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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339996/fathers-perceptions-of-change-following-parenting-intervention-randomized-controlled-trial-of-triple-p-for-parents-of-children-with-asthma-or-eczema1
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Alina Morawska, Amy E Mitchell, Scott Burgess, Jennifer Fraser
 To test whether families' participation in an evidence-based parenting program can improve health-related outcomes reported by fathers of 2- to 10-year-old children with asthma and/or eczema.  A 2 (Triple P-Positive Parenting Program vs. care as usual) by 3 (baseline, postintervention, 6-month follow-up) design was used, with random group assignment. Of 107 families, 51.4% ( N  = 55) had a father participate alongside the child's mother, who was the primary intervention target. Fathers completed questionnaires assessing illness-related child behavior problems; self-efficacy with illness management and illness-related child behavior problems; and health-related quality of life...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333531/randomized-controlled-trial-of-triple-p-for-parents-of-children-with-asthma-or-eczema-effects-on-parenting-and-child-behavior
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Alina Morawska, Amy Mitchell, Scott Burgess, Jennifer Fraser
OBJECTIVE: Parents play an important role in children's illness management, in promoting child adjustment and reducing behavior problems. Little research has focused on the evaluation of parenting interventions in the context of childhood chronic illness. The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of a brief, group parenting intervention (Healthy Living Triple P) in improving parenting skills and parent adjustment, and reducing child behavioral and emotional difficulties in the context of childhood asthma and eczema...
April 2017: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330941/nurse-driven-clinical-pathway-for-inpatient-asthma-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Catherine M Pound, Victoria Gelt, Salwa Akiki, Kaylee Eady, Katherine Moreau, Franco Momoli, Barbara Murchison, Roger Zemek, Brett Mulholland, Tom Kovesi
OBJECTIVE: We examined the impact of a nurse-driven clinical pathway on length of stay (LOS) for children hospitalized with asthma. METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial involving children hospitalized with asthma. Nurses of children in the intervention group weaned salbutamol frequency using an asthma scoring tool, whereas physicians weaned salbutamol frequency for the control group patients as per standard care. The primary outcome was LOS in hours...
March 22, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326906/a-practical-guide-to-the-sublingual-immunotherapy-tablet-adverse-event-profile-implications-for-clinical-practice
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David I Bernstein, Jose A Bardelas, Bodil Svanholm Fogh, Amarjot Kaur, Ziliang Li, Hendrik Nolte
OBJECTIVES: Treatment with allergy immunotherapy improves allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, but can also improve comorbidities associated with allergic rhinitis such as asthma. Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT)-tablets are a convenient and efficacious method of allergy immunotherapy. They are self-administered after the first tablet has been provided under medical supervision. Therapy may elicit local reactions or, rarely, systemic allergic reactions. The objective of this report is to inform healthcare practitioners about the safety and tolerability profile of SLIT-tablets and use this information to provide practical guidance that may inform patients regarding potential adverse reactions and how to manage them...
March 22, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321782/targeting-interleukin-5-or-interleukin-5r%C3%AE-safety-considerations
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Diego Bagnasco, Matteo Ferrando, Marco Caminati, Alice Bragantini, Francesca Puggioni, Gilda Varricchi, Giovanni Passalacqua, Giorgio Walter Canonica
Asthma is a highly prevalent chronic disease of the airways; approximately 10% of patients with asthma will experience a severe form of the disease. New understanding of the pathogenesis of asthma has enabled the development of novel drugs and provided hope for patients with asthma. Interleukin (IL)-5 and IL-5 receptor subunit α (IL-5-Rα) plays a crucial role in the development, maturation, and operation of eosinophils so were the first important therapeutic target of these new drugs. While the results of early clinical trials of these drugs were not promising, results improved once researchers discovered the drugs worked best in patients with high eosinophil levels...
March 20, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320793/rct-of-the-effect-of-berryfruit-polyphenolic-cultivar-extract-in-mild-steroid-naive-asthma-a-cross-over-placebo-controlled-study
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Sharon Power, Mathew Williams, Alex Semprini, Claire Munro, Rachel Caswell-Smith, Janine Pilcher, Mark Holliday, James Fingleton, Jacquie Harper, Roger Hurst, Mark Weatherall, Richard Beasley, Irene Braithwaite
OBJECTIVE: There is preclinical evidence that consumption of berryfruit extract may reduce chronic airways inflammation and modify airway remodelling in allergen-induced models of lung inflammation. We investigated the effect of berryfruit extract on the fractional expired nitric oxide (FeNO), a biomarker of eosinophilic airways inflammation, in adults with steroid-naïve asthma. DESIGN: Randomised placebo-controlled cross-over double-blind trial. SETTING: Single-centre community-based trial...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319473/precision-medicine-in-asthma-the-role-of-bronchial-thermoplasty
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Amber J Oberle, Praveen Mathur
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The inflammatory makeup of severe asthma is heterogeneous. Identification of the predominant cellular endotype via biomarkers can aid in the selection of more advanced therapies. This review is clinically focused on how to use these biomarkers to help select between biologic agents and/or bronchial thermoplasty. RECENT FINDINGS: Several Th2 biomarkers exist for the detection of eosinophilic disease; however, the best biomarker for clinical practice is debatable depending upon local resources...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318759/asthma-education-taught-by-physical-education-teachers-at-grade-schools-a-randomised-cluster-trial
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M Praena-Crespo, N Aquino-Llinares, J C Fernández-Truan, L Castro-Gómez, C Segovia-Ferrera
OBJECTIVE: Assess whether the Asthma, Sport and Health (ASAH) programme taught by teachers improves asthmatics' quality of life, asthma knowledge, and reduces school absenteeism. DESIGN: Randomised cluster trial parallel group. PARTICIPANTS: 2293 students (203 asthmatic) in the Intervention School group (IS) and 2214 in the Comparison School (CS) (224 asthmatic) belonging to primary school. INTERVENTION: Implementation of the educational programme "Asthma, Sport and Health" at grade schools, taught by physical education teachers...
