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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209147/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-of-the-medical-personnel-regarding-atopic-dermatitis-in-yaound%C3%A3-cameroon
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Emmanuel Armand Kouotou, Jobert Richie N Nansseu, Alexandra Dominique Ngangue Engome, Sandra Ayuk Tatah, Anne Cécile Zoung-Kanyi Bissek
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, relapsing and pruritic inflammatory skin disease whose management remains unclear to most non-dermatologists. This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of the medical staff regarding AD in Yaoundé, Cameroon. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted from January to April 2014 in 20 health facilities located in Yaoundé, the capital city of Cameroon. All medical staff who provided their consent were included in the study...
February 16, 2017: BMC Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194188/primum-non-nocere-first-do-no-harm-and-then-feed-peanut
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Kyla Jade Hildebrand, Elissa Michele Abrams, Timothy K Vander Leek, Julia Elizabeth Mainwaring Upton, Douglas P Mack, Linda Kirste, Christine McCusker, Sandeep Kapur
The Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States-Report of the NIAID-Sponsored Expert Panel were developed to build on previous food allergy guidelines after several key studies demonstrated the benefit of early introduction of allergenic foods. These landmark studies including the Learning Early about Peanut (LEAP), LEAP-On and Enquiring about Tolerance trials created a paradigm shift in food allergy prevention. The "take home" messages of this guideline include that peanut should be introduced early in the first year of life, and for the majority of infants, peanut can be introduced at home...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192146/autoimmune-and-inflammatory-manifestations-occur-frequently-in-primary-immunodeficiencies
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Alain Fischer, Johan Provot, Jean-Philippe Jais, Alexandre Alcais, Nizar Mahlaoui
BACKGROUND: Primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) are inherited diseases associated with a considerably increase in susceptibility to infections. It is known that PIDs can also predispose to cancer and immune diseases including allergy, autoimmunity and inflammation. OBJECTIVE: We aimed at determining the incidence of autoimmunity and inflammation in PID patients. METHODS: We have retrospectively screen 2183 consecutive cases of PID in the French CEREDIH registry for the occurrence of autoimmunity and inflammation...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190400/infant-fungal-communities-current-knowledge-and-research-opportunities
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REVIEW
Tonya L Ward, Dan Knights, Cheryl A Gale
The microbes colonizing the infant gastrointestinal tract have been implicated in later-life disease states such as allergies and obesity. Recently, the medical research community has begun to realize that very early colonization events may be most impactful on future health, with the presence of key taxa required for proper immune and metabolic development. However, most studies to date have focused on bacterial colonization events and have left out fungi, a clinically important sub-population of the microbiota...
February 13, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188710/-prevalence-of-sensitization-to-inhalant-allergens-in-the-immunology-department-from-hospital-de-especialidades-pedi%C3%A3-tricas-mar%C3%A3-a-honduras-2016
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Victoria Alejandra Gonzales-González, Adolfo Martín Díaz-Flores, Karla Zobeyda Fernández-Zelaya, María Félix Rivera-Reyes
BACKGROUND: Allergic diseases are a public health problem; estimates indicate that between 30% and 40% of the world population is affected by some allergy. Knowing the prevalence of allergen sensitization allows for adequate diagnoses and treatments to be offered. In Honduras there are no studies available in pediatric patients. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to identify the most common types of sensitization in children and their correlation with the most common allergic diseases in patients on immunotherapy at the Maria Hospital of Pediatric Specialties...
January 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182329/perceived-compliance-and-barriers-to-care-in-sublingual-immunotherapy
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Manvinder S Kumar, Melissa S Oh, Brittany Leader, Melissa Rotella, Leisa Stillman, John M DelGaudio, Sarah K Wise
BACKGROUND: For allergy immunotherapy to be effective, patient compliance is critical. However, aqueous sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) may be considered demanding for patients, requiring strict daily dosing and refilling of medication at regular intervals. In this study we sought to determine how patients perceive their own compliance with SLIT and identify barriers that may hinder compliance. METHODS: Using a retrospective review, 46 patients currently undergoing aqueous SLIT were identified to have less-than-excellent compliance based on frequency of clinic visits for SLIT refills...
February 9, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181151/update-on-potential-therapies-for-ige-mediated-food-allergy
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REVIEW
Andrew MacGinnite
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Food allergy is common, affecting up to 8% of children in the USA. Currently, therapy is limited to avoidance of the implicated allergen and availability of self-injectable epinephrine. However, several new approaches to food allergy are under investigation. This article reviews the published data on these new approaches. RECENT FINDINGS: Oral immunotherapy, in which allergic subjects are exposed to increasing amounts of antigen, can be accomplished in the majority of allergic individuals...
