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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211342/key-issues-in-hymenoptera-venom-allergy-an-update
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REVIEW
T Alfaya Arias, V Soriano Gómis, T Soto Mera, A Vega Castro, J M Vega Gutiérrez, A Alonso Llamazares, D Antolín Amérigo, F J Carballada Gonzalez, C Dominguez Noche, D Gutierrez Fernandez, L Marques Amat, A Martinez Arcediano, M Martinez San Ireneo, A Moreno Ancillo, Y Puente Crespo, B Ruiz Leon, L Sánchez Morillas
In this review, the Hymenoptera Allergy Committee of the SEAIC analyzes the most recent scientific literature addressing problems related to the diagnosis of hymenoptera allergy and to management of venom immunotherapy. Molecular diagnosis and molecular risk profiles are the key areas addressed. The appearance of new species of hymenoptera that are potentially allergenic in Spain and the associated diagnostic and therapeutic problems are also described. Finally, we analyze the issue of mast cell activation syndrome closely related to hymenoptera allergy, which has become a new diagnostic challenge for allergists given its high prevalence in patients with venom anaphylaxis...
2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164272/anaphylaxis-during-general-anaesthesia-experience-from-a-drug-allergy-centre-in-the-uk
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J Meng, G Rotiroti, E Burdett, J J Lukawska
BACKGROUND: Anaphylaxis during general anaesthesia is rare but often severe. Identification of the cause of anaphylaxis and recommendation of a range of drugs or agents likely to be safer for future surgery is a collaborative venture between the allergists and the anaesthesiologists, but it often poses a significant challenge. METHODS: A total of 31 patients who attended the Drug Allergy Unit at University College London Hospital with suspected perioperative anaphylaxis between March 2013 and January 2016 were reviewed retrospectively...
March 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160338/h1-antihistamine-refractory-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-it-s-worse-than-we-thought-first-results-of-the-multicenter-real-life-aware-study
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Marcus Maurer, Petra Staubach, Ulrike Raap, Grit Richter-Huhn, Andrea Bauer, Franziska Ruëff, Thilo Jakob, Amir S Yazdi, Vera Mahler, Nicola Wagner, Undine Lippert, Uwe Hillen, Andreas Schwinn, Mario Pawlak, Norbert Behnke, Kamel Chaouche, Nadine Chapman-Rothe
BACKGROUND: Most data on chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) originate from highly selected patient populations treated at specialized centers. Little is known about CSU patient characteristics and the burden of CSU in routine clinical practice. AWARE (A World-wide Antihistamine-Refractory chronic urticaria patient Evaluation) is an ongoing global study designed to assess chronic urticaria in the real-life setting. OBJECTIVE: To describe the baseline characteristics of the first 1,539 German AWARE patients with H1-antihistamine-refractory CSU...
February 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138352/anaphylaxis-in-a-4-year-old-male-caused-by-contact-with-grasses-a-case-report
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Germán Darío Ramón, Victor H Croce, Iván Chérrez Ojeda
BACKGROUND: Acute urticaria is the presence of urticaria for <6 weeks, and it is the most common type of urticaria in children. Sometimes, it may be associated with anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition. Urticaria must be differentiated from anaphylaxis because the latter may require emergency treatment. We describe a child with anaphylaxis exposed to grasses on two occasions. CASE PRESENTATION: We described a 4-year-old male child with anaphylaxis exposed to grasses...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120601/hymenoptera-venom-allergy-a-closer-collaboration-is-needed-between-allergists-and-emergency-physicians
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A Ciccarelli, C Calabrò, C Imperatore, G Scala
Background. Hymenoptera stings are sometimes fatal in venom-allergic patients. Fatalities mostly occur in previously stung subjects, especially those with a history of systemic reactions, and could be avoided if patients were properly informed of the existence of a prevention strategy for insect stings, referred to an allergy follow-up and prescribed auto-injectable epinephrine and/or venom-specific immunotherapy (VIT). We sought to assess knowledge and awareness of Hymenoptera Venom Allergy (HVA) in a small sample of Emergency Physicians in our geographic area...
