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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902527/smoking-in-the-family-is-most-predictive-of-the-development-of-childhood-asthma-in-preterm-babies-30-weeks-gestation-results-of-the-respiratory-outcomes-study-2-repos2
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Claire F Johnston, Margaret Broom, Bruce Shadbolt, David A Todd
OBJECTIVES: The Respiratory Outcomes Study 2 (RESPOS2) investigated the relationship between neonatal outcomes (specifically, chronic lung disease [CLD]) and environmental factors on the development of asthma and atopic outcomes at primary school age for preterm babies (PBs) <30 weeks gestational age (GA). METHODS: The study included all surviving PBs <30 weeks GA admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Canberra Hospital, Australian Capital Territory between 2007-2009...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887720/early-folic-acid-supplement-initiation-and-risk-of-adverse-early-childhood-respiratory-health-a-population-based-study
#2
Vivian H Alfonso, Gretchen Bandoli, Ondine von Ehrenstein, Beate Ritz
Objectives Folate plays a vital role in biologic functions yet women often do not meet the recommended dietary intake in pregnancy. It has been suggested that high folic acid intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of respiratory diseases in offspring. However, findings from observational studies in human populations are inconclusive. Methods In this population-based study, we collected self-reported folic acid and prenatal vitamin supplement use during pregnancy 3-6 months postpartum from mothers in Los Angeles whose children were born in 2003...
September 8, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852902/a-new-method-to-evaluate-anti-allergic-effect-of-food-component-by-measuring-leukotriene-b4-from-a-mouse-mast-cell-line
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Mikako Takasugi, Emi Muta, Koji Yamada, Hirofumi Arai
Leukotrienes (LTs), chemical mediators produced by mast cells, play an important role in allergic symptoms such as food allergies and hay fever. We tried to construct an evaluation method for the anti-LTB4 activity of chemical substances using a mast cell line, PB-3c. PB-3c pre-cultured with or without arachidonic acid (AA) was stimulated by calcium ionophore (A23187) for 20 min, and LTB4 production by the cells was determined by HPLC with UV detection. LTB4 was not detected when PB-3c was pre-cultured without AA...
August 29, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836701/bsaci-guideline-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-peanut-and-tree-nut-allergy
#4
G Stiefel, K Anagnostou, R J Boyle, N Brathwaite, P Ewan, A T Fox, P Huber, D Luyt, S J Till, C Venter, A T Clark
Peanut nut and tree nut allergy are characterised by IgE mediated reactions to nut proteins. Nut allergy is a global disease. Limited epidemiological data suggest varying prevalence in different geographical areas. Primary nut allergy affects over 2% of children and 0.5% of adults in the UK. Infants with severe eczema and/or egg allergy have a higher risk of peanut allergy. Primary nut allergy presents most commonly in the first five years of life, often after the first known ingestion with typical rapid onset IgE-mediated symptoms...
June 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822780/global-yellow-fever-vaccination-coverage-from-1970-to-2016-an-adjusted-retrospective-analysis
#5
Freya M Shearer, Catherine L Moyes, David M Pigott, Oliver J Brady, Fatima Marinho, Aniruddha Deshpande, Joshua Longbottom, Annie J Browne, Moritz U G Kraemer, Kathleen M O'Reilly, Joachim Hombach, Sergio Yactayo, Valdelaine E M de Araújo, Aglaêr A da Nóbrega, Jonathan F Mosser, Jeffrey D Stanaway, Stephen S Lim, Simon I Hay, Nick Golding, Robert C Reiner
BACKGROUND: Substantial outbreaks of yellow fever in Angola and Brazil in the past 2 years, combined with global shortages in vaccine stockpiles, highlight a pressing need to assess present control strategies. The aims of this study were to estimate global yellow fever vaccination coverage from 1970 through to 2016 at high spatial resolution and to calculate the number of individuals still requiring vaccination to reach population coverage thresholds for outbreak prevention. METHODS: For this adjusted retrospective analysis, we compiled data from a range of sources (eg, WHO reports and health-service-provider registeries) reporting on yellow fever vaccination activities between May 1, 1939, and Oct 29, 2016...
August 16, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811862/allergic-profiles-of-mothers-and-fathers-in-the-japan-environment-and-children-s-study-jecs-a-nationwide-birth-cohort-study
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Kiwako Yamamoto-Hanada, Limin Yang, Kazue Ishitsuka, Tadayuki Ayabe, Hidetoshi Mezawa, Mizuho Konishi, Testsuo Shoda, Kenji Matsumoto, Hirohisa Saito, Yukihiro Ohya
BACKGROUND: The Japan Environment and Children's Study (JECS) is a nationwide, multicenter, prospective birth cohort investigation launched by the Ministry of Environment in Japan. The purpose of the JECS is to evaluate the influence of prenatal and postnatal exposures to environmental factors on the postnatal health of the children. In this study, we evaluated the allergic characteristics of parents within the JECS cohort. METHODS: This study covered a wide geographical area and encompassed 15 regional centers...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801155/vaccinations-in-the-first-year-of-life-and-risk-of-atopic-disease-results-from-the-kiggs-study
#7
Martin Schlaud, Roma Schmitz, Christina Poethko-Müller, Ronny Kuhnert
BACKGROUND: The study focused on the question of whether and - if so - to what direction and extent immunisations in the 1st year may be associated with the risk of being diagnosed with atopic diseases after the 1st year of life. METHODS: Data from the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS, 2003-2006) were analysed. For analyses of potential associations between vaccination status and risk of hay fever, atopic dermatitis or asthma, sample sizes of 15254, 14297, and 15262, respectively, were available...
