In the JournalsPerspective

Tezepelumab lowers asthma exacerbations vs. placebo

September 6, 2017
When compared with placebo, tezepelumab lowered clinically significant asthma exacerbations in adults with long-acting beta-agonists and…

In the Journals

Probiotic, peanut oral immunotherapy provides long-lasting clinical benefit

August 30, 2017
Combined probiotic and peanut oral immunotherapy delivered long-lasting clinical benefit and long-term repression of the allergic immune response to…

In the Journals

Probiotics ineffective for preventing asthma, eczema in infants

August 29, 2017
The use of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, a probiotic, is unable to prevent asthma or eczema in children at 2 years of age when used in the first 6

In the Journals

COPD, asthma cited as important contributors to disease burden worldwide

August 25, 2017
In 2015, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease contributed to 3.2 million deaths worldwide and asthma contributed to 0.4 million deaths. These…

FDA News

FDA approves QVAR RediHaler as maintenance therapy for asthma

August 7, 2017
Teva Pharmaceuticals announced that the FDA approved QVAR RediHaler inhalation aerosol for the prophylactic treatment of asthma in patients aged…

Atopic dermatitis significantly impacts adults, AAD presenter reports

August 3, 2017
While atopic dermatitis is commonly diagnosed in infancy and early childhood, it can have a profound impact on adult patients, according to a…

In the Journals

Topical corticosteroid phobia in atopic dermatitis tied to nonadherence

August 3, 2017
Patients with atopic dermatitis reported topical corticosteroid phobia, which appeared to play a role in nonadherence to treatment, according to…

In the Journals

AAP: Education critical to distinguish pediatric food allergies from other conditions

July 31, 2017
Based on findings from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that outlined critical issues related to pediatric food…

In the Journals

Lung sounds successful in determining effects of inhaled corticosteroids in infants, children

July 27, 2017
The effects of inhaled corticosteroid use can be effectively measured through the use of lung sound analysis — with an index of the chest wall…

In the JournalsPerspective

Less than half of children immediately receive epinephrine for anaphylaxis

July 25, 2017
Less than 50% of children who experience anaphylaxis receive epinephrine before treatment in an ED or urgent care center, despite the medication…

In the Journals

Statewide quality improvement initiatives improve pediatric asthma

July 24, 2017
The use of statewide quality improvement learning collaboratives can improve asthma care, with the amount of physician rated well-controlled asthma…

Dupixent receives European positive opinion for treating adults with atopic dermatitis

July 21, 2017
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi announced that the European Medicine Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has given a…

In the Journals

Transition of care needed across life span for allergy, immunology

July 14, 2017
When pediatric patients with allergy and immunologic diseases grow into adolescence and young adulthood, special considerations need to be addressed…

In the Journals

Sugar intake during pregnancy may heighten allergy risk in offspring

July 14, 2017
Children born to mothers with high free sugar intake during pregnancy are more likely to develop allergy or allergic asthma regardless of their sugar…

In the Journals

Researchers propose new criteria for diagnosing acute rhinosinusitis in adults

July 12, 2017
Integrating signs, symptoms and C-reactive protein is one way to diagnose acute rhinosinusitis and acute bacterial rhinosinusitis in adults with…

In the JournalsPerspective

Majority of children at low risk for penicillin allergy are not allergic

July 7, 2017
All children who were considered minimal risk for penicillin allergy in a questionnaire demonstrated no allergy to the antibiotic in a study…

In the Journals

Less restrictive elimination diet effective in children with EoE

July 5, 2017
A less restrictive four-food elimination diet was almost as effective as a six-food elimination diet for treating children with eosinophilic…

Meeting News

Uncontrolled asthma in teens may lead to low self-esteem, drug use

June 29, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Teenagers are more likely to be noncompliant with their asthma controller medications, which may lead to self-esteem issues and…

In the Journals

Disease burden of atopic dermatitis comparable to psoriasis

June 23, 2017
Patients with atopic dermatitis had health-related quality of life and productivity impairment that was comparable to patients with psoriasis…

Absorption level of daily intranasal corticosteroids has wide range, is product dependent

June 22, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Although some may be concerned about the use of intranasal corticosteroids for the treatment of allergic rhinitis because to…