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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916424/predictors-of-epinephrine-dispensing-and-allergy-follow-up-after-emergency-department-visit-for-anaphylaxis
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Megan Motosue, M Fernanda Bellolio, Holly K Van Houten, Nilay D Shah, Ronna L Campbell
BACKGROUND: National guidelines recommend that patients with anaphylaxis be prescribed an epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) and referred to an allergy/immunology (A/I) specialist. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate guideline concordance and identify predictors of EAI dispensing and A/I follow-up in patients with anaphylaxis treated in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: We identified patients seen in the ED for anaphylaxis from 2010 through 2014 from an administrative claims database using an expanded International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis code algorithm...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911283/australian-and-new-zealand-anaesthetic-allergy-group-perioperative-anaphylaxis-investigation-guidelines
#2
R J Scolaro, H M Crilly, E J Maycock, P T McAleer, K A Nicholls, M A Rose, Rih The
These guidelines are a consensus document developed by a working party of the Australian and New Zealand Anaesthetic Allergy Group (ANZAAG) to provide an approach to the investigation of perioperative anaphylaxis. They focus primarily on the use of skin testing as it is the investigation with the greatest clinical utility for the identification of the likely causative agent and potentially safer alternatives. The practicalities and process of skin testing, its limitations, and the place of other tests are discussed...
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906157/economic-factors-impacting-food-allergen-management-perspectives-from-the-food-industry
#3
Ruchi S Gupta, Steve L Taylor, Joseph L Baumert, Lauren M Kao, Erik Schuster, Bridget M Smith
Food allergies affect up to 8% of children in the United States and may occasionally lead to severe life-threatening reactions. Because there is currently no cure for food allergies, strict avoidance of the allergen-containing foods is the only means of preventing an allergic reaction. Consumers rely on food manufacturers to reliably track and declare the presence of food allergens in products. Over the past 10 to 20 years, the food industry has increasingly adopted allergen control approaches in its processing facilities...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895957/atopic-dermatitis-addressing-allergy-infection-itch-and-complementary-therapies
#4
Jusleen Ahluwalia, Dawn Marie Davis, Sharon Jacob, Andrea Waldman, Peter Y Ong, Stuart Cohen, Adam Friedman, Peter Lio, Nathan Jetter, Jeffrey Bienstock, Jennifer LeBovidge, Jonathan Spergel, Luz Fonacier
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a complex condition that results from the dynamic interplay between genetic predisposition, skin barrier defects, environmental factors, and a dysfunctional immune system. As a result, AD can be complicated by irritant and allergic contact dermatitis and imbalances in the skin microbiome, which can subsequently exacerbate the severity and complicate the course of preexisting atopic disease. Itch is an important symptom of AD, as it plays a large role in the quality of life of patients and their families...
September 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893128/urticarial-reaction-following-endovascular-embolization-of-an-orbital-arteriovenous-malformation-avm-with-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate-nbca-glue
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Kunal R Sinha, Gary Duckwiler, Daniel B Rootman
Orbital arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare vascular lesions that may be managed with endovascular embolization followed by surgical resection. Embolization is often accomplished with n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (nBCA), which is considered to be a safe and effective liquid occlusive agent. Localized vascular inflammation has been associated with endovascular nBCA use in histopathologic studies, but reports of systemic hypersensitivity reactions following endovascular embolization with nBCA are rare. We present a case of a 26-year-old male who developed an intermittent systemic urticarial reaction without cardiopulmonary compromise beginning four weeks after nBCA embolization of an orbital AVM...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893093/practical-approach-to-the-treatment-of-nsaid-hypersensitivity
#6
Natalia Blanca-Lopez, Diana Perez-Alzate, Gabriela Canto, Miguel Blanca
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most frequently involved in drug hypersensitivity reactions (DHR). NSAIDs are prescribed for different processes and some NSAIDs can be obtained over the counter. Areas covered: We analyse the practical approaches for managing and treating NSAID-DHR considering the five major groups of entities recognised, divided into two categories: those responding to strong COX-1 inhibitors and possibly weak COX-1 or selective COX-2 inhibitors named cross-intolerant (CI), and those induced by a single drug or drug group with good tolerance to strong COX-1 inhibitors, known as allergic reactions (SR)...
