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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087575/treating-inflammation-and-infection-in-the-21st-century-new-hints-from-decoding-resolution-mediators-and-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Charles N Serhan
Practitioners of ancient societies from the time of Hippocrates and earlier recognized and treated the signs of inflammation, heat, redness, swelling, and pain with agents that block or inhibit proinflammatory chemical mediators. More selective drugs are available today, but this therapeutic concept has not changed. Because the acute inflammatory response is host protective to contain foreign invaders, much of today's pharmacopeia can cause serious unwanted side effects, such as immune suppression. Uncontrolled inflammation is now considered pathophysiologic and is associated with many widely occurring diseases such as cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, obesity, and asthma, as well as classic inflammatory diseases (e...
January 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079560/prenatal-exposures-and-the-development-of-childhood-wheezing-illnesses
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Christian Rosas-Salazar, Tina V Hartert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To critically evaluate and summarize studies published between July 2015 and June 2016 linking prenatal exposures and the onset of childhood wheezing illnesses and to discuss future research directions in this field. RECENT FINDINGS: The aggregated evidence indicates a consistent detrimental effect of prenatal exposure to parental smoking, outdoor air pollution, and maternal stress on childhood wheezing illnesses. Less consistent evidence suggests an adverse impact of maternal obesity during pregnancy and prenatal exposure to antibiotics on these outcomes...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065772/multimorbidity-in-middle-aged-adults-with-cerebral-palsy
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Nicole Cremer, Edward A Hurvitz, Mark D Peterson
BACKGROUND: Individuals with cerebral palsy have less lean body mass, greater relative adiposity, and lower fitness and physical activity participation; and yet, the prevalence of age-related multimorbidity in this population has yet to be established. PURPOSE: To examine the prevalence of lifestyle-related chronic conditions and multimorbidity in a sample of middle-aged adults with cerebral palsy. METHODS: A clinic-based sample of middle-aged adults with cerebral palsy was examined using Electronic Medical Records Search Engine (EMERSE) software...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053340/population-screening-and-treatment-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection
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REVIEW
Anthony O'Connor, Colm A O'Morain, Alexander C Ford
Helicobacter pylori is an important human pathogen, associated with a substantial burden from both malignant and non-malignant diseases. The bacterium is classed as a human carcinogen, being strongly linked with gastric cancer, the third most common cause of cancer death worldwide and is also associated with common conditions such as dyspepsia and peptic ulcer. Eradication of H. pylori reduces the incidence of gastric cancer and peptic ulcer, as well as the prevalence and costs of managing dyspepsia. Economic analyses suggest that eradication of H...
January 5, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052803/childhood-obesity-in-pediatric-patients-with-difficult-to-control-asthma-in-a-tertiary-pediatric-subspecialty-clinic
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Yasmin Hamzavi Abedi, Amy M Perkins, Maripaz B Morales
BACKGROUND: Identifying clinical features associated with difficult-to-control asthma will help address overall control and more-effective asthma management. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate our clinical observation that the proportion of patients who are overweight or obese is significantly higher in patients with difficult-to-control asthma than in patients with well-controlled asthma. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of 400 patients, ages 5 to 18 years...
January 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035860/asthma-in-the-obese-a-big-and-growing-problem
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Lisa G Wood
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January 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030376/the-effect-of-obesity-weight-gain-and-weight-loss-on-asthma-inception-and-control
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Erick Forno, Juan C Celedón
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is ample and growing evidence that obesity increases the risk of asthma and morbidity from asthma. Here, we review recent clinical evidence supporting a causal link between obesity and asthma, and the mechanisms that may lead to 'obese asthma'. RECENT FINDINGS: Although in some children obesity and asthma simply co-occur, those with 'obese asthma' have increased asthma severity, lower quality of life, and reduced medication response. Underlying mechanistic pathways may include anatomical changes of the airways such as obstruction and dysanapsis, systemic inflammation, production of adipokines, impaired glucose-insulin metabolism, altered nutrient levels, genetic and epigenetic changes, and alterations in the airway and/or gut microbiome...
