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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387952/work-productivity-in-rhinitis-using-cell-phones-the-mask-pilot-study
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J Bousquet, M Bewick, S Arnavielhe, E Mathieu-Dupas, R Murray, A Bedbrook, D P Caimmi, O VandenPlas, P W Hellings, C Bachert, J M Anto, K C Bergmann, C Bindslev-Jensen, S Bosnic-Anticevitch, J Bouchard, G W Canonica, N H Chavannes, A A Cruz, R Dahl, P Demoly, G De Vries, P Devillier, A Fink-Wagner, W J Fokkens, J Fonseca, N Guldemond, T Haahtela, B Hellqvist-Dahl, J Just, T Keil, L Klimek, M L Kowalski, P Kuna, V Kvedariene, D Laune, D Larenas-Linnemann, J Mullol, A M Pereira, P Carreiro-Martins, E Melén, M Morais-Almeida, L Nogueira-Silva, R E O'Hehir, N G Papadopoulos, G Passalacqua, F Portejoie, D Price, D Ryan, B Samolinski, A Sheikh, F E R Simons, O Spranger, A Todo Bom, P V Tomazic, M Triggiani, A Valero, E Valovirta, A Valiulis, M van Eerd, M Wickman, I Young, T Zuberbier
Allergic rhinitis often impairs social life and performance. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess the impact of uncontrolled rhinitis assessed by visual analogue score VAS on work productivity using cell phone data collection. A mobile phone app Allergy Diary, Android and Apple stores collects daily visual analogue scales VAS data for overall allergic symptoms VAS-global measured, nasal VAS-nasal, ocular VAS-ocular, asthma symptoms VAS-asthma and work VAS-work. A combined nasal-ocular score is calculated...
April 7, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387947/diagnostic-tools-in-ocular-allergy
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Andrea Leonardi, Serge Doan, Jean Luc Fauquert, Banu Bozkurt, Pia Allegri, Farid Marmouz, Carmen Rondon, Monica Jedrzejczak, Peter Hellings, Luis Delgado, Virginia Calder
Ocular allergy (OA) includes a group of common and less frequent hypersensitivity disorders frequently misdiagnosed and not properly managed. The diagnosis of OA is usually based on clinical history and signs and symptoms, with the support of in vivo and in vitro tests when identification of the specific allergen is required. To date, no specific test is available for the diagnosis of the whole spectrum of the different forms of OA. The lack of recommendations on diagnosis of OA is considered a medical need not only for allergists but also for ophthalmologists...
April 7, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372717/ocular-emergencies-red-eye
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REVIEW
Andreina Tarff, Ashley Behrens
"Red eye" is used as a general term to describe irritated or bloodshot eyes. It is a recognizable sign of an acute/chronic, localized/systemic underlying inflammatory condition. Conjunctival injection is most commonly caused by dryness, allergy, visual fatigue, contact lens overwear, and local infections. In some instances, red eye can represent a true ocular emergency that should be treated by an ophthalmologist. A comprehensive assessment of red eye conditions is required to preserve the patients visual function...
May 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336223/paediatric-idiopathic-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency
#4
Stephen J Vincent, Graham A Lee
Acquired limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) describes a condition in which the corneal limbal stem cells are altered or destroyed, typically due to ocular trauma, chronic allergy or inflammation. Idiopathic LSCD is a term used to describe limbal stem cell failure in the absence of any identifiable causative factor. While several cases of adult-onset LSCD have been identified previously, this case report describes a rare presentation of bilateral asymmetric idiopathic paediatric limbal stem cell deficiency in a sixteen-year-old male with an otherwise unremarkable ocular history...
March 20, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265747/the-effect-of-allergic-rhinitis-with-positive-skin-prick-test-on-choroidal-thickness
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Alper Yenigun, Ahmet Elbay, Remzi Dogan, Orhan Ozturan, Mehmet Hakan Ozdemir
Allergic rhinitis is an inflammatory disease that develops through immunoglobulin E in the rhino-ocular mucosa due to allergy. The main symptoms are runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing and itchy nose. This study was designed to investigate the effect of allergic rhinitis on choroidal thickness. This study was planned as a case-control study. This study performed in a tertiary referral center. The study included 61 patients with allergic rhinitis and 35 healthy subjects. Patients in both groups underwent skin prick test...
