3,608 results match your criteria Latex Allergy

Urticaria and angioedema in children and adolescents: diagnostic challenge.

Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) 2022 17;50(S Pt 1):17-29. Epub 2022 May 17.

Division of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada.

Urticaria diagnosis may be challenging in children since it can be triggered or related to numerous conditions. In this paper, we reviewed the main aspects regarding the diagnosis of urticaria in the pediatric population. Acute urticaria is often due to viral infections. Read More

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Comprehensive Review on Banana Fruit Allergy: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Management, and Potential Modification of Allergens through Food Processing.

Plant Foods Hum Nutr 2022 Jun 3;77(2):159-171. Epub 2022 Jun 3.

Department of Food Safety and Quality Testing, National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, 613005, India.

The pulp of the banana fruit is rich in bioactive compounds like dietary fibers, low glycemic carbohydrates, natural sugars, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These beneficial compounds are responsible for the proper functioning of immune system and enhance prevention against various deadly diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart diseases. Despite having, positive effects, the fruit are recognized as an important source for causing allergy to 0. Read More

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A rare type 1 hypersensitivity to latex in dental treatment setting and management.

Postepy Dermatol Alergol 2022 Apr 18;39(2):421-423. Epub 2020 Oct 18.

Department of Dental and Oral Health, College of Applied Health Sciences in Al Rass, Qassim University, Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia.

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Clinical and quality of life assessment in patients with latex allergy during COVID-19 pandemic: Possible protective role of continuous latex immunotherapy.

Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 2022 Jan-Dec;36:3946320221100367

18654Allergy Unit of Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A.Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy.

During COVID-19 pandemic, the massive use of Personal Protective Equipment could provoke severe adverse reactions in latex allergy patients and could negatively affect their quality of life. Trough a survey the study aimed: (a) to evaluate the incidence of allergic reactions in patients with latex allergy during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic; (b) to evaluate the protective role of continuous latex sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) during this period; and (c) to evaluate quality of life of natural rubber latex allergy (NRLA) patients during the pandemic. 67 patients (9 males and 58 females, mean age of 45. Read More

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Allergy: Involvement of Cap a 7, a New Clinically Relevant Gibberellin-Regulated Protein Cross-Reactive With Cry j 7, the Gibberellin-Regulated Protein From Japanese Cedar Pollen.

Allergy Asthma Immunol Res 2022 May;14(3):328-338

Allergy & Environment Research Team, Armand Trousseau Children Hospital, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), Paris, France.

The genus belongs to the Solanaceae family. Bell or chili peppers are consumed worldwide, but allergy to is rare. It is involved in the celery-birch-mugwort-spice syndrome and cross-reactivities were reported with latex. Read More

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CoronaVac/Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Hypersensitivity Reactions and Second-Dose Vaccine Administration: Tertiary Allergy Center Experience.

Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2022 Apr 22:1-7. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, Ege University Medical Faculty, İzmir, Turkey.

Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global health crisis. To prevent the disease, the Ministry of Health of Turkey gained approval for the CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use as the first-line. This study aimed to evaluate patients who developed hypersensitivity reactions (HRs) due to the CoronoVac vaccine and to share our experience of administering the second dose of vaccine to these patients. Read More

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Rectovaginal Colonization with Serotypes of Group B with Reduced Penicillin Susceptibility among Pregnant Women in León, Nicaragua.

Pathogens 2022 Mar 29;11(4). Epub 2022 Mar 29.

Center of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, León 00068, Nicaragua.

Group B (GBS) are important causes of neonatal sepsis and meningitis globally. To elucidate the potential benefits of maternal GBS vaccines, data is needed on the epidemiology of maternal GBS rectovaginal colonization, distribution of serotypes, and resistance to intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP). We collected rectal and vaginal samples from 305 pregnant women in León, Nicaragua between 35 and 40 weeks gestation. Read More

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Tomato Allergy: The Characterization of the Selected Allergens and Antioxidants of Tomato ()-A Review.

Antioxidants (Basel) 2022 Mar 28;11(4). Epub 2022 Mar 28.

Institute of Food Technology and Analysis, Department of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Lodz University of Technology, ul. Stefanowskiego, 2/22 90-537 Lodz, Poland.

