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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918442/the-role-of-periostin-in-lung-fibrosis-and-airway-remodeling
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REVIEW
David N O'Dwyer, Bethany B Moore
Periostin is a protein that plays a key role in development and repair within the biological matrix of the lung. As a matricellular protein that does not contribute to extracellular matrix structure, periostin interacts with other extracellular matrix proteins to regulate the composition of the matrix in the lung and other organs. In this review, we discuss the studies exploring the role of periostin to date in chronic respiratory diseases, namely asthma and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Asthma is a major health problem globally affecting millions of people worldwide with significant associated morbidity and mortality...
September 16, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868599/diving-with-pre-existing-medical-conditions
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John Lippmann, David McD Taylor, Christopher Stevenson, Jo Williams, Simon J Mitchell
INTRODUCTION: This is the second report based on a survey of Divers Alert Network Asia-Pacific (DAN AP) members who dive with cardiovascular and respiratory conditions and diabetes. It examines the medical management of the divers' conditions, any diving modifications used to mitigate the risk and outcomes. METHODOLOGY: An online cross-sectional survey was sent to 833 divers who had declared a targeted medical condition when applying for DAN AP membership between July 2009 and August 2013...
September 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822787/global-regional-and-national-deaths-prevalence-disability-adjusted-life-years-and-years-lived-with-disability-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-asthma-1990-2015-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are common diseases with a heterogeneous distribution worldwide. Here, we present methods and disease and risk estimates for COPD and asthma from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) 2015 study. The GBD study provides annual updates on estimates of deaths, prevalence, and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), a summary measure of fatal and non-fatal disease outcomes, for over 300 diseases and injuries, for 188 countries from 1990 to the most recent year...
September 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808576/-awake-ecco2r-superseded-intubation-in-a-near-fatal-asthma-attack
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Thomas-Michael Schneider, Tibor Bence, Franz Brettner
BACKGROUND: Near-fatal asthma attacks are life threatening events that often require mechanical ventilation. Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) is, beside extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a well-established rescue option whenever ventilation gets to its limits. But there seems to be very rare experience with those techniques in avoiding mechanical ventilation in severe asthma attacks. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old man with a near-fatal asthma attack deteriorated under non-invasive ventilation conditions...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734637/-asthma-and-heroin-use
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REVIEW
Michel Underner, Jean Perriot, Gérard Peiffer, Nematollah Jaafari
INTRODUCTION: Heroin use can be responsible for many respiratory complications including asthma. OBJECTIVES: Systematic literature review of data on asthma in heroin users. DOCUMENTARY SOURCES: Medline(®), on the period 1980-2017 with the following keywords: keywords: "asthma" or "bronchospasm" and "heroin" or "opiate" or "opiates", limits "title/abstract"; the selected languages were English or French. Among 97 articles, 67 abstracts have given use to a dual reading to select 23 studies...
July 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716644/muc5ac-and-a-glycosylated-variant-of-muc5b-alter-mucin-composition-in-children-with-acute-asthma
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Kathryn G Welsh, Karine Rousseau, Gemma Fisher, Luke R Bonser, Peter Bradding, Chris E Brightling, David J Thornton, Erol A Gaillard
BACKGROUND: Diffuse airway mucus obstruction is an important feature of severe and fatal asthma. MUC5AC and MUC5B are the principal gel-forming mucins found in airway mucus. The mucin composition of airway mucus likely affects its functional properties. METHODS: We quantified the principal airway mucins MUC5AC and MUC5B in the sputum of age-matched children with acute and stable asthma and healthy control subjects by using Western blotting. RESULTS: Sputum samples from 38 children (13 with acute asthma, 15 with stable asthma, 10 control subjects) were obtained...
July 14, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638279/preventive-actions-of-allergen-immunotherapy-the-facts-and-the-effects-in-search-of-evidence
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REVIEW
Irene Martignago, Cristoforo Incorvaia, Erminia Ridolo
Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is the only treatment that works on the causes of allergy. Available AIT nowadays are subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for allergic rhinitis and asthma, while for allergy to Hymenoptera venom only subcutaneous route is recommended. A bulk of trials and meta-analyses demonstrated that efficacy and safety of AIT in decreasing allergic clinical symptoms and use of rescue medications, while its preventive capacity is yet under investigation. The most important of these effects is the prevention of potentially fatal anaphylactic reactions to Hymenoptera stings by venom immunotherapy (VIT)...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543086/allergen-immunotherapy-for-allergic-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
S Dhami, A Kakourou, F Asamoah, I Agache, S Lau, M Jutel, A Muraro, G Roberts, C A Akdis, M Bonini, O Cavkaytar, B Flood, P Gajdanowicz, K Izuhara, Ö Kalayci, R Mosges, O Palomares, O Pfaar, S Smolinska, M Sokolowska, M Asaria, G Netuveli, H Zaman, A Akhlaq, A Sheikh
BACKGROUND: To inform the development of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology's (EAACI) Guidelines on Allergen Immunotherapy (AIT) for allergic asthma, we assessed the evidence on the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety of AIT. METHODS: We performed a systematic review, which involved searching nine databases. Studies were screened against predefined eligibility criteria and critically appraised using established instruments. Data were synthesized using random-effects meta-analyses...
