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Medical Category: Allergy and Immunology

Clinical Conundrums: How Long Should We Monitor After Giving IM Epinephrine for Anaphylaxis?

How Long Should We Monitor After Giving IM Epinephrine for Anaphylaxis? Bottom Line Up Top: After prompt recognition and appropriate treatment with IM epinephrine, the risk of biphasic reactions are exceedingly low. There is no set observation time to monitor …

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Allergy and Immunology

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Allergy and ImmunologyHead, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

REBEL Core Cast 108.0 – Angioedema

Take Home Points: Airway management is paramount; expect a challenging intubation and consider controlling the airway early if there is apparent airway compromise. Understanding the cause of angioedema (mast cell vs. bradykinin mediated) helps dictate directed management. Urticaria and pruritus …

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Allergy and Immunology

The PALACE Trial: Direct Oral PCN Challenge in Patients with Low-Risk PCN Allergy?

Background: Many patients report a vague history of penicillin allergy. The vast majority of these self-reported allergies are untrue (< 5%) .  Literature including patients with penicillin allergies also show longer, more complicated hospital courses. Standard practice for identifying errant allergy …

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Allergy and Immunology

Anaphylactic Shock

Anaphylactic Shock is an acute, life-threatening hypersensitivity disorder, with a generalized, rapidly evolving, multi-systemic allergic reaction (IgE-mediated disorder). If not treated rapidly can become fatal. Scott Weingart, MD put together  a manual titled the Resuscitation Crisis Manual, which in short, …

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Allergy and ImmunologyResuscitation

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