Should You Try Allergen Immunotherapy?

Title: Should You Try Allergen Immunotherapy?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/9/2019 12:00:00 AM
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Authors: Huang R, Qin R, Hu Q, Zhu Z, Liu Y, Luo T, Li J Abstract PURPOSE: It remains unknown whether allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) could attenuate airway inflammatory response triggered by allergen exposure. METHODS: We performed Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Der-p) nasal provocation tests (NPTs) in allergic rhinitis (AR) and/or asthma patients without AIT (non-AIT), or at 16, 52, 104, or 156 weeks after Der-p AIT. Rhinitis and asthma visual analog scale (VAS; VAS of nasal symptoms [VAS-NS], VAS of asthma symptoms), the rhinoconjunctivitis quality of life questionnaire (RQLQ), nasal lavage, sputum in...
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy Asthma Immunol Res Source Type: research
We report this consensus to support allergists and clinical immunologists to make optimal decisions under the urgent situation in Asia. PMID: 32638559 [PubMed]
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy Asthma Immunol Res Source Type: research
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
This report represents the largest long-term study of peanut immunotherapy, out to 3 years, demonstrating long-term tolerability, low treatment-related discontinuations, and durable improvements in peanut desensitization thresholds with epicutaneous immunotherapy.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
DISCUSSIONS: This is the first report in the literature on the use of SLIT for baker's asthma and rhinitis. SLIT for occupational wheat flour allergy should be possible and efficient, saving vocational training, professionalism, and avoiding job loss. PMID: 32624562 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research
Vaccines for infectious diseases have improved the life of the human species in a tremendous manner. The principle of vaccination is to establish de novo adaptive immune response consisting of antibody and T cell responses against pathogens which should defend the vaccinated person against future challenge with the culprit pathogen. The situation is completely different for immunoglobulin E (IgE)-associated allergy, an immunologically-mediated hypersensitivity which is already characterized by increased IgE antibody levels and T cell responses against per se innocuous antigens (i.e., allergens). Thus, allergic patients suf...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
The use of Oral immunotherapy (OIT) for food has expanding in North America. Families are interested in this therapeutic approach however misconceptions are common and education of these families is essential prior to obtaining informed consent.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Hepatitis C virus is an enveloped, single stranded RNA virus, approximately 50 nm in diameter, that has been classified as a separate genus in the Flaviviridae family. Most persons infected with hepatitis C virus develop chronic infection. These chronically infected individuals have a relatively high risk of developing chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. There is currently no vaccine to prevent the hepatitis C virus infection. The present invention relates to human monoclonal antibodies which exhibit immunological binding affinity for the hepatitis C virus E2 glycoprotein and are cross-reactive...
Source: NIH OTT Licensing Opportunities - Category: Research Authors: Source Type: research
BackgroundAlthough treatment with checkpoint blockade is now accepted as standard of care for cutaneous melanoma, few studies have investigated its role in sinonasal melanoma (SNM). We aimed to evaluate whether immunotherapy was associated with improved survival in SNM and to compare the effect of immunotherapy in metastatic sinonasal and cutaneous melanoma.MethodsThis was a cohort study of patients included in the United States National Cancer Database who had been diagnosed with sinonasal or cutaneous melanoma between 2012 and 2015 and had complete information regarding immunotherapy status. The primary outcome was overa...
Source: International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Immunotherapy, Ahead of Print.
Source: Immunotherapy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
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