March 15, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315481/a-patient-advocate-to-facilitate-access-and-improve-communication-care-and-outcomes-in-adults-with-moderate-or-severe-asthma-rationale-design-and-methods-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andrea J Apter, Knashawn H Morales, Xiaoyan Han, Luzmercy Perez, Jingru Huang, Grace Ndicu, Anna Localio, Alyssa Nardi, Heather Klusaritz, Marisa Rogers, Alexis Phillips, Zuleyha Cidav, J Sanford Schwartz
Few interventions to improve asthma outcomes have targeted low-income minority adults. Even fewer have focused on the real-world practice where care is delivered. We adapted a patient navigator, here called a Patient Advocate (PA), a term preferred by patients, to facilitate and maintain access to chronic care for adults with moderate or severe asthma and prevalent co-morbidities recruited from clinics serving low-income urban neighborhoods. We describe the planning, design, methodology (informed by patient and provider focus groups), baseline results, and challenges of an ongoing randomized controlled trial of 312 adults of a PA intervention implemented in a variety of practices...
March 14, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314658/management-of-chronic-inducible-urticaria-according-to-the-guidelines-a-prospective-controlled-study
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Emek Kocatürk, Pelin Kuteyla Can, Pırıl Etikan Akbas, Mehmet Copur, Ece Nur Degirmentepe, Kübra Kızıltac, Ralfi Singer
BACKGROUND: The recommended treatment approach in chronic inducible urticarias (CIndU) is the same as that for chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). But there is a lack of controlled trials assessing efficacy of available treatment options. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of treatment algorithm recommended by the guidelines and comparison of treatment responses in CIndU vs CSU. METHODS: This prospective parallel group controlled study included 70 CIndU and 66 CSU patients...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302126/systematic-meta-review-of-supported-self-management-for-asthma-a-healthcare-perspective
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Hilary Pinnock, Hannah L Parke, Maria Panagioti, Luke Daines, Gemma Pearce, Eleni Epiphaniou, Peter Bower, Aziz Sheikh, Chris J Griffiths, Stephanie J C Taylor
BACKGROUND: Supported self-management has been recommended by asthma guidelines for three decades; improving current suboptimal implementation will require commitment from professionals, patients and healthcare organisations. The Practical Systematic Review of Self-Management Support (PRISMS) meta-review and Reducing Care Utilisation through Self-management Interventions (RECURSIVE) health economic review were commissioned to provide a systematic overview of supported self-management to inform implementation...
March 17, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301050/addition-of-anti-leukotriene-agents-to-inhaled-corticosteroids-for-adults-and-adolescents-with-persistent-asthma
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REVIEW
Bhupendrasinh F Chauhan, Maya M Jeyaraman, Amrinder Singh Mann, Justin Lys, Ahmed M Abou-Setta, Ryan Zarychanski, Francine M Ducharme
BACKGROUND: Asthma management guidelines recommend low-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) as first-line therapy for adults and adolescents with persistent asthma. The addition of anti-leukotriene agents to ICS offers a therapeutic option in cases of suboptimal control with daily ICS. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of anti-leukotriene agents added to ICS compared with the same dose, an increased dose or a tapering dose of ICS (in both arms) for adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older with persistent asthma...
March 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295526/pharmacological-treatments-in-asthma-affected-horses-a-pair-wise-and-network-meta-analysis
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L Calzetta, P Roncada, D di Cave, L Bonizzi, A Urbani, E Pistocchini, P Rogliani, M G Matera
BACKGROUND: Equine asthma is a disease characterised by reversible airflow obstruction, bronchial hyperresponsiveness and airway inflammation following exposure of susceptible horses to specific airborne agents. Although clinical remission can be achieved in a low-airborne dust environment, repeated exacerbations may lead to irreversible airway remodelling. The available data on the pharmacotherapy of equine asthma results from several small studies, and no head-to-head clinical trials have been conducted among the available medications...
