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The presence of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in individuals with systemic sclerosis is associated with an increased mortality risk, a study from Singapore showed.

23 Dec 2019
At a Menarini-sponsored symposium held during the Asian Pacific Society Congress, renowned cardiologist Prof John Camm provided the latest evidence for chronic stable angina with or without concomitant diseases, with a special focus on the antianginal agent ranolazine and combination therapies. The event was chaired and moderated by Dr Dante Morales from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.
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Increased rhinitis severity in kids liked to more severe sleep apnoea

22 Oct 2019

Among children residing in high-altitude areas, increasing severity of allergic rhinitis is associated with greater obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) severity, according to a recent study.

The study included 99 children (mean age, 7.9 years; 45 percent female) with allergic rhinitis living in the high-altitude city of Bogota, Colombia. Researchers evaluated rhinitis severity using ESPRINT-15 questionnaire and Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) classification. They established diagnosis and severity of OSA via polysomnography.

Results revealed ESPRINT-15 score to be associated with severe OSA (odds ratio [OR], 2.0, 95 percent CI, 1.12–6.04; p= 0.01). Children with moderate/severe persistent rhinitis, defined according to ARIA, were about 10 times as likely as those with mild rhinitis to have severe OSA (OR, 10.15, 1.15–89.0).

The apnoea-hypopnea index correlated with both the ESPRINT-15 score (p=0.03) and the ARIA severity scale (p=0.04). These associations were assessed using binary logistic regression and the Spearman correlation coefficient.

OSA affects about 2–4 percent of the paediatric population, while allergic rhinitis is a known risk factor for sleep-disordered-breathing, according to the researchers. The present study provides evidence of an association between the two conditions among children residing in high-altitude areas.

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Pearl Toh, 31 Dec 2019
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