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Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118815/response-to-case-report-airway-autoimmune-responses-in-severe-eosinophilic-asthma-following-low-dose-mepolizumab-therapy
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I J Pouliquen, P Howarth, D Austin, G Gunn, E Meyer, R G Price, E Bradford
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042863/adult-reference-intervals-for-igg-subclasses-with-siemens-immunonephelometric-assays-in-chinese-population
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Ping Li, Zhongjuan Liu, Ziyan Wu, Xiaoting Wen, Liubing Li, Shulan Zhang, Yingchun Xu, Yongzhe Li
OBJECTIVE: To determine the adult reference intervals for the Siemens IgG subclass reagents. METHODS: 636 blood samples of healthy adults were analyzed to determine the level of IgG subclass using the reagents of Siemens immunonephelometric assay with molecular biology kits. RESULTS: IgGSc reference intervals were as follows: IgG1 4.45-9.76 g/L, IgG2 2.07-8.57 g/L, IgG3 0.08-0.80 g/L and IgG4 0.05-1.54 g/L. There was an excellent correlation between the total IgG and the sum of the IgG subclasses...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033984/are-food-allergic-consumers-ready-for-informative-precautionary-allergen-labelling
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Giovanni A Zurzolo, Rachel L Peters, Jennifer J Koplin, Maximilian de Courten, Michael L Mathai, Katrina J Allen
Precautionary allergen labelling (PAL) has resulted in consumer confusion. Previous research has shown that interpretive labels (using graphics, symbols, or colours) are better understood than the traditional forms of labels. In this study, we aimed to understand if consumers would use interpretive labels (symbol, mobile phone application and a toll-free number) with or without medical advice that was advocated by the food industry rather than the normal PAL. This is relevant information for industry and clinicians as it provides an insight into the food allergic perception regarding PAL...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947906/oral-food-challenge-outcomes-in-a-pediatric-tertiary-care-center
#4
Elissa M Abrams, Allan B Becker
BACKGROUND: Oral food challenges are the clinical standard for diagnosis of food allergy. Little data exist on predictors of oral challenge failure and reaction severity. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was done on all pediatric patients who had oral food challenges in a tertiary care pediatric allergy clinic from 2008 to 2010. RESULTS: 313 oral challenges were performed, of which the majority were to peanut (105), egg (71), milk (41) and tree nuts (29)...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924447/passive-blood-anaphylaxis-subcutaneous-immunoglobulins-are-a-cause-of-ongoing-passive-anaphylactic-reaction
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Przemyslaw Zdziarski, Andrzej Gamian, Jacek Majda, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal
BACKGROUND: Allergic, especially anaphylactic, reactions during immunoglobulin replacement therapy are rare, but their pathophysiology and classification remain ambiguous. Recent findings show positive results of skin tests with commercially available immunoglobulins, but target antigens and responsible compounds of the tested immunoglobulins have not been strictly identified. CASE DESCRIPTION AND FINDINGS: Four adult patients with recently diagnosed common variable immunodeficiency qualified for standard subcutaneous immunoglobulin replacement therapy regimen...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878810/prevalence-and-clinical-features-of-adverse-food-reactions-in-portuguese-children
#6
Arminda Jorge, Elisa Soares, Emanuel Sarinho, Felix Lorente, Jorge Gama, Luís Taborda-Barata
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of adverse food reactions (AFR) has been increasing in the western world. Clinical manifestations are diversified and it may not be possible to clinically discriminate between IgE and non-IgE mediated AFR. In Portugal, the prevalence of AFR and food allergies in children is not known. Thus, the objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of AFR in central Portugal. METHODS: Point prevalence study in 3-11 year-old schoolchildren from Central Portugal...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861109/serum-free-ige-guided-dose-reduction-of-omalizumab-a-case-report
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Yasuhiro Gon, Reiko Ito, Shuichiro Maruoka, Kenji Mizumura, Yutaka Kozu, Hisato Hiranuma, Yuko Iida, Sotaro Shikano, Shu Hashimoto
