Archive for October, 2014

Risk of relapse as the number of asthma triggers increases and Treatment ED

Risk of relapse as the number of asthma triggers increases and Treatment ED

This study confirms previous findings that a substantial proportion of patients treated in the ED suffer a relapse within days to weeks after ED discharge. Although there is no common definition of an “acceptable” relapse rate, 17% certainly represents a high failure rate. In this study, we have confirmed that easily ascertainable historical features define […]

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The therapeutic efficacy of live probiotic strains may be limited

Kuitunen reported that probiotic supplementation of pregnant mothers and their offspring conferred protection from allergic disease only to cesarean-delivered children, suggesting that probiotic treatment may be beneficial only in subpopulations of patients (ie, those with abnormal or disrupted gut microbiota). It is also clear that the immunoregulatory actions of certain LAB can be inhibited in the presence of […]

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Effects of BMI on Static Lung Volumes in Patients With Airway Obstruction

Such research may lead to the development of therapies that effectively deliver critical triggers to the innate immune system in such a way as to mimic the immu-noregulatory effects of whole probiotic organisms while bypassing some of the strain- and host-specific factors that might hinder the efficacy of live bacteria. Regardless of the approach taken, it is clear that without the identification […]

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The prevalence of obesity is increasing dramatically throughout the Western world

These results have important implications for the clinical assessment of patients with combined obesity and airway obstruction. Abbreviations: AN OVA = analysis ofvariance; Dlco = diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide; ERV = expiratory reserve volume; FRC = functional residual capacity; GOLD = Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease; IC = inspiratory capacity; […]

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Heart and Respiratory Rates, Pulmonary Function, and Arterial Blood

Finally, only 6 patients (16.6%) in the 28% group presented a PaC02 increase > 2 mm Hg (mean increase, 3.4 ± 1.9 mm Hg; range, 2 to 5.9 mm Hg), compared with 16 patients (42.1%) [mean increase, 5.0 ± 3.8 mm Hg; range, 2.4 to 14.3 mm Hg] in the 100% group (p = 0.02). […]

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