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Children with asthma are being prescribed unnecessary antibiotics

(European Lung Foundation) Children with asthma are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics even though there is no evidence that they need them any more than children without asthma, according to research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2017.
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A new study by the National Institutes of Health found that infants exposed to high levels of indoor pet and pest allergens have a reduced risk of asthma.
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NIH-funded study may aid development of asthma prevention strategies.
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Recent research suggests that a substance extracted from the leaves of a common ornamental plant may provide an effective treatment for asthma.
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By Kelli DePriest Take a deep breath in, now let it out. Over 2 million children in the United States have uncontrolled asthma, so for them, the simple act of breathing in and breathing out is complicated. Children with uncontrolled asthma have frequent attacks, which entails coughing fits and struggling to breathe at least two The post Health Equity: The Power of Green Space appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.
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This case of non-asthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis highlights the pulmonary effects of workplace exposure to metalworking fluids.Thorax
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(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Children exposed to high indoor levels of pet or pest allergens during infancy have a lower risk of developing asthma by 7 years of age, new research supported by the National Institutes of Health reveals. The findings, published September 19 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, may provide clues for the design of strategies to prevent asthma from developing.
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AbstractHighly prevalent and typically beginning in childhood, asthma is a burdensome disease, yet the risk factors for this condition are not clarified. To enhance understanding, this study assessed the cohort-specific and pooled risk of maternal education on asthma in children aged 3 –8 across 10 European countries. Data on 47,099 children were obtained from prospective birth cohort studies across 10 European countries. We calculated cohort-specific prevalence difference in asthma outcomes using the relative index of inequality (RII) and slope index of inequality (SII). Result s from all countries were pooled using...
Source: European Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
There are four gasdermin (GSDM) proteins, including GSDMA, GSDMB, GSDMC, and GSDMD, in the human genome (1). Genome-wide association studies have reported genetic variants at 17q12.2.1 loci, including GSDMA, GSDMB, and ORDML3 genes, to be associated with kinds of autoimmune diseases, including asthma, type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD),...
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Abstract BackgroundAssessment of asthma control every 4‐6 weeks during pregnancy is recommended to reduce risk of exacerbation, and by that improve outcome. ObjectiveTo identify determinants of pregnancies with low risk of asthma exacerbation. MethodsAll pregnant women enrolled into the Management of Asthma during Pregnancy (MAP) program at Hvidovre Hospital since 2007. Assessment of asthma control, adjustment of treatment, spirometry and measurement of exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) were performed, and baseline characteristics and exacerbation history was collected at enrolment. Determinants of low‐exacerbation risk preg...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Original Article ‐Asthma and Rhinitis Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewAsthma is a heterogeneous disease characterized by multiple phenotypes. Treatment of patients with severe disease can be challenging. Predictive biomarkers are measurable characteristics that reflect the underlying pathophysiology of asthma and can identify patients that are likely to respond to a given therapy. This review discusses current knowledge regarding predictive biomarkers in asthma.Recent FindingsRecent trials evaluating biologic therapies targeting IgE, IL-5, IL-13, and IL-4 have utilized predictive biomarkers to identify patients who might benefit from treatment. Other work has suggest...
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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