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Dr Aaron B. Holley on how the medical industry can step up to make this easier on everyone.Medscape Critical Care
Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Brittany Esty, Hani Harb, Lisa M. Bartnikas, Louis M. Charbonnier, Amir H. Massoud, Carmen Leon-Astudillo, Gary Visner, Meera Subramaniam, Wanda Phipatanakul, Talal A. Chatila
Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Jose Luis Ramírez-Bellver, Ricardo Ruiz-Rodriguez, Ignacio Sanchez-Carpintero
Conclusion: When trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole cannot be used because of resistance or allergy, tigecycline alone or in combination may be included as an alternative option. Although in vitro results are promising, clinical data are required. PMID: 30866602 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This article will provide a compact overview about recent developments in this rapidly growing field in otorhinolaryngology which might establish the basis for promising therapeutic strategies for previously insufficiently treatable disorders of the head and neck. PMID: 30874856 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study provides a novel and detailed frame of reference of normal counts of different monocytic cell subsets in blood throughout life and highlights their differential distribution among distinct lymphoid tissues.
Conclusions: This is the first study to examine the efficacy of a CRTh2 antagonist in antihistamine-refractory CSU. AZD1981 treatment was well tolerated, effectively inhibited PGD2-mediated eosinophil shape change, shifted numbers of circulating eosinophils, and reduced weekly itch scores more than hives during treatment and into washout. Further studies are needed to determine whether inhibition of the PGD2/CRTh2 pathway will be an effective treatment for CSU.Int Arch Allergy Immunol
Conclusions: Triamcinolone acetonide proved to be non-inferior to fluticasone propionate in adult patients with PAR; both treatments decreased rTNSS values and showed a good safety profile.Int Arch Allergy Immunol
(MedPage Today) -- Odds of death up about 10% compared with low-pollution days in Chinese study
Surtidoras Bakery Inc. of Auburn, Washington is recalling Marble Muffin, Banana Muffin, and Blueberry Muffin because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
It’s been 40 years since Norman Cousins published his classic An Anatomy of an Illness, in which he documents curing himself with a high dose of vitamin C and a continuous stream of humorous films. Since then research has further established the medicinal benefits of laughter, helping everything from Alzheimer’s disease and allergies to backaches and muscle cramping. Following one of his studies on the benefits of laughter, Dr. Michael Miller said he envisioned a time when physicians might recommend that everyone get 15 to 20 minutes of laughter in a day much like physicians recommend regular exercise. Not...