Development of a Core Outcome Set for Infant Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Conclusions: We developed a COS for infant GERD consisting of 9 items that should minimally be measured in future therapeutic trials to decrease study heterogeneity and ease comparability of results.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

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Purpose of review Severe asthma is often associated with numerous comorbidities that complicate disease management and affect patient's outcomes. They contribute to poor disease control and mimic asthma symptoms. Although some comorbidities such as obstructive sleep apnea, bronchiectasis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are generally well recognized, many other may remain undiagnosed but may be detected in an expert specialist setting. The management of comorbidities seems to improve asthma outcomes, and optimizes therapy by avoiding overtreatment. The present review provides recent knowledge regarding the most...
Source: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ASTHMA: Edited by Nicola A. Hanania, Zuzana Diamant, and Maarten van den Berge Source Type: research
We examined deidentified patient data from 28,508 unique encounters documented in the Asthma Specialist Tool to Help Manage Asthma and Improve Quality database, obtaining patient-level factors (demographics, asthma characteristics, comorbidities), care setting (primary care physician [PCP] vs specialist physician [allergist or pulmonologist]), and guideline-defined levels of asthma control/severity. Rates of comorbidities were identified by asthma severity and control and by care setting. We calculated odds ratios for asthma control and severity based on each comorbidity.ResultsBaseline demographic data indicated that pati...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
This study lists the various anomalies on the basis of 504 references selected from a PubMed search in October 2018. RESULTS: The anomalies are grouped into three categories: anatomical anomalies: duodenal atresia and stenosis (3.9%), duodenal web and annular pancreas; aberrant right subclavian artery (12% of children with DS with cardiac anomaly); Hirschsprung's disease (2.76%); anorectal malformation (1.16%); congenital vascular malformations of the liver; orofacial cleft, bifid uvula (4.63%), and submucous orofacial cleft; esophageal atresia (0.5-0.9%); pyloric stenosis (0.3%); diaphragmatic hernia; malrotation of ...
Source: Archives de Pediatrie - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Arch Pediatr Source Type: research
Abstract Asthma affects approximately 300 million people worldwide and approximately 7.5% of adults in the United States. Asthma is characterized by inflammation of the airways, variable airflow obstruction, and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. The diagnosis of asthma is a clinical one with the history and physical examination being significant, but objective measures, such as pulmonary function testing, can be used to aid in the diagnosis. There are multiple associated comorbidities with asthma, including rhinitis, sinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, obstructive sleep apnea, and depression. There is often a...
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Clin North Am Source Type: research
Conclusions: CC causes other than asthma, UACS and GER are not rare in non-smoking adults and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of CC.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Monitoring airway disease Source Type: research
Introduction: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic obstructive pulmonary (COPD), are usually accompanied by several comorbidities. Aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of comorbidities in OSA and COPD-OSA overlap syndrome (OS) patients and to explore differences between these two groups.Methods: Included were consecutive OS (n=163, 138 males, AHI>5/h and FEV1/FVC5/h and FEV1/FVC>0.7), matched in terms of gender, age, BMI, and smoking history, diagnosed with polysomnography and pulmonary function testing.Results: As mentioned, the two groups were matched in age (p=0.221), BMI (p=0.496) and neck circumfer...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and control of breathing Source Type: research
Poor control in patients with difficult-to-treat asthma might be due to several factors, including poor adherence and undertreated asthma co-morbidities. After an assessment addressing these issues, only few patients still need targeted therapy.We aimed to evaluate the effect of a multidimensional intervention in improvement asthma control in patients with difficult asthma.Fifty patients with difficult asthma were prospectively included in this study conducted in AbderrahmenMami hospital between March 2018 and September 2018. Clinical, biological and functional characteristics were collected. Then, coexisting conditions (p...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Airway pharmacology and treatment Source Type: research
Discussion Holoprosencephaly (HPE) is a clefting problem of the brain. “[HPE] the result of incomplete or absent midline division of the embryonic forebrain into distinct cerebral hemispheres (prosencephalon) between the 18th and 28th day after conception.” There are four distinct subtypes: Alobar – both hemispheres are completely fused and are not separated into the left and right hemispheres. There is agenesis of the corpus callosum, arrhinencephaly and a single ventricle with fused thalami. Facial features are almost always affected. Semilobar – the cerebral hemispheres are fused anteriorly bu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
We examined de-identified patient data from 28,508 unique encounters documented in the Asthma IQ database, obtaining patient level factors (demographics, asthma characteristics, co-morbidities), care setting (primary care physician [PCP] versus specialist physician [Allergist or Pulmonologist]), and guideline-defined levels of asthma control/severity. Rates of co-morbidities were identified by asthma severity and control and by care setting. We calculated odds ratios (ORs) for asthma control and severity based on each co-morbidity.ResultsBaseline demographic data indicated that patients seen by specialists versus PCPs, wer...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Asthma affects approximately 300 million people worldwide and approximately 7.5% of adults in the United States. Asthma is characterized by inflammation of the airways, variable airflow obstruction, and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. The diagnosis of asthma is a clinical one with the history and physical examination being significant, but objective measures, such as pulmonary function testing, can be used to aid in the diagnosis. There are multiple associated comorbidities with asthma, including rhinitis, sinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, obstructive sleep apnea, and depression. There is often an allergic compone...
Source: Medical Clinics of North America - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
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