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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219634/management-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-in-routine-clinical-practice-following-the-eaaci-ga-2-len-edf-wao-guidelines
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I Marín-Cabañas, L Berbegal-de Gracia, F de León-Marrero, P Hispán, J F Silvestre
INTRODUCTION: Chronic spontaneous urticaria is a prevalent and difficult-to-treat condition that has a very negative impact on patient quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of patients presenting with chronic spontaneous urticaria and the response to treatment administered according to the EAACI/GA(2)LEN/EDF/WAO consensus guideline. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Descriptive cross-sectional study of all the patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria who consulted a skin allergy unit in the dermatology department of a tertiary hospital in Spain between July 2011 and July 2015...
February 17, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211343/immediate-reactions-to-more-than-1-nsaid-must-not-be-considered-cross-hypersensitivity-unless-tolerance-to-asa-is-verified
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D Pérez-Alzate, J A Cornejo-García, N Pérez-Sánchez, I Andreu, A García-Moral, J A Agúndez, J Bartra, I Doña, M J Torres, M Blanca, N Blanca-López, G Canto
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Individuals who develop drug hypersensitivity reactions (DHRs) to chemically unrelated nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are considered cross-hypersensitive. The hallmark for this classification is that the patient presents a reaction after intake of or challenge with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA). Whether patients react to 2 or more NSAIDs while tolerating ASA remains to be studied (selective reactions, SRs). Objective: To identify patients with SRs to 2 or more NSAIDs including strong COX-1 inhibitors...
2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209324/japanese-guidelines-for-allergic-conjunctival-diseases-2017
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REVIEW
Etsuko Takamura, Eiichi Uchio, Nobuyuki Ebihara, Shigeaki Ohno, Yuichi Ohashi, Shigeki Okamoto, Naoki Kumagai, Yoshiyuki Satake, Jun Shoji, Yayoi Nakagawa, Kenichi Namba, Kazumi Fukagawa, Atsuki Fukushima, Hiroshi Fujishima
The definition, classification, pathogenesis, test methods, clinical findings, criteria for diagnosis, and therapies of allergic conjunctival disease are summarized based on the Guidelines for Clinical Management of Allergic Conjunctival Disease (Second Edition) revised in 2010. Allergic conjunctival disease is defined as "a conjunctival inflammatory disease associated with a Type I allergy accompanied by some subjective or objective symptoms." Allergic conjunctival disease is classified into allergic conjunctivitis, atopic keratoconjunctivitis, vernal keratoconjunctivitis, and giant papillary conjunctivitis...
February 10, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194756/chlorhexidine-allergy-in-4-specialist-allergy-centres-in-the-uk-2009-2013-clinical-features-and-diagnostic-tests
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William Egner, Matthew Helbert, Ravishankar Sargur, Kirsty Swallow, Nigel Harper, Tomaz Garcez, Sinisa Savic, Louise Savic, Eren Effren
We describe an observational survey of diagnostic pathways in 104 patients attending four specialist allergy clinics in the UK following perioperative hypersensitivity reactions to chlorhexidine reactions. The majority were life threatening. Men undergoing urological or cardiothoracic surgery predominated. Skin prick testing and sIgE testing were the most common tests used for diagnosis. Fifty-three % of diagnoses were made on the basis of a single positive test. Where multiple tests were performed the sensitivity of intradermal, basophil activation and skin prick testing was 68% (50-86%), 50% (10-90%) and 35% (17-55%) respectively...
