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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811794/comparing-the-effects-of-two-different-contact-lenses-on-corneal-re-epithelialization-after-corneal-collagen-cross-linking
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Yusuf Kocluk, Savas Cetinkaya, Emine Alyamac Sukgen, Murat Günay, Alper Mete
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether keratoconus (KC) patients who applied the corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) and two different contact lens (CL) showed any differences in complaints and findings following the CXL. METHODS: This prospective, comparative, double-blind clinical study involved 60 eyes of 60 patients (38 female and 22 male). At the end of the CXL procedure, CL (Balafilcon A) was inserted in 29 patients (Group-1) while CL with different material content (Hioxifilcon A) designed for therapeutic/bandage purposes were inserted in 31 patients (Group-2)...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810531/mir-146a-overexpression-effectively-improves-experimental-allergic-conjunctivitis-through-regulating-cd4-cd25-t-cells
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Yang Yang, Xiaolong Yin, Jinglin Yi, Xiaowei Peng
OBJECTIVE: To study the mechanism of miR-146a in the regulation of allergic conjunctivitis (AC) through CD4(+)CD25(-)T cells. METHODS: BALB/c mice were sensitized with ragweed pollen (RW) and alum, and then challenged with RW. Eosinophil infiltration was determined using Giemsa assay. ELISA assay was performed to examine the level of antigen-specific IgE in the serum and cytokine levels in splenocytes. The expression of miR-146a was measured by qRT-PCR. Flow cytometric analysis was used to analyze the percentage of CD4(+)CD25(-)T cells and Tregs...
August 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797520/symptoms-of-allergic-rhinitis-in-parakou-benin-prevalence-severity-and-associated-factors
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M-C Flatin, S Ade, S-H-R Hounkpatin, B Ametonou, U-B Vodouhe, W Adjibabi
AIMS: Allergic rhinitis (AR) is an extremely common disease. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and severity of AR symptoms and potential associated factors, in Parakou, a city in Benin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted between April and July 2016, involving inhabitants of the city aged between 6 and 65 years. Cluster sampling was carried out. AR symptoms were defined as the simultaneous presence of rhinorrhea, nasal obstruction and sneezing without evidence of respiratory infection...
August 7, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782296/combining-anti-ige-with-oral-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Chunrong Lin, Ivan T Lee, Vanitha Sampath, Chitra Dinakar, Rosemarie H DeKruyff, Lynda C Schneider, Kari C Nadeau
Food allergy is a significant medical problem that affects up to 8% of children in developed countries. At present, there are no curative therapies available in routine practice and management of food allergy involves strict allergen avoidance, education, and prompt treatment upon accidental exposure. Oral immunotherapy (OIT) is an efficacious experimental approach to food allergy and has been shown to provide a substantial benefit in terms of allergen desensitization. However, OIT is associated with high rates of allergic reactions, and the period of protection offered by OIT appears to be limited and highly variable...
August 7, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765818/characteristics-of-airborne-pollen-in-incheon-and-seoul-2015-2016
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Hye Ju So, Soon Jeong Moon, Seon Yeong Hwang, Jeong Hee Kim, Hae Ji Jang, Jung Heum Jo, Tae Jung Sung, Dae Hyun Lim
BACKGROUND: Pollen allergens are one of the main contributors to the development and/or aggravation of allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, and asthma. OBJECTIVE: An examination of the airborne pollen in residential areas should be conducted to aid the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases. METHODS: Airborne pollen samples were collected from 2 sites in Incheon and 2 in Seoul from 2015 to 2016. RESULTS: The highest monthly concentration of airborne pollen was observed in May and September each year...
July 2017: Asia Pacific Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735503/association-between-allergic-disease-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-childhood-nocturnal-enuresis-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Jeng-Dau Tsai, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Min-Sho Ku, Shan-Ming Chen, Chih-Chuan Hsu, Min-Che Tung, Che-Chen Lin, Hsing-Yi Chang, Ji-Nan Sheu
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the associations between allergic disease, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), and childhood nocturnal enuresis (NE). We examined whether allergic disease and SDB were associated with childhood NE. METHODS: Data were assessed from the 2007-2012 Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. We enrolled 4308 children aged 5-18 years having NE diagnosis and age- and sex-matched 4308 children as the control group. The odds ratios of NE were calculated to determine an association with preexisting allergic disease and SDB...
July 22, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730605/contributions-of-interleukin-33-and-tslp-in-a-papain-soaked-contact-lens-induced-mouse-conjunctival-inflammation-model
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Jobu Sugita, Yosuke Asada, Waka Ishida, Satoshi Iwamoto, Katsuko Sudo, Hajime Suto, Toru Matsunaga, Ken Fukuda, Atsuki Fukushima, Norihiko Yokoi, Tatsukuni Ohno, Miyuki Azuma, Nobuyuki Ebihara, Hirohisa Saito, Masato Kubo, Susumu Nakae, Akira Matsuda
INTRODUCTION: Pathological changes of severe chronic allergic conjunctivitis are driven not only via acquired immunity but also via innate immunity. Type 2 immune response-initiating cytokines may play some roles as innate immunity-dependent components of the ocular surface inflammation. To investigate the involvement of type 2 immune response-initiating cytokines in innate immunity-dependent, papain-induced conjunctival inflammation model using IL-25-, IL-33-, and TSLP receptor (TSLPR)-knockout (KO) mice with reference to basophils and ILC2...
