allergies

How to target high-risk populations with behavioral healthHere are four of the top benefits of incorporating behavioral health management into care management plans for members with chronic conditions.
March Clinical Considerations for NPs, PAsThis month we’re looking at some allergy guideline recommendations, discuss whether or not ‘natural’ soap is milder and novel immunomodulaters.
How antibiotic overuse could lead to hay fever (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara explains an abstract presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress that examined whether early antibiotic exposure increases the risk of allergic rhinitis.
Oral immunotherapy shows promise for treating peanut allergiesFood allergies affect many children, with peanut allergies being the most prominent and recognized. Fears over accidental exposure have led some parents to homeschool their kids, despite the fact that many schools across the United States are now “peanut-free” zones.
How to identify and treat allergic eye disease
How to identify and treat allergic eye diseaseAs optometry’s scope of practice has increased, optometrists have embraced allergic eye disease. Ocular allergies have multiple effects to patients in our practice. But, if allergies are unidentified because symptoms may not be present during office visits, patients may treat themselves.
Three drug trends impacting specialty pharmacyAMCP session, “Specialty Pharmaceutical in Development,” highlighted critical trends that healthcare executives should be watching
Blood lipid levels in kids related to asthma, allergiesDanish researchers found that asthma and allergy are systemic disorders with commonalities with other chronic inflammatory disorders.
The increasing role of climate, hygiene, and aerobiology in allergyWith Earth’s climate change, both higher temperature and carbon dioxide levels have been inducing vigorous amounts of allergen production from multiple plant and tree species blooming faster than expected for at least the past 160 years.
Allergic rhinits: Key coding considerationsThe current procedural terminology guidelines state that you should code signs and symptoms when a definitive diagnosis has not been confirmed. Therefore, you will need to document and code the signs and symptoms that a patient presents with at his/her visit. Common diagnosis codes for allergy-related signs and symptoms include those listed below.
Anticholinergic drugs linked to higher risk for pneumonia in elderlyTaking commonly used medications with anticholinergic effects is associated with a significantly higher risk for developing pneumonia, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.