Emergency department airway management for asthma
Publication date: February 2020Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Volume 30Author(s): Mrs. Haley T. Godwin, Megan L. Fix, Olesya Baker, Troy Madsen, Ron M. Walls, Calvin A. Brown
Eosinophils are associated with the onset of chronic respiratory diseases like asthma and COPD. In lung transplantation, patients with increased bronchoalveolar lavage eosinophils demonstrated a worse chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD)-free survival and overall survival. We investigated the association between blood eosinophilia, graft survival and CLAD-free survival after lung transplantation.
Publication date: 12 June 2020Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 255Author(s): Vijayalakshmi Maruthamuthu, Linda Jeeva Kumari Henry, Mohan Kumar Ramar, Ruckmani Kandasamy
Publication date: Available online 31 March 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Suvina Amin, Mena Soliman, Andrew McIvor, Andrew Cave, Claudia Cabrera
TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 -- Exclusive breastfeeding for the first three months of life may cut the risk for allergy and asthma later in childhood, according to a study published March 3 in Acta Paediatrica. Galya Bigman, Ph.D., from the University...
We present a case of a 51 ‐year‐old Japanese woman diagnosed with eosinophilic granulomatous polyangiitis (EGPA), a rare vasculitis that can occur in patients with eosinophilia and history of asthma, allergic rhinitis, and sinusitis, with immunoglobulin (Ig) G4 hypergammaglobulinaemia and salivary gland swelling. AbstractA 51 ‐year‐old woman was admitted to our hospital for cough, fever, purpura in the legs, and salivary gland swelling. Six years ago, she had been diagnosed with bronchial asthma and was treated with a combination of inhaled corticosteroid and long‐acting beta2‐agonist. Blood examination showed ...
(The Endocrine Society) Individuals taking a class of steroid hormones called glucocorticoids for conditions such as asthma, allergies and arthritis on a routine basis may be unable to mount a normal stress response and are at high risk if they are infected with the virus causing COVID-19, according to a new editorial published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology&Metabolism.
ConclusionThis study provides insights into current asthma management practices in the US and England and indicates that some patients with severe disease have an unmet need for effective management.
Inhaled β-agonists are the cornerstone of acute treatment for asthma and chronic lung disease. Upon emergency department (ED) discharge, patients optimally receive prescriptions for metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) with instructions on their proper use. Yet prior studies suggest that ED personnel have limited knowledge of proper MDI techniques. It is unclear how effectively brief education will improve this knowledge to enable them to provide adequate patient instructions.
It was very interesting to learn about Kloepfer et al.’s study investigating the link between asthma and influenza A H1N1 infection incidence and severity (1). Their finding that influenza A virus (IAV) infections reduced the subsequent risk of infection with human rhinoviruses (HRVs) was contrary to theories at the time...