Physician Instructions to Inject Epinephrine with Mild or No Symptoms on Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plans.

Publication date: Available online 15 February 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Samantha Platt, Scott H. Sicherer
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

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AbstractAllergic diseases are on the increase and can affect the child ’s well-being. The aim of this survey was to assess regional schools’ preparedness in dealing with anaphylaxis following the publication of national and international guidelines for schools in 2014. The survey was developed in 2015 and distributed to schools in Cumbria, North West England, UK be tween 2015 and 2016. Only 47% of the respondents (95% CI, 39–57%) felt confident to manage anaphylaxis. Schools without allergic pupils were significantly less likely to have a standard management protocol in place for emergencies compared to&n...
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 31 March 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Bruce T. Miles, Sofianne Gabrielli, Ann Clarke, Harley Eisman, Greg Shand, Moshe Ben-Shoshan
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
This study is aimed at determining the characteristics of pediatric patients who experienced anaphylaxis along with treatments administered in order to determine the usefulness of tryptase level assessment as a marker of anaphylaxis in Korean children. A total of 107 patients who were diagnosed with anaphylaxis in a single pediatric emergency center over a 3-year period were included in the study. Patient clinical characteristics, symptoms, signs, allergy history, trigger factors, treatments, and laboratory findings, including serum tryptase levels, were included in the analysis. Food allergies (39.3%) were the most common...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Of all food allergies, which affect between 5% and 8% of US children, peanut allergy is the one most likely to cause anaphylaxis, a serious type of allergic reaction. For a child with a peanut allergy, eating one peanut can literally be fatal. “When you have an allergy,” says Andrew MacGinnitie, MD, PhD, clinical director of the division of immunology at Boston Children’s Hospital, “your body sees the thing you are allergic to as dangerous. So your immune system tries to protect you by causing hives, vomiting, and other symptoms.” The body does this by releasing histamine and other chemicals t...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Allergies Children's Health Parenting Source Type: blogs
Abstract BACKGROUND: Approximately 8% of children have food allergy. Yet, little is known about how parents cope with the burden of this disease. OBJECTIVE: To describe the perceptions of food allergy-related mental health issues of parents of children with food allergy. METHODS: Parents of children with pediatric allergist-diagnosed food allergy were recruited via allergy clinics and education centres in a large, Canadian city. We used content analysis to identify overarching themes. RESULTS: We interviewed 21 parents with children (boys (13/21; 62.9%) age
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
This article aims to give an updated review of IgE-mediated food allergies in pediatric populations in terms of epidemiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, and management. PMID: 32143431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
Purpose of review The aim of this article is to characterize the present state-of-the-art on the topic of food allergies across Europe. Recent findings A systematic review and metaanalysis on the epidemiology of food allergy in Europe have been performed by the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Guidelines Group of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology. The authors had made an extensive search of four different electronic databases which retrieved thousands of hits. A critical appraisal of the documents reduced their number to just over 100 articles covering the period 2000–2012, revealing striki...
Source: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: GENETICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY: Edited by Isabella Annesi-Maesano and Antonella Cianferoni Source Type: research
Jared Huston, MD, a trauma surgeon at Northwell Health on New York's Long Island, spoke straight to the point about the current state of treatment for hemorrhagic shock. While traumatic wounds to extremities can be treated with a tourniquet, such wounds suffered internally are often fatal unless the patient can be transported quickly to an operating room. "There are no efficacious approaches to treating noncompressible hemorrhage," Huston said. "That's really the problem. If you're injured intra-abdominally or in the chest, and you're not brought somewhere where a trauma surgeon can operate on you and stop t...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Electronics Source Type: news
We report a case of an 8-year-old boy who developed a cochineal allergy.Current disease history: He has been suffering from atopic dermatitis, bronchial asthma, and food allergies since childhood. At the age of seven, he experienced an unknown anaphylaxis reaction twice. When he was 8 years old, he ate a frankfurter containing hypoallergenic cochineal for the first time; cold sweat, intraoral discomfort, respiratory distress, and urticaria appeared throughout the body. His skin prick tests were positive, with a result of 2+to frankfurter and cochineal dyes (color value 0.1 and 0.01). In the immunoblot assay, binding of IgE...
Source: Arerugi - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Arerugi Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewIn recent decades, food allergy has become an increasing concern for families, clinicians, and policymakers. This review aims to summarize what is currently known about the epidemiology and population-level burden of IgE-mediated food allergy, including its effects on quality of life.Recent FindingsPrevalence surveys, healthcare utilization data, and findings from longitudinal cohort studies across the globe indicate that food allergy imposes a growing societal burden. Worryingly, recent data indicate that food allergies may be more prevalent among adult populations than previously acknowledged, wi...
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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