Allergy and Immunology News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

  • Increased eosinophils in descending and sigmoid colon are an important clue towards a diagnosis of drug-related colitis. Drug-related colitis caused by NSAIDs (70%), antiplatelet agents (19%) and oestroprogestinic agents (11%)

  • Budesonide treatment for 12 months does not increase the risk of pneumonia in patients with COPD

  • Asthma prevalence in Bavaria was 4.8% in F and 4.5% in M; only 61.4% received any anti-asthmatic pharmacotherapy. Only 52.8% of asthma patients in Bavaria were treated in accordance with guidelines.

  • Children's Hospital Boston blogs about its first patient to enter its milk desensitization study

  • TV report promotes SLIT: Doctors Seek More Convenient Way To Fight Allergies

  • Oral medications led to better asthma outcomes compared with inhaled steroids because patients were more likely to take them -- WellPoint (insurer)-funded study shows that montelukast "may be a reasonable alternative to ICS" when patients don't use ICS

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