Treating UTI, CAP in Kids: What's New Treating UTI, CAP in Kids: What's New
A quick summary of the latest research on antibiotic choice in treatment of common infections in children.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 29, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Article Source Type: news

Oral Masitinib Improves Severe Asthma Oral Masitinib Improves Severe Asthma
The small-molecule biologic reduces exacerbations in patients not responsive to steroids, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 28, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness: Where Did We Go Wrong With COVID-19? Emergency Preparedness: Where Did We Go Wrong With COVID-19?
WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Luciana Borio about the failures of the US response to the coronavirus pandemic and how much longer physical distancing will be necessary.WebMD (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 28, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

Natalizumab Switch to Moderate-Efficacy DMT Ups Disability Risk Natalizumab Switch to Moderate-Efficacy DMT Ups Disability Risk
Patients who switched to another high-efficacy therapy had improved disability and inflammatory outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 27, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Severe Disease Not Uncommon in Kids Hospitalized With COVID-19 Severe Disease Not Uncommon in Kids Hospitalized With COVID-19
The rate of severe COVID-19 requiring pediatric intensive care admission among hospitalized children was higher than previous data suggested, researchers found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 27, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Autopsy Data Show Extensive Lung Damage From COVID-19 Autopsy Data Show Extensive Lung Damage From COVID-19
A small autopsy study shows severe lung damage from COVID-19, but is it different than that seen in severe influenza? A thrombosis expert suggests the findings are not a surprise.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 26, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine Has No Benefit,'Only Risks' in COVID-19 Hydroxychloroquine Has No Benefit,'Only Risks' in COVID-19
Hydroxychloroquine has been touted as a potential treatment for COVID-19, but new observational data show it is not only without benefit but it increases death and arrhythmias.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 23, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

An Adolescent Girl With Symptoms of Anaphylaxis An Adolescent Girl With Symptoms of Anaphylaxis
This 14-year-old girl with a history of weight loss and food allergies presented with symptoms of anaphylaxis, but allergy and immunological workup were negative. What was the real etiology?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 22, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Journal Article Source Type: news

Updates Urged to'Arbitrary' Uniform Specific IgE Cutoff Updates Urged to'Arbitrary' Uniform Specific IgE Cutoff
There is no single cutoff for specific IgE (sIgE) that indicates clinically relevant sensitization to aeroallergens, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 21, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

COVID-19 and Physician Income: Some Suffer While Others Do Not COVID-19 and Physician Income: Some Suffer While Others Do Not
Like COVID-19's symptoms, the pandemic's effect on physician income has been worse for some specialties than for others. Here's a rundown of how various doctors are dealing financially.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 20, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

First COVID-19 Vaccine Tested on Humans Shows Early Promise First COVID-19 Vaccine Tested on Humans Shows Early Promise
The first coronavirus vaccine tested on humans has yielded positive results, with a small number of people who were tested showing an immunity against the virus.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 19, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Europe Sees Two Deaths, Multiple Cases of COVID-Linked Syndrome in Children Europe Sees Two Deaths, Multiple Cases of COVID-Linked Syndrome in Children
A new life-threatening inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19 has affected 230 children in Europe and killed two so far this year.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 19, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Onc Daily:'Staging the Aging,' Immuno-Combo for Lung Cancer Onc Daily:'Staging the Aging,' Immuno-Combo for Lung Cancer
These are the most important oncology stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 18, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cases of Children With Rare Inflammatory Syndrome Spike in Italy and France Cases of Children With Rare Inflammatory Syndrome Spike in Italy and France
Doctors in France and northern Italy have reported spikes in cases of a rare inflammatory syndrome in young children that appears similar to one reported in the United States, Britain and Spain.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 16, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Trump Offers Details About'Warp Speed' COVID-19 Vaccine Project Trump Offers Details About'Warp Speed' COVID-19 Vaccine Project
A group of federal officials, scientists, and drug companies are tasked with the challenge of developing a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 16, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Chilblains a Common Finding During COVID-19 Pandemic Chilblains a Common Finding During COVID-19 Pandemic
Skin lesions, and chilblains in particular, are a common cutaneous finding during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to results of a retrospective nationwide study from France.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

US to Tell Doctors to Report Cases of COVID-19 Inflammatory Syndrome in Kids US to Tell Doctors to Report Cases of COVID-19 Inflammatory Syndrome in Kids
US health officials said they will issue an alert telling doctors to report cases of a rare life-threatening inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19 in children.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Treating Liver Disease During COVID-19: New Recommendations Treating Liver Disease During COVID-19: New Recommendations
Guidance from the AASLD comes with a disclaimer but still offers valuable insights to clinicians, says Dr William F. Balistreri.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 14, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

