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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915273/longitudinal-co-variations-between-inflammatory-cytokines-lung-function-and-patient-reported-outcomes-in-patients-with-asthma
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Karin Lodin, Mats Lekander, Jörgen Syk, Kjell Alving, Predrag Petrovic, Anna Andreasson
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory respiratory disorder associated with reduced lung function and poor quality of life. The condition is also associated with poor self-rated health, a major predictor of objective health trajectories. Of biological correlates to self-rated health, evidence suggests a role for inflammatory cytokines and related sickness behaviours. However, this is mainly based on cross-sectional data, and the relation has not been investigated in patients with chronic inflammatory conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915242/a-retrospective-cost-analysis-of-additional-homeopathic-treatment-in-germany-long-term-economic-outcomes
#2
Julia K Ostermann, Claudia M Witt, Thomas Reinhold
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to provide a long-term cost comparison of patients using additional homeopathic treatment (homeopathy group) with patients using usual care (control group) over an observation period of 33 months. METHODS: Health claims data from a large statutory health insurance company were analysed from both the societal perspective (primary outcome) and from the statutory health insurance perspective (secondary outcome). To compare costs between patient groups, homeopathy and control patients were matched in a 1:1 ratio using propensity scores...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914845/-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis-in-patients-with-asthma-results-of-a-prospective-study
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Ya I Kozlova, E V Frolova, L V Filippova, A E Uchevatkina, O V Aak, N N Klimko
AIM: To estimate the frequency of fungal sensitization and the incidence of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) in asthmatic patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 140 asthmatic patients were examined. They underwent allergologic (skin tests for fungal allergens, estimation of total and fungal allergen-specific IgE levels) and mycological (microscopy and inoculation of respiratory biosubstrates) examinations. Chest computed tomography, when indicated, was done...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913336/anti-interleukin-5-il-5-and-il-5ra-biological-drugs-efficacy-safety-and-future-perspectives-in-severe-eosinophilic-asthma
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REVIEW
Diego Bagnasco, Matteo Ferrando, Gilda Varricchi, Francesca Puggioni, Giovanni Passalacqua, Giorgio Walter Canonica
The definition of asthma has changed considerably in recent years, to the extent that asthma is no longer considered a single disease but a heterogeneous disorder that includes several phenotypes and, possibly, endotypes. A more detailed analysis of the immunological mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of asthma shows interleukin 5 (IL-5) to be a crucial cytokine in several asthma phenotypes. In fact, IL-5 exerts selective action on eosinophils, which, in turn, sustain airway inflammation and worsen asthma symptoms and control...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912783/sex-differences-in-asthma-a-key-role-of-androgen-signaling-in-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells
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Sophie Laffont, Eve Blanquart, Jean-Charles Guéry
Infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, and also allergy differentially affect women and men. In general, women develop strongest immune responses and thus the proportion of infected individuals and the severity of many viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections are increased in men. However, heightened immunity in women makes them more susceptible than men to autoimmunity and allergy. While sex differences in immunity are well documented, little is known about the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying these immunological differences, particularly in allergic asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912381/invariant-natural-killer-t-cells-promote-immunogenic-maturation-of-lung-dendritic-cells-in-mouse-models-of-asthma
#6
Qing He, Linlin Liu, Qiaoyu Yang, Ailing Wang, Shuo Chen, Ruiyun Li, Yi Huang, Guqin Zhang, Xuhong Ding, Hongying Yu, Suping Hu, Hanxiang Nie
Our previous study showed that invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells might act as an adjuvant to promote Th2 inflammatory responses in an OVA-induced mouse model of allergic asthma, but the mechanism remains unknown. To clarify the underlying mechanism through which iNKT cells promote Th2 inflammatory responses, we investigated the modulatory influence of iNKT cells on phenotypic and functional maturation of lung dendritic cells (LDCs) using iNKT cell-knockout mice, specific iNKT cell activation, co-culture experiments, and adoptive transfer of iNKT cells in mouse models of asthma...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912020/intestinal-dysbiosis-featuring-abundance-of-ruminococcus-gnavus-associates-with-allergic-diseases-in-infants
#7
Huey-Huey Chua, Hung-Chieh Chou, Ya-Ling Tung, Bor-Luen Chiang, Chien-Chia Liao, Hong-Hsing Liu, Yen-Hsuan Ni
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Dysbiosis of the intestinal microbiota has been associated with development of allergies in infants. However, it is not clear what microbes might contribute to this process. We investigated what microbe(s) might be involved in analyses of infant twins and mice. METHODS: We studied fecal specimens prospectively in a twin cohort (n=30) and age-matched singletons (n=14) born at National Taiwan University Children's Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, from April 2011 to March 2013...
