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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925796/a-severe-asthma-disease-signature-from-gene-expression-profiling-of-peripheral-blood-from-u-biopred-cohorts
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Jeannette Bigler, Michael Boedigheimer, James P R Schofield, Paul J Skipp, Julie Corfield, Anthony Rowe, Ana R Sousa, Martin Timour, Lori Twehues, Xuguang Hu, Graham Roberts, Andrew A Welcher, Wen Yu, Kian F Chung, Ian M Adcock, Peter J Sterk, Ratko Djukanović
RATIONALE: Stratification of asthma at the molecular level, especially using accessible biospecimens, could greatly enable patient selection for targeted therapy. OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of blood to identify transcriptional differences between clinically defined asthmatic and non-asthmatic groups, identify potential patient subgroups based on gene expression, and explore biological pathways associated with identified differences. METHODS: Transcriptomics profiles were generated by microarray analysis of blood from 610 asthmatic and control participants in U-BIOPRED...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925779/retraction-distinct-phenotypes-of-cigarette-smokers-identified-by-cluster-analysis-of-patients-with-severe-asthma
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December 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924166/dental-erosion-and-dentin-hypersensitivity-among-adult-asthmatics-and-non-asthmatics-hospital-based-a-preliminary-study
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Zahra Hassan Abdelaziz Farag, Elhadi Mohieldin Awooda
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the airways leading to spasm and swelling of the airways. The medications taken for the treatment of asthma can result in dental erosion and dentin hypersensitivity. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to investigate the severity of dental erosion amongst adult asthmatics according to: gender, type and duration of medication taken and to compare dental erosion and dentin hypersensitivity between asthmatics and non-asthmatics...
2016: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923647/mouse-sensitization-and-exposure-are-associated-with-asthma-severity-in-urban-children
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Torie Grant, Charles Aloe, Matthew Perzanowski, Wanda Phipatanakul, Mary E Bollinger, Rachel Miller, Elizabeth C Matsui
BACKGROUND: Mouse sensitization and exposure are associated with uncontrolled asthma, but whether they are associated with asthma severity, an intrinsic disease characteristic and long-term outcome predictor, is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To examine relationships between mouse sensitization and/or exposure and asthma severity in urban children. METHODS: A total of 645 children (5-17 years) with uncontrolled asthma underwent mouse sensitization evaluation...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923646/role-of-the-allergist-immunologist-and-upper-airway-allergy-in-sleep-disordered-breathing
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Dennis Shusterman, Fuad M Baroody, Timothy Craig, Samuel Friedlander, Talal Nsouli, Bernard Silverman
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing in general and obstructive sleep apnea in particular are commonly encountered conditions in allergy practice. Physiologically, nasal (or nasopharyngeal) obstruction from rhinitis, nasal polyposis, or adenotonsillar hypertrophy are credible contributors to snoring and nocturnal respiratory obstructive events. Nevertheless, existing practice parameters largely relegate the role of the allergist to adjunctive treatment in cases of continuous positive airway pressure intolerance...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923549/assessing-the-value-of-mepolizumab-for-severe-eosinophilic-asthma-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Melanie D Whittington, R Brett McQueen, Daniel A Ollendorf, Jeffrey A Tice, Richard H Chapman, Steven D Pearson, Jonathan D Campbell
BACKGROUND: Adding mepolizumab to standard treatment with inhaled corticosteroids and controller medications could decrease asthma exacerbations and use of long-term oral steroids in patients with severe disease and increased eosinophils; however, mepolizumab is costly and its cost effectiveness is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cost effectiveness of mepolizumab. METHODS: A Markov model was used to determine the incremental cost per quality-adjusted life year (QALY) gained for mepolizumab plus standard of care (SoC) and for SoC alone...
December 3, 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922751/new-therapies-for-asthma-and-copd
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Nicholas J Gross, Peter J Barnes
Asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are two common diseases for which current treatments are less than optimal and for which new drugs are greatly needed. Better understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of these diseases has identified new targets for therapy and several new drugs are in development. Although most new treatments on the market are improvements in existing classes of drug or new combination of treatments, the clinicaltrials.gov website indicates 50 and 100 new medications for both asthma and COPD and many of these are entirely new...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921210/tight-junctions-in-pulmonary-epithelia-during-lung-inflammation
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REVIEW
Oliver H Wittekindt
Inflammatory lung diseases like asthma bronchiale, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and allergic airway inflammation are widespread public diseases that constitute an enormous burden to the health systems. Mainly classified as inflammatory diseases, the treatment focuses on strategies interfering with local inflammatory responses by the immune system. Inflammatory lung diseases predispose patients to severe lung failures like alveolar oedema, respiratory distress syndrome and acute lung injury. These life-threatening syndromes are caused by increased permeability of the alveolar and airway epithelium and exudate formation...
