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Zeisig E E Department of Surgical andPerioperative Sciences, SportsMedicine, Medical Faculty,Umeå University, Umeå, - - 2009
Tennis elbow (TE) is a painful condition affecting the common extensor origin at the lateral humeral epicondyle. Colour Doppler examination has shown increased blood flow at this site and the sensory, and sympathetic innervation patterns have been delineated. However, it is not known whether there is local production of catecholamines ...
Knipping Stephan - - 2009
Nasal hyperreactivity is one of the most important underlying mechanisms in both allergic (AR) and idiopathic rhinitis (IR). In order to study the pathomorphological changes in this entity, tissue samples from patients with AR, IR, and from patients without chronic inflammation were taken during nasal surgery. Primary antibodies against Substance ...
Isik S Rana - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The coexistence of allergic diseases and chronic urticaria (CU) is not uncommon. Our aim was to show the prevalence of allergic diseases in chronic urticaria patients and whether possible risk factors precipitate the development of these conditions. METHODS: The data of 953 patients diagnosed with CU in our adult ...
Chuang Feng-Rong - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Nephropathy associated with contrast medium exposure is a well-known complication of IVP. However, it is uncertain whether iso-osmolar non-iodinated contrast medium (iodixanol) is less nephrotoxic than low-osmolar contrast medium (iohexol). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this single-center, double-blind, prospective study, 50 patients undergoing IVP were randomized into two groups receiving ...
Ciprandi Giorgio - - 2009
Several studies have outlined a possible relationship between an increased body mass index (BMI) and respiratory allergic diseases, such as asthma and rhinitis. There are conflicting data about the role for leptin in allergic rhinitis. Therefore, the aim of the study was to evaluate the serum leptin levels in patients ...
Kamanli Ayhan - - 2009
In suitable genetic backgrounds, some exogenous and/or endogenous antigens may cause SpA. In this study, we investigated HLA B27 subtypes and its relationship to some allergens and clinical findings in a group of SpA patients. Forty-eight patients (19F, 29M) with SpA (27 with ankylosing spondylitis, 5 with reactive arthritis, 15 ...
Najib Umer - - 2009
Chronic urticaria is a common heterogeneous condition that can be quite debilitating. There are a number of potential causes of urticaria, and the severity and clinical pattern can vary considerably from patient to patient. Eighty to 90% of patients with chronic urticaria have no specific external cause for their disease, ...
Ciprandi Giorgio - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis (AR) is characterized by T helper 2 polarized immune response. The soluble HLA-G (sHLA-G) molecule has an immunomodulatory activity. However, so far, no study has investigated this activity in perennial AR (PAR). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate serum sHLA-G levels in PAR patients ...
Philpott Carl M - - 2009
To assess whether or not patients receiving rhinoplasties following nasal trauma sought intervention for a functional or cosmetic reason and look at underlying psychosocial influences. A cross-sectional questionnaire study was performed in the setting of otorhinolaryngology outpatient clinics in the Cambridge University Hospitals. New patients referred to the clinic with ...
Guss Joel - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Olfactory dysfunction in patients with allergic rhinitis has long been thought to be secondary to coexisting chronic rhinosinusitis and polyposis with obstruction of airflow over the olfactory epithelium. Recent evidence suggests that the allergic inflammatory infiltrate may itself affect olfaction in the absence of mucosal hypertrophy. OBJECTIVE: We undertook ...
Pagella Fabio - - 2009
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), also known as Rendu-Osler-Weber syndrome, is an autosomal dominant disease that leads to multiregional angiodysplasia. The presence of telangiectasias in nasal mucosa leads to recurrent epistaxis that affects up to 96% of patients but with unpredictable severity. Some authors have previously explained that endonasal morphology and ...