March 10, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293923/infant-formulas-containing-hydrolysed-protein-for-prevention-of-allergic-disease-and-food-allergy
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REVIEW
David A Osborn, John Kh Sinn, Lisa J Jones
BACKGROUND: Allergy is common and may be associated with foods, including cow's milk formula (CMF). Formulas containing hydrolysed proteins have been used to treat infants with allergy. However, it is unclear whether hydrolysed formulas can be advocated for prevention of allergy in infants. OBJECTIVES: To compare effects on allergy and food allergy when infants are fed a hydrolysed formula versus CMF or human breast milk. If hydrolysed formulas are effective, to determine what type of hydrolysed formula is most effective, including extensively or partially hydrolysed formula (EHF/PHF)...
March 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293909/allergen-immunotherapy-clinical-trial-outcomes-and-design-working-toward-harmonization-of-methods-and-principles
#15
REVIEW
Harold S Nelson, Moises A Calderon, David I Bernstein, Thomas B Casale, Stephen R Durham, Jens S Andersen, Robert Esch, Linda S Cox, Hendrik Nolte
Progress has been made in the harmonization of efficacy and safety outcome measures for allergen immunotherapy (AIT) trials, but unresolved issues still remain. Furthermore, there are discrepancies in recommendations from professional medical societies and regulatory agencies regarding requirements for AIT trials. In this article, we reviewed published recommendations and current data from recent clinical trials, as well as the criteria applied by regulatory authorities for approval of AIT products, to provide updated considerations for conducting phase 3 AIT trials...
March 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292797/acetaminophen-use-and-asthma-in-children
#16
Teeranai Sakulchit, Ran D Goldman
Question A child with a history of asthma came to my clinic with acute fever. I have heard that acetaminophen might be associated with exacerbation of asthma. Is it safe if I recommend acetaminophen for this child? Answer Most studies suggest an association between acetaminophen use in children and development of asthma later in childhood. However, several confounding factors in study design might contribute to this positive correlation, and without a prospective controlled trial, confirming this finding is challenging...
March 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288272/interventions-to-improve-inhaler-technique-for-people-with-asthma
#17
REVIEW
Rebecca Normansell, Kayleigh M Kew, Alexander G Mathioudakis
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a common chronic disease worldwide. Inhalers are often prescribed to help control asthma symptoms, improve quality of life and reduce the risk of exacerbations or flare-ups. However, evidence suggests that many people with asthma do not use their inhaler correctly. It is therefore important to evaluate whether interventions aimed specifically at improving technique are effective and safe, and whether use of these interventions translates into improved clinical outcomes...
March 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287818/acupuncture-in-patients-with-allergic-asthma-a-randomized-pragmatic-trial
#18
Benno Brinkhaus, Stephanie Roll, Susanne Jena, Katja Icke, Daniela Adam, Sylvia Binting, Fabian Lotz, Stefan N Willich, Claudia M Witt
BACKGROUND: Although the available evidence is insufficient, acupuncture is used in patients suffering from chronic asthma. The aim of this pragmatic study was to investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture in addition to routine care in patients with allergic asthma compared to treatment with routine care alone. METHODS: Patients with allergic asthma were included in a randomized controlled trial and randomized to receive up to 15 acupuncture sessions over 3 months or to a control group receiving routine care alone...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286262/intravenous-magnesium-sulfate-for-bronchiolitis-a-randomized-trial
#19
Khalid Alansari, Rafah Sayyed, Bruce L Davidson, Shahaza Al Jawala, Mohamed Ghadier
BACKGROUND: To determine if intravenous magnesium, useful for severe pediatric asthma, reduces time to medical readiness for discharge in bronchiolitis patients when added to supportive care METHODS: We compared a single dose of 100 mg/kg intravenous magnesium sulfate versus placebo for acute bronchiolitis. Patients received bronchodilator therapy, nebulized hypertonic saline, and 5 days of dexamethasone if there was eczema and/or a family history of asthma. Time to medical readiness for discharge was the primary efficacy outcome...
March 9, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285844/vitamin-d-supplementation-in-pregnancy-prenatal-25-oh-d-levels-race-and-subsequent-asthma-or-recurrent-wheeze-in-offspring-secondary-analyses-from-the-vitamin-d-antenatal-asthma-reduction-trial
#20
Helene M Wolsk, Benjamin J Harshfield, Nancy Laranjo, Vincent J Carey, George O'Connor, Megan Sandel, Robert C Strunk, Leonard B Bacharier, Robert S Zeiger, Michael Schatz, Bruce W Hollis, Scott T Weiss, Augusto A Litonjua
BACKGROUND: Nutrient trials differ from drug trials because participants have varying circulating levels at entry into the trial. OBJECTIVE: We sought to study the effect of a vitamin D intervention in pregnancy between subjects of different races and the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25[OH]D) levels in pregnancy and the risk of asthma/recurrent wheeze in offspring. METHODS: The Vitamin D Antenatal Asthma Reduction Trial is a randomized trial of pregnant women at risk of having children with asthma randomized to 4400 international units/d vitamin D or placebo plus 400 international units/d vitamin D...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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