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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196638/japanese-guidelines-for-adult-asthma-2017
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Masakazu Ichinose, Hisatoshi Sugiura, Hiroyuki Nagase, Masao Yamaguchi, Hiromasa Inoue, Hironori Sagara, Jun Tamaoki, Yuji Tohda, Mitsuru Munakata, Kohei Yamauchi, Ken Ohta
Adult bronchial asthma is characterized by chronic airway inflammation, and presents clinically with variable airway narrowing (wheezes and dyspnea) and cough. Long-standing asthma induces airway remodeling, leading to intractable asthma. The number of patients with asthma has increased; however, the number of patients who die of asthma has decreased (1.2 per 100,000 patients in 2015). The goal of asthma treatment is to enable patients with asthma to attain normal pulmonary function and lead a normal life, without any symptoms...
February 11, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177594/investigation-of-chemosensitivity-during-and-after-an-acute-cold
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Robert Pellegrino, Ute Walliczek-Dworschak, Gudrun Winter, David Hull, Thomas Hummel
BACKGROUND: Viral rhinitis (the "common" cold) is a frequent worldwide disease. Olfactory dysfunction is one complication that arises during infection, which in most cases heals up spontaneously upon recovery, whereas in some cases it may persist as a partial or total loss of olfaction. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the change of other chemosensory systems during a cold. METHODS: Fifty-eight patients (age 18 to 69 years) with an acute cold were compared to a healthy control group (n = 59; age 19 to 63 years)...
February 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169023/pollen-concentrations-and-prevalence-of-asthma-and-allergic-rhinitis-in-italy-evidence-from-the-geird-study
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Pierpaolo Marchetti, Giancarlo Pesce, Simona Villani, Leonardo Antonicelli, Renato Ariano, Francesco Attena, Roberto Bono, Valeria Bellisario, Alessandro Fois, Nadia Gibelli, Morena Nicolis, Mario Olivieri, Pietro Pirina, Eugenio Scopano, Consolata Siniscalco, Giuseppe Verlato, Alessandro Marcon
BACKGROUND: Pollen exposure has acute adverse effects on sensitized individuals. Information on the prevalence of respiratory diseases in areas with different pollen concentrations is scanty. AIM: We performed an ecologic analysis to assess whether the prevalence of allergic rhinitis and asthma in young adults varied across areas with different pollen concentrations in Italy. METHODS: A questionnaire on respiratory diseases was delivered to random samples of 20-44year-old subjects from six centers in 2005-2010...
February 3, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122395/memory-and-multitasking-performance-during-acute-allergic-inflammation-in-seasonal-allergic-rhinitis
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Katharina Trikojat, Angelika Buske-Kirschbaum, Franziska Plessow, Jochen Schmitt, Rico Fischer
BACKGROUND: In previous research patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) showed poorer school and work performance during periods of acute allergic inflammation, supporting the idea of an impact of SAR on cognitive functions. However, the specific cognitive domains particularly vulnerable to inflammatory processes are unclear. OBJECTIVE: In the present study the influence of SAR on memory and multitasking performance, as two potentially vulnerable cognitive domains essential in everyday life functioning, was investigated in SAR patients...
January 25, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080910/use-of-computed-tomography-for-investigation-of-rhinitis-and-sinusitis-in-a-greater-rhea-rhea-americana
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Anne M Meyer, Kristen Phair, Gary West
Sinusitis is a common finding in avian species; however, it presents unique treatment challenges in ratites. A 6-yr-old male greater rhea ( Rhea americana ) presented acutely with right infraorbital sinus swelling and chemosis. Oral antibiotics were prescribed based on bacterial culture results with incomplete resolution of clinical signs. A computed tomography scan of the skull demonstrated a mixed-density soft tissue mass with extensive destruction of the right nasal bone, hard palate, maxilla, and frontal bone...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042527/pediatric-rhinosinusitis
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Dana T Badr, Jonathan M Gaffin, Wanda Phipatanakul
Rhinosinusitis, is defined as an inflammation of the paranasal and nasal sinus mucosae. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS)is a common problem in the pediatric age group and the diagnosis and treatment are challenging due to the chronicity and similarity of symptoms with allergic rhinitis and adenoid hypertrophy. Although it is less common than acute rhinosinusitis, CRS is becoming more frequent and significantly affects the quality of life in children and can substantially impair daily function. CRS is characterized by sinus symptoms lasting more than 3 months despite medical therapy...
