Translation and validation of the Test of Adherence to Inhalers (TAI) questionnaire among adult patients with asthma in Malaysia.

Conclusions: The scale successfully translated into BM and validated. The 10-item TAI-BM appears fit for use in testing inhaler adherence of Malaysian patients with asthma. PMID: 32493083 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research

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Authors: Kim S, Jin HJ, Kim SR PMID: 32638569 [PubMed]
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy Asthma Immunol Res Source Type: research
Authors: Kim JH, Park HS, Ye YM, Shin YS, Kang HR, Chung SJ, Choi JH PMID: 32638568 [PubMed]
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy Asthma Immunol Res Source Type: research
Authors: Vultaggio A, Nencini F, Bormioli S, Vivarelli E, Dies L, Rossi O, Parronchi P, Maggi E, Matucci A Abstract Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is a vasculitis characterized by multisystemic manifestations including asthma. Mepolizumab (300 mg/4 weeks) has recently been approved for EGPA. However, real-life data are scarce and report experiences with high doses of mepolizumab intravenously administered (750 mg/4 weeks). The aim of our study was to investigate in a real-life setting whether mepolizumab in EGPA patients at low doses would enable us 1) to control asthma symptoms, 2) to obtain ...
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Authors: Jang H, Kim M, Hong JY, Cho HJ, Kim CH, Kim YH, Sohn MH, Kim KW Abstract The mitochondrial genome encodes core catalytic peptides that affect major metabolic processes within a cell. Here, we investigated the association between mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variants and allergic diseases, including atopic dermatitis (AD) and asthma, alongside heteroplasmy within the mtDNA in subjects with allergic sensitization. We collected genotype data from 973 subjects with allergic sensitization, consisting of 632 children with AD, 498 children with asthma, and 481 healthy controls by extracting DNA from their blood samp...
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CONCLUSIONS: MiR-1165-3p negatively may regulate Th2-cell differentiation by targeting IL-13 and PPM1A in allergic airway inflammation. PMID: 32638565 [PubMed]
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy Asthma Immunol Res Source Type: research
Authors: Huang R, Qin R, Hu Q, Zhu Z, Liu Y, Luo T, Li J Abstract PURPOSE: It remains unknown whether allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) could attenuate airway inflammatory response triggered by allergen exposure. METHODS: We performed Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Der-p) nasal provocation tests (NPTs) in allergic rhinitis (AR) and/or asthma patients without AIT (non-AIT), or at 16, 52, 104, or 156 weeks after Der-p AIT. Rhinitis and asthma visual analog scale (VAS; VAS of nasal symptoms [VAS-NS], VAS of asthma symptoms), the rhinoconjunctivitis quality of life questionnaire (RQLQ), nasal lavage, sputum in...
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Authors: Kim SR, Park KH, Son NH, Moon J, Park HJ, Kim K, Park JW, Lee JH Abstract PURPOSE: It is difficult to assess airway obstruction using spirometry in adult asthmatic patients with preserved lung function. Impulse oscillometry (IOS) can detect not only airway resistance but also reactance. Therefore, IOS may be useful in assessing pulmonary function in such patients. We investigated the applicability of IOS for asthma patients with preserved lung function. METHODS: Between 2015 and 2018, 1,248 adult asthmatic patients suspected of having asthma who visited the Allergy and Asthma Center of Severance Hospit...
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This study aimed to determine the impact of coexisting COPD on long-term mortality in patients with CS-dependent asthma. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of patients with CS-dependent asthma aged 40 years or older was established using records from the Korean National Health Insurance Service database for 2005 to 2015. We classified the subjects into 2 groups according to the presence of COPD and evaluated the hazard ratio (HR) for all-cause mortality in patients with COPD relative to those without COPD. RESULTS: Of 8,021 patients with CS-dependent asthma, 3,121 (38.9%) had COPD. All-cause mortality was significantl...
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CONCLUSIONS: This study generated novel data regarding the genetics of respiratory diseases and their comorbidities, providing a deep characterization of loci associated with asthma and lung function. PMID: 32638561 [PubMed]
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CONCLUSIONS: In summary, microbial EVs demonstrated the potential in their use as novel biomarkers for AD diagnosis. Therefore, future work should investigate larger case and control groups with cross-sectional or longitudinal clinical data to explore the utility and validity of serum microbiota EV-based AD diagnosis. PMID: 32638560 [PubMed]
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy Asthma Immunol Res Source Type: research
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