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Mofidi Shideh - - 2003
The diagnosis and management of food allergy requires attention to several important dietary issues. Successful exclusion of identified dietary allergens requires extensive education regarding the interpretation of ingredient labels of commercial products and an appreciation for issues of cross-contact in settings such as restaurants and commercial manufacturing. Once a food ...
Seidman Ernest G - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To discuss current therapeutic modalities for cow's milk allergy and its prevention. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY SELECTION: The sources of data include original clinical studies carried out at Ste. Justine Hospital, as well as a systematic search of the published English and French language scientific literature restricted to human ...
Zeiger Robert S - - 2003
Food allergy afflicts an increasing number of infants and children and is associated with both clinical and familial burdens. To help lessen this burden, the Nutritional Committees from the American Academy of Pediatrics and jointly the European Society for Pediatric Allergology and Clinical Immunology and the European Society for Pediatric ...
Al-Muhsen Saleh - - 2003
Peanut allergy accounts for the majority of severe food-related allergic reactions. It tends to present early in life, and affected individuals generally do not outgrow it. In highly sensitized people, trace quantities can induce an allergic reaction. In this review, we will discuss the prevalence, clinical characteristics, diagnosis, natural history ...
Buard A - - 2003
MicroGARD(R) 200 is a fermented dextrose product used to extend food shelf-life by inhibiting spoilage due to Gram-negative bacteria, selected yeast and molds. The present studies were conducted to evaluate the safety of this food ingredient for determination of GRAS status. MicroGARD 200 was subjected to a bacterial reverse mutation ...
Schwab D - - 2003
OBJECTIVES AND DESIGN: To compare clinical data and histamine metabolism of patients with collagenous colitis with those of food allergy. METHODS: In 17 patients with collagenous colitis, clinical findings (diarrhoea, abdominal pain) were recorded. Plasma (for histamine) and 12-h-urine (for histamine and n-methylhistamine, all measured by RIA) were collected during ...
André Françoise - - 2003
Although frequently reported as an aetiology for chronic angioneurotic oedema or urticaria, food allergy is often a diagnosis proposed in the absence of more convincing evidence, as illustrated by the disappointing results of eviction regimens. We report a series of women with an initial diagnosis of food allergy, but in ...
Nguyen Anh Dai K - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Allergic reactions to peanut and tree nuts can present as upper airway obstruction. OBJECTIVE: To increase awareness that food allergy should be considered in the differential diagnosis of upper airway obstruction in children. METHODS: We report an allergic reaction to cashew that was initially misdiagnosed as foreign body aspiration. ...
Tryphonas Helen - - 2003
Respiratory allergy and allergy to foods continue to be important health issues. There is evidence to indicate that the incidence of food allergy around the world is on the rise. Current estimates indicate that approximately 5% of young children and 1-2% of adults suffer from true food allergy (Kagan 2003). ...
Arora Deepa - - 2003
Food allergy being a common health problem needs attention. The experience of Ayurveda can be utilized to accelerate our understanding and management of food allergies and related phenomenon like allergic tension fatigue syndrome, intolerance and indigestion associated with certain foods. Prevention of food allergies by carefully selecting the foods in ...
Kagan Rhoda Sheryl - - 2003
Food allergy affects between 5% and 7.5% of children and between 1% and 2% of adults. The greater prevalence of food allergy in children reflects both the increased predisposition of children to develop food allergies and the development of immunologic tolerance to certain foods over time. Immunoglobulin (Ig) E-mediated food ...
Patriarca G - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The possibility of inducing oral desensitization in patients with food allergy is still controversial and no standardized programmes are yet available. AIM: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of oral desensitization in patients with allergy induced by the most common food allergens. METHODS: Fifty-nine patients with food allergy underwent ...
Marsh K J - - 2003
The effect of two plant secondary metabolites, tannins and formylated phloroglucinol compounds (FPCs), on the intake of Eucalyptus foliage by common ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) and common brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) was studied. We manipulated the amount of tannin that was free to bind with protein by coating foliage with polyethylene ...
