Archive for the ‘Article Review’ Category

Dichlorophenol Exposure and the Development of Allergy

This article appeared in the December issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology  and has gotten a significant amount of attention. I was interviewed by a local radio station about the article. When you interview for a newspaper or for  radio, you are never sure what the end-product will be. The interviewee is […]

December 12, 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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Eosinophilic Esophagitis – Children vs. Adults

Eosinophilic esophagitis in children and adults: what is the same and what is different.  Straumann, Aceves, Blanchard, Collins, Furuta, Hirano, Schoepfer,Simon, and Simon This was a very interesting review article on a very frustrating clinical condition, Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EE). There were nine authors from the United States and from Switzerland. The specialties represented by the […]

May 2, 2012 · fleickly · No Comments
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Exposures to Peanuts

Inadvertent exposures in children with peanut allergy This is an interesting article. This theme has appeared in the literature previously, here it is done on a much grander scale with over 1000 children in the study. For those families/patients who start on this scary journey of peanut allergy an article like this gives an overall […]

April 18, 2012 · fleickly · 2 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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Notable Articles on Skin, Food, Drug, Insect Allergy-JACI 2010

In a very well done review article, Drs. Scott Sicherer and Donald Leung present the advances that were published in the premier allergy journal (the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, JACI) last year-2010. Reviews like this have appeared in the JACI at least since 2004.  The topics included allergic skin disease, anaphylaxis, and hypersensitivity […]

March 3, 2011 · fleickly · 2 Comments
Posted in: Allergies, Article Review, Food Allergies

Does allergic rhinitis exist in infancy?

Does the baby have ‘allergies’? How often has this question been asked? Better yet, how often are infants and young children subjected to extensive/ expensive testing and related therapies based on the idea that they are struggling with nasal allergy? This is a common concern and a common diagnosis. I am not sure it is […]

January 15, 2011 · fleickly · No Comments
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Increased Asthma Frequency and Asthma Severity in Children: The Asssociation with Atopy

Asthmatic children with atopy have more frequent and more severe virus-induced illnesses. During a career you hear many words of wisdom from your mentors who are with you seeing children in the office and from meetings, curbside conversations/consultations, and from the literature. The adage that allergic children get sick easier, more frequently, and have more […]

June 10, 2010 · fleickly · No Comments
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