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Nienke A Boersma, Ruud W H Meijneke, Johannes C Kelder, Cornelis K van der Ent, Walter A F Balemans
INTRODUCTION: Some wheezing toddlers develop asthma later in childhood. Sensitization is known to predict asthma in birth cohorts. However, its predictive value in secondary healthcare is uncertain. AIM: This study examines the predictive value of sensitization to inhalant allergens among wheezing toddlers in secondary healthcare for the development of asthma at school age (≥6 years). METHODS: Preschool children (1-3 years) who presented with wheezing in secondary healthcare were screened on asthma at school age with the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood questionnaire...
January 11, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
Julia Hurraß, Birger Heinzow, Ute Aurbach, Karl-Christian Bergmann, Albrecht Bufe, Walter Buzina, Oliver A Cornely, Steffen Engelhart, Guido Fischer, Thomas Gabrio, Werner Heinz, Caroline E W Herr, Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Ludger Klimek, Martin Köberle, Herbert Lichtnecker, Thomas Lob-Corzilius, Rolf Merget, Norbert Mülleneisen, Dennis Nowak, Uta Rabe, Monika Raulf, Hans Peter Seidl, Jens-Oliver Steiß, Regine Szewszyk, Peter Thomas, Kerttu Valtanen, Gerhard A Wiesmüller
In April 2016, the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventative Medicine (Gesellschaft für Hygiene, Umweltmedizin und Präventivmedizin (GHUP)) together with other scientific medical societies, German and Austrian medical societies, physician unions and experts has provided an AWMF (Association of the Scientific Medical Societies) guideline 'Medical diagnostics for indoor mold exposure'. This guideline shall help physicians to advise and treat patients exposed indoors to mold. Indoor mold growth is a potential health risk, even without a quantitative and/or causal association between the occurrence of individual mold species and health effects...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Zahid Shakoor, Abrar AlFaifi, Bayan AlAmro, Lama Nabil AlTawil, Rana Yazid AlOhaly
BACKGROUND: Food intolerance mediated by food specific IgG antibodies has been implicated in a variety of disorders. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of food specific IgG antibodies among patients clinically presenting with allergic symptoms lacking laboratory evidence of allergy. DESIGN: Descriptive retrospective cross-sectional study. SETTING: King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh between 2010-2015. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were screened for food specific IgG antibodies...
November 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Mahboobeh Mahdavinia, Susan R Fox, Bridget M Smith, Christine James, Erica L Palmisano, Aisha Mohamed, Zeeshan Zahid, Amal H Assa'ad, Mary C Tobin, Ruchi S Gupta
BACKGROUND: Food allergy (FA) is a prevalent condition in the United States, but little is known about its phenotypes in racial minority groups. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize disease phenotypes and disparities in health care utilization among African American (AA), Hispanic, and white children with FA. METHODS: We conducted a large, 2-center, retrospective cohort study of children aged 0-17 years with FA seen in allergy/immunology clinics at 2 urban tertiary care centers in the United States...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
Muhammad Inam, Rubaba Hamid Shafique, Nabila Roohi, Muhammad Irfan, Shahid Abbas, Muhammad Ismail
In this study, we estimated the prevalence of food allergy in the adult allergic patients of Rawalpindi and Islamabad , Pakistan, based on self-report, skin prick test (SPT) and oral food challenge test (OFC). SPT was used for the estimation of sensitization to wheat, egg, milk, beef, chicken, mutton, fish, corn, lentils, rice, soya, peanut and banana. Among 689 patients, 39.19 % showed sensitivity to one or more foods, where, sensitization to wheat (156; 22.6 %) was highest, followed by egg (148; 21.48 %) and milk (138; 20...
2016: SpringerPlus
Petra Bizikova, Thierry Olivry
BACKGROUND: Hydrolysed protein diets are used to diagnose and treat dogs with cutaneous adverse food reactions (CAFR). Little is known about what proportion of dogs hypersensitive to the native protein would react to its hydrolysed form. OBJECTIVES: To determine the clinical allergenicity of hydrolysed poultry feather (RCU) and chicken liver diets (HZD) in dogs with chicken induced CAFR. METHODS: In this randomized, double-blinded, crossover trial, ten dogs with chicken induced CAFR were selected after a positive oral challenge to chicken meat and a negative one to corn...
