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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721077/food-protein-induced-enterocolitis-syndrome-a-review-of-the-literature-with-focus-on-clinical-management
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Marine Michelet, Dominique Schluckebier, Laetitia-Marie Petit, Jean-Christoph Caubet
Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a potentially severe presentation of non-IgE-mediated gastrointestinal food allergy (non-IgE-GI-FA) with heterogeneous clinical manifestations. Acute FPIES is typically characterized by profuse vomiting and lethargy, occurring classically 1-4 hours after ingestion of the offending food. When continuously exposed to the incriminated food, a chronic form has been described with persistent vomiting, diarrhea, and/or failure to thrive. Although affecting mainly infants, FPIES has also been described in adults...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696803/thai-pediatricians-current-practice-toward-childhood-asthma
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Harutai Kamalaporn, Pongpan Chawalitdamrong, Aroonwan Preutthipan
BACKGROUND: Childhood asthma is a substantial health burden in Thailand. Due to a lack of pediatric respiratory specialists (pediatric pulmonologists and allergists; RS), most Thai children are cared for by general pediatricians (pediatric primary care providers (PCP)). OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether current practices of Thai pediatricians complied with asthma guidelines and compared practices (diagnosis and treatments) provided by PCP and RS. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted using electronic surveys including four case scenarios of different asthma phenotypes distributed to Thai pediatricians...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668112/pearls-and-pitfalls-autoimmune-lymphoproliferative-syndrome-and-autoimmune-lymphoproliferative-syndrome-like-disease
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Anne K Bartels, Taylor A Banks, Jeannie L Bay
A case of autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) was presented, followed by a discussion of the clinical characteristics, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of this disease. Clinical pearls and pitfalls are emphasized for the use of the practicing allergist and the fellow in-training. The diagnosis of ALPS was guided by published criteria. A careful history and workup were needed to exclude other possible etiologies for the patient's symptoms and physical findings. ALPS often carries significant morbidity and is best managed through a multidisciplinary approach...
July 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634542/angioedema-perioperative-management
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Andrew A Maynard, Christina F Burger, Joseph J Schlesinger
OBJECTIVE: To describe the perioperative management of a patient with acquired angioedema (AAE). METHODS: A 66-year-old Caucasian male presented from an outside hospital with a history of acquired angioedema and gastrointestinal stromal tumor-related intractable urticaria and mastocytosis. He was admitted for urgent laparoscopic partial gastrectomy, secondary to gastric outlet obstruction symptomatology. Previous combined attacks were characterized by a widespread rash, abdominal pain and respiratory distress resulting in hospitalization...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631812/identification-of-allergens-by-ige-specific-testing-improves-outcomes-in-atopic-dermatitis
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Brett M Will, Richard Severino, Douglas W Johnson
INTRODUCTION: IgE quantitative assaying of allergens (IgEQAA) has long been implemented by allergists in determining patients' reactivities for allergic rhinitis and asthma, two of the three diagnoses in atopic syndrome. This test operates by measuring the patient's IgE response to different allergens and can identify potential triggers for a patient's symptoms. Despite this, IgEQAA has yet to see the same widespread use in the field of dermatology, specifically in the treatment of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD)...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606786/the-utility-of-the-reflux-symptom-index-for-diagnosis-of-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-in-an-allergy-patient-population
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David L Brauer, Kevin Y Tse, Jane C Lin, Michael X Schatz, Ronald A Simon
BACKGROUND: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is associated with asthma, vocal cord dysfunction, cough, postnasal drainage, and throat irritation. The Reflux Symptom Index (RSI) is a clinical tool to predict the presence of LPR, but a threshold RSI score has never been validated for the diagnosis of LPR in an allergic patient population. OBJECTIVE: To identify the optimal threshold RSI score predictive of LPR in an allergy clinic population. METHODS: The 9-question RSI questionnaire was administered to 84 patients in the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Allergy Department...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601540/atrial-fibrilation-in-anaphylaxis
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Patricia Rojas-Perez-Ezquerra, Blanca Noguerado-Mellado, Cristina Morales-Cabeza, Gabriela Zambrano Ibarra, Tomas Datino Romaniega
BACKGROUND: The relationship between anaphylaxis and cardiovascular events has been reported in the past. While skin and respiratory symptoms are usually the most common and the first to appear, cardiovascular complications play a key role and represent the leading cause of death in anaphylaxis. METHODS: We report 3 episodes of atrial fibrillation triggered by anaphylaxis. Allergy and cardiology studies were performed. In both patients, the etiological agent was identified: Anisakis simplex hypersensitivity and food allergy...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583228/diagnosing-environmental-allergies-comparison-of-skin-prick-intradermal-and-serum-specific-immunoglobulin-e-testing
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Denisa Ferastraoaru, Maria Shtessel, Elizabeth Lobell, Golda Hudes, David Rosenstreich, Gabriele de Vos
BACKGROUND: Allergists commonly perform intradermal skin testing (IDST) after negative skin-prick testing (SPT) to comprehensively diagnose environmental allergic sensitization. However, with the availability of modern methods to detect serum-specific immunoglobulin E (ssIgE), it is unclear if ssIgE testing could substitute for IDST. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of ssIgE testing and IDST when added to SPT in diagnosing environmental allergic sensitizations...
