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European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884992/new-therapeutic-approach-by-sirolimus-for-enteropathy-treatment-in-patients-with-lrba-deficiency
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G Azizi, H Abolhassani, R Yazdani, S Mohammadikhajehdehi, N Parvaneh, B Negahdari, J Mohammadi, A Aghamohammadi
Purpose. To report the successful use of sirolimus for management of enteropathy in four patients with LPS-responsive beige-like anchor protein (LRBA) deficiency. Methods. Case series. Results. sirolimus therapy led to a complete improvement of symptoms including decrease in frequency and severity of diarrhea, as well as patients' weight gain. No signs of abdominal cramps and anorexia were also detected during the follow up period after treatment. Conclusions. sirolimus with its potential efficacy and immunomodulatory properties may be recommended for the treatment of severe enteropathy refractory to conventional therapy in patients with LRBA deficiency...
September 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884991/acute-cardiac-disease-in-a-patient-with-hyper-ige-syndrome
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A Castilano, H Watti, A Abdulbaki, K Modi, J A Bocchini, S L Bahna
We describe the case of a 24-year-old male with hyper-IgE syndrome (HIES) which was diagnosed at 4 years of age and died from a very rare cardiac complication. He had typical clinical and laboratory manifestations of HIES, including total serum IgE as high as > 100,000 IU/mL. Stem cell transplantation was not available. During the 20-year follow-up, he suffered numerous various infections of the skin and deep organs, partial lung resection, as well as multiple bone fractures. At age 24, he developed acute decompensated heart failure associated with elevated serum troponin I and brain natriuretic protein...
September 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884990/evaluation-of-asthma-control-in-the-pharmacy-an-italian-cross-sectional-study
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M Caminati, G Senna, N Segala, M Bacchini, G Stefanizzi, C Bovo, M Schiappoli, G W Canonica, G Passalacqua
Background. In Western countries a large proportion of asthmatic patients remain uncontrolled, despite the availability of effective drugs. An involvement of pharmacies / pharmacists in asthma management has been suggested in guidelines, since this could provide a relevant support. Objective. The present cross-sectional study aimed at assessing the level of asthma control, by using ACT questionnaire, in the community pharmacies in the County of Verona, North East of Italy. Methods. A call for participation was sent by Verona Pharmacists' Association to all the pharmacies located in the Verona municipality...
September 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884989/hydroxychloroquine-in-the-treatment-of-anti-histamine-refractory-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-randomized-single-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial-and-an-open-label-comparison-study
#4
T Boonpiyathad, A Sangasapaviliya
Background. The management of anti-histamine refractory chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) has poorly defined therapeutic options. Some patients with CSU respond poorly to a fourfold increase in dosage of H1-anti-histamines treatment. Aim. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of an adjunct treatment of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) on remission rate and reduction of urticarial symptoms. Methods. Sixty subjects with anti-histamine refractory CSU were randomly assigned to 400 mg of HCQ daily or placebo for 12 weeks in a single blind placebo controlled trial...
September 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884988/assessment-of-allergen-specific-ige-by-immunoblotting-method-in-atopic-dermatitis
#5
M R Bonyadi, D Hassanzadeh, N Seyfizadeh, S Borzoueisileh
Background and Objectives. Stimulating the immune system by exposure to various allergens to produce specific IgE has a significant role in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis. Identifying disease-causing allergens, prevention of exposure to those allergens, and immunotherapy will play an important role in the treatment of Atopic Disease. The purpose of this study was to determine the common allergens of northwest of Iran in patients with atopic dermatitis that are resistant to treatment. Materials and methods...
September 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884987/the-link-between-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-and-metabolic-syndrome
#6
G A Vena, N Cassano
Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a cluster of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and is considered a chronic low-level systemic inflammatory condition. Recent preliminary findings have shown an increased prevalence of MS among patients with chronic urticaria (CU) as compared to controls, with a particularly higher prevalence detected in patients with uncontrolled CU. Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) appears to share some pathomechanisms with MS, including a pro-inflammatory state, increased oxidative stress, alterations in adipokine profile and activation of the coagulation system...
September 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884986/corticosteroids-in-management-of-anaphylaxis-a-systematic-review-of-evidence
#7
C K Liyanage, P Galappatthy, S L Seneviratne
As anaphylaxis is a medical emergency, there are no randomized controlled clinical trials on its emergency management. Therefore, current guidelines are mostly based on data from observational studies, animal and laboratory studies. Although epinephrine is the mainstay of recommended treatment, corticosteroids are also frequently used. This review evaluates the evidence on the use of corticosteroids in emergency management of anaphylaxis from published human and animal or laboratories studies. Thirty original research papers were found with 22 human studies and eight animal or laboratory studies...
