Childhood Risk Profiles Affect Middle - Age Lung Function

Children with frequent asthma, allergies who smoke as adults are most vulnerable group
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

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This article provides highlights of the original research published in 2018 issues of JACI: In Practice on the subjects of anaphylaxis, asthma, dermatitis, drug allergy, eosinophilic disorders, food allergy, immune deficiency, rhinitis/upper respiratory disease, and urticaria/angioedema. Within each topic, practical aspects of diagnosis and management are emphasized. Treatments discussed include lifestyle modifications, allergen avoidance therapy, positive and negative effects of pharmacologic therapy, and various forms of immunologic and desensitization management. We hope this review will help readers consolidate and use...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 December 2018Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Carmen Vidal, Pablo Rodríguez del Río, Francisco Gude, Thomas Casale, Linda Cox, Jocelyne Just, Oliver Pfaar, Pascal Demoly, Moises A. CalderónAbstractBackgroundSeveral classifications of systemic adverse reactions (SAR) during allergen immunotherapy (AIT) have been proposed but the comparison of their usefulness in daily clinical practice is lacking.ObjectiveThe present post hoc analysis was aimed to investigate the practicality of the most relevant international classificat...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Asthma risk also increased with maternal history of miscarriages at 12 weeks or earlier
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news
(Children's National Health System) A small percentage of women said they consumed fewer allergens during pregnancy to stave off food allergies in their newborns, according to preliminary research Karen Robbins, M.D., presented during the American College of Asthma Allergy and Immunology 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Nitric oxide is produced by the human bronchial epithelium1 and is associated with airway eosinophilic inflammation seen in asthmatics and other airway diseases.2 Airway inflammation is a characteristic of asthma, along with airway hyper-responsiveness and airway obstruction. Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) to treat the inflammation are a mainstay of asthma treatment. Measurement of exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) as a biomarker of eosinophilic inflammation is noninvasive, safe, reproducible, and easy to perform; however, the clinical value of measurements has been limited by imprecise reference ranges.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research
Asthma is one of the most common childhood chronic conditions with approximately 19 million adults and seven million children affected in the United States alone. 1 The etiology of asthma and other allergic conditions is not fully understood, but environmental and lifestyle factors have been implicated in the inception of these conditions. In the United States, the prevalence of asthma and asthma related symptoms is disproportionately high in urban poor neighborhoods.2-4 Although this might be due partly to sociodemographic factors, studies have suggested that urbanization and its detrimental impact on the natural environm...
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 December 2018Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Peter Capucilli, Katie Kennedy, Ashley M. Kazatsky, Antonella Cianferoni, Jonathan M. SpergelabstractClinical ImplicationsPectin is a structural heteropolysaccharide previously associated with occupational asthma and only rare accounts of allergy. Few case reports, however, suggest that pectin may contribute to atypical or idiopathic food reactions, particularly in patients with IgE-mediated allergy to tree nuts.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusion: DP-SCIT may be of clinical benefit to patients with IgE sensitizations to both DP and BT. DP-SCIT induces IgG4 that cross-react with BT allergens.Int Arch Allergy Immunol
Source: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Abstract Asthma and allergy affect hundreds of millions of people from childhood to old age. In most of them, the inflammatory process of respiratory allergies involves the participation of type 2 cytokines, derived from T helper-2 (Th2)-cell, and Group 2 Innate Lymphoid (ILC2) Cells. An efficient memory Th2 cell response is dependent on IL-13 produced by ILC2s, causing allergic lung inflammation and elevated serum levels of immunoglobulin E. ILC2 cells are derived from common lymphoid progenitors and their growing depends on the transcription factor RORA. The aim of this work was to identify genetic variants in R...
Source: Cytokine - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Cytokine Source Type: research
[Monitor] Kampala -Ugandans with respiratory diseases or conditions such as asthma or allergies are at increased risk of severe attacks due to the sudden change in weather, currently marked by significant drop in temperatures, experts said yesterday.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
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