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Standard skin prick testing and sensitization to inhalant allergens across Europe – a survey from the GA2LEN network *
Skin prick testing (SPT) is the standard method for diagnosing allergic sensitization but is to some extent performed differently in clinical centres across Europe. There would be advantages inExpand
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Human testicular mast cells contain tryptase: increased mast cell number and altered distribution in the testes of infertile men.
OBJECTIVE To determine whether human testicular mast cells contain the potent fibroblast growth factor tryptase and to examine changes in mast cell morphology and intratesticular distribution inExpand
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Evidence for catecholaminergic, neuronlike cells in the adult human testis: changes associated with testicular pathologies.
Neuronlike, catecholaminergic cells expressing tyrosine-hydroxylase (TH) have recently been found in the testis of a nonhuman primate species, the rhesus monkey. We examined whether neuronlike cellsExpand
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Birth of healthy children after intracytoplasmic sperm injection in two couples with male Kartagener's syndrome.
OBJECTIVE To describe two cases in which intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) was successful for patients with infertility due to Kartagener's syndrome. DESIGN Case report. SETTING PrivateExpand
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Effectiveness of LPG® treatment in morphea
Background  The LPG® technique, also known as Endermology® treatment, is a noninvasive technique consisting of a tissue mobilization process in which a skin fold is created between two rollers,Expand
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Association of Urticaria pigmentosa with Café-au-Lait Spots, Neurofibromas and Neurofibroma-Like Neoplasms: A Mere Coincidence?
Background: Urticaria pigmentosa (UP) is characterized by dense aggregates of mast cells in the dermis. There is consistent evidence from the literature that mast cells may play a pathogenetic roleExpand
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Lost needle: a simple search device for the operating room’s floor
Background/AimsNeedle-stick injuries provide a substantial threat in regard to health of victims and may cause extra costs to health systems.Materials and methodsWe report on simple strategies toExpand
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Design of an optimally‐diagnostic skin test solution for diagnosis of sensitivity to timothy grass (Phleum pratense) pollen
Background Although most of the common allergen extracts that are used for diagnosis of type 1 hypersensitivity are now well standardized, this gives no assurance that they are within theExpand
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Codeine caused pruritic scarlatiniform exanthemata: patch test negative but positive to oral provocation test
Sir, Epidermal grafting with suction blisters is used in treatment of stable vitiligo. Previous reports have shown various complications including postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, peripheralExpand
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Safety of Hyposensitization
Specific hyposensitization is a well-established therapy for IgE-mediated allergic rhinitis, asthma bronchiale, and insect venom allergies. In 0.1%-1% of therapies, serious side effects have to beExpand
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