Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Increase Risk for Anaphylaxis Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Increase Risk for Anaphylaxis
A new review finds that oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy may result in desensitization but is associated with more anaphylaxis events.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 30, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

News reader KATE SILVERTON reveals shock allergic reaction to prawn salad 'nearly killed' her
KATE SILVERTON: Almost 11 years have passed since I nearly died from anaphylaxis. My saviour, a woman called Kate Dale, was allergic to nuts, so carried her life-saving shot of adrenaline at all times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy Cause More Risk?
People undergoing peanut immunotherapy had a 22% risk of anaphylaxis, compared with 7% for untreated peanut allergy sufferers, researchers found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Up Allergic Reaction Risk
FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 -- Current peanut oral immunotherapy approaches are associated with increased risk and frequency of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, according to a review published online April 25 in The Lancet. Derek K. Chu, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy Increases Anaphylaxis Risk: Study
Although the oral treatment seems to work, an analysis of the results from 12 clinical trials finds kids who got an immunotherapy have a greater rate of serious reactions. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 26, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

A Promising Peanut Allergy Treatment May Not Work So Well After All, Research Review Says
In a new review published in the Lancet, researchers came to a disappointing conclusion about recent studies on treating peanut allergies. They found that treating children by exposing them to small amounts of peanuts, which has shown success in several studies, is actually associated with an increased risk of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. This approach, called oral Immunotherapy, involves repeated controlled exposure to whatever is causing an allergic reaction — in this case peanut allergens — to retrain the immune system. Allergic reactions occur when the immune system treats benign substances, l...
Source: TIME: Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Experimental treatment for peanut allergy increases anaphylaxis risk, study finds
An experimental treatment for peanut allergy may actually multiply someone's risk for serious allergic reactions -- much like the ones it aims to prevent, according to a new analysis. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune-Targeted Treatment Might Help Prevent Peanut Allergy Crises
MONDAY, April 8, 2019 -- Allergic reactions to peanuts can be incredibly dangerous, causing the throat to close, the chest to tighten, and throw a person into life-threatening anaphylactic shock. But researchers now believe they've found a way to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Emergentology: Anaphylaxis? Come to the ED. Runny Nose? Nope
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - April 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergentology Source Type: news

New Partnership Forms to Develop Breakthrough Neuromodulation Device
WeHealth, an e-health department of Servier Group, said it is in a partnership with Pathmaker Neurosystems, a pioneering clinical-stage bioelectronic medicine company. The two companies revealed plans to develop and commercialize the first neuromodulation technology designed to treat muscle spasticity non-invasively. The new technology will be known as the MyoRegulator device. The new MyoRegulator PM-200 provides a non-invasive treatment option for patients suffering from muscle spasticity, a common condition found in many patients suffering from stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and traumatic...
Source: MDDI - March 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Business Source Type: news

Mom shares photo of daughter's severe allergic reaction to show what anaphylactic shock looks like
Maren Berghaus, three, of Frisco, Texas, suffered a severe allergic reaction to a cashew nut during a test at her allergist's office. Within minutes, she was itching and coughing before she passed out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There ’ s New Advice To Prevent Food Allergies In Children
This study — known as the Learning Early About Peanut or LEAP trial — showed that children at high risk of developing peanut allergies who are introduced to peanuts at 4 months to 6 months old had a significantly lower risk of developing a peanut allergy than those who waited until they were 5 years; 1.9% of the kids who had peanuts early developed an allergy, compared with 13.7% of the kids who waited. The LEAP trial formed the basis for Monday’s new recommendations, which encourage the early introduction of peanut products in infants at high risk for allergies. But most babies are not at high risk, and ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Food Allergies Source Type: news

