Obesity alters airway muscle function, increases Asthma risk
(American Physiological Society) New research suggests that obesity changes how airway muscles function, increasing the risk of developing asthma. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that IH may not deteriorate the asthmatic condition in a murine model of asthma. PMID: 31302837 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsThese results suggest that IH may not deteriorate the asthmatic condition in a murine model of asthma.
ConclusionCaregiver fear about asthma and misperceptions of exercise as a dangerous trigger for asthma should be addressed during health care visits with families of children with asthma and interventions including urban children with asthma.
ConclusionsThe benefits of FENO -based management are attenuated among obese mothers and those with excess GWG, indicating the importance of weight management in contributing to improved asthma management in pregnancy.
Asthma incidence and severity are increased in obese populations. Systematic reviews have shown benefit from weight-loss interventions on asthma outcomes, but the role of bariatric surgery is still unclear. In this review, cohorts of obese asthmatic patients undergoing bariatric surgery were examined regarding different asthma outcomes. The available data on patients who were followed up showed improvements in asthma control, exacerbation risk, asthma-related hospitalisation, medication use and airway hyperresponsiveness, with some patients not requiring further treatment for asthma. Follow-up duration was variable, being ...
Publication date: July–August 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Volume 7, Issue 6Author(s): Tianshi David Wu, Emily P. Brigham, Corinne A. Keet, Todd T. Brown, Nadia N. Hansel, Meredith C. McCormackBackgroundMetabolic dysfunction may contribute to worsened asthma in obesity. The relationship between prediabetes and diabetes, metabolic conditions more common in obesity, and asthma outcomes is not well characterized.ObjectiveWe sought to determine the association between prediabetes/diabetes and asthma exacerbations in an obese asthma cohort.MethodsA retrospective cohort of US obe...
Publication date: July–August 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Volume 7, Issue 6Author(s): Erick Forno, Augusto A. Litonjua
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Annals of the American Thoracic Society,Volume 16, Issue 7, Page 933-934, July 2019.
Annals of the American Thoracic Society,Volume 16, Issue 7, Page 934-935, July 2019.