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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091681/microbial-rrna-sequencing-analysis-of-evaporative-cooler-indoor-environments-located-in-the-great-basin-desert-region-of-the-united-states
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Angela R Lemons, Mary Beth Hogan, Ruth A Gault, Kathleen Holland, Edward Sobek, Kimberly A Olsen-Wilson, Yeonmi Park, Ju-Hyeong Park, Ja Kook Gu, Michael L Kashon, Brett J Green
Recent studies conducted in the Great Basin Desert region of the United States have shown that skin test reactivity to fungal and dust mite allergens are increased in children with asthma or allergy living in homes with evaporative coolers (EC). The objective of this study was to determine if the increased humidity previously reported in EC homes leads to varying microbial populations compared to homes with air conditioners (AC). Children with physician-diagnosed allergic rhinitis living in EC or AC environments were recruited into the study...
January 16, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077477/the-global-asthma-network-rationale-and-methods-for-phase-i-global-surveillance-prevalence-severity-management-and-risk-factors
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Philippa Ellwood, M Innes Asher, Nils E Billo, Karen Bissell, Chen-Yuan Chiang, Eamon M Ellwood, Asma El-Sony, Luis García-Marcos, Javier Mallol, Guy B Marks, Neil E Pearce, David P Strachan
The Global Asthma Network (GAN), established in 2012, followed the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC). ISAAC Phase One involved over 700 000 adolescents and children from 156 centres in 56 countries; it found marked worldwide variation in symptom prevalence of asthma, rhinitis and eczema that was not explained by the current understanding of these diseases; ISAAC Phase Three involved over 1 187 496 adolescents and children (237 centres in 98 countries). It found that asthma symptom prevalence was increasing in many locations especially in low- and middle-income countries where severity was also high, and identified several environmental factors that required further investigation...
January 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072463/pilot-study-of-mobile-phone-technology-in-allergic-rhinitis-in-european-countries-the-mask-rhinitis-study
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J Bousquet, D P Caimmi, A Bedbrook, M Bewick, P W Hellings, P Devillier, S Arnavielhe, C Bachert, K C Bergmann, G W Canonica, N Chavannes, A A Cruz, R Dahl, P Demoly, G De Vries, E Mathieu-Dupas, A Fink Wagner, J Fonseca, N Guldemond, T Haahtela, B Hellqvist-Dahl, J Just, T Keil, L Klimek, M L Kowalski, M Kuitunen, P Kuna, V Kvedariene, D Laune, A M Pereira, P Carreiro-Martins, E Melén, M Morais-Almeida, J Mullol, A Muraro, R Murray, L Nogueira-Silva, N G Papadopoulos, G Passalacqua, F Portejoie, D Price, D Ryan, B Samolinski, A Sheikh, V Siroux, O Spranger, A Todo Bom, P V Tomazic, A Valero, E Valovirta, A Valiulis, O VandenPlas, S van der Meulen, M van Eerd, M Wickman, T Zuberbier
BACKGROUND: The use of Apps running on smartphones and tablets profoundly affects medicine. The MASK-rhinitis (MACVIA-ARIA Sentinel NetworK for allergic rhinitis) App (Allergy Diary) assesses allergic rhinitis symptoms, disease control and impact on patients' lives. It is freely available in 20 countries (iOS and Android platforms). AIMS: To assess in a pilot study whether (i) Allergy Diary users were able to properly provide baseline characteristics (ii) simple phenotypic characteristics based upon data captured by the Allergy Diary could be identified and (iii) information gathered by this study could suggest novel research questions...
January 10, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052339/overview-of-systematic-reviews-in-allergy-epidemiology
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REVIEW
Jon Genuneit, Annina M Seibold, Christian J Apfelbacher, George N Konstantinou, Jennifer J Koplin, Stefania La Grutta, Kirsty Logan, Michael R Perkin, Carsten Flohr
BACKGROUND: There is a substantial body of evidence on the epidemiology of allergic conditions, which has advanced the understanding of these conditions. We aimed to systematically identify systematic reviews and meta-analyses on the epidemiology of allergic diseases to assess what has been studied comprehensively and what areas might benefit from further research. METHODS: We searched PubMed and EMBASE up to 12/2014 for systematic reviews on epidemiological research on allergic diseases...
