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Effects on respiratory system due to exposure to wheat flour

Publication date: Available online 23 January 2017
Source:Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis
Author(s): Adel Mohammed Said, Eman Badawy AbdelFattah, Abd-Almonem Mohsen Almawardi
BackgroundThere is growing consensus on the deleterious effects of organic dust on respiratory symptoms and function of industrial workers. 293 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Sex differences in asthma in swimmers and tennis players

Elite athletes, independent of sport, have increased risk of developing asthma, but little is known about sex difference among adolescent athletes.


By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Allergy entry and deletion in the electronic health record

Between 20% and 35% of the US population has 1 or more medication allergy listed in their electronic health record (EHR).1,2 However, prescribers override more than 90% of allergy alerts intended to protect patients from adverse drug events,3 recognizing that many EHR drug allergies are incorrect and/or inconsequential to patient care. 30 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Two inflammatory phenotypes of nasal polyps and comorbid asthma

Nasal polyps and comorbid asthma (NPCA) is a common united airway disease. However, the inflammatory phenotyes of NPCA are not clear.


By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

IgE-mediated anaphylactic shock caused by pumpkin seed in an adult

Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima) is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family.1 Although pumpkin seeds are not a common snack, they do contain large quantities of protein,2 making the idea of incorporating them into various foods attractive. 62 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Adult atopic dermatitis and exposure to air pollutants—a nationwide population-based study

There is a trend toward an increased worldwide prevalence of allergic diseases. It is speculated that industrialization with resultant air pollution plays a role. However, there are sparse epidemiologic data on the relation between air pollution and atopic dermatitis (AD) in adults.


By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Double-blind placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial of verapamil for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

Publication date: Available online 23 January 2017
Source:Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Author(s): Marcel M. Miyake, Angela Nocera, Patricia Levesque, Rong Guo, Christine A. Finn, Jeremy Goldfarb, Stacey Gray, Eric Holbrook, Nicolas Busaba, Jose Eduardo L. 9 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis