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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155807/a-synbiotic-containing-amino-acid-based-formula-improves-gut-microbiota-in-non-ige-mediated-allergic-infants
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David C A Candy, Marleen T J Van Ampting, Manon M Oude Nijhuis, Harm Wopereis, Assad M Butt, Diego G Peroni, Yvan Vandenplas, Adam T Fox, Neil Shah, Christina E West, Johan Garssen, Lucien F Harthoorn, Jan Knol, Louise J Michaelis
BACKGROUND: Prebiotics and probiotics (synbiotics) can modify gut microbiota and have potential in allergy management when combined with amino acid-based formula (AAF) for infants with cow's milk allergy (CMA). METHODS: This multicenter, double-blind, randomized controlled trial investigated the effects of an AAF including synbiotic blend on percentages of bifidobacteria and Eubacterium rectale/Clostridium coccoides group (ER/CC) in feces from infants with suspected non-IgE-mediated CMA...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147890/food-allergy-in-children-an-overview
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REVIEW
Jaidev M Devdas, Christopher Mckie, Adam T Fox, Vinod H Ratageri
The estimated prevalence of food allergy amongst children in the west is around 6-8% but there is paucity of data in the Indian population. There is a complex interplay of environmental influences and genetic factors in the immuno-pathogenesis and manifestations of food allergy. A reliable thorough clinical history, combined with positive skin prick tests or food-specific IgE, is essential for a more precise diagnosis of food allergy. Currently there is no cure for food allergy. The management of food allergy usually includes strict avoidance, patient education and provision of emergency medication (adrenaline-autoinjectors)...
November 17, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144278/time-trends-in-food-allergy-diagnoses-epinephrine-orders-and-epinephrine-administrations-in-new-york-city-schools
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Elizabeth Feuille, Cheryl Lawrence, Caroline Volel, Scott H Sicherer, Julie Wang
OBJECTIVES: To assess time trends in food allergy diagnoses, epinephrine autoinjector (EAI) prescriptions, and EAI administrations in the school setting. STUDY DESIGN: In this retrospective study, deidentified student data from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which oversees >1 million students in 1800 schools, were provided to investigators. Data from school years 2007-2008 to 2012-2013 pertaining to diagnoses of food allergy, student-specific EAI orders, and EAI administrations among students in New York City were analyzed for trends over time, via the use of ORs and χ(2) calculation...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138990/non-ige-mediated-adverse-food-reactions
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REVIEW
Stephanie A Leonard
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to update what is currently known about the major non-IgE-mediated food allergies: food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), food protein-induced allergic proctocolitis (FPIAP), and food protein-induced enteropathy (FPE). These conditions are similar in that symptoms are regulated to the gastrointestinal tract; therefore understanding their specific features is important for diagnosis and management. RECENT FINDINGS: The most progress has been made in understanding FPIES with several recent large cohorts being described...
November 14, 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132674/food-allergy-management
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Carla M Davis, John M Kelso
The management of food allergies requires the cooperation of the food allergic person, physician, family, and social contacts. For children, school management of food allergies is a key component of the overall approach. Recognition of the signs and symptoms of allergic reactions and preparation to administer the appropriate treatment of mild and severe symptoms in the event of accidental exposure is necessary. Avoidance of food allergens is facilitated by label reading and dietary guidance is extremely important to minimize nutritional deficiencies...
February 2018: Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132668/diagnosis-and-management-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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REVIEW
Jeffrey M Wilson, Emily C McGowan
Unlike traditional food allergies, immunoglobulin E (IgE) is not a key mediator of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Nonetheless, foods antigens are important triggers of EoE, and allergists play an important role in management of this chronic disease. This review addresses insights into the diagnosis and management as it relates to our evolving understanding about the pathogenesis of EoE.
February 2018: Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132667/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-for-treatment-of-food-allergy
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REVIEW
Xiu-Min Li
The prevalence of food allergy is increasing. Food allergy can be life threatening and there is no approved treatment available. Allergen avoidance and rescue medication remain the sole management tools. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is common in the United States. However, research into safety and efficacy for food allergy is limited. Continued scientific research into food allergy herbal formula 2 (FAHF-2), refined methods of formulation, purified compounds, and other modalities are needed...
