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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930780/splinting-after-ear-reconstruction-a-stepwise-and-inexpensive-workflow-protocol
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Herman Vercruysse, James I J Green, Gaynor Osman, Brigitte Harrison, Kana Miyagi, Neil W Bulstrode
BACKGROUND: Long-term postoperative splinting plays a role in the prevention of contracture of the grafted skin after a second-stage ear reconstruction. The scar retraction could lead to an unfavorable aesthetic outcome. Splinting could play a role to overcome or prevent the loss of projection and the obliteration of the sulcus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We have defined the characteristics of an ideal long-term splint and present a stepwise clinical protocol for the fabrication of an ethylene-vinyl acetate splint...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929692/-metabolomics-of-bovine-serum-albumin-induced-allergic-reactions-based-on-uplc-q-tof-ms
#2
Yuan-Yuan Gu, Dan-Dan Zhang, Cheng Feng, Yu Wang, Da-Zhong Chen, Yan-Hong Wang
The metabonomic techniques were used to study the changes in endogenous metabolites between urines of rats in normal physiological conditions and bovine serum albumin induced allergic reactions, identify potential biomarkers associated with allergic reactions, and then analyze the metabolic pathways and the metabolic mechanisms of allergic reactions. The bovine serum albumin-induced allergic reactions in rats were adopted as a model to detect histamine and tryptase in rat serum and observe the issue morphology of lungs and trachea in rats...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929666/-32-546-intensive-hospital-monitoring-cases-of-shuxuetong-injection
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Jun-Jie Jiang, Yan-Ming Xie, Yin Zhang, Zhi-Xin Yang, Dan-Hui Yi
This study adopted multi-center and large sample design to understand the incidence, characteristics and other information about adverse reaction of Shuxuetong injection. In 54 medical institutions, use of Shuxuetong injection of entire treatment period was monitored, including patients' general information, diagnostic information, medication, adverse reaction/event information, etc. Sixty four cases of adverse reactions in 32 546 patients was monitored, adverse rate was 0.197%, mainly characterized by skin itching, rash, flu-like, dyspnea, palpitations, headache, chest tightness and other allergic reactions...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928989/an-unusual-case-of-recurrent-hypersensitivity-reaction-associated-with-kounis-like-acute-coronary-syndrome
#4
Shanker Kundumadam, Vivek Reddy, Sagar Mallikethi Reddy, Pradeep Kathi, Aiden Abidov
There have been multiple reports of allergic reactions associated with acute coronary syndromes. This has been classically described as Kounis syndrome. We present an unusual case of 70-year-old male with multiple prior hypersensitivity reactions and history of coronary artery bypass grafting who presented recurrent episode of severe angioedema and anaphylaxis. He responded to epinephrine but subsequently developed a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction with worsening heart failure. Our case is unique in that, unlike classic Kounis syndrome, the acute coronary event in this case did not present concurrently with the allergic reaction; rather it took nearly 48 hours to present...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928455/polydatin-inhibits-mast-cell-mediated-allergic-inflammation-by-targeting-pi3k-akt-mapk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-nrf2-ho-1-pathways
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Jing Ye, Hongmei Piao, Jingzhi Jiang, Guangyu Jin, Mingyu Zheng, Jinshi Yang, Xiang Jin, Tianyi Sun, Yun Ho Choi, Liangchang Li, Guanghai Yan
Polydatin(PD) shows anti-allergic inflammatory effect, and this study investigated its underlying mechanisms in in vitro and in vivo models. IgE-mediated passive cutaneous anaphylaxis (PCA) and passive systemic anaphylaxis (PSA) models were used to confirm PD effect in vivo. Various signaling pathway proteins in mast cell were examined. RT-PCR, ELISA and western blotting were applied when appropriate. Activity of Lyn and Fyn kinases in vitro was measured using the Kinase Enzyme System. PD dose-dependently reduced the pigmentation of Evans blue in the PCA model and decreased the concentration of serum histamine in PSA model, and attenuated the degranulation of mast cells without generating cytotoxicity...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926504/acute-upper-extremity-edema-in-a-10-year-old-girl-as-presenting-symptom-of-a-rare-cancer
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Tracy Elizabeth McCallin, Sheila Thampi, Stephanie Michelle Eighmy, Timothy Cameron Griffin, April Deon Sorrell
Acute onset upper extremity edema can pose a diagnostic challenge for the emergency physician, with conditions ranging from mild local allergic reactions to deep venous thrombosis to underlying life threatening conditions. We discuss a case of a 10-year-old female with upper extremity edema and the diagnostic considerations, which ultimately led to uncovering a malignant etiology. This case represents a rare presentation of her underlying diagnosis, anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925724/pistachio-nut-allergy-an-updated-overview
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Joana Costa, Isa Silva, António A Vicente, M Beatriz P P Oliveira, Isabel Mafra
Pistachio nut (Pistacia vera) is highly appreciated for its organoleptic characteristics and potential health benefits. However, this tree nut is also responsible for triggering moderate to severe IgE-mediated reactions in allergic individuals. Currently, pistachio nut allergy has gained some special attention, mainly due to its intrinsic relation with cashew nut allergy. Like for other nuts, the prevalence of pistachio nut allergy seems to be increasing at a global scale. Until now, there are five allergenic proteins officially listed for pistachio nut (Pis v 1, Pis v 2, Pis v 3, Pis v 4 and Pis v 5)...
