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Anaphylaxis, Epinephrine Auto-Injectors, and Importance of the BX Rating 4/18/2014

EAIs are the current recommended first-line treatment for patients at risk for anaphylaxis, and it is critical that patients be properly trained on their device.



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Mechanical Heart Valves: Contraindication for Dabigatran Therapy

Aging can cause weak or stenotic valves. Dabigatran is more problematic than warfarin regarding side effects in patients with mechanical heart valves.



Understanding and Relieving Restless Legs Syndrome

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Counseling Patients About Constipation

Factors to consider include patient age, current medications, and laxative misuse or abuse.



Vitamin D3 as Add-on Therapy Improves Relief From Hives 3/19/2014



Hospital-Acquired Anaphylaxis 7/17/2013

Certain medications may increase a patient’s risk of an allergic reaction.

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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity 7/17/2013

MCS is a reaction to a host of synthetic chemicals in the modern environment.

Intravenous Radiocontrast Media: A Review of Allergic Reactions 5/22/2012

Depending on the type of contrast material used to enhance imaging, reactions can range from minor to life-threatening.


Selected Ambulatory Disorders in Children and Adolescents 3/20/2012

In 2010, 12.6% of children (9.4 million) suffered from skin allergies, 11.6% (8.6 million) from respiratory allergies, 9.5% (7.1 million) from hay fever, and 4.6% (3.4 million) from food allergies.

Egg Allergy Does Not Rule Out Flu Vaccine 11/17/2010



Food Sensitivities: Allergy Versus Intolerance 10/20/2010

In an allergic response, the immune system misidentifies a substance as harmful, triggering an adverse reaction.


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Hives 4/14/2007

Hives are the common term for a skin condition known as urticaria. These red, swollen, and itchy welts appear suddenly on the skin’s surface in reaction to the systemic or topical stimulation of the immune system.

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