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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150074/comorbidity-of-atopy-in-urban-adolescents-with-asthma
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Hyekyun Rhee, Tanzy M Love, Donald Harrington, Annette Grape
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November 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144884/adiposity-and-asthma-in-a-nationwide-study-of-children-and-adults-in-the-united-states
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Erick Forno, Yueh-Ying Han, Ingrid M Libman, Radhika H Muzumdar, Juan C Celedón
RATIONALE: While obesity has been associated with asthma, body mass index (BMI) is suboptimal to fully characterize adiposity. OBJECTIVES: We examined the relation between adiposity and asthma in a large sample of the U.S. population, using indices defined by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). METHODS: We analyzed data from 8,886 children (aged 8-19 years) and 12,795 adults (aged 20-69 years) from the 2001-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)...
November 16, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144034/considerations-in-surgical-management-of-a-buschke-lowenstein-tumor-in-netherton-syndrome-a-case-report
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Rosalind Ashton, Jamil Moledina, Branavan Sivakumar, Jemima E Mellerio, Anna E Martinez
Netherton syndrome is an autosomal recessive ichthyosis caused by mutations in SPINK5, with the classic triad of linearis circumflexa, trichorrhexis invaginata, and atopy. There are few reports of surgical management in individuals with Netherton syndrome and clinicians may be reluctant to operate for fear of wound-healing complications. This report describes a pediatric case of a Buschke-Lowenstein tumor of the natal cleft in a patient with Netherton syndrome that had failed to respond to medical management...
November 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135681/piercing-and-metal-sensitivity-extended-analysis-of-the-north-american-contact-dermatitis-group-data-2007-2014
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Erin M Warshaw, Kelly A Aschenbeck, Joel G DeKoven, Howard I Maibach, James S Taylor, Denis Sasseville, Donald V Belsito, Joseph F Fowler, Kathryn A Zug, Matthew J Zirwas, Anthony F Fransway, Vincent A DeLeo, James G Marks, Melanie D Pratt, Toby Mathias
BACKGROUND: Body piercing provides a unique route of metal exposure. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to update previous analyses using the North American Contact Dermatitis Group data comparing pierced and unpierced individuals. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of 17,912 patients patch tested by the North American Contact Dermatitis Group from 2007 to 2014 for demographics, positive reactions to metals (nickel, cobalt, chromium), and detailed analysis of nickel reactions by age, sex, and source of exposure...
November 2017: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135514/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-local-allergic-rhinitis-to-house-dust-mites
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Yoo Seob Shin, Chang-Gyu Jung, Hae-Sim Park
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Local allergic rhinitis (LAR) is a recently classified subtype of rhinitis defined by a nasal allergic response in patients without systemic evidence of atopy. Recent studies have reported the prevalence, clinical course, culprit allergens, diagnostic methods and treatment outcomes of LAR. The purpose of this review is to summarize the most relevant and updated scientific evidence for LAR, especially focusing on its prevalence and clinical characteristics. RECENT FINDINGS: LAR is found in a significant proportion (3...
November 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133318/examining-the-association-between-maternal-atopy-and-birth-outcomes-using-a-retrospective-cohort-in-the-southeastern-region-of-the-usa
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Ayesha Johnson, Thomas Mason, Russell S Kirby, Dennis Ledford, Hamisu M Salihu
OBJECTIVE: To assess birth outcomes in primiparous women with diagnosis of non-asthmatic atopy (NAA). Researchers hypothesised that women with NAA would have reduced the risk of adverse birth outcomes compared with women without NAA. NAA is defined as having allergic rhinitis and/or atopic dermatitis. SETTING: Women were mostly treated in primary care settings in South Carolina, USA. PARTICIPANTS: This is a retrospective cohort study in which participants were identified using a Medicaid database...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133218/cluster-analysis-identifies-3-phenotypes-within-allergic-asthma
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María Paz Sendín-Hernández, Carmelo Ávila-Zarza, Catalina Sanz, Asunción García-Sánchez, Elena Marcos-Vadillo, Francisco J Muñoz-Bellido, Elena Laffond, Christian Domingo, María Isidoro-García, Ignacio Dávila
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a heterogeneous chronic disease with different clinical expressions and responses to treatment. In recent years, several unbiased approaches based on clinical, physiological, and molecular features have described several phenotypes of asthma. Some phenotypes are allergic, but little is known about whether these phenotypes can be further subdivided. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to phenotype patients with allergic asthma using an unbiased approach based on multivariate classification techniques (unsupervised hierarchical cluster analysis)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129581/eoe-genetic-susceptibility-is-mediated-by-synergistic-interactions-between-eoe-specific-and-general-atopic-disease-loci
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L J Martin, H He, M H Collins, J P Abonia, J M Biagini Myers, M Eby, H E Johansson, L C Kottyan, G K Khurana Hershey, M E Rothenberg
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an esophageal inflammatory disease associated with atopic diseases. TSLP and CAPN14 genetic variation contribute to EoE, but how this relates to atopy is unclear. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between EoE, atopy and genetic risk. METHODS: EoE-atopy enrichment was tested using 700 EoE cases and 801 community controls. Probing 372 SNPs in 63 atopy-genes, we evaluated EoE associations using 412 non-atopic and 868 atopic disease controls...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117431/food-allergy-and-atopic-dermatitis-prediction-progression-and-prevention
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REVIEW
Carla Mastrorilli, Carlo Caffarelli, Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber
The rising burden of allergic diseases in childhood requires a compelling need to identify individuals at risk for atopy very early in life or even predict the onset of food allergy and atopic dermatitis since pregnancy. The development and clinical phenotypes of atopic diseases in childhood depends on a complex interaction between genetic and environmental factors, such as allergen exposure, air pollution and infections. Preventive strategies may include avoidance measures, diet supplements and early complementary food introduction...
