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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353269/clinical-characteristics-and-allergen-sensitization-patterns-of-patients-with-local-allergic-rhinitis-in-southern-china
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Xiao Yao Tao, Chew Lip Ng, Dong Chen, Zhi Bin Lin, Shu Lian Wu, Mei Jun Liang, Chun Wei Li, Rui Xu
BACKGROUND: Local allergic rhinitis (LAR) is characterized by the production of specific IgE (sIgE) in the nasal mucosa without evidence of systemic atopy. The characteristics of LAR in Caucasians have been well documented. LAR is understudied in China, with prevalence, patient demographics, symptomatology, and the allergen sensitization profile being poorly understood. The purpose of this study is to investigate the demographics, characteristics, and allergen sensitization profile of patients with LAR in Southern China...
January 20, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350339/emerging-insights-into-the-esophageal-microbiome
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REVIEW
Michael May, Julian A Abrams
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Analysis of the esophageal microbiome remains a relatively new field of research, and most studies to date have focused on characterizing the esophageal microbiome in states of health and disease. Microbiome alterations have been implicated in the pathogenesis of inflammatory and neoplastic conditions in the colon and elsewhere in the gastrointestinal tract. The epidemiology of various esophageal conditions including Barrett's esophagus (BE), esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) point to the microbiome as a potential co-factor in disease pathogenesis, and the possibility exists that these microbiome alterations could contribute directly to the inflammatory environments necessary for the carcinogenesis or atopy involved in these conditions...
January 19, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350016/biomarkers-of-treatment-efficacy-in-patients-with-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
#3
M Sánchez-Borges, A Capriles-Hulett, F Caballero-Fonseca, L González-Aveledo
Background. Currently there are no biomarkers useful to predict the future evolution and the therapeutic response in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). Objective. To review the available information on biomarkers that might be applied for the follow up of the response to guideline recommended therapies for CSU. Methods. A review of the medical literature on CSU potential clinical and laboratory biomarkers in PubMed and MEDLINE including the terms urticaria, chronic urticaria, chronic idiopathic urticaria, chronic spontaneous urticaria, antihistamines (AHs), omalizumab (OMA), cyclosporine (CyA), and treatment...
January 2018: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349695/efficacy-of-atopy-patch-testing-in-directed-dietary-therapy-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-a-pilot-study
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Jason D Eckmann, Karthik Ravi, David A Katzka, Dawn R Davis, Jacalyn A See, Debra R Geno, Lori A Kryzer, Jeffrey A Alexander
BACKGROUND: Atopy patch testing (APT) has shown potential for predicting dietary food triggers in studies of children and adolescents with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). AIMS: To assess the efficacy of APT in adults with EoE. METHODS: We conducted a prospective open-label pilot study of patients ≥ 18 years old with diagnosis of EoE at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, from November 2014 to January 2016. All patients underwent patch testing using intact food products, followed by a six food elimination diet and stepwise food reintroduction...
January 18, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345236/glcci1-polymorphism-rs37973-and-asthma-treatment-response-to-inhaled-corticosteroids
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M Rijavec, M Žavbi, A Lopert, M Fležar, P Korošec
BACKGROUND: Asthma treatment response is highly variable and pharmacogenetic markers that predict treatment response would be one step closer to personalized treatment. GWAS studies have shown that polymorphisms GLCCI1 could be associated with asthma treatment response to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We genotyped rs37973 of GLCCI1 in 208 adult asthma patients treated with ICS. Change in % predicted FEV1 was analysed after short-term (3 months) and after long-term (at least 3 years) treatment...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341971/atopy-in-patients-with-ocular-cicatricial-pemphigoid
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Nazanin Ebrahimiadib, Mikhail Hernandez, Bobeck S Modjtahedi, C Ramak Roohipoor, C Stephen Foster
PURPOSE: To evaluate the presence of atopy in patients with ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (OCP). METHOD: Patient encounters between August 2005 and November 2016 at the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institute (MERSI) were searched to identify those with biopsy-proven OCP who had concurrent evidence of atopy. RESULTS: There were 230 patients with biopsy-proven OCP. Thirty-three of them were found to have clinical symptoms of atopy (asthma, hay fever, and eczema) and of these, 23 had evidence of atopy in their conjunctival biopsy specimens...
January 16, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338973/asthma-copd-overlap-a-portuguese-survey
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E Padrão, D Araújo, A Todo Bom, C Robalo Cordeiro, J Correia de Sousa, J Cardoso, M Morais-Almeida, R Costa, F Pavão, R B Leite, A Marques
INTRODUCTION: The overlap between asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (ACO) has been discussed for many years but clinical recommendations for this entity have been diverse. This study is intended to reach a consensus on diagnosis, treatment and patient orientation for ACO, within the Portuguese medical community. METHODS: This study was conducted by a multidisciplinary panel of experts from three distinct medical specialties (Pulmonology, Family Medicine and Immunoallergology)...
