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Noiesen Eline - - 2007
The aim of the study is to describe the ability of patients with allergic contact dermatitis to avoid exposure to allergens in cosmetics. The study is a questionnaire survey among 382 patients with contact allergy to preservatives and fragrances, included from 3 dermatological clinics. The questionnaire included questions about the ...
Heutelbeck Astrid R R - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Allergic reactions caused by animals are a common and significant occupational health concern. In a large population-based study on occupational asthma in Europe, farming has been among the occupations with the highest risk. OBJECTIVES: Characteristics of cattle-allergic farmers are described in a retrospective observational design. METHODS: The study covers ...
Lira Rodrigo Pessoa Cavalcanti - - 2007
PURPOSES: To determine both the incidence of adverse reactions in patients who underwent fluorescein angiography for the first time and to determine whether systemic arterial hypertension, diabetes or allergy history increases the chance of reaction to intravenous fluorescein. METHODS: Data collection was carried out between January 2001 and October 2002 ...
Bäckman K - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to compare a new type of symptomatic lichenoid reaction, specifically located on the mucosal side of the lips, and associated with microorganisms, with a matched group presenting with reticular oral lichen planus (OLP) of the buccal mucosa. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The mean ...
Halkes C J M - - 2007
Three patients were analysed for an extreme leucocytosis (>50x10(9)/l) because leukaemia was suspected. In all three patients the leucocytosis proved to be caused by a leukaemoid reaction. This reaction was associated with a hepatic angiosarcoma in the first patient, with a Salmonella infection in the second patient and with a ...
Stafford Leanne - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of a hypersensitivity reaction to oral amiodarone in a patient with a previous reaction to an iodinated radiocontrast agent. CASE SUMMARY: A 55-year-old man experienced facial urticaria after intraarterial injection of iohexol, an iodinated radiocontrast agent, during coronary angiography, which was successfully treated with intravenous ...
Kim Ji-Eon - - 2007
We conducted a retrospective study to determine the prevalence of Samter's triad (nasal polyps, asthma, and aspirin sensitivity) in 208 consecutively presenting patients who had undergone functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) for chronic rhinosinusitis from September 2001 through August 2003. Overall, Samter's triad was found in 10 patients (4.8%); subgroup ...
Tahamiler R - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The reliability of nasal obstruction measurements could be improved, and several new techniques are being developed. Our objective was to investigate the use of a new software program, Odiosoft-Rhino, in the assessment of nasal obstruction via analysis of the sounds of nasal expiration. METHODS: We compared the nasal symptom ...
Cremer R - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Natural rubber latex (NRL) contains proteins which, after repeated contact with latex products and an allergic predisposition (atopy), can lead to sensitisation (specific IgE against NRL proteins) or allergy (type 1 allergy with symptoms from urticaria to allergic shock). Spina bifida patients are known to be a high risk ...
Eghtedari Fardin - - 2007
The pathogenetic mechanism of nasal polyps remains unknown, although allergy has been cited as an important factor in the etiology of nasal polyposis. Currently there is no definite histological criterion for differentiation of allergic from inflammatory nasal polyp. However, in a few studies, tissue eosinophil count has been used for ...
Inomata Naoko - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Allergic reactions after ingestion of fermented soybeans have rarely been reported. Fermented soybeans were recently reported to be a causative food of IgE-mediated, late-onset anaphylaxis without early phase responses. The objectives of our study are to clarify the clinical and laboratory features and to characterize the allergens in allergy ...
Eckardt André - - 2007
BACKGROUND: An important question remains on how to obtain good quality of speech for patients needing maxillectomy. Oral and nasal spaces must be separated either by surgical means or by using an obturator-prosthesis. An objective measure of oronasal closure is nasalance. Different rehabilitative strategies should be compared. METHODS: Between 1990 ...
