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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226321/inhalant-allergens-in-portugal
#1
Irene Gomes Câmara Camacho
This review aims to present in a simple manner the work performed in Portugal regarding the identification of the most prevalent aeroallergens in the country and the sensitization levels in Portuguese patients. Much of the data was summarized in tables and illustrated on maps, enabling the community of clinicians, researchers, and patient organizations to access the knowledge about the research performed. This study provides an overview about the distribution of aeroallergens in Portugal, signaling regions and critical periods of exposure of the sensitized population...
February 23, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226319/oral-and-sublingual-immunotherapy-potential-causes-for-eosinophilic-gastrointestinal-disorders
#2
Delara Babaie, Mehrnaz Mesdaghi, Makoto Nishino, Mahboubeh Mansouri, Motohiro Ebisawa
Food allergy is a common health problem worldwide, with increasing prevalence during recent decades. The only approved treatments for food allergy are food avoidance and administration of emergency medications in case of accidental exposure, which negatively affects patients' quality of life, so new treatments are highly desirable. Different food immunotherapy modalities have recently been used, with variable success rates in the induction of desensitization and tolerance, and different numbers and types of adverse reactions...
February 23, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226314/bariatric-surgery-a-novel-risk-factor-for-food-allergy
#3
Magali Blockhuys, Margaretha A Faber, Vito Sabato, Guy Hubens, Didier G Ebo
In this case report, we describe a birch pollen-allergic patient in whom a Fobi pouch gastric bypass was associated with the transition from a mild, localized, birch pollen-related oral allergy syndrome to more severe, generalized allergic reactions to peach.
February 23, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222436/recurrent-angioedema-occurrence-features-and-concomitant-diseases-in-an-italian-single-center-study
#4
Paola Triggianese, Maria Domenica Guarino, Chiara Pellicano, Mauro Borzi, Elisabetta Greco, Stella Modica, Caterina De Carolis, Roberto Perricone
BACKGROUND: Angioedema (AE) is a potentially life-threatening condition with hereditary (HAE), acquired (AAE), or iatrogenic causes. A careful workup allows for the identification of the etiology of attacks and the appropriate management. In this cohort study, based on a clinical practice setting, we aimed at investigating clinical and laboratory findings concerning different features of patients with recurrent AE who were referred to a single, tertiary-level center for HAE. METHODS: Clinical and laboratory data of patients fulfilling the criteria for C1-inhibitor-deficient HAE (C1-INH-HAE), C1-INH-AAE, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor-related AE (ACEI-RA), and idiopathic AAE (I-AAE) were evaluated...
February 22, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219072/human-allergen-specific-igg-subclass-antibodies-measured-using-immunocap-technology
#5
Robert Movérare, Karin Blume, Peter Lind, René Crevel, Åsa Marknell DeWitt, Stella Cochrane
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of human IgG subclass antibody responses to various allergens has been hampered by a lack of reliable standardized assays. The aim here was to develop quantitative immunoassays for human IgG1, IgG2, and IgG3 antibodies using ImmunoCAP® technology and to evaluate their application. METHODS: Enzyme conjugates with isotype-specific monoclonal antibodies and calibrators composed of purified myeloma paraproteins were developed for each assay and used together with other standardized assay reagents for the Phadia® 100 instrument...
February 21, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219068/altered-expression-of-genes-encoding-cornulin-and-repetin-in-atopic-dermatitis
#6
Magdalena Trzeciak, Monika Sakowicz-Burkiewicz, Martyna Wesserling, Jolanta Gleń, Daria Dobaczewska, Tomasz Bandurski, Roman Nowicki, Tadeusz Pawelczyk
BACKGROUND: It is assumed that beside alterations in the filaggrin gene (FLG), disturbances within genes encoding other cornified envelope proteins are also involved in atopic dermatitis (AD). To identify new potential markers of AD, we studied the polymorphisms of genes encoding repetin (RPTN), cornulin (CRNN), and their expression in the skin of AD patients. METHODS: Polymorphisms in CRNN (rs941934), RPTN (rs284544, rs28441202, rs3001978, and rs12117644), and FLG mutations (R2447X, S3247X) were analyzed by TaqMan genotyping assay and by PCR-RFLP in the blood samples of 159 AD patients and 108 healthy subjects...
