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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737480/healthcare-costs-for-allergic-rhinitis-patients-on-allergy-immunotherapy-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Felicia Allen-Ramey, Jianbin Mao, Cori Blauer-Peterson, Marvin Rock, Robert Nathan, Rachel Halpern
OBJECTIVE: Subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) for allergic rhinitis (AR) has been shown to control symptoms for up to several years following treatment discontinuation, but the effect of SCIT on healthcare costs for commercially insured patients is unknown. The objective of this study was to compare healthcare costs and resource utilization for patients with AR who received SCIT compared with those who discontinued SCIT shortly after initiation. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study evaluated medical and pharmacy claims from the Optum Research Database from January 2009 through February 2014 for adults and pediatric patients with >7 (continuers) vs ≤7 (discontinuers) injection visits for SCIT within 60 days of initiation...
July 24, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736431/combined-blockade-of-t-cell-immunoglobulin-and-mucin-domain-3-and-carcinoembryonic-antigen-related-cell-adhesion-molecule-1-results-in-durable-therapeutic-efficacy-in-mice-with-intracranial-gliomas
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Jinhu Li, Xiaodong Liu, Yijun Duan, Yueting Liu, Hongqin Wang, Shizhong Lian, Guotao Zhuang, Yimin Fan
BACKGROUND Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) evades immune surveillance by inducing immunosuppression via receptor-ligand interactions between immune checkpoint molecules. T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain 3 (Tim-3) is a key checkpoint receptor responsible for exhaustion and dysfunction of T cells and plays a critical role in immunosuppression. Carcinoembryonic antigen-related cell adhesion molecule 1 (CEACAM1) has been recently identified as a heterophilic ligand for Tim-3. MATERIAL AND METHODS We established an intracranial GBM model using C57BL/6 mice and GL261 cells, and treated the mice with single or combined monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against Tim-3/CEACAM1...
July 24, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727997/therapeutic-intranasal-instillation-of-allergen-loaded-microbubbles-suppresses-experimental-allergic-asthma-in-mice
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Blaise Corthésy, Gilles Bioley
Despite proven efficiency, subcutaneous immunotherapy for aeroallergens is impaired by the duration of the protocol, the repeated injections and potential side-effects associated with the doses of allergen administered. Intranasal delivery of immunotherapeutic agents may overcome several of these drawbacks, provided that an efficient allergen delivery vehicle can be identified. This study evaluates whether intranasally delivered gas-filled microbubble (MB)-associated ovalbumin (OVA), used as a model allergen, can serve as a therapeutic treatment in a mouse model of established allergic asthma...
July 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718981/health-economic-analysis-of-allergen-immunotherapy-ait-for-the-management-of-allergic-rhinitis-asthma-food-allergy-and-venom-allergy-a-systematic-overview
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Miqdad Asaria, Sangeeta Dhami, Ronald van Ree, Roy Gerth van Wijk, Antonella Muraro, Graham Roberts, Aziz Sheikh
BACKGROUND: The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) is developing guidelines for allergen immunotherapy (AIT) for the management of allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, IgE-mediated food allergy and venom allergy. To inform the development of clinical recommendations, we undertook systematic reviews to critically assess evidence on the effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of AIT for these conditions. This paper focusses on synthesizing data and gaps in the evidence on the cost-effectiveness of AIT for these conditions...
July 18, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712033/oncolytic-immunotherapy-unlocking-the-potential-of-viruses-to-help-target-cancer
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REVIEW
Omid Hamid, Brianna Hoffner, Eduard Gasal, Jenny Hong, Richard D Carvajal
Oncolytic immunotherapy is a research area of cancer immunotherapy investigating the use of modified viruses to target cancer cells. A variety of different viral backbones (e.g., adenovirus, reovirus) with a diverse range of genetic modifications are currently being investigated for the treatment of a variety of cancers. The oncolytic virus that has advanced the furthest in clinical development is talimogene laherparepvec, a recombinant HSV-1 virus expressing granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF)...
