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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818054/comparison-of-the-trapezius-and-the-adductor-pollicis-muscle-as-predictor-of-good-intubating-conditions-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Stefan Soltesz, Christian Stark, Karl G Noé, Michael Anapolski, Thomas Mencke
BACKGROUND: Adequate muscle relaxation is important for ensuring optimal conditions for intubation. Although acceleromyography of the adductor pollicis muscle is commonly used to assess conditions for intubation, we hypothesized that acceleromyography of the trapezius is more indicative of optimal intubating conditions. The primary outcome was the difference between both measurement sites with regard to prediction of good or acceptable intubating conditions. METHODS: Neuromuscular blockade after injection of rocuronium 0...
August 17, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815005/phase-i-study-evaluating-the-safety-tolerability-and-pharmacokinetics-of-a-novel-oral-dissolvable-film-containing-dexamethasone-versus-fortecortin-dexamethasone-tablets
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Zuzana Diamant, Gabriella Samuelsson Palmgren, Bengt Westrin, Leif Bjermer
Introduction: Systemic corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory agents with dexamethasone among the most potent in the class. Within (respiratory) allergy, systemic corticosteroids are usually applied in medical emergencies. In these situations, patients may experience physical or logistic problems taking tablets. To fulfil a practical unmet need for outpatients, Dexa ODF, an oral dissolvable film containing dexamethasone, was developed. Objectives: We compared the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics (PK) of Dexa ODF with Fortecortin tablets in healthy subjects...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814355/der-p-1-and-der-p-2-specific-immunoglobulin-e-measurement-for-diagnosis-of-dermatophagoides-pteronyssinus-allergy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Man Tian, Ying Zhou, Wenxin Zhang, Yubao Cui
BACKGROUND: A clinical history of allergic symptoms and a skin-prick test with house-dust mite crude extracts are standard diagnostic procedures for Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus allergy. Specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) responses to Der p 1 and Der p 2 allergens have been used for the diagnosis of D. pteronyssinus allergy; however, evaluation of the diagnostic performance of Der p 1 and Der p 2 specific IgE (sIgE) produced inconsistent findings. We sought to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of Der p 1 sIgE and Der p 2 sIgE measurement in the diagnosis of D...
September 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813166/are-inner-city-children-with-asthma-receiving-specialty-care-as-recommended-in-national-asthma-guidelines
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Karen L Warman, Ellen J Silver
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether children with asthma in an urban healthcare network are receiving asthma specialty care, and which factors, if any, are associated with receipt of this care, including: child's racial/ethnic group, age, socio-economic status (SES), insurance, and/or acute care utilization. METHODS: This study is a retrospective cohort study of children ages 7- 17 years old who received primary care in an urban medical center in 2012 and had a primary or secondary ICD9 code for asthma...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804700/abridged-version-of-the-awmf-guideline-for-the-medical-clinical-diagnostics-of-indoor-mould-exposure-s2k-guideline-of-the-german-society-of-hygiene-environmental-medicine-and-preventive-medicine-ghup-in-collaboration-with-the-german-association-of-allergists
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Gerhard A Wiesmüller, 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, Julia Hurraß
This article is an abridged version of the AWMF mould guideline "Medical clinical diagnostics of indoor mould exposure" presented in April 2016 by the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Gesellschaft für Hygiene, Umweltmedizin und Präventivmedizin, GHUP), in collaboration with the above-mentioned scientific medical societies, German and Austrian societies, medical associations and experts. Indoor mould growth is a potential health risk, even if a quantitative and/or causal relationship between the occurrence of individual mould species and health problems has yet to be established...
2017: Allergo Journal International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803520/probable-rivaroxaban-induced-full-body-rash-a-case-report
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Evan Sasson, Marian James, Mark Russell, Darko Todorov, Henry Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Rivaroxaban is a novel oral anticoagulant with several indications, one of which is for stroke prevention in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. We present a case of probable rivaroxaban-induced rash. CASE SUMMARY: A 79-year-old female with a medical history of atrial fibrillation experienced a stroke, after which she was prescribed rivaroxaban 20 mg. After several days, she developed a rash requiring admission to the emergency department and several days of treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798526/environmental-pollution-and-allergies
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Hirohisa Takano, Ken-Ichiro Inoue
Environmental changes are thought to be the main factor in the rapid increase and worsening of allergic diseases. While there have been significant changes in many environmental factors, including in environments such as residential, health and sanitation, food, and water/soil/atmospheric environments, the root of each of these changes is likely an increase in chemical substances. In fact, various environmental pollutants, such as air pollutants and chemical substances, have been shown to worsen various allergies in experimental studies...
