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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801155/vaccinations-in-the-first-year-of-life-and-risk-of-atopic-disease-results-from-the-kiggs-study
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Martin Schlaud, Roma Schmitz, Christina Poethko-Müller, Ronny Kuhnert
BACKGROUND: The study focused on the question of whether and - if so - to what direction and extent immunisations in the 1st year may be associated with the risk of being diagnosed with atopic diseases after the 1st year of life. METHODS: Data from the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS, 2003-2006) were analysed. For analyses of potential associations between vaccination status and risk of hay fever, atopic dermatitis or asthma, sample sizes of 15254, 14297, and 15262, respectively, were available...
August 8, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797520/symptoms-of-allergic-rhinitis-in-parakou-benin-prevalence-severity-and-associated-factors
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M-C Flatin, S Ade, S-H-R Hounkpatin, B Ametonou, U-B Vodouhe, W Adjibabi
AIMS: Allergic rhinitis (AR) is an extremely common disease. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and severity of AR symptoms and potential associated factors, in Parakou, a city in Benin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted between April and July 2016, involving inhabitants of the city aged between 6 and 65 years. Cluster sampling was carried out. AR symptoms were defined as the simultaneous presence of rhinorrhea, nasal obstruction and sneezing without evidence of respiratory infection...
August 7, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795234/demographic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-serum-sickness-like-reaction
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Alaaddin Yorulmaz, Fatih Akın, Ahmet Sert, Mehmet Akif Ağır, Rıza Yılmaz, Şükrü Arslan
In this study, we aimed to review the demographic, clinical, and laboratory characteristics of patients who were followed up and treated with the diagnosis of serum sickness-like reactions (SSLR) in our pediatric rheumatology clinic retrospectively and emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. The files of 29 patients who were hospitalized in the pediatric rheumatology clinic between September 2016 and March 2017 with the diagnosis of type 3 hypersensitivity reaction were reviewed retrospectively...
August 9, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795218/atopy-and-prostate-cancer-is-there-a-link-between-circulating-levels-of-ige-and-psa-in-humans
#4
Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Sophia N Karagiannis, Sabine Rohrmann
BACKGROUND: Atopy has been investigated as a potential risk factor for prostate cancer. IgE antibodies may be major players in protective responses against tumours, through engendering antigen presentation and enhancing adaptive immune responses targeted towards a specific allergen, but potentially also against tumour-associated antigens such as prostate-specific antigen (PSA). We therefore cross-sectionally investigated associations between circulating levels of PSA and IgE in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006...
August 9, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792717/the-relationship-between-serum-tarc-tslp-and-postn-levels-and-childhood-atopic-dermatitis
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Pinar Uysal, Fatih Birtekocak, Aslihan Buyukozturk Karul
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study is to evaluate the relationship between serum periostin (POSTN), thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC), and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) levels and disease severity and atopy in children with atopic dermatitis. METHODS: Sixty children with atopic dermatitis and 31 healthy controls were included in the study. The disease severity was measured by SCORAD scores. Serum POSTN, TARC, and TSLP levels were measured in all participants...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792152/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-local-allergic-rhinitis-to-house-dust-mites
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Chang Gyu Jung, Ji Ho Lee, Ga Young Ban, Hae Sim Park, Yoo Seob Shin
Local allergic rhinitis (LAR) is a localized nasal allergic response in the absence of systemic atopy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and clinical characteristics of LAR in Korean rhinitis patients compared to allergic rhinitis (AR) and non-allergic rhinitis (NAR). A total of 304 rhinitis patients were enrolled from November 2014 to March 2016. A skin prick test, serum total and specific immunoglobulin E, and a nasal provocation test (NPT) with house dust mite (HDM) were performed on all patients...
September 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790790/an-observational-study-on-the-effects-of-aviation-turbine-fuel-and-lubricants-on-the-skin-of-indian-air-force-ground-crew-in-flying-stations
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S Radhakrishnan, Ajay Chopra, Debdeep Mitra, R Gnanasekaran, R Kanagaraj
BACKGROUND: Ground crew of the Air Force routinely handle aviation turbine fuel (ATF) and lubricants and a need was felt to study the adverse effects of these substances on their skin so that remedial measures could be taken to prevent these adverse effects. METHODS: A multi-centric, cross-sectional, observational study was performed at three Air Force flying stations. 109 ground crew members of the Indian Air Force (IAF) who were in direct contact with ATF and lubricants were screened for dermatological manifestations on exposed areas...
