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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094016/an-epidemic-of-thunderstorm-asthma-in-melbourne-2016-asthma-rhinitis-and-other-previous-allergies
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Kanishka B Rangamuwa, Alan C Young, Francis Thien
Background: On 21st November 2016, Melbourne experienced an epidemic of 'thunderstorm asthma.' Although previously described in the literature, risk factors and natural history remain incompletely understood. Objective: Our aim was to follow up those presenting to the 3 Emergency Departments (EDs) in our health service during the epidemic, and assess their history for previous asthma, rhinitis, and allergies. Methods: ED notes of all respiratory presentations within 48 hours of the thunderstorm event were reviewed and patients with acute asthma included...
October 2017: Asia Pacific Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070272/a-multicenter-prospective-noninterventional-study-in-a-norwegian-cohort-of-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-allergic-rhinitis-treated-with-mp-azeflu
#2
Ralph Dollner, Petter Lorentz Larsen, Sinan Dheyauldeen, Sverre Steinsvåg
BACKGROUND: Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma guidelines recently recommended a treatment strategy for allergic rhinitis (AR) based on disease control rather than symptom severity by using a visual analog scale (VAS) to categorize control. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of MP-AzeFlu (Dymista®) by using this VAS in routine clinical practice in Norway. MP-AzeFlu comprises a novel formulation that contains azelastine hydrochloride, fluticasone propionate and excipients delivered in a single spray...
October 1, 2017: Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022093/-seasonal-allergic-conjunctivitis
#3
K Schröder, D Finis, S Meller, M Wagenmann, G Geerling, U Pleyer
Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC) is a frequent disease, which is often associated with allergic rhinitis and subsequently manifested as allergic rhinoconjunctivitis. In contrast to other types of chronic allergic conjunctivitis, the course of SAC is not sight-threatening. Pathogenetically, the underlying cause of SAC is an immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated, Th2-driven type 1 hypersensitivity reaction. Clinically it presents with itching, light-red conjunctival injection as well as chemosis that exceeds the extent of conjunctival injection...
November 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977704/inflammatory-proteins-in-nasal-lavage-of-workers-exposed-to-occupational-agents
#4
R Castano, B Yucesoy, V J Johnson, L Castellanos, A Cartier
BACKGROUND: Low-molecular-weight (LMW) and high-molecular-weight (HMW) agents have been recognized as causes of occupational rhinitis (OR). Immunological mechanisms underlying OR differ according to the type of exposure. While HMW agents act mainly through IgE-mediated mechanisms, LMW agents appear to act through both immunological and non-immunological mechanisms. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify potential differences in the upper airways inflammatory response after exposure to LMW and HMW agents by specific inhalation challenge test (SIC)...
October 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962626/efficacy-and-usability-of-a-novel-nebulizer-targeting-both-upper-and-lower-airways
#5
Daniela Posa, Antonio Pizzulli, Petra Wagner, Serena Perna, Stephanie Hofmaier, Paolo Maria Matricardi, Susanne Lau
BACKGROUND: Upper and lower airways diseases share in part their pathogenic mechanisms and frequently occur simultaneously as "United Airway Disease." Local treatment with nebulizers delivers anti-symptomatic drugs in either the upper or the lower airways, according to the particle size generated by the nebulizer. To our knowledge, no nebulizer combines both application ways. The aim of this study is to test the efficacy and usability of a new nebulizer (OMRON A3 complete), generating aerosols with particles diameters of 2-4...
September 29, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958744/very-poorly-controlled-asthma-in-urban-minority-children-lessons-learned
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Arlene M Butz, Melissa Bellin, Mona Tsoukleris, Shawna S Mudd, Joan Kub, Jean Ogborn, Tricia Morphew, Cassia Lewis-Land, Mary Elizabeth Bollinger
BACKGROUND: Very poorly controlled (VPC) asthma in children is associated with ongoing acute exacerbations but factors associated with VPC are understudied. OBJECTIVE: To examine the risk factors associated with VPC asthma in urban minority children. METHODS: This descriptive study examined asthma control levels (well-controlled [WC], not well-controlled [NWC], and VPC) at baseline and 6 months in children participating in an ongoing randomized controlled trial of an emergency department/home environmental control intervention...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941390/severe-forms-of-food-allergy
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Emanuel Sarinho, Maria das Graças Moura Lins
OBJECTIVES: To guide the diagnostic and therapeutic management of severe forms of food allergy. DATA SOURCES: Search in the Medline database using the terms "severe food allergy," "anaphylaxis and food allergy," "generalized urticaria and food allergy," and "food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome" in the last ten years, searching in the title, abstract, or keyword fields. SUMMARY OF DATA: Food allergy can be serious and life-threatening...