December 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028697/quality-of-life-in-adults-with-asthma-treated-in-allergy-and-pneumology-subspecialties-relationship-with-sociodemographic-clinical-and-psychological-variables
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Beatriz González-Freire, Isabel Vázquez
PURPOSE: Prior studies suggest that specialist care associates with improved health-related quality of life (HRQL) in asthmatic patients. However, there are limited studies focused on differences in HRQL among subspecialties. The aim of this study was to assess the differences in HRQL between adult asthmatic patients treated in pneumology or allergy practices, and to estimate to what extent the differences in HRQL can be explained by sociodemographic, clinical or psychological characteristics of patients from each specialty...
December 27, 2016: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027884/health-of-us-parents-with-and-without-disabilities
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Henan Li, Susan L Parish, Monika Mitra, Joanne Nicholson
BACKGROUND: The health of parents with disabilities is not well understood. Existing research has used small, non-representative samples. The lack of research using national representative data has hindered advocacy and policy-making efforts. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we used nationally-representative data to examine the prevalence rates of chronic physical health conditions among parents with disabilities and compared them to parents without disabilities...
December 19, 2016: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024315/patient-physician-and-health-system-factors-influencing-the-quality-of-antidepressant-and-sedative-prescribing-for-older-community-dwelling-adults
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Rian Marie Extavour, Matthew Perri
OBJECTIVE: To identify determinants of potentially inappropriate (PI) antidepressant and anxiolytic/sedative prescribing for older, community-dwelling adults. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Office visits from the 2010 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study measuring associations between various patient and physician factors and prescribing of PI antidepressants, and PI sedatives among elderly, using Beers 2012/2015 criteria, a clinical decision model, and multivariate logistic regressions...
December 26, 2016: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017629/identifying-risk-of-future-asthma-attacks-using-uk-medical-record-data-a-respiratory-effectiveness-group-initiative
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John D Blakey, David B Price, Emilio Pizzichini, Todor A Popov, Borislav D Dimitrov, Dirkje S Postma, Lynn K Josephs, Alan Kaplan, Alberto Papi, Marjan Kerkhof, Elizabeth V Hillyer, Alison Chisholm, Mike Thomas
BACKGROUND: Asthma attacks are common, serious, and costly. Individual factors associated with attacks, such as poor symptom control, are not robust predictors. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether the rich data available in UK electronic medical records could identify patients at risk of recurrent attacks. METHODS: We analyzed anonymized, longitudinal medical records of 118,981 patients with actively treated asthma (ages 12-80 years) and 3 or more years of data...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005263/does-early-onset-cataract-increase-the-risk-of-ischemic-stroke-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study
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Chih-Yang Huang, Tung-Sheng Chen, Cheng-Li Lin, Wei-Syun Hu
This study was attempted to address the association between early onset cataract (EOC) and ischemic stroke. Using the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000, we established an EOC cohort and a comparison cohort by using 4-fold propensity score matching according to age, gender and comorbidities to detect the incidence of ischemic stroke. A Cox model was used to express the risk of ischemic stroke for the EOC patients compared with the comparison cohort. After adjusting for age, gender and comorbidities of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease, heart failure, obesity, and atrial fibrillation, the EOC patients had a 1...
December 22, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989290/sociodemographic-patterns-of-chronic-disease-how-the-mid-south-region-compares-to-the-rest-of-the-country
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Gabriela R Oates, Bradford E Jackson, Edward E Partridge, Karan P Singh, Mona N Fouad, Sejong Bae
INTRODUCTION: States in the Mid-South region are among the least healthy in the nation. This descriptive study examines sociodemographic differences in the distribution of chronic diseases and health-related behaviors in the Mid-South versus the rest of the U.S., identifying subgroups at increased risk of chronic disease. METHODS: Data were obtained from the 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; analyses were completed in January 2016. Twelve chronic health conditions were assessed: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, stroke, chronic kidney disease, cancer, arthritis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and depression...
January 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983706/latino-and-non-latino-perceptions-of-the-air-quality-in-california-s-san-joaquin-valley
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Paul Brown, Linda Cameron, Ricardo Cisneros, Rachel Cox, Erin Gaab, Mariaelena Gonzalez, Steven Ramondt, Anna Song
The San Joaquin Valley (SJV) of California has poor air quality, high rates of asthma, and high rates of obesity. Informational campaigns aimed at increasing awareness of the health impacts of poor air quality and promoting behavior change need to be tailored to the specific target audiences. The study examined perceptions of air quality, perceived health impacts, and methods of accessing information about air quality between Latinos and other groups in the SJV. Residents of the SJV (n = 744) where surveyed via one of three methods: community organizations (256), public locations (251), and an internet panel (237)...