Guilloux L - - 2009
BACKGROUND: In vitro testing for food allergy may yield clinically irrelevant results due to cross-reactive carbohydrate determinants (CCD) specific immunoglobulin E (sIgE) induced by pollen exposure. The performances of 2 in vitro methods were evaluated for peanut sIgE measurement in patients allergic to grass pollen with or without subsequent allergy ...
Ellertsen Linda K - - 2009
It is still a matter of debate whether there is an association between infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) and allergy. Previously, we have shown higher levels of specific IgE to different inhalant allergens and total IgE in tuberculosis (TB) patients compared to controls. The objectives of this study were ...
Zang Hong-Rui - - 2008
Conclusion: The mucosa compliance in lesions is determined by the congestion index, enabling us to determine whether the patient is sensitive to pharmacotherapy and to choose surgical management rationally. Objective: To explore the correlation between the nasal mucosa congestion index and tissue remodeling in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and to provide ...
Nielsen L P - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis is a common disease, in which some patients will deteriorate or develop asthma. It is important to characterize these patients, thereby offering the possibility for prevention. This study evaluated eosinophil parameters as potential indicators of deteriorating allergic airway disease. METHODS: The subjects of the study included all ...
Aslan Sundus - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To determine if any difference exists between a set of nasal dimension measurements in choanal atresia patients and in a control group. METHODS: A retrospective study was undertaken to define the variation of values for a series of nasal dimension measurements through axial computed tomography in 9 patients with ...
Tatar Milos - - 2009
The diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses (rhinosinusitis) often in combination with asthma and gastroesophageal reflux are common causes of chronic cough in patients with normal chest radiograph. The relationships between rhinosinusitis and cough are incompletely understood. We investigated modulation of the cough reflex by the inputs from the ...
Draganov Peter V - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The incidence of contrast media reactions administered at the time of ERCP is unknown. Despite the lack of formal recommendations, numerous types of prophylactic regimens are routinely used in patients with a history of prior reactions to intravascular contrast media. OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to document the incidence of ...
Weghofer M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: House dust mites (HDM) Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus are a frequent indoor allergen source. Our aim was to determine the frequencies of IgE reactivity to purified HDM allergen molecules in mite allergic patients from different parts of Europe in order to establish an allergen panel for diagnosis of HDM allergy. MATERIALS ...
Das Subinoy - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the potential of surface enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF-MS) proteomic profiling of serum samples to distinguish chronic rhinosinusitis subtypes. STUDY DESIGN: Translational study of serum samples from prospectively enrolled patients undergoing sinus surgery. METHODS: Patients undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis ...
Cheng Teh-Yang - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Correlation of several patient factors with contact sensitization to nickel, cobalt, chromate, and other metal allergens has not been reviewed in the Taiwanese population. OBJECTIVES: A retrospective analysis was performed to define the characteristics of patients with positive patch tests to metals in a tertiary referral medical centre between ...
Steen Henning - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Several late sequelae of the administration of gadolinium (Gd)-containing MRI contrast agents have been described in patients with advanced renal failure. In an observational series, we found a remarkable frequency of peracute reactions after administration of Gd-DTPA used for cardiovascular evaluation before renal transplantation. METHODS: In a 26-month observational ...
Sun Dong-Il - - 2009
Nasal polyps are characterized by eosinophilic infiltration, and frequently coexist with asthma, aspirin intolerance and allergy. Eosinophilic cationic protein (ECP) is a specific eosinophil granule protein released upon activation of eosinophils. We investigated the ECP levels in nasal secretions of patients with nasal polyposis (NP) in order to correlate them ...
Pelikan Z - - 2009
Allergic keratoconjunctivitis coexists regularly with allergic rhinitis. However, little is known about the relationship between these conditions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible involvement of nasal allergy in keratoconjunctivitis by means of nasal challenge with allergen (NPT), in combination with recording of the ocular symptoms. In ...
Ural A - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of nasal irrigation with isotonic or hypertonic sodium chloride solution on mucociliary clearance time in patients with allergic rhinitis, acute sinusitis and chronic sinusitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Mucociliary clearance time was measured using the saccharine clearance test on 132 adults before and after 10 days' ...
