Anaphylaxis - top articles for November 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about anaphylaxis for November 2012:

Anaphylaxis: When It Comes to Education, Give Them All They Need and More

2012 Update: World Allergy Organization (WAO) Guidelines for the assessment and management of anaphylaxis - Discliamer: I am on the WAO Anaphylaxis Committee and co-authored this article.

Price of life-saving allergy injections has spiked: EpiPen price has more than doubled over the past 25 years

Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q, First Voice-guided Epinephrine Auto-injector

New Epinephrine Auto-Injector Talks Patients Through Injection Process, has a 5-sec countdown, signaling lights

EpiPen manufacturer offers free injectors to US schools -- The offer coincides with launch of voice-guided, smaller competing device.

First Voice-Guided Epinephrine Injector - the size of a credit card and the thickness of a cell telephone

Anaphylaxis - WAO 2012 synopsis

Anaphylaxis in an emergency setting – elicitors, therapy and incidence of severe allergic reactions

Anaphylaxis after contact with a vomited food allergen - This is the first report of anaphylaxis to food ingested by another person.

Anaphylaxis in an emergency setting: foods are frequent elicitors of severe allergic reactions in general population. Anaphylaxis in the ED: a strong underuse of adrenaline by emergency physicians, not reflecting treatment protocols

Limitations of tryptase in anaphylaxis: concentration remains unaltered in a considerable number of patients during acute anaphylaxis

PAF level was elevated in all patients with severe anaphylaxis, but this was not true for either histamine or tryptase. These data are consistent with a pivotal role for PAF as a mediator of anaphylaxis

Wheat-Dependent Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis Sensitized with Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein in Soap

A Real-Life Study on Acquired Skills from Using an Adrenaline Autoinjector: training of patients/caregivers by allergists does not guarantee the permanence of acquired skills on anaphylaxis in the long run. Regular follow-up visits should be fostered.

Anaphylaxis 101 is an educational program and website by the distributor of EpiPen, Mylan Specialty

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 and you will receive acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

Comments from Twitter:

Dr John Weiner @AllergyNet: Lots of important current papers shared by @DrVes Anaphylaxis - top articles for November 2012

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