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    Natural evolution in patients with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs -induced urticaria/angioedema.
    Allergy 2017 Feb 22. Epub 2017 Feb 22.
    Allergy Unit, Regional University Hospital of Malaga-IBIMA, Malaga, Spain.
    Background: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most frequent triggers of drug hypersensitivity with NSAIDs-induced urticaria/angioedema (NIUA) the most common phenotype. Loss of hypersensitivity has been reported for IgE-mediated reactions; however it has not been assessed in non-immunological reactions such as NIUA. We evaluated NSAID-hypersensitivity over time in NIUA patients. Read More

    A Survey of Self-Reported Food Allergy and Food-related Anaphylaxis among Young Adult Students at Kuwait University, Kuwait.
    Med Princ Pract 2017 Feb 22. Epub 2017 Feb 22.
    Objectives: To conduct a survey on self-reported food allergy to milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat and sesame as well as reported food-related anaphylaxis and epinephrine prescription practices among Kuwaiti students attending Kuwait University.

    Subjects And Methods: One thousand (1,000) questionnaires that included data on age, gender, presence of food allergies and associated details were distributed. All participants reporting an allergy were categorized as having a perceived food allergy. Read More

    Oral and Sublingual Immunotherapy: Potential Causes for Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders?
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2017 Feb 23;172(2):89-98. Epub 2017 Feb 23.
    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Mofid Children's Hospital, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Food allergy is a common health problem worldwide, with increasing prevalence during recent decades. The only approved treatments for food allergy are food avoidance and administration of emergency medications in case of accidental exposure, which negatively affects patients' quality of life, so new treatments are highly desirable. Different food immunotherapy modalities have recently been used, with variable success rates in the induction of desensitization and tolerance, and different numbers and types of adverse reactions. Read More

    Galactose-α-1,3-Galactose: Atypical Food Allergen or Model IgE Hypersensitivity?
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 2017 Jan;17(1)
    Division of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, University of Virginia Health System, PO Box 801355, Charlottesville, VA, 22908, USA.
    Purpose Of Review: Galactose-α-1,3-galactose (α-gal) is a carbohydrate allergen with several unique characteristics. In this article, we discuss some recent advances in our understanding of the 'alpha-gal syndrome,' highlight data supporting the role of ticks in pathogenesis, and speculate on immune mechanisms that lead to sensitization.

    Recent Findings: First described as the target of IgE in individuals suffering immediate hypersensitivity reactions to the novel anti-EGF monoclonal antibody cetuximab, it is now clear that α-gal sensitization is associated with mammalian meat allergy as well as reactions to other mammalian products. Read More

    Study of 'sense of Heat' and Its Relationship to Skin Allergies and Other Dermatoses.
    Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1980 Jan-Feb;46(1):23-27
    Four hundred skin patients complaining of 'sense of heat' (in short S 0 H) were thoroughly studied regarding their constitution, temperament. disease, degree of S 0 H, eating habits, etc. Eighty consecutive patients attending the skin OPD were taken up to see the incidence of S 0 H in the skin patients. Read More

    Food Allergy Knowledge and Attitudes of Restaurant Managers and Staff: An EHS-Net Study.
    J Food Prot 2016 Sep;79(9):1588-1598
    Metro Nashville/Davidson County Public Health Department, Nashville, Tennessee 37209, USA.
    Dining outside of the home can be difficult for persons with food allergies who must rely on restaurant staff to properly prepare allergen-free meals. The purpose of this study was to understand and identify factors associated with food allergy knowledge and attitudes among restaurant managers, food workers, and servers. This study was conducted by the Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS-Net), a collaborative forum of federal, state, and local environmental health specialists working to understand the environmental factors associated with food safety issues. Read More

    Egg and Milk Proteins as Hidden Allergens in Food: 5-Year (2010 to 2014) Results of Food Allergen Monitoring in Piedmont, Italy.
    J Food Prot 2016 Sep;79(9):1583-1587
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d'Aosta, via Bologna 148, 10154 Torino, Italy.
    Cow's milk and egg allergies are two of the most common food allergies. Manufacturers of food products containing milk or eggs or their derivatives as an ingredient are required by European Union regulations to list their presence on the ingredient label. Under European Union legislation, member states are mandated to carry out food safety monitoring programs to verify compliance with food labeling requirements. Read More