November 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940415/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-ameliorate-acute-allergic-rhinitis-in-rats
#8
Chunlei Li, Yanxia Fu, Yinyin Wang, Yanhua Kong, Mengdi Li, Danhui Ma, Wanli Zhai, Hao Wang, Yuting Lin, Sihan Liu, Fangli Ren, Jun Li, Yi Wang
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have been extensively investigated as a potential antiinflammatory treatment in many inflammatory-related diseases; however, it remains unclear whether MSCs could be used to treat acute allergic rhinitis. A rat model of allergic rhinitis was treated with MSCs. The effect of MSCs on the inflammation of allergic rhinitis was evaluated by sneezing, nose rubbing, the pathology of the nasal mucosa, and the expression of interleukin 4, tumour necrosis factor alpha, and immunoglobulin E in the serum of rats...
September 20, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901282/antihistamines-for-treating-rhinosinusitis-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-studies
#9
K Seresirikachorn, L Khattiyawittayakun, W Chitsuthipakorn, K Snidvongs
BACKGROUND: Without the release of histamines, patients with rhinosinusitis may not benefit from antihistamines. Additionally, anticholinergic effects may do more harm than good. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of antihistamines in treating rhinosinusitis. METHODS: An electronic search was performed. Randomised controlled trials comparing antihistamines with either placebo or other treatments for patients with rhinosinusitis were selected. RESULTS: Two studies (184 patients) met the inclusion criteria...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886264/lack-of-asthma-and-rhinitis-control-in-general-practitioner-managed-patients-prescribed-fixed-dose-combination-therapy-in-australia
#10
Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Vicky Kritikos, Victoria Carter, Kwok Yin Yan, Carol Armour, Dermot Ryan, David Price
OBJECTIVES: The first aim of the study (i) assess the current asthma status of general-practitioner-managed patients receiving regular fixed-dose combination inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting beta2 agonist (FDC ICS/LABA) therapy and (ii) explore patients' perceptions of asthma control and attitudes/behaviors regarding preventer inhaler use. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study of Australian adults with a current physician diagnosis of asthma receiving ≥2 prescriptions of FDC ICS/LABA therapy in the previous year, who were recruited through general practice to receive a structured in-depth asthma review between May 2012 and January 2014...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883249/pneumonitis-with-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-induced-by-sho-seiryu-to
#11
Kazuo Tsuchiya, Mikio Toyoshima, Takafumi Suda
A 78-year-old man presented with acute-onset fever and dyspnea. He had been taking Sho-seiryu-to for allergic rhinitis. A chest radiograph showed diffuse bilateral ground-glass opacities with subpleural sparing, crazy-paving pattern, and traction bronchiectasis. The patient's bronchoalveolar lavage fluid was bloody and transbronchial lung biopsy specimens showed alveolitis, organizing pneumonia, and type 2 alveolar epithelial cell proliferation. There were no clinical and laboratory findings suggestive of respiratory tract infection or connective tissue disease...
October 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812277/milonine-an-alkaloid-of-cissampelos-sympodialis-eichl-menispermaceae-inhibits-histamine-release-of-activated-mast-cells
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Adriano Francisco Alves, Giciane Carvalho Vieira, Francisco Allysson A F Gadelha, Luiz Henrique Agra Cavalcante-Silva, Marco Aurélio Martins, José Maria Barbosa-Filho, Marcia Regina Piuvezam
Milonine is an alkaloid of Cissampelos sympodialis Eichl. (Menispermaceae), a plant used in the northeast of Brazil to treat allergies such as asthma, rhinitis, and other conditions. Previously, several alkaloids were isolated from its roots and leaves with pharmacological properties in asthma and acute inflammation models. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the milonine effect on mast cells degranulation in vivo and in vitro. Swiss mice (n = 8) were used in models of paw edema induced by carrageenan, compound 48/80, or histamine...
December 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809842/noninvasive-sampling-of-mucosal-lining-fluid-for-the-quantification-of-in-vivo-upper-airway-immune-mediator-levels
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Helene M Wolsk, Bo L Chawes, Jonathan Thorsen, Jakob Stokholm, Klaus Bønnelykke, Susanne Brix, Hans Bisgaard
This protocol describes noninvasive sampling of undisturbed upper airway mucosal lining fluid. It also details the extraction procedure used prior to the analysis of immune mediators in fluid eluates for the study of the airway topical immune signature, without the need for stimulation procedures (often used by other techniques). The mucosal lining fluid is sampled on a strip of filter paper placed at the anterior part of the inferior turbinate and left for 2 min of absorption. Analytes are eluted from the filter papers, and the extracted protein-based eluates are analyzed by an electrochemiluminescence-based immunoassay, allowing for the high-sensitivity quantification of low- and high-level analytes in the same sample...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804700/abridged-version-of-the-awmf-guideline-for-the-medical-clinical-diagnostics-of-indoor-mould-exposure-s2k-guideline-of-the-german-society-of-hygiene-environmental-medicine-and-preventive-medicine-ghup-in-collaboration-with-the-german-association-of-allergists
#14
Gerhard A Wiesmüller, Birger Heinzow, Ute Aurbach, Karl-Christian Bergmann, Albrecht Bufe, Walter Buzina, Oliver A Cornely, Steffen Engelhart, Guido Fischer, Thomas Gabrio, Werner Heinz, Caroline E W Herr, Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Ludger Klimek, Martin Köberle, Herbert Lichtnecker, Thomas Lob-Corzilius, Rolf Merget, Norbert Mülleneisen, Dennis Nowak, Uta Rabe, Monika Raulf, Hans Peter Seidl, Jens-Oliver Steiß, Regine Szewszyk, Peter Thomas, Kerttu Valtanen, Julia Hurraß
This article is an abridged version of the AWMF mould guideline "Medical clinical diagnostics of indoor mould exposure" presented in April 2016 by the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Gesellschaft für Hygiene, Umweltmedizin und Präventivmedizin, GHUP), in collaboration with the above-mentioned scientific medical societies, German and Austrian societies, medical associations and experts. Indoor mould growth is a potential health risk, even if a quantitative and/or causal relationship between the occurrence of individual mould species and health problems has yet to be established...