September 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752724/crp-d-dimer-fibrinogen-and-esr-as-predictive-markers-of-response-to-standard-doses-of-levocetirizine-in-patients-with-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
#8
P Kolkhir, D Pogorelov, O Olisova
According to current guidelines, non-sedative H1-antihistamines (nsAH) are the first-line therapy of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). But even up-dosed antihistamines (to four times the standard dose) produce symptom resolution in less than 50% of patients. Biomarkers that can predict the response to nsAH are still unknown. We carried out a prospective study and used discriminant analysis to evaluate the combination of D-dimer, fibrinogen, C-reactive protein and ESR values for predicting the outcome of treatment with levocetirizine in 84 CSU patients...
July 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752723/red-meat-allergy-induced-by-tick-bites-a-norwegian-case-report
#9
G Arslan Lied
Food allergies, especially delayed hypersensitivity reactions, are often challenging for both patients and clinicians. Here, we report the case of a 64-year-old man who had allergic reactions six hours after eating a meal containing red meat. He reported that he had several tick bites in months before the reaction. High serum specific IgE levels of alpha-gal confirmed the diagnosis of alpha-gal allergic reaction with delayed onset after red meat ingestion caused by tick bite.
July 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752722/effects-of-food-allergy-on-the-dietary-habits-and-intake-of-primary-schools-cypriot-children
#10
E Vassilopoulou, C Christoforou, E Andreou, A Heraclides
Aim. To determine whether food allergy affects overall dietary intake and food choices in Cypriot primary school children. Methods. As part of the first epidemiological study in Cyprus on food allergy in primary school children, two 24-hour recalls (one from a week and one from a weekend day) of twenty-eight food allergic children (21 girls) and thirty healthy children (20 girls) aged 6-11 years old, were analysed and compared regarding their macro- and micronutrient content, food choices and meal distribution...
July 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752721/phleum-pratense-molecular-pattern-across-italy
#11
G Ciprandi, E Scala, R Ariano
Introduction. Phleum pratense (Timothy grass) is the most frequent cause of grass allergy in Europe. Molecular-based allergy diagnostics have been recently introduced in the clinical practice, allowing to define and characterize exactly the sensitization profile. Aim of the study. The present study was aimed to investigate the possible relationships between Graminaceae pollen data and the pattern of IgE reactivity to different allergen components across Italy. Methods. Pollen data, including duration and quantity, were recorded over a 10-year period in 24 Italian centres located along the Italian peninsula...
July 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752720/effects-of-omalizumab-treatment-on-serum-cytokine-concentrations-of-atopic-patients-with-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-a-preliminary-report
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A Sellitto, U De Fanis, A Balestrieri, A Savoia, C Astarita, C Romano
Omalizumab has recently obtained indication for chronic spontaneous urticaria both in the US and Europe. However, the mechanism of action of this drug has yet to be fully elucidated. Previous studies have shown elevations in cytokine serum levels in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria, and it is not known whether omalizumab treatment may affect cytokine serum levels in this condition. Besides, a proportion of chronic spontaneous urticaria patients have concomitant atopy, which may be associated, at least in theory, with prevalence of serum Th2-type cytokines...
July 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752719/serum-estradiol-concentration-estradiol-to-progesterone-ratio-and-sputum-il-5-and-il-8-concentrations-are-increased-in-luteal-phase-of-the-menstrual-cycle-in-perimenstrual-asthma-patients
#13
A Semik-Orzech, S Skoczyński, W Pierzchała
Background. The results of the research on perimenstrual asthma (PMA) pathophysiology are inconsistent, and the role of sex hormones remains inconclusive. The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of serum sex steroid (and other) hormones concentrations on lower airway inflammation of PMA patients. Methods. Thirty-three women of childbearing age diagnosed as: PMA (n = 13), non-PMA asthmatics (n = 10), and healthy controls (n = 10) were prospectively followed for 12 weeks over 2 consecutive menstrual cycles...
