Pulmonary aspiration of sinus secretions in patients with cystic fibrosis
ConclusionThis study provides direct evidence of aspiration of sinonasal secretions into the lungs of patients with CF and healthy adults in the recumbent position. The fact that both patients and controls aspirated secretions suggests that aspiration alone does not account for the pathogenesis of lung disease in CF patients.
Publication date: Available online 12 March 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Karsten Weller, Tamara Donoso, Markus Magerl, Emel Aygören-Pürsün, Petra Staubach, Inmaculada Martinez-Saguer, Tomasz Hawro, Sabine Altrichter, Karoline Krause, Frank Siebenhaar, Martin Metz, Torsten Zuberbier, Denise Freier, Marcus Maurer
The agency granted the authorization to global biopharacuetical company Cellex. Of 128 samples confirmed positive by RT-PCR in premarket testing, 120 tested positive by IgG, IgM, or both.FDA Approvals
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: LWTAuthor(s): Antonio Lourenco, Maria Fraga, Lorenzo De Colli, Mary Moloney, Martin Danaher, Kieran Jordan
Publication date: 4 April 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3276Author(s): Gege Li
Right now we’re in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Just that sentence is stress-inducing! But even when the world isn’t experiencing a health crisis, we’re still bombarded with media, to-do lists, family, work, and all sorts of expectations. I found myself this past week not making any time to take a mental break. I’m up at 5am with the baby to feed him, pump, check the news, talk to my husband, get some work done, feed the baby, check Facebook, pump while watching TV, reply to a text, send some emails, stress about daycare and the Coronavirus, feed the baby, start dinner, brainstorm idea...
Authors: Kaur P, Kumar P, Randev S, Guglani V Abstract Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is an immunological disease complicating asthma or cystic fibrosis. An 8-year-old girl with no previous respiratory morbidity was diagnosed with ABPA on the basis of a raised eosinophil count and total and specific serum IgE levels combined with a positive skin-prick test for aspergillus and typical CT images of finger-in-glove hilar opacities and hyperattenuating mucous. She responded to treatment with itraconazole and corticosteroids and remains well. As far as we are aware, she is only the second child to be dia...
A consistent increase in the intensity and length of allergy season in regions of the United States signals a difficult season in 2020, at the same time as the COVID-19 pandemic affects communities.Medscape Medical News
Authors: Baser K, Baser HD, Lopez-Candales A PMID: 32233819 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In conclusion, COPD patients demonstrate a low level of adherence to pharmacotherapy. Adherence is adversely affected by sociodemographic (older age, female gender, being single, and professionally inactive) and clinical factors (more frequent hospitalizations, perception of poor well-being, disordered sleep and daily functioning, and a higher GOLD stage). PMID: 32239444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
‘Grandfather of allergy’ survived three years in Japanese POW camp before pioneering medical careerDr William Frankland, a pioneering British immunologist who transformed the world ’s understanding of allergies, has died aged 108.Frankland improved the lives of millions of hay fever sufferers by developing the idea of apollen count. Until his death the oldest survivor of the Japanese prisoner of war camps, he published a scientific paper in September 2017 aged 105.Continue reading...