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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228426/probiotics-lactobacillus-gasseri-ks-13-bifidobacterium-bifidum-g9-1-and-bifidobacterium-longum-mm-2-improve-rhinoconjunctivitis-specific-quality-of-life-in-individuals-with-seasonal-allergies-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-trial
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Jennifer C Dennis-Wall, Tyler Culpepper, Carmelo Nieves, Cassie C Rowe, Alyssa M Burns, Carley T Rusch, Ashton Federico, Maria Ukhanova, Sheldon Waugh, Volker Mai, Mary C Christman, Bobbi Langkamp-Henken
Background: Rhinoconjunctivitis-specific quality of life is often reduced during seasonal allergies. The Mini Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (MRQLQ) is a validated tool used to measure quality of life in people experiencing allergies (0 = not troubled to 6 = extremely troubled). Probiotics may improve quality of life during allergy season by increasing the percentage of regulatory T cells (Tregs) and inducing tolerance.Objective: The objective of this study was to determine whether consuming Lactobacillus gasseri KS-13, Bifidobacterium bifidum G9-1, and B...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182031/allergies-in-urban-versus-countryside-settings-in-poland-as-part-of-the-epidemiology-of-the-allergic-diseases-in-poland-ecap-study-challenge-the-early-differential-diagnosis
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Edyta Krzych-Fałta, Konrad Furmańczyk, Barbara Piekarska, Aneta Tomaszewska, Adam Sybilski, Bolesław K Samoliński
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of allergies depends on a number of factors, including adopting an urban "western" lifestyle, genetic predispositions, and different regions of residence. AIM: To compare the prevalence of allergic conditions (seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) and perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR), bronchial asthma (BA), atopic dermatitis (AD)) in a group of countryside versus urban residents in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The prevalence of allergic conditions in urban versus countryside settings was assessed using the translated and approved questionnaire developed for international ECRHS II and ISAAC studies...
October 2016: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140507/google-trends-terms-reporting-rhinitis-and-related-topics-differ-in-european-countries
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Jean Bousquet, Ioana Agache, Josep M Anto, Karl C Bergmann, Claus Bachert, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Philippe J Bousquet, Gennaro D'Amato, Pascal Demoly, Govert De Vries, Esben Eller, Wytske Fokkens, Joao Fonseca, Tari Haahtela, Peter W Hellings, Jocelyne Just, Thomas Keil, Ludger Klimek, Piotr Kuna, Karin C Lodrup Carlsen, Ralf Mösges, Ruth Murray, Kristof Nekam, Gabrielle Onorato, Nikos G Papadopoulos, Boleslaw Samolinski, Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Michel Thibaudon, Peter Tomazic, Massimo Triggiani, Arunas Valiulis, Erkka Valovirta, Michiel Van Eerd, Magnus Wickman, Torsten Zuberbier, Aziz Sheikh
Google Trends (GT) searches trends of specific queries in Google and reflects the real-life epidemiology of allergic rhinitis. We compared Google Trends terms related to allergy and rhinitis in all European Union countries, Norway and Switzerland from January 1, 2011 to December 20, 2016. The aim was to assess whether the same terms could be used to report the seasonal variations of allergic diseases. Using the Google Trend 5-year graph, an annual and clear seasonality of queries was found in all countries apart from Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Malta...
