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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332144/long-acting-%C3%AE-2-agonists-in-asthma-enantioselective-safety-studies-are-needed
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Glenn A Jacobson, Sharanne Raidal, Morten Hostrup, Luigino Calzetta, Richard Wood-Baker, Mark O Farber, Clive P Page, E Haydn Walters
Long-acting β2-agonists (LABAs) such as formoterol and salmeterol are used for prolonged bronchodilatation in asthma, usually in combination with inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs). Unexplained paradoxical asthma exacerbations and deaths have been associated with LABAs, particularly when used without ICS. LABAs clearly demonstrate effective bronchodilatation and steroid-sparing activity, but long-term treatment can lead to tolerance of their bronchodilator effects. There are also concerns with regard to the effects of LABAs on bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR), where long-term use is associated with increased BHR and loss of bronchoprotection...
January 13, 2018: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331100/prevalence-associated-factors-and-control-level-of-asthma-symptoms-among-adolescents-in-northern-jordan
#2
Nihaya A Al-Sheyab, Mahmoud A Alomari
Objective To investigate the prevalence, associated factors, and control level of asthma in Jordanian high school students. Methods A descriptive, comparative, cross sectional design was used and a cluster sample of 2691 students (mean age = 14.5 years, 51.0% girls), drawn from eight randomly selected public high schools in Northern Jordan, participated in the study. Each student had the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) questionnaire completed in the classroom between February and May, 2015...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328030/modern-approaches-to-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-as-a-useful-biomarker-for-allergic-asthma-phenotyping-and-management
#3
N Mgaloblishvili, M Gotua
Asthma is a pathologically heterogeneous disease, consisting of several phenotypes. Different types of airway inflammation are the cornerstone feature of this condition. Fraction of nitric oxide in exhaled air (FENO) has been proposed as a noninvasive, specific biomarker for eosinophilic airway inflammation and has been shown to be elevated in patients with allergic asthma phenotype. More recent studies indicate that FeNO identifies T-helper cell type 2 (Th2)-mediated airway inflammation with a high predictive value for identifying inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) responsive airway inflammation...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325305/-evaluation-of-asthma-management-from-the-surveys-in-30-provinces-of-china-in-2015-2016
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W Q Wang, J T Lin, X Zhou, C Z Wang, M Huang, S X Cai, P Chen, Q C Lin, J Y Zhou, Y H Gu, Y D Yuan, D J Sun, X H Yang, L Yang, J M Huo, Z C Chen, P Jiang, J Zhang, X W Ye, H G Liu, H P Tang, R Y Liu, C T Liu, W Zhang, C P Hu, Y Q Chen, X J Liu, L M Dai, W Zhou, Y J Huang, J Y Xu
Objective: To evaluate the general level of asthma management in urban areas of China and further promote the national asthma management plan. Methods: A multi-center, cross-sectional survey was carried out in 30 provinces of China (except for Tibet) during Oct 2015 to May 2016. It's a questionnaire-based face-to-face survey which included asthma management using peak flow meter (PFM) and pulmonary function test, medication choice of maintenance therapy and asthma education. Results: A total of 3 875 asthmatic outpatients were recruited including 2 347(60...
January 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320830/-a-multi-center-retrospective-study-of-clinical-characteristics-and-hospitalization-costs-of-patients-hospitalized-for-asthma-exacerbation-in-china-during-2013-2014
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J T Lin, B Xing, H P Tang, L Yang, Y D Yuan, Y H Gu, P Chen, X J Liu, J Zhang, H G Liu, C Z Wang, W Zhou, D J Sun, Y Q Chen, Z C Chen, M Huang, Q C Lin, C P Hu, X H Yang, J M Huo, X W Ye, X Zhou, P Jiang, W Zhang, Y J Huang, L M Dai, R Y Liu, S X Cai, J Y Xu, J Y Zhou
Objective: To study the characteristics of patients hospitalized for asthma exacerbation in 29 teaching hospitals in China and to evaluate the hospitalization costs of these patients. Methods: This was a retrospective study and involved patients hospitalized for asthma exacerbation in 29 hospitals throughout China during 2013-2014. Information about the demographic features, conditions before the admission, the outcome, the complications, and the costs was collected using the pre-designed case report form. The influencing factors of the hospitalization costs were analyzed...
