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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812256/the-potential-for-emerging-microbiome-mediated-therapeutics-in-asthma
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REVIEW
Ayse Bilge Ozturk, Benjamin Arthur Turturice, David L Perkins, Patricia W Finn
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In terms of immune regulating functions, analysis of the microbiome has led the development of therapeutic strategies that may be applicable to asthma management. This review summarizes the current literature on the gut and lung microbiota in asthma pathogenesis with a focus on the roles of innate molecules and new microbiome-mediated therapeutics. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent clinical and basic studies to date have identified several possible therapeutics that can target innate immunity and the microbiota in asthma...
August 10, 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808948/tiotropium-bromide-in-children-and-adolescents-with-asthma
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Hengameh H Raissy, H William Kelly
Evidence is emerging on the use of long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) in the management of asthma. Tiotropium bromide (Spiriva(®) Respimat(®)) is the only LAMA approved in children and adolescents. As the use of tiotropium becomes more common in clinical practice, it is necessary to review the existing data to identify patients who may benefit from the addition of this medication to their daily asthma regimen. This review discusses recent evidence on the safety and efficacy of tiotropium bromide in the management of asthma in children and adolescents...
August 14, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803667/future-prospect-of-faecal-microbiota-transplantation-as-a-potential-therapy-in-asthma
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Y Kang, Y Cai
There is convincing evidence from both human and animal studies suggesting that the gut microbiota plays an important role in regulating immune responses associated with the development of asthma. Certain intestinal microbial strains have been demonstrated to suppress or impair immune responsiveness in asthma experimental models, suggesting that specific species among gut commensal microbiota may play either a morbific or phylactic role in the progression of asthma. Evidence to date suggests that the intestinal microbiota represent fertile targets for prevention or management of asthma...
August 10, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803180/anxiety-contributes-to-poorer-asthma-outcomes-in-inner-city-black-adolescents
#4
Marissa R Shams, Alice C Bruce, Anne M Fitzpatrick
BACKGROUND: The factors associated with poor asthma control, exacerbations, and health care utilization in black adolescents are complex and not well understood. Although psychological comorbidities such as anxiety are common in patients with asthma, these have not been studied in this population. OBJECTIVE: This study characterized anxiety and associated asthma features in a cohort of black inner-city adolescents with persistent asthma and determined the association between anxiety symptoms, persistent uncontrolled asthma, and prospective health care utilization over 1 year...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802471/integrative-medicine-for-respiratory-conditions-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Gloria Y Yeh, Randy Horwitz
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are 2 common chronic respiratory disorders in primary care that cause considerable morbidity and mortality. This article reviews disease pathophysiology and outlines an integrative, multidimensional approach to the evaluation and management of these conditions, including pharmacotreatment, nutrition, supplements, self-care strategies, mind-body therapies, and other integrative modalities.
September 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800273/assessing-the-impact-of-a-remote-digital-coaching-engagement-program-on-patient-reported-outcomes-in-asthma
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Mazi Rasulnia, Billy Stephen Burton, Robert P Ginter, Tracy Y Wang, Roy Alton Pleasants, Cynthia L Green, Njira Lugogo
BACKGROUND: Low adherence and poor outcomes provide opportunity for digital coaching to engage patients with uncontrolled asthma in their care to improve outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To examine the impact of a remote digital coaching program on asthma control and patient experience. METHODS: We recruited 51 adults with uncontrolled asthma, denoted by albuterol use of > 2 times per week and/or exacerbations requiring corticosteroids, and applied a 12-week patient-centered remote digital coaching program using a combination of educational pamphlets, symptom trackers, best peak flow establishment, physical activity, and dietary counseling, as well as coaches who implemented emotional enforcement  to motivate disease self-management through telephone, text, and email...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800268/asthma-management-experiences-of-australians-who-are-native-arabic-speakers
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Reem Alzayer, Betty Chaar, Iman Basheti, Bandana Saini
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the asthma management experiences of people with asthma within the Arabic-speaking community in Australia. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews guided by a schedule of questions were conducted with 25 Arabic-speaking women with asthma/carer of a child with asthma, recruited from medical practices and community centers in Melbourne, Australia. RESULTS: Twenty-five Arabic-speaking participants with asthma or caring for those with asthma were interviewed...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800265/use-of-snomed-ct%C3%A2-and-loinc%C3%A2-to-standardize-terminology-for-primary-care-asthma-electronic-health-records
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M Diane Lougheed, Nicola J Thomas, Nastasia V Wasilewski, Alison H Morra, Janice P Minard
OBJECTIVES: The burden of asthma ranks among the highest for chronic diseases. Interoperable EHRs can improve the management of chronic diseases such as asthma by facilitating sharing of data between health care settings along the continuum of care. Terminology such as SNOMED CT® (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms) and LOINC® (Logistical Observation Identifier Names and Codes) are prerequisites for interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs). We sought to determine the extent to which data elements in a validated asthma care map (ACM) are congruent with these terminologies...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797514/trends-in-international-asthma-mortality-analysis-of-data-from-the-who-mortality-database-from-46-countries-1993-2012
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Stefan Ebmeier, Darmiga Thayabaran, Irene Braithwaite, Clément Bénamara, Mark Weatherall, Richard Beasley
BACKGROUND: International time trends in asthma mortality have been strongly affected by changes in management and in particular drug treatments. However, little is known about how asthma mortality has changed over the past decade. In this study, we assessed these international trends. METHODS: We collated age-standardised country-specific asthma mortality rates in the 5-34 year age group from the online WHO Mortality Database for 46 countries. To be included in the analysis, we specified that a country must have 10 years of complete data in the WHO Mortality Database between 1993 and 2012...