BACKGROUND: Omalizumab is a human IgG1 antibody against IgE used as a therapy for sever asthmatic patients with asthma. According to the guidelines of the Global Initiative for Asthma, omalizumab is an add-on drug at treatment step 5 that is used for severe asthma patients who are allergic to perennial allergens. The effects of omalizumab for severe asthma therapy have been validated in multiple clinical studies. However, the long-term effects of omalizumab on IgE production and possibility of resetting of administration dose of omalizumab remain unknown...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852410/management-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-csu-a-treat-to-target-approach-using-a-patient-reported-outcome
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Hermenio Lima, Melinda Gooderham, Jan Dutz, Charles Lynde, Hugo Chapdelaine, Anne Ellis, Martin Gilbert, Vincent Ho, Kim Papp, Yves Poulin, Gordon Sussman
BACKGROUND: Treat-to-target therapy approaches are established for chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and more recently rheumatoid arthritis, resulting in improved patient outcomes. These approaches do not use patient reported outcomes (PRO) as targets of therapy. Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), also called chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU), is defined as recurrent urticaria of known and unknown cause, lasting more than 6 weeks. Treatment of CSU can be challenging...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814959/poor-sleep-is-highly-associated-with-house-dust-mite-allergic-rhinitis-in-adults-and-children
#9
Damien Leger, Bénédicte Bonnefoy, Bernard Pigearias, Bertrand de La Giclais, Antoine Chartier
BACKGROUND: Sleep disorders are often underreported to physicians by patients with allergies. This study aimed to characterize the sleep disorders associated with respiratory allergy to house dust mites (HDM) at the time of initiation of sublingual allergen immunotherapy (SLIT) in routine clinical practice. METHODS: This prospective, cross-sectional, observational study was conducted between November 2014 and March 2015 at 189 French trial sites and included 1750 participants suffering from HDM allergy who were initiating SLIT...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811823/protective-barrier-properties-of-rhinosectan-%C3%A2-spray-containing-xyloglucan-on-an-organotypic-3d-airway-tissue-model-mucilair-results-of-an-in-vitro-study
#10
Barbara De Servi, Francesco Ranzini, Núria Piqué
BACKGROUND: To evaluate barrier protective properties of Rhinosectan(®) spray, a medical device containing xyloglucan, on nasal epithelial cells (MucilAir). METHODS: MucilAir-Nasal, a three-dimensional organotypic (with different cell types) airway tissue model, was treated with the medical device Rhinosectan(®) (30 µL) or with controls (Rhinocort-budesonide-or saline solution). The protective barrier effects of Rhinosectan(®) were evaluated by: TEER (trans-epithelial electrical resistance) (preservation of tight junctions), Lucifer Yellow assay (preservation of paracellular flux) and confocal immunofluorescence microscopy (localization of tight junction proteins)...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769983/4-month-omalizumab-efficacy-outcomes-for-severe-allergic-asthma-the-dutch-national-omalizumab-in-asthma-registry
#11
S M Snelder, E J M Weersink, G J Braunstahl
BACKGROUND: Omalizumab is licensed as add-on therapy for patients with severe allergic asthma. Response is in most studies scored by the physician's global evaluation of treatment effectiveness (GETE). A good clinical and validated parameter for treatment response is currently missing. Also, there are no established criteria for identifying patients who will respond to omalizumab based on pre-treatment characteristics. The Dutch National Omalizumab in Asthma Registry was developed in 2011 to better evaluate inclusion criteria and measure treatment response after 4 months...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706538/safety-of-100%C3%A2-%C3%A2%C2%B5g-venom-immunotherapy-rush-protocols-in-children-compared-to-adults
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Johanna Stoevesandt, Christine Hosp, Andreas Kerstan, Axel Trautmann
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of studies examining the safety of venom immunotherapy (VIT) in children. We aimed to assess the incidence of anaphylactic side effects during rush VIT in a cohort of pediatric patients and adult controls. METHODS: 72 consecutive cycles of VIT-buildup in 71 children/adolescents aged 7-17 years were retrospectively evaluated and compared to an adult control group (n = 981) with regard to baseline parameters (sex, causative venom, severity of index sting reaction, results of allergy testing, comorbidities) and the incidence of anaphylactic adverse reactions...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694830/erratum-to-do-epinephrine-auto-injectors-have-an-unsuitable-needle-length-in-children-and-adolescents-at-risk-for-anaphylaxis-from-food-allergy
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Sten Dreborg, Xia Wen, Laura Kim, Gina Tsai, Immaculate Nevis, Ryan Potts, Jack Chiu, Arunmozhi Dominic, Harold Kim
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s13223-016-0110-8.].