Lykavieris Panayotis - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The authors report on their experience with food-induced angioedema in tacrolimus-immunosuppressed pediatric liver recipients. METHODS: Among 121 children treated with tacrolimus after liver transplantation, those who presented with angioedema are reported. RESULTS: Twelve children (10%) experienced angioedema related to food allergy while on tacrolimus. Mean ages at transplantation and ...
Nakamura Jean L - - 2003
PURPOSE: To quantitatively compare intensity-modulated radiosurgery (IMRS) using 3-mm mini-multileaf collimation with gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) plans for irregularly shaped skull base lesions in direct proximity to organs at risk (OAR). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ten challenging skull base lesions originally treated with GKRS were selected for comparison with IMRS using ...
Kelsay Kim - - 2003
Food allergies may impact the emotions of patients through both direct and indirect mechanisms. Direct mechanisms include the effects on the central nervous system from biologic mediators released during an allergic reaction to food. Indirect mechanisms include the stress of coping with a food allergy--for example, food preparation and avoidance--as ...
Sackesen C - - 2003
Food allergy (hypersensitivity) is a form of adverse food reaction caused by an immunological response to a particular food. IgE-mediated food allergy is responsible for most immediate-type food-induced hypersensitivity reactions. The prevalence of food allergy in the general population, not including oral allergy syndrome, is about 1-2%. While adults might ...
Silverman Howard Scott - - 2003
The serine- and threonine-rich tandem repeat (TR) units that make up the characteristic feature of mucin glycoproteins are often polymorphic with substantial genetic variation in TR number. The precise effect of TR number on O-glycosylation is not fully understood, although the TR number of several mucins may be associated with ...
Høst Arne - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this review is to discuss the clinical features, diagnosis, natural history, and prognosis of cow's milk allergy in early childhood and its relationship to development of inhalant allergies. DATA SOURCES: A review of 229 PubMed (National Library of Medicine) articles on cow's milk allergy (CMPA) ...
Helm Ricki M - - 2002
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The focus of this review will be on recent animal models of food allergy. Animal models are being used to investigate underlying mechanisms of IgE-mediated disease and for prophylactic/intervention therapies to treat allergic disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Considerable advances have been made in the dosage and use of ...
De Mita - - 2003
Vertebrate proteasomes are structurally heterogeneous, consisting of both "constitutive" (or "standard") proteasomes and "immunoproteasomes." Constitutive proteasomes contain three ubiquitously expressed catalytic subunits, Delta (beta 1), Z (beta 2), and X (beta 5), whereas immunoproteasomes contain three interferon-gamma-inducible catalytic subunits, LMP2 (beta 1i), MECL (beta 2i), and LMP7 (beta 5i). We ...
Rurgkhum Saranya - - 2002
A preliminary study of factor IX coagulant activity (FIX:C) for determining hemophilia B carriers was conducted at the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital in Bangkok. Twenty-eight females (8 obligate, 20 potential carriers) from 17 hemophilia B families were enrolled in the study. Additionally, 25 normal females were ...
Christie Lynn - - 2002
OBJECTIVES: To identify if specific food allergies, elimination diets, or other variables associated with food allergies have an impact on the growth and nutrient intake of children with food allergies. DESIGN: Measurements of height, weight, and body mass index were used to determine potential growth problems. Estimates of energy and ...
Kimber Ian - - 2002
Food allergy is an important health issue. The estimated prevalence among adults in Western Europe is thought to be between 1 and 2%, with the frequency in infants being greater (approximately 5%). Most confirmed food allergies are associated with a relatively limited range of produce, including cow's milk, eggs, tree ...
Moneret-Vautrin D A - - 2002
The necessity to optimise the management of atopic dermatitis of infants needs knowledge of three components: increase of prevalence, extreme frequency of food allergy and increase in the frequency of the syndrome of multiple allergies, that frequently develops into asthmatic disease. Management of DA in infancy (first year of life) ...
