Down's syndrome as a risk factor for severe lower respiratory tract infection due to RSV

Abstract AimTo compare the clinical characteristics of children with and without Down's syndrome hospitalized due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). MethodsA retrospective cohort study was performed, where data from hospitalizations due to RSV lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in children (
Source: Acta Paediatrica - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThis large observational study based on claims data reliably identified subjects with COPD treated with open TT and their burden on the NHS. Moreover, it could describe the real clinical management of the open TT, before the marketing of the fixed one. These findings are useful for health policymakers in order to promote the appropriate utilization of both currently marketed and future therapies.
Source: Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2020Source: Pulmonary Pharmacology &TherapeuticsAuthor(s): Fang Yi, Lina Han, Baojuan Liu, Xu Zhang, Yongxin Xue, Wei Luo, Qiaoli Chen, Kefang LaiAbstractBackgroundNot all patients with cough variant asthma (CVA) show responsiveness to bronchodilators (RB) in clinic. Whether there are specific clinical and pathophysiological features can indicate RB in patients with CVA needs further investigation. Thus, we aimed to investigate the RB in patients with CVA and associated factors.MethodsForty-two CVA patients were randomized in a 2:1 ratio to receive oral bambuterol hydrochl...
Source: Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Cardiovascular Endocrinology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Objectives In patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), physical activity is strongly advised as nonpharmacological therapy. In general, a moderate aerobic exercise intensity is recommended. It was also proposed, however, that greater intensities tend to yield even greater benefits in HbA1c. Hence, the most appropriate exercise intensity seems not to be established yet. We compared the effect of moderate (aerobic) and vigorous (anaerobic) activity on postprandial plasma glucose. Methods In 10 consecutive patients (63 ± 12 years, BMI 28.3 ±...
Source: Cardiovascular Endocrinology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: EDITORIAL ‐ INVITED Source Type: research
This study presents a multivariate methodology for the modeling of stress on metabolic syndrome (MES) patients. We have developed a supporting system to cope with MES patients’ anxiety and stress by means of several biosignals such as ECG, GSR, body temperature, SPO2, glucose level, and blood pressure that are measured by a wearable device. We employed a neural network model to classify emotions with HRV analysis in the detection of stressor moments. We have accurately recognized the stressful situations using physiological responses to stimuli by utilizing our proposed affective state detection algorithm. We evaluat...
Source: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine - Category: Bioinformatics Source Type: research
Bempedoic acid will provide patients and doctors with another tool to fight heart disease, the number one cause of death worldwide.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
ConclusionsFitness tracker sleep efficiency and wake counts demonstrate clinical utility as predictive of asthma-specific night-time wakening and daily FEV1. Fitness tracker sleep data demonstrated predictive capability for daily asthma outcomes.
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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ConclusionFemales were associated with persistently reduced odds of receipt of CRT-D compared to males over an eleven-year period. The present study identifies important factors that predict the choice of CRT device offered to patients in the US.
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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