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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327820/adverse-systemic-reaction-to-benznidazole
#1
María Verónica Pacheco Coronel, Laura Oriente Frutos, Eva Calabuig Muñoz, Diana Kury Valle, Dolores Hernández Fernández de Rojas
Benznidazole, drug of choice for Chagas disease (CD), has been associated with a high incidence of adverse reactions that can become serious, necessitating discontinuation of the drug. We describe the case of a Bolivian patient living in Spain for 9 years, who, following treatment with benznidazole for CD in indeterminate chronic phase, presented with fever, skin lesions, digestive symptoms, general malaise, and laboratory abnormalities. After the discontinuation of benznidazole and, the intake of antihistamines and systemic corticosteroids, the patient presented a complete resolution of the symptoms...
January 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325729/parents-gave-baby-alcohol-and-antihistamines-in-case-of-induced-illness
#2
Clare Dyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325591/global-scanning-of-antihistamines-in-the-environment-analysis-of-occurrence-and-hazards-in-aquatic-systems
#3
Lauren A Kristofco, Bryan W Brooks
Concentration of the global population is increasingly occurring in megacities and other developing regions, where access to medicines is increasing more rapidly than waste management systems are implemented. Because freshwater and coastal systems are influenced by wastewater effluent discharges of differential quality, exposures in aquatic systems must be considered. Here, we performed a global scanning assessment of antihistamines (AHs), a common class of medicines, in surface waters and effluents. Antihistamines were identified, literature occurrence and ecotoxicology data on AHs collated, therapeutic hazard values (THVs) calculated, and environmental exposure distributions (EEDs) of AHs compared to ecotoxicity thresholds and drug specific THVs to estimate hazards in surface waters and effluents...
March 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325178/corticosteroids-and-immune-suppressive-therapies-in-horses
#4
REVIEW
Mathilde Leclere
Immune suppressive therapies target exaggerated and deleterious responses of the immune system. Triggered by exogenous or endogenous factors, these improper responses can lead to immune or inflammatory manifestations, such as urticaria, equine asthma, or autoimmune and immune-mediated diseases. Glucocorticoids are the most commonly used immune suppressive drugs and the only ones supported by robust evidence of clinical efficacy in equine medicine. In some conditions, combining glucocorticoids with other pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments, such as azathioprine, antihistamine, bronchodilators, environmental management, or desensitization, can help to decrease dosages and associated side effects...
April 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321269/exploratory-analysis-of-osteoarthritis-progression-among-medication-users-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
#5
Jeffrey B Driban, Grace H Lo, Charles B Eaton, Kate L Lapane, Michael Nevitt, William F Harvey, Charles E McCulloch, Timothy E McAlindon
BACKGROUND: We conducted an exploratory analysis of osteoarthritis progression among medication users in the Osteoarthritis Initiative to identify interventions or pathways that may be associated with disease modification and therefore of interest for future clinical trials. METHODS: We used participants from the Osteoarthritis Initiative with annual medication inventory data between the baseline and 36-month follow-up visit (n = 2938). Consistent medication users were defined for each medication classification as a participant reporting at all four annual visits that they were regularly using an oral prescription medication at the time of the visit...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300323/acquired-perforating-dermatosis-clinicopathological-study-of-31-cases-emphasizing-pathogenesis-and-treatment
#6
Ana Julia García-Malinis, Elena Del Valle Sánchez, María Pilar Sánchez-Salas, Elena Del Prado, Carmen Coscojuela, Yolanda Gilaberte
BACKGROUND: Acquired perforating dermatosis (APD) is a rare group of skin disorders of unknown aetiology and pathogenesis, and is associated with several systemic diseases. OBJECTIVE: We review the clinicopathological features, associated systemic diseases, and treatment response in a series of APD patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study of all patients histologically diagnosed with APD in Hospital San Jorge (Huesca, Spain) between 2002 and 2014...
March 16, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294420/chronic-urticaria-in-the-real-life-clinical-practice-setting-in-sweden-norway-and-denmark-baseline-results-from-the-non-interventional-multicentre-aware-study
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S F Thomsen, E C Pritzier, C D Anderson, N Vaugelade-Baust, R Dodge, A-K Dahlborn, C Vestergaard
BACKGROUND: Chronic urticaria (CU) is characterised by the recurrence of itchy hives and/or angioedema for more than six weeks. AWARE (A World-wide Antihistamine-Refractory Chronic Urticaria Patient Evaluation) is a multinational study designed to document the real-life treatment situation, burden of disease, and clinical resource usage of H1-antihistamine refractory CU patients. OBJECTIVE: To examine baseline data from Scandinavian AWARE patients. METHODS: AWARE is a prospective, non-interventional, multinational, umbrella design study, which includes adults (≥18 years) with a confirmed CU diagnosis (>2 months) that is refractory to H1-antihistamines...
