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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350788/reliability-and-validity-of-the-atopic-dermatitis-symptom-score
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Ji Young Lee, Minji Kim, Hea-Kyoung Yang, Hyun Mi Kim, Joongbum Cho, Young-Min Kim, In Seok Lim, Hae-Kwan Cheong, Hye Seung Kim, Insuk Sohn, Jihyun Kim, Kangmo Ahn
BACKGROUND: We have developed the Atopic Dermatitis Symptom Score (ADSS) by which patients or parents can easily assess and record AD symptoms on a daily basis in a smartphone application. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of the ADSS. METHODS: We enrolled 307 children and adolescents with AD. Parents or caregivers were asked to record daily symptoms of the patients (itching, sleep disturbance, erythema, dryness, oozing, and oedema) using a scale of 0 to 4...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343261/prenatal-exposure-to-perfluoroalkyl-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-and-childhood-atopic-dermatitis-a-prospective-birth-cohort-study
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Qian Chen, Rong Huang, Li Hua, Yifeng Guo, Lisu Huang, Yanjun Zhao, Xia Wang, Jun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have been reported to suppress immune function. However, previous studies on prenatal exposure to PFASs and allergic disorders in offspring provided inconsistent results. We aimed to examine the association between prenatal exposure to PFASs and childhood atopic dermatitis (AD) in offspring up to 24 months of age. METHODS: A prospective birth cohort study involving 1056 pregnant women was conducted in two hospitals in Shanghai from 2012 to 2015...
January 17, 2018: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334143/childhood-alopecia-areata-data-from-the-national-alopecia-areata-registry
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Iris Wohlmuth-Wieser, Joyce S Osei, David Norris, Vera Price, Maria K Hordinsky, Angela Christiano, Madeleine Duvic
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Alopecia areata may occur at any age and is the third-most-common dermatosis in children. The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical and epidemiologic features of children and adolescents with alopecia areata based on the data of the National Alopecia Areata registry on children and adolescents. METHODS: Two thousand two hundred eighteen children and adolescents with alopecia areata self-enrolled in the National Alopecia Areata Registry and completed a web-based, self-administered, short-intake screening questionnaire (first tier)...
January 15, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332097/is-the-atopy-patch-test-reliable-in-the-evaluation-of-food-allergy-related-atopic-dermatitis
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Mahboubeh Mansouri, Elham Rafiee, Sepideh Darougar, Mehrnaz Mesdaghi, Zahra Chavoshzadeh
BACKGROUND: Aeroallergens and food allergens are found to be relevant in atopic dermatitis. The atopy patch test (APT) can help to detect food allergies in children with atopic dermatitis. This study evaluates if the APT is a valuable tool in the diagnostic workup of children with food allergy-related atopic dermatitis. METHODS: 42 children between 6 months and 12 years of age were selected at the Mofid Children Hospital. Atopic dermatitis was diagnosed, and the severity of the disease was determined...
January 13, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331617/asthma-predictive-index-in-relation-to-respiratory-mechanics-by-impulse-oscillometry-in-recurrent-wheezers
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T Arikoglu, S B Batmaz, D D Yildirim, Ö Tezol, G Bozlu, S Kuyucu
BACKGROUND: The identification of children who will have persistent asthma has become a focus of recent research. The aim of this study was to assess whether impulse oscillometry (IOS) has a diagnostic value to predict modified API (asthma predictive index) in pre-schoolers with recurrent wheezing. METHODS: Pre-school children aged 3-6 years with recurrent wheezing were enrolled. The study population was divided into two groups based on mAPI criteria. Lung function was assessed by IOS...
January 10, 2018: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315266/preventive-effect-of-residential-green-space-on-infantile-atopic-dermatitis-associated-with-prenatal-air-pollution-exposure
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Ji-Young Lee, Dirga Kumar Lamichhane, Myeongjee Lee, Shinhee Ye, Jung-Hyun Kwon, Myung-Sook Park, Hwan-Cheol Kim, Jong-Han Leem, Yun-Chul Hong, Yangho Kim, Mina Ha, Eunhee Ha
Few birth cohort studies have examined the role of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) in the development of infantile atopic dermatitis (AD), but none have investigated the role of preventive factors such as green spaces. The aim of this study was to investigate whether exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO₂) and particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of <10 μm (PM10) during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of development of AD in 6-month-old children and also to examine how this association changes with residential green space...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314287/association-of-between-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-atopic-dermatitis-in-children-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Je-Ming Hu, Chin-Sheng Lin, Sy-Jou Chen, Chao-Yang Chen, Cheng-Li Lin, Chia-Hung Kao
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with systemic inflammation and may have a similar pathogenesis as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, to date, studies on the association between AD and OSA is limited. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the association between OSA and AD in children in a large-scale, population-based cohort. METHODS: A total of approximately 120,736 children (<18 years) with newly diagnosed AD and 120,736 age- and sex-matched patients without AD from 2000 to 2007 were identified from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database from 2000 to 2007...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310944/single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-of-the-genes-encoding-il-10-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-in-iranian-children-with-atopic-dermatitis
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N Behniafard, A A Amirzargar, M Gharagozlou, F Delavari, S Hosseinverdi, S Sotoudeh, E Farhadi, M Mahmoudi, M Khaledi, Z G Moghaddam, A Aghamohammadi, N Rezaei
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin disease in which both genetic and environmental factors interact to determine the susceptibility and severity of the disease. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the association between atopic dermatitis and IL-10 and TGF-β1 gene polymorphisms. METHODS: The allele and genotype frequencies of genes encoding for IL-10 and TGF-β1 were investigated in 89 patients with atopic dermatitis in comparison with 138 in the control group using the PCR-SSP method...