September 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911045/azole-resistant-aspergillosis-epidemiology-molecular-mechanisms-and-treatment
#8
Anuradha Chowdhary, Cheshta Sharma, Jacques F Meis
Aspergillus fumigatus remains the most common species in all pulmonary syndromes, followed by Aspergillus flavus which is a common cause of allergic rhinosinusitis, postoperative aspergillosis and fungal keratitis. The manifestations of Aspergillus infections include invasive aspergillosis, chronic pulmonary aspergillosis and bronchitis. Allergic manifestations of inhaled Aspergillus include allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis and severe asthma with fungal sensitization. Triazoles are the mainstay of therapy against Aspergillus infections for treatment and prophylaxis...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910970/antibody-therapy-for-the-management-of-severe-asthma-with-eosinophilic-inflammation
#9
Ken Ohta, Hiroyuki Nagase, Maho Suzukawa, Shin Ohta
One of the characteristic features of asthma is chronic airway inflammation typically with eosinophil infiltration. Most asthmatics can be treated successfully with conventional treatment appropriate for their severity, but in some severe cases, asthma cannot be well controlled even with thorough treatment and this condition is known as 'refractory asthma'. To overcome severe refractory asthma, a new therapeutic strategy with biologics has been developed based on the knowledge of molecular mechanisms of airway inflammation in asthma, induced by the condition of high Th2-type responses and activation of eosinophils as well as allergic reactions...
July 1, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910960/-effects-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-airway-inflammation-in-allergic-asthma-mice-and-the-underlying-mechanism
#10
N N Ren, H J Chen, Q L Chen, J Eileen, Y G An, Yiguang Lin
Objectives: To investigate the effects of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) on airway inflammation in an ovalbumin (OVA) induced asthma mouse model and the underlying mechanism. Methods: Twenty-four BALB/c mice were randomly divided into four equal groups: normal control group, OVA-induced asthmatic model group, hUC-MSCs treated group (50 μl of hUC-MSCs was transplanted into the trachea of asthmatic mice ) and hUC-MSCs control group (50 μl of hUC-MSCs was transplanted into the trachea of control mice)...
