FDA grants priority review to omalizumab in treatment of food allergy
The FDA has accepted a supplemental biologics application for the use of omalizumab to reduce allergic reactions due to accidental exposure in patients aged 1 year and older with at least one food allergy, according to a press release.
Clinical trial data suggests prenatal vitamin D reduces a child`s risk of asthma
A new review paper from Brigham and Women's Hospital investigators strengthens the link between vitamin D levels during pregnancy and childhood wheezing and asthma in offspring. The researchers published their review paper in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
New guidelines released for practitioners treating anaphylaxis and atopic dermatitis
Two new practice parameters from the Joint Task Force for Practice Parameters (JTFPP) offer evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis and atopic dermatitis (AD) in pediatric and adult patients.
Injected Xolair therapy could prevent food allergies in kids
A new treatment appears to reduce food allergies in children and teens, according to interim clinical trial results.
Updated guidelines issued for management of anaphylaxis
In a practice parameter update published online Dec. 17 in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, new guidelines are presented for the diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis.
Atopic dermatitis, other allergic illnesses in children may be inherited from mothers
Children were 59% more likely to have atopic dermatitis if their mothers had atopic dermatitis. Similar patterns were observed concerning other allergic illnesses.