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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369631/microfabrication-of-a-gadolinium-derived-solid-state-sensor-for-thermal-neutrons
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Kent B Pfeifer, Komandoor E Achyuthan, Matthew Allen, Michele L B Denton, Michael P Siegal, Ronald P Manginell
Neutron sensing is critical in civilian and military applications. Conventional neutron sensors are limited by size, weight, cost, portability and helium supply. Here the microfabrication of gadolinium (Gd) conversion material-based heterojunction diodes for detecting thermal neutrons using electrical signals produced by internal conversion electrons (ICEs) is described. Films with negligible stress were produced at the tensile-compressive crossover point, enabling Gd coatings of any desired thickness by controlling the radiofrequency sputtering power and using the zero-point near p(Ar) of 50 mTorr at 100 W...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273659/self-reported-allergic-rhinitis-and-or-allergic-conjunctivitis-associate-with-il13-rs20541-polymorphism-in-finnish-adult-asthma-patients
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Kati Ådjers, Annika Luukkainen, Juha Pekkanen, Mikko Hurme, Heini Huhtala, Risto Renkonen, De Yun Wang, Mika J Mäkelä, Jussi Karjalainen, Sanna Toppila-Salmi
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to observe factors associated with IL13 rs20541 polymorphism and other factors with or without allergic comorbidities such as subject-reported allergic rhinitis (AR) and/or allergic conjunctivitis (AC) symptoms in adult asthmatics. METHODS: A population-based sample of Finnish adult asthma patients (n = 1,156) and matched controls (n = 1,792) filled in a questionnaire. Asthma was diagnosed based on a typical history of asthma symptoms and lung function tests...
2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182031/allergies-in-urban-versus-countryside-settings-in-poland-as-part-of-the-epidemiology-of-the-allergic-diseases-in-poland-ecap-study-challenge-the-early-differential-diagnosis
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Edyta Krzych-Fałta, Konrad Furmańczyk, Barbara Piekarska, Aneta Tomaszewska, Adam Sybilski, Bolesław K Samoliński
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of allergies depends on a number of factors, including adopting an urban "western" lifestyle, genetic predispositions, and different regions of residence. AIM: To compare the prevalence of allergic conditions (seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) and perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR), bronchial asthma (BA), atopic dermatitis (AD)) in a group of countryside versus urban residents in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The prevalence of allergic conditions in urban versus countryside settings was assessed using the translated and approved questionnaire developed for international ECRHS II and ISAAC studies...
October 2016: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122376/sensitive-skin-assessment-of-the-skin-barrier-using-confocal-raman-microspectroscopy
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Renée J H Richters, Denise Falcone, Natallia E Uzunbajakava, Babu Varghese, Peter J Caspers, Gerwin J Puppels, Piet E J van Erp, Peter C M van de Kerkhof
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Sensitive skin (SS), a frequently reported condition in the Western world, has been suggested to be underlined by an impaired skin barrier. The aim of this study was to investigate the skin barrier molecular composition in SS subjects using confocal Raman microspectroscopy (CRS), and to compare it with that of non-SS (NSS) individuals as well as atopic dermatitis (AD) and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (AR) subjects, who frequently report SS. METHODS: Subjects with SS (n = 29), NSS (n = 30), AD (n = 11), and AR (n = 27) were included...
