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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926855/a-comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-once-daily-fluticasone-furoate-vilanterole-with-twice-daily-fluticasone-propionate-salmeterol-in-elderly-asthmatics
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Yoshihisa Ishiura, Masaki Fujimura, Yasutaka Shiba, Noriyuki Ohkura, Johsuke Hara, Miki Abo, Kazuo Kasahara
Background Asthma in the elderly population has been focused because it affects quality of life and results in a higher hospitalization rate and mortality. Fluticasone furoate (FF)/vilanterole (VI) is a novel inhaled corticosteroids (ICS)/long-acting β2 agonist (LABA) combination being developed for once-daily administration for asthma with greater anti-inflammatory activity and longer duration of bronchidilation. The Ellipta(TM) dry powder inhaler (DPI) has also been available as a new device with high levels of satisfaction and preference...
September 19, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925525/determinants-of-low-risk-of-asthma-exacerbation-during-pregnancy
#2
Zarqa Ali, Lisbeth Nilas, Charlotte Suppli Ulrik
BACKGROUND: Assessment of asthma control every 4-6 weeks during pregnancy is recommended to reduce risk of exacerbation, and by that improve outcome. OBJECTIVE: To identify determinants of pregnancies with low risk of asthma exacerbation. METHODS: All pregnant women enrolled into the Management of Asthma during Pregnancy (MAP) program at Hvidovre Hospital since 2007. Assessment of asthma control, adjustment of treatment, spirometry and measurement of exhaled nitric oxide (FE NO) were performed, and baseline characteristics and exacerbation history was collected at enrolment...
September 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923762/translating-basic-research-into-clinical-practice-vitamin-d-in-asthma-mechanisms-of-action-and-considerations-for-clinical-trials
#3
REVIEW
Paul E Pfeffer, Catherine M Hawrylowicz
There is increasing interest in the therapeutic utility of vitamin D in asthma, supported by a significant body of evidence on epidemiological associations between vitamin D insufficiency and worse asthma control. In support of a causal relationship, vitamin D beneficially modulates diverse immunological pathways in heterogeneous asthma endotypes, regulating the actions of lymphocytes, mast cells, antigen-presenting cells and structural cells to dampen excessive inflammatory responses. Allergic asthma is characterised by a failure of immune tolerance, and development of pathological responses to inhaled aeroallergens, and vitamin D has been extensively shown to support immune regulation...
September 15, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923490/the-association-of-maternal-asthma-and-early-pregnancy-vitamin-d-with-risk-of-preeclampsia-an-observation-from-vitamin-d-antenatal-asthma-reduction-trial-vdaart
#4
Hooman Mirzakhani, Vincent J Carey, Thomas F McElrath, Nancy Laranjo, George O'Connor, Ronald E Iverson, Aviva Lee-Parritz, Robert C Strunk, Leonard B Bacharier, George A Macones, Robert S Zeiger, Michael Schatz, Bruce W Hollis, Augusto A Litonjua, Scott T Weiss
BACKGROUND: Maternal asthma, uncontrolled asthma, and low vitamin D levels during pregnancy have been individually linked to increased risk of preeclampsia. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of history of physician-diagnosed asthma and uncontrolled asthma status during pregnancy with the risk of preeclampsia and the effects of early pregnancy vitamin D concentrations on this relationship. METHODS: A total of 816 subjects with available pregnancy outcome data and risk factors of interest were analyzed...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918658/the-role-of-upper-airway-pathology-as-a-co-morbidity-in-severe-asthma
#5
Amelia Licari, Ilaria Brambilla, Maria De Filippo, Dimitri Poddighe, Riccardo Castagnoli, Gian Luigi Marseglia
Severe asthma is a complex heterogeneous disease that is refractory to standard treatment and is complicated by multiple co-morbidities and risk factors. Several co-morbidities may contribute to worsen asthma control and complicate diagnostic and therapeutic management of severe asthmatic patients. Areas covered: A prevalent cluster of chronic upper airway co-morbid diseases is recognized in severe asthma. Evaluation for these disorders should always be considered in clinical practice. The aim of this review is to provide an updated overview of the prevalence, the pathogenetic mechanisms, the clinical impact and the therapeutic options for upper airway pathology in severe asthma, focusing on chronic rhinosinusitis and allergic rhinitis...
