S Turker, M Dogru, F Yildiz, S Bozkaya Yilmaz
BACKGROUND: After the bronchodilator effect of magnesium was shown, the use of magnesium in treatment of asthma exacerbations became common. With the results of recent studies, the use of intravenous magnesium in severe asthma exacerbations took its place. We aimed to examine the effects of adding isotonic magnesium sulphate instead of isotonic saline into nebulised salbutamol on the Modified Pulmonary Index Score (MPIS) and the hospitalisation rate in moderate asthma exacerbations. METHODS: Our study population included 100 children age between 3 and 15 years with asthma admitted to emergency department due to moderate asthma exacerbations...
January 30, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151459/effect-of-nigella-sativa-supplementation-on-lung-function-and-inflammatory-mediatorsin-partly-controlled-asthma-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ayad Mohammed Salem, Abdullah Omar Bamosa, Hatem Othman Qutub, Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Ahmed Badar, Abdelsalam Elnour, Muhammad Nasir Afzal
BACKGROUND: Nigella sativa and its derivatives have been reported to have anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator effects, but the effects have been evaluated in only a few clinical studies. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of N sativa supplementation on inflammation of the airways and limitation of airflow in partly controlled asthma patients. DESIGN: Single-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study. SETTING: Asthma and allergy clinic of a university hospital in eastern Saudi Arabia...
January 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149573/current-situation-of-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome-acos-in-chinese-patients-older-than-40-years-with-airflow-limitation-rationale-and-design-for-a-multicenter-cross-sectional-trial-study-protocol
#18
Jian Kang, Wanzhen Yao, Baiqiang Cai, Ping Chen, Xia Ling, Hongyan Shang
BACKGROUND: Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are the frequently occurring chronic airway diseases, and the overlapping syndrome observed in the majority of patients has been recently defined as asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung (GOLD, 2014) and Global initiative for Asthma (GINA, 2015). The proportion, features, and clinical practice of ACOS still remain elusive in China. We are conducting this multicenter, cross-sectional, observational study (NCT02600221) to investigate the distributions of chronic obstructive diseases in patients >40 years of age with chronic airflow limitation in China along with determination of the main clinical practice and features of these diseases...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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/28144133/real-life-data-on-antibiotic-prescription-and-sputum-culture-diagnostics-in-acute-exacerbations-of-copd-in-primary-care
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Erik Bathoorn, Feikje Groenhof, Ron Hendrix, Thys van der Molen, Bhanu Sinha, Huib Am Kerstjens, Alex W Friedrich, Janwillem Wh Kocks
BACKGROUND: Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) are generally treated with optimization of bronchodilation therapy and a course of oral corticosteroids, mostly without antibiotics. The Dutch guidelines recommend prudent use of antibiotics, with amoxicillin or doxycycline as first choice. Here we evaluate adherence to these guidelines with regard to antibiotic prescription in AECOPD in primary care and the use of sputum cultures. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed a longitudinal cohort of patients in three primary care practices in the north-eastern region of the Netherlands from 2009 to 2013 (n=36,172 subjects) participating in the Registration Network Groningen...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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