January 4, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049194/early-intervention-improves-clinical-responses-to-house-dust-mite-immunotherapy-in-allergic-rhinitis-patients
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Shanshan Qi, Hao Chen, Nan Huang, Wenjing Li, Guanghui Liu, Yin Wang, Lintao Hu, Xiaolong Wang, Wei Zhang, Rongfei Zhu
BACKGROUND: Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is the unique causal treatment for respiratory allergy. As AIT is expensive and of long duration, the availability of a marker predicting AIT responders is of crucial relevance. OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical parameters correlated with effective AIT in allergic rhinitis (AR) patients. METHODS: This is a prospective, nonrandomized open study in which a total of 284 AR patients who had received house dust mite (HDM) subcutaneous AIT were enrolled from January 2011 to December 2015, and then followed up for 3 consecutive years...
January 4, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049188/association-of-polysensitization-allergic-multimorbidity-and-allergy-severity-a-cross-sectional-study-of-school-children
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Eun Kyo Ha, Ji Hyeon Baek, So-Yeon Lee, Yong Mean Park, Woo Kyung Kim, Youn Ho Sheen, Seung Jin Lee, Youngoh Bae, Jihyeon Kim, Kee-Jae Lee, Kangmo Ahn, Ho-Jang Kwon, Man Yong Han
BACKGROUND: Aeroallergen sensitization is related to the coexistence of allergic diseases, but the nature of this relationship is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to clarify the relationship of polysensitization with allergic multimorbidities and the severity of allergic diseases. METHODS: This study is a cross-sectional analysis of 3,368 Korean children aged 6-7 years-old. We defined IgE-mediated allergic diseases based on structured questionnaires, and classified the sensitivity to 18 aeroallergens by logistic regression and the Ward hierarchical clustering method...
January 4, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045802/comorbidity-and-multimorbidity-of-asthma-and-allergy-and-intolerance-to-chemicals-and-certain-buildings
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Nina Lind, Anna Söderholm, Eva Palmquist, Linus Andersson, Eva Millqvist, Steven Nordin
OBJECTIVES: We tested the hypothesis of high comorbidity between asthma/allergy and chemical intolerance (CI) and between asthma/allergy and building intolerance (BI), and high multimorbidity between asthma/allergy, CI, and BI. METHODS: Population-based questionnaire data were used from 530 participants with asthma/allergy (allergic asthma, nonallergic asthma, allergic rhinitis, and/or atopic dermatitis), 414 with self-reported and 112 with physician-diagnosed CI, and 165 with self-reported and 47 with physician-diagnosed BI...
January 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042527/pediatric-rhinosinusitis
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Dana T Badr, Jonathan M Gaffin, Wanda Phipatanakul
Rhinosinusitis, is defined as an inflammation of the paranasal and nasal sinus mucosae. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS)is a common problem in the pediatric age group and the diagnosis and treatment are challenging due to the chronicity and similarity of symptoms with allergic rhinitis and adenoid hypertrophy. Although it is less common than acute rhinosinusitis, CRS is becoming more frequent and significantly affects the quality of life in children and can substantially impair daily function. CRS is characterized by sinus symptoms lasting more than 3 months despite medical therapy...
September 2016: Current Treatment Options in Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035225/specificity-and-sensitivity-assessment-of-selected-nasal-provocation-testing-techniques
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Edyta Krzych-Fałta, Konrad Furmańczyk, Bolesław Samoliński
INTRODUCTION: Nasal provocation testing involves an allergen-specific local reaction of the nasal mucosa to the administered allergen. AIM: To determine the most objective nasal occlusion assessment technique that could be used in nasal provocation testing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 60 subjects, including 30 patients diagnosed with allergy to common environmental allergens and 30 healthy subjects were enrolled into the study. The method used in the study was a nasal provocation test with an allergen, with a standard dose of a control solution and an allergen (5,000 SBU/ml) administered using a calibrated atomizer into both nostrils at room temperature...
