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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Community-based plan improves asthma symptoms in black teens

September 17, 2018
Black adolescents with poorly controlled asthma who participated in a family- and community-based treatment plan for 6 months experienced…
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Red meat allergies may develop after chigger bites

September 13, 2018
There is an established link between Lone Star tick bites and red meat allergy, but chiggers — or the Trombiculidae mite — may be another…
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Beverages with added fructose may increase allergy risk

September 10, 2018
Teenagers who excessively consumed beverages with free, or added, fructose had a fivefold increase in allergy symptoms, according to an analysis of…
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Physician burnout may lead to suboptimal patient care

September 4, 2018
Physician burnout was associated with about a twofold increase in unsafe patient care, unprofessionalism and low patient satisfaction, according to…
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Multimorbidity increases among US adults

August 16, 2018
Multimorbidity increased from 1988 to 2014 in adults, according to findings recently published in the Journal of the American Board of Family
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Women with asthma have high risk for COPD

August 10, 2018
More than 40% of women with asthma may develop COPD and those with a high BMI, history of cigarette smoking and lower educational attainment were…
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Fast food consumption linked to asthma, eczema

August 10, 2018
Eating fast foods, particularly hamburgers, three or more times a week correlated to asthma in a dose-response pattern, according to a systematic…
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IgA antibodies from tick bite may lead to red meat allergy

August 7, 2018
The bites of Lone Star ticks can influence the amount of immunoglobulin A antibodies related to alpha gal a patient may have. An allergy to alpha…
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Healthy diet prevents asthma, reduces symptoms

July 20, 2018
Following a healthy diet that is high in fruit, vegetables and grains is associated with fewer asthma symptoms and greater asthma control and may…
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Physicians reporting burnout twice as likely to make medical mistakes

July 9, 2018
Physicians with burnout reported medical errors at double the rate of other clinicians after adjusting for specialty, work hours, fatigue and work…