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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346430/estimation-of-inhalation-flow-profile-using-audio-based-methods-to-assess-inhaler-medication-adherence
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Terence E Taylor, Helena Lacalle Muls, Richard W Costello, Richard B Reilly
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients are required to inhale forcefully and deeply to receive medication when using a dry powder inhaler (DPI). There is a clinical need to objectively monitor the inhalation flow profile of DPIs in order to remotely monitor patient inhalation technique. Audio-based methods have been previously employed to accurately estimate flow parameters such as the peak inspiratory flow rate of inhalations, however, these methods required multiple calibration inhalation audio recordings...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343463/the-impact-of-mhealth-interventions-systematic-review-of-systematic-reviews
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REVIEW
Milena Soriano Marcolino, João Antonio Queiroz Oliveira, Marcelo D'Agostino, Antonio Luiz Ribeiro, Maria Beatriz Moreira Alkmim, David Novillo-Ortiz
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone usage has been rapidly increasing worldwide. mHealth could efficiently deliver high-quality health care, but the evidence supporting its current effectiveness is still mixed. OBJECTIVE: We performed a systematic review of systematic reviews to assess the impact or effectiveness of mobile health (mHealth) interventions in different health conditions and in the processes of health care service delivery. METHODS: We used a common search strategy of five major scientific databases, restricting the search by publication date, language, and parameters in methodology and content...
January 17, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339126/addressing-the-impact-and-unmet-needs-of-nonadherence-in-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-where-do-we-go-from-here
#3
Richard Dekhuijzen, Federico Lavorini, Omar S Usmani, Job F M van Boven
Nonadherence to treatment, and its associated health and economic burden, is particularly problematic in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease management because of heterogeneous patient populations and the need for an inhaled route of drug administration. Symptom variability, comorbidities, and device switching further add to suboptimal adherence rates. As opposed to controlled clinical trials, real-life studies show consistently low inhaler adherence in daily practice, yet exact adherence rates have long been affected by disagreement on standardized definitions...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336706/family-caregivers-reported-nonadherence-to-the-controller-medication-of-asthma-in-children-in-casablanca-morocco-extent-and-associated-factors
#4
Sandra Ménard, Jalila Jbilou, Sophie Lauzier
OBJECTIVE: Recent statistics show a relatively high prevalence of asthma among Moroccan children and a weak control over their symptoms. To our knowledge, no research has been carried out to document adherence to the controller treatment in this population. This study aims 1) to assess the extent of children's nonadherence to the controller treatment of asthma in an urban region of Morocco as reported by a family caregiver, and 2) to identify the associated factors. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study among caregivers of asthmatic children (2-12 years old) in different health and education facilities of Casablanca-Settat...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334861/copd-management-by-swedish-general-practitioners-baseline-results-of-the-primair-study
#5
Hanna Sandelowsky, Natalia Natalishvili, Ingvar Krakau, Sonja Modin, Björn Ställberg, Anna Nager
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common cause of suffering and death. Evidence-based management of COPD by general practitioners (GPs) is crucial for decreasing the impact of the disease. Efficient strategies include early diagnosis, smoking cessation and multimodal treatment. AIM: To describe knowledge about and skills for managing COPD in GPs in Sweden. METHODS: Prior to COPD education (the PRIMAIR Study), GPs at primary health care centers (PHCCs) in Stockholm replied to 13 written, patient-case based, multiple choice and free-text questions about COPD...
January 15, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328030/modern-approaches-to-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-as-a-useful-biomarker-for-allergic-asthma-phenotyping-and-management
#6
N Mgaloblishvili, M Gotua
Asthma is a pathologically heterogeneous disease, consisting of several phenotypes. Different types of airway inflammation are the cornerstone feature of this condition. Fraction of nitric oxide in exhaled air (FENO) has been proposed as a noninvasive, specific biomarker for eosinophilic airway inflammation and has been shown to be elevated in patients with allergic asthma phenotype. More recent studies indicate that FeNO identifies T-helper cell type 2 (Th2)-mediated airway inflammation with a high predictive value for identifying inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) responsive airway inflammation...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325420/adolescent-and-caregivers-experiences-of-electronic-adherence-assessment-in-paediatric-problematic-severe-asthma
#7
Amy C Stewart, Kenneth N Gannon, Fran Beresford, Louise Fleming
This study explored the experiences of adolescents and their caregivers regarding adherence to inhaled corticosteroids which are assessed through an electronic monitoring device (EMD). These devices are increasingly being used for assessing medication adherence, yet there is little information about patient's experience of these tools. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight adolescents with severe asthma, aged 11-15 years, who were electronically monitored as part of their care, along with their caregivers...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306991/asthma-and-medicines-long-term-side-effects-monitoring-and-dose-titration
#8
REVIEW
Satnam Kaur, Varinder Singh
Asthma is a major pediatric respiratory morbidity requiring long-term management. A thorough knowledge of long-term medication side-effects in children is, thus, essential for every physician dealing with childhood asthma. Establishing diagnosis and initiating treatment is just a beginning of the journey. Ongoing monitoring is an essential component of comprehensive asthma management programme. Monitoring includes not only assessment of asthma control but also checking for adherence to treatment, technique of inhaler device use, associated co-morbities, if any, and potential environmental exposure...
