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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449551/a-survey-of-korean-physicians-prescription-patterns-for-allergic-rhinitis
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Min Young Seo, Dong-Kyu Kim, Hye Mi Jee, Young Min Ahn, Yong Min Kim, Sang Duk Hong
Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the prescription patterns according to characteristics of physicians using a survey distributed amongst physicians in Korea. Methods: We surveyed the prescription patterns for allergic rhinitis (AR) of the members of the Korean Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology (KAAACI) and the Korean Association of Otorhinolaryngologists (KAO). Questionnaire contained 4 categories with 28 queries. 448 physicians including 98 internal medicine (IM), 113 pediatrics (PED), and 237 otorhinolaryngology (ENT) were responded...
April 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429373/dietary-shifts-have-consequences-for-the-repertoire-of-allergens-produced-by-the-european-house-dust-mite
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J C Vidal-Quist, F Ortego, S Rombauts, P Castañera, P Hernández-Crespo
Products manufactured from mass-cultured house dust mites, currently commercialized for the diagnosis and immunotherapy of allergy, are heterogeneous in terms of allergen composition and thus present concerns to regulatory authorities. The most abundant species, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Trouessart) (Astigmata: Pyroglyphidae), produces 19 allergenic proteins. Many of these are putatively involved in mite digestive physiology and metabolism. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of mite-rearing media on allergen production...
April 21, 2017: Medical and Veterinary Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429307/emerging-approaches-to-food-desensitization-in-children
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REVIEW
Ahmad Hamad, Wesley A Burks
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to highlight the recent advances in food desensitization in children with food allergy. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent advancements in epicutaneous, sublingual, and oral immunotherapy for food allergy in the future may offer children with food allergy and their families a viable option to reduce risk or severity of anaphylaxis with phase III trials ongoing for two of these treatment modalities. Food allergy prevalence in children is estimated to be up to 8%...
May 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424541/physician-s-recommendation-and-explanation-is-important-in-the-initiation-and-maintenance-of-allergen-immunotherapy
#4
Young-Hee Nam, Soo-Keol Lee
BACKGROUND: Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is currently the only immune-modifying treatment for allergic disease. The clinical efficacy of AIT for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma is well documented. However, many factors including inconvenience, cost, side effects, and adherence influence the initiation and persistence of AIT, and patients lack knowledge and have misconceptions about the treatment. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the knowledge, attitude, and satisfaction of patients who received AIT...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423454/uk-neqas-survey-of-allergen-component-testing-across-the-united-kingdom-and-other-european-countries
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R Saleem, C Keymer, D Patel, W Egner, A W Rowbottom
The clinical utility of molecular diagnostic approaches in allergy investigation is being recognized increasingly to play a significant role in the management of allergic patients. Determining the sensitization pattern, which is best achieved through the use of component resolved diagnostics (CRD), allows effective risk stratification, appropriate treatment and patient selection for immunotherapy. In order to assess the diagnostic service provisions for in-vitro allergy testing across Europe, a survey was carried out via the total immunoglobulin (Ig)E and specific IgE external quality assurance schemes run by UK National External Quality Assessment Service (NEQAS) Immunology, Immunochemistry and Allergy...
April 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421631/subclinical-lower-airways-correlates-of-chronic-allergic-and-non-allergic-rhinitis
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Ricardo J Saranz, Alejandro Lozano, Natalia A Lozano, Marina F Ponzio, Álvaro A Cruz
The upper and lower airways behave as a physiological and pathophysiological unit. Subclinical lower airways abnormalities have been described in patients with rhinitis without asthma. These are expressed as bronchial hyperreactivity, abnormalities in lung function and bronchial inflammation, likely as a result of the same phenomenon with systemic inflammatory impact that reaches both the nose and the lungs, which for unknown reasons does not always have a full clinical expression. Patients with rhinitis are at increased risk of developing asthma; therefore most authors suggest a careful clinical evaluation and monitoring of these patients, especially if symptoms related to inflammation in the lower airways are observed...
April 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421513/primary-prevention-of-food-allergy
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REVIEW
Matthew J Greenhawt, David M Fleischer
Food allergy is estimated to affect approximately 8% of children in the USA. This is a disease without any known treatment or cure and, for some, a disease that can be quite severe, even life-threatening. While recent advances in potential treatment have made remarkable strides, with two food-targeted immunotherapy products now in phase III trials, perhaps the biggest gains in the field have come in the advent of potential preventative strategies to avoid the development of food allergy in high-risk individuals...
