In Memory of Professor Alberto K. Oehling
Alberto K. Oehling passed away on 22 May 2014. He had a lovely and prolific life and had an outstanding career in the field of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Diseases.
For the full obituary by Prof. Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani, please continue reading here.
New Education and Programs
Developed by Zeinab Awad El-Sayd
A thirteen year old female patient presents with daily urticaria of 7 months duration. The weals are 3-5 cm in diameter, itchy and each lesion persists for 1-2 hours. She also gives history of photosensitivity. Her urine analysis shows proteinuria 700 mg/day and red blood cell casts.
What is the most probable cause of the urticaria?
Ask the Expert
Food Desensitization and SLIT
Food desensitization by SLIT is supposed to reduce the degree of sensitivity. Can we introduce SLIT for food in our routine practice? If permitted what is the suggested dose of MD/M?
Expert Responses from: Corinne Keet, MD, Wesley Burks, MD, Hugh Sampson, MD, Ulrich Wahn, PhD
WAO would like to thank Dr. Dana Wallace for her contribution to this feature and Dr. John Weiner's continued support of this feature. WAO would like to welcome Dr. Mandel Sher as a new Editor of Ask the Expert.
WAO Junior Member Group News
Check out this month’s WAO Junior Members News written by the 2014-2015 WAO Junior Members Group Committee Member, Hongfrei Lou!
As WISC 2014 is fast approaching, be sure to reserve your accommodations! The Golden Tulip Continental Hotel is the designated Junior Member Hotel for the Conference!! Act quickly as space is limited!
International consensus on (ICON) anaphylaxis
The ICON: Anaphylaxis paper focuses on the principal anaphylaxis guidelines developed and published independently by the collaborating organizations from 2010 through 2014, other anaphylaxis-relevant guidelines and publications from these organizations, and more than 100 additional key publications that contribute to the evidence base for diagnosis, management, and prevention of anaphylaxis recurrences. In addition, it describes unmet needs in the diagnosis and treatment of anaphylaxis in high-, mid-, and low-resources countries and proposes and international agenda for anaphylaxis research.
iCAALL, the International Collaboration in Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, is designed to collect and disseminate consensus-driven information about allergies, asthma and immunological diseases. Communicating this knowledge can positively impact diagnosis and treatment, as well as cost containment and policy decisions. A major focus of this initiative is the production of a series of International Consensus (ICON) reports.
Access the ICON here.
Click here for all ICON documents.
Asthma: Comorbidities, Coexisting Conditions, and Differential Diagnosis
Asthma: Comorbidities, Coexisting Conditions, and Differential Diagnosis edited by Richard F. Lockey and Dennis K. Ledford with the World Allergy Organization is now available!
This book is the first volume to provide a centralized, comprehensive clinical reference on the diagnosis and management of the comorbid conditions that affect asthma. Because comorbid conditions of asthma have not yet been included in international and national management guidelines, this volume will help fill a gap in current clinical knowledge, aiding physicians in delivering optimal patient care. Click here to order.
Call for Clinical Allergy Tips
Would you like the opportunity to write a allergy tip on allergy/immunology and related topics?
WAO is looking for volunteers for the Clinical Allergy Tip section of the website. Each Clinical Allergy Tip is announced in the monthly newsletter, WAO News & Notes. Your published review counts for academic stature and can be included on your CV.
We hope you will join in developing an enjoyable learning experience for allergist/immunologist and trainees around the world.
For more information, contact Samantha Machart.