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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334723/methacholine-bronchial-provocation-test-in-patients-with-asthma-serial-measurements-and-clinical-significance
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Hyun-Jung Seo, Pureun-Haneul Lee, Byeong-Gon Kim, Sun-Hye Lee, Jong-Sook Park, Junehyuck Lee, Sung-Woo Park, Do-Jin Kim, Choon-Sik Park, An-Soo Jang
Background/Aims: The methacholine bronchial provocation test (MBPT) is used to detect and quantify airway hyper-responsiveness (AHR). Since improvements in the severity of asthma are associated with improvements in AHR, clinical studies of asthma therapies routinely use the change of airway responsiveness as an objective outcome. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between serial MBPT and clinical profiles in patients with asthma. Methods: A total of 323 asthma patients were included in this study...
January 17, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331473/a-randomized-trial-of-itraconazole-versus-prednisolone-in-acute-stage-abpa-complicating-asthma
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Ritesh Agarwal, Sahajal Dhooria, Inderpaul Singh Sehgal, Ashutosh N Aggarwal, Mandeep Garg, Biman Saikia, Digambar Behera, Arunaloke Chakrabarti
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Whether itraconazole monotherapy is effective in the acute-stage of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) remains unknown. Herein, we compare the efficacy and safety of itraconazole and prednisolone monotherapy in ABPA. METHODS: We randomized treatment-naïve subjects with ABPA complicating asthma (January 2012 to December 2013) to receive either oral itraconazole or prednisolone for four months. The study was not blinded. The primary outcomes were proportion of subjects showing composite response after six weeks, percentage decline in IgE after treatment, and numbers of subjects experiencing exacerbation...
January 10, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331046/prevalence-severity-and-risk-factors-for-acute-exacerbations-of-nasal-and-sinus-symptoms-by-chronic-rhinosinusitis-status
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Jordan R Kuiper, Annemarie G Hirsch, Karen Bandeen-Roche, Agnes S Sundaresan, Bruce K Tan, Robert P Schleimer, Robert C Kern, Walter F Stewart, Brian S Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Nasal and sinus symptoms (NSS) are common to many health conditions, including chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Few studies have investigated the occurrence and severity of, and risk factors for, acute exacerbations of NSS (AENSS) by CRS status (current, past, or never met European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis [EPOS] criteria for CRS). METHODS: Four seasonal questionnaires were mailed to a stratified random sample of Geisinger primary care patients...
January 13, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325306/-a-retrospective-study-of-the-inducing-factors-and-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-hospitalized-for-asthma-exacerbation-in-china-in-2013-2014
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B Xing, J T Lin, H P Tang, L Yang, Y D Yuan, Y H Gu, P Chen, X J Liu, J Zhang, H G Liu, C Z Wang, W Zhou, D J Sun, Y Q Chen, Z C Chen, M Huang, Q C Lin, C P Hu, X H Yang, J M Huo, X W Ye, X Zhou, P Jiang, W Zhang, Y J Huang, L M Dai, R Y Liu, S X Cai, J Y Xu, J Y Zhou
Objective: To study the inducing factors and clinical characteristics of patients hospitalized for asthma exacerbation in China. Methods: Patients hospitalized for asthma exacerbation at 29 hospitals in China were retrospectively recruited during 2013-2014. Results: Clinical data of 3 240 asthmatic patients were collected and analyzed including 1 369(42.3%) males and 1 871(57.7%) females. The patients hospitalized for asthma exacerbation counted for 2.95% (6 375/215 955) of all patients hospitalized during the same period...
January 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325303/-standardize-the-management-of-asthma-exacerbation-and-improve-the-treatment-level-of-acute-attack
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January 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313715/fluid-balance-is-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-and-extravascular-lung-water-in-children-with-acute-asthma-exacerbation
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David B Kantor, Eliotte L Hirshberg, Molly C McDonald, Jonathan Griffin, Tess Buccigrosso, Nicole Stenquist, Craig D Smallwood, Kyle A Nelson, David Zurakowski, Wanda Phipatanakul, Joel N Hirschhorn
RATIONALE: The effects of fluid administration during acute asthma exacerbation are likely unique in this patient population: highly negative inspiratory intrapleural pressure resulting from increased airway resistance may interact with excess fluid administration to favor the accumulation of extravascular lung water, leading to worse clinical outcomes. OBJECTIVES: Investigate how fluid balance influences clinical outcomes in children hospitalized for asthma exacerbation...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305409/adjunctive-pharmacotherapies-in-children-with-asthma-exacerbations-requiring-continuous-albuterol-therapy-findings-from-the-ohio-pediatric-asthma-repository
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Steven L Shein, Obada Farhan, Nathan Morris, Nabihah Mahmood, Sherman J Alter, Jocelyn M Biagini Myers, Samantha M Gunkelman, Carolyn M Kercsmar, Gurjit K Khurana Hershey, Lisa J Martin, Karen S McCoy, Jennifer R Ruddy, Kristie R Ross
OBJECTIVES: To identify associations between use of ipratropium and/or intravenous magnesium and outcomes of children hospitalized with acute asthma exacerbations and treated with continuous albuterol. METHODS: Secondary analysis of data from children prospectively enrolled in the multicenter Ohio Pediatric Asthma Repository restricted to only children who were treated with continuous albuterol in their initial inpatient location. Children were treated with adjunctive therapies per the clinical team...
