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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543193/patterns-of-anaphylaxis-after-diagnostic-work-up-a-follow-up-study-of-226-patients-with-suspected-anaphylaxis
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Athamaica Ruiz Oropeza, Carsten Bindslev-Jensen, Sigurd Broesby-Olsen, Thomas Kristensen, Michael Boe Møller, Hanne Vestergaard, Henrik Fomsgaard Kjaer, Susanne Halken, Annmarie Lassen, Charlotte G Mortz
BACKGROUND: Most published studies on anaphylaxis are retrospective or register based. Data on subsequent diagnostic work-up are sparse. We aimed to characterize patients seen with suspected anaphylaxis at the emergency care setting (ECS), after subsequent diagnostic work-up at our Allergy Center (AC). METHODS: Prospective study including patients from the ECS, Odense University Hospital, during May 2013-April 2014. Possible anaphylaxis cases were daily identified based on a broad search profile including history and symptoms in patient records, diagnostic codes and pharmacological treatments...
May 19, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507496/safety-and-efficacy-of-venom-immunotherapy-a-real-life-study
#2
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/28506851/immunocap-cellulose-displays-cross-reactive-carbohydrate-ccd-epitopes-and-can-cause-false-positive-test-results-in-patients-with-high-anti-ccd-ige-antibody-levels
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Wolfgang Hemmer, Friedrich Altmann, Friedrich Holzweber, Clemens Gruber, Felix Wantke, Stefan Wöhrl
RATIONALE: Cross-reactive carbohydrate determinants (CCDs) in plants and insect venoms are a common cause of irrelevant positive test results during in-vitro allergy diagnosis. We observed that some CCD-positive sera show non-specific IgE-binding even with CCD-free recombinant allergens when using the Phadia ImmunoCAP platform. OBJECTIVE: We investigated if cellulose used as allergen carrier in the ImmunoCAP harbors residual N-glycans causing non-specific background-binding in CCD-positive sera...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503403/diagnostics-in-hymenoptera-venom-allergy-current-concepts-and-developments-with-special-focus-on-molecular-allergy-diagnostics
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Thilo Jakob, David Rafei-Shamsabadi, Edzard Spillner, Sabine Müller
BACKGROUND: The high rate of asymptomatic sensitization to Hymenoptera venom, difficulty in correctly identifying Hymenoptera and loss of sensitization over time make an accurate diagnosis of Hymenoptera venom allergy challenging. Although routine diagnostic tests encompassing skin tests and the detection of venom-specific IgE antibodies with whole venom preparations are reliable, they offer insufficient precision in the case of double sensitized patients or in those with a history of sting anaphylaxis, in whom sensitization cannot be proven or only to the presumably wrong venom...
2017: Allergo Journal International
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/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/28497674/the-vespid-allergy-quality-of-life-questionnaire-cultural-adaptation-and-translation-to-portuguese
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D Silva, A M Pereira, N Santos, L Amaral, L Delgado, J N Oude Elberink, A Coimbra
A cross-cultural translation of the Vespid Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire (VQLQ) to the Portuguese population (VQLQ-P) was performed, assessing its applicability in wasp and in non-beekeeper bee venom allergic patients. Additionally, we evaluated a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) to estimate hymenoptera allergy interference with daily life. Methods. Cross-cultural translation was performed according to recommendations. The final VQLQ-P version, the Expectation of Outcome questionnaire (EoQ), EQ-5D and VAS were applied to wasp (n = 19) and non-beekeeper bee venom allergic patients (n = 30)...
May 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494206/component-resolved-evaluation-of-the-content-of-major-allergens-in-therapeutic-extracts-for-specific-immunotherapy-of-honeybee-venom-allergy
#8
Simon Blank, Stefanie Etzold, Ulf Darsow, Maximilian Schiener, Bernadette Eberlein, Dennis Russkamp, Sara Wolf, Anke Graessel, Tilo Biedermann, Markus Ollert, Carsten B Schmidt-Weber
Allergen-specific immunotherapy is the only curative treatment for honeybee venom (HBV) allergy, which is able to protect against further anaphylactic sting reactions. Recent analyses on a molecular level have demonstrated that HBV represents a complex allergen source that contains more relevant major allergens than formerly anticipated. Moreover, allergic patients show very diverse sensitization profiles with the different allergens. HBV-specific immunotherapy is conducted with HBV extracts which are derived from pure venom...
