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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916993/periostin-in-the-pathogenesis-of-skin-diseases
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REVIEW
Hiroyuki Murota, Yang Lingli, Ichiro Katayama
Skin is an organ that is susceptible to damage by external injury, chronic inflammation, and autoimmunity. Tissue damage causes alterations in both the configuration and type of cells in lesional skin. This phenomenon, called tissue remodeling, is a universal biological response elicited by programmed cell death, inflammation, immune disorders, and tumorigenic, tumor proliferative, and cytoreductive activity. In this process, changes in the components of the extracellular matrix are required to provide an environment that facilitates tissue remodeling...
September 15, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914333/-acute-skin-infections-and-their-imitators-in-children-a-photo-quiz
#2
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/28913989/patterns-of-inhalant-allergen-sensitization-and-geographical-variation-in-korean-adults-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
#3
Min Gyu Kang, Mi Yeong Kim, Woo Jung Song, Sujeong Kim, Eun Jung Jo, Seung Eun Lee, Jae Woo Kwon, Sang Min Lee, Chan Sun Park, Hye Kyung Park, Heung Woo Park, Yoon Seok Chang, Jaechun Lee, Young Min Lee, Young Koo Jee, Jong Myung Lee, Inseon S Choi, Sang Heon Cho
PURPOSE: Inhalant allergen sensitization is one of the major factors involved in the pathogenesis of allergic respiratory diseases. However, the sensitization is determined by interactions between genetic and environmental factors. Thus, testing panels of inhalant allergens may differ among geographical areas. Here we aimed to determine 10 common inhalant allergens in Korean adult patients with suspected respiratory allergies and to examine the variation between different geographical locations...
November 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912020/intestinal-dysbiosis-featuring-abundance-of-ruminococcus-gnavus-associates-with-allergic-diseases-in-infants
#4
Huey-Huey Chua, Hung-Chieh Chou, Ya-Ling Tung, Bor-Luen Chiang, Chien-Chia Liao, Hong-Hsing Liu, Yen-Hsuan Ni
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Dysbiosis of the intestinal microbiota has been associated with development of allergies in infants. However, it is not clear what microbes might contribute to this process. We investigated what microbe(s) might be involved in analyses of infant twins and mice. METHODS: We studied fecal specimens prospectively in a twin cohort (n=30) and age-matched singletons (n=14) born at National Taiwan University Children's Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, from April 2011 to March 2013...
September 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905404/current-practice-of-allergy-diagnosis-and-the-potential-impact-of-regulation-in-europe
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Victoria Cardona, Pascal Demoly, Sten Dreborg, A Fusun Kalpaklioglu, Ludger Klimek, Antonella Muraro, Oliver Pfaar, Todor A Popov, Hans Jürgen Hoffmann
In the European Union (EU), the regulatory framework regarding diagnostic allergen extracts is currently in the process of being implemented at the national level. Due to these regulations, the initial and periodic renewal expenses for the registration of diagnostic allergen extracts may render extract production unprofitable. Consequently, many extracts may be at risk of removal from the market. The current survey, which was conducted by a task force of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, aimed to assess the current practice of allergy diagnosis in Europe...
September 14, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904961/analysis-of-epidemiology-and-risk-factors-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-korean-children-and-adolescents-from-the-2010-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Kyung Suk Lee, In-Hwan Oh, Sun Hee Choi, Yeong-Ho Rha
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease, but only few studies involved samples of children and adolescents that are representative of the entire Korean population. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence and risk factors of AD among children and adolescents in Korea by using nationally representative data. METHODS: We used data from the fifth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2010 and retrospectively evaluated 2,116 children and adolescents...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901591/evaluation-of-the-correlation-between-scoring-feline-allergic-dermatitis-and-feline-extent-and-severity-index-and-skin-hydration-in-atopic-cats
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Marcin P Szczepanik, Piotr M Wilkołek, Łukasz R Adamek, Marcin Zając, Marcin Gołyński, Wiesław Sitkowski, Iwona Taszkun
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of the severity of clinical signs of cats with allergic skin diseases has used two scoring systems: Scoring Feline Allergic Dermatitis (SCORFAD) and the Feline Extent and Severity Index (FeDESI). The integrity of the cutaneous barrier can also be evaluated by measuring skin hydration. A correlation between the clinical score and skin hydration has been observed in humans and dogs with atopic dermatitis (AD). HYPOTHESIS: To demonstrate a correlation between the clinical score and skin hydration of cats affected with presumed AD...
