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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602023/-what-the-mind-does-not-know-the-eyes-do-not-see-placing-food-allergy-risk-in-sub-saharan-africa
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George A Atiim, Susan J Elliott, Ann E Clarke, Craig Janes
Policy makers and health geographers are increasingly intrigued by the global rise of chronic disease. While current engagement coalesce around cardiovascular disease, cancers, chronic respiratory disease, and diabetes, very little attention has been given to other important chronic conditions: e.g., allergic disease. Concerns about how health is shaped by context and experienced in place can provide important insights to understand the trajectory of allergic disease and inform policy especially in developing countries experiencing an epidemiologic transition...
March 27, 2018: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521974/laser-induced-breakdown-spectroscopy-based-detection-of-metal-particles-released-into-the-air-during-combustion-of-solid-propellants
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Morgan O'Neil, Nicholas A Niemiec, Andrew R Demko, Eric L Petersen, Waruna D Kulatilaka
Numerous metals and metal compounds are often added to propellants and explosives to tailor their properties such as heat release rate and specific impulse. When these materials combust, these metals can be released into the air, causing adverse health effects such as pulmonary and cardiovascular disease, particulate-matter-induced allergies, and cancer. Hence, robust, field-deployable methods are needed to detect and quantify these suspended metallic particles in air, identify their sources, and develop mitigation strategies...
March 10, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472369/diverse-exocytic-pathways-for-mast-cell-mediators
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REVIEW
Hao Xu, Na-Ryum Bin, Shuzo Sugita
Mast cells play pivotal roles in innate and adaptive immunities but are also culprits in allergy, autoimmunity, and cardiovascular diseases. Mast cells respond to environmental changes by initiating regulated exocytosis/secretion of various biologically active compounds called mediators (e.g. proteases, amines, and cytokines). Many of these mediators are stored in granules/lysosomes and rely on intricate degranulation processes for release. Mast cell stabilizers (e.g. sodium cromoglicate), which prevent such degranulation processes, have therefore been clinically employed to treat asthma and allergic rhinitis...
February 22, 2018: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461857/pricing-of-monoclonal-antibody-therapies-higher-if-used-for-cancer
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Inmaculada Hernandez, Samuel W Bott, Anish S Patel, Collin G Wolf, Alexa R Hospodar, Shivani Sampathkumar, William H Shrank
OBJECTIVES: The rising prices of specialty drugs have prompted a debate about how medications are priced. With the average price of cancer drugs doubling in the last decade, the unsustainability of drug prices is especially concerning in oncology and hematology. The objective of this study was to compare the prices of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) approved in the last 20 years by the FDA across disease states. STUDY DESIGN: We identified all indications approved by the FDA for mAbs from 1997 to 2016 and calculated the annual price of 1-year treatment for each mAb-indication combination as the product of the US average wholesale price per milligram and the recommended dose...
February 2018: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453534/nanoparticles-caused-oxidative-imbalance
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Mariusz Zuberek, Agnieszka Grzelak
Application of nanomaterials in nearly every single branch of industry results in their accumulation in both abiotic environment and tissues of living organisms. Despite the common use of nanomaterials, we are not able to precisely define their toxicity towards humans and surrounding biota. Although we were able to determine final effects of chronic exposure to nanoparticles which consist of many pathologies such as respiratory diseases, allergies, diseases of cardiovascular system, disorders in embryonic life differentiation and growth disorders, toxic effects on the immune system and cancers...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442057/inguinal-hernia-repair-in-day-surgery-the-role-of-mac-monitored-anesthesia-care-with-remifentanil
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P Palumbo, S Usai, C Amatucci, B Perotti, L Ruggeri, G Illuminati, G Tellan
BACKGROUND: The extension of indications for procedures in a Day Surgery (DS) setting has led to changes in the anesthetic and surgical treatment of Inguinal Hernias (IH). According to the recommendations of the European Hernia Society, the treatment of IH in DS units should be performed under Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 960 patients underwent IH repairs over a period of 24 months. The patients were randomly divided into two groups: R (remifentanil) and F (fentanyl); the group F was considered as a control group...
November 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441119/diagnosis-monitoring-and-prevention-of-exposure-related-non-communicable-diseases-in-the-living-and-working-environment-dimopex-project-is-designed-to-determine-the-impacts-of-environmental-exposure-on-human-health
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REVIEW
Lygia Therese Budnik, Balazs Adam, Maria Albin, Barbara Banelli, Xaver Baur, Fiorella Belpoggi, Claudia Bolognesi, Karin Broberg, Per Gustavsson, Thomas Göen, Axel Fischer, Dorota Jarosinska, Fabiana Manservisi, Richard O'Kennedy, Johan Øvrevik, Elizabet Paunovic, Beate Ritz, Paul T J Scheepers, Vivi Schlünssen, Heidi Schwarzenbach, Per E Schwarze, Orla Sheils, Torben Sigsgaard, Karel Van Damme, Ludwine Casteleyn
The WHO has ranked environmental hazardous exposures in the living and working environment among the top risk factors for chronic disease mortality. Worldwide, about 40 million people die each year from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) including cancer, diabetes, and chronic cardiovascular, neurological and lung diseases. The exposure to ambient pollution in the living and working environment is exacerbated by individual susceptibilities and lifestyle-driven factors to produce complex and complicated NCD etiologies...
