Prenatal PPI, H2 Blocker Use Linked to Asthma Risk in Child
Maternal use of proton pump inhibitors, histamine - 2 receptor antagonists raises asthma risk in offspring
Heal, a California-based company, offers a doctor house call service and sends doctors to patients’ homes, or even work offices, for $99 or insurance copay. The service is currently available in Southern California, the Inland Empire, the San F...
ConclusionsThese practical scores can be used to rule-in/-out asthma in epidemiological studies and clinical screening/triage settings. They may help physicians in primary care or other specialties to screen asthmatics using a simple score with a high level of discrimination and to identify the best candidates to be referred for a diagnostic workup. Moreover, their use may contribute to reducing the inconsistencies of operational definitions of asthma across studies and surveys.
Conclusions: Since the AR accuracy of the questionnaire is about 60%, it should be considered that the questionnaire based survey overestimates the true prevalence of AR in Korean children.
ALLERGY AND ASTHMA PROCEEDINGS, Volume 39, Number 4, July/August 2018. Loaded on 2018-07-18
Publication date: 15 December 2018Source: Food Chemistry, Volume 269Author(s): Erik Elvin Gomez Cardona, Karen Heathcote, Luis M. Teran, Pier Giorgio Righetti, Egisto Boschetti, Alfonsina D'AmatoAbstractMango allergy is a rare condition, which may cause severe hypersensitivity reactions, such as anaphylaxis, angioedema, asthma and contact dermatitis. By exploiting the combinatorial peptide ligand library (CPLL) technology, mango proteomes have been extracted and the presence of traces of allergens assessed via Western blot analysis two-dimensional maps. Upon reactive spot elution and mass spectrometry analyses, four major ...
Conclusions: Allergy risk factors, especially those predisposing to allergic rhinitis, include not only genetic factors but also the mode of delivery: vaginal delivery or Cesarean section. PMID: 30008644 [PubMed]
Authors: Bednarek A, Bodajko-Grochowska A, Bartkowiak-Emeryk M, Klepacz R, Ciółkowski J, Zarzycka D, Emeryk A Abstract Introduction: Asthma control is an important measure of disease stabilization, which is linked to the treatment and lifestyle recommendations. Aim: To assess the impact of selected factors on asthma control in adolescents, as assessed using the Asthma Control Test (ACT™). Material and methods: The prospective study included 100 asthma patients aged between 12 and 19. Asthma was assessed in three consecutive follow-up visits spaced 3 months apart, using the standardized ACT&tra...
ConclusionsWe developed and externally validated a risk prediction score, quantifying both level of current asthma control and the guideline-defined future risk. Patients' individual risk can now be estimated in an easy way, as proposed but not specified, by asthma management guidelines.
CONCLUSIONS: This study confirmed a high prevalence of pollen allergy among German athletes. The majority of allergic rhinitis athletes were undertreated and the reason could be their reservations about allergy treatments. Pollen allergy tremendously reduced sports performance of athletes during the pollen season. This impact can be lessened with proper treatment such as immunotherapy. Better understanding of available treatment modalities should be provided to patients and physicians to improve sports performance of athletes suffering from pollen allergy. PMID: 30009588 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Different airborne substances can cause respiratory problems for asthma sufferers. These include bacteria and their components, which can trigger inflammations. How they become airborne has not been fully explained up to now. A team from Technical University of Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen has shown that pollen from the mugwort plant is the main vector for bacteria and that this combination renders the pollen more aggressive. This is not the case in certain Alpine regions.