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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342949/use-of-thiopurines-during-conception-and-pregnancy-not-associated-with-adverse-pregancy-outcomes-or-health-of-infants-at-1-year-in-a-prospective-study
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Shannon L Kanis, Alison de Lima-Karagiannis, Nanne K H de Boer, C Janneke van der Woude
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Most data on the safety of thiopurine therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during pregnancy come from retrospective studies, making it difficult to adjust for confounding factors. We performed a prospective cohort study to determine whether thiopurine use affects pregnancy outcomes or health outcomes of children. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of all women who visited the IBD preconception outpatient clinic at our tertiary health center in The Netherlands from December 2008 through May 2016...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342912/peanut-oleosins-associated-with-severe-peanut-allergy-importance-of-lipophilic-allergens-for-comprehensive-allergy-diagnostics
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Christian Schwager, Skadi Kull, Jochen Behrends, Niels Röckendorf, Frauke Schocker, Andreas Frey, Arne Homann, Wolf-Meinhard Becker, Uta Jappe
BACKGROUND: Peanut allergy is one of the most common and most severe food allergies in Western countries and its accurate diagnosis to prevent potential life-threatening allergic reactions is crucial. However, aqueous extracts used for routine diagnostic measurements are devoid of lipophilic allergens such as oleosins. We have recently succeeded in the isolation and purification of these unique proteins, and the current study evaluates their allergenic potential and clinical relevance...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340138/a-life-without-worms
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Richard E Sanya, Gyaviira Nkurunungi, Irene Andia Biraro, Harriet Mpairwe, Alison M Elliott
Worms have co-evolved with humans over millions of years. To survive, they manipulate host systems by modulating immune responses so that they cause (in the majority of hosts) relatively subtle harm. Anthelminthic treatment has been promoted as a measure for averting worm specific pathology and to mitigate subtle morbidities which may include effects on anaemia, growth, cognitive function and economic activity. With our changing environment marked by rapid population growth, urbanisation, better hygiene practices and anthelminthic treatment, there has been a decline in worm infections and other infectious diseases and a rise in non-communicable diseases such as allergy, diabetes and cardiovascular disease...
March 18, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339677/development-of-a-food-allergy-knowledge-test-for-parents
#4
Amy L Hahn, Lynnda M Dahlquist, Jessica L Hoehn, Mary Elizabeth Bollinger
Objective : To create a measure of food allergy (FA) knowledge for parents of children with FA. The food allergy knowledge test (FAKT) was developed following rigorous test-construction guidelines. The preliminary 110-item pool content was developed in consultation with FA experts. After cognitive interviews and revisions, an 88-item preliminary version was administered to 370 parents of children with FA who were recruited online and from an allergy clinic. After item difficulty, discrimination, item-scale correlations analyses, and assessment of internal consistency, a revised 57-item version was administered to a new clinic-based sample (77 parents)...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339389/basics-of-sterile-compounding-ophthalmic-preparations-part-2-suspensions-and-ointments
#5
Loyd V Allen
Ophthalmic preparations are used to treat allergies, bacterial and viral infections, glaucoma, and numerous other eye conditions. When the eye's natural defensive mechanisms are compromised or overcome, an ophthalmic preparation, in a solution, suspension, or ointment form, may be indicated, with solutions being the most common form used to deliver a drug to the eye. This article discusses ophthalmic suspensions and ointments and represents part 2 of a 2-part article, the first of which discussed ophthalmic solutions...
November 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339375/basics-of-sterile-compounding-ophthalmic-preparations-part-1-ophthalmic-solutions
#6
Loyd V Allen
Ophthalmic preparations are used to treat allergies, bacterial and viral infections, glaucoma, and numerous other eye conditions. When the eye's natural defensive mechanisms are compromised or overcome, an ophthalmic preparation, in a solution, suspension, or ointment form, may be indicated, with solutions being the most common form used to deliver a drug to the eye. This article provides a general discussion on ophthalmic preparations and specifically discusses the preparation of solutions.
September 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339145/respiratory-syncytial-virus-host-interaction-in-the-pathogenesis-of-bronchiolitis-and-its-impact-on-respiratory-morbidity-in-later-life
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Giovanni A Rossi, Andrew A Colin
Rossi GA, Colin AA(.) Respiratory syncytial virus - host interaction in the pathogenesis of bronchiolitis and its impact on respiratory morbidity in later life. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common agent of severe airway disease in infants and young children. Large epidemiologic studies have demonstrated a clear relationship between RSV infection and subsequent recurrent wheezing and asthma into childhood, thought to be predominantly related to long-term changes in neuroimmune control of airway tone rather than to allergic sensitization...
