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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451619/increase-of-10-in-the-rate-of-adverse-drug-reactions-for-each-drug-administered-in-hospitalized-patients
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Marisa Rosimeire Ribeiro, Antonio Abílio Motta, Luiz Augusto Marcondes-Fonseca, Jorge Kalil-Filho, Pedro Giavina-Bianchi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the risk factors, incidence and severity of adverse drug reactions in in-patients. METHODS: This prospective study evaluated 472 patients treated at a teaching hospital in Brazil between 2010 and 2013 by five medical specialties: Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Geriatrics, Neurology, and Clinical Immunology and Allergy. The following variables were assessed: patient age, gender, comorbidities, family history of hypersensitivity, personal and family history of atopy, number of prescribed drugs before and during hospitalization, hospital diagnoses, days of hospitalization...
2018: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440481/prospective-evaluation-of-medication-related-clinical-decision-support-over-rides-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Adrian Wong, Mary G Amato, Diane L Seger, Christine Rehr, Adam Wright, Sarah P Slight, Patrick E Beeler, E John Orav, David W Bates
BACKGROUND: Clinical decision support (CDS) displayed in electronic health records has been found to reduce the incidence of medication errors and adverse drug events (ADE). Recent data suggested that medication-related CDS alerts were frequently over-ridden, often inappropriately. Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) are at an increased risk of ADEs; however, limited data exist on the benefits of CDS in the ICU. This study aims to evaluate potential harm associated with medication-related CDS over-rides in the ICU...
February 9, 2018: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434645/atopy-and-related-clinical-symptoms-among-swiss-medical-students-from-2007-to-2015
#3
Lukas Steinegger, Stephan Regenass, Lucas M Bachmann, Elsbeth Probst, Urs C Steiner
Background: Atopic allergy is a widespread disease with increasing prevalence in the second half of the twentieth century and is most often associated with clinical symptoms, like rhinoconjunctivitis, asthma or eczema. This study explored the prevalence of atopy and polysensitization in nine cohorts of Swiss medical students during the period of 2007-2015. Furthermore, the self-reported allergic symptoms, such as rhinoconjunctivitis, asthma and eczema, among students with and without atopy were assessed...
2018: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434524/the-control-of-allergic-rhinitis-in-real-life-a-multicenter-cross-sectional-italian-study
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Federica Gani, Carlo Lombardi, Laura Barrocu, Massimo Landi, Erminia Ridolo, Massimo Bugiani, Giovanni Rolla, Gianenrico Senna, Giovanni Passalacqua
Background: Allergic Rhinitis (AR) is a high-prevalence disease. In Europe about 25% of the general population is affected, and in Italy the prevalence is estimated to be 19.8%. The Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) international document underlined that the prevalence of severe or refractory or overlapping rhinitis is increasing and represents a non-negligible socio-economic burden. In general, despite the social healthcare costs, allergic rhinitis remains underestimated, not sufficiently controlled and often undertreated...
2018: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433792/clinical-characteristics-of-influenza-virus-induced-lower-respiratory-infection-during-the-2015-to-2016-season
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Kazuhiro Uda, Kensuke Shoji, Chitose Koyama-Wakai, Munehiro Furuichi, Noriyasu Iwase, Seiichiro Fujisaki, Shinji Watanabe, Isao Miyairi
BACKGROUND: Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infections often manifest severe respiratory symptoms, particularly in patients with a past history of allergic disease. Most of these findings were reported during the 2009 pandemic. The purpose of this study was to detail the clinical characteristics of influenza virus-induced lower respiratory infection (LRI) during the A(H1N1)pdm09-predominant 2015-2016 season. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical characteristics of influenza-induced LRI cases in children admitted to a tertiary children's hospital...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431974/childhood-bullying-implications-for-physicians
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Mary M Stephens, Hazel T Cook-Fasano, Katherine Sibbaluca
Childhood bullying is common and can lead to serious adverse physical and mental health effects for both the victim and the bully. In teenagers, risk factors for becoming a victim of bullying include being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; having a disability or medical condition such as asthma, diabetes mellitus, a skin condition, or food allergy; or being an outlier in weight and stature. An estimated 20% of youth have been bullied on school property, and 16% have been bullied electronically in the past year...
February 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426724/factors-affecting-the-outcome-of-adenoidectomy-in-children-treated-for-chronic-otitis-media-with-effusion
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Sarantis Blioskas, Petros Karkos, George Psillas, Stamatia Dova, Marios Stavrakas, Konstantinos Markou
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this cohort was to determine potential risk factors, concerning the effectiveness of adenoidectomy in the treatment of chronic otitis media with effusion in children. METHODS: Ninety six children with chronic otitis media with effusion treated with adenoidectomy were enrolled in this study. A thorough medical history was taken, including family history of otologic disease, parental smoking habits and breast feeding history. Radiographic palatal airway size was measured preoperatively, whereas the presence of allergy was also investigated...
