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Robert A Wood
This review highlights research advances in food allergy that were published in the Journal in 2015. The world of food allergy research continues to rapidly accelerate, with increasing numbers of outstanding submissions to the Journal. In 2015, important studies on the epidemiology of food allergy were published, suggesting differential rates of food allergy in specific racial and ethnic groups. Even more importantly, studies were published identifying specific risk factors for the development of peanut allergy, as well as specific prevention strategies...
December 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931298/utility-of-component-diagnostic-testing-in-guiding-oral-food-challenges-to-milk-and-egg
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Julie Wang
BACKGROUND: Food allergies affect up to 8% of children, and milk and egg allergies are the most common triggers. Accurately diagnosing these food allergies is important to prevent allergic reactions and to avoid unnecessary dietary restrictions. However, positive skin-prick tests and detectable levels of serum food specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) alone may not be diagnostic for food allergy. Advances in the identification of relevant allergens and the development of recombinant proteins now allow assessment of IgE binding to individual proteins within a food...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931294/long-term-outcome-after-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-asthma-admissions
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Ibrahim Abu-Kishk, Sharon Polakow-Farkash, Arnon Elizur
BACKGROUND: Patients with asthma admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) are often found to have had previous severe asthma exacerbations. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate the outcome of children after PICU admission. METHODS: Patients, ages 218 years, admitted to the PICU at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center over a 10-year period were assessed at a mean of 10 years after their admission and compared with matched patients admitted to the pediatric ward...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924689/hymenoptera-venom-allergy-in-outdoor-workers-occupational-exposure-clinical-features-and-effects-of-allergen-immunotherapy
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Alessandra Toletone, Susanna Voltolini, Giovanni Passalacqua, Guglielmo Dini, Donatella Bignardi, Paola Minale, Emanuela Massa, Alessio Signori, Costantino Troise, Paolo Durando
OBJECTIVES: To describe (i) the clinical characteristics of workers, exposed to hymenoptera stings, with an ascertained diagnosis of Hymenoptera Venom Allergy (HVA), (ii) the specific role of occupational exposure, (iii) the effect of Venom Immunotherapy (VIT) in reducing the severity of allergic episodes in workers exposed to repeated stings of hymenoptera, and (iv) the management of the occupational consequences caused by allergic reactions due to hymenoptera stings. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2013 an observational study, including patients referred to the regional reference hospital of Liguria, Italy, with an ascertained diagnosis of HVA and treated with VIT, was carried out...
December 7, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922230/consensus-statement-on-diagnosis-treatment-and-follow-up-of-cow-s-milk-protein-allergy-among-infants-and-children-in-turkey
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Aydan Kansu, Aysel Yüce, Buket Dalgıç, Bülent Enis Şekerel, Fügen Çullu-Çokuğraş, Haluk Çokuğraş
The present paper aims to provide experts' consensus on diagnosis and management of cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA) among infants and children in Turkey, based on review of available evidence-based guidelines, publications and experts' clinical experience. The experts agreed that CMPA diagnosis should be based on symptomatic evaluation and diagnostic elimination diet as followed by implementation of an open challenge test after disappearance of symptoms and confirmation of CMPA diagnosis in re-appearance of symptoms...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920822/anti-anaphylactic-effects-of-trichilia-monadelpha-thonn-j-j-de-wilde-extracts-on-rodent-models-of-anaphylaxis
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Inemesit Okon Ben, Eric Woode, George Asumeng Koffuor, Emmanuel Akomanin Asiamah
Effects of petroleum ether and ethanolic extracts of Trichilia monadelpha stem bark (PEE and EAE) on compound 48/80-induced systemic and passive anaphylaxis were determined. Survival rate, extravasation, degranulation of mast cells, and secretion of tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) were measured after pre-treatment with extracts (10-100 mg/kg) and disodium chromoglycate (2.5-250 μg/kg) and induction of anaphylaxis in C57BL/6 mice or Sprague-Dawley rats with compound 48/80. Histopathological assessments were made from skin biopsies of rats...
October 2016: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917896/astragaloside-iv-ameliorates-allergic-inflammation-by-inhibiting-key-initiating-factors-in-the-initial-stage-of-sensitization
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Kai-Fan Bao, Xi Yu, Xiao Wei, Li-Li Gui, Hai-Liang Liu, Xiao-Yu Wang, Yu Tao, Guo-Rong Jiang, Min Hong
To illuminate the anti-allergy mechanism of astragaloside IV (AS-IV), we assessed its effects in a murine model of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). AS-IV administered in the sensitization phase, rather than in the elicitation phase, dramatically alleviated the symptoms of allergic inflammation. We hypothesized that AS-IV exerts its anti-allergy effects by regulating the production of key pro-allergic cytokines based on the fact that interleukin (IL)-33 and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) levels increase significantly in the initial stage of the sensitization phase...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917496/time-trends-of-contact-allergy-to-the-european-baseline-series-in-lithuania
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Kotryna Linauskienė, Laura Malinauskienė, Audra Blažienė
BACKGROUND: Monitoring trends of positive patch test reactions is useful for epidemiological surveillance and contact allergy prevention, and has not previously been reported in Lithuania. OBJECTIVES: To examine and compare changes in the prevalence of contact allergy to European baseline series allergens in adults with suspected contact dermatitis during a 9-year period. METHODS: In this retrospective study, patch test results of 297 consecutive patients, tested with the European baseline series in 2014-2015, were analysed and compared with the data published earlier in Lithuania...
