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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021884/life-threatening-chlorhexidine-anaphylaxis-a-case-report
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R Y Kow, C L Low, J K Ruben, M Z Zaharul-Azri, M S Ng
Chlorhexidine is a common antiseptic and disinfectant used in the medical field. Allergy to chlorhexidine has been reported in the literature but life-threatening anaphylactic shock is rare. We present a case of severe anaphylactic shock due to chlorhexidine occurring during surgery. Literatures suggest that profound anaphylactic shock to chlorhexidine is commonly preceded by milder, non-specific reactions. These mild symptoms are often dismissed by both the patient and physicians alike. Direct questioning of these symptoms is necessary as a part of the pre-operative assessment and the patient should be referred for further immunology testing if indicated...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018501/quality-of-life-in-pediatric-patients-with-allergic-rhinitis-treated-at-the-medical-clinic-of-integrated-education-unisul
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Mariana Dziekanski, Taíse de Freitas Marcelino
Introduction  Allergic rhinitis is a common disease among children and adolescents, reaching up to 40% of the population. During childhood, it is usually underdiagnosed because it has nonspecific symptoms. It has a negative impact on quality of life and may predispose to comorbidities. The diagnosis is clinical and treatment aims prevention. Objective  The objective of this study is to evaluate the quality of life in pediatric patients with allergic rhinitis. Methods This is an observational study with cross-sectional design...
October 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994329/the-value-of-self-medication-summary-of-existing-evidence
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Joshua Noone, Christopher M Blanchette
AIM: The aim of this review was to identify the international evidence that is currently available on the economic value of self-care through responsible self-medication, in terms of the measures related to access to treatment, time, and productivity. METHODS: A targeted literature search was conducted for 1990-2016, including data gathered from members of the World Self-Medication Industry and searches on PubMed, EBSCOHost, and Google Scholar. Specific searches of individual drug classes known to be switched to nonprescription status in this period were also conducted...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994183/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor-induced-angioedema-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Teresa Brown, Jimmy Gonzalez, Catherine Monteleone
According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2012, one third of antihypertensive prescriptions in the United States in the past decade were for angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs). An important and serious side effect of ACEIs is angioedema caused by a reduction in bradykinin degradation. In a national medical chart abstraction study conducted at the US Veterans Affairs Health Care System in 2008, 0.20% of ACEI initiators developed angioedema while on the medication. The angiotensin-converting enzyme is a part of the renin-angiotensin system that converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991556/a-58-year-old-woman-with-pneumonia-and-gram-negative-diplococci
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Giuseppe Famularo, Pasquale Sordillo, Alessandro Stasolla, Maria Gabriella Parisi
A 58-year-old woman with COPD, cor pulmonale, diabetes, and hypertension had a productive cough of greenish and purulent sputum, low-grade fever, and shortness of breath. Medications were metformin, losartan, cholecalciferol, folic acid, a multivitamin, fluticasone by inhalation, and, as needed, ipratropium by inhalation. She lived alone and worked as a physician, had received that year's seasonal influenza vaccine, was a heavy smoker, did not drink alcohol or use illicit drugs, and had no personal or family history of allergy and autoimmunity...
October 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988784/risk-of-immediate-type-allergy-to-local-anesthetics-is-overestimated-results-from-5%C3%A2-years-of-provocation-testing-in-a-danish-allergy%C3%A2-clinic
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Ask D Kvisselgaard, Holger F Mosbech, Sara Fransson, Lene H Garvey
BACKGROUND: Local anesthetics (LAs) are used in many health care settings and exposure during a lifetime is almost inevitable. Immediate-type allergy to LAs is considered rare among allergy experts but is commonly suspected by health care workers from other specialties, and by patients. OBJECTIVE: The main aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of immediate-type allergy to LAs in our regional allergy clinic over the 5-year period 2010 to 2014. METHODS: This was a retrospective single-center study of patients referred to a regional allergy clinic (excluding patients with perioperative reactions) with suspected immediate allergy to LAs, who had undergone subcutaneous provocation with 1 or more LAs...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983877/a-systematic-review-of-the-use-of-local-analgesia-in-medically-compromised-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
A Dougall, M Hayes, B Daly
AIM: To determine if the use of routine techniques and agents for topical and injectable dental local analgesia (LA) are safe for use in medically compromised children and adolescents. METHOD: Medline, Embase and Cochrane Oral Health Group's trials register, were searched electronically, supplemented by hand searching of relevant journals. SELECTION CRITERIA: RCTs, cohort studies, case-control studies, observational studies, case series, case reports, evidence based guidelines reporting on children and adolescents aged 18 years or younger with one/more pre-designated medical condition, being administered topical and/or injectable local analgesic for dental procedures using standard techniques of delivery...
