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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110270/assessment-of-neonatal-pain-during-heel-prick-lancet-vs-needle-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Carl Britto, Suman P N Rao
BACKGROUND: Heel prick is a frequent painful procedure in newborns. A lancet or a 26-gauge needle is used for a heel prick in India. OBJECTIVE: To compare the pain caused by heel prick with a lancet or a 26-gauge needle in newborns admitted in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) using the preterm infant pain profile (PIPP). METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was conducted over 2 months in a Level III NICU with a sample size of 40 subjects (20 in each group), which was required for the study to have a power of 80% with an alpha error of 0...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109493/serum-periostin-level-is-not-associated-with-allergic-rhinitis-or-allergic-sensitization-in-korean-children
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Dong Young Kim, Jeong Hong Kim, Keun-Hwa Lee, Seong-Chul Hong, Hye-Sook Lee, Ju Wan Kang
OBJECTIVES: Periostin is a matricellular protein, synthesized in the airway epithelium and induced by interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-13. The significance of periostin as a biomarker of T helper type 2 cell (Th2)-induced airway inflammation, and as a measure of the response to Th2-targeted therapy, has recently been highlighted. We explored the relationship between serum periostin and allergic rhinitis in Korean children. METHODS: Data for fifth and sixth grade children from six randomly selected elementary schools located in Jeju and Seogwipo City, Korea, were investigated...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109169/maternal-psychiatric-symptoms-during-pregnancy-and-risk-of-childhood-atopic-diseases
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Niels J Elbert, Liesbeth Duijts, Herman T den Dekker, Nicolette W de Jong, Tamar E C Nijsten, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Johan C de Jongste, Roy Gerth van Wijk, Henning Tiemeier, Suzanne G M A Pasmans
BACKGROUND: Maternal psychiatric symptoms during pregnancy might affect the developing immune system and subsequent risk of childhood atopic diseases. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to examine the associations of maternal psychiatric symptoms during pregnancy with allergic sensitization, allergy and eczema in children until age 10 years. METHODS: This study among 5,205 children was performed in a population-based prospective cohort from fetal life onwards...
January 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102060/usefulness-of-house-dust-mite-nasal-provocation-test-in-asthma
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Inseon S Choi, Soo Jeong Kim, Joo Min Won, Myeong Soo Park
PURPOSE: We previously reported that the skin prick test was sensitive and the serum specific immunoglobulin E test was specific for predicting positive airway responses to house dust mites (HDMs) in patients with asthma. Because the nose and bronchus are one airway, the nasal provocation test would be more specific for predicting the bronchial responses to HDM than the skin test. METHODS: The allergy skin prick test and nasal and bronchial provocation tests using HDM (Dermatophagoides farinae) were performed in 41 young men (age, 19-28 years) who wanted military certification for asthma...
March 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091866/review-of-diagnostic-challenges-in-occupational-asthma
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REVIEW
Jacques A Pralong, Andre Cartier
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Occupational asthma (OA) is one of the most frequent occupational diseases and its diagnosis is often difficult. This review summarizes its current diagnostic challenges. RECENT FINDINGS: OA is associated with significant health and socio-economic burden. It is underdiagnosed and physicians need to adopt a stepwise approach to confirm the diagnosis. Although early removal from exposure to the offending agent is associated with a better prognosis, physicians should try to confirm the diagnosis of work-related asthma before taking a worker off work...
