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Sohail Ahmed Rajper, Sana Ullah, Zhongqiu Li
Air pollution causes severe physical and psychological health complications. Considering China's continuously-deteriorating air quality, this study aimed to assess the self-reported effects of air pollution on the behavior and physical health of the students of 13 densely populated cities, and their awareness, practices, and perception of air pollution and its associated public health risks. A detailed, closed-ended questionnaire was administered to 2100 students from 54 universities and schools across China...
2018: PloS One
Takudzwa J Mtisi, Charles Maponga, Tsitsi G Monera-Penduka, Tinashe Mudzviti, Dexter Chagwena, Faithful Makita-Chingombe, Robin DiFranchesco, Gene D Morse
Background: A growing number of drug development studies that include pharmacokinetic evaluations are conducted in regions lacking a specialised pharmacology laboratory. This necessitated the development of an International Pharmacology Specialty Laboratory (IPSL) in Zimbabwe. Objectives: The aim of this article is to describe the development of an IPSL in Zimbabwe. Methods: The IPSL was developed collaboratively by the University of Zimbabwe and the University at Buffalo Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences...
2018: African Journal of Laboratory Medicine
Isabel Atencio, Max Beushausen, John J Kowalczyk, Andres Flores-Hidalgo, Nora Fitzgerald, Dale A Baur
PURPOSE: Currently, there is a concern at the national level of the overuse of both prescription and nonprescription opioid use. The purpose of this study was to identify whether the use of the intravenous (IV) formulation of acetaminophen (Ofirmev; Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Staines-upon-Thames, United Kingdom) is an effective tool in the reduction of postoperative pain, with a secondary goal of reduction of postoperative narcotic use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 72 patients with previously diagnosed either partial bony or complete bony impacted third molars were selected with care to avoid long-acting local anesthetics or dissociative anesthetic agents...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Kiran Godse, Abhishek De, Vijay Zawar, Bela Shah, Mukesh Girdhar, Murlidhar Rajagopalan, D S Krupashankar
This article is developed by the Skin Allergy Research Society of India for an updated evidence-based consensus statement for the management of urticaria, with a special reference to the Indian context. This guideline includes updated definition, causes, classification, and management of urticaria. Urticaria has a profound impact on the quality of life and causes immense distress to patients, necessitating effective treatment. One approach to manage urticaria is by identification and elimination of the underlying cause(s) and/or eliciting trigger(s) while the second one is by treatment for providing symptomatic relief...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Audrey DunnGalvin, Laura Polloni, Jennifer Le Bovidge, Antonella Muraro, Matthew Greenhawt, Steve Taylor, Joseph Baumert, Wesley Burks, Anna Trace, Gillian DunnGalvin, Lisa Forristal, Laura McGrath, Jennifer White, Marta Vasquez, Katrina Allen, Aziz Sheikh, Jonathan Hourihane, Mimi L K Tang
BACKGROUND: We have previously developed a food allergy-specific developmental model, that explained emotions and coping styles, among children aged 6 to 15years in Ireland. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the usefulness of the developmental model in a large multicountry data set, including any mediators of coping style, and to use the findings to generate an item pool that will form the basis for 3 age-appropriate self-report questionnaires to measure coping and emotions...
March 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
Amy M Scurlock, Stacie M Jones
Advances in food allergy diagnosis, management, prevention and therapeutic interventions have been significant over the past two decades. Evidence based national and international guidelines have streamlined food allergy diagnosis and management, while paradigm shifting work in primary prevention of peanut allergy has resulted in significant modifications in the approach to early food introduction in infants and toddlers. Innovative investigation of food allergy epidemiology, systems biology, impact, and management has provided important insights...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Volker Gebhardt, Vera Zawierucha, Oliver Schöffski, Anke Schwarz, Christel Weiss, Marc D Schmittner
BACKGROUND: Both general and spinal anaesthesia with short-acting local anaesthetics are suitable and reliable for knee arthroscopy as an ambulatory procedure. Chloroprocaine (CP) 1% seems to be the ideal spinal local anaesthetic for this indication. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare spinal anaesthesia using CP 1% with general for outpatient knee arthroscopy with regard to procedure times, occurrence of pain, patient satisfaction and recovery, and also costs...
