Revista SRAIC Nr. 3 (iulie-septembrie 2016)
This new number of the Journal of the Romanian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (RSACI) continues its strategy of awareness, communication and discussions on scientific knowledge in the specialty of allergy and clinical immunology in our country.
In the first review article, Professor Ioan Bradu Iamandescu from ”Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy and Carmen Rapiteanu from the Faculty of Psychology of ”Titu Maiorescu” University, Bucharest, discuss the psychological factors as risk factors for asthma exacerbations, emphasizing epidemiological and experimental arguments regarding the intervention of psychological triggers in asthma.
Under the heading of original articles and brief communications, Doina Colcear and Nadia Onițiu-Gherman from “Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy evaluated the cognitive coping role in the management of patients with personal history of immediate drug hypersensitivity, revealing that the differences between the functional and dysfunctional behavior can be partially explained by the cognitive coping.
A case report of angioedema due to C1-inhibitor deficiency with late onset presented to the Allergology Department of Colentina Clinical Hospital for recurrent attacks of facial and peripheral angioedema, considered iniatially to be associated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, was assessed as acquired C1-inhibitor deficiency, and published by Polliana Mihaela Leru and Vlad Florin Anton from Colentina Clinical Hospital, Bucharest.
In the section of awareness, training and education, an interesting communication which brings to the attention of young medical doctors the role of genetics in characterizing endotypes and phenotypes of respiratory allergies is provided by Ovidiu Berghi, Professor Constantin Bara and lecturer Roxana Sfrenţ-Cornăţeanu from “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Because allergic rhinitis and asthma are heterogeneous diseases, phenotyping and endotyping are modern concepts aiming to characterize and personalize their treatment.
Under the news and current perspectives heading, Mihaela Roxana Huhu from “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy and her co-authors present the new aspects of the complex, and yet not fully understood, interaction between microbiota and the pathogenesis of ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and enteropathic arthritis.
On behalf of the editorial board, I invite the interest/working groups of our society and all RSACI members to contribute with manuscripts to our RSACI journal.
Elena Camelia Berghea
RSACI Vicepresident Executive