Clinical Characteristics and Treatment of Chest Tightness Variant Asthma

Conditions:   Asthma;   Chest Syndrome;   Clinical Anxiety;   Clinical Depression;   Lung Function;   Quality of Life;   Eosinophilia;   Nitric Oxide;   Airway Responsiveness;   Induced Sputum Interventions:   Drug: Inhaled corticosteriod/long-acting beta-agonist plus Montelukast;   Drug: Inhaled corticosteriod/long-acting beta-agonist only Sponsor:   Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

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Abstract Background/Aims: Emotional distress is thought to cause or maintain chronic urticaria (CU). We aimed to investigate the presence of anxiety, depression, and stress in Korean adult CU patients and to explore their potential impact on treatment. Methods: We enrolled 79 CU patients and a disease control group comprising 39 persistent asthma patients. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) was used to evaluate depression and anxiety. Stress and quality of life (QoL) were assessed by Stress Response Inventory and CU-QoL questionnaires. The sociodemographic and clinical data such as urticaria act...
Source: The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Korean J Intern Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsPatients consenting to the mindfulness intervention found it acceptable. Self-report measures suggest potential for positive impact on their wellbeing. Patients successfully integrated mindfulness with their existing treatment, although practical barriers prevented some from attending the face-to-face group course.
Source: Mindfulness - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
DiscussionThe present study has been established on the basis of the “meridian–viscera relationship” theory of traditional Chinese medicine and the modern central mechanism of acupuncture. The results of this trial would be useful to identify the efficiency of the specific meridian acupuncture for asthma. The investigation of its central mechanism would further expand knowledge of acupuncture for asthma.Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trial Registry,ChiCTR1900027478. Registered on 15 November 2019.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Liccardi G, Calzetta L, Milanese M, Bilò MB, Liccardi MV, Matera MG, Baiardini I, Rogliani P PMID: 32374558 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol Source Type: research
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by airflow limitation and variable respiratory symptoms. It is characterized by variable symptoms such as cough, wheeze, chest tightness, and shortness of breath which vary in intensity and time. In order to reach a comprehensive approach of disease management, the importance of non-pharmacological treatment in addition to pharmacological therapy has been recently highlighted. Studies have documented that pulmonary rehabilitation has beneficial effects in patients with asthma, at any stage of the disease, improving exercise capacity, asthma control, and quality of life...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Abstract Fear-associated conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and panic disorder (PD) are highly prevalent. There is considerable interest in understanding contributory risk and vulnerability factors. Accumulating evidence suggests that chronically elevated inflammatory load may be a potential risk factor for these disorders. In this regard, an association of asthma, a chronic inflammatory condition, with PTSD and PD has been reported. Symptoms of PD and PTSD are more prevalent in severe asthmatics, compared to those with mild or moderate asthma suggesting that factors that influence the severit...
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Brain Behav Immun Source Type: research
Olivia posted this incredible story of wheat-free release in the comments on this blog some time back. Her story so powerfully encapsulates how far off course health can go by consuming this thing called “wheat,” that I thought it was worth sharing with everybody again. During her wheat-consuming days, Olivia was clearly suffering body-wide inflammation and other effects that were being ineffectively “treated” by her doctor, effects largely due to the indigestible or only partially-digestible proteins from the seeds of grasses AKA wheat. As often happens, she managed to reverse the entire collection...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Open gluten-free grain-free grains wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Authors: Bedolla-Barajas M, Morales-Romero J, Fonseca-López JC, Pulido-Guillén NA, Larenas-Linnemann D, Hernández-Colín DD Abstract Objective: To determine the frequency of anxiety and depression in adult patients with asthma and to identify factors associated with them. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 164 consecutively recruited patients with asthma aged ≥18 years. Participants were clinically assessed and the mental state was analyzed through of the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), the Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II); the Asthma Control Test (ACT) was measured, and a...
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess direct effects of alexithymic traits on physical symptoms and indirect effects of these subscales through empathy and negative affect (e.g., depressive, anxious, and stress symptoms) by controlling for asthma severity in patients with asthma. Three hundred patients with asthma completed the Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20 (TAS-20), the Basic Empathy Scale (BES), the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales-21 (DASS-21), and the Physical Symptoms Inventory (PSI). After controlling for asthma severity, the results showed that alexithymia subscales of the TAS-20 had no direct effects on physical symptoms, but ...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study identified several clinical parameters that are associated with symptoms suggestive of abnormal cardiac conditions. Larger studies need to be done to better sort out the clinical history that may contribute to false positives to further reduce false positives at heart screenings. PMID: 32281468 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Phys Sportsmed Source Type: research
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