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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350016/biomarkers-of-treatment-efficacy-in-patients-with-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
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M Sánchez-Borges, A Capriles-Hulett, F Caballero-Fonseca, L González-Aveledo
Background. Currently there are no biomarkers useful to predict the future evolution and the therapeutic response in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). Objective. To review the available information on biomarkers that might be applied for the follow up of the response to guideline recommended therapies for CSU. Methods. A review of the medical literature on CSU potential clinical and laboratory biomarkers in PubMed and MEDLINE including the terms urticaria, chronic urticaria, chronic idiopathic urticaria, chronic spontaneous urticaria, antihistamines (AHs), omalizumab (OMA), cyclosporine (CyA), and treatment...
January 2018: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349047/reduction-of-the-isolated-anterior-wall-of-the-maxillary-sinus-fracture-with-double-urinary-balloon-catheters-and-fibrin-glue
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Jaehee Kim, Ho Jik Yang, Jong Hwan Kim, Su Jin Kim
Background: Conservative treatment is performed for isolated anterior wall of the maxillary sinus fractures, in many cases when the fracture is clinically not severe and asymptomatic. Despite the absence of symptoms, complications such as sinusitis, rhinitis, and chronic purulent secretion may develop; therefore, successful reduction is required. We attempted to reduce the risk of complications using an alternative technique: reduction of the fracture with two urinary balloon catheters inserted through the maxillary ostium and fixation using fibrin glue, which minimizes the damage to the bony fragments and sinus mucosa...
December 2017: Archives of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329683/respiratory-disease-in-ball-pythons-python-regius-experimentally-infected-with-ball-python-nidovirus
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Laura L Hoon-Hanks, Marylee L Layton, Robert J Ossiboff, John S L Parker, Edward J Dubovi, Mark D Stenglein
Circumstantial evidence has linked a new group of nidoviruses with respiratory disease in pythons, lizards, and cattle. We conducted experimental infections in ball pythons (Python regius) to test the hypothesis that ball python nidovirus (BPNV) infection results in respiratory disease. Three ball pythons were inoculated orally and intratracheally with cell culture isolated BPNV and two were sham inoculated. Antemortem choanal, oroesophageal, and cloacal swabs and postmortem tissues of infected snakes were positive for viral RNA, protein, and infectious virus by qRT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, western blot and virus isolation...
January 9, 2018: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315922/the-use-of-omalizumab-in-allergen-immunotherapy
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Jennifer A Dantzer, Robert A Wood
Although omalizumab (anti-IgE) is currently only approved for the treatment of asthma and chronic idiopathic urticaria, it has also been studied as an off-label treatment for numerous allergic conditions, including use as an adjunct to allergen immunotherapy in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, asthma, venom hypersensitivity, and food allergy. We conducted a review of publications involving the use of omalizumab with allergen immunotherapy, by searching PubMed with key search terms of "omalizumab" and "immunotherapy...
January 5, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314270/association-of-leptin-with-disease-severity-and-inflammation-indicators-in-chinese-obese-children-with-allergic-rhinitis
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Wenlong Liu, Qingxiang Zeng, Lifeng Zhou, Renzhong Luo, Haipeng Dong
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of both obesity and allergic diseases in children has increased over the last several decades. However, the direct relationship between diverse allergic diseases and obesity has varied in different studies. Therefore, we aimed to examine the effect of obesity on the incidence and severity of allergic rhinitis (AR) and the possible key inflammation mediators during AR. METHODS: A total of 3,126 healthy students (without chronic diseases) were recruited from 14 randomly selected secondary schools in Guangzhou, China...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311748/integrated-analysis-of-gene-expression-differences-in-twins-discordant-for-disease-and-binary-phenotypes
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Sivateja Tangirala, Chirag J Patel
While both genes and environment contribute to phenotype, deciphering environmental contributions to phenotype is a challenge. Furthermore, elucidating how different phenotypes may share similar environmental etiologies also is challenging. One way to identify environmental influences is through a discordant monozygotic (MZ) twin study design. Here, we assessed differential gene expression in MZ discordant twin pairs (affected vs. non-affected) for seven phenotypes, including chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, ulcerative colitis, major depressive disorder, intermittent allergic rhinitis, physical activity, and intelligence quotient, comparing the spectrum of genes differentially expressed across seven phenotypes individually...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302540/a-chart-review-of-morbidity-patterns-among-adult-patients-attending-primary-care-setting-in-urban-odisha-india-an-international-classification-of-primary-care-experience
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Subhashisa Swain, Sandipana Pati, Sanghamitra Pati
Introduction: Disease burden estimations based on sound epidemiological research provide the foundation for designing health services. Patients visiting a primary care often present with symptoms and signs. Understanding the burden is crucial for developing countries including India. The project aimed to record the reasons for encounter (RFE) at primary care settings for estimating the burden at the health-care facility. Methodology: This cross-sectional study was undertaken at four urban health dispensaries of Bhubaneswar, Odisha, with the aim to explore the prevailing patterns of diseases among patients attending these facilities...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301162/milbenallergie-im-hno-bereich-bedeutung-diagnostik-und-therapieoptionen
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Ludger Klimek, Moritz Gröger, Sven Becker
Allergic rhinitis (AR) affects ca. 20% of the population. Approximately one third of patients affected by AR are suffering from perennial rhinitis due to mite allergy. Perennial rhinitis is the form of the disease that is most frequently associated with other allergy-related comorbidities such as asthma and atopic dermatitis, sleep disorders, chronic sinusitis, eustachian tube dysfunction and others.The often non-specific symptoms and the insidious course may lead to misinterpretations in diagnosing the disease...
