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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547386/dupilumab-first-global-approval
#1
Matt Shirley
Dupilumab (Dupixent(®)) is a fully human monoclonal antibody directed against the interleukin (IL)-4 receptor α (IL-4Rα) subunit. Dupilumab inhibits the signalling of the type 2 cytokines IL-4 and IL-13 and was co-developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi as a potential therapeutic agent for the treatment of atopic or allergic diseases. In March 2017 dupilumab received its first global approval, in the USA, for use in the treatment of adult patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis whose disease is not adequately controlled with topical prescription therapies or when those therapies are not advisable...
May 25, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538875/particular-characteristics-of-atopic-eczema-in-tropical-environments-the-tropical-environment-control-for-chronic-eczema-and-molecular-assessment-teccema-cohort-study
#2
Jorge Sánchez, Andrés Sánchez, Ricardo Cardona
Background: Atopic dermatitis is a prevalent health problem in the world. Allergic sensitization is an important risk factor, but the roles of other factors, inherent in tropic region, are unknown. Objective: A cohort study was designed in a tropical city to investigate molecular and environmental risk factors for eczema, considering as particular features perennial exposure to mites, poor living conditions and others tropical characteristics. Methods: 433 patients were included at baseline and biological samples were collected during 24 months of follow-up...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531273/phenotypes-of-atopic-dermatitis-depending-on-the-timing-of-onset-and-progression-in-childhood
#3
Caroline Roduit, Remo Frei, Martin Depner, Anne M Karvonen, Harald Renz, Charlotte Braun-Fahrländer, Elisabeth Schmausser-Hechfellner, Juha Pekkanen, Josef Riedler, Jean-Charles Dalphin, Erika von Mutius, Roger Pascal Lauener, Anne Hyvärinen, Pirkka Kirjavainen, Sami Remes, Marjut Roponen, Marie-Laure Dalphin, Vincent Kaulek, Markus Ege, Jon Genuneit, Sabina Illi, Micahel Kabesch, Bianca Schaub, Petra Ina Pfefferle, Gert Doekes
Importance: Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory, pruritic skin disease that often occurs in early infancy with a chronic course. However, a specific description of subtypes of atopic dermatitis depending on the timing of onset and progression of the disease in childhood is lacking. Objective: To identify different phenotypes of atopic dermatitis using a definition based on symptoms before age 6 years and to determine whether some subtypes are more at risk for developing other allergic diseases...
May 22, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490737/intradermal-administration-of-il-33-induces-allergic-airway-inflammation
#4
Hongwei Han, Steven F Ziegler
Approximately half of all atopic dermatitis (AD) patients subsequently develop asthma, particularly those with severe AD. This association, suggesting a role for AD as an entry point for subsequent allergic disease, is a phenomenon known as the "atopic march". While the underlying cause of the atopic march remains unknown, recent evidence suggests that epithelial cell (EC)-derived cytokines play a major role. We showed that mice exposed to antigen through the skin, in the presence of IL-33, developed antigen-specific airway inflammation when later challenged in the lung...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401436/cypress-pollinosis-from-tree-to-clinic
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REVIEW
Denis Charpin, Christian Pichot, Jordina Belmonte, Jean-Pierre Sutra, Jarmila Zidkova, Pascal Chanez, Youcef Shahali, Hélène Sénéchal, Pascal Poncet
Cypress (Cupressus sp.pl) is a genus within the Cupressaceae family. This family covers all of the Earth's continents except for Antarctica, and it includes about 160 species. The most important taxa for allergic diseases belong to five different genera: Cupressus, Hesperocyparis, Juniperus, Cryptomeria, and Chamaecyparis. Cupressaceae species share a common pollen type that can even include the genus Taxus (Taxaceae) when this plant is also present. As Juniperus oxycedrus pollinates in October, Cupressus sempervirens in January and February, Hesperocyparis arizonica (prev...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339128/life-course-of-atopy-and-allergy-related-disease-events-in-tropical-sub-saharan-africa-a-birth-cohort-study
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Swaib A Lule, Harriet Mpairwe, Margaret Nampijja, Florence Akello, Joyce Kabagenyi, Benigna Namara, Gyaviira Nkurunungi, Dennison Kizito, Joseph Kahwa, Lawrence Muhangi, Stephen Nash, Moses Muwanga, Emily L Webb, Alison M Elliott
BACKGROUND: In high-income countries, allergy related-diseases (ARDs) follow a typical sequence, the "Atopic March". Little is known about the life-course of ARDs in the markedly different, low-income, tropical environment. We describe ARDs in a tropical, African birth cohort. METHODS: Ugandan children were followed from birth to nine years. ISAAC questionnaires were completed at intervals; doctor-diagnosed ARDs were recorded throughout follow-up. Skin prick tests (SPTs) were done at three and nine years...
