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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344920/six-years-of-instand-e-%C3%A2-v-sige-proficiency-testing-an-evaluation-of-in-vitro-allergy-diagnostics
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N Wojtalewicz, S Goseberg, K Kabrodt, I Schellenberg
BACKGROUND: Even though allergies are an important health issue, wide manufacturer-dependent differences in the detected amounts of allergen-specific IgE (sIgE) have repeatedly been found. These discrepancies hinder diagnostics and research into clinically significant cutoff points for life-threatening symptoms. METHODS: To evaluate whether the reported differences have led to changes in diagnostic testing, we analyzed data from six years of round robin testing (RRT, also known as proficiency testing) at the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Qualitätssicherung in medizinischen Laboratorien e...
2017: Allergo Journal International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342949/use-of-thiopurines-during-conception-and-pregnancy-not-associated-with-adverse-pregancy-outcomes-or-health-of-infants-at-1-year-in-a-prospective-study
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Shannon L Kanis, Alison de Lima-Karagiannis, Nanne K H de Boer, C Janneke van der Woude
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Most data on the safety of thiopurine therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during pregnancy come from retrospective studies, making it difficult to adjust for confounding factors. We performed a prospective cohort study to determine whether thiopurine use affects pregnancy outcomes or health outcomes of children. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of all women who visited the IBD preconception outpatient clinic at our tertiary health center in The Netherlands from December 2008 through May 2016...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333691/asthma-prevalence-and-severity-in-low-resource-communities
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Álvaro A Cruz, Rafael Stelmach, Eduardo V Ponte
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The prevalence of asthma was thought to be low in most low-income countries, but several reports have indicated this is not always true. This is a narrative review of recent publications on the burden of asthma in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) and underprivileged communities from developed countries. RECENT FINDINGS: Several studies have reported a low prevalence of asthma is LMIC, but indicate it is increasing. In the last few years, however, many surveys demonstrated this may not always be true...
March 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326906/a-practical-guide-to-the-sublingual-immunotherapy-tablet-adverse-event-profile-implications-for-clinical-practice
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David I Bernstein, Jose A Bardelas, Bodil Svanholm Fogh, Amarjot Kaur, Ziliang Li, Hendrik Nolte
OBJECTIVES: Treatment with allergy immunotherapy improves allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, but can also improve comorbidities associated with allergic rhinitis such as asthma. Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT)-tablets are a convenient and efficacious method of allergy immunotherapy. They are self-administered after the first tablet has been provided under medical supervision. Therapy may elicit local reactions or, rarely, systemic allergic reactions. The objective of this report is to inform healthcare practitioners about the safety and tolerability profile of SLIT-tablets and use this information to provide practical guidance that may inform patients regarding potential adverse reactions and how to manage them...
March 22, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326466/a-cost-minimisation-analysis-comparing-sublingual-immunotherapy-to-subcutaneous-immunotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-house-dust-mite-allergy-in-a-swedish-setting
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Åse Björstad, Lars-Olaf Cardell, Julie Hahn-Pedersen, Mikael Svärd
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In Sweden, approximately 6% of children and 10% of adults suffer from house dust mite (HDM) allergy with symptoms of allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma. Treatment is aimed at reducing HDM exposure and to control the symptoms of allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma by symptom-relieving pharmacotherapy. This pharmacotherapy is often effective, but some patients remain inadequately controlled. For these patients, allergy immunotherapy (AIT, subcutaneous or sublingual) with repeated administration of HDM allergen should be considered...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320227/sublingual-immunotherapy-in-patients-with-latex-allergy-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Kannan Sridharan, Gowri Sivaramakrishnan
Latex allergy (LA) is a commonly observed entity for which sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) has been shown to be effective in many small randomized clinical trials. The present study was conducted with an aim of systematically reviewing the existing literature on the efficacy and safety of SLIT in patients with LA and to apply the principles of meta-analysis. A search for randomized controlled trials with appropriate search strategy in PubMed and CENTRAL was conducted. Studies with documented clinical history of LA and SLIT administered in any dose, duration and regimen compared with placebo were included...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319560/rash-diagnostics-an-update-on-the-diagnosis-of-allergic-rashes
#7
Corinne Savides Happel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize recent research regarding the diagnosis of allergic rashes and to suggest future directions for the promotion of accurate diagnosis and endotype specification. RECENT FINDINGS: Multiple cohort studies demonstrate that with appropriate clinical evaluation, drug allergy labels can be removed in up to 90% of cases. Genetic tests can predict severe adverse cutaneous drug reactions in some cases and in vitro tests are being sought to identify causative drugs in others...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318190/successful-administration-of-measles-rubella-mumps-vaccine-by-graded-challenge-in-a-case-with-anaphylaxis-after-prior-vaccination
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Tuba Tuncel, Ozlem Sancakli, Ece Ozdogru
Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies during childhood along with cow's milk allergy. The measles-mumpsrubella (MMR) vaccine is included in the pediatric immunization schedule and contains egg protein. The currently accepted opinion is that the MMR vaccination should be done in a single dose under medical observation in patients with egg allergy. Although it is reported that the MMR vaccine is safe for that patients, there are some patients who developed anaphylaxis. Generally, the development of anaphylaxis after the previous vaccination is reported as a contraindication...
