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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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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.
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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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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,...