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Supervised self-injected epinephrine tutorials improved food-allergic patient, parent comfort levels

April 13, 2017

Adolescents with severe food allergies and their parents reported less anxiety about self-administering epinephrine injections after practicing with an empty syringe in a clinical setting, according to a study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

“Many adolescent patients with food allergies experience needle phobia or anxiety about self-administering epinephrine,” Eyal Shemesh, MD, from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, said in a press release. “Although it’s a simple idea for teenagers to practice giving themselves an injection to make themselves feel comfortable, this could lead to them being confident enough to take a life-saving action using epinephrine down the road.”

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In the Journals

Supervised self-injected epinephrine tutorials improved food-allergic patient, parent comfort levels

April 13, 2017
Adolescents with severe food allergies and their parents reported less anxiety about self-administering epinephrine injections after practicing with…

In the Journals

EpiPen settlement proposal not enough, researchers say

March 28, 2017
The $465 million settlement proposed by Mylan, the manufacturer of the epinephrine autoinjector EpiPen, to resolve its misclassification of EpiPen as…

Meeting News

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Meeting News

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