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This program highlights articles and key studies from the ACAAI medical journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, as well as related literature reviews from the publication "AllergyWatch."

This program highlights articles and key studies from the ACAAI medical journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, as well as related literature reviews from the publication "AllergyWatch."
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This program highlights articles and key studies from the ACAAI medical journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, as well as related literature reviews from the publication "AllergyWatch."

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English


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Is Peanut Oral Immunotherapy a Safe & Effective Treatment?

12/14/2018
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Guest: Brian P. Vickery, MD To help address some common concerns, a recent study from the PALISADE group of clinical investigators looked at the safety and efficacy of peanut oral immunotherapy. So what exactly did the study find? Here to review the trial’s promising results is Dr. Brian Vickery. In addition to being the lead author of the study, he’s also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Food Allergy Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Emory University.

Duration:00:03:29

Investigating Immunotherapies for Peanut Allergy Management

12/14/2018
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Host: Amy Mackey, MD Guest: Brian P. Vickery, MD In an effort to help physicians provide better care for those patients at risk of unpredictable—and potentially life-threatening—allergic reactions, the PALISADE group of clinical investigators explored oral immunotherapy as a potential treatment. Joining Dr. Amy Mackey to review these findings is the study’s lead author, Dr. Brian Vackey. He’s also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Food Allergy Center of Children’s...

Duration:00:14:29

A Look at the National Impact of Childhood Food Allergies

12/13/2018
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Host: Amy Mackey, MD Guest: Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH Before we are able to improve how we address, research, and treat food allergies, we must first better understand the true prevalence and severity of this health threat. To help close this knowledge gap, Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine Dr. Ruchi Gupta reveals key findings from The Public Health Impact of Parent-Reported Childhood Food Allergies in the United States study.

Duration:00:12:29

How Childhood Food Allergies Impact Public Health

12/5/2018
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Guest: Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH Despite the increasing prevalence of food allergies in children nationwide, accurate and comprehensive statistics regarding its impacts didn’t exist, which is exactly why The Public Health Impact of Parent-Reported Childhood Food Allergies in the United States study was conducted. Here to walk us through its findings is Dr. Ruchi Gupta, Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and lead author of the study.

Duration:00:04:29

How to Build a Better Food Allergy Anaphylaxis Action Plan

9/10/2018
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Guest: J. Wesley Sublett, MD, MPH With the prevalence of peanut allergy on the rise, there’s a lot physicians need to know about diagnosis, treatment barriers, and its impact on our healthcare system as a whole. Taking a look at each of these pieces in this problematic puzzle is Dr. Wesley Sublett from Family Allergy and Asthma in Louisville, Kentucky.

Duration:00:03:59

Why are We Seeing an Increase in Peanut Allergies?

8/31/2018
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Guest: David Stukus, MD With the prevalence of peanut allergies increasing, it’s easy to get caught up in the numbers and forget that living with a peanut allergy comes with a significant burden for children and families alike, as Dr. David Stukus from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Ohio State College of Medicine explains.

Duration:00:02:59

The FDA Drug-Approval Process for Allergy Products

5/1/2009
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Host: Todd Mahr, MD Guest: Warner Carr, MD What phases does the FDA use to approve a new medication, and why does this process take several years? Why must the active and excipient components of the medication, as well as the device, complete all of the testing phases? Dr. Warner Carr, allergist at Allergy and Asthma Associates in Mission Viejo, California, shares insight from his role as a new drug reviewer at the FDA. How do physicians play a vital role in the drug-approval process by...

Duration:00:14:59

Preventing Asthma Exacerbations

2/5/2009
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Host: Ketan Sheth, MD, MBA Guest: Carlos Camargo, MD, DrPH, MPH What's the best strategy for managing patients with chronic asthma, and how can physicians create an action plan with their patients to treat an asthma exacerbation? Host Dr. Ketan Sheth reviews recent guideline recommendations for preventing asthma exacerbations with Dr. Carlos Camargo, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at Harvard Medical School. How are acute and chronic management of asthma different?

Duration:00:14:59

Hereditary Angioedema

2/5/2009
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Host: Ketan Sheth, MD, MBA Guest: William Lumry, MD Hereditary angioedema is relatively rare and is often misdiagnosed as an allergic reaction to medication or food. What symptoms are helpful differentiating points for making an accurate hereditary angioedema diagnosis? Dr. William Lumry, clinical professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, outlines the types of hereditary angioedema, factors which can contribute to an acute attack, and therapies...

Duration:00:14:59

The COPD Spectrum

2/3/2009
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Host: Todd Mahr, MD Guest: Sidney Braman, MD, FACP, FCCP Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is often diagnosed in late stages, as it is a slowly progressing condition. How can physicians diagnose patients with this deadly disease in its earlier stages, to increase the success of reversing some of its symptoms? Dr. Sidney Braman, professor of medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, describes who is affected by COPD, and how physicians can best treat...

