December 28, 2021
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As families and health care providers struggle to manage food allergies, 2021 saw significant advances in research and treatment. Here are our top 10 stories about developments and improvements benefitting these patients.
Individual tree nuts yield different oral food challenge outcomes, according to researchers at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Read more.
Ruchi S. Gupta
Many parents still fail to introduce peanuts to infants before age 11 months, reported Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH, director of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine – Center for Food Allergy and Asthma Research, at this year’s American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more.
Early discontinuation of cow’s milk formula due to general recommendations for exclusive breastfeeding may lead to milk allergy in infants, Tetsuhiro Sakihara, MD, of Heartlife Hospital in Okinawa, told Healio. Read more.
Extended oral immunotherapy with Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) Allergen Powder-dnfp (Palforzia, Aimmune Therapeutics) improves peanut allergy responses, according to Mohamed Yassine, MD, of Aimmune Therapeutics. Read more.
Only 11.3% of adult patients saw resolution to peanut allergies diagnosed as children, Rima Rachid, MD; Rayan Kteish, MD; and Veronica Kalwajtys, BS, reported at ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more.
Douglas H. Jones
Which patients with food allergy are candidates for oral immunotherapy? Douglas H. Jones, MD, cofounder of Global Food Therapy, explains in our exclusive Q&A. Read more.
Adolescents with peanut allergies experience quality-of-life issues very differently, William A. McCann, MD, of Allergy Partners PA, reported at ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more.
Doctors can work with parents and teachers alike to ensure that schools are safe for students with food allergies, said Sally Schoessler, MSEd, BSN, RN, AE-C, of Allergy & Asthma Network, in our exclusive interview. Read more.
The International Milk Allergy in Primary Care guidelines may promote overdiagnosis by labeling attributing symptoms common to many ailments in infancy to cow’s milk allergy, Rosie Vincent, MBChB, of Bristol Royal Infirmary, told Healio. Read more.
Multi-item inventories can help doctors better protect children by assessing whether they have been bullied at school because of their food allergies, said Frances Cooke, BA, of Children’s National Hospital. Read more.