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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:49 am 

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A survey of 318 physicians sponsored by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) found that there are many who do not know the correct ways to treat anaphylaxis and prevent recurrences. For example, a “substantial number” do not always provide epinephrine to patients whom they believe to be having such a reaction.

Follow-up care for anaphylaxis patients was not consistent, the survey results found. The doctors may not always refer patients for follow-up care, in which they may receive an auto-injector, such as an Epi-Pen, for their home use. And only 60% of the ER physicians prescribed one themselves. One reason for this – some of the doctors mistakenly believe that some patients should never receive epinephrine.

Interestingly, a separate speaker at the meeting revealed study results that show that even at major teaching hospitals, doctors do not always receive adequate education about anaphylaxis treatment. ... naphylaxis


PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:09 pm 
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I hope that something will be done to address this issue.... :popcorn

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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