January 5, 2018: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305764/the-role-and-diagnosis-of-allergic-contact-dermatitis-in-patients-with-atopic-dermatitis
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Joshua L Owen, Paras P Vakharia, Jonathan I Silverberg
Patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) have increased penetration of allergens, immune dysregulation (including shared cytokine pathways), and frequent use of emollients and topical medications, all of which may predispose toward developing allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Recent systematic reviews have suggested that ACD is a significant clinical problem in both children and adults with AD. While this remains controversial, ACD remains an important comorbidity and potential exacerbant of AD in clinical practice...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300537/impulse-oscillometry-and-spirometry-exhibit-different-features-of-lung-function-in-bronchodilation
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Youn Ho Sheen, Hye Mi Jee, Eun Kyo Ha, Ho Min Jang, Seung Jin Lee, Shinhae Lee, Kyung Suk Lee, Young-Ho Jung, Sun Hee Choi, Myung Hyun Sohn, Man Yong Han
OBJECTIVE: Bronchodilator responses (BDRs) from impulse oscillometry (IOS) are not interchangeable with those from spirometry. We aimed to identify the characteristics of children with small airway hyperresponsiveness and to determine whether BDR from IOS provides an important supplement to BDR from spirometry. METHODS: The records of 592 children with asthma or suspected asthma who underwent spirometric and oscillometric BDRs were retrospectively reviewed. Oscillometric BDR was defined as positive when relative or absolute changes of Rrs5 or Xrs5 were beyond two standard deviations and spirometric BDR as positive when absolute change of forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) was ≥12%...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288652/co-activation-of-gr-and-ppar%C3%AE-in-murine-skin-prevents-worsening-of-atopic-march
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Julie Deckers, Nadia Bougarne, Viacheslav Mylka, Sofie Desmet, Astrid Luypaert, Michael Devos, Giel Tanghe, Justine Van Moorleghem, Manon Vanheerswynghels, Lode De Cauwer, Jonathan Thommis, Marnik Vuylsteke, Jan Tavernier, Bart Lambrecht, Hamida Hammad, Karolien De Bosscher
Children with atopic dermatitis (AD) show an increased risk to develop asthma later in life, a phenomenon referred to as 'atopic march', which emphasizes the need for secondary prevention therapies. This study aimed to investigate whether relief of skin inflammation by glucocorticoids and PPARγ-agonists might influence the subsequent development of asthma in a murine model for the atopic march in which mice were repeatedly exposed to house dust mite (HDM) via the skin, followed by exposure to HDM in lungs...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285724/management-of-itch-in-atopic-dermatitis
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REVIEW
Janelle Pavlis, Gil Yosipovitch
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is the most common itchy dermatosis that affects millions of children and adults worldwide. Chronic itch in this condition has significant impact on measures of quality of life, such as sleep. Treating itch in AD has been challenging for decades, but new drugs have emerged in the last year with significant anti-pruritic effect. The optimal treatment regimen for atopic itch addresses barrier dysfunction, inflammation, neural hypersensitivity, and the itch-scratch cycle. Topical moisturizers remain the foundation of treatment and should be used by all patients with AD-associated pruritus...
