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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822449/-cytokine-profiles-of-cd4-t-memory-cells-in-asthma-and-their-relationship-with-asthma-severity
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C L Du, K Xu, Z H Min, D D Li, H L Yuan, C Liu, Z H Chen
Objective: To study the phenotype of memory CD4(+) T cells in peripheral blood of asthmatics and its relationship with asthma severity. Methods: From Dec 2014 to Aug 2015, thirty-three asthmatics, twenty-six chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and twenty-two healthy volunteers were enrolled in Respiratory Clinics of Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were isolated from peripheral blood. Cell surface markers (CD45RO, CRTH2, CD62L, and CCR7) and intracellular protein[interleukin (IL)-5, IL-17, interferon (IFN)-γ]staining was performed using flow-cytometric techniques...
August 8, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791839/a-comparative-study-of-strem-1-il-6-and-il-13-concentration-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-in-asthma-and-copd-a-preliminary-study
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Małgorzata Proboszcz, Magdalena Paplińska-Goryca, Patrycja Nejman-Gryz, Katarzyna Górska, Rafał Krenke
BACKGROUND: Soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (sTREM-1) is a cell-surface receptor presented on neutrophils, macrophages and monocytes. Elevated sTREM-1 levels are a marker of acute microbial infections, and have also been reported in chronic lung diseases. IL-6 and IL-13 are effective markers in distinguishing these diseases. IL-6 has been shown to play an important role in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), while IL-13 is described as one of the key mediators of allergic asthma...
March 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774201/patterns-of-use-of-dry-powder-inhalers-versus-pressurized-metered-dose-inhalers-devices-in-adult-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-or-asthma-an-observational-comparative-study
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Wijdan H Ramadan, Aline T Sarkis
Numerous patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma do not use inhaler devices properly, which can contribute to poor disease control. The objective of this study is to assess the technical and safety use of dry powder inhalers (DPIs) versus pressurized metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) in adult patients with COPD or asthma in Lebanon. A concurrent, prospective comparative observational study was conducted at one hospital and 15 community pharmacies in Lebanon. Over a period of 18 months, 246 questionnaires were filled...
August 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694692/health-resource-utilization-for-inpatients-with-copd-treated-with-nebulized-arformoterol-or-nebulized-formoterol
#4
Vaidyanathan Ganapathy, Michael D Stensland
OBJECTIVE: Arformoterol is the (R,R)-enantiomer of formoterol. Preclinical studies suggest that it is a stronger bronchodilator than the racemic (R,R/S,S)-formoterol; however, its potential clinical advantages have not been demonstrated. This study compared the length of stay (LOS), 30-day readmission rates, and doses of rescue medication administered in hospitalized patients with COPD who were treated with nebulized arformoterol or nebulized formoterol. METHODS: This retrospective analysis utilized data from Premier, Inc...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665552/comorbidities-in-adults-with-asthma-population-based-cross-sectional-analysis-of-1-4-million-adults-in-scotland
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Christopher J Weatherburn, Bruce Guthrie, Stewart W Mercer, Daniel R Morales
BACKGROUND: Comorbidity in people with asthma can significantly increase asthma morbidity and lower adherence to asthma guidelines. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to comprehensively measure the prevalence of physical and mental health comorbidities in adults with asthma using a large nationally representative population. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of routine primary care electronic medical records for 1,424,378 adults in the UK, examining the prevalence of 39 comorbidities in people with and without asthma, before and after adjustment for age, sex, social deprivation and smoking status using logistic regression...
June 30, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663549/determinants-of-initial-inhaled-corticosteroid-use-in-patients-with-gold-a-b-copd-a-retrospective-study-of-uk-general-practice
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James D Chalmers, Abigail Tebboth, Alicia Gayle, Andrew Ternouth, Nick Ramscar
Initial use of inhaled corticosteroid therapy is common in patients with Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) A or B chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, contrary to GOLD guidelines. We investigated UK prescribing of inhaled corticosteroid therapy in these patients, to identify predictors of inhaled corticosteroid use in newly diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. A cohort of newly diagnosed GOLD A/B chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients was identified from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (June 2005-June 2015)...
June 29, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658726/-prevalence-of-vitamin-d-insufficiency-and-deficiency-in-mexican-adults-with-allergic-asthma
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Martín Bedolla-Barajas, Juan Carlos López-Hernández, Lourdes Fabiola García-Padilla, Jaime Morales-Romero, Fernando Antonio Velarde-Rivera, Martín Robles-Figueroa, José Raúl Ortiz-Peregrina
BACKGROUND: Hypovitaminosis D has been associated with various chronic diseases such as infections, autoimmune diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer and asthma Objective: The objective at hand is to determine the prevalence of vitamin D (VD) insufficiency and deficiency in adults with allergic asthma. OBJECTIVE: Objective: The objective at hand is to determine the prevalence of vitamin D (VD) insufficiency and deficiency in adults with allergic asthma...
