Agriculture Occupational Exposures and Factors Affecting Health Effects
Discussions include the impact of farming modernization, education, and personal protective equipment usage among workers, timing and duration in mediating lung health outcomes, and population studies investigating the association between exposure and risk for numerous lung diseases.
ConclusionsExposure to high-dose of OCS (101 per 100,000 patients) and SABA over-use (24 per 100,000) were frequent, and were associated with a low maintenance-to-total prescription ratio but not with primary non-adherence. These results suggest there is a need for initiatives to reduce OCS and SABA inappropriate prescribing.
Correlations of LTα and NQO1 gene polymorphisms with childhood asthma. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2019 Sep;23(17):7557-7562 Authors: Guo SL, Liu F, Ren CJ, Xing CH, Wang YJ Abstract OBJECTIVE: To explore the correlation of the lymphotoxin alpha (LTα) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) gene polymorphisms with childhood asthma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 102 asthma children (observation group) and 80 healthy children (control group) were enrolled. The information was collected via questionnaires and the polymorphisms of LTα rs284448...
In this study, we investigated the clinical manifestations and risk factors for anaphylaxis in PFAS in Korean patients with pollinosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from a nationwide cross-sectional study that previously reported on PFAS in Korean patients with pollinosis. Data from 273 patients with PFAS were collected, including demographics, list of culprit fruits and vegetables, and clinical manifestations of food allergy. We analyzed 27 anaphylaxis patients and compared them with patients with PFAS with oropharyngeal symptoms only (n=130). RESULTS: The most common cause of anaphylaxis in PFAS wa...
Swollen, red and itchy eyes are very common in people of all ages, and especially those with allergies and asthma, writes DR ELLIE CANNON.
Asthma education and asthma action plans provided in 21.4 and 9.9 percent of asthma visits, respectively
Chronic rhinosinusitis is a long-lasting medical condition, usually caused by infection or exposure to irritants, such as allergies, that affects one in seven American adults. Symptoms include nasal obstruction, nasal congestion, nasal drainage, loss of smell and taste, and facial pain and pressure. Some people with chronic rhinosinusitis also develop additional symptoms, such as asthma and nasal polyps, that are exacerbated by underlying allergies. A nasal polyp is a noncancerous tumor that grows from the lining of the nose or sinuses and affects the drainage system of the sinuses. While chronic rhinosinusitis is not a li...
ConclusionsIn asthmatic patients, nocturnal CoFr can be associated with BHR, was significantly higher before treatment, but improved more after treatment compared to non-asthmatic patients. Monitoring nocturnal CoFr may provide unique and valuable information on making an early prediction of therapeutic effects in asthma.