Tomatoes are one of the most broadly produced and consumed crop plants. They are the source of health-promoting nutrients such as antioxidants, including ascorbic acid, polyphenols, or carotenoids. Despite the beneficial role of tomatoes in the daily diet, they have been confirmed as one of the most prevalent allergenic vegetables. Read More

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Allergy Safety Events in Health Care: Development and Application of a Classification Schema Based on Retrospective Review.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2022 Apr 8. Epub 2022 Apr 8.

Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass; Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass; Edward P. Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, Boston, Mass; The Mongan Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Background: Allergy safety requires understanding the operational processes that expose patients to their known allergens, including how and when such processes fail.

Objective: To improve health care safety for patients with allergies, we developed and assessed an allergy safety event classification schema to describe failures resulting in allergy-related safety events.

Methods: Using keyword searches followed by expert manual review of 299,031 voluntarily-filed safety event reports at 2 large academic medical centers, we identified and classified allergy-related safety events from 5 years of safety reports. Read More

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Latex Allergy as an Independent Risk Factor for Prosthetic Joint Infection.

Orthopedics 2022 Apr 6:1-7. Epub 2022 Apr 6.

In response to increasing rates of self-reported latex allergies, changes have been made to prevent anaphylaxis in the operating room, including the use of latex-free gloves. However, the impact of these changes on the risk of prosthetic joint infection (PJI) after arthroplasty is unclear. This study evaluated whether documented latex allergy is an independent risk factor for PJI and aseptic revision surgery after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Read More

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Characterizing Inflammatory Cell Asthma Associated Phenotypes in Dental Health Workers Using Cytokine Profiling.

Front Allergy 2021 18;2:747591. Epub 2021 Nov 18.

Division of Occupational Medicine and Centre for Environmental & Occupational Health Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

Cytokines elicit a pro-inflammatory response by modifying the airway microenvironment in patients with acute or chronic asthma. The expression pattern of several distinct cytokines could be a useful discriminator in asthma. This study aimed to identify asthma subject groupings based on common inflammatory patterns and to determine the relationship between these identified patterns and asthma-associated clinical indices. Read More

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November 2021

Estimating the Risk of Severe Peanut Allergy Using Clinical Background and IgE Sensitization Profiles.

Front Allergy 2021 7;2:670789. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines, Langen, Germany.

It is not well-understood why symptom severity varies between patients with peanut allergy (PA). To gain insight into the clinical profile of subjects with mild-to-moderate and severe PA, and investigate individual and collective predictive accuracy of clinical background and IgE to peanut extract and components for PA severity. Data on demographics, patient history and sensitization at extract and component level of 393 patients with probable PA (symptoms ≤ 2 h + IgE sensitization) from 12 EuroPrevall centers were analyzed. Read More

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Work-related allergy and asthma associated with cleaning agents in health workers in Southern African tertiary hospitals.

Am J Ind Med 2022 05 10;65(5):382-395. Epub 2022 Mar 10.

Division of Occupational Medicine, Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

Background: Health workers (HWs) are exposed to diverse cleaning agents in large hospitals. This study determined the prevalence of work-related symptoms, allergic sensitization, and lung function abnormalities in HWs of two tertiary hospitals in Southern Africa.

Methods: A cross-sectional study of 699 HWs (South Africa: SAH, n = 346; Tanzania: TAH, n = 353) was conducted. Read More

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Development and Validation of the Anaphylaxis Quality of Life Scale for Adults.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2022 Jun 5;10(6):1527-1533.e3. Epub 2022 Mar 5.

Department of Allergy and Immunology, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, United Kingdom; Institute of Immunology & Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Background: Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can have a detrimental impact on quality of life (QoL). There are no validated scales to measure the impact of anaphylaxis on QoL of adults.

Objective: The aim of this study was to develop and assess the reliability and validity of a QoL scale for adults with anaphylaxis (Anaphylaxis Quality of Life Scale for Adults [A-QoL-Adults]). Read More

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Management of internal and external root resorption in primary teeth of a 3-year-old with myelomeningocele: A case report.

