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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932614/acute-low-dose-hydralazine-induced-lupus-pneumonitis
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Sarah K Holman, Donique Parris, Sarah Meyers, Jason Ramirez
A 35-year-old female was started on hydralazine 10 mg orally three times a day for treatment of postpartum hypertension. Three months later, after multiple unsuccessful courses of prednisone and antibiotics for presumed pneumonia and asthma exacerbations, her respiratory symptoms progressed in severity and she developed resting hypoxia. Previous diagnostic work-up included spirometry with a restrictive pattern, chest CT showing bilateral basilar consolidation, negative BAL, and nonspecific findings on lung biopsy of mild inflammatory cells...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927681/adapting-an-evidence-based-pediatric-acute-asthma-exacerbation-severity-assessment-tool-for-pediatric-primary-care
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Anne T Magpuri, Jane K Dixon, Ruth McCorkle, Angela A Crowley
INTRODUCTION: The purposes of this project were (a) to examine criteria derived from evidence-based pediatric acute asthma exacerbation assessment tools, asthma scores, and the acute asthma prediction rule validated and used in the emergency department and (b) to adapt these criteria for pediatric primary care. METHOD: The three stages of the project included (a) identification of criteria in a literature review, (b) validation of the criteria by an expert panel, and (c) adaptation of the criteria in the design of an assessment tool...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925861/perioperative-pulmonary-medication-management
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Johnathan Ross Renew, Stephen Aniskevich
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are common conditions that warrant special consideration in the perioperative period. When these patients undergo surgical interventions, they have risk of complications such as bronchospasm, hypoxia, and even postoperative respiratory failure that warrants unplanned intensive care unit admission. Thus, clinicians must be familiar with pulmonary medication regimens that are critical for maintaining stable homeostasis of these chronic conditions...
September 18, 2017: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913988/prevalence-of-respiratory-viral-infections-in-korean-adult-asthmatics-with-acute-exacerbations-comparison-with-those-with-stable-state
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Ki Hyun Seo, Da Jeong Bae, Ji Na Kim, Ho Sung Lee, Yong Hoon Kim, Jong Sook Park, Myung Shin Kim, Hun Soo Chang, Ji Hye Son, Dong Gyu Baek, Jun Suk Lee, Choon Sik Park
PURPOSE: Viral infections are involved in ~50% of exacerbations among Caucasian adult asthmatics. However, there have been few reports on the causative virus of exacerbations in Korean adult asthmatics. Thus, we compared frequencies and types of viruses between lower respiratory tract illnesses (LRTIs) with exacerbations (exacerbated LRTIs) and those without exacerbations (stable LRTIs) to evaluate contribution of respiratory viruses to exacerbations. METHODS: Viral RNA was extracted from sputum using the Viral Gene-spin™ Kit...
November 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
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
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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
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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/28880061/clinical-course-of-asthma-patients-with-h1n1-influenza-infection-and-oseltamivir
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Min-Hye Kim, Woo-Jung Song, Min-Suk Yang, So-Hee Lee, Jae-Woo Kwon, Sae-Hoon Kim, Hye-Ryun Kang, Heung-Woo Park, Young-Joo Cho, Sang-Heon Cho, Kyung-Up Min, You-Young Kim, Yoon-Seok Chang
BACKGROUND: H1N1 influenza virus prevailed throughout the world in 2009. However, there are few reports on the clinical features of H1N1 influenza infection in adult asthma patients. We evaluated the clinical features in asthma patients with H1N1 influenza infection who took oseltamivir and compared them to those with other upper respiratory infections. METHODS: We reviewed asthma patients over 15 years of age who had visited Seoul National University Hospital and Seoul National University Bundang Hospital for suspected H1N1 influenza infection from August 2009 to March 2010...
