Archive for the ‘Allergy Testing’ Category

Allergy App?

There is an interesting article referenced on the front page of the Indianapolis Star Monday October 31, 2016  . The article actually is on page 3A and continues on 14A. It has an eye-catching title, “Think you have allergy? There’s an app for that”. I am an allergist- one could say that my perspective is […]

October 31, 2016 · fleickly · No Comments
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Food Allergy Action Month

May is ‘Food Allergy Action’ month and the week of May 8-14 is Food Allergy Awareness Week. Of note, I have been asked to present at the 51st Riley Pediatric Conference, May 10th at the first plenary session on the hot topic of food allergy prevention. A few weeks ago I was asked to write a […]

May 1, 2016 · fleickly · No Comments
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Skin Prick Tests and Blood Tests for Allergy in Young Children

‘Disagreement between skin prick tests and specific IgE in young children’ by A.M Schoos, B.l.k. Chawes, N. Folsgaard, N. Samandari, K. Bonnelykke, and H. Bisgaard.  This article appears as a pre-publication. It has been accepted by the journal ‘Allergy’. Of note, even as a pre-publication, it has been a very popular article. I presented this […]

November 6, 2014 · fleickly · No Comments
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Choosing Wisely- Tests and Procedures used in Allergy

With great regularity, our section (Pediatric Pulmonary, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine at Riley Childrens Hospital) offers a CME program. The sponsor (the sancting of the CME) is the Indiana University School of Medicine, Continuing Education Department. Michell Howenstine MD, has organized this program since its inception and she tries to select topics that not only are […]

March 14, 2013 · fleickly · No Comments
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ALCAT- Antigen Leukocyte Cellular Antibody Test

There are a significant number of tests available that are used in the diagnosis of allergy. There are numerous posts on this site about allergy testing. Some allergy tests are considered gold standards, some are state of the art, and others are just plain nonsence. Appropriate and valued allergy tests results, when linked to a […]

October 15, 2012 · fleickly · No Comments
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Allergy Fast Facts

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) puts out a newsletter each month (AAP News). This month there was a few inserts; one dealing with the 2012-2013 Influenza Vaccine Guidelines and the other was ‘Fast Facts on Allergy Testing’. ‘Fast Facts’ was written by Dr. Scott Sicherer for the AAP Section on Allergy and Immunology. This […]

October 10, 2012 · fleickly · No Comments
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Choose Wisely Campaign

How would you like to undergo a blood test or have your child undergo a blood test only to discover that the test is of no clinical value in the day to day diagnosis and management of a medical condition? What if that test gave a result that was contrary to your own observations or […]

July 17, 2012 · fleickly · No Comments
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Things Patients and Physicians Should Question

It would seem that there is significant amount of interesting material in the news. This is my 4rth post in two days. I subscribe to ‘MedPage Today’- an online source for hot topics. This hot topic appeared in the Indianapolis Star yesterday. It is of note and it is comforting to see in print efforts […]

April 5, 2012 · fleickly · No Comments
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Skin Testing for Aeroallergens

Position Paper: Practical guide to skin prick tests in allergy to aeroallergens I was alerted to this article by my partner Dr. Vitalpur. It comes from Allergy (European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology) 2011 . The purpose of the article was to provide ‘pocket guidelines’ from a consensus report regarding the use of allergy skin […]

November 30, 2011 · fleickly · No Comments
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Oral Food Allergy Challenges

This is a very interesting article on food allergy. It involves the use of diagnostics used to declare ‘food allergy’ and how this declaration of a food allergy can be verified by doing a food challenge. This work was performed at National Jewish Hospital in Denver, Colorado. The reference for this is – Oral Food […]

October 4, 2011 · fleickly · 8 Comments
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