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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321782/targeting-interleukin-5-or-interleukin-5r%C3%AE-safety-considerations
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REVIEW
Diego Bagnasco, Matteo Ferrando, Marco Caminati, Alice Bragantini, Francesca Puggioni, Gilda Varricchi, Giovanni Passalacqua, Giorgio Walter Canonica
Asthma is a highly prevalent chronic disease of the airways; approximately 10% of patients with asthma will experience a severe form of the disease. New understanding of the pathogenesis of asthma has enabled the development of novel drugs and provided hope for patients with asthma. Interleukin (IL)-5 and IL-5 receptor subunit α (IL-5-Rα) plays a crucial role in the development, maturation, and operation of eosinophils so were the first important therapeutic target of these new drugs. While the results of early clinical trials of these drugs were not promising, results improved once researchers discovered the drugs worked best in patients with high eosinophil levels...
March 20, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319604/eosinophilic-esophagitis-and-celiac-disease-a-true-association-or-coincidence
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Runa Diwadkar Watkins, Samra S Blanchard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300572/the-potential-role-of-aspiration-in-the-asthmatic-airway
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Eoin B Hunt, Chris Ward, Stephen Power, Ashley Sullivan, Jeffrey Pearson, Susan Lapthorne, Paul M O'Byrne, Joseph Eustace, Barry J Plant, Michael M Maher, John MacSharry, Desmond M Murphy
BACKGROUND: Many asthmatics remain sub-optimally controlled despite current treatments. Reasons include comorbidities that could aggravate asthma, including gastro-esophageal reflux (GER). We aimed to investigate whether aspiration occurs in asthmatic patients and if so does it correlate with asthma control. METHODS: Patients had ACQ-7, FeNO, and spirometry performed to characterize their level of asthma control. Barium swallow with provocation was performed to assess for predisposition to aspiration...
March 11, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297154/pemphigus-vulgaris-and-eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-a-13-year-old-boy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Sumant Gue, Gwendolyn Huang, Lynette Moore, Paul Hammond, Christina A Boros
This case report presents a 13-year-old boy referred to the Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, with a 5-week history of severe oral ulcerations and significant weight loss of unknown origin. The diagnosis of pemphigus vulgaris was made after histologic and immunofluorescent examination of an intraoral deep incisional biopsy, with eosinophilic esophagitis also diagnosed during the initial upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The association between pemphigus vulgaris and eosinophilic esophagitis in this case, although previously unreported, is explicable on the basis of dysregulation of desmoglein 1 (DSG1)...
March 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296675/eosinophilic-esophagitis-and-esophageal-granular-cell-tumor-an-unexpected-association
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Mary Ellen Riffle, Alexandros D Polydorides, Jessica Niakan, Mirna Chehade
Esophageal granular cell tumors (GCTs) are rare. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an immune-mediated disease characterized by esophageal eosinophilia despite proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. Given that GCTs occur at sites of scarring and inflammation, we sought to determine the prevalence of EoE in patients with esophageal GCTs. Our center's pathology database was searched for GCT specimens from 1995 to 2014. Slides were blindly rereviewed. GCTs were scored for atypical cytological features. Presence and number of eosinophils in the tumor and the surrounding esophageal epithelium and any EoE features were recorded...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294586/pediatric-eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-portugal
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J L Alves Marcelino, R Cardoso de Aguiar, F Cabral Duarte, A Célia Costa, M A Pereira-Barbosa
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an increasingly frequent diagnosis in our clinical practice, mainly in pediatric age. Allergic responses to food and aeroallergens have been increasingly implicated in the etiology of this disease. We describe a retrospective data analysis of pediatric EoE patients followed in our Immunoallergology Department. Of the 25 children (22 male, average 10.8 years), 88% had prior history of rhinoconjunctivitis, 76% asthma, 48% eczema and 36% food allergy. After evaluation, we identified in 76% and 92% of patients food and aeroallergen sensitization, respectively; 68% had simultaneously food and inhalant sensitization and 96% had at least one positive test to aeroallergens or food allergens...
