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Epidemiologic characterization of 30 confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in Hangzhou, China
Conclusions: Most of the infected were retired individuals aged 60 years or older. Men made the majority. The cases are sporadic at present, with no evidence of human-to-human transmission. Exposures to poultry and live poultry markets may be important sources of infection. (Source: Epidemiologic Perspectives and Innovations)
Source: Epidemiologic Perspectives and Innovations - March 31, 2014 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Hua DingLi XieZhou SunQing-Jun KaoRen-Jie HuangXu-Hui YangChun-ping HuangYuan-Yuan WenJing-Cao PanXiao-Ying PuTao JinXiao-Hong ZhouLin ZhengJian LiFeng-Juan Wang Source Type: research

IL3 rs40401 polymorphism and interaction with smoking in risk of asthma in Japanese women: the Kyushu Okinawa Maternal and Child Health Study
This study suggests that IL3 SNP rs40401 is significantly associated with the risk of asthma in young adult Japanese women and reveals that the combination of ever smoking and having the CC genotype of IL3 SNP rs40401 is significantly positively associated with asthma. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology - March 31, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Yoshihiro Miyake, Keiko Tanaka, Masashi Arakawa Tags: Human Immunology Source Type: research

Pooled safety analysis of calcipotriol plus betamethasone dipropionate gel for the treatment of psoriasis on the body and scalp
The objective was to perform a large‐scale assessment of tolerability of fixed combination gel (Cal/BD). Analysis was performed on pooled 8‐week safety data from nine clinical trials evaluating once‐daily Cal/BD treatment of scalp (n = 6) and body (n = 3) psoriasis. Pharmacovigilance data were also assessed. Patients were treated with Cal/BD [n = 1953 (scalp), n = 824 (body)], betamethasone dipropionate gel (BD; n = 1214, n = 562), calcipotriol gel (Cal; n = 979, n = 175), gel vehicle (VEH; n = 173, n = 226), calcipotriol scalp solution [n = 104 (scalp only)] and tacalcitol ointment [TAC; n = ...
Source: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology - March 31, 2014 Category: Dermatology Authors: K. Kragballe, P. Kerkhof Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

mAChRs activation induces epithelial-mesenchymal transition on lung epithelial cells
Conclusions: Our findings for the first time indicated that mAChR activation, perhaps via M1 and M3 mAChR, induced lung epithelial cells to undergo EMT and provided insights into novel therapeutic strategies for airway diseases in which lung remodeling occurs. (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Latest articles)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Latest articles - March 31, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kai YangYun SongYa-Bing TangZu-Peng XuWei ZhouLi-Na HouLiang ZhuZhi-Hua YuHong-Zhuan ChenYong-Yao Cui Source Type: research

Pattern of neurological disease seen among patients admitted in tertiary care hospital
Background: Neurologic disorders are not uncommon at in patient departments of different hospitals. We have conducted the study to see the pattern and burden of neurologic disorders at different inpatient departments of a tertiary care centre.Methodology: This retrospective observational study was carried out from the records and referral notes of neurology department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) from July 2011 to June 2012. A total 335 patients were evaluated by consultant neurologists during this period.Result: Majority of the patients (59.7%) presented after the age of forty years. The mean age at presentati...
Source: Epidemiologic Perspectives and Innovations - March 31, 2014 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Rajib Nayan ChowdhuryA T HasanYusuf Ur RahmanShafikul Islam KhanAhmed Riyad HussainShamim Ahsan Source Type: research

Hypoglossal nerve dysfunction and sleep-disordered breathing after stroke
Conclusions: Acute ischemic stroke patients have a high prevalence of hypoglossal nerve dysfunction. Further studies are needed to explore whether hypoglossal nerve dysfunction may be a cause or consequence of SDB in stroke patients and whether this association can provide further insight into the pathophysiology of SDB in this population. (Source: Neurology)
Source: Neurology - March 31, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Brown, D. L., Chervin, R. D., Wolfe, J., Hughes, R., Concannon, M., Lisabeth, L. D., Gruis, K. L. Tags: All Cerebrovascular disease/Stroke, Sleep apnea, All clinical neurophysiology, EMG ARTICLE Source Type: research

Prematurity Reduces Functional Adaptation to Intestinal Resection in Piglets.
Conclusion: Studies on intestinal adaptation after resection are feasible in both preterm and term piglets, but intensive clinical support is required when rearing preterm piglets with SBS. Physiological instability and immaturity of the intestine may explain the fact that immediate adaptation after resection is reduced in preterm vs term neonates. PMID: 24687966 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JPEN Journal Of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition)
Source: JPEN Journal Of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition - March 31, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Aunsholt L, Thymann T, Qvist N, Sigalet D, Husby S, Sangild PT Tags: JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr Source Type: research