July 20, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728236/-epidemiological-investigation-of-allergic-rhinitis-in-ningxia
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X L Shen, D Zhao, X H Yan, P Yang, N Y Feng, W L Wen, H Y Ha, Z C Yang, L L Di, H Q Guo, H T Liu, R X Ma
Objective: To investigate the epidemiological characteristics of allergic rhinitis (AR) in Ningxia and to analyze its related factors. Methods: From March to September of 2013, a multi-stage and cluster sampling method was used to investigate the diagnosis and treatment of AR in Ningxia Area (3 years and above). Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of allergic rhinitis (2009, Wuyishan) was used as the basis for the diagnosis of adult AR, while Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of pediatric allergic rhinitis (2010, Chongqing) was used as the basis for children...
July 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721213/diagnostic-approaches-and-treatment-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-a-review-article
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REVIEW
Hossein Akhondi
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is a condition that involves eosinophilic influx into the esophageal epithelium. It affects both children and adults; Adults present with dysphagia whereas children with vague abdominal complaints. The clinical symptoms as well as pathologic features of EoE and gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) are similar. Since eosinophilia in the esophagus is a non-specific finding, the clinical presentation in conjunction with endoscopic findings and pathology, is crucial in determining a differential diagnosis...
August 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716168/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-sublingual-immunotherapy-with-house-dust-mite-extract-for-allergic-rhinitis
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Yu Guo, Yanqing Li, Dehui Wang, Quan Liu, Zhuofu Liu, Li Hu
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) with house-dust mite (HDM) extract in Chinese patients with HDM-induced allergic rhinitis (AR). METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial was conducted with the outpatients of the Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Hospital, Fudan University. Forty-eight patients were eligible for randomization to SLIT with a mixture of Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and Dermatophagoides farinae extract or placebo for 1 year...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712175/corneal-complications-and-visual-impairment-in-vernal-keratoconjunctivitis-patients
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Abdus Salam Arif, Bushra Aaqil, Afsheen Siddiqui, Zainab Nazneen, Umer Farooq
BACKGROUND: Vernal kerato-conjunctivitis (VKC) is an infrequent but serious form of allergic conjunctivitis common in warm and humid areas where air is rich in allergens. It affects both eyes asymmetrically. Although VKC is a self-limiting disease but visions affecting corneal complications influence the quality of life in school children. The aim of this study was to list the corneal complications due to this condition and to find out the extent of visual impairment among VKC patients...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711991/one-year-efficacy-of-adjunctive-use-of-ripasudil-a-rho-kinase-inhibitor-in-patients-with-glaucoma-inadequately-controlled-with-maximum-medical-therapy
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Hiroshi Inazaki, Satoshi Kobayashi, Yoko Anzai, Hisayoshi Satoh, Shimpei Sato, Maiko Inoue, Shin Yamane, Kazuaki Kadonosono
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the one-year efficacy, ability to lower intraocular pressure, and tolerability of ripasudil, a rho-kinase inhibitor, in patients with glaucoma inadequately controlled with maximum medical therapy. METHODS: This prospective, non-comparative, interventional case-series study included 39 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma inadequately controlled with maximum medical therapy before treatment with ripasudil. Ripasudil was administered twice per day as adjunctive therapy to ongoing glaucoma treatment...
July 15, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676431/efficacy-of-oral-immunotherapy-with-a-rice-based-edible-vaccine-containing-hypoallergenic-japanese-cedar-pollen-allergens-for-treatment-of-established-allergic-conjunctivitis-in-mice
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Ken Fukuda, Waka Ishida, Yosuke Harada, Yuhya Wakasa, Hidenori Takagi, Fumio Takaiwa, Atsuki Fukushima
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that prophylactic oral administration of transgenic rice seeds expressing hypoallergenic modified antigens suppressed the development of allergic conjunctivitis induced by Japanese cedar pollen. We have now investigated the efficacy of oral immunotherapy with such transgenic rice for established allergic conjunctivitis in mice. METHODS: BALB/c mice were sensitized with two intraperitoneal injections of Japanese cedar pollen in alum, challenged with pollen in eyedrops, and then fed for 16 days with transgenic rice seeds expressing modified Japanese cedar pollen allergens Cry j 1 and Cry j 2 or with nontransgenic rice seeds as a control...
