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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920580/positive-clinical-outcomes-derived-from-using-streptococcus-salivarius-k12-to-prevent-streptococcal-pharyngotonsillitis-in-children-a-pilot-investigation
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Francesco Di Pierro, Maria Colombo, Alberto Zanvit, Amilcare S Rottoli
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus salivarius K12 (BLIS K12(®)) is a probiotic strain producing the bacteriocins salivaricin A2 and salivaricin B, both of which strongly antagonize the growth of Streptococcus pyogenes, the most important bacterial cause of pharyngeal infections in humans. It successfully colonizes and exhibits persistence in the oral cavity and is endowed with an excellent safety profile. Previous observations of a small group of children indicated that the use of BLIS K12 could also reduce the occurrence of viral pharyngitis...
2016: Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912214/common-cold-an-umbrella-term-for-acute-infections-of-nose-throat-larynx-and-bronchi
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P Kardos, F A Malek
Acute respiratory tract infections, i. e. rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, belong to the most common medical conditions with a high economic burden. Nonetheless, there is little agreement concerning their differential diagnosis.This paper will discuss to what extent different anatomical sites of acute respiratory tract infections can be uniquely identified or whether the overlap and consecutive development in signs and symptoms renders these distinctions meaningless.Acute respiratory tract infections are variable but definition of diagnostic categories based on the anatomical sites of the dominant complaints shows that signs and symptoms both overlap to a great extent and/or emerge successively...
December 2, 2016: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866183/resolution-of-allergic-rhinitis-and-reactive-bronchospasm-with-supplements-and-food-specific-immunoglobulin-g-elimination-a-case-report
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Laura Kwiatkowski, Jessica Mitchell, Jeffrey Langland
Context • Allergies are a common affliction, whether they are respiratory, food related, or dermatological. People often resort to continuous use of over-the-counter medications, such as antihistamines, to manage their symptoms. Controversy still remains over testing serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G to diagnose food allergies. Objective • This study intended to examine the benefits of treatment of a pediatric patient with natural supplements and an elimination diet for IgG food allergies. Design • The research team reported a case study...
October 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865877/cough-in-the-athlete-chest-guideline-and-expert-panel-report
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Louis-Philippe Boulet, Julie Turmel, Richard S Irwin
BACKGROUND: Cough is a common symptom experienced by athletes, particularly after exercise. We performed a systematic review to assess in this population: 1) the main etiologies of acute and recurrent cough, either exercise-induced or not; 2) how it is assessed; and 3) how cough is treated in this population. From the systematic review, suggestions for management were developed. METHOD: ology: This review was done according to the CHEST methodological guidelines and GRADE framework up to April 2015...
November 16, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785374/montelukast-in-the-treatment-of-perennial-allergic-rhinitis-in-paediatric-japanese-patients-an-open-label-clinical-trial
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Kimihiro Okubo, Yoichi Inoue, Hirotaka Numaguchi, Kumi Tanaka, Itori Saito, Nobuyuki Oshima, Yuki Matsumoto, Marita Prohn, Anish Mehta, Chisato Nishida, George Philip
Background: This study was conducted to evaluate the safety and tolerability, and population pharmacokinetics (PPK) of montelukast as well as efficacy in the treatment of perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR) in paediatric Japanese patients aged between 1 and 15 years. Methods: In this multi-centre, open-label trial, 87 paediatric Japanese patients with PAR received montelukast 4 mg oral granules (OG) for 4 weeks (1-5-year-olds, N = 15), 4 mg OG for 12 weeks (1-5-year-olds, N = 36), 5 mg chewable tablets (CT) for 12 weeks (6-9-year-olds, N = 18), or 5 mg CT for12 weeks (10-15-year-olds, N = 18)...
2016: Journal of drug assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780002/bordetella-pseudohinzii-as-a-confounding-organism-in-murine-models-of-pulmonary-disease
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Sarah E Clark, Jeanette E Purcell, Saad Sammani, Earl K Steffen, Marcus J Crim, Robert S Livingston, Cynthia Besch-Williford, Jeffrey D Fortman
A group studying acute lung injury observed an increased percentage of neutrophils in the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid of mice. BAL was performed, and lung samples were collected sterilely from 5 C57BL/6 mice that had been bred inhouse. Pure colonies of bacteria, initially identified as Bordetella hinzii were cultured from 2 of the 5 mice which had the highest percentages of neutrophils (21% and 26%) in the BAL fluid. Subsequent sequencing of a portion of the ompA gene from this isolate demonstrated 100% homology with the published B...
2016: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762515/a-cross-sectional-cohort-analyses-assessing-response-to-levosalbutamol-bronchodilatory-cough-formulations-in-outpatient-community-settings-of-india-bus-analyses
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A Vora, Amit Bhargava
INTRODUCTION: Cough is significant health problem with greater implication for impaired quality of life. Acute and chronic cough due to infective (viral/bacterial), allergic conditions or bronchial asthma including cough variant asthma are often treated with combination of mucolytics, expectorants and bronchodilators. Bronchodilators reduces cough sensitivity, promotes clearance of cough secretions while reducing protrusive inflammatory mediator release. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To further understand the clinical utility and safety of Bronchodilatory cough formulations (BCF) containing Levosalbutamol in real world settings...
