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    Green Synthesized Zinc Oxide (ZnO) Nanoparticles Induce Oxidative Stress and DNA Damage in Lathyrus sativus L. Root Bioassay System.
    Antioxidants (Basel) 2017 May 18;6(2). Epub 2017 May 18.
    Molecular Biology and Genomics Laboratory, Department of Botany, Berhampur University, Berhampur 760007, Odisha, India.
    Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONP-GS) were synthesised from the precursor zinc acetate (Zn(CH₃COO)₂) through the green route using the milky latex from milk weed (Calotropis gigantea L. R. Br) by alkaline precipitation. Read More

    Current Knowledge and Management of Hypersensitivity to Perioperative Drugs and Radiocontrast Media.
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2017 May - Jun;5(3):587-592
    Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
    Perioperative anaphylaxis is an iatrogenic clinical condition, most often after anesthetic induction. Several mechanisms are implicated, including IgE- and non-IgE-mediated mechanisms. Perioperative anaphylaxis tends to be severe and has a higher mortality rate than anaphylaxis in other settings. Read More

    Atopic status and latex sensitization in a cohort of 1,628 students of health care faculties.
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2017 May;118(5):603-607
    Unit of Occupational Medicine, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.
    Background: Atopic diseases have increased since the second half of the previous century. Atopic workers are at higher risk to be sensitized to latex, and the first years of exposure are supposed to be especially risky.

    Objective: To assess atopic status and rate of latex sensitization in health care students starting their exposure to latex gloves. Read More

    Comparison of the Performance of Skin Prick, ImmunoCAP, and ISAC Tests in the Diagnosis of Patients with Allergy.
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2017 Apr 29;172(4):215-223. Epub 2017 Apr 29.
    Department of Immunology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK.
    Background: Allergy is diagnosed from typical symptoms, and tests are performed to incriminate the suspected precipitant. Skin prick tests (SPTs) are commonly performed, inexpensive, and give immediate results. Laboratory tests (ImmunoCAP) for serum allergen-specific IgE antibodies are usually performed more selectively. Read More

    Clinical Characteristics of Fibromyalgia in a Chronic Pain Population.
    Pain Pract 2017 Apr 18. Epub 2017 Apr 18.
    Pfizer Inc, New York, NY.
    Objective: To compare fibromyalgia (FM) characteristics among patients identified in a community-based chronic pain cohort based on traditional International Classification of Diagnoses Ninth Revision, ICD-9 diagnostic coding, with that of patients identified using a novel predictive model.

    Methods: This retrospective study used data collected from July 1999 to February 17, 2015 in multiple chronic pain clinics in the United States. Patients were assigned to the FM case group based on specific inclusion criteria using ICD-9 codes or, separately, from results of a novel FM predictive model that was developed using random forest and logistic regression techniques. Read More

    Case report: acute facial swelling in a recreational technical diver.
    Physiol Rep 2017 Apr;5(7)
    Divers Alert Network, Durham, North Carolina.
    A recreational scuba diver wore a second scuba regulator against his face during a scuba dive, attached by an elastic rubber cord necklace. After surfacing, the diver's left face became swollen. Through a process of elimination all other items of scuba equipment were excluded as potential causes. Read More

    Safety of a meningococcal group B vaccine used in response to two university outbreaks.
    J Am Coll Health 2017 Mar 31:1-8. Epub 2017 Mar 31.
    d Meningitis and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Branch , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Atlanta , Georgia , USA.
    Objective: To assess the safety of meningococcal group B (MenB)-4C vaccine.

    Participants: Undergraduates, dormitory residents, and persons with high-risk medical conditions received the MenB-4C vaccine two-dose series during mass vaccination clinics from 12/2013 through 11/2014.