February 2018: Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131356/gluten-sensitivities-and-the-allergist-threshing-the-grain-from-the-husks
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REVIEW
J G Burkhardt, A Chapa-Rodriguez, S L Bahna
"Gluten sensitivity" has become commonplace among the public. Wheat allergy (WA) and celiac disease (CD) are well-defined entities, but are becoming a fraction of individuals following a gluten-free diet. WA has a prevalence of <0.5%. Wheat, specifically its omega-5 gliadin fraction, is the most common allergen implicated in food-dependent, exercise-induced anaphylaxis. CD is a non-IgE hypersensitivity to certain cereal proteins: gluten in wheat, secalin in rye, hordein in barley, and to a lesser extent avenin in oat...
November 13, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128269/post-orgasmic-illness-syndrome-a-review
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REVIEW
Hoang Minh Tue Nguyen, Areeg Bala, Andrew T Gabrielson, Wayne J G Hellstrom
INTRODUCTION: Post-orgasmic illness syndrome (POIS) is a rare but debilitating cluster of postejaculatory symptoms affecting men. It is a chronic disorder manifesting as a constellation of flulike and allergic symptoms within seconds, minutes, or hours after ejaculation. POIS can be followed by mental sequelae such as diminished concentration and irritability. POIS negatively affects the life of patients by limiting sexual encounters, dampening romantic prospects, creating internal struggles to avoid eroticism, and affecting patients' schedules...
November 8, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122832/fifteen-minute-consultation-a-child-with-a-suspected-drug-allergy
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Peishan Wu, Katherine Longbottom, Rosemary Hague, Gillian Vance
Adverse drug reactions are common in children, but true drug allergy is rare. It can be difficult to determine whether signs such as skin rashes are caused by the underlying illness or medications prescribed. Accurate diagnosis is important for patient safety and optimal treatment. We review the presentation of drug allergy and discuss current management options for children.
November 9, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122155/rituximab-hypersensitivity-evaluation-desensitization-and-potential-mechanisms
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Johnson T Wong, Aidan Long
BACKGROUND: Rituximab (Rituxan) hypersensitivity (RITS) can be severe and limits the ability to further administer the treatment. Understanding its pattern and desensitization may permit administration in difficult cases. OBJECTIVE: Analyze RITS patient characteristics, hypersensitivity pattern, and desensitization outcomes to optimize management. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with RITS were referred to the Allergy/Immunology Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital over 5 1/2 years...
November 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118675/selecting-optimal-second-generation-antihistamines-for-allergic-rhinitis-and-urticaria-in-asia
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Marysia Tiongco Recto, Ma Teresita Gabriel, Kanokvalai Kulthanan, Pongsakorn Tantilipikorn, Derrick Chen-Wee Aw, Tak Hong Lee, Ch'ng Chin Chwen, Somasundran Mutusamy, Nguyen Trong Hao, Vo Thanh Quang, Giorgio Walter Canonica
Background: Allergic diseases are on the rise in many parts of the world, including the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Second-generation antihistamines are the first-line treatment option in the management of allergic rhinitis and urticaria. International guidelines describe the management of these conditions; however, clinicians perceive the additional need to tailor treatment according to patient profiles. This study serves as a consensus of experts from several countries in APAC (Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam), which aims to describe the unmet needs, practical considerations, challenges, and key decision factors when determining optimal second-generation antihistamines for patients with allergic rhinitis and/or urticaria...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117431/food-allergy-and-atopic-dermatitis-prediction-progression-and-prevention
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REVIEW
Carla Mastrorilli, Carlo Caffarelli, Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber
The rising burden of allergic diseases in childhood requires a compelling need to identify individuals at risk for atopy very early in life or even predict the onset of food allergy and atopic dermatitis since pregnancy. The development and clinical phenotypes of atopic diseases in childhood depends on a complex interaction between genetic and environmental factors, such as allergen exposure, air pollution and infections. Preventive strategies may include avoidance measures, diet supplements and early complementary food introduction...
November 8, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110913/pristinamycin-induced-arthralgia-and-myalgia-analysis-of-the-french-pharmacovigilance-database
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M Denis Prevot, E M Thillard, J Walther, G Veyrac, M L Laroche, S Gautier, M Auffret
INTRODUCTION: Pristinamycin is an antibiotic of the streptogramin family; few adverse effects of this drug are reported, only cutaneous and digestive ones. Arthralgia and myalgia may however be observed although not mentioned in the summary of product characteristics. OBJECTIVE: Description and analysis of cases of pristinamycin-induced arthralgia and/or myalgia registered in the French database of pharmacovigilance. METHOD: We carried out a targeted search of the database, selecting case patients presenting with arthralgia and muscle pain and excluding those associated with sensitivities or allergies to pristinamycin...
