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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811248/development-of-an-elisa-for-the-diagnosis-of-reactive-ige-antibodies-anti-therapeutic-horse-sera
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Salvatore Giovanni De-Simone, Andre Luis Almeida Souza, Aniesse Silva Aguiar, Anibal Raphel Melgarejo, David William Provance-Jr
Hypersensitive diseases that involve IgE reactivity are important concern of public, especially those encompassing the potential pathogenesis from the administration of horse serum-based therapeutics such as antivenoms. A method for the definitive diagnosis of reactive IgE is important for identifying allergic patients to control severe collateral effects during planned and emergency application of immunotherapies when the allergy source cannot be avoided for treatment. To date, no tests have been developed to accompany the wide range of antivenoms produced from horse sera...
August 12, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809071/physicians-communication-of-risks-from-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-and-attitude-towards-providing-adverse-drug-reaction-information-to-patients
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Pacharaporn Phueanpinit, Juraporn Pongwecharak, Sermsak Sumanont, Janet Krska, Narumol Jarernsiripornkul
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are frequently prescribed for orthopaedic conditions, therefore this study aimed to explore orthopaedic physicians' perceptions of their role in NSAID-risk communication, their attitudes towards the necessity of informing patients about adverse drug reactions (ADR), and factors associated with these. METHODS: Self-administered questionnaires were mailed to all 206 orthopaedic physicians working at hospitals in Northeastern Thailand...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807310/the-sustained-speed-of-kill-of-ticks-rhipicephalus-sanguineus-and-fleas-ctenocephalides-felis-felis-on-dogs-by-a-spot-on-combination-of-fipronil-and-permethrin-effitix-%C3%A2-compared-with-oral-afoxolaner-nexgard-%C3%A2
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Dejan Cvejić, Claudia Schneider, Willem Neethling, Klaus Hellmann, Julian Liebenberg, Christelle Navarro
The rapid speed of kill of a spot-on, combination of fipronil-permethrin (Effitix(®), Virbac) was shown against infestations of Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Ctenocephalides felis on dogs. Efficacy was determined against new infestations at weekly intervals for one month after treatment. Dogs were allocated randomly to either an untreated control or to a single administration, given on Day 0, of either topical fipronil-permethrin (6.7-13.4mg/kg and 60-120mg/kg, respectively) or oral afoxolaner (2.72-6.8mg/kg), based on pre-treatment, host-suitability flea counts...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806494/body-piercing-motivations-and-implications-for-health
#4
REVIEW
Cheri Van Hoover, Carol-Ann Rademayer, Cindy L Farley
Body piercing has evolved from a behavior once considered extreme to an accepted choice among the general population. Earlobe piercing is so common that it is now considered a normative behavior. The motivations for choosing body piercing have changed and are associated with piercing site and number of piercings chosen by the individual. Meanings ascribed to body piercing were traditionally related to enhanced sexual desirability and experience, but now range from the innocuous, such as a fashion statement, to the risk laden, such as nonsuicidal self-injury...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804604/why-whey-camel-whey-protein-as-a-new-dietary-approach-to-the-management-of-free-radicals-and-for-the-treatment-of-different-health-disorders
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REVIEW
Gamal Badr, Nancy K Ramadan, Leila H Sayed, Badr M Badr, Hossam M Omar, Zeliha Selamoglu
The balance between free radicals and antioxidants is an important factor for maintaining health and slowing disease progression. The use of antioxidants, particularly natural antioxidants, has become an important strategy for dealing with this cause of widespread diseases. Natural antioxidants have been used as therapeutic tools against many diseases because they are safe, effective, and inexpensive and are among the most commonly used adjuvants in the treatment of several diseases. Camel whey protein (CWP) is considered a strong natural antioxidant because it decreases oxidative stress, enhances immune system function, and increases glutathione levels...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800865/contemporary-reviews-in-critical-care-medicine-anaphylaxis
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REVIEW
Daniel LoVerde, Onyinye I Iweala, Ariana Eginli, Guha Krishnaswamy
Anaphylaxis is a systemic, life threatening disorder triggered by mediators released by mast cells and basophils activated via allergic (IgE-mediated) or non-allergic (non-IgE-mediated) mechanisms. It is a rapidly evolving, multisystem process involving the integumentary, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems. Anaphylaxis and angioedema are serious disorders that can lead to fatal airway obstruction and culminate in cardiorespiratory arrest resulting in hypoxemia and/or shock. Often, these disorders can be appropriately managed in an outpatient setting...