January 12, 2018: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338965/quality-of-life-and-clinical-characterization-of-patients-with-vernal-keratoconjunctivitis-in-a-pediatric-population-in-colombia
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C M Gómez-Henao, C I Herrera-Morales, R Ramírez-Giraldo, R Cardona-Villa
Vernal keratoconjunctivitis is one of the most serious ocular allergies that have the potential to induce large ocular morbidity and significant visual changes affecting the quality of life of these individuals. METHODOLOGY: This study was conducted in two phases. The first phase consisted of the clinical characterization of 32 patients from the Clinical Allergology center of the I.P.S. Universitaria from July 2014 to February 2015. A retrospective analysis of medical records was performed...
January 12, 2018: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332097/is-the-atopy-patch-test-reliable-in-the-evaluation-of-food-allergy-related-atopic-dermatitis
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Mahboubeh Mansouri, Elham Rafiee, Sepideh Darougar, Mehrnaz Mesdaghi, Zahra Chavoshzadeh
BACKGROUND: Aeroallergens and food allergens are found to be relevant in atopic dermatitis. The atopy patch test (APT) can help to detect food allergies in children with atopic dermatitis. This study evaluates if the APT is a valuable tool in the diagnostic workup of children with food allergy-related atopic dermatitis. METHODS: 42 children between 6 months and 12 years of age were selected at the Mofid Children Hospital. Atopic dermatitis was diagnosed, and the severity of the disease was determined...
January 13, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326334/clinical-and-inflammatory-phenotyping-by-breathomics-in-chronic-airway-diseases-irrespective-of-the-diagnostic-label
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Rianne de Vries, Yennece W F Dagelet, Pien Spoor, Erik Snoey, Patrick M C Jak, Paul Brinkman, Erica Dijkers, Simon K Bootsma, Fred Elskamp, Frans H C de Jongh, Eric G Haarman, Johannes C C M In 't Veen, Anke-Hilse Maitland-van der Zee, Peter J Sterk
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are complex and overlapping diseases that include inflammatory phenotypes. Novel anti-eosinophilic/anti-neutrophilic strategies demand rapid inflammatory phenotyping, which might be accessible from exhaled breath.Our objective was to capture clinical/inflammatory phenotypes in patients with chronic airway disease using an electronic nose (eNose) in a training and validation set.This was a multicentre cross-sectional study in which exhaled breath from asthma and COPD patients (n=435; training n=321 and validation n=114) was analysed using eNose technology...
January 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318625/consensus-document-on-dog-and-cat-allergy
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REVIEW
Ignacio Davila, Javier Domínguez-Ortega, Ana Mª Navarro Pulido, Alicia Alonso, Dario Antolin-Amerigo, Eloina González-Mancebo, Cristina Martin Garcia, Beatriz Nuñez-Acevedo, Nieves Prior, Marta Reche, Ana Rosado, Javier Ruiz-Hornillos, María Cesárea Sánchez, Miguel Torrecillas
The prevalence of sensitisation to dogs and cats varies by country, exposure time and predisposition to atopy. It is estimated that, 26% of European adults coming to the clinic for suspected allergy to inhalant allergens are sensitised to cats and 27% to dogs. This document is intended to be a useful tool for clinicians involved in the management of people with dog or cat allergy. It was prepared from a consensus process based on the RAND/UCLA method. Following a literature review, it proposes various recommendations concerning the diagnosis and treatment of these patients, grounded in evidence and clinical experience...
January 10, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318580/clinico-etiologic-profile-of-hand-dermatitis-and-patch-response-of-patients-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-lagos-nigeria-results-of-a-prospective-observational-study
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Erere Otrofanowei, Olusola O Ayanlowo, Ayesha Akinkugbe, Felix A Oresanya
BACKGROUND: Hand dermatitis is an acute or chronic inflammation of the skin of the hands from a multifactorial cause which may be endogenous, exogenous, or a combination of both. With a wide range in severity and recurrent periods of flares, it has significant impact on the quality of life of its sufferers. A history of atopy predisposes patients to hand dermatitis, but contact dermatitis, either allergic or irritant, is the more commonly implicated factor in the etiology of hand dermatitis...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314334/wheezing-and-infantile-colic-are-associated-with-neonatal-antibiotic-treatment
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Berthe C Oosterloo, Ruurd M van Elburg, Nicole B Rutten, Carin M Bunkers, Clarissa E Crijns, Clemens B Meijssen, Johanna H Oudshoorn, Ger T Rijkers, Cornelis K van der Ent, Arine M Vlieger
BACKGROUND: Cohort studies have suggested that early life antibiotic treatment is associated with increased risk of atopy. We determined whether antibiotic treatment already in the first week of life increases the risk for atopic and non-atopic disorders. METHODS: The INCA study is a prospective observational birth cohort study of 436 term infants, with follow-up of one year. 151 neonates received broad-spectrum antibiotics for suspected neonatal infection (AB+), versus a healthy untreated control group (N=285) (AB-)...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314275/an-approach-to-the-asthma-protective-farm-effect-by-geocoding-good-farms-and-better-farms
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Susanne E K Müller-Rompa, Iana Markevych, Alexander J Hose, Georg Loss, Inge M Wouters, Jon Genuneit, Charlotte Braun-Fahrländer, Elisabeth Horak, Andrzej Boznanski, Dick Heederik, Erika von Mutius, Joachim Heinrich, Markus J Ege
