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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540641/evaluation-of-penicillin-allergy-in-the-hospitalized-patient-opportunities-for-antimicrobial-stewardship
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REVIEW
Justin R Chen, David A Khan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Penicillin allergy is often misdiagnosed and is associated with adverse consequences, but testing is infrequently done in the hospital setting. This article reviews historical and contemporary innovations in inpatient penicillin allergy testing and its impact on antimicrobial stewardship. RECENT FINDINGS: Adoption of the electronic medical record allows rapid identification of admitted patients carrying a penicillin allergy diagnosis. Collaboration with clinical pharmacists and the development of computerized clinical guidelines facilitates increased testing and appropriate use of penicillin and related β-lactams...
June 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539186/a-survey-of-inpatient-practitioner-knowledge-of-penicillin-allergy-at-2-community-teaching-hospitals
#2
Mary L Staicu, Dipekka Soni, Kelly M Conn, Allison Ramsey
BACKGROUND: The negative effect of the penicillin allergy label on antibiotic use and patient outcomes has brought to light the need for thorough penicillin allergy assessments and heightened practitioner education. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate practitioner knowledge of penicillin allergy and the clinical approach to the patients with penicillin allergy. METHODS: An electronic survey was distributed to attending physicians, residents, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants practicing adult inpatient medicine at 2 community-based teaching hospitals from February to April 2016...
May 20, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533901/allergic-respiratory-disease-ard-setting-forth-the-basics-proposals-of-an-expert-consensus-report
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Ana M Navarro, Julio Delgado, Rosa M Muñoz-Cano, M Teresa Dordal, Antonio Valero, Santiago Quirce
BACKGROUND: The variability of symptoms observed in patients with respiratory allergy often hampers classification based on the criteria proposed in guidelines on rhinitis and asthma. OBJECTIVES: We assessed specific aspects of allergic respiratory disease (ARD) that are not explicitly addressed in the guidelines in order to issue specific recommendations and thus optimize clinical practice. METHODS: Using the Delphi technique, 40 Spanish allergists were surveyed to reach consensus on 71 items related to ARD...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507746/guidelines-on-eosinophilic-esophagitis-evidence-based-statements-and-recommendations-for-diagnosis-and-management-in-children-and-adults
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REVIEW
Alfredo J Lucendo, Javier Molina-Infante, Ángel Arias, Ulrike von Arnim, Albert J Bredenoord, Christian Bussmann, Jorge Amil Dias, Mogens Bove, Jesús González-Cervera, Helen Larsson, Stephan Miehlke, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Joaquín Rodríguez-Sánchez, Alberto Ravelli, Jukka Ronkainen, Cecilio Santander, Alain M Schoepfer, Martin A Storr, Ingrid Terreehorst, Alex Straumann, Stephen E Attwood
INTRODUCTION: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is one of the most prevalent esophageal diseases and the leading cause of dysphagia and food impaction in children and young adults. This underlines the importance of optimizing diagnosys and treatment of the condition, especially after the increasing amount of knowledge on EoE recently published. Therefore, the UEG, EAACI ESPGHAN, and EUREOS deemed it necessary to update the current guidelines regarding conceptual and epidemiological aspects, diagnosis, and treatment of EoE...
April 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507495/the-pharmacotherapy-preferred-by-doctors-in-treatment-of-patients-diagnosed-with-asthma-or-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-or-allergic-rhinitis-and-concomitant-diseases-an-epidemiological-analysis
#5
Marcin Nowak, Grzegorz Brożek, Zbigniew Doniec, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz
INTRODUCTION: The clinical course of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is influenced by the co-occurrence of other chronic diseases and their pharmacotherapy. There are no data associated with the doctors' pharmacotherapy preferences in treatment of patients with asthma, COPD or allergic rhinitis and concomitant diseases. AIM: The assessment of doctors' preferences in pharmacotherapy of asthma, COPD or allergic rhinitis in relation to concomitant diseases...
