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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913982/pharmacological-management-of-allergic-rhinitis-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Andrzej Bozek
Recent studies suggest that allergic rhinitis is highly prevalent in the elderly population, but is underdiagnosed and undertreated. This review article briefly introduces allergic rhinitis in the elderly (epidemiology and pathophysiology) and identifies the main goals of treatment in these patients with respect to age-related physiological factors, comorbid conditions and polypharmacy. The primary focus of the article is a narrative review of the literature concerning the different types of treatment options in elderly patients aged 60+ years (pharmacological therapy and allergen-specific immunotherapy)...
December 3, 2016: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913957/chemical-characterization-of-rainwater-at-a-high-altitude-site-nainital-in-the-central-himalayas-india
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Deewan Singh Bisht, A K Srivastava, H Joshi, K Ram, N Singh, M Naja, M K Srivastava, S Tiwari
The present study investigates the chemical composition of rainwater (RW) from a high-altitude site "Nainital" (1958 m above msl) in the central Himalaya region, to understand the influence of local, regional, and long-range transport of pollutants. A total of 55 (2 in pre-monsoon and 53 in monsoon) RW samples were collected during the study period (June-September 2012) and were analyzed for major anions and cations using an ion chromatograph. The pH of precipitation events ranged from 4.95 to 6.50 (average 5...
December 2, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913422/factor-xi-deficiency-enhances-the-pulmonary-allergic-response-to-house-dust-mite-in-mice-independent-of-factor-xii
#3
Ingrid Stroo, Jack Yang, Johannes Daan de Boer, Joris J T H Roelofs, Cornelis van 't Veer, Francis J Castellino, Sacha Zeerleder, Tom van der Poll
Asthma is associated with activation of coagulation in the airways. The coagulation system can be initiated via the extrinsic tissue factor dependent pathway or via the intrinsic pathway, in which the central player factor XI (FXI) can be either activated via active factor XII (FXIIa) or via thrombin. We aimed to determine the role of the intrinsic coagulation system, and its possible route of activation, in allergic lung inflammation induced by the clinically relevant human allergen house dust mite (HDM). Wild-type (WT), FXI knockout (KO) and FXII KO mice were subjected to repeated exposure to HDM via the airways, and inflammatory responses were compared...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909210/a-full-scale-study-on-thermal-degradation-of-polychlorinated-dibenzo-p-dioxins-and-dibenzofurans-in-municipal-solid-waste-incinerator-fly-ash-and-its-secondary-air-pollution-control-in-china
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Xingbao Gao, Bingjing Ji, Dahai Yan, Qifei Huang, Xuemei Zhu
Degradation of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans in municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash is beneficial to its risk control. Fly ash was treated in a full-scale thermal degradation system (capacity 1 t d(-1)) to remove polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans. Apart from the confirmation of the polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofuran decomposition efficiency, we focused on two major issues that are the major obstacles for commercialising this decomposition technology in China, desorption and regeneration of dioxins and control of secondary air pollution...
November 30, 2016: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907922/distinct-contributory-factors-determine-basophil-allergen-sensitivity-in-grass-pollen-rhinitis-and-in-anaphylactic-wasp-venom-allergy
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Peter Korošec, Mira Šilar, Peter Kopač, Renato Eržen, Mihaela Zidarn, Mitja Košnik
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine whether basophil-allergen sensitivity could be transferred to donor basophils by passive IgE sensitisation in allergic rhinitis and anaphylactic Hymenoptera venom hypersensitivity. METHODS: We studied 15 wasp venom-, 19 grass pollen- and 2 house dust mite-allergic patients, 2 healthy donors, and 8 wasp venom-allergic donors. In all subjects, we first evaluated the initial basophil response to wasp venom, grass pollen, or house dust mite allergen...
