Correction to: Charcot-Leyden Crystals in Eosinophilic Inflammation: Active Cytolysis Leads to Crystal Formation

The original version of this article incorrectly listed the third author ’s name. It should be Yohei Yamamoto, not Yamamoto Yohei.
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

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Trust for America's Health reported rising levels of obesity contributed to increased disease rates and health care costs (Levi et al., 2013). Factors associated with overweight and obesity rates include lower socioeconomic status, public insurance, and increased chronic disease rates.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Asthma and Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Journal of Asthma and Allergy Source Type: research
The prevalence of food allergy has been steadily rising worldwide with the highest incidence noted among younger children, and increasingly recognized as a growing public concern. Allergic reactions to foods often occur on the first known ingestion, suggesting that exposure of offspring to food allergens may occur in utero and/or through breast milk. This creates a milieu that shapes the neonatal immune response to these allergens. However, the effects of maternal allergen exposure and maternal sensitization with allergens on development of allergies in offspring remain controversial. This review discusses recent advances ...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Karl Rethemeyer The 2007 U.S. National Institutes of Health EPR-3 guidelines emphasize the importance creating a provider-patient partnership to enable patients/families to monitor and take control of their asthma, so that treatment can be adjusted as needed. However, major shortfalls continue to be reported in provider adherence to EPR-3 guidelines. For providers to be more engaged in asthma management, they need a comprehensive set of resources for measuring self-management effectiveness of asthma, which currently do not exist. In a previously published article in the Journal of Asthma and Allergy, the authors conduc...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
We read with great interest the article titled “Soil exposure modifies the gut microbiota and supports immune tolerance in a mouse model” by Ottman et al.1 The study investigated the effect and mechanism of soil exposure–induced immune tolerance. However, soil exposure to adults might not be practical in asthma treatment and prevention.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
Aspirin is first-line treatment in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients, but in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or who require dual antiplatelet therapy after myocardial revascularization, aspirin therapy becomes critical and time-sensitive1. Approximately 1.5% of CAD patients report aspirin allergy2. Most reactions are considered non-immunologic, related to aspirin ’s inhibition of cyclo-oxygenase causing allergic-like symptoms3. A subset of patients has aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) or chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) exacerbated by aspirin.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research
In 1966, Dr. Bernie Berman, a Boston allergist, described 6 children with a chronic cough that could be stopped by “the art of suggestion.” Dr. Berman called this a Habit Cough. This disorder has been repeatedly described, sometimes with different terminology, but with the same description of the characteristic sound of the cough, barking or honking, and the absence of the cough once asleep.2,3,4,5,6,7,8 The frequency of Habit Cough diagnoses were reported at the rates of 7 per year at the University of Iowa6 and 9 per year at the Brompton Hospital in London England,7 respectively.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research
Effector CD4 T cells signal to myeloid cells via IL-10 to restrict pathogenic IFN- γ-dependent immunity in the context of type 2-low allergic airway disease in mice
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Introduction: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, inflammatory and pruritic skin disease, with a prevalence of 1-3% of the adult population. Usually begins in early childhood, progresses with a recurrent course before disappearing at puberty, and may persist to adulthood or present de novo during this period. It is frequently associated with elevated levels of serum IgE, individual or family history of type I allergies, allergic rhinitis and asthma. The therapeutic approach in adult AD patients can be frankly complicated beyond topical treatments, as phototherapy and/or systemic therapies often do not guarantee adequate c...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundBlood eosinophil count (BEC) and fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) concentration are established biomarkers in asthma, associated particularly with the risk of exacerbations. We evaluated the relationship of BEC and FeNO as complementary and independent biomarkers of severe asthma exacerbations.MethodsThis observational study included data from the Optimum Patient Care Research Database. Asthma patients (18 –80 years) with valid continuous data for 1 year before FeNO reading, ≥ 1 inhaled corticosteroid prescription, and BEC recorded ≤ 5 years bef...
Source: Clinical and Translational Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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