3,664 results match your criteria Journal of Asthma[Journal]


Sleep hygiene in adolescents with asthma.

J Asthma 2018 Dec 13:1-9. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

a Department of Clinical and Health Psychology , University of Florida , Gainesville , FL , USA.

Objective: Youth with asthma are at-risk for sleep difficulties due to nocturnal asthma symptoms. Sleep hygiene, or the ability to practice consistent sleep behaviors and habits, impacts youth sleep quality and may, as a result, influence daytime cognitive functioning. The current study sought to examine the impact sleep hygiene has on sleep quality, health-related quality of life (HRQL) and sustained attention among adolescents with asthma. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1553049DOI Listing
December 2018

Cost-effectiveness of omalizumab for the treatment of inadequately controlled severe allergic asthma in Chinese children.

J Asthma 2018 Dec 3:1-8. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

a Department of VIP, Shanghai Children's Hospital, affiliated with the School of Medicine , Shanghai Jiaotong University , Shanghai , China.

Objective: The addition of omalizumab to standard therapy has proven to be efficacious in children with severe allergic asthma. The goal of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of adding omalizumab to standard treatment for asthma in Chinese pediatric patients.

Methods: A Markov model was constructed to project the health and economic outcomes in pediatric patients with severe allergic asthma. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1544642DOI Listing
December 2018

Patients' drawings of their asthma: adding qualitative specificity to a quantitative measure of illness perceptions.

J Asthma 2018 Dec 3:1-10. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

a The University of Sydney School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health , The University of Sydney , Camperdown , Australia.

Objective: Patients' perceptions about their asthma can influence behavior, coping and outcomes. Previous studies have also identified that patients' views can differ significantly to that of healthcare professionals. Enhancing current understanding of patients' perceptions can assist in reducing this mismatch. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1541358DOI Listing
December 2018

A systematic review of the adverse events and economic impact associated with oral corticosteroids in asthma.

J Asthma 2018 Dec 4:1-13. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

a Faculty of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine , UBC , Vancouver , Canada.

Background: Oral corticosteroids (OCSs) are often used to achieve asthma control. OCS-related comorbidities increase the burden of disease for patients and healthcare providers. Most studies characterizing OCS use and risk of adverse events (AEs) are in non-asthma patients. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1539100DOI Listing
December 2018
1 Read

Association of upper and lower airway eosinophilic inflammation with response to omalizumab in patients with severe asthma.

J Asthma 2018 Nov 29:1-8. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

a Department of Respiratory Medicine and Infectious Diseases , Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences , Niigata , Japan.

Background: The anti-immunoglobulin E monoclonal antibody, omalizumab, is used to treat severe asthma and has the potential to ameliorate airway inflammation. However, the effect of omalizumab in ameliorating upper airway inflammation has not been fully elucidated.

Objective: We investigated the association of upper and lower airway inflammation with the response to omalizumab treatment. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1541357DOI Listing
November 2018
1 Read

Measurement of FeNO with a portable, electrochemical analyzer using a 6-second exhalation time in 7-10-year-old children with asthma: comparison to a 10-second exhalation.

J Asthma 2018 Nov 19:1-6. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

a Circassia Pharmaceuticals Inc , Morrisville , NC , USA.

Objective: Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is a valuable tool for assessing Th2 inflammation in children with asthma. Exhalation times of 6 and 10 s meet the current recommendations for assessing FeNO. The 6-s exhalation provides an alternative for 7-10 year olds not able to complete the 10-s exhalation. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1541350DOI Listing
November 2018

Weight-management in children living with asthma: a qualitative study of the experiences of paediatric healthcare professionals.

J Asthma 2018 Nov 16:1-8. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

a Department of Psychology , Aston University , Birmingham , UK.

