Anton Du Beke health warning: Strictly dancer's stark warning to fellow asthma sufferers

ANTON DU BEKE, best known for being one of the professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing, has taken to social media this winter to urge fellow asthma sufferers to get the flu jab. The dancer warned of the complications that can occur.
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We present a 48 year-old active duty physician who initially presented in 2007 with dyspnea and cough. Despite the absence of variable obstruction on spirometry, a clinical diagnosis of asthma was made. The patient's symptoms were temporized with inhaled corticosteroids and bronchodilators, titrated to his symptoms, until eventual therapeutic failure resulted in re-referral to pulmonary. Chest computed tomography (CT) showed ground-glass nodules and patchy airspace opacities with evidence of thoracic lymphadenopathy. A positron emission tomography CT (PET CT) showed diffuse adenopathy throughout his thorax and abdomen with...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Nannini LJ Abstract After 25 years of GINA, we need an overarching strategy. The resounding changes in GINA 2019 should be accompanied by another major change in general strategy of asthma management. The concept of control asthma and step strategy was established in 1997 by GINA; but still there is a great gap between GINA objectives and outcomes. O'Byrne and colleagues proposed a continuum of care approach; where patient-adjusted therapy would comprise both a controller and reliever (usually ICS/fast-acting LABA) in a single inhaler. We use a similar approach in our asthma centre.AbbreviationsGINAglobal ...
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that comorbid type 2 immune diseases confer protection against morbidity and mortality due to acute infection. Design: Retrospective cohort study of patients hospitalized with an acute infection between November 2008 and January 2016 using electronic health record data. Setting: Single tertiary-care academic medical center. Patients: Admissions to the hospital through the emergency department with likely infection at the time of admission who may or may not have had a type 2 immune-mediated disease, defined as asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, or f...
Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research
[PREVALENCE OF FUNCTIONAL DYSPEPSIA SYMPTOMS IN PATIENTS WITH ASTHMA]. Arerugi. 2019;68(9):1132-1140 Authors: Tomyo F, Sugimoto N, Toyota H, Ito A, Ujino M, Sakasegawa H, Kobayashi K, Koizumi Y, Miyoshi S, Kuramochi M, Yamaguchi M, Yamamoto T, Nagase H Abstract BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common comorbidity among patients with asthma. In addition, functional dyspepsia (FD) is characterized by upper abdominal symptoms without organic disease manifestations. However, the prevalence of FD among patients with asthma remains uninvestigated; therefore, herein, we investigated the...
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For every 10% of metered-dose inhalers replaced with dry powder inhalers, greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced and millions of dollars per year could be saved as well, a study found.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news
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AbstractPurpose of this reviewTo highlight the evidence behind the various biologics that are being developed for asthma along with their specific targets in the inflammatory cascade and the potential role they serve in the management of allergic asthma.Recent findingsThe mainstay of asthma management for the majority of asthmatics is inhaled corticosteroids with or without long-acting beta-agonists and/or leukotriene modifiers and/or tiotropium. However, in the small group of individuals with severe asthma uncontrolled with conventional therapy, biologics have emerged as an effective therapeutic option.SummaryAsthma is a ...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma&Immunology The annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma&Immunology was held from Nov. 7 to 11 in Houston and attracted approximately 3,500 participants...
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Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have developed a prototype wireless, flexible oxygen sensor the size of a band aid. The device can be stuck to the skin and can wirelessly monitor blood oxygen levels and transmit data through the intern...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Anesthesiology Critical Care Emergency Medicine Materials Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
Montelukast promotes mitochondrial biogenesis via CREB/PGC-1α in human bronchial epithelial cells. Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol. 2019 Dec;47(1):4234-4239 Authors: Wang H, Cheng Y, Liu Y, Shi J, Cheng Z Abstract Bronchial epithelial mitochondrial dysfunction including impaired mitochondrial biogenesis has been linked with the initiation and development of bronchial asthma. Montelukast, a robust antagonist of cysteinyl leukotriene receptors, has been widely applied for the therapies of bronchial asthma. However, the effects of montelukast in airway epithelial mitochondrial dysfunction are less re...
Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
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