July 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776643/contributions-of-the-intestinal-microbiome-in-lung-immunity
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REVIEW
Jeremy P McAleer, Jay K Kolls
The intestine is a critical site of immune cell development that not only controls intestinal immunity but extra-intestinal immunity as well. Recent findings have highlighted important roles for gut microbiota in shaping lung inflammation. Here, we discuss interactions between the microbiota and immune system including T cells, protective effects of microbiota on lung infections, the role of diet in shaping the composition of gut microbiota and susceptibility to asthma, epidemiologic evidence implicating antibiotic use and microbiota in asthma and clinical trials investigating probiotics as potential treatments for atopy and asthma...
August 4, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757230/vitamin-d-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-and-airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-infants-with-recurrent-respiratory-symptoms
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Anette M Määttä, Anne Kotaniemi-Syrjänen, Kristiina Malmström, L Pekka Malmberg, Jouko Sundvall, Anna S Pelkonen, Mika J Mäkelä
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D insufficiency might be associated with biased T-cell responses resulting in inflammatory conditions such as atopy and asthma. Little is known about the role of vitamin D in low-grade systemic inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in young children. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether vitamin D insufficiency and increased serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) are linked to AHR in symptomatic infants. METHODS: Seventy-nine infants with recurrent or persistent lower respiratory tract symptoms underwent comprehensive lung function testing and a bronchial methacholine challenge test...
July 28, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756630/dna-methylation-of-th2-lineage-determination-genes-at-birth-is-associated-with-allergic-outcomes-in-childhood
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Sheila Barton, Sherry Ngo, Paula Costello, Emma Garratt, Sarah El-Heis, Elie Antoun, Rebecca Clarke-Harris, Robert Murray, Tejal Bhatt, Graham Burdge, Cyrus Cooper, Hazel Inskip, Eline M van der Beek, Allan Sheppard, Keith M Godfrey, Karen A Lillycrop
BACKGROUND: There is now increasing evidence that asthma and atopy originate in part in utero, with disease risk being associated with the altered epigenetic regulation of genes. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: To determine the relationship between variations in DNA methylation at birth and the development of allergic disease, we examined the methylation status of CpG loci within the promoter regions of Th1/2 lineage commitment genes (GATA3, IL-4, IL-4R, STAT4 and TBET) in umbilical cord DNA at birth in a cohort of infants from the Southampton Women's Survey (n=696) who were later assessed for asthma, atopic eczema and atopy...
July 30, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752720/effects-of-omalizumab-treatment-on-serum-cytokine-concentrations-of-atopic-patients-with-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-a-preliminary-report
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A Sellitto, U De Fanis, A Balestrieri, A Savoia, C Astarita, C Romano
Omalizumab has recently obtained indication for chronic spontaneous urticaria both in the US and Europe. However, the mechanism of action of this drug has yet to be fully elucidated. Previous studies have shown elevations in cytokine serum levels in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria, and it is not known whether omalizumab treatment may affect cytokine serum levels in this condition. Besides, a proportion of chronic spontaneous urticaria patients have concomitant atopy, which may be associated, at least in theory, with prevalence of serum Th2-type cytokines...
July 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747837/evaluation-of-pulmonary-functions-in-preschool-children-born-late-preterm
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İlkay Er, Ayla Günlemez, Zeynep Seda Uyan, Metin Aydoğan, Meral Oruç, Olcay Işık, Ayşe Engin Arısoy, Canan Baydemir, Ayşe Sevim Gökalp
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the pulmonary functions of preschool children born late-preterm. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Children aged between 3-7 years who were born at 34(0/7-)36(6/7) weeks' gestation represented the target sample. Patients with a diagnosis of congenital cardiac, pulmonary and/or muscle diseases were excluded. Respiratory symptoms were evaluated using the modified asthma predictive index and International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood criteria for children aged under and over 6 years, respectively...
June 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747751/monogenic-immune-disorders-and-severe-atopic-disease
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Catherine M Biggs, Henry Y Lu, Stuart E Turvey
Severe allergic disease is common, and few monogenic causes of atopy have been described. A new study that convincingly links severe atopic dermatitis to heterozygous CARD11 mutations with dominant-interfering activity serves as a timely reminder that clinicians should consider the possibility of an underlying monogenic immune disorder when caring for patients suffering from severe allergic disease.