March 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291175/ppi-trial-for-eosinophilic-esophagitis-chaos-in-the-community
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Seth Lipka, Ambuj Kumar, Joel E Richter
INTRODUCTION: Despite consensus eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) statement published in 2011 calling for a 2-month trial of protons pump inhibitor (PPI), the guidelines are not followed by many. We studied the practice patterns in our community and response to a PPI retrial in patients previously diagnosed with "idiopathic EoE." METHODS: All patients presenting to the senior author's practice with suspected EoE from 2011 to 2015. Two cohorts were studied: (1) patients diagnosed in the community as "idiopathic EoE"; (2) treatment naïve patients given a PPI trial at University of South Florida...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283156/dietary-therapy-and-nutrition-management-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-a-work-group-report-of-the-american-academy-of-allergy-asthma-and-immunology
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Marion Groetch, Carina Venter, Isabel Skypala, Berber Vlieg-Boerstra, Kate Grimshaw, Raquel Durban, Alison Cassin, Michelle Henry, Kara Kliewer, Lynda Kabbash, Dan Atkins, Anna Nowak-Węgrzyn, Mark Holbreich, Mirna Chehade
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic/immune-antigen-mediated disease characterized clinically by symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction and histologically by eosinophil-predominant inflammation. Dietary elimination therapy has been shown to be an effective, drug-free prescription for the treatment of EoE. A range of different dietary elimination therapies have been used. Regardless of the elimination diet chosen, dietary therapy requires in-depth nutrition assessment and management. Elimination diets are not without risk and may impact nutritional status, eating pleasure, and overall quality of life...
March 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283151/immunotherapy-for-food-allergy-are-we-there-yet
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Yael Gernez, Anna Nowak-Węgrzyn
Current clinical research focuses on food allergen-specific immunotherapy through oral (OIT), sublingual (SLIT), or epicutaneous (EPIT) routes. Immunotherapy relies on the delivery of gradually increasing doses of specific allergens to induce desensitization (defined as temporary antigen hyporesponsiveness that depends on regular food ingestion) and, ultimately, tolerance (defined as the ability to ingest food without symptoms despite prolonged periods of avoidance or irregular intake). Although the majority of the patients treated with OIT achieve desensitization, only a minority achieves tolerance...
March 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279614/-eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-children-evaluation-of-practices-through-a-multicenter-study
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C Vigier, S Henno, S Willot, M C Machet, B Cagnard, E Breton, E Chaillou, A Dabadie, C Rochefort-Morel, L Bridoux-Henno
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is a recent pathology defined by abnormal immune response of the esophageal mucosa to exogenous allergens, leading to chronic mucosa infiltration by 15 eosinophils per High-Power-Field (Eos/HPF). The present retrospective study was designed to assess the hospital care for children suffering from EE in several hospitals in western France in order to highlight discrepancies and improve future care. Twenty-eight children ranging from 1.5 months to 17 years old were included in the study...
March 6, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265971/application-of-the-functional-lumen-imaging-probe-to-esophageal-disorders
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REVIEW
Dustin A Carlson, Ikuo Hirano
The functional luminal imaging probe (FLIP) provides a novel method to evaluate esophageal physiology and function in both health and disease. FLIP enables assessment of a previously underexplored component of esophageal function, distensibility, by utilizing high-resolution impedance planimetry to evaluate the relationship of the esophageal luminal geometry with pressure during controlled volumetric distension. Recent studies have described the potential utility of FLIP to evaluate the severity and effectiveness of therapy for esophageal diseases including achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and eosinophilic esophagitis...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255474/a-case-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-accompanying-familial-mediterranean-fever
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Pejman Rohani, Mehri Najafi Sani, Mitra Ahmadi, Vahid Ziaee
Background. Eosinophilic esophagitis is an inflammatory condition where there is a dense infiltration of eosinophils typically exceeding fifteen cells per high power field. Familial Mediterranean fever is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by brief, acute, and self-limited episodes of fever and polyserositis that recur at irregular intervals. Case Presentation. A three-year-and-nine-month-old Iranian girl was admitted to our center. The patient's parents complained of a history of abdominal pain, poor appetite, and poor weight gain from 1...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247772/eosinophilic-esophagitis-and-herpetic-esophagitis-cause-or-consequence
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Katherine Y Bustamante Robles, Aurora Burgos García, Cristina Suárez Ferrer
Association between eosinophilic esophagitis and herpetic esophagitis has been suggested in some studies but it continues been so controversial. We present two clinical cases of two immunocompetent patients who did not have any previous predisposing treatment and who present both diseases; that is the reason we suggest that they may have any relation.
