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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425254/wheezing-asthma-and-atopy-in-premature-infants-at-2-years-of-age
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Sevim Ünal, Ayşenur Kaya, Leyla Bilgin, Emine Misirlioğlu, Can Naci Kocabaş
BACKGROUND/AIM: We aimed to evaluate wheezing, bronchial asthma (BA), and atopy in premature infants at 2 years of age via a cross-sectional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Premature infants at <37 weeks of gestational age (GA) were assessed for atopy by skin-prick test and serum immunoglobulin E level at 2 years of age. The family's and infant's histories of allergy, BA, atopy, and wheezing were obtained by questionnaire and from hospital records. RESULTS: There were 98 infants, with mean birth weight (BW) 1517...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423454/uk-neqas-survey-of-allergen-component-testing-across-the-united-kingdom-and-other-european-countries
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R Saleem, C Keymer, D Patel, W Egner, A W Rowbottom
The clinical utility of molecular diagnostic approaches in allergy investigation is being recognized increasingly to play a significant role in the management of allergic patients. Determining the sensitization pattern, which is best achieved through the use of component resolved diagnostics (CRD), allows effective risk stratification, appropriate treatment and patient selection for immunotherapy. In order to assess the diagnostic service provisions for in-vitro allergy testing across Europe, a survey was carried out via the total immunoglobulin (Ig)E and specific IgE external quality assurance schemes run by UK National External Quality Assessment Service (NEQAS) Immunology, Immunochemistry and Allergy...
April 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421513/primary-prevention-of-food-allergy
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REVIEW
Matthew J Greenhawt, David M Fleischer
Food allergy is estimated to affect approximately 8% of children in the USA. This is a disease without any known treatment or cure and, for some, a disease that can be quite severe, even life-threatening. While recent advances in potential treatment have made remarkable strides, with two food-targeted immunotherapy products now in phase III trials, perhaps the biggest gains in the field have come in the advent of potential preventative strategies to avoid the development of food allergy in high-risk individuals...
April 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397379/b-fahf-2-plus-oral-immunotherapy-oit-is-safer-and-more-effective-than-oit-alone-in-a-murine-model-of-concurrent-peanut-tree-nut-allergy
#4
Kamal D Srivastava, Ying Song, Nan Yang, Changda Liu, Ilan E Goldberg, Anna Nowak-Węgrzyn, Hugh A Sampson, Xiu-Min Li
BACKGROUND: Concurrent sensitization to peanut (PN) and tree nuts (TN), the most dangerous food allergies, is common. Current oral immunotherapy (OIT) is not fully satisfactory. OBJECTIVE: To determine if the herbal formula B-FAHF-2 (BF2) ameliorates PN/TN OIT adverse reactions and enhances persistence of a tolerant state. METHODS: Concurrently sensitized peanut, walnut (WN) and cashew (CSH) allergic mice received 1 day PN/WN/CSH rush OIT plus 3 weeks of maintenance dosing, with or without 3-weeks prior and 3-weeks BF2 co-treatment...
April 11, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359600/characteristics-of-tree-nut-challenges-in-tree-nut-allergic-and-tree-nut-sensitized-individuals
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Christopher Couch, Tim Franxman, Matthew Greenhawt
BACKGROUND: Characteristics and outcomes of tree nut (TN) oral food challenges (OFCs) in patients with TN allergy or sensitization alone are poorly studied. OBJECTIVE: To determine the relation between TN sensitization levels and OFC outcomes. METHODS: Open TN OFCs performed from 2007 through 2015 at a referral center were analyzed to compare outcome based on skin prick test (SPT) wheal size, food-specific immunoglobulin E (sIgE), peanut co-allergy, and TN sensitization only vs TN allergy with sensitization to other TNs...