2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121929/correlation-of-symptomatic-enterovirus-infection-and-later-risk-of-allergic-diseases-via-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Zon-Min Lee, Ying-Hsien Huang, Shu-Chen Ho, Ho-Chang Kuo
Infants who are exposed to the rhinovirus or respiratory syncytial virus are at a higher risk of subsequently developing wheezing or asthma. This study aims to determine whether preschoolers with a history of symptomatic enterovirus infection are at an increased risk of developing allergic diseases or not.We used data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database from 1999 to 2006 for this nationwide population-based cohort study. The subsequent risks for allergic diseases, which included asthma (International Classification of Diseases [ICD]-9: 493...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017882/prevalence-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-infants-by-domestic-water-hardness-and-season-of-birth-cohort-study
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Kristiane A Engebretsen, Peter Bager, Jan Wohlfahrt, Lone Skov, Claus Zachariae, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Mads Melbye, Jacob Pontoppidan Thyssen
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) appears to be more common in regions with hard domestic water and in children with a fall/winter birth. However, it is unknown whether a synergistic effect exists. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the association between domestic water hardness and season of birth, respectively, with onset of AD within the first 18 months of life in a large Danish birth cohort. METHODS: Of children from the Danish National Birth Cohort, 52,950 were included...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996288/the-natural-history-of-atopic-dermatitis-and-its-association-with-atopic-march
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Sinjira Somanunt, Sasawan Chinratanapisit, Punchama Pacharn, Nualanong Visitsunthorn, Orathai Jirapongsananuruk
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is the first manifestation of Atopic March. The natural history of AD and predictive factors for Atopic March have not been widely studied in Asia. OBJECTIVE: To study the natural history and associated factors of disease remission and risk of respiratory allergy in Thai children with AD. METHODS: Medical records of AD patients attending Allergy clinic at Siriraj hospital from 2004-2014 were reviewed. Patients were further followed-up to obtain current symptoms and treatment...
December 12, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921413/short-time-efficiency-of-rhinophototherapy-in-management-of-patients-with-allergic-rhinitis-resistant-to-medical-therapy
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Soheila Alyasin, Seyed Hesamedin Nabavizadeh, Hamidreza Houshmand, Hossein Esmaeilzadeh, Sina Jelodar, Reza Amin
Allergic rhinitis is one of the most common health problems with a major effect on the quality of life. We intended to treat Allergic Rhinitis (AR) in patients who are either unresponsive to antihistamines or their job requires optimal alertness that may be disturbed by antihistamine's side effects and those who do not comply with the regular use. We tried short term phototherapy and evaluated its effect on AR. As phototherapy is effective in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) and the same allergens can produce both AD and AR, phototherapy is proposed as a new tool in the AR treatment...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880031/increased-levels-of-plasma-soluble-human-leukocyte-antigen-g-in-persistent-wheezy-infants
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Fulya Tahan, Hatice Eke Gungor, Himmet Haluk Akar, Berkay Saraymen
BACKGROUND: Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G is a non-classical major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I antigen characterized by limited polymorphism in its coding region, unique tissue expression pattern in physiologic conditions and immunomodulatory properties. Recently, many studies suggest that the levels of sHLA-G were higher in atopic asthma and allergic rhinitis (AR). However, this remains to be uncertain in wheezy infants. In the present study, it was aimed to determine sHLA-G levels in wheezy infants...
November 23, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863816/incidence-of-allergic-rhinitis-in-a-cohort-of-young-adults-from-13-15-years-old-to-23-25-years-old-in-castellon-spain
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A Arnedo-Pena, Mª A Romeu-Gracia, J B Bellido-Blasco, N Meseguer-Ferrer, E Silvestre-Silvestre, F Conde, S Fernández-González, Mª A Dubon, M Ortuño-Forcada, J Fabregat-Puerto, C Fenollosa-Amposta, L Segura-Navas, Mª R Pac-Sa, L Museros-Recatala, A Vizcaino, R Tosca-Segura
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to estimate the incidence of Allergic Rhinitis (AR) in young adults and its risk or protective factors. METHODS: A population-based prospective cohort study was carried out in 2012. The cohort participated in the International Study of Asthma and Allergy in Childhood in Castellon in 1994 and 2002. A telephone survey was conducted using the same questionnaires. A new case of AR was defined as the participants free of the disease in 2002, who self-reported suffering from AR or taking medications for AR in the period 2002-2012...
May 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847316/allergies-a-t-cells-perspective-in-the-era-beyond-the-th1-th2-paradigm
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REVIEW
Moritz Berker, Larissa Johanna Frank, Anja Lidwina Geßner, Niklas Grassl, Anne Verena Holtermann, Stefanie Höppner, Christian Kraef, Martin Dominik Leclaire, Pia Maier, David Alexander Christian Messerer, Lino Möhrmann, Jan Philipp Nieke, Diana Schoch, Dominik Soll, Christina Marianne Paulina Woopen
Allergic diseases have emerged as a major health care burden, especially in the western hemisphere. They are defined by overshooting reactions of an aberrant immune system to harmless exogenous stimuli. The TH1/TH2 paradigm assumes that a dominance of TH2 cell activation and an inadequate TH1 cell response are responsible for the development of allergies. However, the characterization of additional T helper cell subpopulations such as TH9, TH17, TH22, THGM-CSF and their interplay with regulatory T cells suggest further layers of complexity...
