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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796123/hymenoptera-induced-anaphylaxis-is-it-a-mast-cell-driven-hematological-disorder
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Knut Brockow, Cem Akin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hymenoptera-induced allergy (HVA) is a common cause of anaphylaxis and may be fatal. It is associated with systemic mastocytosis in about 7% of adult patients. Systemic mastocytosis is a proliferative disorder of hematopoietic mast cell progenitors. There is recent data on the association between systemic mastocytosis and HVA. RECENT FINDINGS: Hymenoptera venoms are the most common immunoglobulin E-mediated elicitors of anaphylaxis in patients with mastocytosis...
August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786835/do-advanced-glycation-end-products-cause-food-allergy
#2
Peter K Smith
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this study was to appraise the evidence relating to dietary advanced glycation end-products (AGEs), their influence on innate and adaptive immune responses and their possible role in the increasing rate of food allergy that is being observed globally. RECENT FINDINGS: The western pattern of diet is high in both AGEs and their substrates and this has been increasing in the last 30 years. AGEs mimic alarmins such as S100 proteins and the high molecular group box 1 (HMBG1), binding to the Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products (RAGE), which in turn influences innate and adaptive immune responses...
August 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742538/anaphylaxis-and-intimate-behaviour
#3
Gennaro Liccardi, Marco Caminati, Gian Enrico Senna, Luigino Calzetta, Paola Rogliani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Intimate behaviours may represent an unusual way of exposure to a culprit allergen, or the frame for sex-related allergies due to triggers typically linked to that situation. The present review aims at summarizing the state of the art about the topic, in order to spread the awareness and the basic know-how in the field of sexual-related allergies. RECENT FINDINGS: Kiss-related IgE-mediated reactions are caused in sensitized partners mainly by the passive transport of allergenic molecules through saliva, skin or oral mucosa...
July 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731887/risk-of-anaphylaxis-in-complementary-and-alternative-medicine
#4
Natasha C Gunawardana
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is widespread across the world. Patients with asthma and allergy regularly use CAM therapies. Allergic and anaphylactic reactions to CAM have been reported. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent attempts to regulate and monitor adverse reaction to these therapies have given us further insight into potential causes of severe allergic reactions. Several culprits identified including Andrographis paniculata, Echinacea species, bee products, Ginkgo biloba and Ginseng are discussed here...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858914/neuropathic-symptoms-of-the-ocular-surface-dryness-pain-and-itch
#5
Hjalte H Andersen, Gil Yosipovitch, Anat Galor
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to describe the recent findings on epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management of neuropathic symptoms of the ocular surface, with a focus on potential similarities between sensations of dry eye, pain and itch. RECENT FINDINGS: A narrative review of the literature was undertaken. Key references from research in dry eye, neuropathic symptoms of the ocular surface, ocular pain and itch, as well as general references on itch and pain neurobiology were included...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858913/when-nutrition-and-allergy-collide-the-rise-of-anaphylaxis-to-plant-foods
#6
Isabel J Skypala
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Interest in nutrition is increasing, but in the world of internet health gurus, whilst the nutritional benefits of fruits and vegetables are extolled, wheat is often vilified. This review will assess the positive nutritional effects of plant foods in relation to allergy prevention, the effectiveness of gluten-avoidance and the likelihood of anaphylaxis to fruits and vegetables. RECENT FINDINGS: Although the numbers of people who report gluten sensitivity is rising, hard evidence of mass sensitivity to gluten is scant...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858006/editorial-introductions
#7
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October 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817385/novel-molecular-defects-associated-with-very-early-onset-inflammatory-bowel
#8
Sara Ciullini Mannurita, Eleonora Gambineri
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Immune dysregulation disorders present with common clinical features of multiorgan autoimmunity. Gastrointestinal involvement is the hallmark of an impaired immune homeostasis. This review will give an overview on the novel phenotypes, highlighting the major points that will help to enable early diagnosis and treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: The rapid progress on DNA sequencing technologies have led to the identification of monogenic defects that adversely impact the control of immune homeostasis...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796122/ocular-surface-lubricants
#9
Leonard Bielory, Preeti Wagle
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the ocular lubricants currently available, consider the components of the various formulations and highlight the status of preservative use in the treatment of anterior ocular surface diseases. RECENT FINDINGS: The primary components of ocular surface lubrication have been, in the past, based on various cellulose formulations that increase hydration. Advances in lubrication have come from areas of the human body requiring lubrication such as the skeletal joints as well as examining the use of natural components of the tear fluid...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796121/climate-changes-and-hymenoptera-venom-allergy-are-there-some-connections
#10
Stefano Turillazzi, Francesco Turillazzi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to update the world status of the main allergenic stinging Hymenoptera. RECENT FINDINGS: In this review, we consider the problems that social Hymenoptera (bees, wasps and ants) could represent in the nearest future for human health in different parts of the world. SUMMARY: Distribution and consistency of allergenic species including venomous insects are interested by accelerated dynamics caused by climate changes and globalization...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759475/component-resolved-diagnostics-for-hymenoptera-venom-allergy