Objective: Weight loss has been found to improve the symptoms of asthma in children who are overweight. However, many paediatric weight management programmes do not address the challenges associated with living with asthma. The aim of this study was to explore the views and experiences of paediatric healthcare professionals concerning weight management advice and support offered to families of children living with asthma. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1536146DOI Listing
November 2018
4 Reads

Safety profile of the SQ house dust mite sublingual immunotherapy-tablet in Japanese adult patients with house dust mite-induced allergic asthma: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase I study.

J Asthma 2018 Nov 16:1-9. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

c Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology , School of Medicine, Showa University , Tokyo , Japan.

Objective: The SQ house dust mite (HDM) sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT)-tablet has demonstrated effective treatment of HDM-induced allergic asthma in patients 18 years or older in European trials. This study investigated its safety and immunology profile in Japanese adult patients with mild-to-moderate HDM-induced allergic asthma.

Methods: In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 48 Japanese patients were randomly assigned to a daily treatment of SQ HDM SLIT-tablet or placebo (3:1) for 14 d with or without an up-dosing regimen. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1541353DOI Listing
November 2018
3 Reads

Anti-interleukin (IL)-5 as a steroid-sparing agent in chronic eosinophilic pneumonia.

J Asthma 2018 Nov 16:1-5. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

c Medicine , University at Buffalo , Buffalo , New York , USA.

Introduction: Anti-interleukin (IL)-5 therapy is a novel drug class clinically effective in patients with diverse eosinophil-related disorders such as allergic eosinophilic asthma, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), nasal polyposis, eosinophilic COPD, and other non-pulmonary disorders such as eosinophilic esophagitis. Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) is a steroid responsive disorder, however, relapses are common following corticosteroid tapering.

Case Study: We present the case of a 42-year-old woman with steroid-dependent relapsing CEP successfully treated with anti-IL-5 antibody. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1543434DOI Listing
November 2018

Prevalence of asthma symptoms and association with obesity, sedentary lifestyle and sociodemographic factors: data from the Hellenic National Action Plan for the assessment, prevention and treatment of childhood obesity (MIS301205).

J Asthma 2018 Nov 16:1-7. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

a Department of Endocrinology , Children's Hosp. P. & A. Kyriakou , Athens , Greece.

Objectives: To evaluate the prevalence of asthma symptoms in a representative sample of Greek schoolchildren and to evaluate its association with overweight/obesity as well as other socioeconomic, demographic, and lifestyle factors.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted from 10/2012 to 12/2013 on a pre-selected, representative elementary school cohort. Parents completed standardized questionnaires evaluating among others socioeconomic and sedentary activity habits. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1541356DOI Listing
November 2018

The leaky lung test: A pilot study using inhaled mannitol to measure airway barrier function in asthma.

J Asthma 2018 Nov 16:1-9. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

d Cumming School of Medicine , University of Calgary , Calgary , Alberta.

Objective: Airway epithelial barrier dysfunction is emerging as an important feature of asthma pathogenesis, but this is difficult to measure in individual subjects. We aimed to develop a noninvasive way to measure airway permeability in asthma.

Methods: Healthy controls and subjects with mild asthma inhaled dry powder mannitol in a dose-escalating manner on two separate occasions, stopping at 155 mg or 315 mg. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1536145DOI Listing
November 2018

Chest tightness is relieved with the use of asthma drugs except bronchodilators.

J Asthma 2018 Nov 14:1-11. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

d The Department of Thoracic Surgery , Toyama Prefectural Central Hospital , Toyama , Japan.

Objective: Many patients with a chief complaint of chest tightness are examined in medical facilities, and a lack of diagnosis is not uncommon. We have reported that these patients often include those with chest tightness relieved with bronchodilator use (CTRB) and those with chest tightness relieved with the use of asthma drugs except bronchodilators (CTRAEB). The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the clinical characteristics of the patients with CTRAEB and compare them with data from patients with CTRB. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1531999DOI Listing
November 2018
5 Reads

Validity and the reliability of the Turkish version of the control of allergic rhinitis and asthma test for children (CARATKids).

J Asthma 2018 Nov 8:1-8. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

c CINTESIS - Centre for Health Technology and Services Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto , Porto , Portugal.