Smits William L - - 2007
Conventional immunotherapy (IT) is effective in treating allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, and chronic rhinosinusitis. Disadvantages include poor compliance, delayed efficacy, and patient frustration. Rush IT, or rapid desensitization, offers the advantages of rapid response, improved compliance, and cost-effectiveness. Although premedication with corticosteroids and antihistamines dramatically reduces systemic reactions, safety remains ...
Patel M J - - 2007
Diclofenac 3% gel is an effective treatment for actinic keratoses (AKs) and is reported to be generally well tolerated with only mild local reactions. However, there is a subset of patients that seem to be susceptible to developing severe local reactions following application of diclofenac 3% gel. Although some of ...
Sade Kobi - - 2007
Eosinophilia accompanies a large number of diseases and conditions, but information is lacking about the clinical characteristics of patients who are hospitalized due to this abnormality. Our aim was to determine the clinical profile and most informative diagnostic tests in patients hospitalized in a tertiary hospital because of hypereosinophilia. A ...
Wright Dakara R - - 2007
Although the majority of hemangiomas of infancy do not require treatment, a subset of patients have complications such as ulceration, functional impairment or severe disfigurement that necessitate intervention. It is often difficult to predict which hemangiomas will lead to permanent disfigurement and medical complications. We present three patients with segmental ...
Cummings Kenneth C KC - - 2007
PURPOSE: To describe an atypical presentation of intraoperative anaphylaxis due to fentanyl. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 40-yr-old otherwise healthy woman was admitted for abdominal hysterectomy. She denied any drug allergies or past adverse anesthetic reactions. Physical examination, vital signs, and laboratory findings were all within normal limits. Twenty minutes after induction ...
Dassonville C - - 2007
The evolution of nasal inflammation during a common cold in patients with nasal polyposis under topical steroid treatment is not clearly defined in the literature. Objective of this study was to analyse nasal inflammation during a common cold in patients with nasal polyposis under topical steroid treatment in comparison with ...
Bhattacharyya Neil - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Determine the symptom manifestations, clinical impact, and incidence of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in patients with newly diagnosed nasal septal perforation. METHODS: A consecutive series of adult patients with nasal septal perforation were prospectively studied at the time of endoscopic diagnosis with the rhinosinusitis symptom inventory (RSI) and sinus computed ...
del Real Gonzalo Alvarez - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin and fluoroquinolones are commonly used in patients with a history of penicillin allergy. OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety and utility of penicillin skin testing (PST). METHODS: Retrospective study of patients with a history of penicillin allergy between April 1, 1999, and September 30, 2004. Penicillin skin testing was ...
Majima, Yuichi
The rheologic properties of nasal mucus from the patients with chronic sinusitis was determined by the oscillating sphere magnetic rheometer. The increase in the elastic modulus (G') and the decrease in the dynamic viscosity (η') of mucoid and mucopurulent nasal mucus indicate that both types of nasal mucus possess the ...
Alyasin Soheila - - 2007
Allergic rhinitis is the most common cause of allergic diseases. The recent guidelines of Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) group, classified it to intermittent (less than 4 days per week and for less than 4 weeks) and persistent (more than 4 days per week or lasting more ...
Prieto Alicia - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Because nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) intolerance depends on COX-1 inhibition, preferential or selective COX-2 inhibitors have been thought to be well tolerated by these patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate tolerability to nabumetone and meloxicam in patients with NSAID intolerance. METHODS: Seventy patients intolerant to ...
Suzuki Motohiko - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Causative viruses of postviral olfactory dysfunction (PVOD) have not yet been identified. The aim of this study was to investigate causative viruses in patients with PVOD. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Nasal discharge was collected from 24 patients with PVOD. We investigated the presence of 10 viruses in nasal discharge ...
Lauer I - - 2007
BACKGROUND: An association between plane tree pollen allergy and plant food allergy has been described, but the cross-reacting allergens have not yet been identified. The aim of this study was the identification of homologous non-specific lipid-transfer proteins (nsLTPs) in plane pollen, and to investigate its immunological relationship with the peach ...
