Study Confirms Safety of Tdap Vaccine in Pregnancy, Finds No Microcephaly Risk Study Confirms Safety of Tdap Vaccine in Pregnancy, Finds No Microcephaly Risk
A new analysis supports current recommendations for routine administration of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy and expands on what is currently known about the vaccine's safety in pregnant women, researchers say.Reuters Health Information
Abstract It has been a little more than 50 years since we discovered IgE, a key molecule for the allergic response and a target for treating allergies and severe asthma. Here, I trace my career, from the kindling of my interest in immunochemistry to groundbreaking discoveries in the biology and chemistry of immunoglobulins. I describe my service to the broader community of immunologists and my role in shaping departments and research institutes. My course starts in Japan and includes Southern California, Baltimore, and Denver. PMID: 29677471 [PubMed - in process]
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Authors: Gelardi M, Puccinelli P, Incorvaia C, Passalacqua G, Ciprandi G, Italian Cometa Study Group PMID: 29676076 [PubMed]
Chamber and Field Studies demonstrate Differential Amb a 1 Contents in Common Ragweed Depending on CO₂ Levels. Allergy Asthma Immunol Res. 2018 May;10(3):278-282 Authors: Choi YJ, Oh HR, Oh JW, Kim KR, Kim MJ, Kim BJ, Baek WG Abstract Although atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO₂) has no apparent direct effect on human health, it does have direct effects on plants. The present study evaluated the influence of increased CO₂ levels on the concentration of allergens from common ragweed pollen by setting up a chamber study to model future air conditions and a field study to evaluate current air conditions...
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this paper show the immunologic characterization of bone marrow-derived MMCs and CTMCs, providing useful protocols for in vitro modeling of MC subsets. PMID: 29676074 [PubMed]
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggested that miR-155-5p-inhibit the IL-13-induced proliferation and migration of BSMCs by targeting TAB2 and that the IL-13/miR-155/TAB2 pathway could serve as a therapeutic target for pulmonary diseases, especially asthma. PMID: 29676073 [PubMed]
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest there are distinct differences in moderate-to-severe AD treatment according to physicians' specialties. Medical policy changes along with governmental supports are required in order to implement the ideal approach in real practice. For moderate-to-severe AD, a consensus on the approach to optimal management should be reached for the best outcomes, based on further randomized controlled trials. PMID: 29676072 [PubMed]
CONCLUSIONS: According to our study, no genetic variation to predict recalcitrant AD was identified, suggesting that clinical manifestation, rather than genetic variations of AD patients is more likely to be an important factor in predicting the prognosis of AD. Further large-scale studies on the correlation between genetic variation and recalcitrant AD are needed. PMID: 29676071 [PubMed]
Author Affiliations open 1Infectious Diseases Division, icddr,b (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh), Dhaka, Bangladesh 2Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden 3Maternal and Child Health Division, icddr,b, Dhaka, Bangladesh 4Department of Clinical Trial and Clinical Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan PDF Version (995 KB) Abstract About This Article Supplemental Material Background: Early-life arsenic exposure has been associated with reduced cell-mediated immunity, but little is known about its effects o...
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