January 6, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306720/health-locus-of-control-its-relationship-with-medication-adherence-and-medication-wastage
#9
Lorna Marie West, Ruth Borg Theuma, Maria Cordina
BACKGROUND: Non-adherence is a significant factor contributing to medication wastage. Whilst there is some evidence on the influence of patients' health locus of control in relation to adherence, there has been little inquiry into its relationship with mediation wastage. OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between medication adherence and health locus of control as well as medication wastage and health locus of control in patients with chronic conditions. METHODS: Outpatients having a diagnosis of asthma, cardiovascular conditions, or diabetes participated in a cross-sectional study employing a self-administered questionnaire...
December 9, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301919/a-randomised-clinical-trial-of-feedback-on-inhaler-adherence-and-technique-in-patients-with-severe-uncontrolled-asthma
#10
Imran Sulaiman, Garrett Greene, Elaine MacHale, Jansen Seheult, Matshediso Mokoka, Shona D'Arcy, Terence Taylor, Desmond M Murphy, Eoin Hunt, Stephen J Lane, Gregory B Diette, J Mark FitzGerald, Fiona Boland, Aoife Sartini Bhreathnach, Breda Cushen, Richard B Reilly, Frank Doyle, Richard W Costello
In severe asthma, poor control could reflect issues of medication adherence or inhaler technique, or that the condition is refractory. This study aimed to determine if an intervention with (bio)feedback on the features of inhaler use would identify refractory asthma and enhance inhaler technique and adherence.Patients with severe uncontrolled asthma were subjected to a stratified-by-site random block design. The intensive education group received repeated training in inhaler use, adherence and disease management...
January 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301915/inhaler-adherence-in-severe-asthma-is-there-an-electronic-solution
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EDITORIAL
Mina Gaga, Konstantinos Samitas, Eleftherios Zervas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278953/reduction-in-exhaled-nitric-oxide-tracks-improved-patient-inhaler-compliance-in-difficult-asthma-a-case-study
#12
Eoin Hunt, Deirdre Flynn, Elaine MacHale, Richard W Costello, Desmond M Murphy
INTRODUCTION: Exhaled nitric oxide is believed be a useful surrogate for airways inflammation while non-adherence with therapy is known to be associated with worsening of asthma control. CASE: We present the case of a 49-year-old female with steroid-dependent asthma and an exacerbation rate of >20/year. She was enrolled in a 3-month-long prospective study using a validated diagnostic inhaler device that provided objective evidence of inhaler compliance. Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), peak expiratory flow rates, asthma control questionnaires were measured throughout the study period...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278942/objective-confirmation-of-asthma-diagnosis-improves-medication-adherence
#13
V Backer, L Stensen, A Sverrild, E Wedge, C Porsbjerg
OBJECTIVE: The impact of diagnostic work-up in asthma management on medication redemption and probably also drug adherence is largely unknown, but we hypothesized that a confirmed diagnosis of asthma in a hospital-based out-patient clinic increases the willingness to subsequent medication redemption in a real life setting. METHODS: In a retrospective register-based study, 300 medical records of patients referred with possible asthma during one year were examined, of whom 171 had asthma (57%)...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278745/strategies-towards-improving-pharmacological-management-of-asthma-during-pregnancy
#14
REVIEW
Luke E Grzeskowiak, Jessica A Grieger, Vicki L Clifton
Maternal asthma represents a significant burden to individuals and the healthcare system, affecting 1 in 10 pregnancies worldwide. Approximately 50% of asthmatic women experience a deterioration of asthma control at some stage during pregnancy, with a number requiring use of oral corticosteroids for the management of acute exacerbations. The presence of maternal asthma and exacerbations during pregnancy is a noted risk factor for a range of adverse perinatal outcomes including preterm birth, small-for-gestational age, pre-eclampsia, and gestational diabetes...