    [The pilot study of type Ⅰ allergic reaction in Meniere's disease patients].
    Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2017 Feb;52(2):89-92
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Third Hospital, Peking University, Beijing 100191, China.
    Objective: To evaluate the correlation between type Ⅰ allergic reaction and pathogenesis of Meniere's disease. Methods: A total of 35 (10 male vs. 25 female) patients aged between 21-66 years diagnosed with Meniere's disease were recruited to this study, mean age of them was (47. Read More

    Lifelong Memory Responses Perpetuate Humoral Th2 Immunity and Anaphylaxis in Food Allergy.
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 2017 Feb 16. Epub 2017 Feb 16.
    McMaster Immunology Research Centre (MIRC), Dept. of Pathology & Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Z5, Canada. Electronic address:
    Background: A number of food allergies (e.g. fish, shellfish, nuts) are lifelong, without any disease-transforming therapies and unclear in their underlying immunology. Read More

    Lactobacillus buchneri S-layer as carrier for an Ara h 2-derived peptide for peanut allergen-specific immunotherapy.
    Mol Immunol 2017 Feb 14;85:81-88. Epub 2017 Feb 14.
    Department of NanoBiotechnology, NanoGlycobiology Unit, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Muthgasse 11, 1190 Vienna, Austria. Electronic address:
    Peanut allergy is an IgE-mediated severe hypersensitivity disorder. The lack of a treatment of this potentially fatal allergy has led to intensive research on vaccine development. Here, we describe the design and initial characterization of a carrier-bound peptide derived from the most potent peanut allergen, Ara h 2, as a candidate vaccine. Read More

    Safety and feasibility of heated egg yolk challenge for children with egg allergies.
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2017 Feb 16. Epub 2017 Feb 16.
    Clinical Research Center for Allergy and Rheumatology, Sagamihara National Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan.
    Background: Hen's egg allergy is a frequent cause of childhood food allergy. Egg yolk is used in various commonly consumed foods; if children with allergy to hen's egg could eat heated egg yolk, their quality of life (QOL) would improve. No reports exist regarding oral food challenges (OFCs) for heated egg yolk. Read More

    Safety and efficacy of a novel abluminal groove-filled biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stent.
    J Mater Sci Mater Med 2017 Mar 14;28(3):54. Epub 2017 Feb 14.
    Department of Cardiology, Rui Jin Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 200025, China.
    Late stent thrombosis (LST) following drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) is often associated with delayed vascular healing, resulting from vascular inflammation and hypersensitivity to durable polymers and drugs. Therefore, DES design, materials, and coatings have been technologically revolutionized. Herein, we designed a novel abluminal groove-filled biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stent (AGF-BP-SES), with a sirolimus content of only about one-third of traditional DES. Read More

    Epinephrine for First-aid Management of Anaphylaxis.
    Pediatrics 2017 Feb 13. Epub 2017 Feb 13.
    Department of Pediatrics & Child Health, and Department of Immunology, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
    Anaphylaxis is a severe, generalized allergic or hypersensitivity reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. Epinephrine (adrenaline) can be life-saving when administered as rapidly as possible once anaphylaxis is recognized. This clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics is an update of the 2007 clinical report on this topic. Read More

    Polyphenol interactions mitigate the immunogenicity and allergenicity of gliadins.
    J Agric Food Chem 2017 Feb 13. Epub 2017 Feb 13.
    Wheat allergy is an IgE-mediated disorder. Polyphenols, which are known to interact with certain proteins, could be used to reduce allergic reactions. In this study, we screened several polyphenol sources for their ability to interact with gliadins, mask epitopes and impact basophil degranulation. Read More