December 15, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976413/medicinal-chemistry-pharmacology-and-clinical-implications-of-trpv1-receptor-antagonists
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REVIEW
Mojgan Aghazadeh Tabrizi, Pier Giovanni Baraldi, Stefania Baraldi, Stefania Gessi, Stefania Merighi, Pier Andrea Borea
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) is an ion channel expressed on sensory neurons triggering an influx of cations. TRPV1 receptors function as homotetramers responsive to heat, proinflammatory substances, lipoxygenase products, resiniferatoxin, endocannabinoids, protons, and peptide toxins. Its phosphorylation increases sensitivity to both chemical and thermal stimuli, while desensitization involves a calcium-dependent mechanism resulting in receptor dephosphorylation. TRPV1 functions as a sensor of noxious stimuli and may represent a target to avoid pain and injury...
December 15, 2016: Medicinal Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959272/fetal-syndrome-of-endocannabinoid-deficiency-fsecd-in-maternal-obesity
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Natalia Schlabritz-Loutsevitch, Nadezhda German, Gary Ventolini, Eneko Larumbe, Jacques Samson
The theory of a fetal origin of adult diseases links many pathological conditions to very early life events and is known as a "developmental programming" phenomenon. The mechanisms of this phenomenon are not quite understood and have been explained by inflammation, stress, etc. In particular the epidemic of obesity, with more than 64% of women being overweight or obese, has been associated with conditions in later life such as mental disorders, diabetes, asthma, and irritable bowel syndrome. Interestingly, these diseases were classified a decade ago as Clinical Syndrome of Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CECD), which was first described by Russo in 2004...
November 2016: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940979/disparities-in-the-context-of-opportunities-for-cancer-prevention-in-early-life
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Greta M Massetti, Cheryll C Thomas, Kathleen R Ragan
Persistent health disparities are a major contributor to disproportionate burden of cancer for some populations. Health disparities in cancer incidence and mortality may reflect differences in exposures to risk factors early in life. Understanding the distribution of exposures to early life risk and protective factors for cancer across different populations can shed light on opportunities to promote health equity at earlier developmental stages. Disparities may differentially influence risk for cancer during early life and create opportunities to promote health equity...
November 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940660/march1-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-dampens-the-innate-inflammatory-response-by-modulating-monocyte-functions-in-mice
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Tristan Galbas, Maxime Raymond, Antoine Sabourin, Marie-Claude Bourgeois-Daigneault, Fanny Guimont-Desrochers, Tae Jin Yun, Jean-François Cailhier, Satoshi Ishido, Sylvie Lesage, Cheolho Cheong, Jacques Thibodeau
Ubiquitination was recently identified as a central process in the pathogenesis and development of numerous inflammatory diseases, such as obesity, atherosclerosis, and asthma. Treatment with proteasomal inhibitors led to severe side effects because ubiquitination is heavily involved in a plethora of cellular functions. Thus, new players regulating ubiquitination processes must be identified to improve therapies for inflammatory diseases. In addition to their role in adaptive immunity, endosomal MHC class II (MHCII) molecules were shown to modulate innate immune responses by fine tuning the TLR4 signaling pathway...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931299/association-of-allergy-immunology-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Charles J Calais, Brian D Robertson, Douglas E Beakes
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by repetitive upper airway collapse that results in nonrefreshing sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, and, ultimately, adverse consequences on quality of life, the cardiovascular system, and neurocognitive performance. OSA has traditionally been linked to body habitus (obesity and increased neck circumference), racial demographics, alcohol, tobacco, and sedative use. Numerous other conditions are linked to OSA, which may have clinical relevance. Specifically, asthma and nasal obstructive syndromes, e...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920974/a-case-report-of-malignant-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome-a-weighty-problem-in-our-icus
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Michael Tatusov, Joshua J Joseph, Brian M Cuneo
INTRODUCTION: The obesity epidemic is reflected by increasing numbers of morbidly obese patients being admitted to intensive care units (ICUs). These are complicated patients whose care involves many diagnostic and treatment challenges. We are presenting a fatal case of super obesity, hypoventilation, and multi-organ failure known as malignant obesity hypoventilation syndrome (MOHS). CASE PRESENTATION: 35 year old African American gentleman with a body mass index (BMI) of 115 kg/m(2) presented to the hospital with respiratory distress...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
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