|Field Performance of a New Technology with the Potential to Identify Allergy and Asthma Triggers|
Julian Gordon, PhD, Prasanthi Gandhi, MBA, MPH1, Jack A.Gilbert, Jarrad T. Hampton-Marcell
This work introduces a very simple plug-and-play device that can sample air at a high volume flow rate with no moving parts. Aerosol particles are captured on electrodes and eluted for testing. We show that performance of the device is substantially equivalent to capture by pumping through a filter for immunological and molecular analysis.
|An investigation into the effects of aging on automotive bumper samples by xylene soluble flow injection polymer analysis (XS-FIPA)|
Bassem Sabagh, Wei Sen Wong, Bernd Tartsch
This poster describes the use of flow injection polymer analysis (FIPA) as an analytical tool for xylene soluble (XS) determination with quick and easy simultaneous measurements of molecular weight (MW), intrinsic viscosity (IV) and XS%. The technique was applied to automotive bumper samples which had undergone an aging test. The results from the XS-FIPA technique highlight the differences caused by the aging process.
|Phenotypic Screening Applied to the Anti-biofilm Drug Discovery: Identification of Anti-biofilm Flavonoids from a Chemical Library|
Suvi Manner1*, Malena Skogman2, Pia Vuorela2, Adyary Fallarero2
This work represents a systematic exploration of a flavonoids collection for the inhibitory activity against Staphylococcus aureus biofilms and offers an improved methodological workflow for anti-biofilm screens of chemical libraries taking into account the connections between anti-biofilm and antibacterial properties.
|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.
|Marked increase in basophil activation during non-anaphylactic allergic reactions to peanut in man|
Paul J. Turner, Orla McMahon, Amy Switzer, Andrew Clark, Robert J. Boyle, Stephen R. Durham and Mohamed H. Shamji
Our data imply an important role for basophils in the evolution of acute IgE-mediated reactions to food allergens.
|Ten-Year Experience with Sublingual Immunotherapy for Juniper Pollenosis|
W Donald Cooke MD
Efficacy of sublingual immunotherapy for Juniper induced allergic rhinitis is presented.
|Association between asthma-related emergency department visits, meteorological measurements, and air quality concentrations in the Bronx (2001-2008)|
Abraham R(1), Toh J(2), Desai T(2), Shum M(3), Patel P(2), Rosenstreich D(2), Jariwala SP(2)
Evaluate the association between asthma-related emergency department visits (AREDV), meteorological measurements, and air quality concentrations in a high asthma prevalence area, the New York City borough of the Bronx.
|Ocular papillary changes on the caruncle surface in allergic conjunctivitis|
Milton M. Hom, OD, FAAO1, Leslie E. O’Dell, OD, FAAO2, Carl J. May, Jr., MD2, Leonard Bielory, MD3
The caruncle is small, pink, globular nodule at the inner corner of the eye. We found the papillary changes of the caruncle corresponds to changes in palpebral conjunctiva seen in allergic conjunctivitis. There may indicate a greater inflammatory response in the caruncle resulting in greater itching in the nasal corners of the eye. Allergists can easily assess the caruncle.
|Microbial Regulation of IgE Production in Early Life|
Ana B Blazquez, Jeremiah J Faith, Hugh A Sampson, M Cecilia Berin
Changes in gastrointestinal microbiota have been suggested to drive the increasing prevalence of food allergy. Our aim was to determine the impact of mouse and human intestinal microbiota on modulation of allergic parameters including IgE.