In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in allergy and immunology. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

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Peanut sublingual immunotherapy safe, effective for kids

September 9, 2019
Researchers demonstrated that long-term use of sublingual immunotherapy, or SLIT, was an effective and safe option to treat peanut allergy in…
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Antibiotic use in infancy increases risk for childhood asthma

August 8, 2019
Researchers found a dose-dependent association between antibiotic use in infancy and the development of asthma in childhood, regardless of the type…
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Obamacare improves access to advanced practitioners

August 5, 2019
The proportion of appointments scheduled with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and similar advanced practitioners increased by more than 5%…
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Sesame allergy may affect more than 1 million Americans

August 2, 2019
At least 1 million children and adults in the U.S. are likely affected by a current IgE-mediated sesame allergy, according to findings recently…
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EMR ‘happy hour’ improves efficiency, efficacy

August 1, 2019
Hour-long monthly sessions where health care professionals shared best electronic medical record practices with their peers — dubbed by the…
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More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…
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Americans have fewer healthy days, more disparity in health outcomes, CDC data show

June 28, 2019
Health equity witnessed a “clear lack of progress” during a recent 25-year period, researchers recently wrote in JAMA Network Open.
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‘Easy to follow’ advance directives more likely to be used

June 26, 2019
Both clinicians and patients more often utilized advance directives that were more “readable, understandable, appealing and usable,”…
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S. aureus puts kids with severe eczema at higher risk for food allergy

June 12, 2019
Numerous studies have implicated Staphylococcus aureus in the development of eczema. Now, in a secondary analysis of the Learning About Peanut…
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Tool identifies adverse drug events in limited situations

June 7, 2019
A tool that researchers dubbed the “patient-report adverse drug event instrument” only identified adverse drug events in older patients…