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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748641/eaaci-guidelines-on-allergen-immunotherapy-hymenoptera-venom-allergy
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Gunter J Sturm, Eva-Maria Varga, Graham Roberts, Holger Mosbech, M Beatrice Bilò, Cezmi A Akdis, Darío Antolín-Amérigo, Ewa Cichocka-Jarosz, Radoslaw Gawlik, Thilo Jakob, Mitja Kosnik, Joanna Lange, Ervin Mingomataj, Dimitris I Mitsias, Markus Ollert, Joanna N G Oude Elberink, Oliver Pfaar, Constantinos Pitsios, Valerio Pravettoni, Franziska Ruëff, Betül Ayşe Sin, Ioana Agache, Elizabeth Angier, Stefania Arasi, Moises A Calderón, Montserrat Fernandez-Rivas, Susanne Halken, Marek Jutel, Susanne Lau, Giovanni B Pajno, Ronald van Ree, Dermot Ryan, Otto Spranger, Roy Gerth van Wijk, Sangeeta Dhami, Hadar Zaman, Aziz Sheikh, Antonella Muraro
Hymenoptera venom allergy is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction following a honeybee, vespid or ant sting. Systemic allergic sting reactions have been reported in up to 7.5% of adults and up to 3.4% of children. They can be mild and restricted to the skin or moderate-to-severe with a risk of life-threatening anaphylaxis. Patients should carry an emergency kit containing an adrenaline autoinjector, H1 -antihistamines, and corticosteroids depending on the severity of their previous sting reaction(s)...
July 27, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748460/principles-and-methods-of-immunohistochemistry
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José A Ramos-Vara
Immunohistochemical techniques detect antigens in tissue sections by means of immunological and chemical reactions. This technique is highly sensitive and specific and can detect a wide variety of antigens in multiple animal species. This chapter reviews common immunohistochemical methods used in the characterization of normal and pathologic tissue and the reagents used. Pretreatments such as blocking steps for endogenous activities and antigen retrieval are included. Standard procedures on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues as well as method standardization for new antibodies and troubleshooting are emphasized...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747386/the-association-of-autoimmune-thyroid-disease-aitd-with-psoriatic-disease-a-prospective-cohort-study-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Samer R Khan, Arjola Bano, Marlies Wakkee, Tim Korevaar, Oscar Franco, Tamar Nijsten, Robin P Peeters, L Chaker
Objective Autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) and psoriatic disease share auto-immunological components. Few studies have investigated the link between both, yielding inconclusive results. Design We assessed the association of AITD with psoriatic disease in a prospective cohort study, and performed a systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods 8,214 participants of the Rotterdam Study (RS) with thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO-Abs), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and/or free thyroxine (FT4) measurements and information on psoriatic disease were included...
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747239/palaeoparasitology-and-palaeogenetics-review-and-perspectives-for-the-study-of-ancient-human-parasites
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Nathalie M-L Côté, Matthieu LE Bailly
While some species of parasites can be identified to species level from archaeological remains using microscopy (i.e. Enterobius vermicularis, Clonorchis sinensis), others can only be identified to family or genus level as different species produce eggs with similar morphology (i.e. Tænia sp. and Echinococcus sp.). Molecular and immunological approaches offer the possibility to provide more precise determination at the species level. They can also identify taxa when classic parasite markers such as eggs or cysts have been destroyed over time...
July 27, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746196/retrospective-review-of-laparoscopic-versus-open-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-appendiceal-abscess-in-pediatric-patients-laparoscopic-versus-open-surgery-for-appendiceal-abscess
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Ping Li, Yan Han, Yang Yang, Hongjie Guo, Fabao Hao, Yan Tang, Chunbao Guo
Laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) has become well accepted, but the role of LA for appendicitis upon presentation with an abscess remains undefined. This study was to assess the postoperative recovery and complications following LA in pediatric patients with appendiceal abscess in comparison with open appendectomy (OA).We conducted a retrospective review of patients presented with appendiceal abscess between 2005 and 2016. Propensity score matching (PSM) was conducted to adjust for any potential selection bias for the surgical approaches...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741519/cancer-prevention-lessons-learned-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Barbara K Dunn, Barnett S Kramer
In this review, we address selected areas that are central to the state-of-the-art of cancer prevention science. The emphasis on prevention as a viable and critical approach to decreasing cancer mortality has gained traction in recent years, evidenced by its inclusion in the US Vice President's Cancer Initiative (also termed 'Moonshot'). Cancer prevention occurs by arresting, slowing down, or reversing the carcinogenic process before invasion into surrounding tissue or by avoiding or blocking causative exposure...
December 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741454/nanovesicular-formulations-for-cancer-gene-therapy
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Lorena Tavano, Elisabetta Mazzotta, Rita Muzzalupo
In the last decades, gene therapy has become a novel therapeutic strategy for cancer treatment, including immunologic and molecular approaches. Among molecular avenue, the design of efficient and effective gene delivery systems, like cationic liposomes and niosomes, has been widely investigated and proposed as the most promising research area. The advantages of cationic vesicles rely on their natural ability to form complexes with anionic genetic molecules and deliver them into the cells via the endosomal pathway...
