Allergy

CME/CE: The Merits of the MERIT Protocol

Researchers have devised a modified, accelerated allergen immunotherapy (AIT) protocol (MERIT) that combines rapid and safe build-up to the maintenance AIT dose. Most systemic reactions seen with use of MERIT appear to be mild and rapidly reversed with treatment.

The Merits of the MERIT Protocol | Feature

Researchers have devised a modified, accelerated allergen immunotherapy (AIT) protocol (MERIT) that combines rapid and safe build-up to the maintenance AIT dose. Most systemic reactions seen with use of MERIT appear to be mild and rapidly reversed with treatment.

CME/CE: Identifying Allergic Drug Reactions | Feature

Study results suggest that graded challenges can be performed safely in two steps with the addition of placebo to reduce false-positive reactions in patients with multiple drug allergies.

Identifying Allergic Drug Reactions | Feature

Study results suggest that graded challenges can be performed safely in two steps with the addition of placebo to reduce false-positive reactions in patients with multiple drug allergies.

CME/CE: Mental Health Neglect Among Physicians | Feature

Researchers conducted an anonymous, 24-question survey that asked physician mothers representing all medical specialties about mental health history and treatment, perception of stigma, opinions about state licensing questions on mental health, and personal experiences with reporting.

Mental Health Neglect Among Physicians | Feature

Previous research has suggested high rates of suicide and depression among physicians when compared with the general public. Debilitating mental illness can critically impact physicians’ ability to

Conference Highlights: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology and World Allergy Organization Joint Congress 2018 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at AAAAI/WAO 2018, the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology and World Allergy Organization Joint Congress, from March 2 to 5 in Orlando. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference that focused on emergency medicine.

Benefits of Peanut Consumption While Breastfeeding | Feature

Findings from recently published studies, including the LEAP study, have led to rapid acceptance of the introduction of peanuts during the first year of life. “This new

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: CHEST 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at CHEST 2017, the annual International Scientific Assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 28 to November 1 in Toronto, Canada. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

MACRA: Proceed With Confidence at the Point of Care | Feature

We’ve been living in a MACRA world for some time now, and yet most physicians still aren’t ready—or even close to ready—for this new reality. As if

Creating Efficiency in the Patient Journey | Feature

The transformation to value-based care has placed tremendous focus on delivery of care as it relates to improving patient outcomes, quality, and safety. And for good reason;

Expert-Based Opinions: A Supplement to, Not a Replacement for, Evidence-Based Content | Feature

Nationally recognized and highly regarded health systems have a variety of ways to expand the reach of their “special sauce.” For some, it’s to launch outpatient centers

Information Rx: The Missing Piece of Quality Care | Feature

The vast majority of healthcare takes place outside of a physician’s office. Consumers often care for themselves when they have acute problems, such as colds and the

Conference Highlights: CHEST 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at CHEST 2017, the annual International Scientific Assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 28 to November 1 in Toronto, Canada. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ACAAI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ACAAI 2017, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, from October 26 to 30 in Boston. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

Three Effective Ways to Pick Quality Improvement Targets | Feature

Many quality improvement (QI) programs are less effective than they could be, because they have difficulty in selecting intervention targets that are meaningful to staff and which set achievement targets that do not seem to be arbitrary and imposed from above. This post sketches three approaches to initiating QI initiatives, and wraps them together in a way that staff may applaud.

Three Ineffective Institutional Approaches to Quality Improvement in Healthcare | Medical Blog

Three of the leading organizational obstacles to effectiveness of quality improvement in healthcare are related to lack of internalization, lack of management support, and a punitive management attitude toward error.

CME/CE: Age, Race, & Gender Differences in Pneumococcal Disease | Medical Blog

Study results suggest that gender differences exist in rates of invasive pneumococcal disease among adults. These differences remain following the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.

Conference Highlights: ACAAI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ACAAI 2017, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, from October 26 to 30 in Boston. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

CME/CE: Skin-Prick Testing for Allergic Rhinitis | Feature

A meta-analysis indicates that skin-prick testing appears to be accurate in discriminating patients with or without allergic rhinitis.

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