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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736450/screening-survey-of-ocular-nasal-respiratory-and-skin-symptoms-in-manicurists-in-poland
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Marta Kieć-Świerczyńska, Dominika Świerczyńska-Machura, Dorota Chomiczewska-Skóra, Beata Kręcisz, Jolanta Walusiak-Skorupa
OBJECTIVES: Manicurists are exposed to various chemicals in nail and skin care products and may develop ocular, nasal, respiratory or skin adverse reactions to them. To investigate the occurrence of ocular, nasal, respiratory and skin problems among manicurists and to identify their causal factors, particularly allergic etiology and occupational origin. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Manicurists employed in beauty salons in the central region of Poland were invited to fill in the questionnaire and undergo medical examination, skin prick tests with common aeroallergens, patch tests with European Baseline Series and (Meth)Acrylates Series-Nails and spirometry...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656780/brimonidine-and-brinzolamide-for-treating-glaucoma-and-ocular-hypertension-a-safety-evaluation
#2
Jed Asher Lusthaus, Ivan Goldberg
Brimonidine tartrate and brinzolamide eye drops are often used as third and fourth line treatment options to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in the management of glaucoma and ocular hypertension. Better tolerated, more effective topical agents requiring once daily instillation including prostaglandin analogues and beta-blockers usually are preferred as initial therapy, unless there are contraindications. Brimonidine and brinzolamide are often required owing to progressive glaucoma or intolerances to or ineffectiveness of front-line agents...
June 28, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576753/the-function-of-regulatory-t-cells-at-the-ocular-surface-review
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REVIEW
William Foulsham, Anna Marmalidou, Afsaneh Amouzegar, Giulia Coco, Yihe Chen, Reza Dana
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are critical modulators of immune homeostasis. Tregs maintain peripheral tolerance to self-antigens, thereby preventing autoimmune disease. Furthermore, Tregs suppress excessive immune responses deleterious to the host. Recent research has deepened our understanding of how Tregs function at the ocular surface. This manuscript describes the classification, the immunosuppressive mechanisms, and the phenotypic plasticity of Tregs. We review the contribution of Tregs to ocular surface autoimmune disease, as well as the function of Tregs in allergy and infection at the ocular surface...
May 30, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573997/allergen-specific-exposure-associated-with-high-immunoglobulin-e-and-eye-rubbing-predisposes-to-progression-of-keratoconus
#4
Rohit Shetty, Shraddha Sureka, Pallak Kusumgar, Swaminathan Sethu, Kanchan Sainani
We report two male children with persistent allergic eye disease (AED) and keratoconus (KC). Both presented with symptoms of vernal keratoconjunctivitis and decreased vision. In view of unrelenting AED, serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) quantification and identification of specific allergens were advised. Increased serum IgE levels were observed in both cases. Sunflower and sheep wool were identified as specific allergens for the first and second patient respectively by skin patch test. There was complete resolution of symptoms of AED in both patients following avoidance of causative allergens...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540507/treatment-satisfaction-during-sublingual-immunotherapy-with-a-five-grass-pollen-tablet-for-allergic-rhinoconjunctivitis-a-prospective-non-interventional-study
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Udo Schäfer, Andrea Kienle-Gogolok, Meike Hadler, Efstrathios Karagiannis, Sylvia Schnitzer
BACKGROUND: Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is a safe/well-tolerated alternative to allergen injection immunotherapy for allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (ARC). Patient adherence is essential and patient-related outcome measures including treatment satisfaction are informative/indicative of adherence. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to assess treatment satisfaction with five-grass pollen tablet SLIT under real-life conditions. METHODS: Treatment satisfaction among adults taking SLIT with a five-grass pollen tablet for grass pollen-related ARC was assessed with QUARTIS, a self-report questionnaire dedicated to the management of patients treated with SLIT for ARC...
June 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538875/particular-characteristics-of-atopic-eczema-in-tropical-environments-the-tropical-environment-control-for-chronic-eczema-and-molecular-assessment-teccema-cohort-study
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Jorge Sánchez, Andrés Sánchez, Ricardo Cardona
Background: Atopic dermatitis is a prevalent health problem in the world. Allergic sensitization is an important risk factor, but the roles of other factors, inherent in tropic region, are unknown. Objective: A cohort study was designed in a tropical city to investigate molecular and environmental risk factors for eczema, considering as particular features perennial exposure to mites, poor living conditions and others tropical characteristics. Methods: 433 patients were included at baseline and biological samples were collected during 24 months of follow-up...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493047/effects-of-cpap-in-patients-with-obstructive-apnoea-is-the-presence-of-allergic-rhinitis-relevant
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A Cisternas, F Aguilar, J M Montserrat, M Àvila, M Torres, A Iranzo, J Berenguer, I Vilaseca
PURPOSE: The aim of the study is to compare the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on the nasal cavities of patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and with or without allergic rhinitis (AR/nonAR). METHODS: This paper is a prospective, longitudinal study. Thirty-four consecutive CPAP treatment-adherent patients with OSA (17 AR and 17 nonAR) were evaluated before and 2 months after treatment, by means of clinical (otorhinolaryngological symptoms, daytime sleepiness, overall and rhinoconjunctivitis-specific quality of life), anatomical (otorhinolaryngological examination), functional (auditory function, tubal function, nasal airflow, and mucociliary clearance), and biological variables (nasal cytology)...
May 10, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480834/the-conjunctiva-associated-lymphoid-tissue-in-chronic-ocular-surface-diseases
#8
Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Luca Agnifili, Vincenzo Fasanella, Mario Nubile, Agbeanda A Gnama, Gennaro Falconio, Paolo Perri, Silvio Di Staso, Cesare Mariotti
Ocular surface diseases (OSDs) represent a widely investigated field of research given their growing incidence and the negative impact on quality of life. During OSDs, cytokines generated by damaged epithelia trigger and deregulate the lymphoid cells composing the eye-associated lymphoid tissues, inducing an immune-mediated chronic inflammation that amplifies and propagates the disease during time. The conjunctiva-associated lymphoid tissue (CALT), given its particular position that permits immune cells covering the cornea, might play a crucial role in the development of OSDs...
May 8, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387952/work-productivity-in-rhinitis-using-cell-phones-the-mask-pilot-study
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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...
June 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
#14
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
#15
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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...
June 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024826/predictors-of-discordance-between-symptoms-and-signs-in-dry-eye-disease
#20
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
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