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Children with asthma often prescribed unnecessary antibiotics

September 22, 2017

Health care providers in at least two European countries are often prescribing unnecessary antibiotics for children with asthma, according to researchers.

Medical records for patients in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom show that children with asthma are prescribed antibiotics much more often than those who do not have the condition, the researchers said at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Milan.

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Epinephrine commonly administered by unlicensed school staff

September 20, 2017
CHICAGO —  As many as one in five anaphylactic events among children without known allergies are treated with epinephrine administered by an unlicensed…
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Only 2% of oral food challenges result in anaphylaxis

September 15, 2017
Clinical low-risk oral food challenges present few risks in practice, with 98% performed without an anaphylactic event and 86% of challenges having no reaction at all

Dupilumab shows promise for uncontrolled persistent asthma in phase 3 trial

September 12, 2017
Results from the phase 3 Liberty Asthma Quest trial demonstrated that the investigational drug, dupilumab, reduced severe exacerbations and improved lung function in…
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The JAK-STAT Pathway in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Expert Insights and Discussion of the Latest Research

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer.

Russell D. Cohen, MD, and Thomas A. Ullman, MD, summarize clinical data on JAK inhibitors in inflammatory bowel disease…
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Chapter 5: The Malabsorption Syndrome

From Clinical Nutrition in Gastrointestinal Disease
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New immunotherapy threshold may protect against accidental exposure in peanut-allergic individuals

March 10, 2016
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