Aim: Asthma occurs in association with allergic rhinitis. Control of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Test for Children (CARATKids) is a questionnaire to assess control of both diseases. The aim of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of the CARATKids in Turkish children aged 6-12 years. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1534969DOI Listing
November 2018
1 Read

Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy and the risk of wheezing in offspring: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis.

J Asthma 2018 Nov 5:1-8. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

a Department of Preclinical Medicine , Guiyang University of Chinese Medicine , Guiyang , Guizhou , China.

Background: In the past few years, growing evidence supports a preventive role of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy for wheezing or asthma in offspring. However, the optimal dose of vitamin D intake is unclear. We conducted a meta-analysis to examine the linear and nonlinear dose-response pattern of vitamin D intake during pregnancy and asthma or wheezing in offspring. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1536142DOI Listing
November 2018
5 Reads

Parent experiences with a nurse-supervised community health worker asthma home-visiting program.

J Asthma 2018 Nov 5:1-11. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

a Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine , Boston Children's Hospital , Boston , MA , USA.

Objective: This study seeks to identify helpful components of a nurse-supervised Community Health Worker (CHW) asthma home-visiting program, obtain feedback from parents and families about their experiences, and receive suggestions for new services that the program could provide.

Methods: Likert scale ratings and semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with parents who were selected from a representative sample and previously participated in the program. Five-point Likert scale ratings from 1 (not helpful) to 5 (very helpful) were obtained for 11 program components. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1536144DOI Listing
November 2018
12 Reads

Cross-sectional survey study to examine underuse of twice daily inhaled maintenance therapy among patients with asthma.

J Asthma 2018 Nov 5:1-10. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

b Optum , Eden Prairie , MN , USA.

Objective: Anecdotal evidence suggests that some patients with asthma intentionally use their twice-daily (BID) inhaled controller therapy once daily (QD), thus not achieving optimal dosing levels. This study identified the prevalence of and factors associated with intentional QD use of BID-indicated controllers among adult patients with asthma.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional survey study of adults using inhaled controllers intended for BID dosing for treatment of asthma and/or COPD. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1531994DOI Listing
November 2018
3 Reads

Infographics or video; which one is more effective in asthmatic patients' health? a randomized clinical trial.

J Asthma 2018 Nov 5:1-8. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

e Academic Member of Traditional and Complementary Medicine Research Center (TCMRC), Department of Medical-Surgical , Nursing and Midwifery School, Arak University of Medical Sciences , Arak , Iran.

Objective: Asthma disease is a complex medical condition for which the control of symptoms depends on sufficient patient knowledge, self-care, and adherence to medication protocols. Researchers conducted this study to evaluate the impact of infographics and video on asthma patients' adherence to medication.

Methods: A randomized clinical trial in which 80 asthmatics were enrolled and allocated to two study groups (infographic and video groups). Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1536143DOI Listing
November 2018
5 Reads

The characterization of asthma with blood eosinophilia in adults in Latin America.

J Asthma 2018 Nov 5:1-9. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

d Unidad de Investigación , Hospital Médica Sur , Puente de Piedra 150, Colonia Toriello Guerra , Ciudad de México , CP. 14050 , México.

Objective: To identify and characterize asthma with blood eosinophilia in adults.

Methods: This cross-sectional study consisted of 164 asthma patients, aged 18 years or older. Multivariate analyses by logistic regression were performed to identify clinical characteristics and biomarkers associated with asthma with blood eosinophilia (defined as asthma and a peripheral blood eosinophil count ≥400 cells/mm). Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1520863DOI Listing
November 2018
13 Reads

Favorable response to asthma-dosed subcutaneous mepolizumab in eosinophilic pneumonia.

J Asthma 2018 Nov 5:1-5. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

c Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care , Columbia University Medical Center , New York , USA.