August 8, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768942/relationship-between-hay-fever-and-mineral-concentration-in-the-hair-lifestyle-or-aging
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Kaito Yamashiro, Fumihiko Ogata, Naohito Kawasaki
 It is important to ingest just proportions of minerals to prevent disease, but these minerals are also secreted into the hair. Meanwhile, the number of hay fever patients in Japan is increasing, causing an increase in national medical expenses. In this study, we investigated the relationship between hay fever and mineral concentrations in hair to obtain findings on the risk of developing pollen allergies. A questionnaire survey was conducted for 275 men and 977 women on their lifestyle habits and ten kinds of mineral concentrations present in their hair were measured with subsequent analysis using nominal logistic regression analysis...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732519/effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-daily-all-over-body-application-of-emollient-during-the-first-year-of-life-for-preventing-atopic-eczema-in-high-risk-children-the-beep-trial-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Joanne R Chalmers, Rachel H Haines, Eleanor J Mitchell, Kim S Thomas, Sara J Brown, Matthew Ridd, Sandra Lawton, Eric L Simpson, Michael J Cork, Tracey H Sach, Lucy E Bradshaw, Alan A Montgomery, Robert J Boyle, Hywel C Williams
BACKGROUND: Atopic eczema (AE) is a common skin problem that impairs quality of life and is associated with the development of other atopic diseases including asthma, food allergy and allergic rhinitis. AE treatment is a significant cost burden for health care providers. The purpose of the trial is to investigate whether daily application of emollients for the first year of life can prevent AE developing in high-risk infants (first-degree relative with asthma, AE or allergic rhinitis)...
July 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709566/selected-comorbidities-of-atopic-dermatitis-atopy-neuropsychiatric-and-musculoskeletal-disorders
#10
Jonathan I Silverberg
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic pruritic inflammatory skin disease with substantial morbidity and quality of life impairment. There are a number of comorbid health problems that occur in patients with AD, aside from the cutaneous signs and symptoms. Chronic pruritus and inflammation can lead to sleep disturbances and mental health symptoms, which are not mutually exclusive. AD is associated with and may predispose to higher risk of other atopic disorders, including asthma and hay fever. Persons with AD appear to be at higher risk for multiple neuropsychiatric disorders, including depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, speech disorders in childhood, headaches, and seizures...
July 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679610/maternal-intake-of-sugar-during-pregnancy-and-childhood-respiratory-and%C3%A2-atopic-outcomes
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Annabelle Bédard, Kate Northstone, A John Henderson, Seif O Shaheen
The possible role of maternal consumption of free sugar during pregnancy in the inception of respiratory and atopic diseases has not been studied. We aimed to study the relationship between maternal intake of free sugar during pregnancy and respiratory and atopic outcomes in the offspring in a population-based birth cohort, the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children.We analysed associations between maternal intake of free sugar in pregnancy (estimated by a food frequency questionnaire), and current doctor-diagnosed asthma, wheezing, hay fever, eczema, atopy, serum total IgE and lung function in children aged 7-9 years (n=8956 with information on maternal diet in pregnancy and at least one outcome of interest)...
July 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675761/estimating-the-causal-effect-of-body-mass-index-on-hay-fever-asthma-and-lung-function-using-mendelian-randomization
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T Skaaby, A E Taylor, B H Thuesen, R K Jacobsen, N Friedrich, L T Møllehave, S Hansen, S C Larsen, U Völker, M Nauck, H Völzke, T Hansen, O Pedersen, T Jørgensen, L Paternoster, M Munafò, N Grarup, A Linneberg
BACKGROUND: Observational studies have shown that body mass index (BMI) is positively associated with asthma. However, observational data are prone to confounding and reverse causation. In Mendelian randomization, genetic variants are used as unconfounded markers of exposures to examine causal effects. We examined the causal effect of BMI on asthma, hay fever, allergic sensitization, serum total immunoglobulin E (IgE), forced expiratory volume in one-second (FEV1) and forced vital capacity (FVC)...
July 4, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668547/associations-of-self-reported-allergic-diseases-and-musculoskeletal-problems-in-children-a-us-population-based-study
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Benjamin J Barrick, Somya Jalan, Megha M Tollefson, Todd A Milbrandt, A Noelle Larson, Matthew A Rank, Christine M Lohse, Dawn Marie R Davis
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have found increased rates of musculoskeletal problems in adults with allergic disease, but whether this association holds true for children is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of bone, joint, and muscle problems in children with a history of allergic disease. METHODS: Data were obtained from the 2007 Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative. Univariable and multivariable logistic regression models accounting for the sampling design were used to evaluate associations of bone, joint, and muscle problems with allergic diseases, such as asthma, hay fever, food allergies, and eczema...
