Childhood Risk Profiles Affect Middle - Age Lung Function
Children with frequent asthma, allergies who smoke as adults are most vulnerable group
ConclusionsPrompt epinephrine treatment is crucial. Use of antihistamines in conjunction with epinephrine may reduce the risk of uncontrolled reactions (administration of 2 or more doses of epinephrine in the ED), although our findings do not support the use of corticosteroids.
ConclusionThe effectiveness of LTRAs was not different from that of low-dose ICSs regarding the risk of asthma exacerbation in elderly asthma patients in real-world settings. Given the practical benefits gained from convenient administration, LTRA can be considered a reasonable alternative first-line therapy for elderly patients with mild asthma.
Conclusion: These findings may inform clinicians of the strategies for the prevention ofDermatophagoides sensitization and may be of benefit to the future clinical management of allergic diseasesassociated with sensitization toDermatophagoides mites.Int Arch Allergy Immunol
After 1 year of use, e-AT helped prevent severe attacks, reduced school absences and lost work time, cut hospital admissions, and improved quality of life.Medscape Medical News
Dasatinib (Bristol-Myers Squibb) is a short-acting inhibitor of multiple tyrosine kinases which is used orally in treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia, Philadelphia-chromosome positive acute Lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), solid tumors and systemic mastocytosis . Despite acceptable safety profile of dasatinib, cutaneous adverse reactions including xerosis, keratosis pilaris, pruritus, maculopapular/exfoliative rashes, edema, alopecia may limit its use in crucial conditions . In case of drug-related cutaneous rashes, the primary approach is withdrawal of the culprit agent and introduction of supportive treatment.
Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world and beer allergy is rare1-3. The fundamental ingredients of beer according to the Bavarian Purity Law include barley malt, hops, yeast and water but each individual beer may differ in malt content and brewing procedures4. Malt is obtained by roasting germinated cereal and is essential to beer flavouring3. In beer-allergic subjects the most frequent allergenic sources involved are cereals, particularly barley malt2 and wheat3. Pan-allergens, namely lipid transfer proteins (LTP) have been also involved5.
A possible explanation for the poor response to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in approximately 45% of asthmatic children1 may be the weak association between guideline-based criteria for asthma control and ongoing allergic airway inflammation,2, 3 which may, if unrecognized in asymptomatic patients, result in serious sequelae, including airway remodeling.4 Thus, assessing airway inflammation has the potential to provide additional information to guidelines alone, which could be clinically useful in managing asthma.
Recently, new diagnostic tools and therapeutic agents have significantly increased the survival rate of cancer patients compared to that in the past. As the number of cancer survivors exposed to multiple courses of chemotherapy increases, more patients become sensitized to chemotherapeutic agents and suffer from hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs).1-3 HSRs to chemotherapeutic agents range from mild cutaneous urticaria to severe reactions, such as life-threatening anaphylaxis, and even death.4 Most HSRs are unpredictable, such that they threaten the safety of patients; moreover, they can be uncontrollable, and severe HSRs lim...
Publication date: Available online 16 May 2019Source: Journal of Health EconomicsAuthor(s): Lindsey Rose BullingerAbstractCalifornia’s paid family leave (PFL) policy improved mothers’ labor market outcomes, however, the health impacts of this program are less studied. I compare child and parental health of likely eligible households to a series of control groups before and after California’s PFL program was implemented. I find improvements in parent-reported overall child health and suggestive improvements in maternal mental health status. Findings also suggest a reduction in asthma and a greater likeliho...
CONCLUSIONS: Test for recombinant latex allergens is much more accurate in recognition of latex allergy than test for latex extract, which seems to produce false-positive results in patients with pollen allergy. The measurements of sIgE against recombinant latex allergens Hev b 6.01, 6.02, 5, and 8 are useful in differentiating OA from WEA. PMID: 31090202 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]