March 6, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248962/an-engineered-human-conjunctival-like-tissue-to-study-ocular-surface-inflammatory-diseases
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Laura García-Posadas, Laura Soriano-Romaní, Antonio López-García, Yolanda Diebold
The aim of this study was to develop a three-dimensional model of the human conjunctiva that can be used to perform physiology and pathophysiology experiments. Fibrin-based matrices (derived from human plasma or plasma cryoprecipitate) were used as scaffolds, and primary cells were obtained from conjunctival tissue. Conjunctival constructs were analyzed by immunofluorescent staining and scanning electron microscopy and cell proliferation was measured with alamarBlue® assay. After characterizing the constructs, four different experimental conditions were analyzed in cryoprecipitate matrices: controls, air-lifted cultures (to increase cell stratification), partially desiccated cultures (to mimic dry eye disease), and IL-13-treated cultures (to mimic allergy)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239397/allergic-rhinitis-the-eligible-candidate-to-mite-immunotherapy-in-the-real-world
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Giorgio Ciprandi, Valentina Natoli, Paola Puccinelli, Cristoforo Incorvaia
As standard drug treatment of allergic rhinitis (AR) is not completely satisfactory, allergen immunotherapy (AIT) represents the only current treatment with the potential to modify the natural history. House dust mite (HDM) allergy is very common. The aim of the current experience was to describe the clinical profile of HDM-allergic patients with AR who received AIT in a real world model, such as allergy clinics. Globally, 239 patients (126 adults and 113 children; 107 females and 132 males; mean age 21 years, age range 6-56 years) were evaluated...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209324/japanese-guidelines-for-allergic-conjunctival-diseases-2017
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REVIEW
Etsuko Takamura, Eiichi Uchio, Nobuyuki Ebihara, Shigeaki Ohno, Yuichi Ohashi, Shigeki Okamoto, Naoki Kumagai, Yoshiyuki Satake, Jun Shoji, Yayoi Nakagawa, Kenichi Namba, Kazumi Fukagawa, Atsuki Fukushima, Hiroshi Fujishima
The definition, classification, pathogenesis, test methods, clinical findings, criteria for diagnosis, and therapies of allergic conjunctival disease are summarized based on the Guidelines for Clinical Management of Allergic Conjunctival Disease (Second Edition) revised in 2010. Allergic conjunctival disease is defined as "a conjunctival inflammatory disease associated with a Type I allergy accompanied by some subjective or objective symptoms." Allergic conjunctival disease is classified into allergic conjunctivitis, atopic keratoconjunctivitis, vernal keratoconjunctivitis, and giant papillary conjunctivitis...
April 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124649/dry-eye-disease-and-allergic-conditions-a-korean-nationwide-population-based-study
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Minkyeong Kim, Jong-Hyun Oh, Choul Yong Park, Sang Wha Lee
BACKGROUND: Dry eye disease (DED) is a multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface. No epidemiologic reports have yet been published about the relationship between DED and allergic rhinitis or sensitization to allergens. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between DED and allergic conditions in the general adult Korean population. METHODS: This population-based cross-sectional study included 17,542 individuals (ages ≥ 19 years) who participated in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) from 2010 to 2012...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122126/neuroprotection-for-treatment-of-glaucoma-in-adults
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REVIEW
Dayse F Sena, Kristina Lindsley
BACKGROUND: Glaucoma is a heterogeneous group of conditions involving progressive damage to the optic nerve, deterioration of retinal ganglion cells, and ultimately visual field loss. It is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Open angle glaucoma (OAG), the most common form of glaucoma, is a chronic condition that may or may not present with increased intraocular pressure (IOP). Neuroprotection for glaucoma refers to any intervention intended to prevent optic nerve damage or cell death...