December 2016: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011367/biomarkers-associated-with-disease-severity-in-allergic-and-nonallergic-asthma
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Selene Baos, David Calzada, Lucía Cremades, Joaquín Sastre, Joaquín Quiralte, Fernando Florido, Carlos Lahoz, Blanca Cárdaba
Asthma is a complex, chronic respiratory disease with a wide clinical spectrum. Use of high-throughput technologies has generated a great deal of data that require validation. In this work the objective was to validate molecular biomarkers related to asthmatic disease types in peripheral blood samples and define their relationship with disease severity. With this purpose, ninety-four previously described genes were analyzed by qRT-PCR in 30 healthy control (HC) subjects, 30 patients with nonallergic asthma (NA), 30 with allergic asthma (AA), and 14 patients with allergy (rhinitis) but without asthma (AR)...
December 20, 2016: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008277/technical-and-clinical-validation-of-an-environmental-exposure-unit-for-ragweed
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Paul J Gomes, Keith J Lane, Endri Angjeli, Linda Stein, Mark B Abelson
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis is a common condition, with ragweed pollen one of the more prevalent aeroallergens. Environmental exposure units such as the Allergen BioCube(®) are valuable models for clinical allergy studies. A study was conducted to validate the Allergen BioCube for uniform ragweed pollen concentrations and clinically relevant sign and symptom responses to ragweed exposure. METHODS: Ragweed pollen concentrations were measured on 3 consecutive days in the Allergen BioCube and verified by Rotorod collection and continuous laser particle count measurements...
2016: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005035/-acute-respiratory-viral-infections-topical-issues-of-diagnosis-prevention-and-treatment-in-therapeutic-practice
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D I Trukhan, A L Mazurov, L A Rechapova
AIM: to assess the efficacy and safety of the medication Grippferon with loratadine for the prevention of acute respiratory viral infections (ARVI) and influenza during the epidemics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study included 103 patients (67 men and 36 women) aged 18 to 52 years (mean age 35.3±3.2 years). During the first visit (september 2015), we collected patient history data on the average rate of ARVI and influenza for the past three years, the disease duration and its symptoms, presence of concomitant allergic pathologies (such as vasomotor rhinitis, hay fever and urticaria) and food allergies...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996288/the-natural-history-of-atopic-dermatitis-and-its-association-with-atopic-march
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Sinjira Somanunt, Sasawan Chinratanapisit, Punchama Pacharn, Nualanong Visitsunthorn, Orathai Jirapongsananuruk
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is the first manifestation of Atopic March. The natural history of AD and predictive factors for Atopic March have not been widely studied in Asia. OBJECTIVE: To study the natural history and associated factors of disease remission and risk of respiratory allergy in Thai children with AD. METHODS: Medical records of AD patients attending Allergy clinic at Siriraj hospital from 2004-2014 were reviewed. Patients were further followed-up to obtain current symptoms and treatment...
December 12, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986496/medical-diagnostics-for-indoor-mold-exposure
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REVIEW
Julia Hurraß, Birger Heinzow, Ute Aurbach, Karl-Christian Bergmann, Albrecht Bufe, Walter Buzina, Oliver A Cornely, Steffen Engelhart, Guido Fischer, Thomas Gabrio, Werner Heinz, Caroline E W Herr, Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Ludger Klimek, Martin Köberle, Herbert Lichtnecker, Thomas Lob-Corzilius, Rolf Merget, Norbert Mülleneisen, Dennis Nowak, Uta Rabe, Monika Raulf, Hans Peter Seidl, Jens-Oliver Steiß, Regine Szewszyk, Peter Thomas, Kerttu Valtanen, Gerhard A Wiesmüller
In April 2016, the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventative Medicine (Gesellschaft für Hygiene, Umweltmedizin und Präventivmedizin (GHUP)) together with other scientific medical societies, German and Austrian medical societies, physician unions and experts has provided an AWMF (Association of the Scientific Medical Societies) guideline 'Medical diagnostics for indoor mold exposure'. This guideline shall help physicians to advise and treat patients exposed indoors to mold. Indoor mold growth is a potential health risk, even without a quantitative and/or causal association between the occurrence of individual mold species and health effects...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965780/manifesto-on-small-airway-involvement-and-management-in-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-an-interasma-global-asthma-association-gaa-and-world-allergy-organization-wao-document-endorsed-by-allergic-rhinitis-and-its-impact-on-asthma-aria-and-global
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F Braido, N Scichilone, F Lavorini, O S Usmani, L Dubuske, L P Boulet, R Mosges, C Nunes, M Sánchez-Borges, I J Ansotegui, M Ebisawa, F Levi-Schaffer, L J Rosenwasser, J Bousquet, T Zuberbier, G Walter Canonica
Evidence that enables us to identify, assess, and access the small airways in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has led INTERASMA (Global Asthma Association) and WAO to take a position on the role of the small airways in these diseases. Starting from an extensive literature review, both organizations developed, discussed, and approved the manifesto, which was subsequently approved and endorsed by the chairs of ARIA and GA(2)LEN. The manifesto describes the evidence gathered to date and defines and proposes issues on small airway involvement and management in asthma and COPD with the aim of challenging assumptions, fostering commitment, and bringing about change...
