Allergy & Immunology
The prevalence of atopic dermatitis is 7.3% among US adults, and patients with atopic dermatitis and more severe disease have worse quality of life.
Vital wheat gluten oral immunotherapy induces desensitization in about half of patients with wheat allergy after a year of treatment.
Viaskin Peanut, an epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT), delivers small amounts of peanut protein through a wearable patch to induce desensitization.
Both doses will be supplied in single-dose, prefilled syringes for manual injection.
Changes in allergy records were suggested by the allergy service consult for 62% of the patients.
A documented β -lactam allergy was found in more than one-third of patients receiving broad-spectrum antibiotics, however, only 10% of patients were found to be truly allergic.
Children of East Asian-born parents had an increased risk for allergic rhinitis and aeroallergen sensitization compared with children of Caucasian ancestry.
Cockroach and mouse allergies were most often associated with poorly controlled asthma and exacerbations in urban adolescents.
Children born by cesarean delivery who were large for gestational age and had low Apgar scores may be at increased risk of developing a food allergy.
Although allergic sensitization and hay fever rates increased as children grew older, the rates of asthma dropped.
The Smart Case includes electronics and sensors to monitor the proximity, temperature, presence and removal, and expiration of auto-injectors.
This effort is in response to epinephrine auto-injector supply issues reported by manufacturers to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
As infections from drug-resistant microbes continue to rise, the development of new antibiotics has declined since the golden age of antibiotic discovery in the mid-20th century.
According to the report, the patient complained of a non-productive cough, accumulation of mucus, and post-nasal drip and requested a thorough assessment of her medical conditions.
Unlike other generic approvals, epinephrine auto-injectors are considered "combination products" because they consist of both a drug and a device, making the approval process more challenging.
Children and young adults with asthma and multiple food allergies may be at risk for reduced small airway lung function than children with a single food allergy.
Research shows that patients diagnosed with atopic dermatitis experience feelings of dissatisfaction with regard to lifestyle, as well as impaired health and wellness.
Sensitization to Aspergillus fumigatus increased the risk for severe asthma.
Oral administration of BCX7353 at dose of 125 mg results in lower rate of attacks vs placebo.
Grass, other weeds, and unclassified pollen were significantly associated with increased risk for asthma hospitalization in young children.
Respiratory symptoms were more common in older children compared with infants who presented with food-induced anaphylaxis.
Lone star tick is most common in the South, but may be spreading to new areas
Researchers developed a predictive algorithm to identify individuals with a higher risk for severe reactions to the standardized peanut oral food challenge.
Significant, positive link for common allergies, especially food allergy, with autism
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has released updated tips for the treatment of seasonal allergies.
Seasonal allergies are usually caused by plant pollen, which can come from trees, weeds and grasses in the spring, and by ragweed and other weeds in late summer and early fall.
Intake may lead to aggravation of symptoms in patients with atopic dermatitis, birch pollen allergy
Some allergic diseases associated with acid-suppressive, antibiotic intake in infants younger than 6 months old include food allergies, anaphylaxis, asthma, and allergic rhinitis.
Maternal diet may be correlated with certain autoimmune-associated diseases in offspring.
Researchers sought to assess the effect of seasonal dose adjustments on the rate of systemic reactions in pediatric patients receiving standardized allergen subcutaneous immunotherapy.