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Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price Tag

That figure includes medical expenses and costs associated with work and school absences and deaths.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Hanefeld C, Haschemi A, Lampert T, Trampisch HJ, Mügge A, Miebach J, Kloppe C, Klaaßen-Mielke R Abstract BACKGROUND: Persons of lower socio-economic status are at higher risk of disease, especially with respect to severe and chronic illnesses. To date, there have not been any studies with large case numbers regarding acute medical emergencies in this population. METHODS: In a retrospective study, data were obtained on all cases treated by emergency physicians in Bochum, Germany, in 2014/2015, including the diagnoses that were made by the emergency physicians. There were a total of 16 767 cas...
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
This article is categorized under: Toxicology and Regulatory Issues in Nanomedicine> Toxicology of Nanomaterials The Rosetta Stone ia a stone with writing carved into it. It was found in Egypt in 1799, and was crucial in understanding the meaning of the Ancient Egyptian writing system called hieroglyphics. In fact, it had three pieces of writing on it that said the same thing in three diferent languages. One was in an Ancient Egyptian script called demotic, the other two languages were hieroglyphics and Ancient Greek. The interpretation of the data o experimental studies on the toxicity of engineered nanomaterials ar...
Source: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology - Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Tags: OVERVIEW Source Type: research
Authors: Schaller A, Metz-Favre C, Guenard-Bilbaut L, De Blay F Abstract The Fernand Widal syndrome is a set of associations between asthma, nasal polyposis and aspirin sensitivity. Selective cyclo-oxygenase 2 (COX 2) inhibitors are recognized as being a therapeutic alternative in cases needing analgesic or anti-inflammatory treatment. In a retrospective study, we have compiled data concerning oral provocation tests (OPT) undertaken with celecoxib, one of most the selective COX 2 inhibitors, in eight patients with the Fernand Widal syndrome. They were compared with twenty-seven control patients with sensi...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
Camille Ribeyre, Federico Carlini, C éline René, François Jordier, Christophe Picard, Jacques Chiaroni, Laurent Abi-Rached, Philippe Gouret, Grégory Marin, Nicolas Molinari, Pascal Chanez, Julien Paganini, Delphine Gras, Julie Di Cristofaro
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusions A complex, multilevel set of barriers to PA exist in children with asthma. Addressing these barriers by involving stakeholders at the family, school, and community levels may improve PA levels in children with asthma.
Source: Academic Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a non-IgE-mediated food allergy predominantly seen in infancy or early childhood. While its incidence has been steadily increasing over the past two decades, it is still often misdiagnosed due to lack of awareness.1 It presents in two forms: acute and chronic.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
We report an unusual case consistent with IgE-mediated neuromuscular blocking agent (NMBA) allergy evidenced in a patient with previously unsuspected mastocytosis.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
Clinicians are often asked about articles in the media proclaiming new and unexpected causes of disease. Often, these headlines are based not on randomized clinical trials but rather on associations discovered in observational studies. Most clinicians realize that a p-value less than 0.05 does not prove causation but do not necessarily know how to critically judge whether a reported association should be considered to be a true cause of the disease. In 1965, Austin Bradford Hill published “The Environment and Disease: Association or Causation?” 1.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
The primary species of house dust mites (HDM), Dermatophagoides farinae and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, are associated with asthma, atopic dermatitis, and allergic rhinitis1. Mold exposure is also implicated in allergic disease, most prominently with asthma2. HDM survival is dependent on a relative humidity of greater than 55-75%3, and most species of fungi grow at a relative humidity greater than 60% 4. Evaporative (or swamp) coolers (ECs) are used as a low-cost air conditioning alternative in arid and semi-arid climates.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
We appreciate the comments related to our recent publication, “Reliability of allergy skin testing”. The author writes, “Reliability (precision, repeatability) and validity (accuracy) are two completely different methodological issues”. We agree that other titles such as, “Accuracy of allergy skin testing” may have fit more pedantic epidemiological definitions. However, this would not have emphasized the clinical concerns any greater. We had chosen to use the lay term for reliability as it appears in the Oxford English dictionary where it is defined as, “the degree to which the res...
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
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