May 19, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511697/immunohistology-and-remodeling-in-fatal-pediatric-and-adolescent-asthma
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Kristiina Malmström, Jouko Lohi, Antti Sajantila, Frode L Jahnsen, Merja Kajosaari, Seppo Sarna, Mika J Mäkelä
BACKGROUND: Thickening of reticular basement membrane, increased airway smooth muscle mass and eosinophilic inflammation are found in adult fatal asthma. At the present study the histopathology of fatal paediatric and adolescent asthma is evaluated. METHODS: Post-mortem lung autopsies from 12 fatal asthma cases and 8 non-asthmatic control subjects were examined. Thickness of reticular basement membrane (RBM) and percentage of airway smooth muscle (ASM%) mass area were measured and inflammatory cells were counted...
May 16, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497854/allergic-sinusitis-and-severe-asthma-caused-by-occupational-exposure-to-locust-bean-gum-case-report
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Brie Hawley, Kristin J Cummings, Mohammed Mohammed, Anne E Dimmock, Rebecca Bascom
We present a case that highlights the difficulties with diagnosis and the dangers of occupational allergic sinusitis and asthma left unrecognized. We describe the case history of a man who experienced work-related symptoms 1 year after beginning work as a cheesemaker at a creamery, and whose respiratory symptoms progressively worsened over 16 years before an occupational cause of his asthma was identified. His initial discrete episodes of sinusitis and acute bronchitis evolved into persistent asthma of increasing severity with exacerbations requiring repeated emergency room treatment...
July 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496190/beta-agonist-overuse-and-delay-in-obtaining-medical-review-in-high-risk-asthma-a-secondary-analysis-of-data-from-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Janine Pilcher, Mitesh Patel, Alison Pritchard, Darmiga Thayabaran, Stefan Ebmeier, Dominick Shaw, Peter Black, Irene Braithwaite, Mark Weatherall, Richard Beasley
Asthma mortality surveys report delays in seeking medical review and overuse of beta-agonist therapy as factors contributing to a fatal outcome. However, the strength of these associations is limited because many asthma deaths are unwitnessed. We undertook a secondary analysis of data from a 24-week randomised controlled trial of 303 patients with high-risk asthma, randomised to combination budesonide/formoterol inhaler according to a single maintenance and reliever therapy regimen or fixed dose budesonide/formoterol with salbutamol as reliever (Standard) regimen...
May 11, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489648/clinical-experience-with-iv-angiotensin-ii-administration-a-systematic-review-of-safety
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REVIEW
Laurence W Busse, Xueyuan Shelly Wang, Divya M Chalikonda, Kevin W Finkel, Ashish K Khanna, Harold M Szerlip, David Yoo, Sharon L Dana, Lakhmir S Chawla
OBJECTIVE: Angiotensin II is an endogenous hormone with vasopressor and endocrine activities. This is a systematic review of the safety of IV angiotensin II. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Medline, Scopus, and Cochrane. STUDY SELECTION: Studies in which human subjects received IV angiotensin II were selected whether or not safety was discussed. DATA EXTRACTION: In total, 18,468 studies were screened by two reviewers and one arbiter...
August 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483756/drowning-fatalities-in-childhood-the-role-of-pre-existing-medical-conditions
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Richard C Franklin, John H Pearn, Amy E Peden
OBJECTIVES: This study is an analysis of the contribution of pre-existing medical conditions to unintentional fatal child (0-14 years) drowning and a of critique prevention stratagems, with an exploration of issues of equity in recreation. DESIGN: This study is a total population, cross-sectional audit of all demographic, forensic and on-site situational details surrounding unintentional fatal drowning of children 0-14 years in Australia for the period of 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2012...
