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Pediatric acute asthma

Zhantao Su, Rui Li, Zhongtao Gai
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of intravenous (IV) and nebulized magnesium sulfate in acute asthma in children. METHODS: The PubMed, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE databases were searched. Randomized controlled trials and quasi-randomized controlled trials of IV and nebulized magnesium sulfate in pediatric acute asthma were included. The outcomes subject to meta-analysis were pulmonary function, hospitalization, and further treatment. If statistical heterogeneity was significant, random-effects models were used for meta-analysis, otherwise, fixed-effects models were applied...
October 4, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Jing Yuan, Zhiqiang Kevin Lu, Yanjun Zhang, Jun Wu, Bryan L Love, Richard M Schulz
OBJECTIVE: Racemic albuterol and levalbuterol are used to treat acute episodes of asthma. The main objective of this study was to compare levalbuterol therapy to albuterol therapy on incidence rates of subsequent emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations. METHOD: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of asthmatic children who had pharmacy refills for levalbuterol/albuterol in the South Carolina Medicaid database in 2002-2011. Children receiving levalbuterol were matched to those receiving albuterol using propensity score matching technique...
October 4, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
Kanokvalai Kulthanan, Papapit Tuchinda, Leena Chularojanamontri, Pattriya Chanyachailert, Wiwat Korkij, Amornsri Chunharas, Siriwan Wananukul, Wanida Limpongsanurak, Suwat Benjaponpitak, Wanee Wisuthsarewong, Kobkul Aunhachoke, Vesarat Wessagowit, Pantipa Chatchatee, Penpun Wattanakrai, Orathai Jirapongsananuruk, Jettanong Klaewsongkram, Nopadon Noppakun, Pakit Vichyanond, Puan Suthipinittharm, Kiat Ruxrungtham, Srisupalak Singalavanija, Jarungchit Ngamphaiboon
Urticaria is a common skin condition that can compromise quality of life and may affect individual performance at work or school. Remission is common in majority of patients with acute spontaneous urticaria (ASU); however, in chronic cases, less than 50% had remission. Angioedema either alone or with urticaria is associated with a much lower remission rate. Proper investigation and treatment is thus required. This guideline, a joint development of the Dermatological Society of Thailand, the Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Association of Thailand and the Pediatric Dermatological Society of Thailand, is graded and recommended based on published evidence and expert opinion...
September 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
Dubravka Negovetić Vranić, Josipa Jurković, Jesenka Jeličić, Antonija Balenović, Gordana Stipančić, Ivana Čuković-Bagić
Medical emergencies that are life threatening can occur in dental practice. Complications may arise because of an underlying disease or a reaction to medication. Reactions to medications may be allergic and toxic. The most common reactions are toxic reactions to local anesthetics, whereas allergies occur mainly as a consequence of the application of antibiotics, usually penicillin. In response to stress, vasovagal syncope typically occurs. Other causes may be related to an underlying disease-specific pathology (such as acute asthma attack, diabetic ketoacidosis, hypoglycemia, or seizures) or accidents (aspiration of a foreign body causing obstruction of the respiratory system)...
March 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Laura N Medford-Davis, Rohan Shah, Danielle Kennedy, Emilie Becker
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine characteristics associated with potentially preventable pediatric admissions as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. METHODS: The Texas Inpatient Public Use Data File, an administrative database of hospital admissions, identified 747 040 pediatric admissions ages 0 to 17 years to acute care facilities between 2005 and 2008. Potentially preventable admissions included 5 diagnoses: asthma, perforated appendicitis, diabetes, gastroenteritis, and urinary tract infection...
October 2016: Hospital Pediatrics
Silvia M Hartmann, Catherine L Hough
Steroids have a plausible mechanism of action of reducing severity of lung disease in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) but have failed to show consistent benefits in patient-centered outcomes. Many studies have confounding from the likely presence of ventilator-induced lung injury and steroids may have shown benefit because administration minimized ongoing inflammation incited by injurious ventilator settings. If steroids have benefit, it is likely for specific populations that fall within the heterogeneous diagnosis of ARDS...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Laurie H Johnson, Patricia Chambers, Judith W Dexheimer
Asthma is one of the most common chronic pediatric diseases. Patients with asthma often present to the emergency department for treatment for acute exacerbations. These patients may not have a primary care physician or primary care home, and thus are seeking care in the emergency department. Asthma care in the emergency department is multifaceted to treat asthma patients appropriately and provide quality care. National and international guidelines exist to help drive clinical care. Electronic and paper-based tools exist for both physicians and patients to help improve emergency, home, and preventive care...