January 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072463/pilot-study-of-mobile-phone-technology-in-allergic-rhinitis-in-european-countries-the-mask-rhinitis-study
#11
REVIEW
J Bousquet, D P Caimmi, A Bedbrook, M Bewick, P W Hellings, P Devillier, S Arnavielhe, C Bachert, K C Bergmann, G W Canonica, N H Chavannes, A A Cruz, R Dahl, P Demoly, G De Vries, E Mathieu-Dupas, A Finkwagner, J Fonseca, N Guldemond, T Haahtela, B Hellqvist-Dahl, J Just, T Keil, L Klimek, M L Kowalski, M Kuitunen, P Kuna, V Kvedariene, D Laune, A M Pereira, P Carreiro-Martins, E Melén, M Morais-Almeida, J Mullol, A Muraro, R Murray, L Nogueira-Silva, N G Papadopoulos, G Passalacqua, F Portejoie, D Price, D Ryan, B Samolinski, A Sheikh, V Siroux, O Spranger, A Todo Bom, P V Tomazic, A Valero, E Valovirta, A Valiulis, O VandenPlas, S van der Meulen, M van Eerd, M Wickman, T Zuberbier
BACKGROUND: The use of Apps running on smartphones and tablets profoundly affects medicine. The MASK-rhinitis (MACVIA-ARIA Sentinel NetworK for allergic rhinitis) App (Allergy Diary) assesses allergic rhinitis symptoms, disease control and impact on patients' lives. It is freely available in 20 countries (iOS and Android platforms). AIMS: To assess in a pilot study whether (i) Allergy Diary users were able to properly provide baseline characteristics (ii) simple phenotypic characteristics based upon data captured by the Allergy Diary could be identified and (iii) information gathered by this study could suggest novel research questions...
January 10, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024826/predictors-of-discordance-between-symptoms-and-signs-in-dry-eye-disease
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Jelle Vehof, Nicole Sillevis Smitt-Kamminga, Simone A Nibourg, Christopher J Hammond
PURPOSE: To investigate predictors of discordance between symptoms and signs in dry eye disease (DED). DESIGN: Cross-sectional association study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 648 patients with dry eye from the Groningen LOngitudinal Sicca StudY (GLOSSY), a tertiary dry eye clinic patient cohort from the Netherlands. METHODS: Patient symptoms were assessed using the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire. Dry eye signs were assessed by tear osmolarity, Schirmer test, tear breakup time, corneal and conjunctival staining, and meibomian gland dysfunction, all in both eyes, and a composite dry eye signs severity score was calculated from these 6 tests for each patient...
March 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923646/role-of-the-allergist-immunologist-and-upper-airway-allergy-in-sleep-disordered-breathing
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Dennis Shusterman, Fuad M Baroody, Timothy Craig, Samuel Friedlander, Talal Nsouli, Bernard Silverman
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing in general and obstructive sleep apnea in particular are commonly encountered conditions in allergy practice. Physiologically, nasal (or nasopharyngeal) obstruction from rhinitis, nasal polyposis, or adenotonsillar hypertrophy are credible contributors to snoring and nocturnal respiratory obstructive events. Nevertheless, existing practice parameters largely relegate the role of the allergist to adjunctive treatment in cases of continuous positive airway pressure intolerance...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909980/omalizumab-in-severe-refractory-vernal-keratoconjunctivitis-in-children-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Serge Doan, Flore Amat, Eric Gabison, Sarah Saf, Isabelle Cochereau, Jocelyne Just
INTRODUCTION: Vernal keratoconjunctivis (VKC) is a severe form of pediatric ocular allergy, characterized by acute and chronic corneoconjunctival inflammation that may lead to visual sequelae. Although topical immunosuppressive drugs such as cyclosporine are usually effective, some severe forms may be refractory and require prolonged steroid therapy. Very few papers report the use of omalizumab in VKC in the literature. In the present study, we describe our clinical experience with omalizumab in severe VKC children...
December 1, 2016: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865948/neuronal-fc-epsilon-receptor-i-contributes-to-antigen-evoked-pruritus-in-a-murine-model-of-ocular-allergy
#15
Fan Liu, Lubin Xu, Naze Chen, Mo Zhou, Chunyan Li, Qian Yang, Yikuan Xie, Yuguang Huang, Chao Ma
Pruritus is the major symptom of ocular allergy but currently available treatments are often ineffective. Previous studies demonstrated that subpopulations of primary sensory neurons express Fc receptors and may contribute to antigen-specific pain. We investigated the role of neuronal Fc-epsilon Receptor I (FcεRI) in allergic ocular pruritus. Ovalbumin (OVA) was used as allergen together with alum adjuvant (OVA+alum) to produce a mouse model of ocular allergy with a significant elevation in the serum levels of both antigen-specific IgE and IgG...
