Archive for the ‘Interesting articles’ Category

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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Preventing the Development of Allergies

This article appeared one year ago. I was interviewed on our local Fox news station about it. I thought that I reviewed the paper for this site. That either didn’t happen, is coded as a secret, exists as a draft, or got lost. I do think that the messages in that article are valuable and […]

January 17, 2014 · fleickly · No Comments
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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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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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Tree Nuts/Tree Nuts and Pregnancy: Avoid or not???

Should a mother eat peanuts or tree nuts during pregnancy? Will the avoidance of these foods help decrease the occurrence of peanut sensitization and allergic disease in the child? These are questions that we have struggled with for ages. This is an impossible question to answer definitively. How could you ever set-up an ‘experiment’ in […]

October 10, 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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Allergy Myth Information

When I began this website, I had in mind that I would use it to share perspectives and ‘pet peeves’. I have been more with the former versus the later. Now for a change of pace. One of my big pet peeves is myth information. That term is significantly different from mis-information. The use of […]

September 27, 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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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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Indy’s Child- Peanut Allergy Post

 An article, Understanding Peanut Allergies: Considering the factors before you become peanut-free, appears in this month’s Indy’s Child. I was interviewed for a program called ‘Riley Speaks’ and this was a topic of great interest. A few things to add. I prefer the use of the term ‘peanut-safe’ in deference to ‘peanut-free’. The terms safe and […]

December 11, 2011 · fleickly · No Comments
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