2016: Open Access Emergency Medicine: OAEM
Francine M Ducharme, Roger Zemek, Bhupendrasinh F Chauhan, Jocelyn Gravel, Dominic Chalut, Naveen Poonai, Marie-Claude Guertin, Caroline Quach, Lucie Blondeau, Sophie Laberge
BACKGROUND: The management of paediatric asthma exacerbations is based on trials in children of all ages. Recent studies from 2009 raised the possibility that preschoolers (younger than 6 years) with viral-induced wheezing and children exposed to tobacco smoke might be at an increased risk of treatment failure. The study objective was to identify factors associated with management failure in children presenting to the emergency department with moderate or severe asthma exacerbations. METHODS: We undertook a prospective, multicentre cohort study of children aged 1-17 years presenting to five emergency departments with moderate or severe asthma (defined as a Pediatric Respiratory Assessment Measure [PRAM] of 4 to 12)...
July 20, 2016: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Hendriekje Eggink, Paul Brand, Roelien Reimink, Jolita Bekhof
BACKGROUND: In acute dyspnoeic children, assessment of dyspnoea severity and treatment response is frequently based on clinical dyspnoea scores. Our study aim was to validate five commonly used paediatric dyspnoea scores. METHODS: Fifty children aged 0-8 years with acute dyspnoea were clinically assessed before and after bronchodilator treatment, a subset of 27 children were videotaped and assessed twice by nine observers. The observers scored clinical signs necessary to calculate the Asthma Score (AS), Asthma Severity Score (ASS), Clinical Asthma Evaluation Score 2 (CAES-2), Pediatric Respiratory Assessment Measure (PRAM) and respiratory rate, accessory muscle use, decreased breath sounds (RAD)...
2016: PloS One
Yusuke Okubo, Kotaro Nochioka, Hiroshi Hataya, Hiroshi Sakakibara, Toshiro Terakawa, Marcia Testa
BACKGROUND: Obesity and asthma are common health problems in the United States. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical and economic burdens of obesity on hospitalized children with acute asthma exacerbation in 2012. METHODS: Hospital discharge records of patients aged 2 to 18 years with a diagnosis of asthma were obtained from the 2012 Kids' Inpatient Database, wherein the data were compiled by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality...
June 30, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
Chén Collin Kenyon, Joyce Chang, Sheri-Ann Wynter, Jessica C Fowler, Jin Long, Tyra C Bryant-Stephens
BACKGROUND: Inner-city, minority children with asthma have the highest rates of morbidity and death from asthma and the lowest rates of asthma controller medication adherence. Some recent electronic medication monitoring interventions demonstrated dramatic improvements in adherence in lower-risk populations. The feasibility and acceptability of such an intervention in the highest-risk children with asthma has not been studied. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a community health worker-delivered electronic adherence monitoring intervention among the highest utilizers of acute asthma care in an inner-city practice...
2016: JMIR Research Protocols
Suzanne Schuh, Judy Sweeney, Stephen B Freedman, Allan L Coates, David W Johnson, Graham Thompson, Jocelyn Gravel, Francine M Ducharme, Roger Zemek, Amy C Plint, Darcy Beer, Terry Klassen, Sarah Curtis, Karen Black, Darcy Nicksy, Andrew R Willan
BACKGROUND: Up to 30 % of children with acute asthma are refractory to initial therapy, and 84 % of this subpopulation needs hospitalization. Finding safe, noninvasive, and effective strategies to treat this high-risk group would substantially decrease hospitalizations, healthcare costs, and the psycho-social burden of the disease. Whereas intravenous magnesium (Mg) is effective in severe refractory asthma, its use is sporadic due to safety concerns, with the main treatment goal being to prevent intensive care unit admission...