Introduction: Mepolizumab targets eosinophils in the treatment of asthma. The dose used for asthma is considerably lower than that used for treating eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, a recently approved indication. While intravenous mepolizumab use has reported utility in non-asthma eosinophilic disorders, the efficacy of the subcutaneous asthma dosing of the drug for eosinophilic pneumonia is not known. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1534966DOI Listing
November 2018
7 Reads

Serum vitamin A, zinc and visual function in children with moderate to severe persistent asthma.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 31:1-6. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

a Department of Ophthalmology, Stritch School of Medicine , Loyola University Chicago , Maywood , IL , USA.

Background: Asthma is a common childhood disorder with complex pathobiologic components that may include aspects of nutritional deficit. The contribution of vitamin deficiency, specifically vitamin A, as part of the disease complex has not been well studied, particularly among at risk children. In this study, we examined the prevalence of vitamin A as well as zinc deficiency in conjunction with visual function among an urban pediatric population sample with moderate-severe persistent asthma. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1531992DOI Listing
October 2018
3 Reads

Student perspectives on asthma management in schools: a mixed-methods study examining experiences, facilitators, and barriers to care.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 30:1-12. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

b Department of Medicine and Pediatrics , University of Chicago , Chicago , Illinois , USA.

Objective: Children spend nearly a third of their day at school, making it a critical point of intervention for those with asthma. This study aimed to illuminate minority students' experiences with asthma at school and perceptions of facilitators and barriers to care.

Methods: A mixed-methods study was conducted with elementary students with asthma. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1534968DOI Listing
October 2018
2 Reads

The asthma Symptom Free Days Questionnaire: how reliable are patient responses?

J Asthma 2018 Oct 26:1-9. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

g University of Colorado School of Medicine , Denver , CO , USA.

Objective: Symptom free days are a widely used patient-reported outcome (PRO) in asthma clinical trials. We assessed the internal consistency of one instrument for this PRO, the Symptom Free Days Questionnaire (SFDQ), in a population of Black adults with asthma enrolled in the Blacks and Exacerbations on Long-acting beta agonists and Tiotropium (BELT) trial.

Methods: We assessed responses to the SFDQ collected at baseline, 6 and 12 months as part of the BELT trial. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1531990DOI Listing
October 2018
3 Reads

Gaps in health insurance coverage and emergency department use among children with asthma.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 26:1-9. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

b Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine , Nationwide Children's Hospital , Columbus , OH , USA.

Background: Gaps in health insurance coverage may complicate asthma management and increase emergency department (ED) use. Using two nationally-representative surveys, we characterize the prevalence of coverage gaps among children with asthma, and describe their association with ED visits in this population.

Methods: De-identified data were obtained from the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) and National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1523929DOI Listing
October 2018
5 Reads

Characteristics of asthma and COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) in the Canadian population.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 25:1-9. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

a School of Public Health , University of Alberta , Edmonton , Alberta , Canada.

Objective: Asthma is a chronic disease affecting both children and adults, whereas chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a respiratory disease most commonly related to smoking and is usually seen in adults. When the airway disease shares features of both asthma and COPD, the phenotype is referred to as asthma and COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS). The objective of this cross-sectional study is to characterize ACOS in the Canadian population. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1531997DOI Listing
October 2018
2 Reads

Validation of the St George's respiratory questionnaire and risks factors affecting the quality of life of Lebanese COPD and asthma patients.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 25:1-10. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

a Epidemiologie Clinique et Toxicologie , INSPECT-LB: Institut National de Sante Publique, Epidemiologie Clinique et Toxicologie , Beirut , Lebanon.

Objective: We aimed to validate the Arabic version of the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) for use in Lebanese Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma patients and to identify risk factors that might affect the quality of life in these patients.

Methods: COPD (n = 90) and asthma patients (n = 124) were recruited from the outpatient clinics of the Pulmonology department of a university hospital and a medical center in Beirut. They filled out a standardized questionnaire. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1531996DOI Listing
October 2018
12 Reads

The efficacy and safety of different long-acting β2-agonists combined with inhaled glucocorticoid regimens in patients with asthma: a network meta-analysis.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 25:1-13. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

d Evidence-based Medicine Center of Lanzhou University , Gansu , P.R. China.