Pharma concoction goes awry: Man's medication nearly kills woman who gave him oral sex
(Natural News) A woman from Spain recently had to be admitted to the hospital after she suffered a severe case of anaphylactic shock resulting from an unusual sexual encounter involving pharmaceutical drugs to which she is apparently extremely allergic. According to reports, the woman reacted to a drug known as amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, which is a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Push for Push Dose Epinephrine
You transport a 79-year-old woman to the hospital for fever and urinary incontinence. Her family mentions a history of frequent urinary tract infections. Her initial vital signs are a heart rate of 115 bpm, an oxygen saturation of 97% on room air, and a blood pressure of 105/75 mmHg. You establish a peripheral IV line and begin a bolus of normal saline. About 15 minutes away from the hospital, you note the patient becomes increasingly drowsy. Her heart rate has increased to 125 bpm and her blood pressure is now 85/47 mmHg. What are your next steps? Prehospital Shock Starting in 2018, push dose epinephrine replaced dopamine...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sammy Hodroge, MD Tags: Training Cardiac & Resuscitation Top Story Exclusive Articles Patient Care Source Type: news

Woman, 31, goes into anaphylactic shock after swallowing her partner's SEMEN
Doctors in Alicante, Spain, who treated the unnamed woman, have now urged any patients with known drug allergies to 'be aware' of the potential risk from oral sex and ensure they use condoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ITV producer who was left brain damaged after eating nuts is finally home FIVE YEARS later
Amy May Shead, 31 - who was a producer on This Morning - suffered an anaphylactic shock after eating a mouthful of a chicken and rice dish that contained nuts in Budapest in April 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenager has to tell people she has not been beaten up because of her severe allergies
Kira-Shai Whitehead, from Birstall, Yorkshire, has spontaneous idiopathic anaphylaxis. Doctors are baffled as to what causes her reactions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are ticks causing a "red meat" allergy? Scientists are trying to understand unexplained anaphylaxis incidents
(Natural News) Most allergies hit a person immediately after exposure: Symptoms are bound to develop immediately, from itchy hives to swelling, and even anaphylactic shock. The reactions can be dangerous and potentially fatal, but most of these can be identified and treated immediately. However, some people experience allergic reactions that seem to come out of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiology and trends of anaphylaxis in the United States, 2004-2016 - Chaaban MR, Warren Z, Baillargeon JG, Baillargeon G, Resto V, Kuo YF.
BACKGROUND: No national study has examined the epidemiology of anaphylaxis after introduction of the codes of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Related Problems, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10 CM). Our objec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

A survey of anaphylaxis etiology and treatment - Ahanchian H, Behmanesh F, Azad FJ, Ansari E, Khoshkhui M, Farid R, Hassanpur Y, Kouzegaran S.
Identifying the causes of anaphylaxis which is an acute, potentially fatal systemic reaction is very important in every community. Treatment strategies and pitfalls should also be determined. We sought to determine the most common triggers of anaphylaxis, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Which Allergens Are in Your Food? You Can ’ t Always Tell From the Labels
Despite federal legislation passed 15 years ago, food labels don ’ t always alert consumers to allergens that may be present in packaged goods. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERIC ATHAS Tags: Labeling and Labels (Product) Allergies Food Nuts Anaphylactic Shock Law and Legislation Consumer Protection Children and Childhood Peanuts Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Food and Drug Administration Mount Sinai Medical Center you Source Type: news

