Another Coronavirus Health Threat: Too Few Asthma Inhalers

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 -- As hospitals give more and more COVID-19 patients albuterol to help them breathe, people with asthma may have a hard time getting an inhaler. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) said some areas of...
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CONCLUSION Pediatric patients with SARS–CoV-2 are at risk for critical illness with severe COVID-19 and MIS-C. Cytokine profiling and examination of peripheral blood smears may distinguish between patients with MIS-C and those with severe COVID-19.FUNDING Financial support for this project was provided by CHOP Frontiers Program Immune Dysregulation Team; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; National Cancer Institute; the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; Cookies for Kids Cancer; Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer; Children’s Oncology Group; Stand UP 2 Cancer; Team Connor;...
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) and presents with respiratory symptoms which can be life threatening in severe cases. At the start of the pandemic, allergy, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were considered as risk factors for COVID-19 as they tend to exacerbate during respiratory viral infections. Recent literature has not shown that airway allergic diseases is a high-risk factor or that it increases the severity of COVID-19. This is due to a decrease in Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) gene expression in the ...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewCoding for patient visits and monitoring via telehealth have expanded over the past years with a wide acceptance of telemedicine as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Coding topics of interest to the allergist/immunologist in regard to services provided via telemedicine will be of increasing importance in the coming years.Recent FindingsCPT coding for telephone as well as synchronous face-to-face telehealth visits has changed over the past few years. With the need for distancing and patient protection during the coronavirus pandemic, telehealth services have increased dramatically. The intr...
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to explore the literature and collate data comparing the mortality of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients with and without asthma. The databases PubMed, Scopus, Embase, Google Scholar, and medRxiv.org were searched for studies comparing the clinical outcomes of asthmatic patients with those of nonasthmatic patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Mortality data were summarized using the Mantel-Haenszel OR with 95% CI in a random-effects model. Five retrospective studies met the inclusion criteria. A meta-analysis of data from 744 asthmatic patients and 8,151 non...
Source: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Authors: China Association for Promotion of Health Science and Technology Child Allergy Professional Committee PMID: 32944352 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
The cleverest of enemies thrive on surprise attacks. Viruses—and coronaviruses in particular—know this well. Remaining hidden in animal hosts for decades, they mutate steadily, sometimes serendipitously morphing into more effective and efficient infectious agents. When a strain with just the right combination of genetic codes that spell trouble for people makes the leap from animal to human, the ambush begins. Such was the case with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind COVID-19, and the attack was mostly silent and insidious at first. Many people infected with SARS-CoV-2 remained oblivious as they served as the v...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news
The pandemic due to the infection by the betacoronavirus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which began in Wuhan, People ’s Republic of China, in December 2019, causing the infectious coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),1 surpassed 21 million infections and more than 700,000 deaths globally,2 with numbers that continue to rise. The prognosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection worsens when comorbidities such as high blood press ure (HBP), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus (DM), cardiovascular disease, and obesity are associated.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research
PMID: 32859351 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
We thank Ciprandi et  al1 for their salient points related to our recent article and description of their experiences with Italian patients.2 As they pointed out, children and those with allergy and asthma seem to be at a lower risk of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and have milder disease.3,4 Recently, however, a severe complication called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, which appears to be associated with COVID-19, has been described in pediatric patients.5 The incidence of this Kawasaki disease–like condition, its causes, and optimal management are still under investigation.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
Akenroye et  al1 discussed the use of corticosteroids and biologics in asthma during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. COVID-19 began in the People's Republic of China and rapidly spread worldwide.2 Italy was the first European country involved in the pandemic and the first cluster occurring in Sou th Lombardy. The novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), penetrates the host cells binding to the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
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