March 1, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247277/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-clinical-practice
#14
REVIEW
Yasuhiko Abe, Yu Sasaki, Makoto Yagi, Takao Yaoita, Shoichi Nishise, Yoshiyuki Ueno
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic and abnormal Th2 type immunological response characterized by intense eosinophilic inflammation localized within the esophagus. This leads to esophageal dysfunction and remodeling accompanied by subepithelial fibrosis. Recently, EoE has been recognized as one of the major causes of dysphagia or food impaction in adults. The prevalence of EoE has been increasing over the past several decades, particularly in Western countries. EoE should be differentiated from secondary esophageal eosinophilia (EE) in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and eosinophilic gastroenteritis, involving the entire gastrointestinal tract...
April 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231565/correlation-of-high-resolution-manometric-findings-with-symptoms-of-dysphagia-and-endoscopic-features-in-adults-with-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Ulrike von Arnim, Arne Kandulski, Jochen Weigt, Peter Malfertheiner
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) presents with dysphagia, but data about motility patterns using high-resolution manometry (HRM) are rare. We aimed at evaluating esophageal motility patterns in EoE and their correlation to endoscopic and dysphagia scores. METHODS: Twenty-six EoE patients and 23 controls were included after 4 weeks of treatment with proton pump inhibitors. Dysphagia and endoscopic scores were evaluated before performing HRM. EoE patients were classified to have fibrostenotic (FS) or inflammatory (IF) type...
February 23, 2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226319/oral-and-sublingual-immunotherapy-potential-causes-for-eosinophilic-gastrointestinal-disorders
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Delara Babaie, Mehrnaz Mesdaghi, Makoto Nishino, Mahboubeh Mansouri, Motohiro Ebisawa
Food allergy is a common health problem worldwide, with increasing prevalence during recent decades. The only approved treatments for food allergy are food avoidance and administration of emergency medications in case of accidental exposure, which negatively affects patients' quality of life, so new treatments are highly desirable. Different food immunotherapy modalities have recently been used, with variable success rates in the induction of desensitization and tolerance, and different numbers and types of adverse reactions...
February 23, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224995/genetics-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#17
REVIEW
L C Kottyan, M E Rothenberg
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic, allergic disease associated with marked mucosal eosinophil accumulation. EoE disease risk is multifactorial and includes environmental and genetic factors. This review will focus on the contribution of genetic variation to EoE risk, as well as the experimental tools and statistical methodology used to identify EoE risk loci. Specific disease-risk loci that are shared between EoE and other allergic diseases (TSLP, LRRC32) or unique to EoE (CAPN14), as well as Mendellian Disorders associated with EoE, will be reviewed in the context of the insight that they provide into the molecular pathoetiology of EoE...
February 22, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220362/the-role-of-impedance-planimetry-in-the-evaluation-of-esophageal-disorders
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REVIEW
Nitin K Ahuja, John O Clarke
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Impedance planimetry measures tissue wall distensibility as a function of pressure and cross-sectional area. Recent interest in this technique's relevance to the gastrointestinal tract has been accelerated by the availability of the functional lumen imaging probe, a catheter-based system that dynamically quantitates these biomechanical properties. Herein, we review the device's particular utility in the setting of esophageal pathology, including processes affecting the esophageal body as well as the upper and lower esophageal sphincters...
February 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216971/prediction-of-esophageal-and-gastric-histology-by-macroscopic-diagnosis-during-upper-endoscopy-in-pediatric-celiac-disease
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Erin D Boschee, Jason Y K Yap, Justine M Turner
AIM: To determine the sensitivity of macroscopic appearance for predicting histological diagnosis at sites other than duodenum in pediatric celiac disease (CD). METHODS: Endoscopic and histologic findings in pediatric patients undergoing upper endoscopy for first-time diagnosis of CD at Stollery Children's Hospital from 2010-2012 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Clinical charts from 140 patients were reviewed. Esophageal and gastric biopsies were taken in 54...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212976/functional-lumen-imaging-probe-for-the-management-of-esophageal-disorders-expert-review-from-the-clinical-practice-updates-committee-of-the-aga-institute
#20
REVIEW
Ikuo Hirano, John E Pandolfino, Guy E Boeckxstaens
The functional luminal imaging probe is a Food and Drug Administration-approved measurement tool used to measure simultaneous pressure and diameter to guide management of various upper gastrointestinal disorders. Additionally, this tool is also approved to guide therapy during bariatric procedures and specialized esophageal surgery. Although it has been commercially available since 2009 as the endolumenal functional lumen imaging probe (EndoFLIP), the functional luminal imaging probe has had limited penetrance into clinical settings outside of specialized centers...
March 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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