BACKGROUND: The highly consistent association of growing up on a farm with a reduced asthma risk has so far been attributed to direct farm exposure. In contrast, geographical determinants of the larger environment have never been assessed. In this study, the effects of proximity to farms and environmental variables in relation to the residential address on asthma and atopy were assessed. METHODS: Addresses of 2,265 children of the Bavarian arm of the GABRIELA-study were converted into geocodes...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301554/susceptibility-to-allergy-in-adoptive-children-a-cross-sectional-study-at-bambino-ges%C3%A3-children-s-hospital
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Hyppolite K Tchidjou, Maria Fenicia Vescio, Jessica Serafinelli, Rosaria Giampaolo, Alessandro Jenkner, Mathurin C Tadonkeng, Luca Avellis, Alessandro Fiocchi, Patrizio Pezzotti, Giovanni Rezza, Paolo Rossi
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of allergy has steeply increased during the past few decades, particularly in high-income countries. The development of atopy could present different characteristics in internationally adopted children with regard to incidence, specific patterns of allergies and timing of occurrence. We aimed to investigate the occurrence of allergic diseases among adopted children in Italy. METHODS: We collected demographic information, preadoption immunization data, infectious diseases screening results, immunological status, and performed hematological and biochemical tests according to a standardized protocol in 108 adopted children...
January 4, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290515/risk-factors-and-clinical-outcomes-associated-with-fixed-airflow-obstruction-in-older-adults-with-asthma
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Gregory H Bennett, Laurie Carpenter, Wei Hao, Peter Song, Joel Steinberg, Alan P Baptist
BACKGROUND: Asthma in older adults is associated with increased morbidity and mortality compared with asthma in younger patients. Fixed airflow obstruction (FAO) is associated with decreased survival in younger patients, but its significance remains unclear in older adults with asthma. OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors and outcomes related to FAO in older adults with asthma. METHODS: Subjects older than 55 years with a physician diagnosis of persistent asthma were evaluated...
December 28, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284253/risk-factors-for-work-related-eczema-and-urticaria-among-vocational-students-of-agriculture
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Radosław Śpiewak, Anna Góra-Florek, Andrzej Horoch, Mirosław J Jarosz, Agnieszka Doryńska, Marcin Golec, Jacek Dutkiewicz
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Farmers are at high risk of occupational skin diseases which may start already during vocational training. This study was aimed at identification of risk factors for work-related skin diseases among vocational students of agriculture. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 440 students (245 males, 195 females aged 17-21 years) in 11 vocational schools which were at least 100 km from each other. The protocol included a physician-managed questionnaire and medical examination, skin prick tests, patch tests, total IgE and Phadiatop...
December 23, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273135/complex-relationships-between-vitamin-d-and-allergic-sensitization-among-puerto-rican-2-year-old-children
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Srimathi Kannan, Matthew S Perzanowski, Harish B Ganguri, Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Luis M Acosta, Molly Spatcher, Adnan Divjan, Ginger L Chew
BACKGROUND: In the United States, Puerto Ricans have a higher prevalence of asthma than other Latino ethnicities. Low vitamin D levels for children living in northern climates could be a factor. OBJECTIVE: To assess serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] distributions (a marker of vitamin D) and associations among vitamin D, allergic sensitization, early wheeze, and home/demographic factors. METHODS: Puerto Rican infants born in New York City, with a maternal history of atopy, were enrolled in a birth cohort...
January 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249110/-severe-atopic-dermatitis-and-hiper-ige
#19
María Luz Cid Del Prado-Izquierdo, Osvaldo Zarco-Cid Del Prado, Ángel Visoso-Salgado
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory and complex skin disease, typically occurring in individuals with a personal or family history of atopy. It is characterized by lesions of dermatitis, pruritus and dry skin (xerosis) that evolve with chronic course and intermittent outbreaks alternating with remission phases. AD appears from 5-15 % of the general population, 10-20 % of the pediatric population, and 1-3 % of the adult population. CLINICAL REPORT: A 19-year-old male patient with a severe AD (SCORAD of 84...
October 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249105/-self-reported-prevalence-of-latex-allergy-and-associated-factors-in-healthcare-workers
#20
Martín Bedolla-Barajas, María Luz Machuca-Rincón, Jaime Morales-Romero, Nicole Macriz-Romero, Ileana María Madrigal-Beas, Martín Robles-Figueroa, Tonatiuh Ramses Bedolla-Pulido, Tania González-Mendoza
BACKGROUND: In our country, the prevalence of latex allergy in health personnel has rarely been studied. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and associated factors to self-reported latex allergy in health care workers. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 1,292 health care workers of a second level hospital. All workers were included and they were required to answer a structured questionnaire aimed at identifying latex allergy, atopic personal and family history, exposure to latex gloves and surgical background...
October 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
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