January 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117271/practical-quality-improvement-for-the-allergist-immunologist
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REVIEW
David W Price, David M Lang
Quality improvement (QI) has long been part of organized medicine, but has become increasingly more important in the last few years. Clinical expertise and input into QI activities are critical to keep QI grounded in evidence and practice. Busy clinicians face many competing demands; practical strategies are needed to help busy clinicians successfully engage in QI. This article provides a brief history of QI in medicine, notes several commonly used frameworks for QI in health care, and presents a practical QI model that can be applied to the clinical practice of allergy and immunology...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116947/type-iv-hypersensitivity-reactions-following-dermabond-adhesive-utilization-in-knee-surgery-a-report-of-three-cases
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Michelle Yagnatovsky, Hien Pham, Andrew Rokito, Laith Jazrawi, Eric Strauss
​We retrospectively reviewed the records of 3 patients (3 knees) with a delayed type hypersensitivity reaction following Dermabond exposure after an orthopaedic knee procedure. Delayed hypersensitivity reactions are mediated by CD4+ helper T cells. The use of skin adhesives in place of traditional sutures is increasing in popularity given Dermabond's potential benefits of decreased wound infection rate and better wound approximation. However, hypersensitivity reactions to the cyanoacrylate material in Dermabond have been described...
January 25, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070824/tolerability-of-an-immunologically-enhanced-subcutaneous-immunotherapy-preparation-in-patients-treated-with-concomitant-allergy-immunotherapy-a-non-interventional-observational-study
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Rainer Reiber, Hendrik Wolf, Jörg Schnitker, Eike Wüstenberg
BACKGROUND: For causal treatment by allergy immunotherapy (AIT) a single or few allergen products for the clinically most relevant allergens are applied to treat multiple allergies, but few data on the tolerability of multiple AIT applications are available. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to investigate safety and tolerability in patients treated by subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) and concomitant SCIT or sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) products. METHODS: In a non-interventional, observational study in Germany treatment of patients with a primary SCIT and concomitant AIT (SCIT or SLIT) was documented during the first 4 months of treatment...
January 9, 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052805/hypereosinophilic-syndrome
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Heung R Noh, Gil G Magpantay
BACKGROUND: Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a myeloproliferative disorder characterized by persistent eosinophilia associated with multiple organ damage. OBJECTIVE: To increase awareness of the rare but potentially life-threatening disease and to provide a brief overview of the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of HES. METHODS: Pertinent data from the patient's clinical course was incorporated with salient articles on the topic...
January 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052798/diagnosis-and-management-of-allergic-conjunctivitis-in-pediatric-patients
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William E Berger, David B Granet, Alan G Kabat
BACKGROUND: Allergic conjunctivitis (AC), although one of the most common ocular disorders in pediatric patients, is frequently overlooked, misdiagnosed, and undertreated in children. OBJECTIVE: To guide pediatric health care professionals in the optimal diagnosis and management of AC in pediatric patients. METHODS: To identify any existing best practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of AC in pediatric patients, a review of the literature published between 2004 and January 2015 was conducted...
January 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052793/-i-ve-got-you-under-my-skin-a-challenge-for-both-the-allergist-and-the-patient
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Joseph A Bellanti, Russell A Settipane
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035215/the-role-and-choice-criteria-of-antihistamines-in-allergy-management-expert-opinion
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Piotr Kuna, Dariusz Jurkiewicz, Magdalena M Czarnecka-Operacz, Rafał Pawliczak, Jarosław Woroń, Marcin Moniuszko, Andrzej Emeryk
Allergic diseases are the most common chronic conditions lasting throughout the patient's life. They not only cause significant deterioration in the quality of life of patients but also lead to significant absenteeism and reduced productivity, resulting in very high costs for society. Effective and safe treatment of allergic diseases is therefore one of the main challenges for public health and should be carried out by all the specialists in family medicine, internists and paediatricians in collaboration with allergists, otorhinolaryngologists and dermatologists...
December 2016: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028697/quality-of-life-in-adults-with-asthma-treated-in-allergy-and-pneumology-subspecialties-relationship-with-sociodemographic-clinical-and-psychological-variables
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Beatriz González-Freire, Isabel Vázquez
PURPOSE: Prior studies suggest that specialist care associates with improved health-related quality of life (HRQL) in asthmatic patients. However, there are limited studies focused on differences in HRQL among subspecialties. The aim of this study was to assess the differences in HRQL between adult asthmatic patients treated in pneumology or allergy practices, and to estimate to what extent the differences in HRQL can be explained by sociodemographic, clinical or psychological characteristics of patients from each specialty...