March 24, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339128/life-course-of-atopy-and-allergy-related-disease-events-in-tropical-sub-saharan-africa-a-birth-cohort-study
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Swaib A Lule, Harriet Mpairwe, Margaret Nampijja, Florence Akello, Joyce Kabagenyi, Benigna Namara, Gyaviira Nkurunungi, Dennison Kizito, Joseph Kahwa, Lawrence Muhangi, Stephen Nash, Moses Muwanga, Emily L Webb, Alison M Elliott
BACKGROUND: In high-income countries, allergy related-diseases (ARDs) follow a typical sequence, the "Atopic March". Little is known about the life-course of ARDs in the markedly different, low-income, tropical environment. We describe ARDs in a tropical, African birth cohort. METHODS: Ugandan children were followed from birth to nine years. ISAAC questionnaires were completed at intervals; doctor-diagnosed ARDs were recorded throughout follow-up. Skin prick tests (SPTs) were done at three and nine years...
March 24, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339033/role-of-tropomyosin-in-silkworm-allergy
#9
Kyoung Yong Jeong, In-Soo Han, June Yong Lee, Kyung Hee Park, Jae-Hyun Lee, Jung-Won Park
Silkworm pupae are widely consumed in Asian countries and allergic reactions following consumption have been described. However, false‑positive responses in skin prick allergy tests or non‑specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) responses to total extract of silkworm pupa make diagnosis difficult. Although improved allergy diagnosis is required, molecular characterization of silkworm allergens has not been performed to date, except for Bomb m 1, an arginine kinase. This study aimed to evaluate the allergenicity of tropomyosin, a well‑established invertebrate pan‑allergen, from silkworm pupa...
March 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339013/immunological-effects-of-occupational-exposure-to-lead-review
#10
Concettina Fenga, Silvia Gangemi, Valentina Di Salvatore, Luca Falzone, Massimo Libra
It is well-known that occupational and environmental exposure to several factors, including benzene, heavy metals, chemicals and mineral fibers, is associated with the risk of developing a great number of diseases. Numerous studies have been carried out in order to investigate the mechanisms of toxicity of these substances, with particular regard to the possible toxic effects on the immune system. However, little is known about the influence of heavy metals, such as lead, on the immune system in human populations...
March 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338907/fish-and-seafood-consumption-during-pregnancy-and-the-risk-of-asthma-and-allergic-rhinitis-in-childhood-a-pooled-analysis-of-18-european-and-us-birth-cohorts
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Nikos Stratakis, Theano Roumeliotaki, Emily Oken, Ferran Ballester, Henrique Barros, Mikel Basterrechea, Sylvaine Cordier, Renate de Groot, Herman T den Dekker, Liesbeth Duijts, Merete Eggesbø, Maria Pia Fantini, Francesco Forastiere, Ulrike Gehring, Marij Gielen, Davide Gori, Eva Govarts, Hazel M Inskip, Nina Iszatt, Maria Jansen, Cecily Kelleher, John Mehegan, Carolina Moltó-Puigmartí, Monique Mommers, Andreia Oliveira, Sjurdur F Olsen, Fabienne Pelé, Costanza Pizzi, Daniela Porta, Lorenzo Richiardi, Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman, Sian M Robinson, Greet Schoeters, Marin Strøm, Jordi Sunyer, Carel Thijs, Martine Vrijheid, Tanja G M Vrijkotte, Alet H Wijga, Manolis Kogevinas, Maurice P Zeegers, Leda Chatzi
Background: It has been suggested that prenatal exposure to n-3 long-chain fatty acids protects against asthma and other allergy-related diseases later in childhood. The extent to which fish intake in pregnancy protects against child asthma and rhinitis symptoms remains unclear. We aimed to assess whether fish and seafood consumption in pregnancy is associated with childhood wheeze, asthma and allergic rhinitis. Methods: We pooled individual data from 60 774 mother-child pairs participating in 18 European and US birth cohort studies...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338543/clinical-study-of-124-patients-having-perianal-dermatitis
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Alfredo-Daniel Agulló-Pérez, Marcos Hervella-Garcés, Saioa Oscoz-Jaime, Maialen Azcona-Rodríguez, Mónica Larrea-García, Juan-Ignacio Yanguas-Bayona
BACKGROUND: Perianal complaints are often consulted in dermatology clinics, and in many cases, a conclusive diagnosis is not easily made. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to study and identify the epidemiological, clinical, and contact allergy features of patients with perianal dermatitis who attended at a contact dermatitis unit in a tertiary hospital in Spain. METHODS: Adult patients with long-lasting (>4 weeks) perianal dermatitis were recruited during the past 10 years for investigation and follow-up...
