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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815837/cost-of-asthma-in-children-a-nationwide-population-based-cost-of-illness-study
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Manuel José Ferreira de Magalhães, Rita da Silva Amaral, Ana Margarida Pereira, Ana Isabel Alves de Sá E Sousa Santos, Maria Inês Águeda de Azevedo, Luís Filipe Ribeiro de Azevedo, João Almeida Lopes Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Childhood asthma is very prevalent and costs can be high, especially in severe disease. This study aimed to estimate the cost of asthma in Portuguese children and the variations by level of asthma control. METHODS: A nationwide, population- and prevalence-based cost-of-illness study with a societal perspective was conducted. We measured direct and indirect costs using a bottom-up approach and a human capital method, respectively, for 208 children (<18 years), from two national repositories...
August 17, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815007/appropriate-selection-for-omalizumab-treatment-in-patients-with-severe-asthma
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Leo Nygaard, Daniel Pilsgaard Henriksen, Hanne Madsen, Jesper Rømhild Davidsen
Background: Omalizumab improves asthma control in patients with uncontrolled severe allergic asthma; however, appropriate patient selection is crucial. Information in this field is sparse. Objective: We aimed to estimate whether potential omalizumab candidates were appropriately selected according to guidelines, and the clinical effect of omalizumab treatment over time. Design: We performed a retrospective observational study on adult patients with asthma treated with omalizumab during 2006-2015 at the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Odense University Hospital (OUH), Denmark...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814959/poor-sleep-is-highly-associated-with-house-dust-mite-allergic-rhinitis-in-adults-and-children
#3
Damien Leger, Bénédicte Bonnefoy, Bernard Pigearias, Bertrand de La Giclais, Antoine Chartier
BACKGROUND: Sleep disorders are often underreported to physicians by patients with allergies. This study aimed to characterize the sleep disorders associated with respiratory allergy to house dust mites (HDM) at the time of initiation of sublingual allergen immunotherapy (SLIT) in routine clinical practice. METHODS: This prospective, cross-sectional, observational study was conducted between November 2014 and March 2015 at 189 French trial sites and included 1750 participants suffering from HDM allergy who were initiating SLIT...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807558/cost-of-asthma-in-portuguese-adults-a-population-based-cost-of-illness-study
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J P Barbosa, M Ferreira-Magalhães, A Sá-Sousa, L F Azevedo, J A Fonseca
INTRODUCTION: Asthma is one of the most frequent chronic diseases, putting a considerable economic burden on societies and individuals. We aimed to estimate the total cost of adult asthma in Portugal, as well as the extent to which direct and indirect costs are influenced by the level of asthma control. METHODS: A nationwide, prevalence-based, cost-of-illness study using a bottom-up approach to calculate direct and indirect costs of asthma was conducted, using participant data from the Portuguese National Asthma Survey (INAsma)...
August 11, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803184/association-of-asthma-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Youn Ho Sheen, Mary C Rolfes, Chung-Il Wi, Cindy S Crowson, Richard S Pendegraft, Katherine S King, Euijung Ryu, Young J Juhn
BACKGROUND: TH1 and TH2 cells have counterregulatory relationships. However, the relationship between asthma, a TH2-predominant condition, and risk of systemic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a TH1 condition, is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine whether asthma was associated with increased risks of incident RA among adults. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective population-based case-control study that examined existing incident RA cases and controls matched by age, sex, and registration year from the general population in Olmsted County, Minnesota, between January 2002 and December 2007...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803180/anxiety-contributes-to-poorer-asthma-outcomes-in-inner-city-black-adolescents
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Marissa R Shams, Alice C Bruce, Anne M Fitzpatrick
BACKGROUND: The factors associated with poor asthma control, exacerbations, and health care utilization in black adolescents are complex and not well understood. Although psychological comorbidities such as anxiety are common in patients with asthma, these have not been studied in this population. OBJECTIVE: This study characterized anxiety and associated asthma features in a cohort of black inner-city adolescents with persistent asthma and determined the association between anxiety symptoms, persistent uncontrolled asthma, and prospective health care utilization over 1 year...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801654/perceptions-of-asthma-control-in-the-united-kingdom-a-cross-sectional-study-comparing-patient-and-healthcare-professionals-perceptions-of-asthma-control-with-validated-act-scores
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Andrew Menzies-Gow, Gavin Chiu
Perceptions of asthma control often vary between patients and physicians. This cross-sectional survey provided UK-specific data on actual and perceived asthma control in patients (18-75 years) attending routine asthma reviews in primary, secondary and tertiary settings. Differences between healthcare professionals' (HCP) and patients' perceptions of asthma control were evaluated via an online questionnaire and compared to a control-the validated asthma control test (ACT)-which patients completed. Treated patients (at least a short acting ß-agonist) with a documented diagnosis of asthma were enroled and consented within a month of their last appointment...
