Allergies

Addition of High-Dose Guaifenesin Benefits Patient With Chronic Respiratory Conditions

By September 13, 2018

According to the report, the patient complained of a non-productive cough, accumulation of mucus, and post-nasal drip and requested a thorough assessment of her medical conditions.

Asthma Medicine Recalled Due to Tablet Mix-Up That May Pose Safety Risk

By August 31, 2018

The risk of a mixing-up the treatments is especially high for pregnant women, says the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as losartan is indicated to treat high blood pressure and could harm or kill a fetus.

An Allergy to Red Meat May Be Tied to Heart Disease

August 31, 2018

The researchers found that 26% of patients had antibodies to α-Gal, indicating sensitivity to red meat. The sensitized patients had significantly higher levels of arterial plaque (30% higher) vs non-sensitized patients.

Many ED Visits for Antibiotic Adverse Drug Events in Children

August 31, 2018

Based on 6542 surveillance cases, the researchers estimated that 69,464 emergency department visits were made annually for antibiotic ADEs among children aged 19 years or younger from 2011 to 2015.

Manufacturers Issue Statements Regarding Epinephrine Auto-Injector Supply

By August 15, 2018

In May, the Food and Drug Administration posted a drug shortage alert, adding Mylan's EpiPen (epinephrine injection) to the drug shortage list.

Xolair Designated Breakthrough Therapy for Food Allergies

By August 13, 2018

The FDA designation was supported by data from 7 studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of Xolair against various food allergens (eg, peanut, milk, egg, others).

Child-Targeted Gluten-Free Products No Healthier

July 23, 2018

Compared with child-targeted products without a GF claim, child-targeted GF products had lower levels of sodium, total fat, and saturated fat, and also had less protein, and a higher percentage of calories from sugar.

FDA Announces New Drug Shortages Task Force

By July 12, 2018

Gottlieb said "The charge to this new task force is to look for holistic solutions to addressing the underlying causes for these [drug] shortages."

Aspirin Desensitization May Improve Alcohol-Induced Symptoms in AERD Patients

By July 11, 2018

In addition to respiratory sensitivity to aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), patients with AERD oftentimes experience an additional allergic reaction when drinking alcohol.

Tick-Caused Meat Allergy on the Rise in the United States

July 09, 2018

Hives, skin rash, stomach problems, headaches, and trouble breathing are among the symptoms of the meat allergy. There is no treatment or cure.

Penicillin Allergy Linked to MRSA, <i>C. Difficile</i> Risk

June 29, 2018

Also among patients with penicillin allergy, the adjusted incidence rate ratios for antibiotic use were 4.15, 3.89, and 2.1 for macrolides, clindamycin, and fluoroquinolones, respectively. Increased use of β-lactam alternative antibiotics accounted for 55 and 35% of the increased risk of MRSA and C. difficile, respectively.

Most Adults Don't Use Their Epinephrine Auto-Injectors During Reactions

By June 21, 2018

Most adults (52%) reported that an EAI was not used during their most severe reaction, even though it would have been beneficial, 45% said they didn't have it with them at the time.

Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Treatment Options to Consider

By June 20, 2018

Because determining an appropriate treatment plan for a patient depends on the subtype of the disease, it is imperative for providers to know and understand the underlying mechanisms of CRS as well as the components included in a medical evaluation of a patient.

Some Common Allergies Linked to Odds of Autism in Children

June 08, 2018

Significant, positive link for common allergies, especially food allergy, with autism

Recall: Rhinitis Treatment May Contain Small Glass Particles

By May 31, 2018

Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray is a corticosteroid indicated for the management of the nasal symptoms of perennial nonallergic rhinitis in adults and pediatric patients aged 4 years and older.

Parents Have Concerns Over Food Allergy Precautions at Schools

May 30, 2018

The majority of parents felt that the polices at their child's school were helpful, but most also believed that implementation of additional polices was necessary, including availability of stock epinephrine (94.2%).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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%).

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%).