Revista SRAIC Nr. 1 (ianuarie-martie 2016)
Welcome to the new format of the Journal of the Romanian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (RSACI), the launch of this modern version, published entirely in English, represents a significant progress after more than a decade of existence. The editorial staff is pleased to serve the members of RSACI, and wants to promote a scientifically rigorous approach. With this new reader-friendly format, we intend to make the contents more accessible to our readers, and with the help of authors, our editorial board and reviewers, the journal of RSACI will continue to be the premier journal for communication of science-based knowledge in our specialty areas of interest, in Romania.
In the first article under the heading of review articles, Diana Church from Southampton, UK, and Professor Martin Church, from the Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Allergie-Centrum-Charité, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, suggested that chronic urticaria has an IgE-dependent, possibly autoallergic, mechanism, that results in the stimulation of histamine release from dermal mast cells, with subsequent wheal and itch symptoms.
Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, present new insights into the coronary drug eluting stents with immunopharmacologically active agents used for their antiproliferative properties, this bringing together immunological agents involved in vascular smooth muscle cell cycle regulation and cardiological perspectives.
Under the heading of awareness, training and education, Associate Professor Florin Adrian Secureanu, from the Department of Genetics, ”Titu Maiorescu” University, Bucharest, together with Assistant Professor Mariana Vieru and Carmen Saviana Ganea, present interesting genetic aspects involved in hypersensitivity pneumonitis...
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