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…

In the Journals

Pediatric measles infection increases risk of COPD by middle age

March 21, 2018
Although measles infection during childhood is not independently linked to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — or post-bronchodilator

Meeting News

Maternal race, vitamin D intake impact offspring allergy, asthma

March 20, 2018
Prenatal vitamin D status and a mother’s race affected their children’s allergy and some pulmonology outcomes, according to two studies…

In the Journals

Asthma APGAR tool improves patient, practice outcomes

March 20, 2018
The Asthma Activities, Persistent, triGGers, Asthma medications, Response to therapy, or APGAR, tool was an “effective practice addition”…

Meeting News

Emergency asthma, allergy management in schools inadequate

March 20, 2018
Physician input may improve the care of asthma exacerbations and anaphylaxis in the school setting because emergency action plans are maintained by

Meeting News

Peanut desensitization achievable with low doses of maintenance oral immunotherapy

March 19, 2018
Long-term and lower maintenance doses of peanut oral immunotherapy are an effective form of protection against peanut allergy for those with

In the Journals

Parental asthma linked to bipolar disorder in offspring

March 16, 2018
Study findings demonstrated a link between parental asthma and bipolar disorder in their children, according to data published in Schizophrenia

Meeting News

Allergy to cow's milk negatively impacts pediatric weight, height

March 15, 2018
Children who experience a persistent allergy to cow’s milk are more likely to have a lower weight and height than children with peanut and

Meeting News

Food allergy not associated with asthma-related ED use, hospitalization

March 15, 2018
Children who experience food allergies are not at an increased risk of using emergency care from EDs or hospitalization when compared with other

In the Journals

Quadrupling inhaled steroid dose reduces severe asthma attacks

March 13, 2018
During worsening asthma control, a self-management plan involving a temporary four-times increase in the dose of inhaled glucocorticoids reduced…