December 5, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920408/asthma-and-other-allergic-diseases-among-saudi-schoolchildren-in-najran-the-need-for-a-comprehensive-intervention-program
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Jobran M Alqahtani
BACKGROUND: In the last three decades, an increasing incidence of allergic diseases has been associated with increasing morbidity and mortality in children and young adults. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors associated with allergic diseases among Saudi schoolchildren in the southwestern Saudi region of Najran, and to determine the sensitization of patients to a set of allergens. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study...
November 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919711/epigenetic-dysfunctional-diseases-and-therapy-for-infection-and-inflammation
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REVIEW
Saheli Samanta, Sheeja Rajasingh, Thuy Cao, Buddhadeb Dawn, Johnson Rajasingh
Even though the discovery of the term 'epigenetics' was in the 1940s, it has recently become one of the most promising and expanding fields to unravel the gene expression pattern in several diseases. The most well studied example is cancer, but other diseases like metabolic disorders, autism, or inflammation-associated diseases such as lung injury, autoimmune disease, asthma, and type-2 diabetes display aberrant gene expression and epigenetic regulation during their occurrence. The change in the epigenetic pattern of a gene may also alter gene function because of a change in the DNA status...
December 2, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918306/targeting-integrin-%C3%AE-5%C3%AE-1-ameliorates-severe-airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-experimental-asthma
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Aparna Sundaram, Chun Chen, Amin Khalifeh-Soltani, Amha Atakilit, Xin Ren, Wenli Qiu, Hyunil Jo, William DeGrado, Xiaozhu Huang, Dean Sheppard
Treatment options are limited for severe asthma, and the need for additional therapies remains great. Previously, we demonstrated that integrin αvβ6-deficient mice are protected from airway hyperresponsiveness, due in part to increased expression of the murine ortholog of human chymase. Here, we determined that chymase protects against cytokine-enhanced bronchoconstriction by cleaving fibronectin to impair tension transmission in airway smooth muscle (ASM). Additionally, we identified a pathway that can be therapeutically targeted to mitigate the effects of airway hyperresponsiveness...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918221/neutrophilic-inflammation-in-asthma-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-considerations
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Hun Soo Chang, Tae-Hyeong Lee, Ji Ae Jun, Ae Rin Baek, Jong-Sook Park, So My Koo, Yang-Ki Kim, Ho Sung Lee, Choon-Sik Park
Neutrophilic airway inflammation represents a pathologically distinct form of asthma and frequently appears in symptomatic adulthood asthmatics. However, clinical impacts and mechanisms of the neutrophilic inflammation have not been thoroughly evaluated up to date. Areas covered: Currently, distinct clinical manifestations, triggers, and molecular mechanisms of the neutrophilic inflammation (namely Toll-like receptor, Th1, Th17, inflammasome) are under investigation in asthma. Furthermore, possible role of the neutrophilic inflammation is being investigated in respect to the airway remodeling...
December 5, 2016: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917628/association-between-ptpn22-ctla-4-gene-polymorphism-and-allergic-rhinitis-with-asthma-in-children
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Shang Hua Song, Xiao Qiang Wang, Yang Shen, Su Ling Hong, Xia Ke
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is an IgE-mediated upper airway disease, and its impact on asthma has been widely recognized. Protein tyrosine phosphatase non-receptor 22 (PTPN22) gene and the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) gene polymorphisms have been reported to be associated with several immune-related diseases. Here we investigated the reffect of these two genes' polymorphisms on the risk of AR and asthma in Chinese Han children. A total of 106 AR patients, 112 AR with asthma patients, and 109 healthy children were enrolled in the study...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917215/prevalence-of-asthma-among-school-children-in-gaborone-botswana
#14
Andrew Kiboneka, Michael Levin, Thembisile Mosalakatane, Ishmael Makone, Eric Wobudeya, Boikanyo Makubate, Russell Hopp, Loeto Mazhani, Shiang-Ju Kung
BACKGROUND: Asthma prevalence is high (>10%) in developed countries and although data is still missing for most of Africa, rates are increasing in developing regions as they become more westernized. We investigated the prevalence of asthma in school children in Gaborone, Botswana. METHODS: This was a cross sectional descriptive study. ISAAC methodology was used. A representative proportionate size random sample of two age groups of children (13-14 year olds and 6-7 year olds) was consecutively enrolled from 10 schools...