November 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317938/assessing-the-knowledge-to-practice-gap-the-asthma-practices-of-community-pharmacists
#6
Lisa M Guirguis
Background: Community pharmacists are well positioned to identify patients with poorly controlled asthma and trained to optimize asthma therapy. Yet, over 90% of patients with asthma live with uncontrolled disease. We sought to understand the current state of asthma management in practice in Alberta and explore the potential use of the Chat, Check and Chart (CCC) model to enhance pharmacists' care for patients with asthma. Methods: An 18-question survey was used to examine pharmacists' monitoring of asthma control and prior use of the CCC tools...
January 2018: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316300/asthma-onset-pattern-and-patient-outcomes-in-a-chronic-rhinosinusitis-population
#7
Christopher Jones, Caroline P E Price, Ava R Weibman, Kevin C Welch, David B Conley, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, Whitney W Stevens, Anju T Peters, Leslie Grammer, Alcina K Lidder, Robert P Schleimer, Robert C Kern, Bruce K Tan
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is strongly associated with comorbid asthma. This study compares early-onset and late-onset asthma in a CRS population using patient-reported and clinical characteristics. METHODS: At enrollment into a clinical registry, CRS patients completed the 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22), Asthma Control Test (ACT), mini-Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (miniAQLQ), the 29-item Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS-29), and medication use questionnaires...
January 5, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314357/vitamin-d-levels-in-asthmatic-patients-with-and-without-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis
#8
Ritesh Agarwal, Inderpaul S Sehgal, Sahajal Dhooria, Ashutosh N Aggarwal, Naresh Sachdeva, Sanjay K Bhadada, Mandeep Garg, Digambar Behera, Arunaloke Chakrabarti
Vitamin D deficiency is believed to a pathogenetic factor in patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) and cystic fibrosis. Whether vitamin D deficiency is also prevalent in ABPA complicating asthma, remains unknown. Herein, we evaluate vitamin D levels in asthmatic patients with and without ABPA. In a prospective study, plasma vitamin D (25[OH]D) levels were measured in consecutive subjects with asthma (n=75), ABPA (n=158) and healthy volunteers (n=50). Vitamin D levels <20 ng/mL were considered as vitamin D deficiency...
January 4, 2018: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314343/does-asthma-affect-school-performance-in-adolescents-results-from-the-swedish-population-based-birth-cohort-bamse
#9
Sara Nilsson, Maria Ödling, Niklas Andersson, Anna Bergström, Inger Kull
BACKGROUND: Asthma is common among schoolchildren and may influence quality of life and school attendance. However, it is unclear if asthma affects school performance. The aim of this study was to examine if different phenotypes of asthma affect school performance during adolescence. METHODS: The study population consisted of 1,715 adolescents from a population-based birth cohort, followed to age 16 with questionnaires and clinical examinations. Asthma was defined as at least 4 wheeze episodes or at least 1 wheeze episode in combination with inhaled steroids in the last 12 months...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306991/asthma-and-medicines-long-term-side-effects-monitoring-and-dose-titration
#10
REVIEW
Satnam Kaur, Varinder Singh
Asthma is a major pediatric respiratory morbidity requiring long-term management. A thorough knowledge of long-term medication side-effects in children is, thus, essential for every physician dealing with childhood asthma. Establishing diagnosis and initiating treatment is just a beginning of the journey. Ongoing monitoring is an essential component of comprehensive asthma management programme. Monitoring includes not only assessment of asthma control but also checking for adherence to treatment, technique of inhaler device use, associated co-morbities, if any, and potential environmental exposure...
