No Evidence to Guide Selection of Biologic for Severe Asthma No Evidence to Guide Selection of Biologic for Severe Asthma
Many patients see a tremendous improvement in their severe asthma when they take a biologic, but there is no guidance to identify which biologic works best in which patient.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 30, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Corticosteroids Improve Histologic Response Rates in Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis Corticosteroids Improve Histologic Response Rates in Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Corticosteroids significantly improve histologic response rates in children with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), according to a new meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Antibodies Decline Over Time, English Study Shows COVID-19 Antibodies Decline Over Time, English Study Shows
A study of 365,000 people in England found evidence that coronavirus antibodies decline over a 3-month period.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

ASCO Advises Against PARP Inhibitor Retreatment in Ovarian Cancer ASCO Advises Against PARP Inhibitor Retreatment in Ovarian Cancer
New guidelines recommend against retreatment with poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors in women with epithelial ovarian, tubal, or primary peritoneal cancer (EOC).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Gluten Exposure in Celiac Patients on a Gluten-free Diet Gluten Exposure in Celiac Patients on a Gluten-free Diet
This study found that even while adhering to a strictly gluten-free diet, unsuspected low-level gluten ingestion is common in patients with celiac disease.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 28, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

End of the Road for High-Dose Biotin in MS? End of the Road for High-Dose Biotin in MS?
High-dose biotin, a B vitamin used at lower doses as a food supplement, does not significantly improve disability or walking speed in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Claims About False COVID Deaths Are Reprehensible Claims About False COVID Deaths Are Reprehensible
President Trump and others in the administration have claimed that physicians and hospitals are falsely attributing deaths to COVID in order to increase reimbursements. Here's why that is nonsense.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

New Formula for Milk-Allergic Infants Has Pre- and Probiotics New Formula for Milk-Allergic Infants Has Pre- and Probiotics
A new formula for cows-milk-allergic babies who can't be breastfed mimics human breast milk and improves their gut microbiome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Self-blame Reduces Qol for Parents of Food-Allergic Children Self-blame Reduces Qol for Parents of Food-Allergic Children
Coping strategies used by parents of food-allergic children directly relate to parents'quality of life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Few Women Hospitalized for Influenza Have Been Vaccinated Few Women Hospitalized for Influenza Have Been Vaccinated
Only 31% had received the shot, despite clear evidence it is safe in all trimesters of pregnancy and benefits both mother and baby.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Standards Questioned at FDA Advisory Meeting COVID-19 Vaccine Standards Questioned at FDA Advisory Meeting
FDA advisers on Thursday heard calls for changes in how the agency plans to review applications for clearance of COVID-19 vaccines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Deaths After Flu Shots in S Korea Fan Fears, but Authorities Find No Link Deaths After Flu Shots in S Korea Fan Fears, but Authorities Find No Link
Nine people died after getting flu shots in South Korea in the past week, raising concerns over the vaccine's safety as the seasonal inoculation program expanded to head off COVID-19 complications.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC Expands Definition of COVID-19 Exposure From'Close Contact'CDC Expands Definition of COVID-19 Exposure From'Close Contact '
The CDC now suggests that multiple, brief, close encounters with people with COVID-19 increase the risk for contagion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

HIV Discussions Start With Black Lives Matter at US AIDS Meeting HIV Discussions Start With Black Lives Matter at US AIDS Meeting
As the US Conference on HIV and AIDS kicks off virtually, providers and policy experts argue that Black Lives Matter isn't just a slogan; it's a prerequisite for ending the HIV epidemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV Discussions Start With Black Lives Matter at USCHA HIV Discussions Start With Black Lives Matter at USCHA
As the US Conference on HIV and AIDS kicks off virtually, providers and policy experts argue that Black Lives Matter isn't just a slogan; it's a prerequisite for ending the HIV epidemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 21, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Dermatitis Herpetiformis May Be Common in Patients With Celiac Disease Dermatitis Herpetiformis May Be Common in Patients With Celiac Disease
As many as 8% of patients with celiac disease (CD) may also have dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), and these patients are less likely to receive counseling on gluten-free diets, suggests an online survey.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 21, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Start Pediatric Vaccine Trials for COVID-19 Now, Experts Urge Start Pediatric Vaccine Trials for COVID-19 Now, Experts Urge
To have a vaccine available for use in children before the start of school next fall, large pediatric trials would need to begin soon, one experts says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 21, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Food Allergy Testing for Eczema in Kids Varies By Specialty Food Allergy Testing for Eczema in Kids Varies By Specialty
A child with eczema will more likely be sent to get food allergy tests if she sees an allergist or a pediatrician and less likely if she sees a general practitioner or dermatologist.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Peanut Allergy Desensitizing Powder Palforzia EMA Panel Backs Peanut Allergy Desensitizing Powder Palforzia
The powder will be the first treatment option in the European Union for patients with peanut allergy. The FDA approved the treatment in January.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Alert Source Type: news