December 2, 2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906787/temporal-variations-of-air-dose-rates-in-east-fukushima-during-japanese-fiscal-years-2012-and-2013
#6
Kazuhiro Akimoto
Temporal variations of ambient air dose rates in eastern Fukushima prefecture during Japanese fiscal years 2012 and 2013 are analyzed. The average overall variation rate of air dose rates in east Fukushima during the examined period is found to be 0.49 (51% down) compared to the theoretically predicted value 0.65 (35% down) based on physical decay of radioactive cesium nuclides. On average, local dose rates declined almost linearly for the relatively short period. Temporal characteristics of air dose rates may be classified into variation rates, peaks, spikes, and oscillations...
January 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903069/low-concentration-pm10-had-no-effect-on-nasal-symptoms-and-flow-in-allergic-rhinitis-patients
#7
Young Hyo Kim, Kwang Pil Ko, Il Gyu Kang, Joo Hyun Jung, Dae Kyu Oh, Tae Young Jang, Seon Tae Kim
Objectives: Since Korea is geographically close to China (the origin site for Asian sand dust [ASD]) the health influence of ASD event will be still greater in Korea. We aimed to evaluate the effect of PM10 (particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter <10 μm, below 150 μg/m3) on the clinical course of allergic rhinitis (AR). Methods: We enrolled 47 healthy volunteers (group A) and 108 AR patients sensitized to house dust mites (group B). For 120 consecutive days (from February 1st to May 30th, 2012), all subjects reported their daily nasal symptoms and performed 2 peak flowmeter readings to measure peak nasal inspiratory flow (PNIF)...
December 2, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901646/the-time-dependent-health-and-biochemical-effects-in-rats-exposed-to-stainless-steel-welding-dust-and-its-soluble-form
#8
Tadeusz Halatek, Magdalena Stanislawska, Irena Kaminska, Malgorzata Cieslak, Radoslaw Swiercz, Wojciech Wasowicz
Welding processes that generate fumes containing toxic metals, such as hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)), manganese (Mn), and nickel (Ni), have been implicated in lung injury, inflammation, and lung tumor promotion in animal models. The principal objective of this study was to determine the dynamics of toxic effects of inhalation exposure to morphologically rated welding dust from stainless steel welding and its soluble form in TSE System with a dynamic airflow. We assessed the pulmonary toxicity of welding dust in Wistar rats exposed to 60...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900996/suppression-of-immunotherapy-on-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-in-allergic-rhinitis
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Da-Chuan Fan, Xiang-Dong Wang, Cheng-Shuo Wang, Yang Wang, Fei-Fei Cao, Luo Zhang
BACKGROUND: Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) are regarded as a novel population of lineage-negative cells that induce innate Type 2 responses by producing the critical Th2-type cytokines interleukin (IL)-5 and IL-13. ILC2s as key players in the development of allergic rhinitis (AR) have been proved, however, the effect of subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) with dermatophagoides pteronyssinus extract (Der p-SCIT) on ILC2s in AR patients is not clear. This study aimed to investigate the response of ILC2s of peripheral blood in house dust mites (HDM)-sensitized Chinese patients with AR who received SCIT with Der P extract...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900424/long-term-geochemical-evolution-of-lithogenic-versus-anthropogenic-distribution-of-macro-and-trace-elements-in-household-attic-dust
#10
Biljana Balabanova, Trajče Stafilov, Robert Šajn, Claudiu Tănăselia
Attic dusts were examined as historical archives of anthropogenic emissions, with the goal of elucidating the enrichment pathways associated with hydrothermal exploitation of Cu, Pb, and Zn minerals in the Bregalnica River basin in the eastern part of the Republic of Macedonia. Dust samples were collected from 84 settlements. Atomic emission spectrometry and mass spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma were applied as analytical techniques for the determination of 69 element contents. Multivariate analysis was applied for the extraction of dominant geochemical markers...