December 27, 2016: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017626/an-examination-of-the-food-allergy-quality-of-life-questionnaire-performance-in-a-countrywide-american-sample-of-children-cross-cultural-differences-in-age-and-impact-in-the-united-states-and-europe
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Audrey DunnGalvin, Elizabeth Koman, Elizabeth Raver, Hayley Frome, Melissa Adams, Aisleen Keena, Jonathan O'B Hourihane, Patricia Leahy Gallagher, Bertine Flokstra-de Blok, Anthony Dubois, Katarzyna Pyrz, Cartsen Bindslev-Jensen, Anette Stensgaard, Robert Boyle, Bea Vickers, Jared Smith, Umasunthar Thisanayagam, Matthew Greenhawt
BACKGROUND: It is important to ensure that tools are valid and reliable in the context in which they are used. The development of age and country norms is part of this process. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of the present study was to examine the performance of the Food Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire - Parent Form (FAQLQ-PF) in a countrywide American sample of children with food allergy. The secondary aim was to compare age differences in impact across 9 European countries...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012935/idiopathic-systemic-capillary-leak-syndrome-clarkson-disease
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Kirk M Druey, Samir M Parikh
In 1960, Dr Bayard Clarkson described a woman experiencing sporadic recurrent episodes of shock and anasarca. Plasma from an acute attack induced a shock-like syndrome when injected into rats. The enigmatic systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS) named for Dr Clarkson is characterized by transient and severe but reversible hemoconcentration and hypoalbuminemia caused by leakage of fluids and macromolecules into tissues. Although less than 500 cases of SCLS have been reported in the literature since 1960, the condition is probably underdiagnosed because of a lack of awareness and a high mortality without treatment...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007089/epidemiology-of-anaphylaxis-at-a-tertiary-care-center-a-report-of-730-cases
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Alexei Gonzalez-Estrada, Stacy K Silvers, Asaf Klein, Katrina Zell, Xiao-Feng Wang, David M Lang
BACKGROUND: Recent data reveal that the rate of anaphylaxis is increasing and suggest that idiopathic anaphylaxis may account for most of these cases. OBJECTIVE: To determine the pattern of anaphylaxis at a tertiary care referral center. METHODS: A retrospective electronic medical record review spanning 12 years (2002-2013) identified patients with anaphylaxis. RESULTS: Of the 4,777 records reviewed, 730 patients met our anaphylaxis definition...
January 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986199/direct-medical-costs-of-chronic-urticaria-in-a-private-health-organization-of-buenos-aires-argentina
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Claudio Alberto Salvador Parisi, Carla Ritchie, Natalia Petriz, Christian Morelo Torres
BACKGROUND: Scarce studies address the issue of resource consumption and direct health care costs of patients diagnosed with adult-onset chronic urticaria (CU). OBJECTIVES: To estimate medical resource consumption and direct health care costs of affected patients in a private health maintenance organization in Buenos Aires, Argentina. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with adult-onset CU (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification code 708...
December 2016: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979023/rate-of-recurrent-anaphylaxis-and-associated-risk-factors-among-olmsted-county-minnesota-residents-a-population-based-study
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Sangil Lee, Curtis Bashore, Christine M Lohse, M Fernanda Bellolio, Alanna Chamberlain, Kumi Yuki, Erik P Hess, Ronna L Campbell
BACKGROUND: The rate and risk factors for recurrence of anaphylaxis are not well known. OBJECTIVE: To measure the rate and risk factors for recurrent anaphylaxis in a population-based cohort in Olmsted County, Minnesota. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study using the Rochester Epidemiology Project, a comprehensive medical records linkage system, to obtain records of patients who presented to medical centers within the Olmsted County area with anaphylaxis from January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2010...
December 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975355/-christmas-from-an-allergist-s-perspective
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Bettina Wedi
The customs and traditions associated with Christmas may result in allergic reactions to allergens that are typical for this period. On the one hand the rise in prevalence of allergic diseases has continued in the industrialized world for the last decades and allergies are regarded as widespread diseases. On the other hand the 21th century is a time of "allergy delusion". This review summarizes the facts about allergic reactions to Christmas typical decoration, food and behavior. Taken together, allergic reactions to Christmas tree, poinsettia, Christmas cactus, perfumed candles, Christmas typical food, common gifts like mobile phones and laptops, frankincense, myrrh and pollens have been described but in very rare instances...
December 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957322/a-mutually-beneficial-collaboration-between-the-european-academy-of-allergy-and-clinical-immunology-junior-members-and-clinical-and-translational-allergy
#20
EDITORIAL
Peter Valentin Tomazic, Anke Graessel, Diana Silva, Ibon Eguiluz-Gracia, George V Guibas, Clive Grattan, Jean Bousquet, Olympia Tsilochristou
The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Junior Members (JM) comprise the largest EAACI section with around 4000 clinicians and scientists under 35 years of age working in the field of allergy and clinical immunology. The Junior Member collaboration with Clinical and Translational Allergy Journal is a mutually beneficial relationship providing Junior Members of EAACI with excellent opportunities to publish their work in the Journal, enhance their visibility in their respective field, and get involved with Journal-related activities and processes...
2016: Clinical and Translational Allergy
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