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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 Healio.com Allergy/Immunology:

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…
Policies needed to address endemic polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria Meeting News CoverageVideo

Policies needed to address endemic polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria

November 25, 2014
NEW YORK — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, offers his perspective on some of the greatest challenges to global…
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Original Article

Combining Automated Vision Screening With On-site Examinations in 23 Schools: ReFocus on Children Program 2012 to 2013

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, December 1, 2014
The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) began the ReFocus on Children Program to assist school…
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CME
Pediatric Annals October 2014

Adolescent Substance Abuse: October 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Adolescence has always been a time of challenge for parents and pediatricians. Recent neuroscience literature confirms…
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Meeting News Coverage Video
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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