May 18, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741180/loss-of-nhej1-protein-due-to-a-novel-splice-site-mutation-in-a-family-presenting-with-combined-immunodeficiency-microcephaly-and-growth-retardation-and-literature-review
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Farrukh Sheikh, Abbas Hawwari, Safa Alhissi, Sulaiman Al Gazlan, Hasan Al Dhekri, Agha M Rehan Khaliq, Esteban Borrero, Lina El-Baik, Rand Arnaout, Hamoud Al-Mousa, Anas M Alazami
INTRODUCTION: Non-homologous end joining gene 1 (NHEJ1) defect is a rare form of primary immune deficiency. Very few cases have been described from around the world. PURPOSE: We are reporting the first family from the Arabian Gulf with three siblings presenting with combined immunodeficiency (CID), microcephaly, and growth retardation due to a novel NHEJ1 splice site mutation, in addition to a review of the previously published literature on this subject. METHODS: Patients' clinical, immunological, and laboratory features were examined...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739221/structure-and-computation-in-immunoreagent-design-from-diagnostics-to-vaccines
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REVIEW
Louise Gourlay, Claudio Peri, Martino Bolognesi, Giorgio Colombo
Novel immunological tools for efficient diagnosis and treatment of emerging infections are urgently required. Advances in the diagnostic and vaccine development fields are continuously progressing, with reverse vaccinology and structural vaccinology (SV) methods for antigen identification and structure-based antigen (re)design playing increasingly relevant roles. SV, in particular, is predicted to be the front-runner in the future development of diagnostics and vaccines targeting challenging diseases such as AIDS and cancer...
July 21, 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738774/advanced-methods-for-analysis-of-testosterone
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Livia Alexandra Gugoasa, Raluca Ioana Stefan-van Staden
Testosterone is the principal endogenous androgenic-anabolic steroid in humans. The levels of testosterone in the human body are correlated with many hormonal disorders (hypogonadism, impotence, etc) mostly in men, and with many types of diseases such as: prostate cancer, metabolic syndrome, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and so on. Testosterone is extensively used among sportsmen willing to increase strength, aggressiveness, and recovery; making it the most commonly reported substance in steroid abuse. Fast, easy and cheap methods for the evaluation of testosterone are extremely needed in clinics and hospitals...
July 24, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738749/an-update-on-multiple-sclerosis-in-children-diagnosis-therapies-and-prospects-for-the-future
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Eliza Gordon-Lipkin, Brenda Banwell
Abstrac Introduction: Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, is increasing being recognized in children and adolescents. Pediatric MS follows a relapsing-remitting course at onset, with a risk for early cognitive impairment. Areas Covered: In this review, we discuss the clinical features of acute demyelinating syndromes in children and risk factors that increase the likelihood of a diagnosis of MS. We also address the application of diagnostic criteria for MS in children, immunological features, therapeutic options and psychosocial considerations for children and adolescents with MS...
July 25, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737238/the-possible-role-of-human-papillomavirus-infection-in-the-development-of-lichen-sclerosus
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REVIEW
Anna K Hald, Jan Blaakaer
Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease of unknown origin predominantly affecting the anogenital area that causes pruritus and pain and is associated with an increased risk of malignancy. In some cases, LS vanishes after application of imiquimod, raising the question whether human papillomavirus (HPV) may have an etiopathogenic role in anogenital LS. The databases MEDLINE and Embase were systematically searched using the PRISMA guidelines. Twenty-seven papers were included that reported the prevalence of HPV in LS and in LS associated with neoplasia...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737159/health-and-environmental-risk-assessment-project-for-bottlenose-dolphins-tursiops-truncatus-from-the-southeastern-usa-i-infectious-diseases
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REVIEW
Gregory D Bossart, Patricia Fair, Adam M Schaefer, John S Reif
From 2003 to 2015, 360 free-ranging Atlantic bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus inhabiting the Indian River Lagoon (IRL, n = 246), Florida, and coastal waters of Charleston (CHS, n = 114), South Carolina, USA, were captured, given comprehensive health examinations, and released as part of a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional study of individual and population health. The aim of this review is to summarize the substantial health data generated by this study and to examine morbidity between capture sites and over time...
