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Asthma

Immunoglobulin E as a Biomarker for the Overlap of Atopic Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Jan 31, 2020

Asthma-COPD overlap (ACO) is a common clinical syndrome, yet there is no single objective definition. We hypothesized that immunoglobulin E (IgE) measurements could be used to refine the definition of...

High-Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Therapy in Children

Jan 31, 2020

High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) is a relatively safe and effective noninvasive ventilation method that was recently accepted as a treatment option for acute respiratory support before endotracheal intu...

Associations between historical residential redlining and current age-adjusted rates of emergency department visits due to asthma across eight cities in California: an ecological study.

Jan 31, 2020

Asthma disproportionately affects communities of colour in the USA, but the underlying factors for this remain poorly understood. In this study, we assess the role of historical redlining as outlined ...

The Multidisciplinary Process Leading to Return From Underperformance and Sustainable Success in the World's Best Cross-Country Skier.

Jan 31, 2020

To investigate the factors associated with underperformance and the subsequent changes in training characteristics and supportive actions when returning to the world's best cross-country skier.The par...

Respiratory syncytial virus infection: why does disease severity vary among individuals?

Jan 30, 2020

: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common cause of acute lower respiratory tract infections in infancy. While many infants are infected with RSV, the nature and severity of disease vary a...

Identifying subgroups of high-need, high-cost, chronically ill patients in primary care: A latent class analysis.

Jan 30, 2020

Segmentation of the high-need, high-cost (HNHC) population is required for reorganizing care to accommodate person-centered, integrated care delivery. Therefore, we aimed to identify and characterize ...

Asthmatic Children and MDI Verbal Inhalation Technique Counseling

Jan 30, 2020

The present work aimed to study the role of metered-dose inhalers (MDI) verbal counseling on asthmatic children patients inhalation technique and their pulmonary functions.In this study many children ...

Determinants of severe exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in Nigerian children with asthma.

Jan 30, 2020

Asthmatics with severe exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) are at high risk of exacerbations. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence, phenotypic, and laboratory determinants ...

Exposure to secondhand smoke among patients with asthma: a cross-sectional study.

Jan 30, 2020

To estimate the frequency of secondhand smoke exposure among patients with asthma.A cross-sectional study of asthma patients and non-asthmatic controls using questionnaires to identify secondhand smok...

Randomized trial of physiotherapy and hypertonic saline techniques for sputum induction in asthmatic children and adolescents.

Jan 30, 2020

This study aimed to analyze the efficiency of physiotherapy techniques in sputum induction and in the evaluation of pulmonary inflammation in asthmatic children and adolescents. Although hypertonic sa...

Total and specific immunoglobulin E in induced sputum in allergic and non-allergic asthma.

Jan 30, 2020

Most patients with nonallergic asthma have normal serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels. Recent reports suggest that total and aeroallergen-specific IgE levels in induced sputum may be higher in nonalle...

Correlation between work impairment, scores of rhinitis severity and asthma using the MASK-air App.

Jan 30, 2020

In allergic rhinitis, a relevant outcome providing information on the effectiveness of interventions is needed. In MASK-air (Mobile Airways Sentinel Network), a visual analogue scale (VAS) for work is...

Transcriptome analysis of early pregnancy vitamin D status and spontaneous preterm birth.

Jan 28, 2020

We conducted a literature review on the studies that investigated the relationship of preterm birth, including spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB), with vitamin D status. Overall, these studies demonstra...

CDC: Cases of Flu Continue to Mount Across America

Jan 07, 2020

Agency says it is still too early to know how severe this year's flu season will be. MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Flu continues to spread throughout the United States and has reached...

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