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Bacterial lysate, a cocktail of 21 microbial species commonly used in Europe, purportedly decreases asthma and wheezing in children and specialists are taking notice.Medscape Medical News
AbstractEczema is increasing worldwide with associated increases in health costs and decreases in quality of life. There are many factors that are speculated to interact in the development of eczema including genetics and environmental exposures. Prevention of the development of eczema may prevent the further development of food allergies and asthma. This concept has prompted a variety of research into the area of primary prevention of eczema in infants. This exploration includes a growing body of research examining infants supplemented with probiotics, prebiotics, or both (synbiotics) often compared with their breastfed c...
ry JC Abstract Men and women differ in their susceptibility to develop autoimmunity and allergy but also in their capacity to cope with infections. Mechanisms responsible for this sexual dimorphism are still poorly documented and probably multifactorial. This review discusses the recent development in our understanding of the cell-intrinsic actions of biological factors linked to sex, sex hormones and sex chromosome complement, on immune cells, which may account for the sex differences in the enhanced susceptibility of women to develop immunological disorders, such as allergic asthma or systemic lupus erythematosu...
AbstractThe use of biologic agents as therapies for atopic diseases such as asthma and atopic dermatitis has increased greatly in recent years. The biological agents used to treat atopic diseases are for the most part monoclonal antibodies that suppress the immune response and reduce inflammation by targeting particular cytokines or other molecules involved in Th1, Th2, or Th17 immune reactions. Various side effects and rare complications have been reported from these agents. In this review, we discuss mechanisms of various adverse effects for the biologic agents currently in use or in development for atopic and inflammato...
The original version of this article incorrectly listed the third author ’s name. It should be Yohei Yamamoto, not Yamamoto Yohei.
U.S. teens, adults expected to lose about 15.46 million QALYs over 20 years due to uncontrolled asthma
Asthma is often not well controlled during pregnancy, especially among publicly-insured women, according to a U.S. study.Reuters Health Information
Family chaos is a key pathway in the relationship between parent depression and child asthma control, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information
Conclusions: In the present study, certain environmental agents were found to be important with regards to sensitization to bronchial asthma in adults. Knowledge about these sensitization agents should be disseminated to health providers and treating physicians in order to enhance preventive environmental control measures and asthma management. Asthma-treating physicians in the region should be alerted to the use of targeted biological therapies in selected asthmatics with difficult-to-control courses.
According to Dr Aaron Holley, the 2019 Global Initiative for Asthma guidelines will change how pulmonologists have been practicing for many, many years.Medscape Critical Care
Conclusions. One-year AIT treatment significantly increases QoL in patients with AR. Moreover, high patients' satisfaction values were reported, together with an adequate safety profile. PMID: 31287263 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]