Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Allergy for April 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.
Confidence in Inhaler Technique Poor Proxy for Correct Use
TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Child and parent confidence are poor proxies for proper inhaler use among African-American children with asthma, according to a study published online April 30 in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Up Allergic Reaction Risk
FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Current peanut oral immunotherapy approaches are associated with increased risk and frequency of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, according to a review published online April 25 in The Lancet.
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The risk for adverse drug reactions (ADRs) may be higher for women, even when accounting for gender differences in drug use, according to a study published online April 2 in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Appears Safe for Preschool-Age Children
THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Preschool peanut oral immunotherapy (P-OIT) is safe in a real-world setting, although life-threatening reactions can occur in a minority of patients, according to a study published online April 17 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.
Some Children With Asthma Miss Critical Step in Inhaler Use
WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many children with asthma, especially older children using a spacer with mouthpiece, miss a critical step in inhaler technique, according to a study published online April 8 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI) has successfully sustained improvement in hand hygiene compliance, according to a study recently published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases and presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, held from April 13 to 16 in Amsterdam.
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns