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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425254/wheezing-asthma-and-atopy-in-premature-infants-at-2-years-of-age
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Sevim Ünal, Ayşenur Kaya, Leyla Bilgin, Emine Misirlioğlu, Can Naci Kocabaş
BACKGROUND/AIM: We aimed to evaluate wheezing, bronchial asthma (BA), and atopy in premature infants at 2 years of age via a cross-sectional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Premature infants at <37 weeks of gestational age (GA) were assessed for atopy by skin-prick test and serum immunoglobulin E level at 2 years of age. The family's and infant's histories of allergy, BA, atopy, and wheezing were obtained by questionnaire and from hospital records. RESULTS: There were 98 infants, with mean birth weight (BW) 1517...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422514/vitamin-c-prevents-offspring-dna-methylation-changes-associated-with-maternal-smoking-in-pregnancy
#2
Lyndsey E Shorey-Kendrick, Cindy T McEvoy, Betsy Ferguson, Julja Burchard, Byung S Park, Lina Gao, Brittany H Vuylsteke, Kristin F Milner, Cynthia D Morris, Eliot R Spindel
BACKGROUND: Infants whose mothers smoked during pregnancy demonstrate lifelong decreases in pulmonary function. DNA methylation changes associated with maternal smoking during pregnancy have been described in placenta and cord blood at delivery, in fetal lung, and in buccal epithelium and blood during childhood. We recently demonstrated in a randomized clinical trial (NCT00632476) that vitamin C supplementation to pregnant smokers can lessen the impact of maternal smoking on offspring pulmonary function and decrease the incidence of wheeze at one year of age...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413775/an-interesting-case-of-mycoplasma-pneumonia-associated-multisystem-involvement-and-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage
#3
Rashmi Mishra, Edison Cano, Sindhaghatta Venkatram, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes
Severe mycoplasma pneumonia is a rare entity with only 0.5-2% of cases having a fulminant course. We present a 74-year-old woman with hypertension, diabetes mellitus and remote history of marginal zone B-cell lymphoma admitted with abdominal pain and diarrhea of 1-2 days associated with body-aches, dyspnea, dry cough and weight loss for 2-3 weeks. On physical exam, she was febrile, tachypneic, tachycardic and hypoxic on room air. Chest examination revealed diffuse crackles and end-expiratory wheezes. Laboratory tests showed anemia, acute-on-chronic kidney injury and hyaline casts and epithelial cells in the urine analysis...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411961/nutrition-in-the-first-1000-days-and-respiratory-health-a-descriptive-review-of-the-last-five-years-literature
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E Verduci, A Martelli, V L Miniello, M Landi, B Mariani, M Brambilla, L Diaferio, D G Peroni
The aim of this paper is to discuss the current evidence regarding short and long-term health respiratory effects of nutrients and dietary patterns during the first 1000 days from conception. Population of interest included children from birth to two years and their mothers (during pregnancy and lactation). Studies were searched on MEDLINE® and Cochrane database, inserting individually and using the Boolean ANDs and ORs, 'nutrients', 'micronutrients', 'LC-PUFA', 'Mediterranean Diet', 'human milk', 'complementary food', 'pregnancy', 'respiratory disease', 'pulmonary disease', 'asthma', 'epigenetics', 'first 1000 days', 'maternal diet' and 'respiratory health'...
April 12, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410872/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-wheezing-and-allergic-diseases-in-preschool-children-a-perspective-from-the-mediterranean-coast-of-turkey
#5
E Bolat, T Arikoglu, M A Sungur, S B Batmaz, S Kuyucu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of allergic diseases in preschool children from one of the biggest cities in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey. METHODS: The study population included 396 preschool children attending to urban daycare centres in Mersin. In the first stage, a comprehensive standardised questionnaire modified from the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) was employed...
April 11, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409682/distinct-serum-sphingolipid-profiles-among-school-aged-children-with-exercise-induced-wheeze-and-asthma-persistence
#6
Matthew S Perzanowski, Jennie G Ono, Luis M Acosta, Benjamin I Kim, Adnan Divjan, Rachel Miller, Andrew Rundle, Stefan Worgall, Tilla S Worgall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409593/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-diagnosis-and-management
#7
Shari Gentry, Barry Gentry
The diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should be suspected in patients with risk factors (primarily a history of smoking) who report dyspnea at rest or with exertion, chronic cough with or without sputum production, or a history of wheezing. COPD may be suspected based on findings from the history and physical examination, but must be confirmed by spirometry to detect airflow obstruction. Findings that are most helpful to rule in COPD include a smoking history of more than 40 pack-years, a self-reported history of COPD, maximal laryngeal height, and age older than 45 years...