October 28, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106306/assessing-the-value-of-the-meaningful-use-clinical-summary-for-patients-and-families-with-pediatric-asthma
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Karen Colorafi, Lee Moua, Michele Shaw, David Ricker, Julie Postma
Electronic clinical summaries are innovations supported by the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, known as "Meaningful Use" (MU). The MU clinical summary documents the shared understanding of the plan of care for patients and assists families in managing asthma-related health care. The purpose of this analysis was to identify the communicative value of the summaries to patients and families. Readability measurements, content analysis, and descriptive statistics were employed in a review of twenty clinical summaries and compared with provider encounter notes...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105793/what-can-we-learn-in-drug-allergy-management-from-world-health-organization-s-international-classifications
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REVIEW
Luciana Kase Tanno, Maria Jose Torres, Mariana Castells, Pascal Demoly
Drug hypersensitivity reactions (DHRs) represent growing health problem worldwide, affecting more than 7% of the general population and represent an important public health problem. However, knowledge in DHRs morbidity and mortality epidemiological data is still not optimal and international comparable standards remain poorly accessed. Institutional databases worldwide increasingly use the WHO International Classification of Diseases (ICD) system to classify diagnoses, health services utilization and death data...
November 6, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101938/practical-considerations-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-asthma-in-older-adults
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REVIEW
Barbara P Yawn, MeiLan K Han
Although often considered a disease of childhood, the prevalence of asthma in US adults aged 65 years or older is similar to that in children, with the number of older patients needing care for asthma likely to continue to increase. As with most chronic diseases, there are challenges associated with the diagnosis and management of asthma in an older population. This review discusses these challenges, suggesting practical management strategies for primary care physicians and their teams. Asthma comprises a spectrum of phenotypes, some associated with adult onset...
November 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098889/cost-effectiveness-of-using-an-extensively-hydrolysed-casein-formula-containing-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-gg-in-managing-infants-with-cow-s-milk-allergy-in-the-us
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Julian F Guest, Roger H Kobayashi, Vinay Mehta, Gary Neidich
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of using an extensively hydrolysed casein formula containing the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, (eHCF+LGG; Nutramigen LGG) compared with eHCF alone, and amino acid formulae (AAF) in treating cow's milk allergy (CMA) in the US, from the perspective of third-party insurers and from parents. METHODS: A decision model was used to estimate the probability of cow's milk allergic infants developing tolerance to cow's milk by 18 months...
November 3, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097867/dysphagia-thinking-outside-the-box
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REVIEW
Hamish Philpott, Mayur Garg, Dunya Tomic, Smrithya Balasubramanian, Rami Sweis
Dysphagia is a common symptom that is important to recognise and appropriately manage, given that causes include life threatening oesophageal neoplasia, oropharyngeal dysfunction, the risk of aspiration, as well as chronic disabling gastroesophageal reflux (GORD). The predominant causes of dysphagia varies between cohorts depending on the interplay between genetic predisposition and environmental risk factors, and is changing with time. Currently in white Caucasian societies adopting a western lifestyle, obesity is common and thus associated gastroesophageal reflux disease is increasingly diagnosed...
October 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094518/disparities-in-rate-triggers-and-management-in-pediatric-and-adult-cases-of-suspected-drug-induced-anaphylaxis-in-canada
#20
REVIEW
Sofianne Gabrielli, Ann E Clarke, Harley Eisman, Judy Morris, Lawrence Joseph, Sebastien La Vieille, Peter Small, Rodrick Lim, Paul Enarson, Michal Zelcer, Edmond S Chan, Chris Mill, Moshe Ben-Shoshan
INTRODUCTION: Data is sparse on drug-induced anaphylaxis (DIA) and there have not been studies assessing the differences in clinical characteristics and management of DIA between adults and children. OBJECTIVE: We assessed the percentage, diagnosis, and management of DIA among all anaphylaxis visits in three pediatric and one adult emergency departments (ED) across Canada. METHODS: Children presenting to the Montreal Children's Hospital (MCH), British Columbia Children's Hospital (BCCH), and Children's Hospital at London Health Sciences Center and adults presenting to Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur with anaphylaxis were recruited as part of the Cross-Canada Anaphylaxis Registry...
November 1, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
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