Atopic dermatitis drug under development effective in phase 3 trial

May 25, 2018
Sanofi and Regeneron’s drug Dupixent led to clearer skin in most patients in phase 3 trial involving 12- to 17-year-olds with…

In the Journals

Early-onset atopic dermatitis phenotypes differ between children, adults

May 24, 2018
The skin of children with early-onset atopic dermatitis exhibits significantly different phenotypes when compared with the skin of adults with a

Nucala demonstrates long-term safety, efficacy for asthma

May 22, 2018
In patients with severe eosinophilic asthma, long-term treatment with Nucala safely reduced exacerbations and improved asthma control, according to…

Meeting News

Unnecessary antibiotic use in patients with asthma may increase hospital stay, cost

May 22, 2018
Patients who have been hospitalized because of an asthma exacerbation and are given antibiotics do not experience better short-term outcomes than…

FDA News

FDA approves Arnuity Ellipta for young children with asthma

May 21, 2018
GlaxoSmithKline announced that the FDA has approved Arnuity Ellipta, a once-daily inhaled corticosteroid, for treating asthma in children aged as…

In the Journals

Most penicillin allergy challenges tolerated; costs reduced when label removed

May 17, 2018
All children in one cohort who were labeled as penicillin allergic but tested negative for the allergy were able to tolerate a challenge, according

FDA NewsPerspective

FDA approves Truvada for PrEP in teenagers

May 16, 2018
Based on findings from a single-arm, open-label clinical trial, the FDA has approved Truvada for use as an HIV-1 pre-exposure prophylaxis option for

Asthma attacks more frequent in younger children during spring, fall

May 10, 2018
Children aged 0 to 4 years are at an increased risk of asthma exacerbations than other children, with an additional increased risk for exacerbations…

Allergy experts address EpiPen shortage

May 10, 2018
The possible shortage of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr reported by NBC News and other mainstream media was worrisome but served as a reminder to plan ahead…

In the Journals

New test shows high specificity in diagnosing peanut allergy

May 3, 2018
A laboratory test that used children’s plasma in cell activation to diagnose peanut allergy showed 98% specificity, according to recently…

Managing seasonal allergies: What primary care physicians need to know

May 2, 2018
A majority of patients with seasonal allergies self-select medication to treat their rhinitis symptoms without consulting with a health care provider…

In the Journals

Depression, anxiety leading risk factors for dementia

May 1, 2018
Primary care records in Europe showed neuropsychiatric symptoms, including depression, anxiety and seizures, were among the most common risk factors…

Meeting News

Epigenetic modifications could lead to new IMID biomarkers, therapies

April 27, 2018
BOSTON — Advances in the understanding of epigenetic modifications — changes in gene activity without changes in DNA sequencing —…

Meeting News

IAS 2018: Advances, collaboration in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases

April 26, 2018
BOSTON — Rheumatologists, gastroenterologists, dermatologists, immunologists and other health care providers who care for patients with…

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VIDEO: Majority of ‘penicillin allergic’ patients can be de-labeled

April 24, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — About 95% of patients currently labeled as penicillin allergic are not and most can be de-labeled through skin tests, John M

Meeting News

Four FDA approvals PCPs need to know about

April 21, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — The fact that 2017 was a record-breaking year for FDA approvals did not make it any easier to pick the most important medications…

In the JournalsPerspective

Acid-suppressor, antibiotic use in infancy tied to later allergic disease

April 3, 2018
“Both gastric acid-suppressive medications and antibiotics have been implicated as factors that may enhance the development of allergic

In the Journals

Early introduction of peanuts generally unsupported by caregivers

March 27, 2018
Caregivers and expectant caregivers express high levels of unwillingness to adhere to recommendations and uncertain support for current

Meeting News

‘Missed opportunities’ in managing peanut allergy in primary care

March 22, 2018
Sharp differences were found in how pediatricians and allergists managed peanut allergy in their patients, suggesting changes need to be made to how…

Meeting News

Switching to Nucala reduces asthma exacerbations, ED visits

March 22, 2018
Patients with severe eosinophilic asthma not optimally controlled with Xolair who switched directly to Nucala showed clinically meaningful reductions…