March 10, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293104/factors-driving-customers-to-seek-health-care-from-pharmacies-for-acute-respiratory-illness-and-treatment-recommendations-from-drug-sellers-in-dhaka-city-bangladesh
#8
Fahmida Chowdhury, Katharine Sturm-Ramirez, Abdullah Al Mamun, A Danielle Iuliano, Mejbah Uddin Bhuiyan, Mohammod Jobayer Chisti, Makhdum Ahmed, Sabbir Haider, Mahmudur Rahman, Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner
BACKGROUND: Pharmacies in Bangladesh serve as an important source of health service. A survey in Dhaka reported that 48% of respondents with symptoms of acute respiratory illness (ARI) identified local pharmacies as their first point of care. This study explores the factors driving urban customers to seek health care from pharmacies for ARI, their treatment adherence, and outcome. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 100 selected pharmacies within Dhaka from June to December 2012...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291999/-seasonal-and-perennial-allergic-rhinoconjunctivitis
#9
K Schröder, D Finis, S Meller, B A Buhren, M Wagenmann, G Geerling
Seasonsal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC) and perennial allergic conjunctivitis (PAC) as well as intermittent and persistent allergic rhinitis are widespread diseases. Because a combined occurrence of ocular and nasal symptoms is very common the summarising term allergic rhinoconjunctivitis is frequently used. SAC and PAC representing the two acute forms of allergic conjunctivitis account for more than 90% of all cases of allergic conjunctivitis. Compared to the chronic forms of allergic conjunctivitis their course of disease is milder...
February 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289538/effectiveness-and-safety-of-antihistamines-up-to-fourfold-or-higher-in-treatment-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
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Mignon T van den Elzen, Harmieke van Os-Medendorp, Imke van den Brink, Karin van den Hurk, Ouliana I Kouznetsova, Alexander S H J Lokin, Anna-Marijke Laheij-de Boer, Heike Röckmann, Carla A F M Bruijnzeel-Koomen, André C Knulst
BACKGROUND: Treatment with second-generation antihistamines is recommended in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). Some patients remain unresponsive even after up-dosing up to fourfold. Many third line treatment options have limited availability and/or give rise to significant side effects. We investigated effectiveness and safety of antihistamine treatment with dosages up to fourfold and higher. METHODS: This retrospective analysis of patients' records was performed in adult CSU patients suffering wheals and/or angioedema (AE)...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288453/medical-treatment-of-tattoo-complications
#11
Jørgen Serup
Tattooing is a skin trauma and involves a special vulnus punctatum (with inserted tattoo ink, a vulnus venenatum), which should heal with no infection and no local complication. Local treatment in the healing phase ideally builds on the 'moist wound' principle using plastic film, hydrocolloids, silver dressing, and compression. Bacterial infections during healing are treated with oral antibiotics, and a list of first-line antibiotics is proposed. Notice is given to severe infections with affected general condition, and it is emphasized that intravenous antibiotic treatment must be instituted as early as possible to prevent septic shock and death...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282499/non-opioid-medications-for-the-relief-of-chronic-breathlessness-current-evidence
#12
Carlo Barbetta, David C Currow, Miriam J Johnson
To evaluate systematically randomised clinical trials investigating non-opioid medications for the management and treatment of chronic breathlessness. Areas Covered: The evidence for the role of benzodiazepines, anxiolytics, selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs), tricyclic antidepressants, antihistamines, cannabinoids, nebulized furosemide and herbal-based treatments were critically reviewed. Search of the Clinical Trials Registry (Clinicaltrial.gov) identified ongoing studies expected to generate new data in the near future in several classes of non-opioid medications for their net effect on chronic breathlessness...
March 10, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280971/a-phase-1-study-of-anti-tgf%C3%AE-receptor-type-ii-monoclonal-antibody-ly3022859-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Anthony W Tolcher, Jordan D Berlin, Jan Cosaert, John Kauh, Emily Chan, Sarina A Piha-Paul, Alex Amaya, Shande Tang, Kyla Driscoll, Richard Kimbung, S R Prasad Kambhampati, Ivelina Gueorguieva, David S Hong
PURPOSE: LY3022859 is an anti-TGFβRII IgG1 monoclonal antibody that inhibits receptor-mediated signaling activation. The primary objective of this phase I study was to determine a phase II dose in patients with advanced solid tumors. Secondary objectives were to assess safety and pharmacokinetics (PK). METHODS: LY3022859 was infused intravenously (IV) at 1.25 mg/kg over 1 h every 2 weeks (Q2W) (cohort 1A) and at flat doses of 12.5 mg (cohort 1B) and 25 mg (cohort 2) over 3 h Q2W...
March 9, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273617/toxic-effects-of-the-antihistamine-cetirizine-in-mussel-mytilus-galloprovincialis
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Miguel Teixeira, Ângela Almeida, Vânia Calisto, Valdemar I Esteves, Rudolf J Schneider, Frederick J Wrona, Amadeu M V M Soares, Etelvina Figueira, Rosa Freitas
Recent studies have become increasingly focused on the assessment of pharmaceuticals occurrence in aquatic ecosystems, however the potential toxicity to non-target organisms is still largely unknown. The antihistamine cetirizine is a commonly used pharmaceutical, already detected in surface waters of marine aquatic systems worldwide. In the present study Mytilus galloprovincialis mussels were exposed to a range of cetirizine concentrations (0.3, 3.0, 6.0 and 12.0 μg/L), resembling moderate to highly contaminated areas, over 28 days...
