Food allergy - top articles for August 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about allergic rhinitis for July 2012:

It will be at least 5 to 10 years before oral immunotherapy for food allergy could be used clinically. A single 'failure' of oral immunotherapy for food allergy could result in a serious, even life-threatening reaction http://buff.ly/PE3pQv

The latest on oral immunotherapy for food allergy - video by the director of Mass General food allergy center http://bit.ly/TII88O

Long-ago asthma diagnosis didn't explain boy’s difficulty breathing - The Washington Post http://wapo.st/QGMfTC

Epinephrine Self-Administration in Anaphylaxis: EpiPen delivers 74% of the dose vs. 26% for Anapen, Twinject, Adrenaclick http://goo.gl/oms0A - Syringe-based autoinjectors (eg, Anapen, Twinject, and Adrenaclick) are only capable of delivering 25.7% of the total 300 µg (77 µg or 0.08 mL of the 0.3 mL) of the dose contained in the device, whereas the EpiPen autoinjector (a cartridge-based device) delivers 74.3% (223 µg or 0.22 mL of the 0.3 mL) of the dose contained in its device.

Anaphylaxis: When It Comes to Education, Give Them All They Need and More http://bit.ly/Pexwcy

Allergy to beer in LTP-sensitized patients: beers are not all the same. Skin testing can identify the culprit http://buff.ly/PrX3zg

Suspect co-factor enhanced food allergy in food, alcohol, exercise and NSAID allergic reactions http://buff.ly/PrXhqa

The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Pediatric Food-Allergic Patients in Japan http://buff.ly/MnB1TP

Price of life-saving allergy injections has spiked: EpiPen price has more than doubled over the past 25 years http://buff.ly/Ps21vI

Experimental "skin patch could free thousands of sufferers from peanut allergy" http://goo.gl/AFCq7

Negligible risk of allergic reactions to wine in patients allergic to milk, egg, fish (despite traces of casein, isinglass, egg found in wine) http://goo.gl/zzK3O

EpiPen manufacturer offers free injectors to US schools http://bit.ly/ND8JDf -- Coincides with launch of voice-guided, smaller competing device

New Epinephrine Auto-Injector Talks Patients Through Injection Process, has a 5-second countdown, signaling lights http://goo.gl/rYJZI

The articles were selected from my Twitter stream @Allergy and Google Reader RSS subscriptions. Some of the top allergy accounts on Twitter contributed links. I appreciate the curation provided by @JuanCIvancevich @AllergyNet @IgECPD4 @DrAnneEllis @AACMaven @AllergieVoeding @allergistmommy @mrathkopf @wheezemd.

Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to allergycases@gmail.com and you will receive acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

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