April 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409044/perioperative-anaphylaxis-to-chlorhexidine-during-surgery-and-septoplasty
#8
Ana Paula Teixeira de Abreu, Leonardo Ramos Ribeiro de Oliveira, Ana Flavia Teixeira de Abreu, Evandro Ribeiro de Oliveira, Michele Santos de Melo Ireno, Fernando Monteiro Aarestrup, Matheus Fonseca Aarestrup, Paula Fonseca Aarestrup
Chlorhexidine is an antiseptic and disinfectant used in surgical and clinical practice since 1954 and is available in aqueous or alcoholic solutions 0.5%-4.0% and has a broad-spectrum activity. Despite their widespread use, allergic reactions with chlorhexidine are rarely reported. We describe a case of anaphylaxis with chlorhexidine during a septoplasty, turbinectomy, and maxillary sinusectomy. The patient presented with periorbital edema, hives, hypotension, and wheezing. Immediately after the diagnosis of anaphylaxis promethazine, hydrocortisone, and epinephrine were administered with immediate clinical improvement...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407832/-effect-of-air-pollution-on-respiratory-health-in-school-aged-children-in-the-main-urban-area-of-chongqing-china
#9
Ming-Yue Fan, Xu Tang, Wei Huang, Hua Dai, Xing-Can Liu, Yin-Yin Xia, Pan Meng, Rui-Yuan Zhang, Yu-Ming Guo, Shu-Qun Cheng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of air pollution on respiratory health in school-aged children in the main urban area of Chongqing, China. METHODS: The main urban area of Chongqing was divided into polluted area and clean area according to the air pollution data shown on the Environmental Protection Agency Website of Chongqing between 2010 and 2015. A cluster sampling method was used to select 695 third- or fourth-grade children from 2 primary schools in the clean or polluted area as study subjects, with 313 children from the clean area and 382 children from the polluted area...
April 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407759/a-new-clinical-algorithm-scoring-for-management-of-suspected-foreign-body-aspiration-in-children
#10
Ibrahim A Janahi, Shabina Khan, Prem Chandra, Noora Al-Marri, Ammar Saadoon, Lolwa Al-Naimi, Maryam Al-Thani, William Greer
BACKGROUND: Foreign Body Aspiration (FBA) is a serious problem in children and delays in diagnosis and management can be devastating. The history is often vague, with subtle physical and chest radiograph abnormalities. This study aims to determine the indications for bronchoscopy in children with suspected FBA and evaluate the key clinical and statistically significant predictors of FBA, based on the patients' historical, physical and radiological findings at presentation. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study, including patients who were admitted between January 2001 to January 2011 with suspected FBA...
April 13, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405692/-pulmonary-carcinoid-tumors
#11
H Prosch
Pulmonary carcinoids are rare low-grade malignant tumors, which arise from the neuroendocrine system. Approximately 80% of all pulmonary carcinoid tumors are the relatively low-grade typical carcinoids and 20% are the more aggressive atypical carcinoids. Most carcinoids arise from the central airways and only a minority of carcinoids are found in the lung periphery. While most of the peripheral carcinoids are asymptomatic, central carcinoids are symptomatic and present with hemoptysis, wheezing or bronchial obstruction...
April 12, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400946/the-state-of-asthma-epidemiology-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews-and-their-quality
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Jon Genuneit, Annina M Seibold, Christian J Apfelbacher, George N Konstantinou, Jennifer J Koplin, Stefania La Grutta, Kirsty Logan, Carsten Flohr, Michael R Perkin
BACKGROUND: Recently, we have published an overview of systematic reviews in allergy epidemiology and identified asthma as the most commonly reviewed allergic disease. Building on this work, we aimed to investigate the quality of systematic reviews in asthma using the AMSTAR checklist and to provide a reference for future, more in-depth assessment of the extent of previous knowledge. METHODS: We included all 307 systematic reviews indexed with asthma, including occupational asthma, and/or wheeze from our previous search in PubMed and EMBASE up to December 2014 for systematic reviews on epidemiological research on allergic diseases...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396812/all-that-wheezes-is-not-asthma-a-case-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-of-the-larynx
#13
Bushra Rahman, Jawad Bilal, Qurat Ul Ain Riaz Sipra, Irbaz Bin Riaz
Localized laryngeal lymphoma is a rare entity with an incidence of less than 1% of all laryngeal neoplasms. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common type of laryngeal neoplasms. Here, we describe a case of a young 28-year-old female with large B-cell lymphoma who remained undiagnosed for a long time owing to a myriad of nonspecific presentation including "wheezing." Although primary laryngeal lymphomas constitute a diagnostic challenge since they are rare, one should have a high index of suspicion for lymphoma of the larynx in patients presenting with unresolved wheezing as it can present catastrophically with acute airway obstruction requiring immediate surgical intervention which was observed in this case...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396809/beer-cider-and-wine-allergy
#14
Rhea A Bansal, Susan Tadros, Amolak S Bansal
Background. Allergy to beer is often due to specific proteins in barley and sometimes to lipid transfer protein. Allergy to wine is frequently due to a sensitivity to grape proteins. We present a rare case of allergy to beer, wine, and cider resulting from IgE reactivity to yeasts and moulds which also explained the patient's additional sensitivity to yeast extracts and blue cheese. Case Presentation. The patient's symptoms included throat and facial itching accompanied by mild wheeze and severe urticaria. Diagnosis of allergy to yeast was confirmed by specific IgE testing as well as that to relevant foods and beverages...