January 6, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302522/factors-associated-with-childhood-asthma-control-in-a-resource-poor-center
#11
Bankole Peter Kuti, Kehinde Oluyori Omole, Demilade Kehinde Kuti
Introduction: Optimal asthma control is a major aim of childhood asthma management. This study aimed to determine factors associated with suboptimal asthma control at the pediatric chest clinic of a resource-poor center. Methods: Over a 12-month study period, children aged 2-14 years with physician-diagnosed asthma attending the pediatric chest clinic of the Wesley Guild Hospital (WGH), Ilesa, Nigeria were consecutively recruited. Asthma control was assessed using childhood asthma control questionnaire...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301922/budesonide-formoterol-maintenance-and-reliever-therapy-in-adolescent-patients-with-asthma
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Carin Jorup, Dan Lythgoe, Hans Bisgaard
Asthma control is often suboptimal in adolescents, but few studies have evaluated asthma treatments in this population.This post hoc analysis assessed the efficacy and safety of budesonide/formoterol (BUD/FORM) maintenance and reliever therapy (MART) for treatment of persistent asthma in adolescent (age 12-17 years) subgroups within six randomised, double-blind trials. The primary end-point was time to first severe exacerbation. Secondary end-points included number of severe exacerbations, asthma-related symptoms, night-time awakenings, morning peak expiratory flow, forced expiratory volume in 1 s, as-needed medication use and five-item asthma control questionnaire scores...
January 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301585/a-randomised-pragmatic-trial-of-corticosteroid-optimization-in-severe-asthma-using-a-composite-biomarker-algorithm-to-adjust-corticosteroid-dose-versus-standard-care-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-trial
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Catherine E Hanratty, John G Matthews, Joseph R Arron, David F Choy, Ian D Pavord, P Bradding, Christopher E Brightling, Rekha Chaudhuri, Douglas C Cowan, Ratko Djukanovic, Nicola Gallagher, Stephen J Fowler, Tim C Hardman, Tim Harrison, Cécile T Holweg, Peter H Howarth, James Lordan, Adel H Mansur, Andrew Menzies-Gow, Sofia Mosesova, Robert M Niven, Douglas S Robinson, Dominick E Shaw, Samantha Walker, Ashley Woodcock, Liam G Heaney
BACKGROUND: Patients with difficult-to-control asthma consume 50-60% of healthcare costs attributed to asthma and cost approximately five-times more than patients with mild stable disease. Recent evidence demonstrates that not all patients with asthma have a typical type 2 (T2)-driven eosinophilic inflammation. These asthmatics have been called 'T2-low asthma' and have a minimal response to corticosteroid therapy. Adjustment of corticosteroid treatment using sputum eosinophil counts from induced sputum has demonstrated reduced severe exacerbation rates and optimized corticosteroid dose...
January 4, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290515/risk-factors-and-clinical-outcomes-associated-with-fixed-airflow-obstruction-in-older-adults-with-asthma
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Gregory H Bennett, Laurie Carpenter, Wei Hao, Peter Song, Joel Steinberg, Alan P Baptist
BACKGROUND: Asthma in older adults is associated with increased morbidity and mortality compared with asthma in younger patients. Fixed airflow obstruction (FAO) is associated with decreased survival in younger patients, but its significance remains unclear in older adults with asthma. OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors and outcomes related to FAO in older adults with asthma. METHODS: Subjects older than 55 years with a physician diagnosis of persistent asthma were evaluated...
December 28, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288573/omalizumab-treats-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps-and-asthma-together-a-real-life-study
#15
T Bidder, J Sahota, C Rennie, V J Lund, D S Robinson, H H Kariyawasam
INTRODUCTION: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and asthma often coexist and thus treating both with one intervention is an attractive strategy. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate whether treatment with the monoclonal antibody against IgE Omalizumab for severe allergic asthma also effectively treats co-existent CRSwNP. METHODS: SNOT-22 and the ACQ-7 scores were recorded at 4 and 16 weeks of treatment in a cohort of patients with both CRSwNP and severe refractory allergic asthma treated with Omalizumab (n=13) according to UK guidelines for their severe asthma...
