Posts Tagged ‘asthma’

Immune Disorders and Autism –

June 19, 2017

“For people, a drug that’s safe for use during pregnancy may help. A probiotic, many of which have anti-inflammatory properties, may also be of benefit. Not coincidentally, asthma researchers are arriving at similar conclusions; prevention of the lung disease will begin with the pregnant woman. Dr. Parker has more radical ideas: pre-emptive restoration of “domesticated” parasites in everybody — worms developed solely for the purpose of correcting the wayward, postmodern immune system.

Practically speaking, this seems beyond improbable. And yet, a trial is under way at the Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine testing a medicalized parasite called Trichuris suis in autistic adults.

First used medically to treat inflammatory bowel disease, the whipworm, which is native to pigs, has anecdotally shown benefit in autistic children.

And really, if you spend enough time wading through the science, Dr. Parker’s idea — an ecosystem restoration project, essentially — not only fails to seem outrageous, but also seems inevitable.”

IOT asthma inhaler

March 2, 2017

American Thoracic Society – Tighter Air Pollution Standards May Save Thousands of Lives, Greatly Improve Public Health

August 13, 2016

Interesting commentary in

about reducing urban pollution.

In terms of deaths averted per person, NYC comes across very well vs LA & New Haven (10x better!), viz:

City Deaths-Averted City-Population Ratio URL
New Haven 55 130660 0.0004209
Phoenix 598 1513000 0.0003952
LA 1341 3884000 0.0003453
NYC 282 8406000 0.0000335

However, I probably have the wrong values for the relevant populations (ie should have used metro-area).

Has Theraflu been discontinued? | Yahoo Answers

November 13, 2015

Identification of Asthma Phenotypes Using Cluster Analysis in the Severe Asthma Research Program (ATS Journals)

May 30, 2015

Identification of #Asthma Phenotypes Using Cluster Analysis 5 canonical groups based on lung function, meds usage, &c

Canonical clustering of asthmatic patients into different groups

Noninvasive Analysis of the Sputum Transcriptome Discriminates Clinical Phenotypes of Asthma (ATS Journals)

May 30, 2015

Analysis of the Sputum Transcriptome Discriminates Clinical Phenotypes of Asthma Consistent blood expression patterns

Noninvasive Analysis of the Sputum Transcriptome Discriminates
Clinical Phenotypes of Asthma (ATS Journals)

Yan, X., Chu, J.-H., Gomez, J., Koenigs, M., Holm, C., He, X., Perez,
M. F., Zhao, H., Mane, S., Martinez, F. D., Ober, C., Nicolae, D. L.,
Barnes, K. C., London, S. J., Gilliland, F., Weiss, S. T., Raby, B.
A., Cohn, L., and Chupp, G. L. “Non-Invasive Analysis of the Sputum
Transcriptome Discriminates Clinical Phenotypes of Asthma” American
Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (2015):

Conclusions: There are common patterns of gene expression in the
sputum and blood of children and adults that are associated with near
fatal, severe and milder asthma.
"}} PiKo-1 Electronic Peak Flow Meter and FEV1 Meter: Health & Personal Care

December 28, 2014

On Amazon but reviews indicate that computer interface is a bit problematic

Spiro PD

December 28, 2014

Seems to have a complex computer interface; not available from Amazon

My Spiroo Can Tell Your Doctor When You’re Out Of Breath | TechCrunch

December 28, 2014

works with iphone but doesn’t appear to available as of Dec-2014

Lifelogging: Crowdsourcing + life logs = big insights – tech – 10 January 2014 – New Scientist

January 19, 2014

#Lifelogging: Crowdsourcing + lifelogs = big insights => Glow for fertility. Next? Breath for asthma?–life-logs–big-insights.html HT @sam_c86