COVID: Asthma Ups Ventilator Needs of Young Adults

Young to middle-aged asthmatics who are hospitalized for COVID-19 are likely to be on a ventilator longer than patients without asthma, new research reports.
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Publication date: Available online 1 June 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Nicolas M. Oreskovic, T Bernard Kinane, Emmanuel Aryee, Karen A. Kuhlthau, James M. Perrin
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VERDICT: It is unclear if people with asthma are at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 or of worse outcomes from COVID-19 infection. The evidence available is limited with some sources suggesting an underrepresentation of PWA in hospitalised cases, and others showing an increased risk of worse outcomes in PWA which may be associated with disease severity. Consensus broadly holds that asthma medications should be continued as usual. Asthma care may be disrupted during the pandemic; self-management and remote interventions may be of benefit but have not been tested in this context.
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The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has created unique challenges for emergency care providers and patients alike. While the rise in COVID-19 patients requiring inpatient care has led to overcrowding in some emergency departments (ED), discharging stable patients from the ED has also become more complicated in the COVID-19 era [1]. Prior to COVID-19, patients often used EDs for low acuity conditions (e.g., asthma, cellulitis, urinary tract infection) that are treatable with short courses of outpatient medications.
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When Eric Freeland, 34, started coughing at the end of March, he didn’t think much of it. But when his symptoms grew worse, Freeland’s mother began to worry. Freeland is a Native American living with his family in the Navajo Nation in the southwestern U.S., where access to healthcare is limited. He is also diabetic, putting him at greater risk to the coronavirus. When Freeland’s breathing became short and stuttered, his mother drove him to the nearest hospital where within minutes of arriving, he lost consciousness. He awoke three weeks later, hooked up to a ventilator, from a medically induced coma. &l...
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ieun Lee The aim of this rapid analysis was to investigate the spatial patterns of COVID-19 emergence across counties in Colorado. In the U.S. West, Colorado has the second highest number of cases and deaths, second only to California. Colorado is also reporting, like other states, that communities of color and low-income persons are disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Using GIS and correlation analysis, this study explored COVID-19 incidence and deaths from March 14 to April 8, 2020, with social determinants and chronic conditions. Preliminary results demonstrate that COVID-19 incidence intensified in mountain co...
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Theater director Tim Seib, whose asthma put him at higher risk for COVID-19, suddenly found himself without coverage.
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Patients in England and Wales with various health conditions that raise their risk of dying from COVID-19 were told they had been removed from the scheme in the GOV.UK text last Friday.
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Anxiety is widespread among school workers about their safety, their families’ and that of pupils ahead of a return to the classroom across England, says UNISON today (Thursday). On the day unions are due to meet with education secretary Gavin Williamson, UNISON has published a catalogue of concerns from support staff who make up more than half the schools’ workforce. Teaching assistants, catering staff, administrative workers, caretakers and other school employees have told the union they are being banned from wearing protective masks, denied gloves when handing packed lunches to parents and being spat at by c...
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AbstractCoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global pandemic infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), and abnormal, overactivated innate immunity and “cytokine storms” have been proposed as potential pathological mechanisms for rapid COVID-19 progression. Theoretically, asthmatic patients should have increased susceptibility and severity for SARS-CoV-2 infection due to a deficient antiviral immune response and the tendency for exacerbation el icited by common respiratory viruses. However, existing studies have not shown an expected prevalence of asthmatic in...
Source: Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
The objective of this review is to exp lore links between biodiversity on all scales and allergic disease as a measure of immune dysregulation.
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