News From The Annals Of Internal Medicine: Feb. 19, 2013

1. Acupuncture May be an Effective Alternative for Treating Seasonal Allergies Patients receiving acupuncture treatments for seasonal allergic rhinitis reported statistically significant improvements in symptoms and decreased use of medication compared to patients having standard treatment or sham acupuncture, but the clinical significance of the observed improvements is uncertain. Allergic rhinitis (stuffy or runny nose caused by allergies) is an extremely common condition that affects approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

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DISCUSSION SESSION 1: Food allergy (PD01 –PD05)PD01 Allergen-specific humoral and cellular responses in children who fail egg oral immunotherapy due to allergic reactionsMarta Vazquez-Ortiz, Mariona Pascal, Ana Maria Plaza, Manel JuanPD02 FoxP3 epigenetic features in children with cow milk allergyLorella Paparo, Rita Nocerino, Rosita Aitoro, Ilaria Langella, Antonio Amoroso, Alessia Amoroso, Carmen Di Scala, Roberto Berni CananiPD04 Combined milk and egg allergy in early childhood: let them eat cake?Santanu Maity, Giuseppina Rotiroti, Minal GandhiPD05 Introduction of complementary foods in relation to allergy and gut...
Source: Clinical and Translational Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: There are alternative routes and products to improve the efficacy of immunotherapy. PMID: 27658026 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research
"Hundreds of thousands of pregnant women with morning sickness should be given drugs to ease their symptoms," the Daily Mirror reports. The recommendation comes from a set of new guidelines that also say ginger and acupuncture can play a useful role in treating nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, better known as morning sickness. Health professionals prefer to call it nausea and vomiting in pregnancy as it can occur at any time, not just in the morning. The new guidelines (PDF, 545kb) were produced by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, a UK professional body of clinicians th...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Pregnancy/child QA articles Source Type: news
Clinical evidence suggests that acupuncture improves symptoms in persistent allergic rhinitis, but the physiologic basis of these improvements is not well understood.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Acupuncture modulated mucosal immune response in the upper airway in adults with persistent allergic rhinitis. This modulation appears to be associated with down-regulation of allergen specific IgE for house dust mite, which this study is the first to report. Improvements in nasal itch, eye itch, and sneezing after acupuncture are suggestive of down-regulation of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry Identifier: ACTRN 12610001052022. PMID: 27156748 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
Authors: Lu DP, Wu PS, Lu WI Abstract Ketamine, besides being an anesthetic agent, is also a strong analgesic that can be especially useful for painful procedures. Vivid dreams and nightmare, considered as undesirable side effects of ketamine, are rarely encountered when administrated orally, making it one of the most desirable oral sedative for children because it partially protects the pharyngeal-laryngeal reflex. Besides, if used in recommended dosage, it does not suppress the cardiopulmonary function as most other sedatives do. Ketamine's bronchodilator effect makes it a good sedative for children with asthma, ...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research
Authors: Hon KL, Fung CK, Leung AK, Lam HS, Lee SL Abstract Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a common respiratory disease affecting both adults and children worldwide. Affected patients may experience nasal congestion/stuffiness, rhinorrhea (anterior and/or posterior), nasal/nasopharyngeal itching and sneezing. Allergen avoidance is the principal step in the management. Nasal saline irrigation to remove allergen (s) in the nose is a useful adjunctive therapy in the management of moderate to severe AR. Symptomatic relief and improved quality of life may be achieved in the majority of patients with appropriate pharmacothera...
Source: Recent Patents on Inflammation and Allergy Drug Discovery - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov Source Type: research
PMID: 26238423 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Four weeks of acupuncture treatment is a safe and effective option for clinical management of SAR in the Melbourne area for patients' symptom relief and QoL improvement. PMID: 26073163 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
Seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) is a common condition with relatively high prevalence in Australia. It causes a significant impact on sufferers' quality of life (QoL). Meta-analysis has shown that the efficacy of acupuncture for SAR is uncertain.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
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