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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329062/comparison-of-demographic-and-photobiological-features-of-chronic-actinic-dermatitis-in-patients-with-lighter-vs-darker-skin-types
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Ki-Wei Tan, Ann K Haylett, Tsui C Ling, Lesley E Rhodes
Importance: Chronic actinic dermatitis (CAD) is classically described in older, white men, although increasing reports describe younger patients with darker skin types, particularly South Asians. Photocontact allergy occurs in CAD but is less studied than contact allergy in this exquisitely photosensitive condition. Objective: To evaluate for differences in demographic and photobiological features between persons with darker and lighter skin types who have CAD. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective review included 70 consecutive adult patients (≥18 years) undergoing investigation for photosensitivity who were diagnosed with CAD from November 1, 2000, through August 31, 2015, at the specialist Photobiology Unit of a tertiary academic referral center...
March 22, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326907/skin-sensitizers-in-cosmetics-and-beyond-potential-multiple-mechanisms-of-action-and-importance-of-t-cell-assays-for-in-vitro-screening
#2
Stanislav Vukmanović, Nakissa Sadrieh
Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) reaction induced by repeated contact with sensitizers. The ability of a chemical to act as a sensitizer has most frequently been tested in animals. As the use of animals for these purposes is gradually and globally being phased out, there is a need for reliable in vitro surrogate assays. Currently proposed in vitro assays are designed to test four key events of the adverse outcome pathway (AOP) involving covalent modification of self-proteins by sensitizers (haptenation) and presentation of new antigens (hapten/carrier complexes) to the immune system...
March 22, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322861/pharmacological-targeting-of-allergen-specific-t-lymphocytes
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REVIEW
Peter A Tauber, Winfried F Pickl
Allergic disorders are the result of a complex pathophysiology, involving major cellular lineages and a multitude of humoral factors of the innate and adaptive immune system, and has the tendency to involve multiple organs. Consequently, even standard pharmacological treatment of allergies is rarely specific but usually targets more than one pathway/cellular system at a time. Accordingly, many of the classic anti-allergic drugs have a critical impact also on T helper cells, which are pivotal not only during the sensitization but also the maintenance phase of allergic diseases...
March 17, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319560/rash-diagnostics-an-update-on-the-diagnosis-of-allergic-rashes
#4
Corinne Savides Happel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize recent research regarding the diagnosis of allergic rashes and to suggest future directions for the promotion of accurate diagnosis and endotype specification. RECENT FINDINGS: Multiple cohort studies demonstrate that with appropriate clinical evaluation, drug allergy labels can be removed in up to 90% of cases. Genetic tests can predict severe adverse cutaneous drug reactions in some cases and in vitro tests are being sought to identify causative drugs in others...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302660/rhabdomyolysis-induced-compartment-syndrome-secondary-to-atorvastatin-and-strenuous-exercise
#5
Louise Dunphy, Rossel Morhij, Sarah Tucker
A 50-year-old male UK resident with a history of hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia presented to the emergency department with a 48-hour history of sudden onset bilateral thigh swelling and pain unrelieved by regular analgesia. 3 days prior to presentation, he performed a vigorous workout in the gym. His medications included ramipril 5 mg once daily and atorvastatin 20 mg at night time. He was a non-smoker and did not consume alcohol. He reported no known drug allergies. Physical examination confirmed bilateral swollen thighs, with no overlying skin changes, clinically suggestive of compartment syndrome...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302201/-risk-factors-for-allergic-diseases-in-children-aged-0-24-months-in-the-wuhu-urban-area-anhui-province-china
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Shou-Gui Wang, Xiang-Sheng Zhang, Yan-Fang Zhao, Li Sun, Xi-Tao Pan, Ning Wan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of allergic diseases in children aged 0-24 months in the Wuhu urban area of Anhui Province and risk factors for allergic diseases. METHODS: Cluster random sampling was performed to select 600 children aged 0-24 months and their mothers from the Wuhu urban area, and a questionnaire survey was conducted to collect the data of disease history, family history, mothers' conditions during pregnancy, and child-rearing situation...
March 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301410/allergic-reaction-upon-intravitreal-administration-of-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-agents
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Gavin G Meredith, Paul A Schkade, Brian C Joondeph
PURPOSE: To describe the patient's allergic response to anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs after receiving intravitreal bevacizumab for choroidal neovascularization. METHODS: Clinical case report. RESULTS: Formal allergy evaluation revealed hypersensitivity to bevacizumab and ranibizumab, but not to pegaptanib or aflibercept. CONCLUSION: Bevacizumab and ranibizumab are derivatives of murine monoclonal antibodies, whereas pegaptanib is an aptamer and aflibercept is a fusion protein of human origin...