2017: Allergo Journal International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799731/rhinology-specific-priority-setting-for-quality-improvement-a-modified-delphi-study-from-the-quality-improvement-committee-of-the-american-rhinologic-society
#15
Luke Rudmik, Jose L Mattos, Janalee K Stokken, Zachary M Soler, R Peter Manes, Thomas S Higgins, Michael Setzen, Jivianne Lee, John Schneider
BACKGROUND: Improving the quality of healthcare is a complex and resource intensive process. To optimize the allocation of scarce resources, quality improvement (QI) should focus on high-value diseases that will produce the largest improvement in health system performance. Given the breadth and multidisciplinary nature of sinonasal disease management, the purpose of this study was to transparently develop a prioritized list of sinonasal diseases for QI from the perspective of the specialty of rhinology and the American Rhinologic Society (ARS)...
October 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741887/linac-based-stereotactic-radiation-therapy-for-canine-non-lymphomatous-nasal-tumours-29-cases-2013-2016
#16
T L Gieger, M W Nolan
Twenty-nine dogs were treated with linac-based stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT) for non-lymphomatous nasal tumours. Only dogs with a follow-up time >365 days were included in this retrospective analysis. No dogs had evidence of distant metastasis at diagnosis. Treatment was planned and a total of 30 Gy in 3 daily 10 Gy fractions was delivered using intensity-modulation, cone-beam CT-based image guidance and a robotic treatment couch. Clinical signs improved in all cases. Nineteen dogs had CT scans 3-4 months post-SRT and all had partial or complete tumour response...
July 25, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741448/the-burden-and-visit-prevalence-of-pediatric-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#17
Sapideh Gilani, Jennifer J Shin
Objectives Pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis has a substantial impact, but its epidemiology has yet to be elucidated. Our objectives were (1) to determine the associated national visit burden and (2) to assess its frequency relative to other frequent childhood otolaryngological illnesses. Study Design Analysis of national survey databases. Setting Ambulatory care settings in the United States, 2005 to 2012. Subjects and Methods Cases with a diagnosis of chronic rhinosinusitis were assessed in total and as a proportion of all visits reported in National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740493/impact-of-enhancer-of-zeste-homolog-2-on-t-helper-cell-mediated-allergic-rhinitis
#18
Tsung-Yun Hou, Ming-Rong Chen, Yu-Ching Chou, Po-Chieh Kan, Yi-Ta Tsai, Tai-Lung Cha
Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (Ezh2) has been shown to play a role in the differentiation of T helper (Th) 1 and 2 cells in mice studies using Ezh2-deficient T cells. However, the results have been inconsistent, and the function of Ezh2 in human Th1 and Th2 cell differentiation and its association with disease remains controversial. We measured the expression of Ezh2 in Th1 and Th2 cells in peripheral blood mononuclear cells after acute challenge with house dust mite using flow cytometry in patients with allergic rhinitis (AR) and controls...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695477/dexpanthenol-an-overview-of-its-contribution-to-symptom-relief-in-acute-rhinitis-treated-with-decongestant-nasal-sprays
#19
REVIEW
Ralph Mösges, Kija Shah-Hosseini, Hans-Peter Hucke, Marie-Josefine Joisten
Nasal blockage is the most bothersome symptom of acute rhinitis. Nasal decongestant sprays containing alpha-sympathomimetics, such as oxymetazoline and xylometazoline, have a rapid onset of action. However, this effect decreases with repeated application and, furthermore, the ciliary function of the nasal mucosa is practically paralyzed. Dexpanthenol promotes cell proliferation and protects the epithelium. Combining these two agents has demonstrated beneficial synergetic effects on the symptoms of acute rhinitis...
August 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692781/depression-as-a-risk-factor-of-organic-diseases-an-international-integrative-review
#20
Teodora Bica, Ruth Castelló, Loren L Toussaint, Pilar Montesó-Curto
PURPOSE AND DESIGN: This integrative review offers a systematic synthesis of the international literature regarding the role of depression as a risk factor in physical illnesses and the mechanisms of this connection. Special attention is paid to those modifiable factors. FINDINGS: Published studies of depression and physical illness and disease(N = 24) from five countries that were indexed in PubMed, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), APA PsycNET, Scopus, Dialnet, and CUIDEN were examined...
July 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
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