November 12, 2016: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791954/ocular-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-is-less-complicated-with-allergic-disorders-a-nationwide-survey-in-japan
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Yukihiro Horie, Nobuyoshi Kitaichi, Kuniaki Hijioka, Koh-Hei Sonoda, Yoshitsugu Saishin, Takeshi Kezuka, Hiroshi Goto, Masaru Takeuchi, Satoshi Nakamura, Takashi Kimoto, Machiko Shimakawa, Mihori Kita, Sunao Sugita, Manabu Mochizuki, Junko Hori, Mitsuhiro Iwata, Jun Shoji, Masahide Fukuda, Toshikatsu Kaburaki, Jiro Numaga, Hidetoshi Kawashima, Astuki Fukushima, Takeshi Joko, Nanae Takai, Yoko Ozawa, Akira Meguro, Nobuhisa Mizuki, Kenichi Namba, Susumu Ishida, Shigeaki Ohno
OBJECTIVES: Behçet's disease (BD) is a systemic inflammatory disorder polarised to the Th1 and Th17 immune systems. Allergic diseases are polarised to the Th2 immune system. The aim of the present study is to investigate the prevalence of allergic diseases in patients who have BD. METHODS: The study involved a large-scale interview survey of Japanese patients with BD at 21 institutes of ophthalmology; 353 patients (255 males and 98 females) were recruited for this study...
September 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667736/impaired-virus-replication-and-decreased-innate-immune-responses-to-viral-infections-in-nasal-epithelial-cells-from-patients-with-allergic-rhinitis
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A Głobińska, M Pawełczyk, A Piechota-Polańczyk, A Olszewska-Ziąber, S Moskwa, A Mikołajczyk, A Jabłońska, P K Zakrzewski, M Brauncajs, M Jarzębska, S Taka, N G Papadopoulos, M L Kowalski
The aim of this study was to assess the immune response to parainfluenza virus type 3 (PIV3), rhinovirus 1B (RV1B) and intracellular Toll-like receptors (TLR) agonists in nasal epithelial cells (NECs) from patients with allergic rhinitis and healthy controls. NECs were obtained from eight patients with allergic rhinitis (AR) and 11 non-atopic healthy controls (HC) by nasal scraping, grown to confluence and exposed to PIV3, RV1B infection or TLR-3 and TLR-7/8 agonists. Interferon (IFN)-λ1, IFN-α, IFN-β and regulated on activation, normal T expressed and secreted (RANTES) release into the cell culture supernatants was assessed at 8, 24 and 48 h upon infection or 8 and 24 h after stimulation with poly(I:C) and R848...
January 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578221/comparison-of-the-basophil-activation-test-versus-the-nasal-provocation-test-in-establishing-eligibility-for-specific-immunotherapy
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Małgorzata Leśniak, Wojciech Dyga, Barbara Rusinek, Marcel Mazur, Ewa Czarnobilska
INTRODUCTION    Allergic rhinitis (AR) is the most common atopic disease. Specific immunotherapy (SIT) is the only effective treatment method for AR. In uncertain diagnostic cases, before establishing eligibility for SIT, nasal provocation tests (NPTs) should be performed. However, there are numerous contraindications to performing NPTs, and there is ongoing search for an alternative in vitro method. OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to determine whether a specific in vitro provocation, that is, the basophil activation test (BAT), may replace a specific in vivo provocation, that is, the NPT, in establishing patient's eligibility for SIT...
