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Eight highlights from the ACAAI annual meeting

November 28, 2014

ATLANTA — Changing definitions and possible treatments for asthma and COPD, the use of component testing for food allergy, the increasing growth of sublingual immunotherapy and an update on skin-related allergies were among highlights at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting.

Here are some of the research and reports presented recently on Allergy/Immunology:

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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014
NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social Norms Institute at the University of Virginia…
In the Journals

African adolescents less likely to follow up with ART vs. adults

November 26, 2014
Data from a retrospective study conducted in seven African countries with a predominantly young female cohort indicated adolescents were less likely to follow up with…
In the Journals

Measurable aeroallergens found in dust from high-efficiency furnace filters

November 26, 2014
Significant levels of aeroallergens were measured in dust collected from high-efficiency furnace filters in the Midwest, according to recent study results.Charles S
James C. Turner, MD Meeting News Coverage

Risky behavior, crowded settings increased risk for college campus outbreaks

November 26, 2014
NEW YORK — Crowded environments, increased risky behavior and diverse populations typical within the college setting were associated with increased risk for…
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Influences of Topical Cyclopentolate on Anterior Chamber Parameters With a Dual-Scheimpflug Analyzer in Healthy Children

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, November 19, 2014
To evaluate the changes of anterior segment parameters following the topical instillation of cyclopentolate…
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Pediatric Annals November 2014

Child Neglect: November 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Neglect, to paraphrase, is in the eyes of the beholder. While a special needs child may not receive optimal care at…
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New AAP guidance revisions impact palivizumab prophylaxis for RSV

New AAP guidance revisions impact palivizumab prophylaxis for RSV

November 24, 2014
NEW YORK — H. Cody Meissner, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, discusses the…
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