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Authors: Ring B, Burbank AJ, Mills K, Ivins S, Dieffenderfer J, Hernandez ML Abstract Objectives: Objective measurements of asthma impairment could aid teens in recognition of changes in asthma status over time. Ready access to a conventional spirometer is not realistic outside of the clinical setting. In this proof-of-concept study, we compared the performance of the VitalFlo mobile spirometer to the nSpire KoKo® sx1000 spirometer for accuracy in measuring Forced Expiratory Volume in one second (FEV1) and Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) in adolescents with asthma.Methods: Two hundred forty pulmonary function measu...
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Asthma and Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Journal of Asthma and Allergy Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Asthma and Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Journal of Asthma and Allergy Source Type: research
Conclusions: Variation in the NAT1 gene modifies asthma risk in children exposed to secondhand-smoke. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a gene-environment interaction between NAT1 variants, smoke exposure, cotinine levels, and pediatric asthma. NAT1 genotype may have clinical utility as a biomarker of increased asthma risk in children exposed to smoke. PMID: 31809667 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
We examined our primary care birth cohort of 158,510 pediatric patients, of whom 214 patients met 2017 FPIES diagnostic criteria. We measured the influence of FPIES on developing subsequent atopic disease.ResultsPediatric FPIES incidence was between 0.17% and 0.42% depending on birth year. As in prior reports, most patients had an acute presentation (78%), and milk, soy, oat, rice, potato, and egg were common triggers. The mean age of diagnosis was 6.8 months. Atopic comorbidity was higher in patients with FPIES compared with healthy children (AD, 20.6% vs 11.7%; IgE-FA, 23.8% vs 4.0%; asthma, 26.6% vs 18.4%; AR, 28.0% vs 16.7%; P
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
We examined 3,917 children (age 4 ‐13 years) who were enrolled in a cross‐sectional study conducted in Seongnam, Korea. Their parents completed the Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ) for evaluation of OSAS and the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) questionnaire for evaluation of rhinitis. Clinical biomarkers, including total eosinophil count and neutrophil‐lymphocyte ratio (NLR), were measured in a subset of these children.ResultsOSAS and rhinitis had prevalences of 4.0% and 43.5%, respectively. Body mass index (P
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an antigen-driven disease associated with a patchy, pan-esophageal infiltration of eosinophils, mast cells, and T cells. Persistent inflammation triggers dysregulated wound healing that progresses to pathologic tissue remodeling with esophageal rigidity and clinical symptoms of dysphagia and food impactions.1 The most common complaints in adults and teenagers is dysphagia while younger children more commonly have symptoms that mimic gastroesophageal reflux disease like vomiting.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Perspective Source Type: research
Allergic respiratory diseases such as allergic rhinitis (AR) and allergic asthma (AA) are common conditions that can influence sleep and daytime functioning. However, the significance of this impact is unclear...
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Mycobacterium chelonae is a rare acid fast bacilli that grows rapidly when compared to other members of the Mycobacteria genus. Localized cutaneous infections (i.e. cellulitis/ abscess) are common in immunocompetent patients, but in an immune compromised host disseminated infections are more prevalent. Disseminated cutaneous manifestations most commonly present in patients who are immunosuppressed by malignancy, corticosteroid therapy, various immunomodulating drugs used in organ transplantation or secondary immunodeficiencies1.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research
(Natural News) Breastfeeding your baby can be a difficult task, but your hard work will surely pay off. Exclusively breastfeeding your child for the first three months can lower his or her risk of suffering from eczema later in life, according to a study presented in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma &Immunology 2019...
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