Allergic Disorders

Is Cetirizine Use During Pregnancy Linked to Adverse Outcomes?

By May 21, 2018

To assess pregnancy outcomes associated with CTZ use, a retrospective analysis was conducted using the UCB Pharma Patient Safety Database to search for pregnancies up to February 28th, 2015.

Impact of Allergic Rhinitis, Rhinoconjunctivitis on Adolescents "Far-Reaching"

By May 21, 2018

A total of 27 articles were identified. Of these, 6 evaluated symptoms, 9 assessed QOL, 5 studied daily activities, 3 evaluated emotional aspects, 6 assessed sleep, 7 studied education, and 2 evaluated treatment burden.

Concerns Over EpiPen Supply Prompt Statement from Mylan

By May 09, 2018

Intermittent supply constraints due to manufacturing delays from Mylan's manufacturing partner, Meridian Medical Technologies, have resulted in varying supply levels.

Prevalence of Obese, Allergic Asthma Phenotypes Examined in US Children

By May 08, 2018

The study authors examined data obtained from the 2007-2008 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) to determine the prevalence, risk factors, as well as the severity of asthma phenotypes.

Auvi-Q 0.1mg Auto-Injector Available Soon for Infants, Toddlers

By April 26, 2018

The supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the 0.1mg strength was granted Priority Review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Birch Pollen-Related Foods Can Trigger Dermatitis Reactions

April 23, 2018

Of those with allergic reactions, 32 patients exhibited significant deterioration of AD. Compared to nonresponders, responders showed significantly higher specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels to birch pollen and apple in addition to a higher prevalence of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis.

Pathway modification reduces admissions for pediatric anaphylaxis

April 11, 2018

Inpatient and observation unit admissions for pediatric anaphylaxis decreased by more than half following implementation of a revised clinical care pathway.

Most Parents Willing to Enroll Child in Food Allergen Trials

April 04, 2018

The researchers found that about half of the caregivers reported that they would be willing to enroll their child in a clinical trial (53.3%); 38.3% may be willing to enroll their child, while 8.3% would not enroll their child.

Most Patients Select Suboptimal Medications for Allergic Rhinitis

April 03, 2018

The researchers found that just under two-thirds of customers (63.2%) had a doctor's diagnosis for the symptoms for which they were selecting treatment. The majority of participants (70%) self-selected their medications.

Antibiotics, Acid-Suppressive Meds Tied to Allergic Disease

April 03, 2018

The researchers found that 7.6% of included children were prescribed a histamine-2 receptor antagonist (H2RA), 1.7 percent a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), and 16.6% an antibiotic during the first 6 months of life.

Sinuva Sinus Implant Launched to Treat Recurrent Nasal Polyps

By April 02, 2018

Sinuva can be implanted during a routine physician visit under local or topical anesthesia.

SCIT May Cut Long-Term Asthma Med Use in Pediatric Allergic Asthma

By March 26, 2018

Allergen avoidance, drug therapy, and allergen immunotherapy are all treatment options for allergic asthma.

Death After Bee Venom Apitherapy in Previously Tolerant Patient

By March 21, 2018

In this case, a 55-year-old woman developed wheezing, dyspnea, and sudden loss of consciousness during her apitherapy session in which she received live bee stings to improve muscular contractures and stress.

Alternative Grass Peptide Tx Shows Promise in Reducing Allergy Symptoms

March 16, 2018

Compared to the placebo group, the LPP group had reduced reactivity to a conjunctival provocation test (P<0.001) and, during the pollen season, a lower rhinoconjunctivitis quality of life global score (P=0.005).

Symjepi vs EpiPen: Incorrect Usage Rates Among Untrained Teens

By March 08, 2018

The study enrolled 34 adolescents aged 12 to 17 years old who had no familiarity with an epinephrine device (naive) and did not receive training during the study.

Peanut Allergy Oral Immunotherapy Effective in Phase 3 Study

By February 21, 2018

With regard to adverse events, 12.4% of AR101-treated patients discontinued treatment due to treatment-related side effects; these included gastrointestinal adverse events (6.7%) and systemic allergic hypersensitivity reactions (2.7%).

Survey: Most At-Risk Patients Don't Carry Two Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

By February 08, 2018

Most respondents did not carry 2 EAIs in order to keep 1 EAI in another location.

Varubi Labeling Updated to Warn of Serious Hypersensitivity Reactions

By January 16, 2018

Anaphylaxis, anaphylactic shock and other serious hypersensitivity reactions have been reported.

Odactra Available for House Dust Mite-Induced Allergic Rhinitis

By January 10, 2018

Odactra is an allergen extract indicated as immunotherapy for house dust mite (HDM)-induced allergic rhinitis.

New Flu Vaccine Guidelines Issued for Patients With Egg Allergy

By December 19, 2017

The updated parameter stresses that no special precautions are needed or recommended for those with egg allergy.

Allergen Concentrations Higher in Day-Care Centers Than Homes

December 14, 2017

The vast majority of DCC samples were positive for allergens, including domestic mite allergens (96%), dog allergens (95%), cat allergens (90%), and mouse allergens (83%).

Omalizumab May Benefit Patients With Allergies to Multiple Foods

December 12, 2017

Findings in multifood allergic pediatric patients

Auvi-Q 0.1mg Auto-Injector Approved for Infants, Small Children

By November 20, 2017

Auvi-Q 0.1mg is the first epinephrine auto-injector specifically designed for the treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in infants and small children weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds.

Epicutaneous Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergy Investigated

November 15, 2017

250-g patch produces significant treatment response compared with placebo after 12 months

FlutiCare Nasal Spray Now Available OTC to Relieve Allergy Symptoms

By November 14, 2017

FlutiCare will be available OTC with the same prescription strength and same delivery method as Flonase and ClariSpray.

Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis Treatment Guidelines Updated

By November 07, 2017

The guidelines focus on three key clinical statements.

HydraSense Nasal Care Line Available for Infants and Children

By November 01, 2017

hydraSense hydrates and soothes dry and uncomfortable nasal passages.

Fish Consumption May Trigger Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis

October 31, 2017

The number of reactions before diagnosis was four on average. The main symptoms at the debut were vomiting and vomiting with diarrhea (97.5 and 30%, respectively), which occurred in a mean time of 126.3 minutes after ingestion of the culprit fish.

Bedside to 'Webside' Manner: Leveraging Telemedicine in Health Care Delivery

October 30, 2017

The same standards of care, professionalism, and ethics should be in place for live interactive video visits with patients as for in-person consultations, said the panelists.

Are Pediatricians Addressing the Topic of Early Peanut Introduction With Parents?

By October 27, 2017

Of those who completed the survey, 38% scored a 1 or lower on whether they complied with guidelines.