Cold weather sometimes leads to allergy misdiagnosis

January 3, 2018
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S, affecting…

FDA News

FDA approves label changes on inhaled corticosteroid/LABA medications

December 21, 2017
The FDA has approved changing the boxed labeling on inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting beta2 antagonist combination medications manufactured by…

In the Journals

Allergy experts set the record straight on flu shots for patients with egg sensitivity

December 19, 2017
New data have affirmed what the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology said has been known for several years: There are no special…

In the Journals Plus

Insulin demand higher in children with type 1 diabetes plus asthma

December 11, 2017
Children with concomitant type 1 diabetes and asthma are more likely to require a higher insulin dose, reach shorter adult height and have a higher…

Meeting News

Asthma mortality rates declining, but ‘epidemic’ looming

December 7, 2017
The mortality rate from asthma decreased 42% between 1999 to 2015, but cases of asthma are increasing, with no plateau or decrease in sight…

In the Journals

Systemic corticosteroid use linked to pediatric bone fractures

November 30, 2017
Use of inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of pediatric asthma is not significantly associated with an increased risk in bone fractures in…

In the Journals

Guidelines recommend intranasal corticosteroids for seasonal allergic rhinitis

November 27, 2017
New recommendations issued by the 2017 Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters support intranasal corticosteroid as monotherapy rather than in…

In the Journals

Breast-feeding may increase risk for hay fever, eczema

November 22, 2017
Breast-feeding was associated with increased odds for hay fever and eczema, but was not significantly associated with asthma, according to data…

FDA News

FDA approves Fasenra for eosinophilic asthma maintenance therapy

November 15, 2017
The FDA has approved Fasenra for additional maintenance treatment of severe eosinophilic asthma in patients 12 years and older, according to the…

In the JournalsPerspective

High dose peanut patch shows promise for peanut sensitivity

November 14, 2017
Patients with peanut sensitivity who wore a 250-µg epicutaneous immunotherapy-based peanut patch had a significant treatment response compared…

Meeting News

Novel hereditary angioedema therapy reduces attacks, treatment-related costs

November 10, 2017
BOSTON — A C1-esterase inhibitor (human) delivered subcutaneously for the treatment of long-term prophylaxis associated with hereditary…

In the Journals

Recommendations inconsistent in pediatric asthma guidelines

November 8, 2017
Although national and international guidelines for the treatment of pediatric bronchiolitis have many similarities, less agreement is found in

Meeting News

Outpatient program appears safe, effective in patients allergic to chemotherapy

November 8, 2017
BOSTON — The implementation of an outpatient chemotherapy desensitization program appeared safe and significantly reduced the mean time from…

Meeting News

Many food allergic adults develop a new food allergy in adulthood

November 8, 2017
BOSTON - Approximately half of 40,447 food-allergic adults reported one or more adult-onset food allergies, according to findings presented at the…

Meeting News

Antibiotic allergies less prevalent than once believed

November 7, 2017
BOSTON — An overwhelming majority of individuals who believe they are allergic to cephalosporins and who are referred to seek confirmatory…

In the Journals

Obesity linked to repeated hospital admissions in children with asthma

November 6, 2017
Obesity was a risk factor for repeated hospital admissions in children with asthma, according to findings recently published in Pediatric Allergy and

Meeting News

61% of anaphylactic events occur in the home

November 1, 2017
BOSTON — Although parental concern about anaphylaxis is high when children are at school or other public areas, 61% of anaphylactic events…

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VIDEO: Public’s reliance on Google costs physicians time with patients

November 1, 2017
BOSTON — While the internet has been a boon in making a vast wealth of information available, it has also made a vast amount of misinformation…

Meeting News

Spirometry underused in primary care

October 31, 2017
BOSTON — Only slightly more than half of all patients presenting to primary care providers with asthma underwent spirometry for diagnosis…

Meeting News

Past ACAAI president: Cases of cashew allergy increasing, treatments needed

October 31, 2017
BOSTON — The incidence of cashew allergy is rising, and there are currently no clinical trials for the condition, according to findings…