Asthma in children
Respiratory nurse Jane Scullion and GP Dr Steve Holmes outline common symptoms of paediatric asthma, how to get the medication right and lifestyle modifications.
Authors: Minami D, Ando C, Nakasuka T, Iwamoto Y, Sato K, Fujiwara K, Shibayama T, Yonei T, Sato T Abstract Bronchial thermoplasty is a novel procedure for patients with severe asthma showing a stable lung function. We herein report two cases with a deteriorating lung function. The lung function tended to improve in one case, while the other case discontinued mepolizumab medication after the procedure. Treatment was performed safely under general anesthesia in both cases. The use of bronchial thermoplasty may therefore be useful for the treatment of patients with a deteriorating lung function. PMID: 29033420 [P...
PARASITIC worms that live in stomachs could cure asthma in the 5.4 million UK sufferers, according to Asthma UK.
A new study published by Pediatric Allergy and Immunology has found that obesity worsens asthma symptoms for children.
(Wiley) In a Pediatric Allergy&Immunology study of children hospitalized for asthma, obesity was a risk factor for repeated hospital admissions.
Conclusions The results indicate that the preparations from Blepharocalyx salicifolius leaves were effective as central antitussive, bronchodilating and antispasmodic agents, suggestive of a mechanism associated with the inhibition of Ca2+ influx into smooth muscle. The EO-Bs displayed only a poor ability to reduce cardiac inotropism, and was devoid of any cardioprotective properties. Thus, the present study validates the traditional use of this South American plant for asthma, cough and bronchospasm, shedding new light into its potency and putative mechanism of action. Graphical abstract
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Joshua Hoefer (left), 27, of California, experienced a fatal asthma attack as a result of the wildfires last week. He is pictured here with his five-year-old son, Nathan.
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CONCLUSIONS: Genetic association research in AERD has evaluated studies of SNPs in metabolic pathways related to arachidonic acid. Recently, whole genome analysis strategies have allowed the detection of new genetic variants that were previously not considered. Furthermore, these studies have identified SNPs that are associated with inflammatory processes, which could serve as diagnostic markers or predictors of the therapeutic response. PMID: 29035123 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: In our ABPA patient cohort, the presence of the delta F508 mutation was higher than that seen in general population. Genetic counseling for CFTR genotyping might be appropriate for these patients. PMID: 29035608 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]