November 29, 2016: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900005/fluoro-edenite-induces-fibulin-3-overexpression-in-non-malignant-human-mesothelial-cells
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Venerando Rapisarda, Rossella Salemi, Andrea Marconi, Carla Loreto, Adriana C Graziano, Venera Cardile, Maria S Basile, Saverio Candido, Luca Falzone, Demetrios A Spandidos, Concettina Fenga, Massimo Libra
Exposure to asbestos is associated with the development of mesothelioma. In addition to asbestos, other fibers have been identified as risk factors for malignant and non-malignant diseases of the lungs. Among these, fluoro-edenite (FE) was found in patients from Biancavilla (Sicily, Italy) with pleural and lung disease, suggesting its role for tumor expansion. In this context, the identification of early biomarkers useful for the diagnosis of cancer is mandatory. Fibulin-3 represents an important marker for the diagnosis of mesothelioma...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898310/potential-human-exposure-to-halogenated-flame-retardants-in-elevated-surface-dust-and-floor-dust-in-an-academic-environment
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Jaime M Allgood, Tamara Jimah, Carolyn M McClaskey, Mark J La Guardia, Stephanie C Hammel, Maryam M Zeineddine, Ian W Tang, Miryha G Runnerstrom, Oladele A Ogunseitan
Most households and workplaces all over the world possess furnishings and electronics, all of which contain potentially toxic flame retardant chemicals to prevent fire hazards. Indoor dust is a recognized repository of these types of chemicals including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and non-polybrominated diphenyl ethers (non-PBDEs). However, no previous U.S. studies have differentiated concentrations from elevated surface dust (ESD) and floor dust (FD) within and across microenvironments. We address this information gap by measuring twenty-two flame-retardant chemicals in dust on elevated surfaces (ESD; n=10) and floors (FD; n=10) from rooms on a California campus that contain various concentrations of electronic products...
November 26, 2016: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895167/pgi2-controls-pulmonary-nk-cells-that-prevent-airway-sensitization-to-house-dust-mite-allergen
#13
Bryan Simons, Maria E Ferrini, Sophia Carvalho, David J P Bassett, Zeina Jaffar, Kevan Roberts
In allergic asthma, inhalation of airborne allergens such as the house dust mite (HDM) effectively activates both innate and adaptive immunity in the lung mucosa. To determine the role of the eicosanoid PGI2 and its receptor IP during allergic airway sensitization, HDM responses in mice lacking a functional IP receptor (i.e., PGI2 IP receptor-deficient [IP(-/-)]) were compared with wild type (WT) mice. Surprisingly, IP(-/-) mice had increased numbers of pulmonary CD3(-)NK1.1(+)Ly49b(+) NK cells producing IFN-γ that was inversely associated with the number of type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) expressing IL-33Rα and IL-13 compared with WT animals...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894755/dna-damage-induced-by-coal-dust-fly-and-bottom-ash-from-coal-combustion-evaluated-using-the-micronucleus-test-and-comet-assay-in-vitro
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Cristina Araujo Matzenbacher, Ana Letícia Hilario Garcia, Marcela Silva Dos Santos, Caroline Cardoso Nicolau, Suziane Premoli, Dione Silva Corrêa, Claudia Telles de Souza, Liana Niekraszewicz, Johnny Ferraz Dias, Tânia Valéria Delgado, Wolfgang Kalkreuth, Ivana Grivicich, Juliana da Silva
Coal mining and combustion generating huge amounts of bottom and fly ash are major causes of environmental pollution and health hazards due to the release of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and heavy metals. The Candiota coalfield in Rio Grande do Sul, is one of the largest open-cast coal mines in Brazil. The aim of this study was to evaluate genotoxic and mutagenic effects of coal, bottom ash and fly ash samples from Candiota with the comet assay (alkaline and modified version) and micronucleus test using the lung fibroblast cell line (V79)...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894680/frequency-of-micronuclei-and-other-biomarkers-of-dna-damage-in-populations-exposed-to-dusts-asbestos-and-other-fibers-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
Stefano Bonassi, Mirta Milić, Monica Neri
Airborne particles are small, solid particles projected into the air either by natural forces, or by mechanical or man-made processes, and include fibers and dusts. Their toxicity is usually subsequent to inhalation and can lead to pulmonary dysfunctions and diseases, including cancer. Cytochalasin B blocked micronucleus assay in lymphocytes (L-CBMN) has been shown as a sensitive and reliable technique in assessing genotoxic exposure, An extensive search of the PubMed and Web of Science databases allowed retrieval of 18 articles on occupational or environmental exposure evaluating L-CBMN in subjects exposed to fibers or dusts (asbestos, silica, rockwool, beryllium, tobacco, and wood)...