2018: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411554/are-registration-of-disease-codes-for-adult-anaphylaxis-accurate-in-the-emergency-department
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Byungho Choi, Sun Hyu Kim, Hyeji Lee
PURPOSE: There has been active research on anaphylaxis, but many study subjects are limited to patients registered with anaphylaxis codes. However, anaphylaxis codes tend to be underused. The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of anaphylaxis code registration and the clinical characteristics of accurate and inaccurate anaphylaxis registration in anaphylactic patients. METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated the medical records of adult patients who visited the university hospital emergency department between 2012 and 2016...
March 2018: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393216/establishing-a-safe-administration-of-asa-in-cardiovascular-patients-with-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-hypersensitivity-with-skin-and-or-respiratory-involvement
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Mona Al-Ahmad, Tito Rodriguez-Bouza, Midhat Nurkic
BACKGROUND: A history of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) hypersensitivity with cross-intolerance to several drugs is common in some patients with coronary artery disease. We present a series of patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing ASA desensitization prior to a possible stent to evaluate the short- and long-term efficacy and safety. The aim was to evaluate the outcomes of an ASA desensitization protocol developed by our center based on the guidelines proposed by the EAACI drug allergy expert recommendations...
January 26, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382534/salvianolic-acid-b-improves-airway-hyperresponsiveness-by-inhibiting-muc5ac-overproduction-associated-with-erk1-2-p38-signaling
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Yan Guan, Jian-Ping Zhu, Jian Shen, Yong-Liang Jia, Ya-Chao Jin, Xin-Wei Dong, Qiang-Min Xie
Salvianolic acid B (SalB) is one of the main water-soluble composites from Chinese medicine Dansen (Radix miltiorrhiza). It is used for clinical treatment of various diseases including cardiovascular, lung, Liver, renal and cancers. However, the effects of SalB to allergy induced airway mucin hypersecretion, inflammation and hyperresponsiveness (AHR) remains not clear. Overproduction of airway MUC5AC is a central effector of inflammation that is strongly associated with AHR in asthmatic attack. In this study, we investigated the anti-asthmatic activity and mechanism of SalB in a murine model and human epithelial cells by monitoring changes in mucin expression and secretion, airway inflammation, AHR, and signaling pathways...
January 27, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319256/myopathy-effect-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-beyond-bones
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Kavita J Rawat, Nilakshi H Sabnis, Udit Saraf, Gaurav Surana
Vitamin D functions as a vitamin as well as a hormone. Its major skeletal actions are complemented by varied extra-skeletal functions. During the past decade, association between Vitamin D and its role in various non-skeletal morbidities have been recognized. It plays a role in decreasing the risk of many chronic illnesses like allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, cancers, infections and cardiovascular disease. We report the case of a middle aged female with chronic quadriparesis and new onset anemia associated with Vitamin D deficiency...
October 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958678/oseltamivir-amantadine-and-ribavirin-combination-antiviral-therapy-versus-oseltamivir-monotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-influenza-a-multicentre-double-blind-randomised-phase-2-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
John H Beigel, Yajing Bao, Joy Beeler, Weerawat Manosuthi, Alex Slandzicki, Sadia M Dar, John Panuto, Richard L Beasley, Santiago Perez-Patrigeon, Gompol Suwanpimolkul, Marcelo H Losso, Natalie McClure, Dawn R Bozzolo, Christopher Myers, H Preston Holley, Justin Hoopes, H Clifford Lane, Michael D Hughes, Richard T Davey
BACKGROUND: Influenza continues to have a substantial socioeconomic and health impact despite a long established vaccination programme and approved antivirals. Preclinical data suggest that combining antivirals might be more effective than administering oseltamivir alone in the treatment of influenza. METHODS: We did a randomised, double-blind, multicentre phase 2 trial of a combination of oseltamivir, amantadine, and ribavirin versus oseltamivir monotherapy with matching placebo for the treatment of influenza in 50 sites, consisting of academic medical centre clinics, emergency rooms, and private physician offices in the USA, Thailand, Mexico, Argentina, and Australia...
December 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950273/venom-immunotherapy-in-high-risk-patients-the-advantage-of-the-rush-build-up-protocol
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Yossi Rosman, Ronit Confino-Cohen, Arnon Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Venom immunotherapy (VIT) is considered to be the gold standard treatment for patients with hymenoptera venom allergy. This treatment induces systemic reactions (SR) in a significant number of patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of VIT in patients with known risk factors for VIT-induced SR and to compare rush VIT (RVIT) and conventional VIT (CVIT). METHODS: All of the patients who received VIT and had at least one of the following risk factors were included: current cardiovascular disease, uncontrolled asthma, high basal serum tryptase, current treatment with β-blockers or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and age >70 or <5 years...