Spec Care Dentist 2022 Feb 24. Epub 2022 Feb 24.

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Background: Myelomeningocele (MMC) is a severe manifestation of spina bifida. Children with MMC have motor disability, hydrocephalus, skeletal abnormalities, and mental retardation. These individuals are more susceptible to caries due to poor oral hygiene, carbohydrate-rich diet, prolonged use of sugar-containing medications and limited motor abilities. Read More

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February 2022

Adverse Event Leads to Quality Improvement Plan: Learning From a Classroom Latex Exposure.

Briana Posanka

NASN Sch Nurse 2022 May 11;37(3):132-135. Epub 2022 Feb 11.

Director of Continuing Nursing Education, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

A growing number of students with health conditions, many of which carry with them the potential for an emergency, increases the likelihood of adverse events occurring in the school setting. An adverse event can be either preventable or nonpreventable. This article reviews a preventable adverse event which took place in a second-grade classroom of a student with spina bifida. Read More

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[Manifestations of allergic reactions occurring at a dental appointment].

Stomatologiia (Mosk) 2021 ;100(6. Vyp. 2):29-32

Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education» of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia.

Objective: To analyze the data of modern scientific literature to conduct a study on identifying the true allergic reaction at a dental appointment.

Material And Methods: The article is based on the study of materials from domestic and foreign research databases eLibrary, PubMed, Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews. The research period is 15 years. Read More

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January 2022

Digital insertion of Foley catheter 16F versus 22F versus 28F in unripe cervix labor induction: A randomized trial.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2022 Mar 23;48(3):694-702. Epub 2022 Jan 23.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Aim: To explore digital insertion in dorsal recumbent position of 16F, 22F, or 28F catheter bores on insertion failure, duration, and pain in unripe cervix labor induction.

Methods: A randomized trial was performed in a University hospital in Malaysia. Term women scheduled for labor induction, Bishop score ≤ 5, singleton, cephalic presentation, intact membrane, and reassuring pre-induction fetal heart rate tracing were recruited. Read More

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[Vascular anatomy and clinical application of type perforator flap based on the oblique branch of lateral circumflex femoral artery].

Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2022 Jan;36(1):92-97

Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi Guizhou, 563003, P. R. China.

Objective: To investigate the vascular anatomy and the clinical application of type Ⅲ perforator flap based on the oblique branch of lateral circumflex femoral artery on skin soft tissue defect at the limbs.

Methods: Vascular anatomy of anterolateral thigh flap was performed on a 43-year-old male cadaver perfused with red latex, and the travel and perforating distribution of the oblique branches of lateral circumflex femoral artery were observed. A retrospective case series study was used to analyze the clinical data of 12 patients with skin soft tissue defects of the extremities admitted between January 2018 and September 2019, including 9 males and 3 females; aged from 18 to 65 years, with a median age of 32 years. Read More

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January 2022

Allergen immunotherapy and/or biologicals for IgE-mediated food allergy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Allergy 2022 06 19;77(6):1852-1862. Epub 2022 Jan 19.

University of Southampton, London, UK.

Background: There is substantial interest in immunotherapy and biologicals in IgE-mediated food allergy.

Methods: We searched six databases for randomized controlled trials about immunotherapy alone or with biologicals (to April 2021) or biological monotherapy (to September 2021) in food allergy confirmed by oral food challenge. We pooled the data using random-effects meta-analysis. Read More

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[Latex allergy: therapeutic options].

Rev Alerg Mex 2022 ;69 Suppl 1:s55-s68

Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado, Hospital Regional Dr. Valentín Gómez Farías, Servicio de Alergia e Inmunología Clínica, Zapopan, Jalisco, México.

Latex allergy is a major problem worldwide due to both the severity of the symptomatology it produces and the risk groups that are exposed to it. Complete avoidance is difficult, if not impossible, due to its ubiquity. Natural rubber latex (NRL) is a natural polymer that is released by the Hevea brasiliensis (Hev b) tree, which functions as a protective sealant. Read More

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January 2022

[Latex allergy: a review on the most important aspects].

Rev Alerg Mex 2022 ;69 Suppl 1:s31-s37

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Hospital Universitario Dr. José Eleuterio González, Centro Regional de Alergia e Inmunología Clínica, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.

