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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641549/relevance-of-cat-and-dog-sensitization-by-skin-prick-testing-in-childhood-eczema-and-asthma
#1
Kam Lun E Lun Hon, Kathy Yin Ching Tsang, Ting Fan Leung
BACKGROUND: Household animal dander has been implicated as aeroallergen in childhood atopic diseases. Many parents seek healthcare advice if household pet keeping may be detrimental in atopic eczema (AE) and atopies. AIM: We investigated if skin sensitization by cat/dog dander was associated with disease severity and quality of life in children with AE. METHODS: Demographics, skin prick test (SPT) results, disease severity (Nottingham eczema severity score NESS), Children Dermatology Life Quality Index (CDLQI), blood IgE and eosinophil counts of a cohort of AE patients were reviewed...
June 14, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629744/mannose-receptor-modulates-macrophage-polarization-and-allergic-inflammation-through-mir-511-3p
#2
Yufeng Zhou, Danh C Do, Faoud T Ishmael, Mario Leonardo Squadrito, Ho Man Tang, Ho Lam Tang, Man-Hsun Hsu, Lipeng Qiu, Changjun Li, Yongqing Zhang, Kevin G Becker, Mei Wan, Shau-Ku Huang, Peisong Gao
BACKGROUND: Mannose receptor (MRC1/CD206) has been suggested to mediate allergic sensitization and asthma to multiple glyco-allergens, including cockroach allergens. OBJECTIVE: Determine the existence of a protective mechanism through which MRC1 limits allergic inflammation through its intronic miR-511-3p. METHODS: We examined the MRC1-mediated cockroach allergen uptake by lung macrophages and lung inflammation using C57BL/6 wild-type (WT) and Mrc1(-/-) mice...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608756/effects-of-omalizumab-on-rhinovirus-infections-illnesses-and-exacerbations-of-asthma
#3
Ann Esquivel, William W Busse, Agustin Calatroni, Alkis G Togias, Kristine G Grindle, Yury A Bochkov, Rebecca S Gruchalla, Meyer Kattan, Carolyn M Kercsmar, G Khurana Hershey, Haejin Kim, Petra Lebeau, Andrew H Liu, Stanley J Szefler, Stephen J Teach, Joseph B West, Jeremy Wildfire, Jacqueline A Pongracic, James E Gern
RATIONALE: Allergic inflammation has been linked to increased susceptibility to viral illnesses, but it is unclear whether this association is causal. OBJECTIVE: To test whether omalizumab treatment to reduce IgE would shorten the frequency and duration of rhinovirus illnesses in children with allergic asthma. METHODS: The Preventative Omalizumab or Step-up Therapy for Severe Fall Exacerbations (PROSE) was a study of children with allergic asthma (6-17 years, n=478) from low-income census tracts in 8 U...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608416/increased-prevalence-of-allergic-asthma-from-1996-to-2006-and-further-to-2016-results-from-three-population-surveys
#4
Helena Backman, Petri Räisänen, Linnea Hedman, Caroline Stridsman, Martin Andersson, Anne Lindberg, Bo Lundbäck, Eva Rönmark
BACKGROUND: During the latter half of the 20(th) century the prevalence of asthma and many other allergic diseases has increased. Information on asthma prevalence trends after 2010, especially regarding studies separating allergic asthma from non-allergic asthma is lacking. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to estimate prevalence trends of current asthma, both allergic and non-allergic, from 1996 to 2016. METHODS: Three cross-sectional samples from the same area of Sweden, 20-69 years, participated in surveys with the same questionnaire in 1996 (n=7104 participants, 85% response rate), 2006 (n=6165, 77%) and 2016 (n=5466, 53%), respectively...
June 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608279/the-recombinant-fusion-protein-of-cholera-toxin-b-and-neutrophil-activating-protein-expressed-on-bacillus-subtilis-spore-surface-suppresses-allergic-inflammation-in-mice
#5
Hui Dong, Yanmei Huang, Shuwen Yao, Bingshao Liang, Yan Long, Yongqiang Xie, Jialiang Mai, Sitang Gong, Zhenwen Zhou
The neutrophil-activating protein of Helicobacter pylori (HP-NAP) has been identified as a modulator with anti-Th2 inflammation activity, and cholera toxin B (CTB) is a mucosal adjuvant that can also induce antigen tolerance. In this study, we constructed a CTB-NAP fusion protein on the surface of Bacillus subtilis spore and evaluate the efficiency of oral administration of the recombinant CTB-NAP spores in preventing asthma in mice. Oral administration of recombinant CTB or CTB-NAP spores significantly decreased serum ovalbumin (OVA)-specific IgE (p < 0...
