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Common causes of emergency department visits for anaphylaxis in Korean community hospitals: A cross-sectional study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Jan;98(4):e14114

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Kangwon National University School of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.

Anaphylaxis can cause death and requires immediate management. For prevention and education programs for anaphylaxis, it is important to be aware of the common triggering factors. We investigated the triggers of anaphylaxis in the emergency departments (EDs) of community hospitals in Korea. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6358383PMC
January 2019
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A Fatal Case of Acute Renal Failure From Envenoming Syndrome After Massive Bee Attack: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Authors:
Rhome L Hughes

Am J Forensic Med Pathol 2019 Mar;40(1):52-57

From the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND.

Envenoming syndrome is a systemic toxic reaction to the inoculation of large volume of insect venom, typically after a swarm attack from bees. Africanized honey bees are notorious for their aggressive nature, and human deaths resulting from Africanized honey bee attacks are consistently reported. Whereas anaphylaxis is the most common lethal mechanism of injury, delayed deaths can also occur as a consequence of severe venom toxicity with resultant end organ damage. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PAF.0000000000000451DOI Listing
March 2019
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Disseminated Spiroplasma apis Infection in Patient with Agammaglobulinemia, France.

Emerg Infect Dis 2018 12;24(12):2382-2386

We report a disseminated infection caused by Spiroplasma apis, a honeybee pathogen, in a patient in France who had X-linked agammaglobulinemia. Identification was challenging because initial bacterial cultures and direct examination by Gram staining were negative. Unexplained sepsis in patients with agammaglobulinemia warrants specific investigation to identify fastidious bacteria such as Spiroplasma spp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2412.180567DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6256403PMC
December 2018
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Epidemiology and outcome of acute kidney injury due to venomous animals from a subtropical region of India.

Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2018 Oct 11:1-6. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

c Community Medicine , Indira Gandhi Medical College , Shimla , India.

Aim: To study the epidemiology and outcome of acute kidney injury (AKI) caused by venomous animals.

Methods: A retrospective study of patients admitted at Indira Gandhi Medical College Hospital, Shimla, with AKI due to venomous animals over a period of 15 years (January 2003-December 2017). Medical records were evaluated for patient information on demographic factors, clinical characteristics, complications, and outcome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2018.1513526DOI Listing
October 2018
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Acute kidney injury in a Tanzanian boy following multiple bee stings in resource-limited setting: a case report.

Oxf Med Case Reports 2018 Oct 3;2018(10):omy070. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi, Tanzania.

Bee sting has been identified as among causative agents of nephrotoxic acute tubular necrosis which may lead to acute kidney injury. Bee envenomation has medicinal properties but when a higher dose is inoculated may cause severe anaphylaxis with very poor prognosis. We report a 12-year-old boy with acute kidney injury following multiple bee stings who recovered well after hemodialysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/omcr/omy070DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6169196PMC
October 2018
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A longitudinal study of hymenoptera stings in preschool children.

Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2019 02 20;30(1):93-98. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Paediatrics and Child Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

Background: Insect venom is the second most common cause of anaphylaxis outside of medical encounters. Stings cause over 20% of all anaphylactic deaths and 7% of anaphylaxis in children. To date, there have been no longitudinal studies of insect sting events or allergy in preschool children. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pai.12987DOI Listing
February 2019
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Oval sign: A retained bee stinger.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2018 Oct;66(10):1466-1467

Tej Kohli Cornea Institute, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijo.IJO_465_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6173003PMC
October 2018
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Multiple bee stings, multiple organs involved: a case report.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Jul-Aug;51(4):560-562

Unidade de Terapia Intensiva, Departamento de Pediatria, Instituto Fernandes Figueira, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

Accidents related to Africanized honey bees are growing globally and are associated with multiple stings owing to the aggressive behavior of this species. The massive inoculation of venom causes skin necrosis and rhabdomyolysis leading to renal failure. Anaphylactic manifestations are more common and are treated using well-defined treatment protocols. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0341-2017DOI Listing
September 2018
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Spontaneous hemoperitoneum and anaphylactic shock associated with Hymenoptera envenomation in a dog.

