Obese Children May Have More Asthma Complications Obese Children May Have More Asthma Complications

Children with asthma who are also obese are admitted to the hospital more often for asthma complications, according to a recent study in Japan.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

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With regard to the article in the February 2018 entitled “CDC42-related genes are upregulated in helper T cells from obese asthmatic children” (J Allergy Clin Immunol 2018;141:539-48.e7), it has been brought to the editors' attention that a term in the abstract was incorrect as printed. The authors wish to note that in the abstract, CDC42BPB has been erroneously written as CDC42PBB. The authors regret the error.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Correction Source Type: research
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Children's Health Infectious diseases Parenting Source Type: blogs
In absence of overweight and obesity, 10 percent of all pediatric asthma cases would be avoided
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news
ConclusionRegardless of sex, abdominal visceral fat was associated with reduced asthma quality of life independent of other obesity indices, and this may be explained by the impact of abdominal visceral fat on reduced FEV1 % predicted and higher risk for GERD and depression. Therefore, visceral adiposity may have more clinical influence on asthma symptoms than any other obesity indices.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This is the first representative survey of prevalence of asthma symptoms in children and adolescents in Greece indicating its continuous increase. A strong association between presence of asthma symptoms and obesity and sedentary activities was documented irrespectively of socioeconomic and regional factors. The findings stress the importance of public health policies toward obesity prevention and enhancement of physical activities in pediatric populations. PMID: 30444148 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
We examined 57 children with severe persistent bronchial asthma. Excessive body weight was 18 children, in which the body mass index (BMI) exceeded the 95% confidence interval, these patients formed the 1st clinical group. The remaining 39 students with harmonious physical development were included into the 2nd clinical group. Evaluation of the basic therapy effectiveness was conducted by AST test with intervals of 3 months. The airway inflammation type was determined by induced sputum cytological test. Airway hyperresponsiveness was evaluated by histamine test (PC20H).The proportion of patients with uncontrolled astma was...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric asthma and allergy Source Type: research
Conclusions: In school-age children, body composition alanyzing method have showned more correlated patterns than BMI as a risk factor of small airway obstruction.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric asthma and allergy Source Type: research
Conclusion: ACT and miniPAQLQ are complemental to reveal long-standing characteristics: overweight, increased lung volumes and gas trapping, rather than current inflammation or airway obstruction in regularly treated patients.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric asthma and allergy Source Type: research
Conclusions: Asthma was associated to bronchiectasis in 76% of the patients but it was estimated as etiology in only every fifth patient. However, retrospectively it is difficult to exclude asthma as a background cause in many cases with recurrent asthma like symptoms and respiratory infections. Nevertheless, in one fifth of the patients no identifiable cause was found. None of the patients had had tuberculosis. Lung function test results were well preserved and in 66% bronchiectasis was restricted to one-three lobes.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Background: Asthma and obesity are common chronic disorders for which the prevalence among children has dramatically increased over the last two decades. Although the presence of lung alterations (restrictive pattern on spirometry) has been demonstrated in the adult obese population, data about respiratory impairment are scant in obese children.Aim: to assess the respiratory function impairment in children with obesity and asthma.Methods: The study included 32 obese subjects (21 with asthma and 11 without asthma), and 10 normal weight and healthy subjects. Subjects were aged 6-16 years. Obesity was defined according to WHO...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric asthma and allergy Source Type: research
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