Patients with overlapping diagnoses of asthma and COPD: is livestock exposure a risk factor for comorbidity and coexisting symptoms and infections?

Epidemiological research on health effects of livestock exposure in population subgroups with compromised respiratory health is still limited. The present study explored the association between livestock expos...
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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Source: Innate Immunity - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Innate Immun Source Type: research
Conclusions: Asthma and COPD patients using DuoResp Spiromax reported moderate-to-high medication adherence, were very satisfied with their inhaler and found it easy to use. PMID: 31293211 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In this large statewide study using a machine learning approach, we found that a multi-domain approach with demographics, clinical, and socio-ecological variables best predicted an asthma diagnosis. Future work should focus on integrating machine learning-generated predictive models into clinical practice to improve early detection of those common respiratory diseases. PMID: 31288571 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Human rhinovirus (HRV) infections are the primary cause of the common cold and are a major trigger for exacerbations of lower airway diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. Althoug...
Source: Respiratory Research - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Abstract Evidences have shown a strong link between particulate matter (PM) and increased risk in human mortality and morbidity, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), respiratory infection, and lung cancer. However, the underlying toxicologic mechanisms remain largely unknown. Utilizing PM-treated human pulmonary fibroblasts (HPF) models, we analyzed gene expression microarray data and Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) to identify that the transcription factor sterol regulatory element-binding protein 1 (SREBP1) was the main downstream regulator of Sirtuin1 (SIRT1). Quantitative PCR and we...
Source: Aging - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Aging (Albany NY) Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Economic crisis in Greece, affected COPD burden in terms of financial ability, and quality of life. PMID: 31282558 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Adv Respir Med Source Type: research
Airway eosinophilic inflammation is a characteristic of asthmatic patients and of a sub group of COPD subjects. Blood eosinophils are deemed as a good surrogate marker of sputum eosinophilic inflammation; howe...
Source: Respiratory Research - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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CONCLUSION: Individuals with common respiratory conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are particularly susceptible to wildfire smoke. As such, the 1-h PM2.5Only AQHI-Plus amendment was recommended for communicating about potential health effects of air quality during wildfire seasons in BC. PMID: 31286460 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In this pilot study in patients with COPD who referred for myocardial perfusion scintigraphy, the feasibility and safety of adenosine in a graded protocol along with a good pre-stress assessment and a short acting bronchodilator treatment was documented. PMID: 31273356 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
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