Aimee C Welsh

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BACKGROUND Fexofenadine hydrochloride is the active acid metabolite of terfenadine. Fexofenadine's anti-allergic properties require confirmation in a clinical setting. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to characterize the time to onset of clinically important relief of symptoms of allergic rhinitis in subjects taking single doses of either 60 mg or(More)
Methods 55 patients were included in the study; 29 with clinically proven hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, 10 patients with no cardiac disease, and 16 patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy. All underwent cardiac MRI at either 1.5 or 3T (Verio or Espree, Siemens) including contrast using Magnevist (Bayer HealthCare) or Multihance (Bracco Imaging). T1 maps(More)
Methods Patients were referred for cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging prior to LVAD placement. We assessed the association of mortality to pre-LVAD right ventricular end systolic volume index (RVESVI), right ventricular end diastolic volume index (RVEDVI), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) by CMR. Right ventricular stroke work index (RVSWI)(More)
We evaluated the diagnostic parameters (sting rate, venom-specific RAST IgE, venom-specific RAST IgG, venom-specific IgG4, venom-specific skin test) of 224 individuals at risk of honeybee sting, assigned them a level of risk on the basis of a hypothetical risk model, and then sting challenged each subject with a live honeybee. Of the 70 subjects at the(More)
This study is an attempt to determine the role of double-blind food challenge (DBFC) in suspected food sensitivity in the adult as compared wih established tests of food allergy, including the skin test, RAST, and leukocyte histamine release (LHR) to specific food antigens. Twenty-two subjects (ages 18 to 67) with histories of reactions to foods were(More)
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