September 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756492/repercussions-of-preterm-birth-on-symptoms-of-asthma-allergic-diseases-and-pulmonary-function-6-14-years-later
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C Gonçalves, G Wandalsen, F Lanza, A L Goulart, D Solé, A Dos Santos
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of allergic diseases and impaired pulmonary function may be high in children born prematurely. This study aimed to assess pulmonary function and prevalence of asthma, atopic diseases and allergic sensitisation in these patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with children aged 6-14 years who were born prematurely with birth weight <2000g from January 2008 to May 2011. Exclusion criteria were: major malformations, or acute respiratory disorders...
October 15, 2016: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701753/gamma-aminobutyric-acid-gaba-receptor-agonists-for-acute-stroke
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REVIEW
Jia Liu, Lu-Ning Wang, Xin Ma, Xunming Ji
BACKGROUND: Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor agonists have been shown to have a neuroprotectant effect in reducing infarct size and improving functional outcome in animal models of cerebrovascular disease. However, the sedative effects of GABA receptor agonists have limited their wider application in people with acute stroke, due to the potential risk of stupor. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2013, and previously updated in 2014. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of GABA receptor agonists in the treatment of acute stroke...
October 4, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670203/association-between-desloratadine-and-prednisolone-in-the-treatment-of-children-with-acute-symptoms-of-allergic-rhinitis-a-double-blind-randomized-and-controlled-clinical-trial
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Gustavo F Wandalsen, Carolina Miranda, Luis Felipe Ensina, Flavio Sano, Roberto Bleul Amazonas, Joyce Macedo da Silva, Dirceu Solé
INTRODUCTION: A combination of antihistamines and oral corticosteroids is often used to treat acute symptoms of allergic rhinitis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate safety and efficacy of desloratadine plus prednisolone in the treatment of acute symptoms of children (2-12 years) with allergic rhinitis, and to compare it to dexchlorpheniramine plus betamethasone. METHODS: Children with moderate/severe persistent allergic rhinitis and symptomatic (nasal symptoms score [0-12]≥6) were allocated in a double-blind, randomized fashion to receive dexchlorpheniramine plus betamethasone (n=105; three daily doses) or desloratadine plus prednisolone (n=105; single dose followed by two of placebo) for 7 days...
September 13, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638118/clinical-improvement-in-feline-herpesvirus-1-infected-cats-by-oral-low-dose-of-interleukin-12-plus-interferon-gamma
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Filomena Fiorito, Antonietta Cantiello, Giovanna Elvira Granato, Luigi Navas, Carmine Diffidenti, Luisa De Martino, Veeramani Maharajan, Fabio Olivieri, Ugo Pagnini, Giuseppe Iovane
Feline herpesvirus 1 (FHV-1) is a widespread cat pathogen inducing rhinitis, conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers. To alleviate acute FHV-1-induced disease, antiviral agents are used often with antibiotics. But sometimes, these treatments, as well as conventional doses of cytokines have moderate efficacy and/or collateral effects. Herein we have investigated the effects of low dose interleukin (IL)-12 plus interferon (IFN)-gamma, prepared by Sequential Kinetic Activated (SKA), on the treatment of FHV-1 infection...
October 2016: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627914/mapk-ap-1-targeted-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-xanthium-strumarium
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Muhammad Jahangir Hossen, Mi-Yeon Kim, Jae Youl Cho
Xanthium strumarium L. (Asteraceae), a traditional Chinese medicine, is prescribed to treat arthritis, bronchitis, and rhinitis. Although the plant has been used for many years, the mechanism by which it ameliorates various inflammatory diseases is not yet fully understood. To explore the anti-inflammatory mechanism of methanol extracts of X. strumarium (Xs-ME) and its therapeutic potential, we used lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated murine macrophage-like RAW264.7 cells and human monocyte-like U937 cells as well as a LPS/D-galactosamine (GalN)-induced acute hepatitis mouse model...
2016: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574849/rosae-multiflorae-fructus-hot-water-extract-inhibits-a-murine-allergic-asthma-via-the-suppression-of-th2-cytokine-production-and-histamine-release-from-mast-cells
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Chang Ho Song, Thi Tho Bui, Chun Hua Piao, Hee Soon Shin, Dong-Hwa Shon, Eui-Hyeog Han, Hyoung Tae Kim, Ok Hee Chai
Mast cell-mediated anaphylactic reactions are involved in many allergic diseases, including asthma and allergic rhinitis. In Korea, where it has been used as a traditional medicine, Rosae Multiflorae fructus (RMF) is known to have potent antioxidative, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory activities and to have no obvious acute toxicity. However, its specific effect on asthma is still unknown. In this study, we evaluated whether or not RMF hot water extracts (RMFW) could inhibit ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic asthma and evaluated compound 48/80-induced mast cell activation to elucidate the mechanisms of asthma inhibition by RMFW...