January 5, 2018: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302790/optimizing-the-dosing-of-intravenous-theophylline-in-acute-severe-asthma-in-children
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Gemma L Saint, Malcolm G Semple, Ian Sinha, Daniel B Hawcutt
Optimizing the management of children presenting with acute severe asthma is of utmost importance to minimize hospital stays, morbidity, and mortality. Intravenous medications, including theophyllines, are used as second-line treatments for children experiencing a life-threatening exacerbation. For intravenous theophylline (aminophylline), guidelines and formularies recommend a target therapeutic range between 10 and 20 mg/l, with the commonest regimen being a loading dose of 5 mg/kg followed by an infusion calculated by age and weight...
January 5, 2018: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300211/air-pollution-in-india-and-related-adverse-respiratory-health-effects-past-present-and-future-directions
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Gopi C Khilnani, Pawan Tiwari
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review describes current status of air pollution in India, summarizes recent research on adverse health effects of ambient and household air pollution, and outlines the ongoing efforts and future actions required to improve air quality and reduce morbidity and mortality because of air pollution in India. RECENT FINDINGS: Global burden of disease data analysis reveals more than one million premature deaths attributable to ambient air pollution in 2015 in India...
January 2, 2018: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297134/tamoxifen-induces-apoptotic-neutrophil-efferocytosis-in-horses
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C Olave, N Morales, B Uberti, C Henriquez, J Sarmiento, A Ortloff, H Folch, G Moran
Macrophages and neutrophils are important cellular components in the process of acute inflammation and its subsequent resolution, and evidence increasingly suggests that they play important functions during the resolution of chronic, adaptive inflammatory processes. Exacerbated neutrophil activity can be harmful to surrounding tissues; this is important in a range of diseases, including allergic asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in humans, and equine asthma (also known as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO)...
January 2, 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283705/asthmonia-a-clinical-definition-of-a-commonly-used-colloquial-term
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Caleb D Wasser, Anna Grushevsky, Stephanie T Johnson, Sharon R Smith
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical characteristics of pediatric asthmonia, a syndrome in which children have both an acute asthma exacerbation and a concomitant diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on children admitted to Connecticut Children's Medical Center in the pediatric emergency department from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. Children with asthma and pneumonia were identified using ICD-9 codes 493 (asthma) or 482 (pneumonia)...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278745/strategies-towards-improving-pharmacological-management-of-asthma-during-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Luke E Grzeskowiak, Jessica A Grieger, Vicki L Clifton
Maternal asthma represents a significant burden to individuals and the healthcare system, affecting 1 in 10 pregnancies worldwide. Approximately 50% of asthmatic women experience a deterioration of asthma control at some stage during pregnancy, with a number requiring use of oral corticosteroids for the management of acute exacerbations. The presence of maternal asthma and exacerbations during pregnancy is a noted risk factor for a range of adverse perinatal outcomes including preterm birth, small-for-gestational age, pre-eclampsia, and gestational diabetes...
December 23, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273246/asthma
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REVIEW
Alberto Papi, Christopher Brightling, Søren E Pedersen, Helen K Reddel
Asthma-one of the most common chronic, non-communicable diseases in children and adults-is characterised by variable respiratory symptoms and variable airflow limitation. Asthma is a consequence of complex gene-environment interactions, with heterogeneity in clinical presentation and the type and intensity of airway inflammation and remodelling. The goal of asthma treatment is to achieve good asthma control-ie, to minimise symptom burden and risk of exacerbations. Anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator treatments are the mainstay of asthma therapy and are used in a stepwise approach...