August 7, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797493/allergic-and-noninvasive-infectious-pulmonary-aspergillosis-syndromes
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REVIEW
Eavan G Muldoon, Mary E Strek, Karen C Patterson
Aspergillus spp are ubiquitous in the environment, and inhalation of Aspergillus spores is unavoidable. An intact immune system, with normal airway function, protects most people from disease. Globally, however, the toll from aspergillosis is high. The literature has largely focused on invasive aspergillosis, yet the burden in terms of chronicity and prevalence is higher for noninvasive Aspergillus conditions. This article discusses allergic aspergilloses and provides an update on the diagnosis and management of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, including in patients with cystic fibrosis, and an update on severe asthma with fungal sensitization...
September 2017: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794645/asthma-referrals-a-key-component-of-asthma-management-that-needs-to-be-addressed
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REVIEW
David Price, Leif Bjermer, David A Bergin, Rafael Martinez
Heterogeneity of asthma and difficulty in achieving optimal control are the major challenges in the management of asthma. To help attain the best possible clinical outcomes in patients with asthma, several guidelines provide recommendations for patients who will require a referral to a specialist. Such referrals can help in clearing the uncertainty from the initial diagnosis, provide tailored treatment options to patients with persistent symptoms and offer the patients access to health care providers with expertise in the management of the asthma; thus, specialist referrals have a substantial impact on disease prognosis and the patient's health status...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793368/suitability-of-asthma-education-materials-for-school-age-children-implications-for-health-literacy
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Yu-Fen Tzeng, Bih-Shya Gau
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the suitability of asthma education materials for school-age children with asthma and elucidated how these children used their health-literacy abilities to identify whether the materials can be accepted, comprehended, and applied. BACKGROUND: Effective asthma self-management education is influenced by the suitability of materials and an individual's health literacy. DESIGN: A mixed-method research design was developed using quantitative and qualitative surveys...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791752/is-higher-population-level-use-of-ics-laba-combination-associated-with-better-asthma-outcomes-cross-sectional-surveys-of-nationally-representative-populations-in-new-zealand-and-australia
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Helen K Reddel, Lutz Beckert, Angela Moran, Tristram Ingham, Rosario D Ampon, Matthew J Peters, Susan M Sawyer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: New Zealand (NZ) and Australia (AU) have similarly high asthma prevalence; both have universal public health systems, but different criteria for subsidized medicines. We explored differences in asthma management and asthma-related outcomes between these countries. METHODS: A web-based survey was administered in AU (2012) and NZ (2013) to individuals aged ≥16 years with current asthma, drawn randomly from web-based panels, stratified by national population proportions...
August 9, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780940/diagnosis-and-management-of-anaphylaxis-in-precision-medicine
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REVIEW
Mariana Castells
Anaphylaxis is the most severe and frightening of the allergic reactions, placing patients at high risk and demanding prompt recognition and immediate management by health care providers. Yet because its symptoms imitate those of other diseases, such as asthma and urticaria, current data suggest that its diagnosis is often missed, with underuse of tryptase measurement; its treatment is delayed, with little use of epinephrine; and its underlying cause or causes are poorly investigated. Deaths from anaphylaxis are difficult to investigate because of miscoding...