    [Systemic reaction after performing a food prick-to-prick test. A case report].
    Rev Alerg Mex 2017 Jan-Mar;64(1):126-129
    Universidad de Antioquia, IPS Universitaria, Servicio de Alergología Clínica, Medellín, Colombia.
    Background: Skin prick test is the most widely used test for the diagnosis of IgE-mediated conditions. Commercial extracts are used for its performance, but in the case of fruits and vegetables it is preferable using fresh food. Although both tests possess a good safety profile, hypersensitivity reactions have been recorded. Read More

    Probiotic Potential of a Lactobacillus Bacterium of Canine Faecal-Origin and Its Impact on Select Gut Health Indices and Immune Response of Dogs.
    Probiotics Antimicrob Proteins 2017 Feb 10. Epub 2017 Feb 10.
    Clinical and Pet Nutrition Laboratory, Centre of Advanced Faculty Training in Animal Nutrition, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 243 122, India.
    The objective of the present study was to develop a probiotic of canine-origin for its potential application in pet nutrition. Accordingly, 32 lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains were isolated from faeces of dogs, out of which 9 strains were short-listed for further in vitro testing based on the aggregation time and cell surface hydrophobicity. The results of acid-, bile- and phenol-tolerance tests indicated that out of the nine, isolate cPRO23 was having better resistance to these adverse conditions likely to be encountered in the gastrointestinal tract. Read More

    Review suggests that the immunoregulatory and anti-inflammatory properties of allergenic foods can provoke oral tolerance if introduced early to infants' diets.
    Acta Paediatr 2017 Feb 7. Epub 2017 Feb 7.
    Allergology and Pulmonology Unit, Penteli's Children Hospital, Palaia Penteli, Athens, Greece.
    For years, the advice was to postpone introducing allergenic foods, in order to prevent food allergies. However, food allergies have escalated rather than declined and our review of the latest epidemiological, immunological and nutritional research suggests that early weaning practices may be beneficial. The most allergenic foods, such as fish, eggs and peanuts, have proved to be inherently rich in tolerogenic substances that can play a significant role in preventing allergies. Read More

    Did food allergy develop in the process of animal evolution?
    Electron Physician 2016 Dec 25;8(12):3426-3428. Epub 2016 Dec 25.
    M.D., Faculty Member, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Allergy Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
    Food allergy is pathophysiologic ally based on stimulation of the immune system at the first exposure, and allergic reactions develop during following exposures. Therefore, memory is the cornerstone of an allergy, as seen in the adaptive immune system. The adaptive immune system was first introduced during evolution in vertebrates, so we can say that invertebrates do not have allergic reactions. Read More

    The clinical and immunological effects of Pru p 3 SLIT on peach and peanut allergy in patients with systemic reactions.
    Clin Exp Allergy 2017 Feb 4. Epub 2017 Feb 4.
    Allergy Unit, IBIMA-Regional University Hospital of Malaga, Malaga, Spain.
    Background: The peach non-specific lipid transfer protein (nsLTP), Pru p 3, is the primary sensitizer in fruits and responsible for severe reactions in the Mediterranean area. Peach allergy is frequently associated with other allergies such as peanut. Therefore, it is important to assess how specific immunotherapy to Pru p 3 could affect both peach and peanut tolerance. Read More

    Conjunctival provocation test in diagnosis of peanut allergy in children.
    Clin Exp Allergy 2017 Feb 4. Epub 2017 Feb 4.
    Department of Paediatrics, Oslo University hospital, PO Box 4956, Nydalen, NO-0424, Oslo, Norway.
    Background: Peanut allergy frequently cause severe allergic reactions. Diagnosis include detection of IgE to peanuts in serum or by skin prick tests. While children may have allergic sensitisation without having clinical peanut allergy, oral peanut challenge is often required for accurate diagnosis. Read More

    Administration of the adrenaline auto-injector at the nursery/kindergarten/school in Western Japan.
    Asia Pac Allergy 2017 Jan 26;7(1):37-41. Epub 2017 Jan 26.
    West Japan Research Society Pediatric Clinical Allergy, Fukuoka 811-1394, Japan.
    Background: In view of the increasing prevalence of food allergies, there has been an associated increase in frequency of situations requiring an emergency response for anaphylaxis at the home, childcare facilities and educational institutions.

