Is Telemedicine as Effective as Usual Care?

Publication date: January 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Jay M. Portnoy, Ann Chen Wu
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

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Grains can play havoc with your skin. The prolamin proteins, such as gliadin,  trigger autoimmune skin reactions and turn antibodies against the skin enzymes, their lectins fan the fires of inflammation, their proteins provoke allergies, and their amylopectins send blood sugar and insulin sky-high and provoke the skin-disrupting hormone insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF). The whole grain package adds up to an impressive collection of skin conditions that can take a variety of forms, from simple red, itchy rashes to scaly, oily raised patches to large vesicles to gangrene. B...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs
The answer to whether a kid with eczema also develops a food allergy could lie just beneath the surface of their skin, a new study says.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Children with both conditions have abnormal skin near eczema lesions, NIH-funded research finds
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If you shower before bed, you’ve probably wondered whether sleeping with damp hair is a problem. Maybe you’ve heard it could make you sick, or that it can damage your hair or skin. What’s the truth? Let’s address the “it can make you sick” myth first. “This idea seems to fit into the old bit of folklore that getting yourself chilled and wet will cause you to come down with a cold,” says Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. While this idea persists, Schaffner says it was long ago disprove...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Moises A. Calderón, Thomas B. Casale, Pascal DemolyAlthough regulatory authorities have recently recommended the use of a combined symptom-medication score as a primary efficacy end point, none has been psychometrically validated. Here, we sought to determine to what extent allergic rhinitis (AR)-related patient-reported outcomes (symptom scores, medication scores, disease control scores, and satisfaction or quality-of-life scales) have been assessed for construct, content, and/or criterio...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Alessandro Fiocchi, Maria Cristina Artesani, Carla Riccardi, Maurizio Mennini, Valentina Pecora, Vincenzo Fierro, Veronica Calandrelli, Lamia Dahdah, Rocco Luigi ValluzziBackgroundThe effects of omalizumab on food allergy thresholds have been little studied.ObjectiveTo assess the real-life effects of omalizumab on food threshold tolerability in children treated for severe asthma.MethodsIn this observational, real-life, efficacy study, we reviewed the food allergen thresholds of patients with seve...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Elana Lavine, Moshe Ben-Shoshan
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionTrajectory analysis is a novel method that provides longitudinal asthma phenotypes and aids in prediction of future risk of exacerbation. Further analysis is needed to validate the usefulness of these trajectories in an independent population.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
The FDS has warned pharmaceutical companies in the past about their use of paid surrogates on social media sites like Instagram to promote their products (see:Pharmaceutical Companies Continue to Experiment with Social Media;FDA Issues Warning Letter to Drug Company about Use of Instagram;GlaxoSmithKline Mines Social Media for Information about Adverse Drug Events). This issue has recently returned to the news (see:The latest Instagram influencer frontier? Medical promotions. Big pharma is partnering with influencers to sell new drugs and medical devices). Below is an excerpt from the article. It's long and provides ma...
Source: Lab Soft News - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: blogs
Publication date: March 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 3Author(s): Ewa M. Zywicka, Thomas Theologou, Susannah Love, Omar NawaytouNickel hypersensitivity has been reported in up to 15% of the general population, and cases of nickel allergy have been correlated with use of stainless steel wires. This is a case report of a 48-year-old woman with history of contact allergy to metal who underwent elective coronary artery bypass grafting. Severe systemic inflammatory response and cardiac tamponade due to edema of mediastinal tissues developed postoperatively. The patient required removal of stainle...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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