September 12, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910134/eosinophilic-and-non-eosinophilic-asthma
#11
Tara F Carr, Amir A Zeki, Monica Kraft
Asthma can be subdivided into eosinophilic or non-eosinophilic phenotypes based on the inflammatory cellular patterns seen in sputum, blood, and airway tissue compartments. However, this level of stratification does not always produce robust clinical phenotypes as there is considerable overlap across these phenotypes when viewed from the perspective of "eosinophilia". Multiple proposed subphenotypes of asthma have instead been described within both the eosinophilic and non-eosinophilic groups. An endotype is the mechanism driving a subphenotype including those associated with eosinophilia such as early-onset allergic asthma, with and without obesity, aspirin sensitive asthma and late-onset eosinophilic asthma, allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis, and exercise-induced asthma...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906011/the-aria-score-of-allergic-rhinitis-using-mobile-technology-correlates-with-quality-of-life-the-mask-study
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J Bousquet, S Arnavielhe, A Bedbrook, J Fonseca, M Morais Almeida, A Todo Bom, I Annesi-Maesano, D Caimmi, P Demoly, P Devillier, V Siroux, E Menditto, G Passalacqua, C Stellato, M T Ventura, A A Cruz, F S Serpa, J da Silva, D Larenas-Linnemann, M Rodriguez Gonzalez, M T Burguete Cabañas, K C Bergmann, T Keil, L Klimek, R Mösges, S Shamai, T Zuberbier, M Bewick, D Price, D Ryan, A Sheikh, J M Anto, J Mullol, A Valero, T Haahtela, E Valovirta, W J Fokkens, P Kuna, B Samolinski, C Bindslev-Jensen, E Eller, S Bosnic-Anticevich, R E O'Hehir, P V Tomazic, A Yorgancioglu, B Gemicioglu, C Bachert, P W Hellings, I Kull, E Melén, M Wickman, M van Eerd, G De Vries
Mobile technology has been used to appraise allergic rhinitis control but more data are needed. In order to better assess the importance of mobile technologies in rhinitis control, the ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma) score ranging from 0 to 4 of the Allergy Diary was compared with EQ-5D (EuroQuol) and WPAI-AS (Work Productivity and Activity Impairment in allergy) in 1,288 users in 18 countries. This study showed that quality-of-life data (EQ-5D visual analogue scale and WPA-IS Question 9) are similar in users without rhinitis and in those with mild rhinitis (scores 0-2)...
September 14, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904968/the-prevalence-of-ocular-allergy-and-comorbidities-in-chinese-school-children-in-shanghai
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Yanqing Feng, Xiangning Wang, Fang Wang, Rongming Liu, Lu Chen, Shuqin Wu, Xia Yang, Miaoying Chen, Yu-Qing Rao, Jing Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence and features of ocular allergy (OA) and comorbidities among school children in Shanghai, China. METHODS: This was a population-based cross-sectional study. Each participant completed an ISAAC-based questionnaire. The prevalence of OA symptoms, allergic rhinitis (AR) asthma, atopic dermatitis (AD), and sensitization to mites, pollen, and food was analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 724 and 942 completed questionnaires from the 7-9-year-old (young group) and the 12-14-year-old (teen group) groups were analyzed, respectively...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902842/the-neuropeptide-nmu-amplifies-ilc2-driven-allergic-lung-inflammation
#14
Antonia Wallrapp, Samantha J Riesenfeld, Patrick R Burkett, Raja-Elie E Abdulnour, Jackson Nyman, Danielle Dionne, Matan Hofree, Michael S Cuoco, Christopher Rodman, Daneyal Farouq, Brian J Haas, Timothy L Tickle, John J Trombetta, Pankaj Baral, Christoph S N Klose, Tanel Mahlakõiv, David Artis, Orit Rozenblatt-Rosen, Isaac M Chiu, Bruce D Levy, Monika S Kowalczyk, Aviv Regev, Vijay K Kuchroo
Type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) both contribute to mucosal homeostasis and initiate pathologic inflammation in allergic asthma. However, the signals that direct ILC2s to promote homeostasis versus inflammation are unclear. To identify such molecular cues, we profiled mouse lung-resident ILCs using single-cell RNA sequencing at steady state and after in vivo stimulation with the alarmin cytokines IL-25 and IL-33. ILC2s were transcriptionally heterogeneous after activation, with subpopulations distinguished by expression of proliferative, homeostatic and effector genes...
September 13, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902467/eaaci-guidelines-on-allergen-immunotherapy-prevention-of-allergy
#15
REVIEW
Susanne Halken, Desiree Larenas-Linnemann, Graham Roberts, Moises A Calderón, Elisabeth Angier, Oliver Pfaar, Dermot D Ryan, Ioana Agache, Ignacio J I J Ansotegui, Stefania Arasi, George Du Toit, Montserrat Fernandez-Rivas, Roy Geerth van Wijk, Marek Jutel, Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Susanne Lau, Paolo M Matricardi, Giovanni B Pajno, Nikolaos G Papadopoulos, Martin Penagos, Alexandra F Santos, Gunter J Sturm, Frans Timmermans, R Van Ree, Eva-Maria Varga, Ulrich Wahn, Maria Kristiansen, Sangeeta Dhami, Aziz Sheikh, Muraro Antonella
Allergic diseases are common and frequently coexist. Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is a disease-modifying treatment for IgE-mediated allergic disease with effects beyond cessation of AIT that may include important preventive effects. The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) has developed a clinical practice guideline to provide evidence-based recommendations for AIT for prevention of i) development of allergic comorbidities in those with established allergic diseases, ii) development of first allergic condition and iii) allergic sensitization...
