The annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), held Feb. 20-24 in Houston, brought together thousands of attendees for this annual event, which traditionally generates headlines with new scientific findings, many within the food allergy field. The preliminary results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase IIb “peanut patch” study led by… Continue reading Peanut Patch Shows Promise
Groundbreaking results of the first randomized clinical trial to prevent food allergy in a large group of high-risk infants were presented today at the annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) in Houston. Published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, researchers led by Gideon Lack, M.D., of… Continue reading New Research Shows Peanut Allergy May Be Prevented Early in Life
A new study published in JACI: In Practice finds that patients who visit an allergist/immunologist after being treated for anaphylaxis in the emergency department (ED) receive a more accurate diagnosis, which can lead to more effective management of their allergy. This is the first study to examine how a follow-up visit affects outcomes in patients… Continue reading New Study: Following Up with an Allergist Benefits Anaphylaxis Patients
Researchers and other medical professionals are crucial allies to families living with food allergies. They are the ones who break the news when a child gets diagnosed, treat reactions, conduct food challenges, provide advice, run innovative clinical trials and stand at the front lines of our mission to find a cure. Doctors like Philippe Bégin… Continue reading Solving the Food Allergy Puzzle: Philippe Bégin, M.D.