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690642/breakthrough-attacks-in-patients-with-hereditary-angioedema-receiving-long-term-prophylaxis-are-responsive-to-icatibant-findings-from-the-icatibant-outcome-survey
#14
Werner Aberer, Marcus Maurer, Laurence Bouillet, Andrea Zanichelli, Teresa Caballero, Hilary J Longhurst, Amandine Perrin, Irmgard Andresen
BACKGROUND: Patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE) due to C1-inhibitor deficiency (C1-INH-HAE) experience recurrent attacks of cutaneous or submucosal edema that may be frequent and severe; prophylactic treatments can be prescribed to prevent attacks. However, despite the use of long-term prophylaxis (LTP), breakthrough attacks are known to occur. We used data from the Icatibant Outcome Survey (IOS) to evaluate the characteristics of breakthrough attacks and the effectiveness of icatibant as a treatment option...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670327/asthma-pressurised-metered-dose-inhaler-performance-propellant-effect-studies-in-delivery-systems
#15
William F S Sellers
BACKGROUND: Current pressurised metered dose asthma inhaler (pMDI) propellants are not inert pharmacologically as were previous chlorofluorocarbons, have smooth muscle relaxant' partial pressure effects in the lungs and inhaled hydrofluoroalkane 134a (norflurane) has anaesthetic effects. Volumes of propellant gas per actuation have never been measured. METHODS: In-vitro studies measured gas volumes produced by pMDIs on air oxygen (O2) levels in valved holding chambers (VHC) and the falls in O2% following actuation into lung ventilator delivery devices...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616043/angioedema-suppressed-by-a-combination-of-anti-histamine-and-leukotriene-modifier
#16
Brendan N Wong, Peter Vadas
RATIONALE: Angioedema without co-existent urticaria is due to a limited number of causes, including hereditary and acquired C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency, drug-induced angioedema or idiopathic histaminergic or non-histaminergic angioedema. We describe a cohort of patients with recurrent angioedema whose clinical features and response to medications are distinct from the causes above. METHODS: Patients were accrued retrospectively from an academic allergy practice between 2007 and 2014...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596792/a-case-series-evaluating-the-serological-response-of-adult-asthma-patients-to-the-23-valent-pneumococcal-polysaccharide-vaccine
#17
C R Laratta, K Williams, D Vethanayagam, M Ulanova, H Vliagoftis
BACKGROUND: Asthma is an independent risk factor for invasive pneumococcal disease; however, the immune response of adult asthma patients to pneumococcal vaccination is unknown. We explore the serologic response of patients with moderate to severe asthma to the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23). METHODS: Seventeen moderate to severe adult asthma patients that had not been vaccinated against pneumococcus over the 5 previous years were prospectively recruited from a tertiary care asthma clinic...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559916/maternal-sensitivity-and-social-support-protect-against-childhood-atopic-dermatitis
#18
Nicole L Letourneau, Anita L Kozyrskyj, Nela Cosic, Henry N Ntanda, Lubna Anis, Martha J Hart, Tavis S Campbell, Gerald F Giesbrecht
BACKGROUND: Many studies have identified associations between qualities of maternal-child relationships and childhood asthma, but few have examined associations with childhood atopic dermatitis (AD), a common precursor to asthma. Moreover, maternal psychological distress, including prenatal and postnatal depression, anxiety and stress, may increase risk, while social support from partners may reduce risk for childhood AD. We sought to uncover the association between maternal-infant relationship qualities (maternal sensitivity towards infant behavioral signals, controlling behavior, and unresponsiveness) and child AD after accounting for risk (i...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491102/the-relationship-between-circulating-concentrations-of-interleukin-17-and-c-reactive-protein-in-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
#19
A Grzanka, A Damasiewicz-Bodzek, A Kasperska-Zajac
BACKGROUND: Up-regulation of interleukin 17 (IL-17) family cytokines and acute phase response have been observed in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). It has been demonstrated that IL-17 stimulates C-reactive protein (CRP) expression. AIM: To determine relationship between circulating concentrations of IL-17 and CRP in CSU. METHODS: Concentrations of IL-17 in plasma and CRP in serum were measured in patients with CSU of varying severity and in the healthy subjects...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465694/visual-analogue-scale-vas-as-a-monitoring-tool-for-daily-changes-in-asthma-symptoms-in-adolescents-a-prospective-study
#20
Hyekyun Rhee, Michael Belyea, Jennifer Mammen
BACKGROUND: Success in asthma management hinges on patients' competency to detect and respond to ever-changing symptom severity. Thus, it is crucial to have reliable, simple, and sustainable methods of symptom monitoring that can be readily incorporated into daily life. Although visual analogue scale (VAS) has been considered as a simple symptom assessment method, its utility as a daily symptom monitoring tool in adolescents is unknown. This study was to determine the concurrent validity of VAS in capturing diurnal changes in symptoms and to examine the relationships between VAS and asthma control and pulmonary function...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
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