Tag: "asthma" at medical news
Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma
... in children and adolescents. While a diagnosis of asthma
is often correct, University of Iowa pediatric pul...ness of breath during exercise. In cases where the asthma
diagnosis is questionable, the UI experts recommend further testing to identify the true cause of ex...
UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms
...well as a sixth relative with possible FASPS, have asthma
and migraine with aura (a neurological sensation that foretells the onset of a migraine). While they have not investigated a possible link, the scientists have taken note. "We're going to follow the same approach we always have," says Ptacek. "If we ...
Suppressing the cells that trigger cat allergy
...ure to pets in early life and later development of asthma
and allergy. Some studies have suggested that keeping pets actually protects against later allergy - i.e., that early exposure may somehow modify an individual's immune system to tolerate specific antigens. Various attempts to modify abnormal immune ...
Novel therapy tested in mice could chase away cat allergies
...related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma
Specific test key to determine whether or not allergy symptoms are really allergy-related
...s the symptoms are often similar to those found in asthma
and rhinosinusitis, a condition where the sinuses and nasal passages become swollen and inflamed. But the treatment for each disorder is different "The specific IgE blood test provides valuable information to help determine if a patient is truly alle...
Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children
...udy was funded by AstraZeneca. "Many children with asthma
make repeated trips to the emergency room or are h...e-daily budesonide or placebo in addition to usual asthma
care. The earlier use of budesonide reduced the risk of exacerbation, or severe asthma
Why asthma sufferers struggle with the common cold
Lung cells from asthma
sufferers fail to invoke critical anti-viral defen...al infections are often more severe in people with asthma
and how infection can trigger asthma
attacks. Past studies have shown that viruses can replicate th...
Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma
...rates during a 12-month period following the first asthma
medication prescription. In this study, exacerbat...tudy period. Parents who recognize the symptoms of asthma
in their children coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath should inform their...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (second issue)
...for age and sex, was significantly associated with asthma
and wheezing in a large group of 8- to 11-year-old...died the relationship between obesity, wheeze, and asthma
in a community-based cohort of 788 children. Also, the biomedical scientists indicated their data p...
Violence exposure and traumatic stress reactions can lead to poor health in children
...ve shown signs of traumatic stress. Children with asthma
or gastrointestinal problems were almost four times more likely to have post traumatic stress disorder than the children without these health problems. Dr. Graham-Bermann points out that the direction of these effects--in other words, whether post t...
Allergen exposure in inner cities varies throughout the U.S.
Inner city children with asthma
are exposed to significantly different levels of i...oaches, contribute to the increasing prevalence of asthma
in children living in inner city environments. Rebecca S. Gruchalla, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, and researcher...
Cockroach allergens have greatest impact on childhood asthma in many US cities
...lts from a nationwide study on factors that affect asthma
in inner-city children show that cockroach allergen appears to worsen asthma
symptoms more than either dust mite or pet allergens. This research, funded by the National Institut...
Study finds indoor allergen levels vary, cockroach allergens cause more asthma symptoms
...tionships among allergen exposure, sensitivity and asthma
morbidity in inner-city children. It is the first ...lergens play a very important role in exacerbating asthma
symptoms in inner-city children who are sensitive and exposed to high levels of that allergen," said...
Cigarette smoke worsens respiratory infections in infants
...dren. Because RSV infection is linked to childhood asthma
and because African-Americans are more likely to suffer from asthma
and to be hospitalized because of it, Castro and colleagues hypothesized that African-American child...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, March 2005
...oda, may help treat children with life-threatening asthma
(LTA), according to a new study. Researchers at Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital, Rottendam, the Netherlands, assessed the PICU medical records of all children with LTA who received IV sodium biocarbonate between January 1999 and November 2003....
Tobacco industry pays scientists to challenge secondhand smoke's link to infant death risk
...ncluded that secondhand smoke can exacerbate adult asthma
and cause eye, throat and nasal irritation." "The new study shows clearly that Philip Morris continues to orchestrate a behind-the scenes effort to undermine the credibility of the health warnings their web site acknowledges," Glantz says. In their p...
English-speaking Hispanic youth more likely to have sex early
..., a healthier diet, possibly a lower prevalence of asthma
and allergies, less sexual activity in adolescents, fewer suicide attempts, and decreased use of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. This list includes some of the most important public health issues of our time." "The discovery of a single unifying interve...
Study examines racial differences among children to environmental tobacco smoke exposure
...er study shows that African American children with asthma
have significantly higher levels of cotinine -- a ...tigators found that African American children with asthma
had higher levels of cotinine in the blood (1.41 ng/ml vs. 0.97 ng/ml) and hair (0.25 ng/mg vs. 0.07...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (first issue)
...body mass index, was significantly associated with asthma
wheeze in females, but not in males. The investig...association between high body mass index (BMI) and asthma
occurred in females who became overweight during late adolescence and early adulthood. At age 9, th...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February 2005 (second issue)
...the time between exacerbations in 2- to 5-year-old asthma
patients who suffered from intermittent symptoms. ...ct specific functions.) According to the authors, asthma
usually begins and has its greatest prevalence in children younger than 5 years. This age group of...
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