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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No benefit seen from silk clothing in reducing eczema symptoms

May 1, 2017
Wearing silk garments is not likely to lessen moderate to severe pediatric eczema or prevent infection, according to research published in PLOS
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More than 50% of patients with tree nut-allergy passed an oral food challenge

April 20, 2017
Despite exhibiting skin or blood test sensitivity to peanuts and tree nuts, more than 50% of patients with a documented allergy to an individual nut
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Nurse response time to alarms varies based on intuition

April 17, 2017
Responses to physiologic monitor alarms in children’s hospitals are affected by multiple factors, including the length of time spent working…
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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…
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Mite-proof bedding may reduce asthma exacerbation in sensitized children

April 7, 2017
Bed casings that were impermeable against house dust mites effectively reduced ED visits for asthma exacerbations among mite-sensitized children…
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Influenza susceptibility higher among patients with asthma

April 6, 2017
Patients with asthma are at increased risk for more severe influenza disease, according to research published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical
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Cybersecurity should be a research priority for hospitals

April 4, 2017
More than 200 data breaches have been reported at hospitals across the United States during the last 7 years, highlighting the need for better…
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Asthma may increase IBD risk

April 4, 2017
Researchers associated asthma with subsequent development of Crohn’s disease and early- or late-onset ulcerative colitis in a Canadian…
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Behavior economics principles offer guidelines to health care reform

April 4, 2017
Following the recent retraction of the American Health Care Act, two researchers propose four general principles from behavioral economics as…
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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…