December 4, 2016: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888158/metabolomic-profile-of-children-with-recurrent-respiratory-infections
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Sara Bozzetto, Paola Pirillo, Silvia Carraro, Mariangela Berardi, Laura Cesca, Matteo Stocchero, Giuseppe Giordano, Stefania Zanconato, Eugenio Baraldi
Recurrent respiratory infections (RRI) represent a widespread condition which has a severe social and economic impact. Immunostimulants are used for their prevention. It is crucial to better characterize children with RRI to refine their diagnosis and identify effective personalized prevention strategies. Metabolomics is a high-dimensional biological method that can be used for hypothesis-free biomarker profiling, examining a large number of metabolites in a given sample using spectroscopic techniques. Multivariate statistical data analysis then enables us to infer which metabolic information is relevant to the biological characterization of a given physiological or pathological condition...
November 22, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888134/perilla-frutescens-leaves-extract-ameliorates-ultraviolet-radiation-induced-extracellular-matrix-damage-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts-and-hairless-mice-skin
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Jung-Soo Bae, Mira Han, Hee Soon Shin, Min-Kyoung Kim, Chang-Yup Shin, Dong Hun Lee, Jin Ho Chung
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Perilla frutescens (L.) Britt. (Lamiaceae) is a traditional herb that is consumed in East Asian countries as a traditional medicine. This traditional herb has been documented for centuries to treat various diseases such as depression, allergies, inflammation and asthma. However, the effect of Perilla frutescens on skin has not been characterized well. AIM OF THE STUDY: The present study aimed to investigate the effect of Perilla frutescens leaves extract (PLE) on ultraviolet radiation-induced extracellular matrix damage in human dermal fibroblasts and hairless mice skin...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888034/a-proactive-approach-to-penicillin-allergy-testing-in-hospitalized-patients
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Justin R Chen, Scott A Tarver, Kristin S Alvarez, Trang Tran, David A Khan
BACKGROUND: Penicillin allergy testing is underutilized in inpatients despite its potential to immediately impact antibiotic treatment. Although most tested patients are able to tolerate penicillin, limited availability and awareness of this tool leads to the use of costly and harmful substitutes. OBJECTIVE: We established an inpatient service at a large academic hospital to identify and test patients with a history of penicillin allergy with the goals of removing inaccurate diagnoses, reducing the use of beta-lactam alternatives, and educating patients and clinicians about the procedure...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883236/long-term-reduction-in-food-allergy-susceptibility-in-mice-by-combining-breastfeeding-induced-tolerance-and-tgf-%C3%AE-enriched-formula-after-weaning
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Akila Rekima, Patricia Macchiaverni, Mathilde Turfkruyer, Sebastien Holvoet, Lénaïck Dupuis, Nour Baiz, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Annick Mercenier, Sophie Nutten, Valérie Verhasselt
BACKGROUND: Oral tolerance induction in early life is a promising approach for food allergy prevention. Its success requires the identification of factors necessary for its persistence. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess in mice duration of allergy prevention by breastfeeding-induced oral tolerance and whether oral TGF-β supplementation after weaning would prolong it. METHODS: We quantified ovalbumin (OVA) and OVA specific immunoglobulins levels by ELISA in milk from the EDEN birth cohort...
November 24, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881130/electronic-reminders-to-facilitate-longitudinal-care-a-mixed-methods-study-in-general-practices
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Christine Kersting, Birgitta Weltermann
BACKGROUND: Longitudinal, patient-centered care represents a challenge for general practitioners (GPs), and in this context, reminder systems can offer targeted support. This study aimed to identify details of such reminders: (1) contents of care addressed, (2) their mode of display in the electronic health record (EHR), (3) their visual appearance, (4) personnel responsibilities for editing and applying reminders, and (5) use of reminders for patient recall. METHODS: This mixed-methods study comprised (1) a cross-sectional survey among 185 GP practices from a German university network, and (2) structured observations of reminder utilization in six practices based on a clinical vignette describing a multimorbid senior with 26 care needs...
