For the Patient
In keeping with the overall mission of the Allergy Asthma Proceedings as a vehicle of communication for the practicing allergist for the ultimate benefit of patients whom we serve, AAP now hosts a comprehensive patient education section of the journal called, ‘For the Patient’. It consists of a one-page synopsis of a relevant article appearing in the same issue of the journal that summarizes succinctly its content but written for patients in a readily comprehensible fashion to help them better understand the content of the corresponding article and its diagnostic and therapeutic implications. Our goal is to demystify the often complicated language that published professional articles of modern medicine frequently convey.
For the Patient is provided to the physicians so that the patients can better understand the language of modern medicine. For the Patient is intended for informational purposes only. This educational synopsis is not meant as a substitute for medical advice. If you have questions regarding this material or are in need of medical advice, please contact your physician. Reproduction is limited to not-for-profit educational purposes only. All other reproductions must be approved by OceanSide Publications.
The format of ‘For the Patient’ consists of the following sections:
- What is the problem and what is known about it so far?
- Why did the researchers do this particular study?
- Who or what was studied?
- How was the study done?
- What were the limitations of the study?
- What are the implications of the study?
- This new section hallmarks the Proceedings as initiating a patient education program that offers the following unique features:
- It directly empowers the allergist-immunologist as a patient advocate and educator
- It enables the allergist-immunologist to reproduce and personalize each published ‘For the Patient’ article on office stationery for direct
distribution to patients.
It is our hope that ‘For the Patient’ will not only provide a useful patient educational tool for the allergist-immunologist but that it will also will demonstrate that science and technology can progress simultaneously through the energizing force of individualized commitment to the patients whom we serve.
Joseph A Bellanti, MD
Russell A Settipane, MD
For the Patient Articles
Long-term effect of bariatric surgery on lung function and asthma control
Chronic cough: Differentiating unknown causes from asthma/COPD
Chronic urticaria: New treatment options
Monkeypox viral infection and disease
Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps: Compounding the clinical and economic burden of asthma
The long COVID syndrome: A challenging burden for the patient
Impact of socioeconomic factors and house cleaning on asthma control
Food allergies can resolve over time
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Impact of treatment with biologics on acute exacerbations of chronic rhinosinusitis
Outcomes among patients with COVID-19 and asthma
Serum triglycerides and asthma in patients with obesity
New diagnostic and treatment techniques for IgE–mediated food allergy (FA)
COVID-19 vaccines and the public: Challenges and solutions
Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps management in the age of biologics
Obesity is associated with asthma
An antihistaminic/corticosteroid topical combination therapy for allergic rhinitis in children
Wheezing in childhood and risk of asthma
Hypersensitivity reactions to proton-pump inhibitors
New forms of allergy immunotherapy (AIT) for food allergy (EPIT vs OIT)
Peanut allergy: Burden of illness
Asthma control and medication use in patients with allergic vs. nonallergic forms of asthma
Effect of a school-based asthma clinic on asthma outcomes
Noninfectious complications of common variable immune deficiency
Clinical updates in aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease
Patient satisfaction, inhaler use, adherence, and asthma control
Treatment of eosinophilic asthma and clinical benefits of benralizumab
Pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis
Evaluating children with suspected allergic reactions to vaccines
Guidance for parents for prevention of injuries with epinephrine autoinjectors
The dilemma of allergy to food additives
Adherence to subcutaneous immunotherapy
Autoimmune diseases in the newborn infant
Prevalence and triggers of anaphylactic events in schools
Asthma pathogenesis, diagnosis and management in the elderly
“Can the burden of peanut allergy be prevented by the new NIAID-sponsored guidelines on the timing of peanut introduction?”
Atopic dermatitis: Burden of illness, quality of life, and associated complications
A comparison of seasonal trends in asthma exacerbations among children from geographic regions with different climates
Anxiety and depression in adults with primary immunodeficiency
Obesity-asthma phenotype: Effect of weight gain on asthma control in adults
Thyroid autoimmunity and recurrent angioedema in children
The full report is titled, “Association between thyroid autoimmunity and recurrent angioedema in children.”t is in the November-December 2015 issue of Allergy Asthma Proceedings (volume 36, pages 468 to 472).
