Food allergy - top articles for May 2014

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about food allergy for May 2014:

Primary prevention of food allergy in children and adults: no good evidence for any intervention http://buff.ly/1dDNmNG

"Dude! You mean you've never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?!?" Nut allergy as stigma in comic books http://buff.ly/1cUS7ip

Serum basal tryptase may be a good marker for predicting risk of anaphylaxis in children with food allergy http://buff.ly/MoaiIc

Due to amount of time children spent in bedroom, mattress dust may be important source of exposure to food allergens http://buff.ly/1drGNdL

Mothers of food-allergic children (aged 8-16) have increased anxiety and stress. Children anxiety was not found http://bit.ly/1eziXDh

Primary prevention of food allergy in children and adults: very little evidence http://buff.ly/1ntZAuB

Management of food allergy: encouraging studies for OIT but evidence is questionable, often with adverse effects http://buff.ly/1ntZK56

No evidence to support the use of prebiotics or probiotics for food allergy prevention http://bit.ly/1khsX7F

Food Allergy Education for the Newly Diagnosed Pediatric Patient - part 1 and 2 (free full text) http://buff.ly/1l5hBmp and http://buff.ly/1l5hJ5w

State of the art on food allergen immunotherapy: Oral, sublingual, and epicutaneous http://buff.ly/1gSp1m5 - Behind paywall, unfortunately.

Oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy in children (STOP II) trial: desensitisation was achieved in 62% of patients http://buff.ly/1ipbTJJ

Saga of food oral immunotherapy: previous conclusions that OIT is safe and effective might be somewhat subjective. OIT remains experimental, not ready for clinical use until side-effects are known. OIT studies with milk show participants developing EoE or redeveloping the allergy after tolerating therapy. It is important to understand that OIT research cannot be rushed, and is years away from routine clinical use http://buff.ly/1ipdwag



Food allergy management in 4 steps (click to enlarge the image).

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

Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to AllergyGoAway AT gmail DOT com and you will receive an acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

Image source: Wikipedia, GNU Free Documentation License.

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