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Article ID: 697204

Aspirin Desensitization Improves Alcohol-Induced Allergies in Patients with Underlying Respiratory Disease

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Patients who suffer from Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) often experience an additional allergic reaction when drinking alcohol, including nasal congestion, wheezing, and a runny nose. Now a new study led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania finds a common treatment for AERD – aspirin desensitization – can also help alleviate the alcohol-induced symptoms of the condition.

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Article ID: 697186

New Pediatric Asthma Yardstick Has Treatment Guidance for Children of Every Age

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

The Pediatric Asthma Yardstick, a new guideline from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, offers a user-friendly “operational document”. It helps health care professionals understand which controller treatments are right for which age groups and identifies when a step up is needed.

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Article ID: 697044

The Rising Price of Medicare Part D’s 10 Most Costly Medications

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego have found that the cost for the 10 “highest spend” medications in Medicare Part D — the U.S. federal government’s primary prescription drug benefit for older citizens — rose almost one-third between 2011 and 2015, even as the number of persons using these drugs dropped by the same amount.

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Article ID: 696839

BIDMC Research Brief Digest: June 2018

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.

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Article ID: 696259

Majority of U.S. Adults Prescribed Epinephrine Report Not Using It in an Emergency

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new study shows in an emergency, 52 percent of adults with potentially life-threatening allergies didn’t use the epinephrine auto-injectors (EAI) they were prescribed.

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Article ID: 696395

Experts Provide Tips on Keeping the Whole Family Safe and Sound in the Event of a Wildfire

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Two Children's Hospital Los Angeles experts - pulmonologist Shirleen Loloyan Kohn, MD, and psychologist Stephanie Marcy, PhD, provide tips on keeping the whole family safe and sound in the event of a wildfire.

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Article ID: 696320

Genetic Deletion of Two Protein-Modifying Enzymes Predisposes Mice to Asthma

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Allergic asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lung and airways driven, at least in part, by, a subgroup of overly active T helper cells. Thus, to devise better treatments, it is essential to determine how this cell population, known as TH2 cells, develops, matures and then crosses the line between protection and tissue damage.

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Article ID: 695944

Mount Sinai Team Diagnoses Asthma With Nasal Brush Test

Mount Sinai Health System

RNA sequencing and machine learning applied to develop new asthma biomarker

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Article ID: 695573

Older Adults with Asthma Are Happier When They Have More Say in Their Care

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows that a greater desire by older asthma patients for involvement in medical decision-making was associated with a better quality of life

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