The authors are Hacer Karagol, Ozlem Yilmaz, Erdem Topal, Aysun Bideci, and Arzu Bakirtas.
New forms of treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis
The full report is titled: “Chronic rhinosinusitis management beyond intranasal steroids and saline irrigations.” It is in the September–October 2015 issue of Allergy Asthma Proceedings (volume 36, pages 339 to 343).
The authors are Newton Li and Anju T. Peters.
How does obesity and viral infection affect asthma and allergic rhinitis??
This full report is titled “Contrasting associations of body mass index and measles with asthma and rhinitis in young adults” It is in the July issue of Allergy & Asthma Proceedings (Vol 36, pg 293-299).
The authors are Kimura et al.
A Vaccine for peanut allergy?
This full report is titled “Effect of chemical modifications on allergenic potency of peanut proteins.” It is in the May issue of Allergy & Asthma Proceedings (Vol 36, pg 185-191).
The authors are Bencharitiwong et al.
Breastfeeding and childhood asthma
This full report is titled : “Effect of breastfeeding duration on lung function in asthmatic children”. It is in the March issue of Allergy & Asthma Proceedings (vol 36, no. 2, pages 116-122).
The authors are Kim et al.
Is it asthma? Is it COPD? Is it both?
The full report is titled: “The chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease–asthma overlap syndrome”. It is in the January-February 2015 issue of Asthma & Allergy Proceedings (vol 36 no. 1, pages 11-18).
The author is Sidney S. Braman.
Secondhand tobacco smoke exposure in low-income children and its association with asthma
The full report is titled: “Secondhand tobacco smoke exposure in low income children and its association with asthma”. It is in the November- December 2014 issue of Allergy Asthma Proceedings (vol 35,pages 462 to 466).
The authors are Christina E. Ciaccio, Anita DiDonna, Kevin Kennedy, Charles S. Barnes, Jay M. Portnoy, and Lanny J. Rosenwasser.
Risk factors for the development of atopic dermatitis and early wheeze
The full report is titled: “Risk factors for the development of atopic dermatitis and early wheeze”. It is published in the September-October 2014 issue of Allergy Asthma Proceedings (volume 35, pages 382 to 389).
The authors are Iwona Stelmach, Monika Bobrowska-Korzeniowska, Katarzyna Smejda, Monika Kopka, Paweł Majak, Joanna Jerzynska, Wlodzimierz Stelmach, Kinga Polan´ ska, Wojciech Sobala, Jolanta Krysicka, Wojciech Hanke.
Allergic reactions to foods by inhalation in children
The full report is titled: “Allergic reactions to foods by inhalation in children”. It is in the July-August 2014 issue of Allergy Asthma Proceedings (volume 35, pages 288 to 294).
The authors are Salvatore Leonardi, Rossella Pecoraro, Martina Filippelli, Michele Miraglia del Giudice, Gianluigi Marseglia, Carmelo Salpietro, Teresa Arrigo, Giovanna Stringari, Sonia Rico, Mario La Rosa and Carlo Caffarelli.
The relationship between insect sting allergy treatment and patient anxiety and depression
The full report is titled “The relationship between insect sting allergy treatment and patient anxiety and depression” and is available in the May/June issue of Allergy and Asthma Proceedings (Vol 35, No. 3, pages 260-264).
The authors are Sarah Findeis and Timothy Craig
Selective IgE deficiency, immune dysregulation and autoimmunity
The full report is titled Selective IgE deficiency, immune dysregulation and autoimmunity and is available in the March/April issue of Allergy & Asthma Proceedings (volume 35, pages e27-e33).
The authors are E. Magen, M. Schlesinger, M. David, I. Ben-Zion, D. Vardy
Diagnosis and management of chronic urticarial/angioedema
The full report is titled: “Evidence-based diagnosis and treatment of chronic urticaria/ angioedema”
It is in the January-February 2014 issue of Allergy & Asthma Proceedings (volume 35 pages 10-16).
The author is Lang, DM.
Cross-reactivity and masqueraders in seafood reactions
A critical review of the effects of inhaled corticosteroids on growth
Exercise-induced bronchospasm, asthma & obesity
Antacid medication and food allergy in children