    Methods: Adverse events (AEs) were identified by 15 minutes of observation postvaccination, spontaneous reports, surveys, and hospital surveillance. Read More

    Sublingual immunotherapy in patients with latex allergy: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
    J Dermatolog Treat 2017 Mar 20:1-6. Epub 2017 Mar 20.
    b Prosthodontics, Department of Oral Health, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences , Fiji National University , Suva , Fiji.
    Latex allergy (LA) is a commonly observed entity for which sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) has been shown to be effective in many small randomized clinical trials. The present study was conducted with an aim of systematically reviewing the existing literature on the efficacy and safety of SLIT in patients with LA and to apply the principles of meta-analysis. A search for randomized controlled trials with appropriate search strategy in PubMed and CENTRAL was conducted. Read More

    Relationship between oxytocin/vasopressin and latex in obstetric surgery: how to recognize (and prevent) allergic reactions and differentiate them from side effects?
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2017 May - Jun;5(3):873. Epub 2017 Mar 9.
    Postgraduate School of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Systems Medicine, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy; Department of Systems Medicine, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy.

    Occupational Latex Allergy: the Current State of Affairs.
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 2017 Mar;17(3):14
    IPA Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance, Institute of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany.
    Purpose Of Review: Allergy to natural rubber latex (NRL) reached epidemic proportions during the nineties and led to intense preventive efforts. The aim of this review was to provide a comprehensive compilation of the current status of occupational NRL allergy.

    Recent Findings: Recent advances led to the characterization of 15 NRL allergens and the development of assays for measuring the allergen content of NRL materials and specific IgE antibodies against NRL allergen components. Read More

    Anaphylaxis during general anaesthesia: experience from a drug allergy centre in the UK.
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2017 Mar;61(3):281-289
    Department of Specialist Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Royal National Throat Nose Ear Hospital, University College London Hospital, London, UK.
    Background: Anaphylaxis during general anaesthesia is rare but often severe. Identification of the cause of anaphylaxis and recommendation of a range of drugs or agents likely to be safer for future surgery is a collaborative venture between the allergists and the anaesthesiologists, but it often poses a significant challenge.

    Methods: A total of 31 patients who attended the Drug Allergy Unit at University College London Hospital with suspected perioperative anaphylaxis between March 2013 and January 2016 were reviewed retrospectively. Read More

    Anaesthetic hypersensitivity reactions in France between 2011 and 2012: the 10th GERAP epidemiologic survey.
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2017 Mar;61(3):290-299
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.
    Background: Immediate hypersensitivity reactions during anaesthesia are rare but potentially life-threatening. The epidemiology changes with time and evolving professional practice, and hence needs to be monitored. Our objective was to follow this epidemiology. Read More

    Rubber: new allergens and preventive measures.
    Eur J Dermatol 2016 Dec;26(6):523-530
    Department of Occupational Diseases, Paris University Hospital, Centre Hôtel-Dieu, AP-HP 1, Parvis Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris, France.
    Natural rubber latex (NRL) and rubber accelerators are well-known causes of occupational skin diseases. The latest epidemiological data on rubber allergy show that rubber additives are still among the allergens most strongly associated with occupational contact dermatitis, however, a decrease in NRL allergy has been confirmed. A review of recent publications on rubber allergens based on the Pubmed database is presented. Read More

    A Pharmacologic Review of Anaphylaxis.
    Plast Surg Nurs 2016 Oct/Dec;36(4):173-179
    Nancy S. Yunker, BS in Pharmacy, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Nursing at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Nancy currently practices as an internal medicine pharmacy specialist at the VCU Health System but previously practiced as a general surgery pharmacy specialist at VCU. Bradley J. Wagner, PharmD, BCPS, is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. He is currently an internal medicine pharmacy specialist at VCU Health System.
    Anaphylaxis occurs in the surgical population and may have devastating consequences. Anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions are immediate hypersensitivity reactions that are most commonly precipitated by medications, insect stings, and foods. In the surgical population, 47. Read More