COVID-19 Management Overview COVID-19 Management Overview
Dr. David Cennimo, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics in infectious diseases and associate program director of the Rutgers NJMS medicine-pediatrics residency, discusses COVID-19 management in the hospital setting, lingering complications after resolution of infection, the unique challenges we face this flu season, and the distribution of a potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.Medscape (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases ReCAP Guidance Source Type: news

Fauci Cautiously Optimistic for End-of-Year COVID-19 Vaccine Fauci Cautiously Optimistic for End-of-Year COVID-19 Vaccine
The first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine could be ready for distribution before the end of the year, Fauci reported at the CHEST 2020 meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' It Was Like Seeing a Disparity Built Right Before My Eyes'' It Was Like Seeing a Disparity Built Right Before My Eyes '
"When you're Black and you're a doctor, there is no badge big enough to make people realize you're a doctor."Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology Commentary Source Type: news

Outpatient Visits Rebound for Most Specialties to Pre-COVID Levels Outpatient Visits Rebound for Most Specialties to Pre-COVID Levels
Dermatology saw the largest increase, while pulmonology visits were still down 20% from early March.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 17, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

COVID-19-Associated MIS in Children COVID-19-Associated MIS in Children
This report highlights the clinical signs and symptoms of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, a rare but serious condition that can present 2-4 weeks after the onset of COVID-19.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Has Trump ’ s Case Affected Your Impression of COVID-19? Has Trump ’ s Case Affected Your Impression of COVID-19?
Just over a week after President Trump announced he had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection, the White House doctor said the president was'no longer considered a transmission risk to others. 'Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID Jump-Starts'Health Passport' App COVID Jump-Starts'Health Passport' App
The remote diagnostic test and vaccine data storage platform could be used to verify who is COVID-free in workplaces, schools, and venues.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Asthma Care Quality, Language, and Ethnicity in Children Asthma Care Quality, Language, and Ethnicity in Children
Do Latino children experience disparities for their asthma care management compared to non-Hispanic white children?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 Antibody Response Not Reduced With Diabetes COVID-19 Antibody Response Not Reduced With Diabetes
Findings provide'cautious optimism'that a COVID-19 vaccine would be expected to work as well in people with diabetes as those without.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Four-Week, 8-Week CAB/RPV Injections Safe, Effective in Women Four-Week, 8-Week CAB/RPV Injections Safe, Effective in Women
Both the 8-week and 4-week treatment groups of women with HIV receiving cabotegravir and rilpivirine reported increased treatment satisfaction, and more than 90% achieved HIV-1 RNA below 50 copies/mL.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Asthma Rescue With Budesonide-Formoterol Cuts Short-Term Flare Risk Asthma Rescue With Budesonide-Formoterol Cuts Short-Term Flare Risk
Patients with mild asthma who aren't adhering to maintenance therapy have a lower short-term risk of severe exacerbations after a single day of increased use of as-needed budesonide-formoterol, according to a post-hoc analysis from the SYGMA 1 study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Heterosexual Men Likely to Have Unmet HIV Treatment Needs Heterosexual Men Likely to Have Unmet HIV Treatment Needs
Among those with HIV, both women and men who have sex with women reported more side effects with antiretroviral therapy and more difficulty talking to providers about other health issues.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria Associated With Risk for MS Relapse Gut Bacteria Associated With Risk for MS Relapse
In patients with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (MS), increased abundance of Blautia stercoris and its variants in the gut is associated with an increased risk of relapse.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

In Optic Myelitis, Consider Biotinidase Deficiency In Optic Myelitis, Consider Biotinidase Deficiency
The rare enzyme disorder can be mistakenly diagnosed as neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, even in children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