September 19, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925060/current-food-allergenic-risk-assessment-is-it-fit-for-novel-foods-status-quo-and-identification-of-gaps
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REVIEW
Gabriel Mazzucchelli, Thomas Holzhauser, Tanja Cirkovic-Velickovic, Araceli Diaz-Perales, Elena Molina, Paola Roncada, Pedro Rodrigues, Kitty Verhoeckx, Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber
Food allergies are recognised as a global health concern. In order to protect allergic consumers from severe symptoms, allergenic risk assessment for well known foods and foods containing genetically modified ingredients was installed. However, population is steadily growing and there is a rising need to provide adequate protein-based foods, including novel sources, not yet used for human consumption. In this context safety issues such as a potential increased allergenic risk need to be assessed before marketing novel food sources...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924447/passive-blood-anaphylaxis-subcutaneous-immunoglobulins-are-a-cause-of-ongoing-passive-anaphylactic-reaction
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Przemyslaw Zdziarski, Andrzej Gamian, Jacek Majda, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal
BACKGROUND: Allergic, especially anaphylactic, reactions during immunoglobulin replacement therapy are rare, but their pathophysiology and classification remain ambiguous. Recent findings show positive results of skin tests with commercially available immunoglobulins, but target antigens and responsible compounds of the tested immunoglobulins have not been strictly identified. CASE DESCRIPTION AND FINDINGS: Four adult patients with recently diagnosed common variable immunodeficiency qualified for standard subcutaneous immunoglobulin replacement therapy regimen...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924280/antibiotics-use-and-misuse-in-upper-respiratory-tract-infection-patients-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-analysis-in-university-hospital-saudi-arabia
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Waseem Hajjar, Sami Alnassar, Sara Al-Khelb, Sarah Al-Mutairi, Norah Al-Refayi, Sultan Ayoub Meo
OBJECTIVE: To assess the awareness and causes of antibiotics use and misuse in patients with upper respiratory tract infections. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from January 2014 to December 2015, and comprised patients suffering from upper respiratory tract infections. A well-established, self-administrated questionnaire was randomly distributed to the patients. The questionnaire consisted of 3 parts: demographic variables, knowledge, and beliefs, and behaviour towards antibiotic use and misuse...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923036/safety-of-intravenously-applied-mistletoe-extract-results-from-a-phase-i-dose-escalation-study-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Roman Huber, Dietrich Schlodder, Carola Effertz, Sabine Rieger, Wilfried Tröger
BACKGROUND: Mistletoe extracts have anti-tumor properties and are approved for subcutaneous use in cancer patients. Data on Intravenous application are limited. METHODS: An aqueous extract from pine-mistletoe was used to investigate maximum tolerable dose (MTD) and safety of intravenous application. It was infused once weekly for 3 weeks in patients with advanced cancer. Any type of cancer was included; relevant exclusion criteria were concurrent chemo- or radiation therapy...
September 18, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921918/proteomic-response-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-to-histamine-stimulation
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Pelin Esma Emirbayer, Ankit Sinha, Vladimir Ignatchenko, Stefanie Hoyer, Jan Dörrie, Niels Schaft, Monika Pischetsrieder, Thomas Kislinger
The histamine receptors (HRs) represent a subclass of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and comprise four subtypes. Due to their numerous physiological and pathological effects, HRs are popular drug targets for the treatment of allergic reactions or the regulation of gastric acid secretion. Hence, an understanding of the functional selectivity of HR ligands has gained importance. These ligands can bind to specific GPCRs and selectively activate defined pathways. Supporting the activation of a therapeutically necessary pathway without the activation of other signaling cascades can result in drugs with more specific activity and fewer side effects...
September 18, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917061/use-of-lipid-emulsion-therapy-in-local-anesthetic-overdose
#13
Ozgur Karcioglu
The use of intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) therapy as antidote in systemic toxicity of certain agents has gained widespread support. There are increasing data suggesting use of ILE in reversing from local anesthetic-induced systemic toxicity severe, life-threatening cardiotoxicity, although findings are contradictory. Efficiency of ILE was demonstrated in animal studies in the treatment of severe impairment of cardiac functions, via a mechanism for trapping lipophilic drugs in an expanded plasma lipid compartment ("lipid sink")...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916187/mast-cell-exosomes-can-suppress-allergic-reactions-by-binding-to-ige
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Guogang Xie, Haiwei Yang, Xia Peng, Lihui Lin, Juan Wang, Kun Lin, Zelin Cui, Jia Li, Hui Xiao, Yuting Liang, Li Li
Neutralizing free IgE would appear to be an important strategy for the treatment of allergic diseases. This article explores a novel anti-IgE agent.