J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio) 2018 Sep 13;28(5):476-482. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

Arizona Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Center, Gilbert, AZ, 85233.

Objective: To describe the clinical presentation of a dog with spontaneous hemoperitoneum associated with anaphylactic shock from Hymenoptera envenomation.

Case Summary: An 8-year-old female neutered Beagle presented as an emergency for acute onset of collapse, hematemesis, and hematochezia. The dog was tachycardic, tachypneic, and hypotensive. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vec.12751DOI Listing
September 2018
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Smoke Conditions Affect the Release of the Venom Droplet Accompanying Sting Extension in Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae).

J Insect Sci 2018 Jul;18(4)

Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Tucson.

Honey bees (Apis mellifera) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) are social insects that have evolved a coordinated defensive response to ensure colony survival. Their nests may contain valuable resources such as pollen and nectar that are attractive to a range of insect and mammalian intruders and need protecting. With sufficient provocation, honey bees will mobilize and sting intruders, who are likely to incur additional stings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/iey073DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6105110PMC
July 2018
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Sensitization to Hymenoptera venom marker allergens: Prevalence, predisposing factors, and clinical implications.

Clin Exp Allergy 2018 Dec 10;48(12):1735-1743. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Allergology, University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.

Background: The prevalence and predisposing factors of asymptomatic sensitization to Hymenoptera venom marker allergens are largely unknown.

Objective: To evaluate sensitization profiles in a group of 490 dermatologic patients without a history of sting-induced anaphylaxis.

Methods: Clinical data were collected using a structured questionnaire; sera were tested for total IgE and specific IgE to venom preparations, recombinant venom marker allergens, inhalative allergens, and cross-reactive carbohydrate determinants. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cea.13237DOI Listing
December 2018
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Antivenom use in bite and sting cases presenting to a public hospital.

Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg 2018 Jul;24(4):343-350

Department of Emergency Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Medicine,Trabzon-Turkey.

Background: To evaluate the distribution of bite and sting cases presenting to a district public hospital and the use of antivenom in scorpion sting and snake bite cases.

Methods: The demographic characteristics of patients with bites/stings reporting to a public hospital in 2014, the agent involved, the season of reporting, severity of clinical findings during presentation, and use of antivenom in scorpion sting and snake bite cases were evaluated retrospectively. χ2 test was used for statistical analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5505/tjtes.2017.99692DOI Listing
July 2018
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What do Cochrane systematic reviews say about new practices on integrative medicine?

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 May-Jun;136(3):251-261. Epub 2018 Jun 25.

MD, MSc, PhD. Nephrologist; Full Professor, Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp); and Director, Cochrane Brazil, São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Background: This study identified and summarized all Cochrane systematic reviews (SRs) on the effects of ten integrative practices that were recently added to the Brazilian public healthcare system (SUS).

Design And Setting: Review of systematic reviews, conducted in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp).

Methods: Review of Cochrane SRs on the following interventions were identified, summarized and critically assessed: apitherapy, aromatherapy, bioenergetics, family constellation, flower therapy, chromotherapy, geotherapy, hypnotherapy, hand imposition or ozone therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1516-3180.2018.0172170418DOI Listing
August 2018
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[Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis by Bee-venom Acupuncture].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2018 Apr;43(4):251-4

Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Bao'an Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shenzhen 518133, Guangdong Province, China.

Objective: To study the clinical efficacy and safety of bee-venom acupuncture therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Methods: A total of 120 cases of RA patients were randomized into bee-sting acupuncture group (treatment) and western medicine group (control) in accordance with the random number table. The patients of the control group were treated by oral administration of Methotrexate (10 mg, once a week) and Celecoxlb (0. Read More

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http://www.cnki.net/kcms/doi/10.13702/j.1000-0607.170506.htm
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http://dx.doi.org/10.13702/j.1000-0607.170506DOI Listing
April 2018
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Characterization of the honeybee venom proteins C1q-like protein and PVF1 and their allergenic potential.

