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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931742/schistosoma-mansoni-antigens-alter-activation-markers-and-cytokine-profile-in-lymphocytes-of-patients-with-asthma
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Tarcísio Vila Verde Santana de Almeida, Jamille Souza Fernandes, Diego Mota Lopes, Lorena Santana Andrade, Sérgio Costa Oliveira, Edgar M Carvalho, Maria Ilma Araujo, Álvaro A Cruz, Luciana Santos Cardoso
: Asthma is a chronic disease characterized by airway inflammation, obstruction and hyperresponsiveness. Severe asthma affects a small proportion of subjects but results in most of the morbidity, costs and mortality associated with the disease. Studies have suggested that Schistosoma mansoni infection reduces the severity of asthma and prevent atopy. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the ability of S. mansoni antigens, Sm29 and Sm29TSP-2 to modulate lymphocyte activation status in response to the allergen of the mite Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Der p1) in cell cultures of individuals with asthma...
December 5, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928844/glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-expression-on-human-eosinophils-and-its-regulation-of-eosinophil-activation
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Patrick D Mitchell, Brittany M Salter, John Paul Oliveria, Amani El-Gammal, Damian Tworek, Steve G Smith, Roma Sehmi, Gail M Gauvreau, Marcus Butler, Paul M O'Byrne
BACKGROUND: Glucagon Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) and its receptor are part of the incretin family of hormones the regulate glucose metabolism. GLP-1 also has immune modulatory roles. OBJECTIVES: To measure the expression of the GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) on eosinophils and neutrophils in normal and asthmatic subjects and evaluate effects of a GLP-1 analog on eosinophil function. METHODS: Peripheral blood samples were taken from 10 normal and 10 allergic asthmatic subjects...
December 8, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904883/interactions-of-respiratory-viruses-and-the-nasal-microbiota-during-the-first-year-of-life-in-healthy-infants
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Insa Korten, Moana Mika, Shkipe Klenja, Elisabeth Kieninger, Ines Mack, Maria Teresa Barbani, Meri Gorgievski, Urs Frey, Markus Hilty, Philipp Latzin
Traditional culture techniques have shown that increased bacterial colonization is associated with viral colonization; however, the influence of viral colonization on the whole microbiota composition is less clear. We thus aimed to understand the interaction of viral infections and the nasal microbiota in early life to appraise their roles in disease development. Thirty-two healthy, unselected infants were included in this prospective longitudinal cohort study within the first year of life. Biweekly nasal swabs (n = 559) were taken, and the microbiota was analyzed by 16S rRNA pyrosequencing, and 10 different viruses and 2 atypical bacteria were characterized by real-time PCR (combination of seven duplex samples)...
November 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893060/association-between-allergen-exposure-in-inner-city-schools-and-asthma-morbidity-among-students
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William J Sheehan, Perdita Permaul, Carter R Petty, Brent A Coull, Sachin N Baxi, Jonathan M Gaffin, Peggy S Lai, Diane R Gold, Wanda Phipatanakul
Importance: Home aeroallergen exposure is associated with increased asthma morbidity in children, yet little is known about the contribution of school aeroallergen exposures to such morbidity. Objective: To evaluate the effect of school-specific aeroallergen exposures on asthma morbidity among students, adjusting for home exposures. Design, Setting, and Participants: The School Inner-City Asthma Study was a prospective cohort study evaluating 284 students aged 4 to 13 years with asthma who were enrolled from 37 inner-city elementary schools in the northeastern United States between March 1, 2008, and August 31, 2013...
November 21, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889330/use-of-biologics-to-treat-acute-exacerbations-and-manage-disease-in-asthma-copd-and-ipf
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REVIEW
Lynne A Murray, Chris Grainge, Peter A Wark, Darryl A Knight
A common feature of chronic respiratory disease is the progressive decline in lung function. The decline can be indolent, or it can be accelerated by acute exacerbations, whereby the patient experiences a pronounced worsening of disease symptoms. Moreover, acute exacerbations may also be a marker of insufficient disease management. The underlying cause of an acute exacerbation can be due to insults such as pathogens or environmental pollutants, or the cause can be unknown. For each acute exacerbation, the patient may require medical intervention such as rescue medication, or in more severe cases, hospitalization and ventilation and have an increased risk of death...
