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BACKGROUND Bilastine is a novel nonsedative H(1)-receptor antagonist, which may be used for the symptomatic treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria (CU). The aim of this study was to compare the clinical efficacy and safety of bilastine 20 mg vs levocetirizine 5 mg and placebo in CU patients with moderate-to-severe symptoms. METHODS Overall 525 male and(More)
This randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, international, dose-ranging study investigated the effect of treatment with rupatadine 5, 10 and 20 mg once daily for 4 weeks on symptoms and interference with daily activities and sleep in 12-65 years-old patients with moderate-to-severe chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU). Rupatadine 10 and(More)
We report a 34-year-old man diagnosed with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) or histiocytosis X in 1980. He had multiple focal osseous lesions, difficult control of the disease activity and was treated many times with chemo- and radiotherapy for symptomatic control. His kidney disease started 20 years after the diagnosis with progressive renal failure and(More)
BACKGROUND Soybean hulls (SHs) cause respiratory allergies. This study investigates the allergenicity of soybean varieties (SVs) by in vivo and in vitro tests. METHODS Ten SVs were studied: (a) five with a proved clinical relevance (SVs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), the last four with a 'dull' phenotype; (b) five of undetermined relevance, three of them (SVs 6, 7, 8)(More)
Absorption of energy and IgG at birth from colostrum may improve survival and immune competency of newborn piglets. Adequate intake of colostrum may be difficult for piglets due to low birth weight, birth order, or viability. This study was designed to evaluate orally fed colostrum supplements with different energy sources and IgG from porcine plasma on(More)
This interdisciplinary paper summarizes the news in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic urticaria (CU), and provides concepts, definitions and evidence-based suggestions for its management. Urticaria occurs in at least 20% of the population at some point in their lives. Acute urticaria (less than 6 weeks' duration), differs from CU in its etiology, but(More)
The purpose of this study was to correlate soybean dust (SD) exposure, skin reactivity to soybean hull (SH) allergens, and symptoms of asthma and/or allergic rhinitis. A group of 365 subjects with asthma and/or allergic rhinitis and a control group of 50 individuals without respiratory symptoms were studied. The level of exposure to SD is defined as(More)
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