Steele John C - - 2002
Steele, Richardson and Olszweski in 1964 described a distinctive clinical and pathological entity they called progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). Now on Guadeloupe in the Carribbean French West Indies, Caparros-Lefebvre is identifying many patients with similar clinical and histological features. Others have a clinical syndrome of atypical parkinsonism that resembles the ...
Khan Seema - - 2002
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is an important esophageal disorder with distinct clinicopathologic features, and the condition is associated with a high prevalence of food allergies and atopy. In the past decade, we have improved our ability to recognize the phenotype of EE, but our ability to treat EE effectively remains limited ...
Denneny James C JC - - 2002
Otorrhea is the result of several pathologic conditions of the ear, including bacterial, fungal, and viral acute external otitis (AOE), acute otitis media with perforation (AOM), posttympanostomy tube otorrhea (PTTO), and chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM). The significant differences among these conditions necessitate a thorough knowledge of the pathogenesis of ...
Santamaría S - - 2002
The selection of foals as future showjumpers remains a subjective process based on qualitative parameters; and hence, frequently suffers from disparity in the criteria used by experts in the field. A detailed biomechanical description of foals while jumping would be most helpful in providing a better basis for the accurate ...
Buerk Bruce M - - 2002
PURPOSE: To report confocal microscopy findings of a patient with multiple myeloma crystalline keratopathy and the response to treatment. METHODS: Confocal microscopy images of the cornea were taken OU and the corneal crystals analyzed using the Cell Counter software. RESULTS: Numerous hyperreflective globules 6-11 nm in size were located within ...
McAdam T K - - 2002
The pattern of glove perforation using hollow needles is unknown and the incidence, using sensitive electronic methods has not been described. We wished to identify the glove perforation rate following the use of hollow needles in our Emergency Department. Two hundred and eighty-nine gloves were collected over three months. These ...
Karunananthan Christine G - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Auriculotemporal syndrome (AS) is an uncommon disorder that may present with facial erythema with chewing food. METHODS: We report a patient referred to an allergist to rule out allergy as a reason for food-associated bilateral facial flushing. She was subsequently found to have bilateral AS. RESULTS: The symptoms of ...
Tomaru Akiko - - 2002
Although starvation is considered one of the most important induces of ciliate encystment, its nature has been unclear. Euplotes is a well-known ciliate genus, but the relationship in Euplotes between encystment and food has not been reported. The encystment of Euplotes elegans is facilitated when it is transferred to Chalkley's ...
Al-Shahi Rustam - - 2002
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine intraobserver and interobserver agreement in the characterization of brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) angioarchitecture on intra-arterial digital subtraction angiograms. METHODS: Five experienced interventional neuroradiologists independently reviewed 40 anonymized angiograms obtained at the time of first-ever AVM diagnosis. The allocation of the films to observers was balanced ...
Thomas Stephen - - 2002
A laboratory-based study undertaken to examine the effect of confinement in net bags upon the feeding mechanisms and growth rate of maggots of Lucilia sericata showed that free-range maggots survived better and grew significantly faster than maggots in bags (P<0.005). In a separate study it was also demonstrated that maggots ...
Moneret-Vautrin D A - - 2002
The Allergo-vigilance Network including 200 French allergologists and 28 European ones, has three objectives: to index the cases of lethal or prelethal anaphylaxis, to evaluate the prevalence of food allergies, clinical pictures and allergens, and to implement the post-marketing surveillance of the allergic risk of novel foods. The first survey ...
Buchanan Bob B - - 2002
Research during the past decade has shown the dog to be an excellent model for human food allergies. Humans and dogs share many of the same allergies to foods. Furthermore, the dog model shows clinical symptoms typical of humans, that is, both experience vomiting and diarrhea. Present results suggest that ...
Bhat K - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal symptoms are often due to functional disorders. Many individuals with abdominal symptoms believe they are allergic to or intolerant of various foods. AIM: To assess whether self-reported allergy is linked to a subsequent functional or organic diagnosis. METHODS: One thousand new patients attending a district hospital gastroenterology clinic ...
