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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814357/association-of-aeroallergen-sensitization-and-atopic-disease-in-the-sonoran-desert
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Ryan D Buckley, Tara F Carr
BACKGROUND: Numerous aeroallergens have been associated with the development of asthma, including Alternaria, house-dust mite, and pet dander. Tucson, Arizona, is located in the Sonoran Desert, which has the highest diversity of vegetation of any desert in the world. Given the unique pollen profile in this region, we sought to identify the most common aeroallergens associated with rhinitis and asthma diagnosis in the local adult population. OBJECTIVE: To identify the prevalence of aeroallergen sensitivity in the Tucson adult population and to identify which aeroallergens are associated with a diagnosis of asthma...
September 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814355/der-p-1-and-der-p-2-specific-immunoglobulin-e-measurement-for-diagnosis-of-dermatophagoides-pteronyssinus-allergy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Man Tian, Ying Zhou, Wenxin Zhang, Yubao Cui
BACKGROUND: A clinical history of allergic symptoms and a skin-prick test with house-dust mite crude extracts are standard diagnostic procedures for Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus allergy. Specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) responses to Der p 1 and Der p 2 allergens have been used for the diagnosis of D. pteronyssinus allergy; however, evaluation of the diagnostic performance of Der p 1 and Der p 2 specific IgE (sIgE) produced inconsistent findings. We sought to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of Der p 1 sIgE and Der p 2 sIgE measurement in the diagnosis of D...
September 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807087/allergic-bronchopulmonary-mycosis-due-to-exposure-to-eurotium-herbariorum-after-the-great-east-japan-earthquake
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Chiyako Oshikata, Maiko Watanabe, Akemi Saito, Masatsugu Ishida, Seiichi Kobayashi, Rumi Konuma, Yoichi Kamata, Jun Terajima, Junichi Cho, Masaru Yanai, Naomi Tsurikisawa
BACKGROUND: Indoor mold levels typically increase after natural disasters, flooding, and water damage. Eurotium herbariorum is the sexual stage of Aspergillus glaucus. Case Presentation A 66-year-old, Japanese male, ex-smoker had been diagnosed with bronchial asthma when he was five years old; he achieved remission at the age of 13 years. He was displaced from his home during the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 and moved to temporary housing in Miyagi Prefecture in June 2011...
August 15, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806766/sublingual-immunotherapy-slit-for-house-dust-mites-does-not-prevent-new-allergen-sensitization-and-bronchial-hyper-responsiveness-in-allergic-rhinitis-children
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Jae Hyun Lim, Jin Youp Kim, Doo Hee Han, Chul Hee Lee, Seung-No Hong, Jee Hye Wee, Sue K Park, Chae-Seo Rhee
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to identify the effects of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) on immunologic parameters and bronchial-hyper-responsiveness in children with allergic rhinitis to house-dust mite (HDM), through long-term follow-up cohort. METHODS: Among the Allergic Rhinitis Cohort Study for Kids, pediatric patients who visited the hospital for rhinitis symptoms and proven allergy to HDM through skin prick test were studied. In this cohort, 37 patients received SLIT more than 3-years (SLIT group), and 184 patients received only pharmacologic therapy (non-SLIT group) were included in this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804907/allergic-contact-dermatitis-caused-by-isobornyl-acrylate-in-freestyle%C3%A2-libre-a-newly-introduced-glucose-sensor
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Anne Herman, Olivier Aerts, Marie Baeck, Magnus Bruze, Christophe De Block, An Goossens, Nils Hamnerius, Sara Huygens, Dominique Maiter, Dominique Tennstedt, Bernard Vandeleene, Martin Mowitz
BACKGROUND: Glucose sensors, such as FreeStyle® Libre, are innovative medical devices developed for diabetes patients as a replacement for classic glucose meters, ensuring continuous glucose monitoring without the disadvantage of regular skin finger pricks. OBJECTIVES: To report several cases of allergic contact dermatitis caused by FreeStyle® Libre, and to report on isobornyl acrylate as a culprit allergen. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients presented with allergic contact dermatitis caused by FreeStyle® Libre...