March 22, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351786/association-of-clinical-reactivity-with-sensitization-to-allergen-components-in-multifood-allergic-children
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Sandra Andorf, Magnus P Borres, Whitney Block, Dana Tupa, Jennifer B Bollyky, Vanitha Sampath, Arnon Elizur, Jonas Lidholm, Joseph E Jones, Stephen J Galli, Rebecca S Chinthrajah, Kari C Nadeau
BACKGROUND: Thirty percent of children with food allergies have multiple simultaneous allergies; however, the features of these multiple allergies are not well characterized serologically or clinically. OBJECTIVE: We comprehensively evaluated 60 multifood-allergic patients by measuring serum IgE to key allergen components, evaluating clinical histories and medication use, performing skin tests, and conducting double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenges (DBPCFCs)...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347736/impact-of-school-peanut-free-policies-on-epinephrine-administration
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Lisa M Bartnikas, Michelle F Huffaker, William J Sheehan, Watcharoot Kanchongkittiphon, Carter R Petty, Robert Leibowitz, Marissa Hauptman, Michael C Young, Wanda Phipatanakul
BACKGROUND: Children with food allergies spend a large proportion of time in school but characteristics of allergic reactions in schools are not well studied. Some schools self-designate as peanut-free or have peanut-free areas, but the impact of policies on clinical outcomes has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the effect of peanut-free policies on rates of epinephrine administration for allergic reactions in Massachusetts public schools. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we analyzed (1) rates of epinephrine administration in all Massachusetts public schools and (2) Massachusetts public school nurse survey reports of school peanut-free policies from 2006-2011 and whether schools self-designated as "peanut-free" based on policies...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346234/outstanding-animal-studies-in-allergy-i-from-asthma-to-food-allergy-and-anaphylaxis
#8
Erika Jensen-Jarolim, Isabella Pali-Schöll, Franziska Roth-Walter
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Animal models published within the past 18 months on asthma, food allergy and anaphylaxis, all conditions of rising public health concern, were reviewed. RECENT FINDINGS: While domestic animals spontaneously develop asthma, food allergy and anaphylaxis, in animal models, divergent sensitization and challenge routes, dosages, intervals and antigens are used to induce asthmatic, food allergic or anaphylactic phenotypes. This must be considered in the interpretation of results...
March 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342912/peanut-oleosins-associated-with-severe-peanut-allergy-importance-of-lipophilic-allergens-for-comprehensive-allergy-diagnostics
#9
Christian Schwager, Skadi Kull, Jochen Behrends, Niels Röckendorf, Frauke Schocker, Andreas Frey, Arne Homann, Wolf-Meinhard Becker, Uta Jappe
BACKGROUND: Peanut allergy is one of the most common and most severe food allergies in Western countries and its accurate diagnosis to prevent potential life-threatening allergic reactions is crucial. However, aqueous extracts used for routine diagnostic measurements are devoid of lipophilic allergens such as oleosins. We have recently succeeded in the isolation and purification of these unique proteins, and the current study evaluates their allergenic potential and clinical relevance...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333730/peanut-allergy-prevention-starts-in-infancy
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Carol Potera
An addendum to the 2010 guidelines includes strategies based on current research findings.
April 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330689/evaluation-of-methohexital-as-an-alternative-to-propofol-in-a-high-volume-outpatient-pediatric-sedation-service
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Nicholas E Jones, Michael S Kelleman, Harold K Simon, Jana A Stockwell, Courtney McCracken, Michael D Mallory, Pradip P Kamat
BACKGROUND: Propofol is a preferred agent for many pediatric sedation providers because of its rapid onset and short duration of action. It allows for quick turn around times and enhanced throughput. Occasionally, intravenous (IV) methohexital (MHX), an ultra-short acting barbiturate is utilized instead of propofol. OBJECTIVE: Describe the experience with MHX in a primarily propofol driven outpatient sedation program and to see if it serves as an acceptable alternative when propofol is not the preferred pharmacologic option...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315886/update-on-timing-and-source-of-allergenic-foods
#12
Debra J Palmer
As the prevalence of food allergies in many communities continues to rise, the question of when in infancy to introduce any solid foods, or specific 'more allergenic' foods, as a food allergy prevention strategy has been debated. Observational studies have found that introducing any solid foods prior to 4 months of age was associated with an increased risk of allergic disease. Hence, the current allergy prevention consensus recommendation is that the introduction of any solid foods should commence after 4 months of age...
2017: Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304196/a-limited-survey-of-dark-chocolate-bars-obtained-in-the-united-states-for-undeclared-milk-and-peanut-allergens
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Binaifer Bedford, Ye Yu, Xue Wang, Eric A E Garber, Lauren S Jackson
Undeclared allergens in chocolate products have been responsible for numerous allergen-related recalls in the United States. A survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of undeclared milk and peanut in 88 and 78 dark chocolate bars, respectively. Concentrations of milk (as nonfat dry milk) or peanut in three samples of each chocolate product were determined with two milk- or peanut-specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits. In 75% of the chocolate bar products with a milk advisory statement, milk concentrations were above the limit of quantitation (2...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294257/protein-bound-vaccinium-fruit-polyphenols-decrease-ige-binding-to-peanut-allergens-and-rbl-2h3-mast-cell-degranulation-in-vitro
#14
Nathalie J Plundrich, Rishipal R Bansode, E Allen Foegeding, Leonard L Williams, Mary Ann Lila
Peanut allergy is a worldwide health concern. In this study, the natural binding properties of plant-derived polyphenols to proteins was leveraged to produce stable protein-polyphenol complexes comprised of peanut proteins and cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) or lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait.) pomace polyphenols. Protein-bound and free polyphenols were characterized and quantified by multistep extraction of polyphenols from protein-polyphenol complexes. Immunoblotting was performed with peanut-allergic plasma to determine peanut protein-specific IgE binding to unmodified peanut protein, or to peanut protein-polyphenol complexes...