March 15, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298771/attenuation-of-hemodynamic-response-to-skull-pin-head-holder-insertion-intravenous-clonidine-versus-intravenous-lignocaine-infusion
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Nethra H Nanjundaswamy, Vinay Marulasiddappa
BACKGROUND: Insertion of skull pin induces a significant increase in heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP) and intracranial pressure. Alpha 2 agonist clonidine and intravenous (i.v.) lignocaine are effective in attenuating stress response. Local infiltration of pin site and scalp block with lignocaine are commonly used techniques for prevention of hemodynamic response to skull pin insertion. We compared the effectiveness of i.v. clonidine infusion and i.v. lignocaine infusion in suppressing the hemodynamic response to skull pin head holder insertion...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286421/pharmacoeconomics-of-sublingual-immunotherapy-with-the-5-grass-pollen-tablets-for-seasonal-allergic-rhinitis
#9
REVIEW
Carlo Lombardi, Valerie Melli, Cristoforo Incorvaia, Erminia Ridolo
Allergic rhinitis has a very high burden regarding both direct and indirect costs. This makes essential in the management of AR to reduce the clinical severity of the disease and thus to lessen its costs. This particularly concerns allergen immunotherapy (AIT), that, based on its immunological action on the causes of allergy, extends its benefit also after discontinuation of the treatment. From the pharmacoeconomic point of view, any treatment must be evaluated according to its cost-effectiveness, that is, the ratio between the cost of the intervention and its effect...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285847/japanese-guidelines-for-food-allergy-2017
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REVIEW
Motohiro Ebisawa, Komei Ito, Takao Fujisawa
Five years have passed since the Japanese Pediatric Guideline for Food Allergy (JPGFA) was first revised in 2011 from its original version. As many scientific papers related to food allergy have been published during the last 5 years, the second major revision of the JPGFA was carried out in 2016. In this guideline, food allergies are generally classified into four clinical types: (1) neonatal and infantile gastrointestinal allergy, (2) infantile atopic dermatitis associated with food allergy, (3) immediate-type of food allergy (urticaria, anaphylaxis, etc...
March 9, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
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/28261551/odd-couple-the-unexpected-partnership-of-glucocorticoid-hormones-and-cysteinyl-leukotrienes-in-the-extrinsic-regulation-of-murine-bone-marrow-eosinopoiesis
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REVIEW
Pedro Xavier-Elsas, Daniela Masid-de-Brito, Bruno Marques Vieira, Maria Ignez C Gaspar-Elsas
Granulopoiesis in murine bone-marrow is regulated by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors (including hormones, drugs, inflammatory mediators and cytokines). Eosinophils, a minor subpopulation of circulating leukocytes, which remains better understood in its contributions to tissue injury in allergic disease than in its presumably beneficial actions in host defense, provide a striking example of joint regulation of granulopoiesis within murine bone-marrow by all of these classes of extrinsic factors. We first described the upregulation of eosinopoiesis in bone-marrow of allergen-sensitized mice following airway allergen challenge...
February 20, 2017: World Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259059/evaluation-of-medication-related-clinical-decision-support-alert-overrides-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Adrian Wong, Mary G Amato, Diane L Seger, Sarah P Slight, Patrick E Beeler, Patricia C Dykes, Julie M Fiskio, Elizabeth R Silvers, E John Orav, Tewodros Eguale, David W Bates
PURPOSE: Medication-related clinical decision support (CDS) has been identified as a method to improve patient outcomes but is historically frequently overridden and may be inappropriately so. Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) are at a higher risk of harm from adverse drug events (ADEs) and these overrides may increase patient harm. The objective of this study is to determine appropriateness of overridden medication-related CDS overrides in the ICU. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated overridden medication-related alerts of four alert categories from January 2009 to December 2011...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258773/efficacy-of-celecoxib-for-early-postoperative-pain-management-in-hip-arthroscopy-a-prospective-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
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Cynthia A Kahlenberg, Ronak M Patel, Michael Knesek, Vehniah K Tjong, Kevin Sonn, Michael A Terry
PURPOSE: To determine whether 400 mg of celecoxib administered 1 hour before hip arthroscopy surgery would reduce pain, provide reduction in overall narcotic consumption, and lead to more rapid discharge from recovery rooms. METHODS: Ninety-eight patients were randomized to either the celecoxib group (n = 50) or the placebo group (n = 48). An a priori power analysis was done set to detect a difference of 0.50 on the visual analog scale (VAS), based on the senior author's preference...