September 12, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914333/-acute-skin-infections-and-their-imitators-in-children-a-photo-quiz
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REVIEW
M Theiler, A Schwieger-Briel, L Weibel
BACKGROUND: Skin infections account for 40% of emergency visits in pediatric dermatology. It is important to promptly recognize skin infections with potential complications and initiate treatment. However some characteristic skin findings may imitate skin infections and are often misdiagnosed. OBJECTIVES: To illustrate frequent pediatric skin infections and pitfalls in view of imitators and differential diagnoses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A photo quiz is presented with the discussion of a selection of acute pediatric skin infections in comparison to their infectious or noninfectious differential diagnoses...
September 15, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912492/epicutaneous-allergen-application-preferentially-boosts-specific-t-cell-responses-in-sensitized-patients
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Raffaela Campana, Katharina Moritz, Angela Neubauer, Hans Huber, Rainer Henning, Tess M Brodie, Alexandra Kaider, Federica Sallusto, Stefan Wöhrl, Rudolf Valenta
The effects of epicutaneous allergen administration on systemic immune responses in allergic and non-allergic individuals has not been investigated with defined allergen molecules. We studied the effects of epicutaneous administration of rBet v 1 and rBet v 1 fragments on systemic immune responses in allergic and non-allergic subjects. We conducted a clinical trial in which rBet v 1 and two hypoallergenic rBet v 1 fragments were applied epicutaneously by atopy patch testing (APT) to 15 birch pollen (bp) allergic patients suffering from atopic dermatitis, 5 bp-allergic patients suffering from rhinoconjunctivitis only, 5 patients with respiratory allergy without bp allergy and 5 non-allergic individuals...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910970/antibody-therapy-for-the-management-of-severe-asthma-with-eosinophilic-inflammation
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Ken Ohta, Hiroyuki Nagase, Maho Suzukawa, Shin Ohta
One of the characteristic features of asthma is chronic airway inflammation typically with eosinophil infiltration. Most asthmatics can be treated successfully with conventional treatment appropriate for their severity, but in some severe cases, asthma cannot be well controlled even with thorough treatment and this condition is known as 'refractory asthma'. To overcome severe refractory asthma, a new therapeutic strategy with biologics has been developed based on the knowledge of molecular mechanisms of airway inflammation in asthma, induced by the condition of high Th2-type responses and activation of eosinophils as well as allergic reactions...
July 1, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906157/economic-factors-impacting-food-allergen-management-perspectives-from-the-food-industry
#18
Ruchi S Gupta, Steve L Taylor, Joseph L Baumert, Lauren M Kao, Erik Schuster, Bridget M Smith
Food allergies affect up to 8% of children in the United States and may occasionally lead to severe life-threatening reactions. Because there is currently no cure for food allergies, strict avoidance of the allergen-containing foods is the only means of preventing an allergic reaction. Consumers rely on food manufacturers to reliably track and declare the presence of food allergens in products. Over the past 10 to 20 years, the food industry has increasingly adopted allergen control approaches in its processing facilities...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906088/bullous-cutaneous-larva-migrans-case-series-and-review-of-atypical-clinical-presentations
#19
Stefano Veraldi, Ermira Çuka, Paolo Pontini, Fabrizio Vaira
Hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans (HRCLM) is caused by the penetration and migration in the epidermis of larvae of Ancylostoma braziliense and Ancylostoma caninum. It is characterized by slightly raised and erythematous tracks, located especially on the feet. These tracks may be single or multiple, serpiginous or linear, ramified and intertwined, accompanied by pruritus. Atypical clinical presentations of HRCLM are currently more frequent than in the past. We present six patients with bullous HRCLM and discuss the possible pathogenetic factors...
October 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904734/a-17-year-old-male-with-a-small-bowel-neuroendocrine-tumor-flushing-differential-diagnosis
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Maria Alejandra Forero Molina, Elizabeth Garcia, Deyanira Gonzalez-Devia, Rafael García-Duperly, Alonso Vera
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are heterogeneous neoplasms that originate from cells with a secretory function. Small bowel NETs (SB-NETs) are related to serotonin hypersecretion which causes: flushing, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bronchoconstriction and heart involvement, also known as carcinoid syndrome (CS). CS can be confused with an allergic reaction and thus should be considered as a differential diagnosis in the allergy consult. We present the case of a pediatric patient initially referred under the suspicion of food allergies...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
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