April 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503097/asthma-management-among-allergists-in-italy-results-from-a-survey
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M S Magnoni, M Caminati, G W Canonica, F Arpinelli, A Rizzi, G Senna
BACKGROUND: In Europe more than 50% of asthmatic treated patients have not well-controlled asthma. Asthma affects about 2.5 million of patients in Italy. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The present survey aims at investigating how Italian allergists approach asthmatic patients, in order to highlight pitfalls and unmet needs concerning real-life asthma management. METHODS: An anonymous 16 item web questionnaire was available (April-October 2015) to all allergists who visited the web site of SIAAIC (Società Italiana di Allergologia, Asma Immunologia Clinica)...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477263/photodermatitis-for-the-allergist
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Samuel L Coffin, Jake E Turrentine, Ponciano D Cruz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The photodermatoses represent a group of disorders of sensitivity to light that continue to pose difficulties in diagnosis and management. Photodermatoses are of interest to allergists because many photosensitive skin disorders have immunologic underpinnings, and patients often present to clinic complaining of "allergy" to the sun. We provide a concise reference for allergists on the clinical recognition and management of photodermatitis. RECENT FINDINGS: New developments in the understanding of immunomodulatory effects of light have demonstrated normally immunosuppressive responses in the skin to light exposure, and a blunted immunosuppressive response in the pathogenesis of many photodermatoses...
June 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461743/motivational-interviewing-for-adherence-post-training-attitudes-and-perceptions-of-physicians-who-treat-asthma-patients
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Miguel Román-Rodríguez, Lara Ibarrola-Ruiz, Fernando Mora, Vicente Plaza, Joaquín Sastre, Alfonso Torrego, José María Vega, Guadalupe Sánchez-Herrero
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the attitudes and perceptions of health care professionals (HCPs) who have been trained in motivational interviewing (MI) to improve adherence. Another objective of this study was to compare groups of HCPs with different levels of training in adherence (trained vs untrained; previous training in adherence education [AdhE] vs specific training in MI). METHODS: For this study, a national questionnaire-based survey was conducted among HCPs treating asthma...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447914/diagnosis-of-life-threatening-alpha-gal-food-allergy-appears-to-be-patient-driven
#9
Mary Grace Flaherty, Samantha Jan Kaplan, Maya R Jerath
OBJECTIVE: Patients exhibiting life-threatening symptoms associated with the alpha-gal food allergy (delayed urticaria or anaphylaxis due to mammalian meat) are frequently undiagnosed, causing unnecessary emergency department (ED) and health care visits, and extensive pain and suffering. This study aimed to determine the path to diagnosis experienced by alpha-gal patients. METHODS: Semistructured interviews were conducted from March to June 2016 with a chronological systematic sample of approximately 10% of patients diagnosed with alpha-gal and treated by the University of North Carolina Allergy and Immunology Clinic (n = 28)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441987/hypersensitivity-to-biomedical-implants-prevention-and-diagnosis
#10
Gregory A Rosner, Luz S Fonacier
BACKGROUND: There has been growing interest in the potential for adverse immunologic reactions to metals in biomedical devices and increasing referrals for the evaluation and management of metal hypersensitivity reactions reported in orthopedic, cardiac, gynecologic, and dental implant devices. However, there are few studies that give evidence-based recommendations on how to evaluate this issue in our practices. METHODS: We reviewed reasonable evidence and expert opinion on biomedical device hypersensitivity and published guidelines on pre- and postimplantation evaluation of delayed hypersensitivity reactions in patients suspected of possible metal hypersensitivity to biomedical devices...
May 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441986/medical-therapy-versus-dietary-avoidance-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis-which-approach-is-better
#11
Mirna Chehade, Ellen Sher
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic immune-mediated esophageal disease characterized by esophageal symptoms and esophageal eosinophilia. It is induced by food triggers and by environmental allergens in some patients. No U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved therapies exist for patients with EoE. Common therapies include topical corticosteroids (TCS) and dietary restriction. METHODS: This article reviewed the pros and cons of a medical versus dietary approach in treating EoE in children and adults...