November 8, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116535/prevalence-of-asthma-and-associated-factors-among-male-late-adolescents-in-tabriz-iran
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Mohammad Ghanbari Ghozikali, Khalil Ansarin, Kazem Naddafi, Ramin Nabizadeh Nodehi, Kamyar Yaghmaeian, Mohammad Sadegh Hassanvand, Masud Yunesian
Asthma is an important chronic disease all over the world. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of asthma in a population of male late adolescents and its association with some contributing risk factors in northwest of Iran. This cross-sectional study was carried out in selected high schools of Tabriz, Iran, in 2016. The asthma prevalence and patient background information were examined using a questionnaire that prepared by the ISAAC. One hundred forty-two out of 1134 subjects (12.4%) identified to have asthma, 23...
November 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105784/early-life-antibiotic-exposure-increases-the-risk-of-developing-allergic-symptoms-later-in-life-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Fariba Ahmadizar, Susanne J H Vijverberg, Hubertus G M Arets, Anthonius de Boer, Jason E Lang, Johan Garssen, Aletta Kraneveld, Anke H Maitland-van der Zee
This study systematically reviewed and quantified the relationship between exposure to antibiotics during the first 2 years of life and the risk of allergies/atopies including hay fever, eczema, food allergy, positive skin prick testing (SPT) or elevated allergen-specific serum/plasma immunoglobulin (Ig) E levels later in life. PubMed and Web of Science databases were searched for observational studies published from January 1966 through November 11, 2015. Overall pooled estimates of the odds ratios (ORs) were obtained using fixed or random-effects models...
November 6, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104683/relationship-of-cord-blood-immunoglobulin-e-and-maternal-immunoglobulin-e-with-birth-order-and-maternal-history-of-allergy-in-albanian-mother-neonate-pairs
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Hatixhe Latifi-Pupovci, Violeta Lokaj-Berisha, Besa Lumezi
BACKGROUND: Previous studies reported that familial factors such as birth order and mothers atopy might influence cord blood levels and development of allergies. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship of cord blood IgE and maternal IgE with birth order and mothers history of allergy in Albanian mother/neonate pairs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Study population represented 291 mother-infant pairs. Mothers were interviewed with a questionnaire for personal history of allergy and pregnancy history whereas serum IgE levels were determined using sandwich IRMA assay...
October 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100865/clinical-phenotypes-of-nasal-polyps-and-comorbid-asthma-based-on-cluster-analysis-of-disease-history
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Dawei Wu, Benjamin S Bleier, Lun Li, Xiaojun Zhan, Lichuan Zhang, Qianwen Lv, Jianting Wang, Yongxiang Wei
BACKGROUND: Nasal polyps and comorbid asthma (NPcA) is a common united airway disease and is highly heterogeneous with respect to clinical, physiologic, and pathologic parameters. The clinical phenotypes of NPcA are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: We sought to explore clinical phenotypes in patients with NPcA. METHODS: Patients first diagnosed with NPcA were recruited from Rhinological Clinics and Respiratory Clinics. We clustered patients with NPcA based on parameters regarding natural courses and demographic characteristics...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098994/correlation-of-cutaneous-sensitivity-and-cytokine-response-in-children-with-asthma
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Meenu Singh, Amit Agarwal, Bishnupada Chatterjee, Anil Chauhan, Rashmi Ranjan Das, Nandini Paul
BACKGROUND: Food allergy occurs in a significant portion of pediatric asthma. Various cells and their mediators/cytokines play a pivotal role in orchestrating the airway inflammatory response in asthma. OBJECTIVE: To study the cutaneous hypersensitivity, Th1, Th2, and Th17 response of pediatric population with asthma and genetic predisposition to atopy, by determining total immunoglobulin E (IgE) level in response to various food allergens. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty asthmatic children with a history of worsening symptoms by various food allergens (study group) and twenty healthy children (control group) were included...
