MOCA Time: Drug allergy vs side effectsFrom September 2020, Why So Salty?
Roy and Goeff discuss the clues to differentiating a drug side effect from a drug hypersensitivity, as well as the different types of hypersensitivity reactions.15min 16Geoffrey R. Simon, MD and Roy Benaroch, MD
MOCA Time: Food allergy vs SensitivityFrom July 2020, Ron Weasley Had a Volvulus
Up to one third of parents report that their child has had an adverse reaction to food. How can we determine if that reaction is a food allergy or merely a food intolerance? Drs. Sol Behar and Parul Bhatia discuss common causes, presentation and management of food allergy and food …22min 48Parul Bhatia, MD and Solomon Behar, MD
Paper Chase #3 | Serious Allergic Reactions Among Kids with Food AllergiesFrom April 2018, Can I Get A Witness?
Open food challenges to foods thought to be allergic most commonly result in no reaction at all. And severe reactions are very rare.5min 41Roy Benaroch, MD and Geoffrey R. Simon, MD
Paper Chase #5 | Loratadine vs CetirizineFrom January 2018, Hairballs and Food Babies
Bottom Line: Cetirizine is marginally more effective than loratadine for seasonal allergic rhinitis. •10min 16Roy Benaroch, MD and Geoffrey R. Simon, MD
Paper Chase #5: Probiotic SupplementationFrom December 2017, You Pierced Your What, Son!?
Bottom Line: Early probiotic supplementation for the first 6 months of life does not appear to prevent the development of eczema or asthma at 2 years of age.6min 41Roy Benaroch, MD and Geoffrey R. Simon, MD
Paper Chase #3 - PCN AllergyFrom November 2017, The New Flu Review
All children categorized as low-risk by a penicillin allergy questionnaire were found to have negative results for true penicillin allergy. Using this questionnaire may increase use of first-line penicillin antibiotics.6min 27Roy Benaroch, MD and Geoffrey R. Simon, MD
Eosinophilic GastroenteritisFrom September 2017, Captain Eo(sinophil)
Parul and Sol discuss a case of a teenager with chronic vomiting, diarrhea and weight loss and eosinophilia who is diagnosed with eosinophilic gastroenteritis.12min 53Solomon Behar, MD and Parul Bhatia, MD
Medication AllergiesFrom March 2016, Trippin' In Vegas!
Medication allergies occur in about 1% of patients. Dr. Ferdman discusses the clinical features of medication allergies. The best strategy to avoid this complication is to avoid giving antibiotics for viral infections. We delve into desensitization to medications, DRESS syndrome, and …23min 51Solomon Behar, MD and Ronald Ferdman, MD
Allergy Myth Busting, Part 2From February 2016, Nice Dermatitides
Part two of our conversation with allergist David Stuckus. In this session we review proper management of home-use injectable epinephrine, management of chronic urticaria, how an allergist treats poison ivy, and the origin story of shellfish allergy equalizing allergy to IV contrast.20min 4Kevin Wineinger, MD and David Stukus, MD
Allergy Myth Busting, Part 1From February 2016, Nice Dermatitides
Discuss utility of IgE and IgG panels, interpreting IgE test results a paradigm shift in peanut allergy, safety of administering influenza vaccine in patients with egg allergy, the connection between atopic dermatitis and diet.24min 25Kevin Wineinger, MD and David Stukus, MD
Asthma UpdatesFrom May 2015, ABC's: Abscesses, Bouncebacks & Concussions Oh MY!
Review asthma diagnosis and management as well as current therapy guidelines. •25min 24Mizuho Morrison, DO, Solomon Behar, MD, and Ronald Ferdman, MD