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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730377/influence-of-vitamin-d-and-cotinine-on-t-regulatory-cells-and-asthma-severity-in-children
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Bolesław Kalicki, Agata Wawrzyniak, Agnieszka Lipińska-Opałka, Sławomir Lewicki, Robert Zdanowski
Asthma is a common chronic respiratory diseases in children. Understanding the immune mechanisms of epigenetic factors may contribute to a better control of asthma. This study seeks to determine the effects of serum vitamin D and urine cotinine on asthma severity and on T regulatory cells (Tregs) and other immune-related factors such as CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19, CD16/56, and anti-CD3 HLA-DR3. The study involved 34 children with asthma. Disease severity was assessed with the Asthma Control Test, spirometry, and the fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO)...
July 21, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728272/-the-level-of-asthma-control-in-china-from-a-national-asthma-control-survey
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J T Lin, W Q Wang, 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 assess the overall asthma control level in urban China. Methods: A multi-center, cross-sectional, questionnaire-based survey was carried out in 30 provinces in China (except Tibet). Asthmatic outpatients who met the inclusion criteria were recruited consecutively from 30 sub-centers from October 2015 to May 2016. Data of demographic characteristics, asthma control, asthma management, asthma exacerbations and self-management, and disease perception were collected by face-to-face interviews. Results: Totally 3 875 asthmatic outpatients were recruited...
July 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722791/treatment-evaluation-using-lung-sound-analysis-in-asthmatic-children
#3
Chizu Habukawa, Katsumi Murakami, Mitsuru Endoh, Noriaki Horii, Yukio Nagasaka
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive assessment of treatment and prediction of attacks in asthmatic children do not yet exist. Lung sound analysis can non-invasively evaluate airway obstruction. We used a recently developed technology for analysing lung sounds using ic700 (index of the chest wall at 700 Hz, sound intensity at 700 Hz) to evaluate response to inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) in asthmatic children. METHOD: Seventy asthmatic children, including infants, underwent lung sound recording in the asymptomatic state prior to and 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks after ICS treatment, and asthma control was assessed at 10 weeks...
July 19, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722755/the-potential-of-anti-infectives-and-immunomodulators-as-therapies-for-asthma-and-asthma-exacerbations
#4
Michael R Edwards, Ross P Walton, David J Jackson, Wojciech Feleszko, Chrysanthi Skevaki, Tuomas Jartti, Heidi Makrinoti, Alexandra Nikonova, Igor Shilovskiy, Jurgen Schwarze, Sebastian L Johnston, Musa Khaitov
Asthma is responsible for approximately 25,000 deaths annually in Europe despite available medicines that maintain asthma control and reduce asthma exacerbations. Better treatments are urgently needed for the control of chronic asthma and reduction of asthma exacerbations, the major cause of asthma mortality. Much research spanning >20 years shows a strong association between microorganisms including pathogens in asthma onset, severity and exacerbation, yet with the exception of antibiotics, few treatments are available that specifically target the offending pathogens...
July 19, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719788/asthma-control-and-care-among-malaysian-primary-school-children-a-cross-sectional-study
#5
Azainorsuzila Ahad, Ee Ming Khoo
Children with uncontrolled asthma have high risk of poor health outcomes. The aim of this study was to assess asthma control and care in primary school children with reported asthma. A total of 6441 primary school children were first screened for parent-reported physician-diagnosed asthma and 448 (8.9%) children were reported to have asthma. Of these, 311 (69.4%) parents agreed to participate in assessment of asthma control study using Global Initiative for Asthma 2009 guidelines. Only 161 (51.8%) children were found to have good asthma control, 99 (31...
July 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713805/the-benefits-and-challenges-of-managing-asthma-in-hispanic-families-in-south-texas-a-mixed-methods-study
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Genny Carrillo, Maria J Perez-Patron, Rose L Lucio, Lucia Cabrera, Alyssa Trevino, Xiaohui Xu, Nelda Mier
BACKGROUND: Understanding the experience of Hispanic parents of children diagnosed with asthma can be useful in the delivery of effective and meaningful asthma education. In order to assess the needs of Hispanic families with asthmatic children in South Texas, investigators utilized a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed (1) to assess the impact of asthma in the quality of life of Hispanic children and their families and (2) to identify barriers and challenges to asthma management as perceived by parents of children diagnosed with asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712803/maternal-asthma-severity-and-control-during-pregnancy-and-risk-of-offspring-asthma
#7
Xiaoqin Liu, Esben Agerbo, Vivi Schlünssen, Rosalind J Wright, Jiong Li, Trine Munk-Olsen
BACKGROUND: Severe and uncontrolled asthma during pregnancy has been linked to several unfavorable perinatal outcomes. However, current knowledge on the association between the severity and control of maternal asthma and offspring asthma is sparse. OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate the extent to which offspring asthma is influenced by maternal asthma severity and control during pregnancy. METHODS: We performed a prospective population-based cohort study...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712420/the-role-of-trait-mindfulness-in-quality-of-life-and-asthma-control-among-adolescents-with-asthma
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Linda Cillessen, Monique O van de Ven, Johan C Karremans
OBJECTIVE: The current study focused on the role of trait mindfulness in asthma-related quality of life (QoL) and asthma control in adolescent asthma patients. Furthermore, potential underlying mechanisms (general and asthma-specific stress) of this relationship were investigated. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, questionnaire data of 94 adolescents with asthma that were prescribed daily asthma medication were included. Two Structural Equation Models (SEMs), a direct model and an indirect model, were tested...
