Food continues to be the most common trigger for anaphylaxis, a rapid-onset and potentially fatal hypersensitivity reaction, according to evidence presented at the AAAAI/WAO* Joint Congress 2018 held in Orlando, Florida, US.
A temporary increased dose of inhaled glucocorticoids did not reduce the rate of exacerbations in children with mild-to-moderate asthma, according to a study presented at the 2018 AAAAI/WAO congress held in Orlando, Florida, US.
The presence of higher levels of unmetabolized folic acid (UMFA) at birth was associated with the development of food allergy in children, according to a study presented at AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress 2018.
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Chronic pancreatitis patients taking antioxidants (AO) supplementation show a sustained increase in blood levels of AO, but no additional benefit is seen on endocrine and exocrine functions, markers of fibrosis, oxidative stress (OS) and inflammation, nutritional status, pain, and quality of life (QOL) when compared with those on placebo, according to a study.
Pneumonia is a common infection– affecting around 3,200 people inSingapore in 2016 – making it the thirdmost common cause of hospitalisation inthe country. Its common complications,especially with delayed or inappropriatetreatment, include bacteraemia andseptic shock, lung abscesses, pleuraleffusions, empyema, pleurisy, respiratoryfailure and renal failure.