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.
Patients with severe asthma were more likely to have asthma attacks when they had one or more of 10 traits identified, compared with those with nonsevere disease, a study has found.Medscape Medical News
Discussion Current guidelines articulate that developmentally appropriate chronic condition self-management is important; however, more work needs to be done to translate the concept into practical clinical tools. PMID: 30244592 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study elucidates the therapeutic potential of AGP in the control and management of chemical-induced allergic asthma. To the best of our knowledge, the potential anti-asthma activity of AGP in TDI-induced occupational asthma has not been reported previously.Graphical abstract
ConclusionCurcumin ameliorated the aggravation of atherosclerotic lesions and stabilised plaque by modulating the balance of Th2/Tregs in asthmatic apoE−/− mice.Graphical abstract
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2018Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Javen Wunschel, Bharat Kumar
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2018Source: Prostaglandins &Other Lipid MediatorsAuthor(s): Ana Carolina Araújo, Xiao Tang, Jesper Z. HaeggströmAbstractAbdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an asymptomatic dilatation of the vessel wall exceeding the normal vessel diameter by 50%, accompanied by intramural thrombus formation. Since the aneurysm can rupture, AAA is a life-threatening vascular disease, which may be amenable to surgical repair. At present, no pharmacological therapy for AAA is available. The 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) pathway of arachidonic acid metabolism leads to biosynthesis of leuk...
SATURDAY, Sept. 22, 2018 -- For many children with asthma, coughing is an early warning sign of a flare-up, an expert says. Understanding asthma and knowing what to expect can help parents prevent or lessen the severity of asthma attacks, said Dr....
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(Natural News) New findings from a Cochrane Review have underscored the importance of vitamin D, particularly for people who struggle with asthma. Evidence from a number of randomized trials shows that supplementing with vitamin D can help reduce severe asthma attacks. While the “sunshine vitamin” is known for its role in calcium absorption and bone...
Authors: To T, Cruz AA, Viegi G, McGihon R, Khaltaev N, Yorgancioglu A, Camargos PA, La Grutta S, Baena-Cagnani CE, Haahtela T, Billo NE, Schraufngael DE, Bousquet J PMID: 30233894 [PubMed]