    A Case of Recurrent Urticaria Due to Formaldehyde Release from Root-Canal Disinfectant.
    Yonsei Med J 2017 Jan;58(1):252-254
    Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea.
    Although formaldehyde is well known to cause type 4 hypersensitivity, immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated hypersensitivity to formaldehyde is rare. Here, we report a case of recurrent generalized urticaria after endodontic treatment using a para-formaldehyde (PFA)-containing root canal sealant and present a review of previous studies describing cases of immediate hypersensitivity reactions to formaldehyde. A 50-year-old man visited our allergy clinic for recurrent generalized urticaria several hours after endodontic treatment. Read More

    Occupational Respiratory Allergic Diseases in Healthcare Workers.
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 2016 Nov;16(11):77
    Respiratory Health Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop HG 900.2, 1095 Willowdale Rd., Morgantown, WV, 26505, USA.
    Healthcare workers (HCWs) are exposed to a range of high and low molecular weight agents that are allergic sensitizers or irritants including cleaners and disinfectants, natural rubber latex, and various medications. Studies have shown that exposed HCWs are at risk for work-related rhinitis and asthma (WRA). Work-related rhinitis may precede development of WRA and should be considered as an early marker of WRA. Read More

    Treatment challenges in the management of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis - role of secukinumab.
    Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol 2016 11;9:347-355. Epub 2016 Oct 11.
    Department of Dermatology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, USA.
    Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that has a negative impact on psychosocial well-being and cardiometabolic health. Treatment options for moderate-to-severe psoriasis have expanded with the development of interleukin-17 (IL-17) inhibitors, the first of which is now available - secukinumab. Secukinumab is a fully human monoclonal immunoglobulin G1 κ antibody that selectively inhibits the ligand IL-17A. Read More

    Is kiwifruit allergy a matter in kiwifruit-cultivating regions? A population-based study.
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2017 Feb 23;28(1):38-43. Epub 2016 Nov 23.
    Department of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, School of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey.
    Background: Although kiwifruit is known as a common cause of food allergy, population-based studies concerning the prevalence of kiwifruit allergy do not exist. We aimed to determine the prevalence and clinical characteristics of IgE-mediated kiwifruit allergy in 6-18-year-old urban schoolchildren in a region where kiwifruit is widely cultivated.

    Methods: This cross-sectional study recruited 20,800 of the randomly selected 6-18-year-old urban schoolchildren from the Rize city in the eastern Black Sea region of Turkey during 2013. Read More

    Cannabis sativa allergy: looking through the fog.
    Allergy 2017 Feb 27;72(2):201-206. Epub 2016 Sep 27.
    Department of Immunology, Allergology, and Rheumatology Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerpen, Belgium.
    IgE-mediated Cannabis (C. sativa, marihuana) allergy seems to be on the rise. Both active and passive exposure to cannabis allergens may trigger a C. Read More

    Benzodiazepine Allergy With Anesthesia Administration: A Review of Current Literature.
    Anesth Prog Fall 2016;63(3):160-7
    Professor and Chair, Department of Dental Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    The incidence of anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reactions has been reported to vary between 1 : 3500 and 1 : 20,000 cases with a mortality rate ranging from 3 to 9%. Clinical signs present as skin rash, urticaria, angioedema, bronchospasm, tachycardia, bradycardia, and hypotension. Rapid identification and treatment are crucial to overall patient prognosis, as delayed intervention is associated with increased mortality. Read More

    [Mucosal diseases from an allergological perspective].
    Hautarzt 2016 Oct;67(10):780-785
    Univ. Klinik für Dermatologie, LKH Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, 8036, Graz, Österreich.
    The oral allergy syndrome is one of the most common form of food allergy and manifests as contact urticaria of the oral mucosa after consumption of cross reacting foods. Whereas allergic contact stomatitis often occurs due to dental materials, allergic contact cheilitis is usually a reaction due to topical therapeutics like herpes ointments or lip care products. As late type reactions are more frequent than immediate type reactions in the anogenital mucosa, contact dermatitis in this area should be identified via epicutaneous testing. Read More