2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901963/underlying-chronic-disease-medication-use-history-of-running-injuries-and-being-a-more-experienced-runner-are-independent-factors-associated-with-exercise-associated-muscle-cramping-a-cross-sectional-study-in-15778-distance-runners
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Martin P Schwellnus, Sonja Swanevelder, Esme Jordaan, Wayne Derman, Dina C Janse Van Rensburg
BACKGROUND: Exercise-associated muscle cramping (EAMC) is a significant medical complication in distance runners, yet factors associated with EAMC are poorly documented. OBJECTIVE: To document risk factors associated with EAMC in runners. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Two ocean races (21.1 km, and 56 km). PARTICIPANTS: Fifteen thousand seven hundred seventy-eight race entrants. METHODS: Participants completed a prerace medical history screening tool including: training, cardiovascular disease (CVD), risk factors for, and symptoms of CVD, history of diseases affecting major organ systems, cancer, allergies, medication use, and running injury...
August 18, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895387/chaenomeles-%C3%A2-health-promoting-benefits
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REVIEW
Katarzyna Watychowicz, Katarzyna Janda, Karolina Jakubczyk, Jolanta Wolska
Chaenomeles is a genus of deciduous spiny in the family of Rosaceae (Pomoideae subfamily). For centuries, the plant was used for a treatment of anemia, rheumatism, gout and cardiovascular diseases. The chemical composition studies of Chaenomeles showed the presence of many biologically active compounds, such as: phenolic compounds, organic acids, terpenoids, alcohols, ketones or aldehydes. Fruit of Chaenomeles has the largest applying potential due to extensive use of medicinal and high concentration of vitamin C...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888247/fatal-anaphylaxis-mortality-rate-and-risk-factors
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Paul J Turner, Elina Jerschow, Thisanayagam Umasunthar, Robert Lin, Dianne E Campbell, Robert J Boyle
Up to 5% of the US population has suffered anaphylaxis. Fatal outcome is rare, such that even for people with known venom or food allergy, fatal anaphylaxis constitutes less than 1% of total mortality risk. The incidence of fatal anaphylaxis has not increased in line with hospital admissions for anaphylaxis. Fatal drug anaphylaxis may be increasing, but rates of fatal anaphylaxis to venom and food are stable. Risk factors for fatal anaphylaxis vary according to cause. For fatal drug anaphylaxis, previous cardiovascular morbidity and older age are risk factors, with beta-lactam antibiotics, general anesthetic agents, and radiocontrast injections the commonest triggers...
September 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878382/pleomorphic-bacteria-like-structures-in-human-blood-represent-non-living-membrane-vesicles-and-protein-particles
#17
Jan Martel, Cheng-Yeu Wu, Pei-Rong Huang, Wei-Yun Cheng, John D Young
Although human blood is believed to be a sterile environment, recent studies suggest that pleomorphic bacteria exist in the blood of healthy humans. These studies have led to the development of "live-blood analysis," a technique used by alternative medicine practitioners to diagnose various human conditions, including allergies, cancer, cardiovascular disease and septicemia. We show here that bacteria-like vesicles and refringent particles form in healthy human blood observed under dark-field microscopy. These structures gradually increase in number during incubation and show morphologies reminiscent of cells undergoing division...
September 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28848732/platelet-eosinophil-interactions-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-allergic-inflammation-and-asthma
#18
REVIEW
Sajeel A Shah, Clive P Page, Simon C Pitchford
The importance of platelet activation during hemostasis is well understood. An understanding of these mechanisms has led to the use of several classes of anti-platelet drugs to inhibit aggregation for the prevention of thrombi during cardiovascular disease. It is now also recognized that platelets can function very differently during inflammation, as part of their role in the innate immune response against pathogens. This dichotomy in platelet function occurs through distinct physiological processes and alternative signaling pathways compared to that of hemostasis (leading to platelet aggregation) and is manifested as increased rheological interactions with leukocytes, the ability to undergo chemotaxis, communication with antigen-presenting cells, and direct anti-pathogen responses...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809071/physicians-communication-of-risks-from-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-and-attitude-towards-providing-adverse-drug-reaction-information-to-patients
#19
Pacharaporn Phueanpinit, Juraporn Pongwecharak, Sermsak Sumanont, Janet Krska, Narumol Jarernsiripornkul
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are frequently prescribed for orthopaedic conditions, therefore this study aimed to explore orthopaedic physicians' perceptions of their role in NSAID-risk communication, their attitudes towards the necessity of informing patients about adverse drug reactions (ADR), and factors associated with these. METHODS: Self-administered questionnaires were mailed to all 206 orthopaedic physicians working at hospitals in Northeastern Thailand...
December 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781737/multidrug-intolerance-in-the-treatment-of-hypertension-result-from-an-audit-of-a-specialized-hypertension-service
#20
Basil N Okeahialam
BACKGROUND: Hypertension as a cardiovascular disease risk factor continues to take a heavy toll on the population despite efforts with containment. Poor control, even among those on treatment, is part of the challenge and results from patient, physician and health system factors. When the problem resides at patient level, adherence is largely responsible. An entity defined as multidrug intolerance (MDI) is hardly considered. A situation when a patient is willing to adhere but is compelled otherwise could frustrate both patient and physician...
August 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety
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