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 http://bit.ly/Pexwcy

2012 Update: World Allergy Organization (WAO) Guidelines for the assessment and management of anaphylaxis http://goo.gl/1JZPI - 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 http://buff.ly/Ps21vI

Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q, First Voice-guided Epinephrine Auto-injector http://goo.gl/4GfPr

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

EpiPen manufacturer offers free injectors to US schools http://bit.ly/ND8JDf -- 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 http://goo.gl/HhDzL

Anaphylaxis - WAO 2012 synopsis http://goo.gl/AdlyA

Anaphylaxis in an emergency setting – elicitors, therapy and incidence of severe allergic reactions http://buff.ly/PqkQC4

Anaphylaxis after contact with a vomited food allergen http://buff.ly/Pufdmt - 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 http://buff.ly/Qt2H9S

Limitations of tryptase in anaphylaxis: concentration remains unaltered in a considerable number of patients during acute anaphylaxis http://buff.ly/PITGXm

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 http://buff.ly/QL26wp

Wheat-Dependent Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis Sensitized with Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein in Soap http://buff.ly/RMOra0

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. http://buff.ly/RTNCwg

Anaphylaxis 101 is an educational program and website by the distributor of EpiPen, Mylan Specialty http://buff.ly/Sy5gsi

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.

Comments from Twitter:

Dr John Weiner @AllergyNet: Lots of important current papers shared by @DrVes Anaphylaxis - top articles for November 2012 bit.ly/Qy1i2K

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