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Exploring the Concern about Food Allergies among Secondary School and University Students in Ontario, Canada: A Descriptive Analysis.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2017 16;2017:2051916. Epub 2017 May 16.

School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave. West, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1.

Our objective was to explore the perceived risk of food allergies among students in Ontario, Canada. We analyzed blinding questions ("I am concerned about food allergies"; "food allergies are currently a big threat to my health") from three existing food safety surveys, given to high school and university undergraduate students ( = 3,451) circa February 2015, using descriptive analysis, and explored how concern related to demographics and self-reported cooking ability using linear regression. Overall, high school students were neutral in their concern, although Food and Nutrition students specifically were significantly less concerned ( = 0. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5448059PMC
May 2017
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Prevalence of Skin Sensitization to Pollen of Date Palm in Marrakesh, Morocco.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2017 8;2017:6425869. Epub 2017 Feb 8.

Department of Pulmonology-Allergology, Arrazy Hospital and Mohammed VI University Hospital, PCIM Laboratory, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco.

. Date palm's pollen has been identified as a source of allergy; the rate of sensitization of this pollen is between 6 and 29%. . Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5320369PMC
February 2017
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Serum Vitamin D Levels and Vitamin D Supplement in Adult Patients with Asthma Exacerbation.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2016 16;2016:4070635. Epub 2016 Nov 16.

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, Phramongkutklao Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to an increased risk of asthma exacerbations. This study aimed to compare vitamin D status during the period of severe asthma exacerbations and investigate if vitamin D supplementation improves asthma control. A total of 47 asthmatic patients and 40 healthy subjects participated in this study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5128709PMC
November 2016
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Validation of the English Version of the Scale for Psychosocial Factors in Food Allergy and the Relationship with Mental Health, Quality of Life, and Self-Efficacy.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2016 5;2016:4850940. Epub 2016 Sep 5.

Psychology, College of Life and Natural Sciences, University of Derby, Derby, UK.

Background. The Scale for Psychosocial Factors in Food Allergy (SPS-FA) is based on the biopsychosocial model of health and was developed and validated in Chile to measure the interaction between psychological variables and allergy symptoms in the child. We sought to validate this scale in an English speaking population and explore its relationship with parental quality of life, self-efficacy, and mental health. Read More

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October 2016
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Quality of Life, Stress, and Mental Health in Parents of Children with Parentally Diagnosed Food Allergy Compared to Medically Diagnosed and Healthy Controls.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2016 27;2016:1497375. Epub 2016 Jun 27.

Psychology, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK.

Background. Food allergy is related to poorer quality of life (QoL) and mental health of caregivers. Many parents diagnose food allergy in their child without seeking medical care and there is limited research on this group. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4939330PMC
July 2016
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Skin Prick Test Analysis in Allergic Rhinitis Patients: A Preliminary Study in Abuja, Nigeria.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2016 10;2016:3219104. Epub 2016 May 10.

University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, PMB 228, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria.

Allergic rhinitis (AR) is prevalent in Nigeria, though little information exists on the allergen. We assessed the clinical features of AR patients in our environment based on the allergic rhinitis impact on asthma (ARIA) classification. Only patients with positive skin prick test (SPT) were recruited. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4877477PMC
June 2016
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A Simple Allergist-Led Intervention Improves Resident Training in Anaphylaxis.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2016 21;2016:9040319. Epub 2016 Feb 21.

Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, T-11, Room 080, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA.

Physicians underrecognize and undertreat anaphylaxis. Effective interventions are needed to improve physician knowledge and competency regarding evidence-based anaphylaxis diagnosis and management (ADAM). We designed and evaluated an educational program to improve ADAM in pediatrics, internal medicine, and emergency medicine residents from two academic medical centers. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4779520PMC
March 2016
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Cloning and Expression of Ama r 1, as a Novel Allergen of Amaranthus retroflexus Pollen.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2016 26;2016:4092817. Epub 2016 Jan 26.

Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz 1478736714, Iran.

Sensitisation to Amaranthus retroflexus pollen is very common in tropical and subtropical countries. In this study we aimed to produce a recombinant allergenic Ole e 1-like protein from the pollen of this weed. To predict cross-reactivity of this allergen (Ama r 1) with other members of the Ole e 1-like protein family, the nucleotide sequence homology of the Ama r 1 was investigated. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4746336PMC
February 2016
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Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis: A Study in a Tertiary Care Hospital in India.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2016 24;2016:7698173. Epub 2016 Jan 24.

Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Hospitals, New Delhi 110002, India.

The study was conducted to study the occurrence and clinical presentation of allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS), characterize the same, and correlate with the microbiological profile. Clinically suspected cases of fungal rhinosinusitis (FRS) depending upon their clinical presentation, nasal endoscopy, and radiological evidences were included. Relevant clinical samples were collected and subjected to direct microscopy and culture and histopathological examination. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4745909PMC
February 2016
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Adipokines and Cysteinyl Leukotrienes in the Pathogenesis of Asthma.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2015 6;2015:157919. Epub 2015 Dec 6.

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.

Background. The prevalence of obesity has increased dramatically over the last decades, and its association with asthma is being increasingly recognized. Aims. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4684870PMC
January 2016
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Possible Mechanism of Action of the Antiallergic Effect of an Aqueous Extract of Heliotropium indicum L. in Ovalbumin-Induced Allergic Conjunctivitis.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2015 10;2015:245370. Epub 2015 Nov 10.

Department of Optometry, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

Heliotropium indicum is used traditionally as a remedy for conjunctivitis in Ghana. This study therefore evaluated the antiallergic potential of an aqueous whole plant extract of Heliotropium indicum (HIE) in ovalbumin-induced allergic conjunctivitis and attempted to predict its mode of action. Clinical scores for allergic conjunctivitis induced by intraperitoneal ovalbumin sensitization (100 : 10 μg OVA/Al(OH)3 in phosphate-buffered saline [PBS]) and topical conjunctival challenge (1. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4657065PMC
December 2015
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Oral Allergy Syndrome: An Update for Stomatologists.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2015 8;2015:543928. Epub 2015 Nov 8.

Department of Periodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore 575018, India.

Oral allergy syndrome (OAS) is an allergic reaction in the oral cavity subsequent to the consumption of food such as fruits, nuts, and vegetables. It occurs mainly due to homology of proteins of pollen to the proteins of fruits and vegetables. In OAS, the immune system produces antibodies that are directed against the proteins of pollen and structurally similar proteins in food, hence, resulting in allergic symptoms limited mainly to the oral cavity. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4655061PMC
December 2015
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Twin Studies of Atopic Dermatitis: Interpretations and Applications in the Filaggrin Era.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2015 10;2015:902359. Epub 2015 Sep 10.

Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg Hospital, 2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark ; Center for Medical Research Methodology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark.

Aim. The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of population-based twin studies of (a) the concordance and heritability of AD and (b) the relationship between AD and asthma and, furthermore, to reinterpret findings from previous twin studies in the light of the emerging knowledge about filaggrin and its role in the atopic march and provide suggestions for future research in this area. Methods. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4581550PMC
October 2015
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Retracted: Immunopathology and Immunogenetics of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2015 7;2015:213928. Epub 2015 Sep 7.

[This retracts the article DOI: 10.1155/2011/785983.]. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4576140PMC
October 2015
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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Supplementation in Children to Prevent Asthma: Is It Worthy?-A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2015 19;2015:312052. Epub 2015 Aug 19.

Department of Medicine, S.B.K.S MIRC, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Vadodara, Gujarat 391760, India.

Asthma is one of the most common respiratory diseases affecting all age groups. The world is now trying to identify some dietary factors which can play a preventive role. We performed this systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs to assess the effect of intake of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) in infancy and/or childhood on incidence of asthma or wheezing episodes. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4556859PMC
September 2015
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Anaphylaxis Preparedness among Preschool Staff before and after an Educational Intervention.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2015 2;2015:231862. Epub 2015 Aug 2.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Introduction. Children with severe food allergies may spend many hours in the preschool setting. Little is known about anaphylaxis recognition and management preparedness among preschool staff. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4537728PMC
August 2015
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Nonpharmacological treatment of rhinoconjunctivitis and rhinosinusitis.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 21;2014:416236. Epub 2014 Dec 21.

University of Siena, ENT Unit, Siena, Italy.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4283391PMC
January 2015
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Clinical efficacy of a spray containing hyaluronic Acid and dexpanthenol after surgery in the nasal cavity (septoplasty, simple ethmoid sinus surgery, and turbinate surgery).