    Objective: To clarify the situation of adrenaline auto-injector administration in nursery/kindergarten/school, we carried out a questionnaire survey on pediatric physicians in Western Japan.

    Methods: In 2015, self-reported questionnaires were mailed to 421 physicians who are members of the West Japan Research Society Pediatric Clinical Allergy and Shikoku Research Society Pediatric Clinical Allergy. Read More

    Involvement of cross-reactive carbohydrate determinants-specific IgE in pollen allergy testing.
    Asia Pac Allergy 2017 Jan 26;7(1):29-36. Epub 2017 Jan 26.
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Tokyo 181-8611, Japan.
    Background: Specific IgE antibodies against the low-molecular-weight carbohydrate antigen that does not bridge IgE molecules on mast cells are not associated with clinical symptoms. Cross reactivity can be determined in allergen-specific IgE detection assays when the carbohydrate structures between pollen allergens and plant derived food allergens are similar; in such cases, false positive results for grain or legume allergens can be reported for pollen allergic patients who are not sensitized to those allergens. This phenomenon arises owing to the presence of cross-reactive carbohydrate determinants (CCDs). Read More

    Eosinophilic esophagitis: current understanding and evolving concepts.
    Asia Pac Allergy 2017 Jan 26;7(1):3-9. Epub 2017 Jan 26.
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria 3128, Australia.
    Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is now considered to represent a form of food allergy and this is demonstrated by a response to elimination diet in many patients. A critical additional factor may be an inherent impairment in epithelial barrier integrity, possibly worsened by reflux of gastric contents and improved with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use. Key clinic challenges are posed by the absence of reliable allergy tests to guide elimination diet, and the subsequent need for invasive endoscopic assessment following empirical food challenge, meaning that corticosteroids will remain the mainstay of therapy for many. Read More

    Kounis syndrome: A review article on epidemiology, diagnostic findings, management and complications of allergic acute coronary syndrome.
    Int J Cardiol 2017 Apr 27;232:1-4. Epub 2017 Jan 27.
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA.
    Kounis syndrome (KS) is a hypersensitivity coronary disorder induced by exposure to drugs, food, environmental and other triggers. Vasospastic allergic angina, allergic myocardial infarction (MI) and stent thrombosis with occluding thrombus infiltrated by eosinophils and/or mast cells constitute the three main variants of this syndrome. We reviewed 175 patients who fulfilled the definition of one of the three types of KS. Read More

    Factors Influencing the Food Purchases of Early Care and Education Providers.
    J Acad Nutr Diet 2017 Jan 27. Epub 2017 Jan 27.
    Background: With the majority of US children enrolled in some form of early care and education, the settings for early care and education represent a valuable opportunity to positively impact young children's diets and their interactions with food. Little evidence exists on how early care and education providers make food purchasing and service decisions for this population of young children.

    Objective: Our aim was to explore the factors that influence early care and education providers' food purchasing and service decisions. Read More

    New insights into the pathogenesis and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.
    Adv Med Sci 2017 Jan 27;62(1):17-30. Epub 2017 Jan 27.
    Chair and Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine with Division of Dentistry in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland.
    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID), characterized by abdominal pain and a change in stool form that cannot be explained by structural abnormalities. Its prevalence ranges from 9 to 23% of the worldwide population. The pathophysiology of IBS is diverse and not well understood. Read More

    Preparation and Analysis of Peanut Flour Used in Oral Immunotherapy Clinical Trials.
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2017 Jan 26. Epub 2017 Jan 26.
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. Electronic address:
    Background: Oral immunotherapy (OIT) is an investigational therapeutic approach for the treatment of food allergies. Characterization of the drug product used in oral immunotherapy trials for peanut allergy has not been reported.

