Immunology

Addition of High-Dose Guaifenesin Benefits Patient With Chronic Respiratory Conditions

Addition of High-Dose Guaifenesin Benefits Patient With Chronic Respiratory Conditions

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.

Fostamatinib Seems Effective for Immune Thrombocytopenia

Fostamatinib Seems Effective for Immune Thrombocytopenia

Overall response of platelet count 50,000/L seen in 43% of patients.

Personalized Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Early Study

Personalized Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Early Study

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The researchers enrolled 25 platinum-pretreated, immunotherapy-naïve patients with recurrent advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) for the trial.

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.

ACIP releases 2018 recommended immunization schedule for adults

ACIP releases 2018 recommended immunization schedule for adults

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The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices updated its immunization recommendations for adults.

Delaying antiretroviral therapy reduces immunologic health

Delaying antiretroviral therapy reduces immunologic health

Initiating ART within 12 months of the estimated date of seroconversion was linked to a lower risk of AIDS and reduced T-cell activation.

First neonatal SCID screening test approved by FDA

First neonatal SCID screening test approved by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing of the EnLite Neonatal TREC Kit, the first FDA-cleared test to screen for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) in newborns.

Newly discovered protein may be key to psoriasis Tx

Newly discovered protein may be key to psoriasis Tx

AhR signaling in nonhematopoietic cells plays a pivotal role in prevention of excessive skin inflammation.

Depression lowers efficacy of shingles vaccine

Depression lowers efficacy of shingles vaccine

Elderly patients with depression have diminished response to the shingles vaccine, but antidepressants may help.

Gluten-free diet or vitamin D supplementation for psoriasis?

Gluten-free diet or vitamin D supplementation for psoriasis?

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Would it be beneficial to give suprapharmacologic doses of vitamin D3 in cases of severe psoriasis?

Sunlight can help kids avoid asthma

Sunlight can help kids avoid asthma

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Summertime may become even more youth-friendly with the recent discovery that the vitamin D produced from sun exposure plays a role in protecting against childhood asthma.

When to treat or refer a burn-injured patient

When to treat or refer a burn-injured patient

Guidelines from the American Burn Association provide a reliable road map for the assessment and treatment of these challenging injuries

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