March 7, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Kemal Sasaki, Tomoko Nakagawa, Shiro Sugiura, Motohiro Ebisawa, Komei Ito
BACKGROUND: The unintentional usage of adrenaline auto-injectors may cause injury to caregivers or patients. To prevent such incidents, we assessed the causative factors of these incidents. METHODS: The Anaphylaxis Working Group of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology requested that society members register cases in which adrenaline auto-injectors were unintentionally used. One hundred cases were reported from June 2015 to March 2016...
March 5, 2018: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
Vanessa Lopes Muñoz
Developing robust explanations for patients' non-adherence to medical treatments is a pressing clinical concern. Social scientists have emphasised the importance of taking a 'patient-centred' approach to the study of illness management. Using data from a qualitative study of the management of children's food allergies, I found that school nurses created what I term collective adherence - the translation of individual medical recommendations into prescriptions to be followed by entire communities. School nurses secured collective adherence by aligning physicians, schools, and families around a particular interpretation of medical recommendations, setting guidelines of behaviour for the entire school community to follow, and balancing the diverging needs of illness sufferers and non-illness sufferers...
March 8, 2018: Sociology of Health & Illness
Julia Upton, Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn
Baked milk (BM) and baked egg (BE) diets are increasingly used in the management of milk and egg allergy, rather than avoidance. Children with tolerance versus reactivity to BM and BE may have smaller skin prick test and lower specific IgE, and BM-tolerant children have less basophil reactivity and more peripheral T regulatory cells. However, most milk- and egg-allergic children tolerate BM and BE and an individual's reactivity is unpredictable. Non-reactivity is due to conformational changes in the allergens...
March 8, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
Christopher Hollen, Omer Suhaib, Aaron Farrow, Evgeny Sidorov
We present a case of an 82-year-old man with new-onset neuromyelitis optica (NMO) spectrum disorder, the treatment of which was complicated by a severe pre-existing prednisone allergy. His age caused much initial doubt about his diagnosis, and his corticosteroid allergy altered our management as we attempted to minimize risk to the patient. Our patient was a healthy 82-year-old, right-handed man who presented with sensory loss of the bilateral lower extremities and progressive, painless vision loss. MRI showed bilateral pre-chiasmatic optic nerve and optic chiasm enhancement, along with enhancement within the thoracic spinal cord from T3 to T7...
January 2018: Case Reports in Neurology
Lauren M Kao, Julie Wang, Olga Kagan, Anne Russell, S Shahzad Mustafa, Diane Houdek, Bridget Smith, Ruchi Gupta
BACKGROUND: Although school health care professionals are integral to the management of students with food allergy, their views on school food allergy policies have not yet been reported. OBJECTIVE: To characterize food allergy policies currently being used in schools and their utility and potential barriers to implementation from the perspective of school health care professionals. METHODS: An electronic survey was disseminated to school nurses at the 2016 National Association of School Nurses meeting and through the Allergy and Asthma Network listserv...
March 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Alexander K C Leung, Benjamin Barankin, Kin Fon Leong
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcal-scalded skin syndrome (SSSS), also known as Ritter disease, is a potentially life-threatening disorder and a pediatric emergency. Early diagnosis and treatment is imperative to reduce the morbidity and mortality of this condition. The purpose of this article is to familiarize physicians with the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of SSSS. DATA SOURCES: A PubMed search was completed in Clinical Queries using the key terms "Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome" and "Ritter disease"...
March 5, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Zbigniew Bartuzi, Maciej Kaczmarski, Mieczysława Czerwionka-Szaflarska, Teresa Małaczyńska, Aneta Krogulska
The paper concerns the current position of the Polish Society of Allergology Food Allergy Section on the diagnosis and management of food allergies. The aim of this position is to provide evidence-based recommendations on the diagnosis and management of patients with allergic hypersensitivity to foods. This position statement includes a systematic review of studies in three areas, namely, the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of food allergies. While taking into account the specific Polish setting, in this publication we also used the current European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) position paper and other current position statements, including those of the United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)...