August 8, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799731/rhinology-specific-priority-setting-for-quality-improvement-a-modified-delphi-study-from-the-quality-improvement-committee-of-the-american-rhinologic-society
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Luke Rudmik, Jose L Mattos, Janalee K Stokken, Zachary M Soler, R Peter Manes, Thomas S Higgins, Michael Setzen, Jivianne Lee, John Schneider
BACKGROUND: Improving the quality of healthcare is a complex and resource intensive process. To optimize the allocation of scarce resources, quality improvement (QI) should focus on high-value diseases that will produce the largest improvement in health system performance. Given the breadth and multidisciplinary nature of sinonasal disease management, the purpose of this study was to transparently develop a prioritized list of sinonasal diseases for QI from the perspective of the specialty of rhinology and the American Rhinologic Society (ARS)...
August 11, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796698/hormone-therapy-use-in-the-canadian-longitudinal-study-on-aging-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Christy Costanian, Heather Edgell, Chris I Ardern, Hala Tamim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence and factors associated with hormone therapy (HT) use among Canadian women. METHODS: Baseline data from the Tracking cohort of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) was used for this analysis. The main outcome was HT use among women aged 45-85 years, defined as current, past, and never users. Multinomial logistic regression models were used to examine the differences between current, past, and never HT users in terms of sociodemographic, health behavior, and health-related variables...
August 7, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795884/results-of-directly-applied-activated-carbon-cloth-in-chronic-wounds-a-preliminary-study
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H S Scheer, M Kaiser, U Zingg
OBJECTIVE: Activated carbon (AC) has been used in wound therapy as an active substance inside dressings. Applying AC directly on a wound is a new concept. The aim of this study was to analyse the outcomes of chronic wounds which were managed with directly applied activated carbon knitted cloth (ACC, Zorflex) in Swiss patients. METHOD: A retrospective analysis of the records of all patients with chronic wounds treated with ACC between 1 October 2013 and 31 December 2015 in an outpatient wound clinic...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792480/the-role-of-nutritional-aspects-in-food-allergy-prevention-and-management
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REVIEW
Alessandra Mazzocchi, Carina Venter, Kate Maslin, Carlo Agostoni
The prevalence of food allergy in childhood appears to be increasing in both developed and transitional countries. The aim of this paper is to review and summarise key findings in the prevention and management of food allergy, focusing on the role of dietary components and nutritional habits in the development and optimal functioning of the immune system. Essential fatty acids, zinc and vitamin D are likely to enhance the anti-inflammatory and antioxidative barrier and promote immunologic tolerance. Additionally, nutritional components such as pre- and probiotics represent a novel research approach in the attempt to induce a tolerogenic immune environment...
August 9, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782296/combining-anti-ige-with-oral-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Chunrong Lin, Ivan T Lee, Vanitha Sampath, Chitra Dinakar, Rosemarie H DeKruyff, Lynda C Schneider, Kari C Nadeau
Food allergy is a significant medical problem that affects up to 8% of children in developed countries. At present, there are no curative therapies available in routine practice and management of food allergy involves strict allergen avoidance, education, and prompt treatment upon accidental exposure. Oral immunotherapy (OIT) is an efficacious experimental approach to food allergy and has been shown to provide a substantial benefit in terms of allergen desensitization. However, OIT is associated with high rates of allergic reactions, and the period of protection offered by OIT appears to be limited and highly variable...
August 7, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777679/latex-safe-at-school-a-student-centered-approach
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Patricia Beierwaltes, Sally Schoessler
Providing a safe environment for students at risk for anaphylaxis from a latex allergy requires care coordination and collaboration of all members of the school community. Strategies for allergy management include educating the school community, identifying potential exposure to latex, preparing to respond in an emergency, and creating a plan for the future. With the student at the center of sound planning, the school can provide a secure and healthy environment.
August 1, 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777164/mr-imaging-of-mediastinal-masses
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Brett W Carter, Sonia L Betancourt, Marcelo F Benveniste
The mediastinum contains vital vascular and nonvascular structures and organs, and a wide variety of abnormalities may arise from this region of the thorax. Although mediastinal masses may be initially detected on chest radiography, cross-sectional imaging plays an important role in the identification and evaluation of mediastinal lesions, enabling the formulation of focused differential diagnoses and ultimately guiding management. Computed tomography (CT) is considered the imaging modality of choice for evaluating most mediastinal masses; however, the role of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging continues to expand, as it is superior to CT in differentiating between cystic and solid masses, identifying cystic and solid components within complex lesions, and distinguishing thymic hyperplasia and normal thymus from thymic epithelial neoplasms and other neoplasms...
