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Food Elimination Diets Effective for Eosinophilic EsophagitisFood Elimination Diets Effective for Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

This study evaluated the efficacy of a food elimination diet for long-term maintenance treatment in adults with eosinophilic esophagitis.
Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics



Antipruritic Effect of Pretreatment With Topical CapsaicinAntipruritic Effect of Pretreatment With Topical Capsaicin

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

Is high-concentration topical capsaicin an effective treatment for histaminergic and nonhistaminergic itch?
The British Journal of Dermatology



No Excess Bone Risk With Inhaled Steroids in Kids No Excess Bone Risk With Inhaled Steroids in Kids

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:08:52 EST

Study found fracture risk is not significantly increased with daily inhaled steroids in children with asthma compared with no steroid use; the authors encourage use when indicated.
Medscape Medical News



New Techniques to Predict Response to ImmunotherapyNew Techniques to Predict Response to Immunotherapy

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:03:36 EST

The latest immunotherapy trials suggest that all subgroups benefit, yet not all patients do well. A group of French researchers is tackling this conundrum head-on.
Medscape Oncology



Skin Absorption Through Atopic Dermatitis SkinSkin Absorption Through Atopic Dermatitis Skin

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

Do patients with atopic dermatitis have greater skin absorption than healthy controls? Are they at higher risk of systemic exposure to chemicals from topical products?
The British Journal of Dermatology



Gut Microbiome May Be Key Variable in Immunotherapy EfficacyGut Microbiome May Be Key Variable in Immunotherapy Efficacy

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:36:36 EST

Could an impaired or unbalanced microbiome account for a patient's failure to respond to immunotherapy?
Medscape Oncology



Breathing Fire: Health Is a Casualty of Climate-Fueled BlazesBreathing Fire: Health Is a Casualty of Climate-Fueled Blazes

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:42:12 EST

From Puget Sound to Disneyland and east over the Rockies, Americans have coughed and wheezed, rushed to emergency rooms and shut themselves indoors this year as pollution from wildfires darkened skies and rained soot across the landscape.
Kaiser Health News