September 5, 2017: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872981/sex-differences-in-outcomes-after-discharge-from-alberta-emergency-departments-for-asthma-a-large-population-based-study
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Rhonda J Rosychuk, Maria Ospina, Jingbin Zhang, Richard Leigh, Andrew Cave, Brian H Rowe
OBJECTIVE: Asthma exacerbations frequently result in emergency department (ED) visits. While sex differences have been identified in some asthma studies, there is a paucity of literature on sex differences in the ED setting, especially population-based ones. This study examines sex differences in important outcomes of patients discharged from EDs for acute asthma in Alberta, Canada. METHODS: Alberta residents aged 2 to 55 years discharged from EDs with a primary diagnosis of asthma during 1999- 2011 were identified from administrative databases from a single-payer health care system for the entire geographic region of Alberta...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861088/the-unresolved-role-of-interferon-%C3%AE-in-asthma-bronchiale
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REVIEW
Nina Sopel, Andreas Pflaum, Julia Kölle, Susetta Finotto
Asthma bronchiale is a disease of the airways with increasing incidence, that often begins during infancy. So far, therapeutic options are mainly symptomatic and thus there is an increasing need for better treatment and/or prevention strategies. Human rhinoviruses (HRVs) are a major cause of asthma exacerbations and might cause acute wheezing associated with local production of pro-inflammatory mediators resulting in neutrophilic inflammatory response. Viral infections induce a characteristic activation of immune response, e...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860740/clinical-implications-of-blood-eosinophil-count-in-patients-with-non-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome-copd
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Jin Hwa Song, Chang-Hoon Lee, Jin Woo Kim, Won-Yeon Lee, Ji Ye Jung, Joo Hun Park, Ki Suck Jung, Kwang Ha Yoo, Yong Bum Park, Deog Keom Kim
BACKGROUND: Recent studies that assessed the relevance of the blood eosinophil count as a biomarker in patients with COPD may have overestimated it because they included patients with asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS). We investigated the clinical implications of the blood eosinophil count in patients with non-ACOS COPD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From a Korean COPD Subtype Study (KOCOSS) cohort, we selected patients with non-ACOS COPD after excluding ACOS patients according to Spanish criteria...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840844/increased-serum-il-17a-and-th2-cytokine-levels-in-patients-with-severe-uncontrolled-asthma
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Takehiro Hasegawa, Hitoshi Uga, Akio Mori, Hirokazu Kurata
Asthma is a syndrome of chronic bronchial inflammation and airway remodelling. Initially, asthma has been categorized into atopic and nonatopic types, based on antigen-specific IgE levels. Moreover, recently, asthma has been classified into different endotypes based on its pathophysiology, leading to the selection of the most optimal and effective therapies. Although T helper cell type 2 (Th2) cytokines were proven to play critical roles in atopic asthma, IL-17A has been reported to be involved in severe refractory asthma...
March 1, 2017: European Cytokine Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839989/factors-affecting-satisfaction-with-education-program-for-chronic-airway-disease-in-primary-care-settings
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Andrew Kim, Yong Il Hwang, Joo Hee Kim, Seung Hun Jang, Sunghoon Park, Ji Young Park, Ki-Suck Jung, Kwang Ha Yoo, Yong Bum Park, Hyoung Kyu Yoon, Chin Kook Rhee, Deog Kyeom Kim, Ho-Kee Yum
BACKGROUND: A well-organized education program improved the patients' knowledge about their disease, inhaler technique and quality of life in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The effectiveness of the education program can be evaluated by assessing patients' satisfaction with the education program as well. In this study, we compared the patients' satisfaction with education program between COPD and asthma patients. METHODS: A total of 284 asthma and COPD patients were enrolled...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828760/culture-specific-programs-for-children-and-adults-from-minority-groups-who-have-asthma
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REVIEW
Gabrielle B McCallum, Peter S Morris, Ngiare Brown, Anne B Chang
BACKGROUND: People with asthma who come from minority groups often have poorer asthma outcomes, including more acute asthma-related doctor visits for flare-ups. Various programmes used to educate and empower people with asthma have previously been shown to improve certain asthma outcomes (e.g. adherence outcomes, asthma knowledge scores in children and parents, and cost-effectiveness). Models of care for chronic diseases in minority groups usually include a focus of the cultural context of the individual, and not just the symptoms of the disease...
