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Asthma attacks cut in half by vitamin D supplements, study finds

(Natural News) A study has found a better option for treating or lowering the risk of asthma, as reported by The Daily Mail. Aside from strengthening the bones and muscles, vitamin D supplements can also lessen the risk of respiratory problems, such as severe asthma by 50 percent, according to the new study. “Vitamin D...
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26 –30 October 2017, Boston, United States
Source: Scientific and Medical Events on Global Events List - Category: Science Source Type: events
Authors: Thompson M, Britt RD, Pabelick CM, Prakash YS Abstract Hypoxia is recognized as a contributor to pulmonary vascular diseases such as pulmonary hypertension. Hypoxia-induced inflammatory changes can enhance structural and functional changes in pulmonary artery (PA) in the context of PH. Accordingly, understanding how hypoxia and inflammation are linked in the context of pulmonary artery structure and function could be relevant towards development of novel therapies for PH. In this regard, factors such as thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), an inflammatory cytokine, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BD...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Pabelick CM, Thompson MA, Britt RD Abstract Although it is necessary and part of standard practice, supplemental oxygen (40-90% O2) or hyperoxia is a significant contributing factor to development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, persistent pulmonary hypertension, recurrent wheezing, and asthma in preterm infants. This chapter discusses hyperoxia and the role of redox signaling in the context of neonatal lung growth and disease. Here, we discuss how hyperoxia promotes dysfunction in the airway and the known redox-mediated mechanisms that are important for postnatal vascular and alveolar development. Whether ...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
In conclusion, Fibulin-5 expression is correlated with the pathogenesis of childhood asthma. It may function at least partly through binding to β1 integrin and modulating Hippo-YAP/TAZ pathway to promote the proliferation and migration of ASMCs. PMID: 28942149 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Source: Biochemical and Biophysical Research communications - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Biochem Biophys Res Commun Source Type: research
Abstract Mucus hypersecretion and plugging of lower respiratory tract airways due to mucus plugs have long been recognized as the leading cause of the morbidity and mortality in asthma. MUC5AC protein is a major component of airway mucus. Here, we showed that interleukin (IL)-13 induced MUC5AC production and secretion, and leptin expression in the human bronchial epithelial cell line-16 (HBE16) cells in a concentration-dependent manner. Leptin knockdown suppressed MUC5AC production and secretion induced by IL-13. We further investigated the molecular mechanism by which leptin functioned, and found that leptin regu...
Source: Biochemical and Biophysical Research communications - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Biochem Biophys Res Commun Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn a large pediatric population, the complexity of IgE sensitization profiles against Phleum pratense molecules is related to high atopic features although useless for predicting the clinical severity. The detection of serum IgE to Phl p 1, Phl p 7 and Phl p 12 can be used as clinical biomarkers of SARg and comorbidities. Further studies in different areas are required to test the impact of different IgE molecular profiles on AIT response.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Original Article: Airway Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 October 2017 Source:Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences Author(s): Mina Nicola, Ahmed A. Elberry, Ossama M Sayed, Raghda R.S. Hussein, Mohamed E.A. Abdelrahim The aim of this work was to study the effect of using training device (In-Check DIAL) along with traditional dry powder inhaler (DPI) counseling on inhalation technique and pulmonary functions test (PFT) in asthmatics. Adult asthmatics >18years old were recruited in 3months study of investigation and training. They were divided into control and investigation groups. DPI inhalation technique was checked ...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - Category: Science Source Type: research
In conclusion, an objective examination using a cough counter was useful for the diagnosis, treatment and management of psychogenic cough.
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
More than half of all primary immune deficiency diseases (PIDD) affect antibody production and are well known as causes of recurrent sinusitis and lung infections. Chronic and recurrent infections of the upper and/or lower airways can contribute to inflammatory and obstructive processes in the lower airways which are initially reversible and considered “asthma”, but can eventually cause irreversible remodeling and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Conversely, several lines of evidence suggest that many patients who present with a diagnosis of asthma have an increased incidence of infection, suggesti...
Source: Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Review article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2017 Source:Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia (English Edition) Author(s): S. Hamada, H. Yasuba
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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