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S Nasreen, A Nessa, F Islam, A Khanam, R Sultana, R Rahman, M Hossain
Asthma is a common pulmonary disorder characterizerized by airway inflammation, airway- hyper reactivity, and reversible airflow obstruction. The classic triad of symptoms is wheezing, chronic episodic dyspnea and chronic cough. The prevalence of asthma increased steadily over the latter part of the last century, first in the developed and then in the developing world. The number of people with asthma in the world may be as high as 334 million. Asthma in Bangladesh appears to be a substantial public health problem: an estimated 11...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743784/high-prevalence-of-chronic-respiratory-symptoms-among-autorickshaw-drivers-of-urban-puducherry-south-india
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Peter Stephen, Thulasingam Mahalakshmy, Rajaram Manju, Karthik B Laksham, Sudalai Subramani, Kanhu Panda, Sonali Sarkar
Context: Auto-rickshaw (three wheelers open cabin type of vehicle) drivers are exposed to traffic air pollution. Studies have demonstrated reduced pulmonary function among drivers. However, limited studies have determined the prevalence of chronic respiratory symptoms or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among drivers. Aims: Among auto-rickshaw drivers of urban Puducherry to determine prevalence of (i) chronic respiratory symptoms by using Indian Study on Epidemiology of Asthma, Respiratory Symptoms, and Chronic Bronchitis (INSEARCH) questionnaire and (ii) COPD by measuring peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR)...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616648/respiratory-health-of-women-selling-cassava-corn-and-soybean-flour-in-lumbumbashi-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
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L K Ngombe, R N Ngatu, C M Nyembo, B K Ilunga, S O Wembonyama, J B S Kakoma, B Danuser, O N Luboya
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of respiratory complaints in Congolese women selling grain flours in Lubumbashi. The study enrolled 370 women, including 183 cassava, corn and soybean flour selling women (exposed group) and 187 tax collectors in municipal markets (control group) in Lubumbashi, DRC. A standardized respiratory health questionnaire was used, and a lung function test performed with the use of peak flow-meters. The prevalence of respiratory complaints was markedly higher in dust-exposed women than controls...
February 1, 2018: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575717/benefits-of-antifungal-therapy-in-asthma-patients-with-airway-mycosis-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
#4
Evan Li, Chu-Lin Tsai, Zahida K Maskatia, Ekta Kakkar, Paul Porter, Roger D Rossen, Sarah Perusich, John M Knight, Farrah Kheradmand, David B Corry
INTRODUCTION: Fungal airway infection (airway mycosis) is increasingly recognized as a cause of asthma and related disorders. However, prior controlled studies of patients treated with antifungal antibiotics have produced conflicting results. Our objective is to measure the effect of antifungal therapy in moderate to severe adult asthmatics with positive fungal sputum cultures in a single center referral-based academic practice. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 41 patients with asthma and culture-proven airway mycosis treated with either terbinafine, fluconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, or posaconazole for 4 to >12 weeks together with standard bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory agents...
June 2018: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487247/body-plethysmography-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
#5
Yogesh Satyendra Gupta, Swati S Shah, Chaya K Ahire, Prathamesh Kamble, Anupam S Khare, S S More
Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth most common cause of death in the world, for which smoking is a common cause. It is preferable to diagnose COPD at an earlier stage and to assess its progression so that mortality and morbidity of the disease could be reduced. Hence, we conducted this study to assess parameters of body plethysmography in Indian population where the data are lacking and to assess whether the use of body plethysmography can detect COPD earlier...
March 2018: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428372/comparative-study-on-the-analgesic-effect-of-acute-ipsilateral-shoulder-pain-after-open-thoracotomy-between-preoperative-ultrasound-guided-suprascapular-nerve-block-snb-and-intraoperative-phrenic-nerve-infiltration-pni-in-cancer-lung-patients
#6
Bassel M Elfokery, Sahar A Tawfic, Abdelrahman M Abdelrahman, Dina N Abbas, Ikramy M Abdelghaffar
INTRODUCTION: Acute ipsilateral shoulder pain (ISP) is a common complaint in patients after thoracotomy. The incidence ranges from 21% to 97%. Unfortunately, clinical studies did not put enough focus on ISP post thoracic surgery. AIM OF THE WORK: This study was designed to compare the effectiveness of suprascapular nerve block (SNB) and phrenic nerve infiltration (PNI) for controlling ISP. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and thirty-five lung cancer patients (135) scheduled for open-lung surgery were randomly allocated into three equal groups; control group: received thoracic epidural with general anesthesia, suprascapular group: (SNB) one hour before the operation with 10 ml bupivacaine plus thoracic epidural with general anesthesia and phrenic nerve group: (PNI) was performed by the operating surgeon with 10 ml bupivacaine plus thoracic epidural with general anesthesia...