February 21, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219067/d-dimer-plasma-levels-parallel-the-clinical-response-to-omalizumab-in-patients-with-severe-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
#7
Riccardo Asero, Angelo V Marzano, Silvia Ferrucci, Massimo Cugno
Omalizumab is very effective in the majority of patients with severe chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), but its mechanism of action is still unclear. In CSU the coagulation cascade is activated with an intensity that parallels the disease severity, and elevated plasma D-dimer levels are associated with a poor response to both antihistamines and cyclosporin. We measured D-dimer plasma levels before and after the first administration of omalizumab in 32 patients with severe CSU. A number of clinical and laboratory parameters were recorded, including the urticaria activity score, presence of angioedema, disease duration, C-reactive protein, anti-nuclear, and anti-thyroid antibodies...
February 21, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219065/synergistic-actions-of-histamine-releasing-factor-and-histamine-releasing-factor-reactive-ige-in-chronic-urticaria
#8
Xianqiong Huang, Zhaoyang Li, Renshan Sun
The etiology of chronic urticaria (CU) remains elusive. Histamine-releasing factor (HRF) is reported to have a proinflammatory role in asthma and immediate hypersensitivity of the skin. The aim of this study was to examine the role of HRF in the pathogenesis of CU. Forty patients with CU were enrolled and their serum HRF concentrations were determined by ELISA. The results demonstrated that the concentrations of HRF and HRF-reactive IgE in the CU group were significantly higher than those in the control group, and there was a significant linear correlation between HRF and HRF-reactive IgE concentrations (r = 0...
February 21, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219063/elevated-nitrosative-stress-in-children-with-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
#9
Fatih Dilek, Deniz Ozceker, Emin Ozkaya, Eray Metin Guler, Mebrure Yazici, Zeynep Tamay, Abdurrahim Kocyigit, Nermin Guler
BACKGROUND: Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is an idiopathic condition that seriously affects quality of life. It is well known that oxidative stress and nitrosative stress (NS) are generally involved in many chronic inflammatory diseases. This study aimed to evaluate the possible role of NS in the pathogenesis of CSU. METHODS: Thirty-two children with CSU and 22 healthy control subjects were enrolled in the study. Demographic and clinical features were defined, and disease activity was quantified using the urticaria activity score (UAS)...
February 21, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219062/the-impact-on-allergy-related-cells-of-a-birch-pollen-allergoid-with-and-without-monophosphoryl-lipid-a-in-comparison-with-the-native-equivalent
#10
Margitta Worm, Dennis Ernst, Markus Kraller, Magda Babina
BACKGROUND: The clinical efficacy and safety of allergoid immunotherapy have been demonstrated in clinical trials. However, simultaneous monitoring of the immunological changes by allergoids versus allergens in the cells of the same individual has not been extensively performed, and the impact of concurrent Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) ligation has not been specified. METHODS: Three types of birch allergen were utilized: glutaraldehyde-treated allergoid (extract A), the same allergoid plus monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL), i...
February 21, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219060/steady-state-therapy-with-azithromycin-or-low-dose-prednisolone-in-paediatric-cystic-fibrosis-patients-inflammatory-markers-and-disease-progression
#11
Galina Shmarina, Alexander Pukhalsky, Lucine Avakian, Sergey Semykin, Daria Pukhalskaya, Vladimir Alioshkin
BACKGROUND: Anti-inflammatory therapy is a logical approach to slowing the inevitable lung function deterioration in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. This study's aim was to evaluate inflammatory markers and disease progression in paediatric CF patients chronically treated with azithromycin or low-dose prednisolone. METHODS: The study included 204 patients with CF and 100 healthy controls; 102 CF patients were treated with basic therapy only (without anti-inflammatory treatment; WAT), and 102 individuals received basic therapy along with azithromycin (n = 59) or low-dose prednisolone (n = 43)...
