Allergies

Celiac Disease Linked to Increased Risk of Pneumococcal Infection

By August 15, 2017

After adjusting for socioeconomic index, diabetes, level of education, sex and age, an increased risk of pneumococcal infection among celiac disease patients was noted.

FDA: Severe Hypersensitivity, Death Following Curcumin Injection

By August 04, 2017

In March and May 2017, two patients given intravenous (IV) infusions of curcumin emulsion compounded with polyethylene glycol (PEG) 40 castor oil reported having immediate hypersensitivity reactions.

House Dust Mites May Induce lgE Sensitization to Antigens for Some

July 28, 2017

Researchers used IgE immunoblotting to analyze plasma samples from 179 atopic dermatitis patients for IgE-reactivity to a panel of micro-arrayed house dust mites allergen molecules.

Epinephrine Auto-Injector for Infants, Small Children Gets Priority Review

By July 27, 2017

The company has indicated that if the new auto-injector is approved they expect it to be available for patients in the first half of 2018.

Lannett Approved for Generic Periactin

By July 24, 2017

is used to treat various allergic reactions such as perennial and season allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis due to inhaled allergens or foods.

Vitamin D Supplementation Assessed for Preventing Allergic Diseases

July 12, 2017

The researchers found that based on very low certainty in the body of evidence across examined studies, vitamin D supplementation may not reduce the risk of developing allergic diseases.

Recommendations Issued in Response to Hymenoptera Venom Extract Shortage

July 10, 2017

Facing expected season-long shortage, doctors asked to urge patients to carry epinephrine auto-injectors

How Accurate Are Parent-Reported Penicillin Allergies?

July 05, 2017

Of 302 children with low-risk symptoms, 100 were tested for penicillin allergy using a standard, three-part testing process.

Recall Issued for Allergy Nasal Spray

By June 14, 2017

While testing did not reveal the presence of the microorganism, the recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution, as use of contaminated product can be especially concerning for immunocompromised patients.

Time Course for Omalizumab Examined in Early, Late Allergic Reaction

June 09, 2017

The researchers observed a significant reduction in EAR after 4 weeks (change in forced expiratory volume in 1 second [ΔFEV1], 28 versus 11%; P<0.001; exhaled nitric oxide, 86 versus 53 ppb; P<0.05).

FDA Approves Zerviate for Allergic Conjunctivitis

By June 01, 2017

Zerviate is the first topical ocular formulation of cetirizine.

Approximately 4% of Americans Have a Food Allergy

June 01, 2017

Researchers find most common food allergen groups are shellfish, fruit or vegetable, dairy, and peanut

Quality of Life May Drop for Some During Oral Immunotherapy

May 30, 2017

Patients with better QOL at baseline, might deteriorate after therapy

Delayed Allergic Reaction Triggered by Meat Linked to Tick Bites

By May 24, 2017

States in the Midwest and South appear to have the highest prevalence of both alpha-gal allergy and rickettsial diseases transmitted by the Lone Star tick or Amblyomma americanum.

New Supplement Available for Relief of Allergy Symptoms

By May 24, 2017

In aclinical trial, AllerVarx decreased total symptom scores by ~70% and decreased the use of anti-allergic meds by ~73%.

Are Expired EpiPens Still Effective?

May 10, 2017

Patients at a community clinic in San Diego were asked to bring in unused, expired EpiPens so they could be examined.

Wearable Devices Growing but Data Collection Remains a Challenge

April 24, 2017

Data from wearables do not always flow into electronic health record (EHR) systems, or do not appear in a format that physicians can use.

Uncontrolled Allergic Rhinitis Impacts Work Productivity

April 14, 2017

Symptoms of allergic rhinitis controlled in about 60 percent of days according to mobile phone app

Serious Adverse Events Linked to Short-Term Corticosteroid Use

By April 13, 2017

The data revealed the most common indications for short-term corticosteroid use to be upper respiratory tract infections, spinal conditions, and allergies.

Inpatient Penicillin Allergy Testing Safe, Beneficial

April 05, 2017

Inpatient allergy testing led to change in antibiotic selection that was greater in intensive care unit

Celiac Disease and Anorexia: Is There a Link?

April 03, 2017

Karl Mårild, MD, PhD, from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, and colleagues examined the association.

Xyzal Allergy 24HR Now Available OTC

By March 30, 2017

Xyzal Allergy 24HR is recommended for use in patients aged ≥6 years, with Children's Xyzal Allergy 24HR oral solution is recommended for use in patients aged ≥2 years.

Novel Allergic Rhinitis Nasal Spray Shows Promise in Phase 3 Trial

By March 29, 2017

Results showed that GSP 301 was tied to statistically significant improvements from baseline for the primary endpoint when compared to placebo (P<0.001), olopatadine (P=0.028), and mometasone (P=0.019).

Skin Prick and slgE Test Compared for Agreement in Allergic Disease

March 13, 2017

SPT and sIgE displayed moderate agreement in their correlation with allergic disease in a cohort of 10-year olds, and showed no significant difference for the area under the curve for allergic diseases.

Probiotic Combo Shows Promise in Seasonal Allergies

By March 03, 2017

A triple combination probiotic was found to improve the rhinoconjunctivitis-specific quality of life for individuals with seasonal allergies when compared with placebo.

Odactra Approved for House Dust Mite Allergies

By March 02, 2017

Odactra provides patients an alternative treatment to allergy shots.

Two Asthma Meds Show Promise in Halting Lethal Pneumonia

February 27, 2017

A mice model demonstrated that treating severe influenza with Singulair or Accolate may prevent severe pneumonia.

Steroid-Releasing Implant Improves Surgical Outcomes in Chronic Sinusitis

By February 24, 2017

Propel Contour features an hourglass design and is specifically designed to conform to the sinus ostia.

Flonase Sensimist Available OTC for Allergy Relief

By February 08, 2017

GSK Consumer Healthcare announced the availability of Flonase Sensimist Allergy Relief (fluticasone furoate), an over-the-counter (OTC) treatment for symptoms associated with seasonal and perennial allergies for patients aged ≥12 years.

Children with Transverse Myelitis Should Be Screened for Celiac Disease

February 03, 2017

Transverse myelitis (TM) can be a manifestation of celiac disease (CD) in young children, according to a case report published online February 2 in Pediatrics.