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Reactions were much more common in patients with cystic fibrosis and those with previously identified environmental or drug allergies.Medscape Medical News
Presentation of CF, airway clearance regimens, diabetes in CF, and other highlights from the cystic fibrosis episode of The Cribsiders podcast.Medscape Pediatrics
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Volume 8, Issue 8Author(s): Harjinder Singh
Treatment of pulmonary infections in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) can be challenging due to organisms unique to CF and antibiotic resistance (1). Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are prevalent in patients with CF and have been associated with poor clinical outcomes. The increasing prevalence of MRSA infections in CF has led to the advent of newer modalities of receiving antibiotics such as inhaled therapies. (2) Inhaled vancomycin is often used in the CF population to treat refractory MRSA infections and has been shown to improve clinical outcomes (2-3).
Publication date: Available online 14 July 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Karen M. Anstey, Michael Lee, Diana Dawson, Vicki Jue, Jonathan M. Budzik, Michelle Yu, Mary Ellen Kleinhenz, Iris M. Otani
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a severe hypersensitivity reaction to aspergillus species colonizing the airways of patients with asthma or cystic fibrosis. Biologics including anti-IgE and a...
Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology,Volume 33, Issue 2, Page 63-68, June 2020.
This study is not a warning of a scary new epidemic of problems arriving with next year’s babies. Instead, it’s a peak behind the curtain at what might be the hidden story behind the marvelous kids we already see on today’s playgrounds across the country. Most are very healthy – among the healthiest kids in history. Yes, too many are overweight. Too many have asthma. Too many have allergies. Too many have learning problems. Too many start puberty early. More than half have some chronic illness. But this isn’t slowing kids down as much as the devastating infectious diseases of the past. It is a...
The objectives of this study were to: (1) compare otolaryngologists ’ and pulmonlogists’ understanding of long‐term chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) management; and (2) query patient perceptions of otolaryngologic care and CRS.MethodsA cross ‐sectional survey was administered by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2018 to patients with CF or their caregivers, otolaryngologists, and pulmonologists. Statistical analysis was performed comparing specialists. Descriptive statistics were computed for patient/caregiver‐reported data.ResultsRespondents included 126 otolaryngologists, 115 pulmonologists, and 186 patient...