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Medical News Today: What is paradoxical breathing?

Paradoxical breathing can be a sign of a serious injury or illness in adults, including hormonal shifts and neurological problems.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

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BLACK mould and damp is a common problem during this time of year and respiratory problems, allergies, and asthma can be a result of infestations. Inhaling tiny bits of mould can also cause a condition called aspergillosis. The NHS explains how best to get rid of mould and damp problems.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This study recruited 50 patients with chronic stable asthma and 40 healthy individuals as a control group. Data on age, sex, severity of asthma, PFT and details of drug therapy were obtained from each group. Serum magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and sodium levels were also measured. Student ’s t test or Mann Whitney U test for continuous variables, and chi-square test for categorical variables were performed to evaluate differences between groups. Results: In the asthma group, 10% (n = 9) of the patients had hypomagnesemia and 5.5% (n = 5) of the patients had hypophosphatemia. Patie nts with asthma were di...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Find out how to effectively engage caregivers of children with asthma regarding the importance of medication adherence.Pediatric Nursing
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news
The objective of this study was to investigate the roles of LIGHT-mediated pathways in the interaction between ASM cells and T cells during chronic allergic inflammation. Mice were sensitized and challenged by ovalbumin (OVA) to induce chronic airway allergic inflammation. The control group received PBS only. The histological features and LIGHT expressions in lungs were assessedin vivo. Furthermore, T cells and ASM cells derived from the model mice were co-cultured both in the presence and absence of anti-LIGHT Ab for 72  h. The effects of LIGHT blockade on expressions of downstream signaling molecules, proliferation,...
Source: Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
AbstractTobacco smoke, active or passive exposure was the major cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the world during twentieth century and will continue to be the same in the twenty-first century also if the current trends continue. Both active and passive smoking are having significance in relation to child health. Exposure starts antenatally from placenta to the fetus and later phases through passive exposure to experimental and regular smoking and ultimately addiction and habitual smoking. Evidences are in favour of causal relationship with intrauterine growth restriction, sudden infant death syndrome, decre...
Source: Indian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Authors: Mansuet-Lupo A, Lococo F, Larousserie F, Alifano M, Saliceti R Abstract Mediastinal tumors are heterogeneous and the diagnosis depends on their location in the mediastinum. The most frequent tumors are germinal tumor, lymphoma and thymoma. The clinical and radiological aspects are often not sufficient to orient the diagnosis and biopsy is necessary to confirmed it. Here, we present a rare case of an anterior mediastinal mass incidentally detected in a 63 years old man during assessment for asthma. The lesion was presumptively diagnosed as a thymic epithelial tumor based on location and radiological charact...
Source: Pathologica - Category: Pathology Tags: Pathologica Source Type: research
AbstractEosinophilic esophagitis and asthma are frequently found as comorbid conditions in children and adults along with other manifestations of atopic diathesis. These two conditions have similar T helper 2 responses-driven pathophysiology and share common management strategies such as using systemic corticosteroids and targeted anti-cytokine biologic therapies. Review of the literature finds that asthma is often a comorbid condition in eosinophilic esophagitis in both children and adults; however, the EoE-asthma relationship remains poorly characterized mechanistically and clinically. EoE and asthma commonly share sever...
Source: Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
In this study published in July 2017, researchers looked at the vitamin D levels and cognitive function in patients who experienced psychosis. They found an association between low levels of vitamin D and decreased processing speed and verbal fluency. The authors suggested the next step should be randomized controlled trials of vitamin D supplementation in those with psychosis and vitamin D deficiency. Another study, published in Psychiatry Research in August 2017, looked at whether vitamin B12, homocysteine folic acid, and vitamin D might be connected to childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Fifty-two children an...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Brain and Behavior Health-related Memory and Perception Mental Health and Wellness Brain Disorder Mental Illness Vitamin D Vitamin Deficiency Source Type: blogs
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-...
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Authors: Garcia M, Le Moal G, Cadranel J, Roblot F, Godet C PMID: 29451812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
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