Patient Engagement in Asthma Treatment Plans May Improve Quality of Life

In older adults with asthma, decision making scores positively correlated with QoL scores
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

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AbstractPurpose of ReviewNatural killer cells are innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) that play critical roles in human host defense and are especially useful in combating viral pathogens and malignancy.Recent FindingsThe NK cell deficiency (NKD) is particularly underscored in patients with a congenital immunodeficiency in which NK cell development or function is affected. The classical NK cell deficiency (cNKD) is a result of absent or a profound decrease in the number of circulating NK cells. In contrast, functional NKD (fNKD) is characterized by abnormal NK cell function but with normal number of NK cells. The combined immune ...
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTelemedicine uses technology to connect patients and data with providers at a distance. Direct to consumer telemedicine is a rapidly growing segment of the industry.Recent FindingsThe telehealth market has skyrocketed in recent years, making it a multi-billion dollar industry. Direct to consumer telehealth, dominated by the for-profit private sector, is the most popular form.SummaryDirect to consumer telemedicine is a subset of telehealth that shows promise in increasing access to and engagement in medical care. Quality assurance, reimbursement, and regulatory oversight are important factors in ass...
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study shows a link between work-related stress and incident asthma which seems to be confined to women. This study adds evidence about the association of work-related stress and asthma in young adults and can contribute to prevention for that particular age group.
Source: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The patients with chronic cough frequently had paranasal sinus abnormalities. The Lund-Mackay CT score may be useful for assessing the condition of the lower airway in chronic cough patients. Upper airway examinations should play a part in the management of chronic cough. PMID: 30656950 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research
Odds of being undiagnosed higher for girls, Asian - Americans versus white non - Hispanics
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news
Changes in airway calibre and inflammation after allergen challenge in mild atopic asthmatics is associated with increased cough responses to inhaled capsaicin and spontaneous 24-hour coughing, implying neuronal sensitisation.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Clinical features of cough variant asthma (CVA) in Chinese adults are largely uncertain.
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Omalizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody widely used for treatment of persistent allergic asthma and antihistamine-refractory chronic urticaria. Immediate adverse events to omalizumab are well characteriz...
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 January 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Morgane Verduyn, Guillaume Botto, Julien Jaubert, Clément Lier, Thomas Flament, Laurent GuilleminaultAbstractBackgroundPatients experiencing severe asthma exacerbations have a poorer quality of life and an increase in morbidity and mortality. Viruses are frequently involved in asthma exacerbations.ObjectiveDetermining the value of measuring serum immunoglobulin G (IgG) concentrations in asthma exacerbations and their link with viral infections in patients hospitalised for asthma has been as...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn children with severe, therapy-resistant asthma, BAL granulocyte patterns and infectious species are associated with novel phenotypic features which can inform pathway-specific revisions in treatment. In 32% of children evaluated, BAL revealed corticosteroid-refractory eosinophilic infiltration amenable to anti-Th2 biological therapies, and in 12%, a treatable bacterial pathogen.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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