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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923649/food-allergy-trends-and-epinephrine-autoinjector-presence-in-summer-camps
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Natalie R Schellpfeffer, Harvey L Leo, Michael Ambrose, Andrew N Hashikawa
BACKGROUND: Pediatric campers with food allergies are at greater risk for exposure and anaphylaxis. A diagnosis of asthma increases risk for anaphylaxis. Epidemiological investigations of food-allergic children at high risk for allergic reactions requiring intervention in camp settings are lacking. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of food allergies among otherwise healthy campers in summer camps throughout the United States and Canada, and to assess asthma comorbidity and determine rates of epinephrine autoinjector prescriptions present in this population...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923646/role-of-the-allergist-immunologist-and-upper-airway-allergy-in-sleep-disordered-breathing
#2
Dennis Shusterman, Fuad M Baroody, Timothy Craig, Samuel Friedlander, Talal Nsouli, Bernard Silverman
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing in general and obstructive sleep apnea in particular are commonly encountered conditions in allergy practice. Physiologically, nasal (or nasopharyngeal) obstruction from rhinitis, nasal polyposis, or adenotonsillar hypertrophy are credible contributors to snoring and nocturnal respiratory obstructive events. Nevertheless, existing practice parameters largely relegate the role of the allergist to adjunctive treatment in cases of continuous positive airway pressure intolerance...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922912/the-current-overuse-and-misuse-of-meta-analyses-on-sublingual-immunotherapy-the-case-of-grass-pollen-allergy
#3
Erminia Ridolo, Cristoforo Incorvaia, Bruna Luciana Gritti, Giovanni Passalacqua
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Meta-analysis provides the highest level of evidence-based efficacy of a medical treatment or intervention. Allergen immunotherapy in its two forms of subcutaneous immunotherapy and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is an effective treatment of respiratory allergy as shown by meta-analyses, but in recent years there has been an overflow of meta-analyses on SLIT, with contrasting results that may generate confusion among physicians. RECENT FINDINGS: It can be observed that flaws are often present in meta-analyses including: incorrect selection of trials, inappropriate use of evaluation parameters for the analysis, and unsuitable analyses...
December 5, 2016: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921413/short-time-efficiency-of-rhinophototherapy-in-management-of-patients-with-allergic-rhinitis-resistant-to-medical-therapy
#4
Soheila Alyasin, Seyed Hesamedin Nabavizadeh, Hamidreza Houshmand, Hossein Esmaeilzadeh, Sina Jelodar, Reza Amin
Allergic rhinitis is one of the most common health problems with a major effect on the quality of life. We intended to treat Allergic Rhinitis (AR) in patients who are either unresponsive to antihistamines or their job requires optimal alertness that may be disturbed by antihistamine's side effects and those who do not comply with the regular use. We tried short term phototherapy and evaluated its effect on AR. As phototherapy is effective in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) and the same allergens can produce both AD and AR, phototherapy is proposed as a new tool in the AR treatment...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917623/impact-of-ige-mediated-food-allergy-on-parental-quality-of-life-in-iranian-patients
#5
Seyed Mohammad Fathi, Marzieh Tavakol, Nima Rezaei, Masoud Movahedi, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Mansoureh Shariat, Bamdad Sadeghi, Nasrin Behniafard, Behzad Darabi, Alireza Hajikhani, Ibrahim Abdollahpour, Mohammad Gharagozlou
Food allergy is a common disorder especially in the first years of life. Strict avoidance of the responsible food is the most effective therapeutic measure so far. But this continuous vigilance could be stressful for the patient and family and decreases their quality of life (QOL). This survey was designed to evaluate the impact of IgE-mediated food allergy on parental QOL in Iranian patients and to develop a valid Persian version of "Food Allergy Quality Of Life- Parental Burden (FAQL-PB) questionnaire". 90 patients (28 females, 62 males) and their parents who were referred to the clinic of Allergy in Children's Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran were enrolled...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914816/clinical-approach-used-in-medical-consultations-for-allergic-like-events-following-immunization-case-series-report-in-relation-to-practice-guidelines
#6
Joseline G Zafack, Gaston De Serres, Isabelle Rouleau, Marie-Claude Gariépy, Rémi Gagnon, Jean-Philippe Drolet, Danuta M Skowronski
BACKGROUND: The Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters (JTFPP) guidelines for the investigation and reimmunization of patients who experienced allergic-like events (ALEs) after immunization are predicated on the likelihood of anaphylaxis, assessed through the time to symptom onset (≤ or >4 hours) and number of systems involved. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to compare the management of a series of patients with ALE in actual practice relative to JTFPP guidelines and to discuss key concepts and considerations in their use...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913246/measuring-content-overlap-during-handoff-communication-using-distributional-semantics-an-exploratory-study
#7
