American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from ACAAI, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Food allergies increasingly prevalent in US children

October 31, 2017
BOSTON — The prevalence of pediatric food allergies in the United States has increased from 8% in 2009-2010 to 9.3% in 2015-2016, according to…
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Omalizumab improves asthma outcomes despite inconsistent adherence

October 30, 2017
BOSTON — Even if children are not fully adherent to treatment, those receiving omalizumab for the management of asthma have a significantly…
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