NF-κB inhibition reduces lung vascular lumen obliteration in severe pulmonary hypertension in rats.
Abstract Nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and interleukin-6 (IL-6), a NF-κB downstream mediator, play a central role in the inflammatory response of tissues. We aimed to determine the role of the classical NF-κB pathway in severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) induced by SU5416 and chronic hypoxia (SuHx) in rats. Tissue samples from patients with idiopathic PAH (iPAH) and control subjects were investigated. SuHx rats were treated from days 1-3, 1-21 and 29-42 with the NF-κB inhibitor pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) and/or from days 1-21 with anti-IL-6 antibody. Nuclear staining for NF-κB, an indicator of t...
Source: Am J Respir Cell Mol... - March 31, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Farkas D, Alhussaini AA, Kraskauskas D, Kraskauskiene V, Cool CD, Nicolls MR, Natarajan R, Farkas L Tags: Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol Source Type: research

Unusual cause of fatal anthrax meningitis.
We report the case of fatal anthrax meningoencephalitis in the province of Muş located in eastern Anatolia, Turkey. The organism isolated from cerebrospinal fluid was identified as Bacillus anthracis. The patient was treated with crystallized penicillin G (24 MU/day IV) and ciprofloxacin (2 × 400/day IV), but died 5 days after hospitalization. Although it is a rare case, we consider that the patients who have skin, respiratory and neurological systems might also have hemorrhagic meningitis. PMID: 24678752 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology)
Source: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology - March 31, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Parlak E, Parlak M, Atli SB Tags: Cutan Ocul Toxicol Source Type: research

Cutaneous anthrax in Southeast Anatolia of Turkey.
Conclusion: Although the prevalence of anthrax is a decreasing worldwide, it remains a significant problem in developing countries. Rapid identification of the signs and symptoms of cutaneous anthrax is essential for effective treatment. Early supportive treatment and appropriate antimicrobial measures are necessary to address this potentially life-threatening disease. PMID: 24678748 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology)
Source: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology - March 31, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Tekin R, Sula B, Devecı O, Tekin A, Bozkurt F, Ucmak D, Kaya S, Bekcibasi M, Erkan ME, Ayaz C, Hosoglu S Tags: Cutan Ocul Toxicol Source Type: research

Intranasal immunization protects against Acinetobacter baumannii-associated pneumonia in mice.
Abstract Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii has become an important causative agent of healthcare associated infections. Hospital- and community-acquired pneumonia is the most common clinical manifestation of A. baumannii infection worldwide and is often associated with high mortality. Most experimental vaccine studies to date have evaluated vaccines against systemic A. baumannii infections following systemic immunization. We recently demonstrated that a mouse model of respiratory A. baumannii infection using the strain LAC-4 results in disease progression that is similar to that observed in humans. Here w...
Source: Vaccine - March 31, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Kuolee R, Harris G, Yan H, Xu HH, Conlan WJ, Patel GB, Chen W Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research

Inadequate mito-biogenesis in primary dermal fibroblasts from old humans is associated with impairment of PGC1A-independent stimulation.
We report on a systematic study of human dermal fibroblasts retrieved from female donors aged 20-67 years and analysed ex vivo at low population doubling precluding replicative senescence. According to gene set enrichment analysis of genome wide array data, the most prominent age-associated change of the transcriptome was decreased expression of mitochondrial genes. Consistent with that, mitochondrial content and cell proliferation declined with donor age. This was associated with upregulation of AMP-dependent protein kinase (AMPK), increased mRNA levels of PPARγ-coactivator 1α (PGC1A) and decreased levels of NAD(+)-depe...
Source: Experimental Gerontology - March 31, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Kalfalah F, Sobek S, Bornholz B, Götz-Rösch C, Tigges J, Fritsche E, Krutmann J, Körer K, Deenen R, Ohse S, Boerries M, Busch H, Boege F Tags: Exp Gerontol Source Type: research