Toxicon 2018 Aug 26;150:198-206. Epub 2018 May 26.

Center of Allergy and Environment (ZAUM), Technical University of Munich and Helmholtz Center Munich, Ingolstädter Landstraße 1, 85764 Munich, Germany. Electronic address:

Honeybee (Apis mellifera) venom (HBV) represents an ideal model to study the role of particular venom components in allergic reactions in sensitized individuals as well as in the eusociality of Hymenoptera species. The aim of this study was to further characterize the HBV components C1q-like protein (C1q) and PDGF/VEGF-like factor 1 (PVF1). C1q and PVF1 were produced as recombinant proteins in insect cells. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2018.05.017DOI Listing
August 2018
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Premature ovarian failure of autoimmune etiology in 46XX patients: is there a hope?

J Complement Integr Med 2018 May 25;15(4). Epub 2018 May 25.

MD of Economic Entomology, Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.

Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of live bee stings at fertility points and acupuncture in treating symptoms and managing infertility in premature ovarian failure (POF) of autoimmune etiology.

Patients And Methods: Patients with primary POF were allocated randomly into two groups: group I: subjected to acupuncture at specific fertility points and group II: subjected to live bee stings at sites of fertility points.

Results: A total of 24 cases show significant reduction of Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) level to normal range with gradual decline over the study duration: 13 cases in group I and 11 cases in group II. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jcim-2017-0072DOI Listing
May 2018
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Aedes communis Reactivity Is Associated with Bee Venom Hypersensitivity: An in vitro and in vivo Study.

Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2018 22;176(2):101-105. Epub 2018 May 22.

Ambulatorio di Allergologia, Clinica San Carlo, Paderno Dugnano, Milan, Italy.

Mosquito bite is usually followed by a local reaction, but severe or systemic reaction may, in rare cases, occur. Allergic reactions to Aedes communis (Ac) may be underestimated due to the lack of reliable diagnostic tools. In this multicenter study, 205 individuals reporting large local reactions to Ac were enrolled and studied for cutaneous or IgE reactivity to Ac, Blattella germanica, Penaeus monodon, and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000488866DOI Listing
June 2018
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Giant honey bee (Apis dorsata) sting and acute limb ischemia: a case report and review of the literature.

BMC Res Notes 2018 May 21;11(1):327. Epub 2018 May 21.

Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo 8, Sri Lanka.

Background: Clinically significant manifestations of Hymenopteran envenomation is increasingly recognized in Sri Lanka. These clinical manifestations range from localized allergic reactions to end-organ failure and thrombotic-episodes. We report a case of 65 year old male who developed acute lower limb ischaemia after a sting of the hymenopteran Apis dorsata. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-018-3422-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5963014PMC
May 2018
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Stinging wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata), which species have the longest sting?

PeerJ 2018 2;6:e4743. Epub 2018 May 2.

Department of Biology, Utah State University-Tooele, Tooele, UT, USA.

The stings of bees, wasps, and ants are something that catches the attention of anyone that experiences them. While many recent studies have focused on the pain inflicted by the stings of various stinging wasps, bees, or ants (Hymenoptera: Aculeata), little is known about how the length of the sting itself varies between species. Here, we investigate the sting length of a variety of aculeate wasps, and compare that to reported pain and toxicity values. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4743DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5936069PMC
May 2018
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Bee venom therapy: Potential mechanisms and therapeutic applications.

Toxicon 2018 Jun 11;148:64-73. Epub 2018 Apr 11.

Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Dongfang Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, No. 6 Fangxingyuan 1st Block, Fengtai District, Beijing, 100078, China. Electronic address:

Bee venom is a very complex mixture of natural products extracted from honey bee which contains various pharmaceutical properties such as peptides, enzymes, biologically active amines and nonpeptide components. The use of bee venom into the specific points is so called bee venom therapy, which is widely used as a complementary and alternative therapy for 3000 years. A growing number of evidence has demonstrated the anti-inflammation, the anti-apoptosis, the anti-fibrosis and the anti-arthrosclerosis effects of bee venom therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2018.04.012DOI Listing
June 2018
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Safety and Efficacy of a Progressively Prolonged Maintenance Interval of Venom Immunotherapy.

Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2018 12;176(1):39-43. Epub 2018 Apr 12.

Allergology Department, Laikon General Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Background: The long-term protection provided by venom immunotherapy (VIT) is related to the dose administered and to its long duration; the latter, however, becomes inconvenient for patients in countries like Greece, with many islanders or inhabitants of distant mountainous areas. Maintenance interval prolongation reduces the number of office visits - saving time and money - and as a consequence contributes to the patients' compliance. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of VIT on a progressively prolonged maintenance interval (PPMI). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000488143DOI Listing
May 2018
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Acute tubulointerstitial nephritis following hymenopteran stings.

Postgrad Med J 2018 07 6;94(1113):418-420. Epub 2018 Apr 6.

Department of Nephrology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/postgradmedj-2018-135608DOI Listing
July 2018
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Subcutaneous venom immunotherapy in children: Efficacy and safety.

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018 04;120(4):424-428

Division of Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy and Asthma, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address:

Background: Venom immunotherapy (VIT) is safe in children, although adverse effects can occur.

Objective: To document adverse effects and to determine re-sting reactions and the efficacy of VIT in childhood.

Methods: We retrospectively analyzed data from children who had taken VIT from 2002 through 2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anai.2018.01.015DOI Listing
April 2018
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Bee Stings and Chronic Pain Disorder.

Cureus 2018 Jan 13;10(1):e2060. Epub 2018 Jan 13.

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Saarland University.

Chronic pain is a major problem of public health, and patients seek manifold forms of help to find relief. Here we present and discuss the case of a middle-aged woman suffering from mental disorders who treated her headache with the self-application of bee stings on her back. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.2060DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5849357PMC
January 2018
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Inhibitory effects of bee venom on mast cell-mediated allergic inflammatory responses.

Int J Mol Med 2018 Jun 12;41(6):3717-3726. Epub 2018 Mar 12.

Department of Pharmacology, College of Korean Medicine, Sangji University, Wonju, Gangwon‑do 26339, Republic of Korea.

Although bee venom (BV) is a toxin that causes bee stings to be painful, it has been widely used clinically for the treatment of certain immune‑associated diseases. BV has been used traditionally for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases. In this regard, the present study analyzed the effect of BV on the regulation of inflammatory mediator production by mast cells and their allergic inflammatory responses in an animal model. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3892/ijmm.2018.3558DOI Listing
June 2018
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Hymenoptera stings in Brazil: a neglected health threat in Amazonas State.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Jan-Feb;51(1):80-84

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina Tropical, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, Manaus, AM, Brasil.

Introduction: Hymenoptera injuries are commonly caused by stinging insects. In Amazonas state, Brazil, there is no information regarding distribution, profile, and systemic manifestations associated with Hymenoptera injuries.

Methods: This study aimed to identify risk factors for systemic manifestation using the Brazilian Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (2007 to 2015). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0109-2017DOI Listing
April 2018
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Clinico-epidemiology of arthropod stings and bites in primary hospitals of North Western province of Sri Lanka.

Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2018 Oct 6;56(10):880-885. Epub 2018 Mar 6.

b South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration , University of Peradeniya , Peradeniya , Sri Lanka.

Objective: Arthropod stinging and bites are common environmental hazards in Sri Lanka. However, their medical importance has not been fully evaluated yet. This study aims to study the burden, epidemiology, and outcome of stings and bites in primary hospitals in the Kurunegala district in North Western Province (NWP) of Sri Lanka. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2018.1447120DOI Listing
October 2018
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Usage by Multiple Sclerosis Patients: Results from a Prospective Clinical Study.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Jun 2;24(6):596-602. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

1 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, State University of New York , Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.

Objectives: To investigate the factors associated with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) usage by multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Design, Setting/Location: Single-center, prospective clinical study at an academic MS center in the northeastern United States.