August 11, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801088/characteristics-of-severe-asthma-with-fungal-sensitization
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Katsunori Masaki, Koichi Fukunaga, Masako Matsusaka, Hiroki Kabata, Takae Tanosaki, Takao Mochimaru, Takashi Kamatani, Kengo Ohtsuka, Rie Baba, Soichiro Ueda, Yusuke Suzuki, Fumio Sakamaki, Yoshitaka Oyamada, Takashi Inoue, Tsuyoshi Oguma, Koichi Sayama, Hidefumi Koh, Morio Nakamura, Akira Umeda, Katsuhiko Kamei, Kenji Izuhara, Koichiro Asano, Tomoko Betsuyaku
BACKGROUND: Some patients with severe asthma also have fungal sensitization and are considered to have severe asthma with fungal sensitization. However, there is limited information on the clinical features of SAFS. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics of severe asthma with fungal sensitization. METHODS: The present study enrolled 124 patients with severe asthma. We evaluated clinical aspects, such as various serum cytokines, fractional exhaled nitric oxide, pulmonary function, and serum immunoglobulin E (IgE)...
August 8, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800789/indicators-of-poorly-controlled-asthma-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-school-age-children-in-the-united-states
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BACKGROUND: Poorly controlled asthma has far-reaching effects on school-age children and their parents, but little is knownabout the national impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). OBJECTIVE: To examine HRQoL associated with asthma and indicators of poorly controlled asthma in the United States. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional analysis of HRQoL among school-age children (age range, 6-17 years) with asthma in the nationally representative 2007-2013 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)...
August 11, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800273/assessing-the-impact-of-a-remote-digital-coaching-engagement-program-on-patient-reported-outcomes-in-asthma
#10
Mazi Rasulnia, Billy Stephen Burton, Robert P Ginter, Tracy Y Wang, Roy Alton Pleasants, Cynthia L Green, Njira Lugogo
BACKGROUND: Low adherence and poor outcomes provide opportunity for digital coaching to engage patients with uncontrolled asthma in their care to improve outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To examine the impact of a remote digital coaching program on asthma control and patient experience. METHODS: We recruited 51 adults with uncontrolled asthma, denoted by albuterol use of > 2 times per week and/or exacerbations requiring corticosteroids, and applied a 12-week patient-centered remote digital coaching program using a combination of educational pamphlets, symptom trackers, best peak flow establishment, physical activity, and dietary counseling, as well as coaches who implemented emotional enforcement  to motivate disease self-management through telephone, text, and email...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800272/omalizumab-in-non-allergic-asthma-a-report-of-13-cases
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Zeynep Çelebi Sözener, Ömür Aydın, Zeynep Mısırlıgil, Dilşad Mungan, Yavuz Selim Demirel, Gülfem E Çelik, Betül A Sin, Sevim Bavbek
BACKGROUND: There are limited data regarding the effectiveness of omalizumab in patients with non-allergic asthma. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and functional effectiveness of omalizumab in patients with non-allergic asthma. METHODS: The study was a single-center, retrospective chart review of patients with non-allergic asthma who were treated with add-on omalizumab between February 2014 and March 2016. After omalizumab was started, data of the Asthma Control Test(ACT), pulmonary function test, and daily oral corticosteroid(OCS) dosage were collected at baseline, 16 weeks, 1 year, 2 and 3 years (if available)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800268/asthma-management-experiences-of-australians-who-are-native-arabic-speakers
#12
Reem Alzayer, Betty Chaar, Iman Basheti, Bandana Saini
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the asthma management experiences of people with asthma within the Arabic-speaking community in Australia. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews guided by a schedule of questions were conducted with 25 Arabic-speaking women with asthma/carer of a child with asthma, recruited from medical practices and community centers in Melbourne, Australia. RESULTS: Twenty-five Arabic-speaking participants with asthma or caring for those with asthma were interviewed...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800266/impact-of-shared-decision-making-on-asthma-quality-of-life-and-asthma-control-among-children
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Yhenneko J Taylor, Hazel Tapp, Lindsay E Shade, Tsai-Ling Liu, Jessica Lauren Mowrer, Michael F Dulin
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have examined the effectiveness of shared decision making (SDM) in clinical practice. This study evaluated the impact of SDM on quality of life and symptom control in children with asthma. METHODS: We conducted a prospective 3-year study in six community-based practices serving a low-income patient population. Practices received training on SDM using an evidence-based toolkit. Patients aged 2 to 17 with a diagnosis of asthma were identified from scheduling and billing data...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800265/use-of-snomed-ct%C3%A2-and-loinc%C3%A2-to-standardize-terminology-for-primary-care-asthma-electronic-health-records
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M Diane Lougheed, Nicola J Thomas, Nastasia V Wasilewski, Alison H Morra, Janice P Minard