    Content of Asthmagen Natural Rubber Latex Allergens in Commercial Disposable Gloves.
    Adv Exp Med Biol 2016 Jul 29. Epub 2016 Jul 29.
    Division of Clinical Occupational Medicine, Institute for Occupational and Maritime Medicine (ZfAM), University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, 10 Seewartenstraße, 20459, Hamburg, Germany.
    The use of natural rubber latex (NRL) gloves in many occupations may lead to latex sensitization, allergic asthma, and skin reactions. Due to their good properties and environmental safety NRL gloves are still being used in the healthcare setting, but also in the food industry, by hairdressers, cleaners, etc. The aim of our study was to assess the protein and NRL allergen content in commercial gloves by different methods, including a new assay. Read More

    Cross-Reactivity between Schistosoma mansoni Antigens and the Latex Allergen Hev b 7: Putative Implication of Cross-Reactive Carbohydrate Determinants (CCDs).
    PLoS One 2016 28;11(7):e0159542. Epub 2016 Jul 28.
    School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, United Kingdom.
    IgG antibodies produced by rabbits immunized against S. mansoni antigens cross-reacted with aqueous soluble constituents of a variety of allergens. The antibody cross-reactivity was largely sensitive to degradation by treatment of the target antigens with sodium meta-periodate, suggesting the cross-reactivity was due to carbohydrate determinants that were common to both the schistosome and the allergens (CCDs). Read More

    Occupational skin disease among Australian healthcare workers: a retrospective analysis from an occupational dermatology clinic, 1993-2014.
    Contact Dermatitis 2016 Oct 20;75(4):213-22. Epub 2016 Jul 20.
    Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre, Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc., Carlton, Victoria, 3053, Australia.
    Background: Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at risk of developing occupational skin disease (OSD).

    Objectives: To ascertain the causes of OSD in Australian HCWs in a tertiary referral clinic.

    Methods: A retrospective review was performed of patients assessed at the Occupational Dermatology Clinic in Melbourne from 1993 to 2014. Read More

    Influence of material properties on gloves' bacterial barrier efficacy in the presence of microperforation.
    Am J Infect Control 2016 Dec 4;44(12):1645-1649. Epub 2016 Jul 4.
    Institute for Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, School of Human & Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom. Electronic address:
    Background: Medical examination gloves and surgical gloves protect the wearer directly and the patient indirectly from the risk of contamination. Because of concerns related to latex allergy, an increasing trend toward the use of synthetic gloves made of materials other than latex is observable. However, currently it is unknown if the physical properties of different materials may influence bacterial passage in case of a glove puncture. Read More

    [Latex allergy in a paediatric hospital. Characteristics and risk factors].
    Rev Chil Pediatr 2016 Nov - Dec;87(6):468-473. Epub 2016 Jun 25.
    Departamento de Pediatría Sur, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile. Electronic address:
    Introduction: The prevalence of latex sensitisation varies according to the population studied. There are various risk factors that increase latex sensitisation, such as genetic risk, atopy, and multiple surgeries.

    Objective: To characterise patients referred to an Immunology Unit with suspected latex allergy, and to analyse their clinical features and risk factors. Read More

    Prevalence of delayed-type and immediate-type hypersensitivity in healthcare workers with hand eczema.
    Contact Dermatitis 2016 Oct 28;75(4):223-9. Epub 2016 Jun 28.
    Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, 2400 Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Background: Occupational contact dermatitis is common in healthcare workers. Although irritant contact dermatitis resulting from wet work is the most frequently reported cause, healthcare workers also constitute high-risk group for the development of allergic contact dermatitis and contact urticaria.