September 16, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915080/weight-adjusted-intravenous-reslizumab-in-severe-asthma-with-inadequate-response-to-fixed-dose-subcutaneous-mepolizumab
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Manali Mukherjee, Fernando Aleman Paramo, Melanie Kjarsgaard, Brittany Salter, Gayatri Nair, Nicola LaVigne, Katherine Radford, Roma Sehmi, Parameswaran Nair
BACKGROUND: Clinical benefits of fixed-dose 100 mg subcutaneous (SC) mepolizumab in prednisone-dependent patients are modest when sputum eosinophilia is not adequately controlled. This study compared treatment response of weight-adjusted intravenous (IV) Reslizumab in patients previously treated with 100 mg SC Mepolizumab. METHOD: 10 prednisone-dependent asthmatics (sputum eosinophils >3% and blood eosinophils > 300cells/μL), who had previously received Mepolizumab (100 mg SC Q4W) for at least 1 year, received two infusions of placebo (Q4W) followed by 4 infusions of 3...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914069/the-role-of-a%C3%A2-hospital-pharmacist-in-the-management-of-asthma-in-great-britain
#7
Inka Sembol, Božena Macešková
The role of the pharmacist in the asthma management is well established. However, there is still a considerable number of patients with suboptimal asthma control affecting patients quality of life and resulting in poor outcomes, morbidity and mortality. The aim was to identify patients factors, explore the hospital pharmacists role in the asthma management and identify any areas for improvement in Great Britain. Qualitative data collection was selected. Patients case studies and semi-structured open interviews with the hospital multi-disciplinary team (MDT) were applied...
2017: Ceská a Slovenská Farmacie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913992/effects-of-immunoglobulin-replacement-on-asthma-exacerbation-in-adult-asthmatics-with-igg-subclass-deficiency
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Joo Hee Kim, Young Min Ye, Ga Young Ban, Yoo Seob Shin, Hyun Young Lee, Young Hee Nam, Soo Keol Lee, You Sook Cho, Seung Hun Jang, Ki Suck Jung, Hae Sim Park
PURPOSE: Recurrent respiratory tract infection is a common manifestation of primary immunodeficiency disease, and respiratory viruses or bacteria are important triggers of asthma exacerbations. Asthma often coexists with humoral immunodeficiency in adults, and some asthmatics with immunoglobulin (Ig) G subclass deficiency (IgGSCD) suffer from recurrent exacerbations. Although some studies suggest a benefit from Ig replacement, others have failed to support its use. This study aimed to assess the effect of Ig replacement on asthma exacerbation caused by respiratory infection as well as the asthma control status of adult asthmatics with IgGSCD...
November 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910559/the-impact-of-fda-regulatory-activities-on-incident-dispensing-of-laba-containing-medication-2005-2011
#9
Meghan A Baker, Melissa G Butler, Sally Seymour, Fang Zhang, Yute Wu, Ann Chen Wu, Mark S Levenson, Pingsheng Wu, Aarthi Iyer, Sengwee Toh, Solomon Iyasu, Esther H Zhou
BACKGROUND: Evidence of safety issues associated with long-acting beta2-agonist (LABA) treatment has led to multiple regulatory activities by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on this class of medications. OBJECTIVE: This study describes the impact of the regulatory activities on incident LABA-containing medication dispensing. METHODS: A monthly rolling cohort of asthma patients who were eligible to initiate a LABA-containing product was created in the Mini-Sentinel Distributed Database between January 2005 and June 2011...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903951/managing-problematic-severe-asthma-beyond-the-guidelines
#10
REVIEW
Katharine C Pike, Mark L Levy, John Moreiras, Louise Fleming
This review discusses issues related to managing problematic severe asthma in children and young people. A small minority of children have genuinely severe asthma symptoms which are difficult to control. Children with genuinely severe asthma need investigations and treatments beyond those described within conventional guidelines. However, the majority of children with poor symptom control despite high-intensity treatment achieve improvement in their asthma control once attention has been paid to the basics of asthma management...
