Patient Engagement in Asthma Treatment Plans May Improve Quality of Life

In older adults with asthma, decision making scores positively correlated with QoL scores
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

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SATURDAY, Oct. 20, 2018 -- Teens with allergies and asthma can enjoy Halloween as long as they take precautions, an allergist says. " There's no reason a teen with allergies should have to miss anything, " said Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
Source: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
This report describes an association between anorexia nervosa and idiopathic anaphylaxis. While eating disorders affect 0.6% of the population1, and idiopathic anaphylaxis occurs in approximately 1 in 10,000 individuals2 an association between anorexia nervosa and mast cell dysfunction has not previously been described. Features of anorexia nervosa include restriction of eating and energy intake, intense fear of gaining weight, and distorted perception of body weight and shape.1 We describe a fourteen-year-old girl with a history of well controlled hypothyroidism who developed sudden lip and eyelid edema, abdominal pain, s...
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research
Despite the availability of evidence-based treatment guidelines and effective therapies for asthma, poor adherence to treatment1-5 and lack of guideline implementation into daily practice6 remain significant barriers to asthma control. Asthma management can be improved by providing information to the patient or caregiver to support adherence and verify correct dose intake, by relaying information to the clinician to facilitate timely therapeutic adjustment, and by allowing patient self-quantification.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo examine the relationship between otitis media, allergic rhinitis, and age.Recent FindingsOtitis media and allergic rhinitis are prevalent conditions with a controversial relationship. Some data suggest that these entities are significantly associated, either through allergic rhinitis inducing Eustachian tube dysfunction or through allergic pathophysiology simultaneously occurring intranasally and in the ear. Other studies, however, have refuted this relationship. For example, treatment with antihistamines does not reliably improve OME, making causation and association challenging to establish. A...
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
3 - to 4 - year - olds with active asthma, wheezing have increased risk of obesity by age 8
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: We found no evidence to support short-term or prolonged feeding with a hydrolysed formula compared with exclusive breast feeding for prevention of allergic disease. Very low-quality evidence indicates that short-term use of an EHF compared with a CMF may prevent infant CMA. Further trials are recommended before implementation of this practice.We found no evidence to support prolonged feeding with a hydrolysed formula compared with a CMF for prevention of allergic disease in infants unable to be exclusively breast fed. PMID: 30338526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
We report on a case of severe intra-operative anaphylactic shock immediately following irrigation of breast tissue with bacitracin solution. Sequential skin testing with dilutions of bacitracin ointment was used to confirm IgE-mediated drug allergy to bacitracin.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
Source: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
IMMUNOLOGY AND ALLERGY CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA
Source: Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
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