October 5, 2017: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978417/detection-and-treatment-of-fiebig-stage-i-hiv-1-infection-in-young-at-risk-women-in-south-africa-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Krista L Dong, Amber Moodley, Douglas S Kwon, Musie S Ghebremichael, Mary Dong, Nasreen Ismail, Zaza M Ndhlovu, Jenniffer M Mabuka, Daniel M Muema, Karyn Pretorius, Nina Lin, Bruce D Walker, Thumbi Ndung'u
BACKGROUND: HIV incidence among young women in sub-Saharan Africa remains high and their inclusion in vaccine and cure efforts is crucial. We aimed to establish a cohort of young women detected during Fiebig stage I acute HIV infection in whom treatment was initiated immediately after diagnosis to advance research in this high-risk group. METHODS: 945 women aged 18-23 years in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, who were HIV uninfected and sexually active consented to HIV-1 RNA testing twice a week and biological sampling and risk assessment every 3 months during participation in a 48-96 week life-skills and job-readiness programme...
September 29, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974648/prevalence-of-asthma-like-symptoms-with-ageing
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Debbie Jarvis, Roger Newson, Christer Janson, Angelo Corsico, Joachim Heinrich, Josep M Anto, Michael J Abramson, Anne-Marie Kirsten, Jan Paul Zock, Roberto Bono, Pascal Demoly, Bénédicte Leynaert, Chantal Raherison, Isabelle Pin, Thorarinn Gislason, Rain Jogi, Vivi Schlunssen, Cecilie Svanes, John Watkins, Joost Weyler, Antonio Pereira-Vega, Isabel Urrutia, Jose A Gullón, Bertil Forsberg, Nicole Probst-Hensch, H Marike Boezen, Jesús Martinez-Moratalla Rovira, Simone Accordini, Roberto de Marco, Peter Burney
BACKGROUND: Change in the prevalence of asthma-like symptoms in populations of ageing adults is likely to be influenced by smoking, asthma treatment and atopy. METHODS: The European Community Respiratory Health Survey collected information on prevalent asthma-like symptoms from representative samples of adults aged 20-44 years (29 centres in 13 European countries and Australia) at baseline and 10 and 20 years later (n=7844). Net changes in symptom prevalence were determined using generalised estimating equations (accounting for non-response through inverse probability weighting), followed by meta-analysis of centre level estimates...
October 3, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969253/patch-test-results-from-an-occupational-and-contact-dermatitis-clinic-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-southern-india-a-retrospective-study
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Kumaravel Sadagopan, Deepa Kalappan, Nirmala Sivaprakasam, Vinoth
INTRODUCTION: Occupational contact dermatitis, accounting for 95% of cases of occupational dermatoses, is the most common occupational skin disease. AIM: To find out the various allergens in different occupational and environmental settings causing contact allergy, from our patients presented with contact dermatitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a retrospective study from the data in hospital outpatient register over one year period, which includes patients with age ranging from 11 years to 73 years...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969136/clinicopathological-study-of-eosinophilic-cholecystitis-five-year-single-institution-experience
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Sabina Khan, Mohammad Jaseem Hassan, Zeeba Shamim Jairajpuri, Sujata Jetley, Musharraf Husain
INTRODUCTION: Gallbladder diseases are very common in Northern India, most common of which is Chronic Cholecystitis. Rarely, histopathological diagnosis of Eosinophilic Cholecystitis (EC) is given when transmural cellular infiltrate consists of more than 90% eosinophils. AIM: To determine the prevalence and clinicopathological profile of eosinophilic cholecystitis at a tertiary care hospital of New Delhi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective clinicopathological study done on twenty two cases of eosinophilic cholecystitis over a period of five years from January 2011- December 2015...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968008/-profile-of-gastrointestinal-diseases-in-a-pediatric-gastroenterology-center-in-colombia-15-years-of-follow-up
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Wilson Daza, Silvana Dadan, Michelle Higuera
INTRODUCTION: The profile of gastrointestinal diseases is constantly changing globally and locally affecting suspected diagnosis and medical methods. OBJECTIVE: To establish the main diagnoses in a gastroenterology, hepatology, and pediatric nutrition unit in Bogota between 2009 and 2013, and to compare with findings from the same unit during the two prior five-year periods (1997 to 2006). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective descriptive study...
