Eosinophilic esophagitis could be a late manifestation of the atopic march

Eczema, food allergy and asthma independently and cumulatively increase the risk of eosinophilic esophagitis, research presented at the recent 2018 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma &...

Cow’s milk allergy may negatively affect growth through pre-teen years

Data presented at the recent 2018 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and World Allergy Organization (WAO) Joint Congress focused on two groups of...

Improving paediatric asthma through personalised care

New study findings published in the March issue of the journal, Hospital Paediatrics shows improved personalised inpatient assessments can enhance the accuracy of the prescribed asthma therapy a child...

Challenges of food allergies connected to personality traits for first time

Researchers have broken new ground in the area of food allergies, with a study showing that personality traits impact people living with a food allergy published...

UPdate 2018 Online registration extended

The deadline for online registrations for Update 2018 has been extended to 4 March. The conference will be held from 9-11 March at the Groenkloof Auditorium...

Dealing with difficult medical colleagues

In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a topic that is seldom discussed in medical journals is analysed. Current health care requires effective collaboration among...

EHRs not sufficient to ensure success in value-based care

Electronic health records (EHRs) are not sufficient to ensure success in value-based care, according to an article published in Medical Economics. Noting that many leaders of physician...

Discharge strategies to prevent asthma readmissions

Readmission rates at three months for kids hospitalised for acute asthma dropped when families received comprehensive education prior to discharge, the only single component of discharge...

Factors identified that impact physicians IT adoption

Physicians have considerable concerns about the efficacy and evidence base of health information technology (IT), according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA). Noting...

Guidelines support telemedicine as an effective tool for allergists

A new position paper in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), recognises that allergy is...

Key driver of atopic dermatitis discovered

Severe eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that is driven by an allergic reaction. In a study published in Journal...

When is the right time to start infants on solid foods?

The first study of a representative group of infants reports that more than half of babies are currently introduced to complementary foods, that is, foods or...

Another test to help clinicians diagnose asthma more accurately

Although millions of people worldwide are diagnosed with asthma every year, there is no single test that can diagnose the disease. Common symptoms, such as shortness...