2017: Case Reports in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392920/coexistence-of-diffuse-panbronchiolitis-and-asthma-reciprocity-of-neutrophilic-and-eosinophilic-inflammation
#15
Kiyoshi Takeyama, Yuri Shimizu, Masanobu Ishii, Hiroko Hara, Mitsuko Kondo, Jun Tamaoki
Diffuse panbronchiolitis (DPB) and asthma are obstructive airway diseases, the former being characterized by Th1-type and the latter by Th2-type airway inflammation. Differential diagnosis is often a problem, but coexistence has rarely been reported. A 76-year-old man with asthma was admitted to our hospital because of one-month history of dyspnoea on exertion with bilateral diffuse granular shadows. He also had a history of chronic sinusitis. Auscultation of the lungs showed coarse crackles and wheezes. Laboratory data revealed an elevated total serum immunoglobulin E and a high titre of cold agglutinin...
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392707/factors-predicting-persistence-of-early-wheezing-through-childhood-and-adolescence-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#16
Carlos E Rodríguez-Martínez, Monica P Sossa-Briceño, Jose A Castro-Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: For the early identification of persistent asthma symptoms among young children with recurrent wheezing, it would be helpful to identify all available studies that have identified at least one factor for predicting the persistence of early wheezing. The objective of the present study was to perform a systematic review of all studies that have identified factors that predict the persistence of symptoms among young patients with recurring wheezing. METHODS: A systematic review of relevant studies was conducted through searching in MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINHAL, and SCOPUS databases up to June 2016...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390584/live-attenuated-influenza-vaccine-use-and-safety-in-children-and-adults-with-asthma
#17
Jonathan Duffy, Melissa Lewis, Theresa Harrington, Roger Baxter, Edward A Belongia, Lisa A Jackson, Steven J Jacobsen, Grace M Lee, Allison L Naleway, James Nordin, Matthew F Daley
BACKGROUND: Live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) might increase the risk of wheezing in persons with asthma or children younger than 5 years with a history of recurrent wheezing. OBJECTIVE: To describe the use and assess the safety of LAIV in persons with asthma in the Vaccine Safety Datalink population. METHODS: We identified persons with asthma using diagnosis codes and medication records in 7 health care organizations over 3 influenza seasons (2008-2009 through 2010-2011) and determined their influenza vaccination rates...
April 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390412/first-recorded-case-of-paramyxovirus-infection-introduced-into-a-healthy-snake-collection-in-croatia
#18
Jelena Prpic, Tomislav Keros, Maja Lang Balija, Dubravko Forcic, Lorena Jemersic
BACKGROUND: In the present study, we describe the first paramyxovirus infection in a snake collection in Croatia caused by an introduction of new snakes that were not previously tested and didn't show any signs of disease. CASE PRESENTATION: In less than a month after introduction into a healthy colony, new snakes began to show respiratory symptoms (i.e. mouth opening, wheezing, etc.) and died within a month and a half after antibiotic therapy was applied. The same symptoms and a high mortality rate were then observed in in-contact snakes from other collections belonging to different snake families...
April 8, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387106/-when-an-encircling-aortic-arch-anomaly-hides-behind-respiratory-and-digestive-symptoms-in-children
#19
M Solowianiuk, C Soulatges, N Farhat, J Holzki, M-C Seghaye
Aortic arch anomalies are relatively frequent and account for 15 to 20 % of all congenital cardiovascular malformations. They can be discovered in case of symptoms of airway or esophageal compression such as dysphagia, chronic cough, stridor, wheezing and recurrent respiratory infections. We report the cases of two children with encircling aortic arch anomaly. The 3-year-old boy had complained of chronic respiratory symptoms such as laryngitis and asthma since the age of 4 months. The 20-month-old boy presented with inter-mittent stridor, dysphagia and frequent vomiting...
November 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379530/comparative-diagnosis-of-human-bocavirus-1-respiratory-infection-by-mrna-rt-pcr-dna-quantitative-pcr-and-serology
#20
Man Xu, Benedict Arku, Tuomas Jartti, Janne Koskinen, Ville Peltola, Klaus Hedman, Maria Söderlund-Venermo
Background: Human bocavirus (HBoV) 1 can cause life-threatening respiratory tract infection in children. Diagnosing acute HBoV1 infection is challenging due to long-term airway persistence. We assessed whether messenger (m)RNA detection would correlate better than DNA detection, with acute HBoV1 infection. Methods: Paired sera of 121 children with acute wheezing were analyzed by serology. Quantitative (q)PCR and reverse-transcription (RT)-PCR were applied to nasopharyngeal swabs (NPS) of all acutely HBoV1-infected children and of non-acute controls...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
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