November 24, 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888993/identifying-biomarkers-for-asthma-diagnosis-using-targeted-metabolomics-approaches
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William Checkley, Maria P Deza, Jost Klawitter, Karina M Romero, Jelena Klawitter, Suzanne L Pollard, Robert A Wise, Uwe Christians, Nadia N Hansel
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of asthma in children is challenging and relies on a combination of clinical factors and biomarkers including methacholine challenge, lung function, bronchodilator responsiveness, and presence of airway inflammation. No single test is diagnostic. We sought to identify a pattern of inflammatory biomarkers that was unique to asthma using a targeted metabolomics approach combined with data science methods. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study of 100 children living in a peri-urban community in Lima, Peru...
December 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886852/-cold-air-and-or-talking-as-cough-triggers-a-sign-for-the-diagnosis-of-cough-variant-asthma
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Yoshihiro Kanemitsu, Hisako Matsumoto, Nuriamina Osman, Tsuyoshi Oguma, Tadao Nagasaki, Yumi Izuhara, Isao Ito, Tomoko Tajiri, Toshiyuki Iwata, Akio Niimi, Michiaki Mishima
BACKGROUND: Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is considered an alternative marker of eosinophilic airway inflammation and is sometimes incorporated in the diagnosis of asthma. However, many patients with cough variant asthma (CVA) demonstrate an FeNO in the normal range. Therefore, additional information is needed to confirm the diagnosis of CVA, particularly in patients with low FeNO levels. We aimed to investigate the feasibility of using cough triggers to help diagnose CVA. METHODS: We studied 163 patients presenting with prolonged/chronic cough alone (including 104 CVA patients) who underwent FeNO measurements and an airway responsiveness test, and answered a questionnaire listing 18 cough triggers...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883240/diagnosing-occupational-asthma
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Olivier Vandenplas, Hille Suojalehto, Paul Cullinan
Making an accurate diagnosis of occupational asthma (OA) is, generally, important. The condition has not only significant health consequences for affected workers, but also substantial socio-economic impacts for workers, their employers and wider society. Missing a diagnosis of OA may lead to continued exposure to a causative agent and progressive worsening of disease; conversely, diagnosing OA when it is not present may lead to inappropriate removal from exposure and unnecessary financial and social consequences...
November 24, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881923/predictive-value-of-serum-uric-acid-in-hospitalized-adolescents-and-adults-with-acute-asthma
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Nasser Keshar Abdulnaby, Ashraf Othman Sayed, Nehad Mohamed Shalaby
BACKGROUND: High serum uric acid (sUA) is an indicator of oxidative stress and is linked to tissue hypoxia in asthma. The objective of this case series was to investigate the prognostic role of sUA in patients with acute asthma exacerbations and the link between sUA and spirometric lung tests. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional observational study included 120 patients with acute asthma exacerbations and 120 controls, categorized according to peak expiratory flow rate into moderate, and severe and life-threatening asthma...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881779/allergic-inflammation-leads-to-neuropathic-pain-via-glial-cell-activation
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Ryo Yamasaki, Takayuki Fujii, Bing Wang, Katsuhisa Masaki, Mizuho A Kido, Mari Yoshida, Takuya Matsushita, Jun-Ichi Kira
: Allergic and atopic disorders have increased over the past few decades and have been associated with neuropsychiatric conditions, such as autism spectrum disorder and asthmatic amyotrophy. Myelitis presenting with neuropathic pain can occur in patients with atopic disorder; however, the relationship between allergic inflammation and neuropathic pain, and the underlying mechanism, remains to be established. We studied whether allergic inflammation affects the spinal nociceptive system...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870665/near-fatal-asthma-a-heterogeneous-clinical-entity
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José Serrano-Pariente, Vicente Plaza
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aims of the present review were to describe the heterogeneous nature of near-fatal asthma (NFA) and to summarize the distinctive phenotypes identified in this subtype of asthma. RECENT FINDINGS: Clinical, physiological, and histological studies have shown a large number of triggers, pathological mechanisms, and risk factors associated with NFA. Based on the demographic and clinical characteristics of the patients, the circumstances surrounding the asthma exacerbation and some distinctive features of the disease, several clinical profiles of asthma patients with NFA have been described...
