Allergies

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Prevalence in an Insured US Population

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Prevalence in an Insured US Population

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Researchers have developed a novel algorithm to identify hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

Beclomethasone Dipropionate vs Cetirizine in Children With Perennial Allergic Rhinitis

Beclomethasone Dipropionate vs Cetirizine in Children With Perennial Allergic Rhinitis

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Nasal beclomethasone dipropionate was more effective in improving nasal patency and cytology as well as quality of life compared with cetirizine in children with perennial allergic rhinitis.

Shower Cream, Body Lotion Combo Improves Atopic Dry Skin

Shower Cream, Body Lotion Combo Improves Atopic Dry Skin

Physiological lipids in the products restored skin barrier function and hydration.

Role of Environmental Risk Factors in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Role of Environmental Risk Factors in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

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Potential risk factors for eosinophilic esophagitis include antibiotic use in infancy and behaviors such as smoking and alcohol intake.

Concerns Over EpiPen Supply Prompt Statement from Mylan

Concerns Over EpiPen Supply Prompt Statement from Mylan

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Intermittent supply constraints due to manufacturing delays from Mylan's manufacturing partner, Meridian Medical Technologies, have resulted in varying supply levels.

No Clinical Benefit Seen for Bath Emollients in Childhood Eczema

No Clinical Benefit Seen for Bath Emollients in Childhood Eczema

Patient-oriented eczema measures cores did not meet the minimal clinically important difference after adjustment for confounders.

Birch Pollen-Related Foods Can Trigger Dermatitis Reactions

Birch Pollen-Related Foods Can Trigger Dermatitis Reactions

Intake of birch-pollen related foods may lead to aggravation of symptoms in patients with atopic dermatitis.

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.

Effect of Allergen Exposure Reduction Efforts on Asthma Outcomes

Effect of Allergen Exposure Reduction Efforts on Asthma Outcomes

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According to a systematic literature review, there was inconclusive evidence that single indoor allergen interventions were effective at improving asthma outcomes.

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.

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