August 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820610/asthma-treatment-and-outcomes-for-children-in-the-emergency-department-and-hospital
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Rupali Drewek, Lucia Mirea, Aparna Rao, Peter Touresian, Philip David Adelson
OBJECTIVE: To describe and compare the treatment of acute asthma exacerbations in children given in the emergency department (ED) and admitted to acute care floor in the hospital or intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A retrospective chart review of visits for acute exacerbation of asthma treated at Phoenix Children's Hospital between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2016. RESULTS: A total of 287 asthma exacerbation cases were identified including 106 (37%) ED visits, 134 (47%) hospital floor and 47 (16%) ICU admissions...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813449/influenza-virus-infections-among-patients-attending-emergency-department-according-to-main-reason-to-presenting-to-ed-a-3-year-prospective-observational-study-during-seasonal-epidemic-periods
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Enrique Casalino, Stephanie Antoniol, Nadhira Fidouh, Christophe Choquet, Jean-Christophe Lucet, Xavier Duval, Benoit Visseaux, Laurent Pereira
OBJECTIVE: The role of influenza virus in patients presenting at ED during seasonal-epidemic periods has not previously been specified. Our objective was to determine its frequency according to clinical presentation. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study conducted during three-consecutive seasonal Influenza epidemics (2013-2015), including patients presenting i) community-acquired pneumonia (CAP); ii) severe acute symptoms (SAS): respiratory failure (RF), hemodynamic failure (HF), cardiac failure (CF), and miscellaneous symptoms (M); iii) symptoms suggesting influenza (PSSI)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804700/abridged-version-of-the-awmf-guideline-for-the-medical-clinical-diagnostics-of-indoor-mould-exposure-s2k-guideline-of-the-german-society-of-hygiene-environmental-medicine-and-preventive-medicine-ghup-in-collaboration-with-the-german-association-of-allergists
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Gerhard A Wiesmüller, Birger Heinzow, Ute Aurbach, Karl-Christian Bergmann, Albrecht Bufe, Walter Buzina, Oliver A Cornely, Steffen Engelhart, Guido Fischer, Thomas Gabrio, Werner Heinz, Caroline E W Herr, Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Ludger Klimek, Martin Köberle, Herbert Lichtnecker, Thomas Lob-Corzilius, Rolf Merget, Norbert Mülleneisen, Dennis Nowak, Uta Rabe, Monika Raulf, Hans Peter Seidl, Jens-Oliver Steiß, Regine Szewszyk, Peter Thomas, Kerttu Valtanen, Julia Hurraß
This article is an abridged version of the AWMF mould guideline "Medical clinical diagnostics of indoor mould exposure" presented in April 2016 by the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Gesellschaft für Hygiene, Umweltmedizin und Präventivmedizin, GHUP), in collaboration with the above-mentioned scientific medical societies, German and Austrian societies, medical associations and experts. Indoor mould growth is a potential health risk, even if a quantitative and/or causal relationship between the occurrence of individual mould species and health problems has yet to be established...
2017: Allergo Journal International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791280/oxidative-stress-and-bronchial-asthma-in-children-causes-or-consequences
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REVIEW
Milos Jesenak, Maria Zelieskova, Eva Babusikova
Bronchial asthma is one of the most common chronic inflammatory diseases of the airways. In the pathogenesis of this disease, the interplay among the genes, intrinsic, and extrinsic factors are crucial. Various combinations of the involved factors determine and modify the final clinical phenotype/endotype of asthma. Oxidative stress results from an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species and the capacity of antioxidant defense mechanisms. It was shown that oxidative damage of biomolecules is strongly involved in the asthmatic inflammation...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790809/clinical-characteristics-of-chronic-bronchitic-emphysematous-and-acos-phenotypes-in-copd-patients-with-frequent-exacerbations
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Yusheng Cheng, Xiongwen Tu, Linlin Pan, Shuai Lu, Ming Xing, Linlin Li, Xingwu Chen
PURPOSE: Chronic bronchitis (CB), emphysematous (EM) and asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap syndrome (ACOS) phenotypes in COPD are well recognized. This study aimed to investigate distinguishing characteristics of these phenotypes in COPD patients with frequent exacerbations (FE). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out. COPD patients with acute exacerbations were consecutively reviewed from November 2015 to October 2016...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771627/treatment-of-preschool-children-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-wheeze-with-azithromycin-a-placebo-controlled-randomized-trial
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Piush J Mandhane, Patricia Paredes Zambrano de Silbernagel, Yin Nwe Aung, Janie Williamson, Bonita E Lee, Sheldon Spier, Mary Noseworthy, William R Craig, David W Johnson
BACKGROUND: Antibiotics are frequently used to treat wheezing children. Macrolides may be effective in treating bronchiolitis and asthma. METHOD: We completed a prospective, double-blinded, randomized placebo-control trial of azithromycin among pre-school children (12 to 60 months of age) presenting to the emergency department with wheeze. Patients were randomized to receive either five days of azithromycin or placebo. Primary outcome was time to resolution of respiratory symptoms after treatment initiation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765890/fine-particulate-matter-aggravates-allergic-airway-inflammation-through-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-activation-in-mice
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Yan Liu, Gan-Zhu Feng, Qiang Du, Xiao-Xiang Jin, Xing-Ran Du
Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) has been linked to exacerbation of allergic airway inflammation in mice. However, the mechanism underlying exposure to PM2.5 and subsequent and adverse effects remains to be fully elucidated. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the effects of PM2.5 by different levels on airway inflammation in mouse models of in allergic and steroid‑resistant asthma. BALB/c mice were nasally instilled with PBS (control) or 10, 31.6 or 100 µg PM2.5, and randomly assigned into nine groups...
October 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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