August 2016: Veterinary Dermatology
Autusa Pahlavan, Girdhari M Sharma, Marion Pereira, Kristina M Williams
Gluten from wheat, rye, and barley can trigger IgE-mediated allergy or Celiac disease in sensitive individuals. Gluten-free labeled foods are available as a safe alternative. Immunoassays such as the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) are commonly used to quantify gluten in foods. However, various non-assay related factors can affect gluten quantitation. The effect of gluten-containing grain cultivars, thermal processing, and enzymatic hydrolysis on gluten quantitation by various ELISA kits was evaluated...
October 1, 2016: Food Chemistry
Michelle L Colgrave, Keren Byrne, Malcolm Blundell, Crispin A Howitt
UNLABELLED: Consumers, especially those with allergies and/or intolerances, should have confidence in two critical areas of food safety: foods should be correctly labelled and free from contamination. To this end, global proteomic analysis employing LC-MS/MS of gluten-enriched extracts derived from 12 barley cultivars was undertaken, providing a foundation for the development of MS-based quantitative methodologies that would enable the detection of barley contamination in foods. Subsequently, a number of candidate barley-specific peptide markers were evaluated by multiple-reaction monitoring MS...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Proteomics
Pipop Jirapinyo, Narumon Densupsoontorn, Channagan Kangwanpornsiri, Renu Wongarn, Hathaichanok Tirapongporn, Kwanjai Chotipanang, Phakkanan Phuangphan
BACKGROUND: Prevalence and severity of cow's milk protein allergy (CMA) in infants are increasing. A proportion of infants with CMA still elicit signs and symptoms of CMA while ingesting commercial amino acid-based formulas (AAFs). We propose that protein in glucose polymers (GPs) derived from corn starch in the AAFs might be the cause of intolerance to AAF in some infants. We thus have produced small molecules of GPs from rice starch, eliminating the protein fraction from them, and subsequently used them as the sole source of carbohydrate in a new amino acid-based formula (NAAF)...
April 11, 2016: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Korneliusz Golebski, Joost van Tongeren, Danielle van Egmond, Esther J de Groot, Wytske J Fokkens, Cornelis M van Drunen
INTRODUCTION: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis is an inflammatory disease that, although not directly linked to allergy, often displays a Th2-skewed inflammation characterized by elevated local IgE and IL-5 levels. The nasal cavity is constantly exposed to bacteria and viruses that may trigger epithelial inflammatory responses. To gain more insight into mechanisms by which such a biased inflammation might arise, we have investigated the epithelial expression of the Th2 skewing mediators (TSLP, IL-25, and IL-33) in relationship to disease and microbial triggers...
2016: PloS One
M Kamalakannan, L M Chang, G Grishina, H A Sampson, M Masilamani
BACKGROUND: DC-SIGN (dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule-3-grabbing nonintegrin) is a C-type lectin receptor expressed on macrophages and dendritic cells. DC-SIGN has high affinity for fucosylated glycans in several plant glycoproteins and pathogens. DC-SIGN is thought to be crucial for the development of allergic sensitization. However, the precise role of DC-SIGN in food allergy pathogenesis is not yet understood. OBJECTIVE: We sought to characterize DC-SIGN-binding glycoproteins in a panel of allergenic and non-allergenic foods...
August 2016: Allergy
P Gizem Gezer, G Logan Liu, Jozef L Kokini
Peanuts are among the most common food allergies, which may result in life-threatening reactions in certain people. For this reason, it is very important to monitor the presence of peanuts in the food system. Biosensors are an emerging way of detecting allergen proteins. In this research, we present a surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) technique to detect the main allergen protein, Ara h1. The sensors were biodegradable and made out of a corn protein, zein. Nanophotonic structures on zein films consisted of gold coated pyramid structures...
April 1, 2016: Talanta
Ali Arabkhazaeli, Susanne J H Vijverberg, Francine C van Erp, Jan A M Raaijmakers, Cornelis K van der Ent, Anke H Maitland van der Zee
BACKGROUND: Childhood allergic diseases have a major impact on a child's quality of life, as well as that of their parents. We studied the coexistence of reported allergies in children who use asthma medication. Additionally, we tested the hypothesis that asthma severity is greater among children with certain combinations of co-morbid allergic conditions. METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, 703 children (ages 4 to 12 years) from the PACMAN cohort study were selected...
2015: BMC Pediatrics
Francesco Di Girolamo, Andrea Masotti, Isabella Lante, Margherita Scapaticci, Cosima Damiana Calvano, Carlo Zambonin, Maurizio Muraca, Lorenza Putignani
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) with its nutraceutical characteristics substantially contributes as a major nutrient to the health benefit of the Mediterranean diet. Unfortunately, the adulteration of EVOO with less expensive oils (e.g., peanut and corn oils), has become one of the biggest source of agricultural fraud in the European Union, with important health implications for consumers, mainly due to the introduction of seed oil-derived allergens causing, especially in children, severe food allergy phenomena...