Graff Pål - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Exposure to metalworking fluids is known to cause mucous membrane inflammation of the airways. In this case report, the authors attempted to identify responsible components in the metalworking fluids for the rhinitis of an exposed patient. METHODS: The patient underwent two provocation tests. The first provocation was performed with ...
Bommarito Luisa - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The role that nasal nitric oxide (nNO) plays in sinonasal diseases is increasingly appreciated. OBJECTIVE: To test the diagnostic value of measuring nNO levels in a symptomatic population undergoing evaluation for potential chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). METHODS: Of the patients referred to an outpatient allergy clinic for persistent nasal symptoms, ...
Zhang Nan - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is characterized by the accumulation of inflammatory cells; however, an eosinophil predominance is seen in white (Belgian), but not Asian (south Chinese), patients with polyps. OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate the association of inflammatory cell predominance with regulatory T-cell and T-effector cell patterns. ...
Kirtsreesakul Virat - - 2008
BACKGROUND: IgE-mediated hypersensitivity is considered by some to be a predisposing factor for developing rhinosinusitis, although the theory is still controversial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between allergy and rhinosinusitis. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. METHODS: 198 rhinitis patients were enrolled. An allergy skin prick test ...
Schatz Michael - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Rhinitis is a common health condition, but the extent of the burden in managed care organizations (MCOs) has not been well described. OBJECTIVE: To compare medical utilization in a large MCO of patients (1) with vs without rhinitis and (2) with allergic (AR) vs nonallergic (NAR) rhinitis. METHODS: Patients ...
Alves R - - 2008
Blomia tropicalis, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and D. farinae are prevalent house dust mites. Concanavalin A-binding components derived from B. tropicalis (Bt-ConA extract) are highly immunogenic in allergic diseases. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the humoral and cellular immune responses to B. tropicalis in mite-sensitized patients. A total ...
Mohammadi Kourosh - - 2008
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a common form of allergic disorder in Iran and rest of the world. This study was conducted to investigate the symptoms and paraclinical aspects of this allergy among Iranian patients. A total of 206 patients (51.5%: male), with one of the specific symptoms of AR, from ...
Fuld Robert A - - 2008
Latex allergies have been reported to be present in 1-5% of the general population. Patients with multiple surgeries and frequent exposure have a significant increase in the risk of a serious latex allergy. Reports of latex allergy in dialysis patients who need interventional procedures, however, have been limited. In this ...
Prulière-Escabasse V - - 2009
Anti-angiogenic therapies have a particular drug-related toxicity profile including hypertension, thrombosis, haemorrhages, and proteinuria. Moreover, patients treated by angiogenesis inhibitors present nasal symptoms including symptomatic rhinitis and epistaxis. For the first time, a new entity of "atrophic rhinitis" induced by angiogenesis inhibitors is described and revealed that angiogenesis inhibitors alter ...
Demoly P - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Specific immunotherapy (SIT) is the only aetiological treatment used in allergic rhinitis (AR). A telephone survey of patients and physicians in France was carried out to understand better the real and perceived advantages and inconveniences of this therapeutic approach. METHODS: A cohort of 453 individuals with AR was selected ...
Wang Carolyn L - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to evaluate the frequency, outcome, and appropriateness of treatment of adults with acute allergiclike reactions related to IV-administered nonionic iodinated contrast media. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For IV injections of nonionic iodinated contrast media between January 1, 1999, and December 31, 2005, contrast reaction ...
Caballero María Luisa - - 2008
Allergens Ani s 1 and Ani s 4 have demonstrated their utility for the diagnosis of the sensitization to larvae of the genus Anisakis. The aim was to determine the number of patients with compatible clinical history, who did not recognize Ani s 1 and Ani s 4, and characterize ...