2016: Asthma research and practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957697/benefit-of-slit-and-scit-for-allergic-rhinitis-and-asthma
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REVIEW
Giovanni Passalacqua, Giorgio Walter Canonica, Diego Bagnasco
Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) has been in use since more than one century, when Leonard Noon experimentally proved its efficacy in hayfever (Noon, in Lancet 1:1572-3, 1911). Since then, AIT was administered only as subcutaneous injections (SCIT) until the sublingual route (SLIT) was proposed in 1986. The use of SLIT was proposed following several surveys from the USA and UK that repeatedly reported fatalities due to SCIT (Lockey et al. in J Allergy Clin Immunol 75(1): 166, 1985; Lockey et al. in J Allergy Clin Immunol 660-77, 1985; Committee on the safety of medicines...
November 2016: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943047/epigenetic-changes-during-food-specific-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Bryan J Bunning, Rosemarie H DeKruyff, Kari C Nadeau
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The prevalence and severity of IgE-mediated food allergy has increased dramatically over the last 15 years and is becoming a global health problem. Multiple lines of evidence suggest that epigenetic modifications of the genome resulting from gene-environment interactions have a key role in the increased prevalence of atopic disease. In this review, we describe the recent evidence suggesting how epigenetic changes mediate susceptibility to food allergies, and discuss how immunotherapy (IT) may reverse these effects...
November 2016: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941506/relationship-between-birth-weight-or-fetal-growth-rate-and-postnatal-allergy-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Amy L Wooldridge, Mark McMillan, Helen S Marshall, Kathryn L Gatford
The objective of this systematic review is to synthesize the best available evidence on the relationship between size at birth or fetal growth and postnatal allergy. Specifically, this review aims to assess evidence regarding relationships between absolute birth weight at term, birth weight corrected for gestational age, expressed as relative to population or customized growth data, or fetal growth measures and physician-diagnosed or parent- and self-reported postnatal clinical allergic disease (eczema/atopic dermatitis, hay fever/rhinitis, allergic asthma or anaphylaxis)...
November 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938914/early-effects-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-a-rodent-model-of-allergic-rhinitis
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I Vilaseca, E Lehrer-Coriat, M Torres, F Aguilar, I Almendros, B M Martínez-Vidal, R Farré, J M Montserrat
BACKGROUND: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the most commonly used treatment in obstructive sleep apnea. In a previous rat model study, we demonstrated that nasal CPAP induces early rhinitis expressed by nasal neutrophil extravasation. Here we hypothesized that nasal CPAP would worsen nasal inflammation on a previously inflamed mucosa. The objective of this study was to evaluate the early nasal CPAP effects of allergic rhinitis (AR) in a rodent model. METHODS: Twenty Sprague-Dawley rats were sensitized with intraperitoneal ovalbumin (OVA)...
November 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931299/association-of-allergy-immunology-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Charles J Calais, Brian D Robertson, Douglas E Beakes
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by repetitive upper airway collapse that results in nonrefreshing sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, and, ultimately, adverse consequences on quality of life, the cardiovascular system, and neurocognitive performance. OSA has traditionally been linked to body habitus (obesity and increased neck circumference), racial demographics, alcohol, tobacco, and sedative use. Numerous other conditions are linked to OSA, which may have clinical relevance. Specifically, asthma and nasal obstructive syndromes, e...
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