September 2016: Current Treatment Options in Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017629/identifying-risk-of-future-asthma-attacks-using-uk-medical-record-data-a-respiratory-effectiveness-group-initiative
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John D Blakey, David B Price, Emilio Pizzichini, Todor A Popov, Borislav D Dimitrov, Dirkje S Postma, Lynn K Josephs, Alan Kaplan, Alberto Papi, Marjan Kerkhof, Elizabeth V Hillyer, Alison Chisholm, Mike Thomas
BACKGROUND: Asthma attacks are common, serious, and costly. Individual factors associated with attacks, such as poor symptom control, are not robust predictors. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether the rich data available in UK electronic medical records could identify patients at risk of recurrent attacks. METHODS: We analyzed anonymized, longitudinal medical records of 118,981 patients with actively treated asthma (ages 12-80 years) and 3 or more years of data...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005035/-acute-respiratory-viral-infections-topical-issues-of-diagnosis-prevention-and-treatment-in-therapeutic-practice
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D I Trukhan, A L Mazurov, L A Rechapova
AIM: to assess the efficacy and safety of the medication Grippferon with loratadine for the prevention of acute respiratory viral infections (ARVI) and influenza during the epidemics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study included 103 patients (67 men and 36 women) aged 18 to 52 years (mean age 35.3±3.2 years). During the first visit (september 2015), we collected patient history data on the average rate of ARVI and influenza for the past three years, the disease duration and its symptoms, presence of concomitant allergic pathologies (such as vasomotor rhinitis, hay fever and urticaria) and food allergies...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986496/medical-diagnostics-for-indoor-mold-exposure
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REVIEW
Julia Hurraß, 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, Gerhard A Wiesmüller
In April 2016, the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventative Medicine (Gesellschaft für Hygiene, Umweltmedizin und Präventivmedizin (GHUP)) together with other scientific medical societies, German and Austrian medical societies, physician unions and experts has provided an AWMF (Association of the Scientific Medical Societies) guideline 'Medical diagnostics for indoor mold exposure'. This guideline shall help physicians to advise and treat patients exposed indoors to mold. Indoor mold growth is a potential health risk, even without a quantitative and/or causal association between the occurrence of individual mold species and health effects...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920580/positive-clinical-outcomes-derived-from-using-streptococcus-salivarius-k12-to-prevent-streptococcal-pharyngotonsillitis-in-children-a-pilot-investigation
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Francesco Di Pierro, Maria Colombo, Alberto Zanvit, Amilcare S Rottoli
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus salivarius K12 (BLIS K12(®)) is a probiotic strain producing the bacteriocins salivaricin A2 and salivaricin B, both of which strongly antagonize the growth of Streptococcus pyogenes, the most important bacterial cause of pharyngeal infections in humans. It successfully colonizes and exhibits persistence in the oral cavity and is endowed with an excellent safety profile. Previous observations of a small group of children indicated that the use of BLIS K12 could also reduce the occurrence of viral pharyngitis...
2016: Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912214/common-cold-an-umbrella-term-for-acute-infections-of-nose-throat-larynx-and-bronchi
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P Kardos, F A Malek
Acute respiratory tract infections, i. e. rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, belong to the most common medical conditions with a high economic burden. Nonetheless, there is little agreement concerning their differential diagnosis.This paper will discuss to what extent different anatomical sites of acute respiratory tract infections can be uniquely identified or whether the overlap and consecutive development in signs and symptoms renders these distinctions meaningless.Acute respiratory tract infections are variable but definition of diagnostic categories based on the anatomical sites of the dominant complaints shows that signs and symptoms both overlap to a great extent and/or emerge successively...
December 2, 2016: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866183/resolution-of-allergic-rhinitis-and-reactive-bronchospasm-with-supplements-and-food-specific-immunoglobulin-g-elimination-a-case-report
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Laura Kwiatkowski, Jessica Mitchell, Jeffrey Langland
Context • Allergies are a common affliction, whether they are respiratory, food related, or dermatological. People often resort to continuous use of over-the-counter medications, such as antihistamines, to manage their symptoms. Controversy still remains over testing serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G to diagnose food allergies. Objective • This study intended to examine the benefits of treatment of a pediatric patient with natural supplements and an elimination diet for IgG food allergies. Design • The research team reported a case study...
October 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865877/cough-in-the-athlete-chest-guideline-and-expert-panel-report
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Louis-Philippe Boulet, Julie Turmel, Richard S Irwin
BACKGROUND: Cough is a common symptom experienced by athletes, particularly after exercise. We performed a systematic review to assess the following in this population: (1) the main causes of acute and recurrent cough, either exercise-induced or not, (2) how cough is assessed, and (3) how cough is treated in this population. From the systematic review, suggestions for management were developed. METHODS: This review was performed according to the CHEST methodological guidelines and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation framework until April 2015...
February 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785374/montelukast-in-the-treatment-of-perennial-allergic-rhinitis-in-paediatric-japanese-patients-an-open-label-clinical-trial
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Kimihiro Okubo, Yoichi Inoue, Hirotaka Numaguchi, Kumi Tanaka, Itori Saito, Nobuyuki Oshima, Yuki Matsumoto, Marita Prohn, Anish Mehta, Chisato Nishida, George Philip
Background: This study was conducted to evaluate the safety and tolerability, and population pharmacokinetics (PPK) of montelukast as well as efficacy in the treatment of perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR) in paediatric Japanese patients aged between 1 and 15 years. Methods: In this multi-centre, open-label trial, 87 paediatric Japanese patients with PAR received montelukast 4 mg oral granules (OG) for 4 weeks (1-5-year-olds, N = 15), 4 mg OG for 12 weeks (1-5-year-olds, N = 36), 5 mg chewable tablets (CT) for 12 weeks (6-9-year-olds, N = 18), or 5 mg CT for12 weeks (10-15-year-olds, N = 18)...
