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
Authors: Rezaei S, Rezaei N, Mahmoudi M, Aryan Z PMID: 28933228 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Fp MDPI and FS MDPI produced similar or lower systemic exposure to Fp and salmeterol, despite lower doses, versus conventional DPI devices, suggesting improved efficiency due to formulation and device differences. PMID: 28933971 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Key stakeholders viewed pictorial AAPs as a positive and potentially effective alternative to standard written AAPs. It is expected that low literacy youth and caregivers would more easily understand a pictorial AAP presentation, which should facilitate better medication adherence and asthma outcomes in these children. PMID: 28933570 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Having a persistent cough that occurs at night can be irritating and prevent restful sleep. We look at ten ways to help relieve nighttime coughing.
Authors: Takemura M, Nishio M, Fukumitsu K, Takeda N, Ichikawa H, Asano T, Tomita H, Kanemitsu Y, Yoshikawa K, Niimi A Abstract BACKGROUND: Non-adherence to inhalation regimens is common in asthmatic patients. The Adherence Starts with Knowledge-12 (ASK-12) survey was developed to detect and address patient-specific barriers to medication adherence. Our objective is to investigate the clinical usefulness of the ASK-12 for assessing and addressing adherence to inhalation therapy in asthma. METHODS: The ASK-12 was administered to 138 asthmatic patients. Using pharmacy-refill data, we examined the cut-off value of...
This study was designed to elucidate the role of lipid mediators in bronchoconstriction-triggered cough response in an experimental animal model. We examined the influence of bronchoconstriction on cell components and mediators including prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF). We studied the cough response to bronchoconstriction (CRB) by measuring the correlation between the increase in enhanced pause (Penh), an index of bronchoconstriction, and cough counts induced by methacholine (Mch) inhalation in conscious guinea pigs. We then examined the effects of intraperitoneal pretreatment with 16, 16-dim...
A hospital-driven multidisciplinary, quality-improvement approach that includes community-based care substantially improved asthma outcomes in pediatric patients, a study has found.Medscape Medical News
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Use of steroid inhalers for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increases the risk of mycobacterial infections, according to a study published in the European Respiratory Journal.
Before the medical community had better understanding of the mechanisms that cause disease, doctors believed certain ailments could originate from imbalances in the stomach. This was called hypochondriasis. (In Ancient Greek, hypochondrium refers to the upper part of the abdomen, the region between the breastbone and the navel.) This concept was rejected as science evolved and, for example, we could look under a microscope and see bacteria, parasites, and viruses. The meaning of the term changed, and for many years doctors used the word “hypochondriac” to describe a person who has a persistent, often inexplicab...