September 12, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892282/diabetic-foot-infection-antibiotic-therapy-and-good-practice-recommendations
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Nicholas D Barwell, Marion C Devers, Brian Kennon, Helen E Hopkinson, Claire McDougall, Matthew J Young, Hannah M A Robertson, Duncan Stang, Stephanie J Dancer, Andrew Seaton, Graham P Leese
BACKGROUND: Healthcare events related to diabetic foot disease carry a burden of morbidity, mortality and economic cost. Prompt identification of clinical infection with appropriate tissue sampling limits use of broad spectrum empirical antibiotics and improves antibiotic stewardship. Staphylococcus aureus remains the commonest infecting organism and high-dose flucloxacillin remains the empirical antibiotic of choice for antibiotic naïve patients. Barriers to microbe-specific treatment include: adequate tissue sampling, delays in culture results, drug allergies and the emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms which can complicate the choice of targeted antibiotics...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890990/child-with-allergies-or-allergic-reactions
#8
REVIEW
Reshma A, Arun K Baranwal
Incidence of allergic disorders in children has increased significantly over time due to environmental and life-style changes. These include allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, allergic conjunctivitis, food allergies, bronchial asthma, drug allergies, insect bites and anaphylaxis; most being IgE-mediated type 1 hypersensitivity reactions to common environmental and food antigens. Although most of them are self-limiting, they may adversely affect the quality of life and sometimes become life-threatening as well...
September 11, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888024/airflow-and-symptom-outcomes-between-allergic-and-non-allergic-rhinitis-patients-from-turbinoplasty
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K Parthasarathi, J M Christensen, R Alvarado, H P Barham, R Sacks, R J Harvey
BACKGROUND: Inferior turbinate procedures are applied to relieve medically refractory nasal obstruction. However, the nature of congestion differs between allergic(AR) and non-allergic rhinitis(NAR). This study compares surgical outcomes between AR and NAR patients. METHODOLOGY: A case-control study of patients undergoing turbinate with or without septoplasty surgery for nasal obstruction was performed. Patient reported outcomes were: nasal obstruction, global nasal function(GNF), and sino-nasal outcome test(SNOT-22) with rhinitis, facial symptom, sleep and psychological sub-scores...
September 9, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881055/individual-healthcare-plan-for-allergic-children%C3%A2-at-school-lessons-from-a-2015-2016-school-year-survey
#10
Guillaume Pouessel, Stépanie Lejeune, Marie-Pierre Dupond, Annie Renard, Camille Fallot, Antoine Deschildre
The Individual Healthcare Plan (IHP) was implemented in schools in France in 2003 to improve management of allergic children. Our objectives were to assess the practical aspects of IHP (excluding asthma) and allergic reactions occurring at school. METHODS: Prospective study conducted in the North Department (France) during the 2015/2016 school-year. Two questionnaires were developed: one for the school doctors (n=67) and one for the school principals (n=2372). RESULTS: Data from 336 (25%) of the 1325 IHPs (0...
September 7, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880396/drug-repurposing-to-treat-asthma-and-allergic-disorders-progress-and-prospects
#11
REVIEW
Robert L Kruse, Kristine Vanijcharoenkarn
Allergy and atopic asthma have continued to become more prevalent in modern society despite the advent of new treatments, representing a major global health problem. Common medications such as antihistamines and steroids may have undesirable long-term side effects and lack efficacy in some resistant patients. Biologic medications are increasingly given to treat resistant patients, but they can represent high costs, complex dosing and management, and are not widely available around the world. The field needs new, cheap and convenient treatment options in order to bring better symptom relief to patients...
September 7, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876979/general-anaesthesia-for-patients-with-a-history-of-a-contrast-medium-induced-anaphylaxis-a-useful-prophylaxis
#12
Ingrid Boehm, Knud Nairz, John Morelli, Patricia Silva Hasembank Keller, Johannes Thomas Heverhagen
Contrast-enhanced radiological examinations are important diagnostic tools in modern medicine. Currently, all approved and available iodinated and gadolinium-based contrast agents are safe and well tolerated by most patients. However, approximately 2% of patients receiving iodinated contrast media (CM) exhibit hypersensitivity reactions. Patients with a history of such a reaction are at increased risk upon re-exposure. Therefore, they are subjected to a prophylaxis such as injection of anti-allergy drugs or general anesthesia...
September 6, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875884/residual-allergenicity-of-amino-acid-based-and-extensively-hydrolysed-cow-s-milk-formulas
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M E Levin, D M Blackhurst, F Kirstein, D Kok, G F Van der Watt, A D Marais
BACKGROUND: Criteria for labelling infant feeds as suitable for the dietary management of cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA) rely on proving the hypoallergenicity of such feeds or clinical studies showing that the feeds are tolerated by 90% of children with proven CMPA. South African (SA) labelling legislation does not indicate what testing is necessary to prove hypoallergenicity. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate all extensively hydrolysed cow's milk formulas and amino acid-based formulas available in SA for residual allergen content, protein size and amino-acid content...
August 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866901/anxiety-and-psychosomatic-symptoms-in-palliative-care-from-neuro-psychobiological-response-to-stress-to-symptoms-management-with-clinical-hypnosis-and-meditative-states
#14
Anirudh Kumar Satsangi, Maria Paola Brugnoli
Psychosomatic disorder is a condition in which psychological stresses adversely affect physiological (somatic) functioning to the point of distress. It is a condition of dysfunction or structural damage in physical organs through inappropriate activation of the involuntary nervous system and the biochemical response. In this framework, this review will consider anxiety disorders, from the perspective of the psychobiological mechanisms of vulnerability to extreme stress in severe chronic illnesses. Psychosomatic medicine is a field of behavioral medicine and a part of the practice of consultation-liaison psychiatry...