OBJECTIVES: The burden of asthma ranks among the highest for chronic diseases. Interoperable EHRs can improve the management of chronic diseases such as asthma by facilitating sharing of data between health care settings along the continuum of care. Terminology such as SNOMED CT® (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms) and LOINC® (Logistical Observation Identifier Names and Codes) are prerequisites for interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs). We sought to determine the extent to which data elements in a validated asthma care map (ACM) are congruent with these terminologies...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799458/effects-of-an-unsupervised-pedometer-based-physical-activity-program-on-daily-steps-of-adults-with-moderate-to-severe-asthma-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Cristina Martins Coelho, Maycon Moura Reboredo, Felipe Martins Valle, Carla Malaguti, Larissa Almeida Campos, Lucas Mendes Nascimento, Erich Vidal Carvalho, Júlio César Abreu Oliveira, Bruno Valle Pinheiro
Supervised exercise has shown benefits for subjects with asthma, but little is known about the effectiveness of unsupervised physical activity on this population. We investigated the effects of a 12-week unsupervised pedometer-based physical activity program on daily steps and on clinical and psychological parameters of adults with asthma. Clinically stable adults with moderate to severe asthma were encouraged to take daily 30-minute walks and were randomized to pedometer and control groups. The pedometer group received pedometers and individualized daily step targets...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797886/24-h-nitrogen-dioxide-concentration-is-associated-with-cooking-behaviors-and-an-increase-in-rescue-medication-use-in-children-with-asthma
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Laura M Paulin, D 'Ann L Williams, Roger Peng, Gregory B Diette, Meredith C McCormack, Patrick Breysse, Nadia N Hansel
Exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a byproduct of combustion, is associated with poor asthma control in children. We sought to determine whether gas-fueled kitchen appliance use is associated with 24-h indoor NO2 concentrations and whether these concentrations are associated with asthma morbidity in children. Children aged 5-12 years old with asthma were eligible. Mean 24-h NO2 concentration was measured in the kitchen over a four-day sampling period and gas stove use was captured in time activity diaries...
August 7, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797611/video-instruction-is-more-effective-than-written-instruction-in-improving-inhaler-technique
#17
Romil F Shah, Rakesh M Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Many patients with asthma use inhalers incorrectly. Better inhaler technique is associated with better asthma control. We tested the effectiveness of a computer-based video training solution versus traditional written instructions, both which may be used in a resource-limited setting, for teaching inhaler technique. We hypothesized that computer based training will provide a higher quality of instruction which will improve technique more effectively than written training...
August 7, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796240/glucocorticoid-receptor-expression-on-circulating-leukocytes-in-healthy-and-asthmatic-adolescents-in-response-to-exercise
#18
Kim D Lu, Dan Cooper, Fadia Haddad, Frank Zaldivar, Monica Kraft, Shlomit Radom-Aizik
BackgroundPoor aerobic fitness is associated with worsening of asthma symptoms, and fitness training may improve asthma control. The mechanism linking fitness with asthma is not known. We hypothesized that repeated bouts of exercise would lead to a downregulation of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) expression on circulating leukocytes, reflecting a reduced responsiveness to stress.MethodsIn a prospective exercise training intervention of healthy and asthmatic adolescents, GR expression in leukocytes was measured using flow cytometry in response to an acute exercise challenge before and after the exercise training intervention...
August 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791752/is-higher-population-level-use-of-ics-laba-combination-associated-with-better-asthma-outcomes-cross-sectional-surveys-of-nationally-representative-populations-in-new-zealand-and-australia
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Helen K Reddel, Lutz Beckert, Angela Moran, Tristram Ingham, Rosario D Ampon, Matthew J Peters, Susan M Sawyer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: New Zealand (NZ) and Australia (AU) have similarly high asthma prevalence; both have universal public health systems, but different criteria for subsidized medicines. We explored differences in asthma management and asthma-related outcomes between these countries. METHODS: A web-based survey was administered in AU (2012) and NZ (2013) to individuals aged ≥16 years with current asthma, drawn randomly from web-based panels, stratified by national population proportions...
August 9, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780547/paediatric-asthma-control-under-a-community-management-model-in-china-a-protocol-for-a-prospective-multicentre-cohort-study
#20
Juan Xu, Yong Yin, Hao Zhang, Wen Wei Zhong, Lei Zhang, Jing Zhang, Shu Hua Yuan, Fen Zhang, Li Xia Zhao
INTRODUCTION: Childhood asthma is globally one of the most common respiratory disorders and accounts for more school absences and more hospitalizations than any other chronic illness. The worldwide economic burden of this disease exceeds those of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis combined. Proper intervention and effective management is of paramount importance for the control and prognosis of paediatric asthma. Unfortunately, the rate of uncontrolled and partially controlled paediatric asthma in China is >90%...
August 4, 2017: BMJ Open
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