March 24, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294587/vitamin-d-levels-and-allergic-diseases-an-italian-cross-sectional-multicenter-survey
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C Lombardi, G Passalacqua
Background. During the two last decades, the interest in the role of Vitamin D (VD) in allergic disease has increased. Apart from the well-known actions of VD in bone metabolism, recent studies suggested its possible role as an immune-modulator in allergy. Objective. This study, conducted over the Italian territory, evaluated the possible correlations between VD serum level and diagnosed allergic diseases (rhinitis / asthma, food allergy, atopic dermatitis). Thus, VD was assessed in patients with physician-diagnosed allergic diseases...
March 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286341/rapid-adiposity-growth-increases-risks-of-new-onset-asthma-and-airway-inflammation-in-children
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Y-C Chen, A-H Chih, J-R Chen, T-H Liou, W-H Pan, Y L Lee
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: We aim to (1) examine the influence of long-term adiposity status/ short-term adiposity changes on asthma with high or low fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), and (2) to determine the differences in long-term adiposity status/ short-term adiposity changes on atopy, airway inflammation, and pulmonary function. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We recruited 2450 fourth-to-sixth-grade children from the nationwide Taiwan Children Health Study. Data regarding various adiposity indicators, atopic status, pulmonary function tests, and asthma outcomes were collected annually...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271213/the-influence-of-probiotics-for-preterm-neonates-on-the-incidence-of-atopic-dermatitis-results-from-a-historically-controlled-cohort-study
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Julie A Damm, Birgitte Smith, Gorm Greisen, Karen A Krogfelt, Maja-Lisa Clausen, Tove Agner
Probiotic supplementation is a promising preventive strategy for atopic dermatitis (AD). To help clarifying the significance of timing with respect to prevention of AD, we here evaluate the benefit of prophylactic use of probiotic supplementation in neonates younger than 30 weeks of gestation. Preterm children from the Department of Neonatology, Rigshospitalet, Denmark from two different admission periods were included in a historically controlled cohort study. Neonates from January 2007 to February 2010, not treated with and neonates from March 2010 to February 2013 treated with probiotic were enrolled...
May 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266782/systemic-immune-mechanisms-in-atopic-dermatitis-and-psoriasis-with-implications-for-treatment
#10
REVIEW
Emma Guttman-Yassky, James G Krueger, Mark G Lebwohl
Atopic dermatitis (AD) and psoriasis are inflammatory skin diseases that negatively affect patients' quality of life. Although distinctions exist between these diseases, both are characterized by erythematous, thickened epidermal lesions that vary in intensity and affected body surface area. Early models of aetiology attributed symptoms of both diseases to cutaneous inflammation at lesion sites, but recent studies have established that activated immune mediators in the circulation drive disease severity. Activation of T helper 2 (Th2) and Th22 cells in the circulation appears to be the principal initiator of acute AD pathology, with the emergence of Th1 and Th17/interleukin (IL)-23 pathway activation marking the transition to a chronic state...
March 7, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996288/the-natural-history-of-atopic-dermatitis-and-its-association-with-atopic-march
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Sinjira Somanunt, Sasawan Chinratanapisit, Punchama Pacharn, Nualanong Visitsunthorn, Orathai Jirapongsananuruk
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is the first manifestation of Atopic March. The natural history of AD and predictive factors for Atopic March have not been widely studied in Asia. OBJECTIVE: To study the natural history and associated factors of disease remission and risk of respiratory allergy in Thai children with AD. METHOD: Medical records of AD patients attending Allergy clinic at Siriraj hospital from 2004-2014 were reviewed. Patients were further followed-up to obtain current symptoms and treatment...
December 12, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900997/clinical-application-of-the-uk-working-party-s-criteria-for-the-diagnosis-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-the-chinese-population-by-age-group
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Li Wang, Lin-Feng Li
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory skin disease with an increasingly significant prevalence. The prevalence of AD depends greatly on how its diagnosis is done. The UK Working Party's diagnostic criteria for AD are simple and easy to apply without invasive laboratory tests. This study assessed the clinical utility of these criteria in China. METHODS: Data were collected from 6208 patients at 31 tertiary hospitals in 13 Chinese provinces/municipalities from March 2014 to May 2014...
December 5, 2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869727/respiratory-diseases-in-university-students-associated-with-exposure-to-residential-dampness-or-mold
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Mathieu Lanthier-Veilleux, Geneviève Baron, Mélissa Généreux
University students are frequently exposed to residential dampness or mold (i.e., visible mold, mold odor, dampness, or water leaks), a well-known contributor to asthma, allergic rhinitis, and respiratory infections. This study aims to: (a) describe the prevalence of these respiratory diseases among university students; and (b) examine the independent contribution of residential dampness or mold to these diseases. An online survey was conducted in March 2014 among the 26,676 students registered at the Université de Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada)...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861727/efficacy-and-safety-of-wet-wrap-therapy-for-patients-with-atopic-dermatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
G González-López, R M Ceballos-Rodríguez, J J González-López, M Feito Rodríguez, P Herranz-Pinto
BACKGROUND: Wet wrap therapy (WWT) consists of topical steroids administered under a layer of wet cotton bandages or garments. Several trials with WWT have reported promising results in atopic dermatitis (AD). However, no systematic review and meta-analysis on its efficacy and safety has been published. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the literature on WWT in AD to assess its efficacy and safety. METHODS: We included randomized controlled trials among patients of all ages with a diagnosis of AD based on predefined criteria or performed by a dermatologist...