February 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179249/penicillin-skin-testing-as-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-initiative
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Bruce M Jones, Christopher M Bland
PURPOSE: An initiative to determine the effects of penicillin skin testing (PST) from an antimicrobial stewardship perspective is described. SUMMARY: Penicillin allergy is one of the most frequently reported allergies; however, only about 10% of self-reports of penicillin allergy are accurate. Incorrect penicillin allergies are therefore a significant barrier to antimicrobial stewardship, with important clinical and economic implications, including increased antimicrobial resistance, an increased overall cost of care, increased length of stay, and, ultimately, increased mortality...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174512/allergic-diseases-in-the-elderly-biological-characteristics-and-main-immunological-and-non-immunological-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Maria Teresa Ventura, Nicola Scichilone, Roberto Paganelli, Paola Lucia Minciullo, Vincenzo Patella, Matteo Bonini, Giovanni Passalacqua, Carlo Lombardi, Livio Simioni, Erminia Ridolo, Stefano R Del Giacco, Sebastiano Gangemi, Giorgio Walter Canonica
Life expectancy and the number of elderly people are progressively increasing around the world. Together with other pathologies, allergic diseases also show an increasing incidence in geriatric age. This is partly due to the growing emphasis on a more accurate and careful diagnosis of the molecular mechanisms that do not allow to ignore the real pathogenesis of many symptoms until now unknown, and partly to the fact that the allergic people from 20 years ago represent the elderly population now. Moreover, environmental pollution predisposes to the onset of allergic asthma and dermatitis which are the result of internal pathologies more than the expression of allergic manifestations...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166722/integration-of-vdr-genome-wide-binding-and-gwas-genetic-variation-data-reveals-co-occurrence-of-vdr-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-binding-that-is-linked-to-immune-phenotypes
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Prashant K Singh, Patrick R van den Berg, Mark D Long, Angie Vreugdenhil, Laurie Grieshober, Heather M Ochs-Balcom, Jianmin Wang, Sylvie Delcambre, Sami Heikkinen, Carsten Carlberg, Moray J Campbell, Lara E Sucheston-Campbell
BACKGROUND: The nuclear hormone receptor superfamily acts as a genomic sensor of diverse signals. Their actions are often intertwined with other transcription factors. Nuclear hormone receptors are targets for many therapeutic drugs, and include the vitamin D receptor (VDR). VDR signaling is pleotropic, being implicated in calcaemic function, antibacterial actions, growth control, immunomodulation and anti-cancer actions. Specifically, we hypothesized that the biologically significant relationships between the VDR transcriptome and phenotype-associated biology could be discovered by integrating the known VDR transcription factor binding sites and all published trait- and disease-associated SNPs...
February 6, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164272/anaphylaxis-during-general-anaesthesia-experience-from-a-drug-allergy-centre-in-the-uk
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J Meng, G Rotiroti, E Burdett, J J Lukawska
BACKGROUND: Anaphylaxis during general anaesthesia is rare but often severe. Identification of the cause of anaphylaxis and recommendation of a range of drugs or agents likely to be safer for future surgery is a collaborative venture between the allergists and the anaesthesiologists, but it often poses a significant challenge. METHODS: A total of 31 patients who attended the Drug Allergy Unit at University College London Hospital with suspected perioperative anaphylaxis between March 2013 and January 2016 were reviewed retrospectively...
March 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164269/anaesthetic-hypersensitivity-reactions-in-france-between-2011-and-2012-the-10th-gerap-epidemiologic-survey
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C Tacquard, O Collange, P Gomis, J-M Malinovsky, N Petitpain, P Demoly, S Nicoll, P M Mertes
BACKGROUND: Immediate hypersensitivity reactions during anaesthesia are rare but potentially life-threatening. The epidemiology changes with time and evolving professional practice, and hence needs to be monitored. Our objective was to follow this epidemiology. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational study in French hospital clinics, conducted by GERAP members (Groupe d'Étude des Réactions Anaphylactoïdes Périopératoires). Consecutive patients seen in allergo-anaesthesia outpatient clinics, who had experienced a hypersensitivity reaction during anaesthesia between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2012, were included...