September 13, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903864/effectiveness-of-fluticasone-furoate-plus-vilanterol-on-asthma-control-in-clinical-practice-an-open-label-parallel-group-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ashley Woodcock, Jørgen Vestbo, Nawar Diar Bakerly, John New, J Martin Gibson, Sheila McCorkindale, Rupert Jones, Susan Collier, James Lay-Flurrie, Lucy Frith, Loretta Jacques, Joanne L Fletcher, Catherine Harvey, Henrik Svedsater, David Leather
BACKGROUND: Evidence for management of asthma comes from closely monitored efficacy trials done in highly selected patient groups. There is a need for randomised trials that are closer to usual clinical practice. METHODS: We did an open-label, randomised, controlled, two-arm effectiveness trial at 74 general practice clinics in Salford and South Manchester, UK. Patients aged 18 years or older with a general practitioner's diagnosis of symptomatic asthma and on maintenance inhaler therapy were randomly assigned to initiate treatment with a once-daily inhaled combination of either 100 μg or 200 μg fluticasone furoate with 25 μg vilanterol or optimised usual care and followed up for 12 months...
September 8, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894957/efficacy-of-a%C3%A2-multidisciplinary-pulmonary-rehabilitation-outpatient-program-on-exacerbations-in-overweight-and-obese-patients-with-asthma
#12
Ipek Candemir, Pinar Ergun, Dicle Kaymaz
BACKGROUND: Even though many studies have investigated the effectiveness of weight loss interventions, the efficacy of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has not yet been proven in obese patients with asthma. The aims of this study were to investigate the efficacy of PR on asthma exacerbations in the first year after PR and to evaluate the efficacy of PR in exercise capacity, quality of life, psychosocial symptoms and control of asthma in overweight patients. METHODS: The exercise capacity, health-related quality of life scores, psychosocial symptoms, asthma control test (ACT) data, number of emergency admissions and hospitalizations of 35 overweight patients with asthma who completed a 1-year multidisciplinary PR program were recorded and analyzed...
September 11, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892559/spirometry-adjusted-exhaled-nitric-oxide-increases-accuracy-for-assessment-of-asthma-control-in-children
#13
Carla Martins, Diana Silva, Milton Severo, João Rufo, Inês Paciência, Joana Madureira, Patrícia Padrão, Pedro Moreira, Luís Delgado, Eduardo Oliveira Fernandes, Henrique Barros, Pekka Malmberg, André Moreira
Spirometry and exhaled nitric oxide are two important complimentary tools to identify and assess asthma control in children. We aimed to determine the ability of a new suggested spirometry adjusted exhaled nitric oxide (NO) index in doing that. A random sample of 1602 schoolchildren were screened by a health questionnaire, skin-prick tests, spirometry with bronchodilation and exhaled NO. A total of 662 children were included with median (IQR) exhaled NO 11(14) ppb. ROC curves using exhaled NO equations from Malmberg, Kovesi and Buchvald, and spirometry adjusted exhaled NO values were applied to identify asthmatic children and uncontrolled asthma...
September 11, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892418/shared-decision-making-and-time-to-exacerbation-in-children-with-asthma
#14
Tsai-Ling Liu, Yhenneko J Taylor, Rohan Mahabaleshwarkar, Christopher M Blanchette, Hazel Tapp, Michael F Dulin
BACKGROUND: Although shared decision making (SDM) is a promising approach for improving outcomes for patients with chronic diseases, no evidence currently supports the use of SDM to delay asthma exacerbations. We evaluated the impact of an SDM intervention implemented by providers in a real-world setting on time to exacerbation in children with asthma. METHODS: This study used a prospective cohort observed between 2011-2013 at five primary care practices that serve vulnerable populations (e...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891543/a-survey-of-asthma-management-practices-and-implementation-of-global-initiative-for-asthma-guidelines-among-doctors-in-a-resource-limited-setting-in-nigeria
#15
E I Chima, M O Iroezindu, N R Uchenna, G O Mbata, C G Okwuonu
BACKGROUND: Bronchial asthma is a global health problem that causes significant morbidity and mortality in all age groups. Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) seeks to standardize the care asthma patients receive. We assessed the knowledge, attitude, and practices of doctors in Umuahia, Southeast Nigeria, regarding asthma and determined the extent to which they abide by GINA guidelines in their management of asthma. METHODOLOGY: It was a descriptive cross-sectional study...