April 19, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283159/food-challenge-and-community-reported-reaction-profiles-in-food-allergic-children-aged-1-and-4-years-a-population-based-study
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Joshua C K Chan, Rachel L Peters, Jennifer J Koplin, Shyamali C Dharmage, Lyle C Gurrin, Melissa Wake, Mimi L K Tang, Susan Prescott, Katrina J Allen
BACKGROUND: Oral food challenge is the main tool for diagnosing food allergy, but there is little data on the reaction profiles of young children undergoing challenges, nor how these reactions compare to reactions on accidental ingestion in the community. OBJECTIVES: To compare reaction profiles from food challenges and parent-reported reactions on accidental ingestion, and assess predictors of severe reactions. METHODS: HealthNuts is a longitudinal population-based cohort study of 5276 1-year-old infants...
March 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283151/immunotherapy-for-food-allergy-are-we-there-yet
#16
Yael Gernez, Anna Nowak-Węgrzyn
Current clinical research focuses on food allergen-specific immunotherapy through oral (OIT), sublingual (SLIT), or epicutaneous (EPIT) routes. Immunotherapy relies on the delivery of gradually increasing doses of specific allergens to induce desensitization (defined as temporary antigen hyporesponsiveness that depends on regular food ingestion) and, ultimately, tolerance (defined as the ability to ingest food without symptoms despite prolonged periods of avoidance or irregular intake). Although the majority of the patients treated with OIT achieve desensitization, only a minority achieves tolerance...
March 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277274/therapeutic-reversal-of-food-allergen-sensitivity-by-mature-retinoic-acid-differentiated-dendritic-cell-induction-of-lag3-cd49b-foxp3-regulatory-t%C3%A2-cells
#17
Wojciech Dawicki, Chunyan Li, Jennifer Town, Xiaobei Zhang, John R Gordon
BACKGROUND: Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening condition for which we have limited therapeutic options. Although specific immunotherapy for food allergies is becoming more effective, it is still laborious and carries substantial risk of adverse events. On the other hand, regulatory dendritic cell (DC) therapy is effective in mouse models of allergic disease and has been shown to work with TH2 cells from atopic asthmatic patients. OBJECTIVE: We assessed whether DC immunotherapy could reverse food allergen sensitivity in mouse models to provide proof of concept relating to their use in the clinic...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276109/life-after-leap-how-to-implement-advice-on-introducing-peanuts-in-early-infancy
#18
REVIEW
David M Fleischer
The increase in food allergies worldwide has led to mounting concern among healthcare providers, families, schools, and the food industry. Of particular interest is the growing prevalence of peanut allergy. The Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) study confirms that the early introduction of peanut significantly decreases the risk of developing peanut allergy among high-risk children. However, a number of issues, such as a unified definition of high risk and whether or not to screen patients before peanut introduction, remain...
March 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268214/identifying-epithelial-endocytotic-mechanisms-of-the-peanut-allergens-ara-h-1-and-ara-h-2
#19
Dwan Price, M Leigh Ackland, Cenk Suphioglu
BACKGROUND: Peanuts are still one of the highest contributors to anaphylactic deaths after ingestion of a food allergen. At the molecular level, interactions between peanut allergens and the intestinal epithelium are largely unexplored. Previous findings by our research group demonstrated that the major peanut allergens, i.e., Ara h 1, Ara h 2, Ara h 3, and Ara h 6, were able to cross the Caco-2 human cell culture model of the intestinal epithelium. This research broadened our investigation to identify the mechanisms by which the Caco-2 monolayers uptake peanut allergens, specifically by endocytosis...
2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266703/changes-to-infant-feeding-guidelines-relevance-to-dermatologists
#20
REVIEW
Celestine C Wong, Katrina J Allen, David Orchard
The newly revised Australian Infant Feeding Guidelines recommends that all infants, including those at high risk of allergy, be introduced foods traditionally considered allergenic (such as peanut butter, dairy, wheat and egg) within the first year of life. High-risk infants are those with early onset eczema (<3-months old) or with moderate to severe eczema not responding to treatment (<6-months old). Eczema can also represent a symptom of allergy presentation and the recommended introduction of some foods in this group may lead to allergic reactions at home...
March 7, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
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