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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926887/-characteristics-of-allergic-conjunctivitis-with-positive-skin-prick-test
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S Yang, Y Jiang, Y M Jin, J Y Zhang, Y Li
Objective: To observe the clinical characteristics of allergic conjunctivitis, and the correlations with skin prick test results. Methods: A retrospective study. Forty patients with positive skin prick test result were included. Patients underwent an ophthalmologic examination to identify their primary presenting signs and symptoms. The allergy types were divided into 5 groups. All dates were analyzed for the dependence, normality and homogeneity of variance. Chi-square test, Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal-Wallis H test and Spearman correlation analysis were performed accordingly...
September 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926718/corrigendum
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Brunner JP, Jawad BA, McCoul ED. Polypoid change of the middle turbinate and paranasal sinus polyposis are distinct entities. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;157:519-523. (Original doi: 10.1177/0194599817711887) The Results section of this article and its abstract contained several errors in describing data that appears in Tables 1 and 2. The tables contain the correct information, the corrected abstract and article text appears below. Abstract: Results. Of 593 patients, 23 (3.9%) had PCMT and 44 (7.4%) had PSP...
September 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926539/the-immunology-of-the-allergy-epidemic-and-the-hygiene-hypothesis
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Bart N Lambrecht, Hamida Hammad
The immunology of the hygiene hypothesis of allergy is complex and involves the loss of cellular and humoral immunoregulatory pathways as a result of the adoption of a Western lifestyle and the disappearance of chronic infectious diseases. The influence of diet and reduced microbiome diversity now forms the foundation of scientific thinking on how the allergy epidemic occurred, although clear mechanistic insights into the process in humans are still lacking. Here we propose that barrier epithelial cells are heavily influenced by environmental factors and by microbiome-derived danger signals and metabolites, and thus act as important rheostats for immunoregulation, particularly during early postnatal development...
September 19, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925985/differential-effects-of-surface-functionalized-zirconium-oxide-nanoparticles-on-alveolar-macrophages-rat-lung-and-a-mouse-allergy-model
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Antje Vennemann, Francesca Alessandrini, Martin Wiemann
Nanoparticles (NPs) may affect the lung via their chemical composition on the surface. Here, we compared the bioactivity of zirconium oxide (ZrO₂) NPs coated with either aminopropilsilane (APTS), tetraoxidecanoic acid (TODS), polyethyleneglycol (PGA), or acrylic acid (Acryl). Supernatants from NPs-treated cultured alveolar macrophages (NR8383) tested for lactate dehydrogenase, glucuronidase, tumor necrosis factor α, and H₂O₂ formation revealed dose-dependent effects, with only gradual differences among particles whose gravitational settling and cellular uptake were similar...
September 19, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925766/correlation-of-types-of-food-and-asthma-diagnosis-in-childhood-a-case-control-study
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Souheil Hallit, Chantal Raherison, Rita Abou Abdallah, Rabih Hallit, Pascale Salameh
BACKGROUND: Studies concerning asthma in Lebanon investigated environmental and personal factors but none of them took into account the effect of nutritional habits. Our objective is to assess the effect of nutritional habits on asthma and allergies in Lebanese children aged between 3-16 years old. METHODS: This is a case-control study, conducted between December 2015 and April 2016. The Food Frequency Questionnaire was composed of 16 semi-quantitative questions covering different food categories...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925724/pistachio-nut-allergy-an-updated-overview
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Joana Costa, Isa Silva, António A Vicente, M Beatriz P P Oliveira, Isabel Mafra
Pistachio nut (Pistacia vera) is highly appreciated for its organoleptic characteristics and potential health benefits. However, this tree nut is also responsible for triggering moderate to severe IgE-mediated reactions in allergic individuals. Currently, pistachio nut allergy has gained some special attention, mainly due to its intrinsic relation with cashew nut allergy. Like for other nuts, the prevalence of pistachio nut allergy seems to be increasing at a global scale. Until now, there are five allergenic proteins officially listed for pistachio nut (Pis v 1, Pis v 2, Pis v 3, Pis v 4 and Pis v 5)...
September 19, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925556/national-allergy-programme-had-little-impact-on-parent-reported-food-allergies-in-children-aged-6-7-years
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Sauli Palmu, Paula Heikkilä, Virpi Uski, Siina Niitty, Sari Kurikka, Matti Korppi
AIM: The ten-year Finnish national allergy programme was launched in 2008 to lessen the disease and psychological burden of allergy. This study assessed the prevalence of parent-reported food allergies requiring avoidance diets at primary school in children aged six and seven years. METHODS: The cohort comprised 1,937 children (51% boys) who started primary school in Tampere, Finland in August 2016. School health nurses charted parent-reported, doctor-diagnosed food allergies requiring avoidance diets as part of the routine health examination...
September 19, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925060/current-food-allergenic-risk-assessment-is-it-fit-for-novel-foods-status-quo-and-identification-of-gaps
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REVIEW
Gabriel Mazzucchelli, Thomas Holzhauser, Tanja Cirkovic-Velickovic, Araceli Diaz-Perales, Elena Molina, Paola Roncada, Pedro Rodrigues, Kitty Verhoeckx, Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber
Food allergies are recognised as a global health concern. In order to protect allergic consumers from severe symptoms, allergenic risk assessment for well known foods and foods containing genetically modified ingredients was installed. However, population is steadily growing and there is a rising need to provide adequate protein-based foods, including novel sources, not yet used for human consumption. In this context safety issues such as a potential increased allergenic risk need to be assessed before marketing novel food sources...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924447/passive-blood-anaphylaxis-subcutaneous-immunoglobulins-are-a-cause-of-ongoing-passive-anaphylactic-reaction
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Przemyslaw Zdziarski, Andrzej Gamian, Jacek Majda, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal
BACKGROUND: Allergic, especially anaphylactic, reactions during immunoglobulin replacement therapy are rare, but their pathophysiology and classification remain ambiguous. Recent findings show positive results of skin tests with commercially available immunoglobulins, but target antigens and responsible compounds of the tested immunoglobulins have not been strictly identified. CASE DESCRIPTION AND FINDINGS: Four adult patients with recently diagnosed common variable immunodeficiency qualified for standard subcutaneous immunoglobulin replacement therapy regimen...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924222/conjugation-of-wildtype-and-hypoallergenic-mugwort-allergen-art-v-1-to-flagellin-induces-il-10-dc-and-suppresses-allergen-specific-th2-responses-in-vivo
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Schülke Stefan, Kuttich Kirsten, Wolfheimer Sonja, Duschek Nadine, Wangorsch Andrea, Reuter Andreas, Briza Peter, Pablos Isabel, Gadermaier Gabriele, Ferreira Fatima, Vieths Stefan, Toda Masako, Scheurer Stephan
Allergies to weed pollen including members of the Compositae family, such as mugwort, ragweed, and feverfew are spreading worldwide. To efficiently treat these newly arising allergies, allergen specific immunotherapy needs to be improved. Therefore, we generated novel vaccine candidates consisting of the TLR5-ligand Flagellin A from Listeria and the major mugwort allergen Art v 1 including either the wild type Art v 1 sequence (rFlaA:Artv1) or a hypoallergenic variant (rFlaA:Artv1(hyp)) with reduced IgE-binding capacity...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923491/readability-of-online-allergy-and-immunology-educational-resources-for-patients-implications-for-physicians
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Tudor Crihalmeanu, Arpan V Prabhu, David R Hansberry, Nitin Agarwal, Michael J Fine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 8, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923489/severe-anaphylaxis-due-to-crocodile-meat-allergy-exhibiting-wide-cross-reactivity-with-fish-allergens
#12
Elisa Haroun-Díaz, Natalia Blanca-López, María Vázquez de la Torre, Francisco Javier Ruano, Maria Luisa Somoza Álvarez, Moísés Labrador Horrillo, Borja Bartolomé, Miguel Blanca, Gabriela Canto Díez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 8, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922259/gastrointestinal-symptoms-of-food-challenge-proven-non-ige-cow-s-milk-allergy-are-dissipated-by-early-school-age
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Noora Helin, Kaija-Leena Kolho, Erik Qvist, Mika Mäkelä, Laura Merras-Salmio
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the current well-being and dietary restrictions in children six years after food challenge confirmed diagnosis of non-IgE cow's milk protein allergy, compared to peers with gastrointestinal symptoms but negative food challenge. To evaluate the diagnostic process retrospectively. METHODS: Internet-based survey for mothers whose children underwent six years ago the double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge for cow's milk because of gastrointestinal symptoms causing suspicion of non-IgE cow's milk protein allergy...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921896/evaluating-potential-risks-of-food-allergy-and-toxicity-of-soy-leghemoglobin-expressed-in-pichia-pastoris
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Yuan Jin, Xiaoyun He, Kwame Andoh-Kumi, Rachel Z Fraser, Mei Lu, Richard E Goodman
SCOPE: The Soybean (Glycine max) leghemoglobin c2 (LegHb) gene was introduced into Pichia pastoris yeast for sustainable production of a heme-carrying protein, for organoleptic use in plant-based meat. The potential allergenicity and toxicity of LegHb and 17 Pichia host-proteins each representing ≥1% of total protein in production batches were evaluated by literature review, bioinformatics sequence comparisons to known allergens or toxins, and in vitro pepsin digestion. METHODS AND RESULTS: Literature searches found no evidence of allergenicity or toxicity for these proteins...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921585/allergooncology-opposite-outcomes-of-immune-tolerance-in-allergy-and-cancer
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E Jensen-Jarolim, H J Bax, R Bianchini, S Crescioli, T R Daniels-Wells, D Dombrowicz, E Fiebiger, H J Gould, S Irshad, J Janda, D H Josephs, F Levi-Schaffer, L O Mahony, G Pellizzari, M L Penichet, F Redegeld, F Roth-Walter, J Singer, E Untersmayr, L Vangelista, S N Karagiannis
While desired for the cure of allergy, regulatory immune cell subsets and non-classical Th2-biased inflammatory mediators in the tumour microenvironment can contribute to immune suppression and escape of tumours from immunological detection and clearance. A key aim in the cancer field is therefore to design interventions that can break immunological tolerance and halt cancer progression, whereas on the contrary allergen immunotherapy exactly aims to induce tolerance. In this position paper, we review insights on immune tolerance derived from allergy and from cancer inflammation, focusing on what is known about the roles of key immune cells and mediators...