Slavin Raymond G - - 2008
The practicing allergist has the unique opportunity to see an extraordinary variety of fascinating patients. Identifying the precise cause of the patient's complaints makes for a satisfying intellectual endeavor. This is exemplified by the description of nine cases seen in a university allergy clinic. The cases include uncommon pets such ...
Al-Arfaj Ahmad A - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the routine use of nasal packing after cosmetic and functional nasal surgery. METHODS: Prospective collection from 2005 to 2006 at King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Riyadh for 54 patients post-septorhinoplasty with and without submucous diathermy or lateralization of inferior turbinate were evaluated for efficacy and complications of ...
Srouji Ibrahim - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the presentation pattern, sinonasal symptoms, and quality of life (QOL) in patients with Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) vasculitis. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed. Twenty-five patients with CSS belonging to a patient self-help group participated. Main outcome measures included mode of initial ...
Ciprandi Giorgio - - 2008
BACKGROUND: A remarkable relationship exists between the upper and lower airways. Bronchial obstruction is a paramount feature of asthma, and its reversibility is considered a main step in asthma diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the degree of bronchodilation and possible risk factors related to it in patients with moderate-severe persistent allergic ...
Gelincik Asli - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The impact of allergy on chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is controversial. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether a history of CRS is more prevalent in patients with allergic rhinitis than in those with nonallergic persistent rhinitis. METHODS: A total of 115 patients (78 females; mean age, 31.9 years; age range, 14-64 years) ...
Warshaw Erin M - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To characterize patients with anogenital dermatitis referred for patch testing by the North American Contact Dermatitis Group, to identify common allergens, and to explore sex associations. DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional analysis of the North American Contact Dermatitis Group database, 1994-2004. PATIENTS: Five hundred seventy-five patients with anogenital signs or symptoms ...
Ciprandi Giorgio - - 2008
BACKGROUND: While it is well known that asthma is characterized by airway remodeling, few studies instead have investigated this issue in patients with allergic rhinitis (AR). OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate nasal function, ie, nasal airflow, in a cohort of patients with persistent AR (PER). METHODS: ...
Ryan Matthew W - - 2008
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To discuss the systemic conditions that may impact the incidence, severity, prognosis, or treatment approach in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients with allergic rhinitis do not necessarily have more severe chronic rhinosinusitis as assessed by symptom scores, nasal endoscopy, or computed tomography staging. However, at ...
Nichani J R - - 2008
Introduction. Nervus intermedius (NI) dysfunction is common in patients who have had vestibular schwannoma (VS) surgery.(1) Such patients have a unilateral parasympathetic-denervated nasal cavity. A number of side-specific nasal reflexes have been demonstrated in normals, including hand cold water immersion.(2) It is not understood whether these reflexes have parasympathetic or ...
Chong Y Y - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Anaphylaxis during general anaesthesia is a major concern. Early recognition and management of anaphylaxis, as well as its future prevention, remain a challenge for the anaesthetists, while for the allergists, the elucidation of the causal agents may be difficult. We aimed to describe our experience in our drug allergy ...
Aalto-Korte Kristiina - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Glues and sealants are important causes of methacrylate and acrylate allergy. AIM: This study aimed to analyse patterns of allergic patch test reactions to acrylic monomers in relation to exposure in patients sensitized from glues. PATIENTS/METHODS: We screened the patch test files at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health ...
Wierzbicki Dania A - - 2008
It has been proposed that some patients with nonallergic rhinitis may have "localized allergy" of the nasal mucosa. Nasal challenges with aeroallergens can help determine whether a patient is clinically allergic via an IgE-mediated pathway. To determine the prevalence of localized allergy in patients with negative skin prick test results ...
Gallo R - - 2008
It is generally agreed that the management of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) to cosmetic ingredients can be challenging for patients due to the complex names and synonyms of the responsible allergens, but what kind of problems patients actually have in finding safe alternative products has seldom if ever been investigated. ...
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