July 15, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705615/transcutaneous-immunotherapy-of-pollinosis-using-solid-in-oil-nanodispersions-loaded-with-t-cell-epitope-peptides
#6
Qingliang Kong, Momoko Kitaoka, Rie Wakabayashi, Noriho Kamiya, Masahiro Goto
Pollinosis, a typical seasonal allergy, is a serious public health problem. Limited numbers of patients receive curative immunotherapy instead of symptomatic therapy; however, there are still some concerns about the inconvenience and side effects of subcutaneous injections and sublingual administration caused by immunotherapy. Here, we propose a simple and safe transcutaneous immunotherapy using solid-in-oil (S/O) nanodispersions loaded with vaccine T cell epitope peptides derived from pollen allergen. S/O nanodispersions are oil-based dispersions of antigens coated with hydrophobic surfactants...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697661/safety-of-a-proteoliposome-from-neisseria-meningitides-as-adjuvant-for-a-house-dust-mite-allergy-vaccine
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Wendy Ramírez, Virgilio Bourg, Damaris Torralba, Elisa Facenda, Beatriz Tamargo, Bárbara O González, Gustavo Sierra, Oliver Pérez, Yordanis Perez-Llano, Alexis Labrada
The proteoliposome (PL) of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B has been reported as a safe and potent vaccine adjuvant, inducing a TH1-skewed response. The present study describes a pre-clinical safety evaluation of an allergy therapeutic vaccine candidate based on purified allergens from Dermatophagoides siboney house dust mite and PL as adjuvant, both components adsorbed onto aluminum hydroxide gel. Two separate studies of acute toxicity evaluation were performed in mice and rabbits, and two repeat-dose studies were conducted in non-sensitized and allergen-sensitized Balb/c mice, respectively...
December 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696503/dose-response-relationship-of-a-new-timothy-grass-pollen-allergoid-in-comparison-to-a-6-grass-pollen-allergoid
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O Pfaar, J M Hohlfeld, B Al-Kadah, B Hauswald, B Homey, N Hunzelmann, S Schliemann, P Velling, M Worm, L Klimek
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy with grass pollen allergoids has been proven to be effective and safe in the treatment of patients with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis. Based on the extensive cross-reactivity among Pooideae species, it has been suggested that grass pollen extracts could be prepared from a single species, rather than from a multiple species mixture. OBJECTIVE: To find the optimal dose of a Phleum pratense allergoid preparation and compare its efficacy and safety to a 6-grass pollen allergoid preparation...
July 11, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693071/-effect-of-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-combined-with-thymosin-alpha-1-on-the-autophagy-of-immune-cells-from-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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S J Fang, L Y Zheng, Z W Zhao, X X Fan, M Xu, J S Ji
Objective: To investigate the effect of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization(TACE)combined with thymosin alpha1(Tα1)on the autophagy of immune cells from advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Methods: A total of 30 patients with advanced liver cancer enrolled in Lishui Central Hospital from September 2015 to June 2016 were collected in this study. The average age of patients was 16-75(56±12) years. All patients were treated with TACE after enrolled in hospital in a week. Patients were divided into TACE group and TACE+ Tα1 treatment group(15 cases in each group)...
July 4, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684084/specific-immunotherapy-in-allergic-rhinitis
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G Mortuaire, J Michel, J F Papon, O Malard, D Ebbo, L Crampette, R Jankowski, A Coste, E Serrano
Allergic rhinitis is a common condition, with significant impact on quality of life depending on severity and quality of control. Allergen-specific immunotherapy (allergen-SIT) is the only known treatment able to alter the natural course of allergic rhinitis. Although well known to allergologists, it has yet to be fully adopted by the ENT community. This review, based on the most recent meta-analyses and clinical studies, shows that SIT significantly reduces symptoms and medication requirements (nasal corticosteroids, H1-antihistamines) in allergic rhinitis...
