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By Faye Kehler Family Physician and GP Anesthetist since 1987 interested in all aspects of Medicine
Peter K Smith, Jonathan O'B Hourihane, Phil Lieberman
Anaphylaxis is a severe, life threatening allergic reaction. In most fatal cases of food anaphylaxis, the fatality is not due merely to a simple, linear relationship between the allergen and exposure in a sensitized individual. Compounding factors such as the allergic disease burden-particularly the presence of asthma; comprehension of the potential severity of an event, training in the appropriate use of epinephrine, and emerging metabolic factors should be considered when assessing risk and establishing management strategies...
2015: World Allergy Organization Journal
George Du Toit, Graham Roberts, Peter H Sayre, Henry T Bahnson, Suzana Radulovic, Alexandra F Santos, Helen A Brough, Deborah Phippard, Monica Basting, Mary Feeney, Victor Turcanu, Michelle L Sever, Margarita Gomez Lorenzo, Marshall Plaut, Gideon Lack
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of peanut allergy among children in Western countries has doubled in the past 10 years, and peanut allergy is becoming apparent in Africa and Asia. We evaluated strategies of peanut consumption and avoidance to determine which strategy is most effective in preventing the development of peanut allergy in infants at high risk for the allergy. METHODS: We randomly assigned 640 infants with severe eczema, egg allergy, or both to consume or avoid peanuts until 60 months of age...
February 26, 2015: New England Journal of Medicine
Scott H Podolsky
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 18, 2014: Annals of Internal Medicine
Katherine Anagnostou, Sabita Islam, Yvonne King, Loraine Foley, Laura Pasea, Simon Bond, Chris Palmer, John Deighton, Pamela Ewan, Andrew Clark
BACKGROUND: Small studies suggest peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT) might be effective in the treatment of peanut allergy. We aimed to establish the efficacy of OIT for the desensitisation of children with allergy to peanuts. METHODS: We did a randomised controlled crossover trial to compare the efficacy of active OIT (using characterised peanut flour; protein doses of 2-800 mg/day) with control (peanut avoidance, the present standard of care) at the NIHR/Wellcome Trust Cambridge Clinical Research Facility (Cambridge, UK)...
April 12, 2014: Lancet
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