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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223720/serum-periostin-is-associated-with-body-mass-index-and-allergic-rhinitis-in-healthy-and-asthmatic-subjects
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Hirokazu Kimura, Satoshi Konno, Hironi Makita, Natsuko Taniguchi, Hiroki Kimura, Houman Goudarzi, Kaoruko Shimizu, Masaru Suzuki, Noriharu Shijubo, Katsunori Shigehara, Junya Ono, Kenji Izuhara, Yoichi Minagawa Ito, Masaharu Nishimura
BACKGROUND: Many studies have attempted to clarify the factors associated with serum periostin levels in asthmatic patients. However, these results were based on studies of subjects mainly characterized by high eosinophil counts, which may present as an obstacle for clarification in the identification of other factors associated with serum periostin levels. The aim of this study was to determine the factors associated with serum periostin levels in healthy subjects. We also assessed some factors in asthmatic subjects to confirm their extrapolation for management of asthma...
December 6, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223148/exhaled-nitric-oxide-helps-discriminating-asthmatic-children-with-and-without-positive-specific-ige-to-aeroallergens
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Li-Ching Fang, Shyh-Dar Shyur, Jun Yang, Jen-Yu Wang, Yu-Hsuan Kao, Chien-Hui Yang, Yu-Ting Yu
BACKGROUND: Aeroallergen sensitization may predict higher fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) levels. OBJECTIVE: We evaluate cut-off values of FeNO in asthmatic children with and without positive specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) to at least one of 5 aeroallergens (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Dermatophagoides farinae, cat, dog, and cockroach). METHODS: 564 patients with asthma and allergic rhinitis (AR) aged 5 to 18 years were enrolled into two groups...
December 10, 2018: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221817/polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-plasma-at-8%C3%A2-years-and-subsequent-allergic-disease
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Jessica Magnusson, Sandra Ekström, Inger Kull, Niclas Håkansson, Sara Nilsson, Magnus Wickman, Erik Melén, Ulf Risérus, Anna Bergström
BACKGROUND: Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are hypothesized to modulate the risk of allergic disease. However, evidence from previous studies is inconclusive, and limited longitudinal data exist using circulating biomarkers of PUFA intake and metabolism. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate associations between n-3 and n-6 PUFAs at age 8 years and asthma, rhinitis, and aeroallergen sensitization at age 16 years. METHODS: Proportions of n-3 PUFAs (very long-chain n-3 [VLC n-3; sum of eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid, and docosahexaenoic acid] and α-linolenic acid) and n-6 PUFAs (linoleic acid and arachidonic acid [AA]) in blood samples at age 8 years were measured for 940 children from the prospective Swedish birth cohort BAMSE (Children, Allergy, Milieu, Stockholm, Epidemiology)...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221580/mechanisms-of-allergen-immunotherapy-for-inhaled-allergens-and-predictive-biomarkers
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REVIEW
Mohamed H Shamji, Stephen R Durham
Allergen immunotherapy is effective in patients with IgE-dependent allergic rhinitis and asthma. When immunotherapy is given continuously for 3 years, there is persistent clinical benefit for several years after its discontinuation. This disease-modifying effect is both antigen-specific and antigen-driven. Clinical improvement is accompanied by decreases in numbers of effector cells in target organs, including mast cells, basophils, eosinophils, and type 2 innate lymphoid cells. Immunotherapy results in the production of blocking IgG/IgG4 antibodies that can inhibit IgE-dependent activation mediated through both high-affinity IgE receptors (FcεRI) on mast cells and basophils and low-affinity IgE receptors (FcεRII) on B cells...
December 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221328/uncontrolled-and-under-diagnosed-asthma-in-a-damascus-shelter-during-the-syrian-crisis
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Yousser Mohammad, Shaaban Rafea, Youssef Latifeh, Ali Khaddam, Bisher Sawaf, Mhd Ismael Zakaria, Mohammad Sadek Al Masalmeh, Yaser Fawaz, Abdoulraouf Allaham, Imad Almani, Hiba El-Tarcheh, Ayham Ghazal, Ali Zaher, Hala Rifai, Hamed Joumah, S Dresden Glockler-Lauf, Teresa To
Background: Studies have shown that poor shelter or dwelling conditions may lead to deteriorations in health. Those with asthma may be more susceptible to compromised living conditions and stress leading to a higher risk of asthma exacerbations. To describe the asthma control and quality of life of individuals with diagnosed asthma living in a shelter in Damascus, Syria and estimate the prevalence of respiratory symptoms in shelter dwellers without diagnosed asthma. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, all individuals 5 years and older living in Al-Herjalleh shelter with diagnosed asthma were recruited to complete a questionnaire, which included items related to their respiratory symptoms, asthma exacerbations, exposure to asthma triggers, medication use, and health-related quality of life before and since entering the shelter...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214012/evidence-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-house-dust-mite-subcutaneous-immunotherapy-in-elderly-allergic-rhinitis-patients-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Andrzej Bożek, Krzysztof Kołodziejczyk, Renata Kozłowska, Giorgio Walter Canonica
Background: Allergen specific immunotherapy (AIT) in elderly patients is controversial, and there is still little evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of this treatment in this population. The study objective was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of AIT for house dust mite allergens in patients over 65 years of age with allergic rhinitis (AR) and a documented allergy to house dust mites. The primary endpoint was the change from baseline in the mean average adjusted symptom score (AAdSS) and the total combined rhinitis score (TCRS) difference in the least square means for the label compared to placebo...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207992/correction-to-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-bronchial-asthma-and-allergic-rhinitis-in-the-adult-population-within-the-commonwealth-of-independent-states-rationale-and-design-of-the-core-study
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Yuriy Feshchenko, Liudmyla Iashyna, Damilya Nugmanova, Olga Gyrina, Maryna Polianska, Alexander Markov, Maryna Moibenko, Janina Makarova, Luqman Tariq, Marcelo Horacio S Pereira, Eljan Mammadbayov, Irada Akhundova, Averyan Vasylyev
After publication of this work [1] it was noticed three author names were spelt incorrectly. Liudmila Iashyna should be Liudmyla Iashyna, Marina Polyanskaya should be Maryna Polianska and Elcan Mamamdbayov should be Eljan Mammadbayov.