September 13, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901381/anti%C3%A2-allergic-action-of-bacillus-calmette%C3%A2-guerin-extract-in-experimental-mast-cell%C3%A2-mediated-anaphylactic-models
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Mingli Sun, Yong Wang, Haishan Zhao, Weifan Yao, Xiaosong Yu
Allergy is an acquired hypersensitivity reaction of the immune system mediated by IgE‑induced mast cell degranulation. In China, bacillus Calmette‑Guerin extract (BCGE) has been shown to be clinically effective for regulating immunity, which enhances the resistance of the body to anaphylactic disease, infectious diseases and cancer. However, the mechanisms remain to be fully elucidated. The present study investigated the potential anti‑allergic effects of BCGE in animal models of mast cell‑dependent anaphylaxis and mechanisms of BCGE in mast cells...
August 29, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895957/atopic-dermatitis-addressing-allergy-infection-itch-and-complementary-therapies
#9
Jusleen Ahluwalia, Dawn Marie Davis, Sharon Jacob, Andrea Waldman, Peter Y Ong, Stuart Cohen, Adam Friedman, Peter Lio, Nathan Jetter, Jeffrey Bienstock, Jennifer LeBovidge, Jonathan Spergel, Luz Fonacier
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a complex condition that results from the dynamic interplay between genetic predisposition, skin barrier defects, environmental factors, and a dysfunctional immune system. As a result, AD can be complicated by irritant and allergic contact dermatitis and imbalances in the skin microbiome, which can subsequently exacerbate the severity and complicate the course of preexisting atopic disease. Itch is an important symptom of AD, as it plays a large role in the quality of life of patients and their families...
September 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895954/diagnosis-comorbidity-and-psychosocial-impact-of-atopic-dermatitis
#10
Dawn Marie Davis, Andrea Waldman, Sharon Jacob, Jennifer LeBovidge, Jusleen Ahluwalia, Megha Tollefson, Nathan Jetter, Jonathan Spergel
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with a remitting relapsing course. The central diagnostic features of AD include pruritus, xerosis, eczematous lesions with a characteristic morphology and distribution, and a personal or family history of atopic disease. Several clinical studies have emphasized the link between AD and other atopic disorders including asthma, allergic rhinitis, and food allergies. More recent studies indicate possible links between AD and other nonatopic disorders, including ADHD, sleep disturbance, and mental health disorders, suggesting an even more profound impact of this disease...
September 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892206/il-33-and-ige-stimulate-mast-cell-production-of-il-2-and-regulatory-t-cells-expansion-in-allergic-dermatitis
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Pazit Salamon, Irit Shefler, Itay Moshkovits, Ariel Munitz, Deborah Horwitz Klotzman, Yoseph A Mekori, Alon Y Hershko
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that mast cells (MCs) suppress chronic allergic dermatitis in mice. The underlying mechanism involves MC-derived IL-2, which supports regulatory T cell (Treg) response at the site of inflammation. However, it is not clear what are the factors that drive MCs to produce IL-2. OBJECTIVE: To understand the mechanisms that lead to IL-2 production from MCs in chronic allergic dermatitis. METHODS: Isolated murine bone marrow derived-MCs (BMMCs) were incubated with various stimulators and IL-2 production was assessed by RT-PCR and ELISA...
September 11, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891133/helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-extragastric-diseases-in-2017
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REVIEW
Jean-Dominique de Korwin, Gianluca Ianiro, Giulia Gibiino, Antonio Gasbarrini
The huge variety of extragastric diseases linked to Helicobacter pylori infection is widely known, and new studies are conducted every year on this topic. Neurological disorders and metabolic syndrome are some of the main issues debated in the most recent literature. Articles on the association of H. pylori with skin diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, immunologic impairment, kidney dysfunction, allergic asthma, and respiratory diseases have been published as well. In this perspective, eradication therapy for this infection could become a mandatory measure in prevention strategy...
September 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889842/effects-of-acupuncture-on-1-chloro-2-4-dinitrochlorobenzene-induced-allergic-contact-dermatitis-in-mice
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Cuicui Chen, Xiaozhu Liu, Yinfeng Li, Huankun Liang, Kangyan Li, Jiali Li, Chengwu Cheng, Xianpan Liu, Shuhai Zhong, Laiqing Li, Yan Wang
Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. Topical corticosteroids are the first-line therapy for ACD despite their significant adverse effects. Acupuncture has been widely used in the treatment of various skin diseases, but its underlying mechanism remains unrevealed. In this study, we investigated the characteristics of acupuncture treatment based on effectiveness and mechanism. BALB/c mice received 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene (DNCB) application to build AD-like model. Results showed that acupuncture was an effective treatment method in inhibiting inflammatory conditions, serum IgE levels, and expression of proinflammatory cytokine Th2 (IL-4, IL-6), and Th2 (IL-1β, TNF-α) mRNA compared with DNCB treatment...
