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Asthma and migraine association

Meenhye Lee, Chang Park, Alicia K Matthews, Kelly Hsieh
BACKGROUND: Providing care for children with disabilities can negatively influence the physical health and health behaviors of family caregivers. OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The study purposes were to compare the prevalence of chronic conditions and health risk behaviors of family caregivers of children with and without disabilities and to examine associations between disability status of children and family caregivers' chronic conditions and health risk behaviors. METHODS: This study compared chronic conditions and health risk behaviors across adult family caregivers of children with a disability (FCG-D) and family caregivers of children without a disability (FCG) living in a U...
March 22, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
Martine W J Huygens, Ilse C S Swinkels, Judith D de Jong, Monique J W M Heijmans, Roland D Friele, Onno C P van Schayck, Luc P de Witte
BACKGROUND: There is a growing emphasis on self-monitoring applications that allow patients to measure their own physical health parameters. A prerequisite for achieving positive effects is patients' willingness to self-monitor. The controllability of disease types, patients' perceived self-efficacy and health problems could play an essential role in this. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between patients' willingness to self-monitor and a range of disease and patient specific variables including controllability of disease type, patients' perceived self-efficacy and health problems...
March 20, 2017: BMC Family Practice
Rony Shreberk-Hassidim, Ayal Hassidim, Yoav Gronovich, Adam Dalal, Vered Molho-Pessach, Abraham Zlotogorski
BACKGROUND: Recent data have shown an increasing occurrence of atopic dermatitis (AD) in children and adolescents, as well as in adults. Most of the epidemiologic research on AD is limited to pediatric and youth populations and is based on self-reported questionnaires. METHODS: A nationwide, population-based, cross-sectional retrospective study of adolescents with AD was performed to estimate its prevalence, trends, and association with demographic factors and comorbidities...
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
Yi-Hao Peng, Kuan-Fei Chen, Wei-Chih Liao, Te-Chun Hsia, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Ming-Chien Yin, Wen-Chao Ho
BACKGROUND: Both migraine and asthma are common health problems in the general population. However, the association between these two disorders is yet to be fully explored. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether adult patients with migraine are at a higher risk of asthma development. METHODS: We used data retrieved from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan to conduct this nationwide population-based cohort study. We identified 6647 patients aged 20-60 years who were newly diagnosed with migraine between 2000 and 2005 for the migraine group and identified 26 588 patients without migraine for the nonmigraine group...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
Nigar Dirican, Seden Demirci, Munire Cakir
Migraine and asthma are comorbid chronic disorders with episodic attacks thought to involve inflammatory and neurological mechanisms. The objective of the present study is to investigate the relationship of asthma features between the asthma patients with migraine and those without migraine headache. A cross-sectional study was conducted from October 2015 to June 2016. Physician-diagnosed asthma patients aged 18 years and above were included. Demographic data, pulmonary function test and treatment of asthma were recorded...
March 3, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
Amit Assa, Yael Frenkel-Nir, Dorit Tzur, Lior H Katz, Raanan Shamir
AIM: Celiac disease (CD) is a systemic disorder that is associated with various autoimmune disorders and a higher prevalence of other diagnoses and complications. This large, cross-sectional, population-based study investigated the associations between CD and various medical conditions during late adolescence. METHODS: We included 2 001 353 Jewish Israeli adolescents who underwent a general health examination at a median age of 17.1 (16.9-17.4) years from 1988 to 2015...
March 1, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
Camille Aupiais, Stephanie Wanin, Silvia Romanello, Daniele Spiri, Raffaella Moretti, Priscilla Boizeau, Davide Massano, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti, Giovanni Crichiutti, Lakshmi Kanagarajah, Veronique Houdouin, Corinne Alberti, Luigi Titomanlio
BACKGROUND: Migraine is a common cause of headache in childhood. Several studies have investigated the association between migraine and atopic diseases, mostly in the adult population. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate this association in children. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted across 3 European tertiary care hospitals between June 2014 and August 2014. Cases (n = 229) were children aged 6-18 years consulting for a migraine episode...
April 2017: Headache
Sanjay Bhandari, Thangam Venkatesan
BACKGROUND: Data on cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) are limited to studies from tertiary care centers. There is a paucity of information about CVS on a national scale. AIM: To study the clinical characteristics, comorbidities, and hospital outcomes in patients hospitalized with CVS using a nationwide database. METHODS: We identified all hospitalizations associated with a primary diagnosis of CVS in 2010 and 2011 using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample with an age category of 18-55 years...
January 3, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Anne Steinemann
Fragranced consumer products-such as air fresheners, cleaning supplies, and personal care products- pervade society. This study investigated the occurrence and types of adverse effects associated with exposure to fragranced products in Australia, and opportunities for prevention. Data were collected in June 2016 using an on-line survey with a representative national sample (n = 1098). Overall, 33% of Australians report health problems, such as migraine headaches and asthma attacks, when exposed to fragranced products...
March 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
Kelsey Merison, Howard Jacobs
While the diagnosis of migraine in children is generally straightforward, treatment can seem complex with a number of medication choices, many of which are used "off label." Patients with intermittent migraines can often be managed with ibuprofen or naproxen taken as needed. Unfortunately, by the time that children present to our practice, they have often tried these medications without improvement. Triptans are frequently prescribed to these patients with good success. It is important to make the patient aware of the possible associated serotonergic reactions...
