Delayed NICE guidance on asthma diagnosis may cause problems for GPs

NICE guidance on diagnosing asthma could be published this week after nearly five years in development, but looks set to clash with existing advice - potentially leaving GPs unclear over best practice.
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The concerning results of this study indicate that Florida middle and high school students with asthma reported higher current use of tobacco products than did students without asthma.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, EarlyView.
Source: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The THK shall expect more patients with acute wheezing after extremes of weather. Minimum temperature has been consistently correlated with the exacerbation of respiratory symptoms in the past studies in other countries as well. Hence, prescribing the inhalation of more drugs on unusually cold days (prophylactically) may help prevent acute exacerbation of wheezing in patients on treatment for asthma and COPD. PMID: 29912647 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Global Health Action - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Glob Health Action Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study provides detailed information that facilitates studying CRS and its main phenotypes. However, patient distribution of this study does not necessarily reflect disease distribution in the general population. PMID: 29911211 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Rhinology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research
Condition:   Asthma Interventions:   Drug: Mepolizumab 100 milligrams;   Drug: Placebo;   Drug: Salbutamol Sponsor:   GlaxoSmithKline Not yet recruiting
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The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news
Clinical&Experimental Allergy, EarlyView.
Source: Clinical and Experimental Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Clinical&Experimental Allergy, EarlyView.
Source: Clinical and Experimental Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2018 Source:Human Pathology: Case Reports, Volume 14 Author(s): Shaun A.C. Medlicott, Allan Oryschak, Kiril Trpkov A 66-year-old male patient had a prostate biopsy for an elevated serum prostate specific antigen which revealed prostatic adenocarcinoma, Gleason score 3 + 4 = 7 (Grade group 2) with marked background chronic inflammation. A radical prostatectomy showed prostatic adenocarcinoma accompanied by IgG4 prostatitis, which had not been appreciated in the biopsy. The patient had chronic asthma and 4 years prior to the biopsy he had been diagnosed with IgG4-related orbital disease....
Source: Human Pathology: Case Reports - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Semin Thromb Hemost DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1648232The involvement of the hemostatic system in immune-mediated inflammation is widely reported. Many coagulation factors play a role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, such as systemic vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Hemostatic disorders are also involved in asthma and chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). Factor XIIa (FXIIa) was one of the first coagulation factors implicated in inducing both humoral and cellular responses and is therefore considered a prime new therapeutic target in immune-mediated inflammation. The involvement of coagulation factors, such ...
Source: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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