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Subcutaneous Immunotherapy Improves the Symptomatology of Allergic Rhinitis

Overview of attention for article published in International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology, October 2015
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Title
Subcutaneous Immunotherapy Improves the Symptomatology of Allergic Rhinitis
Published in
International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology, October 2015
DOI 10.1055/s-0035-1564437
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Authors

Edmir Lourenço, Eduardo Caldeira, César Carvalho, Marcelo Cunha, Marcus Carvalho, Saulo Passos

Abstract

Introduction The relevance of allergic rhinitis is unquestionable. This condition affects people's quality of life and its incidence has increased over the last years. Objective Thus, this study aims to analyze the effectiveness of subcutaneous injectable immunotherapy in cases of nasal itching, sneeze, rhinorrhea and nasal congestion in allergic rhinitis patients. Methods In the present study, the same researcher analyzed the records of 281 patients. Furthermore, the researchers identified allergens through puncture cutaneous tests using standardized extracts containing acari, fungi, pet hair, flower pollen, and feathers. Then, the patients underwent treatment with subcutaneous specific immunotherapy, using four vaccine vials for desensitization, associated with environmental hygiene. The authors analyzed conditions of nasal itching, sneeze, rhinorrhea, and nasal congestion throughout the treatment, and assigned them with a score ranging from zero (0), meaning absence of these symptoms to three (3), for severe cases. The symptoms were statistically compared in the beginning, during, and after treatment. Results In this study, authors analyzed the cases distribution according to age and the evolution of symptomatology according to the scores, comparing all phases of treatment. The average score for the entire population studied was 2.08 before treatment and 0.44 at the end. These results represent an overall improvement of ∼79% in symptomatology of allergic rhinitis in the studied population. Conclusion The subcutaneous immunotherapy as treatment of allergic rhinitis led to a reduction in all symptoms studied, improving the quality of life of patients, proving itself as an important therapeutic tool for these pathological conditions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 5%
Unknown 18 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 11%
Student > Postgraduate 2 11%
Professor 2 11%
Other 4 21%
Unknown 1 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 26%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 26%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Other 2 11%
Unknown 1 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 June 2016.
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#12,358,231
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Outputs from International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
#2
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#186,784
of 400,813 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
#2
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