Impact of omalizumab on allergic asthma - the last 10 year

Discussion: As in other studies, omalizumab has shown favourable clinical benefits in patients with moderate to severe persistent allergic asthma, stabilizing lung function and maintaining diseases control with a good safety profile.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Allergy and immunology Source Type: research

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In conclusion, compared with placebo, Brazilian propolis supplementation did not influence the risk of atopic sensitization in infants and neither did it improve nor worsen nonspecific symptoms in either mothers or their infants. PMID: 31611924 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2020Source: LWT, Volume 118Author(s): Vítor Spínola, Eulogio J. Llorent-Martínez, Paula C. CastilhoAbstractIn this work, we report the in vitro inhibitory potential of Rumex maderensis methanolic extracts (leaves, flowers, and stems) towards key digestive enzymes linked to type-2 diabetes and obesity (α-amylase, α-glucosidase, pancreatic lipase). The inhibitory activity towards aldose reductase and glycation of bovine serum albumin (BSA) is also reported; in these latter assays, the effect of simulated digestion on the bioactivities was evaluated. The inhibitory ac...
Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Authors: Sayama Y, Sano M, Furusawa Y, Kaneko MK, Kato Y Abstract Podoplanin (PDPN) is a mucin-type membrane glycoprotein, and possesses three platelet aggregation-stimulating (PLAG) domains: PLAG1, PLAG2, and PLAG3 at the N-terminus of PDPN, and one or two PLAG-like domains (PLDs) in the middle of PDPN. PDPN is expressed on normal tissues, such as podocytes of the kidney and type I alveolar cells of the lung, and is also overexpressed in numerous malignant cancers. Previously, we reported a novel anti-alpaca podoplanin (aPDPN) monoclonal antibody (mAb), PMab-225, using Cell-Based Immunization and Screening (CBIS) ...
Source: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy - Category: Microbiology Tags: Monoclon Antib Immunodiagn Immunother Source Type: research
Purpose of review The prevalence of obesity and allergic diseases, such as asthma and allergic rhinitis, is increasing worldwide not only in adults, but also in children. Experimental and clinical studies have demonstrated the effect of obesity not only on asthma, but also on other allergic diseases. Recent findings Allergic diseases, such as asthma and allergic rhinitis, are common chronic inflammatory diseases of the airways. Obesity is an increasingly common pediatric disease and is a risk factor for the development of asthma in that obese patients with asthma tend to have more severe asthma that does not respond w...
Source: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: RHINITIS, SINUSITIS AND UPPER AIRWAY DISEASE: Edited by Ruby Pawankar and David P. Skoner Source Type: research
Conclusion The results obtained from this research shows, in general, the fragility in the social and political infrastructure necessary to improve the living conditions of populations, particularly those that depend on family agriculture in drought prone areas. The conditions of social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities presented in the region can be amplified by the drought process, and can aggravate the impacts resulting drought events, thus disadvantaging the population of this region, as shown in the Fig. 1. The general perception of the interviewees of the health sector shows an agreement with what is found...
Source: PLOS Currents Disasters - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsAn international effort in the implementation of SUA patients registries could help to better understand the clinical features and to manage severe asthma, representing a non negligible socio‚Äźeconomic burden for health services.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Original Article: Airway Diseases Source Type: research
Asthma is a common and incurable inflammatory respiratory disease leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, and cough, that affects nearly 300 million people worldwide (1). Although the precise molecular cause of asthma remains unknown, diverse risk factors including environmental allergies, chronic sinusitis, gastrointestinal reflux disease, obesity, and respiratory virus infection...
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Commentaries Source Type: research
Purpose of review: We are in the era of rapid aging of the global population. Elderly asthmatic patients have an increased frequency of hospitalization and a high mortality rate. In this review, we focus on comorbidities and treatment issues in terms of the predictors of asthma control in the elderly. Recent findings: Some frequent comorbidities, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic sinusitis, obesity, and depression, are associated with uncontrolled asthma in elderly asthmatic patients. Smoking status in elderly asthmatic patients was associated with more frequent exacerbations. Management of comorbidit...
Source: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: OUTCOME MEASURES: Edited by Henry Milgrom and Rene Maximiliano Gomez Source Type: research
Table of Contents A1 Pirfenidone inhibits TGF-b1-induced extracellular matrix production in nasal polyp-derived fibroblasts Jae-Min Shin, Heung-Man Lee, Il-Ho Park A2 The efficacy of a 2-week course of oral steroid in the treatment of chronic spontaneous urticaria refractory to antihistamines Hyun-Sun Yoon, Gyeong Yul Park A3 The altered distribution of follicular t helper cells may predict a more pronounced clinical course of primary sjögren’s syndrome Margit Zeher A4 Betamethasone suppresses Th2 cell development induced by langerhans cell li...
Source: World Allergy Organization Journal - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Purpose of review: We discuss the effects of air pollutants on upper airway disease; the topic has hitherto received little attention. Recent findings: Several epidemiological studies have shown that air pollutants aggravate airway diseases including asthma, bronchitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. Pollutants also have negative effects on other upper airway diseases such as allergic and nonallergic rhinitis, sinusitis, and otitis media. Traffic-related air pollutants (diesel exhaust particles and nitrogen dioxide and tobacco smoke) have been widely studied in this context. Increasing evidence suggests that p...
Source: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: RHINITIS, SINUSITIS AND UPPER AIRWAY DISEASE: Edited by Ruby Pawankar and David P. Skoner Source Type: research
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