Recommendations of diagnosis and treatment of pleural effusion. Update.
Abstract Although during the last few years there have been several important changes in the diagnostic or therapeutic methods, pleural effusion is still one of the diseases that the respiratory specialist have to evaluate frequently. The aim of this paper is to update the knowledge about pleural effusions, rather than to review the causes of pleural diseases exhaustively. These recommendations have a longer extension for the subjects with a direct clinical usefulness, but a slight update of other pleural diseases has been also included. Among the main scientific advantages are included the thoracic ultrasonography...
Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia - March 31, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Villena Garrido V, Cases Viedma E, Fernández Villar A, de Pablo Gafas A, Pérez Rodríguez E, Porcel Pérez JM, Rodríguez Panadero F, Ruiz Martínez C, Salvatierra Velázquez A, Valdés Cuadrado L Tags: Arch Bronconeumol Source Type: research

Leukemic Pleural Effusion: Diagnostic Approach and Controversies in Pleurodesis.
PMID: 24698395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia)
Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia - March 31, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Morell-García D, Bauça JM, López Andrade B Tags: Arch Bronconeumol Source Type: research

Geriatric multidimensional assessment for elderly patients with acute respiratory diseases.
We describe the typical context of frailty in which acute illnesses frequently present in frail elderly patients and, in particular, the relationship between comorbidity, disability and frailty. We also report the current knowledge about frailty theories and we focus on the "atypical" presentation of many acute illnesses. Major attention is devoted on delirium and on mobility impairment, two of the most common atypical symptoms of elderly frail subjects. Finally we describe the evidence on the comprehensive geriatric assessment, i.e., the method that is required to identify and understand the ultimate needs of elderly comp...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - March 31, 2014 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Bellelli G, Bruni A, Malerba M, Mazzone A, Aliberti S, Pesci A, Annoni G Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Ropivacaine via trans-cricothyroid membrane injection inhibits the extubation response in patients undergoing surgery for maxillary and mandibular fractures.
Abstract Extubation response can lead to cardiovascular and respiratory complications. Here, we aimed to evaluate the effect of ropivacaine injected via the trans-cricothyroid membrane on the extubation response. This prospective, double-blind, randomized study included 70 patients classified as American Society of Anesthesiologists status I-II, who required general anesthesia with nasotracheal intubation for maxillary and mandibular fracture surgery; patients were divided into the ropivacaine (20 mg) and dicaine (20 mg) groups. Both groups were injected via the trans-cricothyroid membrane. Mean arterial pressure (...
Source: Genetics and Molecular Research - March 30, 2014 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Gao W, Xi JH, Ju NY, Cui GX Tags: Genet Mol Res Source Type: research

Grass pollen allergens globally; the contribution of subtropical grasses to burden of allergic respiratory diseases
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical and Experimental Allergy)
Source: Clinical and Experimental Allergy - March 30, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Janet M Davies Tags: Invited Review Source Type: research

Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor Reverses Aberrant Mitochondrial Bioenergetics Through the JAK/STAT Pathway in Cultured Sensory Neurons Derived from Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rodents.
Abstract Mitochondrial dysfunction occurs in sensory neurons and contributes to diabetic neuropathy. Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) stimulates axon regeneration in type 1 diabetic rodents and prevents deficits in axonal caliber, nerve conduction, and thermal sensation. We tested the hypothesis that CNTF enhances sensory neuron function in diabetes through JAK/STAT (Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcription) signaling to normalize impaired mitochondrial bioenergetics. The effect of CNTF on gene expression and neurite outgrowth of cultured adult dorsal root ganglia (DRG) sensory neurons deri...
Source: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology - March 30, 2014 Category: Cytology Authors: Chowdhury SR, Saleh A, Akude E, Smith DR, Morrow D, Tessler L, Calcutt NA, Fernyhough P Tags: Cell Mol Neurobiol Source Type: research

Pulmonary complications of connective tissue disease.
PMID: 24668531 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Respiratory Care)
Source: Respiratory Care - March 29, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Antin-Ozerkis D, Swigris J Tags: Semin Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