December 5, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206851/role-of-viral-coinfections-in-asthma-development
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Maria Luz Garcia-Garcia, Cristina Calvo, Sara Ruiz, Francisco Pozo, Victoria Del Pozo, Laura Remedios, Nadia Exposito, Ana Tellez, Inmaculada Casas
BACKGROUND: Viral respiratory infections, especially acute bronchiolitis, play a key role in the development of asthma in childhood. However, most studies have focused on respiratory syncytial virus or rhinovirus infections and none of them have compared the long-term evolution of single versus double or multiple viral infections. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to compare the frequency of asthma development at 6-8 years in children with previous admission for bronchiolitis associated with single versus double or multiple viral infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206628/implementation-gaps-for-asthma-prevention-and-control
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REVIEW
Luciana K Tanno, Tari Haahtela, Moises A Calderon, Alvaro Cruz, Pascal Demoly
Asthma and allergic diseases can start in childhood and persist throughout life, but could also be manifested later, at any time for still misunderstood reasons. They are major chronic multifactorial respiratory diseases, for which prevention, early diagnosis and treatment is recognized as a priority for the Europe's public health policy and the United Nations. Given that allergy triggers (including infections, rapid urbanization leading to loss in biodiversity, pollution and climate changes) are not expected to change in a foreseeable future, it is imperative that steps are taken to develop, strengthen and optimize preventive and treatment strategies...
September 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205994/allergic-rhinitis
#10
Jura Numminen
There have been no major changes in the pharmacological treatment of allergic rhinitis in recent years. Treatment is symptomatic and tailored individually, taking into account the type and severity of symptoms. Few new products have entered the market, and treatment is still largely based on antihistamines and nasally administered glucocorticoids. However, the general strategies for treating allergic rhinitis have developed over the last decade due to the introduction of the Finnish National Allergy Program...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203755/churg-strauss-syndrome-a-case-report
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Vyacheslav М Zhdan, Yevdokiia М Kitura, Oksana Ye Kitura, Maryna Yu Babanina, Maksym V Tkachenko, Volodymyr G Lebid
A clinical case of Churg-Strauss syndrome has been reported on the 53-year-old female patient Ts. with bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis. The main clinical signs and syndromes depending on the stage of the disease are presented, as well as therapeutic treatment of patients with this disease.
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201385/identifying-the-hidden-burden-of-allergic-rhinitis-ar-in-community-pharmacy-a-global-phenomenon
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Rachel Tan, Biljana Cvetkovski, Vicky Kritikos, David Price, Kwok Yan, Pete Smith, Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich
Background: Patients with allergic rhinitis often trivialise their condition, self-manage inappropriately, and would benefit from health care intervention. The primary point of health care contact for these self-managing allergic rhinitis patients is the community pharmacy. With the majority of allergic rhinitis treatments being available for purchase over the counter, without health care professional contact, we know little about how the patients self-manage. This study aims to identify the burden of allergic rhinitis in the community pharmacy and to identify key opportunity for intervention...
2017: Asthma Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197105/upper-and-lower-airway-remodelling-mechanisms-in-asthma-allergic-rhinitis-and-chronic-rhinosinusitis-the-one-airway-concept-revisited
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Samitas, Alison Carter, Harsha H Kariyawasam, Georgina Xanthou
Allergic rhinitis (AR), chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and asthma often co-exist. The one airway model proposes that disease mechanisms occurring in the upper airway may mirror lower airway events. Airway remodelling is the term used to describe tissue structural changes that occur in a disease setting and reflect the dynamic process of tissue restructuring during wound repair. Remodelling has been long identified in the lower airways in asthma and is characterized by epithelial shedding, goblet cell hyperplasia, basement membrane thickening, subepithelial fibrosis, airway smooth muscle hyperplasia and increased angiogenesis...