August 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780547/paediatric-asthma-control-under-a-community-management-model-in-china-a-protocol-for-a-prospective-multicentre-cohort-study
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Juan Xu, Yong Yin, Hao Zhang, Wen Wei Zhong, Lei Zhang, Jing Zhang, Shu Hua Yuan, Fen Zhang, Li Xia Zhao
INTRODUCTION: Childhood asthma is globally one of the most common respiratory disorders and accounts for more school absences and more hospitalizations than any other chronic illness. The worldwide economic burden of this disease exceeds those of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis combined. Proper intervention and effective management is of paramount importance for the control and prognosis of paediatric asthma. Unfortunately, the rate of uncontrolled and partially controlled paediatric asthma in China is >90%...
August 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776330/multidimensional-assessment-of-severe-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Vanessa L Clark, Peter G Gibson, Grayson Genn, Sarah A Hiles, Ian D Pavord, Vanessa M McDonald
The management of severe asthma is complex. Multidimensional assessment (MDA) of specific traits has been proposed as an effective strategy to manage severe asthma, although it is supported by few prospective studies. We aimed to systematically review the literature published on MDA in severe asthma, to identify the traits included in MDA and to determine the effect of MDA on asthma-related outcomes. We identified 26 studies and classified these based on study type (cohort/cross-sectional studies; experimental/outcome studies; and severe asthma disease registries)...
August 3, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774947/bayesian-estimation-of-physiological-parameters-governing-a-dynamic-two-compartment-model-of-exhaled-nitric-oxide
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Patrick Muchmore, Edward B Rappaport, Sandrah P Eckel
The fractional concentration of nitric oxide in exhaled breath (feNO) is a biomarker of airway inflammation with applications in clinical asthma management and environmental epidemiology. feNO concentration depends on the expiratory flow rate. Standard feNO is assessed at 50 mL/sec, but "extended NO analysis" uses feNO measured at multiple different flow rates to estimate parameters quantifying proximal and distal sources of NO in the lower respiratory tract. Most approaches to modeling multiple flow feNO assume the concentration of NO throughout the airway has achieved a "steady-state...
August 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771168/feasibility-of-a-secure-wireless-sensing-smartwatch-application-for-the-self-management-of-pediatric-asthma
#18
Anahita Hosseini, Chris M Buonocore, Sepideh Hashemzadeh, Hannaneh Hojaiji, Haik Kalantarian, Costas Sideris, Alex A T Bui, Christine E King, Majid Sarrafzadeh
To address the need for asthma self-management in pediatrics, the authors present the feasibility of a mobile health (mHealth) platform built on their prior work in an asthmatic adult and child. Real-time asthma attack risk was assessed through physiological and environmental sensors. Data were sent to a cloud via a smartwatch application (app) using Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant cryptography and combined with online source data. A risk level (high, medium or low) was determined using a random forest classifier and then sent to the app to be visualized as animated dragon graphics for easy interpretation by children...
August 3, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768606/the-potential-of-mobile-apps-for-improving-asthma-self-management-a-review-of-publicly-available-and-well-adopted-asthma-apps
#19
Peter Tinschert, Robert Jakob, Filipe Barata, Jan-Niklas Kramer, Tobias Kowatsch
BACKGROUND: Effective disease self-management lowers asthma's burden of disease for both individual patients and health care systems. In principle, mobile health (mHealth) apps could enable effective asthma self-management interventions that improve a patient's quality of life while simultaneously reducing the overall treatment costs for health care systems. However, prior reviews in this field have found that mHealth apps for asthma lack clinical evaluation and are often not based on medical guidelines...
August 2, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768270/the-integrated-care-of-asthma-in-switzerland-incas-study-changes-in-asthma-control-and-perception-of-health-care-through-asthma-education
#20
Selina Dürr, Kurt E Hersberger, Andreas Zeller, Jonas Scheuzger, David Miedinger, Claudia Gregoriano, Ladina Joos Zellweger, Claudia Steurer-Stey, Jörg Daniel Leuppi
BACKGROUND: Despite great efforts in establishing optimal asthma management, asthma may remain uncontrolled. To effectively manage chronic diseases, such as asthma, it is important to train patients in self-management skills. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the potential benefit of standardised asthma education in Switzerland for asthma control and patients' perception of received asthma care and of self-management support. METHODS: For this multicentre longitudinal controlled study, asthma patients were recruited in Switzerland...
August 3, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
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