Sicherer Scott H - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Peanut allergy is common, potentially severe, and there has been a recent surge in clinical investigation of this important food allergen. OBJECTIVE: To provide the reader with a clinically oriented update on peanut allergy. DATA SOURCES: English language articles were selected from PubMed searches (search terms: peanut allergy, food ...
Ayatollahi S M T - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalences of migraine and tension-type headache in teenaged girls attending schools in Shiraz (southern Iran). BACKGROUND: Studies of headache prevalence are numerous, and findings have varied according to the specific population and region involved. No data are available regarding headache prevalence among Iranian teenagers. METHODS: A ...
Järvikivi Juhani - - 2002
A series of four visual-visual priming experiments investigates the role of bound stem allomorphs in the representation and processing of Finnish case inflected nouns. Niemi et al. (1994) and Laine et al. (1994) argue that Finnish nouns are parsed into stem and affix in reception and that the bound stem ...
Moneret-Vautrin D A - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Spices originate in various botanical families: Apiaceae, Lamiaceae, Lauraceae, Leguminosae, Liliaceae, Myristicaceae, Myrtaceae, Piperaceae, Solanaceae, Zingiberaceae.... METHODOLOGY: Prick-tests to native spices have been carried out in patients suspected of food allergies to spices. The CICBAA data bank includes 589 cases of food allergies, a part of which has benefited ...
Hanrath Monique - - 2002
To describe a technique for laparoscopic cryptorchidectomy in standing horses using electrosurgical instrumentation. Retrospective clinical study. Ten horses, 1 to 7 years of age, with unilaterally or bilaterally retained testes. Food was withheld for a minimum of 12 to 24 hours. Horses were sedated using xylazine hydrochloride (0.5 to 1 ...
Pulec Jack L - - 2002
This is a preliminary report of a new method of treating otolaryngic allergy with enzyme-potentiated desensitization (EPD). The nature of EPD and its use in otolaryngology are described. Thirty-six patients have been treated and followed in a private medical practice since February 1997. This article reviews the clinical features of ...
Patriarca Giampiero - - 2002
Two clinical reports dealing with subcutaneous desensitization to latex are available, but these treatments were reported to have significant side effects. To investigate an alternative method for latex desensitization, we present five cases of immunoglobulin E-mediated latex allergy in which a specific desensitization was successfully performed by means of an ...
Fahrenholz John - - 2002
Although many emerging therapies demonstrate theoretical and practical promise, strict elimination of the allergenic food remains the only proven therapy for food hypersensitivity. Given such therapeutic limitations, accurate diagnosis and thorough patient education are critical for proper management. This is particularly important for individuals with anaphylactic potential, as food allergy ...
Hourihane J O - - 2002
Food allergies are increasing in prevalence and as a disease burden throughout the world, however they seem to increasingly affect countries with a formerly low prevalence. Consideration and diagnosis of food allergies are important as it has ramifications that affect a child's diet, care at school and home and is ...
Molad Y - - 2002
Systemic lupus erythematosus-associated irreversible organ/system damage was previously associated with various clinical and demographic features. We analysed the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics/American College of Rheumatology Damage Index (SLICC/ACR DI) in a cohort of 151 Israeli patients followed for a mean (+/- s.d.) period of 45.7 +/- 37.4 months. Mean ...
Tsuda Koji - - 2002
Kernel methods such as support vector machines require a kernel function between objects to be defined a priori. Several works have been done to derive kernels from probability distributions, e.g., the Fisher kernel. However, a general methodology to design a kernel is not fully developed. We propose a reasonable way ...
Sicherer S H - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Food allergy affects >6% of children, but the impact of this disease on health-related quality of life has not been well studied. METHODS: Parental perceptions of physical and psychosocial functioning were measured with the Children's Health Questionnaire (CHQ-PF50). This tool and an additional allergy-related questionnaire were sent to 400 ...
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