2016: Journal of drug assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780002/bordetella-pseudohinzii-as-a-confounding-organism-in-murine-models-of-pulmonary-disease
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Sarah E Clark, Jeanette E Purcell, Saad Sammani, Earl K Steffen, Marcus J Crim, Robert S Livingston, Cynthia Besch-Williford, Jeffrey D Fortman
A group studying acute lung injury observed an increased percentage of neutrophils in the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid of mice. BAL was performed, and lung samples were collected sterilely from 5 C57BL/6 mice that had been bred inhouse. Pure colonies of bacteria, initially identified as Bordetella hinzii were cultured from 2 of the 5 mice which had the highest percentages of neutrophils (21% and 26%) in the BAL fluid. Subsequent sequencing of a portion of the ompA gene from this isolate demonstrated 100% homology with the published B...
2016: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762515/a-cross-sectional-cohort-analyses-assessing-response-to-levosalbutamol-bronchodilatory-cough-formulations-in-outpatient-community-settings-of-india-bus-analyses
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A Vora, Amit Bhargava
INTRODUCTION: Cough is significant health problem with greater implication for impaired quality of life. Acute and chronic cough due to infective (viral/bacterial), allergic conditions or bronchial asthma including cough variant asthma are often treated with combination of mucolytics, expectorants and bronchodilators. Bronchodilators reduces cough sensitivity, promotes clearance of cough secretions while reducing protrusive inflammatory mediator release. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To further understand the clinical utility and safety of Bronchodilatory cough formulations (BCF) containing Levosalbutamol in real world settings...
September 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756492/repercussions-of-preterm-birth-on-symptoms-of-asthma-allergic-diseases-and-pulmonary-function-6-14-years-later
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C Gonçalves, G Wandalsen, F Lanza, A L Goulart, D Solé, A Dos Santos
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of allergic diseases and impaired pulmonary function may be high in children born prematurely. This study aimed to assess pulmonary function and prevalence of asthma, atopic diseases and allergic sensitisation in these patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with children aged 6-14 years who were born prematurely with birth weight <2000g from January 2008 to May 2011. Exclusion criteria were: major malformations, or acute respiratory disorders...
November 2016: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701753/gamma-aminobutyric-acid-gaba-receptor-agonists-for-acute-stroke
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REVIEW
Jia Liu, Lu-Ning Wang, Xin Ma, Xunming Ji
BACKGROUND: Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor agonists have been shown to have a neuroprotectant effect in reducing infarct size and improving functional outcome in animal models of cerebrovascular disease. However, the sedative effects of GABA receptor agonists have limited their wider application in people with acute stroke, due to the potential risk of stupor. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2013, and previously updated in 2014. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of GABA receptor agonists in the treatment of acute stroke...
October 4, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670203/association-between-desloratadine-and-prednisolone-in-the-treatment-of-children-with-acute-symptoms-of-allergic-rhinitis-a-double-blind-randomized-and-controlled-clinical-trial
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Gustavo F Wandalsen, Carolina Miranda, Luis Felipe Ensina, Flavio Sano, Roberto Bleul Amazonas, Joyce Macedo da Silva, Dirceu Solé
INTRODUCTION: A combination of antihistamines and oral corticosteroids is often used to treat acute symptoms of allergic rhinitis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate safety and efficacy of desloratadine plus prednisolone in the treatment of acute symptoms of children (2-12 years) with allergic rhinitis, and to compare it to dexchlorpheniramine plus betamethasone. METHODS: Children with moderate/severe persistent allergic rhinitis and symptomatic (nasal symptoms score [0-12]≥6) were allocated in a double-blind, randomized fashion to receive dexchlorpheniramine plus betamethasone (n=105; three daily doses) or desloratadine plus prednisolone (n=105; single dose followed by two of placebo) for 7 days...
September 13, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638118/clinical-improvement-in-feline-herpesvirus-1-infected-cats-by-oral-low-dose-of-interleukin-12-plus-interferon-gamma
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Filomena Fiorito, Antonietta Cantiello, Giovanna Elvira Granato, Luigi Navas, Carmine Diffidenti, Luisa De Martino, Veeramani Maharajan, Fabio Olivieri, Ugo Pagnini, Giuseppe Iovane
Feline herpesvirus 1 (FHV-1) is a widespread cat pathogen inducing rhinitis, conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers. To alleviate acute FHV-1-induced disease, antiviral agents are used often with antibiotics. But sometimes, these treatments, as well as conventional doses of cytokines have moderate efficacy and/or collateral effects. Herein we have investigated the effects of low dose interleukin (IL)-12 plus interferon (IFN)-gamma, prepared by Sequential Kinetic Activated (SKA), on the treatment of FHV-1 infection...
October 2016: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
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