August 2017: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: TMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776630/metal-allergy-as-a-cause-of-implant-failure-in-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Jia-Wei Kevin Ko, Thema A Nicholson, C Edward Hoffler, Gerald Williams, Charles Getz
Metal allergy is an uncommon and poorly understood cause of failure of orthopedic implants. To the authors' knowledge, there have been no reports of the management of shoulder arthroplasty patients with metal allergy. The authors present their experience with the diagnosis and management of patients with metal allergy. Patients with metal allergy undergoing shoulder arthroplasty were identified through retrospective chart review from January 1, 2012, to January 31, 2015. Case characteristics collected included patient risk factors (age, sex, prior cutaneous reactions to metal), metal allergy factors (type of metal allergy, method of diagnosis), and surgery factors (implant type, primary/revision, type of shoulder arthroplasty)...
August 3, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770042/national-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-food-allergy-and-anaphylaxis-an-international-assessment
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Asiyah Sheikh, Zakariya Sheikh, Graham Roberts, Antonella Muraro, Sangeeta Dhami, Aziz Sheikh
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice guidelines are important tools to promote evidence-based clinical care, but not all countries have the capacity or infrastructure to develop these in-house. The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has recently developed guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis and management of food allergy and the management of anaphylaxis. In order to inform dissemination, adaptation and implementation plans, we sought to identify countries that have/do not have national guidelines for food allergy and anaphylaxis...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768270/the-integrated-care-of-asthma-in-switzerland-incas-study-changes-in-asthma-control-and-perception-of-health-care-through-asthma-education
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Selina Dürr, Kurt E Hersberger, Andreas Zeller, Jonas Scheuzger, David Miedinger, Claudia Gregoriano, Ladina Joos Zellweger, Claudia Steurer-Stey, Jörg Daniel Leuppi
BACKGROUND: Despite great efforts in establishing optimal asthma management, asthma may remain uncontrolled. To effectively manage chronic diseases, such as asthma, it is important to train patients in self-management skills. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the potential benefit of standardised asthma education in Switzerland for asthma control and patients' perception of received asthma care and of self-management support. METHODS: For this multicentre longitudinal controlled study, asthma patients were recruited in Switzerland...
August 3, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762366/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-exercise-induced-bronchospasm-among-rural-school-children-in-ilesa-nigeria
#17
Bankole Peter Kuti, Demilade Kehinde Kuti, Kehinde Oluyori Omole, Lasisi Oluwafemi Mohammed, Busayo Gideon Ologun, Bolanle Idowu Oso
BACKGROUND: Exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) assessed using changes in peak expiratory flow rates (PEFRs) to free range exercise is a relatively cheap way of screening for asthma in resource-poor centres where children with asthma are often undiagnosed and poorly managed. This study sets out to determine the prevalence and factors associated with EIB among rural schoolchildren in Ilesa, Nigeria. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Children aged 8-16 years from two middle schools in rural Ilesa were selected by multistage sampling...
April 2017: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760498/differences-and-similarities-between-sublingual-immunotherapy-of-allergy-and-oral-tolerance
#18
REVIEW
Philippe Moingeon, Laurent Mascarell
Allergen immunotherapy is the only treatment altering the natural course of IgE-mediated allergies. Whereas the subcutaneous route for immunotherapy (SCIT) has been historically considered as a reference, we discuss herein the relative advantages of the sublingual and oral routes as alternatives to SCIT in order to elicit allergen-specific tolerance. The buccal and gut immune systems are similarly organized to favor immune tolerance to antigens/allergens, due to the presence of tolerogenic dendritic cells and macrophages promoting the differentiation of CD4(+) regulatory T cells...
July 28, 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756081/temporal-trends-in-epinephrine-dispensing-and-allergy-immunology-follow-up-among-emergency-department-anaphylaxis-patients-in-the-united-states-2005-2014
#19
Megan S Motosue, M Fernanda Bellolio, Holly K Van Houten, Nilay D Shah, Venkatesh R Bellamkonda, David M Nestler, Ronna L Campbell
BACKGROUND: Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction; measures including prescription of an epinephrine autoinjector (EAI) and allergy/immunology (A/I) follow-up may prevent future morbidity. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate trends in outpatient management of anaphylaxis by studying EAI dispensing and A/I follow-up among patients seen in the emergency department (ED) for anaphylaxis from 2005 through 2014. METHODS: We analyzed administrative claims data from the OptumLabs Data Warehouse database using an expanded International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis code algorithm...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752721/phleum-pratense-molecular-pattern-across-italy
#20
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
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