' Unprecedented' Cluster of Hyperinflammatory Shock in Kids in UK, Possibly Linked to Coronavirus'Unprecedented' Cluster of Hyperinflammatory Shock in Kids in UK, Possibly Linked to Coronavirus
Cases of a rare hyperinflammatory syndrome believed to be linked to novel coronavirus continue to be reported around the world.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 14, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Comparing COVID-19, Flu Death Tolls'Extremely Dangerous'Comparing COVID-19, Flu Death Tolls'Extremely Dangerous '
COVID-19 numbers are actual death counts, whereas rates of influenza deaths are estimated from algorithms. Comparing the two is dangerous and inaccurate, authors of a new perspective article say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 14, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Should Genetic Flaws Be Fixed? A Physician Parent's Perspective Should Genetic Flaws Be Fixed? A Physician Parent's Perspective
Do we really want to go down a path of engineering a world where there are no Ruthies, writes Ethan Weiss, MD, as the parent of a child with albinism pondering a future where genetic differences may be edited. (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 14, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: None Commentary Source Type: news

Natalizumab Bests Fingolimod for Relapsing-Remitting MS Natalizumab Bests Fingolimod for Relapsing-Remitting MS
In a head-to-head comparison, natalizumab was superior to fingolimod for evidence of disease activity at 1 year for patients with active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

COVID-19: What Will Happen to Physician Income This Year? COVID-19: What Will Happen to Physician Income This Year?
The global pandemic has devastated the US economy, including physician income. Experts discuss what physicians can anticipate regarding their income as the year progresses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

ACR Releases Guidance on Rheumatic Diseases During Pandemic ACR Releases Guidance on Rheumatic Diseases During Pandemic
When COVID-19 is suspected or confirmed in a patient with a rheumatic disease, treatment with hydroxychloroquine may be continued, but other treatments may need to be stopped or held temporarily.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Falling Splenectomy Rates in ITP Raise Questions Over Role Falling Splenectomy Rates in ITP Raise Questions Over Role
Splenectomy is being performed less and less often in immune thrombocytopenia due to the increased availability of medical therapies, resulting in a lower benefit of the procedure to patients, suggests UK data.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 11, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Drug-Drug Interactions Could Imperil COVID-19 Treatment Drug-Drug Interactions Could Imperil COVID-19 Treatment
A new tool identifies many common drugs that may cause harm when combined with experimental treatments for COVID-19.Undark (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 10, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

When Can We Open for Elective Surgeries? When Can We Open for Elective Surgeries?
WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Valerie Rusch about determining when it might be safe to perform elective surgeries again, and what must be done to make it happen.WebMD (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 8, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

' COVID Toes','Kawasaki' Rash: 5 Cutaneous Signs in COVID-19'COVID Toes','Kawasaki' Rash: 5 Cutaneous Signs in COVID-19
The number of skin changes suspected to be associated with COVID-19 keeps growing.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 8, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

' Reassuring' Study Examines COVID-19 Risk in MS'Reassuring' Study Examines COVID-19 Risk in MS
In a new study, Italian researchers analyzed how hundreds of people with multiple sclerosis fared following infection with the novel coronavirus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 8, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Volunteering During the Pandemic: What Doctors Need to Know Volunteering During the Pandemic: What Doctors Need to Know
Dr. Arghavan Salles, who was trained as a bariatric surgeon, describes her experiences volunteering at a New York City hospital.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 8, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

The Element of Surprise: COVID-19 Unveiled a Tale of Two Americas The Element of Surprise: COVID-19 Unveiled a Tale of Two Americas
Two black physicians and health equity researchers argue that the pandemic is unfolding exactly as expected.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 8, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

After Pediatric ED Visits for Allergies, Parents Often Don't Keep Epinephrine Devices Handy After Pediatric ED Visits for Allergies, Parents Often Don't Keep Epinephrine Devices Handy
When children are prescribed self-injectable epinephrine (SIE) in the emergency department, most parents get the prescription filled, but a year later, most of them don't have an unexpired device at hand, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 8, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Knowledge of Aspergillosis Complicating Influenza Knowledge of Aspergillosis Complicating Influenza
How much do physicians know about pulmonary aspergillosis in patients with influenza, and what knowledge gaps remain?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 8, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Eczema Apps Conformance With Clinical Guidelines Eczema Apps Conformance With Clinical Guidelines
This systematic assessment evaluated the quality of smartphone apps for eczema self-management, finding that the majority did not conform to current guidelines.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 8, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hold on Antibody Testing:'The FDA Has Done Us a Disservice'Hold on Antibody Testing:'The FDA Has Done Us a Disservice '
WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Michael Saag about COVID-19 antibody testing, reinfection, and how living with this pandemic will require some sacrifices.WebMD (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