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 1;2014:635490. Epub 2014 Jul 1.

Ursapharm Arzneimittel GmbH, Industriestraße 35, 66129 Saarbrücken, Germany.

Background. This prospective, controlled, parallel-group observational study investigated the efficacy of a spray containing hyaluronic acid and dexpanthenol to optimise regular treatment after nasal cavity surgery in 49 patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. Methods. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/635490DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4106138PMC
August 2014
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A model for the determination of pollen count using google search queries for patients suffering from allergic rhinitis.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 19;2014:381983. Epub 2014 Jun 19.

Institute of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Epidemiology, University of Cologne, 50924 Cologne, Germany.

Background. The transregional increase in pollen-associated allergies and their diversity have been scientifically proven. However, patchy pollen count measurement in many regions is a worldwide problem with few exceptions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/381983DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4089196PMC
July 2014
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Exploring Perceptions and Experiences of Food Allergy among New Canadians from Asia.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 4;2014:964504. Epub 2014 Jun 4.

Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4.

Introduction. In Canada, perceived prevalence of food allergy surpasses systematic estimates. Canadian immigrants have been found more likely to rate the risk of food allergy as "high" compared to nonimmigrants. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4065709PMC
July 2014
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The effectiveness of acupuncture compared to loratadine in patients allergic to house dust mites.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 5;2014:654632. Epub 2014 Jun 5.

Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology, Department of Medicine, University Hospital Dresden, Fetscherstraße 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany.

Background. The aim of this work was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of acupuncture and its impact on the immune system in comparison to loratadine in the treatment of persistent allergic rhinitis caused by house dust mites. Methods. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/654632DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4068098PMC
July 2014
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Thermal water applications in the treatment of upper respiratory tract diseases: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 1;2014:943824. Epub 2014 Jun 1.

Institute of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Epidemiology (IMSIE), University Hospital of Cologne, 50924 Cologne, Germany.

Background. Thermal water inhalations and irrigations have a long tradition in the treatment of airway diseases. Currently there exists no systematic review or meta-analysis on the effectiveness of thermal water treatment in upper respiratory tract diseases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/943824DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4058810PMC
July 2014
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Treatment of allergic rhinitis with ectoine containing nasal spray and eye drops in comparison with azelastine containing nasal spray and eye drops or with cromoglycic Acid containing nasal spray.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 1;2014:176597. Epub 2014 Jun 1.

Private Health Centre, Institute for ENT Elmshorn, Hermann-Ehlers-Weg 4, 25337 Elmshorn, Germany.

Objectives. Allergic rhinitis is a common disease with increasing prevalence and high impact on economic burden and comorbidities. As treatment with pharmacological drugs is not always satisfactory due to side effects and incomplete efficacy, alternative treatment strategies are needed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/176597DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4058592PMC
July 2014
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Noninterventional open-label trial investigating the efficacy and safety of ectoine containing nasal spray in comparison with beclomethasone nasal spray in patients with allergic rhinitis.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 28;2014:297203. Epub 2014 May 28.

Bitop AG, Stockumer Straße 28, 58453 Witten, Germany.

Objectives. The current study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of a classical anti-inflammatory beclomethasone nasal spray in comparison to a physic-chemical stabilizing ectoine containing nasal spray in the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Design and Methods. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/297203DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4058123PMC
June 2014
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Liposomal Nasal Spray versus Guideline-Recommended Steroid Nasal Spray in Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A Comparison of Tolerability and Quality of Life.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 22;2014:146280. Epub 2014 May 22.

Center for Rhinology and Allergology, 65183 Wiesbaden, Germany.

Objective. To investigate the tolerability and impact on quality of life of liposomal nasal spray compared to guideline-recommended steroid-based therapy in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. Symptom reduction and use of antisymptomatic medication were also examined. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/146280DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4055498PMC
June 2014
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Growth parameters impairment in patients with food allergies.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 15;2014:980735. Epub 2014 May 15.

Pediatrics Department, Federal University of Uberlândia, Campus Umuarama, Avenida Para 1720, 38400-920 Uberlândia, MG, Brazil.

