Allergies

Most Parents Willing to Enroll Child in Food Allergen Trials

Most Parents Willing to Enroll Child in Food Allergen Trials

Higher parental income was the only significant positive predictor of willingness to enroll child in a clinical trial.

Most Patients Select Suboptimal Medications for Allergic Rhinitis

Most Patients Select Suboptimal Medications for Allergic Rhinitis

Only 16.5% of pharmacy customers with hay fever select optimal medications.

Antibiotics, Acid-Suppressive Meds Tied to Allergic Disease

Antibiotics, Acid-Suppressive Meds Tied to Allergic Disease

Findings for subsequent allergic disease following infant exposure in the first six months of life.

Sinuva Sinus Implant Launched to Treat Recurrent Nasal Polyps

Sinuva Sinus Implant Launched to Treat Recurrent Nasal Polyps

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Sinuva can be implanted during a routine physician visit under local or topical anesthesia.

Food Allergy Policies Exist in Many Schools, But Barriers Still Exist

Food Allergy Policies Exist in Many Schools, But Barriers Still Exist

The majority of school nurses report staff training on anaphylaxis and epinephrine availability.

Immunotherapy With Grass Allergen Peptides Reduced Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Immunotherapy With Grass Allergen Peptides Reduced Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Adults with grass pollen rhinoconjunctivitis benefited from immunotherapy with peptide hydrolysates from Lolium perenne.

Seasonal SCIT Dose Adjustments Fail to Reduce Systemic Reactions in Pediatric Patients

Seasonal SCIT Dose Adjustments Fail to Reduce Systemic Reactions in Pediatric Patients

Researchers sought to assess the effect of seasonal dose adjustments on the rate of systemic reactions in pediatric patients receiving standardized allergen subcutaneous immunotherapy.

Lanadelumab Reduced Attack Rates in Hereditary Angioedema

Lanadelumab Reduced Attack Rates in Hereditary Angioedema

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Patients with hereditary angioedema experienced a significant reduction in attack rates when treated with lanadelumab.

Food Allergies May Be Linked to Unmetabolized Folic Acid at Birth

Food Allergies May Be Linked to Unmetabolized Folic Acid at Birth

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Higher levels of unmetabolized folic acid at birth may be associated with the development of food allergies.

AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress 2018: What to Expect

AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress 2018: What to Expect

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A first look at what will be presented at the 2018 Joint Congress of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the World Allergy Organization.

Proinflammatory Diet Has Adverse Effects on Atopic Wheeze

Proinflammatory Diet Has Adverse Effects on Atopic Wheeze

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The dietary inflammatory index was used to examine the risk for current wheeze with a proinflammatory diet in adults and children.

Oral  Prednisolone for the Management of Pediatric Wheezing

Oral Prednisolone for the Management of Pediatric Wheezing

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Children who received oral prednisolone vs placebo for virus-associated wheeze had a shorter length of hospital stay.

Asthma, Atopic Dermatitis Risk May Be Affected by Timing of Birth

Asthma, Atopic Dermatitis Risk May Be Affected by Timing of Birth

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Timing of birth may increase risk for asthma or atopic dermatitis.

Indoor Allergen Prevalence in Daycare Centers vs Homes Compared

Indoor Allergen Prevalence in Daycare Centers vs Homes Compared

Indoor allergens are much higher in day-care centers than in homes.

Ambient Air Pollution Exposure Associated With Increased Risk for Pregnancy Loss

Ambient Air Pollution Exposure Associated With Increased Risk for Pregnancy Loss

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A prospective study evaluated whether chronic exposure to air pollution increased risk for pregnancy loss.

Food Allergies May Increase Risk for Asthma in Children

Food Allergies May Increase Risk for Asthma in Children

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Investigators sought to determine the association between food allergies and the development of asthma.

Asthma Risk Increased With Atopic Dermatitis Plus Allergic Sensitization

Asthma Risk Increased With Atopic Dermatitis Plus Allergic Sensitization

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Atopic dermatitis without concomitant allergic sensitization in children is not associated an increased risk for asthma.

Allergy Nasal Spray FlutiCare OTC Now Available

Allergy Nasal Spray FlutiCare OTC Now Available

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FlutiCare OTC can relieve both indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms caused by pollen, dust, and animal dander.

Usefulness of CHEST 2006 Cough Classifications

Usefulness of CHEST 2006 Cough Classifications

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The 2006 CHEST management algorithms for acute, subacute, and chronic cough appear to be useful in treating adults globally.

Breastfeeding May Decrease Flexural Dermatitis Risk, But Not Asthma

Breastfeeding May Decrease Flexural Dermatitis Risk, But Not Asthma

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Exclusive breastfeeding may have a protective effect against flexural dermatitis development in infants, but appears to have no long-term effect on measures of asthma.

ACAAI Releases Updated Allergic Rhinitis Treatment Guidelines

ACAAI Releases Updated Allergic Rhinitis Treatment Guidelines

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The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology has issued updated guidelines on seasonal allergic rhinitis treatment.

Telemedicine Effective for Allergy Management

Telemedicine Effective for Allergy Management

Further research is needed, but the position statement authors support the use of telemedicine as a method of health care delivery.

Progression of Allergic Rhinitis: Worsening Symptoms Over Time

Progression of Allergic Rhinitis: Worsening Symptoms Over Time

Over 10 years, patients with local allergic rhinitis show worsening of rhinitis, development of asthma, and poor quality of life.

Economic Efficacy of Allergen Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinits, Venom Allergy

Economic Efficacy of Allergen Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinits, Venom Allergy

A systematic review examined the safety and cost-effectiveness of allergen immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, food allergy, and venom allergy.

Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Syrup Receives FDA Approval

Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Syrup Receives FDA Approval

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Cyproheptadine is used to treat various allergic reactions.

Examining the Efficacy of Capsaicin Nasal Spray in Mixed Rhinitis

Examining the Efficacy of Capsaicin Nasal Spray in Mixed Rhinitis

Nasal hyperreactivity was predictive of treatment success.

Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis Guideline Updates From BSACI

Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis Guideline Updates From BSACI

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Allergic and nonallergic rhinitis guidelines include the latest updates from BSACI for diagnosing and managing children and adults.

Decreased Lung Function, Asthma Rates Causally Linked to BMI

Decreased Lung Function, Asthma Rates Causally Linked to BMI

BMI is causally related to higher prevalence of asthma, but not hay fever or allergy.

Delayed Anaphylaxis, Hypotension Following Tick Bite

Delayed Anaphylaxis, Hypotension Following Tick Bite

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Following multiple tick and mosquito bites, a male patient experienced severe anaphylaxis and hypotention following the ingestion of mammalian meat or dairy products.

Efficacy of Clinical Decision Rules in Diagnosing Acute, Bacterial Rhinosinusitis

Efficacy of Clinical Decision Rules in Diagnosing Acute, Bacterial Rhinosinusitis

Rules integrating signs, symptoms, CRP can diagnose acute rhinosinusitis, bacterial rhinosinusitis

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