Asthma drug from the garden center
(University of Bonn) The coralberry could offer new hope for asthmatics: researchers at the University of Bonn have extracted a new kind of active pharmaceutical ingredient from its leaves to combat this widespread respiratory disease. In mice, it almost completely inhibits the characteristic contraction of the airways. The plant itself is not exotic: it can be found in any well-stocked garden center. The study is published in the renowned journal Science Translational Medicine.
Authors: Rank M, Landman N, Harootunian G, Winscott M, Jain N, Frey K, Wilson G, Drewek R, Parra-Roide L, Wilson C, Smoldt R, Cortese D Abstract OBJECTIVE: To describe the variation in asthma quality and costs among children with different Medicaid insurance plans. METHODS: We used 2013 data from the Center for Health Information and Research, which houses a database that includes individuals who have Medicaid insurance in Arizona. We analyzed children ages 2-17 years-old who lived in Maricopa County, Arizona. Asthma medication ratio (AMR, a measure of appropriate asthma medication use), outpatient follow-...
Authors: Garcia M, Le Moal G, Cadranel J, Roblot F, Godet C PMID: 29451812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: van Kampen V, Sander I, Merget R, Brüning T, Raulf M Abstract Usually the diagnosis of baker's asthma is based on specific inhalation challenge with flours. To a certain extent the concentration of specific IgE to flour predicts the outcome of challenge test in bakers. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the ratio of specific IgE (sIgE) to total IgE (tIgE) improves challenge test prediction in comparison to sIgE alone. Ninety-five bakers with work-related respiratory symptoms were challenged with rye flour. Total IgE, sIgE, and the sIgE/tIgE ratio were determined. Receiver operator character...
In a new study, the combination of hands-on in school asthma therapy and telemedicine visits proved a successful model that could be scaleable.
Publication date: 17 February 2018 Source:New Scientist, Volume 237, Issue 3165
The prevalence and risk factors of asthma in mainland China among adolescents (age>14 years) and adults were analyzed by homevisit questionnairres and pulmonary functional test in our survey.
Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to an international study, including UK patients.
Authors: Zhang L, Huang G, Jin L, Han S Abstract BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effects of tiotropium bromide on asthma. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 160 patients with moderate persistent asthma were randomly divided into 4 groups (n=40): the 3 control groups were given fluticasone propionate aerosol (group A), salmeterol-fluticasone propionate inhalant (group B), and tiotropium bromide inhalation powder combined with salmeterol-fluticasone propionate inhalant (group C), respectively, and the experimental group received tiotropium bromide inhalation powder combined with fluticas...
A study published, inThe Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, reports that normal fluctuations in female hormones may affect the development and symptoms of asthma. Times
Around 6 million children in the USA are affected by asthma, making it the most common chronic lung disease in childhood. Last week, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published their monthly Vital Signs report, which analyses asthma data from the 2001 –16 National Health Interview Survey for children aged 0–17 years. Asthma diagnosis was limited to adult proxy responses to two questions: “Has a doctor or health professional ever told you that [your child] had asthma?”, and “Does [your child] still have asthma?”