    Objectives: To evaluate the prevalence of delayed-type and immediate-type hypersensitivity in 120 healthcare workers with hand eczema. Read More

    Differentiating of cross-reactions in patients with latex allergy with the use of ISAC test.
    Postepy Dermatol Alergol 2016 Apr 16;33(2):120-7. Epub 2016 May 16.
    Department of Allergology, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland.
    Introduction: Differentiating between cross-reactivity and double sensitization is still a challenging issue in allergology.

    Aim: To differentiate cross-reactions accompanying latex allergy with the use of the ISAC test.

    Material And Methods: Thirty-nine patients reporting immediate allergic reactions to latex were enrolled into the study (group A). Read More

    Content of Asthmagen Natural Rubber Latex Allergens in Commercial Disposable Gloves.
    Adv Exp Med Biol 2016;921:37-44
    Division of Clinical Occupational Medicine, Institute for Occupational and Maritime Medicine (ZfAM), University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, 10 Seewartenstraße, 20459, Hamburg, Germany.
    The use of natural rubber latex (NRL) gloves in many occupations may lead to latex sensitization, allergic asthma, and skin reactions. Due to their good properties and environmental safety NRL gloves are still being used in the healthcare setting, but also in the food industry, by hairdressers, cleaners, etc. The aim of our study was to assess the protein and NRL allergen content in commercial gloves by different methods, including a new assay. Read More

    Epidemiology of perioperative anaphylaxis.
    Presse Med 2016 Sep 12;45(9):758-67. Epub 2016 May 12.
    Nouvel Hôpital Civil, hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, service d'anesthésie-réanimation chirurgicale, 1, place de l'Hôpital, BP 426, 67091 Strasbourg cedex, France.
    Anaphylactic reactions may be either of immune (allergy, usually IgE-mediated, sometimes IgG-mediated) or non-immune origin. The incidence of anaphylactic reactions during anaesthesia varies between countries ranging from 1/1250 to 1/18,600 per procedure. In France, the estimated incidence of allergic reactions is 100. Read More

    A case of severe NSAID exacerbated respiratory disease (NERD) following a dental procedure in a child.
    Eur Arch Paediatr Dent 2016 Aug 14;17(4):277-81. Epub 2016 May 14.
    Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland.
    Background: An allergic reaction following a dental procedure is a rare event. A local anaesthetic (LA) may initially be suspected as a causative agent but allergy to dental LA solutions is extremely rare.

    Case Report: This report concerns a 13 year old child who underwent dental treatment and was exposed to Lignospan Special(®) LA, mouthwash, latex gloves, ibuprofen medication, and a Magnum(®) (almond) ice cream all within 45 min. Read More

    [Latex sensitization prevalence through prick test in patients with genitourinary malformations and more than 3 surgeries].
    Rev Alerg Mex 2016 Apr-Jun;63(2):154-62
    Servicio de Alergia e Inmunología Clínica, Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Ciudad de México, México.
    Background: Latex allergy is a public health issue. It presents elevated prevalence in known risk groups, especially in those patients with spine bifida condition, urinal malformation and for those with orthopedic problems - multiple surgeries. Health Services in Mexico do not have the enough studies about prevalence and risk associated to latex allergy. Read More

    Assessment of Semi-Quantitative Health Risks of Exposure to Harmful Chemical Agents in the Context of Carcinogenesis in the Latex Glove Manufacturing Industry.
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2016 ;17(S3):205-11
    Students Research Committee, Department and Faculty of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran E-mail:
    Excessive exposure to chemicals in the workplace can cause poisoning and various diseases. Thus, for the protection of labor, it is necessary to examine the exposure of people to chemicals and risks from these materials. The purpose of this study is to evaluate semi-quantitative health risks of exposure to harmful chemical agents in the context of carcinogenesis in a latex glove manufacturing industry. Read More