February 6, 2018: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422859/successful-subcutaneous-allergen-specific-immunotherapy-in-refractory-atopic-keratoconjunctivitis-a-case-report
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Passara Jongkhajornpong, Wannada Laisuan
Purpose: We report a case of refractory atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC) which was successfully treated with subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT). Case Report: A 22-year-old woman presented with severe allergic conjunctivitis for one and a half year. She failed to respond to conventional topical anti-allergic medications, topical corticosteroid, as well as topical cyclosporine A. Therefore, oral corticosteroids had to be prescribed to control the exacerbation for 1 year...
September 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422821/twenty-years-observation-of-subcutaneous-pollen-allergoid-immunotherapy-efficacy-in-adults
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Andrzej Bożek, Izabella Krupa-Borek, Jerzy Jarzab
Introduction: It is valuable to determine the long-term efficacy of allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) and whether it can cure allergy. Aim: For this study, patients were prospectively observed for 20 years after completion of SIT to determine its effectiveness. Material and methods: A total of 1006 patients who underwent SIT for pollen allergy were observed for 20 years to assess the efficacy of SIT. The rhinitis symptom score (RSS) and asthma symptom score (ASS) were measured after SIT completion...
December 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415606/cutaneous-irritancy-of-an-ibuprofen-medicated-plaster-in-healthy-volunteers
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Manisha Maganji, Mark P Connolly, Aomesh Bhatt
OBJECTIVES: To assess the irritation and contact sensitization potential of a 200 mg ibuprofen medicated plaster. METHODS: This double-blind, phase-1 placebo controlled study had two phases; the induction phase to evaluate the irritant potential of continuous application of the plaster, and the challenge phase to assess contact sensitivity (allergy). The cumulative irritancy potential was evaluated using an adaptation of the Shelanski method. Healthy adults (≥18 years of age) (N=210) were treated simultaneously with one ibuprofen medicated and one placebo plaster applied in a randomized fashion to either the left or right side of the lower back...
February 8, 2018: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413343/clinical-and-economic-burden-of-hospitalizations-with-registration-of-penicillin-allergy
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Bernardo Sousa-Pinto, António Cardoso-Fernandes, Luís Araújo, João Almeida Fonseca, Alberto Freitas, Luís Delgado
BACKGROUND: Penicillin allergy is commonly reported, but only a minority of claimants has a confirmed diagnosis. Nevertheless, patients labeled as having penicillin allergy are treated with second-line antibiotics, which are more expensive and less effective, possibly increasing the risk of drug-resistant infections. OBJECTIVE: To compare hospitalizations with and without registration of penicillin allergy concerning their morbidity and hospital resource use. METHODS: We analyzed a national administrative database containing a registration of all Portuguese hospitalizations from 2000 to 2014...
February 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413341/allergic-asthma-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-infections-requiring-antibiotics
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Christian Woehlk, Anna von Bülow, Margit Kriegbaum, Vibeke Backer, Celeste Porsbjerg
BACKGROUND: Viral infection and allergy have been identified as major risk factors for exacerbation in asthma, especially in the presence of both. However, whether patients with allergic asthma are more susceptible to respiratory infections requiring antibiotics remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate allergy as a risk factor for respiratory infections requiring antibiotics based on register data from a nationwide population of patients with asthma. METHODS: A register-based prospective follow-up study was performed using the Danish prescription database...
February 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412016/reactions-to-both-nonionic-iodinated-and-gadolinium-based-contrast-media-incidence-and-clinical-characteristics
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Faezeh Sodagari, Amirhossein Mozaffary, Cecil G Wood, Brenda Schmitz, Frank H Miller, Vahid Yaghmai
OBJECTIVE: The objective or our study was to assess the incidence rate and clinical characteristics of allergiclike reactions in patients who received both nonionic iodinated contrast medium (ICM) and gadolinium-based contrast medium (GBCM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acute allergiclike reactions in patients who received both ICM and GBCM to nonionic ICM or GBCM injections during a 5-year period were analyzed. Allergy preparation was not administered when patients received a different type of contrast material...
February 7, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411554/are-registration-of-disease-codes-for-adult-anaphylaxis-accurate-in-the-emergency-department
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Byungho Choi, Sun Hyu Kim, Hyeji Lee
PURPOSE: There has been active research on anaphylaxis, but many study subjects are limited to patients registered with anaphylaxis codes. However, anaphylaxis codes tend to be underused. The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of anaphylaxis code registration and the clinical characteristics of accurate and inaccurate anaphylaxis registration in anaphylactic patients. METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated the medical records of adult patients who visited the university hospital emergency department between 2012 and 2016...
