November 2019

Require Epinephrine Autoinjectors for Allergen Immunotherapy?
Do all patients undergoing allergen immunotherapy need to have their own self-injectable epinephrine autoinjector available? Find out why a new study determined that it is more cost-effective to prescribe the devices only to patients who actually experience a systemic reaction to the treatment. 

Watch Out for Anaphylaxis, Hypersensitivity Reactions With OTC Painkillers
Despite widespread and routine use, OTC painkillers such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen can cause hypersensitivity reactions and even anaphylaxis in some users. Two new studies discuss the most common allergic reactions and who is most likely to have them. Here is more information

IV Thrombolysis Can Lead to Anaphylaxis in Stroke Patients
While the risks of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, are generally recognized with IV thrombolysis in stroke patients, it has been unclear how likely that is to occur. A new study quantifies the danger. Learn how much the risk for anaphylaxis increased in acute ischemic patients receiving IV thrombolysis compared with those who did not.

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