December 30, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288175/applicability-of-evidence-from-previous-systematic-reviews-on-immunotherapy-in-current-practice-of-childhood-asthma-treatment-a-grade-grading-of-recommendations-assessment-development-and-evaluation-systematic-review
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Erik-Jonas van de Griendt, Mariska K Tuut, Hans de Groot, Paul L P Brand
OBJECTIVE: Because most children with asthma now use inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), the added benefit of immunotherapy in asthmatic children needs to be examined. We re-assessed the effectiveness of subcutaneous (SCIT) and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) in childhood asthma treatment focusing on studies with patient-relevant outcome measures and children using ICS. METHODS: We used the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach to systematically search and appraise the evidence using predefined critical patient-relevant outcomes (asthma symptoms, asthma control and exacerbations)...
December 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284685/oxidative-stress-biomarkers-and-asthma-characteristics-in-adults-of-the-egea-study
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Miora Andrianjafimasy, Farid Zerimech, Zeina Akiki, Helene Huyvaert, Nicole Le Moual, Valérie Siroux, Régis Matran, Orianne Dumas, Rachel Nadif
Asthma is an oxidative stress related disease, but associations with asthma outcomes are poorly studied in adults. We aimed to study the associations between several biomarkers related to oxidative stress and various asthma outcomes.Cross-sectional analyses were conducted in 1388 adults (mean age 43 years, 44% with asthma) from the Epidemiological Study of the Genetics and Environment of Asthma (EGEA2). Three blood antioxidant enzyme activities (biomarkers of response to oxidative stress) and exhaled breath condensate 8-isoprostanes and plasma fluorescent oxidation products (FlOPs) levels (two biomarkers of damage) were measured...
December 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279059/systemic-inflammation-mediates-the-detrimental-effects-of-obesity-on-asthma-control
#18
Xin Zhang, Jing Zheng, Li Zhang, Ying Liu, Gai Ping Chen, Hong Ping Zhang, Lei Wang, De Ying Kang, Lisa G Wood, Gang Wang
BACKGROUND: Obesity negatively impacts asthma control, but the inflammatory mechanisms are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To explore which systemic inflammatory mediators mediate the effects of obesity on asthma control. METHODS: The subjects with stable asthma (n = 108) underwent assessment of clinical characteristics, which included using The Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ)-6. Obesity was defined as a body mass index (BMI) of ≥30 kg/m2, overweight was defined as BMI between 25 to 29...
January 2, 2018: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279057/characterizing-patients-with-asthma-who-received-global-initiative-for-asthma-steps-4-5-therapy-and-managed-in-a-specialty-care-setting
#19
Brian Stone, Jill R Davis, Frank Trudo, Bradd Schiffman, Carlos Alzola, David Brown, Kathleen M Fox
BACKGROUND: Severe asthma is recognized in the European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society guidelines as a major unmet need in the management of asthma. OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to describe the clinical burden of Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) steps 4-5 asthma for patients treated by specialists in the U.S. community setting. METHODS: Patients, ages ≥12 years, with asthma who received GINA step 4 or 5 treatment and were treated at a large U...
January 1, 2018: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279056/a-review-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-once-daily-tiotropium-respimat-2-5-micrograms-in-adults-and-adolescents-with-asthma
#20
Eli O Meltzer, William E Berger
BACKGROUND: Despite current guidelines, many patients with asthma remain symptomatic, particularly those intolerant of, unresponsive to, or uncontrolled by long-acting beta 2-agonists (LABAs). Tiotropium bromide, delivered through the Respimat soft-mist inhaler in 2 puffs of 1.25 micrograms each, is approved for the long-term, maintenance treatment of asthma in patients aged ≥6 years. OBJECTIVE: An overview of the use of once-daily tiotropium Respimat 2.5 micrograms in adults and adolescents with varying degrees of asthma severity...
January 6, 2018: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
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