April 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652722/pulmonary-rehabilitation-in-copd-available-resources-and-utilization-in-swedish-primary-and-secondary-care
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Josefin Sundh, Helena Lindgren, Mikael Hasselgren, Scott Montgomery, Christer Janson, Björn Ställberg, Karin Lisspers
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary rehabilitation is effective in all stages of COPD. The availability and utilization of pulmonary rehabilitation resources, and the characteristics of COPD patients receiving rehabilitation, were investigated in primary and secondary care in central Sweden. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on available pulmonary rehabilitation resources were collected using questionnaires, to 14 hospitals and 54 primary health care centers, and information on utilization of different rehabilitation professionals was obtained from questionnaires completed by 1,329 COPD patients from the same centers...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585921/detection-of-lung-cancer-in-exhaled-breath-with-electronic-nose-using-support-vector-machine-analysis
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Madara Tirzīte, Māris Bukovskis, Gunta Strazda, Normunds Jurka, Immanuels Taivans
Lung cancer is one of the most common malignancies with a low five-year survival rate. There are no cheap, simple and widely available screening methods for early diagnostics of lung cancer. The aim of the study was to determine whether analysis of the exhaled breath with an artificial olfactory sensor using support vector analysis can differentiate lung cancer patients from healthy individuals and patients with other lung diseases regardless of the stage of lung cancer and the most common comorbidities...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547823/asthma-other-atopic-conditions-and-risk-of-infections-in-105-519-general-population-never-and-ever-smokers
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J Helby, B G Nordestgaard, T Benfield, S E Bojesen
BACKGROUND: Individuals with atopic conditions may have increased susceptibility to infections outside the organs directly affected by their atopic condition. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that atopic conditions overall, and stratified by smoking history, are associated with increased risk of hospitalization for infections. METHODS: We collected information on smoking history and self-reported atopic conditions from 105 519 individuals from the general population and followed them for up to 23 years for infectious disease hospitalizations and deaths...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511944/serum-periostin-in-patients-hospitalized-for-copd-exacerbations
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Elissavet Konstantelou, Andriana I Papaioannou, Stelios Loukides, Konstantinos Bartziokas, Anastasia Papaporfyriou, Georgios Papatheodorou, Petros Bakakos, Spyros Papiris, Nikolaos Koulouris, Konstantinos Kostikas
Serum periostin has been proposed as a surrogate biomarker of Th2 inflammatory response in patients with asthma, but its predictive role in hospitalized patients with COPD has not been evaluated. The aim of the present observational prospective cohort study was to evaluate the possible role of serum periostin as predictor of outcome in COPD patients hospitalized for AECOPD. Serum periostin was measured on admission and at discharge in patients admitted to the hospital for a COPD exacerbation. Patients were followed-up for 1year for future exacerbations, hospitalizations and mortality...
May 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438346/post-bronchodilator-reversibility-of-fev1-and-eosinophilic-airway-inflammation-in-copd
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Kun-Ta Chou, Kang-Cheng Su, Yi-Han Hsiao, Shiang-Fen Huang, Hsin-Kuo Ko, Ching-Min Tseng, Vincent Yi-Fong Su, Diahn-Warng Perng
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between bronchodilator responsiveness and eosinophilic airway inflammation has not been well documented in COPD. It has been investigated in this retrospective study. This issue has grown in importance due to increasing interest in the asthma-COPD overlap syndrome. METHODS: 264 stable COPD patients with no past history of asthma were retrospectively analyzed. Correlation analyses between FEV1 reversibility and sputum eosinophil levels were conducted...
April 21, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435488/clinician-performed-bedside-ultrasound-in-improving-diagnostic-accuracy-in-patients-presenting-to-the-ed-with-acute-dyspnea
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Dimitrios Papanagnou, Michael Secko, John Gullett, Michael Stone, Shahriar Zehtabchi
INTRODUCTION: Diagnosing acute dyspnea is a critical action performed by emergency physicians (EP). It has been shown that ultrasound (US) can be incorporated into the work-up of the dyspneic patient; but there is little data demonstrating its effect on decision-making. We sought to examine the impact of a bedside, clinician-performed cardiopulmonary US protocol on the clinical impression of EPs evaluating dyspneic patients, and to measure the change in physician confidence with the leading diagnosis before and after US...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408742/effectiveness-and-success-factors-of-educational-inhaler-technique-interventions-in-asthma-copd-patients-a-systematic-review
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Sven L Klijn, Mickaël Hiligsmann, Silvia M A A Evers, Miguel Román-Rodríguez, Thys van der Molen, Job F M van Boven
With the current wealth of new inhalers available and insurance policy driven inhaler switching, the need for insights in optimal education on inhaler use is more evident than ever. We aimed to systematically review educational inhalation technique interventions, to assess their overall effectiveness, and identify main drivers of success. Medline, Embase and CINAHL databases were searched for randomised controlled trials on educational inhalation technique interventions. Inclusion eligibility, quality appraisal (Cochrane's risk of bias tool) and data extraction were performed by two independent reviewers...