April 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421512/new-insights-into-cockroach-allergens
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REVIEW
Anna Pomés, Geoffrey A Mueller, Thomas A Randall, Martin D Chapman, L Karla Arruda
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review addresses the most recent developments on cockroach allergen research in relation to allergic diseases, especially asthma. RECENT FINDINGS: The number of allergens relevant to cockroach allergy has recently expanded considerably up to 12 groups. New X-ray crystal structures of allergens from groups 1, 2, and 5 revealed interesting features with implications for allergen standardization, sensitization, diagnosis, and therapy. Cockroach allergy is strongly associated with asthma particularly among children and young adults living in inner-city environments, posing challenges for disease control...
April 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417624/cow-s-milk-desensitization-in-anaphylactic-patients-a-new-personalized-dose-method
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Delara Babaie, Mohammad Nabavi, Saba Arshi, Mehrnaz Mesdaghi, Zahra Chavoshzadeh, Mohammad Hasan Bemanian, Mitra Tafakori, Mehrdad Amirmoini, Hosein Esmailzadeh, Rasoul Molatefi, Mahsa Rekabi, Nadieh Akbarpour, Farimah Masoumi, Morteza Fallahpour
Cow's milk allergy (CMA) is the most frequent food allergy in children and oral immunotherapy (OIT) is a promising approach for treatment of patients. The most challenging cases are anaphylactic with coexisting asthma and proposing safe protocols is crucial especially in high risk groups. Considering that CMA varies among patients, an individualized OIT protocol would be beneficial to achieve a safer and more efficient method of desensitization. 18 children more than 3 years of age with IgE-mediated CMA were enrolled...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413977/new-suggestions-in-sublingual-immunotherapy-for-house-dust-mite-related-allergic-diseases
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Matteo Ferrando, Diego Bagnasco, Giovanni Passa-Lacqua, Francesca Puggioni, Gilda Varricchi, Giorgio Walter Canonica
BACKGROUND: The indications for Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) in patients suffering from House Dust Mite (HDM)-related allergic diseases are presently based on incomplete data. This is essentially based on the fact that HDM allergy is difficult to evaluate in clinical trials, due to the largely variable allergen exposure and symptoms, and to the long periods of observation needed to assess the effects. In addition, at variance with pollen allergy, in HDM allergy asthma is more prevalent...
April 17, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413769/update-on-biomarkers-to-monitor-clinical-efficacy-response-during-and-post-treatment-in-allergen-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Lubna Kouser, Jasper Kappen, Ross P Walton, Mohamed H Shamji
Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is an immune modulating treatment for allergic diseases. Although highly effective, some patients do not respond to the treatment. To date there are no surrogate biomarkers that are predictive of the clinical response to AIT. More and more is known about the underlying immunological mechanism involved in AIT. Through modulation of both innate and adaptive immune responses, involving reduced ILC2 and enhanced Treg and Breg induction and functionality, along with induction of IgG4 antibody production which have the capacity to inhibit both allergen-induced basophil responsiveness and CD23-mediated IgE-facilitated allergen presentation, the result is an immune skewing towards a more balanced Type I response...
2017: Current Treatment Options in Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410874/predictivity-of-clinical-efficacy-of-sublingual-immunotherapy-slit-based-on-sensitisation-pattern-to-molecular-allergens-in-children-with-allergic-rhinoconjunctivitis
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A di Coste, F Occasi, G De Castro, A M Zicari, R Galandrini, A Giuffrida, L Indinnimeo, M Duse
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic and therapeutic approach to grass pollen allergy is now possible by detecting specific IgE (sIgE) to its allergenic components. AIM: To evaluate the correlation between the sensitisation to different molecular Phleum pratense (Phl p) allergens and clinical efficacy of SLIT. METHODS: The pilot study included 36 patients affected by allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, all treated with SLIT actively. We performed serum analysis of sIgE to Phl p 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11 and 12...