August 25, 2016: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27430981/tolerance-and-growth-in-children-with-cow-s-milk-allergy-fed-a-thickened-extensively-hydrolyzed-casein-based-formula
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Christophe Dupont, Elena Bradatan, Pascale Soulaines, Rita Nocerino, Roberto Berni-Canani
BACKGROUND: In case of cow's milk allergy (CMA), pediatric guidelines recommend for children the use of extensively hydrolyzed formulas (eHFs) as elimination diet. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the hypoallergenicity of each specific eHF should be tested in subjects with CMA. METHODS: A prospective, multicenter trial was performed to assess the tolerance/hypoallergenicity of a thickened casein-based eHF (eHCF, Allernova AR®, United Pharmaceuticals, France) in infants aged <12 months with CMA proven by a double-blind placebo-controlled food challenge...
July 18, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27429944/utility-of-the-atopy-patch-test-in-the-diagnosis-of-allergic-rhinitis
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REVIEW
Nicola Fuiano, Cristoforo Incorvaia
INTRODUCTION: The diagnostic work-up of allergic rhinitis (AR) is first and foremost based on the combination of clinical history data and results of skin prick tests (SPT). Other tests, including specific IgE measurement, nasal challenge, and, as a third option, component resolved diagnosis or basophil activation test, may be useful when the diagnosis is difficult because of polysensitization or when negative results of SPT are observed despite a suggestive history for allergy. The atopy patch test (APT) that assesses the type 4 delayed hypersensitivity allergy is currently not sufficiently used...
May 2016: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27428241/general-anesthesia-exposure-in-early-life-reduces-the-risk-of-allergic-diseases-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#17
Ho-Chang Kuo, Ya-Ling Yang, Shu-Chen Ho, Mindy Ming-Huey Guo, Jyun-Hong Jiang, Ying-Hsien Huang
General anesthesia (GA) has been used for second line treatment strategy for status asthmaticus in pediatric patients. The association between GA in children and risk of followed-up allergic diseases is unclear. This study aims to assess the risk of allergic diseases after GA in children.We did a nationwide retrospective cohort study by analyzing data from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan. The subsequent risks for allergic diseases, including asthma (ICD-9: 493.X), allergic rhinitis (AR; ICD-9 CM code 477...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27413648/association-between-pollen-risk-indexes-air-pollutants-and-allergic-diseases-in-korea
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Hoseob Kim, Yoonhyung Park, Kwanjun Park, Byoungin Yoo
OBJECTIVES: This study, different from the past researches, has been conducted in all age groups to understand the association between air pollutants, pollen risk indexes, and outpatients with allergic rhinitis (AR), asthma, and atopic dermatitis (AD). METHODS: Data on air pollutants, pollen risk indexes, and outpatients with each disease were collected from 2003 through 2011 to verify the association between them. All data are time-series materials that have been observed by time (day) and region, and are in a nonlinear shape...
June 2016: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27405740/does-adenoid-hypertrophy-affect-disease-severity-in-children-with-allergic-rhinitis
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Mahmut Dogru, Muhammed Fatih Evcimik, Omer Faruk Calim
Our study aims to evaluate the presence of adenoid hypertrophy (AH) in children with allergic rhinitis (AR) and the association of AH disease severity and clinical laboratory finding from retrospective, cross-sectional, and nonrandomized trial. The study included 566 children being treated and followed up for allergic rhinitis. Skin prick test for the same allergens was performed for all patients. Adenoid tissue was analyzed by an ENT specialist and the diagnosis was confirmed based on the patient history, endoscopic physical examination and radiology...
January 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27401310/the-association-between-hypovitaminosis-d-and-pediatric-allergic-diseases-a-korean-nationwide-population-based-study
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Hea-Kyoung Yang, Jaehee Choi, Woo Kyung Kim, So-Yeon Lee, Yong Mean Park, Man Yong Han, Hye-Young Kim, Myung-Il Hahm, Yoomi Chae, Kee-Jae Lee, Ho-Jang Kwon, Kangmo Ahn, Jihyun Kim
BACKGROUND: There is still considerable disagreement regarding the role of vitamin D in the development or exacerbation of allergic diseases. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between serum vitamin D levels and recent symptoms of allergic diseases in elementary schoolchildren. METHODS: A nationwide cross-sectional survey was conducted in children ages 6-7 years from 45 randomly selected elementary schools. The presence of atopic dermatitis (AD) or asthma was defined as medical treatment of children for AD or asthma within 12 months of the survey...
July 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
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