June 1, 2017: Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575226/point-of-care-beta-lactam-allergy-skin-testing-by-antimicrobial-stewardship-programs-a-pragmatic-multicenter-prospective-evaluation
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Jerome A Leis, Lesley Palmay, Grace Ho, Sumit Raybardhan, Suzanne Gill, Tiffany Kan, Jackie Campbell, Alex Kiss, Janine B McCready, Pavani Das, Brian Minnema, Jeff E Powis, Sandra A N Walker, Heather Ferguson, Benny Wong, Elizabeth Weber
Background: Beta-lactam allergy skin testing (BLAST) is recommended by antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) guidelines, yet few studies have systematically evaluated its impact when delivered at point-of-care. Methods.: We conducted a pragmatic multicenter prospective evaluation of the use of point-of-care BLAST by ASPs. In staggered 3-month intervals, ASP teams at three hospitals received training by allergists to offer BLAST for eligible patients with infectious diseases receiving non-preferred beta-lactam therapy due to severity of their allergy...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572918/multi-morbidities-of-allergic-rhinitis-in-adults-european-academy-of-allergy-and-clinical-immunology-task-force-report
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REVIEW
C Cingi, P Gevaert, R Mösges, C Rondon, V Hox, M Rudenko, N B Muluk, G Scadding, F Manole, C Hupin, W J Fokkens, C Akdis, C Bachert, P Demoly, J Mullol, A Muraro, N Papadopoulos, R Pawankar, P Rombaux, E Toskala, L Kalogjera, E Prokopakis, P W Hellings, J Bousquet
This report has been prepared by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Task Force on Allergic Rhinitis (AR) comorbidities. The aim of this multidisciplinary European consensus document is to highlight the role of multimorbidities in the definition, classification, mechanisms, recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of AR, and to define the needs in this neglected area by a literature review. AR is a systemic allergic disease and is generally associated with numerous multi-morbid disorders, including asthma, eczema, food allergies, eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE), conjunctivitis, chronic middle ear effusions, rhinosinusitis, adenoid hypertrophy, olfaction disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, disordered sleep and consequent behavioural and educational effects...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546850/knowledge-and-management-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-in-latin-america-a-cross-sectional-study-in-ecuador
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A Cherrez, M Maurer, K Weller, J C Calderon, D Simancas-Racines, I Cherrez Ojeda
BACKGROUND: The current EAACI/GA(2)LEN/EDF/WAO guideline for urticaria provide specific recommendations for the diagnostic workup and treatment of patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CsU). This study explored if physicians in Ecuador know these recommendations and implement them in their actual clinical practice for CsU. METHODS: We investigated physicians who treat CsU patients in a cross-sectional study using a standardized questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were employed, adjusted logistic regression was performed to assess the link of guideline knowledge and use of therapy...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
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
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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...
July 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
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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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REVIEW
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
#19
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
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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
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