April 11, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401436/cypress-pollinosis-from-tree-to-clinic
#13
REVIEW
Denis Charpin, Christian Pichot, Jordina Belmonte, Jean-Pierre Sutra, Jarmila Zidkova, Pascal Chanez, Youcef Shahali, Hélène Sénéchal, Pascal Poncet
Cypress (Cupressus sp.pl) is a genus within the Cupressaceae family. This family covers all of the Earth's continents except for Antarctica, and it includes about 160 species. The most important taxa for allergic diseases belong to five different genera: Cupressus, Hesperocyparis, Juniperus, Cryptomeria, and Chamaecyparis. Cupressaceae species share a common pollen type that can even include the genus Taxus (Taxaceae) when this plant is also present. As Juniperus oxycedrus pollinates in October, Cupressus sempervirens in January and February, Hesperocyparis arizonica (prev...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397833/safety-and-efficacy-of-short-term-oral-immunotherapy-with-cry-j-1-galactomannan-conjugate-for-japanese-cedar-pollinosis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Daisuke Murakami, Motohiro Sawatsubashi, Hirofumi Omori, Akira Saito, Akio Kato, Shizuo Komune, Takashi Nakagawa
Current allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) for pollinosis requires long-term treatment with potentially severe side effects. Therefore, development of an AIT that is safe and more convenient with a shorter regimen is needed. This prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial randomized 55 participants with Japanese cedar pollinosis (JCP) to active or placebo groups to test the safety and efficacy of short-term oral immunotherapy (OIT) with Cry j 1-galactomannan conjugate for JCP. Mean symptom-medication score as the primary outcome in the active group improved 27...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393056/report-of-common-aeroallergens-among-allergic-patients-in-northeastern-iran
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Yaghoub Mahboubi Oskouei, Reza Farid Hosseini, Hamid Ahanchian, Lida Jarahi, Nazila Ariaee, Farahzad Jabbari Azad
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of atopic diseases has increased in recent decades dramatically. The most common aeroallergens in Northeastern Iran have not been fully defined. Determining the most common aeroallergens in allergic patients based on the skin prick test (SPT) was aimed in this investigation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 1,006 allergic patients (aged 1-86 years) from October 2010 to February 2014 referred to the Allergy clinics of Mashhad University of Medical Science...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392751/effects-of-specific-allergen-immunotherapy-on-biological-markers-and-clinical-parameters-in-asthmatic-children-a-controlled-real-life-study
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I Djuric-Filipovic, Marco Caminati, D Filipovic, C Salvottini, Z Zivkovic
BACKGROUND: Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is the only treatment able to change the natural course of allergic diseases. We aimed at investigating the clinical efficacy of SLITOR (Serbian registered vaccine for sublingual allergen specific immunotherapy). METHODS: 7-18 years old children with allergic asthma and rhinitis were enrolled and addressed to the active (AIT plus pharmacological treatment) or control (standard pharmacological treatment only) group...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390581/fungal-raw-materials-used-to-produce-allergen-extracts
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Robert E Esch, Rosa Codina
OBJECTIVE: To review the topic of fungal raw materials used for the production of allergen extracts and the associated challenges and highlight candidate areas for development before standardized fungal allergen extracts can be commercially produced. DATA SOURCES: A PubMed search was performed using focused keywords and combined with a review of regulatory documents and industry guidelines. Several books on mycology also were consulted. STUDY SELECTIONS: The information obtained through the literature, books, and industry was scrutinized and combined with personal experience and expertise to write this article...
April 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389302/allergen-specific-immunotherapy-for-respiratory-allergy-in-children-unmet-needs-and-future-goals
#18
Pasquale Comberiati, Gian Luigi Marseglia, Salvatore Barberi, Giovanni Passalacqua, Diego G Peroni
Allergen-specific immunotherapy for the treatment of respiratory allergy is currently supported, at least for selected products, by evidence of efficacy and effectiveness in the pediatric age. However, unmet needs remain in terms of administration regimens, duration of treatment, biomarkers, and preventive effects. These knowledge gaps need to be urgently addressed to provide pediatricians and pediatric allergists with more definite recommendations for the use of this treatment in children. This article critically appraises the most relevant debated issues on allergen-specific immunotherapy in children, focusing on allergen standardization procedures, heterogeneity of clinical studies, and regulatory and pharmacoeconomic aspects...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381320/allergen-specific-immunoglobulin-e-and-allergic-rhinitis-severity
#19
Angelo G Corsico, Mara De Amici, Vanessa Ronzoni, Vania Giunta, Maria Chiara Mennitti, Arianna Viscardi, Gian Luigi Marseglia, Giorgio Ciprandi
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a common disorder. The diagnosis is based on the concordance between allergy sensitization and history. Serum allergen specific immunoglobulin E (sIgE) assessment allows characterization of the relevant sensitizing allergens. Presently, Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) classification subdivides AR based on symptoms severity and duration. However, the relationship between sIgE levels and symptom severity is still a matter of debate...
March 1, 2017: Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380494/accelerated-up-dosing-of-subcutaneous-immunotherapy-with-a-registered-allergoid-birch-pollen-preparation
#20
Krzysztof Buczyłko, Jan F van der Werf, Diderik Boot, Ronald van Ree
BACKGROUND: Early pollen flight and new allergens prolonging the pollen season means that the time for up-dosing of allergen-specific subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) outside the pollen season becomes shorter. Hence, for patients who wish or need to be up-dosed faster, an accelerated induction regimen would provide a useful treatment option. METHODS: An accelerated up-dosing regimen (0.1-0.3-0.5 mL at weekly intervals) was compared to conventional up-dosing (0...
April 6, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
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