Dhingra Neerja - - 2007
AIMS: 1. To study the diagnostic importance of the Arias-Stella reaction. 2. To study tubal epithelial changes in ectopic pregnancy. 3. To study the occurrence of Arias-Stella reaction in non-pregnant women receiving hormonal treatment. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted on 120 patients who underwent endometrial curettage and/or salpingectomy. The ...
Peternel Renata - - 2007
Pollen allergy is characterized by seasonal allergic manifestations affecting patients during the plant pollen season. The aim of this study was to analyze the Betulaceae pollen pattern in Zagreb (2002-2005) and to determine the incidence of sensitization to these pollen types in patients with seasonal respiratory allergy. Twenty-four-hour pollen counts ...
Kämpe Mary - - 2007
The aim of the study was to investigate inflammation during the birch pollen season in patients with rhinitis or asthma. Subjects with birch pollen asthma (n = 7) or rhinitis (n = 9) and controls (n = 5) were studied before and during pollen seasons. Eosinophils (Eos), eosinophil cationic protein ...
Viola Marinella - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Adverse reactions to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly observed, particularly among patients with chronic urticaria or asthma. The identification of a safe and reliable alternative is a frequent problem in clinical practice. Our aim was to investigate the clinical tolerability of etoricoxib, a new selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor, in ...
Guttman-Yassky Emma - - 2007
BACKGROUND: A positive autologous serum skin test (ASST) is considered to reflect the presence of anti-FceRI and/or anti-IgE autoantibodies that are capable of activating mast and basophil cell degranulation. The ASST is regarded as a reliable in vivo test in chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) patients, with diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic ...
Shteinberg Michal - - 2007
Allergy to furosemide is a rare phenomenon. Desensitization to this sulfa-containing drug has not been frequently performed. We describe a patient with severe congestive heart failure and type I allergy to furosemide. Because of the severity of her condition, we decided to use a rapid intravenous desensitization protocol. Following the ...
Page Nathaniel A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To review the available protocols for rapid desensitization of patients with aspirin hypersensitivity and apply the data for use in patients with cardiovascular disease who would benefit from the dual antiplatelet therapy. DATA SOURCES: A literature search was conducted via MEDLINE from 1966 to December 2006. Main search terms ...
Kulthanan Kanokvalai - - 2007
Angioedema is an abrupt swelling of the skin, mucous membrane, or both including respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts. This study aimed to report an experience of angioedema in a university hospital with respect to etiologies, clinical features, treatment, and outcome. One hundred and five patients were enrolled. About half had angioedema ...
Ebo D G - - 2007
Correct identification of the culprit venom is a prerequisite for specific venom immunotherapy. To assess whether the basophil activation test (BAT) constitutes an additional diagnostic instrument in patients with equivocal or negative specific immunoglobulin (Ig) E or venom skin test (VST) results. One hundred eighteen patients with a compelling history ...
Williams David J - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To examine antivenom use, premedication, early adverse reactions and patient outcomes after snake bite in rural Papua New Guinea. DESIGN: Retrospective chart analysis of all admissions for snake bite with documented antivenom use at 11 rural health facilities from January 1994 to June 2004. No formal protocol was followed ...
Velten F W - - 2006
One of the common side effects of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is the induction of pseudoallergic reactions that range from urticarial wheals to anaphylactic shock. At present there is no reliable detection method available for the diagnosis of ASA-hypersensitivity and its relation to clinical symptoms. The purpose of the present study ...
Netkovski J - - 2006
Chronic rhinosinusitis restricts the quality of life of millions of involved patients. The aim of the study was to evaluate how functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) modifies symptom profiles in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. Questionnaires were given to eighty patients with chronic rhinosinusitis, who underwent FESS, to assess typically related ...
O'Hara J - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: Post-nasal drip syndrome (PNDS) is quoted as a common cause of chronic cough. However, there is little evidence to explain the mechanism by which PNDS may stimulate the cough reflex. This cohort study looks at patients with purulent nasal secretions, who may best represent any potential candidate for PNDS, ...