Joanna Abraham, Thomas Kannampallil, Vignesh Srinivasan, William Galanter, Gail Tagney, Trevor Cohen
OBJECTIVE: We develop and evaluate a methodological approach to measure the degree and nature of overlap in handoff communication content within and across clinical professions. This extensible, exploratory approach relies on combining techniques from conversational analysis and distributional semantics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We audio-recorded handoff communication of residents and nurses on the General Medicine floor of a large academic hospital (n=120 resident and n=120 nurse handoffs)...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903075/australian-taipan-oxyuranus-spp-envenoming-clinical-effects-and-potential-benefits-of-early-antivenom-therapy-australian-snakebite-project-asp-25
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Christopher I Johnston, Nicole M Ryan, Margaret A O'Leary, Simon G A Brown, Geoffrey K Isbister
CONTEXT: Taipans (Oxyuranus spp.) are medically important venomous snakes from Australia and Papua New Guinea. The objective of this study was to describe taipan envenoming in Australian and its response to antivenom. METHODS: Confirmed taipan bites were recruited from the Australian Snakebite Project. Data were collected prospectively on all snakebites, including patient demographics, bite circumstances, clinical effects, laboratory results, complications and treatment...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888649/prospective-multicenter-evaluation-of-balloon-sinus-dilation-for-treatment-of-pediatric-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#9
Zachary M Soler, Jeffrey S Rosenbloom, Douglas Skarada, Michael Gutman, Mark J Hoy, Shaun A Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Although balloon sinus dilation is a treatment option for adults with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), there have been few studies performed in pediatric patients. METHODS: This study was designed as a prospective, multicenter, single-arm investigation. Children (2 to 21 years old) with CRS who had failed medical management were treated with balloon sinus dilation and followed to 6 months postprocedure. RESULTS: Fifty children were treated at 4 centers; 33 participants were 2 to 12 years old (mean ± standard deviation age: 6...
November 26, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888034/a-proactive-approach-to-penicillin-allergy-testing-in-hospitalized-patients
#10
Justin R Chen, Scott A Tarver, Kristin S Alvarez, Trang Tran, David A Khan
BACKGROUND: Penicillin allergy testing is underutilized in inpatients despite its potential to immediately impact antibiotic treatment. Although most tested patients are able to tolerate penicillin, limited availability and awareness of this tool leads to the use of costly and harmful substitutes. OBJECTIVE: We established an inpatient service at a large academic hospital to identify and test patients with a history of penicillin allergy with the goals of removing inaccurate diagnoses, reducing the use of beta-lactam alternatives, and educating patients and clinicians about the procedure...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886905/cutaneous-manifestation-of-drug-allergy-and-hypersensitivity
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REVIEW
Anna Zalewska-Janowska, Radoslaw Spiewak, Marek L Kowalski
Drug hypersensitivity reactions may manifest with either organ-specific or systemic symptoms, but cutaneous eruptions are the most common manifestations. Different medications may cause identical skin symptoms, whereas hypersensitivity to a single drug may manifest with various patterns of symptoms depending on the pathomechanism of hypersensitivity. Drug reactions should be also taken into account in the differential diagnosis of numerous skin rashes. Analysis of morphology of drug-induced lesions, about potential immunologic or nonimmunological mechanisms, is important for the final diagnosis...
February 2017: Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885206/long-term-follow-up-of-a-case-of-apple-allergy-with-systemic-symptoms-through-oral-food-challenges
#12
Tomoyuki Asaumi, Sakura Sato, Noriyuki Yanagida, Mikita Yamamoto, Motohiro Ebisawa
To our knowledge, there are no previous reports of apple allergy with systemic symptoms for which repeated oral food challenges were performed over a long follow-up. The patient was an 8-year-old boy with hay fever. He visited our hospital because of nasal drop, itchy eyes, and dyspnea after lunch every two months for 2 years. Apple allergy was suspected through his medical interview and specific immunoglobulin (Ig) E levels, and he consequently underwent an oral food challenge test. Ninety minutes after ingestion of one whole apple, he experienced coughing, nasal drop, eyelid edema, and conjunctival injection...
2016: Arerugī, [Allergy]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882840/a-comparison-of-health-care-resource-utilization-and-costs-for-patients-with-allergic-rhinitis-on-single-product-or-free-combination-therapy-of-intranasal-steroids-and-intranasal-antihistamines
#13
Brooke Harrow, Ahmad R Sedaghat, Amanda Caldwell-Tarr, Robert Dufour
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a common condition that can be treated with a number of different therapies. Treatments such as intranasal antihistamines (INAs) and intranasal steroids (INSs) are widely used by AR patients. For some allergy sufferers, a combination of therapies, specifically an INA and an INS, is required to address their symptoms. A new treatment, the formulation of azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone pro-pionate used as a single spray (MP-AzeFlu), has become available for AR patients who need both types of treatment...
