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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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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Clinicians should recognize potential of childhood asthma as a lifelong burden

October 30, 2017
BOSTON — There’s a growing sense of a better appreciation of the implications of childhood asthma on adverse respiratory outcomes in…
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Exposure to elements carried by dogs may reduce asthma symptoms

October 30, 2017
BOSTON — Inner-city children with asthma, who are exposed to elements carried by dogs, such as bacteria, may have decreased symptoms and a…
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VIDEO: Telehealth, virtual assistants may help reduce administrative burdens of allergy practice

October 29, 2017
BOSTON — A significant frustration for allergists, and any physician, is the difficulty of making electronic health records work efficiently…
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VIDEO: New treatment developments on the horizon for acute hereditary angioedema

October 28, 2017
BOSTON — The landscape of hereditary angioedema and how it is diagnosed, assessed and treated has been ever-evolving and will continue to…