Teenager who could DIE from a strong smell has had her life turned around by a service dog
Martina Baker, 15, from Maine, is allergic to 'almost everything' due to MCAS. She was in ER up to three times a week with anaphylactic shock for two years until she received Caiomhe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food-related anaphylaxis fatalities: analysis of the Allergy Vigilance Network database - Pouessel G, Beaudouin E, Tanno LK, Drouet M, Deschildre A, Labreuche J, Renaudin JM.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Millions of People Wrongly Believe They Have Food Allergies
These days, it can seem like just about everybody has a food allergy. But according to a new study, about 11% of American adults actually do. Yet 19% of adults believe they have a food allergy, even though some don’t have the diagnosis or symptoms to back it up, according to findings published in JAMA Network Open. This discrepancy suggests that quite a few adults are conflating allergies with less-severe food intolerances, which typically come with minimal digestion-related symptoms, the researchers write. If someone is truly allergic to a food, eating it can trigger a potentially life-threatening immune response. (...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Pro-vaccine medical journal admits there is conclusive scientific evidence that vaccines can and do kill some children
(Natural News) Recent and previous studies show a clear causal relationship between vaccines and adverse health effects, according to an analysis published in the journal Vaccines. Multiple large-scale, extensive research have been analyzed to evaluate the link between vaccination and mortality. Studies show link between vaccine, disease-related deaths Researchers have noted that vaccines trigger anaphylaxis.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Preventing Fatal Peanut Anaphylaxis Finally Possible? Is Preventing Fatal Peanut Anaphylaxis Finally Possible?
Promising new research offers hope to the many kids, teens, and adults who are peanut-allergic.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

'I'm allergic to winter': Woman with rare condition fears for her life as skin reacts to the cold
Arianna Kent, of Edmonton, has cold-induced urticaria. As little as a breeze can cause her a skin reaction which can lead to anaphylactic shock. She is hospitalised up to three times a month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another EpiPen Is Now on the Market
Teva Pharmaceuticals has finally launched its generic version of Mylan’s EpiPen.  The Petah, Tikvah, Israel-based company’s emergency allergy shot will be priced at $300 – the same as Mylan’s generic. Teva received approval for its version of EpiPen in August. The generic will be available in limited supply and the company will launch a lower-dose - the EpiPen Jr. sometime next year, the company said. “We’re pleased to provide access to Epinephrine Injection (Auto-Injector) for patients who may experience...
Source: MDDI - November 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Teva ’s Generic EpiPen Will Cost Just As Much As Mylan’s Authorized Generic
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced Tuesday that its much-anticipated generic EpiPen is now available “in limited quantity” in the U.S. — at the same $300 list price as manufacturer Mylan’s authorized generic version. Teva was in August granted Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the first generic version of the EpiPen and lower-dose EpiPen Jr. The approval was heralded as a win for patient choice, as the generic would offer allergy sufferers an alternative to Mylan’s version of the anaphylaxis-reversing auto-injector, which had over time risen in price to cost $608 for a two-...
Source: TIME: Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

New Peanut Allergy Drug Shows ‘ Lifesaving ’ Potential
Results from a new study may lead to approval of what could be the first drug that ameliorates potentially deadly reactions in children with severe peanut allergies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Peanuts Children and Childhood Anaphylactic Shock Allergies Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Asthma Epinephrine (Drug) Food Contamination and Poisoning Immunotherapy Peanut Butter Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Scientists discover how anaphylactic shock can shut down your body in MINUTES
Researchers from Duke University found that exposing mice to small amounts of known allergens triggers different cells to work together to launch a life-threatening anaphylactic response. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perivascular dendritic cells elicit anaphylaxis by relaying allergens to mast cells via microvesicles
Anaphylactic reactions are triggered when allergens enter the blood circulation and activate immunoglobulin E (IgE)–sensitized mast cells (MCs), causing systemic discharge of prestored proinflammatory mediators. As MCs are extravascular, how they perceive circulating allergens remains a conundrum. Here, we describe the existence of a CD301b+ perivascular dendritic cell (DC) subset that continuously samples blood and relays antigens to neighboring MCs, which vigorously degranulate and trigger anaphylaxis. DC antigen transfer involves the active discharge of surface-associated antigens on 0.5- to 1.0-micrometer microve...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Choi, H. W., Suwanpradid, J., Kim, I. H., Staats, H. F., Haniffa, M., MacLeod, A. S., Abraham, S. N. Tags: Immunology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Dangerous liaisons in anaphylaxis
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Levi-Schaffer, F., Scheffel, J. Tags: Immunology perspective Source Type: news

