The Promise Is Not Reality Quite Yet:  How The Microbiome Has Caught Our Attention—Part 2

posted in Clinical Science Research

In March, I wrote that the view of the role of intestinal bacteria in allergic diseases has evolved from disdain and scorn in the 1990s to current ‘rational exuberance’ (to paraphrase a term from Alan Greenspan—former chairperson of the Federal Reserve).  Health care professionals and scientists refer to the intestinal bacteria as the ‘microbiome’—the community […]

Peanut OIT 2.0: More Choice For Treatment Is On The Way

posted in Food Allergy

Last July, I wrote about food oral immunotherapy (OIT) with the focus on currently available and potentially available options for peanut allergy. As of this month, only protocols adapted from academic medical centers have been an option and are used by just some of the allergists in clinical practice. Over the past year, approval of […]