December 28, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282177/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-atopic-dermatitis-consider-disease-race-and-body-mass
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Kavita Darji, Courtney Tobin, Zachary T Bryan, Mathew Jansenn, Eric Armbrecht, Elaine Siegfried
Vitamin D deficiency causes rickets, but has been associated with various diseases, including atopic dermatitis (AD). This study analyzes serum vitamin D in pediatric medical center patients with AD and potential confounding factors. At Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, charts of 665 children with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels taken between 2009 and 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. Defining vitamin D deficiency as <20 ng/mL, neither average 25-hydroxyvitamin D nor deficiency prevalence varied among disease groups, except for cystic fibrosis (CF), which demonstrated significantly higher average vitamin D and lower deficiency prevalence...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275785/food-allergy-children-s-symptom-levels-are-associated-with-mothers-psycho-socio-economic-variables
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Aaron Cortes, Angela Castillo, Alicia Sciaraffia
BACKGROUND: Allergies affect children's health as well as their quality of life, stress levels, and family budget. The available literature suggests that family, social and psychological factors are affected by allergic pathologies such as rhinitis, asthma and atopic dermatitis. However, few studies have focused on quantifying such association in child food allergy. This study aims to enhance the understanding of the associations between caregiver variables and children's Food Allergy (FA)...
January 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273127/role-of-behavioral-health-in-management-of-pediatric-atopic-dermatitis
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REVIEW
Mary D Klinnert, Genery Booster, Mandy Copeland, Jennifer Moyer Darr, Lisa J Meltzer, Michael Miller, Alyssa Oland, Shauna Perry, Brian K Wise, Bruce G Bender
OBJECTIVE: To describe the behavioral components and complications in treating pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) and the critical role of behavioral health professionals in addressing disease impact and behavioral aspects of disease management for these patients and families. DATA SOURCES: Studies and review articles were selected from medical and psychology databases for relevance to pertinent topics. RESULTS: AD has significant negative effects in affected individuals and their families on quality of life, behavioral, emotional, and sleep disturbances, and family functioning...
January 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249119/expression-of-mirna-155-foxp3-and-ror-gamma-in-children-with-moderate-and-severe-atopic-dermatitis
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Massimiliano Bergallo, Martina Accorinti, Ilaria Galliano, Paola Coppo, Paola Montanari, Pietro Quaglino, Francesco Savino
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis is a disease characterized by a chronic inflammatory process in the skin, but its link to miRNA 155 is less known. The aim of the study was to evaluate the expression of microRNA155, and T helper type 17 cells and Treg cells in children with atopic dermatitis. METHODS: The study population consisted of: children seen for atopic dermatitis at the outpatient ambulatory of Dermatology at the Children Hospital Regina Margherita, Torino, Italy,( n = 23); healthy control subjects ( n =23)...
December 15, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248522/phosphodiesterase-4-pde4-inhibitors
#17
Rema Zebda, Amy S Paller
Historically, drugs available for treating atopic dermatitis (AD) have been limited to topical corticosteroids (TCS) and topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCI), with systemic immunosuppressants and phototherapy reserved for severe AD. Despite their efficacy, with long term use, these agents have associated safety concerns and limitations. More targeted options with fewer systemic and cutaneous side effects are needed for treating atopic dermatitis. Phosphodiesterase 4 is involved in the regulation of proinflammatory cytokines via the degradation of cAMP...
December 14, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246346/peanut-allergy-an-epidemiologic-analysis-of-a-large-database
#18
Frederick E Leickly, Kirsten M Kloepfer, James E Slaven, Girish Vitalpur
OBJECTIVE: To confirm new observations on peanut allergy and answer current concerns that families and healthcare providers have about peanut allergy. STUDY DESIGN: Children who presented with a story of peanut allergy or peanut sensitization were asked to participate in a registry, which allowed an analysis focused on questions that a food allergy support group had about children with peanut allergy or sensitization. RESULTS: A total of 1070 children were entered into the registry over 5 years...
January 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243849/therapeutic-patient-education-in-children-with-moderate-to-severe-atopic-dermatitis-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-in-china
#19
Yuan Liang, Jing Tian, Chun Ping Shen, Feng Xu, Hua Wang, Ping Li, Yan Ping Guo, Feng Lei Wei, Lin Ma
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic patient education is a continuous, systematic, patient-centered learning process to help patients and their families acquire and maintain the skills they need to manage their lives with a chronic disease. It has been proven effective in increasing treatment adherence and improving quality of life for patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) in Western countries. We introduce the first multicenter, randomized controlled clinical trial of therapeutic patient education in Chinese children with AD...
December 15, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239851/association-between-allergic-diseases-allergic-sensitization-and-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-children-a-large-scale-population-based-study
#20
Chia-Feng Yang, Chen-Chang Yang, I-Jen Wang
BACKGROUND: Increasing prevalence of allergic diseases has been matched by parallel trends in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, previous studies concerning the association between ADHD and allergic diseases have been inconsistent. Moreover, it is not clear whether this association is modified by allergic sensitization status. Therefore, we evaluated the association between allergic diseases, allergic sensitization, and ADHD in children. METHODS: We conducted a large-scale cross-sectional, population-based survey to investigate the relationship between allergic diseases, allergic sensitization, and ADHD...
November 24, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
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