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BACKGROUND We present the results obtained from the largest series of in vitro diagnostic tests ever reported in patients with clinically validated hypersensitivity to acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)/nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) compared with various categories of controls tolerating ASA/NSAIDs. This multicenter study, which was performed within… (More)
We present a case of anaphylactic shock induced by exercise following celery ingestion. The possible mechanism of food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA) and the laboratory tests for its diagnosis are discussed. We evaluated spontaneous, celery-allergen-induced, and anti-FcepsilonRI-antibody-induced histamine release from basophils obtained from… (More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence rate of latex sensitization and latex allergy among children with spina bifida and to evaluate risk factors for natural rubber latex hypersensitivity. METHODS A total of 34 children between 2.5 and 17 years of age participated in the study. Participants completed a questionnaire and… (More)
Exercise-induced anaphylaxis (EIA) and food-dependent, exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA) are rare but potentially life-threatening clinical syndromes in which association with exercise is crucial. The range of triggering physical activities is broad, including as mild an effort as a stroll. EIA is not fully repeatable (ie, the same exercise may not… (More)
We present a case of a 27-years-old female who experienced several episodes of food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA). Besides two typical episodes of FDEIA triggered by a postprandial physical exercise, she also experienced atypical episodes in which the sequence of the causative stimuli was clearly reversed-clinical symptoms which appeared… (More)
Increased in vitro basophil activation in buffers of slightly elevated osmolarity in 2 cases of food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis is presented. These data may suggest the importance of basophil activation degree in pathogenesis of this life threatening syndrome.
Bronchial asthma is a chronic condition with an inflammatory background--allergic inflammation. In recent years several observations have been published documenting activity of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) in chronic inflammatory diseases of respiratory tract. This study was set up to evaluate the effect of nebulized LMWH on spirometric parameters… (More)
In this study we have described current opinions concerning the pathogenesis of airways remodeling in bronchial asthma. The participation of different cells and their mediators in airways remodeling induction and multiplication have been presented as well as the potential role of heparin in suppression of this processes.
BACKGROUND Patients who are clinically hypersensitive to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) sometimes present basophil activation in vitro, and in 50% of cases a parallel response to release of sulfidoleukotrienes (cellular allergen stimulation test) is observed. These phenomena occur not only in clinically hypersensitive patients, but also in… (More)
One of the theories which explain, why gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) may provoke cough, is the occurrence of aspiration of gastric content into the airways. The aim of the study was to assess the presence of aspiration markers: pepsin and bile acids (BA) in induced sputum in gastroesophageal reflux-related (GOR-related) chronic cough (CC) patients.… (More)