Weighing in on asthma: Insights on BMI, magnesium, and hospitalizations from the Ohio Pediatric Asthma Repository.

Conclusions: Ov/Ob children had similar PRD to nOv/nOb children and were prone to repeat magnesium dosing. Previous hospitalization for exacerbation was positively associated with increasing BMI percentile. Additional research should investigate differential magnesium use by weight status, quantifying risks and benefits. PMID: 31411907 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research

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Authors: Dooley AA, Jackson JH, Gatti ML, Fanous H, Martinez C, Prue D, Phull G, Richmond M, Weinstein NA, Chorvinsky E, Shukla PJ, Pillai DK Abstract Objective: While up to 35% of children with asthma have evidence of sleep disordered breathing (SDB), it is unclear if nocturnal symptoms stem from asthma itself or SDB. The Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ) is a validated tool for identifying SDB in childhood asthma. We hypothesize children with asthma and abnormal PSQ demonstrate decreased asthma control and are at higher risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).Methods: We performed a retrospective, chart review of...
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS In this Caribbean population, uncontrolled asthma was independently associated with obesity, late-onset disease, and comorbidities of sleep apnea and depression. Poor asthma-related quality of life was independently associated with Indo-Caribbean ethnicity. PMID: 32493146 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Among the longevity apps, LifeExtend is the clear winner as of May 2020. The app is evidence-based, has great references and it is free:https://lifeapps.io/apps/life-extend/It is backed by thephysician/entrepreneur Don Brown (LifeOmics) and the University of Indiana, so it is not going away next year.The app is packed with features and you can dig deeper in any of the domains/5 pillars when you have time.LifeExtend is based on 5 scientifically proven health pillars, they appear as 5 columns and you collect points in each pillar. It looks like a game but the benefits are very much real.The app tracks the big 5 longevity pra...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Apps Longevity Source Type: blogs
“The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald Loneliness is never easy to endure, yet during times of mandatory social isolation and distancing, such as millions of Americans are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be particularly damaging. Among its many effects, loneliness can exacerbate and bring upon a host of mental and physical conditions. Social Isolation and Loneliness May Increase Inflammation A study by researchers at the University of Surrey and Brunel University Lo...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Self-Help coronavirus COVID-19 Loneliness social distancing Source Type: blogs
This study aims to describe treatable traits of chronic cough and the response to pump proton inhibitor (PPI) therapy in this sub-group of patients.MethodsA retrospective, observational study was performed in patients with chronic cough in a French University Hospital. Characteristics of chronic cough were analyzed for obese (N = 112) and non-obese (N = 355) patients. Refractory cough was estimated at 6 and 12 months.ResultsThe 3 main treatable traits associated with chronic cough in obese patients and non-obese patients were gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), asthma, and upper airway ...
Source: Lung - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsShort and long sleepers with central obesity and underweight status were associated with significantly higher prevalence of asthma than optimal sleepers in Chinese adults.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Short and long sleepers with central obesity and underweight status were associated with significantly higher prevalence of asthma than optimal sleepers in Chinese adults. PMID: 32335852 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
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Authors: Coëtmeur D, Parrat É, Nocent-Ejnaini C, Mangiapan G, Prud'homme A, Oster JP, Vecchi CA, Maurer C, Raherison C, Debieuvre D, Portel L Abstract INTRODUCTION: Data on physical activity in severe asthma are scarce. From May 2016 to June 2017, 1502 adult patients with severe asthma visiting a pulmonologist practicing in one of the 104 non-academic hospitals participating in the study were included in this prospective, cross-sectional, multicenter study, provided they gave consent. Physical activity was classified according to 4 levels: 1 (no activity), 2 (occasional), 3 (regular), or 4 (frequent). C...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
Abstract All large population-based administrative studies currently indicate a significant comorbidity of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with addictive, anxiety and in particular affective disorders. In these investigations the risk for one of these comorbid disorders increased with increasing age of the ADHD patients. The most recent genome-wide association and correlation studies also revealed indications for joint genetic risk factors of ADHD with, in particular unipolar depression, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette's syndrome and to a lesser extent schizophrenia...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research
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