Background and Aims. Food allergy (FA) is a common disease that is rapidly increasing in prevalence for reasons that remain unknown. Objective. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/980735DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4052520PMC
June 2014
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Immunochemical characterization of acacia pollen allergens and evaluation of cross-reactivity pattern with the common allergenic pollens.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 18;2014:409056. Epub 2014 May 18.

Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz 6135715794, Iran.

Pollen from the Acacia has been reported as an important source of pollinosis in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The aim of this study was to characterize the IgE binding protein of Acacia farnesiana pollen extract and evaluate cross-reactivity with the most allergenic pollens. In this study, pollen extract was fractionated by SDS-PAGE and the allergenic profile was determined by IgE-immunoblotting and specific ELISA using forty-two Acacia allergic patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4052195PMC
June 2014
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Meta-analysis of the efficacy of ectoine nasal spray in patients with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 11;2014:292545. Epub 2014 May 11.

Institute of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne, Lindenburger Allee 42, 50931 Cologne, Germany.

Objectives. The meta-analysis aims to investigate the efficacy of ectoine nasal spray and eye drops in the treatment of allergic rhinitis and rhinoconjunctivitis symptoms. Design and Methods. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/292545DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4037626PMC
June 2014
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Proteolytic Activity Present in House-Dust-Mite Extracts Degrades ENA-78/CXCL5 and Reduces Neutrophil Migration.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 4;2014:673673. Epub 2014 May 4.

Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel, Hebelstrasse 20, 4031 Basel, Switzerland.

Background. Bronchial smooth muscle cells (BSMC) are a major source of proinflammatory and proangiogenic cytokines and chemokines, including VEGF and CXC-chemokines. CXC-chemokines act primarily on neutrophils, mediating their recruitment to and activation at the site of inflammation. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4021841PMC
June 2014
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Probiotics in the treatment of chronic rhinoconjunctivitis and chronic rhinosinusitis.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 28;2014:983635. Epub 2014 Apr 28.

Allergy Therapeutics plc., Dominion Way, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 8SA, UK.

Chronic rhinitis and rhinosinusitis (CRS) are relevant health conditions affecting significant percentages of the western population. They are frequently coexisting and aggravating diseases. Both are chronic, noninfectious, and inflammatory conditions sharing to a certain extent important pathophysiologic similarities. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4020448PMC
June 2014
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The compatible solute ectoine reduces the exacerbating effect of environmental model particles on the immune response of the airways.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 13;2014:708458. Epub 2014 Apr 13.

IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Auf'm Hennekamp 50, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany.

Exposure of humans to particulate air pollution has been correlated with the incidence and aggravation of allergic airway diseases. In predisposed individuals, inhalation of environmental particles can lead to an exacerbation of immune responses. Previous studies demonstrated a beneficial effect of the compatible solute ectoine on lung inflammation in rats exposed to carbon nanoparticles (CNP) as a model of environmental particle exposure. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4005218PMC
May 2014
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Treatment of rhinitis sicca anterior with ectoine containing nasal spray.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 13;2014:273219. Epub 2014 Apr 13.

Bitop AG, Stockumer Street 28, 58453 Witten, Germany.

Objectives. The safety and efficacy of ectoine nasal spray and ectoine nasal spray with dexpanthenol in the treatment of rhinitis sicca were evaluated in two studies. Design and Methods. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/273219DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4005055PMC
May 2014
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Diagnosis of asthma in primary health care: a pilot study.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 10;2014:898965. Epub 2014 Apr 10.

Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, 413 90 Gothenburg, Sweden.

Some patients with an asthma diagnosis have a poor controlled asthma. One explanation may be an incorrect diagnosis. Aim. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4003754PMC
May 2014
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Hypersensitivity and the working environment for allergy nurses in sweden.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 6;2014:681934. Epub 2014 Apr 6.

Department of Medical Sciences/Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Uppsala University, 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden.

Background. Allergy nurses are exposed to allergens and respiratory irritants, and there are no national guidelines addressing personnel safety when working with these agents. Objective. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/681934DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3997846PMC
May 2014
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The Differences and Similarities between Allergists and Non-Allergists for Penicillin Allergy Management.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 24;2014:214183. Epub 2014 Feb 24.

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, and Allergy and Clinical Immunology Research Group, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand.