March 5, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265471/public-medical-preparedness-at-the-swiss-wrestling-and-alpine-games-2013-descriptive-analysis-of-1-533-patients-treated-at-the-largest-3-day-sporting-event-in-switzerland
#15
Simone Hostettler-Blunier, Nora Müller, Tobias Haltmeier, Andreas Hosner, Heinz Bähler, Frank Neff, Daniel Baumberger, Aristomenis Exadaktylos, Beat Schnüriger
Introduction. Medical preparedness at mass gatherings is challenging, as little is known about the optimal planning. Most studies and case reports are based on mass casualty incidents, so the results cannot be extrapolated to mass gatherings. Aim of this study was to evaluate the preclinical medical structure and the frequency of specific injuries and medical emergencies during the event. Methods. Retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database. Three on-site medical assistance points were set up, completed by mobile teams, and coordinated by an on-site operational management team...
2017: Emergency Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262913/pharmacological-interventions-for-recurrent-abdominal-pain-in-childhood
#16
REVIEW
Alice E Martin, Tamsin V Newlove-Delgado, Rebecca A Abbott, Alison Bethel, Joanna Thompson-Coon, Rebecca Whear, Stuart Logan
BACKGROUND: Between 4% and 25% of school-aged children at some stage complain of recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) of sufficient severity to interfere with their daily lives. When no clear organic cause is found, the children are managed with reassurance and simple measures; a large range of pharmacological interventions have been recommended for use in these children. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of pharmacological interventions for RAP in children of school age...
March 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261882/managing-sleep-problems-using-non-prescription-medications-and-the-role-of-community-pharmacists-older-adults-perspectives
#17
Olufunmilola Abraham, Loren J Schleiden, Amanda L Brothers, Steven M Albert
OBJECTIVES: To examine older adults' perspectives regarding managing sleep problems through selection and use of non-prescription sleep aids, and the role of pharmacists. METHODS: Telephone interviews were conducted from May to June 2015 with 116 individuals aged ≥60 years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Participants reported in a previous survey to have used at least one non-prescription sleep aid in the past 30 days and were willing to participate in a follow-up interview...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260781/new-therapeutic-approach-to-treat-allergic-rhinitis-bronchial-asthma-considering-these-two-as-one-united-airway-disease
#18
M A Rahman, R Chakraborty, K R Ferdousi, A Alam, M K Chowdhury, B K Paul
The relationship between allergic rhinitis and asthma is now established, and most of the clinical, epidemiological and biological data recommend integrated management. This review discusses rhinosinusitis as a co-morbid condition, a precipitating or triggering condition, and an epiphenomenon as an integrated part of the disease. A better understanding and a more pragmatic method of diagnosis and management is needed using cost-effective long-term strategies. Allergic Rhinitis, though a non-life threatening disease, its pathogenesis reveals that Bronchial Asthma also develops by the same aetiopathogenesis...
January 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255118/-association-between-c-reactive-protein-and-clinical-characteristics-in-patients-with-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
#19
Siyu Yan, Wangqing Chen, Juan Su, Mingliang Chen, Wu Zhu, Jianglin Zhang, Mei Yi, Xiang Chen, Jie Li
To explore the association among C reactive protein (CRP) level, disease severity and non-sedating antihistamine drug efficacy in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria.
 Methods: A total of 605 patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria from August 2013 to March 2015, diagnosed by dermatologist of Xiangya Hospital according to the guideline, were enrolled in present study. The patients were divided into two groups according to the weekly urticaria activity score (UAS): a response group (more than 50% reduction) and a nonresponse group (less than 50% reduction)...
February 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254561/extracorporeal-ige-immunoadsorption-in-allergic-asthma-safety-and-efficacy
#20
Christian Lupinek, Kurt Derfler, Silvia Lee, Thomas Prikoszovich, Oliver Movadat, Eva Wollmann, Carolin Cornelius, Milena Weber, Renate Fröschl, Regina Selb, Katharina Blatt, Dubravka Smiljkovic, Volker Schoder, René Cervenka, Thomas Plaichner, Gottfried Stegfellner, Hans Huber, Rainer Henning, Justyna Kozik-Jaromin, Thomas Perkmann, Verena Niederberger, Ventzislav Petkov, Peter Valent, Adelheid Gauly, Hans Peter Leinenbach, Ingrid Uhlenbusch-Koerwer, Rudolf Valenta
BACKGROUND: Prevention of IgE-binding to cellular IgE-receptors by anti-IgE (Omalizumab) is clinically effective in allergic asthma, but limited by IgE threshold-levels. To overcome this limitation, we developed a single-use IgE immunoadsorber column (IgEnio). IgEnio is based on a recombinant, IgE-specific antibody fragment and can be used for the specific extracorporeal desorption of IgE. OBJECTIVE: To study safety and efficacy of IgEnio regarding the selective depletion of IgE in a randomized, open-label, controlled pilot trial in patients with allergic asthma and to investigate if IgEnio can bind IgE-Omalizumab immune complexes...
February 12, 2017: EBioMedicine
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