Obese children may have more asthma complications
(Reuters Health) - Children with asthma who are also obese are admitted to the hospital more often for asthma complications, according to a recent study in Japan.
CONCLUSIONS: PWD value was elevated in asthmatic compared to the control group. The CQTD was not statistically significant between the groups. These results indicate that the risk of developing AF in asthmatic patients might be higher than in the normal population. Ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death risk may not be high in asthmatic patients. PMID: 29461607 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionsIn children born at term, formula-fed infants and infants who were breastfed for shorter than 4 months, but not infants who were breastfed for 4 months or longer, had a higher risk of being overweight during childhood when being introduced to CF before 4 months of age.
Conclusions:Our data indicate that coexisting asthma and OSA are associated with poorer sleep quality and more profound nocturnal hypoxemia than either of the conditions alone. The results are similar to earlier findings related to OSA and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but they have not previously been described for asthma.Citation:Sundbom F, Janson C, Malinovschi A, Lindberg E. Effects of coexisting asthma and obstructive sleep apnea on sleep architecture, oxygen saturation, and systemic inflammation in women.J Clin Sleep Med. 2018;14(2):253–259.
Conclusions In this population-based study of adults hospitalized for asthma exacerbation, obesity was associated with higher acute severity.
(Natural News) While most women are considering giving birth by caesarean section (C-section), not many of them are aware that infants born via this procedure “are 50 [percent] more likely to be obese before the age of five.” A review looked into the long-term risks of C-sections by examining 79 large scientific studies, and findings determined that...
Authors: Shoshtari MH, Malayeri HT, Bejestani HS Abstract Introduction: According to the reports of the United States National Bureau of Statistics regarding the prevalence of obesity among adults and children and also asthma outbreak, the relationship between asthma and obesity in developed countries is taken into consideration. Aim: Relationship between body mass index and increased airway reactivity based on methacholine challenge test results. Material and methods: It was a retrospective cross-sectional study done on 256 patients who were referred to the lung clinic of the Imam Khomeini Hospital of Ahva...
CONCLUSION: Existing literature suggests both similarities and differences in obese-asthmatic children and adults. The most pertinent differences are related to gender, ethnicity, and lung functions. PMID: 29420086 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The efficacy of a high protein/low glycemic index diet intervention in non-obese patients with asthma, Published online: 06 February 2018; doi:10.1038/s41430-018-0092-3The efficacy of a high protein/low glycemic index diet intervention in non-obese patients with asthma
Current evidence regarding the relationship between childhood obesity, decreased response to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), and poor asthma control is conflicting.
With great interest we read the recently published article in the Journal by Lugogo et al.1 They report poor predictive values of conventional type 2 biomarkers in obese patients with asthma. Receiver-operating characteristic–curve analysis is used to calculate biomarkers cutoff points for predicting 2% or more sputum eosinophils. For obese patients with asthma, these cutoff value s are lower than for lean and overweight patients. The authors conclude that in obese asthma conventional biomarkers are poorly predictive of eosinophilic airway inflammation.