    Objective: To quantify relative amounts of the major peanut allergens and microbial load present in peanut flour used in OIT trials and assess whether these parameters change over a 12-month period. Read More

    Comparison of Allergenicity at Gly m 4 and Gly m Bd 30K of Soybean after Genetic Modification.
    J Agric Food Chem 2017 Feb 7;65(6):1255-1262. Epub 2017 Feb 7.
    Department of Medicine, Mackay Medical College , New Taipei City, Taiwan.
    Despite rapid growth of genetically modified (GM) crops, effective evaluations of genetic modification on allergenicity are still lacking. Gly m Bd 30K is cross-reactive with cow's milk protein casein, Gly m 4, and with birch pollen allergen Bet v 1. Here we compared the allergenicity between GM and non-GM soybeans with respect to the foci Gly m 4 and Gly m Bd 30K. Read More

    The human gut microbiome as source of innovation for health: Which physiological and therapeutic outcomes could we expect?
    Therapie 2017 Jan 3. Epub 2017 Jan 3.
    Takeda France, 92977 La Defense, France.
    From the moment of birth, each human being builds a microbe-host symbiosis which is key for the preservation of its health and well-being. This personal symbiotic coexistence is the result of progressive enrichments in microorganism diversity through external supplies. This diversity is nowadays massively overthrown by drastic changes related to clinical practice in birth management, environmental exposure, nutrition and healthcare behaviors. Read More

    Calpain-14 and its association with eosinophilic esophagitis.
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 2017 Jan 25. Epub 2017 Jan 25.
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio. Electronic address:
    Calpains are a family of intracellular, calcium-dependent cysteine proteases involved in a variety of regulatory processes, including cytoskeletal dynamics, cell-cycle progression, signal transduction, gene expression, and apoptosis. These enzymes have been implicated in a number of disease processes, notably for this review involving eosinophilic tissue inflammation, such as eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a chronic inflammatory disorder triggered by allergic hypersensitivity to food and associated with genetic variants in calpain 14 (CAPN14). Herein we review the genetic, structural, and biochemical properties of CAPN14 and its gene product CAPN14, and its emerging role in patients with EoE. Read More

    A Case of Anaphylaxis to Patent Blue in a Patient with Sentinel Lymph Node Excision.
    Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol 2016 Dec;15(6):547-550
    Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, University Hospital, Leipzig, Germany.
    In medicine, patent blue violet (PBV) is utilized for staining lymphatic vessels in sentinel lymph node (SLN) surgery. Moreover, PBV (also called E131 ) is used as food additive. We report on a 51-year-old non-atopic female with early breast cancer, who was scheduled for SLN excision and experienced an intra-operative anaphylactic reaction. Read More

    A Safe and Effective Method for Wheat Oral Immunotherapy.
    Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol 2016 Dec;15(6):525-535
    Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Children's Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    At present the only available management for food allergy is avoidance; however, abstaining from allergic foods can affect the quality of life. Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) is an efficient method for increasing tolerance towards food allergens. The aim of this study was desensitizing patients above five years of age with wheat allergy and evaluating the safety and efficacy of OIT for children with IgE-mediated wheat allergy. Read More

    Placement and Format of Risk Information on Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Websites.
    J Health Commun 2017 Jan 27:1-11. Epub 2017 Jan 27.
    a U.S. Food and Drug Administration , Silver Spring , Maryland , USA.
    We investigated whether the location and format of risk information on branded prescription drug websites influence consumers' knowledge and perceptions of the drug's risks. Participants (Internet panelists with high cholesterol [n = 2,609] or seasonal allergies [n = 2,637]) were randomly assigned to view a website promoting a fictitious prescription drug for their condition. The website presented risk information at the bottom of the homepage, or at the bottom of the homepage with a signal above indicating that the risk information was located below, or on a linked secondary page. Read More

    [Breaking paradigms. Intestinal microbiota transplantation: Preliminar report].
    Cir Cir 2017 Jan 23. Epub 2017 Jan 23.
    Servicio de Laboratorio Clínico, Hospital Trinidad, Ciudad de México, México.
    In the fourth century, during the Chinese Dong Jin dynasty, the doctor Ge Hong described good results after the oral administration of a suspension prepared from human faeces in patients with severe diarrhoea or food poisoning. Faecal microbiota transplantation has been used for five years in order to treat different diseases in addition to the severe diarrhoea caused by Clostridium difficile(1). This paper aims to confirm that intestinal microbiota transplantation succeeds in reducing the negative impact of diseases such as severe diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, allergies, metabolic syndrome and others and that it is not only indicated for severe diarrhoea caused by C. Read More