January 2018: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260783/-possibilities-of-azelastine-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-rhinitis
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D S Smirnov, O M Kurbacheva
There is considered modern classification of rhinitis and the accents in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to patients with this disease are indicated, as well as the possibilities of using topical intranasal antihistamines in the treatment of allergic, vasomotor and medicamentous rhinitis.
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227362/comorbidity-of-airway-inflammatory-diseases-in-chemical-and-building-related-intolerance
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Anna-Sara Claeson, Hanna Andersson, Fredrik Wikdahl, Maj-Helen Nyback, Steven Nordin
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated comorbidity in chemical intolerance (CI) and building- related intolerance (BRI) with (i) chronic sinusitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, allergic and non-allergic asthma and allergic rhinitis, and (ii) airway inflammatory symptoms. METHODS: Data from two population-based questionnaire surveys, the Västerbotten and Österbotten Environmental Health Studies was used. The participants were categorized as CI or BRI and referents, and binary logistic regression analysis was applied...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227043/the-association-of-air-pollutants-and-allergic-and-nonallergic-rhinitis-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Leila J Mady, Hannah L Schwarzbach, John A Moore, Robert M Boudreau, Thomas M Kaffenberger, Thomas J Willson, Stella E Lee
BACKGROUND: There has been little investigation regarding air quality and rhinitis in the pathophysiology of upper airway disease. In this study, we assessed the impact of inhalant pollutants (particulate matter 2.5 [PM2.5 ] and black carbon [BC]) on allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) disease severity. METHODS: CRS patients with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and without polyps (CRSsNP) were identified. Spatial modeling from pollutant monitoring sites was used to estimate exposures for patients meeting the inclusion criteria (total, n = 125; CRSsNP, n = 67; CRSsNP, n = 58)...
December 11, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221328/uncontrolled-and-under-diagnosed-asthma-in-a-damascus-shelter-during-the-syrian-crisis
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Yousser Mohammad, Shaaban Rafea, Youssef Latifeh, Ali Khaddam, Bisher Sawaf, Mhd Ismael Zakaria, Mohammad Sadek Al Masalmeh, Yaser Fawaz, Abdoulraouf Allaham, Imad Almani, Hiba El-Tarcheh, Ayham Ghazal, Ali Zaher, Hala Rifai, Hamed Joumah, S Dresden Glockler-Lauf, Teresa To
Background: Studies have shown that poor shelter or dwelling conditions may lead to deteriorations in health. Those with asthma may be more susceptible to compromised living conditions and stress leading to a higher risk of asthma exacerbations. To describe the asthma control and quality of life of individuals with diagnosed asthma living in a shelter in Damascus, Syria and estimate the prevalence of respiratory symptoms in shelter dwellers without diagnosed asthma. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, all individuals 5 years and older living in Al-Herjalleh shelter with diagnosed asthma were recruited to complete a questionnaire, which included items related to their respiratory symptoms, asthma exacerbations, exposure to asthma triggers, medication use, and health-related quality of life before and since entering the shelter...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209499/nasal-muco-ciliary-transport-time-alteration-efficacy-of-18-b-glycyrrhetinic-acid
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Desiderio Passali, Chiara Cappello, Giulio Cesare Passali, Cemal Cingi, Codrut Sarafoleanu, Luisa Maria Bellussi
Background: Mucociliary clearance is the main self-clearing system of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses.This is a very important means of non specific defence against continuous organic and inorganic contamination conveyed by air. It works by trapping particles and microorganisms in the mucus and then by transporting the mucous film to the pharynx where it is eliminated with a cough or swallowed. Its congenital or acquired abnormalities are involved in the occurrence of widespread infectious and often severe nose and paranasal sinuses diseases; generally concerning the rhinopharyngealtubal district...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207992/correction-to-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-bronchial-asthma-and-allergic-rhinitis-in-the-adult-population-within-the-commonwealth-of-independent-states-rationale-and-design-of-the-core-study
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Yuriy Feshchenko, Liudmyla Iashyna, Damilya Nugmanova, Olga Gyrina, Maryna Polianska, Alexander Markov, Maryna Moibenko, Janina Makarova, Luqman Tariq, Marcelo Horacio S Pereira, Eljan Mammadbayov, Irada Akhundova, Averyan Vasylyev
After publication of this work [1] it was noticed three author names were spelt incorrectly. Liudmila Iashyna should be Liudmyla Iashyna, Marina Polyanskaya should be Maryna Polianska and Elcan Mamamdbayov should be Eljan Mammadbayov.
