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Volume 2 Issue 1 - 2016

Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Composition, Distribution, Fishing Activities, and Physico-Chemical Characteristics: The Case of Jemma and Wonchit Rivers, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

The distribution of fish species in Jemma and Wonchit Rivers was studied from November 2012 to May 2014 based on samples collected during wet and dry seasons using gillnets of 60, 80, 100, 120 and 140 mm stretched mesh sizes. Labeobarbus intermedius, Labeobarbus nedgia, Heterobranchus longifilis, Bagrus docmak, Varicorhinus beso and Oreochromis niloticus are commercially important fish species found in both rivers of the pooled experimental fish catch.

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Open Access Article Type: Review Article

Nocturnal Asthma: A Special Type of Asthma

Nocturnal asthma is defined by a drop in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) of at least 15% between bedtime and awakening in patients with clinical and physiologic evidence of asthma. Nocturnal asthma is associated with a circadian pattern in lung function, distal airway inflammation, glucocorticoid receptor affinity, pulmonary capillary blood volume, and beta-2 adrenergic receptor function may also contribute. Knowledge of these characteristics, along with an understanding of the specific therapies directed at the circadian nature of this disease, can result in significant improvements in lung function, sleep quality, and asthma related quality of life.

Readmore... DOI: 10.17352/2455-8141.000012

Open Access Article Type: Case Report

Contact Dermatitis Caused by Ginkgo

We reported a female with a delayed-type allergic skin reaction caused by ginkgo nuts and trees. Patch tests showed positive reactions to ginkgo extracts and ursiol. The sensitized stage of her contact dermatitis might involve taking a walk or picking up gingko nuts, and the provocation stage might occur when walking along the street.

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Volume 1 Issue 2 - 2015

Open Access Article Type: Research Article

In 250 Children we Demonstrate that the Transmission of Allergy and Asthma is Chiefly Genetic, Mainly when these Children are Asthmatic

There seems to be no unanimity of opinion as to the mode of transmission of allergic disease. According to some, allergy is transmitted as a simple Mendelian dominant. In direct contrast, others maintain that the findings favor a recessive mechanism. Further- more, others suggest that the condition is inherited as a "partial dominant" disorder.

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Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Impact of Food Allergies on the Allergic Person's Travel Decision, Trip Organization and Stay Abroad

This survey evaluated the impact of food allergy on the allergic person's travel decision, trip organization and stay abroad. Hundred and two persons have participated. Results show that food allergy prevents 14% of respondents from travelling. Of the 81 travellers, 49% gets anxiety and 46% fear from food allergy..

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Open Access Article Type: Mini Review

Polyphenols and their Mechanism of Action in Allergic Immune Response

Mini review article deals with the most studied group of chemical compounds - polyphenols - predominantly flavonoids in relation to their allergic immune response. There is clarified and discussed their mechanism of action as well. We emphasized on the strongest inhibitors of allergic reactions - luteolin, fisetin and apigenin, but in the second part the currently studied flavonoids have been summarized as well.

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Open Access Article Type: Case Report

Anaphylaxis to the Citrus Fruit Yuzu

Case Presentation: A 42-year-old woman, with no atopic history, has experienced two anaphylactic reactions after consuming yuzu. Skin prick tests (SPTs) were performed with juice, peel and pulp of commercially available lemon, orange, grapefruit, tangerine and yuzu, 2 cultivars of Citrus junos, 2 cultivars of Citrus reticulata, one Citrus ichangensis and food consumed during the culprit meal.

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Open Access Article Type: Review Article

Dietary or Supplementary Intake Modulates Inflammatory Response in Asthma

The importance of diet and supplement intake in the onset and development of asthma has been advocated recently, and it may be important in the prevention and management of bronchial asthma. Long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCn3PUFAs), vitamins (Vit), choline, and probiotics may be candidates to reduce medication use and provide some protection from risk.

Readmore... DOI: 10.17352/2455-8141.000006

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