July 27, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740106/environment-changes-genetic-effects-on-respiratory-conditions-and-allergic-phenotypes
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Yong Song, Michelle J Schwager, Vibeke Backer, Jing Guo, Celeste Porsbjerg, Siew-Kim Khoo, Ingrid A Laing, Eric K Moses, Peter LeSouëf, Guicheng Brad Zhang
The prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases is disproportionately distributed among different populations, with an increasing trend observed in Western countries. Here we investigated how the environment affected genotype-phenotype association in a genetically homogeneous, but geographically separated population. We evaluated 18 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) corresponding to 8 genes (ADAM33, ALOX5, LT-α, LTC4S, NOS1, ORMDL3, TBXA2R and TNF-α), the lung function and five respiratory/allergic conditions (ever asthma, bronchitis, rhinitis, dermatitis and atopy) in two populations of Inuit residing either in the westernized environment of Denmark or in the rural area of Greenland...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727568/atopy-as-a-risk-factor-for-subclinical-hypothyroidism-development-in-children
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Marcella Pedullà, Giuseppina Rosaria Umano, Vincenzo Fierro, Francesco Capuano, Anna Di Sessa, Pierluigi Marzuillo, Laura Perrone, Emanuele Miraglia Del Giudice
BACKGROUND: Increased thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) serum concentration can be a marker of subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) or transient hyperthyrotropinemia. The aim of our study was to evaluate whether high serum TSH concentrations in allergic children could represent true SCH or isolated and transient hyperthyrotropinemia. METHODS: We enrolled 620 allergic children (1.11-12.8 years) consecutively attending to our department. They were classified as atopics and non-atopics on the basis of the atopy work-up and, at baseline, they were investigated for thyroid function and low-grade inflammation state...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722362/-transient-hypogammaglobulinemia-of-infancy
#16
Felicitas Bellutti Enders, Francesca Conti, Fabio Candotti, Federica Angelini
Transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy is characterized as a reduction of one or more classes of immunoglobulins with a response to vaccines and normal subpopulations of lymphocytes B presenting in the first years of life. The diagnosis is made a posteriori, once the levels of immunoglobulins are normalized, in general between 2 and 4 years of age. Clinical presentation varies : the child may be either asymptomatic or present with recurrent infections, atopy and / or auto-immunity. There are no clinical or immunological features that distinguish this condition from a common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)...
April 5, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720399/prenatal-and-postnatal-administration-of-prebiotics-and-probiotics
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REVIEW
Kristin Sohn, Mark A Underwood
Colonization of the neonatal gut by beneficial bacteria is important for the establishment and maintenance of the mucosal barrier, thus protecting the neonate from enteric pathogens and local and systemic inflammation. The neonatal microbiome is influenced by infant diet, environment, and the maternal microbiome. Dysbiosis in pregnancy increases the risk of pre-eclampsia, diabetes, infection, preterm labor, and later childhood atopy. Dysbiosis of the neonatal gut plays an important role in colic in the term infant, in the disease processes which plague preterm infants, including necrotizing enterocolitis and sepsis, and in the long-term outcomes of neonates...
July 15, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720398/perinatal-and-neonatal-use-of-paracetamol-for-pain-relief
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REVIEW
Karel Allegaert, John N van den Anker
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is the most widely used drug to treat pain or fever in pregnant women or neonates, but its pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) warrant a focused analysis. During pregnancy, there is an important increase in paracetamol clearance. Consequently, it is reasonable to anticipate that the analgesic effect of paracetamol will decrease faster, whereas higher doses may result in even higher oxidative toxic metabolites. Therefore, most peripartal PD data relate to multimodal analgesia strategies...
July 15, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720381/tolerance-to-baked-and-fermented-cow-s-milk-in-children-with-ige-mediated-and-non-ige-mediated-cow-s-milk-allergy-in-patients-under-two-years-of-age
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A Uncuoglu, N Yologlu, I E Simsek, Z S Uyan, M Aydogan
BACKGROUND: IgE-mediated cow's milk allergy (CMA) has been shown consistent in milder heated-milk tolerant and severe heated-milk reactant groups in patients older than two years. Little is known whether fermentation of milk gives rise to similar clinical phenotypes. We aimed to determine the influence of extensively heated and fermented cow's milk on the IgE-mediated and non-IgE-mediated CMA in children younger than two years. METHODS: Subjects followed with the diagnosis of IgE-mediated and non-IgE-mediated CMA for at least six months underwent unheated milk challenge...
July 15, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716364/the-influence-of-breastfeeding-in-breast-fed-infants-with-atopic-dermatitis
#20
Hao-Pai Lin, Bor-Luen Chiang, Hsin-Hui Yu, Jyh-Hong Lee, Yu-Tsan Lin, Yao-Hsu Yang, Li-Chieh Wang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether breastfeeding should be discontinued for exclusively breast-fed infants with atopic dermatitis (AD). METHODS: Eighty-seven exclusively breast-fed infants with AD were enrolled in a prospective observational study. The infants were divided into 3 groups: breastfeeding only (BM group), partial breastfeeding and partial partially hydrolyzed whey formula (pHF-W) (Partial group) and pHF-W only (DC group). The extent and severity of AD were evaluated with the Patient-Oriented SCORing Atopic Dermatitis (PO-SCORAD) index at enrollment and 3 and 6 months later...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
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