June 12, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603280/dust-mite-allergen-specific-immunotherapy-increases-il4-dna-methylation-and-induces-der-p-specific-t-cell-tolerance-in-children-with-allergic-asthma
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Chuang-Ming Wang, Chia-Bin Chang, Michael Wy Chan, Zhi-Hong Wen, Shu-Fen Wu
Allergen-specific immunotherapy (allergen-SIT) is a highly effective treatment for children with allergic asthma (AA), an immune-mediated chronic disease leading to bronchial muscle hypertrophy and airway obstruction in response to specific allergens. T helper cells and secreted cytokines play important roles in the pathogenesis of asthma, and epigenetic modulation controls genes important for T cell development and cytokine expression. This study evaluated T helper cell-secreted cytokines and DNA methylation patterns in children treated with Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Der p) allergen-SIT...
June 12, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599075/increased-risk-of-asthma-in-overweight-children-born-large-for-gestational-age
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Leonardo A Pinto, Stefano Guerra, Josep M Anto, Dirkje Postma, Gerard H Koppelman, Johan C de Jongste, Ulrike Gehring, Henriette A Smit, Alet Wijga
BACKGROUND: Being born large for gestational age (LGA) is a marker of increased growth velocity in fetal life and a risk factor for childhood overweight. Both being born LGA and childhood overweight may influence the development of asthma, although the role of overweight in the association between LGA and childhood asthma is unclear. Importantly, recent studies have suggested that the association between overweight and asthma may be related to non-allergic pathways. If this also applies to the association between LGA and asthma, the association between being born LGA and asthma may be different for atopic and non-atopic children...
June 9, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591193/differential-effects-of-formaldehyde-exposure-on-airway-inflammation-and-bronchial-hyperresponsiveness-in-balb-c-and-c57bl-6-mice
#8
Luanluan Li, Li Hua, Yafang He, Yixiao Bao
Epidemiological evidence suggests that formaldehyde (FA) exposure may influence the prevalence and severity of allergic asthma. However, the role of genetic background in FA-induced asthma-like responses is poorly understood. In the present study, we investigated the nature and severity of asthma-like responses triggered by exposure to different doses of FA together with or without ovalbumin (OVA) in two genetically different mouse strains-BALB/c and C57BL/6. Both mouse strains were divided into two main groups: the non-sensitized group and the OVA-sensitized group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588744/effect-of-personal-exposure-to-black-carbon-on-changes-in-allergic-asthma-gene-methylation-measured-5%C3%A2-days-later-in-urban-children-importance-of-allergic-sensitization
#9
Kyung Hwa Jung, Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, Beizhan Yan, David Torrone, Jennifer Lawrence, Jacqueline R Jezioro, Matthew Perzanowski, Frederica P Perera, Steven N Chillrud, Rachel L Miller
BACKGROUND: Asthma gene DNA methylation may underlie the effects of air pollution on airway inflammation. However, the temporality and individual susceptibility to environmental epigenetic regulation of asthma has not been fully elucidated. Our objective was to determine the timeline of black carbon (BC) exposure, measured by personal sampling, on DNA methylation of allergic asthma genes 5 days later to capture usual weather variations and differences related to changes in behavior and activities...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588581/role-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate-in-mast-cell-functions-and-asthma-and-its-regulation-by-non-coding-rna
#10
REVIEW
Rohit Saluja, Ashok Kumar, Manju Jain, Sudhir K Goel, Aklank Jain
Sphingolipid metabolites are emerging as important signaling molecules in allergic diseases specifically asthma. One of the sphingolipid metabolite, sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), is involved in cell differentiation, proliferation, survival, migration, and angiogenesis. In the allergic diseases, alteration of S1P levels influences the differentiation and responsiveness of mast cells (MCs). S1P is synthesized by two sphingosine kinases (SphKs), sphingosine kinase 1, and sphingosine kinase 2. Engagement of IgE to the FcεRI receptor induces the activation of both the SphKs and generates S1P...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585768/allergic-rhinitis-rather-than-asthma-is-a-risk-factor-for-dental-caries