High-resolution computed tomography of the pulmonary manifestations of connective tissue diseases.
Abstract Pulmonary disease is common in patients with connective tissue disease (CTD) and confers significant morbidity and mortality. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) provides considerable information regarding the distribution and severity of thoracic disease in CTD. Different anatomical compartments of the lung can be simultaneously affected in a given individual. Furthermore, lung injury may not be solely related to the underlying CTD, but may be caused by treatment or infections. Finally, the risk of developing cancer is increased in patients with certain CTDs. In this review, the HRCT manifestations...
Source: Respiratory Care - March 29, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jacob J, Nair A, Hansell DM Tags: Semin Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Cross-disciplinary collaboration in connective tissue disease-related lung disease.
Abstract Lung disease is a common manifestation of connective tissue disease (CTD) and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The evaluation of lung disease, and interstitial lung disease (ILD) in particular, in patients with CTD is complex because of the heterogeneity of the CTDs, the varied types and degrees of severity of ILD encountered, and because ILD can be identified at any point in time in these patients. Cross-disciplinary, thorough evaluations are needed when CTD patients develop ILD or when evaluating ILD patients for the presence of occult CTD. Determining that ILD is associated with a...
Source: Respiratory Care - March 29, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Fischer A, Richeldi L Tags: Semin Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis.
Abstract Despite many unanswered questions regarding the pathogenesis of interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis (SSc-ILD) and the lack of accurate epidemiological risk factors, there have been major advances in the identification and prognostic evaluation of SSc-ILD. The evaluation of disease severity is a multidisciplinary exercise, requiring the integration of pulmonary function tests, high-resolution computed tomography data, and symptomatic severity and these factors all need to be considered in the detection of disease progression. Except in a minority of patients with reversible inflammatory disease,...
Source: Respiratory Care - March 29, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Wells AU, Margaritopoulos GA, Antoniou KM, Denton C Tags: Semin Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Pulmonary pathology in connective tissue disease.
Abstract A significant proportion of patients with autoimmune connective tissue disease (CTD) show lung involvement that results in clinical interstitial lung disease (ILD). Surgical lung biopsy is helpful for diagnosis of CTD-ILD in many cases. In this review, we discuss the histologic manifestations of different types of CTD-ILD, focusing on patterns of disease and their differential diagnoses. Acquired autoimmune connective tissue diseases will be covered in this review, while lung involvement in vasculitides, heritable connective tissue disorders, and drug-induced CTD-like conditions will not be discussed. ...
Source: Respiratory Care - March 29, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Urisman A, Jones KD Tags: Semin Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Biomarkers in connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease.
This article reviews major biomarkers in serum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) with respect to their diagnostic and prognostic value in connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD). In some CTD such as systemic sclerosis (SSc), the incidence of ILD is up to two-third of patients, and currently ILD represents the leading cause of death in SSc. Because of the extremely variable incidence and outcome of ILD in CTD, progress in the discovery and validation of biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis, patients' subtyping, response to treatment, or as surrogate endpoints in clinical trials is extre...
Source: Respiratory Care - March 29, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Bonella F, Costabel U Tags: Semin Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Pulmonary manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus.
Abstract Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic inflammatory disease, characterized serologically by an autoantibody response to nucleic antigens, and clinically by injury and/or malfunction in any organ system. During their disease course, up to 50% of SLE patients will develop lung disease. Pulmonary manifestations of SLE include pleuritis (with or without effusion), inflammatory and fibrotic forms of interstitial lung disease, alveolar hemorrhage, shrinking lung syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, airways disease, and thromboembolic disease. Two major themes inform our understanding of SLE-associated pul...
Source: Respiratory Care - March 29, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Mittoo S, Fell CD Tags: Semin Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Pulmonary manifestations of polymyositis/dermatomyositis.
Abstract The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies are a group of connective tissue diseases marked by varying degrees of muscle inflammation and clinical involvement of multiple organs, most notably, the lung. Pulmonary manifestations consist primarily of interstitial lung disease (ILD), which is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in myositis patients. Several myositis-specific antibodies have been discovered, as well as antibodies targeting various aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase enzymes. These antibodies are associated with various clinical features and a risk for developing ILD, and their presence carri...
Source: Respiratory Care - March 29, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Hallowell RW, Ascherman DP, Danoff SK Tags: Semin Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Rheumatoid arthritis and lung disease: from mechanisms to a practical approach.
Abstract Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common chronic systemic autoimmune disease characterized by joint inflammation and, in a proportion of patients, extra-articular manifestations (EAM). Lung disease, either as an EAM of the disease, related to the drug therapy for RA, or related to comorbid conditions, is the second commonest cause of mortality. All areas of the lung including the pleura, airways, parenchyma, and vasculature may be involved, with interstitial and pleural disease and infection being the most common problems. High-resolution computed tomography of the chest forms the basis of investigation and w...
Source: Respiratory Care - March 29, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Lake F, Proudman S Tags: Semin Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