October 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894312/release-of-copper-amended-particles-from-micronized-copper-pressure-treated-wood-during-mechanical-abrasion
#16
Chiara Civardi, Lukas Schlagenhauf, Jean-Pierre Kaiser, Cordula Hirsch, Claudio Mucchino, Adrian Wichser, Peter Wick, Francis W M R Schwarze
BACKGROUND: We investigated the particles released due to abrasion of wood surfaces pressure-treated with micronized copper azole (MCA) wood preservative and we gathered preliminary data on its in vitro cytotoxicity for lung cells. The data were compared with particles released after abrasion of untreated, water (0% MCA)-pressure-treated, chromated copper (CC)-pressure-treated wood, and varnished wood. Size, morphology, and composition of the released particles were analyzed. RESULTS: Our results indicate that the abrasion of MCA-pressure-treated wood does not cause an additional release of nanoparticles from the unreacted copper (Cu) carbonate nanoparticles from of the MCA formulation...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893060/association-between-allergen-exposure-in-inner-city-schools-and-asthma-morbidity-among-students
#17
William J Sheehan, Perdita Permaul, Carter R Petty, Brent A Coull, Sachin N Baxi, Jonathan M Gaffin, Peggy S Lai, Diane R Gold, Wanda Phipatanakul
Importance: Home aeroallergen exposure is associated with increased asthma morbidity in children, yet little is known about the contribution of school aeroallergen exposures to such morbidity. Objective: To evaluate the effect of school-specific aeroallergen exposures on asthma morbidity among students, adjusting for home exposures. Design, Setting, and Participants: The School Inner-City Asthma Study was a prospective cohort study evaluating 284 students aged 4 to 13 years with asthma who were enrolled from 37 inner-city elementary schools in the northeastern United States between March 1, 2008, and August 31, 2013...
November 21, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892254/resilience-is-key-to-good-leadership
#18
Yvonne Coghill
As the dust settles in the US, and the world comes to terms with Donald Trump being the US president-elect, my thoughts are with Hillary Clinton.
November 23, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891156/usefulness-of-component-resolved-analysis-of-cat-allergy-in-routine-clinical-practice
#19
Katharina Eder, Sven Becker, Marion San Nicoló, Alexander Berghaus, Moritz Gröger
BACKGROUND: Cat allergy is of great importance, and its prevalence is increasing worldwide. Cat allergens and house dust mite allergens represent the major indoor allergens; however, they are ubiquitous. Cat sensitization and allergy are known risk factors for rhinitis, bronchial hyperreactivity and asthma. Thus, the diagnosis of sensitization to cats is important for any allergist. METHODS: 70 patients with positive skin prick tests for cats were retrospectively compared regarding their skin prick test results, as well as their specific immunoglobulin E antibody profiles with regard to their responses to the native cat extract, rFel d 1, nFel d 2 and rFel d 4...
2016: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889850/chemical-fractionation-and-health-risk-assessment-of-particulate-matter-bound-metals-in-pune-india
#20
Rohi Jan, Ritwika Roy, Suman Yadav, P Gursumeeran Satsangi
The present study deals with the assessment of sequential extraction of particulate matter (PM)-bound metals and the potential health risks associated with them in a growing metropolitan city (Pune) of India. The average mass concentration of both PM2.5-10 and PM2.5 exceeded the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Significant seasonal variation in mass concentration was found for both size fractions of PM with higher values in winter season and lower in monsoon. Chemical species of the studied trace metals in PM exhibited significant differences, due to difference in sources of pollution...
November 26, 2016: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
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