Objective: To determine the efficacy and safety of current maintenance therapies consisting of different regimens of long-acting β2-agonists (LABA) with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in patients with asthma.

Methods: A network meta-analysis (NMA) was conducted after a comprehensive search for relevant studies in the PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Embase databases up to January 1, 2017. Randomized clinical trials comparing LABA combined with ICS in patients with asthma were selected. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1531991DOI Listing
October 2018
1 Read

The association between pollutant levels and asthma-related emergency department visits in the Bronx after the World Trade Center attacks.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 25:1-7. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

a Division of Allergy/Immunology , Albert Einstein College of Medicine , Bronx , NY , USA.

Objective: To examine the potential impact of the World Trade Center (WTC) attacks on asthma-related emergency department visits (AREDV) in the New York City borough of the Bronx.

Methods: We obtained daily nitrogen dioxide (NO), sulfur dioxide (SO) and ozone (O) values from the National Climatic Data Center's collection station in the Bronx from 1999 and 2002, a year before and after the WTC attacks. We compared daily AREDV and pollutant levels between 1999 and 2002 using the Wilcoxon signed rank sum test. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1531989DOI Listing
October 2018
9 Reads

Difference between two exhaled nitric oxide analyzers, NIOX VERO electrochemical hand-held analyzer and NOA280i chemiluminescence stationary analyzer.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 18:1-6. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

a Department of Respiratory Medicine , Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine , Tokyo , Japan.

Background: Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FE) is useful for the evaluation of eosinophilic airway inflammation, including that seen in asthma. Although a new electrochemical hand-held FE analyzer, the NIOX VERO (Aerocrine AB, Solna, Sweden), is clinically convenient to use, it has not been fully compared with the chemiluminescence stationary electrochemical analyzer NOA280i (Sievers Instruments, Boulder, CO, USA) in terms of the level of measured FE. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a difference between the two analyzers. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1439953DOI Listing
October 2018

Psychopathology, health-related quality-of-life and parental attitudes in pediatric asthma.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 18:1-8. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

b Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, School of Medicine , Akdeniz University , Antalya , Turkey.

Objective: Considering that unknown psychopathology might play a role in the management of pediatric asthma, this study examines how self-esteem and psychosocial family environment (child-raising attitudes and parental coping strategies) influence the physical and psychosocial well-being of these children. Hence, this paper aims to predict psychosocial factors influencing health-related quality-of-life (HRQL) in children with asthma without a documented history of mental illness.

Methods: 32 patients with asthma and 32 controls aged 8-18 years were included in the study. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1531995DOI Listing
October 2018
5 Reads

Prevalence of asthma and allergic disorders in regional, rural, and indigenous children aged 6-8 years in Tasmania.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 12:1-8. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

d Allergy and Lung Health Unit, School of Population and Global Health , University of Melbourne , Melbourne , Victoria , Australia.

Objective: Asthma and allergic diseases are poorly described in rural areas. The objective of this study was, therefore, to determine the prevalence of wheezing, asthma, and other allergic disorders among children living in regional and rural Tasmania.

Methodology: Data from a cross-sectional survey using standardized questionnaires of asthma, allergic conditions and food allergies were collected from 39 primary schools across North West Tasmania. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1527931DOI Listing
October 2018
1 Read

Reasons and outcomes for patients receiving ICS/LABA agents prior to, and one month after, emergency department presentations for acute asthma.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 12:1-10. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

a Departments of Emergency Medicine , University of Alberta , Edmonton , AB , Canada.

Objective: Asthma is a common emergency department (ED) presentation. This study examined factors associated with inhaled corticosteroids/long-acting beta-agonist (ICS/LABA) use; and management and outcomes before and after ED presentation.

