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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511377/an-analysis-of-dynamic-pulmonary-functions-of-hypothyroid-patients
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Seethalakshmi Krishna Iyer, Sunil K Menon, Biju Bahuleyan
INTRODUCTION: Hypothyroidism is a silent epidemic of our times. In India, the prevalence of hypothyroidism is 11%. The effect of hypothyroidism on respiratory system is debatable with studies suggesting both obstructive and restrictive disease patterns. The symptoms range from mild dyspnoea to life-threatening respiratory failure. This study emphasizes the effect of hypothyroidism on dynamic respiratory functions. AIM: To find out the changes in dynamic respiratory functions (FVC, FEV1, FEV1% and PEFR) in both male and female hypothyroid patients within age group of 18-45 years...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491110/tai-chi-chuan-exercise-improves-pulmonary-function-and-decreases-exhaled-nitric-oxide-level-in-both-asthmatic-and-nonasthmatic-children-and-improves-quality-of-life-in-children-with-asthma
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Hsin-Chia Lin, Hao-Pai Lin, Hsin-Hui Yu, Li-Chieh Wang, Jyh-Hong Lee, Yu-Tsan Lin, Yao-Hsu Yang, Pei-Yi Li, Wei-Zen Sun, Bor-Luen Chiang
Tai-Chi-Chuan (TCC) is an exercise of low-to-moderate intensity which is suitable for asthmatic patients. The aim of our study is to investigate improvements of the lung function, airway inflammation, and quality of life of asthmatic children after TCC. Participants included sixty-one elementary school students and they were divided into asthmatic (n = 29) and nonasthmatic (n = 32) groups by the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) questionnaire. Among them, 20 asthmatic and 18 nonasthmatic children volunteered to participate in a 60-minute TCC exercise weekly for 12 weeks...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483184/electrodermal-screening-of-asthmatics-with-acugraph-4
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Kuntal Ghosh, Alex Hankey, Thaiyar M Srinivasan
Traditional Chinese Medicine holds that acupuncture meridian activity is correlated with quality of function of specific organs. This study sets out to determine acupuncture meridian characteristics of subjects with moderate asthma distinguishing them from healthy subjects. Fifty asthma patients (age 35.36 ± 8.68 years) and fifty similarly aged (34.11 ± 7.29 years) healthy volunteers were enrolled in the study. Electrodermal conductances at Jing Well points were measured with Acugraph 4 and also Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) for the asthma group...
April 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459601/omalizumab-versus-mepolizumab-as-add-on-therapy-in-asthma-patients-not-well-controlled-on-at-least-an-inhaled-corticosteroid-a-network-meta-analysis
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Zahi Nachef, Amita Krishnan, Terry Mashtare, Tingting Zhuang, M Jeffery Mador
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to examine the comparative efficacy of Omalizumab (OMA) and Mepolizumab (Mepo) in the treatment of severe asthma by performing a network meta-analysis. METHOD: Data Sources: A systematic review of the literature was performed through four databases from their inception to February 2016. STUDY SELECTIONS: Randomized control trials and cohort studies were considered if they addressed the individual efficacy of OMA and Mepo in the treatment of asthma that was not well controlled on inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) with or without other agents...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458532/relationship-between-lung-function-and-grip-strength-in-older-hospitalized-patients-a-pilot-study
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Sarah J Holmes, Stephen C Allen, Helen C Roberts
OBJECTIVE: Older people with reduced respiratory muscle strength may be misclassified as having COPD on the basis of spirometric results. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between lung function and grip strength in older hospitalized patients without known airways disease. METHODS: Patients in acute medical wards were recruited who were aged ≥70 years; no history, symptoms, or signs of respiratory disease; Mini Mental State Examination ≥24; willing and able to consent to participate; and able to perform hand grip and forced spirometry...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389922/normal-peak-expiratory-flow-rate-of-school-children-in-jabalpur-madhya-pradesh
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Keerthi Kumaran, Avyact Agrawal
OBJECTIVES: To measure the Peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) of healthy school children and to find out the correlation between PEFR values and anthropometric parameters, to create a nomogram of PEFR for children and formulate a regression formula for PEFR. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on healthy school children between the age group of 10 and 16 y, at three higher secondary schools selected in urban area of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. After collecting baseline data, PEFR was measured using mini Wright peak flow meter...