July 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752718/histamine-release-positive-test-associates-with-disease-remission-in-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-a-proof-of-concept-study
#14
A Berti, M R Yacoub, P Stahl Skov, S Falkencrone, L Casati, S Burastero, M G Sabbadini, G Colombo
Background. Histamine release (HR) test has previously been shown to predict the presence of endogenous histamine-releasing factors in chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). Objectives and methods. Twenty CSU patients unresponsive to antihistamine treatment were enrolled in order to evaluate the correlations between HR test results and demographic features, quality of life, disease activity, clinical course, and autologous serum and plasma skin tests (ASST and APST). Results. All patients with positive HR test (9/9, 100%) had a more severe disease activity at onset (urticaria activity score, UAS > 2) when compared to negative HR test patients (5/11; p = 0...
July 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752717/justification-for-ige-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
#15
M Sánchez-Borges, A Capriles-Hulet, F Caballero-Fonseca, L González-Aveledo
Monoclonal anti-IgE antibodies (omalizumab) are able to induce clinically significant benefits in patients with severe chronic spontaneous urticaria (CS). Those results led clinicians and investigators to reconsider a possible pathogenic role not previously supported for IgE and its receptors in this disease, and to investigate additional approaches for understanding its pathogenesis. IgE antibodies to unknown environmental allergens able to trigger chronic urticaria are not generally regarded as the etiologic factor for the disease...
July 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497679/disappearance-of-severe-oral-allergy-syndrome-following-omalizumab-treatment
#16
R Asero
The first case of disappearance of apple-induced oral allergy syndrome in a birch pollen-allergic patient following omalizumab treatment is reported. This observation in a case of type 2 food allergy suggests that omalizumab is potentially an effective preventive treatment for patients with severe, type 1 food allergies.
May 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497678/eosinophil-fungal-rhinosinusitis-caused-by-fusarium-infection-secondary-to-odontogenic-maxillary-sinus-disease-when-collaboration-between-otolaryngologist-and-allergologist-leads-to-the-correct-diagnosis-and-therapy
#17
P Gamba, C Lombardi
Rhinitis and sinusitis usually coexist and are concurrent in most individuals; thus, the correct terminology is now "rhinosinusitis". On the basis of numerous causative factors, often co-existing in the same patient, the diagnosis of rhinosinusitis is also made by a wide variety of practitioners (allergologists, otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, primary care physicians, paediatricians, and many others). Approximately 5-15% of the population suffers from chronic rhinosinusitis, and in 10-12% of them, it is of dental origin...
May 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497677/successful-of-subcutaneous-and-oral-hyposensitizing-therapy-in-30-patients
#18
A Tammaro, I Romano, F R Parisella, G De Marco, F Persechino, I Trimarchi, S Persechino
Background. Pharmacotherapy and immunotherapy are the main treatment modalities for respiratory allergy. The aim of this paper has been to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of subcutaneous and sublingual immunotherapy in association in allergic patients, and to demonstrate that the patients who have performed a second oral vaccination cycle after 4-5 years from the first subcutaneous treatment, derive benefits that may last for years. This is due to immune system's plasticity. Methods. The study was conducted in 30 allergic patients which had previously executed a full cycle of classical subcutaneous immunotherapy, with a partial remission of symptoms...
May 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497676/assessment-of-validity-and-reliability-of-drug-hypersensitivity-quality-of-life-questionnaire-the-dutch-experience
#19
M Moayeri, H Van Os-Medendorp, I Baiardini, H Röckmann
Drug Hypersensitivity Quality of Life Questionnaire (DrHy-Q) is the first questionnaire that captures health related quality of life impact in patients with drug hypersensitivity. The aim of this study was to translate and validate the original Italian 15-item DrHy-Q for use among Dutch-speaking residents. We also compared the DrHy-Q scores obtained across countries. In a prospective cohort study, the Dutch DrHy-Q was completed by 124 patients (65.3% female, age 56.8 ± 14.0) with a confirmed drug hypersensitivity...
May 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497675/evaluation-of-pulmonary-complications-in-patients-with-primary-immunodeficiency-disorders
#20
M Reisi, G Azizi, F Kiaee, F Masiha, R Shirzadi, T Momen, H Rafiemanesh, N Tavakolinia, M Modaresi, A Aghamohammadi
Background. Primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) are inherited disorders in which one or several components of immune system are defected. Moreover, affected patients are at high risk for developing recurrent infections, particularly pulmonary infections. The spectrum of pulmonary manifestations in PIDs is broad, and includes acute and chronic infection, structural abnormalities (eg, bronchiectasis), malignancy and dysregulated inflammation resulting in tissue damage. In this study, our aims are to evaluate pulmonary complications in PID patients...
May 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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