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For City Kids With Asthma, Nearby Green Space Is Key

The farther kids lived from a park, the more symptoms they had over 2 weeks, study found
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

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Condition:   Asthma Interventions:   Biological: Experimental: Tezepelumab;   Other: Placebo Sponsors:   AstraZeneca;   Amgen Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
We describe approaches for back‐calculating model parameter estimates and their standard errors from available summary statistics with various techniques, including approximate Bayesian computation. We propose to use a quadratic approximation to the log‐likelihood for each historical trial based on 2 independent terms for the log mean rate and the log of the dispersion parameter. A Bayesian hierarchical meta‐analysis model then provides the posterior predictive distribution for these parameters. Simulations show this approach with back‐calculated parameter estimates results in very similar inference as using parame...
Source: Statistics in Medicine - Category: Statistics Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionThe GA2LEN chamber provides a  novel mobile exposure chamber technology for research and clinical trials allowing a fast, affordable, and standardized multicenter approach.
Source: Allergo Journal International - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Authors: Stolzenburg LR, Harris A Abstract Chronic respiratory diseases encompass a group of diverse conditions affecting the airways, which all impair lung function over time. They include cystic fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and asthma, which together affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), a class of small non-coding RNAs involved in post-transcriptional gene repression, are now recognized as major regulators in the development and progression of chronic lung disease. Alterations in miRNA abundance occur in lung tissue, inflammatory c...
Source: Biological Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Tags: Biol Chem Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 November 2017 Source:Journal de Mycologie Médicale Author(s): H. Trablesi, I. Hadrich, S. Neji, N. Fendri, D. Ghorbel, F. Makni, H. Ayadi, S. Kammoun, A. Ayadi The aim of the present study was to investigate the epidemiological and fungal environmental profile in asthmatic patients. We conducted a prospective study involving 49 patients with allergic asthma. One hundred and forty-five clinical samples and 289 environmental samples were performed. Only 30 patients accepted to participate to the environmental study at their home. For specific IgE antibodies, ELISA assay was conduc...
Source: Journal of Medical Mycology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis novel report of 5 patients with simultaneous EoE and eGCT adds to one, previously published case and suggests these two diseases are associated, and have a common pathophysiologic link, despite apparently different pathogenesis. Large, prospective, endoscopic and pathologic studies are warranted to further investigate this association.
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Authors: Polyzoi E, Polyzois D Abstract A study examining the relationship between housing conditions, respiratory health, and school absenteeism was conducted in the city of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. As part of this study, a survey was completed by 3,424 parents of children in grades 3 and 4 to determine the a) relationship between self-reported visible mold in homes and tested airborne mold; b) relationships of self-reported visible mold, tested airborne mold, and asthma and/or persistent colds; c) school absenteeism rates due to asthma and/or persistent colds; and d) children’s socioeconomic status (SE...
Source: Journal of Environmental Health - Category: Environmental Health Tags: J Environ Health Source Type: research
Conclusion These results suggest that A. yomena may have anti-inflammatory activity in vitro, suggesting this herb could be a source of natural anti-inflammatory agents.
Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe aim of this study was to identify risk factors of asthma among children
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Emergency radiology requires radiologists to shapeshift into precise and calculated emergency physicians. From University of California Los Angeles to the Royal Manchester Children ’s Hospital, here are some examples of how the radiology department has become a crucial component of emergency services. When a suicide bomb explosion injured 250 people at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday, May 22, 2017, pediatric radiologist Rui Santos, MD, spent all night conducting low-dose full-body scans of the wounded fans. Many of the victims of the attack had secondary blast injuries as a result of the nuts, bolts, and screws th...
Source: radRounds - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
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