July 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796094/patulous-eustachian-tube-dysfunction-patient-demographics-and-comorbidities
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Bryan K Ward, Yehia Ashry, Dennis S Poe
OBJECTIVE: The objective is to describe a large cohort of patients presenting with patulous Eustachian tube (pET) dysfunction. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient series. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: All outpatient visits (2004-2016) that were assigned ICD9 code (381.7-Patulous Eustachian tube) were screened. Only patients with observed tympanic membrane movements during ipsilateral nasal breathing or acoustic reflex decay testing demonstrating transmitted nasal breathing were included (n = 190, n = 239 ears)...
August 8, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794855/allergen-immunotherapy-for-allergic-rhinoconjunctivitis-a-systematic-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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REVIEW
Ulugbek Nurmatov, Sangeeta Dhami, Stefania Arasi, Graham Roberts, Oliver Pfaar, Antonella Muraro, Ignacio J Ansotegui, Moises Calderon, Cemal Cingi, Stephen Durham, Roy Gerth van Wijk, Susanne Halken, Eckard Hamelmann, Peter Hellings, Lars Jacobsen, Edward Knol, Desiree Larenas-Linnemann, Sandra Y Lin, Vivian Maggina, Hanneke Oude-Elberink, Giovanni Pajno, Ruby Panwankar, Elideanna Pastorello, Constantinos Pitsios, Giuseppina Rotiroti, Frans Timmermans, Olympia Tsilochristou, Eva-Maria Varga, Jamie Wilkinson, Andrew Williams, Margitta Worm, Luo Zhang, Aziz Sheikh
BACKGROUND: The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) is developing Guidelines on Allergen Immunotherapy (AIT) for Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis (ARC). To inform the development of recommendations, we sought to critically assess the systematic review evidence on the effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of AIT for ARC. METHODS: We undertook a systematic overview, which involved searching nine international biomedical databases from inception to October 31, 2015...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792152/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-local-allergic-rhinitis-to-house-dust-mites
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Chang Gyu Jung, Ji Ho Lee, Ga Young Ban, Hae Sim Park, Yoo Seob Shin
Local allergic rhinitis (LAR) is a localized nasal allergic response in the absence of systemic atopy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and clinical characteristics of LAR in Korean rhinitis patients compared to allergic rhinitis (AR) and non-allergic rhinitis (NAR). A total of 304 rhinitis patients were enrolled from November 2014 to March 2016. A skin prick test, serum total and specific immunoglobulin E, and a nasal provocation test (NPT) with house dust mite (HDM) were performed on all patients...
September 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791236/interstitial-cystitis-intravesical-therapy
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REVIEW
Tanya Ha, Jie Hua Xu
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a progressive bladder disorder that presents with symptoms of bladder urgency, frequency and pain. The aetiology of the disease remains uncertain, but it is postulated that there is an initial infective insult which damages the glycosaminoglycan (GAG) layer of the bladder urothelium. This defect allows an influx of ions, particularly potassium, which initiates an inflammatory reaction in the bladder wall, which incites the symptoms described above. Treatment initially involves behavioural and oral medication, with second line being intravesical instillation therapy...
July 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783775/low-grade-fever-erythematous-rash-in-pregnant-woman-%C3%A2-dx
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James M O'Brien, Jonathan D Baum
A 31-year-old woman presented to her obstetrician's office at 16 weeks' gestation with a 2-day history of low-grade fever and an erythematous rash measuring 1 x 4 cm on her right groin. She had a medical history of a penicillin allergy (urticarial) and her outdoor activities included gardening and picnicking. What's your diagnosis?
August 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782296/combining-anti-ige-with-oral-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Chunrong Lin, Ivan T Lee, Vanitha Sampath, Chitra Dinakar, Rosemarie H DeKruyff, Lynda C Schneider, Kari C Nadeau
Food allergy is a significant medical problem that affects up to 8% of children in developed countries. At present, there are no curative therapies available in routine practice and management of food allergy involves strict allergen avoidance, education, and prompt treatment upon accidental exposure. Oral immunotherapy (OIT) is an efficacious experimental approach to food allergy and has been shown to provide a substantial benefit in terms of allergen desensitization. However, OIT is associated with high rates of allergic reactions, and the period of protection offered by OIT appears to be limited and highly variable...
August 7, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779998/frequency-of-self-reported-drug-allergy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-with-meta-regression
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Bernardo Sousa-Pinto, João Almeida Fonseca, Eva Rebelo Gomes
BACKGROUND: Patients reporting drug allergy are treated with second-line therapies, with possible negative clinical and health consequences. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of self-reported drug allergy. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of observational studies assessing the prevalence of self-reported drug allergy. We searched 4 electronic databases. From selected studies, we extracted data on self-reported drug allergy prevalence, study design, participants' demographic characteristics, reported clinical manifestations, and suspected culprit drugs...
