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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...
February 10, 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
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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 Chavannes, A A Cruz, R Dahl, P Demoly, G De Vries, E Mathieu-Dupas, A Fink Wagner, 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...
December 23, 2016: 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738400/evaluation-of-the-patients-diagnosed-with-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-a-single-center-experience
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Şükrü Çekiç, Yakup Canıtez, Nihat Sapan
AIM: Stevens Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis are severe acute mucocutaneous diseases. In this study, we evaluated the clinical aspects of Steven Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis overlap patients who admitted to our clinics in the last five years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eleven patients diagnosed as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis overlap in Department of Pediatric Allergy in Uludağ University School of Medicine were included in this study...
September 2016: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650868/mechanisms-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-b-cell-epitope-based-vaccine-for-immunotherapy-of-grass-pollen-allergy
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Petra Zieglmayer, Margarete Focke-Tejkl, René Schmutz, Patrick Lemell, René Zieglmayer, Milena Weber, Renata Kiss, Katharina Blatt, Peter Valent, Frank Stolz, Hans Huber, Angela Neubauer, Anette Knoll, Friedrich Horak, Rainer Henning, Rudolf Valenta
BACKGROUND: We have developed a recombinant B cell epitope-based vaccine (BM32) for allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) of grass pollen allergy. The vaccine contains recombinant fusion proteins consisting of allergen-derived peptides and the hepatitis B surface protein domain preS as immunological carrier. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled AIT study to determine safety, clinical efficacy and immunological mechanism of three subcutaneous injections of three BM32 doses adsorbed to aluminum hydroxide versus aluminum hydroxide (placebo) applied monthly to grass pollen allergic patients (n=70)...
September 2016: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628585/ophthalmic-manifestations-of-paederus-dermatitis
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Pawan Prasher, Mandeep Kaur, Shakeen Singh, Harpreet Kaur, Madhu Bala, Silonie Sachdeva
PURPOSE: To report the pattern of ophthalmic manifestations associated with Paederus dermatitis (PD). SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, India. DESIGN: Clinic-based retrospective study. METHODS: Medical charts of patients presenting to the eye clinic with clinical features consistent with the diagnosis of PD from May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
September 15, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600171/glucocorticoid-action-in-human-corneal-epithelial-cells-establishes-roles-for-corticosteroids-in-wound-healing-and-barrier-function-of-the-eye
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Mahita Kadmiel, Agnes Janoshazi, Xiaojiang Xu, John A Cidlowski
Glucocorticoids play diverse roles in almost all physiological systems of the body, including both anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive roles. Synthetic glucocorticoids are one of the most widely prescribed drugs and are used in the treatment of conditions such as autoimmune diseases, allergies, ocular disorders and certain types of cancers. In the interest of investigating glucocorticoid actions in the cornea of the eye, we established that multiple cell types in mouse corneas express functional glucocorticoid receptor (GR) with corneal epithelial cells having robust expression...
November 2016: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595139/classical-dendritic-cells-mediate-fibrosis-directly-via-the-retinoic-acid-pathway-in-severe-eye-allergy
#18
Sarah D Ahadome, Rose Mathew, Nancy J Reyes, Priyatham S Mettu, Scott W Cousins, Virginia L Calder, Daniel R Saban
Fibrosis is a shared end-stage pathway to lung, liver, and heart failure. In the ocular mucosa (conjunctiva), fibrosis leads to blindness in trachoma, pemphigoid, and allergy. The indirect fibrogenic role of DCs via T cell activation and inflammatory cell recruitment is well documented. However, here we demonstrate that DCs can directly induce fibrosis. In the mouse model of allergic eye disease (AED), classical CD11b(+) DCs in the ocular mucosa showed increased activity of aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), the enzyme required for retinoic acid synthesis...
August 4, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585059/emerging-therapeutics-for-ocular-surface-disease
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Brett P Bielory, Steven P Shah, Terrence P O'Brien, Victor L Perez, Leonard Bielory
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review provides an overview on the potential of different systemic and topical treatments in chronic forms of ocular allergy and dry eye disorder (DED). The impact on anterior surface of ocular inflammatory disorder encompasses an array of conditions, which are frequently underreported. This can contribute to underdiagnoses and ineffective management from healthcare providers such as an allergist and/or ophthalmologist who routinely provide care for these common disorders...
October 2016: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525014/reduced-work-academic-performance-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-allergic-rhinitis-and-impact-of-allergen-immunotherapy
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A Roger, E Arcalá Campillo, M C Torres, C Millan, I Jáuregui, E Mohedano, S Liñan, P Verdu, N Rubira, M Santaolalla, P González, A Orovitg, E Villarrubia
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis (AR) is characterised by burdensome nasal and/or ocular symptoms. This inflammatory disease can be debilitating and thus result in considerable health-related and economic consequences. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, adult subjects with AR (N = 683) completed three allergy-specific questionnaires that assessed the impact of AR on the work/academic performance, daily activities, health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and satisfaction with allergen immunotherapy (AIT)...
2016: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
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