November 18, 2016: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861515/involvement-of-igf1r-in-bronchiolar-epithelial-regeneration-role-during-repair-kinetics-after-selective-club-cell-ablation
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Icíar P López, Sergio Piñeiro-Hermida, Rosete S Pais, Raquel Torrens, Andreas Hoeflich, José G Pichel
Regeneration of lung epithelium is vital for maintaining airway function and integrity. An imbalance between epithelial damage and repair is at the basis of numerous chronic lung diseases such as asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer. IGF (Insulin-like Growth Factors) signaling has been associated with most of these respiratory pathologies, although their mechanisms of action in this tissue remain poorly understood. Expression profiles analyses of IGF system genes performed in mouse lung support their functional implication in pulmonary ontogeny...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852250/impaired-anti-inflammatory-action-of-glucocorticoid-in-neutrophil-from-patients-with-steroid-resistant-asthma
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Meijia Wang, Pengfei Gao, Xiaojie Wu, Yuetao Chen, Yikuan Feng, Qun Yang, Yongjian Xu, Jianping Zhao, Jungang Xie
BACKGROUND: Steroid resistant (SR) asthma is characterized by persistent airway inflammation that fails to resolve despite treatment with high doses of corticosteroids. Furthermore, SR patient airways show increased numbers neutrophils, which are less responsive to glucocorticoid. The present study seeks to determine whether dexamethasone (DEX) has different effect on neutrophils from steroid sensitive (SS) asthmatics compared to SR asthmatics. METHODS: Adults with asthma (n = 38) were classified as SR or SS based on changes in lung FEV1% following a one-month inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) treatment...
November 16, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835674/lymphocyte-activation-dynamics-is-shaped-by-hereditary-components-at-chromosome-region-17q12-q21
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Amado Carreras-Sureda, Fanny Rubio-Moscardo, Alex Olvera, Jordi Argilaguet, Kerstin Kiefer, Beatriz Mothe, Andreas Meyerhans, Christian Brander, Rubén Vicente
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) located in the chromosome region 17q12-q21 are risk factors for asthma. Particularly, there are cis-regulatory haplotypes within this region that regulate differentially the expression levels of ORMDL3, GSDMB and ZPBP2 genes. Remarkably, ORMDL3 has been shown to modulate lymphocyte activation parameters in a heterologous expression system. In this context, it has been shown that Th2 and Th17 cytokine production is affected by SNPs in this region. Therefore, we aim to assess the impact of hereditary components within region 17q12-q21 on the activation profile of human T lymphocytes, focusing on the haplotype formed by allelic variants of SNPs rs7216389 and rs12936231...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834175/severe-asthma-anti-ige-or-anti-il-5
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REVIEW
Evgenia Papathanassiou, Stelios Loukides, Petros Bakakos
Severe asthma is a discrete clinical entity characterised by recurrent exacerbations, reduced quality of life and poor asthma control as ordinary treatment regimens remain inadequate. Difficulty in managing severe asthma derives partly from the multiple existing phenotypes and our inability to recognise them. Though the exact pathogenetic pathway of severe allergic asthma remains unclear, it is known that numerous inflammatory cells and cytokines are involved, and eosinophils represent a key inflammatory cell mediator...