November 16, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793114/knowledge-and-awareness-of-ocular-allergy-among-undergraduate-students-of-public-universities-in-ghana
#16
Samuel Kyei, Bernard Tettey, Kofi Asiedu, Agnes Awuah
BACKGROUND: Ocular allergy is a growing public health problem that greatly impacts the day-to-day life of sufferers and their families. Other aspects of their activities of daily living such as schooling, professional, and social life are affected hence an increased awareness and knowledge of ocular allergies, their detection and treatment is paramount. This study was to assess the level of knowledge and awareness of ocular allergy among undergraduate students of public universities in Ghana...
October 28, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791954/ocular-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-is-less-complicated-with-allergic-disorders-a-nationwide-survey-in-japan
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Yukihiro Horie, Nobuyoshi Kitaichi, Kuniaki Hijioka, Koh-Hei Sonoda, Yoshitsugu Saishin, Takeshi Kezuka, Hiroshi Goto, Masaru Takeuchi, Satoshi Nakamura, Takashi Kimoto, Machiko Shimakawa, Mihori Kita, Sunao Sugita, Manabu Mochizuki, Junko Hori, Mitsuhiro Iwata, Jun Shoji, Masahide Fukuda, Toshikatsu Kaburaki, Jiro Numaga, Hidetoshi Kawashima, Astuki Fukushima, Takeshi Joko, Nanae Takai, Yoko Ozawa, Akira Meguro, Nobuhisa Mizuki, Kenichi Namba, Susumu Ishida, Shigeaki Ohno
OBJECTIVES: Behçet's disease (BD) is a systemic inflammatory disorder polarised to the Th1 and Th17 immune systems. Allergic diseases are polarised to the Th2 immune system. The aim of the present study is to investigate the prevalence of allergic diseases in patients who have BD. METHODS: The study involved a large-scale interview survey of Japanese patients with BD at 21 institutes of ophthalmology; 353 patients (255 males and 98 females) were recruited for this study...
September 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786545/vitamin-d-levels-in-children-affected-by-vernal-keratoconjunctivitis
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Anna Maria Zicari, Arianna Cafarotti, Francesca Occasi, Valeria Lollobrigida, Marcella Nebbioso, Irene Pecorella, Giovanna De Castro, Alberto Spalice, Lorenzo Loffredo, Maria Pia Villa, Marzia Duse
BACKGROUND: Vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) is a chronic and often severe bilateral conjunctivitis. VKC etiology still remains unclear although endocrine, genetic, neurogenic and environmental factors have been implicated. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble prohormone whose main function is the regulation of calcium and phosphate metabolism. The aim of this study was to evaluate serum vitamin D in children affected by VKC compared to the healthy children and investigate the relationship between its levels and disease severity...
February 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785375/histamine-antagonist-bepotastine-suppresses-nasal-symptoms-caused-by-japanese-cedar-and-cypress-pollen-exposure
#19
Sho Kanzaki, Kazuhiro Hashiguchi, Ken-Ichiro Wakabayashi, Kiyochika Suematsu, Kimihiro Okubo
Objective: To determine the efficacy of the antihistamine bepotastine on treating nasal symptoms in patients with Japanese cedar and cypress pollinosis, based on two previous studies that looked at bepotastine OD's inhibitory effect on symptom onset after exposure. Design and methods: Randomized double-blind placebo controlled, parallel study. Twenty-eight volunteers with Japanese cedar and cypress pollinosis were randomly assigned into two experimental groups: a bepotastine-treated or a placebo control group...
2016: Journal of drug assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755287/biofilm-formation-on-bandage-contact-lenses-worn-by-patients-with-the-boston-type-1-keratoprosthesis-a-pilot-comparison-study-of-prophylactic-topical-vancomycin-15-mg-ml-and-linezolid-0-2
#20
Asim V Farooq, Joshua H Hou, Sarmad Jassim, Zeeshan Haq, Elmer Y Tu, Jose de la Cruz, Maria S Cortina
OBJECTIVES: To determine the rate of biofilm formation on bandage contact lenses worn by patients with the Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis (K-Pro) while on prophylactic topical vancomycin versus linezolid. METHODS: Patients wearing a bandage contact lens (BCL) with a K-Pro were eligible for enrollment. After irrigation of the ocular surface with 5% povidone-iodine solution, each patient was placed on either topical vancomycin 15 mg/mL or linezolid 0.2% BID for one month...
October 13, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
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