Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price Tag
That figure includes medical expenses and costs associated with work and school absences and deaths.
A fresh look by the University of Bristol at how teenagers are affected by their asthma, eczema or obesity has some reassuring findings published in BMJ Open today (Monday 21 January).
AbstractAsthma in inner-city children is often severe and difficult to control. Residence in poor and urban areas confers increased asthma morbidity even after adjusting for ethnicity, age, and gender. Higher exposure to household pests, such as cockroaches and mice, pollutants and tobacco smoke exposure, poverty, material hardship, poor-quality housing, differences in health care quality, medication compliance, and heath care access also contribute to increased asthma morbidity in this population. Since 1991, the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases established research networks: the National Cooperative...
CONCLUSIONS: NEI promotes the release of a variety of antioxidant factors, enhances the activity of antioxidant enzymes and improves the symptoms of rats with obese asthma. The possible underlying mechanism may be the activation of the Keap1/Nrf2 signaling pathway. PMID: 30657578 [PubMed - in process]
(Natural News) Research suggests that black cumin, also known as Nigella sativa, can help people with asthma. The study, which was published in the journal Annals of Saudi Medicine, revealed that supplementing with black cumin, in addition to regular maintenance inhaler therapy, can improve respiratory function and inflammation in people with asthma. This finding suggests...
Authors: Lehmann DM, Williams WC Abstract Halogenated platinum salts can trigger the development of occupational asthma. Until recently, laboratory research into the development and manifestation of platinum hypersensitivity responses were hindered by the lack of an animal model suitable for assessing the functional consequences of allergic sensitization. We employed a newly developed mouse model to assess the potential allergenicity of ammonium tetrachloroplatinate (ATCP), compare the relative potency of ATCP and another platinum salt, ammonium hexachloroplatinate (AHCP) and assess potential cross-reactivity. Mice...
CONCLUSION: miR-221 may participate in the airway epithelial cells injury in asthma via targeting SIRT1. PMID: 30654657 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Long weekend catch-up sleep, as an indicator of insufficient weekday sleep, is associated with a decreased frequency of asthma in Korean adolescents. PMID: 30657005 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: The findings of this study suggest a critical need to increase the documentation of asthma severity and control to improve quality of asthma care in children. PMID: 30657001 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Rommel Diaz F, Rojas-Luna D, Maguiña JL PMID: 30656999 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: The diagnosis and management of asthma in older adults has certain challenges, but if the clinician is aware of them, the morbidity and mortality of this condition can be improved in this growing population. PMID: 30656998 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]