November 24, 2016: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881114/hypersensitivity-reactions-to-metal-implants-laboratory-options
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Anna Maria Carossino, Christian Carulli, Simone Ciuffi, Roberto Carossino, Giorgia Donata Zappoli Thyrion, Roberto Zonefrati, Massimo Innocenti, Maria Luisa Brandi
BACKGROUND: All implant compounds undergo an electrochemical process when in contact with biological fluids, as well as mechanical corrosion due to abrasive wear, with production of metal debris that may inhibit repair processes. None of the commonly-used methods can diagnose implant allergies when used singly, therefore a panel of tests should be performed on allergic patients as pre-operative screening, or when a postoperative metal sensitisation is suspected. METHODS: We analysed patients with painful prostheses and subjects prone to allergies using the Patch Test in comparison with the Lymphocyte Transformation Test...
November 23, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876251/-food-protein-induced-enterocolitis-syndrome-a-case-report-of-diarrhea-with-hypovolemic-shock-and-methemoglobinemia
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L Genere, N Pecciarini, N Peretti, F Villard, A Lachaux
We report on the case of a young infant with chronic diarrhea that worsened and turned into hypovolemic shock with methemoglobinemia. We underline and discuss the main features of food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES). FPIES is a non-IgE-mediated food allergy involving tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α). Many triggering foods exist but cow's milk, as in the case reported herein, is one of the most frequent. It can start early or be delayed and start around the average age of 5 months. Symptoms are nonspecific with diarrhea and vomiting, but in the presence of methemoglobinemia, the diagnosis must be seriously considered...
November 18, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872943/-adverse-drug-reactions-in-elderly-people-first-data-from-the-leipzig-research-center-for-civilization-diseases-life
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REVIEW
R Treudler, F Walther, P Ahnert, J-C Simon
BACKGROUND: Few data exist on adverse drug reactions (ADR) in elderly people. In this group, pharmacotherapy represents a challenge with regard to comorbidities, drug interactions and compliance. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to highlight the characteristics of ADR in elderly patients. METHODS: In addition to a literature review we present the first data from the Leipzig Research Center for Civilization Diseases (LIFE). Between 2011 and 2015 a total of 9537 subjects aged 40-79 years were randomly included in this population-based, age and sex standardized investigation in the inhabitants of Leipzig, Germany and special emphasis was placed on allergies including questions with regard to ADR...
November 21, 2016: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865545/anti-cgrp-antibodies-block-cgrp-induced-diarrhea-in-mice
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Eric A Kaiser, Brandon J Rea, Adisa Kuburas, Brian R Kovacevich, Leon F Garcia-Martinez, Ana Recober, Andrew F Russo
The multifunctional neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and its receptor are expressed throughout the gastrointestinal tract. Previous studies have shown that CGRP has roles in intestinal motility, water secretion, and inflammation. Furthermore, animal studies have demonstrated CGRP involvement in diarrhea secondary to C. difficile and food allergies. Diarrhea thus provides a convenient bioassay of CGRP activity in the GI system. In this proof of principle study, we report that prophylactic administration of an anti-CGRP antibody is able to block CGRP-induced diarrhea in mice...
November 14, 2016: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862336/asthma-and-allergic-rhinitis-in-childhood-what-s-new
#18
REVIEW
Carla Mastrorilli, Daniela Posa, Francesca Cipriani, Carlo Caffarelli
Novel approaches are currently offered for the diagnostic work-up and therapeutic management of allergic rhinitis and asthma. New predictive biomarkers of allergy and asthma are available. Primary and secondary prevention, earlier intervention, and modification of the natural history of allergic rhinitis and asthma are being intensively investigated. This review highlights advances in the understanding of the etiology, diagnosis, and management of atopic airway diseases in childhood, as well as prenatal and early-life risk factors and strategies for prevention...
November 10, 2016: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861735/trends-in-contact-allergy-to-fragrance-mix-i-in-consecutive-danish-eczema-patients-over-three-decades-a-cross-sectional-study-from-1986-to-2015
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N H Bennike, C Zachariae, J Duus Johansen
BACKGROUND: For more than 30 years, fragrance mix I (FMI) has been the most important screening marker for fragrance contact allergy. Meanwhile, governmental and corporate initiatives have been implemented, aimed at reducing sensitization to fragrance allergens, including the single constituents of FMI. OBJECTIVES: To examine trends in contact allergy to FMI from 1986 to 2015 in dermatitis patients, and test the hypothesis that sensitization to the fragrance screening marker has decreased within recent years...
November 18, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857833/design-formulation-and-physicochemical-evaluation-of-montelukast-orally-disintegrating-tablet
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Abolfazl Aslani, Maryam Beigi
BACKGROUND: Orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs) are a modern form of tablets that when placed in the oral cavity, disperses rapidly. These tablets have advantages, particularly good applications for children and old patients who have a complication in chewing or swallowing solid dosage forms. The aim of this study was to design, formulate, and evaluate the physicochemical properties of 5 mg montelukast ODTs for the prevention of asthma and seasonal allergies. METHODS: Formulations were prepared with different amounts of super disintegrating agents and effervescent bases as disintegrant agents...
2016: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
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