    New routes of allergen immunotherapy.
    Am J Rhinol Allergy 2016 Nov;30(6):193-197
    Meram Medical Faculty, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya Turkey.
    Objectives: Allergen immunotherapy is the only cure for immunoglobulin E mediated type I respiratory allergies. Subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) are the most common treatments. In this article, we reviewed new routes of allergen immunotherapy. Read More

    Early life travelling does not increase risk of atopic outcomes until 15 years: results from GINIplus and LISAplus.
    Clin Exp Allergy 2017 Jan 25. Epub 2017 Jan 25.
    Institute of Epidemiology I, Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health, Neuherberg, Germany.
    Background: Westernized lifestyle has been blamed for allergy epidemics. One of its characteristics is increased distances and frequency of travelling from early life onwards. Early life travelling to places which substantially differ from home environment in terms of climate, vegetation and food could increase the exposure to further unknown allergens and hence promote the development of allergies, but no epidemiological study has investigated this speculation. Read More

    Precision Medicine in Allergic Disease - Food Allergy, Drug Allergy, and Anaphylaxis-PRACTALL document of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
    Allergy 2017 Jan 25. Epub 2017 Jan 25.
    Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.
    This consensus document summarizes the current knowledge on the potential for precision medicine in food allergy, drug allergy and anaphylaxis under the auspices of the PRACTALL collaboration platform. PRACTALL is a joint effort of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), which aims to synchronize the European and American approaches to allergy care. Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment based on disease endotypes, which are phenotypic subclasses associated with specific mechanisms underlying the disease. Read More

    A very unusual case of food allergy, between FPIES and IgE-mediated food allergy.
    Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol 2017 Jan;49(1):42-44
    Allergy Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Sacred Heart Catholic University, Rome, Italy.
    Food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a food-related gastrointestinal hypersensitivity disorder, probably non-IgE-mediated. Over the years, various diagnostic criteria have been proposed to identify FPIES. In the last few years, there was an increased interest from researchers about FPIES's syndrome, that frequently brought to discover new aspects of this disease. Read More

    Evidence of Allergic Reactions and Cardiopulmonary Impairments among Traders Operating from Foodstuff Warehouses.
    Biomed Res Int 2016 28;2016:1081258. Epub 2016 Dec 28.
    Safety Molecular Laboratory, Rangers Avenue, Independence Layout, Enugu, Nigeria.
    Background. Foodstuff traders operating from warehouses (FTFW) are potentially exposed to dangerous rodenticides/pesticides that may have adverse effects on cardiopulmonary function. Methods. Read More

    High rate of house dust mite sensitization in a shrimp allergic southern Ontario population.
    Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol 2017 19;13. Epub 2017 Jan 19.
    0000 0004 1936 8227grid.25073.33Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Department of Medicine Michael D. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON Canada ; Grandriver Allergy, Kitchener, ON Canada ; 0000 0004 1936 8884grid.39381.30Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London, ON Canada.
    Background: Shrimp and house dust mite (HDM) allergies are common in Canadians. Often, both of these allergies occur in the same patient. This may be due to homology of tropomyosin or other potentially shared proteins. Read More

    Irritable bowel syndrome and diet.
    Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf) 2017 Jan 20. Epub 2017 Jan 20.
    Department of Medicine and Gastroenterology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract and is one of the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal diseases. The impact of IBS on the general population is large due to its high prevalence, suboptimal medical treatments and significant economic burden. The pathophysiology of IBS is complex and treatments are often symptom-specific. Read More