Methods: This study included CAM data from 524 MS patients and 304 healthy controls (HC) enrolled in a prospective study of clinical, neuroimaging, and environmental risk factors in MS at an academic MS Center. Read More

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http://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/acm.2017.0268
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/acm.2017.0268DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6006417PMC
June 2018
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Successful management of bee sting induced endophthalmitis and scleritis.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2018 Mar;66(3):461-463

Department of Ophthalmology, GMCH, Chandigarh, India.

Ocular bee stings are known to cause corneal melts, corneal infiltrates, cataracts, and secondary glaucoma. Our patient presented with scleritis, corneal infiltrates, and endophthalmitis after a ocular bee sting. Topical treatment led to resolution of anterior segment inflammation, but the scleritis and vitreous inflammation worsened. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijo.IJO_889_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5859614PMC
March 2018
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Evaluation of the safety of a protocol for switching venom immunotherapy products.

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018 04 2;120(4):429-430. Epub 2018 Feb 2.

Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation, ASST Pini/CTO, Milan, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anai.2018.01.026DOI Listing
April 2018
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Freshly squeezed: anaphylaxis caused by drone larvae juice.

Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol 2018 Sep 30;50(5):232-234. Epub 2017 Nov 30.

Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Allergology, University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.

Summary: Drone larvae are mostly considered a by-product of beekeeping, but have recently been advo-cated as a high-protein source of food. There are as yet no data concerning their allergenic potential. We report on a 29-year old bee keeper who experienced an anaphylactic reaction following the consumption of a freshly prepared beverage from raw drone larvae. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.23822/EurAnnACI.1764-1489.43DOI Listing
September 2018
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Outcomes of bee sting injury: comparison of hornet and paper wasp.

Jpn J Ophthalmol 2018 Mar 30;62(2):221-225. Epub 2018 Jan 30.

Miyata Eye Hospital, 6-3, Kuraharacho, Miyakonojo, Miyazaki, 885-0051, Japan.

Purpose: To compare the outcomes of ocular injuries of hornets and paper wasps' stings.

Study Design: Retrospective case series.

Methods: Patients diagnosed with ocular injuries sustained by bee stings at Miyata Eye Hospital (Miyazaki, Japan) between August 2000 and July 2016 were enrolled. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10384-018-0563-zDOI Listing
March 2018
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Ocular manifestations of isolated corneal bee sting injury, management strategies, and clinical outcomes.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2018 Feb;66(2):262-268

Department of Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe the presenting features, management strategies, and clinical outcome following bee sting injury to the cornea.

Methods: Retrospective case series involving 11 eyes of 11 patients with corneal bee sting injuries who presented over a period of 2 years. Nine of these 11 eyes had the presence of intact bee stinger in the cornea, which was removed immediately under an operating microscope and sent for microbiological and histopathological evaluation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijo.IJO_600_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5819108PMC
February 2018
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Ultrastructural analysis of early toxic effects produced by bee venom phospholipase A2 and melittin in Sertoli cells in rats.

Toxicon 2018 Jan 8;141:94-103. Epub 2017 Dec 8.

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, "Iuliu Haţieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Electronic address:

In this study, we aimed to investigate the testicular toxicity of two molecules derived from bee venom (BV): phospholipase A2 (PlA2) and melittin (Mlt). Ultrastructural effects of purified BV PlA2 and Mlt were assessed consecutive to repeated dose (30 days) and acute toxicity studies. For the subchronic treatment, PlA2 and Mlt were injected in daily doses equivalent to those released by a bee sting (105 μg PlA2/kg/day and 350 μg Mlt/kg/day), while in the acute treatment their doses corresponded to those released by 100 bee stings (9. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2017.12.039DOI Listing
January 2018
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Immunological differences between insect venom-allergic patients with and without immunotherapy and asymptomatically sensitized subjects.

Allergy 2018 Jun 19;73(6):1223-1231. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.

