Joanna Lange

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BACKGROUND The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) is in the process of developing the EAACI Guidelines for Allergen Immunotherapy (AIT) for the Management of Insect Venom Allergy. We seek to critically assess the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety of AIT in the management of insect venom allergy. METHODS We will(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the study is to systematically evaluate data from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the efficacy of using intrapleural fibrinolytic agents in the treatment of complicated parapneumonic effusions or empyema in children. The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched in July 2009. Four RCTs, involving 194 children,(More)
BACKGROUND The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) is in the process of developing the EAACI Guidelines on Allergen Immunotherapy (AIT) for the management of insect venom allergy. To inform this process, we sought to assess the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety of AIT in the management of insect venom allergy. METHODS We(More)
An anaphylactic reaction due to a Hymenoptera sting is a clinical emergency, and patients, their caregivers as well as all healthcare professionals should be familiar with its recognition and acute management. This consensus report has been prepared by a European expert panel of the EAACI Interest Group of Insect Venom Hypersensitivity. It is targeted at(More)
INTRODUCTION Venom allergy, though rare, may seriously influence health-related quality of life (HRQoL). There is a paucity of research on HRQoL of adolescents and young adults with Hymenoptera venom allergy. The aim was to assess the level of HRQoL and to evaluate its independent predictors in Polish adolescents and young adults treated with venom(More)
BACKGROUND The majority of cases with severe pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) are caused by auto-antibodies against GM-CSF. A multitude of genetic and exogenous causes are responsible for few other cases. Goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of GATA2 deficiency in children and adults with PAP and hematologic disorders. METHODS Of 21(More)
A 4-year-old boy was admitted to a regional hospital with a 2-day history of fever, cough and dyspnea. His past medical history was unremarkable. On admission, the child presented with fever (38.5 ° C) and respiratory distress. The breath sounds were diminished on the left side. The C-reactive protein level and white blood cell count were elevated (5 mg/dl,(More)
BACKGROUND Differences in treatment approach still exist for children after systemic sting reactions. In addition, there are still some doubts about when systemic reactors should be treated with venom immunotherapy (VIT). OBJECTIVE To determine the rate of sting recurrence and natural history of Hymenoptera venom allergy (HVA) in children not treated with(More)
RATIONALE Persistent tachypnea of infancy (PTI) is a specific clinical entity of undefined etiology comprising the two diseases neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy (NEHI) and pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis. The outcome of typical NEHI is favorable. The outcome may be different for patients without a typical NEHI presentation, and thus a lung(More)
UNLABELLED Hymenoptera venom allergy, although rare in children, by its potential fatalities, leads to many psychosocial consequences, influencing quality of life of children and their parents. Aim of this paper is the estimation of health-related quality of life of venom allergic children treated with specific immunotherapy, and their parents. Assessment(More)