Archive for the ‘Interesting Stories’ Category

FPIES- Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting a young lady with infantile FPIES. Both of her parents were with her for the evaluation.  The family alerted me to a contribution to the literature written by allergists for a condition that may not be commonly seen by an allergist. What I learned from that encounter […]

February 17, 2010 · fleickly · 26 Comments
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Red Cheeks- Is it a food allergy?

Frey’s syndrome – a masquerader of food allergy? We have seen many children who were evaluated for food allergy and/or who were brought by parents to be evaluated for food allergy because of redness to the cheeks that is observed after eating. What I haven’t heard about is a syndrome called ‘Frey’s Syndrome’.  In the […]

February 1, 2010 · fleickly · 10 Comments
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Practical Pediatrics – Santa Fe, New Mexico

I had the honor of being the moderator for an American Academy of Pediatrics Practical Pediatrics Continuing Medical Education course that was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico December 3rd-5th, 2009. This was my second course to moderate this year. The first was in Providence, Rhode Island. I reported on that meeting in an earlier […]

December 12, 2009 · fleickly · No Comments
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Increase in Food Allergy in Children

Today’s Indianapolis Star (Sunday November 29, 2009) had an article “Researchers can’t explain rise in kids’ food allergies”. According to a study that will appear in the December issue of Pediatrics The number of children with food allergy is up to 18%. The information came from surveys of parents and health care organizations. This pre-publication […]

November 29, 2009 · fleickly · 3 Comments
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Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctors

                  Looking for a doctor? Look no further. Presenting our selection of Top Doctors, recommended by their peers and leading physicians nationwide. Indianapolis Monthly Magazine (11/09)   It is quite an honor to be selected as one of the ‘Top-Docs’ by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine. My most sincere […]

November 29, 2009 · fleickly · One Comment
Posted in: Interesting Stories, The Pracitice of Medicine

Farewell to Pontiac

  I write this entry with a tear in my eye. In the Sunday Indianapolis Star I read the following story ‘Alas, the Pontiac- R.I.P.. Mr. Dan McFeely noted on the next line that ‘Aficionados lament General Motors’ decision to end production of the brand now likely to be a hot classic’. The obituary noted […]

May 5, 2009 · fleickly · No Comments
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Teaspoons vs. milliliters- It does matter!

I receive the journal Contemporary Pediatrics. I have found the articles to be very practical for everyday use. For the most part the authors are reviewing a specific topic of interest. An author will condense a large volume of literature into a very readable format. Back in the day, I was asked to write an […]

April 28, 2009 · fleickly · No Comments
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Highlights from the 2009 Allergy Meeting

I recently attended the 2009 annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology(AAAAI) in Washington, DC. There were five days of extraordinary educational activities (March 13-17, 2009). I thought that while I could still read my notes I would share with you a few things I observed, heard, and learned in the […]

March 23, 2009 · fleickly · 7 Comments
Posted in: Allergies, Asthma, Food Allergies, Interesting Stories, Meeting Updates

Fenugreek and Legume Sensitivity

The case of Fenugreek Up until a week ago, I had never heard of fenugreek.  On my first day back at Riley to start the 2009 new year, I had a young man, just under 2 years of age who presented with concerns about reactions to legumes. The list of suspects included peas, green beans, […]

January 12, 2009 · fleickly · 7 Comments
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