CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that GLP-1RA treatment may be a novel pharmacologic therapeutic strategy for obese persons with asthma by inhibiting aeroallergen-induced neutrophilia, a feature not seen with either TSLP or ST2 inhibition.
Severe asthma (SA) affects less than 5% of the pediatric asthma population but is considered to account for approximately half of total pediatric asthma healthcare costs. Allergic comorbidities, including food allergies (FA) and allergic rhinitis (AR), are frequent in children with SA (1). The presence of FA and AR increases asthma severity (1-6) and medication use (4-6).
Mast cells are (in)famous for their role in allergic diseases, but the physiological and pathophysiological roles of this ingenious cell are still not fully understood. Mast cells are important for homeostasis and surveillance of the human system, recognizing both endogenous and exogenous agents, which induce release of a variety of mediators acting on both immune and non-immune cells, including nerve cells, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells and epithelial cells. During recent...
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a complex upper airway inflammatory disease with a broad spectrum of clinical variants. As our understanding of the disease pathophysiology evolves, so too does our philosophy towards the approach and management of CRS. Endotyping is gaining favour over phenotype-based classifications, owing to its potential in prognosticating disease severity and delivering precision treatment. Endotyping is especially useful in challenging CRS with nasal polyposis cases, for...
Mastocytosis is a clonal disorder characterized by the proliferation and accumulation of mast cells (MCs) in various tissue types, preferentially skinand bone marrow (BM). Mastocytosis consists of cutaneous and systemic forms in both pediatric and adult patients. Both the excess and increased propensity of MCs to release mediators leads to a higher frequency and severity ofimmediate hypersensitivity reactions.^(1-4).
CONCLUSIONS: Our data does not offer enough evidence to support a claim that weather or air pollutants can make short-term prediction of AD signs. Inferences about the magnitude of the effect of environmental factors on AD severity scores require consideration of their time-dependent dynamic nature.
CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that the UVS, a combined quantitative assessment of the three criteria leukocytoclasia, fibrin deposits and extravasated erythrocytes, distinguishes UV from CSU in skin histopathology. The UVS, if validated in larger patient samples, may help to improve the diagnostic approach to UV.