March 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161232/-correctly-address-the-cause-of-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
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M Penel-Page, B Ben Said, A Phan, L Hees, C Hartmann-Merlin, S Girard, Y Gillet, A Belot
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare and severe syndrome usually associated with a cytotoxicity deficiency, which leads to an excess of immune response driven by activated macrophages and cytotoxic T cells. In children, HLH can be genetic, as part of a familial lymphohistiocytosis, or secondary: the most frequent causes are systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis, hematological malignancies, and severe infections, especially with Ebstein-Barr virus or leishmaniosis. We report on the case of a 3-year-old girl with no past medical history, who presented inaugural Pseudomonas aeruginosa maxillary osteitis, with secondary HLH...
February 1, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152201/biomarkers-for-monitoring-clinical-efficacy-of-allergen-immunotherapy-for-allergic-rhinoconjunctivitis-and-allergic-asthma-an-eaaci-position-paper
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M H Shamji, J H Kappen, M Akdis, E Jensen-Jarolim, E F Knol, J Kleine-Tebbe, B Bohle, A M Chaker, S J Till, R Valenta, L K Poulsen, M A Calderon, P Demoly, O Pfaar, L Jacobsen, S R Durham, C B Schmidt-Weber
Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is an effective treatment for allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (AR) with or without asthma (1-12). AIT has disease modifying properties and confers long-term clinical benefit after cessation of treatment (6, 7, 13-17). AIT is routinely used in daily practice and can be administered either subcutaneously (SCIT) or sublingually (SLIT) (3-12). Although AIT is effective, the degree of remission strongly varies depending on the complex interaction between patient, allergy, symptomatology and vaccines used for AIT (3-9)...
February 2, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143692/the-journal-of-allergy-and-clinical-immunology-in-practice-2016-year-in-review
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REVIEW
Michael Schatz, Scott H Sicherer, Robert S Zeiger
As editors, we concluded that it would be helpful to our readers to write a Year in Review article that highlights the Review, Original, and Clinical Communication articles published in 2016 in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. We summarized articles on the topics of asthma, rhinitis/rhinosinusitis, food allergy, anaphylaxis, drug allergy, urticarial/angioedema, eosinophilic disorders, and immunodeficiency. Within each topic, epidemiologic findings are presented, relevant aspects of prevention are described, and diagnostic and therapeutic advances are enumerated...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139320/extended-use-of-perioperative-antibiotics-in-head-and-neck-microvascular-reconstruction
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Stefanie Saunders, Stephen Reese, Jimmy Lam, Jacqueline Wulu, Scharkuh Jalisi, Waleed Ezzat
PURPOSE: Many head and neck surgical procedures are considered clean-contaminated wounds and antibiotic prophylaxis is recommended. Despite prophylaxis, the incidence of surgical site infections remains significant - especially in the setting of free tissue transfer. The antibiotic course is often of a longer duration after free tissue transfer than the recommended 24hour post-operatively. Currently, there is no consensus on appropriate antibiotic regimen or duration at this time. This study investigates the outcomes of a 7-day perioperative antibiotic regimen after microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck at our institution...
January 19, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137938/repurposing-an-old-drug-aztreonam-as-a-new-treatment-strategy-for-gonorrhoea
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Benjamin Davido, Aurelien Dinh, Olivia Senard, Ruxandra Calin, Sabrina Makhloufi, Jerome Salomon
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether aztreonam is still an effective drug for the treatment of gonorrhoea. METHODS: Observational study of patients with gonorrhoea diagnosed by urine multiplex PCR, with a past medical history of allergy to β-lactams or relapse after treatment with a third-generation cephalosporin. Patients received a single 1 g dose of aztreonam in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. RESULTS: Five patients (four males, one female) were enrolled, comprising two who were allergic to β-lactams and three previously treated with cephalosporins who relapsed...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134228/knowledge-on-bronchial-asthma-among-teachers-and-educators-preliminary-results-of-a-pilot-study
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Andrzej Witusik, Łukasz Mokros, Tadeusz Pietras
: One of the elements contributing to development of health-promoting behaviors is knowledge transmitted by teachers. AIM: The aim of the research was to assess the teachers' and educators' knowledge on bronchial asthma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The survey consisting of closed multiple choice questions concerning bronchial asthma was conducted among 106 teachers. The questionnaire contained 12 questions selected by competent judges. To verify statistical hypotheses, we used Pearson Chi2 test with Benjamini-Hochberg correction...
