American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting

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Penicillin allergy often recedes, should be retested

January 9, 2019
Patients with a positive penicillin skin test will likely experience reduced sensitivity to the medication over time and should undergo repeat…
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Dupilumab significantly improves asthma control

December 20, 2018
Patients with uncontrolled, moderate-to-severe asthma treated with dupilumab demonstrated significant improvement in asthma control regardless of…
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Fasenra reduces rescue medication use in asthma

December 6, 2018
Fasenra reduced daily rescue medication use by day 3 in patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma with eosinophilic inflammation, according to…

Few PCPs ‘proficient’ in early peanut introduction

December 4, 2018
Only 12% of primary care physicians surveyed correctly answered all the questions regarding early peanut introduction, according to findings…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Emphasizing, reassessing epinephrine use improves outcomes

November 30, 2018
A clinical pathway that emphasized early epinephrine use and reassessed its use before IV placement improved outcomes in pediatric patients with…
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Many patients develop food allergy in adulthood, yet often go undiagnosed

November 28, 2018
About a quarter of individuals develop a food allergy after the age of 18 years, but are not frequently diagnosed by physicians, according to…
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Viaskin Peanut reduces sensitivity in majority of young patients with peanut allergy

November 26, 2018
More than half of the young patients with peanut allergy treated with 250 µg of Viaskin Peanut tolerated an increased eliciting dose of peanut…
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More than 50% of US infants have cow's milk allergy

November 21, 2018
An updated estimate showed that more than half of children aged 1 year and younger in the United States are allergic to cow’s milk. The…
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Majority of asthma actuations considered poor

November 20, 2018
The majority of actuations in patients with asthma were poor, regardless of whether or not the patient used either a rescue or a controller metered…
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AR101 provides tolerance to peanut over time

November 19, 2018
Young patients with peanut allergy who received the immunotherapy treatment AR101 became tolerant to peanut over time, protecting themselves from…