August 14, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801398/hiv-prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-hiv-infection-among-transgender-women-in-cambodia-results-from-a-national-integrated-biological-and-behavioral-survey
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Srean Chhim, Chanrith Ngin, Pheak Chhoun, Sovannary Tuot, Cheaty Ly, Phalkun Mun, Khondyla Pal, John Macom, Jean-Philippe Dousset, Gitau Mburu, Siyan Yi
OBJECTIVE: To examine factors associated with HIV infection among transgender women in Cambodia. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTINGS: HIV high-burden sites including the capital city and 12 provinces. PARTICIPANTS: This study included 1375 sexually active transgender women with a mean age of 25.9 years (SD 7.1), recruited by using respondent-driven sampling for structured questionnaire interviews and rapid finger-prick HIV testing...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792717/the-relationship-between-serum-tarc-tslp-and-postn-levels-and-childhood-atopic-dermatitis
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Pinar Uysal, Fatih Birtekocak, Aslihan Buyukozturk Karul
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study is to evaluate the relationship between serum periostin (POSTN), thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC), and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) levels and disease severity and atopy in children with atopic dermatitis. METHODS: Sixty children with atopic dermatitis and 31 healthy controls were included in the study. The disease severity was measured by SCORAD scores. Serum POSTN, TARC, and TSLP levels were measured in all participants...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792152/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-local-allergic-rhinitis-to-house-dust-mites
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Chang Gyu Jung, Ji Ho Lee, Ga Young Ban, Hae Sim Park, Yoo Seob Shin
Local allergic rhinitis (LAR) is a localized nasal allergic response in the absence of systemic atopy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and clinical characteristics of LAR in Korean rhinitis patients compared to allergic rhinitis (AR) and non-allergic rhinitis (NAR). A total of 304 rhinitis patients were enrolled from November 2014 to March 2016. A skin prick test, serum total and specific immunoglobulin E, and a nasal provocation test (NPT) with house dust mite (HDM) were performed on all patients...
September 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791718/dried-blood-spots-from-finger-prick-facilitate-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-adalimumab-and-anti-adalimumab-in-patients-with-inflammatory-diseases
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E L Kneepkens, M F Pouw, G J Wolbink, T Schaap, M T Nurmohamed, A de Vries, T Rispens, K Bloem
BACKGROUND: Development of a self-sampling method for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of biologicals will enhance TDM implementation in routine care and pharmacokinetic knowledge. AIM: To compare adalimumab and anti-adalimumab antibody (ADA) concentration measurements in dried blood spots (DBS) obtained from finger prick with measurements in serum obtained via venepuncture, from patients with rheumatic inflammatory diseases. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 161 consecutive patients were included...
August 9, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783215/sensitization-to-dust-mite-defines-different-phenotypes-of-asthma-a-multicenter-study
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Silvia Ruggieri, Gaspare Drago, Valeria Longo, Paolo Colombo, Martin Balzan, David Bilocca, Christopher Zammit, Stephen Montefort, Gianluca Scaccianoce, Giuseppina Cuttitta, Giovanni Viegi, Fabio Cibella
BACKGROUND: Indoor allergens are risk factors for asthma: thus, the characterization of indoor air quality is important for studying environment-health relationships in children. In particular, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus is the dominant allergen for asthma. We cross-sectionally investigated the relationships among respiratory symptoms and function, airway inflammation, allergen sensitization and indoor allergen concentration. METHODS: One hundred thirty two children aging 10-14 years and living in a Southern Mediterranean area were evaluated by parental questionnaires...
August 7, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783056/diet-quality-throughout-early-life-in-relation-to-allergic-sensitization-and-atopic-diseases-in-childhood
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Anh N Nguyen, Niels J Elbert, Suzanne G M A Pasmans, Jessica C Kiefte-de Jong, Nicolette W de Jong, Henriëtte A Moll, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Johan C de Jongste, Oscar H Franco, Liesbeth Duijts, Trudy Voortman
Early-life nutrition is an important modifiable determinant in the development of a child's immune system, and may thereby influence the risk of allergic sensitization and atopic diseases. However, associations between overall dietary patterns and atopic diseases in childhood remain unclear. We examined associations of diet quality in early life with allergic sensitization, self-reported physician-diagnosed inhalant and food allergies, eczema, and asthma among 5225 children participating in a population-based cohort in the Netherlands...
August 5, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781912/nursing-review-section-of-surgical-neurology-international-part-1-lumbar-disc-disease
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Nancy E Epstein, Renee D Hollingsworth
BACKGROUND: Patients with lumbar disc disease may present with low back pain, pain that radiates down into the lower extremity (radiculopathy), and leg pain that increases with ambulation (neurogenic claudication). Patients may first undergo diagnostic studies [(magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomographic (CT) examinations] to determine whether there is any significant nerve root or thecal sac compression. METHODS: Increasingly, patients with low back pain with/without radiculopathy are being screened by nurses rather than by neurologists or neurosurgeons/orthopedists...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775385/-guidelines-for-the-preventive-health-care-of-hairdressing-apprentices
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Aleksandra Golińska-Zach, Marta Wiszniewska, Jolanta Walusiak-Skorupa
Hairdressing is one of the most developing branch of the service industry in Poland. Providing representatives of this occupational group with preventive health care services it should be remembered that they are at risk of skin and respiratory diseases, which occur due to a quite frequent exposure to harmful agents in the work environment of hairdressers and hairdressing apprentices. Interestingly, a much lower number of researches concentrate on respiratory symptoms than on skin disorders in hairdressers...
July 26, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765824/is-nonhomogeneous-expression-of-tissue-mast-cells-or-allergen-specific-iges-bound-to-tissue-mast-cells-possible
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Murat Türk, Sakine Nazik Bahçecioğlu, İnsu Yılmaz
Skin prick tests (SPTs) are widely used to demonstrate an IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reaction to a specific allergen. However, local allergic conditions cannot be diagnosed with SPTs. Local specific IgE production was only presented before in mucosal tissues. We present a patient with house dust mite sensitization that had variable SPTs results in different body regions.
July 2017: Asia Pacific Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765819/a-review-of-42-asthmatic-children-with-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis
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Ashok Shah, Shekhar Kunal
BACKGROUND: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) in children with asthma, not associated with cystic fibrosis, is yet to receive the recognition it deserves. OBJECTIVE: To highlight the presentation of ABPA in children with asthma. METHODS: This retrospective review documents the occurrence of pediatric ABPA over a period of 31 years in one unit. Children with asthma, eosinophilia and infiltrates on chest radiograph were screened for ABPA...
July 2017: Asia Pacific Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765130/the-child-s-perspective-on-discomfort-during-medical-research-procedures-a-descriptive-study
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Mira S Staphorst, Marc A Benninga, Margriet Bisschoff, Irma Bon, Jan J V Busschbach, Kay Diederen, Johannes B van Goudoever, Eric G Haarman, Joke A M Hunfeld, Vincent V W Jaddoe, Karin J M de Jong, Johan C de Jongste, Angelika Kindermann, Marsh Königs, Jaap Oosterlaan, Jan Passchier, Mariëlle W Pijnenburg, Liesbeth Reneman, Lissy de Ridder, Hyke G Tamminga, Henning W Tiemeier, Reinier Timman, Suzanne van de Vathorst
OBJECTIVE: The evaluation of discomfort in paediatric research is scarcely evidence-based. In this study, we make a start in describing children's self-reported discomfort during common medical research procedures and compare this with discomfort during dental check-ups which can be considered as a reference level of a 'minimal discomfort' medical procedure. We exploratory study whether there are associations between age, anxiety-proneness, gender, medical condition, previous experiences and discomfort...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760501/-hypersensitivity-to-platinum-salts-and-taxanes-the-value-of-skin-tests-and-tolerance-induction-procedures
#17
F Brault, J Waton, C Poreaux, J-L Schmutz, A Barbaud
AIM: The rate of hypersensitivity reactions to platinum salts (PS) and taxanes (TX) is on the increase. The aim of our study was to show the value of skin testing and efficacy of rapid drug desensitization. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study conducted between January 2007 and February 2016 in patients consulting for immediate or delayed hypersensitivity to PS and TX. Skin prick tests (pT) and intradermal reaction tests (IDR) were performed according to the ENDA/EAACI recommendations...
July 28, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758381/the-impact-of-allergic-rhinitis-on-symptom-improvement-in-pediatric-patients-after-adenotonsillectomy
#18
Dong-Jun Lee, Young-Jun Chung, Yeon-Jun Yang, Ji-Hun Mo
Objectives: It is well known that allergic rhinitis (AR) has positive association with adenotonsillectomy. However, the impact of AR on symptom improvement after adenotonsillectomy is not well documented. Hence, we aimed to evaluate the effect of AR on the symptom improvement after adenotonsillectomy between AR and nonallergic patients. Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed on 250 pediatric patients younger than 10 years old who received adenotonsillectomy from June 2009 to June 2014 in a tertiary referral hospital...
August 1, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757370/distinct-asthma-phenotypes-among-older-adults-with-asthma
#19
Alan P Baptist, Wei Hao, Keerthi R Karamched, Bani Kaur, Laurie Carpenter, Peter X K Song
BACKGROUND: Older adults have high rates of asthma morbidity and mortality. Asthma is now recognized as a heterogeneous disease, yet the distinct phenotypes among older adults are unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify asthma phenotypes in a diverse population of elderly patients with asthma. METHODS: Using cluster analysis, 180 older adults with persistent asthma were analyzed. Subjects completed detailed questionnaires, skin prick testing, and spirometry with reversibility...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757230/vitamin-d-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-and-airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-infants-with-recurrent-respiratory-symptoms
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Anette M Määttä, Anne Kotaniemi-Syrjänen, Kristiina Malmström, L Pekka Malmberg, Jouko Sundvall, Anna S Pelkonen, Mika J Mäkelä
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D insufficiency might be associated with biased T-cell responses resulting in inflammatory conditions such as atopy and asthma. Little is known about the role of vitamin D in low-grade systemic inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in young children. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether vitamin D insufficiency and increased serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) are linked to AHR in symptomatic infants. METHODS: Seventy-nine infants with recurrent or persistent lower respiratory tract symptoms underwent comprehensive lung function testing and a bronchial methacholine challenge test...
July 28, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
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