2015: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Joseph S Fotos, Mark Tulchinsky
OBJECTIVES: Intermittent unavailability of sincalide for determination of gallbladder ejection fraction (GBEF) prompted increased usage of fatty meal cholecystagogues (FMCs). The aim of this systematic review was to identify the state of current FMC options in cholescintigraphy, focusing on the quality of corresponding normal GBEF values. METHODS: We performed an extensive literature search of the MEDLINE, Cochrane, and CINAHL databases without date or language restrictions with a broad spectrum of search terms...
October 2015: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Francine C Van Erp, André C Knulst, Irene L Kok, Maartje F van Velzen, Cornelis K van der Ent, Yolanda Meijer
BACKGROUND: To minimize the risk of accidental reactions, atopic children with multiple sensitizations to tree nuts are advised to avoid all nuts. Multiple food challenges would be needed to confirm the clinical relevance, but are too burdensome to be practical. The usefulness of open mixed nut challenges in terms of safety, reactions during challenge, tolerance of the challenge material, effect on the elimination diet and satisfaction of the parents was evaluated. FINDINGS: Open mixed nut challenges were performed in 19 children with a previous negative hazelnut challenge and long term elimination diet for tree nuts...
2015: Clinical and Translational Allergy
Dessy Rachmawati, Joris Muris, Rik J Scheper, Thomas Rustemeyer, Cornelis J Kleverlaan, Albert J Feilzer, B Mary E von Blomberg, Ingrid M W van Hoogstraten
AIM: The role of metal exposure in the development of autoimmune disease (AID) is still controversial. Here, we studied the relationship between oral metal exposure, metal allergy and autoimmunity. METHODS: A mixed population (n = 78) of non-allergic volunteers, metal-allergic patients and patients with oral problems putatively due to metal alloys was evaluated for oral Ni, Pd, Au and Hg exposure and skin hypersensitivity. Clinical autoimmune parameters were based on medical histories; additionally, serum levels of the four most common autoantibodies were measured...
2015: Autoimmunity
Werner Mendling, J Brasch, O A Cornely, I Effendy, K Friese, G Ginter-Hanselmayer, H Hof, P Mayser, I Mylonas, M Ruhnke, M Schaller, E-R Weissenbacher
The oestrogenised vagina is colonised by Candida species in at least 20% of women; in late pregnancy and in immunosuppressed patients, this increases to at least 30%. In most cases, Candida albicans is involved. Host factors, particularly local defence mechanisms, gene polymorphisms, allergies, serum glucose levels, antibiotics, psycho-social stress and oestrogens influence the risk of candidal vulvovaginitis. Non-albicans species, particularly Candida glabrata, and in rare cases also Saccharomyces cerevisiae, cause less than 10% of all cases of vulvovaginitis with some regional variation; these are generally associated with milder signs and symptoms than normally seen with a C...
March 2015: Mycoses
Joris Muris, An Goossens, Margarida Gonçalo, Andreas J Bircher, Ana Giménez-Arnau, Caterina Foti, Thomas Rustemeyer, Albert J Feilzer, Cornelis J Kleverlaan
BACKGROUND: The role of palladium and nickel sensitization in oral disease and dermatitis is not fully understood. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether sensitization to these metals was associated with exposure to dental alloys and oral and skin complaints/symptoms in a European multicentre study. METHODS: In six dermatology clinics, patch tests with palladium (3% Na2 PdCl4 ; Pd = 102.0 µmol/g) and nickel (5% NiSO4 .6H2 O; Ni = 190.2 µmol/g) were performed in consecutive patients, and patients' characteristics were collected with a questionnaire and a clinical investigation...
May 2015: Contact Dermatitis
Francine C van Erp, André C Knulst, Yolanda Meijer, Carmelo Gabriele, Cornelis K van der Ent
BACKGROUND: Food challenge tests are the gold standard in diagnosing food allergy. Guidelines provide scoring systems to classify symptoms during challenge and typically recommend that challenges are considered positive when objective symptoms occur. However, currently no standard criteria for the definition of a positive challenge outcome exists and interpretation of food challenges mainly depends on clinical judgment. This study aims to assess inter- and intra-observer variability in outcomes of routinely performed peanut challenges in children...
2014: Clinical and Translational Allergy
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