The use of high-flow nasal oxygen therapy in the management of hypercarbic respiratory failure.
Abstract Hypercarbic respiratory failure, occurring secondary to chronic lung disease, is a frequently encountered problem. These patients present a significant challenge to respiratory and critical care services, as many are unsuitable for mechanical ventilation and most have multiple comorbidities. Recently, noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has become established as the primary modality for respiratory support in this group of patients. Several factors limit patient compliance with NIV, not least comfort and tolerability. A recent innovation in adult critical care is the use of high-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) devices....
Source: Respiratory Care - March 29, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Millar J, Lutton S, O'Connor P Tags: Ther Adv Respir Dis Source Type: research

Adjunctive drug therapies for treatment of respiratory diseases in the newborn: based on evidence or habit?
Abstract Respiratory distress syndrome is a disease of prematurity and is caused by a relative deficiency of endogenous surfactant production. Respiratory distress syndrome is the most common cause of mortality and morbidity in the newborn population and the standard of care is to provide exogenous surfactant therapy. This saves lives and reduces respiratory complications but, despite treatment, a significant proportion of these infants go onto develop chronic lung disease, the severest form of which is bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Once developed, this is a multisystem disease and treatment is mostly supportive by u...
Source: Respiratory Care - March 29, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sinha S, Tin W Tags: Ther Adv Respir Dis Source Type: research

Supportive care for patients with pulmonary complications of connective tissue disease.
This article addresses supportive measures such as supplemental oxygen and pulmonary rehabilitation. Issues related to quality of life, sleep disturbances, and identification of mood disorders are discussed. In addition, we review significant comorbidities, including cardiovascular disease, glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Essential facets of advanced lung disease, including mechanical ventilation, lung transplantation, end-of-life care, and hospice, are covered. PMID: 24668542 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Respiratory Care)
Source: Respiratory Care - March 29, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Gulati M, Antin-Ozerkis D Tags: Semin Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Immunosuppression for connective tissue disease-related pulmonary disease.
This article examines the data underpinning the use of different immunosuppressants in CTD-associated pulmonary disease while highlighting limitations in the existing knowledge base and identifying questions for future clinical study. PMID: 24668541 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Respiratory Care)
Source: Respiratory Care - March 29, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Maher TM Tags: Semin Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Pulmonary involvement in sjögren syndrome.
Abstract Sjögren syndrome (SS) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by lymphocytic inflammation of exocrine glands and a variety of extraglandular sites. Lung involvement as defined by symptoms and either pulmonary function testing or radiographic abnormalities occurs in approximately 10 to 20% of patients. Subclinical lung disease is even more frequent and often includes evidence of small airways disease and airway inflammation. In general, patients will have evidence of both airway and interstitial lung disease by radiographs and pathology. Bronchiolitis and bronchiectasis are the most common airway man...
Source: Respiratory Care - March 29, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kreider M, Highland K Tags: Semin Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Otological findings in pediatric patients with hypogammaglobulinemia.
This study was designed to investigate clinical and paraclinical otological complications in major types of PAD. A cross sectional study was conducted on 55 PAD patients with diagnosis of selective IgA deficiency, common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA), and hyper IgM syndrome. All patients underwent otological examinations, audiometry, and auditory brain stem response. Otological complications were detected in 54.5% of PAD patients. Conductive hearing loss was the main finding amongst PID patients (73.3%) followed by sensorineural hearing loss which was present in 8 cases. Otitis media w...
Source: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - March 29, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tavakol M, Kouhi A, Abolhassani H, Ghajar A, Afarideh M, Shahinpour S, Aghamohammadi A Tags: Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research

Oleaceae pollen allergy and its cross-reactivity in the mediterranean area in the context of globalization.
Abstract Opening frontiers has led in the last two decades to a massive migration of Romanians to Spain and Italy, two countries known to have large areas planted with olives. Romania owns large areas planted with ash forests. Because of cross-reactivity between these two trees belonging to the Oleaceae family and the big allergenic potential of olive pollens, after a number of years of residence in these countries, many Romanians will present allergic respiratory symptoms of rhinitis and asthma, both in the season of olive pollination and ash pollination. PMID: 24659166 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Iranian ...
Source: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - March 29, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Berghi NO Tags: Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research

Distinct regulation of tonsillar immune response in virus infection
ConclusionsTonsillar cytokine expression is closely related to existing viral infections, age, and allergic illnesses and shows distinct clusters between antiviral and immune regulatory genes. (Source: Allergy)
Source: Allergy - March 29, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: T. Jartti, O. Palomares, M. Waris, O. Tastan, R. Nieminen, T. Puhakka, B. Rückert, A. Aab, T. Vuorinen, T. Allander, T. Vahlberg, O. Ruuskanen, M. Akdis, C. A. Akdis Tags: Original Article Source Type: research