Methods: Secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study; adults treated for acute asthma in Canadian EDs underwent a structured interview before discharge and were followed-up four weeks later. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1508472DOI Listing
October 2018
1 Read

Association between second hand smoke (SHS) exposure and caregiver stress in children with poorly controlled asthma.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 11:1-12. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

h Biostatistics Department , The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health , Baltimore , MD , USA.

Objective: Urban children with asthma experience high rates of second hand smoke (SHS) exposure. The objective was to examine whether SHS exposure is associated with symptom frequency in children with poorly controlled asthma.

Methods: Children were enrolled in a RCT to test the efficacy of an environmental control behavioral intervention versus an attention control group and followed over 12 months. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1509989DOI Listing
October 2018
1 Read

Impact of scenario based training on asthma first aid knowledge and skills in school staff: an open label, three-arm, parallel-group repeated measures study.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 11:1-12. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

a Faculty of Pharmacy , University of Sydney , Sydney , Australia.

Objective: To test the hypothesis that scenario-based skills training is more effective than knowledge training alone in improving the asthma first aid skills of school personnel. Education developed specifically for non-primary caregivers such as school staff is vital to minimize the risk of mortality associated with asthma.

Methods: Schools were allocated to one of three arms to compare AFA knowledge and AFA skills. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1508471DOI Listing
October 2018
1 Read

MiR-216a inhibits proliferation and promotes apoptosis of human airway smooth muscle cells by targeting JAK2.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 9:1-9. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

a Department of Allergy, Ren Ji Hospital, School of Medicine , Shanghai Jiao Tong University , Shanghai , P.R. China.

Objective: Accumulating evidence suggests that aberrantly expressed microRNAs in airway smooth muscle (ASM) cells could change airway remodeling during the development of asthma. However, the underlying functions of microRNAs in ASM cell proliferation and apoptosis need to be further elucidated.

Methods: By using RT-qPCR, miR-216a expression level was examined in the asthmatic patients and non-asthmatic individuals. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1509991DOI Listing
October 2018
1 Read

Ozone pollution and asthma emergency department visits in the Central Valley, California, USA, during June to September of 2015: a time-stratified case-crossover analysis.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 9:1-12. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

b Health Sciences Research Institute, University of California , Merced , CA , USA.

Objective: The San Joaquin Valley (SJV) exceeds the state and national standards for ozone (O). This study investigates whether short-term exposure to O is associated with asthma emergency department (ED) visits.

Methods: We identified 1,101 ED visits in June-September of 2015 in SJV, California, who lived within 15 km of active air monitors. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1523930DOI Listing
October 2018
4 Reads
1.830 Impact Factor

A successful bronchial thermoplasty procedure in a "very severe" asthma patient with rare complications: a case report.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 4:1-4. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

a Department of Respiratory Medicine , Qingdao Municipal Hospital Group, Qingdao University , Qingdao City , Shandong Province , China.

Introduction: Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is a unique bronchoscopic treatment for severe asthma that utilizes radiofrequency ablation to reduce smooth muscle in the bronchial walls. Current studies mainly focused on uncontrolled severe asthma with a forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV) above 60% and associated complications, no human studies have performed on "very severe" asthma as well as its complications.

Case Study: We present a 60-year-old male with more than 15 years history of very severe asthma, who underwent BT. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1509992DOI Listing
October 2018
2 Reads

Filling the patient-provider knowledge gap: a patient advocate to address asthma care and self-management barriers.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 4:1-10. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

a Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine , University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , USA.

Introduction: In an ongoing study, a new clinical role adapted from a patient navigator called the patient advocate (PA) met with patients before medical visits, attended appointments and afterwards reviewed provider instructions. This qualitative analysis examines the perspectives of PAs and providers regarding their experiences with patients to understand how a PA can help patients and providers achieve better asthma control.

Methods: PAs recorded journal entries about their experiences with patients. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1520864DOI Listing
October 2018
2 Reads

Health beliefs associated with poor disease self-management in smokers with asthma and/or COPD: a pilot study.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 4:1-8. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

a Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences , Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center's School of Public Health , New Orleans , LA , USA.