August 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890020/the-national-cost-of-asthma-among-school-aged-children-in-the-united%C3%A2-states
#16
Patrick W Sullivan, Vahram Ghushchyan, Prakash Navaratnam, Howard S Friedman, Abhishek Kavati, Benjamin Ortiz, Bob Lanier
BACKGROUND: Recent research has quantified the national health care resource use (HCRU) and health care expenditure (HCE) burden associated with adult asthma; however, estimates specific to school-aged children are more than 2 decades old. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the national HCRU and HCEs attributable to asthma among school-aged children in the United States. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional retrospective analysis of school-aged children (aged 6-17 years) in the nationally representative 2007-2013 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey...
September 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888513/enhancing-pediatric-asthma-care-and-nursing-education-through-an-academic-practice-partnership
#17
Natasha McClure, Melanie Lutenbacher, Ellen O'Kelley, Mary S Dietrich
BACKGROUND: Home environmental assessments and interventions delivered via academic practice partnerships (APP) between clinics and schools of nursing may be a low or no cost delivery model of pediatric asthma care and professional education. Patients receive enhanced clinical resources that can improve self-management and healthcare utilization. Additionally, students can practice chronic disease management skills in actual patient encounters. OBJECTIVE: To describe outcomes of the implementation of an APP between a school of nursing and a pediatric asthma specialty clinic (PASC) to deliver a home visit program (HVP)...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887505/impaired-fibrinolysis-and-lower-levels-of-plasma-%C3%AE-2-macroglobulin-are-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-severe-asthma-exacerbations
#18
Stanislawa Bazan-Socha, Lucyna Mastalerz, Agnieszka Cybulska, Lech Zareba, Romy Kremers, Michal Zabczyk, Grazyna Pulka, Teresa Iwaniec, Jan G Bazan, Coenraad Hemker, Anetta Undas
Recently we have reported that asthma is associated with enhanced plasma thrombin formation, impaired fibrinolysis and platelet activation. In the present study we investigated whether described prothrombotic blood alterations might predispose to thromboembolic events or asthma exacerbations. In 164 adult asthmatics we assessed clinical events during 3-year follow-up and analyzed their associations with measured at baseline prothrombotic blood parameters. Data were obtained from 157 (95.7%) of the asthma patients...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886264/lack-of-asthma-and-rhinitis-control-in-general-practitioner-managed-patients-prescribed-fixed-dose-combination-therapy-in-australia
#19
Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Vicky Kritikos, Victoria Carter, Kwok Yin Yan, Carol Armour, Dermot Ryan, David Price
OBJECTIVES: The first aim of the study (i) assess the current asthma status of general-practitioner-managed patients receiving regular fixed-dose combination inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting beta2 agonist (FDC ICS/LABA) therapy and (ii) explore patients' perceptions of asthma control and attitudes/behaviors regarding preventer inhaler use. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study of Australian adults with a current physician diagnosis of asthma receiving ≥2 prescriptions of FDC ICS/LABA therapy in the previous year, who were recruited through general practice to receive a structured in-depth asthma review between May 2012 and January 2014...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885280/reliability-of-the-shuttle-walk-test-with-controlled-incremental-velocity-in-patients-with-difficult-to-control-asthma
#20
Ivan Peres Costa, Simone Dal Corso, Audrey Borghi-Silva, Fabiana Peixoto, Roberto Stirbulov, Ross Arena, Lawrence P Cahalin, Luciana Maria Malosá Sampaio
PURPOSE: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by bronchial hypersensitivity to endogenous or exogenous agents and variable airflow limitation, which is reversible either spontaneously or with the use of medication. The evaluation of functional capacity in these patients is commonly performed using field tests to gauge activity of daily living. However, the reliability of the symptom-controlled shuttle walk test has not yet been determined for individuals with difficult-to-control asthma...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
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