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Management of Severe T2-High Asthma

Management of Severe T2-High Asthma

Many patients with asthma have type 2 inflammation. Type 2 inflammation, also known as T2-high asthma, is driven by presence of interleukin (IL)-4, IL-5, IL-13, eosinophils, and allergic inflammation.

Severe, persistent asthma is classified as having symptoms most days, waking with asthma once per week or more, and having low lung function despite use of medium- to high-dose inhaled corticosteroid treatment. Type 2 inflammation should be considered if a patient has evidence of eleva... Continue Reading

Filed under: Allergy/Immunology, Pulmonary Medicine

Diagnostics in Food Allergy

Diagnostics in Food Allergy

Food allergy is a growing public health concern and its prevalence is increasing worldwide. The most common food allergens—milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, t... Continue Reading

Filed under: Allergy/Immunology, Public Health

Will You Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Will You Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

In a post earlier this week, I wrote about public skepticism concerning COVID-19 vaccines, with some surveys showing an estimated 50-50 split in terms of whe... Continue Reading

Filed under: Allergy/Immunology, Health Policy and Trends, Infectious Diseases, Preventive Medicine, Public Health

COVID-19 Vaccine Trials: Reality Check

COVID-19 Vaccine Trials: Reality Check

There is both good and bad news with respect to the ongoing COVID-19 vaccine trials. As a preface, know that approximately 90% of vaccine trials fail to lead... Continue Reading

Filed under: Allergy/Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Preventive Medicine, Public Health

Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria

Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria

Chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU), also called chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), is a condition when urticaria, or hives, are present for more than 6 wee... Continue Reading

Filed under: Allergy/Immunology, Dermatology

Why Your Patient Probably Isn’t Allergic to Penicillin

Why Your Patient Probably Isn’t Allergic to Penicillin

Drug allergies are documented in more than 20% of electronic health records throughout the world, with antibiotic allergies being the most commonly reported.... Continue Reading

Filed under: Allergy/Immunology

Would You Volunteer to Enroll in a COVID-19 Vaccine Trial?

Would You Volunteer to Enroll in a COVID-19 Vaccine Trial?

There are more than 160 COVID-19 vaccines currently in development, with the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca AZD1222 vaccine (an attenuated altered adenovir... Continue Reading

Filed under: Allergy/Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Public Health

Asthma Q&A With Dr Kurtis Elward: Part 2

Asthma Q&A With Dr Kurtis Elward: Part 2

PCE recently held our Series 1 Live Stream events. During the Live Streams, attendees have the chance to ask expert faculty specific questions, though we oft... Continue Reading

Filed under: Allergy/Immunology, Pulmonary Medicine

Asthma Q&A With Dr Kurtis Elward: Part 1

Asthma Q&A With Dr Kurtis Elward: Part 1

PCE recently held our Series 1 Live Stream events. During the Live Streams, attendees have the chance to ask expert faculty specific questions, though we oft... Continue Reading

Filed under: Allergy/Immunology, Pulmonary Medicine

Measles and Immunity

Measles and Immunity

Measles is a highly contagious viral illness, currently targeted for eradication given the favorable biologic characteristic that humans are the only reservo... Continue Reading

Filed under: Allergy/Immunology, Infectious Diseases

Universal Influenza Vaccine Begins Phase I Clinical Trials

Universal Influenza Vaccine Begins Phase I Clinical Trials

The National Institutes of Health have begun the first clinical trial of an innovative universal influenza vaccine candidate. A Phase I trial will examine th... Continue Reading

Filed under: Allergy/Immunology, Health Policy and Trends, Public Health

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