    New xanthones and cytotoxic constituents from Garcinia mangostana fruit hulls against human hepatocellular, breast, and colorectal cancer cell lines.
    J Ethnopharmacol 2017 Jan 17. Epub 2017 Jan 17.
    Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Taibah University, Al Madinah Al Munawwarah 30078, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:
    Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Cancer has proceeded to surpass one of the most chronic illnesses to be the major cause of mortality in both the developing and developed world. Garcinia mangostana L. (mangosteen, family Guttiferae) known as the queen of fruits, is one of the most popular tropical fruits. Read More

    Improvement of Therapeutic Efficacy of Oral Immunotherapy in Combination with Regulatory T Cell-Inducer Kakkonto in a Murine Food Allergy Model.
    PLoS One 2017 20;12(1):e0170577. Epub 2017 Jan 20.
    Division of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology, Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan.
    Oral immunotherapy (OIT) has been considered a promising approach for food allergies (FAs). However, the current OIT strategy is limited in terms of the long-term efficacy and safety. We have previously demonstrated that kakkonto, a traditional Japanese herbal medicine, suppresses the occurrence of allergic symptoms in a murine model of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced FA, which is attributed to the induction of the Foxp3+ CD4+ regulatory T cells. Read More

    Evaluation of the skin-prick test for predicting the outgrowth of cow's milk allergy.
    Allergy Rhinol (Providence) 2016 Jan;7(3):139-143
    Background: Although considerable efforts have been made to develop diagnostic tools for predicting the outcome of oral food challenges, tests for predicting the outgrowth of food allergies are lacking.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic value of the wheal size and skin index (SI) (the ratio of an allergen-induced wheal to a histamine-induced wheal diameter) of the skin-prick test based on the outcome of a controlled oral provocation test for cow's milk. Moreover, we assessed whether wheal size and/or SI were useful for predicting the outgrowth of cow's milk allergy (CMA). Read More

    Fixed Food Eruption Caused by Actinidia arguta (Hardy Kiwi): A Case Report and Literature Review.
    Allergy Asthma Immunol Res 2017 Mar;9(2):182-184
    Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
    Fixed drug eruption (FDE) is a common hypersensitivity reaction characterized by recurrent, well-circumscribed, erythematous patches that arise at the same site as a result of systemic drug exposure. However, fixed food eruption (FFE), a lesion triggered by food ingestion, is a rare allergy that was first defined in 1996. Based on their anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, the fruit and leaves of Actinidia arguta, the hardy kiwi, are widely consumed across Korea, Japan, and China. Read More

    Role of Regulatory Cells in Oral Tolerance.
    Allergy Asthma Immunol Res 2017 Mar;9(2):107-115
    Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF), University of Zurich, Davos, Switzerland.
    The immune system is continuously exposed to great amounts of different antigens from both food and intestinal microbes. Immune tolerance to these antigens is very important for intestinal and systemic immune homeostasis. Oral tolerance is a specific type of peripheral tolerance induced by exposure to antigen via the oral route. Read More

    Establishing the prevalence of low vitamin D in non-immunoglobulin-E mediated gastrointestinal food allergic children in a tertiary centre.
    World Allergy Organ J 2017 11;10(1). Epub 2017 Jan 11.
    Paediatric Gastroenterology Department, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK ; Institute of Child Health, University College, London, UK.
    Background: There is no data on the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in children with non-immunoglobulin-E (IgE) mediated gastrointestinal food allergy. The aims of our study were to understand the prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency in children with non-IgE mediated gastrointestinal food allergy and identify predisposing factors.

    Methods: This was a retrospective study which looked at data from Great Ormond Street Hospital from January 2002 to September 2015. Read More

    Food-specific sublingual immunotherapy is well tolerated and safe in healthy dogs: a blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study.
    BMC Vet Res 2017 Jan 18;13(1):25. Epub 2017 Jan 18.
    Laboratory of Immunology, Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Merelbeke, Belgium.
    Background: Food allergies are increasing in prevalence but no treatment strategies are currently available to cure dogs with food allergy. Over the past decade, experimental food allergen-specific sublingual immunotherapy (FA-SLIT) has emerged as a potential treatment for food allergies in human medicine. However, FA-SLIT has not been investigated in dogs. Read More

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