"Epidemic" level of peanut allergies now impacting America, but medical professionals won't mention link to vaccine adjuvants
(Natural News) Peanuts are high on the list of foods that kids are commonly allergic to these days. And for children who have this allergy, even the smallest exposure to a peanut can result in serious – even life-threatening – anaphylaxis. Experts freely admit that the peanut allergy situation in America is so serious as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Concerns About Sesame Allergies
(CNN) — Sesame could become the newest allergen added to the list of foods required to be named on labels, US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced Monday. Eight major food allergens must currently be declared on US labeling using their common names: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. These foods accounted for over 90% of documented serious food allergies in the country when the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, which required the clear labeling of ingredients, was passed in 2004. The FDA cites the undeclared presence of allergens as...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Allergies Local TV Sesame Source Type: news

RPS talks to ITV News about EpiPens
RPS President Ash Soni was interviewed on ITV News today about the ongoing shortage of EpiPens, auto-inject devices used by people with severe allergies in case of an anaphylactic reaction. Ash reass (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 25, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

‘ Project Abbie ’ Device Aims To Revolutionize Anaphylaxis Treatment
HOPKINTON (CBS) – “She was a big personality. Her absence is felt pretty much every moment of every day,” Amy Benford told WBZ-TV speaking with pride and grief as she described her daughter, Abbie. On the same day the Hopkinton teenager was getting ready to celebrate her 16th birthday with friends she had a severe allergic reaction. “One of her friends came downstairs and said, ‘Abbie needs you,'” Mrs. Benford recalled. That’s when Abbie’s dad, Stephen, rushed upstairs. “I asked if she was okay and she said, ‘I just can’t move air, Dad. I think I need my inh...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Abbie Benford Anaphylaxis Dr. Benjamin Matthews Dr. Mallika Marshall Keep Smilin' 4 Abbie Foundation Project Abbie Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause facial swelling?
A person's face can become swollen in response to injuries, allergic reactions, infections, and other medical conditions. Face swelling that occurs alongside other symptoms, such as breathing difficulties or rapid heartbeat, may indicate anaphylaxis, which requires immediate medical assistance. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

NHS Improvement memo – Adrenaline for anaphylaxis kits
NHS Improvement has published a memo to remind all healthcare professionals providing services where anaphylaxis may be required, that they should be competent to draw up and administer adrenaline fro (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

More Than 100 Elementary School Students Stung by Wasps in British Columbia
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia - Chaos at Dufferin Elementary School today as 135 students were stung by wasps during the annual Terry Fox Run. The incident occurred just before lunch on the hillside behind the school, says Principal Colleen Topolovec. The school called in some medical personnel to help out. Thankfully, she says none of the students appeared to suffer a life-threatening reaction. Read more at cfjctoday.com   Editor's Take: Although this occured in Canada, something like this could easily happen in any of our communities. And with parents having trouble getting (or affording) Epi-pens, EMS and other first...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Greg Fry (CFJC) Tags: International News Patient Care Source Type: news

More Than 100 Elementary School Students Stung by Wasps in British Columbia
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia - Chaos at Dufferin Elementary School today as 135 students were stung by wasps during the annual Terry Fox Run. The incident occurred just before lunch on the hillside behind the school, says Principal Colleen Topolovec. The school called in some medical personnel to help out. Thankfully, she says none of the students appeared to suffer a life-threatening reaction. Read more at cfjctoday.com   Editor's Take: Although this occured in Canada, something like this could easily happen in any of our communities. And with parents having trouble getting (or affording) Epi-pens, EMS and other first...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Greg Fry (CFJC) Tags: International News Patient Care Source Type: news

RPS talks to BBC about EpiPen shortage
The current shortage of EpiPens hit the headlines again today as a cause of concern for people at risk of anaphylactic shock. Supply problems of EpiPens are due to manufacturing issues.Two other bran (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 25, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The robotic boy that breathes and bleeds: Researchers reveal 'hyper-real' medical doll
Medical students are using a robot boy to better understand how young patients respond to treatment. Called HAL, the realistic robot can cry, bleed, talk and go into anaphylactic shock. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news