Selling falsehoods? A cross-sectional study of Canadian naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic and acupuncture clinic website claims relating to allergy and asthma
Conclusions The majority of alternative healthcare clinics studied advertised interventions for allergy and asthma. Many offerings are unproven. A policy response may be warranted in order to safeguard the public interest.
TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 -- Even though asthma is common in the United States, there are many misconceptions about the respiratory disease, an allergy/immunology expert says. " Asthma is a serious condition that affects more than 26 million Americans...
Little is known about the prevalence of asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema and allergies among Canadian Inuit children, especially those living in the arctic and subarctic areas.
CONCLUSION: For controlling rhinoconjunctivitis symptoms in patients with AR, AH-LTRA provided greater beneficial effects on composite nasal symptoms, rhinorrhea, and sneezing compared to AH alone. These effects were shown in patients with perennial AR. PMID: 31007040 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
We appreciated the article by Cardet and Casale,1 who focused on the current status of omalizumab treatment in its authorized applications (ie, severe allergic asthma not controlled by standard therapy and chronic spontaneous urticaria not controlled by antihistamines), as well as off-label use in a number of other IgE-mediated or non –IgE-mediated diseases.
Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (ARC) is a very common chronic inflammatory disease of the upper airways, characterized by symptoms such as nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, sneezing, itching and also itchy-watery eyes 1. The disease has an estimated worldwide prevalence of 15-25% 2 carrying a high global burden particularly among children and adolescents 2,3.
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic, allergy/immune-mediated disease diagnosed in patients with symptoms of esophageal dysfunction, an esophageal eosinophilic infiltrate, and without potential competing causes of eosinophilia.1 While EoE is classified as a rare disease with
Penicillin allergy is the most commonly reported drug allergy. While 10% of patients report a penicillin allergy, up to 15% of hospitalized patients report a penicillin allergy.1-3 Given that 90-95% of patients with a reported penicillin allergy tolerate penicillin,4 hospitalized patients with infections often unnecessarily avoid penicillins and other beta-lactams, such as the cephalosporins. Reporting a history of penicillin allergy can result in the choice of a clinically-inferior antibiotic5,6 and lead to more adverse effects.
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