Risk of Severe COVID May Hinge on Type of Asthma

Some studies have suggested that people who have asthma caused by something other than allergies -- exercise, stress, air pollution, weather conditions -- might have an increased risk of severe COVID-19.
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Vaccine-related severe allergic reactions are of growing public concern given reports of anaphylaxis after COVID-19 mRNA vaccination1 and may contribute to vaccine hesitancy and incomplete vaccination.2 Little is known about prior trends in healthcare utilization for vaccine-related severe allergic reactions among the United States (US) adult population.3 Understanding these trends over time, especially prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, may be helpful to contextualize COVID-19 vaccine-related allergic reactions and inform public understanding of the overall risk of vaccine-related severe allergic reactions.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2021 Dec;127(6):703. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2021.09.007.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34823756 | PMC:PMC8608549 | DOI:10.1016/j.anai.2021.09.007
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Conclusions: Only a minority of this population tested positive for COVID-19 and none of them developed serious disease, supporting the evidence that both severe type-2 asthma and its targeted treatment do not convey increased risk for disease. However, additional studies regarding long-term complications should also be performed.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Allergy and immunology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our study shows that the prevalence of asthma among covid-19 patients is similar to the prevalence in the general population, asthmatic patients are not more prone than others to catching the virus and asthma is not a risk factor for severe outcomes.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Allergy and immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionCollectively, our findings indicated that the MQ-VET is a valid and reliable tool that will help to standardize future evaluations of online medical videos.
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Background: COVID19 did not demonstrate more frequent or severe disease in asthmatic children, but few is known on its effect on symptoms and lung function.Objectives: To compare asthma symptoms and lung function during first and two last quarters of 2019 with these of 2020.Methods: Retrospective study in asthmatic children seen for lung function assessment. Proportions of children and functional indexes were compared using Chi-2 and t-Student tests, respectively.Results: Distribution of 3419 files across the first, and two last quarters of 2019 and 2020 was 672, 542, 657, and 476, 495 and 577, respectively. Asthma control...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric asthma and allergy Source Type: research
Survivors of Coronavirus disease 2019 frequently experience an array of symptoms following discharge from hospital. The most common symptoms after severe COVID-19 disease and hospitalization are fatigue, breathlessness and joint pain. (C. A. et al. JAMA. 2020; 324(6):603-605. and S. W. et al. BMJ. 2021; 372:n136) However, medium and long-term symptoms experienced by patients with mild or moderate COVID-19 remain unclear. We retrospectively analyzed a descriptive case series of 46 patients monitored in an outpatient pneumologist’s clinic at three timepoints (one, three and six months) after COVID-19 infection. No pati...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory infections and bronchiectasis Source Type: research
Introduction: The paediatric respiratory and allergy teams in Cambridge Hospital see patients with atopic and overlapping conditions, thus increasing travel for patients and hospital footfall. It is a tertiary reference hospital covering East England. Assessment of practice and changes of the service, in view of COVID-19 pandemic.Method: Retrospective assessment of patients: a) referred between the specialties (1/4/19- 31/3/20), investigations booked (lung function, skin prick testing, specific IgE, peak flow, inhaler and nasal spray technique) and patient flow. b) currently being seen by both teams (1/4/18-31/3/20).R...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric asthma and allergy Source Type: research
Conclusion: COVID-19 measures have a positive and negative influence on the course of disease in asthmatics. The observed improvement can be contributed to a significant reduction in exposure to viral infections. Long-term observation of this side-effect may help improve our understanding of the influence of viral infections on asthma in early childhood.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric asthma and allergy Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: These technological advances provide distinct advantages to the provider and patient, but also have a burden of time for evaluation of the data for the provider and disparate access to certain technologies for patients. The development of these technologies has been fast-tracked since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. With the explosion in telehealth and medical device development, advancement of medical technology is not showing any signs of slowing down. It is paving a new way to interact with patients in the future.PMID:34813954 | DOI:10.1016/j.anai.2021.11.013
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
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