January 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091126/association-between-perfluoroalkyl-substance-exposure-and-asthma-and-allergic-disease-in-children-as-modified-by-mmr-vaccination
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Clara Amalie Gade Timmermann, Esben Budtz-Jørgensen, Tina Kold Jensen, Christa Elyse Osuna, Maria Skaalum Petersen, Ulrike Steuerwald, Flemming Nielsen, Lars K Poulsen, Pál Weihe, Philippe Grandjean
Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are highly persistent chemicals that might be associated with asthma and allergy, but the associations remain unclear. Therefore, this study examined whether pre- and postnatal PFAS exposure was associated with childhood asthma and allergy. Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination in early life may have a protective effect against asthma and allergy, and MMR vaccination is therefore taken into account when evaluating these associations. In a cohort of Faroese children whose mothers were recruited during pregnancy, serum concentrations of five PFASs - Perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), and perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) - were measured at three timepoints (maternal serum in pregnancy week 34-36 and child serum at ages 5 and 13 years) and their association with immunoglobulin E (IgE) (cord blood and at age 7 years) and asthma/allergic diseases (questionnaires at ages 5 and 13 years and skin prick test at age 13 years) was determined...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087382/efficacy-and-safety-of-high-dose-rush-oral-immunotherapy-in-persistent-egg-allergic-children-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Inmaculada Pérez-Rangel, Pablo Rodríguez Del Río, Carmelo Escudero, Silvia Sánchez-García, José Javier Sánchez-Hernández, María Dolores Ibáñez
BACKGROUND: Egg oral immunotherapy is effective but time consuming. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of egg rush oral immunotherapy (ROIT) with a targeted dose equivalent to a raw egg white. METHODS: Thirty-three persistent egg allergic children confirmed by double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge (DBPCFC) were randomized to receive egg ROIT immediately after randomization (ROIT1 group), or to continue an egg avoidance diet for 5 months after randomization (control group [CG])...
January 10, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087381/prevalence-risk-factors-and-clinical-outcomes-of-atopic-and-nonatopic-asthma-among-rural-children
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Joshua A Lawson, Luan M Chu, Donna C Rennie, Louise Hagel, Chandima P Karunanayake, Punam Pahwa, James A Dosman
BACKGROUND: Because of time and cost constraints, objective classification of atopic and nonatopic asthma has been limited in large epidemiologic studies. However, as we try to better understand exposure-outcome associations and ensure appropriate treatment of asthma, it is important to focus on phenotype-defined asthma classification. OBJECTIVE: To compare atopic and nonatopic asthma in rural children with regard to risk factors and clinical outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study in rural Saskatchewan, Canada, in 2011...
January 10, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077748/poor-validity-of-noninvasive-hemoglobin-measurements-by-pulse-oximetry-compared-with-conventional-absorptiometry-in-children-in-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire
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Isaac I Bogoch, Jean T Coulibaly, Jason Rajchgot, Jason R Andrews, Jana Kovac, Jürg Utzinger, Gordana Panic, Jennifer Keiser
Anemia remains a major public health issue in many African communities. We compared a novel, commercially available noninvasive hemoglobin (Hb)-measuring device to direct Hb measurements by finger-prick samples in a pediatric cohort in rural Côte d'Ivoire. Noninvasive Hb measurements were attempted in 191 children 2-15 years of age and obtained in 102 (53.5%) children. The median Hb for the 102 children was 12.0 g/dL (interquartile range [IQR] = 11.3-12.7 g/dL) for conventional absorptiometry and 13.3 g/dL (IQR = 12...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076799/adenylyl-cyclase-type-9-gene-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-asthma-and-allergy-in-brazilian-children
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Helena M P Teixeira, Neuza M Alcantara-Neves, Maurício Barreto, Camila A Figueiredo, Ryan S Costa
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract. This heterogeneous disease is caused by the interaction of interindividual genetic variability and environmental factors. The gene adenylyl cyclase type 9 (ADCY9) encodes a protein called adenylyl cyclase (AC), responsible for producing the second messenger cyclic AMP (cAMP). cAMP is produced by T regulatory cells and is involved in the down-regulation of T effector cells. Failures in cAMP production may be related to an imbalance in the regulatory immune response, leading to immune-mediated diseases, such as allergic disorders...
January 8, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075022/the-mechanistic-basis-for-photobiomodulation-therapy-of-neuropathic-pain-by-near-infrared-laser-light
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Vanessa Milanesi Holanda, Maria Cristina Chavantes, Xingjia Wu, Juanita J Anders
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Various irradiances have been reported to be beneficial for the treatment of neuropathic pain with near infrared light. However, the mechanistic basis for the beneficial outcomes may vary based on the level of irradiance or fluence rate used. Using in vivo and in vitro experimental models, this study determined the mechanistic basis of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) for the treatment of neuropathic pain using a high irradiance. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro experiments: Cultured, rat DRG were randomly assigned to control or laser treatment (LT) groups with different irradiation times (2, 5, 30, 60, or 120 seconds)...