Serum NfL in Early MS Can Help Predict Clinical Course Serum NfL in Early MS Can Help Predict Clinical Course
Levels of serum NfL around the time of MS onset are associated with long-term clinical disease progression, with more rapid progression seen with higher baseline levels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Outcomes and Lung Function in Children With Severe Asthma Outcomes and Lung Function in Children With Severe Asthma
What have we learned about outcomes and lung function among children with uncontrolled severe asthma?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

EU Panel Backs Triple Combo Asthma Inhaler With Digital Sensor EU Panel Backs Triple Combo Asthma Inhaler With Digital Sensor
Enerzair Breezhaler combines indacaterol, glycopyrronium, and mometasone and comes with an optional digital sensor that collects data on patient use to support adherence.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Cautionary Findings on Immunodeficiency From Anti-CD20 MS Therapy Cautionary Findings on Immunodeficiency From Anti-CD20 MS Therapy
In a study of 527 randomly selected patients with MS on anti-CD20 medications, 38% developed low immunoglobulin M and 7.4% developed hypogammaglobulinemia during a mean 30 months of follow-up.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 5, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Topical Steroids Recommended for Eosinophilic Esophagitis Topical Steroids Recommended for Eosinophilic Esophagitis
The American Gastroenterological Association and the Joint Task Force for Allergy-Immunology Practice Parameters have issued their first-ever guideline for eosinophilic esophagitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 5, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Effectiveness of Dupilumab Treatment in Atopic Dermatitis Effectiveness of Dupilumab Treatment in Atopic Dermatitis
Dupilumab has been shown to be an efficacious treatment for atopic dermatitis in several clinical trials, but how does it fare in real-world clinical practice?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 1, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Promise of Remdesivir for COVID-19 Treatment The Promise of Remdesivir for COVID-19 Treatment
WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Stuart Cohen about remdesivir for the possible treatment of COVID-19 infection, and when we might expect to see the development of a vaccine.WebMD (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 30, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

Could Asthma and Allergy Protect Against Severe COVID-19? Could Asthma and Allergy Protect Against Severe COVID-19?
People with asthma and allergies have reduced ACE2 gene expression and this may offer protection against severe COVID-19 illness, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 30, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

As COVID-19 Shutters Practices Virtual Doc-Patient Activity Soars As COVID-19 Shutters Practices Virtual Doc-Patient Activity Soars
A third of patients now schedule appointments online; providers are increasingly using electronic messaging and telehealth to deliver care and identify COVID-19 cases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 30, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

A New Perspective After COVID:'It's Time to Raise the Bar'A New Perspective After COVID:'It's Time to Raise the Bar '
Dr John Whyte talks with Michael Dowling of Northwell Health and Bob Brisco of WebMD about how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a new perspective on healthcare.'We can do more,'says Dowling.WebMD (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 30, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

How a New York Hospital Battled the Pandemic How a New York Hospital Battled the Pandemic
Dr John Whyte talks with Michael Dowling of Northwell Health and Bob Brisco of WebMD about the various stressors on the healthcare system due to COVID-19 and how a New York hospital rose above them.WebMD (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 30, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

Onc Daily: Immunotherapy Boost/Bust, Practical Pandemic Tips Onc Daily: Immunotherapy Boost/Bust, Practical Pandemic Tips
These are the most important oncology stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 29, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pandemic Life: Some Changes May Be for the Better Pandemic Life: Some Changes May Be for the Better
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for a long time to come.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 29, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Rechallenge After Immune-Related AEs Immunotherapy Rechallenge After Immune-Related AEs
The largest study of its kind suggests that immunotherapy rechallenge may be considered for some patients, but that colitis, hepatitis, and pneumonitis are most likely to recur.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 29, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Data Point to Two Possible Realities -- Which Is It? COVID-19 Data Point to Two Possible Realities -- Which Is It?
Is COVID-19 a slow-moving killer with a high death rate or a rapid spreader with minimal impact on most people?Medscape (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 28, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news