February 21, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049211/associate-editor-motohiro-ebisawa
#12
Motohiro Ebisawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049210/hypersensitivity-reactions-to-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-among-adults-clinical-features-and-risk-factors-for-diagnosis-confirmation
#13
Eva Rebelo Gomes, Luísa Geraldes, Ângela Gaspar, Daniela Malheiro, Susana Cadinha, Carmo Abreu, Marta Chambel, Eugénia Almeida, Emília Faria
BACKGROUND: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are among the most common causes of drug hypersensitivity (HS) reactions. The diagnosis is based on a careful clinical history, and provocation tests are considered the gold standard for diagnosis. Skin tests have some value to study reactions to pyrazolones. Laboratory investigations are mostly used for research purposes. Different phenotypes have been described. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: Our aim was to describe the most common clinical manifestations of NSAID HS in a large population of adult patients, the drugs involved, the association with previously described risk factors, and the outcome of diagnostic procedures...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049209/diagnostic-value-of-serum-baseline-tryptase-levels-in-childhood-asthma-and-its-correlation-with-disease-severity
#14
Siju Gao, Jingang Fan, Zhaoan Wang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore whether serum baseline tryptase (sBT) levels might be a useful marker not only for the accurate diagnosis of childhood asthma, but also for the prediction of disease severity. METHODS: A total of 114 asthmatic children were enrolled in this study, 36 of whom had mild intermittent asthma, 38 had mild persistent asthma, and 40 had moderate to severe persistent asthma. Additionally, 34 age-matched healthy children were enrolled as controls...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049208/the-pathogenesis-of-alcohol-induced-airflow-limitation-in-acetaldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-deficient-mice
#15
Terufumi Shimoda, Yasushi Obase, Hiroto Matsuse, Sadahiro Asai, Tomoaki Iwanaga
BACKGROUND: In Japanese patients, alcohol-induced asthma is attributed to elevated plasma concentrations of acetaldehyde following alcohol consumption because of an acetaldehyde dehydrogenase 2 gene (ALDH2) polymorphism. The resulting increase in plasma histamine concentrations seems to trigger the onset of asthma symptoms. However, the specific pathogenic mechanism underlying this response remains unclear. ALDH2-deficient mice were therefore generated to investigate the pathogenesis of alcohol-induced asthma...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049207/associate-editor-elisabetta-padovan
#16
Elisabetta Padovan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049206/novel-mechanisms-underlying-the-therapeutic-effect-of-glycomacropeptide-on-allergy-change-in-gut-microbiota-upregulation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-and-inhibition-of-mast-cells
#17
Mariela Jiménez, Daniel Cervantes-García, Yualli Haydee Muñoz, Alejandra García, Luis Miguel Haro, Eva Salinas
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of allergic diseases is globally increasing. We have previously described that glycomacropeptide (GMP), a bioactive milk peptide, has therapeutic value in experimental models of skin hypersensitivity, anaphylaxis, and asthma, as it prevents an excessive T helper type 2 cell immune response. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of GMP on key elements directly involved in the development or control of allergy, in order to improve the precise knowledge about its mechanism of action...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049204/rapid-drug-desensitization-with-biologics-a-single-center-experience-with-four-biologics
#18
Sevim Bavbek, Reşat Kendirlinan, Pamir Çerçi, Seda Altıner, Şadan Soyyiğit, Zeynep Çelebi Sözener, Ömür Aydın, Reyhan Gümüşburun
BACKGROUND: Rapid drug desensitization (RDD) induces a temporary tolerance to biologics which induce hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs). Data are limited regarding the use of RDD outside the USA. Our purpose was to report our data on RDD to rituximab, infliximab, cetuximab, and trastuzumab. METHODS: The study was conducted as a retrospective chart review of patients with symptoms of HSRs to biologics. HSRs were classified as grades I, II, and III, based on their severity...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049203/the-involvement-of-protein-kinase-d-in-t-cell-induced-mast-cell-activation
#19
Pazit Salamon, Irit Shefler, Alon Y Hershko, Yoseph A Mekori
BACKGROUND: It has recently been reported that mast cells (MC) can be activated to degranulate and release certain cytokines in response to direct physical contact with activated but not resting T cells or their membranes. The MAPK family members ERK and p38 were found to participate. In this work, we further characterize the signaling events involved in this novel pathway of activation. METHODS: Human MC were stimulated by activated T cell membranes (T*m). Phosphorylation of kinases was assessed by Western blotting...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049195/immediate-type-hypersensitivity-to-heparins-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#20
REVIEW
Philipp Cesana, Kathrin Scherer, Andreas J Bircher
Immediate type hypersensitivity reactions due to heparins are rare, and the exact immunologic pathomechanism has not been identified so far. In our 2 case reports, we describe first a 50-year-old female who received dalteparin (Fragmin®) and developed signs of an immediate type hypersensitivity reaction. The personal history revealed a previous application of dalteparin (Fragmin®). Evaluation with a skin prick test showed positive results for dalteparin. The second case deals with a 73-year-old female with a suspected immediate type reaction after the administration of dalteparin (Fragmin®)...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
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