March 2018: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422745/assessment-for-efficacy-of-additional-breathing-exercises-over-improvement-in-health-impairment-due-to-asthma-assessed-using-st-george-s-respiratory-questionnaire
#7
Dipti Agarwal, Prem Parkash Gupta, Sushma Sood
Background: Breathing exercises have been described to be useful in asthma management by few researchers in the past. Objective: To assess the efficacy of breathing exercises (Pranayamas) added to regular optimal medications in asthma patients in improving health impairment using St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ). Methods: Sixty stable asthma patients (34 females) receiving optimal treatment at our institute for 3 months or more as per the Global Initiative for Asthma guidelines were included in the study...
September 2017: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340488/impact-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-the-pulmonary-changes-promoted-by-immersion-in-water
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Danize Aparecida Rizzetti, Janayna Rodembuch Borba Quadros, Bruna Esmerio Ribeiro, Letícia Callegaro, Aline Arebalo Veppo, Giulia Alessandra Wiggers, Franck Maciel Peçanha
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether different levels of CPAP improve the lung volumes and capacities of healthy subjects immersed in water. METHODS: This was a randomized clinical trial, conducted between April and June of 2016, involving healthy female volunteers who were using oral contraceptives. Three 20-min immersion protocols were applied: control (no CPAP); CPAP5 (CPAP at 5 cmH2O); and CPAP10 (CPAP at 10 cmH2O). We evaluated HR, SpO2, FVC, FEV1, the FEV1/FVC ratio, peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), and FEF25-75%) at three time points: pre-immersion; 10 min after immersion; and 10 min after the end of each protocol...
November 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319028/comparison-of-oral-montelukast-with-oral-ozagrel-in-acute-asthma-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Rahul Magazine, Vyshak Uddur Surendra, Bharti Chogtu
BACKGROUND: The need for more effective management of acute asthma has led to research on drugs which are otherwise approved for use in chronic asthma. OBJECTIVE: To study and compare the effects of oral montelukast with oral ozagrel in acute asthma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty patients with acute asthma were recruited for the study. Out of 120 study patients, forty each were randomized into placebo, montelukast, and ozagrel groups...
January 2018: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278953/reduction-in-exhaled-nitric-oxide-tracks-improved-patient-inhaler-compliance-in-difficult-asthma-a-case-study
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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/29207697/effects-of-organophosphorus-pesticides-on-cardiorespiratory-parameters-among-the-farmers
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Udayakumar Karthika Priyadharshini, Radhakrishnan Latha, Ukkirapandian Kavitha, Natarajan Nirmala
Introduction: Indiscriminate use and improper handling of synthetic pesticides in agriculture have resulted in serious problems such as asthma, wheeze and chronic bronchitis among the farmers. Though number of studies have been done on pesticide exposure and its effect on cardiorespiratory parameters in Northern India, only few studies were done in Southern India, thus this study was chosen. Aim: To find the cardiorespiratory changes in farm workers exposed to organophosphorus pesticides...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182799/inhaled-magnesium-sulfate-in-the-treatment-of-acute-asthma
#12
REVIEW
Rachel Knightly, Stephen J Milan, Rodney Hughes, Jennifer A Knopp-Sihota, Brian H Rowe, Rebecca Normansell, Colin Powell
BACKGROUND: Asthma exacerbations can be frequent and range in severity from mild to life-threatening. The use of magnesium sulfate (MgSO₄) is one of numerous treatment options available during acute exacerbations. While the efficacy of intravenous MgSO₄ has been demonstrated, the role of inhaled MgSO₄ is less clear. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of inhaled MgSO₄ administered in acute asthma. SPECIFIC AIMS: to quantify the effects of inhaled MgSO₄ I) in addition to combination treatment with inhaled β₂-agonist and ipratropium bromide; ii) in addition to inhaled β₂-agonist; and iii) in comparison to inhaled β₂-agonist...
November 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149776/effect-of-nebulized-3-hypertonic-saline-with-salbutamol-on-management-of-acute-asthma-in-outpatient-adults-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial-in-emergency-department
#13
Arash Forouzan, Kambiz Masoumi, Ali Delirrooyfard, Ali Asgari Darian, Laaya Mokhtar Gandomani
Asthma is one of the most common disorders of respiratory tract, management of which still remains as a serious health problem. This study aimed to compare the efficacy of 3% hypertonic saline (HS) plus salbutamol with solely salbutamol on management of acute adults' asthma based on peak flow meter findings. In this double-blind randomized clinical trial, 340 adult patients with acute asthma attacks admitted to emergency department of Ahvaz Golestan and Emam hospitals were enrolled during 2014-2015. The patients were allocated randomly to intervention group (nebulized 2...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032888/calcium-channel-blockers-for-lung-function-improvement-in-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Kam Yu Chiu, Jian Guo Li, Ying Lin
BACKGROUND: For decades, calcium channel blockers (CCBs) have been believed to play a role in asthma treatment. However, the clinical efficacy of CCBs for lung function improvement in patients with asthma has not been qualitatively evaluated. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of CCBs vs placebo on lung function test results in adults with asthma. METHODS: Various databases were systematically searched to identify all randomized clinical trials with adults with asthma...