August 2, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768942/relationship-between-hay-fever-and-mineral-concentration-in-the-hair-lifestyle-or-aging
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Kaito Yamashiro, Fumihiko Ogata, Naohito Kawasaki
 It is important to ingest just proportions of minerals to prevent disease, but these minerals are also secreted into the hair. Meanwhile, the number of hay fever patients in Japan is increasing, causing an increase in national medical expenses. In this study, we investigated the relationship between hay fever and mineral concentrations in hair to obtain findings on the risk of developing pollen allergies. A questionnaire survey was conducted for 275 men and 977 women on their lifestyle habits and ten kinds of mineral concentrations present in their hair were measured with subsequent analysis using nominal logistic regression analysis...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766887/a-cost-analysis-of-individualized-asparaginase-treatment-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Robin Q H Kloos, Carin A Uyl-de Groot, Raphaële R L van Litsenburg, Gertjan J L Kaspers, Rob Pieters, Inge M van der Sluis
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of asparaginase is necessary to respond to variability in asparaginase activity levels, detect silent inactivation, and distinguish between real allergies and allergic-like reactions with and without asparaginase neutralization, respectively. In this study, the costs of an individualized and fixed asparaginase dosing schedule were compared. PROCEDURE: Patients, treated according to the Dutch Childhood Oncology Group ALL-11 protocol (individualized PEGasparaginase treatment, starting dose: 1,500 IU/m(2) ) or ALL-10 protocol (native Escherichia coli asparaginase followed by 2,500 IU/m(2) PEGasparaginase), were included...
August 2, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756081/temporal-trends-in-epinephrine-dispensing-and-allergy-immunology-follow-up-among-emergency-department-anaphylaxis-patients-in-the-united-states-2005-2014
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Megan S Motosue, M Fernanda Bellolio, Holly K Van Houten, Nilay D Shah, Venkatesh R Bellamkonda, David M Nestler, Ronna L Campbell
BACKGROUND: Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction; measures including prescription of an epinephrine autoinjector (EAI) and allergy/immunology (A/I) follow-up may prevent future morbidity. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate trends in outpatient management of anaphylaxis by studying EAI dispensing and A/I follow-up among patients seen in the emergency department (ED) for anaphylaxis from 2005 through 2014. METHODS: We analyzed administrative claims data from the OptumLabs Data Warehouse database using an expanded International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis code algorithm...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749410/awareness-of-the-risk-of-exposure-to-infectious-material-and-the-behaviors-of-polish-paramedics-with-respect-to-the-hazards-from-blood-borne-pathogens-a-nationwide-study
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Anna Garus-Pakowska, Mariusz Górajski, Franciszek Szatko
(1) Background: To determine paramedics' frequency of contact with blood and other body fluids, as well as the analysis of knowledge of paramedics about blood-borne infections, their attitudes to patients infected with blood-borne viruses, and the post-exposure procedures implemented by paramedics; (2) Methods: An anonymous questionnaire among 190 paramedics working in various health care facilities in Poland (adjusted response rate, 76.3%); (3) Results: 78% of paramedics had contact with potentially infectious material at least several times a week...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748553/accelerator-free-gloves-as-alternatives-in-cases-of-glove-allergy-in-healthcare-workers
#19
Marie-Noëlle Crepy, Jérome Lecuen, Carole Ratour-Bigot, Jill Stocks, Lynda Bensefa-Colas
BACKGROUND: Accelerators in rubber gloves constitute an important group of contact allergens, particularly in healthcare workers. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of accelerator-free medical gloves in the secondary prevention of allergic contact dermatitis caused by rubber accelerators in healthcare workers. METHODS: Nine healthcare workers with hand eczema were advised to use accelerator-free rubber gloves after a diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis caused by rubber accelerators...
July 27, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745780/the-ambient-pollen-distribution-in-beijing-urban-area-and-its-relationship-with-consumption-of-outpatient-anti-allergic-prescriptions
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X-Y Wang, Z-M Tian, H-Y Ning, X-Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: The impact of pollen exposure on allergy medication is poorly characterized. We aim to study the main kind of ambient pollen in Beijing urban area and the correlation with outpatient anti-allergic prescriptions throughout one year in a tertiary hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With a modified volumetric trap, ambient pollens were sampled from January to December 2015. Meanwhile, information on 15 anti-allergic medication prescriptions in outpatient pharmacy was obtained and analyzed by generalized linear model...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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