#11
Thilo Jakob, Ulrich Müller, Arthur Helbling, Edzard Spillner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Component-resolved diagnostics makes use of defined allergen molecules to analyse IgE-mediated sensitizations at a molecular level. Here, we review recent studies on the use of component-resolved diagnostics in the field of Hymenoptera venom allergy (HVA) and discuss its benefits and limitations. RECENT FINDINGS: Component resolution in HVA has moved from single molecules to panels of allergens. Detection of specific immunoglobulin E (sIgE) to marker and cross-reactive venom allergens has been reported to facilitate the discrimination between primary sensitization and cross-reactivity and thus, to provide a better rationale for prescribing venom immunotherapy (VIT), particularly in patients sensitized to both honeybee and vespid venom...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658067/seasonal-allergic-rhinitis-a-focused-systematic-review-and-practice-parameter-update
#12
Dana V Wallace, Mark S Dykewicz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review compares and contrasts seven major United States and international allergic rhinitis guidelines from 2008 to 2017. RECENT FINDINGS: Despite many treatment options for allergic rhinitis, patients often report lack of therapeutic control and a reduced quality of life. Guidelines intended to improve allergic rhinitis care have been evolving into evidence based, systematic reviews, with less reliance on consensus of expert opinion characteristic of more traditional guidelines...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622171/reactions-to-cytostatic-agents-in-children
#13
Josefina R Cernadas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review will focus on drug hypersensitivity reactions to chemotherapy specifically to those drugs most used in children. We know that potentially all chemotherapeutic agents can cause infusion reactions, generally defined as adverse drug reactions. Of these, some are Type A, defined as expected and described in the characteristics of the drug and others, and Type B, defined as unexpected reactions which cannot be explained by the known toxicity profile of the drug...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622170/skin-allergy
#14
Torsten Zuberbier, Thomas Werfel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622169/molecular-aspects-of-allergens-in-atopic-dermatitis
#15
Raffaela Campana, Sheron Dzoro, Irene Mittermann, Elena Fedenko, Olga Elisyutina, Musa Khaitov, Alexander Karaulov, Rudolf Valenta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Molecular allergology uses pure, mainly recombinant and structurally defined allergen molecules and allergen-derived epitopes to study mechanisms of IgE-associated allergy, to diagnose, and even predict the development of allergic manifestations and to treat and prevent IgE-associated allergies. Atopic dermatitis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease is almost always associated with IgE sensitization to allergens. However, also non-IgE-mediated pathomechanisms seem to be operative in atopic dermatitis and it is often difficult to identify the disease-causing allergens...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598865/drug-allergy-hypersensitivity-in-adults-and-children
#16
Bernard Y-H Thong, Miguel Blanca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590311/aspirin-challenge-and-desensitization-how-when-and-why
#17
Gabriele Cortellini, Cristiano Caruso, Antonino Romano
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To investigate the current approach to aspirin challenge (drug provocation) and/or desensitization in patients with histories of hypersensitivity reactions to it, particularly in those with cardiovascular diseases. RECENT FINDINGS: The literature indicates that patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), including those with an acute coronary syndrome, may safely undergo low-dose aspirin challenge and/or desensitization. Recently, flowcharts regarding challenge/desensitization procedures with aspirin in patients with CAD and histories of aspirin hypersensitivity reactions have become available...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582322/atopic-dermatitis-phenotypes-and-the-need-for-personalized-medicine
#18
Beatriz Cabanillas, Ann-Christin Brehler, Natalija Novak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe recent developments in therapies which target the molecular mechanisms in atopic dermatitis. RECENT FINDINGS: Current advances in the understanding of the molecular basis of atopic dermatitis are leading to the stratification of different atopic dermatitis phenotypes. New therapies offer the option to target-specific molecules involved in the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis. Current new therapies under investigation aim to modulate specific inflammatory pathways associated with distinctive atopic dermatitis phenotypes, which would potentially translate into the development of personalized, targeted-specific treatments of atopic dermatitis...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570344/pharmacotherapy-of-mast-cell-disorders
#19
Theo Gülen, Cem Akin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mast cell disorders (MCDs) comprise mastocytosis and disorders referred to as mast cell activation syndrome and are caused by abnormal accumulation and/or activation of mast cells in tissues. Clinical signs and symptoms are protean; therefore, finding suitable treatment options for individual patients entails a challenge for clinicians. The purpose of this manuscript is to review the literature on the available therapeutic interventions in patients with MCD. RECENT FINDINGS: Pharmacotherapy is mainly directed against the effects of mast cells and their mediators...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548971/allergic-contact-dermatitis-in-preservatives-current-standing-and-future-options
#20
Gustavo Deza, Ana M Giménez-Arnau
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Preservatives are well known skin sensitizers and represent one of the main causes of contact allergy. The purpose of this article is to review the current state of contact sensitization induced by preservatives and point future alternatives for products' preservation. RECENT FINDINGS: Isothiazolinones currently are the most common preservatives responsible of contact allergy in Europe and in the United States, and although some regulatory interventions have been taken place, the current contact allergy outbreak is not yet under control...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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