This allergy is a hypersensitivity reaction that is triggered by contact with latex. Symptoms vary depending on factors such as route, frequency, and exposure dose, as well as individual susceptibility. The clinical manifestations can be localized at the site of contact with latex or generalized. Read More

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January 2022

Concomitant chronic spontaneous urticaria treatment might hinder the diagnosis of occupational latex-induced anaphylaxis: A case report.

Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol 2021 Dec 26. Epub 2021 Dec 26.

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Background: Cutaneous manifestations of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) are identical to type 1 hypersensitivity reactions. The daily occurrence of rash from occupational allergy could be misinterpreted as CSU exacerbation.

Objective: We aim to report a nurse with concomitant CSU suffering from latex-induced anaphylaxis. Read More

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December 2021

Study of Latex Glove Associated Dermatoses Among Nurses in a Tertiary Care Hospital.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2021 Nov-Dec;12(6):841-846. Epub 2021 Nov 22.

Department of Dermatology, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Introduction: Natural rubber latex (NRL) is processed from trees. Allergic reactions to certain proteins in the latex manifest as immediate hypersensitivity reactions and allergic reactions to chemicals added to latex during processing manifest as allergic contact dermatitis. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at increased risk of developing latex allergies. Read More

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November 2021

Efficacy of omalizumab in reducing latex allergy.

Postepy Dermatol Alergol 2021 Oct 5;38(5):921-923. Epub 2021 Nov 5.

Allergy Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy.

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October 2021

Severe Anaphylaxis in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review of Clinical Presentation to Determine Outcomes.

J Pers Med 2021 Oct 22;11(11). Epub 2021 Oct 22.

Department of Family Medicine, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, 050474 Bucharest, Romania.

Anaphylactic reactions during pregnancy can range from subjective cutaneous symptoms to anaphylaxis and lethal anaphylactic shock. The fetal and maternal outcomes are unpredictable. This study is the first systematic review of the clinical presentation of severe anaphylaxis in pregnancy as defined by the World Allergy Organization to determine maternal and fetal outcomes. Read More

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October 2021

Perioperative Anaphylaxis.

Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 2022 02;42(1):145-159

Division of Allergic Diseases, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

Perioperative anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening and under-recognized event most commonly caused by antibiotics, neuromuscular blocking agents, dyes, latex, and disinfectants. This review provides updates in the epidemiology and pathogenesis of perioperative anaphylaxis, discusses culprit agents, and highlights the tenets of management including a comprehensive allergy evaluation. Read More

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February 2022

Characteristics of hand eczema in final-year apprentice nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact Dermatitis 2022 Feb 27;86(2):98-106. Epub 2021 Nov 27.

Unit for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia.

Background: Apprentice nurses are considered at high risk to developing occupational skin diseases.

Objectives: This study assessed the frequency and origin of hand eczema, and work-related risk factors in apprentice nurses.

Methods: The study involved 240 final-year apprentice nurses (females 75%, median age 19 years) from vocational schools in Zagreb, Croatia. Read More

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February 2022

Allergic contact dermatitis to rubber accelerators in protective gloves: Problems, challenges, and solutions for occupational skin protection.

Allergol Select 2021 22;5:335-344. Epub 2021 Oct 22.

Department of Dermatology, Environmental Medicine and Health Theory, University of Osnabrück, and.

Protective gloves are an elementary component of personal protective equipment in many occupations and are intended to protect the hands from various hazards (e.g., wetness, chemicals, mechanical forces, or thermal stress). Read More

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October 2021

Hancornia speciosa serum latex fraction: a non-allergenic biomaterial.

Braz J Biol 2021 11;83:e251075. Epub 2021 Oct 11.

Universidade Estadual de Goiás - UEG, Laboratório de Biotecnologia, Campus Henrique Santillo, Anápolis, GO, Brasil.

Plant-derived products can assist in the healing process of dermal wounds. It has been demonstrated that Hancornia speciosa latex present angiogenic, osteogenic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant activities. Then, it could contribute to the wound healing process. Read More

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October 2021