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Occupational Allergies: A Brief Review

Occupational Allergies: A Brief Review

December 13, 2016 at 8:22 AM 0 comments

*Mohammad Reza Masjedi,1,3 Kayvan Saeedfar,2 Javid Masjedi3 1. Pulmonary Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 2. Chronic Respiratory Diseases Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 3. Tobacco Control Research Center, Iranian Anti-Tobacco Association, Tehran, Iran *CorrespondenceRead More

Allergen-Specific Immunotherapy

Allergen-Specific Immunotherapy

December 13, 2016 at 8:21 AM 0 comments

*Esther Helen Steveling-Klein Department of Dermatology and Allergology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland *Correspondence to esthersteveling@gmail.com Disclosure: Esther Helen Steveling-Klein received travel support from ALK-Abello. Received: 17.05.16 Accepted: 08.08.16 Citation: EMJ. 2016;1[4]:78-87. Abstract Allergen-specific immunotherapy remains the only causal treatment of allergic disease to date. Its efficacy in symptom reductionRead More

Adjuvants in Allergy: Elevating Efficacy

Adjuvants in Allergy: Elevating Efficacy

August 2, 2016 at 8:29 AM 0 comments

This symposium took place on 12th June 2016, as a part of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress 2016 in Vienna, Austria Chairperson: Matthias Kramer1 Speakers: Ralph Mösges,2 Randolf Brehler,3 Thomas Kündig4 1. Allergy Therapeutics, Worthing, UK 2. Institute of Medical Statistics, Epidemiology and Computer Science,Read More

Improving Diagnosis: The Next Frontier in Hereditary Angioedema Management

Improving Diagnosis: The Next Frontier in Hereditary Angioedema Management

August 2, 2016 at 8:28 AM 0 comments

This satellite symposium took place on 12th June 2016, as a part of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress in Vienna, Austria Chairperson: Stephen Jolles1 Speakers: Stephen Jolles,1 Marco Cicardi,2 Coen Maas3 1. University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK 2. University of Milan, Luigi Sacco Hospital,Read More

Editor’s Pick: A Review of Drug Allergies: Diagnosis and Management

Editor’s Pick: A Review of Drug Allergies: Diagnosis and Management

August 2, 2016 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

This article provides a very good and concise clinical review of drug allergy. Many aspects of drug allergies are well described, including the establishment of diagnosis and the  management of some of the most common drug hypersensitivity reactions, such as allergic reactions to acetylsalicylic acid, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and someRead More

Atopic Dermatitis: The Need for a Sub-Saharan Perspective

Atopic Dermatitis: The Need for a Sub-Saharan Perspective

August 2, 2016 at 8:26 AM 0 comments

*Richard E. Paul,1,2 Anavaj Sakuntabhai1,2 1. Institut Pasteur, Functional Genetics of Infectious Diseases Unit, Paris, France 2. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Unité de Recherche Associée, Paris, France *Correspondence to richard.paul@pasteur.fr Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 18.03.16 Accepted: 24.06.16 Citation: EMJ Allergy Immunol. 2016;1[1]:58-64.Read More

In Search of Biomarkers in Eosinophilic Oesophagitis: We Are Not There Yet!

In Search of Biomarkers in Eosinophilic Oesophagitis: We Are Not There Yet!

August 2, 2016 at 8:25 AM 0 comments

Neeti Bhardwaj,1 *Gisoo Ghaffari2 1. Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Pennsylvania College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA 2. Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care Medicine, Pennsylvania College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA *Correspondence to gghaffari@hmc.psu.edu. Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest.Read More

Treatment Options in Eosinophilic Oesophagitis

Treatment Options in Eosinophilic Oesophagitis

August 2, 2016 at 8:24 AM 0 comments

Anna M. Lipowska,1 Robert T. Kavitt,1 *Michael F. Vaezi2 1. Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA 2. Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA *Correspondence to Michael.Vaezi@Vanderbilt.edu Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 04.03.16Read More

Asthma Phenotypes and the Microbiome

Asthma Phenotypes and the Microbiome

August 2, 2016 at 8:23 AM 0 comments

Ogechukwu Ndum,1 *Yvonne J. Huang2 1. Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 2. Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA *Correspondence to yvjhuang@umich.edu Disclosure: The authors have declared noRead More

Drug Allergy: Delayed Cutaneous Hypersensitivity Reactions to Drugs

Drug Allergy: Delayed Cutaneous Hypersensitivity Reactions to Drugs

August 2, 2016 at 8:22 AM 0 comments

*Rose L. Hamm University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA *Correspondence to rhammpt@msn.com Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 18.03.16 Accepted: 20.07.16 Citation: EMJ Allergy Immunol. 2016;1[1]:92-101. Abstract Drug allergies, also termed adverse drug reactions (ADRs), are a problem for individuals of all ages, fromRead More