October 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
Roberta Barachetti, Elisabetta Villa, Mario Barbarini
The introduction of solid food is necessary for any infant in order to provide adequate nutrition because when they grow up milk is insufficient for their nutritional needs. Infants born preterm have increased nutritional requirements. The high nutrient demands as well as the organ immaturity of preterm infants combine to render it difficult to achieve dietary intakes that will allow preterm infants to match their in utero growth rates. Current guidelines for the introduction of solid food to term infants cannot be directly translated to preterm infants...
December 22, 2017: La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica: Medical and Surgical Pediatrics
Elodie Degroote, Halil Yildiz, Frederic Lecouvet, Alexia Verroken, Leila Belkhir
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: New methods of microbiology identification as MALDI-TOF MS increased the rate of Aerococci detection in microbiological samples making this germ an emerging pathogen. The purpose of this case report and literature review is to highlight the role of A. urinae in spine infection and discuss the management of this type of infection. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: A 32-year-old man, with a medical history of paraplegia secondary to a relapsing form of multiple sclerosis, was admitted because of lower back-pain following complaints suggestive of urinary tract infection...
March 2, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
W Landon Jackson
The alpha-gal allergy is an emerging IgE-mediated reaction against the galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose carbohydrate found in mammalian meats. Patients with this condition will develop anaphylactic symptoms 3-6 h after the ingestion of mammalian meat food products such as beef, pork or lamb. The prevalence of this allergy is drastically increasing and severe reactions including anaphylactic shock have been reported, yet many patients experience symptoms for years before a diagnosis is made. We describe the presentation, diagnosis and management of a patient with the alpha-gal allergy in attempt to improve early recognition and management of patients with this condition...
February 2018: Oxford Medical Case Reports
Audrey Mohr, Rajneesh Malhotra, Gaell Mayer, Guy Gorochov, Makoto Miyara
FOXP3-expressing CD4+ T regulatory (Treg) cells are instrumental for the maintenance of self-tolerance. They are also involved in the prevention of allergy, allograft rejection, foetal rejection during pregnancy and of exaggerated immune response towards commensal pathogens in mucosal tissues. They can also prevent immune responses against tumors and promote tumor progression. FOXP3-expressing Treg cells are not a homogenous population. The different subsets of Treg cells can have different functions or roles in the maintenance of immune homeostasis and can therefore be differentially targeted in the management of autoimmune diseases or in cancer...
2018: Clinical & Translational Immunology
B J Wang, C Guo, C J Li, D L Mu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of peri-anesthesia allergy in a tertiary teaching hospital. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study. Patients who received anesthesia in operation rooms at Peking University First Hospital from January 2012 to April 2017 were enrolled. Researchers reviewed all the patients' electronic records and screened suspect allergy cases. Allergy was diagnosed according to the definition in Consensus on Management of Perioperative Allergy (China) and Scandinavian Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Diagnosis, Management and Follow-up of Anaphylaxis during Anesthesia...
February 18, 2018: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Lucinda Kennard, Iason Thomas, Krzysztof Rutkowski, Vian Azzu, Patrick Fk Yong, Bogusia Kasternow, Hannah Hunter, Naeema Mo Cabdi, Alla Nakonechna, Annette Wagner
BACKGROUND: Omega-5 gliadin allergy (also known as wheat-dependent exercise induced anaphylaxis) is a rare allergy to wheat which often presents with intermittent severe anaphylaxis in the context of a co-factor, such as exercise. OBJECTIVES: To undertake a detailed clinical characterisation of the largest cohort of omega 5-gliadin allergic patients to date. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the demographics, presentation, investigation and management of 132 patients presenting to 4 UK centres with omega-5 gliadin allergy...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
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