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314756/predicting-occupational-asthma-and-rhinitis-in-bakery-workers-referred-for-clinical-evaluation
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Badri Sadat Jonaid, Jos Rooyackers, Erik Stigter, Lützen Portengen, Esmeralda Krop, Dick Heederik
BACKGROUND: Occupational allergic diseases are a major problem in some workplaces like in the baking industry. Diagnostic rules have been used in surveillance but not yet in the occupational respiratory clinic. OBJECTIVE: To develop diagnostic models predicting baker's asthma and rhinitis among bakery workers at high risk of sensitisation to bakery allergens referred to a specialised clinic. METHODS: As part of a medical surveillance programme, clinical evaluation was performed on 436 referred Dutch bakery workers at high risk for sensitisation to bakery allergens...
March 17, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306159/positioning-the-principles-of-precision-medicine-in-care-pathways-for-allergic-rhinitis-and-chronic-rhinosinusitis-an-euforea-aria-epos-airways-icp-statement
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P W Hellings, W J Fokkens, C Bachert, C A Akdis, T Bieber, I Agache, M Bernal-Sprekelsen, G W Canonica, P Gevaert, G Joos, V Lund, A Muraro, M Onerci, T Zuberbier, B Pugin, S F Seys, J Bousquet
Precision medicine (PM) is increasingly recognized as the way forward for optimizing patient care. Introduced in the field of oncology, it is now considered of major interest in other medical domains like allergy and chronic airway diseases, which face an urgent need to improve the level of disease control, enhance patient satisfaction and increase effectiveness of preventive interventions. The combination of personalized care, prediction of treatment success, prevention of disease and patient participation in the elaboration of the treatment plan is expected to substantially improve the therapeutic approach for individuals suffering from chronic disabling conditions...
March 17, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306135/how-common-are-pulmonary-and-hepatic-adverse-effects-in-older-adults-prescribed-nitrofurantoin
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Karin Claussen, Edward Stocks, Deepa Bhat, Jason Fish, Craig D Rubin
OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of serious pulmonary and hepatic adverse events (AEs) in persons aged 65 and older prescribed nitrofurantoin. DESIGN: Retrospective electronic health record (EHR) audit of nitrofurantoin prescriptions and associated AEs. SETTING: Urban academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS: All inpatients and outpatients aged 65 and older prescribed nitrofurantoin from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2014...
March 17, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302660/rhabdomyolysis-induced-compartment-syndrome-secondary-to-atorvastatin-and-strenuous-exercise
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Louise Dunphy, Rossel Morhij, Sarah Tucker
A 50-year-old male UK resident with a history of hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia presented to the emergency department with a 48-hour history of sudden onset bilateral thigh swelling and pain unrelieved by regular analgesia. 3 days prior to presentation, he performed a vigorous workout in the gym. His medications included ramipril 5 mg once daily and atorvastatin 20 mg at night time. He was a non-smoker and did not consume alcohol. He reported no known drug allergies. Physical examination confirmed bilateral swollen thighs, with no overlying skin changes, clinically suggestive of compartment syndrome...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293933/unmet-primary-physicians-needs-for-allergic-rhinitis-care-in-korea
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Hyeon Jong Yang, Young Hyo Kim, Bora Lee, Do Youn Kong, Dong Kyu Kim, Mi Ae Kim, Bong Seong Kim, Won Young Kim, Jeong Hee Kim, Yang Park, So Yeon Park, Woo Yong Bae, Keejae Song, Min Suk Yang, Sang Min Lee, Young Mok Lee, Hyun Jong Lee, Jae Hong Cho, Hye Mi Jee, Jeong Hee Choi, Young Yoo, Young Il Koh
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is one of the most common chronic allergic respiratory diseases worldwide. Various practical guidelines for AR have been developed and updated to improve the care of AR patients; however, up to 40% patients remain symptomatic. The unmet need for AR care is one of the greatest public health problems in the world. The gaps between guideline and real-world practice, and differences according to the region, culture, and medical environments may be the causes of unmet needs for AR care. Because there is no evidence-based AR practical guideline reflecting the Korean particularity, various needs are increasing...