December 1, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193138/intranasal-immunization-with-phosphorylcholine-suppresses-allergic-rhinitis-in-mice
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Keiichi Miyashita, Junichiro Ohori, Hiromi Nagano, Satoshi Fukuyama, Yuichi Kurono
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Intranasal immunization with phosphorylcholine (PC) is known to reduce immunoglobulin (Ig)E production. However, its effects on the occurrence of allergic rhinitis (AR) are unknown. This study was performed to evaluate the effects of PC-keyhole limpet hemocyanin (PC-KLH) and to examine the effects on the occurrence of AR in a murine model of AR. STUDY DESIGN: In vivo study using an animal model. METHODS: Forty-five female BALB/c mice were divided into three groups; those pretreated with intranasal administration of PC-KLH followed by intraperitoneal sensitization and nasal challenge with ovalbumin (OVA) (group A), those untreated with PC-KLH followed by sensitization and nasal challenge with OVA (group B), and those untreated with PC-KLH or OVA as controls (group C)...
November 29, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193127/pregnancy-and-perinatal-conditions-and-atopic-disease-prevalence-in-childhood-and-adulthood
#15
Jessica Gerlich, Nora Benecke, Astrid S Peters-Weist, Sabine Heinrich, Diana Roller, Jon Genuneit, Gudrun Weinmayr, Doris Windstetter, Holger Dressel, U Range, Dennis Nowak, Erika von Mutius, Katja Radon, Christian Vogelberg
BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed controversial results for the influence of pregnancy-related and perinatal factors on subsequent respiratory and atopic diseases in children. The aim of this study was to assess the association between perinatal variables and the prevalence of asthma, bronchial hyperreactivity, flexural eczema, allergic rhinitis, and sensitization in childhood and early adulthood. METHODS: The studied population was first examined in Munich and Dresden in 1995/1996 at age 9-11 yrs...
November 29, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191495/atopic-disorders-in-charge-syndrome-a-retrospective-study-and-literature-review
#16
Fang Kong, Donna M Martin
BACKGROUND: Atopic disorders have been reported in CHARGE syndrome, but the prevalence and underlying mechanisms are not known. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of atopic disorders in 23 individuals with CHARGE syndrome, and reviewed other published reports of atopic disorders in CHARGE syndrome. We assayed for enrichment of atopic disorders in CHARGE syndrome based on gender and presence of a CHD7 pathogenic variant. RESULTS: In our cohort, 65% (15/23) of individuals with CHARGE syndrome were found to have a pathogenic CHD7 variant...
November 27, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183867/the-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-inhibitor-ag1478-inhibits-eosinophilic-inflammation-in-upper-airways
#17
Shino Shimizu, Kumiko Takezawa-Yasuoka, Takao Ogawa, Ichiro Tojima, Hideaki Kouzaki, Takeshi Shimizu
Mucus hypersecretion and eosinophil infiltration are important characteristics of eosinophilic inflammation in upper airways, such as allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyp. EGFR transactivation induces mucus and inflammatory cytokine secretion from airway epithelial cells. However, the roles of EGFR in eosinophilic inflammation in upper airways are still unknown. The purpose of the study is to elucidate the effects of the EGFR inhibitor AG1478 on eosinophilic airway inflammation. AG1478 significantly inhibited thrombin-induced GM-CSF secretion from nasal epithelial cells and thrombin-induced secretion of eotaxin-1 and RANTES from nasal fibroblasts...
November 25, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183012/differential-expression-of-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-and-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps-with-allergic-rhinitis
#18
Lu Chen, Ling Xiao, Jie Liu, Yang Shen, Xia Ke, Jiangju Huang, Guohua Hu, Yucheng Yang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) expression levels in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and their possible correlation with allergic state and tissue remodeling. METHODS: Patients were enrolled and divided into the following groups: CRS without nasal polyps (NP) without allergic rhinitis (AR) (CRSsNPsAR; n = 20), CRS with NP with AR (CRSwNPwAR; n = 20), CRS with NP without AR (CRSwNPsAR; n = 20), and controls (n = 15)...
November 29, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181536/pharmacologic-treatment-of-seasonal-allergic-rhinitis-synopsis-of-guidance-from-the-2017-joint-task-force-on-practice-parameters
#19
Dana V Wallace, Mark S Dykewicz, John Oppenheimer, Jay M Portnoy, David M Lang
Description: The Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters, which comprises representatives of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), formed a workgroup to review evidence and provide guidance to health care providers on the initial pharmacologic treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis in patients aged 12 years or older. Methods: To update a prior systematic review, the workgroup searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials from 18 July 2012 to 29 July 2016 to identify studies that addressed efficacy and adverse effects of single or combination pharmacotherapy for seasonal allergic rhinitis...
November 28, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178676/chinese-herbal-medicine-to-treat-allergic-rhinitis-evidence-from-a-meta-analysis
#20
Xu Zhang, Feng Lan, Yuan Zhang, Luo Zhang
PURPOSE: Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has been widely used in China to treat allergic rhinitis (AR). However, several studies have produced conflicting data with regard to the efficacy of the medicine. Our aim was to perform a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to evaluate the relative efficacy of CHM. METHODS: We systematically searched the PubMed, Medline, and Springer electronic databases up to March 2017 for RCTs comparing the efficacy of CHM versus placebo for the treatment of patients with AR...
January 2018: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
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