September 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916062/-perioperational-management-of-gynecological-cancer-patients-with-severe-internal-medical-complications-a-serial-of-37-clinical-cases
#15
J Hu, W Q Lyu, Y L Guo, H W Wen, H Qiao, Y Qu
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of perioperational management of gynecological cancer patients with severe internal medical complications. Methods: We collected 37 cases of gynecological cancer patients with severe internal medical complications who were hospitalized in Peking University First Hospital from Jan. 2010 to Nov. 2014. All of the cases were planned to move to ICU right after operation based on the preoperational assessment of anesthetist and physician. The median age was 69.4 years, and 25 cases (68%,25/37) of them were over 70 years old...
November 25, 2016: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916044/-a-cross-section-study-of-severe-asthma-in-eight-provinces-of-china
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N Su, J T Lin, W Y Wang, P Chen, X Zhou, H Y Wan, K S Yin, L J Ma, C G Wu, J Li, C T Liu, Y M Zhang, G L Liu, H Xie, W Tang, M Huang, Y Chen, Y H Liu, L Q Song, X L Chen
Objective: To analyze the prevalence of severe asthmain China. Methods: The epidemiological data was collected from 2 034 asthmatics who were diagnosed in the last epidemiological survey from 2009 to 2010 in 8 provinces. Results: According to the questionnaire survey, among the 2 034 patients, the previously diagnosed patients accounted for 72.47% (1 474/2 034) and the percentage of newly-diagnosed patients was 27.53% (560/2 034). In those 1 474 previously diagnosed asthmatics, 122 (8.28%) were classified into severe asthma, while 6...
December 1, 2016: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913770/cor-triatriatum-a-review
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REVIEW
Ajay Kumar Jha, Neeti Makhija
Cor triatriatum is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly defined by an abnormal septation within the atrium (left or right) leading to inflow obstruction to the respective ventricles. It exists either in isolated classical form or may be associated with simple to complex congenital cardiac anomalies. Several anatomical variants exist even in the classical form, and therefore, it may require multimodal diagnostic modalities to characterize and differentiate for better percutaneous interventional or surgical planning...
December 2, 2016: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913032/intervention-studies-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-combined-with-long-acting-theophylline-or-long-acting-%C3%AE-2-agonists-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-asthma-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Yan Wang, Ping Chen, Anna Dai, Shengyun Shang, Lingfei Kong
PURPOSE: To evaluate and contrast the therapeutic effect and safety of fluticasone aerosol combined with theophylline tablets in patients with moderate to severe asthma, compared with salmeterol/fluticasone propionate aerosol. METHODS: After a screening period, patients meeting the inclusion criteria were randomly assigned to the experiment group (fluticasone aerosol combined with theophylline tablets) or the control group (salmeterol/fluticasone aerosol combined with placebo tablets) for 12 weeks of treatment...
November 29, 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912982/should-recommendations-about-starting-inhaled-corticosteroid-treatment-for-mild-asthma-be-based-on-symptom-frequency-a-post-hoc-efficacy-analysis-of-the-start-study
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Helen K Reddel, William W Busse, Søren Pedersen, Wan C Tan, Yu-Zhi Chen, Carin Jorup, Dan Lythgoe, Paul M O'Byrne
BACKGROUND: Low-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are highly effective for reducing asthma exacerbations and mortality. Conventionally, ICS treatment is recommended for patients with symptoms on more than 2 days per week, but this criterion has scant evidence. We aimed to assess the validity of the previous symptom-based cutoff for starting ICS by establishing whether there was a differential response to budesonide versus placebo for severe asthma exacerbations, lung function, and asthma symptom control across subgroups identified by baseline asthma symptom frequency...
November 29, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910098/gata-3-specific-dnazyme-a-novel-approach-for-stratified-asthma-therapy
#20
REVIEW
Holger Garn, Harald Renz
It is now well established that type-2 immune mechanisms drive the inflammation in about 50% of asthma patients. The major cellular and molecular players regulating this important network have been identified. In terms of therapeutic intervention, cytokine and cytokine-receptor pathways have been given major attention, since these molecules are relatively easily accessible for a blockade through monoclonal antibodies, and a number of positive clinical results support this concept. However, targeting events controlling the type-2 immunity network upstream of selective cytokine pathways would be equally attractive...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Immunology
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