Spotlight on Annals

Cost-effectiveness of food allergy management in infants and economic considerations of biologics to treat CRS

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September 9, 2019

Happy September everyone! Football season is here (along with weed pollen in many parts of the country), kids are back in school. And we are all looking for upcoming regulatory changes that will likely provide economic challenges for many of us who care for patients, both community and academic based. This month’s issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology emphasizes the pharmacoecomomics of allergy practice. We have collected several fine pieces from experts who have provided thought provoking opinions and perspectives.

Immunological changes associated with the onset of atopic dermatitis and a primer on cost effectiveness in the allergy clinic

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August 26, 2019

We are in the home stretch of the summer months. It will soon be Labor Day and we will be into football season and perhaps more relevant to us, fall weed season. I hope all of you have had an opportunity to peruse the August issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. We try to provide something for everyone along the clinical spectrum of our specialty. The emphasis this month is cutaneous allergy.  A review by Patrick Brunner, MD from New York provides an excellent overview of new information regarding the immunological changes associated with the onset of atopic dermatitis (AD). He presents information to suggest prenatal and antenatal changes in infants who were subsequently at risk to develop AD.

Reviewing comorbidities associated with atopic dermatitis and management of chronic pruritis.

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August 12, 2019

Good August to everybody! School already has, or will soon start, for learners from kindergarten to medical school. The heat of the summer is in full blast in most of North America and many of us are getting ready for fall weed season. It is a very busy time for us all, yet we still are committed to providing the best care possible for our patients who depend upon us for relief from their allergies, asthma and immune-based illnesses. It remains an integral part of our lives to look for and digest new and important information that will help our clinical practices. That remains the central goal for the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology which presents this month a group of papers that will inform, educate and (at least a few) actually entertain you.

Evidence for using point-of-care ultrasonography as a clinical office tool, the venom immunotherapy shortages as an example of payment structure of medical services, and value of the ABAI MOC program

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July 22, 2019

Most of us in North America are in the midst of the summer heat. This has made indoor (or at least shaded outdoor) activities a must for most of us. I can think of no better way to spend this time than having your favorite cool beverage while perusing the pages of the July issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Although the emphasis for this month is drug allergy, in keeping with our efforts to provide something for everyone in every issue, I want to call your attention to a few articles that will expand your thinking.

Evaluation and management of drug allergy

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July 8, 2019

For those reading this who reside in the United States I hope you had a great Fourth of July weekend as we celebrated our great country. For those living elsewhere, I hope your weekend was restful as well. The middle of summer is here in our northern hemisphere bringing hot weather, rain showers (or, in some places drought conditions) and drives many inside for relaxation/recreation. That provides an ideal time to sit with your favorite beverage and peruse the pages of the July Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. This month’s issue has an emphasis on drug allergy – evaluation and approaches to management.

Current practices and perceptions on sublingual immunotherapy and galactose a-1, 3-galactose phenotypes

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June 24, 2019

I am guessing that by now most of you are staying inside as much as possible this long, hot summer, which has really just begun in many parts of the country. I can think of only a few things more useful to you professionally than spending some time reading this month's issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. This issue has many different features that will assist you in your day to day clinical practice. Let me point out a couple of them for you.  

Non-Ige-mediated food allergic gastrointestinal disorders: feeding difficulties in children and food sensitivities involving the gut

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June 10, 2019

June is finally here and school is out. The long, hot summer (at least for most of us in the U.S.) has begun. Hopefully you will have some quality downtime with friends and family soon. There will be picnics, parties and cookouts. No doubt many of you will see patients with food reactions for which you will do workups. The June emphasis of the Annals is food allergy and we have several offerings that I believe will be interesting, informative and useful in your practice. 

The importance of shared decision-making and the correlation between asthma control and school performance

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May 28, 2019

Memorial Day has passed and summer is upon us. I hope your May has been productive and exciting to you as you care for patients with allergy, asthma and immune-based diseases. This month’s issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, has a variety of features to pique your interest. I want to mention a couple of articles that you may not have seen yet but have considerable value, for your consideration.

Clinical issues in the allergist-immunologist’s office due to racial differences

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May 13, 2019

Where has the spring gone? Much of our country has had a great deal of moisture that will nourish many fields of grass. I suspect this will keep many of us busy with patient matters well into the summer. I do hope you will still have time to thumb through the pages of the May issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. As always, we have multiple different features to try to appeal to the interests of the broadest number of our readers as possible. This month’s emphasis is on the clinical issues in the allergist-immunologist’s office because of racial differences. We have a broad number of articles that address this, either directly or indirectly, as specific components of illness that we know differ by race are considered. I would like to point out a few key articles for you to read and consider.

Socioeconomics of food allergy and biologic asthma therapies

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April 22, 2019

As spring begins its march toward summer, the tree pollens will give way to the beginning of grass season. This transition will keep the patients coming who need our help to manage their allergy, asthma and/or immune-based diseases. We have features in the April issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology that should help you in your patient management strategies.