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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532066/design-and-characterization-of-a-novel-nickel-free-cobalt-base-alloy-for-intravascular-stents
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Qiang Wang, Yibin Ren, M Babar Shahzad, Wei Zhang, Xumeng Pan, Song Zhang, Dan Zhang
Co-Cr-W-Ni alloy (L605) with high tensile strength is used in coronary stents. The thickness of individual strut of the stent is reduced which can decrease the stent restenosis rate. However, about 10% Ni element content in L605 is found to cause allergic reactions and pulmonary embolism, similar to the traditional 316L stainless steel. In this study, a novel nickel-free cobalt-base alloy Co-20Cr-12Fe-18Mn-2Mo-4W-N (wt%) was designed and fabricated in order to efficiently avoid the potential hazards of Ni element...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532004/corrosion-and-surface-modification-on-biocompatible-metals-a-review
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REVIEW
R I M Asri, W S W Harun, M Samykano, N A C Lah, S A C Ghani, F Tarlochan, M R Raza
Corrosion prevention in biomaterials has become crucial particularly to overcome inflammation and allergic reactions caused by the biomaterials' implants towards the human body. When these metal implants contacted with fluidic environments such as bloodstream and tissue of the body, most of them became mutually highly antagonistic and subsequently promotes corrosion. Biocompatible implants are typically made up of metallic, ceramic, composite and polymers. The present paper specifically focuses on biocompatible metals which favorably used as implants such as 316L stainless steel, cobalt-chromium-molybdenum, pure titanium and titanium-based alloys...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531183/a-scoping-review-on-bio-aerosols-in-healthcare-and-the-dental-environment
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Charifa Zemouri, Hans de Soet, Wim Crielaard, Alexa Laheij
BACKGROUND: Bio-aerosols originate from different sources and their potentially pathogenic nature may form a hazard to healthcare workers and patients. So far no extensive review on existing evidence regarding bio-aerosols is available. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to review evidence on bio-aerosols in healthcare and the dental setting. The objectives were 1) What are the sources that generate bio-aerosols?; 2) What is the microbial load and composition of bio-aerosols and how were they measured?; and 3) What is the hazard posed by pathogenic micro-organisms transported via the aerosol route of transmission? METHODS: Systematic scoping review design...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523167/a-novel-facilitated-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-thoracic-incision-infection-after-esophagectomy
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Zhi-Tian Wang, Jin-Lin Cao, Ping Yuan, Lu-Ming Wang, Zhe-Hao He, Wang Lv, Jian Hu
BACKGROUND: Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is the therapeutic management of traumatic soft-tissue wounds and infections. The efficacy of NPWT in the treatment of thoracic incision infection is unclear. We assess the effectiveness and safety of a novel facilitated NPWT for thoracic incision infection after esophagectomy. METHODS: Between Jan. 2013 and Mar. 2016, 380 patients underwent open esophagectomy in our department. Forty-five patients with thoracic incision infection were retrospectively reviewed...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516366/patient-centered-outcomes-in-food-allergy
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Brooke I Polk, Chitra Dinakar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Food allergy prevalence is increasing very rapidly, causing a significant disease burden. The threat of severe allergic reactions occurring unexpectedly and in settings that are not equipped to recognize and treat anaphylaxis is a constant source of worry for individuals and families with food allergies. Inadequate knowledge and understanding in the community significantly impairs the overall quality of life of these individuals and families. Additionally, families face challenges in finding and affording appropriate allergen-free foods...
June 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516256/-skin-diseases-associated-with-environmental-factors
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Vera Mahler
BACKGROUND: Multiple environmental exposures may derange the regulatory and repair mechanisms of the skin and lead to dermatological disease. OBJECTIVES: Provide an overview of non-allergic skin diseases associated with environmental factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Review of current scientific evidence for associations of non-allergic skin diseases with environmental exposures: irritation, chemicals, infection, UV-radiation, temperature. RESULTS: Predisposition (constitution e...
May 17, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515404/insolubility-and-alteration-of-allergenic-activity-of-wheat-proteins-in-processed-foods
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Kajiyo Tanaka, Yuuki Kanie, Michita Naitou, Misa Suzuki, Harue Umemura, Kazunori Tagami, Kazunori Sakai, Tomoko Furuta, Chikako Yamada, Hidehiko Izumi, Tomoharu Yokooji, Hiroaki Matsuo, Komei Ito
BACKGROUND: Food processing causes decomposition, denaturation or polymerization of protein, which may alter an allergic reaction. This study aimed to investigate the insolubility and alteration of wheat allergens in processed foods and the reactivity to patient sera. METHODS: We extracted proteins from wheat flour, udon and bread using different extracts and conducted SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. IgE-immunoblotting was also conducted using sera from children with wheat allergy...
