Kids Exposed to Smoke In Utero Had Better Lung Function If Moms Popped Vitamin C
(MedPage Today) -- Mothers who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy, but also took vitamin C supplements, had children with improved airway function and lower risk of wheeze later on, according to a follow-up study of a randomized trial. At 5 years... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - November 21, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

New Treatment Options on the Horizon for Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria
(MedPage Today) -- LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Treatment with add-on dupilumab (Dupixent) was linked with clinically meaningful improvements in hives and itch severity in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), according to the LIBERTY-CSU... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - November 16, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

CRISPR Shows Promise for Hereditary Angioedema in First-in-Human Trial
(MedPage Today) -- LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The future medical promise of CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing appears to be a present-day reality for a small group of patients with the rare genetic condition known as hereditary angioedema (HAE). Interim results... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - November 15, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Toddlers With Peanut Allergy Tolerate Oral Immunotherapy
(MedPage Today) -- LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kids under 4 years old with peanut allergies seemed to overcome their sensitivity with a treatment using peanut (Arachis hypogaea) allergen powder (PTAH, Palforzia), according to results from the POSEIDON... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - November 14, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Asthma Deterioration Slowed With Combination Inhaler
(MedPage Today) -- LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An investigational fixed-dose combination of a short-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist and an inhaled corticosteroid appeared to slow the deterioration in lung function and reduce severe exacerbations for patients... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - November 14, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Finding Potential Ties Between Baby-Soft Skin and Risk for Food Allergy Later On
(MedPage Today) -- LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Eczema during infancy is a known risk factor for the development of food allergies later in childhood, but what role do moisturizers play in altering that risk? Roughly one in five infants with severe, early... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - November 13, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Sped-Up IDT an Option After Flying-Bug Stings
(MedPage Today) -- LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An accelerated form of intradermal skin testing (IDT) was found feasible and safe in patients with suspected allergies to hymenoptera venom, such as those from bee and wasp stings, researchers stated. In... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - November 13, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Novel Combination Inhaler for Asthma Heads to FDA Panel
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA's Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee on Tuesday will consider whether a novel two-drug combination inhaler for asthma should be the first FDA-approved product containing an inhaled corticosteroid (budesonide... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - November 8, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Year in Review: COPD
(MedPage Today) -- In updated guidelines released in May, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) continued to recommend against routine screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in asymptomatic adults, and pivotal new... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - November 1, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Biologic Dupilumab Shows Sustained Benefit in Asthma Patients
(MedPage Today) -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Treatment with the biologic dupilumab (Dupixent) was associated with sustained reductions in oral corticosteroid (OCS) use in asthma patients who required both low and high daily OCS doses at baseline, according... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - October 20, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Racial Disparities in Pulse Oximetry Persist; Sex Differences in COPD Treatment
(MedPage Today) -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Racial biases persist in the use of pulse oximetry devices for patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure (AHRF) requiring very high levels of oxygen support, a retrospective analysis suggested.... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - October 18, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Allergy Meds May Make Drug Overdoses More Dangerous, CDC Says
(MedPage Today) -- Antihistamines were involved in at least 15% of recent overdose deaths, according to 2019-2020 data from 43 states and the District of Columbia. Of 92,033 overdose deaths during this time period, 14.7% were antihistamine-positive... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - October 13, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Fight Cat Allergies With Newest Asthma Drug?
(MedPage Today) -- Subcutaneous immunotherapy treatment (SCIT) for reducing cat allergy symptoms appeared to be more effective and longer lasting with the help of tezepelumab (Tezspire), a monoclonal antibody recently approved for severe asthma... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - October 13, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Less Invasive Emphysema Treatment Matches Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- BARCELONA -- Eligible emphysema patients had similar levels of improvement whether treated with lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) or bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) with valve placement, a less-invasive option... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - September 10, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Are My Patients Safe Amid Rising Temps and Worsening Air Quality?
(MedPage Today) -- This summer, record-breaking temperatures have been recorded throughout Europe and continue to rise globally. At this very moment, a blistering heat wave is ripping through California. These extremes have led to heat-related... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - September 7, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news