July 3, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680755/bispecific-antibody-does-not-induce-t-cell-death-mediated-by-chimeric-antigen-receptor-against-disialoganglioside-gd2
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Sayed Shahabuddin Hoseini, Konstantin Dobrenkov, Dmitry Pankov, Xiaoliang L Xu, Nai-Kong V Cheung
Chimeric antigen receptors (CAR) and bispecific antibodies (BsAb) are two powerful immunotherapy approaches for retargeting lymphocytes toward cancer cells. Despite their success in lymphoblastic leukemia, solid tumors have been more recalcitrant. Identifying therapeutic barriers facing CAR-modified (CART) or BsAb-redirected T (BsAb-T) cells should facilitate their clinical translation to solid tumors. Novel lentiviral vectors containing low-affinity or high-affinity 4-1BB second-generation anti-GD2 (disialoganglioside) CARs were built to achieve efficient T cell transduction...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680753/efficacy-of-vaccination-with-tumor-exosome-loaded-dendritic-cells-combined-with-cytotoxic-drug-treatment-in-pancreatic-cancer
#12
Li Xiao, Ulrike Erb, Kun Zhao, Thilo Hackert, Margot Zöller
Pancreatic cancer (PaCa) has a dismal prognosis and adjuvant immunotherapy frequently is of low efficacy due to immunosuppressive features of PaCa and PaCa-stroma. We here explored, whether the efficacy of vaccination with tumor-exosome (TEX)-loaded dendritic cells (DC) can be improved by combining with drugs affecting myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC). Experiments were performed with the UNKC6141 PaCa line. UNKC6141 TEX-loaded DC were weekly intravenously injected, mice additionally receiving Gemcitabine (GEM) and/or ATRA and/or Sunitinib (Sun)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680750/il-33-restricts-tumor-growth-and-inhibits-pulmonary-metastasis-in-melanoma-bearing-mice-through-eosinophils
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Valeria Lucarini, Giovanna Ziccheddu, Iole Macchia, Valentina La Sorsa, Francesca Peschiaroli, Carla Buccione, Antonella Sistigu, Massimo Sanchez, Sara Andreone, Maria Teresa D'Urso, Massimo Spada, Daniele Macchia, Claudia Afferni, Fabrizio Mattei, Giovanna Schiavoni
The alarmin IL-33 is an IL-1 family member that stimulates pleiotropic immune reactions depending on the target tissue and microenvironmental factors. In this study, we have investigated the role of IL-33/ST2 axis in antitumor response to melanoma. Injection of IL-33 in mice-bearing subcutaneous B16.F10 melanoma resulted in significant tumor growth delay. This effect was associated with intratumoral accumulation of CD8(+) T cells and eosinophils, decrease of immunosuppressive myeloid cells, and a mixed Th1/Th2 cytokine expression pattern with local and systemic activation of CD8(+) T and NK cells...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643325/surface-expression-of-anti-cd3scfv-stimulates-locoregional-immunotherapy-against-hepatocellular-carcinoma-depending-on-the-e1a-engineered-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Qing Zhang, Xiang-Fei Yuan, Yang Lu, Zhen-Zhen Li, Shi-Qi Bao, Xiao-Long Zhang, Yuan-Yuan Yang, Dong-Mei Fan, Yi-Zhi Zhang, Chen-Xuan Wu, Hong-Xing Guo, Yan-Jun Zhang, Ye Zhou, Dong-Sheng Xiong
Tumor antigens is at the core of cancer immunotherapy, however, the ideal antigen selection is difficult especially in poorly immunogenic tumors. In this study, we designed a strategy to modify hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells by surface expressing anti-CD3scfv within the tumor site strictly, which depended on the E1A-engineered human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (HUMSC.E1A) delivery system. Subsequently, membrane-bound anti-CD3scfv actived the lymphocytes which lysed HCC cells bypassing the expression of antigens or MHC restriction...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638279/preventive-actions-of-allergen-immunotherapy-the-facts-and-the-effects-in-search-of-evidence
#15
REVIEW
Irene Martignago, Cristoforo Incorvaia, Erminia Ridolo
Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is the only treatment that works on the causes of allergy. Available AIT nowadays are subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for allergic rhinitis and asthma, while for allergy to Hymenoptera venom only subcutaneous route is recommended. A bulk of trials and meta-analyses demonstrated that efficacy and safety of AIT in decreasing allergic clinical symptoms and use of rescue medications, while its preventive capacity is yet under investigation. The most important of these effects is the prevention of potentially fatal anaphylactic reactions to Hymenoptera stings by venom immunotherapy (VIT)...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637024/tumor-location-impacts-immune-response-in-mouse-models-of-colon-cancer
#16
Xianda Zhao, Lihua Li, Timothy K Starr, Subbaya Subramanian
Existing preclinical models of human colorectal cancer (CRC) that rely on syngeneic subcutaneous grafts are problematic, because of increasing evidence that the immune microenvironment in subcutaneous tissue is significantly different from the gastrointestinal tract. Similarly, existing orthotopic models that use a laparotomy for establishing grafts are also problematic, because the surgical procedure results in extensive inflammation, thereby creating a nonphysiologic tumor microenvironment. To facilitate the bench-to-bedside translation of CRC immunotherapy strategies, we developed a novel orthotopic model in mice that uses endoscopy-guided microinjection of syngeneic cancer cells...