2017: Arerugī, [Allergy]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512288/lactic-acid-bacteria-specific-induction-of-cd4-foxp3-t-cells-ameliorates-shrimp-tropomyosin-induced-allergic-response-in-mice-via-suppression-of-mtor-signaling
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Linglin Fu, Jixiang Peng, Shushu Zhao, Yan Zhang, Xiurong Su, Yanbo Wang
The beneficial effects of probiotics have been described in allergic sensitization and diseases; however, many questions remain unanswered, such as characteristics of the most effective strains in modulation of allergic responses and how orally administered probiotics affect the systemic immune system. In the present work, oral administration of five lactic acid bacteria strains showed variable effects on protection against the allergic reaction in a mouse model of food allergy to shrimp tropomyosin (ST). The most effective anti-allergic strain, Bacillus coagulans 09...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509715/epidemic-of-isothiazolinone-allergy-in-north-america-prevalence-data-from-the-north-american-contact-dermatitis-group-2013-2014
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Matthew J Zirwas, Dathan Hamann, Erin M Warshaw, Howard I Maibach, James S Taylor, Denis Sasseville, Joel G DeKoven, Anthony F Fransway, C G Toby Mathias, Kathryn A Zug, Vincent A DeLeo, Joseph F Fowler, James G Marks, Melanie D Pratt, Donald V Belsito
BACKGROUND: Preservative sensitivity patterns evolve with changing use patterns in products. During the last decade, the use of methylisothiazolinone (MI) at higher concentrations in both leave-on and rinse-off products has significantly increased. This is the first North American Contact Dermatitis Group reporting cycle that includes both methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI)/MI and MI data. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the prevalence of isothiazolinone allergy (MCI/MI and MI) in the North American Contact Dermatitis Group patch-test population from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014...
May 2017: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509523/skin-diseases-and-tattoos-a-five-year-experience
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Maddalena Napolitano, Matteo Megna, Milena Cappello, Caterina Mazzella, Cataldo Patruno
BACKGROUND: Decorative tattooing as a body art form underwent an exponential increase during the last two decades, particularly among teenagers and young adults. Consequently, the number of reported adverse reactions after tattooing has increased. The most frequent reported skin reactions to tattoo include infectious (bacterial, viral, fungal) or inflammatory (allergic contact dermatitis and granulomatous reaction) diseases. Moreover, tattoos can also induce the development of typical skin lesions of pre-existing dermatoses, a phenomenon known as isomorphism reactive or Koëbner phenomenon, which commonly occurs in patients with psoriasis, vitiligo, or lichen planus...
May 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507730/application-of-the-adverse-outcome-pathway-aop-concept-to-structure-the-available-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-mechanistic-data-for-allergic-sensitization-to-food-proteins
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REVIEW
Jolanda H M van Bilsen, Edyta Sienkiewicz-Szłapka, Daniel Lozano-Ojalvo, Linette E M Willemsen, Celia M Antunes, Elena Molina, Joost J Smit, Barbara Wróblewska, Harry J Wichers, Edward F Knol, Gregory S Ladics, Raymond H H Pieters, Sandra Denery-Papini, Yvonne M Vissers, Simona L Bavaro, Colette Larré, Kitty C M Verhoeckx, Erwin L Roggen
BACKGROUND: The introduction of whole new foods in a population may lead to sensitization and food allergy. This constitutes a potential public health problem and a challenge to risk assessors and managers as the existing understanding of the pathophysiological processes and the currently available biological tools for prediction of the risk for food allergy development and the severity of the reaction are not sufficient. There is a substantial body of in vivo and in vitro data describing molecular and cellular events potentially involved in food sensitization...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507496/safety-and-efficacy-of-venom-immunotherapy-a-real-life-study
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Agnieszka Kołaczek, Dawid Skorupa, Monika Antczak-Marczak, Piotr Kuna, Maciej Kupczyk
INTRODUCTION: Venom immunotherapy (VIT) is recommended as the first-line treatment for patients allergic to Hymenoptera venom. AIM: To analyze the safety and efficacy of VIT in a real life setting. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and eighty patients undergoing VIT were studied to evaluate the safety, efficacy, incidence and nature of symptoms after field stings and adverse reactions to VIT. RESULTS: Significantly more patients were allergic to wasp than bee venom (146 vs...
April 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501976/component-resolved-diagnosis-in-hymenoptera-anaphylaxis
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REVIEW
D Tomsitz, K Brockow
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hymenoptera anaphylaxis is one of the leading causes of severe allergic reactions and can be fatal. Venom-specific immunotherapy (VIT) can prevent a life-threatening reaction; however, confirmation of an allergy to a Hymenoptera venom is a prerequisite before starting such a treatment. Component resolved diagnostics (CRD) have helped to better identify the responsible allergen. RECENT FINDINGS: Many new insect venom allergens have been identified within the last few years...