    A regional approach to unmet needs in anaphylaxis.
    Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol 2016 May;48(3):88-93
    Emergency Department, Saint Paul Hospital, Savona, Italy.
    Allergic diseases are under-diagnosed and undertreated despite their wide prevalence, and particularly anaphylaxis is often under-estimated. Evidence-based anaphylaxis guidelines developed by principal allergy organizations agree on increased prevalence of anaphylaxis, especially in patients younger than 18 years (18-27,30): this trend highlights the need for actions on anaphylaxis management and prevention (3,4). Lack of prompt connection between emergency department and allergy unit after discharge, and of a dedicated ICD-9th identification code (18-26), can delay diagnosis and treatment of anaphylaxis (28,29). Read More

    Occupational health related concerns among surgeons.
    Int J Health Sci (Qassim) 2016 Apr;10(2):279-91
    Professor of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Qassim University kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    The surgeon's daily workload renders him/her susceptible to a variety of the common work-related illness. They are exposed to a number of occupational hazards in their professional work. These hazards include sharp injuries, blood borne pathogens, latex allergy, laser plumes, hazardous chemicals, anesthetic gases, equipment hazards, static postures, and job related stressors. Read More

    Occupational allergic contact dermatitis in a 2-year follow-up study: how well does the patient remember the result of patch testing?
    Contact Dermatitis 2016 Jul 21;75(1):41-7. Epub 2016 Apr 21.
    Department of Dermatology, University of Copenhagen, Bispebjerg Hospital, 2400, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Background: Patch testing is mandatory for diagnosing contact dermatitis. It is, however, crucial that patients understand and remember the result of the test.

    Objectives: The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of patch testing with respect to patients' ability to remember patch test results and the results of natural rubber latex protein allergy after 2 years. Read More

    Treating IgE-mediated diseases via targeting IgE-expressing B cells using an anti-CεmX antibody.
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2016 08 18;27(5):446-51. Epub 2016 May 18.
    Genomics Research Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
    Targeting the IgE pathway is a clinically validated strategy for treating IgE-mediated diseases. Omalizumab, an anti-IgE antibody, which binds to free IgE and prevents the binding of IgE to FcεRI on mast cells and basophils has been approved for severe persistent allergic asthma and chronic spontaneous (idiopathic) urticaria. The therapeutic efficacy of anti-IgE has also been reported in allergic rhinitis, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, latex allergy, atopic dermatitis, allergic urticaria, anaphylaxis, and others. Read More

    Prevalence of allergic rhinitis based on the SACRA questionnaire among Japanese nursing professionals with asthma.
    J Med Invest 2016 ;63(1-2):108-13
    Department of Respiratory Medicine and Rheumatology, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine.
    Although adult asthma is attributable to occupational factors and asthma and rhinitis are related, relatively few studies have investigated the prevalence of occupational rhinitis based on occupation, and knowledge of occupational rhinitis in Japan is currently limited. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to estimate the prevalence of allergic rhinitis among Japanese nursing professionals with asthma. A postal survey was conducted from October to December 2013 using translated versions of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey for the prevalence of asthma and State of the Impact of Allergic Rhinitis on Asthma Control questionnaire for the prevalence of rhinitis. Read More

    Latex sensitization in patients with myelomeningocele undergoing urological procedures: prevalence and associated factors.
    Can J Anaesth 2016 Aug 31;63(8):983-4. Epub 2016 Mar 31.
    Clinics Hospital of University of São Paulo Medical School, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

    A novel arctigenin-containing latex glove prevents latex allergy by inhibiting type I/IV allergic reactions.
    Chin J Nat Med 2016 Mar;14(3):185-95
    Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Drug Screening, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009, China; Qinghai Key Laboratory of Tibetan Medicine Pharmacology and Safety Evaluation, Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xining 810008, China; Jiangsu Key Laboratory of TCM Evaluation and Translational Research, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009, China. Electronic address:
    The present study aimed at developing a natural compound with anti-allergic effect and stability under latex glove manufacturing conditions and investigating whether its anti-allergic effect is maintained after its addition into the latex. The effects of nine natural compounds on growth of the RBL-2H3 cells and mouse primary spleen lymphocytes were determined using MTT assay. The compounds included glycyrrhizin, osthole, tetrandrine, tea polyphenol, catechin, arctigenin, oleanolic acid, baicalin and oxymatrine. Read More