September 2016: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27532316/the-effectiveness-of-ayurvedic-oil-based-nasal-instillation-nasya-medicines-in-the-treatment-of-facial-paralysis-ardita-a-systematic-review
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Manuel Joseph Vivera, Judith Streak Gomersall
BACKGROUND: Ardita (facial paralysis) is a medical condition that disfigures or distorts the facial appearance of the sufferer causing facial asymmetry and malfunction. Ardita patients may benefit from considering alternative treatments such as Ayurveda, including Taila Nasya (nasal instillation of medicated oil). OBJECTIVES: To synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of different Nasya oils in the treatment of Ardita. INCLUSION CRITERIA TYPES OF PARTICIPANTS: Studies conducted on adult sufferers (18-70 years) of Ardita (chronic or acute) in any setting were considered...
April 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27475776/parent-reported-prevalence-of-food-allergy-in-mexican-schoolchildren-a-population-based-study
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N Ontiveros, E E Valdez-Meza, M J Vergara-Jiménez, A Canizalez-Román, A Borzutzky, F Cabrera-Chávez
BACKGROUND: Food allergy (FA) prevalence is well documented in developed countries and appears to be increasing, but remains unknown in most Latin American countries. We aimed to evaluate on a population basis the parent-reported prevalence of FA and its clinical characteristics in Mexican schoolchildren. METHODS: A validated Spanish version of a structured written questionnaire was administered to parents of schoolchildren aged 5-13 years old from Culiacan, Mexico...
July 27, 2016: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27456597/a-clinical-trial-of-a-microcrystalline-cellulose-topical-nasal-spray-on-the-acute-response-to-allergen-challenge
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Marianella Paz Lansberg, Marcy DeTineo, James Lane, Jayant M Pinto, Fuad M Baroody, Robert M Naclerio
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis is a common disorder that leads to a negative impact on quality of life. Multiple options are available for treatment of the symptoms, but preventing the reaction should be an effective strategy. OBJECTIVE: We tested a nasal spray that contained microcrystalline cellulose designed to limit airborne allergens from penetrating the nasal mucosa (nasal blocker) and, therefore, prevent the initiation of the allergic reaction. METHODS: We performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, two-way crossover clinical trial with 20 subjects who had a history of seasonal grass and/or ragweed allergy symptoms...
July 2016: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27437950/atopic-predilection-among-kawasaki-disease-patients-a-cross-sectional-study-of-1-187-757-teenagers
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Ayal Hassidim, Ilan Merdler, Odelia Chorin, Rona Merdler-Rabinowicz, Ilan Dallal, Maxim Perlman, Ehud Chorin
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute, systemic vasculitis in children, with an etiology that is not completely understood. It is assumed that the development of KD is mediated by an immunologic response. Several reports from East Asia have found a higher prevalence of atopic diseases among patients with KD, but a large-scale study of a non-Asian population regarding this correlation is still lacking. The purpose of this article was to achieve this goal. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional, large-scale study to estimate the correlation of KD with allergic diseases...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27383130/multi-disciplinary-intervention-to-improve-albuterol-inhaler-utilization-among-patients-with-asthma
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Thomas Delate, Nathan Rader, Daniel W Jenkins, Ryan Lowe
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to examine the impact of a multi-disciplinary intervention designed to improve appropriate albuterol inhaler utilization among patients with asthma. METHODS: This was a pre-post retrospective analysis. The study intervention included written information sent directly to patients, educated prescribers, and enhanced pharmacist training on appropriate albuterol inhaler utilization. Eligible study patients had a diagnosis of asthma and purchased at least two albuterol inhalers between 07/12/2012 and 06/30/2013 (pre-period) and 7/01/2013 to 06/30/2014 (post-period)...
July 6, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27376820/anti-inflammatory-and-analgesic-effects-of-bi-yuan-ling-granules
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Xiao-Bing Chen, Han-Wen Su, Huan-Xiang Liu, Xian Yin, Feng He, Yong-Shen Ren, Kang Dai, Mei-Xian Xiang
Bi-yuan-ling granule (BLG) is a traditional Chinese medicine compound composed mainly of baicalin and chlorogenic acid. It has been demonstrated to be clinically effective for various inflammatory diseases such as acute rhinitis, chronic rhinitis, atrophic rhinitis and allergic rhinitis. However, the underlying mechanisms of BLG against these diseases are not fully understood. This study aimed to explore the anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of BLG, and examine its protective effects on mouse acute lung injury (ALI)...
June 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27372597/pediatric-sleep-apnea-syndrome-an-update
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REVIEW
Zhenhong Li, Jocelyn Celestin, Richard F Lockey
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) may be central neurologic (<5%) or obstructive (>95%) in origin and is a relatively prevalent condition in children. It affects 1%-5% of children aged 2-8 years and is caused by a variety of different pathophysiologic abnormalities. Cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurocognitive comorbidities can occur in both children and adults when left untreated. It also can cause severe behavioral problems in children. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children be screened with an appropriate history and physical examination for symptoms and signs suggestive of OSAS...
September 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
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