August 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708958/racial-disparities-in-family-provider-interactions-for-pediatric-asthma-care
#9
Michelle Trivedi, Vicki Fung, Elyse O Kharbanda, Emma K Larkin, Melissa G Butler, Kelly Horan, Tracy A Lieu, Ann Chen Wu
OBJECTIVE: Black and Latino children experience significantly worse asthma morbidity than their white peers for multifactorial reasons. This study investigated differences in family-provider interactions for pediatric asthma, based on race/ethnicity. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of parent surveys of asthmatic children within the Population-Based Effectiveness in Asthma and Lung Diseases Network. Our study population comprised 647 parents with survey response data...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704107/asthma-medication-use-among-adults-with-current-asthma-by-work-related-asthma-status-asthma-call-back-survey-29-states-2012-2013
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Katelynn E Dodd, Jacek M Mazurek
OBJECTIVE: Asthma severity is defined as the intensity of treatment required to achieve good control of asthma symptoms. Studies have shown that work-related asthma (WRA) can be associated with poorer asthma control and more severe symptoms than non-WRA. Associations between asthma medications and WRA status were assessed using data from the 2012-2013 Asthma Call-back Survey among ever-employed adults (≥18 years) with current asthma from 29 states. METHODS: Persons with WRA had been told by a physician that their asthma was work-related...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699806/fibromyalgia-as-a-cause-of-uncontrolled-asthma-a-case-controlled-multicenter-study
#11
Eva Martinez-Moragon, V Plaza, Isabel Torres, Ana Rosado, Isabel Urrutia, Xavier Casas, Belen Hinojosa, Marina Blanco-Aparicio, Julio Delgado, Santiago Quirce, Carles Sabadell, Pilar Cobellero, Ana Muñoz-Fernández
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia can affect the control of asthma when both diseases are present in a single patient. OBJECTIVES: To characterize asthma in patients with concomitant fibromyalgia to assess whether fibromyalgia is an independent factor of asthma severity that influences upon poor asthma control. We also evaluated how dyspnea is perceived by the patients in order to demonstrate that alterations in the perception of airway obstruction may be responsible for poor asthma control...
July 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696794/the-effects-of-asthma-medications-on-reactive-oxygen-species-production-in-human-monocytes
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Ming-Kai Tsai, Yi-Ching Lin, Ming-Yii Huang, Min-Sheng Lee, Chang-Hung Kuo, Po-Lin Kuo, Ching-Hsiung Lin, Chih-Hsing Hung
OBJECTIVE: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease induced by many environmental factors. The inhalation of allergens and pollutants promote the reactive oxygen species (ROS) production leading to airway inflammation, hyper-responsiveness and remodeling in allergic asthma. The effects of asthma medications on ROS production are unclear. The present study investigated the anti-ROS effects of current asthma medications including inhaled corticosteroid (ICS; budesonide and fluticasone), leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA; montelukast), long acting β2 agonists (LABAs; salmeterol and formoterol) and a new extra-LABA (indacaterol)...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696336/perspectives-on-exhaled-nitric-oxide
#13
Fabio Luigi Massimo Ricciardolo, Philip E Silkoff
The history of nitric oxide (NO) in respiratory field dates back to the beginning of '90s with the ancestral study by Lars Gustafsson et al. describing the presence of endogenous NO in the exhaled breath of human beings. Soon after, independent studies showed that exhaled NO concentrations (FENO) is higher in asthmatics than in normal subjects. Not all asthmatics demonstrate a high FENO reflecting heterogeneity of asthma. High values of FENO are associated with over-expression of corticosteroid-sensitive iNOS isoform and allergic/eosinophilic inflammation...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693976/effectiveness-of-the-spirometry-360%C3%A2-quality-improvement-program-for-improving-asthma-care-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Rita Mangione-Smith, Chuan Zhou, Michael J Corwin, James A Taylor, Fiona Rice, James W Stout
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of the Spirometry 360™ distance learning quality improvement (QI) program for enhancing the processes and outcomes of care for children with asthma. METHODS: Cluster randomized controlled trial involving 25 matched pairs of pediatric primary care practices. Practices were recruited from two practice-based research networks: the Slone Center Office-based Research Network at Boston University, Boston, MA and the Puget Sound Pediatric Research Network in Seattle, WA...