April 13, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304375/external-validation-of-a-copd-prediction-model-using-population-based-primary-care-data-a-nested-case-control-study
#15
Bright I Nwaru, Colin R Simpson, Aziz Sheikh, Daniel Kotz
Emerging models for predicting risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) require external validation in order to assess their clinical value. We validated a previous model for predicting new onset COPD in a different database. We randomly drew 38,597 case-control pairs (total N = 77,194) of individuals aged ≥35 years and matched for sex, age, and general practice from the United Kingdom Clinical Practice Research Datalink database. We assessed accuracy of the model to discriminate between COPD cases and non-cases by calculating area under the receiver operator characteristic (ROCAUC) for the prediction scores...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279683/long-term-pulmonary-complications-in-perinatally-hiv-infected-youth
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William T Shearer, Denise L Jacobson, Wendy Yu, George K Siberry, Murli Purswani, Suzanne Siminski, Laurie Butler, Erin Leister, Gwendolyn Scott, Russell B Van Dyke, Ram Yogev, Mary E Paul, Ana Puga, Andrew A Colin, Meyer Kattan
BACKGROUND: Increased incidence and prevalence of asthma have been documented for perinatally HIV-infected youth 10 to 21 years of age compared with HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) youth. OBJECTIVE: We sought to perform objective pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in HIV-infected and HEU youth with and without diagnosed asthma. METHOD: Asthma was determined in 370 participants (218 HIV-infected and 152 HEU participants) by means of chart review and self-report at 13 sites...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260934/peak-inspiratory-flow-rate-measurement-by-using-in-check-dial-for-the-different-inhaler-devices-in-elderly-with-obstructive-airway-diseases
#17
Theerasuk Kawamatawong, Supattra Khiawwan, Prapaporn Pornsuriyasak
BACKGROUND: Inhaler device technique is a common cause of treatment failure in patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Dry powder inhaler (DPI) requires optimal peak inspiratory flow rate (PIFR) for drug delivery. Low PIFR generation is common in the elderly. Patient lung function and intrinsic inhaler resistance are factors for determining generated PIFR and drug delivery from DPI. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to identify the PIFR of the older (aged >60 years) and the younger (aged ≤60 years) patients with obstructive airway diseases for the different inhaler devices (Turbuhaler(®) and Accuhaler)...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245253/physical-activity-levels-duration-pattern-and-adherence-to-who-recommendations-in-german-adults
#18
Agnes Luzak, Margit Heier, Barbara Thorand, Michael Laxy, Dennis Nowak, Annette Peters, Holger Schulz
BACKGROUND: Intensity and duration of physical activity are associated with the achievement of health benefits. Our aim was to characterize physical activity behavior in terms of intensity, duration pattern, and adherence to the WHO physical activity recommendations in a population-based sample of adults from southern Germany. Further, we investigated associations between physical activity and sex, age, and body mass index (BMI), considering also common chronic diseases. METHODS: We analyzed 475 subjects (47% males, mean age 58 years, range 48-68 years) who wore ActiGraph accelerometers for up to seven days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244294/vitamin-d-and-urinary-incontinence-among-korean-women-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis-from-the-2008-2009-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
#19
Hyo Serk Lee, Jun Ho Lee
A recent study investigated the role of vitamin D in urinary incontinence (UI). However, very few data are available on this topic. Therefore, we evaluated these relationships using nationally representative data from Korea. We included 6,451 women over the age of 20 years who had participated in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey IV. We conducted a propensity-matched study by identifying women with UI. Women without UI, matched for menopause, number of pregnancies, hypertension, diabetes, body mass index, age, stroke, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, were selected as a control group at a 2:1 ratio...
April 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212836/point-of-care-ultrasonography-for-evaluation-of-acute-dyspnea-in-the-ed
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Maurizio Zanobetti, Margherita Scorpiniti, Chiara Gigli, Peiman Nazerian, Simone Vanni, Francesca Innocenti, Valerio T Stefanone, Caterina Savinelli, Alessandro Coppa, Sofia Bigiarini, Francesca Caldi, Irene Tassinari, Alberto Conti, Stefano Grifoni, Riccardo Pini
BACKGROUND: Acute dyspnea is a common symptom in the ED. The standard approach to dyspnea often relies on radiologic and laboratory results, causing excessive delay before adequate therapy is started. Use of an integrated point-of-care ultrasonography (PoCUS) approach can shorten the time needed to formulate a diagnosis, while maintaining an acceptable safety profile. METHODS: Consecutive adult patients presenting with dyspnea and admitted after ED evaluation were prospectively enrolled...
June 2017: Chest
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