#11
Chun-Yi Chuang, HaiLun Sun, Min Sho Ku
OBJECTIVES: The association between AS (asthma) and dental caries is controversial, while that between AR (allergic rhinitis) and caries has not been established. This study aimed to verify the relationship among AR, AS, and dental caries. DESIGN: retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Data from Health Insurance Database of the Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research. DATABASE: Participants: Nine thousand and thirty eight children born in 2004 were obtained...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581269/subcutaneous-immunotherapy-for-allergic-asthma-in-a-single-center-of-korea-efficacy-safety-and-clinical-response-predictors
#12
Ji Ho Lee, Su Chin Kim, Hyunna Choi, Chang Gyu Jung, Ga Young Ban, Yoo Seob Shin, Dong Ho Nahm, Hae Sim Park, Young Min Ye
Allergen-specific immunotherapy is the only causal treatment for allergic diseases. However, the efficacy of immunotherapy may vary around the world due to differences in climate, the nature of aero-allergens and their distribution. The aim of this study was to describe the effects of subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) in Korean adults with allergic asthma (AA). As a retrospective cohort study, we reviewed medical records for 627 patients with AA in Korea who were sensitized to house dust mite (HDM) and/or pollens and who underwent SCIT with aluminum hydroxide adsorbed allergen extract from 2000 to 2012...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570992/inhalation-of-concentrated-pm2-5-from-mexico-city-acts-as-an-adjuvant-in-a-guinea-pig-model-of-allergic-asthma
#13
Carlos Iván Falcon-Rodriguez, Andrea De Vizcaya-Ruiz, Irma Aurora Rosas-Pérez, Álvaro Román Osornio-Vargas, Patricia Segura-Medina
Exposure to Particulate Matter (PM) could function as an adjuvant depending on the city of origin in mice allergic asthma models. Therefore, our aim was to determine whether inhalation of fine particles (PM2.5) from Mexico City could act as an adjuvant inducing allergic sensitization and/or worsening the asthmatic response in guinea pig, as a suitable model of human asthma. Experimental groups were Non-Sensitized (NS group), sensitized with Ovalbumin (OVA) plus Aluminum hydroxide (Al(OH)3) as adjuvant (S + Adj group), and sensitized (OVA) without adjuvant (S group)...
May 29, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570653/improved-efficacy-of-allergen-specific-immunotherapy-by-jak-inhibition-in-a-murine-model-of-allergic-asthma
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Antonio Aguilar-Pimentel, Anke Graessel, Francesca Alessandrini, Helmut Fuchs, Valerie Gailus-Durner, Martin Hrabě de Angelis, Dennis Russkamp, Adam Chaker, Markus Ollert, Simon Blank, Jan Gutermuth, Carsten B Schmidt-Weber
BACKGROUND: Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is the only curative treatment for type-1 allergies, but sometimes shows limited therapeutic response as well as local and systemic side effects. Limited control of local inflammation and patient symptoms hampers its widespread use in severe allergic asthma. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to evaluate whether AIT is more effective in suppression of local inflammation if performed under the umbrella of short-term non-specific immunomodulation using a small molecule inhibitor of JAK pathways...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561266/sublingual-immunotherapy-provides-long-term-relief-in-allergic-rhinitis-and-reduces-the-risk-of-asthma-a-retrospective-real-world-database-analysis
#15
S Zielen, P Devillier, J Heinrich, H Richter, U Wahn
BACKGROUND: Allergy immunotherapy (AIT) is the only treatment for allergic rhinitis (AR) and/or allergic asthma (AA) with long-term efficacy. However, there are few real-life data on the progression of AR and/or AA in patients receiving AIT. OBJECTIVES: To assess the real-world, long-term efficacy of grass-pollen sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) tablets in AR and their impact on asthma onset and progression. METHODS: In a retrospective analysis of a German longitudinal prescription database, AR patients treated with grass pollen SLIT tablets were compared with a control group not having received AIT...