January 31, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129069/placement-and-format-of-risk-information-on-direct-to-consumer-prescription-drug-websites
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Helen W Sullivan, Amie C O'Donoghue, Douglas J Rupert, Jessica Fitts Willoughby, Kathryn J Aikin
We investigated whether the location and format of risk information on branded prescription drug websites influence consumers' knowledge and perceptions of the drug's risks. Participants (Internet panelists with high cholesterol [n = 2,609] or seasonal allergies [n = 2,637]) were randomly assigned to view a website promoting a fictitious prescription drug for their condition. The website presented risk information at the bottom of the homepage, or at the bottom of the homepage with a signal above indicating that the risk information was located below, or on a linked secondary page...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124640/local-allergic-rhinitis-to-pollens-is-underdiagnosed-in-young-patients
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Anna Krajewska-Wojtys, Jerzy Jarzab, Radoslaw Gawlik, Andrzej Bozek
BACKGROUND: Local allergic rhinitis (LAR) has been observed in patients without atopy. However, LAR is still underdiagnosed in patients with perennial or seasonal nasal symptoms. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of LAR in young patients with a previous diagnosis of nonallergic rhinitis or suspicion of allergy. METHODS: A total of 121 patients, ages 12-18 years old, with confirmed nonallergic rhinitis and typical seasonal nasal symptoms were examined...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122395/memory-and-multitasking-performance-during-acute-allergic-inflammation-in-seasonal-allergic-rhinitis
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Katharina Trikojat, Angelika Buske-Kirschbaum, Franziska Plessow, Jochen Schmitt, Rico Fischer
BACKGROUND: In previous research patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) showed poorer school and work performance during periods of acute allergic inflammation, supporting the idea of an impact of SAR on cognitive functions. However, the specific cognitive domains particularly vulnerable to inflammatory processes are unclear. OBJECTIVE: In the present study the influence of SAR on memory and multitasking performance, as two potentially vulnerable cognitive domains essential in everyday life functioning, was investigated in SAR patients...
January 25, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121438/rna-seq-analysis-of-developing-pecan-carya-illinoinensis-embryos-reveals-parallel-expression-patterns-among-allergen-and-lipid-metabolism-genes
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Christopher P Mattison, Ruhi Rai, Robert E Settlage, Doug J Hinchliffe, Crista Madison, John M Bland, Suzanne Brashear, Charles J Graham, Matthew R Tarver, Christopher Florane, Peter J Bechtel
The pecan nut is a nutrient-rich part of a healthy diet full of beneficial fatty acids and antioxidants, but can also cause allergic reactions in people suffering from food allergy to the nuts. The transcriptome of a developing pecan nut was characterized to identify the gene expression occurring during the process of nut development and to highlight those genes involved in fatty acid metabolism and those that commonly act as food allergens. Pecan samples were collected at several time points during the embryo development process including the water, gel, dough, and mature nut stages...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120599/parietaria-pollination-duration-myth-or-fact
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R Ariano, L Cecchi, S Voltolini, O Quercia, E Scopano, G Ciprandi
Background. Even though the Parietaria pollen season may be rather long, it is commonly thought that Parietaria pollen is a perennial allergen present along the whole year. Objective. This study aimed at investigating the duration of Parietaria pollen season during a 10-year period in Italy, analysing also the annual pollen quantity and the differences among geographical areas. Methods. Pollen count was assessed daily for 10 years. Globally, ten Italian centers measured Parietaria pollen count. Start date, peak date, end date, duration (days), peak value, and seasonal pollen index were evaluated in each center...
January 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096738/clinical-management-expectations-and-satisfaction-of-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-allergic-rhinoconjunctivitis-treated-with-sq-standardized-grass-allergen-tablet-under-routine-clinical-practice-conditions-in-spain
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Tomás Chivato, Pedro Álvarez-Calderón, Carmen Panizo, Ricardo Abengozar, César Alías, Ali Al-Baech, José Arias-Irigoyen, M José Caballero, Lluis Conill, Silvia de Miguel, Rafael Laguna, Joan Martínez-Benazet, Francisco Matoses, Jose Camilo Martínez-Alonso, Lourdes Mendizábal, Celsa Pérez-Carral, Carlos Puerto, Joan Serra-Batllés, Adolfo Vélez, Jonathan Vicente, Fernando de la Torre
BACKGROUND: Sublingual immunotherapy has been proven as a well-tolerated and effective treatment for allergic rhinitis. Within this type of treatment, GRAZAX(®) is the most documented product in terms of safety and efficacy. The objective of this study was to identify the patients' expectations and level of treatment satisfaction, as well as the clinical management of patients with moderate/severe allergic rhinoconjunctivitis treated with GRAZAX(®). METHODS: This was a non-interventional, observational, multi-centre, open-label study involving a total of 131 adult patients aged 18-66 years with confirmed diagnosis of grass-allergy and initiated treatment with GRAZAX(®) between June 2010 and April 2011...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041857/immunoproteomics-of-tree-of-heaven-ailanthus-atltissima-pollen-allergens
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Fateme Mousavi, Ahmad Majd, Youcef Shahali, Farrokh Ghahremaninejad, Raheleh Shokouhi Shoormasti, Zahra Pourpak
: Ailanthus altissima pollen (AAP) is considered as an emerging cause of respiratory allergy in United States, Italy and Iran. However, the allergenic composition of AAP is still unknown and has yet to be characterized. The present study aimed to identify AAP allergens using a proteomics-based approach. For this purpose, optimized AAP protein extracts were analyzed using 1D- and 2D- gel electrophoresis and confronted to twenty sera from individuals with respiratory allergy during the AAP season...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030920/sandpits-as-a-reservoir-of-potentially-pathogenic-fungi-for-children
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Anna Wójcik, Joanna Błaszkowska, Piotr Kurnatowski, Katarzyna Góralska
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Fungi belonging to various physiological and morphological groups present in the environment are potential human pathogens. Some of them are considered as emerging pathogens. Therefore, their presence in children's playgrounds should be regarded as health risk factor. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Sixty-eight samples of sand collected from 17 sandpits of different localities in Łódź, Poland, in autumn 2010 and 2011, and in spring 2011 and 2012 were evaluated...
