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Two meds not always better than one for seasonal allergic rhinitis

(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) In a newly updated clinical practice guideline, published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, allergists offer practical advice on the best types and amounts of medications to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Industrialized countries have registered epidemic rates on allergic diseases, such as hay fever, asthma, eczema, and food allergies. The Hygiene Hypothesis was born from work made by Dr. David Strachan, who observed that younger siblings were less susceptible to eczema and asthma, and proposed that this was a result of increased transmission of infectious agents via unhygienic practices within a household. This initial hypothesis was then reframed as the old friends/microbiota hypothesis, implicating non-pathogenic commensal microorganisms as the source of immunomodulatory signals necessary to prevent immune-mediated chronic disorders.
Source: Archives of Medical Research - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Introduction: Dysfunction of the respiratory epithelium plays a fundamental role in asthma pathogenesis. Studies addressing ciliary dyskinesia in asthmatic children are relatively scarce.Objectives: To study the functional status of ciliated epithelium in children with asthma and allergic rhinitis (AR)Methods: Children aged 5-17 years with asthma and AR were included: 18 with severe asthma, of which 6 with concomitant AR exacerbation; 37 with moderate asthma (10 with AR exacerbation); 25 with mild asthma (11 with AR exacerbation). Ciliary beat frequency (CBF) was assessed by using digital high-speed videomicroscopy and spe...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric Asthma and Allergy Source Type: research
Conclusions: Uncontrolled asthma was associated with exercise as trigger factor, having a cat and current allergic rhinitis. At least one parent with higher education reduced the risk. Hospitalization due to asthma was more common in individuals with uncontrolled asthma.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric Asthma and Allergy Source Type: research
Introduction: The prevalence of asthma and asthma symptoms increased in the second half of the past century but later data suggested that the increase might have ceased.Aim To describe changes in prevalence of asthma and respiratory symptoms in an adult population sample.Methods: A postal questionnaire was sent 8 years apart to two randomly selected cohorts of 30 000 and 50 000 respectively, aged 16-75 years living in West Sweden. The questionnaire included questions about asthma, respiratory symptoms and smoking.Results: The response rates were 62% and 50% respectively. A significant increase in prevalence of sputum produ...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Application of a SPT panel including 4 allergens in children referring with asthma is adequate for detection of most of the sensitized children in tropical countries.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric Asthma and Allergy Source Type: research
Conclusion: SSAD precedes the development of asthmatic symptoms in children with AR. Thus, measurement of respiratory impedance during AR exacerbations may assist in identifying children at risk and planning appropriate follow-up strategies.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric Asthma and Allergy Source Type: research
Objective: Our aim was to compare the prevalence of asthma at 6-8 years of age in children previously hospitalized with bronchiolitis, with simple versus dual/multiple viral infection.Methods: We included all children currently aged 6-8 years, previously hospitalised in 2008-2011 due to acute bronchiolitis, with positive viral detection. 244 parents were contacted by phone (52 confections and 192 single-infections). DOata were collected using the validated International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Children(ISAAC) Questionnaire. According ISAAC criteria, Asthma was defined as wheezing in the previous 12 months.Results:...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric Respiratory Infection and Immunology Source Type: research
Background: Pathophysiology of asthma in preschool children (
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric Respiratory Infection and Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Sublingual immunotherapy showing promising results in cases of Asthma &allergic Rhinitis
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Allergy and immunology Source Type: research
We describe our centre’s experience and clinical follow-up.Methods: We reviewed records of all patients over the age of 16 presenting to our network’s two sites between 21st and 23rd November with clinical codes consistent with asthma. The asthma patients were contacted by phone, and a structured history was obtained to stratify their risk and triage their urgency for clinical review.Results: We reviewed 345 records, of which 243 were asthma presentations. The majority were discharged directly home from Emergency, with a mean departmental stay of 132 minutes. Three required Intensive Care, 8 needed ward admissi...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Allergy and immunology Source Type: research
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