Duration:00:14:59

Management for Exercise-Induced Asthma

1/22/2009
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Host: Ketan Sheth, MD, MBA Guest: William Silvers, MD Are the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma always apparent, and if not, how can physicians diagnose the condition? Can exercise-induced asthma exist independently, or does it always signify an underlying asthmatic condition? Host Dr. Ketan Sheth discusses the pathogenesis of and treatments for exercise-induced asthma with Dr. William Silvers, clinical professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Silvers...

Duration:00:14:59

The Importance of Clinical Trials in Allergy Research

12/19/2008
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Host: Todd Mahr, MD Guest: Steven Weinstein, MD Clinical trials are essential to the safe development of medications. How are clinical trials structured, and what are the features of the various clinical trial stages? Dr. Steven Weinstein, clinical professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of California at Irvine, provides an overview of clinical trials with host Dr. Todd Mahr. What are the ethical considerations taken into account during clinical trials?

Duration:00:12:59

Managing Lower Respiratory Symptoms in Infants and Children

12/19/2008
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Host: Todd Mahr, MD Guest: Bradley E. Chipps, MD, FAAP, FACAAI, FAAAAI, FCCP What criteria are included in the modified asthma predictive index, and how does this index help physicians diagnose young patients with wheezing and coughing? When is bronchoscopy recommended as an important diagnostic tool for evaluating pediatric lower respiratory symptoms? Dr. Bradley Chipps, medical director of respiratory therapy at Sutter Medical Center, reviews how physicians might work up a young patient...

Duration:00:14:59

Evaluating and Treating Adult Chronic Cough

12/19/2008
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Host: Todd Mahr, MD Guest: Jason Knuffman, MD A cough that continues for more than a couple of months is considered chronic. What are the most likely causes of chronic cough in non-smoking adults, other than asthma? Dr. Jason Knuffman, allergist in the department of allergy at Gunderson Lutheran Health System in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, discusses how to avoid some common pitfalls that are often encountered when evaluating and treating adults with chronic cough. Dr. Todd Mahr hosts.

Duration:00:15:00

Probing the Connection Between Autism and Immunity

12/9/2008
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Host: Ketan Sheth, MD, MBA Guest: Santiago Martinez, MD What is the relationship between immunity and autism? Do the immune systems of those with autism function differently than the rest of the population? Dr. Santiago Martinez, clinical assistant professor at Florida State University College of Medicine, joins host Dr. Ketan Sheth to discuss the immune systems of autism patients. Is there any evidence that might suggest that autoimmune disorders in mothers can somehow contribute to the...

Duration:00:13:59

The Role of Allergists at the Grassroots of Medicine and Public Health

12/9/2008
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Host: Ketan Sheth, MD, MBA Guest: J. Allen Meadows, MD How are Medicare and health insurance companies affecting physicians and their patients' access to care? What can physicians do to influence policy at the local level? Dr. J. Allen Meadows, clinical instructor in the Montgomery Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, suggests ways allergists and other physicians can get involved with their communities and shape policies affecting how physicians...

Duration:00:14:59

How to Manage Insect Allergy: From Military to First Responders

12/9/2008
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Host: Ketan Sheth, MD, MBA Guest: Renata Engler, MD How do insect allergies present challenges in emergency situations to first responders? What are the best ways to diagnose and treat anaphylaxis in patients away from a clinical setting? Host Dr. Ketan Sheth talks with Dr. Renata Engler, associate professor in the department of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, about treating insect allergy in the field. How is proper transport and storage of...

Duration:00:14:59

What's New in Allergy Diagnostic Testing?

11/14/2008
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Host: Ketan Sheth, MD, MBA Guest: I. Leonard Bernstein, MD The Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Asthma has revised its allergy diagnostic testing parameters. What are the parameters trying to establish? What are the advantages of intracutaneous, skin prick, and in vitro testing for diagnosing allergies? Dr. I. Leonard Bernstein, co-director of the allergy research laboratory in the department of medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical...

Duration:00:15:17

Diagnosing and Managing Childhood Food Allergies

11/14/2008
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Host: Todd Mahr, MD Guest: Scott Sicherer, MD Because more children now live with food allergies than in decades past, at what point should a physician suspect that a patient might have a food allergy? What gastrointestinal symptoms are most common in children with food allergies? Dr. Scott Sicherer, associate professor of pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, reviews the most effective ways to diagnose and manage children with food allergies. Surprisingly, Dr. Sicherer...

Duration:00:15:28

Expanding the Spectrum of Immunoglobulin Therapy

11/14/2008
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Host: Todd Mahr, MD Guest: Stanley Fineman, MD, MBA Immunoglobulin replacement therapy has been used for treating various infections over the past 50 years. It has been traditionally administered intravenously, but now subcutaneous delivery of immunoglobulin is proving to be an attractive alternative. What disorders are immunoglobulin therapy used to treat, and what are the advantages to each type of preparation? Dr. Stanley Fineman, clinical associate professor in the department of...

Duration:00:12:59