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FDA Allergenic Products Advisory Committee Votes to Support the Use of Aimmune’s PALFORZIA™ (AR101) for Peanut Allergy
http://ir.aimmune.com/news-releases/news-release-details/fda-allergenic-products-advisory-committee-votes-support-use

Sep 12th, 2019 - Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AIMT), a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for potentially life-threatening food allergies, today announced that the Allergenic Products Advisory Committee (APAC) convened by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted to support the use of AR101 (proposed trade name PALFORZIA™) in children and teens with peanut allergy. PALFORZIA is a comp...

Clinical trial to evaluate experimental treatment in people allergic to multiple foods
https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/clinical-trial-evaluate-experimental-treatment-people-allergic-multiple-foods

Jul 31st, 2019 - Though food allergy affects more than 4.8 million children in the United States, no approved preventative treatments currently exist. While experimental desensitization strategies are available in research settings, people with food allergies must avoid known allergens and are advised to carry injectable epinephrine to prevent potentially life-threatening allergic reactions caused by accidenta...

The Effects of Early Nutritional Interventions on the Development of Atopic Disease in Infants and Children: The Role of Maternal Dietary Restriction, Breastfeeding, Hydrolyzed Formulas, and Timing...
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2019-0281

Mar 17th, 2019 - This clinical report updates and replaces a 2008 clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which addressed the roles of maternal and early infant diet on the prevention of atopic disease, including atopic dermatitis, asthma, and food allergy. As with the previous report, the available data still limit the ability to draw firm conclusions about various aspects of atopy prevention ...

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United: States Summary of the NIAID-Sponsored Expert Panel Report
https://www.niaid.nih.gov/sites/default/files/faguidelinesexecsummary.pdf
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Dec 16th, 2010 - Food allergy (FA) is an important public health problem that affects adults and children and may be increasing in prevalence. Despite the risk of severe allergic reactions and even death, there is no current treatment for FA: the disease can only be managed by allergen avoidance or treatment of symptoms. Moreover, the diagnosis of FA may be problematic, given that nonallergic food reactions, su...

Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of food allergy in the United States: report of the NIAID-sponsored expert panel
https://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(10)01566-6/fulltext

Dec 15th, 2010 - Food allergy is an important public health problem that affects children and adults and may be increasing in prevalence. Despite the risk of severe allergic reactions and even death, there is no current treatment for food allergy: the disease can only be managed by allergen avoidance or treatment of symptoms. The diagnosis and management of food allergy also may vary from one clinical practice ...

Fast, aggressive eczema treatment linked to fewer food allergies by age 2
https://www.mdedge.com/clinicianreviews/article/214382/dermatology/fast-aggressive-eczema-treatment-linked-fewer-food?channel=203
Jennie Smith

Dec 16th, 2019 - Researchers in Japan report that infants with atopic dermatitis who are treated early and aggressively with corticosteroids develop fewer food allergies by age 2 years. For their research published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Yumiko Miyaji, MD, PhD, of Japan’s National Center for Child Health and Development in Tokyo and colleagues looked at 3 years’ worth of.

Atopic dermatitis in egg-, milk-allergic kids may up anaphylaxis risk
https://www.mdedge.com/clinicianreviews/article/214369/dermatology/atopic-dermatitis-egg-milk-allergic-kids-may-anaphylaxis?channel=203
Heidi Splete

Dec 16th, 2019 - Children with atopic dermatitis and allergies to eggs and milk were at increased risk for anaphylactic reactions, compared with allergic patients without atopic dermatitis, based on retrospective data from 347 individuals. Atopic dermatitis has been associated with increased risk of food allergies, but the association and predictive factors of skin reactions to certain foods remain unclear, wro.

Many Summer Camps Unprepared for Allergic Campers
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/922437

Dec 11th, 2019 - (Reuters Health) - Although most summer camps welcome kids with food allergies, they often don't ask these campers to provide individualized emergency plans as a requirement for attendance, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers surveyed 559 leaders at 258 summer camps about food allergy policies, training, medication availability, anaphylaxis events, and confidence in staff to recognize and treat ...

Many summer camps may not be prepared for kids with allergies
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-allergies-summer-camp/many-summer-camps-may-not-be-prepared-for-kids-with-allergies-idUSKBN1YE2OD

Dec 10th, 2019 - (Reuters Health) - Although most summer camps welcome kids with food allergies, they often don’t require individualized emergency plans from these campers, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers surveyed 559 leaders at 258 summer camps about food allergy policies, training, medication availability, anaphylaxis events, and confidence in staff to recognize and treat anaphylaxis - a potentially life-t...

Early Cow's Milk Formula Tied to Subsequent Allergies in Infants
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/920147

Oct 20th, 2019 - Avoiding infants' exposure to cow's milk for at least the first 3 days of life appears to decrease the risk for cow's milk sensitization and clinical food allergies, a randomized study found. In the Atopy Induced by Breastfeeding or Cow's Milk Formula (ABC) trial, cow's milk sensitization was present in 32.2% of 2-year-olds in the group exposed to cow's milk formula right after birth compared w...