August 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885559/a-critical-review-on-health-promoting-benefits-of-edible-mushrooms-through-gut-microbiota
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REVIEW
Muthukumaran Jayachandran, Jianbo Xiao, Baojun Xu
Mushrooms have long been used for medicinal and food purposes for over a thousand years, but a complete elucidation of the health-promoting properties of mushrooms through regulating gut microbiota has not yet been fully exploited. Mushrooms comprise a vast, and yet largely untapped, source of powerful new pharmaceutical substances. Mushrooms have been used in health care for treating simple and common diseases, like skin diseases and pandemic diseases like AIDS. This review is aimed at accumulating the health-promoting benefits of edible mushrooms through gut microbiota...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870462/food-diversity-during-the-first-year-of-life-and-allergic-diseases-until-15-years
#15
Iana Markevych, Marie Standl, Irina Lehmann, Andrea von Berg, Joachim Heinrich
Higher food diversity during the first year of life appears to decrease the risk of allergic sensitization to aeroallergens up to 15 years only among children with early skin symptoms in German birth cohort.
September 1, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855974/the-skin-microbiome-impact-of-modern-environments-on-skin-ecology-barrier-integrity-and-systemic-immune-programming
#16
REVIEW
Susan L Prescott, Danica-Lea Larcombe, Alan C Logan, Christina West, Wesley Burks, Luis Caraballo, Michael Levin, Eddie Van Etten, Pierre Horwitz, Anita Kozyrskyj, Dianne E Campbell
Skin barrier structure and function is essential to human health. Hitherto unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show that the skin plays an important role in adapting whole-body physiology to changing environments, including the capacity to produce a wide variety of hormones, neurotransmitters and cytokine that can potentially influence whole-body states, and quite possibly, even emotions. Skin microbiota play an integral role in the maturation and homeostatic regulation of keratinocytes and host immune networks with systemic implications...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853977/immunotherapy-of-house-dust-mite-allergy
#17
Lin Yang, Rongfei Zhu
House dust mite (HDM) is a predominant source of indoor aeroallergen worldwide, which induces allergic diseases including allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, allergic asthma, atopic eczema and other allergic skin diseases. Allergen specific immunotherapy (AIT) is the only potential disease-modifying treatment for HDM allergic subjects. However, AIT remains underused due to no universally accepted allergen standardization and a shortage of rigorous clinical studies to confirm safety and efficacy. With the effort of doctors and researchers in allergy field, efficacy, safety, standardization and strategy of AIT are being continuously developed...
August 30, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836173/hpv-47-induced-and-tattoo-associated-verrucae-planae-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Nathalie Krecké, Sigrun Smola, Thomas Vogt, Cornelia Sigrid Lissi Müller
The human papillomavirus (HPV), of which more than 200 different types have so far been identified, is an infectious disease impacting skin and mucous membranes. Several genera exist with distinct clinical impact. However, with ornamental tattoos increasing in popularity, a number of mostly cutaneous side effects have also been reported, such as infections, allergic reactions, or even a rise of malignant tumours within the tattoo. We report the first case of a β1-HPV-type infection in cutaneous lesions in terms of verrucae vulgares near a tattoo in an immunocompetent adult without pre-existing conditions, and discuss possible relationships and etiologic concerns of this association...
August 23, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829345/allergies-and-exercise-induced-bronchoconstriction-in-a-youth-academy-and-reserve-professional-soccer-team
#19
Valérie Bougault, François Drouard, Franck Legall, Grégory Dupont, Benoit Wallaert
OBJECTIVES: A high prevalence of respiratory allergies and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) has been reported among endurance athletes. This study was designed to analyze the frequency of sensitization to respiratory allergens and EIB in young soccer players. DESIGN: Prospective cohort design. SETTING: Youth academy and reserve professional soccer team during the seasons 2012 to 2013 and 2013 to 2014. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-five soccer players (mean age: 20 ± 4 years) participated...
September 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821884/the-atopic-dermatitis-blood-signature-is-characterized-by-increases-in-inflammatory-and-cardiovascular-risk-proteins
#20
Patrick M Brunner, Mayte Suárez-Fariñas, Helen He, Kunal Malik, Huei-Chi Wen, Juana Gonzalez, Tom Chih-Chieh Chan, Yeriel Estrada, Xiuzhong Zheng, Saakshi Khattri, Nancy Dattola, James G Krueger, Emma Guttman-Yassky
Beyond classic "allergic"/atopic comorbidities, atopic dermatitis (AD) emerges as systemic disease with increased cardiovascular risk. To better define serum inflammatory and cardiovascular risk proteins, we used an OLINK high-throughput proteomic assay to analyze moderate-to-severe AD (n = 59) compared to psoriasis (n = 22) and healthy controls (n = 18). Compared to controls, 10 proteins were increased in serum of both diseases, including Th1 (IFN-γ, CXCL9, TNF-β) and Th17 (CCL20) markers. 48 proteins each were uniquely upregulated in AD and psoriasis...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
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