January 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132800/preparation-and-analysis-of-peanut-flour-used-in-oral-immunotherapy-clinical-trials
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Jelena P Berglund, Nicole Szczepanski, Anusha Penumarti, Ayeshia Beavers, Janelle Kesselring, Kelly Orgel, Bruce Burnett, A Wesley Burks, Michael Kulis
BACKGROUND: Oral immunotherapy (OIT) is an investigational therapeutic approach for the treatment of food allergies. Characterization of the drug product used in oral immunotherapy trials for peanut allergy has not been reported. OBJECTIVE: To quantify relative amounts of the major peanut allergens and microbial load present in peanut flour used in OIT trials and assess whether these parameters change over a 12-month period. We also anticipate that this report will serve as a guide for investigators seeking to conduct OIT trials under Food and Drug Administration-approved Investigational New Drug applications...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131442/the-human-gut-microbiome-as-source-of-innovation-for-health-which-physiological-and-therapeutic-outcomes-could-we-expect
#17
Joël Doré, Marie-Christine Multon, Jehan-Michel Béhier
From the moment of birth, each human being builds a microbe-host symbiosis which is key for the preservation of its health and well-being. This personal symbiotic coexistence is the result of progressive enrichments in microorganism diversity through external supplies. This diversity is nowadays massively overthrown by drastic changes related to clinical practice in birth management, environmental exposure, nutrition and healthcare behaviors. The last two generations have been the frame of massive modifications in life and food habits, with people being more and more sedentary, overfed and permeated with drugs and pollutants...
January 3, 2017: Thérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129069/placement-and-format-of-risk-information-on-direct-to-consumer-prescription-drug-websites
#18
Helen W Sullivan, Amie C O'Donoghue, Douglas J Rupert, Jessica Fitts Willoughby, Kathryn J Aikin
We investigated whether the location and format of risk information on branded prescription drug websites influence consumers' knowledge and perceptions of the drug's risks. Participants (Internet panelists with high cholesterol [n = 2,609] or seasonal allergies [n = 2,637]) were randomly assigned to view a website promoting a fictitious prescription drug for their condition. The website presented risk information at the bottom of the homepage, or at the bottom of the homepage with a signal above indicating that the risk information was located below, or on a linked secondary page...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127315/relationship-between-different-types-and-forms-of-anti-asthmatic-medications-and-dental-caries-in-three-to-12-year-olds
#19
Alireza Heidari, Bahman Seraj, Mahdi Shahrabi, Hamideh Maghsoodi, Mohammad Javad Kharazifard, Tara Zarabian
OBJECTIVES: Asthma is a common chronic disease. Asthma and anti-asthmatic medications have been suggested as risk factors for increased susceptibility to caries. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of different types and forms of antihistaminic medications and the duration of drug consumption on the severity of dental caries in asthmatic children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Asthma and Allergy Department of Children's Medical Center in Tehran, Iran...
August 2016: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122126/neuroprotection-for-treatment-of-glaucoma-in-adults
#20
REVIEW
Dayse F Sena, Kristina Lindsley
BACKGROUND: Glaucoma is a heterogeneous group of conditions involving progressive damage to the optic nerve, deterioration of retinal ganglion cells, and ultimately visual field loss. It is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Open angle glaucoma (OAG), the most common form of glaucoma, is a chronic condition that may or may not present with increased intraocular pressure (IOP). Neuroprotection for glaucoma refers to any intervention intended to prevent optic nerve damage or cell death...
January 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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