May 8, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461762/sensitization-to-aspergillus-species-is-associated-with-frequent-exacerbations-in-severe-asthma
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Ken Junyang Goh, Anthony Chau Ang Yii, Therese Sophie Lapperre, Adrian Kw Chan, Fook Tim Chew, Sanjay H Chotirmall, Mariko Siyue Koh
BACKGROUND: Severe asthma is a largely heterogeneous disease with varying phenotypic profiles. The relationship between specific allergen sensitization and asthma severity, particularly in Asia, remains unclear. We aim to study the prevalence of specific allergen sensitization patterns and investigate their association with outcomes in a severe asthma cohort in an Asian setting. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of patients receiving step 4 or 5 Global Initiative for Asthma treatment...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410666/a-new-cyslt1-and-cyslt2-receptors-mediated-anaphylaxis-guinea-pig-model
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Tomohiko Sekioka, Michiaki Kadode, Noriko Osakada, Manabu Fujita, Naoya Matsumura, Yoshiyuki Yamaura, Shinji Nakade, Takeshi Nabe, Kazuhito Kawabata
Although the effectiveness of CysLT1 receptor antagonists on asthma has been clinically established, the effects of CysLT2 receptor antagonists are still unclear. The purpose of this study was to develop a new CysLT1 and CysLT2 receptors-mediated anaphylaxis guinea pig model using S-hexyl GSH, a γ-glutamyl transpeptidase (GTP) inhibitor, to suppress conversion of LTC4 to LTD4. Actively sensitized guinea pigs were challenged with OVA in the absence or presence of S-hexyl GSH, and survival rate following anaphylactic response was monitored...
April 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295424/long-term-future-risk-of-severe-exacerbations-distinct-5-year-trajectories-of-problematic-asthma
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A C A Yii, J H Y Tan, T S Lapperre, A K W Chan, S Y Low, T H Ong, K L Tan, S H Chotirmall, P J Sterk, M S Koh
BACKGROUND: Assessing future risk of exacerbations is an important component of asthma management. Existing studies have investigated short- but not long-term risk. Problematic asthma patients with unfavorable long-term disease trajectory and persistently frequent severe exacerbations need to be identified early to guide treatment. AIM: To identify distinct trajectories of severe exacerbation rates among "problematic asthma" patients and develop a risk score to predict the most unfavorable trajectory...
September 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278518/the-actin-regulator-zyxin-reinforces-airway-smooth-muscle-and-accumulates-in-airways-of-fatal-asthmatics
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Sonia R Rosner, Christopher D Pascoe, Elizabeth Blankman, Christopher C Jensen, Ramaswamy Krishnan, Alan L James, John G Elliot, Francis H Green, Jeffrey C Liu, Chun Y Seow, Jin-Ah Park, Mary C Beckerle, Peter D Paré, Jeffrey J Fredberg, Mark A Smith
Bronchospasm induced in non-asthmatic human subjects can be easily reversed by a deep inspiration (DI) whereas bronchospasm that occurs spontaneously in asthmatic subjects cannot. This physiological effect of a DI has been attributed to the manner in which a DI causes airway smooth muscle (ASM) cells to stretch, but underlying molecular mechanisms-and their failure in asthma-remain obscure. Using cells and tissues from wild type and zyxin-/- mice we report responses to a transient stretch of physiologic magnitude and duration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272089/mediators-of-inflammation-in-asthma-a-forensic-perspective
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Maria Laura Schirripa, Maria Pia Scarpelli, Cristian Palmiere
In the clinical setting, the role of systemic inflammation in patients with asthma has attracted increased attention, and some authors showed that increased IL-6 and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein characterized a group of asthmatic patients. In the realm of forensic pathology, a postmortem diagnosis of asthmatic death can be extremely challenging. The aim of this study was to determine the postmortem serum levels of C-reactive protein, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor α in a series of severe acute bronchial asthma deaths that underwent medicolegal investigations...
June 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224974/differences-in-outcomes-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-managed-by-cardiologists-versus-noncardiologists-results-from-the-international-prospective-clarify-registry
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Zofia Parma, Philippe G Steg, Nicola Greenlaw, Roberto Ferrari, Ian Ford, Kim Fox, Jean-Claude Tardif, Joao Morais, Marco A Gamba, Stefan Kääb, Michał Tendera For The Clarify Investigators
INTRODUCTION    Clinical outcomes of patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) may differ between those primarily managed by cardiologists versus noncardiologists. OBJECTIVES    Our main objective was to analyze the clinical outcomes of outpatients with stable CAD in relation to the specialty of the managing physicians. PATIENTS AND METHODS    We studied 32 468 outpatients with stable CAD included in the CLARIFY registry, with up to 4 years of follow‑up data. Cardiologists provided medical care in 84...
January 20, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188713/-safety-of-subcutaneous-immunotherapy-with-tyrosine-adsorbed-house-dust-mite-extracts-in-patients-with-allergic-disease
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Mónica María Molina-Sáenz, Ana María Villa-Arango, Ricardo Cardona-Villa
BACKGROUND: In spite of allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) multiple benefits, its use is restricted in some countries owing to concerns about severe adverse reactions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate systemic adverse reactions in patients with atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis who received subcutaneous immunotherapy with tyrosine-adsorbed Dermatophagoides and Glycyphagoides dust mites extracts. METHODS: Retrospective study of the 2010-2015-period that included 773 patients diagnosed with IgE-mediated diseases, where the safety of allergen-specific immunotherapy was described according to the World Organization of Allergy subcutaneous immunotherapy-induced systemic reactions classification system...
January 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
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