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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Adverse events from cough and cold medications rare among children

June 5, 2017
Adverse events linked to cold and cough medications were infrequent among children, with most serious adverse events and fatalities occurring when…
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High-risk pools may raise health care costs for all Americans

May 24, 2017
Reinstituting high-risk pools as a state option as part of the American Health Care Act that was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives…
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Parents uncertain of dosage, labeling in OTC allergy medication for children

May 19, 2017
While more than half of parents reported they administered over-the-counter allergy medicine to their child, 15% of parents gave their child…
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Acupuncture provides benefits to patients with asthma

May 16, 2017
Receiving acupuncture treatment along with routine care was associated with increased health-related and disease-specific quality of life compared…
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Low-income children with chronic conditions at risk for significant costs without CHIP renewal

May 12, 2017
Low-income children with chronic conditions and their families could experience drastic cost increases for health care as much as
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Vitamin D unlikely to lower risk of asthma, atopic dermatitis

May 11, 2017
Increasing vitamin D is unlikely to reduce the risk of pediatric and adult asthma, atopic dermatitis or other allergies, according to study results…
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Almost one-third of FDA-approved therapeutics had postmarket safety events

May 10, 2017
Nearly one-third of the 222 new pharmaceuticals and biologics approved by the FDA from 2001 through 2010 were subject to a postmarket safety event…
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EpiPens remain effective well beyond expiration date

May 9, 2017
Although concentrations of epinephrine weaken over time, significant amounts of epinephrine are retained in EpiPens long after their expiration…
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Patient-centered medical home elements improve clinical quality

May 4, 2017
High performance on components of patient-centered medical homes, including continuity, access, care coordination and communication, enhance clinical…
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‘Detailing’ policies at academic medical centers lead to fewer prescriptions

May 2, 2017
Policies limiting visits from pharmaceutical sales representatives, or detailing, led to modest but significant reductions in prescribing behavior…