China's Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Appears Safe: Study China's Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Appears Safe: Study
In a Phase 1 trial of 191 healthy participants ages 18-59, vaccination with the group's experimental shot based on inactivated virus showed no severe adverse reactions, its researchers said in a paper not yet peer-reviewed.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Family, Preschool Asthma Education Improve Low-Income Kids' Asthma Control Family, Preschool Asthma Education Improve Low-Income Kids' Asthma Control
Children with asthma enrolled in Head Start preschool programs have better outcomes when they receive home-based asthma education for families in addition to asthma support in school, a new trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Pence Shouldn't Be at VP Debate, Infectious Disease Expert Says Pence Shouldn't Be at VP Debate, Infectious Disease Expert Says
The vice president should quarantine himself because of proximity to infected White House personnel, per IDSA's Rochelle Walensky, MD; the CDC director disagrees.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CRSwNP Highlights From the AAO-HNSF 2020 Virtual Meeting CRSwNP Highlights From the AAO-HNSF 2020 Virtual Meeting
University of Pittsburgh otolaryngologist Dr Stella Lee reviews important CRSwNP-related abstracts from the AAO-HNSF 2020 Meeting, which was held virtually due to COVID-19 concerns.Medscape (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine ReCAP Source Type: news

Efficacy of Benralizumab for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma Efficacy of Benralizumab for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma
A new study evaluates the efficacy of benralizumab for severe eosinophilic asthma in a real-life setting.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Posts COVID Vaccine Guidance Amid Pushback FDA Posts COVID Vaccine Guidance Amid Pushback
Medical associations and PhRMA on Tuesday stressed the need for a thorough FDA review of any COVID vaccine after Trump on Monday sought to raise expectations for a quick clearance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Common Cold History Could Confer Some COVID-19 Protection Common Cold History Could Confer Some COVID-19 Protection
Although antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 might wane over time, researchers suggest memory B cell immunity could remain and ramp up quickly to prevent severe re-infections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

School's Open: Should Our Approach to Sick Kids Change? School's Open: Should Our Approach to Sick Kids Change?
Colds, flu, COVID, asthma. They are all likely to show up in medical offices this fall. How should these children be evaluated and managed?CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 5, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Expert Interview Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine 2020-2021 Recommendations Flu Vaccine 2020-2021 Recommendations
Influenza immunization will be more critical than ever this fall. Read this summary from the CDC.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 2, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Mild to Severe: Immune System Holds Clues to Virus Reaction Mild to Severe: Immune System Holds Clues to Virus Reaction
Scientists are starting to unravel why some people with COVID-19 are mildly ill or have no symptoms and others rapidly die.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 2, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Most Parents Unaware Flu Vaccine More Important This Year Most Parents Unaware Flu Vaccine More Important This Year
"This is the year we need child health providers to...be more proactive in trying to reach their patients who aren't scheduled for those fall preventive visits," one expert said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Mepolizumab (Nucala) for Hypereosinophilic Syndrome FDA OKs Mepolizumab (Nucala) for Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
Mepolizumab is indicated for adults and children aged 12 years and older with HES for 6 months or longer without an identifiable nonhematologic secondary cause.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Important, but Will GBS Patients Believe You? Flu Vaccine Important, but Will GBS Patients Believe You?
Influenza vaccination will be critically important this season. Dr Paauw reviews the literature that should help you convince your post-GBS patients to get it.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

Cases of Nut Anaphylaxis Spike in Children at Halloween and Easter Cases of Nut Anaphylaxis Spike in Children at Halloween and Easter
The number of children showing up in emergency departments with anaphylaxis may spike during Halloween and Easter, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Uch é Blackstock, One of the Great Young Activists in Medicine Uch é Blackstock, One of the Great Young Activists in Medicine
Eric Topol and Abraham Verghese talk with emergency medicine physician Uch é Blackstock about the real changes that could bring about health equity.'I'm hopeful,'she says.Medscape (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Baricitinib for Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis EMA Panel Backs Baricitinib for Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis
Baricitinib (Olumiant) would be the first JAK inhibitor (and oral medicine) indicated for adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis who are candidates for systemic therapy.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Alert Source Type: news

CDC Prepares States for COVID-19 Rollout Vaccine if Approved CDC Prepares States for COVID-19 Rollout Vaccine if Approved
The agency instructed states to submit plans for vaccine distribution by October 16, but an advisory committee member suggested that the deadline may be premature.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news