23, 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024990/molecular-approaches-for-the-analysis-of-airborne-pollen-a-case-study-of-juniperus-pollen
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Rashmi Prava Mohanty, Mark Alan Buchheim, Estelle Levetin
BACKGROUND: Pollen monitoring is a common and vital tool in the field of allergy, creating awareness in pollen sensitive individuals. Traditionally, pollen monitoring has been based on conventional microscopic counting techniques that are labor intensive and limited in the identification to the genus or family level. Molecular techniques provide an alternative approach that is less labor intensive and enable identification of any species by its genetic fingerprint. OBJECTIVE: To use quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) to evaluate pollen concentrations in air samples...
December 23, 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980496/reversal-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-sleep-disturbance-and-fatigue-with-an-elimination-diet-lifestyle-modification-and-dietary-supplements-a-case-report
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Stephanie Davis
BACKGROUND: A 53-y-old Caucasian patient presented in August 2015 with chief complaints of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS; gas/bloating, gastroesophageal reflux), fatigue, and sleep disturbances. He also noted a history of chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities, and right knee pain (3 surgeries). His primary care physician, in 2014, diagnosed prediabetes based on an elevated hemoglobin A1c and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, which was treated with diet and lifestyle modification...
October 2016: Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914645/comparison-of-diverse-estimation-methods-for-personal-exposure-to-air-pollutants-and-associations-with-allergic-symptoms-the-allergy-gene-environment-link-angel-study
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Young-Min Kim, Jihyun Kim, Youngshin Han, Byung-Jae Lee, Dong-Chull Choi, Hae-Kwan Cheong, Byoung-Hak Jeon, Inbo Oh, Gwi-Nam Bae, Jae Young Lee, Chang-Heok Kim, SungChul Seo, Su Ryeon Noh, Kangmo Ahn
We estimated the exposure to ambient air pollutants and analyzed the associations with allergic diseases. We enrolled 177 children with atopic dermatitis (AD) and 70 asthmatic adults living in Seoul Metropolitan Area, Korea, and followed for 17months between August 2013 and December 2014. Parents or patients recorded symptom scores on a daily basis. Exposure to particulate matter with a diameter <10μm (PM10) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) was estimated in four different ways in each individual, using the AQ1 (measurements from the nearest air quality monitoring station to residential houses), AQ2 (measurements modified from AQ1 with the indoor level of air pollutants and time activity of each individual), AQ1-DI, and AQ2-DI (measurements modified from AQ1 and AQ2, respectively, with daily inhalation intakes of air pollutants)...
February 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881942/allergic-rhinitis-bronchial-asthma-and-other-allergies-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-unnoticed-issue
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Andrzej Bożek, Piotr Bednarski, Jerzy Jarzab
INTRODUCTION: Allergic diseases are becoming more prevalent in elderly patients. Allergic diseases have been observed in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The prevalence of atopic bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis and atopic dermatitis was analyzed in such elderly Polish population. AIM: Analysis of the presence of allergic diseases in the patients with AD in Poland, including asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and atopic dermatitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The recruitment of subjects with AD was conducted at 6 sites representative of Polish rural and urban areas, and 1060 subjects with a mean age of 69...