January 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161541/yupingfeng-powder-relieves-the-immune-suppression-induced-by-dexamethasone-in-mice
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Yuhua Li, Bin Zheng, Huajie Tian, Xiaotao Xu, Yang Sun, Qibing Mei, Xiaotian Lin, Li Liu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Yupingfeng Powder (YPF), a Chinese medical formula, is used traditionally for allergic diseases and characterized by reducing allergy relapse. In the present study, we attempted to investigate the effect of YPF on the immunity of mice and the possible mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An immunosuppressive mice model induced by Dexamethasone (Dex) was used. Blood samples, spleen and thymus were collected. Then, hematology parameters and organ weight were measured; Phenotypic analyses (CD4(+)/CD8(+)) of lymphocytes were performed using a flow cytometer; Phagocytosis of peritoneal macrophages were evaluated by particle tracers; Spleen lymphocytes were isolated, whose proliferation and apoptosis were assessed...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161232/-correctly-address-the-cause-of-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
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M Penel-Page, B Ben Said, A Phan, L Hees, C Hartmann-Merlin, S Girard, Y Gillet, A Belot
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare and severe syndrome usually associated with a cytotoxicity deficiency, which leads to an excess of immune response driven by activated macrophages and cytotoxic T cells. In children, HLH can be genetic, as part of a familial lymphohistiocytosis, or secondary: the most frequent causes are systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis, hematological malignancies, and severe infections, especially with Ebstein-Barr virus or leishmaniosis. We report on the case of a 3-year-old girl with no past medical history, who presented inaugural Pseudomonas aeruginosa maxillary osteitis, with secondary HLH...
February 1, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160767/investigation-and-diagnosis-of-an-immediate-allergy-to-amide-local-anaesthetic-in-a-paediatric-dental-patient
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Gabrielle Allen, Damien Chan, Sam Gue
Local anaesthetics remain the most common prescription medication utilised in dental practice. Adverse reactions following administration of local anaesthetic are somewhat common and are frequently reported as 'allergies'. However, of these events, it is estimated that only 1% are confirmed allergies to the local anaesthetic. This case presents the process of referral for investigation and testing to confirm an amide local anaesthetic allergy in a paediatric patient. Testing for a safe alternative was also completed to identify local anaesthetic agents also of the amide variety that can be utilised safely on this individual...
February 4, 2017: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152126/sinonasal-quality-of-life-in-children-after-outfracture-of-inferior-turbinates-and-submucous-inferior-turbinoplasty-for-chronic-nasal-congestion
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Brian Manzi, Kevin J Sykes, Julie L Wei
Importance: Chronic nasal congestion often persists in children despite empirical treatment using intranasal corticosteroids, systemic antihistamines, and/or leukotriene receptor antagonists. Symptoms are often reported even with negative results of skin or blood allergy testing. Inferior turbinoplasty has been effective in adults and children, but outfracture of inferior turbinates in children is rarely reported, as is use of validated quality-of-life measures to quantify improvements after intervention...
February 2, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140327/nonceliac-gluten-sensitivity
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REVIEW
Anna Krigel, Benjamin Lebwohl
Nonceliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) refers to a clinical phenotype in which patients experience intestinal and extraintestinal symptoms related to ingesting a gluten-containing diet after a diagnosis of celiac disease (CD) or wheat allergy has been excluded. CD, an autoimmune disease characterized by villous atrophy triggered by the ingestion of gluten, has increased in prevalence in recent decades, although the majority of patients remain undiagnosed. There is now an increasing public awareness of NCGS and growing interest in the health effects of gluten among health professionals and the lay public...
November 2016: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139398/a-european-survey-on-donor-deferral-for-allergy-rationale-and-initial-results-of-a-survey-in-35%C3%A2-countries
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O Garraud, C Martin, A Haddad, M Bagge Hansen, G Rautmann, S MacLennan, R Norda
Allergy accounts to near 0.5% of all reported transfusion adverse events. The responsibility of blood components themselves and - therefore - of blood donors is still questioned. The European Community undertook a large international survey to address the consistency and homogeneity of medical selection of blood donors with regard to the risk of allergy, and especially of transferring allergy to recipients. This short report presents the salient points of the survey, stressing that there is inconsistency in addressing the allergy question within countries or systems, with paths of improvement...
January 27, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139320/extended-use-of-perioperative-antibiotics-in-head-and-neck-microvascular-reconstruction
#14
Stefanie Saunders, Stephen Reese, Jimmy Lam, Jacqueline Wulu, Scharkuh Jalisi, Waleed Ezzat
PURPOSE: Many head and neck surgical procedures are considered clean-contaminated wounds and antibiotic prophylaxis is recommended. Despite prophylaxis, the incidence of surgical site infections remains significant - especially in the setting of free tissue transfer. The antibiotic course is often of a longer duration after free tissue transfer than the recommended 24hour post-operatively. Currently, there is no consensus on appropriate antibiotic regimen or duration at this time. This study investigates the outcomes of a 7-day perioperative antibiotic regimen after microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck at our institution...