May 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288465/atlas-of-illustrative-cases-of-tattoo-complications
#14
Jørgen Serup
Tattoos, and tattoo complications as well, are colorful and visually flashy. A clinical outlook provides important clues to diagnosis by pattern recognition. This atlas,which is a report of 79 case illustrations, is made as a practical tool and vade mecum for the clinician. The atlas can be used in the office and as a bedside tool. It includes characteristic photos, and each case is accompanied with a brief medical history, a comment with learning points, the final diagnosis, and a review of therapeutic options...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288463/guide-to-treatment-of-tattoo-complications-and-tattoo-removal
#15
Jørgen Serup, Wolfgang Bäumler
Clinicians in the fields of general medicine, dermatology, and plastic surgery are in their work now and then confronted with tattoo complications. Recognizing the rather few important diagnostic groups and urgencies, the medical 'decision tree' of treatment becomes quite simple. Acute conditions are dominated by bacterial infections needing antibiotic treatment. Systemic infection is a matter of urgency and requires intravenous treatment in a hospital without delay to prevent septic shock. Inflammatory reactions are a real challenge...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288453/medical-treatment-of-tattoo-complications
#16
Jørgen Serup
Tattooing is a skin trauma and involves a special vulnus punctatum (with inserted tattoo ink, a vulnus venenatum), which should heal with no infection and no local complication. Local treatment in the healing phase ideally builds on the 'moist wound' principle using plastic film, hydrocolloids, silver dressing, and compression. Bacterial infections during healing are treated with oral antibiotics, and a list of first-line antibiotics is proposed. Notice is given to severe infections with affected general condition, and it is emphasized that intravenous antibiotic treatment must be instituted as early as possible to prevent septic shock and death...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287363/nebulized-fentanyl-for-dyspnea-in-a-hospice-patient-with-true-allergy-to-morphine-and-hydromorphone
#17
Robert G Wahler, David B Smith, Kimberly B Mulcahy
An 86-year-old white female was admitted to hospice care with lung cancer. Even with optimal medical management, she suffered from dyspnea and required opioid therapy. However, the patient had a true morphine and hydromorphone allergy. She was administered nebulized fentanyl for symptomatic relief of dyspnea with good effect and she did not experience any allergic response.
March 2017: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286601/allergic-diseases-and-asthma-in-pregnancy-a-secondary-publication
#18
REVIEW
Isabella Pali-Schöll, Jennifer Namazy, Erika Jensen-Jarolim
Every fifth pregnant woman is affected by allergies, especially rhinitis and asthma. Allergic symptoms existing before pregnancy may be either attenuated, or equally often promoted through pregnancy. Optimal allergy and asthma diagnosis and management during pregnancy is vital to ensure the welfare of mother and baby. For allergy diagnosis in pregnancy, preferentially anamnestic investigation as well as in vitro testing should be applied, whereas skin testing or provocation tests should be postponed until after birth...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285847/japanese-guidelines-for-food-allergy-2017
#19
REVIEW
Motohiro Ebisawa, Komei Ito, Takao Fujisawa
Five years have passed since the Japanese Pediatric Guideline for Food Allergy (JPGFA) was first revised in 2011 from its original version. As many scientific papers related to food allergy have been published during the last 5 years, the second major revision of the JPGFA was carried out in 2016. In this guideline, food allergies are generally classified into four clinical types: (1) neonatal and infantile gastrointestinal allergy, (2) infantile atopic dermatitis associated with food allergy, (3) immediate-type of food allergy (urticaria, anaphylaxis, etc...
March 9, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285275/assessment-of-junior-doctors-admission-notes-do-they-follow-what-they-learn
#20
Rashid A Barnawi, Abdulaziz M Ghurab, Hassan K Balubaid, Sultan S Alfaer, Kamal A Hanbazazah, Mohammed F Bukhari, Omayma A Hamed, Talal M Bakhsh
Objectives: To assess the completeness of history-taking and physical-examination notes of junior doctors at King Abdulaziz University Hospital per the approach they learned in medical school. Methods: In this retrospective study, we reviewed 860 admission notes written by 269 junior doctors (interns and residents) in an academic tertiary-care medical centre in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, over a two-month period. Notes were evaluated for completeness using a checklist developed with reference to relevant medical textbooks...
March 11, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
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