Liccardi G - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Although rabbits are becoming popular as pets, data about the characteristics of allergic sensitization to rabbit allergens in patients without professional exposure are scarce. AIMS OF THE STUDY: To determine the characteristics of allergic sensitization to pet rabbits, and the role of direct and indirect exposure to rabbits and ...
Mota Pinto A - - 2007
Neopterin is synthesized by human monocyte-derived macrophages upon stimulation with interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma). Measurement of neopterin concentration is useful to monitor cell-mediated (Th1-type) immune activation. In this study, we aimed to analyze the behaviour of neopterin in long lasting asthma considering its role as a marker of the Th1 environment and ...
Roll Antonie - - 2006
Adverse reactions to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are frequently reported, particularly among asthmatic patients. To date, there is no causal treatment available apart from tolerance induction. Therefore, the search for safe alternative drugs is of pivotal importance in clinical practice. The aim of our prospective study was to investigate the ...
Beausoleil Janet L - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have indicated that tolerance to peanut can occur in patients with a history of peanut allergy. Tree nut and sesame allergies have been reported to occur at increased incidence in patients with peanut allergy. Although the coexistence may be simply due to a predisposition to food allergy ...
Winkeljohn Debra - - 2006
Carboplatin is used widely to treat cancers such as lung, breast, and ovarian. Hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs) to carboplatin can occur, often after numerous doses. The reactions can range from mild to life threatening. Oncology nurses witness the reactions and are instrumental in providing interventions to assist patients. Symptoms include flushing, ...
Duburque C - - 2006
AIM: To appraise the tolerance and efficacy of an induction of tolerance protocol to infliximab permitting the re-administration of the drug to patients with Crohn's disease having had infusion reactions requiring suspension of treatment. METHODS: Fourteen patients were included in the induction of tolerance protocol. Each infusion of infliximab (5 ...
ModrzyƄski Marek - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis is considered a risk factor for bronchial asthma. It therefore seems essential to identify patients threatened with this disease in whom no disturbing bronchial symptoms have occurred. The study's aim was to evaluate the incidence of nonspecific bronchial hyperactivity based on exercise results in pollinosis patients. MATERIAL/METHODS: ...
Ural A - - 2006
Intranasal polyposis is a chronic inflammatory upper airway disease with unknown aetiology. Interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-8 play very significant roles in allergic events and infectious inflammation, respectively. In contrast, E-selectin is important in the initiation and organization of inflammation. In this study, levels of IL-4, IL-8 and E-selectin were measured ...
Prieto-Lastra L - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The use of opioids as analgesics is becoming increasingly widespread, which may have repercussions in patients with urticaria or asthma, as these agents frequently cause adverse reactions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present three patients who developed allergic reactions after receiving codeine: two patients who developed acute urticaria, and a ...
Hermes B - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Basic mechanisms of pseudoallergic drug reactions as well as a possible role of the psyche are currently unknown. OBJECTIVE: Examination of psychological status and reactions during diagnostic provocation tests in patients with previous pseudoallergic reactions to drugs. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Ten inpatients, admitted for provocation tests, were studied in ...
Ruëff Franziska - - 2006
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mastocytosis is a rare disease characterized by increased mast cells in skin and/or internal organs. We evaluate the impact of mastocytosis on diagnosis and treatment of Hymenoptera venom allergy. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients with Hymenoptera venom allergy who suffer from mastocytosis develop life-threatening sting reactions more often than ...
Oude Elberink Joanne N G - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Venom immunotherapy (VIT) is a treatment with established efficacy for the prevention of repeated anaphylactic reactions in patients with Hymenoptera allergy, which also allows patients to discontinue carrying an EpiPen. Despite their merits, both treatments can have negative aspects potentially important to patients. OBJECTIVE: We examined possible negative aspects ...
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