American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting

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Asthma, anaphylactic emergencies indistinguishable by smartphone voice assistants

March 6, 2017
ATLANTA — Patients who used smartphone-based voice assistants were not able to receive complete or consistent feedback from the program when
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Walnut oral immunotherapy induced walnut, additional tree nut desensitization

March 5, 2017
ATLANTA — Walnut oral immunotherapy effectively induced walnut desensitization, as well as cross-desensitization to a secondary tree nut, in a
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Multiple feeding methods may put child at greater risk of food allergies

March 5, 2017
ATLANTA — Parents who alternate between formula feeding, pumping milk and breastfeeding their children within the first 6 months of the…
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Black children at significantly higher risk of asthma death regardless of setting

March 5, 2017
ATLANTA — Black children were six times more likely to die from asthma than either white or Hispanic children, regardless of whether death
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Lower maternal vitamin E level increases risk of pediatric wheeze

March 5, 2017
ATLANTA — Children born to mothers with lower vitamin E levels were more susceptible to wheezing, according to findings presented at the annual…
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Fewer, but more severe, reactions seen with subcutaneous immunotherapy

March 5, 2017
ATLANTA —  While the number of systemic allergic reactions to subcutaneous immunotherapy is trending downward, the level of severity for…
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Mobile clinic improved asthma outcomes among low-income children

March 5, 2017
ATLANTA — For low–income patients with asthma without regular access to health care, direct care via mobile clinics significantly…
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Obesity–atopy link differs by gender among children

March 4, 2017
ATLANTA — The association between atopic disease and obesity among children and adolescents was significantly influenced by gender, according
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Clinicians not following recommendations on use of Xolair

March 4, 2017
ATLANTA — The first-ever utilization trends survey regarding Xolair — the first biologic drug approved for asthma treatment — found…
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Nearly 5 million adults have work-related asthma

March 4, 2017
ATLANTA — Data showed as many as 4.7 million working adults have work-related asthma, with health care support workers facing the most…