Wearing dirty shoes indoors 'could protect children from asthma'

Researchers at the National Institute of Health and Welfare in Finland analysed 1,400 homes in the country and in Germany and found farmyard bacteria reduced the risk of asthma.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Zampogna E, Centis R, Negri S, Fiore E, Cherubino F, Pignatti P, Heffler E, Canonica GW, Sotgiu G, Saderi L, Migliori GB, Spanevello A, Visca D Abstract BACKGROUND: Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) is a multimodal treatment that is still poorly investigated in severe asthma where respiratory symptoms remain 'uncontrolled' despite intensive pharmacological therapy. Bronchiectasis and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSAS) are common comorbidities which may worsen asthma control. AIM: Aim of the present study is to investigate the effectiveness of PR on functional exercise, dyspnoea, and muscle fatigue in patients...
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Authors: Gali B, Eyawo O, Hull MW, Samji H, Zhang W, Sereda P, Lima VD, McGrail K, Montaner JSG, Hogg RS, Moore D, COAST Study Team Abstract Objective: To characterize the incidence of select chronic comorbidities in the era of modern (pre-integrase inhibitor) highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in British Columbia, Canada. Methods: We used data from the Comparative Outcomes And Service Utilization Trends (COAST) study, a population-based cohort study of people living with HIV (PLWH), to determine incidence rates of six key chronic diseases among PLWH receiving HAART in BC from 2000 to 2012. The selected d...
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
The objective measurement of the cough severity and the assessment of the pattern of nocturnal coughing could be useful in the treatment of respiratory diseases in children.Study designIn children with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-induced acute bronchiolitis, coughs were recorded using our original system with a microphone and accelerometer, and analyzed using our customized software program. The number of coughs in every 30-minute interval was measured in patients with acute bronchiolitis (n = 20), and their results were compared with those of infants with asthma exacerbation (n = 16).ResultsThe cough count in childr...
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conditions:   Asthma;   Obesity Interventions:   Drug: Mitoquinol;   Drug: Placebo oral tablet Sponsors:   University of Vermont;   Duke University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSIONS: CRSwNP patients have significantly lower HRQoL compared with population norms. The impact is greater in patients with greater disease severity, comorbidities, or refractory disease. PMID: 31318362 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Rhinology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research
AbstractSevere asthma in children remains a significant issue. It places a heavy burden on affected individuals and society as a whole in terms of high morbidity, mortality, consumption of healthcare resources, and side effects from high-dose corticosteroid therapy. New, targeted biologic therapies for asthma have emerged as effective add-on options, complementing our expanding understanding of asthma phenotypes/endotypes and the underlying immunopathology of the disease spectrum. They include omalizumab, mepolizumab, reslizumab, benralizumab, and dupilumab. Omalizumab represents the first available therapeutic option for ...
Source: Pediatric Drugs - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
ConclusionOur findings indicate that suffering from asthma and/or COPD increases the risk of developing troublesome LBP, which highlights the importance to consider the overall health of people at risk of troublesome LBP and to take the multi-morbidity perspective into consideration. Future longitudinal studies are needed to confirm our findings.Graphic abstract These slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
It's not clear which inhaled corticosteroids and delivery devices have the least adverse impact on growth in children with persistent asthma, a systematic review concludes.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news
Authors: Reznik M, Greenberg E, Cain A, Halterman JS, Ivanna Avalos M Abstract Background: Asthma is common among urban school-age children. Though teachers should be prepared to assist children during an asthma attack, studies show they lack self-efficacy in managing asthma. Objective: To assess feasibility of implementing an asthma workshop for elementary school teachers, describe themes of questions raised, and determine workshop's impact on teachers' comfort and self-efficacy in asthma management. Methods: We developed and implemented an asthma workshop for teachers from four Bronx elementary schools (2012-2014...
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
The objective of this study is to conduct a longitudinal examination of the asthma medication ratio (AMR) (#of controller medication claims/(# of controller medication claims + # of rescue medication claims)) in Medicaid-funded children with asthma. This measure has the potential to be a near real-time risk assessment tool. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 2013-2014 Truven Health Medicaid data. We analyzed pharmacy and medical claims for a cohort of children with asthma. We identified patients age 2-17 years with at least one claim for an inhaled corticosteroid. We calculated an AMR for rolling 3-mont...
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
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