Rhinovirus type in severe bronchiolitis and the development of asthma
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Eija Bergroth, Matilda Aakula, Varpu Elenius, Sami Remes, Eija Piippo-Savolainen, Matti Korppi, Pedro A. Piedra, Yury A. Bochkov, James E. Gern, Carlos A. Camargo, Tuomas JarttiAbstractBackgroundRespiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and rhinovirus (RV) induced bronchiolitis are associated with an increased risk of asthma but more detailed information is needed on virus types.ObjectiveTo study whether RSV or RV types are differentially associated with the future use of asthma control medication.MethodsOver two consecutive winter seasons (2008-2010), we enrolled 408 children hospitalized for bronchiolitis at age
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AbstractIn the modern world, healthy habits and physical and mental fitness are more important than ever. A growing number of people participate in sports to improve their overall health. However, the conditions in which people exercise are seldom examined. It is obvious that the air in buildings, including sports facilities, can be contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms, causing infections and allergies. Our study was aimed at assessing microbial air quality inside several sports facilities (fitness room, martial arts room, swimming pool, sports hall, gym) and at a sports field. Another objective was to evaluate the ...
Granules India said it has received approval for Fexofenadine Hydrochloride tablets. The approved product is bio-equivalent to the reference listed drug product (RLD), Allegra Allergy Tablets, 60 mg and 180 mg, of Sanofi-Aventis US LLC.
AbstractAsthma is a common chronic airways inflammatory disorder in which the expression of genes for the transcription factors FoxP3 and GATA3 plays crucial roles in activation of specific T cells population and pathogenesis of asthma. Recent data have shown that Hb, Eosinophils, total leucocytes count (TLC), absolute eosinophil count (AEC), and IgE, may be involved in adversely influencing the status of several chronic diseases including asthma. In this communication, we have carried out a case control study in order to evaluate the expression of FoxP3, GATA-3 genes in 80 bronchial asthmatic patients using real time poly...
Last summer, the CBC's Jean Paetkau saved her seven-year-old son from an undiagnosed life-threatening allergy at a local pool. Paetkau describes how emergency training and a career in the newsroom helped her to cope with the crisis. The event changed her relationship with her son, ultimately creating a closer bond.
New evidence shows that fatty tissue can build up in the airways, affecting lung health, especially in people with obesity. This may contribute to asthma.
Asthma is a global disease, but its impacts aren't
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Sande O. Okelo, Andrew L. Bilderback, Maria Fagnano, Jill S. Halterman
Vaping product samples from Wisconsin linked to a rash of serious lung injuries tested by U.S. health regulators showed that more than half contained THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, according to a summary of a preliminary report seen by Reuters.Reuters Health Information
This study aimed to explore the predictors of bronchiolitis developing into asthma. MATERIAL AND METHODS The methylation status of RUNX3 promoter was assessed using Illumina HiSeq platform method. The relative RUNX3 mRNA levels in PBMCs were measured by qRT-PCR. Serum IL-4 and IFN-γ concentrations were measured by ELISA. RESULTS A series of sites with significantly higher levels of methylation as compared to their corresponding controls were identified, including 24 sites in group Ba vs. group Cn, 13 sites in group Ba vs. group Ca, 7 sites in group Ba vs. group Bn, 16 sites in group Bn vs. group Cn, 11 sites in group...