May 11, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485877/diagnostic-precision-of-component-resolved-vs-extract-based-in-vitro-diagnosis-of-hymenoptera-venom-allergy-effects-on-clinical-management
#9
Florian Seyfarth, Diana Miguel, Sibylle Schliemann, Uta-Christina Hipler
BACKGROUND: The measurement of specific IgE (sIgE) antibodies plays a key role in the diagnosis of honeybee and wasp venom allergy. In recent years, component-resolved diagnosis (CRD) has been introduced, which allows for the measurement of sIgE antibodies against Api m 1, Ves v 1, Ves v 5, and Pol d 5, as well as cross-reactive carbohydrate determinants (CCDs). These tests are intended to help determine the clinical relevance of any given sensitization, especially in patients with dual sensitization...
May 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435107/wasp-venomic-unravelling-the-toxins-arsenal-of-polybia-paulista-venom-and-its-potential-pharmaceutical-applications
#10
REVIEW
Amilcar Perez-Riverol, José Roberto Aparecido Dos Santos-Pinto, Alexis Musacchio Lasa, Mario Sergio Palma, Márcia Regina Brochetto-Braga
Polybia paulista (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) is a neotropical social wasp from southeast Brazil. As most social Hymenoptera, venom from P. paulista comprises a complex mixture of bioactive toxins ranging from low molecular weight compounds to peptides and proteins. Several efforts have been made to elucidate the molecular composition of the P. paulista venom. Data derived from proteomic, peptidomic and allergomic analyses has enhanced our understanding of the whole envenoming process caused by the insect sting...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390586/an-analysis-of-anaphylaxis-cases-at-a-single-pediatric-emergency-department-during-a-1-year-period
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Christopher D Wright, Mindy Longjohn, Phillip L Lieberman, Jay Adam Lieberman
BACKGROUND: Case series of anaphylaxis can vary regarding causes, treatments, and follow-up of patients. Unfortunately, case series that are specific to the pediatric population are few. OBJECTIVE: To describe confirmed cases of pediatric anaphylaxis in patients presenting to a pediatric hospital emergency department (ED). METHODS: We identified all ED visits with the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes 995...
April 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380475/long-term-follow-up-of-children-after-venom-immunotherapy-low-adherence-to-anaphylaxis-guidelines
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Claudia Fiedler, Ulrich Miehe, Regina Treudler, Wieland Kiess, Freerk Prenzel
BACKGROUND: Data on the long-term outcome of children after specific venom immunotherapy (VIT) are limited. Therefore, we assessed sting recurrence and anaphylaxis relapse rates as well as adherence to anaphylaxis guidelines with regard to the availability of emergency equipment and education status. METHODS: For this long-term survey, data of 311 children with a history of anaphylactic reactions to hymenoptera stings were collected by chart review. We included patients who were treated with a 3-year VIT between 1993 and 2009 and had completed a questionnaire...
2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370618/mass-spectrometry-to-complement-standardization-of-house-dust-mite-and-other-complex-allergenic-extracts
#13
REVIEW
J Spiric, A Reuter, R L Rabin
In the United States, the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research of the US Food and Drug Administration regulates biologics used for diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases. The Code of Federal Regulations 21CFR680.3(e) states that when measured, the potency of an allergenic extract is assessed according to its allergenic activity. As of 2016, 19 allergenic extracts are standardized for potency in the United States. While these standardized extracts constitute a minority of those available, they treat the most prevalent allergies (e...
May 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344920/six-years-of-instand-e-%C3%A2-v-sige-proficiency-testing-an-evaluation-of-in-vitro-allergy-diagnostics
#14
N Wojtalewicz, S Goseberg, K Kabrodt, I Schellenberg
BACKGROUND: Even though allergies are an important health issue, wide manufacturer-dependent differences in the detected amounts of allergen-specific IgE (sIgE) have repeatedly been found. These discrepancies hinder diagnostics and research into clinically significant cutoff points for life-threatening symptoms. METHODS: To evaluate whether the reported differences have led to changes in diagnostic testing, we analyzed data from six years of round robin testing (RRT, also known as proficiency testing) at the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Qualitätssicherung in medizinischen Laboratorien e...
2017: Allergo Journal International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273336/questionable-diagnostic-benefit-of-the-commercially-available-panel-of-bee-venom-components
#15
L Arzt, D Bokanovic, C Schrautzer, I Schwarz, K Laipold, W Aberer, G J Sturm
For many years, only the major allergen rApi m 1 has been available on the ImmunoCAP system for routine diagnosis of bee venom (BV) allergy. Now, there are five components available, and we aimed to detect the sensitivity and specificity of rApi m 1, 2, 3, 5, and 10 in BV-allergic patients. We further evaluated the sensitivity of rApi m 1 and 2 of an alternative platform and investigated possible differences in the sensitization profile between monosensitization and clinically relevant double sensitization...