November 8, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845281/patterns-of-sensitization-by-food-and-inhalant-components-in-georgian-patients
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N Lomidze, M Gotua
Molecular-based allergy (MA) diagnostics is a novel approach used to map the allergen sensitization of a patient at a molecular level, using purified natural or recombinant allergen components instead of allergen extracts. The aim of our study was to: 1) investigate sensitization patterns to food and inhalant allergen components in different age groups of Georgian allergic patients 2) evaluate patient's potential risk of systemic reaction and manage dietary modifications. 3) Study food and inhalant components in different age groups in correlation with clinical manifestations of allergic disease...
October 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802847/a-multistrain-probiotic-formulation-attenuates-skin-symptoms-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-a-mouse-model-through-the-generation-of-cd4-foxp3-t-cells
#16
Joo-Hyun Shin, Myung-Jun Chung, Jae-Gu Seo
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is characterized by chronic inflammation of the skin. AD develops mainly in infants and young children. It induces skin disorders and signals the initiation of the allergic march including allergic asthma and rhinitis. Probiotics modify intestinal microbial populations in a beneficial way for human and animal hosts by reducing inflammatory cytokines. OBJECTIVE: As a result of their immunomodulatory properties, probiotics have been considered a promising therapeutic option for the prevention and treatment of AD...
2016: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790282/association-of-specific-immunoglobulin-e-to-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-with-airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-asthma-patients
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Seong Han Kim, Seo Yeon Yang, Jihong You, Sang Bae Lee, Jin You, Yoon Soo Chang, Hyung Jung Kim, Chul Min Ahn, Min Kwang Byun, Hye Jung Park, Jung-Won Park
BACKGROUND: Specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) sensitization to staphylococcal enterotoxin (SE) has been recently considered to be related to allergic disease, including asthma. Despite studies on specific IgE (sIgE) to SE and its relationship to asthma diagnosis and severity, the association of sIgE to SE with airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) remains unclear. METHODS: We enrolled 81 asthma patients admitted to the Severance Hospital in Korea from March 1, 2013, to February 28, 2015 and retrospectively reviewed the electronic medical records of the enrolled subjects...
October 2016: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771048/increasing-comorbidities-suggest-that-atopic-dermatitis%C3%A2-is%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-systemic-disorder
#18
Patrick M Brunner, Jonathan I Silverberg, Emma Guttman-Yassky, Amy S Paller, Kenji Kabashima, Masayuki Amagai, Thomas A Luger, Mette Deleuran, Thomas Werfel, Kilian Eyerich, Georg Stingl
Atopic dermatitis comorbidities extend well beyond the march to allergic conditions (food allergy, asthma, allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, and eosinophilic esophagitis), suggesting both cutaneous and systemic immune activation. In reviewing atopic dermatitis comorbidities, Councilors of the International Eczema Council found a strong pattern of immune activation in peripheral blood and the propensity to both skin and systemic infections. Associations with cardiovascular, neuropsychiatric, and malignant diseases were increasingly reported, but confirmation of their link with atopic dermatitis requires longitudinal studies...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642151/-infant-food-diversification-assessment-of-practices-in-relation-to-french-recommendations-in-pediatricians-and-pediatric-residents-in-southern-france
#19
T Banti, A Carsin, B Chabrol, R Reynaud, A Fabre
Infant food diversification has undergone a rapid succession of good practice recommendations in France, but there has been no assessment of pediatrician practices on food diversification. OBJECTIVE: To assess the practices of pediatricians in relation to current recommendations of the French Society of Pediatrics on infant food diversification. METHODS: This was an observational study conducted from 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2015. The study population consisted of 97 pediatricians in the Var department and 84 pediatric residents assigned to the University of Aix-Marseille in France...
October 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624002/allergy-specific-phenome-wide-association-study-for-immunogenes-in-turkish-children
#20
Sefayet Karaca, Ersoy Civelek, Mehmet Karaca, Umit M Sahiner, Riza K Ozgul, Can N Kocabas, Renato Polimanti, Bülent E Sekerel
To dissect the role of immunogenetics in allergy and asthma, we performed a phenome-wide association study in 974 Turkish children selected from a cross-sectional study conducted using ISAAC (International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Children) Phase II tools. We investigated 9 loci involved in different immune functions (ADAM33, ADRB2, CD14, IL13, IL4, IL4R, MS4A2, SERPINE1, and TNF) with respect to 116 traits assessed through blood tests, hypertonic saline challenge tests, questionnaires, and skin prick tests...
2016: Scientific Reports
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