Study links asthma and allergic rhinitis with cataracts

(Wiley) In a study that investigated the association between allergic diseases and ophthalmologic diseases in 14,776 adults, asthma and allergic rhinitis were each associated with a 50 percent increased likelihood of having cataracts. Atopic dermatitis was not linked with cataracts in the Journal of Dermatology study, however.
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CONCLUSIONS: The results highlight the added complexity of responding to excessive weight in a paediatric population with asthma. Training and referral guidance for healthcare professionals may help overcome weight management support challenges. Addressing family beliefs about the factors influencing paediatric asthma and exploring families' motivations for behaviour change may enhance engagement with weight management. PMID: 30444152 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The SQ HDM SLIT-tablet of up to 20,000 JAU was well tolerated, and safety profile was acceptable for Japanese subjects with HDM-induced allergic asthma. PMID: 30444150 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our case report supports the potential use of anti-IL-5 therapy for remission of patients with CEP with recurrent relapses. Whether, it would also be an effective initial therapy might also be an area that deserves future investigation. PMID: 30444149 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma 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
CONCLUSIONS: Measuring serum concentrations of mannitol after inhalation challenge can potentially provide insights into airway barrier function in asthma. PMID: 30444143 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Condition:   Atopic Dermatitis Interventions:   Drug: Ruxolitinib cream;   Drug: Vehicle cream Sponsor:   Incyte Corporation Not yet recruiting
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Condition:   Atopic Dermatitis Interventions:   Drug: Ruxolitinib cream;   Drug: Vehicle cream Sponsor:   Incyte Corporation Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Aspergillosis;   Asthma Interventions:   Drug: PC945;   Drug: Placebo Sponsor:   Pulmocide Ltd Not yet recruiting
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Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory skin condition during childhood. It is reported to affect more than 10% of children in the United States. It usually has its onset before 2 years of age, and more than 50% of cases resolve by adolescence. The disease often has a chronic waxing and waning course and is known to be part of the atopic triad, which also includes asthma and allergic rhinitis. Mild AD cases are generally treated with emollients, avoidance of irritants, and topical anti-inflammatory therapies. Among the estimated 10 million children affected with AD in the United States, approximately 30% have moder...
Source: JAMA Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
This study investigated the association between allergic diseases and comorbid ophthalmologic diseases. We enrolled 14 776 participants who were at least 19 years of age. Multiple logistic regression analyses were used to evaluate the odds ratios for cataracts and glaucoma according to the presence of allergic diseases. Atopic dermatitis was not associated with the development of cataracts and glaucoma. However, asthma and allergic rhinitis were significantly associated with cataracts (hazard ratio [HR] = 1.511, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.120–2.039 and HR = 1.565, 95% CI = 1.192–2.054, respectively). This...
Source: The Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Concise Communication Source Type: research
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