September 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966902/mental-health-in-allergic-rhinitis-depression-and-suicidal-behavior
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Ameya U Amritwar, Christopher A Lowry, Lisa A Brenner, Andrew J Hoisington, Robert Hamilton, John W Stiller, Teodor T Postolache
A high proportion of suicides visit their medical provider in the month prior to death, but depression, suicidal thoughts, and substance use are seldom addressed. For the clinicians routinely treating a substantial patient population with allergic diseases, there are additional concerns, as allergy has been linked with both depression and suicidal behavior. While psychotropic medications may affect diagnosis of allergies, medications used to treat allergies impact mood and behavior. Thus, we present an overview of the overlap of allergic rhinitis with depression and suicidal behavior in adults, based on clinical and epidemiological data, and our research and clinical experience...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959378/debates-in-allergy-medicine-molecular-allergy-diagnosis-with-isac-will-replace-screenings-by-skin-prick-test-in-the-future
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E Jensen-Jarolim, A N Jensen, G W Canonica
In today's clinical practice patients' skin is used as screening organ for diagnosing type 1 allergy. According to European guidelines skin prick testing with a panel of 18 allergen extracts is recommended, in the US between 10 to 50 allergens are used. The specificity and sensitivity of skin testing is individually highly variable depending on age, body mass, and skin barrier status. In atopic inflammation skin testing gives more false positive results. Smaller skin area and strain limits prick testing in small children...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958678/oseltamivir-amantadine-and-ribavirin-combination-antiviral-therapy-versus-oseltamivir-monotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-influenza-a-multicentre-double-blind-randomised-phase-2-trial
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John H Beigel, Yajing Bao, Joy Beeler, Weerawat Manosuthi, Alex Slandzicki, Sadia M Dar, John Panuto, Richard L Beasley, Santiago Perez-Patrigeon, Gompol Suwanpimolkul, Marcelo H Losso, Natalie McClure, Dawn R Bozzolo, Christopher Myers, H Preston Holley, Justin Hoopes, H Clifford Lane, Michael D Hughes, Richard T Davey
BACKGROUND: Influenza continues to have a substantial socioeconomic and health impact despite a long established vaccination programme and approved antivirals. Preclinical data suggest that combining antivirals might be more effective than administering oseltamivir alone in the treatment of influenza. METHODS: We did a randomised, double-blind, multicentre phase 2 trial of a combination of oseltamivir, amantadine, and ribavirin versus oseltamivir monotherapy with matching placebo for the treatment of influenza in 50 sites, consisting of academic medical centre clinics, emergency rooms, and private physician offices in the USA, Thailand, Mexico, Argentina, and Australia...
September 22, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950425/pulmonary-presentation-of-kawasaki-disease-a-diagnostic-challenge
#16
Surjit Singh, Aman Gupta, Ankur Kumar Jindal, Anju Gupta, Deepti Suri, Amit Rawat, Pankaj C Vaidya, Meenu Singh
OBJECTIVES: Kawasaki disease (KD) is a multisystemic vasculitis with predominant mucocutaneous manifestations. Pulmonary involvement in KD is distinctly uncommon and is not commonly recognized. We describe our experience of managing children with KD wherein the initial presentation was predominantly pulmonary. METHODS: Six hundred and two children have been diagnosed with KD during the period January 1993 to May 2017 in the Allergy Immunology Unit, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh...
September 26, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947037/physicians-preference-for-controller-medication-in-mild-persistent-asthma
#17
Arzu Bakirtas, Ali Kutlu, Ayse Baccioglu, Ferda Oner Erkekol, Sevim Bavbek, Omer Kalayci
BACKGROUND: Although the asthma guidelines recommend inhaled corticosteroids(ICS) or leukotriene receptor antagonists-(LTRAs) for the treatment of mild persistent asthma, factors governing the physicians' preference are unknown. We aimed to investigate the preference of physicians for the controller medication and the factors governing their choice. METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire composed of 16 questions that aimed to determine the preference of the physicians for the first choice controller medication in mild persistent asthma and physician and patient related factors that may be associated with this selection was e-mailed to the members of the Turkish National Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and distributed to participants in the 21st congress...
October 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943987/hospital-discharge-what-are-the-problems-information-needs-and-objectives-of-community-pharmacists-a-mixed-method-approach
#18
Lea D Brühwiler, Kurt E Hersberger, Monika Lutters
BACKGROUND: After hospital discharge, community pharmacists are often the first health care professionals the discharged patient encounters. They reconcile and dispense prescribed medicines and provide pharmaceutical care. Compared to the roles of general practitioners, the pharmacists' needs to perform these tasks are not well known. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to a) Identify community pharmacists' current problems and roles at hospital discharge, b) Assess their information needs, specifically the availability and usefulness of information, and c) Gain insight into pharmacists' objectives and ideas for discharge optimisation...
July 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943447/anti-allergic-effects-of-the-ethanol-extract-of-syzygium-formosum-wall-masam-leaves-and-its-immunoregulatory-mechanisms
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Thi Minh Nguyet Nguyen, Maria Lomunova, Thi Phuong Duyen Vu, Ba Vinh Le, Young Ho Kim, Jong Seong Kang, Inkyu Hwang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: As documented in a Vietnamese traditional medical encyclopedia, Syzygium formosum (Wall.) Masam leaves have been routinely used among indigenous Vietnamese people for treatment of various allergy-like symptoms including dermatitis and rhinitis. AIM OF THE STUDY: Anti-allergic activity of S. formosum leaves was examined with a mouse model of chicken ovalbumin (cOVA)-induced food allergy, and mechanisms underlying the anti-allergic effect were explored...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937540/herpes-simplex-virus-esophagitis-in-immunocompetent-children-a-harbinger-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#20
Julia Fritz, Diana Lerner, Mariko Suchi
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a common cause of infectious esophagitis. The aim of this retrospective study is to identify comorbid and predisposing conditions and sequelae of HSV esophagitis in immunocompetent children. We reviewed sixteen cases of HSV esophagitis diagnosed from January, 1982 to March, 2016. Five patients were immunosuppressed, 11 were immunocompetent and included in the study. Three (27%) had no other significant medical history. Five patients (45%) had repeat biopsies following their HSV infection which showed eosinophilic infiltrate consistent with current diagnostic criteria of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), one of whom had known EoE...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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