March 30, 2022
3 min read
March 30, 2022
3 min read
As Healio celebrates National Doctors’ Day today, we recognize dedicated physicians we spoke with over the past year about how they are working both in the clinic and beyond to improve allergy, asthma and immunology care.
These exclusive Q&A interviews explore a range of topics, from how COVID-19 and climate change have impacted treatment to cutting-edge immunotherapies and biologics as well as the social determinants of health.
Amanda Cox, MD, FAAAAI, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, reviews the guidance and research behind the early introduction of allergens in addition to the best feeding practices to ensure infants have a diverse diet. Read more.
As people of color face higher prevalence of food allergy and its comorbidities, Andrea Pappalardo, MD, FAAAAI, of University of Illinois at Chicago, talks about strategies that can narrow gaps in care along with her own experience in a mobile clinic. Read more.
Increased heat, pollution and precipitation will drive increases in allergy and asthma in the coming decades. Joy Hsu, MD, MSc, FAAAAI, of the CDC’s Division of Environmental Science and Practice, outlines the biggest effects of these changes and points to resources that clinicians can use in providing personalized care. Read more.
Current oral immunotherapies target individual allergens such as peanuts, whereas ADP101 aims for 15 substances including nuts, seafood and milk. Alladapt’s Dana McClintock, MD, and Ashley Dombkowski, PhD, explain the science behind the treatment. Read more.
Monica Kraft, MD, of Arizona College of Medicine, details research involving the role of the ACE2 receptor, inflammation, surfactants and other factors and how they impact the odds of experiencing COVID-19. Read more.
The chronic allergy inflammatory disease has a significant impact on quality of life. Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD, of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and his colleagues are studying how the biologic can bring the joy of eating back into their patients’ lives. Read more.
Food allergies are challenging at any age, but the fears that children feel can be overwhelming. Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, PhD, and Megan Lewis, CRNP, of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, review strategies that can help kids conquer these fears. Read more.
The Data-driven ExposurE Profile uncovered how trimethylamine, acrylic acid and other toxins drove asthma severities among children in the New York metropolitan area, according to Gaurav Pandey, PhD, and Supinda Bunyavanich, MD, MPH, MPhil, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Read more.
When patients present with congestion, rhinorrhea and loss of smell, what should doctors do? Jessica Grayson, MD, of University of Alabama at Birmingham, breaks down the steps that providers need to take to ensure the right diagnosis and care. Read more.
Marina Reznik, MD, MS, of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, explains how the Asthma-PASS program will be implemented in up to 40 schools to help children and families learn about how they can manage their asthma symptoms. Read more.
About 90% to 95% of people who think they have a penicillin allergy really do not have one, keeping them from using this effective antibiotic. Allison C. Ramsey, MD, of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Adverse Reactions to Drugs, Biologicals and Latex Committee, discusses why those numbers need to come down. Read more.
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Douglas H. Jones, MD, of Global Food Therapy, explains how oral immunotherapy works, its advantages over other forms of treatment and which patients are best suited for treatment as well as other aspects of care that doctors need to know before they offer it in their clinics. Read more.