Novel Diagnostic and Therapeutical Opportunities for Asthma and Allergy

A special issue of Journal of Personalized Medicine (ISSN 2075-4426). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Medicine, Cell, and Organism Physiology".

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1. Department of Biomedical Sciences, Humanitas University, 20072 Pieve Emanuele, Italy
2. Personalized Medicine, Asthma and Allergy, IRCCS Humanitas Research Hospital, 20089 Rozzano, Italy
Interests: chronic rhinosinusitis; nasal polyps; monoclonal antibodies; type 2 inflammation; asthma; allergen immunotherapy; rhinitis
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1. Department of Biomedical Sciences, Humanitas University, 20072 Pieve Emanuele, Italy
2. IRCCS Humanitas Research Hospital, 20089 Rozzano, Italy
Interests: allergy; anaphylaxis; drug allergy; asthma; severe asthma; rhinosinusitis with and without nasal polyps; biologicals; precision medicine
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Dear Colleagues,

The management of allergies and, in particular, asthma has changed considerably since the advent of novel diagnostic and therapeutical opportunities. The therapeutic vision was modified from a “one size fits all” approach to an increased attention to tailored treatment strategies for patients affected by specific disease phenotypes to both reduce side effects and increase the therapeutic effect. This allowed for achieving more satisfactory clinical results and complete control of the diseases in an increasingly high proportion of allergic diseases. This novel personalized approach to allergic diseases requires a careful study of the endotype and phenotype in each single patient, with a multidisciplinary vision and increasingly sensitive biomarkers, with the need for more resources in terms of research, diagnostic time, and tools. The modern specialist's challenge is to achieve the maximum benefit for the patient with the minimum expense related to obtaining it. This Issue will collect articles on allergic diseases management and treatment, with particular attention to respiratory diseases considering the aspects described above.

Dr. Giovanni Paoletti
Dr. Enrico Marco Heffler
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • allergy
  • asthma
  • severe asthma
  • precision medicine
  • multidisciplinary approach
  • tailored treatment

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Prediction of Asthma Exacerbations in Children
by Evangelia Sarikloglou, Sotirios Fouzas and Emmanouil Paraskakis
J. Pers. Med. 2024, 14(1), 20; https://doi.org/10.3390/jpm14010020 - 22 Dec 2023
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Asthma exacerbations are common in asthmatic children, even among those with good disease control. Asthma attacks result in the children and their parents missing school and work days; limit the patient’s social and physical activities; and lead to emergency department visits, hospital admissions, [...] Read more.
Asthma exacerbations are common in asthmatic children, even among those with good disease control. Asthma attacks result in the children and their parents missing school and work days; limit the patient’s social and physical activities; and lead to emergency department visits, hospital admissions, or even fatal events. Thus, the prompt identification of asthmatic children at risk for exacerbation is crucial, as it may allow for proactive measures that could prevent these episodes. Children prone to asthma exacerbation are a heterogeneous group; various demographic factors such as younger age, ethnic group, low family income, clinical parameters (history of an exacerbation in the past 12 months, poor asthma control, poor adherence to treatment, comorbidities), Th2 inflammation, and environmental exposures (pollutants, stress, viral and bacterial pathogens) determine the risk of a future exacerbation and should be carefully considered. This paper aims to review the existing evidence regarding the predictors of asthma exacerbations in children and offer practical monitoring guidance for promptly recognizing patients at risk. Full article
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