March 23, 2017: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338542/multicenter-patch-testing-with-methylisothiazolinone-and-methylchloroisothiazolinone-methylisothiazolinone-within-the-international-contact-dermatitis-research-group
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Marléne Isaksson, Iris Ale, Klaus E Andersen, Peter Elsner, Chee-Leok Goh, An Goossens, Hemangi Jerajani, Kayoko Matsunaga, John McFadden, Magnus Bruze
BACKGROUND: The preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone/methylisothiazolinone (MCI/MI) and MI are well-known contact sensitizers. Recently, an increase in the contact allergy frequency for MI 0.2% aqueous (aq) has been seen in many European countries paralleled with an increase in MCI/MI allergy. Many of the MI-allergic patients do not react to MCI/MI 0.01% or 0.02% because the concentration of MI in these preparations is too low (25 and 50 ppm, respectively) to elicit a positive patch test reaction...
March 23, 2017: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337893/adjuvant-treatment-with-a-symbiotic-in-patients-with-inflammatory-non-allergic-rhinitis
#14
M Gelardi, C De Luca, S Taliente, M L Fiorella, N Quaranta, C Russo, A Ciofalo, A Macchi, M Mancini, P Rosso, V Seccia, F Guagnini, G Ciprandi
Inflammatory non-allergic rhinitis (INAR) is characterized by the presence of an inflammatory infiltrate and a non-IgE-mediated pathogenesis. This retrospective, controlled, multicentre study investigated whether a symbiotic, containing Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM, Bifidobacterium lactis, and fructo-oligosaccharides (Pollagen®, Allergy Therapeutics, Italy), prescribed as adjunctive therapy to a standard pharmacological treatment, was able to reduce symptom severity, endoscopic features, and nasal cytology in 93 patients (49 males and 44 females, mean age 36...
January 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337267/exploration-of-the-effect-of-probiotics-supplementation-on-intestinal-microbiota-of-food-allergic-mice
#15
Bo Yang, Liang Xiao, Sheng Liu, Xiaoyu Liu, Yan Luo, Qiongmei Ji, Pingchang Yang, Zhigang Liu
Environmental factor-induced alterations in intestinal microbiota have been demonstrated to be associated with increasing prevalence of food allergy. However, it is not clear to what extent oral administration of probiotics can affect gut microbiota composition, thus inhibiting food allergy development. Using ovalbumin (OVA)-sensitized murine model, it was demonstrated that probiotics ameliorated allergic symptoms, including reducing OVA specific-IgE, and -IgG1 levels in the serum, Th2 cytokines release in spleen, and occurrence of diarrhea...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337229/allergic-enteritis-in-children
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Mieczysława Czerwionka-Szaflarska, Ewa Łoś-Rycharska, Julia Gawryjołek
The gastrointestinal form of food allergy is very common in children. The most frequently observed types are allergic proctitis and proctocolitis. In most cases the symptoms subside within the first 2 months of life. The babies seem healthy, and the only abnormality is a small amount of blood in stool. Symptoms can also include small intestine inflammation and colitis. Patients may present with irritability, abdominal pain, flatulence, colic, postprandial vomiting, chronic diarrhoea, and hindered physical development...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336223/paediatric-idiopathic-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency
#17
Stephen J Vincent, Graham A Lee
Acquired limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) describes a condition in which the corneal limbal stem cells are altered or destroyed, typically due to ocular trauma, chronic allergy or inflammation. Idiopathic LSCD is a term used to describe limbal stem cell failure in the absence of any identifiable causative factor. While several cases of adult-onset LSCD have been identified previously, this case report describes a rare presentation of bilateral asymmetric idiopathic paediatric limbal stem cell deficiency in a sixteen-year-old male with an otherwise unremarkable ocular history...
March 20, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335387/dectin-1-mediated-pathway-contributes-to-fusarium-proliferatum-induced-cxcl-8-release-from-human-respiratory-epithelial-cells
#18
Chang-Ching Yeh, Huann-Cheng Horng, Hong Chou, Hsiao-Yun Tai, Horng-Der Shen, Shie-Liang Hsieh, Peng-Hui Wang
Fusarium species are causative agents of human respiratory disorders and are distributed widely in our environment. Little is known of their interaction with human respiratory epithelial cells, which may contribute to allergic airway responses. In this study, we report on the release of C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 8 (CXCL-8) from human bronchial epithelial BEAS-2B cells upon stimulation with Fusarium proliferatum extracts. F. proliferatum-induced cytokine release from BEAS-2B cells was determined by cytokine array and CXCL-8 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333730/peanut-allergy-prevention-starts-in-infancy
#19
Carol Potera
An addendum to the 2010 guidelines includes strategies based on current research findings.
April 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333691/asthma-prevalence-and-severity-in-low-resource-communities
#20
Álvaro A Cruz, Rafael Stelmach, Eduardo V Ponte
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The prevalence of asthma was thought to be low in most low-income countries, but several reports have indicated this is not always true. This is a narrative review of recent publications on the burden of asthma in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) and underprivileged communities from developed countries. RECENT FINDINGS: Several studies have reported a low prevalence of asthma is LMIC, but indicate it is increasing. In the last few years, however, many surveys demonstrated this may not always be true...
March 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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