September 13, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900663/-costs-of-allergic-diseases-and-saving-potential-by-allergen-specific-immunotherapy-a-personal-assessment
#16
REVIEW
L Klimek, A M Chaker, R Mösges
BACKGROUND: The burden of allergic diseases is of particular relevance for the economy and the social welfare and health insurance framework. Allergic rhinitis (AR) has a life-time prevalence of approximately 30% and is one of the most common chronic diseases with considerable socioeconomic impact thus leading to substantial direct, indirect and intangible costs. This article explores the common hypothesis that allergen-specific immunotherapy (ASIT) saves national economic expenses in the long term in comparison to other standard symptomatic treatment or no therapy...
September 12, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898962/occupational-rhinoconjunctivitis-caused-by-the-common-indoor-plant-hoya-compacta
#17
D Sherson, A D Nielsen, C G Mortz, L Vestergaard, L P A Brandt, E Jørs, J Bælum
Background: Allergic reactions to the common house plant Hoya compacta (HC) have not previously been described. Aims: To confirm HC as the cause of rhinoconjunctivitis in three horticultural workers. Methods: Greenhouse working conditions were reproduced in our challenge chamber. Results: All three cases developed rhinoconjunctivitis when working with HC plants. A control challenge was performed in two cases with iceberg lettuce causing no symptoms...
August 1, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895954/diagnosis-comorbidity-and-psychosocial-impact-of-atopic-dermatitis
#18
Dawn Marie Davis, Andrea Waldman, Sharon Jacob, Jennifer LeBovidge, Jusleen Ahluwalia, Megha Tollefson, Nathan Jetter, Jonathan Spergel
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with a remitting relapsing course. The central diagnostic features of AD include pruritus, xerosis, eczematous lesions with a characteristic morphology and distribution, and a personal or family history of atopic disease. Several clinical studies have emphasized the link between AD and other atopic disorders including asthma, allergic rhinitis, and food allergies. More recent studies indicate possible links between AD and other nonatopic disorders, including ADHD, sleep disturbance, and mental health disorders, suggesting an even more profound impact of this disease...
September 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895020/role-of-type-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-in-allergic-diseases
#19
REVIEW
Lorenzo Cosmi, Francesco Liotta, Laura Maggi, Francesco Annunziato
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The adaptive immune response orchestrated by type 2 T helper (Th2) lymphocytes, strictly cooperates with the innate response of group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2), in the protection from helminths infection, as well as in the pathogenesis of allergic disease. The aim of this review is to explore the pathogenic role of ILC2 in different type 2-mediated disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have shown that epithelial cell-derived cytokines and their responding cells, ILC2, play a pathogenic role in bronchial asthma, chronic rhinosinusitis, and atopic dermatitis...
September 11, 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894452/raw-cow-s-milk-prevents-the-development-of-airway-inflammation-in-a-murine-house-dust-mite-induced-asthma-model
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Suzanne Abbring, Kim A T Verheijden, Mara A P Diks, Athea Leusink-Muis, Gert Hols, Ton Baars, Johan Garssen, Betty C A M van Esch
Epidemiological studies show an inverse relation between raw cow's milk consumption and the development of asthma. This protective effect seems to be abolished by milk processing. However, evidence for a causal relationship is lacking, and direct comparisons between raw and processed milk are hardly studied. Therefore, this study investigated the preventive capacity of raw and heated raw milk on the development of house dust mite (HDM)-induced allergic asthma in mice. Six- to seven-week-old male BALB/c mice were intranasally (i...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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