April 8, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377880/paradoxical-bronchospasm-from-benzalkonium-chloride-bac-preservative-in-albuterol-nebulizer-solution-in-a-patient-with-acute-severe-asthma-a-case-report-and-literature-review-of-airway-effects-of-bac
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Mathew George, Saumya Vinod Joshi, Emily Concepcion, Haesoon Lee
Nebulized bronchodilator solutions are available in the United States as both nonsterile and sterile-filled products. Sulfites, benzalkonium chloride (BAC), or chlorobutanol are added to nonsterile products to prevent bacterial growth. Bronchoconstriction from inhaled BAC is cumulative, prolonged, and correlates directly with basal airway responsiveness. The multi-dose dropper bottle of albuterol sulfate solution contains 50 μg BAC per/2.5 mg of albuterol, which may be below or at the lower limit of the threshold dose for bronchoconstriction...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375782/the-potential-hazardous-effect-of-exposure-to-iron-dust-in-egyptian-smoking-and-non-smoking-welders
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Naglaa Abd El Khalik Gobba, Abdel-Maksoud A Hussien, Dalia E El Sharawy, Mohammed Abdalla Hussein
Exposure to iron dust and welding fumes is widespread and may increase the risk of lung inflammation. The aim of this study was to identify associations between exposure to iron/ welding fumes and the levels of inflammatory parameters and allergic mediators among 120 Egyptian males. Forty non-smoking and 40 smoking Egyptian welders as well as 40 healthy volunteers who were never exposed to welding fumes and non-smoking were enrolled in the study. Peak expiratory flow rates (PEFR) that were assessed at the shift of work in the working days revealed an impairment in lung function with the smoking workers showing the worse results, followed by the non-smoking ones as compared to the healthy volunteers...
April 4, 2017: Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360460/fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-is-a-useful-adjunctive-modality-for-monitoring-bronchial-asthma
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Venkatnarayan Kavitha, Anant Mohan, Karan Madan, Vijay Hadda, G C Khilnani, Randeep Guleria
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) in monitoring asthma control. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Steroid naïve nonsmoking asthmatics were recruited and followed for 6-8 weeks on standard treatment. Serial measurements of FeNO, peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) variability, forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1), bronchodilator reversibility (BDR), and asthma control test (ACT) score were measured at baseline and after 6-8 weeks of treatment...
March 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360120/voluntary-up-regulation-of-reflex-cough-is-possible-in-healthy-older-adults-and-parkinson-s-disease
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Alexandra E Brandimore, Karen Wheeler Hegland, Michael S Okun, Paul W Davenport, Michelle S Troche
BACKGROUND: Cough is an airway protective mechanism that serves to detect and forcefully eject aspirate material. Existing research has identified the ability of healthy young adults to suppress, or modify cough motor output based on external cueing. However, no study has evaluated the ability of people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and healthy older adults (HOAs) to up-regulate cough motor output. The goal of this study was to evaluate the ability of people with PD and healthy age-matched controls (HOAs) to volitionally up-regulate reflex and voluntary cough function with verbal instruction and visual biofeedback of airflow targets...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344949/the-effect-of-anesthesia-on-the-ventilatory-functions-of-patients-with-maxillo-mandibular-fixation
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B I Akhiwu, H O Akhiwu, B D Saheeb, M M Habeeb
BACKGROUND: Maxillo-mandibular fixation (MMF) is a procedure still routinely practiced in developing countries. AIM: To determine the variations in pulmonary functions readings between cases treated under general anesthesia (GA) and those treated under local anesthesia (LA). METHODOLOGY: A descriptive hospital-based study of 106 patients was carried out from January 2011- December 2012. Information was obtained using a questionnaire and all study subjects had their baseline lung functions and their post-operative daily lung function parameters measured for the first week and then weekly for the next five weeks...
April 2016: Journal of the West African College of Surgeons
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/28264672/reference-equations-for-spirometric-indices-from-a-sample-of-the-general-adult-population-in-nigeria
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Ademola Emmanuel Fawibe, Louis O Odeigah, Mohammed J Saka
BACKGROUND: The increasing importance of pulmonary function testing in diagnosing and managing lung diseases and assessing improvement has necessitated the need for locally derived reference equations from a sample of the general Nigerian population. METHODS: It was a cross sectional study in which we used linear regression models to obtain equations for reference values and lower limits of normal for spirometric indices in adult Nigerians from a sample of the general population aged 18-65 years (males) and 18-63 years (females)...