January 11, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070010/low-level-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-children-20-years-after-initiation-of-infant-vaccination-program-in-wallis-and-futuna
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Lorenzo Pezzoli, Jean Pierre Mathelin, Karen Hennessey, Padmasiri Eswara-Aratchige, Jayaprakash Valiakolleri, Sung Hye Kim
The prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in Wallis and Futuna (WAF) was one of the highest in the Pacific and was the driving factor for introducing hepatitis B (HepB) vaccination in 1992 and HepB birth dose (HepB-BD) in 2006. Using transmission assessment survey (TAS) as a survey platform for eliminating lymphatic filariasis (LF), we assessed HBV surface antigen (HBsAg) seroprevalence, HepB vaccination coverage, and its timeliness among schoolchildren in WAF. From one finger prick of all registered fourth and fifth grade students, we tested HBsAg and filariasis antigen simultaneously, and estimated HepB vaccination coverage and timeliness by reviewing students' immunization cards...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065802/addendum-guidelines-for-the-prevention-of-peanut-allergy-in-the-united-states-report-of-the-national-institute-of-allergy-and-infectious-diseases-sponsored-expert-panel
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Alkis Togias, Susan F Cooper, Maria L Acebal, Amal Assa'ad, James R Baker, Lisa A Beck, Julie Block, Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Edmond S Chan, Lawrence F Eichenfield, David M Fleischer, George J Fuchs, Glenn T Furuta, Matthew J Greenhawt, Ruchi S Gupta, Michele Habich, Stacie M Jones, Kari Keaton, Antonella Muraro, Marshall Plaut, Lanny J Rosenwasser, Daniel Rotrosen, Hugh A Sampson, Lynda C Schneider, Scott H Sicherer, Robert Sidbury, Jonathan Spergel, David R Stukus, Carina Venter, Joshua A Boyce
BACKGROUND: Food allergy is an important public health problem because it affects children and adults, can be severe and even life-threatening, and may be increasing in prevalence. Beginning in 2008, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, working with other organizations and advocacy groups, led the development of the first clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of food allergy. A recent landmark clinical trial and other emerging data suggest that peanut allergy can be prevented through introduction of peanut-containing foods beginning in infancy...
December 30, 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065278/addendum-guidelines-for-the-prevention-of-peanut-allergy-in-the-united-states-report-of-the-national-institute-of-allergy-and-infectious-diseases-sponsored-expert-panel
#14
Alkis Togias, Susan F Cooper, Maria L Acebal, Amal Assa'ad, James R Baker, Lisa A Beck, Julie Block, Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Edmond S Chan, Lawrence F Eichenfield, David M Fleischer, George J Fuchs, Glenn T Furuta, Matthew J Greenhawt, Ruchi S Gupta, Michele Habich, Stacie M Jones, Kari Keaton, Antonella Muraro, Marshall Plaut, Lanny J Rosenwasser, Daniel Rotrosen, Hugh A Sampson, Lynda C Schneider, Scott H Sicherer, Robert Sidbury, Jonathan Spergel, David R Stukus, Carina Venter, Joshua A Boyce
BACKGROUND: Food allergy is an important public health problem because it affects children and adults, can be severe and even life-threatening, and may be increasing in prevalence. Beginning in 2008, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, working with other organizations and advocacy groups, led the development of the first clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of food allergy. A recent landmark clinical trial and other emerging data suggest that peanut allergy can be prevented through introduction of peanut-containing foods beginning in infancy...
January 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056905/determinants-of-chronic-otitis-media-with-effusion-in-preschool-children-a-case-control-study
#15
Rebecca E Walker, Jim Bartley, David Flint, John M D Thompson, Edwin A Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Chronic otitis media with effusion (COME) is a prevalent upper airway infection resulting in hearing loss. The aim of this research was to determine risk factors for COME in preschool children. METHODS: A case-control design was conducted in Auckland, New Zealand from May 2011 until November 2013. The cases were children aged 3 and 4 years referred for tympanostomy tube placement due to a diagnosis of COME (n = 178). The controls were a random sample of healthy children aged 3 and 4 years from primary care practices (n = 209)...
