|The role of AHPCO Technology in reducing allergic rhinitis cases as Air Purifier, Surface Sterilizer and Ice Maker sterilizer|
Dr. Nabarun K. Ghosh, PhD1, Dr. Constantine K. Saadeh, MD FAAAAI2, Dr. Jeff Bennert, PhD CTN3 and Ms. Griselda Estrada, BS1
Dirty ice makers can cause potential health hazards. To prevent any potential contamination, the interior surfaces of the ice machine must be cleaned and sanitized regularly. This report justifies the demand and use of novel equipment that will sanitize the surface of an ice machine continuously. We evaluated the Bi-Polar® unit built by Air Oasis (1.2) in sanitizing the ice machine surface.
|Tolerance to Allergenic Foods Following Food Oral Immunotherapy (FOIT)|
AR Hague1, RL Wasserman1,2, SK Silvers1,2, RW Sugerman1,2, M Herbert3
We report on 21 patients who completed FOIT (food oral immunotherapy) escalation followed by a period of maintenance dosing and later underwent a tolerance FC (food challenge). 90% of tested FOIT patients and 94% of patients who met our pre-defined criteria for tolerance FC achieved tolerance to their allergenic food.
|Single Practice Six-Year Experience Treating Food Allergy With Oral Immunotherapy |
DM Pence1, AR Hague1, RL Wasserman1,2, SK Silvers1,2, RW Sugerman1,2, M Herbert3
We report a more-than-six-year experience with food oral immunotherapy (FOIT) in a private allergy practice setting. Most patients can be desensitized to one or more allergenic foods. Ongoing evaluation and modification of the FOIT procedures improves outcomes and acceptability. FOIT can be successfully performed in an allergy office.
|Ichthyophonus vs. Proteins: Should we be eating these fish?|
The project, Ichthyophonus vs. Proteins, analyzes the effect of Ichthyophonus on the protein content of Halibut from Homer. This experiment found that Ichthyophonus does not have a significant effect on the protein content of the tested Halibut. The findings confirm the belief that Ichthyophonus is not harmful to humans and the Halibut are still safe to eat.
|Uncertainty estimation of an analytical method for analysis of fumonisin B1 in four types of rice intended for consumption human|
Petrarca, M.H.; Rossi, E.A.; Sylos, C.M.
The expanded measurement uncertainty of a sample preparation method based on QuEChERS procedure for the determination of fumonisin B1 in four types of rice, using HPLC-FLD after precolumn derivatisation with ortho-phthaldialdehyde, was estimated from in-house validation data.
|LC-MS/MS METHOD FOR THE QUANTIFICATION OF PITOFENONE IN HUMAN PLASMA|
B.M. Gurupadayya, S. Sharfuddin and R.S. Chandan
We developed LCMS/MS bioanalytical method for quantitative estimation of Pitofenone HCl in plasma is simple, sensitive, accurate, precise, and selective. Percentage recovery shows that the method is free from interference of matrix. The analytical method presented here has proved to be useful for investigation of the characteristics of Pitofenone in human plasma in pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenetic studies.
|Validation of HPLC analytical method for determination of biogenic amines in agricultural products|
Hyeock Yoon, Jae-Hyung Mah
An analytical method was validated for the quantitative determination of biogenic amines (BA) in agricultural products. The validation results fulfill AOAC criteria and recommendations. This method has been applying to analyze BA in agricultural products for a total dietary survey in Korea.
|Non-target Screening of Contaminants in Paper-paperboard for Food Contact Materials|
Lukas Vapenka*, Adam Vavrous**, Lenka Votavova*, Kristina Kejlova**, Jaroslav Dobias*, Jitka Sosnovcova**
The aim of this work was non-targeted screening of xenobiotics in paper and paperboard packaging materials used for food packaging in the Czech Republic.
|Development of an Analytical Strategy for Simultaneous Determination of Multiple Contaminants in Paper Food Packaging|
Adam Vavrouš (1), Lukáš Vápenka (2), Kristina Kejlová (1), Jitka Sosnovcová (1), Dagmar Jírová (1)
We developed a method for simultaneous determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polyfluorinated compounds, ink photoinitiators, phthalates and bisphenols in paper food packaging employing GC–MS/MS and HPLC–MS/MS.