Background: Currently available tests are unable to distinguish between asymptomatic sensitization and clinically relevant Hymenoptera venom allergy. A reliable serological marker to monitor venom immunotherapy (VIT) does also not exist. Our aim was to find reliable serological markers to predict tolerance to bee and vespid stings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/all.13368DOI Listing
June 2018
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Relapse of nephrotic syndrome triggered by Kawasaki disease.

CEN Case Rep 2018 May 15;7(1):13-16. Epub 2017 Nov 15.

Department of Pediatrics, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, 1 Hikarigaoka, Fukushima, Fukushima, 960-1295, Japan.

Minor infections, allergies, insect bites, and bee stings are commonly reported causes of nephrotic syndrome (NS). Herein, we report, to the best of our knowledge, the first case of NS relapse due to Kawasaki disease (KD). An 8-year-old boy presented with high fever of 4-day duration. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13730-017-0282-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5886914PMC
May 2018
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The sting of a honey bee: An unusual subconjunctival foreign body.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2017 Nov;65(11):1226-1228

Tej Kohli Cornea Institute, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Ocular foreign bodies (FBs) are often encountered in clinical practices. However, there are cases in which the presence of the FB is difficult to diagnose based on mere history taking and/or clinical examination. We herein present a case of unusual subconjunctival foreign body in the form of the sting of a honey bee in a 63-year-old farmer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijo.IJO_533_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5700603PMC
November 2017
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Bee or Wasp Sting.

Wounds 2017 Sep;29(9):E70-E72

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

While jogging in a local park in Hong Kong, a 55-year-old, previously healthy man was stung on the ventral aspect of his right wrist. The tiny stinger was gently removed with nail cutters and examined under a microscope at 80x magni cation; plucking the stinger is ill- advised as this may inject more venom into the wounded site. Two days after stinging, the microscopic appearance of the stinger con rmed the diagnosis to be from a bee instead of a wasp or other insect. Read More

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September 2017
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Larval honey bees infected with Nosema ceranae have increased vitellogenin titers as young adults.

Sci Rep 2017 Oct 26;7(1):14144. Epub 2017 Oct 26.

Section of Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, MC0116, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA.

Nosema ceranae is a pervasive and widespread honey bee pathogen that is associated with colony declines and has recently been shown to infect larval honey bees. In adult bees, Nosema infection is known to alter levels of a key protein, vitellogenin (Vg), which is necessary for egg-laying in queens, brood food production in workers, and proper immune function in all female bees. We therefore tested the effects of larval worker infection on hemolymph Vg titers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-14702-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5658439PMC
October 2017
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A honey bee can threat ear: Sudden sensorineural hearing loss.

Am J Emerg Med 2017 Nov 2;35(11):1788.e1-1788.e3. Epub 2017 Aug 2.

Yüzüncü Yıl University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Van, Turkey.

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is an otologic emergency. Many etiological factors can lead to this pathology. Honey bee (Apis mellifera) sting may lead to local and systemic reactions due to sensitization of the patient. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2017.08.005DOI Listing
November 2017
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Climate changes and Hymenoptera venom allergy: are there some connections?

Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 2017 Oct;17(5):344-349

Dipartimento di Biologia, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy.

Purpose Of Review: This review aims to update the world status of the main allergenic stinging Hymenoptera.

Recent Findings: In this review, we consider the problems that social Hymenoptera (bees, wasps and ants) could represent in the nearest future for human health in different parts of the world.

Summary: Distribution and consistency of allergenic species including venomous insects are interested by accelerated dynamics caused by climate changes and globalization. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ACI.0000000000000388DOI Listing
October 2017
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An Unusual Laryngeal Foreign Body-A Bee Stinger in the Epiglottis.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2017 10;143(10):1057-1058

Department of Otolaryngology, New York Medical College, Valhalla.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1056DOI Listing
October 2017
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IgE cross-reactivity of phospholipase A and hyaluronidase of Apis dorsata (Giant Asian Honeybee) and Apis mellifera (Western Honeybee) venom: Possible use of A. mellifera venom for diagnosis of patients allergic to A. dorsata venom.

Toxicon 2017 Oct 14;137:27-35. Epub 2017 Jul 14.

Department of Immunology, Medical Research Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Diagnostic and therapeutic reagents are unavailable for anaphylaxis arising from stings by Apis dorsata. Venom profiles and cross-reactivity of A. dorsata and Apis mellifera were compared, to ascertain whether venom of A. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2017.07.015DOI Listing
October 2017
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Individual perception of bees: Between perceived danger and willingness to protect.

PLoS One 2017 29;12(6):e0180168. Epub 2017 Jun 29.

Department of Biology Education, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany.

The current loss of biodiversity has found its way into the media. Especially the loss of bees as pollinators has recently received much attention aiming to increase public awareness about the consequence of pollinator loss and strategies for protection. However, pollinating insects like bees often prompt considerable anxiety. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5491143PMC
October 2017
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Massive attack of honeybee on macaws (Ara ararauna and Ara chloropterus) in Brazil - A case report.

Toxicon 2017 Sep 16;136:1-5. Epub 2017 Jun 16.

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil.

Three adult birds of the species Ara chloropterus and five of the species Ara ararauna from a conservation breeding facility suffered a massive attack by honeybees. The A. chloropterus birds presented swollen puncture lesions with stingers (mainly in the facial regions without feathers), swelling of the eyelids and subcutaneous tissue, and respiratory distress, and they were treated with intramuscular injections of 1. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2017.06.007DOI Listing
September 2017
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Allergen-specific immunotherapy of Hymenoptera venom allergy - also a matter of diagnosis.

Hum Vaccin Immunother 2017 10 12;13(10):2467-2481. Epub 2017 Jun 12.

a Center of Allergy and Environment (ZAUM) , Technical University of Munich and Helmholtz Center Munich, Member of the German Center of Lung Research (DZL) , Munich , Germany.

Stings of hymenoptera can induce IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reactions in venom-allergic patients, ranging from local up to severe systemic reactions and even fatal anaphylaxis. Allergic patients' quality of life can be mainly improved by altering their immune response to tolerate the venoms by injecting increasing venom doses over years. This venom-specific immunotherapy is highly effective and well tolerated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21645515.2017.1334745DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5647953PMC
October 2017
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Acute kidney injury complicating bee stings - a review.

Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 2017 Jun 1;59:e25. Epub 2017 Jun 1.

Universidade Federal do Ceará, Faculdade de Medicina, Departamento de Medicina Clínica, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.

Bee stings can cause severe reactions and have caused many victims in the last years. Allergic reactions can be triggered by a single sting and the greater the number of stings, the worse the prognosis. The poisoning effects can be systemic and can eventually cause death. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1678-9946201759025DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5459532PMC
June 2017
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Safety and efficacy of venom immunotherapy: a real life study.

Postepy Dermatol Alergol 2017 Apr 13;34(2):159-167. Epub 2017 Apr 13.

Clinical Department of Internal Medicine, Asthma and Allergy, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland.

Introduction: Venom immunotherapy (VIT) is recommended as the first-line treatment for patients allergic to Hymenoptera venom.

Aim: To analyze the safety and efficacy of VIT in a real life setting.

Material And Methods: One hundred and eighty patients undergoing VIT were studied to evaluate the safety, efficacy, incidence and nature of symptoms after field stings and adverse reactions to VIT. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5420609PMC
April 2017
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Component Resolved Diagnosis in Hymenoptera Anaphylaxis.

Authors:
D Tomsitz K Brockow

Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 2017 Jun;17(6):38

Department of Dermatology and Allergy Biederstein, Technische Universität München, Biedersteiner Straße 29, 80802, Munich, Germany.

Purpose Of Review: Hymenoptera anaphylaxis is one of the leading causes of severe allergic reactions and can be fatal. Venom-specific immunotherapy (VIT) can prevent a life-threatening reaction; however, confirmation of an allergy to a Hymenoptera venom is a prerequisite before starting such a treatment. Component resolved diagnostics (CRD) have helped to better identify the responsible allergen. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11882-017-0707-0DOI Listing
June 2017
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