Hypogammaglobulinemia and infection risk clarified in MS patients on anti-CD20 agents
https://www.mdedge.com/multiplesclerosishub/article/209320/multiple-sclerosis/hypogammaglobulinemia-and-infection-risk/page/0/1

Oct 2nd, 2019 - Ocrelizumab Tobias Derfuss, MD, provided data on infection rates in the pivotal phase 3 OPERA and ORATIO double-blind clinical trials combined with their long-term, open-label extensions totaling 288 weeks, or nearly 6 years, of follow-up. Serum IgG levels fell at a rate of about 3% per year, a trajectory that meant roughly 93% of patients remained within normal range throughout the study perio.

Marijuana Allergy? Legalization Stirs the Pot
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/919199

Oct 1st, 2019 - Long before the effort to legalize marijuana gained traction, I saw a patient who was formerly a heavy marijuana pipe smoker. He was atopic but had no prior food allergies. He had smoked "many hundreds" of buds with the seeds but had had no experience with low-THC hemp until he ate hempseed-crusted catfish, whereupon he developed diffuse hives with dyspnea and dysphonia that responded to epinep...

Beware of natural fruit and nut ingredients in latex-allergic patients
https://www.mdedge.com/dermatology/article/206595/aesthetic-dermatology/beware-natural-fruit-and-nut-ingredients-latex/page/0/2?channel=27928

Aug 16th, 2019 - Conclusion It is unknown whether latex allergy precedes or follows food allergy. 11 The latex/food syndrome itself merits attention as a significant source of hypersensitivity to natural cosmeceutical ingredients.

Atypical food allergies common in IBS
https://www.mdedge.com/familymedicine/article/203792/ibd-intestinal-disorders/atypical-food-allergies-common-ibs?channel=27970
GI and Hepatology News; Amy Karon

Jun 28th, 2019 - Among patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who tested negative for classic food allergies, confocal laser endomicroscopy showed that 70% had an immediate disruption of the intestinal barrier in response to at least one food challenge, with accompanying changes in epithelial tight junction proteins and eosinophils. Among 108 patients who completed the study, 61% showed this atypical alle.

Allergy immunotherapy: Who, what, when … and how safe?
https://www.mdedge.com/pulmonary-health-hub/article/202572/immunology/allergy-immunotherapy-who-what-when-and-how-safe?channel=28687
Dellyse Bright, MD, Susan M. Pollart, MD, MS et. al.

Jun 10th, 2019 - The prevalence of allergic disease in the general population is quite high; 8. 3% of adults and children have asthma and 11.

Patients With Food Allergies Benefit From Compassionate Care
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/913831

Jun 2nd, 2019 - LISBON, Portugal — People with allergies to food typically have complex feelings about the risks they face, so it is important that physicians build trust as they educate about healthy, safe diets. "Our patients need empathy. You have to understand their psychological profile, accept their feelings about their food allergy, and give guidance based on that," said Emilia Vassilopoulou, MD, from t...

Common Skin Bacterium Linked to Food Allergy Risk in Kids
https://www.medpagetoday.com/allergyimmunology/allergy/80174

May 31st, 2019 - Colonization with the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium was significantly and independently associated with food allergy in young children with eczema enrolled in a pivotal peanut allergy prevention study. S.aureus is a marker for severe eczema, and early eczema is a widely recognized risk factor for developing food allergies in young children. But the findings from the Learning Early About Peanu...

Does childhood eczema mean food allergies forever?
https://www.mdedge.com/surgery/article/195901/does-childhood-eczema-mean-food-allergies-forever?channel=116

May 30th, 2019 - Atopic dermatitis at 1 year is linked with persistent food allergies. The incidence of treated depression is nearly 100% higher in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Patients with food allergies may need mental health support
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-allergies-mental-health/patients-with-food-allergies-may-need-mental-health-support-idUSKCN1SZ25Y

May 29th, 2019 - (Reuters Health) - Many patients with life-threatening food allergies may feel anxious or overwhelmed at times, but it’s rare for mental health professionals to be involved in their care, suggests a survey of U.S. centers of excellence in allergy treatment. Allergy specialists and mental health professionals should work together to create easier pathways for patients to get mental health suppor...

Frustration Mounts as EpiPen Shortage Hits 1 Year
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/912904

May 10th, 2019 - The ongoing EpiPen shortage has hit the 1-year mark with no end in sight, leaving many families angry, confused, and struggling to get the epinephrine they rely on to stop life-threatening food allergies. "This unexplained/under-explained shortage is ridiculous," says Cassie Hart of Normal, IL, the mother of a child with a food allergy. "We didn't expect it to go this long," says Todd Mahr, MD,...