December 19, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238240/the-effect-of-dpp-4-inhibitors-on-asthma-control-an-administrative-database-study-to-evaluate-a-potential-pathophysiological-relationship
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Gene Colice, David Price, Maria Gerhardsson de Verdier, Karma Rabon-Stith, Christopher Ambrose, Katherine Cappell, Debra E Irwin, Paul Juneau, Anna Vlahiotis
Rationale: DPP-4 may regulate immunological pathways implicated in asthma. Assessing whether DPP-4 inhibitor (DPP-4i) use might affect asthma control is clinically important because DPP-4i use in type 2 diabetes mellitus management (T2DM) is increasing. This study evaluated associations between DPP-4i use and asthma control. Methods: This was a retrospective, observational, matched cohort study using administrative claims in the MarketScan® Commercial Claims and Encounters (Commercial) and Medicare Supplemental and Coordination of Benefits (Medicare Supplemental) databases...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233467/aspergillus-fumigatus-sensitive-ige-is-associated-with-bronchial-hypersensitivity-in-a-murine-model-of-neutrophilic-airway-inflammation
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G Morán, B Uberti, A Ortloff, H Folch
Neutrophils are the predominant inflammatory cells that infiltrate airways during acute exacerbation of asthma. The importance of A. fumigatus sensitization, and IgE response in the airways in patients with acute asthma is unclear. Rockefeller (RK) mice were sensitized with A. fumigatus extract protein. The animals were subsequently challenged with different degrees of A. fumigatus contamination in the cage bedding. All groups of mice were euthanized to obtain bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) for cytological and Elisa assays, and lung tissue for histological analysis...
December 7, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232988/does-antibiotic-treatment-duration-affect-the-outcomes-of-exacerbations-of-asthma-and-copd-a-systematic-review
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Marie Stolbrink, Jack Amiry, John D Blakey
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide, primarily through exacerbations. Exacerbations are often treated with antibiotics but their optimal course duration is uncertain. Reducing antibiotic duration may influence antimicrobial resistance but risks treatment failure. The objective of this article is to review published literature to investigate whether shorter antibiotic therapy duration affects clinical outcomes in the treatment of asthma and COPD exacerbations...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230219/functional-impairment-of-mononuclear-phagocyte-system-by-the-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus
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REVIEW
Karen Bohmwald, Janyra A Espinoza, Raúl A Pulgar, Evelyn L Jara, Alexis M Kalergis
The mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS) comprises of monocytes, macrophages (MΦ), and dendritic cells (DCs). MPS is part of the first line of immune defense against a wide range of pathogens, including viruses, such as the human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV). The hRSV is an enveloped virus that belongs to the Pneumoviridae family, Orthopneumovirus genus. This virus is the main etiological agent causing severe acute lower respiratory tract infection, especially in infants, children and the elderly. Human RSV can cause bronchiolitis and pneumonia and it has also been implicated in the development of recurrent wheezing and asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229095/primary-immune-deficiency-diseases-as-unrecognized-causes-of-chronic-respiratory-disease
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REVIEW
Melvin Berger, Bob Geng, D William Cameron, Ladonna M Murphy, Edward S Schulman
BACKGROUND: More than half of all primary immune deficiency diseases (PIDD) affect antibody production and are well known as causes of recurrent sinusitis and lung infections. Chronic and recurrent infections of the upper and/or lower airways can contribute to inflammatory and obstructive processes in the lower airways which are initially reversible and considered "asthma", but can eventually cause irreversible remodeling and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Conversely, several lines of evidence suggest that many patients who present with a diagnosis of asthma have an increased incidence of infection, suggesting underlying host-defense defects...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215378/developing-resident-sensitive-quality-measures-a-model-from-pediatric-emergency-medicine
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Daniel J Schumacher, Eric S Holmboe, Cees van der Vleuten, Jamiu O Busari, Carol Carraccio
PURPOSE: To begin closing the gap with respect to quality measures available for use among residents, the authors sought to identify and develop resident-sensitive quality measures (RSQMs) for use in the pediatric emergency department (PED) setting. METHOD: In May 2016, the authors reviewed National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC) measures to identify resident-sensitive measures. To create additional measures focused on common, acute illnesses (acute asthma exacerbation, bronchiolitis, closed head injury [CHI]) in the PED, the authors used a nominal group technique (NGT) and Delphi process from September to December 2016...
December 5, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211599/quantitation-of-salbutamol-using-micro-volume-blood-sampling-applications-to-exacerbations-of-pediatric-asthma
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Rebecca L Cordell, Thalassa S E Valkenburg, Hitesh C Pandya, Daniel B Hawcutt, Malcolm G Semple, Paul S Monks
OBJECTIVES: A novel gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method has been developed to quantify salbutamol in micro-volumes (10 µL) of blood. A potential application is paediatric therapeutic dose monitoring (TDM) in acute severe asthma. METHODS: At presentation, the children receive multiple doses of salbutamol (inhaled, nebulised and occasionally intravenous) but it is difficult to distinguish children who do not respond to treatment because of inadequate concentrations from those with toxicity, as symptoms are similar...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
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