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Immunotherapy for patients with persistent allergic rhinitis unsatisfied with free chronic pharmacotherapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16750119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Chronic pharmacotherapy is recommended to patients with persistent moderate-severe (PM-S) allergic rhinitis (AR). The cost of pharmacotherapy is the main barrier to achieve symptoms control.
AIMS OF THE STUDY: To determine the benefits of mite subcutaneous immunotherapy (SIT) in patients with PM-S AR not satisfied with chronic pharmacotherapy received free of charge.
METHODS: Open study with seven (7) patients with PM-S AR not satisfied with chronic pharmacotherapy. Prior to enrollment patients had received monthly for more than five months and free of charge, optimal pharmacotherapy. We compared, off pharmacotherapy, symptoms and quality of life (QOL) before and during SIT.
RESULTS: Mite SIT improved nasal symptoms, non nasal symptoms and QOL. Off pharmacotherapy patients reported adequate control of symptoms and were satisfied.
CONCLUSIONS: Not all patients with PM-S AR are satisfied with chronic pharmacotherapy, even if medication is received free of charge. SIT control symptoms and satisfies patients with PM-S AR unsatisfied with free chronic pharmacotherapy.
José E Gereda Solari; Juan Loo; Antonio Felices; Jorge Casas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Allergologia et immunopathologia     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0301-0546     ISO Abbreviation:  Allergol Immunopathol (Madr)     Publication Date:    2006 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-05     Completed Date:  2006-10-31     Revised Date:  2014-07-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370073     Medline TA:  Allergol Immunopathol (Madr)     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  102-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Allergic Agents / economics,  therapeutic use
Antigens, Dermatophagoides / therapeutic use
Budesonide / economics,  therapeutic use
Cetirizine / economics,  therapeutic use
Desensitization, Immunologic* / economics
Drug Costs
Insurance Coverage
Insurance, Pharmaceutical Services
Loratadine / economics,  therapeutic use
Patient Satisfaction
Pregnadienediols / economics,  therapeutic use
Prospective Studies
Pyroglyphidae / immunology
Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial / drug therapy,  therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Allergic Agents; 0/Antigens, Dermatophagoides; 0/Pregnadienediols; 51333-22-3/Budesonide; 7AJO3BO7QN/Loratadine; 83919-23-7/mometasone furoate; YO7261ME24/Cetirizine

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