March 8, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257631/clinical-practice-recommendations-for-allergen-specific-immunotherapy-in-children-the-italian-consensus-report
#16
REVIEW
Giovanni Battista Pajno, Roberto Bernardini, Diego Peroni, Stefania Arasi, Alberto Martelli, Massimo Landi, Giovanni Passalacqua, Antonella Muraro, Stefania La Grutta, Alessandro Fiocchi, Luciana Indinnimeo, Carlo Caffarelli, Elisabetta Calamelli, Pasquale Comberiati, Marzia Duse
Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is currently recognized as a clinically effective treatment for allergic diseases, with a unique disease-modifying effect. AIT was introduced in clinical practice one century ago, and performed in the early years with allergenic extracts of poor quality and definition. After the mechanism of allergic reaction were recognized, the practice of AIT was refined, leading to remarkable improvement in the efficacy and safety profile of the treatment. Currently AIT is accepted and routinely prescribed worldwide for respiratory allergies and hymenoptera venom allergy...
January 23, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211342/key-issues-in-hymenoptera-venom-allergy-an-update
#17
REVIEW
T Alfaya Arias, V Soriano Gómis, T Soto Mera, A Vega Castro, J M Vega Gutiérrez, A Alonso Llamazares, D Antolín Amérigo, F J Carballada Gonzalez, C Dominguez Noche, D Gutierrez Fernandez, L Marques Amat, A Martinez Arcediano, M Martinez San Ireneo, A Moreno Ancillo, Y Puente Crespo, B Ruiz Leon, L Sánchez Morillas
In this review, the Hymenoptera Allergy Committee of the SEAIC analyzes the most recent scientific literature addressing problems related to the diagnosis of hymenoptera allergy and to management of venom immunotherapy. Molecular diagnosis and molecular risk profiles are the key areas addressed. The appearance of new species of hymenoptera that are potentially allergenic in Spain and the associated diagnostic and therapeutic problems are also described. Finally, we analyze the issue of mast cell activation syndrome closely related to hymenoptera allergy, which has become a new diagnostic challenge for allergists given its high prevalence in patients with venom anaphylaxis...
2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193791/epinephrine-for-first-aid-management-of-anaphylaxis
#18
Scott H Sicherer, F Estelle R Simons
Anaphylaxis is a severe, generalized allergic or hypersensitivity reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. Epinephrine (adrenaline) can be life-saving when administered as rapidly as possible once anaphylaxis is recognized. This clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics is an update of the 2007 clinical report on this topic. It provides information to help clinicians identify patients at risk of anaphylaxis and new information about epinephrine and epinephrine autoinjectors (EAs). The report also highlights the importance of patient and family education about the recognition and management of anaphylaxis in the community...
March 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120601/hymenoptera-venom-allergy-a-closer-collaboration-is-needed-between-allergists-and-emergency-physicians
#19
A Ciccarelli, C Calabrò, C Imperatore, G Scala
Background. Hymenoptera stings are sometimes fatal in venom-allergic patients. Fatalities mostly occur in previously stung subjects, especially those with a history of systemic reactions, and could be avoided if patients were properly informed of the existence of a prevention strategy for insect stings, referred to an allergy follow-up and prescribed auto-injectable epinephrine and/or venom-specific immunotherapy (VIT). We sought to assess knowledge and awareness of Hymenoptera Venom Allergy (HVA) in a small sample of Emergency Physicians in our geographic area...
January 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120424/allergen-immunotherapy-for-insect-venom-allergy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
S Dhami, H Zaman, E-M Varga, G J Sturm, A Muraro, C A Akdis, D Antolín-Amérigo, M B Bilò, D Bokanovic, M A Calderon, E Cichocka-Jarosz, J N G Oude Elberink, R Gawlik, T Jakob, M Kosnik, J Lange, E Mingomataj, D I Mitsias, H Mosbech, M Ollert, O Pfaar, C Pitsios, V Pravettoni, G Roberts, F Ruëff, B A Sin, M Asaria, G Netuveli, A Sheikh
BACKGROUND: The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) is in the process of developing the EAACI Guidelines on Allergen Immunotherapy (AIT) for the management of insect venom allergy. To inform this process, we sought to assess the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety of AIT in the management of insect venom allergy. METHODS: We undertook a systematic review, which involved searching 15 international biomedical databases for published and unpublished evidence...
November 6, 2016: Allergy
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