Low Neighborhood Walkability Increases Risk of Asthma in Kids

Findings among children for both incident asthma and ongoing asthma
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ConclusionThe effectiveness of LTRAs was not different from that of low-dose ICSs regarding the risk of asthma exacerbation in elderly asthma patients in real-world settings. Given the practical benefits gained from convenient administration, LTRA can be considered a reasonable alternative first-line therapy for elderly patients with mild asthma.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusion: These findings may inform clinicians of the strategies for the prevention ofDermatophagoides sensitization and may be of benefit to the future clinical management of allergic diseasesassociated with sensitization toDermatophagoides mites.Int Arch Allergy Immunol
Source: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
After 1 year of use, e-AT helped prevent severe attacks, reduced school absences and lost work time, cut hospital admissions, and improved quality of life.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 16 May 2019Source: Journal of Health EconomicsAuthor(s): Lindsey Rose BullingerAbstractCalifornia’s paid family leave (PFL) policy improved mothers’ labor market outcomes, however, the health impacts of this program are less studied. I compare child and parental health of likely eligible households to a series of control groups before and after California’s PFL program was implemented. I find improvements in parent-reported overall child health and suggestive improvements in maternal mental health status. Findings also suggest a reduction in asthma and a greater likeliho...
Source: Journal of Health Economics - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Test for recombinant latex allergens is much more accurate in recognition of latex allergy than test for latex extract, which seems to produce false-positive results in patients with pollen allergy. The measurements of sIgE against recombinant latex allergens Hev b 6.01, 6.02, 5, and 8 are useful in differentiating OA from WEA. PMID: 31090202 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a potentially life-threatening group of conditions that is often underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed. As HAE is typically diagnosed by detecting C1 inhibitor deficiency, there is a cr...
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Purpose of review Microbiota consist of symbiotic microscopic neighbors that interact on and within our bodies in diverse and incompletely understood ways throughout our lifetime. Though various associations with allergic disease have been described, clear effective therapeutic interventions to prevent allergy have been elusive. Recent findings The human microbiome is influenced by multiple factors, including: mode of infant delivery (vaginal vs. cesarean section), breastfeeding, diet, presence of siblings and pets, exposure to antibiotics and other medications (particularly antacids), lifestyle, and developmental con...
Source: Current Opinion in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: OFFICE PEDIATRICS: Edited by Henry H. Bernstein Source Type: research
There is an important link between the upper and lower respiratory tracts whereby inflammation in one environment can influence the other. In acute rhinosinusitis, pathogen exposures are the primary driver for inflammation in the nose, which can exacerbate asthma. In chronic rhinosinusitis, a disease clinically associated with asthma, the inflammation observed is likely from a combination of an impaired epithelial barrier, dysregulated immune response, and potentially infection (or colonization) by specific pathogens. This review explores the associations between rhinosinusitis and asthma, with particular emphasis placed o...
Source: Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Respiratory viruses other than rhinovirus or respiratory syncytial virus, including human metapneumovirus, influenza virus, and human bocavirus, are important pathogens in acute wheezing illness and asthma exacerbations in young children. Whether infection with these viruses in early life is associated with recurrent wheezing and/or asthma is not fully investigated, although there are data to suggest children with human metapneumovirus lower respiratory tract infection may have a higher likelihood of subsequent and recurrent wheezing several years after initial infection.
Source: Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 May 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Kazuto Matsunaga, Kazuki Hamada, Keiji Oishi, Masafumi Yano, Yoshikazu Yamaji, Tsunahiko HiranoAbstractBackgroundPhysicians’ perception of asthma control has a direct impact on treatment options and patients’ outcomes.ObjectiveWe analyzed the differences between patients and their physicians in the perception of asthma control. Moreover, factors associated with this discordance were explored.MethodsA multicenter, cross-sectional survey was conducted in patients visiting routine asthma revi...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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