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Diagnostic autoantibodies for autoimmune liver diseases

28 Jul, 2017 | 15:38h | UTC

Review: Diagnostic autoantibodies for autoimmune liver diseases – Clinical & Translational Immunology (free)

 


Critical Issues in Food Allergy: A National Academies Consensus Report

25 Jul, 2017 | 00:37h | UTC

Report: Finding a Path to Safety in Food Allergy: Assessment of the Global Burden, Causes, Prevention, Management, and Public Policy – National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (free)

Summary: Critical Issues in Food Allergy: A National Academies Consensus Report – Pediatrics (free)

Commentary: Food Allergy: Consensus Report Stresses Diagnostic Accuracy – Medscape (free registration required)

 


Indoor swimming pool environments and self-reported irritative and respiratory symptoms among lifeguards

23 Jul, 2017 | 23:08h | UTC

Indoor swimming pool environments and self-reported irritative and respiratory symptoms among lifeguards – International Journal of Environmental Health Research (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: High rates of respiratory problems linked to indoor lifeguard work – Reuters (free)

 


Maternal intake of sugar during pregnancy and childhood respiratory and atopic outcomes

22 Jul, 2017 | 22:25h | UTC

Maternal intake of sugar during pregnancy and childhood respiratory and atopic outcomes – European Respiratory Journal (free)

Commentaries: Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma in children – Queen Mary University of London Science Daily (free) AND Mom’s sweet tooth may be linked to child’s allergies, study says – CNN (free) AND Eating Sugar During Pregnancy Is Linked to Kids’ Allergies – TIME (free)

Observational study suggests maternal intake of sugar during pregnancy may increase allergic problems in offspring.

 


Flow cytometry-based diagnosis of primary immunodeficiency diseases

21 Jul, 2017 | 17:59h | UTC

Review: Flow cytometry-based diagnosis of primary immunodeficiency diseases – Allergology International (free)

 


Provocation Tests in Drug Hypersensitivity

18 Jul, 2017 | 22:42h | UTC

Review: Pro and Contra: Provocation Tests in Drug Hypersensitivity – International Journal of Molecular Sciences (free)

 


Hypersensitivity to antipyretics: pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management

18 Jul, 2017 | 22:41h | UTC

Clinical Review: Hypersensitivity to antipyretics: pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management – Hong Kong Medical Journal (free)

 


Prevention and Management of Cow’s Milk Allergy in Non-Exclusively Breastfed Infants

18 Jul, 2017 | 22:39h | UTC

Clinical Review: Prevention and Management of Cow’s Milk Allergy in Non-Exclusively Breastfed Infants – Nutrients (free)

 


Effect of azithromycin on asthma exacerbations and quality of life in adults with persistent uncontrolled asthma

7 Jul, 2017 | 14:03h | UTC

Effect of azithromycin on asthma exacerbations and quality of life in adults with persistent uncontrolled asthma (AMAZES): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Add-On Azithromycin Associated with Fewer Asthma Exacerbations – Physician’s First Watch (free)

 


Cardiac involvement in DRESS syndrome

7 Jul, 2017 | 13:48h | UTC

Review: Cardiac involvement in DRESS syndrome – Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology (free PDF)

 


Helicobacter, Hygiene, Atopy, and Asthma

7 Jul, 2017 | 13:33h | UTC

Review: Helicobacter, Hygiene, Atopy, and Asthma – Frontiers in Microbiology (free)

 


Gut Microbiota as a Target for Preventive and Therapeutic Intervention against Food Allergy

7 Jul, 2017 | 13:24h | UTC

Review: Gut Microbiota as a Target for Preventive and Therapeutic Intervention against Food Allergy – Nutrients (free)

 


Small airways disease and severe asthma

7 Jul, 2017 | 13:19h | UTC

Review: Small airways disease and severe asthma – World Allergy Organization Journal (free)

 


Allergy Testing in Children With Low-Risk Penicillin Allergy Symptoms

5 Jul, 2017 | 15:26h | UTC

Allergy Testing in Children With Low-Risk Penicillin Allergy Symptoms – Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Penicillin Allergy in Children Substantially Overreported – Medscape (free registration required) AND No Penicillin Allergy Found in Most Kids with Non-Specific Symptoms – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Low risk allergy symptoms not linked to true penicillin allergy – 2 minute medicine (free)

Related article: Penicillin Allergy Is Not Necessarily Forever – JAMA (free)

 


Immunology, one cell at a time

4 Jul, 2017 | 21:13h | UTC

Immunology, one cell at a time – Nature News (free)

“Analysing the DNA, RNA and protein of single cells is transforming our understanding of the immune system, say Amir Giladi and Ido Amit”.

 


Diagnosis and management of myocardial involvement in systemic immune-mediated diseases

2 Jul, 2017 | 20:59h | UTC

Diagnosis and management of myocardial involvement in systemic immune-mediated diseases: a position statement of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Disease – European Heart Journal (free) (RT @rafavidalperez see Tweet)

 


Efficacy of Recombinant Influenza Vaccine in Adults 50 Years of Age or Older

26 Jun, 2017 | 17:20h | UTC

Efficacy of Recombinant Influenza Vaccine in Adults 50 Years of Age or Older – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

“Say bye to egg-grown flu vaccine? Recombinant vaccines are a little more effective & much quicker to adapt” (RT @RichardLehman1 see Tweet and brief commentaries on the study)

 


Corticosteroids not helpful for acute urticaria

21 Jun, 2017 | 02:12h | UTC

Levocetirizine and Prednisone Are Not Superior to Levocetirizine Alone for the Treatment of Acute Urticaria: A Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial – Annals of Emergency Medicine (free)

Commentaries: No Benefit From Corticosteroids for Acute, Simple Urticaria – Medscape (free registration required) AND Got hives? Hold the steroids – American College of Emergency Physicians, via EurekAlert (free)

 


Timing of food introduction and development of food sensitization

12 Jun, 2017 | 19:53h | UTC

Timing of food introduction and development of food sensitization in a prospective birth cohort – Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Delayed food introduction may increase likelihood of allergy in later childhood – McMaster University, via News Medical (free)

 


BSACI guideline for the diagnosis and management of peanut and tree nut allergy

7 Jun, 2017 | 15:20h | UTC

BSACI guideline for the diagnosis and management of peanut and tree nut allergy – British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (free)

Editorial: Nut allergy guideline (free)

Commentary: First ever single guidance published for investigating and managing nut allergy – EurekAlert (free)

See also related guidelines (U.S.) and commentaries recommending early introduction of peanuts to prevent allergies in our January 6 issue, see #1 and #2.

 


Autoimmune gastritis

4 Jun, 2017 | 19:06h | UTC

Review: Autoimmune gastritis – Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift (free)

 


Angioedema in the emergency department

25 May, 2017 | 14:46h | UTC

Angioedema in the emergency department: a practical guide to differential diagnosis and management – International Journal of Emergency Medicine (free) (RT @Gas_Craic see Tweet)

 


Maternal asthma: Management strategies

19 Apr, 2017 | 14:16h | UTC

Maternal asthma: Management strategies – Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine (free)

 


Too Clean for Our Children’s Good?

18 Apr, 2017 | 14:04h | UTC

Too Clean for Our Children’s Good? – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

According to the “hygiene hypothesis”, some exposure to germs and microorganisms might be good for us because it helps develop the immune system. 

 


Eosinophilia in Primary Care

4 Apr, 2017 | 19:30h | UTC

Eosinophilia – Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice (free)

 


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