June 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501003/phytochemicals-for-taming-agitated-immune-endocrine-neural-axis
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REVIEW
Seema Patel
Homeostasis of immune-endocrine-neural axis is paramount for human health. If this axis gets agitated due to age, genetic variations, environmental exposures or lifestyle assaults, a cascade of adverse reactions occurs in human body. Cytokines, hormones and neurotransmitters, the effector molecules of this axis behave erratically, leading to a gamut of neural, endocrine, autoimmune, and metabolic diseases. Current panel of drugs can tackle some of them but not in a sustainable, benign way as a myriad of side effects, causal of them have been documented...
May 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499778/fatal-anaphylaxis-to-yellow-jacket-stings-in-mastocytosis-options-for-identification-and-treatment-of-at-risk-patients
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Byrthe J P R Vos, Bjorn van Anrooij, Jasper J van Doormaal, Anthony E J Dubois, Joanne N G Oude Elberink
BACKGROUND: Patients with indolent systemic mastocytosis (ISM) are at risk for severe anaphylactic reactions to yellow jacket (YJ) stings while demonstration of sensitization can be challenging because specific IgE (sIgE) levels are regularly below 0.35 kUA/L. The implication of missing YJ allergy is illustrated by a case of fatal anaphylaxis. OBJECTIVE: To explore the natural course of YJ venom allergy and the diagnostic accuracy and therapeutic consequence of YJ venom sIgE in patients with ISM...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497915/in-vitro-diagnostic-testing-for-antibiotic-allergy
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REVIEW
Inmaculada Doña, Maria J Torres, Maria I Montañez, Tahia D Fernández
Allergy to antibiotics is an important worldwide problem, with an estimated prevalence of up to 10% of the population. Reaction patterns for different antibiotics have changed in accordance with consumption trends. Most of the allergic reactions to antibiotics have been reported for betalactams, followed by quinolones and macrolides and, to a lesser extent, to others, such as metronidazole clindamycin and sulfonamides. The diagnostic procedure includes a detailed clinical history, which is not always possible and can be unreliable...
July 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497612/accurate-assessment-of-alpha-gal-syndrome-using-cetuximab-and-bovine-thyroglobulin-specific-ige
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Da Woon Sim, Jong Sun Lee, Kyung Hee Park, Kyoung Yong Jeong, Young-Min Ye, Jae-Hyun Lee, Jung-Won Park
SCOPE: IgE against galactose-α-1,3-galactose (α-Gal) cause alpha-gal syndrome. Bovine thyroglobulin (BTG) and cetuximab share this epitope. We aimed to determine the utility of specific IgE (sIgE) against cetuximab as compared to BTG for diagnosing alpha-gal syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twelve patients with alpha-gal syndrome, 11 patients with immediate beef or pork allergy, 18 asymptomatic individuals with meat sensitivity, and 10 non-atopic subjects were enrolled...
May 12, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497302/keys-for-the-morphological-identification-of-the-australian-paralysis-ticks-acari-ixodidae-with-scanning-electron-micrographs
#18
Mackenzie Lamont Kwak
The Australian paralysis ticks (Ixodes: Sternalixodes) are of considerable medical and veterinary importance within Australia. This is because of their ability to cause paralysis but also their capacity to transmit pathogens and induce allergic reactions. The available keys for the identification of the group (Ixodes holocyclus Neumann, Ixodes cornuatus Roberts, and Ixodes hirsti Hassall) are ambiguous and contain errors, making accurate identification of the group difficult. Illustrations of varying quality and accuracy of these species have been published in the past; however, they have never been collectively treated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
May 11, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497226/anisakis-haemoglobin-is-a-main-antigen-inducing-strong-and-prolonged-immunoreactions-in-rats
#19
Niichiro Abe, Isao Teramoto
Anisakis simplex larvae are well known to cause gastrointestinal and allergic manifestations after ingestion of parasitized raw or undercooked seafood. The antibody recognition dynamics against the components of Anisakis larval antigen after primary and re-infection with Anisakis live larvae remain unclear. For this study, immunoblot analyses of serum IgG, IgE, and IgM against Anisakis larval somatic extract were performed in rats that had been orally inoculated with A. simplex live larvae. Multiple antigen fractions were recognized after primary infection...
May 11, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496564/in-flight-allergic-emergencies
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REVIEW
Mario Sánchez-Borges, Victoria Cardona, Margitta Worm, Richard F Lockey, Aziz Sheikh, Paul A Greenberger, Ignacio J Ansotegui, Motohiro Ebisawa, Yehia El-Gamal, Stanley Fineman, Mario Geller, Alexei Gonzalez-Estrada, Luciana Tanno, Bernard Y Thong
Allergic and hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylaxis and asthma exacerbations may occur during air travel. Although the exact incidence of in-flight asthma and allergic emergencies is not known, we have concerns that this subject has not received the attention it warrants. There is a need to provide passengers at risk and airlines with the necessary measures to prevent and manage these emergencies. A review of the epidemiology, management and approaches to prevention of allergic and asthma emergencies during air travel is presented with the goal of increasing awareness about these important, potentially preventable medical events...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
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