November 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096848/immunoadsorption-for-treatment-of-severe-atopic-dermatitis
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Joanna Wegner, Julia Weinmann-Menke, Esther von Stebut
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common disease affecting up to 10-20% of the population with the largest disease burden in childhood. Treatment options include basic emollient treatment, topical as well as systemic immunosuppressants. The pathogenesis is complex and among various triggers, genetic predisposition and immunological alterations contribute to development of disease. Atopy is common in patients with AD and many patients have high levels of Immunoglobulin E (IgE), some of which recognizes exogenous or auto/self-allergens...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094017/frequency-and-effect-of-type-1-hypersensitivity-in-patients-from-india-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-associated-upper-airways-symptoms
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Avi Kumar, Shekhar Kunal, Ashok Shah
Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is now recognized as a systemic disorder with many comorbidities. Atopy in patients with COPD and upper airways symptoms has not been characterized. Objective: We investigated the occurrence and impact of aeroallergen sensitisation in patients with COPD and upper airways symptoms. Methods: All 41 subjects with COPD diagnosed as per Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease guidelines, underwent spirometry with reversibility, computed tomography of the paranasal sinuses (CT-PNS), skin prick test (SPT) against common aeroallergens and responded to St...
October 2017: Asia Pacific Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094016/an-epidemic-of-thunderstorm-asthma-in-melbourne-2016-asthma-rhinitis-and-other-previous-allergies
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Kanishka B Rangamuwa, Alan C Young, Francis Thien
Background: On 21st November 2016, Melbourne experienced an epidemic of 'thunderstorm asthma.' Although previously described in the literature, risk factors and natural history remain incompletely understood. Objective: Our aim was to follow up those presenting to the 3 Emergency Departments (EDs) in our health service during the epidemic, and assess their history for previous asthma, rhinitis, and allergies. Methods: ED notes of all respiratory presentations within 48 hours of the thunderstorm event were reviewed and patients with acute asthma included...
October 2017: Asia Pacific Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083538/functional-dyspepsia-and-duodenal-eosinophilia-a-new-disease-model
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REVIEW
Kening Fan, Nicholas J Talley
Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a highly prevalent disorder that affects more than 10% of the population. In the past decade, the conceptual underpinning of FD has begun to change, and new data are unraveling the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms of this disorder with a focus on the duodenum. The Rome IV criteria were published in 2016, and notably suggests that gastroesophageal reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome may all be part of the same disease spectrum as FD. Helicobacter pylori explains a minority of FD cases and in Rome IV is considered a separate entity...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074814/exacerbation-risk-and-characterisation-of-the-uk-s-asthma-population-from-infants-to-old-age
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Chloe I Bloom, Francis Nissen, Ian J Douglas, Liam Smeeth, Paul Cullinan, Jennifer K Quint
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the characteristics of a general asthma population; most have focused on more severe patients or severe exacerbations. METHODS: This population-based cohort study, from April 2007 to September 2015, used linked primary and secondary care electronic healthcare records (Clinical Practice Research Datalink, Hospital Episode Statistics). Characteristics of four age cohorts, 'Under 5s', '5 to 17s', '18 to 54s', '55+', were described...
October 26, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065558/the-interactive-roles-of-lipopolysaccharides-and-dsrna-viruses-on-respiratory-epithelial-cells-and-dendritic-cells-in-allergic-respiratory-disorders-the-hygiene-hypothesis
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REVIEW
Tsang-Hsiung Lin, Hsing-Hao Su, Hong-Yo Kang, Tsung-Hsien Chang
The original hygiene hypothesis declares "more infections in early childhood protect against later atopy". According to the hygiene hypothesis, the increased incidence of allergic disorders in developed countries is explained by the decrease of infections. Epithelial cells and dendritic cells play key roles in bridging the innate and adaptive immune systems. Among the various pattern-recognition receptor systems of epithelial cells and dendritic cells, including toll-like receptors (TLRs), nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptors (NLRs) and others, TLRs are the key systems of immune response regulation...
October 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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