December 5, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206628/implementation-gaps-for-asthma-prevention-and-control
#15
REVIEW
Luciana K Tanno, Tari Haahtela, Moises A Calderon, Alvaro Cruz, Pascal Demoly
Asthma and allergic diseases can start in childhood and persist throughout life, but could also be manifested later, at any time for still misunderstood reasons. They are major chronic multifactorial respiratory diseases, for which prevention, early diagnosis and treatment is recognized as a priority for the Europe's public health policy and the United Nations. Given that allergy triggers (including infections, rapid urbanization leading to loss in biodiversity, pollution and climate changes) are not expected to change in a foreseeable future, it is imperative that steps are taken to develop, strengthen and optimize preventive and treatment strategies...
September 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197105/upper-and-lower-airway-remodelling-mechanisms-in-asthma-allergic-rhinitis-and-chronic-rhinosinusitis-the-one-airway-concept-revisited
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Samitas, Alison Carter, Harsha H Kariyawasam, Georgina Xanthou
Allergic rhinitis (AR), chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and asthma often co-exist. The one airway model proposes that disease mechanisms occurring in the upper airway may mirror lower airway events. Airway remodelling is the term used to describe tissue structural changes that occur in a disease setting and reflect the dynamic process of tissue restructuring during wound repair. Remodelling has been long identified in the lower airways in asthma and is characterized by epithelial shedding, goblet cell hyperplasia, basement membrane thickening, subepithelial fibrosis, airway smooth muscle hyperplasia and increased angiogenesis...
December 1, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183867/the-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-inhibitor-ag1478-inhibits-eosinophilic-inflammation-in-upper-airways
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Shino Shimizu, Kumiko Takezawa-Yasuoka, Takao Ogawa, Ichiro Tojima, Hideaki Kouzaki, Takeshi Shimizu
Mucus hypersecretion and eosinophil infiltration are important characteristics of eosinophilic inflammation in upper airways, such as allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyp. EGFR transactivation induces mucus and inflammatory cytokine secretion from airway epithelial cells. However, the roles of EGFR in eosinophilic inflammation in upper airways are still unknown. The purpose of the study is to elucidate the effects of the EGFR inhibitor AG1478 on eosinophilic airway inflammation. AG1478 significantly inhibited thrombin-induced GM-CSF secretion from nasal epithelial cells and thrombin-induced secretion of eotaxin-1 and RANTES from nasal fibroblasts...
November 25, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183012/differential-expression-of-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-and-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps-with-allergic-rhinitis
#18
Lu Chen, Ling Xiao, Jie Liu, Yang Shen, Xia Ke, Jiangju Huang, Guohua Hu, Yucheng Yang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) expression levels in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and their possible correlation with allergic state and tissue remodeling. METHODS: Patients were enrolled and divided into the following groups: CRS without nasal polyps (NP) without allergic rhinitis (AR) (CRSsNPsAR; n = 20), CRS with NP with AR (CRSwNPwAR; n = 20), CRS with NP without AR (CRSwNPsAR; n = 20), and controls (n = 15)...
November 29, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178130/comorbid-treatable-traits-in-difficult-asthma-current-evidence-and-clinical-evaluation
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REVIEW
Tunn Ren Tay, Mark Hew
The care of patients with difficult-to-control asthma ('difficult asthma') is challenging and costly. Despite high-intensity asthma treatment, these patients experience poor asthma control and face the greatest risk for asthma morbidity and mortality. Poor asthma control is often driven by severe asthma biology, which has appropriately been the focus of intense research and phenotype-driven therapies. However, it is increasing apparent that extra-pulmonary comorbidities also contribute substantially to poor asthma control and a heightened disease burden...
November 27, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162713/capsular-polysaccharide-interferes-with-biofilm-formation-by-pasteurella-multocida-serogroup-a
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Briana Petruzzi, Robert E Briggs, W Edward Swords, Cristina De Castro, Antonio Molinaro, Thomas J Inzana
Pasteurella multocida is an important multihost animal and zoonotic pathogen that is capable of causing respiratory and multisystemic diseases, bacteremia, and bite wound infections. The glycosaminoglycan capsule of P. multocida is an essential virulence factor that protects the bacterium from host defenses. However, chronic infections (such as swine atrophic rhinitis and the carrier state in birds and other animals) may be associated with biofilm formation, which has not been characterized in P. multocida Biofilm formation by clinical isolates was inversely related to capsule production and was confirmed with capsule-deficient mutants of highly encapsulated strains...
November 21, 2017: MBio
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