Predicting the Response to Bronchial Thermoplasty: The Needier, the Better
Publication date: April 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Volume 8, Issue 4Author(s): Maykol Postigo, Chase S. Hall, Mario Castro
Conclusions: Keeping a dog at home before and during pregnancy decreased the risk of food allergy in 1-year-old children. This effect was eliminated in case of having a cat, hamster, guinea pig, or rabbit. PMID: 32489363 [PubMed]
Authors: Diaz JH Abstract Red meat allergies have followed tick bites on every continent except Antarctica. The sensitizing antigen is galactose-α-1,3-galactose (α-gal), an oligosaccharide constituent of nonprimate blood and meat, acquired by ticks during animal bloodfeeding. Because red meat allergy after tick bites is a worldwide phenomenon, the objectives of this review were to describe the global epidemiology of red meat allergy after tick bites and its immunological mechanisms; to identify the human risk factors for red meat allergy after tick bites; to identify the most common tick vectors of red ...
Additionally, side effects were more common among participants in the HCQ group than the placebo group. One expert says the results raise the question of whether some ongoing trials should stop.Medscape Medical News
The vast majority of people with a penicillin allergy label are, in fact, not allergic, leading to significant healthcare implications. Experts say it is now time for a national “de-labelling” drive to help conserve vital antibiotics.
An analysis of hospital admissions data by The Pharmaceutical Journal shows that between 2012/2013 and 2018/2019, the number of hospital admissions in England where the patient had a diagnostic ‘label’ of penicillin allergy almost doubled, from 575,000 to 1.1 million.
Oral corticosteroids (OCS) are used to manage asthma exacerbations and severe, uncontrolled asthma, but OCS use is associated with adverse effects. We aimed to describe the patterns of OCS use in the real-world management of patients with asthma in western Europe. We used electronic medical records from databases in France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom from July 2011 through February 2018. Patients aged ≥12 years with an asthma diagnosis, at least one non-OCS asthma medication within ±6 months of diagnosis, and available data ≥6 months prior to and ≥90 days after cohort entry we...
The United States should have 100 million doses of one candidate coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said Tuesday.
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Neil Powell, Kate Honeyford, Jonathan Sandoe
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 -- According to Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine will be available by year's end. " Then, by the beginning of 2021, we...
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Clémence David, Marie Jachiet, Marc Pineton de Chambrun, Anne Sophie Gamez, Anas Mehdaoui, Thierry Zenone, Delphine Gobert, Achille Aouba, Anne Peterschmitt, Sylvain Palat, François Lifermann, Daniel Blockmans, Séverine Feuillet-Soummer, Luc Mouthon, Benjamin Terrier, French Vasculitis Study Group