Asthma, Eczema Tied to Osteoarthritis Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Individuals with a history of atopic disease, such as asthma and eczema (a.k.a. atopic dermatitis), are at significantly increased risk for developing osteoarthritis (OA), analysis of medical insurance claims indicated. With... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 29, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Introducing Allergenic Foods Early Tied to a Reduction in Later Allergies
(MedPage Today) -- Earlier introduction of common allergenic foods in the first year of life was linked to a lower risk of immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated food allergy from 1 to 5 years of age, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 28, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Marginalized Groups May Benefit More From Decreasing Air Pollution
(MedPage Today) -- Marginalized groups appeared to benefit more from decreasing levels of PM2.5 (fine particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter), according to a study using over 600 million person-years of Medicare data. While the hazard... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 25, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Digital Inhalers May Improve Uncontrolled Asthma Management
(MedPage Today) -- Credit: INCA Use of digital measurement tools to track individual adherence to treatment helped avoid raising doses or adding medications and improved adherence in patients with uncontrolled asthma, the INCA Sun trial found... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 24, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Routine Bronchoscopy May Help Guide Therapies for Severe Asthma
(MedPage Today) -- Routine bronchoscopy may clarify the treatment pathways for patients suffering from severe uncontrolled asthma (SUA) who are being considered for biologic therapy indicated for a T2 inflammation phenotype, according to a prospective... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 16, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Exposure to Air Pollution Linked to Risk of Long COVID in Young Adults
(MedPage Today) -- Long-term exposure to ambient air pollution was associated with an increased risk of long COVID among young adults, according to a Swedish population-based cohort study. For each increase in interquartile range (IQR) in exposure... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 10, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Early LRTIs Tied to Risk of Premature Adult Death From Respiratory Diseases
(MedPage Today) -- A lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in early childhood nearly doubles the risk of premature death from respiratory diseases in adulthood, according to a prospective cohort study that spanned eight decades. The study of... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 8, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Stress-Related COVID Vaccine Reactions May Mimic Anaphylaxis
(MedPage Today) -- SAN ANTONIO -- Many reported anaphylactic reactions to COVID-19 vaccination may in fact be attributable to vaccine-induced immunization stress-related response (ISRR), suggested findings from a small study presented here.... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 1, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Sustained Benefits With Mepolizumab in Severe Eosinophilic Asthma
(MedPage Today) -- SAN ANTONIO -- Treatment with the interleukin-5 (IL-5) antagonist mepolizumab (Nucala) increased freedom from oral corticosteroids after 2 years in patients with severe eosinophilic asthma, according to a post-hoc analysis... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 1, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Biologics for Asthma: Who Gets Them and Who Uses Them?
(MedPage Today) -- SAN ANTONIO -- Patients with asthma at one large academic medical center were not prescribed a biologic therapy very often over a 5-year period, a researcher reported, although patient adherence to a prescription was also problematic... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 28, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Investigational Biologic Shows Efficacy for HAE Prophylaxis
(MedPage Today) -- SAN ANTONIO -- Among patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE), monthly injections of the investigational biologic garadacimab reduced the mean attack rate substantially in the phase III VANGUARD clinical trial. During the... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 28, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Real-World Data Confirm Early Peanut Feeding Benefit for High-Risk Infants
(MedPage Today) -- SAN ANTONIO -- Real-world data presented here supported the early introduction of peanuts to infants at high risk for developing peanut allergies, yet also highlighted caregiver challenges in following the guideline-recommended... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 27, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Sublingual Immunotherapy Appears Viable in Treating Peanut Allergies in Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Peanut sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) achieved clinically significant desensitization to peanut allergens in the majority of children in an open-label, prospective study. Among 47 kids who completed therapy and the 48-month... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 24, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Childhood Eczema Rose in Past Two Decades, With Unexplained Racial Divides
(MedPage Today) -- The prevalence of eczema among U.S. children has increased over the last 20 years to varying degrees among racial and ethnic groups, a nationwide study found. In 1997, eczema prevalence was at 7.9% and increased to 12.6% by... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 23, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Primary Care COPD Screening Tool Shows Mixed Results
(MedPage Today) -- The five-question CAPTURE screening tool showed high specificity but low sensitivity in detecting undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in primary care. Of 110 patients with undiagnosed but clinically significant... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 15, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news