    A randomized trial of Foley balloon induction of labor trial in nulliparas (FIAT-N).
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 2016 Sep 24;215(3):392.e1-6. Epub 2016 Mar 24.
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.
    Background: With an increasing rate of induction of labor, it is important to choose induction methods that are safe and efficient in achieving a vaginal delivery. The optimal method for inducing nulliparous women with an unfavorable cervix is not known.

    Objective: We sought to determine if induction of labor with simultaneous use of oxytocin and Foley balloon vs sequential use of Foley balloon followed by oxytocin decreases the time to delivery in nulliparous women. Read More

    Current prevalence rate of latex allergy: Why it remains a problem?
    J Occup Health 2016 May 24;58(2):138-44. Epub 2016 Mar 24.
    Center for Diagnostic Nanosystems, Marshall University.
    Objectives: This article aims to review the current prevalence rate of latex allergy among healthcare workers, susceptible patients, and the general public, and to investigate why latex is still a ubiquitous occupational health hazard.

    Methods: Scientific publications on PubMed, particularly those published within the last five years, and current regulations from agencies such as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were reviewed. Consumer and commercial products that may contain latex were also surveyed. Read More

    Component-resolved diagnosis in anaphylaxis.
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 2016 Jun;16(3):244-9
    aDepartment of Internal Medicine, Allergy Section, Allergy Research Group, Institut de Recerca Vall d'Hebron, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona bDepartment of Allergy and Immunology, Hospital Quirón Bizkaia, Carretera de Leioa-Unbe, Erandio, Bizkaia, Spain.
    Purpose Of Review: Component-resolved diagnosis (CRD) is an advanced tool capable of aiding the clinician in fine tuning the diagnosis of the causal allergens of a reaction with the added value of providing information of severity risk, potential cross-reactivity, and subsequently, guiding management measures. This review will focus on the advantages of CRD of anaphylaxis in clinical practice.

    Recent Findings: Research is continuously providing insight to which molecules are associated with genuine sensitization and/or potential severity risk for hymenoptera venom (Api m1, Ves v 1, Ves v 5, and Pol d 5), food allergy (seed storage proteins and nonspecific lipid transfer proteins), cofactor-enhanced food allergy (ω-5-gliadine, nonspecific lipid transfer proteins), red meat delayed anaphylaxis (α-gal), latex allergy (Hev b 1, Hev b 3, Hev b 5, and Hev b 6), and Anisakis allergy (Ani s 1, Ani s 4, Ani s 7, and Ani s 13); other molecules are primary associated with nonclinically relevant sensitizations, cross-reactivity, or mild reactions (carbohydrate determinants and profilins). Read More

    The role of allergen components for the diagnosis of latex-induced occupational asthma.
    Allergy 2016 Jun 15;71(6):840-9. Epub 2016 Apr 15.
    IPA Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance, Institute of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany.
    Background: Recombinant Hevea brasiliensis (rHev b) natural rubber latex (NRL) allergen components have been developed to assess the patients' allergen sensitization profile and to improve the diagnosis of NRL allergy.

    Objective: To examine whether the determination of specific IgE (sIgE) reactivity to a panel of recombinant allergen components would be helpful for diagnosing NRL-induced occupational asthma (OA) in predicting the outcome of a specific inhalation test.

    Methods: sIgE levels to NRL extract and 12 recombinant NRL allergen components were assessed in 82 subjects with OA ascertained by a positive specific inhalation challenge (SIC) with NRL gloves and in 25 symptomatic subjects with a negative challenge. Read More

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