nocturnal asthma


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nocturnal asthma

An increase in asthmatic symptoms during sleep. Nocturnal asthma may be caused by a variety of conditions, including gastroesophageal reflux, allergens in the bedroom, circadian variations in circulating hormone levels, or inadequate doses of antiasthmatic medications at night. Treatment is tailored to the underlying cause.
See also: asthma
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Association between genetic polymorphisms of beta2 adrenergic receptors and nocturnal asthma in Egyptian children.
Conclusion: Heterozygous Arg/Gly, homozygous Gly/Gly and Gly Allele were found to be significantly associated with nocturnal asthma.
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Subjects with nocturnal asthma had the highest increase in interleukin levels at early evening.
Treatment of nocturnal asthma in children with a single dose of sustained-release theophylline taken after supper.
A severe case of asthma was defined as a patient with four of the following, in any combination: i) daily shortness of breath, ii) more than 3 visits to the emergency room due to asthma attacks in the 12 months prior to the interview; iii) more than 2 hospitalizations due to asthma attacks in the 12 months prior to the interview, iv) continuous symptoms between asthma attacks, v) marked limitation of physical activity, vi) nocturnal asthma symptoms more than 3 times a week, vii) poor attendance in school or work, and viii) emergency room time of more than 3 hours in a single visit.
Exhaled nitric oxide was also higher among children who had nocturnal asthma symptoms, in those taking [beta]-agonists, and in the children with moderate rather than mild asthma.
Nocturnal asthma diminishes the quality of sleep for many individuals with asthma.
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Genetic polymorphisms of the beta 2-adrenergic receptor in nocturnal and non nocturnal asthma: evidence that Gly16 correlates with the nocturnal phenotype.
Nocturnal asthma in school children of south Punjab Pakistan.