Background: Compared to nonsmokers, smokers with chronic disease are less likely to adhere to self-management recommendations for the management of their chronic conditions. Although the literature notes poor adherence trends in smokers, actual influences of adherence in these patients require further study. This study examines the health beliefs that influence self-management behaviors in smokers with chronic lung disease. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1509990DOI Listing
October 2018
14 Reads

A qualitative study of parent perspectives on barriers, facilitators and expectations for school asthma care among urban, African-American children.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 4:1-11. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

a Department of Medicine , University of Chicago Medicine , Chicago , IL , USA.

Objectives: Minority children experience the disproportionate burden of asthma and its consequences. Studies suggest ethnic groups may experience asthma differently with varied perceptions and expectations among parents of African-American and Latino children. Because parents coordinate asthma care with the school, where children spend a significant amount of their day, this study's goal was to determine parents' perspectives on school asthma management. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1520861DOI Listing
October 2018
1 Read

Associations between distress tolerance and asthma symptoms and quality of life.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 4:1-8. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

c Division of General Medicine and Primary Care Section for Research , Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School , Boston , MA , USA.

Objective: Given the robust associations between anxiety and asthma, the purpose of the current study was to explore associations between asthma outcomes and tolerance for negative affective states (i.e. distress tolerance) as well as tolerance for the specific negative emotional states of anxiety and fear. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1520862DOI Listing
October 2018
2 Reads

Dupilumab safety and efficacy in uncontrolled asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 1:1-10. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

c Pulmonary and Critical Care Department , Hurley Medical Center , Flint , MI , USA.

Objective: We aimed to perform a meta-analysis evaluating the efficacy and safety of dupilumab in patients with uncontrolled asthma.

Data Source: A search of electronic databases was performed using PubMed, Cochrane library and Embase.

Study Selection: The literature search was conducted independently by two reviewers. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1520865DOI Listing
October 2018
2 Reads

The association of prenatal risk factors with childhood asthma.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 1:1-6. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

a Department of Public Health Sciences , University of North Carolina at Charlotte , Charlotte , NC , USA.

Objective: The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship of maternal complications during pregnancy and prenatal exposures with childhood asthma among low-income families in Karachi, Pakistan.

Methods: Parents/guardians of children with and without asthma visiting a charity hospital were enrolled. Information about prenatal and perinatal exposures was collected. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1515224DOI Listing
October 2018
12 Reads

Evaluation of MOS social support in low-income caregivers of African American children with poorly controlled asthma.

J Asthma 2018 Oct 1:1-8. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

b Department of Pediatrics , The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , Freeland , MD , USA.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the factor structure of the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey (MOS-SSS) in a sample of low-income, urban caregivers of African American children with poorly controlled asthma. Although the MOS-SSS is a commonly used measure of social support, its psychometric properties have not been studied in this population.

Methods: Confirmatory factor analysis was conducted to determine the most appropriate factor structure for the MOS-SSS in caregivers of African American children with frequent Emergency Department visits for uncontrolled asthma. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1510504DOI Listing
October 2018
6 Reads

Asthma dissemination around patient-centered treatments in North Carolina (ADAPT-NC): a cluster randomized control trial evaluating dissemination of an evidence-based shared decision-making intervention for asthma management.

J Asthma 2018 Sep 25:1-12. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

a Department of Family Medicine, Atrium Health , Charlotte, NC , USA.

Objective: To compare three dissemination approaches for implementing an asthma shared decision-making (SDM) intervention into primary care practices.

Methods: We randomized thirty practices into three study arms: (1) a facilitator-led approach to implementing SDM; (2) a one-hour lunch-and-learn training on SDM; and (3) a control group with no active intervention. Patient perceptions of SDM were assessed in the active intervention arms using a one-question anonymous survey. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1514630DOI Listing
September 2018
1 Read

Asthma control and quality of life in a real-life setting: a cross-sectional study of adult asthma patients in Japan (ACQUIRE-2).

