January 18, 2018
Examining the association between maternal atopy and birth outcomes using a retrospective cohort in the southeastern region of the USA
Objective To assess birth outcomes in primiparous women with diagnosis of non-asthmatic atopy (NAA). Researchers hypothesised that women with NAA would have reduced the risk of adverse birth outcomes compared with women without NAA. NAA is defined as having allergic rhinitis and/or atopic dermatitis.
Setting Women were mostly treated in primary care settings in South Carolina, USA.
January 14, 2018
Reference values for spirometry in elderly individuals: a cross-sectional study of different reference equations
Spirometry is the single most important test for the evaluation of respiratory function. The results are interpreted by comparing measured data with predicted values previously obtained from a reference population. Reference equations for spirometry have been discussed previously.
January 13, 2018
The Diagnostic Accuracy of Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide Testing in Asthma: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses
Zhen Wang, PhD,
Paolo T. Pianosi, MD,
Karina A. Keogh, MD,
Feras Zaiem, MD,
Mouaz Alsawas, MD, MSc,
Fares Alahdab, MD,
Jehad Almasri, MD,
Khaled Mohammed, MBBCh,
Wigdan Farah, MBBS,
Lubna Daraz, PhD,
Larry J. Prokop, MLS,
January 10, 2018
Effect of air quality alerts on human health: a regression discontinuity analysis in Toronto, Canada
Hong Chen, Qiongsi Li, MMath, Jay S Kaufman, PhD, Jun Wang, MSc, Ray Copes, MD, Yushan Su, PhD, Tarik Benmarhnia, PhD
Ambient air pollution is a major health risk globally. To reduce adverse health effects on days when air pollution is high, government agencies worldwide have implemented air quality alert programmes. Despite their widespread use, little is known about whether these programmes produce any observable public-health benefits. We assessed the effectiveness of such programmes using a quasi-experimental approach.
December 30, 2017
December 29, 2017
Case report: atypical presentation of vancomycin induced DRESS syndrome: a case report and review of the literature
Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is a severe hypersensitivity drug reaction involving the skin and multiple internal organ systems.
December 27, 2017
Clin Mol Allergy. 2017 Dec 14;15:21. doi: 10.1186/s12948-017-0077-0. eCollection 2017.