Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens
SATURDAY, April 21, 2018 -- If you have asthma, it may help to reduce your exposure to allergens. Previous research has shown that roughly two-thirds of all people with asthma also have an allergy, allergy experts say. " What many people don't...
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Hyun Yong Koh, Tae Hwan Kim, Youn Ho Sheen, Seung Won Lee, Jaewoo An, Mi Ae Kim, Man Yong Han, Dong Keon Yon
ConclusionsClinical presentations are directly associated with inflammatory endotypes in CRS. Identification of inflammatory endotypes may allow for more precise and personalized medical treatments in CRS.
For patients with mild, persistent asthma and low levels of eosinophils, responses to two steroids were no better than response to placebo, new research shows.Medscape Medical News
Abstract BACKGROUND: A mometasone furoate (MF) sinus implant (1350 mcg) was evaluated in 2 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in 400 adults with nasal polyps (NP) who were candidates for revision endoscopic sinus surgery (RESS). We conducted a pooled analysis to evaluate the efficacy of MF implant in specific subgroups of NP patients. METHODS: Pooled data from 2 RCTs for 375 patients were analyzed across prespecified subjective and objective end points through day 90. RESULTS: At day 90, patients receiving implants and MF nasal spray (MFNS) experienced significant improvements in nasal obstruction/conge...
Study question Is dampness and indoor mould associated with onset and remission of respiratory symptoms, asthma and rhinitis among adults? Materials and methods Associations between dampness, mould and mould odour at home and at work and respiratory health were investigated in a cohort of 11 506 adults from Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Estonia. They answered a questionnaire at baseline and 10 years later, with questions on respiratory health, home and work environment. Results Baseline water damage, floor dampness, mould and mould odour at home were associated with onset of respiratory symptoms and asthma (O...
Childhood asthma rates appear to be dropping in many communities across southern California, and a new study suggests this may be due at least in part to improved air quality.Reuters Health Information
The microbiome of newborns, which can be affected by mode of delivery and alters again with feeding after birth, could predict wheezing later in life, new research shows.Medscape Medical News
CONCLUSION: Knowledge of the skin microbiome has improved in recent years. This will certainly improve the understanding of the pathogenesis causing atopic eczema. These findings may also form the foundation of new treatment and prevention strategies for atopic eczema in the future. PMID: 31111169 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 21 May 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Elizabeth C. Matsui, Craig E. Pollack, Roger D. Peng, Corinne A. Keet
The interaction between asthma and infections is a complicated one, and that is the focus of this issue of the Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America. Infections, both viral and bacterial, have been associated with development and exacerbation of asthma, while parasitic infections may actually help protect against asthma. Furthermore, as our drug armamentarium begins to focus on biologics, which can selectively impair components of the immune response, there is concern that treated patients with asthma will be at risk of developing opportunistic infections.