American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting

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Exercise, sleep deprivation may increase allergic reaction to peanuts

March 1, 2019
Common factors, including exercise and lack of sleep, substantially decreased the threshold of reactivity in patients with peanut allergy, thus…
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Breastfeeding lowers childhood eczema risk

February 28, 2019
Mothers who exclusively breastfed for longer than 3 months significantly lowered their child’s risk of eczema, according to findings presented…
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Researchers try casual exposure to reduce children’s anxiety over nut allergies

February 27, 2019
In a recent randomized control trial, researchers asked pediatric patients with nut allergies to casually touch the allergen, hoping it would reduce…
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Kids with reported penicillin allergy often tolerate graded challenges

February 26, 2019
Very few children with reported penicillin allergy have a reaction when tested with a graded challenge, according to research presented at the…
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Clinicians show inconsistent compliance with peanut allergy guidelines, screenings

February 26, 2019
Clinicians did not consistently adhere to peanut allergy–related guidelines or conduct proper allergy screenings, according to three different…
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More allergists reporting barriers to performing oral food challenges

February 25, 2019
The number of allergists that reported obstacles in conducting oral food challenges increased during the past decade, according to findings presented…
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‘Missed opportunities’ in managing peanut allergy in primary care

March 22, 2018
Sharp differences were found in how pediatricians and allergists managed peanut allergy in their patients, suggesting changes need to be made to how…
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Switching to Nucala reduces asthma exacerbations, ED visits

March 22, 2018
Patients with severe eosinophilic asthma not optimally controlled with Xolair who switched directly to Nucala showed clinically meaningful reductions…
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Maternal race, vitamin D intake impact offspring allergy, asthma

March 20, 2018
Prenatal vitamin D status and a mother’s race affected their children’s allergy and some pulmonology outcomes, according to two studies…
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Emergency asthma, allergy management in schools inadequate

March 20, 2018
Physician input may improve the care of asthma exacerbations and anaphylaxis in the school setting because emergency action plans are maintained by