Navigation Links
'Food Challenges' Provide Best Allergy Diagnoses: Study
Date:11/5/2011

SATURDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Too few American doctors use oral food challenges to diagnose food allergies even though this type of test is considered the gold standard, according to a new study.

In an oral food challenge, a patient consumes foods to see if it causes an allergic reaction. This is done under close medical supervision.

Researchers surveyed about 40,000 children and identified 3,339 cases of food allergy. However, only 61.5 percent of the cases were formally diagnosed by a doctor and only about 15 percent of those children underwent an oral food challenge.

Children with severe symptoms such as anaphylaxis (life-threatening allergic reaction), wheezing, breathing difficulties and low blood pressure were most likely to be diagnosed by a doctor and most likely to undergo an oral food challenge.

The findings that many children with food allergy are not diagnosed by a doctor and not given a food challenge suggest that food allergy may be underdiagnosed in the United States, the researchers concluded.

The study was scheduled to be presented at this week's annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in Boston.

"Oral food challenge provides a definitive diagnosis which is critical to providing proper disease management and prevents unnecessary avoidance of certain foods," Dr. Ruchi Gupta of Children's Memorial Hospital, in Chicago, said in an ACAAI news release. "Physicians may not be conducting the test due to the length of time it takes, three to six hours, and the low reimbursement for a food challenge."

Because this study was presented at a medical meeting, the data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

In suspected cases of food allergy, patients should be referred to an allergist, according to the ACAAI.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectiou
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Fast-Food Outlets Nearby Might Not Cause Weight Gain
2. Food for thought: Contravening lay beliefs of eating at heart of our dietary disasters
3. When the fat comes out of food, what goes in?
4. Intestinal stem cells respond to food by supersizing the gut
5. Food chemical regulations rely heavily on industry self-policing and lack transparency
6. Larger Food Portions May Be Seen as Status Symbols
7. Food Nutrition Labels Must Be Made Simpler, Experts Say
8. TV Ads Whet Kids Appetite for Junk Food
9. New study shows inflammatory food toxins found in high levels in infants
10. New study finds familiarity increases the fullness that children expect from snack foods
11. Brains of Obese May Crave High-Calorie Foods More: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... AutoTex PINK proudly offers pink ... in support of breast cancer awareness and research in ... non-profits to “go pink” -- supporting walks, runs and ... a woman-owned company that is among the nation’s leading ... partnering with their customers to raise breast cancer awareness ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... DC (PRWEB) September 30, ... **MEDIA ADVISORY** , From:        Hope ... Barnwell, 910.554.1505, abarnwell(at)hopeforthewarriors(dot)org ... Hope® Celebration , Date:        Thursday, ... Address:    The Army and Navy ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Every New Year begins with a Resolution that will soon be ... effort, however most are out of mind in 30. Why? , ... of "spend more time with children", try something easy to do ... a reminder, daily life gets in the way and efforts to ... Goals out of sight equals goals out of mind. , ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Miraca Life Sciences (MLS), the nation’s largest ... at the annual meeting of the American College of ... Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course in Philadelphia, Pa., on ... Life Sciences will be at booth 711 to share ... The research posters for ACG provide a wide range ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Youth Town’s annual BBQ/Music Festival will take place ... at the Youth Town campus (3641 Youth Town Road ... festival, which will offer music, food and games. Admission ... show, arts and crafts fair, music, championship barbeque competition, ... McQueen and Mater from the hit Disney movie “Cars” ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Change Your Blades … Change A Life! AutoTex PINK Wiper Blades Are Helping Wipe Out Breast Cancer 2Health News:Change Your Blades … Change A Life! AutoTex PINK Wiper Blades Are Helping Wipe Out Breast Cancer 3Health News:Hope For The Warriors' Got Heart, Give Hope Celebration Media Advisory 2Health News:Miraca Life Sciences Research Institute to Present Eight GI Pathology Research Studies at Annual Meeting of American College of Gastroenterologists 2
... with advanced prostate cancer suggest they can be good ... study found a 20-year survival rate for 80 percent ... beyond the prostate, known as cT3 prostate cancer, and ... prostate gland. Previously, patients found to have cT3 prostate ...
... using cells from the interior of the nose could help ... treatable stages, according to a study conducted by researchers ... ATS 2011 International Conference. "Our data suggests that evaluating ... surface of the nose may serve as a non-invasive approach ...
... As Americans head toward attics, roofs and yards to freshen ... cleaning can lead to a spring visit to the hospital. ... on a stepladder, and more than 41,000 suffered injuries while ... Product Safety Commission. In addition, over 127,000 were injured while ...
... databases in 2010, researchers looked at the distribution ... health departments or national organizations (such as The ... Association/American Stroke Association). They found that 24 percent ... Notably, in the eight states that have ...
... --,Caring for a loved one who is ill is always ... dementia may face an increased risk for cognitive problem or ... the May issue of the Journal of the American ... their own mental health and ability to care for their ...
... , FRIDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Chest compressions ... of chest injury, according to new research. The ... Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics , measured and ... extremely rigorous and found all to be well under the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Gene expression changes in nasal cells may help identify lung cancer in earliest stages 2Health News:Gene expression changes in nasal cells may help identify lung cancer in earliest stages 3Health News:Spring Cleaning Lands Many Americans in Hot Water 2Health News:Older Caregivers at Greater Risk for Cognitive Decline 2Health News:Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Won't Cause Chest Injuries, Study Contends 2
(Date:9/29/2014)...  Following US and European approvals of Elekta,s ... Drug Administration (CFDA) has cleared the radiation therapy system ... According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, ... every year in China 1 ... liver and esophageal cancers 2 . Versa HD is ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the ... and Forecasts, 2012-2018" report to their offering. ... billion by 2016. The North American segment accounts for nearly ... Europe claims approximately 30% (2018). Asia-Pacific ... of 11.4% driving a market value of US$728 million by ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... 29, 2014  On Oct. 2, some 24,000 Lilly ... company,s seventh Global Day of Service. Building on Lilly,s ... together in a single, coordinated effort to improve the ... "I,m so proud of this tradition, and of ... to strengthening the communities around the world where we ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Chinese clinics and cancer patients to benefit from Elekta's Versa HD radiation therapy system 2Chinese clinics and cancer patients to benefit from Elekta's Versa HD radiation therapy system 3Global Cardiac Pacemakers - Trends, Estimates and Forecasts to 2018 2Global Cardiac Pacemakers - Trends, Estimates and Forecasts to 2018 3Global Cardiac Pacemakers - Trends, Estimates and Forecasts to 2018 4Global Cardiac Pacemakers - Trends, Estimates and Forecasts to 2018 5Lilly's seventh Global Day of Service rallies 24,000 employees in nearly 60 countries 2Lilly's seventh Global Day of Service rallies 24,000 employees in nearly 60 countries 3
... affiliated medical groups -- Sharp Rees-Stealy and Sharp Community ... possible designation for quality care given by the California ... 2011 Standards of Excellence program. CAPG is one of ... groups. "We are grateful to be recognized ...
... Calif., Sept. 20, 2011 CMC Biologics and ... companies have entered into a long-term commercial supply ... intravenous recombinant factor IX (rFIX) product, for the ... hemophilia B. Under the terms of the agreement, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sharp HealthCare Medical Groups Recognized for "Elite" Care 2Sharp HealthCare Medical Groups Recognized for "Elite" Care 3CMC Biologics Enters Commercial Supply Agreement with Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals for IB1001 2CMC Biologics Enters Commercial Supply Agreement with Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals for IB1001 3
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: