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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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…
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Emergency epinephrine use not common among adults with allergies

July 6, 2018
Only 48% of adults experiencing a severe allergic reaction used an epinephrine auto-injector, according to findings recently published in the Annals
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Number of self-employed health care professionals drops 10% since 2001

June 29, 2018
The percentage of health care professionals who were self-employed declined and the gap in earnings between employed and self-employed health care…
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Newest member of allergic march: eosinophilic esophagitis

June 29, 2018
A link found between allergic comorbidities and an eosinophilic esophagitis diagnosis suggests that the painful inflammation of the esophagus may be…
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Tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies increase risk of later disease in children

June 27, 2018
Pediatric tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies increase the risk of upper respiratory tract diseases and slightly increase the risk for other
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Nasal brush successfully tests for genetic biomarkers of mild, moderate asthma

June 25, 2018
A genetic biomarker of asthma collected from a nasal swab can accurately diagnose asthma in patients with mild to moderate symptoms. The
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New study suggests ‘Right to Try’ may undo efforts on patient safety

June 15, 2018
The balance between investigational new drug access and protection of patients from therapies without established safety the FDA built during the…