J Asthma 2018 Sep 25:1-10. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

e Airway Institute in Sendai , Sendai , Japan.

Objective: The level of asthma control in adult asthma patients receiving treatment in clinical practice from allergy and/or respiratory specialists in Japan remains unclear. We conducted the ACQUIRE-2 study (NCT02640742) to evaluate level of asthma control, asthma symptoms, health-related quality of life (HR-QoL), and reliever medication use in this setting.

Methods: This observational study was undertaken between December 2015 and June 2016 in 58 medical institutions across Japan. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1514628DOI Listing
September 2018

Comparison between montelukast and tiotropium as add-on therapy to inhaled corticosteroids plus a long-acting β-agonist in for patients with asthma.

J Asthma 2018 Sep 13:1-9. Epub 2018 Sep 13.

b Department of Radiology, Atami Hospital , International University of Health and Welfare , Atami , Japan.

Objective: Asthma often remains uncontrolled despite treatment with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) alone or with ICS plus a long-acting β-agonist (LABA). The recommended alternative is the addition of either montelukast or tiotropium. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of montelukast and tiotropium on airway inflammation and remodeling in persistent asthma. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1514047DOI Listing
September 2018
7 Reads

Improving efficiency of pediatric emergency asthma treatment by using metered dose inhaler.

J Asthma 2018 Sep 12:1-8. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

a Division of Emergency Medicine , The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , Philadelphia , PA , USA.

Objective: Evidence suggests using metered dose inhaler (MDI) to treat acute asthma in the Emergency Department reduces length of stay, though methods of implementation are lacking. We modified a treatment pathway to recommend use of MDI for mild-moderate asthma in a pediatric ED.

Methods: A baseline review assessed discharged patients >2 years with an asthma diagnosis and non-emergent Emergency Severity Index triage assessment (3/4). Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2018.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1514629DOI Listing
September 2018
9 Reads

The association of environmental, meteorological, and pollen count variables with asthma-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations in the Bronx.

J Asthma 2018 Sep 12:1-11. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

b Division of Allergy/Immunology , Albert Einstein College of Medicine ; Bronx , NY , USA.

Objective: To better understand how meteorological variables, air quality variables, and pollen counts collectively contribute to asthma-related emergency department visits (AREDV) and asthma-related hospitalizations (ARH) among pediatric and adult patients in the New York City borough of the Bronx.

Methods: The numbers of daily adult and pediatric AREDV and ARH from 2001 to 2008 were obtained from three Bronx hospitals. After removing outliers, interpolating missing data, and standardizing variable values by scaling the data using z-scores, data were analyzed using Spearman rank tests and linear regression models for the full year and each season. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1514627DOI Listing
September 2018

LA phonospirometry technique compared to pediatric respiratory assessment measure and peak expiratory flow measurement as a novel technique to assess the severity of an asthma exacerbation.

J Asthma 2018 Sep 12:1-5. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

b Division of Emergency and Transport Medicine, Department of Pediatrics , Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California , Los Angeles , CA, USA.

Objective: Asthma is a common chronic disease treated in emergency departments. The measurements of Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) and Pediatric Respiratory Assessment Measure (PRAM) scores have been recommended as objective techniques in the assessment of acute asthma exacerbations, but have multiple barriers limiting their use. The Los Angeles phonospirometry technique is an easier, trans-cultural technique. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1514046DOI Listing
September 2018

Examination of the uses, needs, and preferences for health technology use in adolescents with asthma.

J Asthma 2018 Sep 12:1-9. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

b Department of Pediatrics , University of Cincinnati College of Medicine , Cincinnati , OH , USA.

Objective: To examine the health technology uses and preferences of adolescents with asthma using a qualitative descriptive individual interview approach.

Methods: Twenty adolescents were recruited from regularly scheduled asthma clinic appointments from February to July 2016. Patients were interviewed about their technology use and ways in which health technology could improve their asthma management using an open-ended semi-structured interview format. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02770903.2018.1514048DOI Listing
September 2018
1 Read