Allergen-specific Immunotherapy—Turning the Tables on the Immune System

Allergic disorders have emerged as a major global public health problem.1 The initial epidemics of asthma, allergic rhinitis, followed by atopic dermatitis, food allergy, and anaphylaxis have predominantly affected the developed counties with a “western lifestyle.”2–4 It is estimated that up to 30% of the general population is affected by at least one allergic condition, posing a significant global socioeconomic burden.5 In the past decade, allergic disorders have been increasingly recognized in South America, Asia, and Africa.
Source: Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Preface Source Type: research

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Authors: Ring B, Burbank AJ, Mills K, Ivins S, Dieffenderfer J, Hernandez ML Abstract Objectives: Objective measurements of asthma impairment could aid teens in recognition of changes in asthma status over time. Ready access to a conventional spirometer is not realistic outside of the clinical setting. In this proof-of-concept study, we compared the performance of the VitalFlo mobile spirometer to the nSpire KoKo® sx1000 spirometer for accuracy in measuring Forced Expiratory Volume in one second (FEV1) and Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) in adolescents with asthma.Methods: Two hundred forty pulmonary function measu...
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Asthma and Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Journal of Asthma and Allergy Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Asthma and Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Journal of Asthma and Allergy Source Type: research
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Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Dana Carpender, friend and author of many low-carb cookbooks, provided this review of my new Revised &Expanded Wheat Belly, below. For more of Dana’s signature wit and conversation, you can join her on her engaging Facebook page “Hold the toast press” or visit her Amazon page that lists all her wonderful low-carb cookbooks. It’s funny how things happen. Nine years ago I had already been eating a low carbohydrate diet for 16 years. During that time I had occasionally eaten low carb tortillas and low carb bread. These things were hardly a staple of my diet, but I kept ’em around for the occ...
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This study aimed to propose an automatic recognition and volume calculation for the inferior turbinate and maxillary sinus by using image processing techniques. The back propagation neural network (BPNN) was used for automatic recognition of the inferior turbinate and maxillary sinus. Parametric template matching (PTM) and the sub-region similarity were used as feature inputs. The level set method (LSM) was applied to circle the contour of the inferior turbinate and maxillary sinus. The marching cubes algorithm was employed for 3D reconstruction and visualization. The volume information was obtained from the nonlinear regr...
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Thought it would be interesting to see how the competitiveness of each field has changed. Percent of applicants who matched to the specialty, listed in order of descending competitiveness: 1. Gastroenterology - 62.8% 2. Pulmonology/Critical Care - 69.5% 3. Rheumatology - 71.3% 4. Cardiovascular Disease - 72.8% 5. Hematology and Oncology - 77.4% 6. Allergy and Immunology - 83.9% 7. Endocrinology - 87.1% 8. Hospice and Palliative Medicine - 87.2% 9. Geriatrics (Internal Medicine) - 90.7% 10... IM subspecialty competitiveness
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