May 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441001/-mexican-asthma-guidelines-guima-2017
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Désirée Larenas-Linnemann, Jorge Salas-Hernández, Juan Carlos Vázquez-García, Ignacio Ortiz-Aldana, Margarita Fernández-Vega, Blanca Estela Del Río-Navarro, María Del Carmen Cano-Salas, Jorge Agustín Luna-Pech, José Antonio Ortega-Martell, Jade Romero-Lombard, Erika Del Carmen López-Estrada, Jimena Villaverde-Rosas, José Luis Mayorga-Butrón, Mario Humberto Vargas-Becerra, Martín Bedolla-Barajas, Noel Rodríguez-Pérez, Ambrocio Aguilar-Aranda, Carlos Adrián Jiménez-González, Carlos García-Bolaños, Claudia Garrido-Galindo, David Alejandro Mendoza-Hernández, Enrique Mendoza-López, Gerardo López-Pérez, Guillermo Hideo Wakida-Kuzonoki, Héctor Hernán Ruiz-Gutiérrez, Héctor León-Molina, Héctor Martínez-De la Lanza, Héctor Stone-Aguilar, Javier Gómez-Vera, Jorge Olvera-Salinas, José Joel Oyoqui-Flores, José Luis Gálvez-Romero, José Santos Lozano-Sáenz, Juan Ignacio Salgado-Gama, Marcos Alejandro Jiménez-Chobillon, Martha Angélica García-Avilés, Martha Patricia Guinto-Balanzar, Miguel Alejandro Medina-Ávalos, Robert Camargo-Angeles, Rogelio García-Torrentera, Saraí Toral-Freyre, Gabriel Montes-Narváez, Héctor Solorio-Gómez, Juan Rosas-Peña, Sergio Jesús Romero-Tapia, Adela Reyes-Herrera, Francisco Cuevas-Schacht, Joaquín Esquer-Flores, José Antonio Sacre-Hazouri, Lorenzo Compean-Martínez, Pablo Julián Medina-Sánchez, Sergio Garza-Salinas, Carlos Báez-Loyola, Iraís Romero-Alvarado, José Luis Miguel-Reyes, Laura Elizabeth Huerta-Espinosa, Manuel Ángel Correa-Flores, Ricardo Castro-Martínez
BACKGROUND: The need for a national guideline, with a broad basis among specialists and primary care physicians was felt in Mexico, to try unifying asthma management. As several high-quality asthma guidelines exist worldwide, it was decided to select the best three for transculturation. METHODS: Following the internationally recommended methodology for guideline transculturation, ADAPTE, a literature search for asthma guidelines, published 1-1-2007 through 31-12-2015 was conducted...
2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401436/cypress-pollinosis-from-tree-to-clinic
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Denis Charpin, Christian Pichot, Jordina Belmonte, Jean-Pierre Sutra, Jarmila Zidkova, Pascal Chanez, Youcef Shahali, Hélène Sénéchal, Pascal Poncet
Cypress (Cupressus sp.pl) is a genus within the Cupressaceae family. This family covers all of the Earth's continents except for Antarctica, and it includes about 160 species. The most important taxa for allergic diseases belong to five different genera: Cupressus, Hesperocyparis, Juniperus, Cryptomeria, and Chamaecyparis. Cupressaceae species share a common pollen type that can even include the genus Taxus (Taxaceae) when this plant is also present. As Juniperus oxycedrus pollinates in October, Cupressus sempervirens in January and February, Hesperocyparis arizonica (prev...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390586/an-analysis-of-anaphylaxis-cases-at-a-single-pediatric-emergency-department-during-a-1-year-period
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Christopher D Wright, Mindy Longjohn, Phillip L Lieberman, Jay Adam Lieberman
BACKGROUND: Case series of anaphylaxis can vary regarding causes, treatments, and follow-up of patients. Unfortunately, case series that are specific to the pediatric population are few. OBJECTIVE: To describe confirmed cases of pediatric anaphylaxis in patients presenting to a pediatric hospital emergency department (ED). METHODS: We identified all ED visits with the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes 995...