October 2016: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874202/defining-pollen-exposure-times-for-clinical-trials-of-allergen-immunotherapy-for-pollen-induced-rhinoconjunctivitis-an-eaaci-position-paper
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O Pfaar, K Bastl, U Berger, J Buters, M A Calderon, B Clot, U Darsow, P Demoly, S R Durham, C Galán, R Gehrig, R Gerth van Wijk, L Jacobsen, L Klimek, M Sofiev, M Thibaudon, K C Bergmann
BACKGROUND: Clinical efficacy of pollen allergen immunotherapy (AIT) has been broadly documented in randomized controlled trials. The underlying clinical endpoints are analysed in seasonal time periods predefined based on the background pollen concentration. However, any validated or generally accepted definition from academia or regulatory authorities for this relevant pollen exposure intensity or period of time (season) is currently not available. Therefore, this Task Force initiative of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) aimed to propose definitions based on expert consensus...
November 22, 2016: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866183/resolution-of-allergic-rhinitis-and-reactive-bronchospasm-with-supplements-and-food-specific-immunoglobulin-g-elimination-a-case-report
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Laura Kwiatkowski, Jessica Mitchell, Jeffrey Langland
Context • Allergies are a common affliction, whether they are respiratory, food related, or dermatological. People often resort to continuous use of over-the-counter medications, such as antihistamines, to manage their symptoms. Controversy still remains over testing serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G to diagnose food allergies. Objective • This study intended to examine the benefits of treatment of a pediatric patient with natural supplements and an elimination diet for IgG food allergies. Design • The research team reported a case study...
October 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857833/design-formulation-and-physicochemical-evaluation-of-montelukast-orally-disintegrating-tablet
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Abolfazl Aslani, Maryam Beigi
BACKGROUND: Orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs) are a modern form of tablets that when placed in the oral cavity, disperses rapidly. These tablets have advantages, particularly good applications for children and old patients who have a complication in chewing or swallowing solid dosage forms. The aim of this study was to design, formulate, and evaluate the physicochemical properties of 5 mg montelukast ODTs for the prevention of asthma and seasonal allergies. METHODS: Formulations were prepared with different amounts of super disintegrating agents and effervescent bases as disintegrant agents...
2016: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856057/mapping-the-birch-and-grass-pollen-seasons-in-the-uk-using-satellite-sensor-time-series
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Nabaz R Khwarahm, Jadunandan Dash, C A Skjøth, R M Newnham, B Adams-Groom, K Head, Eric Caulton, Peter M Atkinson
Grass and birch pollen are two major causes of seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) in the UK and parts of Europe affecting around 15-20% of the population. Current prediction of these allergens in the UK is based on (i) measurements of pollen concentrations at a limited number of monitoring stations across the country and (ii) general information about the phenological status of the vegetation. Thus, the current prediction methodology provides information at a coarse spatial resolution only. Most station-based approaches take into account only local observations of flowering, while only a small number of approaches take into account remote observations of land surface phenology...
February 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799958/th17-responses-are-not-altered-by-natural-exposure-to-seasonal-allergens-in-pollen-sensitive-patients
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Agata Schramm, Barbara Jasiewicz-Honkisz, Grzegorz Osmenda, Grzegorz Wilk, Mateusz Siedlinski, Agnieszka Sagan, Pawel T Matusik, Joanna Maciag, Tomasz Sliwa, Marta Czesnikiewicz-Guzik, Tomasz P Mikolajczyk
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis affects 10-30 % of the global population and this number is likely to increase in the forthcoming years. Moreover, it commonly co-exists with allergic asthma as a chronic allergic respiratory syndrome. While the involvement of Th2 cells in allergy is well understood, alterations of pro-inflammatory Th17 responses remain poorly characterized. The aim of our study was to determine whether natural seasonal allergen exposure causes changes in T cell subset characteristics in patients with allergic rhinitis and asthma...
2016: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
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