August 9, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866265/chemical-induced-asthma-and-the-role-of-clinical-toxicological-exposure-and-epidemiological-research-in-regulatory-and-hazard-characterization-approaches
#15
Melissa J Vincent, Jonathan A Bernstein, David Basketter, Judy S LaKind, G Scott Dotson, Andrew Maier
Uncertainties in understanding all potential modes-of-action for asthma induction and elicitation hinders design of hazard characterization and risk assessment methods that adequately screen and protect against hazardous chemical exposures. To address this challenge and identify current research needs, the University of Cincinnati and the American Cleaning Institute hosted a webinar series to discuss the current state-of-science regarding chemical-induced asthma. The general consensus is that the available database, comprised of data collected from routine clinical and validated toxicological tests, is inadequate for predicting or determining causal relationships between exposures and asthma induction for most allergens...
September 1, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865967/bugging-allergy-role-of-pre-pro-and-synbiotics-in-allergy-prevention
#16
REVIEW
Christina E West, Majda Dzidic, Susan L Prescott, Maria C Jenmalm
Large-scale biodiversity loss and complex changes in social behaviors are altering human microbial ecology. This is increasingly implicated in the global rise in inflammatory diseases, most notably the "allergy epidemic" in very early life. Colonization of human ecological niches, particularly the gastrointestinal tract, is critical for normal local and systemic immune development and regulation. Disturbances in composition, diversity and timing of microbial colonization have been associated with increased allergy risk, indicating the importance of strategies to restore a dysbiotic gut microbiota in the primary prevention of allergic diseases, including the administration of probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics...
August 30, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865233/first-allergenic-pollen-monitoring-in-bucharest-and-results-of-three-years-collaboration-with-european-aerobiology-specialists
#17
Polliana Mihaela Leru, Ana-Maria Eftimie, Michel Thibaudon
INTRODUCTION: Respiratory allergies induced by allergenic plants pollen represent an important public health problem with increasing prevalence and severity. Aerobiologic study of allergenic pollens is performed in many countries on regular basis and correlated with health data from allergists in the frame of national aerobiology networks. Romania has no aerobiology network and pollen measurements have been done between 1999-2012 in West region only. In the frame of COST Action called Sustainable management of Ambrosia Artemisiifolia in Europe (SMARTER FA 1203), three years collaboration with Reseau National de Surveillance Aerobiologique (RNSA) from France and the first pollen monitoring center in Bucharest were established...
August 28, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862769/histamine-and-migraine
#18
Hsiangkuo Yuan, Stephen D Silberstein
BACKGROUND: Histamine is an ancient "tissue amine" preceding multicellular organisms. In the central nervous system (CNS), its fibers originate solely from the tuberomammillary nucleus and travel throughout the brain. It is mainly responsible for wakefulness, energy homeostasis, and memory consolidation. Recently, several studies suggest a potential role of histamine in migraine pathogenesis and management. METHODS: Narrative review of current literature regarding histamine and migraine...
September 1, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852472/better-recognition-diagnosis-and-management-of-non-ige-mediated-cow-s-milk-allergy-in-infancy-imap-an-international-interpretation-of-the-map-milk-allergy-in-primary-care-guideline
#19
REVIEW
Carina Venter, Trevor Brown, Rosan Meyer, Joanne Walsh, Neil Shah, Anna Nowak-Węgrzyn, Tong-Xin Chen, David M Fleischer, Ralf G Heine, Michael Levin, Mario C Vieira, Adam T Fox
Cow's milk allergy (CMA) is one of the most common presentations of food allergy seen in early childhood. It is also one of the most complex food allergies, being implicated in IgE-mediated food allergy as well as diverse manifestations of non-IgE-mediated food allergy. For example, gastrointestinal CMA may present as food protein induced enteropathy, enterocolitis or proctocolitis. Concerns regarding the early and timely diagnosis of CMA have been highlighted over the years. In response to these, guideline papers from the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, Europe, the Americas and the World Allergy Organisation have been published...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840194/rectus-muscle-reapproximation-at-cesarean-delivery-and-postoperative-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Deirdre J Lyell, Mariam Naqvi, Amy Wong, Renata Urban, Brendan Carvalho
Objective  Rectus muscle reapproximation at cesarean delivery (CD) is performed frequently by some obstetricians; however, the effect on postoperative pain is unclear. To this end, we investigated whether rectus muscle reapproximation increases postoperative pain. Materials and Methods  This is a prospective, double-blind, randomized controlled trial of women undergoing primary CD with singleton or twin pregnancy at >35 weeks' gestation. Women were randomized to rectus muscle reapproximation with three interrupted sutures or no reapproximation...
July 2017: Surg J (N Y)
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