February 28, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258478/in-vitro-diagnosis-of-immediate-drug-hypersensitivity-anno-2017-potentials-and-limitations
#15
REVIEW
I I Decuyper, E A Mangodt, A L Van Gasse, K Claesen, A Uyttebroek, M Faber, V Sabato, C H Bridts, C Mertens, M M Hagendorens, L S De Clerck, Didier G Ebo
BACKGROUND: For most physicians, quantification of drug-specific immunoglobulin E (drug-sIgE) antibodies constitutes the primary in vitro measure to document immediate drug hypersensitivity reactions (IDHR). Unfortunately, this is often insufficient to correctly identify patients with IgE-mediated IDHR and impossible for non-IgE-mediated IDHR that result from alternative routes of basophil and mast cell activation. In these difficult cases, diagnosis might benefit from cellular tests such as basophil activation tests (BAT)...
March 4, 2017: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254470/tackling-inpatient-penicillin-allergies-tools-for-antimicrobial-stewardship
#16
Kimberly G Blumenthal, Paige G Wickner, Shelley Hurwitz, Nicholas Pricco, Alexandra E Nee, Karl Laskowski, Erica S Shenoy, Rochelle P Walensky
BACKGROUND: Reported penicillin allergy rarely reflects penicillin intolerance. Failure to address inpatient penicillin allergies results in more broad-spectrum antibiotic use, treatment failures, and adverse drug events. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the optimal approach to penicillin allergies among medical inpatients. METHODS: We evaluated internal medicine inpatients reporting penicillin allergy in three periods: (1) standard of care (SOC), (2) penicillin skin testing (ST), and (3) computerized guideline application with decision support (APP)...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249309/iodinated-contrast-media-and-the-alleged-iodine-allergy-an-inexact-diagnosis-leading-to-inferior-radiologic-management-and-adverse-drug-reactions
#17
Ingrid Böhm, Knud Nairz, John N Morelli, Patricia Silva Hasembank Keller, Johannes T Heverhagen
Purpose To test the hypothesis that the incomplete diagnosis "iodine allergy" is a possibly dangerous concept for patients under routine radiologic conditions. Materials and Methods 300 patients with a history of an "iodine allergy" were retrospectively screened and compared with two age-, sex-, and procedure-matched groups of patients either diagnosed with a nonspecific "iodine contrast medium (ICM) allergy" or an allergy to a specific ICM agent. For all groups, the clinical symptoms of the most recent past adverse drug reaction (ADR), prophylactic actions taken for subsequent imaging, and ultimate outcome were recorded and analyzed...
April 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243404/effect-of-persian-medicine-remedy-on-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-in-breast-cancer-a-double-blind-randomized-crossover-clinical-trial
#18
Mohammad Nazari, Ali Taghizadeh, Mojtaba Mousavi Bazzaz, Hassan Rakhshandeh, Sadegh Shokri
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a side effect, and has negative effect on quality of life and continuation of chemotherapy. Despite new regimen and drugs, the problems still remain and standard guidelines, effective treatment and supportive care for refractory CINV are still not yet established. Persian medicine, the old Iranian medical school, offer Persumac (prepared from Rhus Coriaria and Bunium Persicum Boiss). OBJECTIVE: The specific objectives were to assess the effect of Persumac on the number and severity of nausea and vomiting in refractory CINV in acute and delayed phase...
January 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239397/allergic-rhinitis-the-eligible-candidate-to-mite-immunotherapy-in-the-real-world
#19
Giorgio Ciprandi, Valentina Natoli, Paola Puccinelli, Cristoforo Incorvaia
As standard drug treatment of allergic rhinitis (AR) is not completely satisfactory, allergen immunotherapy (AIT) represents the only current treatment with the potential to modify the natural history. House dust mite (HDM) allergy is very common. The aim of the current experience was to describe the clinical profile of HDM-allergic patients with AR who received AIT in a real world model, such as allergy clinics. Globally, 239 patients (126 adults and 113 children; 107 females and 132 males; mean age 21 years, age range 6-56 years) were evaluated...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236873/perianesthetic-refractory-anaphylactic-shock-with-cefuroxime-in-a-patient-with-history-of-penicillin-allergy-on-multiple-antihypertensive-medications
#20
Deb Sanjay Nag, Devi Prasad Samaddar, Shashi Kant, Pratap Rudra Mahanty
We report a case of perianesthetic refractory anaphylactic shock with cefuroxime in a patient with history of penicillin allergy on regular therapy with atenolol, losartan, prazosin and nicardipine. Severe anaphylactic shock was only transiently responsive to 10mL of (1:10,000) epinephrine and needed norepinephrine and dopamine infusion. Supportive therapy with vasopressors and inotropes along with mechanical ventilation for the next 24hours resulted in complete recovery. She was successfully operated upon 2 weeks later with the same anesthetic drugs but intravenous ciprofloxacin as the alternative antibiotic for perioperative prophylaxis...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
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