January 19, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138915/evaluation-of-internet-based-patient-education-materials-from-internal-medicine-subspecialty-organizations-will-patients-understand-them
#15
David R Hansberry, Nitin Agarwal, Elizabeth S John, Ann M John, Prateek Agarwal, James C Reynolds, Stephen R Baker
The majority of Americans use the Internet daily, if not more often, and many search online for health information to better understand a diagnosis they have been given or to research treatment options. The average American reads at an eighth-grade level. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the readability of online patient education materials on the websites of 14 professional organizations representing the major internal medicine subspecialties. We used ten well-established quantitative readability scales to assess written text from patient education materials published on the websites of the major professional organizations representing the following subspecialty groups: allergy and immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, hematology, hospice and palliative care, infectious disease, nephrology, oncology, pulmonology and critical care, rheumatology, sleep medicine, and sports medicine...
January 30, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137938/repurposing-an-old-drug-aztreonam-as-a-new-treatment-strategy-for-gonorrhoea
#16
Benjamin Davido, Aurelien Dinh, Olivia Senard, Ruxandra Calin, Sabrina Makhloufi, Jerome Salomon
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether aztreonam is still an effective drug for the treatment of gonorrhoea. METHODS: Observational study of patients with gonorrhoea diagnosed by urine multiplex PCR, with a past medical history of allergy to β-lactams or relapse after treatment with a third-generation cephalosporin. Patients received a single 1 g dose of aztreonam in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. RESULTS: Five patients (four males, one female) were enrolled, comprising two who were allergic to β-lactams and three previously treated with cephalosporins who relapsed...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131442/the-human-gut-microbiome-as-source-of-innovation-for-health-which-physiological-and-therapeutic-outcomes-could-we-expect
#17
Joël Doré, Marie-Christine Multon, Jehan-Michel Béhier
From the moment of birth, each human being builds a microbe-host symbiosis which is key for the preservation of its health and well-being. This personal symbiotic coexistence is the result of progressive enrichments in microorganism diversity through external supplies. This diversity is nowadays massively overthrown by drastic changes related to clinical practice in birth management, environmental exposure, nutrition and healthcare behaviors. The last two generations have been the frame of massive modifications in life and food habits, with people being more and more sedentary, overfed and permeated with drugs and pollutants...
January 3, 2017: Thérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130148/broad-spectrum-antibiotic-enrofloxacin-modulates-contact-sensitivity-through-gut-microbiota-in-a-murine-model
#18
Anna Strzępa, Monika Majewska-Szczepanik, Francis M Lobo, Li Wen, Marian Szczepanik
BACKGROUND: Medical advances in the field of infection therapy has led to an increasing use of antibiotics, which, apart from eliminating pathogens, also partially eliminate naturally existing commensal bacteria. It has become increasingly clear that less exposure to microbiota early in life may contribute to the observed rise in "immune-mediated" diseases including autoimmunity and allergy. OBJECTIVE: We sought to test whether the change of gut microbiota with the broad spectrum antibiotic enrofloxacin will modulate contact sensitivity (CS) in mice...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128086/vesicular-contact-reaction-may-progress-into-erythema-multiforme
#19
Magdalena Czarnecka-Operacz, Dorota Jenerowicz, Joanna Szulczyńska-Gabor, Ewa Teresiak-Mikołajczak, Joanna Szyfter-Harris, Monika Bowszyc-Dmochowska
Dear Editor, Erythema multiforme is considered an acute skin condition, characterized by a self-limiting and sometimes recurrent course. It is regarded as a type IV hypersensitivity reaction associated with certain infections, medications, and other various triggers. Allergic contact dermatitis is in turn a delayed type of induced allergy as a result of cutaneous contact with a specific allergen to which the patient develops specific sensitivity. This type of cutaneous reaction is associated with inflammation manifesting with erythema, edema, and vesicles...
December 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127315/relationship-between-different-types-and-forms-of-anti-asthmatic-medications-and-dental-caries-in-three-to-12-year-olds
#20
Alireza Heidari, Bahman Seraj, Mahdi Shahrabi, Hamideh Maghsoodi, Mohammad Javad Kharazifard, Tara Zarabian
OBJECTIVES: Asthma is a common chronic disease. Asthma and anti-asthmatic medications have been suggested as risk factors for increased susceptibility to caries. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of different types and forms of antihistaminic medications and the duration of drug consumption on the severity of dental caries in asthmatic children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Asthma and Allergy Department of Children's Medical Center in Tehran, Iran...
August 2016: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
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