Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price Tag

Title: Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price TagCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

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(Natural News) At this point, there is no longer any doubt that the pesticides used on a massive scale in conventional farming are harmful to humans, animals and the environment. Exposure to pesticides has been linked to Parkinson’s disease, cancer, reproductive issues, diabetes, autism, asthma and Alzheimer’s disease in humans. Millions of birds and fish...
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Authors: Satia I, Badri H, Lahousse L, Usmani OS, Spanevello A PMID: 30310687 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
This article presents a case of a young patient who was four years treated for asthma bronchiale before the final diagnosis of myxoma was established and patient was adequately treated.
Source: Cor et Vasa - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Quintos A, Naranjo M, Kelly C, Quan SF, Sharma S Abstract PURPOSE: The HoSMed Database recently demonstrated a high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in hospitalized obese patients. Based on a long-term follow-up, this study showed an improved survival among patients who were adherent with the therapy. In this post-hoc analysis we explore the characteristics, associations, and mortality outcome of OSA in the African American (AA) population. METHODS: These subset analyses included obese AA patients screened in the hospital as high-risk for OSA. Stepwise logistic regression analysis was used t...
Source: Journal of the National Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Natl Med Assoc Source Type: research
Abstract Different subsets of asthma patients may be recognized according to the exposure trigger and the frequency and severity of clinical signs and symptoms. Regarding the exposure trigger, generally asthma can be classified as allergic (or atopic) and nonallergic (or nonatopic). Allergic and nonallergic asthma are distinguished by the presence or absence of clinical allergic reaction and in vitro IgE response to specific aeroallergens. The mechanisms of allergic asthma have been extensively studied with major advances in the last two decades. Nonallergic asthma is characterized by its apparent independence fro...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Childhood asthma is more prevalent in regional Tasmania compared with national estimates, especially among indigenous children. This appears not to be driven by an allergic response. Also, a significant proportion of children are likely to have undiagnosed asthma which has implications for rural health service delivery. PMID: 30311828 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: One-third of patients presenting to the ED with acute asthma were already receiving ICS/LABA agents; this treatment was independently associated with preventive measures. While ICS/LABA management improves control of chronic asthma, patients using these agents who develop acute asthma reflect higher severity and increased risk of future relapse. PMID: 30311821 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There was no impact of SHS exposure on increased symptom frequency. High caregiver daily life stress and symptoms in fall season may place children with asthma at risk for increased day/nighttime symptoms. Close monitoring of symptoms and medication use during the fall season and intervening on caregiver life stress may decrease asthma morbidity in children with poorly controlled asthma. PMID: 30307351 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Authors: Luckie K, Saini B, Soo YYB, Kritikos V, Charles Collins JB, Jane Moles R Abstract OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that scenario-based skills training is more effective than knowledge training alone in improving the asthma first aid skills of school personnel. Education developed specifically for non-primary caregivers such as school staff is vital to minimize the risk of mortality associated with asthma. METHODS: Schools were allocated to one of three arms to compare AFA knowledge and AFA skills. Arm 1 underwent conventional asthma training, arm 2 underwent scenario-based training and arm 3 had a com...
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Authors: Haponiuk I, Chojnicki M, Paczkowski K, Zabłocka J, Steffens M, Paśko-Majewska M, Szymanowicz W, Gierat-Haponiuk K PMID: 30310403 [PubMed]
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research
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