May 24, 2016: Trials
Xiaoxi Liu, Tian Yu, Joseph E Rower, Sarah C Campbell, Catherine M T Sherwin, Michael D Johnson
BACKGROUND: Asthma is the most common pediatric chronic disease and currently affects 7.1 million children in the United States. Many children experience acute asthma exacerbations. Many children also require hospitalization despite treatment in an emergency department with current standard therapy (corticosteroids, albuterol, and ipratropium). These hospitalizations may be avoided if effective adjunctive therapies can be developed to adequately treat severe exacerbations. METHODS: Publications were searched in the PubMed database using the following keywords: magnesium AND asthma AND children AND randomized controlled trial...
May 24, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
Niki Mitselou, Gunilla Hedlin, Carl-Axel Hederos
OBJECTIVE: To compare administration of bronchodilators by nebulizers with delivery by metered dose inhalers (MDIs) with spacers and to evaluate the clinical effect of the treatment of acute asthma in preschool children. METHODS: A prospective randomized clinical trial in a pediatric emergency department (PED). Preschool children who were admitted for virus induced wheezing or acute asthma exacerbation were randomly allocated to receive bronchodilator treatment by nebulizer or by metered dose inhaler...
December 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Sarah N Bowe, Kris R Jatana, D Richard Kang
OBJECTIVE: Limited data exists regarding risk factors for otitis media in older children and specifically those for which surgical intervention is performed. This study investigated potential risk factors in this older age group who required pressure equalization tube (PET) insertion. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary care pediatric academic medical center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Children 6-12 years old undergoing PET insertion between October 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011...
August 2015: International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Fabio Pereira Muchão, Juliana Miguita E Souza, Hélida Conceição Cavalcante Torres, Isabella Batista De Lalibera, Andréa Vieira de Souza, Joaquim Carlos Rodrigues, Claudio Schvartsman, Luiz Vicente Ribeiro Ferreira da Silva Filho
BACKGROUND: The ideal dosing of albuterol via metered-dose inhalers for acute childhood asthma is not well established. We hypothesized that greater doses of albuterol would result in less time in the hospital and lower admission rates. METHODS: This was a randomized controlled double-blind multicenter study, conducted in emergency rooms (ER). We included patients with 2-17 years old with moderate to severe acute asthma (Pediatric Respiratory Assessment Measure, PRAM, score ≥5)...
May 12, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
Brittany Pardue Jones, Geoffrey M Fleming, Jaime Kaye Otillio, Ishan Asokan, Donald H Arnold
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this report is to review available modalities for assessing and managing acute asthma exacerbations in pediatric patients, including some that are not included in current expert panel guidelines. While it is not our purpose to provide a comprehensive review of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines, we review NAEPP-recommended treatments to provide the full range of treatments available for managing exacerbations with an emphasis on the continuum of care between the ER and ICU...
August 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Jose A Castro-Rodriguez, Andrea A Beckhaus, Erick Forno
RATIONALE: Systemic corticosteroids (SCS) are used for treat preschoolers with acute asthma or wheezing exacerbations, with conflicting results. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of oral corticosteroids (OCS) compared to placebo in preschoolers presenting with acute asthma/wheezing exacerbations. METHODS: Five electronic databases were searched for all placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trials of OCS in children <6 years of age presenting with recurrent wheezing/asthma exacerbations of any severity...
August 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
Osman Yeşilbaş, Hasan Serdar Kıhtır, Mey Talip Petmezci, Seda Balkaya, Nevin Hatipoğlu, Sevim Meşe, Esra Şevketoğlu
Human bocavirus (HBoV), that was first identified in 2005 and classified in Parvoviridae family, is a small, non-enveloped, single-stranded DNA virus, responsible for upper and lower respiratory tract infections, especially in young children. Although HBoV generally causes self-limited influenza-like illness, it may also lead to pneumonia, bronchiolitis, croup and asthma attacks. In this report, a case of acute bronchiolitis complicated with pneumomediastinum and bilateral pneumothorax caused by HBoV has been presented...
January 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
Puneet Sahi, Virendra Kumar
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March 2016: Indian Pediatrics
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