Evelyn Xiu Ling Loo

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BACKGROUND NSAID intolerance is not uncommon. Etoricoxib, a cox-2 inhibitor NSAID, has been shown to be a safe alternative in these patients. This study aims to determine the rate of NSAID intolerant patients who are able to tolerate etoricoxib without adverse reactions. METHODS This study analyzed charts and electronic databases of all patients referred(More)
BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis (AD) has been highlighted as a likely first step in the 'atopic march', emphasizing the need to define predisposing factors. METHODS We evaluated AD risk factors and phenotypes in an Asian mother-offspring cohort . We defined three phenotypes of doctor-diagnosed AD based on the time of onset of the disease: early AD occurring(More)
Studies have suggested that selective microbial targets prevail in the fecal microbiota of infants with eczema. This study evaluated the composition of fecal microbiota of infants who developed eczema in the first 5 years of life and compared these with those of healthy controls. Children who developed eczema in the first 2 years, those with eczema at 5(More)
INTRODUCTION From a birth cohort of at-risk Asian infants, we prospectively investigated the role of early onset allergen sensitization and clinical phenotypes as risk factors for atopic disorders at the age of 5 years. METHODS AND MATERIALS The study recruited 253 families with a history of allergic disease in a first degree relative from an antenatal(More)
BACKGROUND Immune responses in allergic diseases begin with allergen sensitization, which usually occurs in childhood. Allergen sensitization involves a complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors, and sensitization patterns may change with age. OBJECTIVE To determine the predictors of allergen sensitization in the first 3 years of life in the(More)
BACKGROUND Sublingual immunotherapy in patients with allergic rhinitis sensitised to house dust mites is safe, but its efficacy is controversial and sublingual immunotherapy with Blomia tropicalis has not yet been studied. This study sought to evaluate the efficacy of sublingual immunotherapy with house dust mite extract in children and adults with house(More)
Urban, poor Filipino women tend to delay seeking care for tuberculosis (TB), which increases their risk for morbidity and mortality. We interviewed 13 women and conducted three focus group discussions to characterize their TB care seeking pathways and identify the barriers and facilitators that influence care seeking at multiple levels. The quality of(More)