2016: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826959/inhibitory-effects-of-resveratrol-on-airway-remodeling-by-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathway-in-chronic-asthma-model
#16
Hwa Young Lee, In Kyoung Kim, Hyoung Kyu Yoon, Soon Suk Kwon, Chin Kook Rhee, Sook Young Lee
PURPOSE: Asthma is a chronic airway disease characterized by airway remodeling, leading to a progressive decline in lung function. Therapeutic agents that attenuate airway remodeling can complement the limited effects of traditional glucocorticoids. In this study, we investigated the effect of resveratrol on allergic airway inflammation and remodeling in a murine model of chronic bronchial asthma. METHODS: Peribronchial smooth muscle thickening that developed in mice challenged with a 3-month repeated exposure to ovalbumin (OVA) was used to study airway remodeling...
January 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825992/prevalence-determinants-and-clinical-correlates-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-adults-with-inhaled-corticosteroid-treated-asthma-in-london-uk
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REVIEW
David A Jolliffe, Kate Kilpin, Beverley D MacLaughlin, Claire L Greiller, Richard L Hooper, Neil C Barnes, Peter M Timms, Raj K Rajakulasingam, Angshu Bhowmik, Aklak B Choudhury, David E Simcock, Elina Hyppönen, Christopher J Corrigan, Robert T Walton, Christopher J Griffiths, Adrian R Martineau
Vitamin D deficiency is common in children with asthma, and it associates with poor asthma control, reduced forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and increased requirement for inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). Cross-sectional studies investigating the prevalence, determinants and clinical correlates of vitamin D deficiency in adults with asthma are lacking. We conducted a multi-centre cross-sectional study in 297 adults with a medical record diagnosis of ICS-treated asthma living in London, UK. Details of potential environmental determinants of vitamin D status, asthma control and medication use were collected by questionnaire; blood samples were taken for analysis of serum 25(OH)D concentration and DNA extraction, and participants underwent measurement of weight, height and fractional exhaled nitric oxide concentration (FeNO), spirometry and sputum induction for determination of lower airway eosinophil counts (n=35 sub-group)...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825189/exhaled-nitric-oxide-levels-to-guide-treatment-for-children-with-asthma
#18
REVIEW
Helen L Petsky, Kayleigh M Kew, Anne B Chang
BACKGROUND: Asthma guidelines aim to guide health practitioners to optimise treatment for patients to minimise symptoms, improve or maintain good lung function, and prevent acute exacerbations. The principle of asthma guidelines is based on a step-up or step-down regimen of asthma medications to maximise health using minimum doses. Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is a marker of eosinophilic inflammation and tailoring asthma medications in accordance to airway eosinophilic levels may improve asthma outcomes such as indices of control or reduce exacerbations, or both...
November 9, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820745/role-of-sputum-biomarkers-in-the-management-of-asthma
#19
Sven F Seys
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Airway inflammation is considered to be a cardinal feature of asthma. However, the type of airway inflammation is heterogeneous and airway inflammation may even be absent. Biomarkers may help to identify the inflammatory phenotype or endotype, especially now the time has come that targeted therapies enter daily practice. RECENT FINDINGS: Sputum biomarkers have increased our insights into the different inflammatory asthma phenotypes, their response to treatment and their association with progression of disease...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818797/serum-magnesium-and-vitamin-d-levels-as-indicators-of-asthma-severity
#20
Mohammed Nadeem Shaikh, Brahma Reddy Malapati, Ruchi Gokani, Bhavita Patel, Mitul Chatriwala
Background. Serum magnesium levels affect the concentration of circulating vitamin D in blood and subsequently it affects the immunity; thus it plays significant role in the pathogenesis of asthma. Asthma, in adults, is less studied and hypomagnesemia along with vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency is common in asthmatic individuals, which causes frequent asthma attacks, respiratory infections, severe exacerbations, and poor response to bronchodilators. Objective. To detect the magnitude of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency and serum magnesium levels among asthmatic patients and to correlate them with the severity of asthma...
2016: Pulmonary Medicine
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