December 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016356/decline-in-lung-function-among-cement-production-workers-a-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Somayeh Rahimi Moghadam, Siavosh Abedi, Mahdi Afshari, Ehsan Abedini, Mahmood Moosazadeh
BACKGROUND: Several studies with different results have been performed regarding cement dust exposure and its pathogenic outcomes during the previous years. This study aims to combine these results to obtain a reliable estimate of the effect of exposure to cement dust. METHODS: PubMed and other data banks were searched to identify required electronic articles. The search was extended interviewing with relevant experts and research centers. Point and pooled estimates of outcome with 95% confidence intervals were estimated...
December 20, 2017: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951801/occupational-tasks-influencing-lung-function-and-respiratory-symptoms-among-charcoal-production-workers-a-time-series-study
#16
Walaiporn Pramchoo, Alan F Geater, Silom Jamulitrat, Sarayut L Geater, Boonsin Tangtrakulwanich
BACKGROUND: Tasks involved in traditional charcoal production expose workers to various levels of charcoal dust and wood smoke. This study aimed to identify specific tasks influencing lung function and respiratory symptoms. METHODS: Interviews, direct observation, and task/symptom checklists were used to collect data from 50 charcoal-production workers on 3 nonwork days followed by 11 workdays. The peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) was measured four times per day...
September 2017: Safety and Health At Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764150/modulation-of-lung-function-by-increased-nitric-oxide-production
#17
Md Nazrul Islam, Ram Lochan Yadav, Prakash Kumar Yadav
INTRODUCTION: Cigarette smoking reduces endogenous Nitric Oxide (NO) production by reducing Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS) activity, which is one of the probable reason for increased rate of pulmonary diseases in smokers. Nitric oxide/oxygen blends are used in critical care to promote capillary and pulmonary dilation to treat several pulmonary vascular diseases. Among several supplements, the highest NOS activation has been proved for garlic with its unique mechanism of action. AIM: To investigate the effect of dietary supplementation of NO producing garlic on pulmonary function of smokers...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762366/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-exercise-induced-bronchospasm-among-rural-school-children-in-ilesa-nigeria
#18
Bankole Peter Kuti, Demilade Kehinde Kuti, Kehinde Oluyori Omole, Lasisi Oluwafemi Mohammed, Busayo Gideon Ologun, Bolanle Idowu Oso
BACKGROUND: Exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) assessed using changes in peak expiratory flow rates (PEFRs) to free range exercise is a relatively cheap way of screening for asthma in resource-poor centres where children with asthma are often undiagnosed and poorly managed. This study sets out to determine the prevalence and factors associated with EIB among rural schoolchildren in Ilesa, Nigeria. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Children aged 8-16 years from two middle schools in rural Ilesa were selected by multistage sampling...
April 2017: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702440/association-between-exercise-induced-asthma-and-parental-socio-economic-status-among-school-aged-adolescents-in-a-semiurban-community-in-nigeria
#19
Adekola A Adewumi, Rufus A Adedoyin, Taofeek O Awotidebe, Gregory E Erhabor, Olayemi F Awopeju, Rita N Ativie, Kayode I Oke
This study investigated the prevalence and association between exercise-induced asthma (EIA) and parental socio-economic status (PSES) among school-aged adolescents in a semiurban community in Nigeria. Three hundred and eighty-five adolescents (185 male and 200 female adolescents) whose ages ranged between 10 and 19 years participated in this cross-sectional study. Participants were recruited from four government approved secondary schools in Ido-Ekiti using a multistage sampling technique. Peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) was assessed at baseline and after 6-min run test (6-MRT) on a level playing ground using a standard peak flow meter...
June 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689213/respiratory-abnormalities-among-occupationally-exposed-non-smoking-brick-kiln-workers-from-punjab-india
#20
Supriya Tandon, Sharat Gupta, Sharanjeet Singh, Avnish Kumar
BACKGROUND: Brick manufacturing industry is one of the oldest and fast-growing industries in India that employs a large section of people. Brick kiln workers are occupationally exposed to air pollutants. Nonetheless, only a few studies have so far been conducted on their respiratory health. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the extent of respiratory impairment in brick kiln workers and to correlate it with the duration of exposure. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted...
July 2017: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
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