May 31, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558308/age-predicts-cytokine-kinetics-and-innate-immune-cell-activation-following-intranasal-delivery-of-ifn%C3%AE-and-gm-csf-in-a-mouse-model-of-rsv-infection
#16
Katherine M Eichinger, Erin Resetar, Jacob Orend, Kacey Anderson, Kerry M Empey
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infections in young children and is further associated with increased healthcare utilization and cost of care in the first years of life. Severe RSV disease during infancy has also been linked to the later development of allergic asthma, yet there remains no licensed RSV vaccine or effective treatment. Pre-clinical and clinical studies have shown that disease severity and development of allergic asthma are associated with differences in cytokine production...
May 27, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552680/community-pharmacy-modifications-to-non-prescription-medication-requests-a-simulated-patient-study
#17
Jack C Collins, Carl R Schneider, Frances Wilson, Abilio C de Almeida Neto, Rebekah J Moles
BACKGROUND: Self-care, and hence self-medication, is becoming an increasingly popular practice worldwide. Community pharmacies are an important destination for those seeking non-prescription medicines, and pharmacists and their staff are in a prime position to facilitate appropriate and safe self-medication. PURPOSE: To determine what modifications (for example, a change in brand, change in drug, or non-supply) pharmacy staff make when presented with a request for a non-prescription medicine, and to determine what factors influence whether a modification is made...
May 22, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552275/delayed-type-of-allergic-skin-reaction-to-candida-albicans-in-eosinophilic-rhinosinusitis-cases
#18
Nozomu Wakayama, Shoji Matsune, Kimihiro Okubo
OBJECTIVE: Eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis (ECRS) is frequently complicated by asthma, and recognized as refractory and persistent rhinosinusitis. However, the detailed pathophysiology of ECRS has not been elucidated yet. In this study, we investigated the association between recurrent ECRS and intradermal testing to multi-antigens including Candida albicans. METHODS: The subjects were 49 cases of bilateral chronic rhinosinusitis including 24 ECRS cases. They underwent endoscopic sinus surgery and submitted to pathological examination...
May 25, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543086/allergen-immunotherapy-for-allergic-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Sangeeta Dhami, Artemisia Kakourou, Felix Asamoah, Ioana Agache, Susanne Lau, Jutel Marek, Antonella Muraro, Graham Roberts, Cezmi A Akdis, Matteo Bonini, Ozlem Cavkaytar, Breda Flood, Pawel Gajdanowicz, Kenji Izuhara, Ömer Kalayci, Ralph Mosges, Oscar Palomares, Oliver Pfaar, Sylwia Smolinska, Milena Sokolowska, Miqdad Asaria, Gopal Netuveli, Hader Zaman, Ather Akhlaq, Aziz Sheikh
BACKGROUND: To inform the development of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunonology's (EAACI) Guidelines on Allergen Immunotherapy (AIT) for allergic asthma, we assessed the evidence on the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety of AIT. METHODS: We performed a systematic review, which involved searching nine databases. Studies were screened against pre-defined eligibility criteria and critically appraised using established instruments. Data were synthesized using random-effects meta-analyses...
May 19, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528200/sputum-transcriptomics-reveal-upregulation-of-il-1-receptor-family-members-in-patients-with-severe-asthma
#20
Christos Rossios, Stelios Pavlidis, Uruj Hoda, Chih-Hsi Kuo, Coen Wiegman, Kirsty Russell, Kai Sun, Matthew J Loza, Frederic Baribaud, Andrew L Durham, Oluwaseun Ojo, Rene Lutter, Anthony Rowe, Aruna Bansal, Charles Auffray, Ana Sousa, Julie Corfield, Ratko Djukanovic, Yike Guo, Peter J Sterk, Kian Fan Chung, Ian M Adcock
BACKGROUND: Sputum analysis in asthmatic patients is used to define airway inflammatory processes and might guide therapy. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine differential gene and protein expression in sputum samples from patients with severe asthma (SA) compared with nonsmoking patients with mild/moderate asthma. METHODS: Induced sputum was obtained from nonsmoking patients with SA, smokers/ex-smokers with severe asthma, nonsmoking patients with mild/moderate asthma (MMAs), and healthy nonsmoking control subjects...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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