December 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881942/allergic-rhinitis-bronchial-asthma-and-other-allergies-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-unnoticed-issue
#14
Andrzej Bożek, Piotr Bednarski, Jerzy Jarzab
INTRODUCTION: Allergic diseases are becoming more prevalent in elderly patients. Allergic diseases have been observed in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The prevalence of atopic bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis and atopic dermatitis was analyzed in such elderly Polish population. AIM: Analysis of the presence of allergic diseases in the patients with AD in Poland, including asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and atopic dermatitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The recruitment of subjects with AD was conducted at 6 sites representative of Polish rural and urban areas, and 1060 subjects with a mean age of 69...
October 2016: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877047/antiallergic-effect-of-the-atomized-extract-of-rhizome-of-curcuma-longa-flowers-of-cordia-lutea-and-leaves-of-annona-muricata
#15
Jorge Arroyo-Acevedo, Cesar Franco-Quino, Eliberto Ruiz-Ramirez, Roberto Chávez-Asmat, Andrea Anampa-Guzmán, Ernesto Raéz-González, José Cabanillas-Coral
INTRODUCTION: Allergies are a problem that greatly affects the population, and hence the use of antiallergic medications is fairly widespread. However, these drugs have many adverse effects. The use of medicinal plants could be an option, but they need to be evaluated. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the antiallergic effect of the atomized extract of rhizome of Curcuma longa, flowers of Cordia lutea, and leaves of Annona muricata. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four New Zealand white albino rabbits were randomized into 2 groups...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872943/-adverse-drug-reactions-in-elderly-people-first-data-from-the-leipzig-research-center-for-civilization-diseases-life
#16
REVIEW
R Treudler, F Walther, P Ahnert, J-C Simon
BACKGROUND: Few data exist on adverse drug reactions (ADR) in elderly people. In this group, pharmacotherapy represents a challenge with regard to comorbidities, drug interactions and compliance. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to highlight the characteristics of ADR in elderly patients. METHODS: In addition to a literature review we present the first data from the Leipzig Research Center for Civilization Diseases (LIFE). Between 2011 and 2015 a total of 9537 subjects aged 40-79 years were randomly included in this population-based, age and sex standardized investigation in the inhabitants of Leipzig, Germany and special emphasis was placed on allergies including questions with regard to ADR...
November 21, 2016: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869359/pitfalls-in-the-use-of-epinephrine-for-anaphylaxis-patient-and-provider-opportunities-for-improvement
#17
Michael B Cohen, Stefanie S Saunders, Sarah K Wise, Samih Nassif, Michael P Platt
BACKGROUND: Epinephrine remains the mainstay of treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions. A number of challenges are encountered with epinephrine, resulting in underutilization and misutilization of epinephrine. The purpose of this study was to identify the scope of epinephrine pitfalls and opportunities for improvement in the management of allergy emergencies. METHODS: A PubMed search from 1990 to 2015 was performed to identify all cases and reports pertaining to the use and misuse of epinephrine for anaphylaxis...
November 21, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867686/widespread-use-of-gastric-acid-inhibitors-in-infants-are-they-needed-are-they-safe
#18
REVIEW
Mark Safe, Wei H Chan, Steven T Leach, Lee Sutton, Kei Lui, Usha Krishnan
Gastroesophageal reflux is a common phenomenon in infants, but the differentiation between gastroesophageal reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease can be difficult. Symptoms are non-specific and there is increasing evidence that the majority of symptoms may not be acid-related. Despite this, gastric acid inhibitors such as proton pump inhibitors are widely and increasingly used, often without objective evidence or investigations to guide treatment. Several studies have shown that these medications are ineffective at treating symptoms associated with reflux in the absence of endoscopically proven oesophagitis...
November 6, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866183/resolution-of-allergic-rhinitis-and-reactive-bronchospasm-with-supplements-and-food-specific-immunoglobulin-g-elimination-a-case-report
#19
Laura Kwiatkowski, Jessica Mitchell, Jeffrey Langland
Context • Allergies are a common affliction, whether they are respiratory, food related, or dermatological. People often resort to continuous use of over-the-counter medications, such as antihistamines, to manage their symptoms. Controversy still remains over testing serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G to diagnose food allergies. Objective • This study intended to examine the benefits of treatment of a pediatric patient with natural supplements and an elimination diet for IgG food allergies. Design • The research team reported a case study...
October 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865796/bletilla-striata-medicinal-uses-phytochemistry-and-pharmacological-activities
#20
REVIEW
Xirui He, Jiacheng Fang, Xiaoxiao Wang, Zefeng Zhao, Yu Chang, Hao Guo, Linhong Huang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Bletilla striata (Thunb.) Reichb. f. (Orchidaceae), also known as Hyacinth Orchid and Baiji (Simplified Chinese: ), not only has been widely used for the treatment of hematemesis, hemoptysis, and traumatic bleeding due to the efficacy of arresting bleeding with astringent action, but also has been applied topically to overcome ulcers, sores, swellings, and chapped skin due to the efficacy of dispersing swelling and promoting tissue regeneration. Additional medical applications include the treatment of tuberculosis, malignant ulcers, hemorrhoids, anthrax, eye diseases, and silicosis...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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