August 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635547/-healthcare-seems-to-vary-a-lot-a-focus-group-study-among-parents-of-children-with-severe-allergy
#14
Birgitta Lagercrantz, Åsa Persson, Inger Kull
BACKGROUND: Living with an allergic disease has consequences for both affected children and their families. The aim of this qualitative study was to gain deeper knowledge of what life is like for families of children with severe allergic disease, in order to improve care and thereby reduce the consequences of living with a chronic disease. METHODS: Four focus group interviews were performed with Swedish parents of children, aged 6-11 and 12-16 years, with severe allergic disease (from one or more allergic conditions, such as food allergy/eczema/hay fever/asthma)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628023/-ragweed-allergy-in-the-south-of-russia-in-the-chechen-republic
#15
D Macharadze, H Janaeva, K Avilov
Allergy to ragweed pollen and other weeds is a global problem due to the rapid spread of these grasses around the world. In addition, pollen of short ragweed (Ambrosia, Amb) and mugwort (Artemisia, Art) - one of the main causes of respiratory allergy - seasonal allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (hay fever) with/without bronchial asthma patients living in the South of Russia. Epidemiological studies on the prevalence of Allergy to Amb and Art among patients living in Chechen Republic, absent. Aim - of this retrospective study was to investigate the prevalence of sensitization to weed pollen in patients of Chechnya...
May 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618023/is-the-atopic-march-related-to-confounding-by-genetics-and-early-life-environment-a-systematic-review-of-sibship-and-twin-data
#16
REVIEW
S J Khan, S C Dharmage, M C Matheson, L C Gurrin
A popular hypothesis known as the atopic march proposes a set of sequential allergy and respiratory disorders in early childhood contributes enormously to the burden of disease in developed countries. Although the concept of the atopic march has been refined and strengthened by many cross-sectional and longitudinal studies linking eczema as the initial manifestation with progression to hay fever and then asthma, there is yet no definitive proof that the atopic march is the primary causal factor in childhood allergic disease...
June 15, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589116/gene-environment-interactions-what-can-these-tell-us-about-the-relationship-between-asthma-and-allergy
#17
REVIEW
Steve Turner
Asthma is a common condition, which is associated with atopy and allergic conditions including hay fever, eczema, and food allergies. Asthma and atopy are both complex conditions where genetic and environmental factors are implicated in causation. Interactions between genetic and environmental factors, likely via epigenetic mechanisms, are widely thought to be important in determining the risk for developing asthma and atopy. The nature of the relationship between asthma and atopy is unclear and the answer to the question "does atopy cause asthma?" remains unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559473/paracetamol-acetaminophen-impairs-brain-masculinisation
#18
Anders Hay-Schmidt, Olivia Finkielman, Benjamin Jensen, Christine Høgsbro, Jacob Bak Holm, Kristoffer Haurum Johansen, Tina Kold Jensen, Anderson Martino Andrade, Shanna Swan, Carl-Gustaf Bornehag, Søren Brunak, Bernard Jegou, Karsten Kristiansen, David Møbjerg Kristensen
Paracetamol/acetaminophen (N-Acetyl-p-Aminophenol; APAP) is the preferred analgesic for pain relief and fever during pregnancy. It has therefore caused concern that several studies have reported that prenatal exposure to APAP results in developmental alterations in both the reproductive tract and the brain. Genitals and nervous system of male mammals are actively masculinized during foetal development and early postnatal life by the combined actions of prostaglandins and androgens, resulting in the male-typical reproductive behaviour seen in adulthood...
May 30, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555328/evolving-concepts-in-atopic-dermatitis
#19
REVIEW
Robert Sidbury, Kate Khorsand
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Tremendous advances have been made in the field of atopic dermatitis in the past 5 years. We will explore developments in burden of disease, co-morbidities, pathogenesis, prevention, and management. RECENT FINDINGS: The tremendous burden moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD) places on families from a medical, psychosocial, and financial perspective has been characterized. Epidemiologic studies have identified intriguing new associations beyond the well-characterized "atopic march" of food allergies, asthma, and hay fever...
July 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550983/the-influence-of-asthma-and-or-hay-fever-on-pregnancy-data-from-the-1995-national-survey-of-family-growth
#20
Paul C Turkeltaub, Jooyoung Cheon, Erika Friedmann, Richard F Lockey
BACKGROUND: Asthma is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. At the same time there is a worldwide increase in asthma and hay fever. OBJECTIVE: This study addresses whether asthma and/or hay fever adversely influence pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: Data from the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth that include a history of diagnosed asthma, hay fever, and adverse pregnancy outcomes in 10,847 women representative of the US population aged 15 to 44 years were analyzed...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
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