September 16, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921509/baff-augments-iga2-and-il-10-production-by-tlr7-8-stimulated-total-peripheral-blood-b-cells
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Gerco den Hartog, Thijs L J van Osch, Martijn Vos, Ben Meijer, Huub F J Savelkoul, R J Joost van Neerven, Sylvia Brugman
Class-switching of B cells to IgA can be induced via both T cell-dependent and T cell-independent mechanisms. IgA is most predominantly produced mucosally and is important for combating infections and allergies. In contrast to mice, humans have two forms of IgA; IgA1 and IgA2 with diverse tissue distribution. In early life, IgA levels might be sub-optimal especially during the fall season when bacterial and viral infections are more common. Therefore, we investigated using human B cells whether T cell-independent factors -promoting cell survival, class switching and immunoglobulin secretion- BAFF, APRIL, IL-10 and retinoic acid can boost IgA production in the context of viral or bacterial infection...
September 17, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921405/cannabis-associated-asthma-and-allergies
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REVIEW
J M Chatkin, L Zani-Silva, I Ferreira, N Zamel
Inhalation of cannabis smoke is its most common use and the pulmonary complications of its use may be the single most common form of drug-induced pulmonary disease worldwide. However, the role of cannabis consumption in asthma patients and allergic clinical situations still remains controversial. To review the evidence of asthma and allergic diseases associated with the use of marijuana, we conducted a search of English, Spanish, and Portuguese medical using the search terms asthma, allergy, marijuana, marihuana, and cannabis...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921388/immunomodulatory-potential-of-nanocurcumin-based-formulation
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Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Sambhu Charan Mondal, Mayank Gangwar, Snehasis Jana
Vitamins, minerals, and nanocurcumin play a substantial role in various nutraceutical/pharmaceutical formulations that are widely used in therapeutics, cosmetics, and dietary supplements. The current study aimed to investigate the comparative in vitro immunomodulatory effect of a novel nanocurcumin-based formulation with curcumin in LPS-induced cytokine expression, NK cells' activity, and phagocytosis. The proinflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-1β, and MIP-1α) and NK cells' activity were measured in cell supernatants using ELISA assay; however, phagocytosis activity was performed using colorimetric analysis...
September 18, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919435/ultrasensitive-and-rapid-immuno-detection-of-human-ige-anti-therapeutic-horse-sera-using-an-electrochemical-immunosensor
#19
Isis C Prado, André L A Souza, David W Provance-Jr, Ricardo J Cassella, Salvatore G De-Simone
Antivenom allergy disease mediated by patient IgE is an important public health care concern. To improve detection of hypersensitive individuals prior to passive antibody therapy, an amperometric immunosensor was developed to detect reactive human IgE. Whole horse IgG3 (hoIgG3) was immobilized onto the surface of carbon or gold screen-printed electrodes through a cross-linking solution of glutaraldehyde on a chitosan film. Sera from persons with a known allergic response to hoIgG3 or non-allergic individuals was applied to the sensor...
September 14, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919338/diagnostic-accuracy-of-xpert-mtb-rif-ultra-for-tuberculous-meningitis-in-hiv-infected-adults-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nathan C Bahr, Edwin Nuwagira, Emily E Evans, Fiona V Cresswell, Philip V Bystrom, Adolf Byamukama, Sarah C Bridge, Ananta S Bangdiwala, David B Meya, Claudia M Denkinger, Conrad Muzoora, David R Boulware
BACKGROUND: WHO recommends Xpert MTB/RIF as initial diagnostic testing for tuberculous meningitis. However, diagnosis remains difficult, with Xpert sensitivity of about 50-70% and culture sensitivity of about 60%. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of the new Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra (Xpert Ultra) for tuberculous meningitis. METHODS: We prospectively obtained diagnostic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens during screening for a trial on the treatment of HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis in Mbarara, Uganda...
September 14, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
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