November 2016: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
Johanne Telnes Instanes, Kari Klungsøyr, Anne Halmøy, Ole Bernt Fasmer, Jan Haavik
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review, synthesize, and appraise available evidence, connecting adult ADHD (aADHD) with somatic disease. METHOD: Embase, Psychinfo, and Medline databases were searched for studies published from 1994 to 2015 addressing aADHD and somatic comorbidity. Somatic conditions were classified according to International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) codes. Levels of evidence were graded as inconclusive, tentative, or well documented. RESULTS: Most of the 126 studies included in the qualitative synthesis were small and of modest quality...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Attention Disorders
Dorte Glintborg, Marianne Andersen
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most prevalent endocrine condition in premenopausal women. The syndrome is characterized by hyperandrogenism, irregular menses and polycystic ovaries when other etiologies are excluded. Obesity, insulin resistance and low vitamin D levels are present in more than 50% patients with PCOS, these factors along with hyperandrogenism could have adverse effects on long-term health. Hyperinflammation and impaired epithelial function were reported to a larger extent in women with PCOS and could particularly be associated with hyperandrogenism, obesity and insulin resistance...
February 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
Tal Eidlitz-Markus, Shirit Zolden, Yishai Haimi-Cohen, Avraham Zeharia
OBJECTIVE: To compare comorbidities between migraine and tension headache in patients treated in a tertiary pediatric headache clinic. METHODS: Files of patients with migraine or tension headache attending a pediatric headache clinic were retrospectively reviewed for the presence of organic comorbidities. Additionally, patients were screened with the self-report Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire to identify nonorganic comorbidities. If necessary, patients were referred to a pediatric psychiatrist, psychologist or social worker for further evaluation...
September 1, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Leah Shelef, Shron Dotan, Dan Kaminsky, Ron Kedem, Alexander Margulis, Ayal Hassidim
One of the most common psychiatric diagnoses among adolescents is anxiety disorder. Many of the anxiety symptoms are expressed physiologically, and therefore can mimic other medical conditions. The aim of this study was to examine the association between anxiety disorders and other medical conditions sharing common symptoms with anxiety (MDSCSA: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, asthma, migraine and hyperhidrosis). The study was based on the national database of the candidates for military service in Israel. Data for the years 1998-2013 was retrieved to create the study dataset...
October 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
Nicole D Jameson, Brooke K Sheppard, Tarannum M Lateef, Jennifer L Vande Voort, Jian-Ping He, Kathleen Ries Merikangas
Understanding patterns of medical comorbidity in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may lead to better treatment of affected individuals as well as aid in etiologic study of disease. This article provides the first systematic evaluation on the medical comorbidity of ADHD in a nationally representative sample (National Comorbidity Replication Survey-Adolescent Supplement; N = 6483) using formal diagnostic criteria. Survey-weighted odds ratios adjusted for demographics, additional medical, and mental disorders were calculated for associations between ADHD and medical conditions...
October 2016: Journal of Child Neurology
Daniel Altman, Anastasia N Iliadou, Cecilia Lundholm, Ian Milsom, Nancy L Pedersen
PURPOSE: We explore the influence of co-occurring somatic illnesses on prevalent overactive bladder in women of premenopausal age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data for the present study were derived from a nationwide survey on complex diseases among all twins in the Swedish Twin Registry born 1959 to 1985. The present study was limited to female twins participating in the survey (12,850). Generalized estimating equations were used to estimate odds ratios with 95% CIs...
August 2016: Journal of Urology
Shaun Sweeney, Tracy Air, Lana Zannettino, Cherrie Galletly
The link between childhood trauma and/or adversity and risk of psychosis is well known. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of childhood trauma and/or adversity in people who have psychotic disorders and to investigate the association between childhood trauma and/or adversity and a range of social and health measures. Participants (n = 391, 42% male) were specifically asked about any experience of childhood trauma and/or adversity. Respondents provided information about education, employment, physical health, and health service utilization...
2015: Frontiers in Psychology
Vincent T Martin, Kristina M Fanning, Daniel Serrano, Dawn C Buse, Michael L Reed, Richard B Lipton
OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that in persons with episodic migraine (EM), asthma is a risk factor for the onset of chronic migraine (CM). BACKGROUND: Migraine and asthma are comorbid chronic disorders with episodic attacks thought to involve inflammatory and neurological mechanisms. Herein, we assess the influence of asthma on the clinical course of EM. METHODS: To be eligible for this observational cohort study, AMPP Study participants had to meet criteria for EM in 2008, complete the validated six-item asthma questionnaire from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) in 2008, and provide follow-up data in 2009...
January 2016: Headache
Enrica Migliore, Daniela Zugna, Claudia Galassi, Franco Merletti, Luigi Gagliardi, Laura Rasero, Morena Trevisan, Franca Rusconi, Lorenzo Richiardi
BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported an increased risk of wheezing in the children of mothers who used paracetamol during pregnancy. We evaluated to what extent this association is explained by confounding. METHODS: We investigated the association between maternal paracetamol use in the first and third trimester of pregnancy and ever wheezing or recurrent wheezing/asthma in infants in the NINFEA cohort study. Risks ratios (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were estimated after adjustment for confounders, including maternal infections and antibiotic use during pregnancy...
2015: PloS One
Julia K Ostermann, Thomas Reinhold, Claudia M Witt
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the health care costs for patients using additional homeopathic treatment (homeopathy group) with the costs for those receiving usual care (control group). METHODS: Cost data provided by a large German statutory health insurance company were retrospectively analysed from the societal perspective (primary outcome) and from the statutory health insurance perspective. Patients in both groups were matched using a propensity score matching procedure based on socio-demographic variables as well as costs, number of hospital stays and sick leave days in the previous 12 months...
2015: PloS One
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