Bronchitis in Childhood Tied to Worse Lung Health in Adulthood Bronchitis in Childhood Tied to Worse Lung Health in Adulthood

Children who suffer a bout of bronchitis at least once before their seventh birthday are at increased risk for developing lung problems such as asthma and pneumonia later in life, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information
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CONCLUSIONS: AD incidence in our cohort was high and several risks factors were related to AD. PMID: 32402624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Allergologia et Immunopathologia - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 March 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Yunus Çolak, Shoaib Afzal, Peter Lange, Lars C. Laursen, Børge G. Nordestgaard, Morten DahlAbstractBackgroundCough is a well-recognized symptom in asthma, but the role and impact of chronic cough in individuals with asthma has not been described in the general population.ObjectiveWe hypothesized that among individuals with asthma, those with chronic cough versus those without have a more severe disease phenotype.MethodsWe identified individuals with asthma and chronic cough among 14,740...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
We examined the association of PFASs measured in pregnancy with childhood asthma, allergies and common infectious diseases in a prospective pregnancy cohort followed to age 7 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Six PFASs (out of 19 measured) with at least 80% of measurements above the limit of quantification (LOQ) in maternal plasma during pregnancy in two subcohorts of the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) were analyzed in relation to health outcomes: perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), acid (PFOA), perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), perfluoroundecanoic acid (PFUnDA), and ...
Source: Environment International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Int Source Type: research
Conclusion The results obtained from this research shows, in general, the fragility in the social and political infrastructure necessary to improve the living conditions of populations, particularly those that depend on family agriculture in drought prone areas. The conditions of social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities presented in the region can be amplified by the drought process, and can aggravate the impacts resulting drought events, thus disadvantaging the population of this region, as shown in the Fig. 1. The general perception of the interviewees of the health sector shows an agreement with what is found...
Source: PLOS Currents Disasters - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Over the last half century, technology has made possible the probing of the solar system and galaxy beyond. People can instantly correspond with anyone in the world. We can see —in real time—events and phenomena heretofore only reported by second and third hand accounts. Yet with all of the distance breached by modern devices, we are also able to know in detail the goings on inside our own bodies. With the advent of computed tomography (CT) imaging, known familiarly as “CAT scans,” doctors and their patients now get a bird’s eye view of internal organs. This scientific know-how goes beyond sim...
Source: ePharma Summit - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Anatomy CT Scan Lungs Medical Devices Source Type: blogs
Common variable immune deficiency (CVID) is a primary humoral immunodeficiency of adulthood characterized by reduced levels of at least 2 serum immunoglobulins isotypes and impaired antibody response to polysaccharide antigens. These immunologic defects predispose the patient to recurrent respiratory tract infections, such as recurrent sinusitis, otitis media, bronchitis, and pneumonia.1,2
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
Conclusion: Reversible bronchitis and peribronchitis was observed as an inflammatory response to 65°C heat energy after BT treatment.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: 5.3 Allergy and Immunology Source Type: research
Who has never had a cough? I bet no one can raise their hand. We see this in clinic all the time. But chronic cough— one that lasts at least eight weeks — can be hard for patients to deal with and difficult for doctors to figure out. In the October 20, 2016 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, lung experts describe a step-by-step approach doctors can use to help treat patients with chronic cough. Most often a prolonged cough is due to one of the “usual suspects.” But when it’s not, we have a long list of increasingly rarer conditions that we should run through and rule out. If it isn&...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cold and Flu Health Lung disease Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsOverall, this study, based on primary healthcare data, found a considerably high prevalence of several comorbid diseases in German children with asthma.
Source: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
It was February, and clinic was teeming with respiratory infections of all kinds: mostly the common cold, but also bronchitis, pneumonia, and sinus infections. The first patient on my schedule was a healthcare provider with “sinus infection” written down as her main issue.* She’d had about two weeks of nasal and sinus congestion which she blamed on a viral upper respiratory infection (URI, also known as the common cold). Her two young kids had been sick with colds all winter, so she wasn’t surprised to have these symptoms, along with endless postnasal drip and a cough. Her congestion had improved a ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Asthma and Allergies Cold and Flu Drugs and Supplements Infectious diseases sinus infection Source Type: blogs
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