April 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390477/current-guidelines-for-the-evaluation-and-management-of-atopic-dermatitis-a%C3%A2-comparison-of-the-joint-task-force-practice-parameter-and-american-academy-of-dermatology-guidelines
#15
REVIEW
Lawrence F Eichenfield, Jusleen Ahluwalia, Andrea Waldman, Jenna Borok, Jeremy Udkoff, Mark Boguniewicz
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic pruritic inflammatory disease that commonly presents in the pediatric population. Although definitions and diagnosis of AD have largely been agreed upon, allergists and dermatologists have similar and divergent approaches to the management of AD. This review facilitated integration of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology/American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Joint Task Force 2012 AD Practice Parameter and the 2014 American Academy of Dermatology guidelines to highlight the basic principles of AD management and discuss therapies and management of AD from the distinct perspectives of the allergist and dermatologist...
April 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389302/allergen-specific-immunotherapy-for-respiratory-allergy-in-children-unmet-needs-and-future-goals
#16
Pasquale Comberiati, Gian Luigi Marseglia, Salvatore Barberi, Giovanni Passalacqua, Diego G Peroni
Allergen-specific immunotherapy for the treatment of respiratory allergy is currently supported, at least for selected products, by evidence of efficacy and effectiveness in the pediatric age. However, unmet needs remain in terms of administration regimens, duration of treatment, biomarkers, and preventive effects. These knowledge gaps need to be urgently addressed to provide pediatricians and pediatric allergists with more definite recommendations for the use of this treatment in children. This article critically appraises the most relevant debated issues on allergen-specific immunotherapy in children, focusing on allergen standardization procedures, heterogeneity of clinical studies, and regulatory and pharmacoeconomic aspects...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387947/diagnostic-tools-in-ocular-allergy
#17
Andrea Leonardi, Serge Doan, Jean Luc Fauquert, Banu Bozkurt, Pia Allegri, Farid Marmouz, Carmen Rondon, Monica Jedrzejczak, Peter Hellings, Luis Delgado, Virginia Calder
Ocular allergy (OA) includes a group of common and less frequent hypersensitivity disorders frequently misdiagnosed and not properly managed. The diagnosis of OA is usually based on clinical history and signs and symptoms, with the support of in vivo and in vitro tests when identification of the specific allergen is required. To date, no specific test is available for the diagnosis of the whole spectrum of the different forms of OA. The lack of recommendations on diagnosis of OA is considered a medical need not only for allergists but also for ophthalmologists...
April 7, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366486/future-prospects-of-biologic-therapies-for-immunologic-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Santhosh Kumar, Brant R Ward, Anne-Marie Irani
This article presents an overview of future uses for biologic therapies in the treatment of immunologic and allergic conditions. Discussion is centered on the use of existing therapies outside of their current indication or on new therapies that are close to approval. This information may help familiarize practicing allergists and immunologists with therapies they may soon encounter in their practice as well as help identify conditions and treatments that will require further study in the near future.
May 2017: Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366484/adverse-reactions-to-biologic-therapy
#19
REVIEW
Sheenal V Patel, David A Khan
Biologic therapies are emerging as a significant therapeutic option for many with debilitating inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. As expansion in the number of FDA-approved agents continue to be seen, more unanticipated adverse reactions are likely to occur. Currently, the diagnostic tools, including skin testing and in vitro testing, to evaluate for immediate hypersensitivity reactions are insufficient. In this review, management strategies for common acute infusion reactions, injection site reactions, and immediate reactions suggestive of IgE-mediated mechanisms are discussed...
May 2017: Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362597/medical-device-for-automated-prick-test-reading
#20
Xabier Justo, Inaki Diaz, Jorge Juan Gil, Gabriel Gastaminza
Allergy tests are routinely performed in most hospitals everyday. However, measuring the outcomes of these tests is still a very laborious manual task. Current methods and systems lack of precision and repeatability. This work presents a novel mechatronic system that is able to scan a patient's entire arm and provide allergists with precise measures of wheals for diagnosis. The device is based on 3D laser technology and specific algorithms have been developed to process the information gathered. This system aims to automate the reading of skin prick tests and make gains in speed, accuracy and reliability...
March 9, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
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