March 6, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250927/technical-and-clinical-validation-of-the-allergen-biocube-%C3%A2-for-timothy-grass
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Endri Angjeli, Paul Gomes, Keith J Lane, Linda Stein, Mark B Abelson
INTRODUCTION: Field studies for allergic rhinitis (AR) commonly have inconsistent allergen concentrations and subject exposure patterns due to varying environmental conditions and subject behaviors. A technical and clinical validation study was conducted for the Allergen BioCube(®) using timothy grass to confirm uniform allergen concentration and clinically relevant subject symptom responses. METHODS: Allergen concentrations were verified by laser particle counts...
March 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208847/effect-of-different-phases-of-menstrual-cycle-on-cardio-respiratory-efficiency-in-normal-overweight-and-obese-female-undergraduate-students
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Nazrin Samsudeen, Archana Rajagopalan
INTRODUCTION: The influence of obesity on cardio-respiratory efficiency in the various phases of menstrual cycle is not well understood until now. As majority of Indian women have a favourable attitude towards participation in sports it is significant to understand the variation in exercise performance during different phases of menstrual cycle to have an optimum performance. AIM: To evaluate the endurance capacity and cardio-respiratory responses in normal, obese and overweight female undergraduate students during different phases of menstrual cycle...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194084/civil-construction-work-the-unseen-contributor-to-the-occupational-and-global-disease-burden
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R Sitalakshmi, P Saikumar, P Jeyachandran, Manoharan, Thangavel, Jayakar Thomas
BACKGROUND: Construction industry is the second largest employment giving industry in India with many semi-skilled or unskilled workers taking up the occupation for livelihood without any training and proper guidance. AIM: To evaluate the pathogenic association of cement exposure to occupational contact dermatoses as evidenced by immune markers and to correlate their pulmonary functions with years of exposure to cement. SETTING AND DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study conducted among randomly selected cement workers...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191318/structured-pharmaceutical-care-improves-the-health-related-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-asthma
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Philip O Anum, Berko P Anto, Audrey G Forson
BACKGROUND: Asthma as a chronic health condition can be controlled when in addition to clinical care, adequate education and support is provided to enhance self-management. Like many other chronic health conditions improved self-management positively impacts the health-related quality of life (HRQoL). It can therefore be said that a well-structured pharmaceutical care delivery that addresses the issues related to patient education and support towards self-management stands a good chance of positively impacting asthma control...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160155/age-specific-peak-expiratory-flow-nomogram-in-children
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Mahfooz Ahmed, Jeetendra Gavhane, Sorabh Goel
OBJECTIVE: To determine peak flow rate nomogram in children between 5 to 12 y of age in suburban population. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study randomly done on 5000 healthy school children. Mini-Wright flow meter was used for measurement of peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR). The range of age, weight and height were defined and linear and multiple regression analysis were performed. RESULTS: Correlation between PEFR and height was more significant and between PEFR and weight was lower...
February 4, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160097/indoor-environmental-factors-associated-with-pulmonary-function-among-adults-in-an-acid-rain-plagued-city-in-southwest-china
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Jie Yu, Longju Zhang, Ya Luo, Yin Tang, Fangxu Tuo, Jiaqi Yang, Jie Xu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association of indoor environmental risk factors with respiratory function among adults in an acid rain-plagued city in China where coal use is frequent. METHODS: The subjects were randomly selected in the winter season. Information on selected home environmental factors was collected through administered questionnaires. Additionally, pulmonary function tests, including Forced Vital Capacity (FVC), Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 s (FEV1), FEV1/FVC and Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) were also performed in participants...
February 3, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057838/temporal-evolution-of-thoracocentesis-induced-changes-in-spirometry-and-respiratory-muscle-pressures
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Stylianos A Michaelides, George D Bablekos, Antonis Analitis, George Ionas, Petros Bakakos, Konstantinos A Charalabopoulos
BACKGROUND: Several studies investigated the effects of thoracocentesis on aspects of respiratory function without generally ensuring absence of coexistent lung pathology or homogeneity in initial size of the effusion. METHODS: We studied 90 patients aged 61.6±15.9 years (mean±SD) separated into a group A with small-sized or medium-sized effusion (A=56 patients) and a group B with large and massive one (B=34 patients). There was no significant lung lesion or cardiovascular pathology...
January 5, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
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