January 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054723/addendum-guidelines-for-the-prevention-of-peanut-allergy-in-the-united-states-report-of-the-national-institute-of-allergy-and-infectious-diseases-sponsored-expert-panel
#16
Alkis Togias, Susan F Cooper, Maria L Acebal, Amal Assa'ad, James R Baker, Lisa A Beck, Julie Block, Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Edmond S Chan, Lawrence F Eichenfield, David M Fleischer, George J Fuchs, Glenn T Furuta, Matthew J Greenhawt, Ruchi S Gupta, Michele Habich, Stacie M Jones, Kari Keaton, Antonella Muraro, Marshall Plaut, Lanny J Rosenwasser, Daniel Rotrosen, Hugh A Sampson, Lynda C Schneider, Scott H Sicherer, Robert Sidbury, Jonathan Spergel, David R Stukus, Carina Venter, Joshua A Boyce
BACKGROUND: Food allergy is an important public health problem because it affects children and adults, can be severe and even life-threatening, and may be increasing in prevalence. Beginning in 2008, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, working with other organizations and advocacy groups, led the development of the first clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of food allergy. A recent landmark clinical trial and other emerging data suggest that peanut allergy can be prevented through introduction of peanut-containing foods beginning in infancy...
January 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054338/clinical-features-of-shiitake-dermatitis-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Austin H Nguyen, Maria I Gonzaga, Victoria M Lim, Michael J Adler, Mario V Mitkov, Mark A Cappel
Shiitake dermatitis is a rare cutaneous reaction to lentinan, a polysaccharide component in the cell walls of shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes). Herein, we systematically review the case report and case series English-language literature on shiitake dermatitis, which refers to a total of 50 patients (38 males, 12 females; mean age: 44.58 years). The majority of cases occurred after the consumption of raw mushrooms, whereas 22% of cases were caused by the eating of lightly or undercooked mushrooms. The most common clinical presentations, localized symptoms, and systemic findings include linear flagellated dermatitis (98%), pruritus (78%), and fever, diarrhea, and mucosal ulcers, respectively...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049204/rapid-drug-desensitization-with-biologics-a-single-center-experience-with-four-biologics
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Sevim Bavbek, Reşat Kendirlinan, Pamir Çerçi, Seda Altıner, Şadan Soyyiğit, Zeynep Çelebi Sözener, Ömür Aydın, Reyhan Gümüşburun
BACKGROUND: Rapid drug desensitization (RDD) induces a temporary tolerance to biologics which induce hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs). Data are limited regarding the use of RDD outside the USA. Our purpose was to report our data on RDD to rituximab, infliximab, cetuximab, and trastuzumab. METHODS: The study was conducted as a retrospective chart review of patients with symptoms of HSRs to biologics. HSRs were classified as grades I, II, and III, based on their severity...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049195/immediate-type-hypersensitivity-to-heparins-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#19
Philipp Cesana, Kathrin Scherer, Andreas J Bircher
Immediate type hypersensitivity reactions due to heparins are rare, and the exact immunologic pathomechanism has not been identified so far. In our 2 case reports, we describe first a 50-year-old female who received dalteparin (Fragmin®) and developed signs of an immediate type hypersensitivity reaction. The personal history revealed a previous application of dalteparin (Fragmin®). Evaluation with a skin prick test showed positive results for dalteparin. The second case deals with a 73-year-old female with a suspected immediate type reaction after the administration of dalteparin (Fragmin®)...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048852/su-f-t-645-to-test-spatial-anddosimetric-accuracy-of-small-cranial-target-irradiation-based-on-1-5-t-mriscans-using-static-arcs-with-mlcdefined-fields
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I Brezovich, X Wu, R Popple, S Shen, R Cardan, M Bolding, J Fiveash, J Kraus, S Spencer
PURPOSE: To test spatial and dosimetric accuracy of small cranial target irradiation based on 1.5 T MRI scans using static arcs with MLC-defined fields METHODS: A plastic (PMMA) phantom simulating a small brain lesion was mounted on a GammaKnife headframe equipped with MRI localizer. The lesion was a 3 mm long, 3.175 mm diameter cylindrical cavity filled with MRI contrast. Radiochromic film passing through the cavity was marked with pin pricks at the cavity center. The cavity was contoured on an MRI image and fused with CT to simulate treatment of a lesion not visible on CT...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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