Research

Allergic Rhinitis Management Pocket Reference 2008

Allergic rhinitis is a major chronic respiratory disease because of its prevalence, impacts on quality of life and work/school performance, economic burden, and links with asthma. Family doctors (also known as "primary care physicians" or "general practitioners") play...

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Vulnerable Should be on Allergy Vaccine Therapy

All doctors have to mourn the death of someonce who died from an allergic reaction to hymenoptera venom ("Wasp sting kills retired Que. doctor", the Medical Post, Aug. 26). These are preventable deaths. Download Files Vulnerable Should be on Allergy Vaccine...

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Allergy Rescue Medication in Schools: Modeling a New Approach

Over 95% of epinephrine autoinjectors (EAIs) prescribed for children are for a food allergy. Ninety percent of schools have at least 1 child with allergy among their students. Physicians and families are aware that most prescribed EAIs are never used. Download Files...

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Immunotherapy and Asthma

There is a growing body of data suggesting some clinical role for immunotherapy (IT) in the management of asthma; however, more than 80 years after Noon's first study of IT, indications for this treatment in the asthmatic patient remain controversial. Download Files...

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Would I Benefit From Allergy Shots?

If you suffer from asthma caused by allergies, hay fever, allergic eye problems or allergic reactions to stinging insects, you may benefit from allergy shots, also called immunotherapy. This therapy is intended to gradually decrease sensitivity to the substances, or...

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Paediatric Anaphylaxis: a 5 Year Retrospective Review

To describe the demographic characteristics, clinical features, causative agents, settings and administered therapy in children presenting with anaphylaxis. Download Files Paediatric Anaphylaxis: a 5 Year Retrospective...

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What is an Allergist?

An allergist/immunologist is a physician specially trained to manage and treat allergies and asthma. Becoming an allergist/immunologist requires completion of at least nine years of training. After completing medical school and graduating with a medical degree, a physician will then undergo three years of training in internal medicine (to become an internist) or pediatrics (to become a pediatrician). 

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Standard Dust Mite Proof Mattress Encasing Queen

Pillow Encasings Covers for Allergies

You might think dust mites take up only a little room in your bed. In fact, within 10 years, dead dust mites and their waste can double the weight of your mattress.