July 24, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736636/biological-agents-in-gastrointestinal-cancers-adverse-effects-and-their-management
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REVIEW
Nivedita Arora, Arjun Gupta, Preet Paul Singh
Biological therapy comprises agents that by virtue of their unique mechanisms of action, are able to specifically incite a response against or target malignant cells. They differ from conventional chemotherapy with regard to mechanisms of action, indications and side effect profile. Biologic agents have revolutionized therapy for a number of malignancies. In the setting of gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies, agents targeting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2/Neu) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) have proven to be invaluable additions to chemotherapy...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735887/effect-of-pyrethroids-on-female-genital-system-review
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REVIEW
Elena Marettova, Milan Maretta, Jaroslav Legáth
Pyrethroids have been associated with a range of toxicological effects on various organs in animals.Recent animal studies suggest that neurodevelopmental, reproductive, and immunological effects may result following exposure to some pyrethroids at levels below those that induce overt signs of neurotoxicity. A variety of pyrethroids and their metabolites have the potential to affect the reproductive system. Dose-dependent effects on reproduction are associated with exposure across pyrethroid types. In mammals, permethrin and tetramethrin and cypermethrin have been found to be associated with adverse effects at high doses...
July 16, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735813/atypical-memory-b-cells-in-human-chronic-infectious-diseases-an-interim-report
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Silvia Portugal, Nyamekye Obeng-Adjei, Susan Moir, Peter D Crompton, Susan K Pierce
Immunological memory is a remarkable phenomenon in which survival of an initial infection by a pathogen leads to life-long protection from disease upon subsequent exposure to that same pathogen. For many infectious diseases, long-lived protective humoral immunity is induced after only a single infection in a process that depends on the generation of memory B cells (MBCs) and long-lived plasma cells. However, over the past decade it has become increasingly evident that many chronic human infectious diseases to which immunity is not readily established, including HIV-AIDS, malaria and TB, are associated with fundamental alterations in the composition and functionality of MBC compartments...
July 11, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734176/cancer-immunotherapy-moving-forward-with-peptide-t-cell-vaccines
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REVIEW
Takumi Kumai, Aaron Fan, Yasuaki Harabuchi, Esteban Celis
Recent advances in cancer immunology, such as the discovery of immune checkpoint inhibitors, have validated immune cells as potential key players for effective cancer treatment. The efficacy of these therapies seems to be codependent on a tumor-reactive T lymphocyte response. For many years, numerous attempts and strategies in developing vaccines to generate tumor-reactive T cells have yielded poor results in the clinic due to suboptimal immunogenicity and the inability to overcome an immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment...
July 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732430/bee-pollen-flavonoids-as-a-therapeutic-agent-in-allergic-and-immunological-disorders
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Masoomeh Jannesar, Maryam Sharif Shoushtari, Ahmad Majd, Zahra Pourpak
Bee pollen grains, as the male reproductive part of seed-bearing plants contain considerable concentrations of various phytochemicals and nutrients. Since antiquity, people throughout the world used pollens to cure colds, flu, ulcers, premature aging, anemia and colitis. It is now well-documented that some bee pollen secondary metabolites (e.g. flavonoid) may have positive health effects. In recent years, the flavonoids have attracted much interest because of their wide range of biological properties and their beneficial effects on human health...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731411/oral-immunotherapy-for-food-allergy-a-spanish-guideline-immunotherapy-egg-and-milk-spanish-guide-items-guide-part-i-cow-milk-and-egg-oral-immunotherapy-introduction-methodology-rationale-current-state-indications-contraindications-and-oral-immunotherapy-build
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A Martorell, E Alonso, L Echeverría, C Escudero, R García-Rodríguez, C Blasco, J Bone, J Borja-Segade, T Bracamonte, A Claver, J L Corzo, B De la Hoz, R Del Olmo, O Dominguez, V Fuentes-Aparicio, I Guallar, H Larramona, F Martín-Muñoz, V Matheu, A Michavila, I Ojeda, P Ojeda, M Piquer, P Poza, M Reche, P Rodríguez Del Río, M Rodríguez, F Ruano, S Sánchez-García, S Terrados, L Valdesoiro, M Vazquez-Ortiz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cow milk and egg are the most frequent causes of food allergy in the first years of life. Oral immunotherapy (OIT) has been investigated as an alternative to avoidance diets. No clinical practice guidelines on the management of OIT with milk and egg are currently available. Objectives: To develop clinical guidelines for OIT based on available scientific evidence and the opinions of experts. METHODS: A review was made of studies published between 1984 and June 2016, doctoral theses published in Spain, summaries of communications at scientific meetings (SEAIC, SEICAP, EAACI, and AAAAI), and the consensus of opinion established by a group of experts from the scientific societies SEICAP and SEAIC...
2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726770/a-model-for-the-regulation-of-follicular-dendritic-cells-predicts-invariant-reciprocal-time-decay-of-post-vaccine-antibody-response
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Anthony Almudevar
Follicular dendritic cells (FDC) play a crucial role in the regulation of humoral immunity. They are believed to be responsible for long-term persistence of antibody, due to their role in antibody response induction and their ability to retain antigen in immunogenic form for long periods. In this article, a regulatory control model is proposed which links persistence of humoral immunity with cellular processes associated with FDCs. The argument is comprised of three elements. The first is a literature review of population-level studies of post-vaccination antibody persistence...
July 20, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
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