December 23, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274305/treatment-adherence-and-level-of-control-in-moderate-persistent-asthma-in-children-and-adolescents-treated-with-fluticasone-and-salmeterol
#15
Nulma S Jentzsch, Gabriela C G Silva, Guilherme M S Mendes, Paul L P Brand, Paulo Camargos
OBJECTIVE: There is a scarcity of studies that assessed the association between adherence to combination therapy and asthma control in pediatric patients. The authors investigated the association between adherence to fluticasone propionate/salmeterol xinafoate combination-metered aerosol and the level of asthma control in children. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of 84 patients aged 5-16 years with moderate persistent asthma, who remained uncontrolled despite the use of 1000μg/day of inhaled nonextrafine-hydrofluoric alkane-beclomethasone dipropionate in the three months prior to study enrollment...
December 20, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261346/using-the-theoretical-domains-framework-to-identify-barriers-and-enablers-to-pediatric-asthma-management-in-primary-care-settings
#16
Janet Yamada, Melissa L Potestio, Andrew J Cave, Heather Sharpe, David W Johnson, Andrea M Patey, Justin Presseau, Jeremy M Grimshaw
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to apply a theory-based approach to identify barriers and enablers to implementing the Alberta Primary Care Asthma Pediatric Pathway (PCAPP) into clinical practice. Phase 1 included an assessment of assumptions underlying the intervention from the perspectives of the developers. Phase 2 determined the perceived barriers and enablers for: 1) primary care physicians' prescribing practices, 2) allied health care professionals' provision of asthma education to parents, and 3) children and parents' adherence to their treatment plans...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247229/salford-lung-study-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-sls-copd-follow-up-interviews-on-patient-centred-outcomes
#17
Lynda Doward, Henrik Svedsater, Diane Whalley, Rebecca Crawford, David Leather, James Lay-Flurrie, Nick Bosanquet
This study investigated patient perceptions, experiences and management of COPD throughout the SLS COPD study. Follow-up interviews were conducted with 400 patients who completed SLS COPD; a mixed-methods approach was used to collect quantitative and qualitative information. Structured interviews using closed-ended questions were conducted with 360 patients, detailing aspects of background/lifestyle information and COPD. Extended interviews containing open-ended questions on perceptions of COPD and quality of life (QoL) in addition to the closed-ended questions were completed by 40 further patients...
December 15, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228891/adherence-to-asthma-treatment-in-childhood-and-adolescence-a-narrative-literature-review
#18
Kristine Desager, Françoise Vermeulen, Eddy Bodart
OBJECTIVES: We provide a narrative literature review on surveys used to assess the level of medication adherence in children and adolescents with asthma, the attitudes of these patients and their parents toward asthma therapy, and their expectations concerning asthma and available treatment. METHODS: A PubMed search and manual selection of the retrieved papers was conducted to identify studies using surveys or interviews that addressed one of the three topics of interest...
December 11, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225937/use-of-standardised-patients-to-assess-quality-of-healthcare-in-nairobi-kenya-a-pilot-cross-sectional-study-with-international-comparisons
#19
Benjamin Daniels, Amy Dolinger, Guadalupe Bedoya, Khama Rogo, Ana Goicoechea, Jorge Coarasa, Francis Wafula, Njeri Mwaura, Redemptar Kimeu, Jishnu Das
Introduction: The quality of clinical care can be reliably measured in multiple settings using standardised patients (SPs), but this methodology has not been extensively used in Sub-Saharan Africa. This study validates the use of SPs for a variety of tracer conditions in Nairobi, Kenya, and provides new results on the quality of care in sampled primary care clinics. Methods: We deployed 14 SPs in private and public clinics presenting either asthma, child diarrhoea, tuberculosis or unstable angina...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225657/satisfaction-and-quality-of-life-of-allergic-patients-following-sublingual-five-grass-pollen-tablet-immunotherapy-in-spain
#20
Darío Antolín-Amerigo, Isabel A Tabar, Maria Del Mar Fernández-Nieto, Anna M Callejo-Melgosa, Francisco J Muñoz-Bellido, José C Martínez-Alonso, Jorge D Méndez-Alcalde, Marta Reche, Ana Rodríguez-Trabado, Ana Rosado-Ingelmo, Alicia Alonso-Gómez, Rosa Blanco-González, José A Alvarez-Fernandez, Isabel Botella, Ana Valls, Mercedes Cimarra, Carlos Blanco
Background: Five-grass pollen tablet is an effective and well-tolerated therapy for patients with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (ARC). This trial sought to determine the satisfaction and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients undergoing this treatment. Methods: This was a cross-sectional, multicentre, observational, naturalistic study, following a discontinuous pre- and co-seasonal five-grass pollen regimen over two seasons in Spain (2012, 2013). The HRQoL of the patients was measured with the specific Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ) for adults, adolescent (AdolRQLQ), or paediatric (PRQLQ) patients...
2017: Drugs in Context
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