July 7, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693328/eliminating-disparities-in-asthma-care-identifying-broad-challenges-in-quality-improvement
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Joseph P Anarella, Victoria L Wagner, Susan G McCauley, Jennifer B Mane, Patricia A Waniewski
Racial disparities in asthma care persist in New York State's Medicaid Program. African Americans with asthma experience higher rates of emergency department visits and inpatient hospitalizations, coupled with lower rates of long-term control medication use compared to other racial/ethnic groups. Within this context, and with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New York State Department of Health designed and implemented the Eliminating Disparities in Asthma Care (EDAC) Collaborative to improve the quality of asthma care delivered in 7 provider sites located in Central Brooklyn, New York...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693055/-the-relationship-between-smoking-status-and-epidermiology-of-asthma-in-people-aged-over-14-years-in-china
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Y Nong, J T Lin, P Chen, X Zhou, H Y Wan, K S Yin, L J Ma, C G Wu, J Li, C T Liu, N Su, G L Liu, H Xie, W Tang, M Huang, Y H Chen, L J Liu, Y Song, X L Chen, Y M Zhang, W Y Wang, W Li, L C Sun
Objective: To study the relationship between bronchial asthma and smoking status in Chinese people. Methods: Asthma epidemiological survey and stratified-cluster-random method survey were performed in residents over 14 years in 8 provinces (cities) of China from February 2010 to August 2012. Asthma was diagnosed based upon case history, clinical signs and lung function test. Smoking status was investigated by questionnaire. Results: Sampling population was 180 099 and 164 215 were valid. A total of 2 034 subjects were diagnosed as asthma including 79 692 men and 84 523 women...
July 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692145/efficacy-and-safety-of-tiotropium-in-school-age-children-with-moderate-to-severe-symptomatic-asthma-a-systematic-review
#17
Gustavo J Rodrigo, Hugo Neffen
BACKGROUND: Recently published data support the benefits and safety of the once-daily (OD) long-acting anticholinergic tiotropium bromide bronchodilator for the treatment of uncontrolled moderate to severe asthma in adults and adolescents. However, its role for the treatment of school-age asthmatics has not yet been clearly defined. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the efficacy and safety of tiotropium Respimat(®) in children aged 6-11 years with moderate to severe symptomatic asthma...
July 10, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689839/severe-asthma-in-children
#18
Sima K Ramratnam, Leonard B Bacharier, Theresa W Guilbert
Severe asthma in children is associated with significant morbidity and is a highly heterogeneous disorder with multiple clinical phenotypes. Cluster analyses have been performed in several groups to explain some of the heterogeneity of pediatric severe asthma, which is reviewed in this article. The evaluation of a child with severe asthma includes a detailed diagnostic assessment and excluding other possible diagnoses and addressing poor control due to comorbidities, lack of adherence to asthma controller medications, poor technique, and other psychological and environmental factors...
July 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687462/the-effect-of-tiotropium-in-combination-with-olodaterol-on-house-dust-mite-induced-allergic-airway-disease
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Gerrit John-Schuster, Stan de Kleijn, Yolanda van Wijck, Veerle Kremer, Hermelijn H Smits, Michael P Pieper, Pieter S Hiemstra, Christian Taube
One of the major goals of asthma therapy is to maintain asthma control and prevent acute exacerbations. Long-acting bronchodilators are regularly used for the treatment of asthma patients and in clinical studies the anti-cholinergic tiotropium has recently been shown to reduce exacerbations in patients with asthma. So far it is unclear how tiotropium exerts this effect. For this purpose, we designed an allergen-driven rechallenge model of allergic airway inflammation in mice, to assess the effectiveness of tiotropium and the long-acting β-2 adrenoceptor agonist olodaterol on allergen-induced exacerbations of airway disease...
July 4, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680706/abnormal-functional-connectivity-of-ventral-anterior-insula-in-asthmatic-patients-with-depression
#20
Yuqun Zhang, Yuan Yang, Rongrong Bian, Yingying Yin, Zhenghua Hou, Yingying Yue, Zhi Xu, Yonggui Yuan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the underlying mechanism of depression in asthmatic patients, the ReHo in the insula and its FC was used to probe the differences between depressed asthmatic (DA) and nondepressed asthmatic (NDA) patients. METHODS: 18 DA patients, 24 NDA patients, and 60 healthy controls (HCs) received resting-state fMRI scan, severity of depression, and asthma control assessment. RESULTS: DA patients showed increased FC between the left ventral anterior insula (vAI) and the left middle temporal gyrus compared with both NDA and HC groups...
2017: Neural Plasticity
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