The purpose of this study was to compare the management of patients with a history of penicillin allergy between allergists and non-allergists in Thailand. A questionnaire was distributed to Thai physicians by online survey. The answers from 205 physicians were analyzed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/214183DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3953625PMC
April 2014
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Exploring low-income families' financial barriers to food allergy management and treatment.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 17;2014:160363. Epub 2014 Feb 17.

Department of Medicine, McGill University, Room 101, Lady Meredith House, 1110 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1A3.

Objectives. Low-income families may face financial barriers to management and treatment of chronic illnesses. No studies have explored how low-income individuals and families with anaphylactic food allergies cope with financial barriers to anaphylaxis management and/or treatment. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3945149PMC
April 2014
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Human Lung Mast Cell Products Regulate Airway Smooth Muscle CXCL10 Levels.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2014 6;2014:875105. Epub 2014 Feb 6.

Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia.

In asthma, the airway smooth muscle (ASM) produces CXCL10 which may attract CXCR3(+) mast/T cells to it. Our aim was to investigate the effects of mast cell products on ASM cell CXCL10 production. ASM cells from people with and without asthma were stimulated with IL-1 β , TNF- α , and/or IFN γ and treated with histamine (1-100  μ M) ± chlorpheniramine (H1R antagonist; 1  μ M) or ranitidine (H2R antagonist; 50  μ M) or tryptase (1 nM) ± leupeptin (serine protease inhibitor; 50  μ M), heat-inactivated tryptase, or vehicle for 4 h or 24 h. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3933026PMC
March 2014
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Serum Leptin and Adiponectin Levels in Obese and Nonobese Asthmatic School Children in relation to Asthma Control.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2013 17;2013:654104. Epub 2013 Dec 17.

Medical Research Center, Hamad Medical Corporation, P.O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar.

There is growing evidence of a positive correlation between asthma and obesity in children and adults. Leptin and adiponectin regulate several metabolic and inflammatory functions. This study aims to evaluate serum leptin and adiponectin concentrations in asthmatic school children to investigate their association with obesity and the degree of asthma control. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3877632PMC
January 2014
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Mechanistic understanding of the effect of obesity on asthma and allergy.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2013 31;2013:598904. Epub 2013 Oct 31.

Center of Excellence for Translational Research in Asthma & Lung Disease, CSIR Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology, Delhi 110007, India.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3833401PMC
December 2013
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Adiponectin, Leptin, and Resistin in Asthma: Basic Mechanisms through Population Studies.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2013 30;2013:785835. Epub 2013 Oct 30.

School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of New Mexico, MSC 10 5550, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA.

Adipokines, factors produced by adipose tissue, may be proinflammatory (such as leptin and resistin) or anti-inflammatory (such as adiponectin). Effects of these adipokines on the lungs have the potential to evoke or exacerbate asthma. This review summarizes basic mechanistic data through population-based and clinical studies addressing the potential role of adipokines in asthma. Read More

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November 2013
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Apgar score is related to development of atopic dermatitis: cotwin control study.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2013 9;2013:712090. Epub 2013 Oct 9.

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital, 2400 Copenhagen, Denmark.

Aim. To study the impact of birth characteristics on the risk of atopic dermatitis in a twin population. Methods. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3809604PMC
November 2013
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Insulin and the lung: connecting asthma and metabolic syndrome.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2013 24;2013:627384. Epub 2013 Sep 24.

Center of Excellence for Translational Research in Asthma & Lung Disease, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi 110007, India.

Obesity, metabolic syndrome, and asthma are all rapidly increasing globally. Substantial emerging evidence suggests that these three conditions are epidemiologically and mechanistically linked. Since the link between obesity and asthma appears to extend beyond mechanical pulmonary disadvantage, molecular understanding is necessary. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3800560PMC
June 2014
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Adverse reactions to foods and food allergy: development and reproducibility of a questionnaire for clinical diagnosis.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2013 1;2013:920679. Epub 2013 Oct 1.

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Centro de Pesquisas em Alergia e Imunologia Clínica (HC/UFPE) Av, Professor Moraes Rêgo s/n, Cidade Universitária, 50670-420 Recife, PE, Brazil.