July 1, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673013/coumarins-from-the-roots-of-angelica-dahurica-cause-anti-allergic-inflammation
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Dong Li, Li Wu
Allergic inflammation is induced by allergens and leads to various allergic diseases, including rhinitis, asthma and conjunctivitis. Histamine is important in the pathogenesis of an immunoglobulin E-dependent allergic reaction and results in the secretion of cytokines associated with inflammation. Angelica dahurica (A. dahurica) is a medicinal plant widely used in China for the treatment of symptoms related to allergic inflammation. The present study investigated the chemical constituents from A. dahurica and evaluated their reductive effect on allergic inflammation...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660739/pooled-efficacy-and-safety-data-for-house-dust-mite-sublingual-immunotherapy-tablets-in-adolescents
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Tomokazu Matsuoka, David I Bernstein, Keisuke Masuyama, Hendrik Nolte, Kazuhiro Okamiya, Dorthe Seitzberg, Harold S Nelson
BACKGROUND: House dust mite (HDM) respiratory allergy is a common and burdensome disease in children and adolescents. There are few HDM allergy immunotherapy trials in children with perennial allergic rhinitis. This post hoc analysis used pooled data to evaluate efficacy and safety of the SQ HDM sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) tablet in adolescents (12-17 years). METHODS: In 2 double-blind, placebo-controlled trials conducted in North America and Japan, respectively, subjects aged 12+ years with HDM allergic rhinitis were randomized to up to one year of treatment...
June 29, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658721/-prevalence-of-allergic-diseases-in-children-with-secondary-renal-tubular-acidosis-attending-a-tertiary-care-pediatric-center
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Blanca María Morfín-Maciel, Silvestre García-De la Puente, Aurora Bojórquez-Ochoa, Alfonso Huante-Anaya, Socorro Orozco-Martínez, Samuel Zaltzman-Girshevich, Elizabeth Guzmán-Vázquez
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested a high prevalence of allergic disease in children with RTA. OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of allergic diseases in children with secondary RTA (renal tubular acidosis) in the nephrology department of the National Institute of Pediatrics (NIP), México. METHODS: An observational, prospective, cross-sectional, descriptive study. Children with secondary RTA < 18 years who attended the outpatient nephrology service in the NIP for 24 months, were included...
April 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656804/olopatadine-hydrochloride-ophthalmic-solution-for-the-treatment-of-allergic-conjunctivitis
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Alexei Gonzalez-Estrada, Keerthi Reddy, Ves Dimov, Frank Eidelman
Olopatadine hydrochloride is an antihistamine and mast cell stabilizer available as oral, intranasal and ocular preparations. Most of the practical applications of olopatadine therapy focus on the treatment of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis via intranasal and ocular routes. Areas covered: This article was created from a comprehensive literature search with information taken from meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and clinical trials of children and adults. The articles that have been selected, evaluate the use of intranasal and ocular antihistamines and their role in allergic rhinoconjunctivitis...
August 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655660/novel-oleyl-amine-modified-polymannuronic-acid-micelle-loading-tacrolimus-for-therapy-of-allergic-conjunctivitis
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Mengyi Cong, Zhongyu Wu, Xuelian Xu, Jiaqi Yin, Hongxia Li, Bo Zhuang, Cheng Wang, Xia Zhao
Marine polysaccharide-based nanomaterial attracted considerable attention due to its biocompatibility and biodegradability. Here, a novel polymannuronic acid derivative (PM-C18) was synthesized as nanocarrier modified with hydrophobic oleyl amine. Its structure was confirmed by Fourier-transformed infrared spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance. To investigate its function, we developed tacrolimus (FK506) loaded nanoparticle by self-assembling PM-C18 and studied its drug loading, cytotoxicity and mechanism of in vitro release...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652694/pooled-analysis-of-two-studies-evaluating-efficacy-and-safety-of-olopatadine-hydrochloride-0-77-in-patients-with-allergic-conjunctivitis
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Eugene McLaurin, Mark Bergmann, Abhijit Narvekar, Adeniyi Adewale, Paul Gomes, Gail Torkildsen
PURPOSE: Two individual phase 3 conjunctival allergen challenge (CAC) studies of similar design have assessed the efficacy and safety of olopatadine hydrochloride (HCl) 0.77% for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the integrated efficacy and safety of olopatadine HCl 0.77% from a larger dataset by pooling data from the two individual CAC studies. METHODS: Data were pooled from two phase 3, randomized, multicenter, double-masked, active- and vehicle-controlled CAC studies...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643716/prevalence-of-ocular-morbidity-in-school-going-children-in-west-uttar-pradesh
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Veer Singh, K P S Malik, V K Malik, Kirti Jain
AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aims to evaluate the prevalence and to make a comparison between the ocular morbidity pattern in school going children of urban and rural areas of West Uttar Pradesh. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A school-based cross-sectional study design was adopted to examine children aged 5-15 years in randomly selected urban and rural schools of West Uttar Pradesh from June 2012 to August 2014. An optometrist did the vision and refraction, and a detailed ophthalmic examination was done by an ophthalmologist...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
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