March 2018: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410285/comparison-of-allergy-immunotherapy-medication-persistence-with-a-slit-tablet-vs-scit-in-germany
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Jean-Pierre Allam, Jakob N Andreasen, Janina Mette, Niels Serup-Hansen, Eike Wüstenberg
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February 1, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406838/real-world-characteristics-and-treatment-patterns-in-patients-with-urticaria-initiating-omalizumab-in-the-united-states
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Xuehua Ke, Abhishek Kavati, Debra Wertz, Qing Huang, Liya Wang, Vincent J Willey, Judith J Stephenson, Benjamin Ortiz, Brandee Paknis, Jonathan A Bernstein, Lisa A Beck
BACKGROUND: Omalizumab is indicated for the management of chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) in patients aged 12 years or older with persistent hives that are not adequately controlled by H1 antihistamines. While its safety and efficacy in CIU patients have been evaluated in multiple clinical trials, real-world use of omalizaumab in CIU has not been well characterized. OBJECTIVE: To assess demographics, clinical characteristics, and treatment patterns of CIU patients who initiated omalizumab to better understand the usage of this agent in CIU management in the real world...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401085/creation-of-experience-based-celiac-benchmarks-the-first-step-in-pre-transition-self-management-assessment
#17
Laurie N Fishman, Jennifer Kearney, Maya DeGroote, Enju Liu, Janis Arnold, Dascha C Weir
OBJECTIVES: Transition planning for children with chronic disease includes the development of independence in many self-management tasks. Conditions that depend on diet have distinct skill sets not well assessed by the traditional transition-readiness tools. There has been literature that describes age-appropriate skill acquisition for diabetes and food allergy patients. However, there are no age-appropriate benchmarks established for celiac disease (CD). METHODS: CD experts (including physician, nurse, dietician, social worker, patient and parent) created a list of celiac-related tasks, which formed the basis of the survey...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399436/current-state-of-follow-up-care-for-patients-with-hymenoptera-venom-anaphylaxis-in-southwest-germany-major-impact-of-early-information
#18
Manisha Manmohan, Sabine Müller, Michèle Myriam Rauber, Frank Koberne, H Reisch, Joachim Koster, Richard Böhm, Martin Messelken, Matthias Fischer, Thilo Jakob
Background: Up to 3.5% of the population experience anaphylactic reactions in response to Hymenoptera stings. Current guidelines are in place for the diagnostic workup and follow-up care of patients with Hymenoptera venom anaphylaxis (HVA). However, little is known about the degree of implementation of the recommendations and patient attitudes toward the recommendations in the general patient population. Methods: For the analysis of the follow-up care in real life, a retrospective questionnaire-based study was conducted in unselected patients who had received treatment from an emergency medical response team for HVA, as documented in records of three regional Medical Emergency Response Centers...
2018: Allergo Journal International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398506/international-consensus-icon-on-management-of-otitis-media-with-effusion-in-children
#19
F Simon, M Haggard, R M Rosenfeld, H Jia, S Peer, M-N Calmels, V Couloigner, N Teissier
Otitis media with effusion (OME) is a common childhood disease defined as the presence of liquid in the middle ear without signs or symptoms of acute ear infection. Children can be impacted mainly with hearing impairment and/or co-occurring recurrent acute otitis media (AOM) thus requiring treatment. Although many meta-analyses and national guidelines have been issued, management remains difficult to standardize, and use of surgical and medical treatments continue to vary. We convened an international consensus conference as part of the 2017 International Federation of Oto-rhino-laryngological Societies Congress, to identify best practices in OME management...
February 2, 2018: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398391/origins-of-the-current-outbreak-of-multidrug-resistant-malaria-in-southeast-asia-a-retrospective-genetic-study
#20
Roberto Amato, Richard D Pearson, Jacob Almagro-Garcia, Chanaki Amaratunga, Pharath Lim, Seila Suon, Sokunthea Sreng, Eleanor Drury, Jim Stalker, Olivo Miotto, Rick M Fairhurst, Dominic P Kwiatkowski
BACKGROUND: Antimalarial resistance is rapidly spreading across parts of southeast Asia where dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine is used as first-line treatment for Plasmodium falciparum malaria. The first published reports about resistance to antimalarial drugs came from western Cambodia in 2013. Here, we analyse genetic changes in the P falciparum population of western Cambodia in the 6 years before those reports. METHODS: We analysed genome sequence data on 1492 P falciparum samples from 11 locations across southeast Asia, including 464 samples collected in western Cambodia between 2007 and 2013...
February 1, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
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