June 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629672/the-safety-profile-of-subcutaneous-allergen-immunotherapy-in-children-with-asthma-in-hangzhou-east-china
#17
J-L Liu, W-X Ning, S-X Li, Y-C Xu, L Wu, Y-S Wang, X-F Xu, Y Jiang, Y-J Sheng, Y-L Zhou, J-H Wang, L-F Tang, Z-M Chen
BACKGROUND: The aim of the current study is to evaluate the prevalence, severity and possible risk factors of systemic reactions (SRs) to subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy (SCIT) in children and adolescents with asthma in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province. METHODS: From January 2011 to December 2016, this survey analysed the SCIT-related SRs involving 429 patients (265 children and 134 adolescents) affected by allergic asthma. Recorded data included demographics, diagnosis, patient statuses, pulmonary function testing results before and after each injection, allergen dosage, and details of SRs...
June 16, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620492/tinnitus-after-administration-of-sublingual-immunotherapy
#18
Jacob Juel
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Sublingual immunotherapy was first described in 1986. Since then, its use has been increased as an alternative to subcutaneously administered immunotherapy in the treatment of allergic rhinitis. The most common side effects are of oropharyngeal and gastrointestinal in nature, for example, itching, swelling, irritation, ulceration of the oropharynx and nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, and vomiting. More severe side effects are dominated by systemic and respiratory tract manifestations...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603089/specific-allergen-immunotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-allergic-asthma-a-review-of-current-evidence
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J Dominguez-Ortega, J Delgado, C Blanco, L Prieto, E Arroabarren, M Cimarra, A Henriquez-Santana, J Iglesias-Souto, J M Vega-Chicote, A I Tabar
Asthma is frequently associated with atopy, characterized by the production of specific immunoglobulin E in response to environmental allergens. Currently, two types of allergen immunotherapy (AIT) are used in clinical practice: subcutaneous and sublingual immunotherapy, both accepted as key components of the therapeutic repertoire for allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis. However, their role in asthma remains controversial. The present document is aimed at providing the clinicians with a review of the evidence on the use of AIT in asthma, focusing on the most relevant aspects of its mechanism of action, its efficacy, and existing data on safety, tolerability, and cost-effectivity, both in pediatric and adult populations...
June 2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596941/highly-specific-and-effective-targeting-of-egfrviii-positive-tumors-with-tandab-antibodies
#20
Kristina Ellwanger, Uwe Reusch, Ivica Fucek, Stefan Knackmuss, Michael Weichel, Thorsten Gantke, Vera Molkenthin, Eugene A Zhukovsky, Michael Tesar, Martin Treder
To harness the cytotoxic capacity of immune cells for the treatment of solid tumors, we developed tetravalent, bispecific tandem diabody (TandAb) antibodies that recognize EGFRvIII, the deletion variant III of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and CD3 on T-cells, thereby directing immune cells to eliminate EGFRvIII-positive tumor cells. Using phage display, we identified scFv antibodies selectively binding to EGFRvIII. These highly EGFRvIII-specific, fully human scFv were substantially improved by affinity maturation, achieving KDs in the picomolar range, and were used to construct a set of bispecific EGFRvIII-targeting TandAbs with a broad range of binding and cytotoxic properties...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
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