Short-Term Exposure to Air Pollution May Increase Asthma Mortality

(MedPage Today) -- Odds of death up about 10% compared with low-pollution days in Chinese study
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Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Brittany Esty, Hani Harb, Lisa M. Bartnikas, Louis M. Charbonnier, Amir H. Massoud, Carmen Leon-Astudillo, Gary Visner, Meera Subramaniam, Wanda Phipatanakul, Talal A. Chatila
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Rituximab is a chimeric monoclonal anti-CD20 antibody with wide use in cancer (lymphoma) and connective tissue diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis)1. Hypersensitivity reactions to rituximab can range from type I IgE-mediated reaction (urticaria, shortness of breath, hypotension, or anaphylaxis), to cytokine-mediated reaction (fevers, chills, rigors), or a mix of both, thus limiting the use of rituximab as first line therapy for many cases. Desensitization is a new therapeutic approach which can be performed with rituximab to offset these reactions.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Challenging Clinical Cases Source Type: research
No significant difference seen in asthma diagnoses for children in high - dose vitamin D, placebo groups
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news
There is increasing evidence pointing to the important role of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF- α), a key inflammatory and apoptotic mediator in urticarial inflammation. However, the role of the TNF-α system a...
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
AbstractKey content Antenatal corticosteroid use is strongly associated with reduced  neonatal mortality and morbidity arising from preterm delivery. Betamethasone and dexamethasone are the corticosteroids of choice to enhance fetal lung maturation in this situation. Maternal medical conditions such as autoimmune diseases, asthma and allergies may necessitate long‐term use of corticosteroids during pregnancy. The maternal, fetal and neonatal effects in pregnant women using chronic corticosteroids are reviewed. The question as to whether the standard course of antenatal corticosteroids is nec...
Source: The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewOsteitis is recognized as a common factor in recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). There is evidence for the association of osteitis with revision surgeries and CRS severity, in terms of higher Lund-Mackay scores. This is a narrative review on the osteitis in CRS patients.Recent FindingsEvidence to date is inconclusive with regard to the etiology and pathogenesis of this bony thickening. Histopathology of osteitis in primary CRS is likely a process of neo-osteogenesis and bone remodeling. For better understanding, various associating factors have been studied including an inflammatory pattern ...
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewIn recent years, the risk of allergy to chlorhexidine is increasingly recognised. In this review, we discuss why the allergy is so easily overlooked and point out several preventative initiatives that can minimise the risk of both chlorhexidine sensitisation and allergy development and accidental re-exposure in patients with chlorhexidine allergy. Testing for chlorhexidine allergy is also discussed.Recent FindingsNumerous reports have been published from many different specialties. Symptoms range from mild skin symptoms to life-threatening anaphylaxis. Testing for chlorhexidine allergy is based on ...
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Five eczema phenotypes were identified in a multi-ethnic pediatric population with limited differences in risk profiles, except for sex and ethnicity. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 30869802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
AbstractKey content Antenatal corticosteroid use is strongly associated with reduced  neonatal mortality and morbidity arising from preterm delivery. Betamethasone and dexamethasone are the corticosteroids of choice to enhance fetal lung maturation in this situation. Maternal medical conditions such as autoimmune diseases, asthma and allergies may necessitate long‐term use of corticosteroids during pregnancy. The maternal, fetal and neonatal effects in pregnant women using chronic corticosteroids are reviewed. The question as to whether the standard course of antenatal corticosteroids is nec...
Source: The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Higher risk seen for future admissions by age 5; link strongest for asthma, wheezing admissions
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news
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