Objective. To develop a questionnaire as a screening tool for adverse reactions to foods in children and to assess the technical reproducibility by test-retest. Methods. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3806479PMC
November 2013
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TNF-Alpha Inhibitors for Chronic Urticaria: Experience in 20 Patients.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2013 18;2013:130905. Epub 2013 Sep 18.

Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, 2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark.

Patients with severe chronic urticaria may not respond to antihistamines, and other systemic treatment options may either be ineffective or associated with unacceptable side effects. We present data on efficacy and safety of adalimumab and etanercept in 20 adult patients with chronic urticaria. Twelve (60%) patients obtained complete or almost complete resolution of urticaria after onset of therapy with either adalimumab or etanercept. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3791586PMC
October 2013
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Factors Associated with the Use of Different Treatment Modalities among Patients with Upper Airway Diseases in Taiwan: A Cross-Sectional Survey Study.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2013 8;2013:720879. Epub 2013 Sep 8.

Department of Medical Research, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, No. 2, Minsheng Road, Dalin, Chiayi 62247, Taiwan ; Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, No. 155, College Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 3M7.

Rhinitis is a common upper airway disease and can have great impact on patients' quality of life. Factors associated with the use of common treatment modalities among 279 Taiwanese rhinitis patients from the outpatient department of otolaryngology in a medical center were investigated using a cross-sectional survey study. Results from multiple logistic regression analysis, adjusted for etiologies of rhinitis, revealed that males were associated with surgical intervention (OR = 2. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3782124PMC
October 2013
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Obesity and asthma: physiological perspective.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2013 18;2013:198068. Epub 2013 Jul 18.

Chest Research Foundation, Marigold Complex, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411014, India.

Obesity induces some pertinent physiological changes which are conducive to either development of asthma or cause of poorly controlled asthma state. Obesity related mechanical stress forces induced by abdominal and thoracic fat generate stiffening of the lungs and diaphragmatic movements to result in reduction of resting lung volumes such as functional residual capacity (FRC). Reduced FRC is primarily an outcome of decreased expiratory reserve volume, which pushes the tidal breathing more towards smaller high resistance airways, and consequentially results in expiratory flow limitation during normal breathing in obesity. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3732624PMC
August 2013
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The asthma phenotype in the obese: distinct or otherwise?

Authors:
Sherry Farzan

J Allergy (Cairo) 2013 25;2013:602908. Epub 2013 Jun 25.

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Division of Allergy and Immunology, 865 Northern Bouelvard Suite 101, Great Neck, NY 11021, USA.

Asthma is a heterogenous disorder that can be classified into several different phenotypes. Recent cluster analyses have identified an "obese-asthma" phenotype which is characterized by late onset, female predominance and lack of atopy. In addition, obesity among early-onset asthmatics clearly exists and heightens the clinical presentation. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3708411PMC
July 2013
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Impact of adiponectin overexpression on allergic airways responses in mice.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2013 4;2013:349520. Epub 2013 Jun 4.

Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

Obesity is an important risk factor for asthma. Obese individuals have decreased circulating adiponectin, an adipose-derived hormone with anti-inflammatory properties. We hypothesized that transgenic overexpression of adiponectin would attenuate allergic airways inflammation and mucous hyperplasia in mice. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3686156PMC
July 2013
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Smooth muscle hypercontractility in airway hyperresponsiveness: innate, acquired, or nonexistent?

J Allergy (Cairo) 2013 17;2013:938046. Epub 2013 Jun 17.

Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec, Université Laval, 2725 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC, Canada G1V 4G5.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3703427PMC
July 2013
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Increased Expression of RhoA in Epithelium and Smooth Muscle of Obese Mouse Models: Implications for Isoprenoid Control of Airway Smooth Muscle and Fibroblasts.

J Allergy (Cairo) 2013 11;2013:740973. Epub 2013 Jun 11.

Departments of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University and Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-4948, USA.

The simultaneous rise in the prevalence of asthma and obesity has prompted epidemiologic studies that establish obesity as a risk factor for asthma. The alterations in cell signaling that explain this link are not well understood and warrant investigation so that therapies that target this asthma phenotype can be developed. We identified a significant increase in expression of the small GTPase RhoA in nasal epithelial cells and tracheal smooth muscle cells from leptin-deficient (ob/ob) mice compared to their wild-type counterparts. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3693156PMC
July 2013
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