CONVERSATIONS FROM THE WORLD OF ALLERGY
Our podcast series will use different formats to interview thought leaders from the world of allergy and immunology. This podcast is not intended to provide any individual medical advice to our listeners. We do hope that our conversations provide evidence-based information. Any questions pertaining to one’s own health should always be discussed with their personal physician. The AAAAI Find an Allergist is a useful tool to locate a listing of board-certified allergists in your area.
EPISODE 15: AUTUMN ASTHMA EXACERBATIONS
In this episode targeted towards patients, the general public and healthcare professionals of all types, Elizabeth Matsui, MD, MHS, FAAAAI, discusses asthma attacks, triggers and management. This is a must listen episode for anyone who has asthma!
In this CME episode, Michelle Hernandez, MD, FAAAAI, discusses the hot topic of e-cigarettes and vaping. Listen now to learn more about these devices, who is using them, how they’re being marketed, and the risks associated with use. Testing, especially which types of tests to consider, is covered in detail as well. 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is available with this episode through 9/17/2020. Click here to complete the assessment and claim credit. Also available in the above link is a discussion board, professional resources and resources for patients.
In this CME episode, Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD, FAAAAI, gives a primer on evaluating children who seem to be sick more than the average child. Spoiler alert: Before even thinking about testing, a detailed clinical history, comorbid conditions and environmental factors, and a wide ranging differential diagnosis must all be considered. Testing, especially which types of tests to consider, is covered in detail as well. 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is available with this episode through 8/28/2020. Click here to complete the assessment and claim credit. Also available in the above link is a discussion board, professional resources and resources for patients.
EPISODE 12: INSIGHTS INTO PEER REVIEW AND JACI: IN PRACTICE
Michael Schatz, MD, MS, FAAAAI, the Editor-in-Chief for The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice joins us for a special Ask the Expert episode. Tune in to hear a rare behind-the-scenes look at how one of the leading allergy journals operates, as well as an interesting discussion surrounding peer review and open access. If you’ve ever written, reviewed, or read an article in a peer-reviewed journal, this episode is for you.
In this CME episode, Thomas B. Casale, MD, FAAAAI, offers a comprehensive yet practical overview of the various biologic agents available to treat patients with asthma. If you have questions about how to choose the right patient or the right biologic, you’ll want to listen! 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is available with this episode through 7/23/2020. Click here to complete the assessment and claim credit. Also available in the above link is a discussion board, professional resources (links mentioned in the podcast) and resources for patients.
In this CME episode, expert William Silvers, MD, FAAAAI, discusses the evolving trends of marijuana use and its derivatives. From terminology to legalization and review of the evidence, this episode offers great insight into understanding how recreational and medicinal marijuana can impact those with asthma and allergies, as well as the increasing prevalence of allergic reactions to marijuana products. 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is available with this episode through 7/09/2020. Click here to complete the assessment and claim credit. Also available in the above link is a discussion board, professional resources (links mentioned in the podcast) and resources for patients.
EPISODE 9: USP CHAPTER 797 STANDARDS FOR ALLERGEN IMMUNOTHERAPY
Do you have questions surrounding the new USP Chapter 797 standards and how this impacts the way allergists prepare immunotherapy injections? Andrew W. Murphy, MD, FAAAAI, breaks it all down in this episode and provides background, details about Chapter 797, and tips for implementation.
In this episode offering CME, Sunit Jariwala, MD, FAAAAI, discusses the rapidly evolving field of mobile health. Among thousands of available applications, how can patients and medical providers know which to choose, which to trust, and how to optimize use? Listen to this episode to hear insight into the risks, benefits, and adverse effects of mobile health technology for allergic conditions and asthma. 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is available with this episode through 6/11/2020. Click here to complete the assessment and claim credit. Also available in the above link is a discussion board, professional resources (links mentioned in the podcast) and resources for patients.
EPISODE 7: GETTING READY FOR SUMMER WITH FOOD ALLERGIES
Do you have questions about traveling with food allergies, attending summer camp, or dining at restaurants? Renowned food allergy expert Scott Sicherer, MD, FAAAAI, joins us in this patient centered-episode to discuss these issues and more. Tune in for some great tips!
EPISODE 6: ALL ABOUT FOOD ALLERGIES: FROM DIAGNOSIS TO TREATMENT
Listen to food allergy expert David M. Fleischer, MD, FAAAAI, answer common questions pertaining to food allergy diagnosis, reactions, management, and exciting research regarding treatment options. This episode covers many important areas of discussion and is ideal for patients, medical providers and anyone who is interested in learning more about food allergies.
EPISODE 5: ASK THE RESEARCHER: DELABELING PENICILLIN ALLERGY THROUGH ORAL CHALLENGES
Elina Jerschow, MD, FAAAAI, joins the podcast to discuss her latest research study. By giving amoxicillin to patients with a history of reported mild reactions to penicillin, Dr. Jerschow demonstrated that 97% of patients could safely receive penicillin again. This is a useful episode for allergists, primary care providers and anyone with their own suspected penicillin allergy.
EPISODE 4: PENICILLIN ALLERGIES: OVER-DIAGNOSED AND UNDER-ADDRESSED
Are you among the 10% of the population who report having a penicillin allergy? This patient centered episode discusses why 90% of those who report a penicillin allergy are not truly allergic. Listen to expert Kimberly G. Blumenthal, MD, MSc, FAAAAI, discuss the complicated reasons why penicillin allergies are over-reported and the many ways in which this can be addressed. This information packed episode is useful for patients, the general public and medical professionals.
EPISODE 3: NAVIGATING THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES
Travel, exposure to winter triggers and inconsistent use of medications can all cause asthma and allergy symptoms to flare around the holidays. In this patient-centered podcast, Mitchell H. Grayson, MD, FAAAAI, provides useful information and practical tips to make sure everyone’s holiday season is filled with fun instead of sniffles.
EPISODE 2: JAMES T. LI, MD, PHD, FAAAAI, DISCUSSES THE RISKS AND BENEFITS OF PRIMATENE MIST
In this special Hot Topics episode, AAAAI Past President James T. Li, MD, FAAAAI, discusses the new Food and Drug Administration approval of over-the-counter Primatene Mist for treatment of mild, intermittent asthma. If you have asthma or questions about asthma medications, you won’t want to miss this informative episode. Listen to hear Dr. Li discuss the issues surrounding why Primatene Mist was removed from the market, why it is now back and important information surrounding asthma management.
EPISODE 1: REFLECTIONS ON THE SHIFTING PARADIGM SURROUNDING FOOD ALLERGY DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT WITH AAAAI PRESIDENT ROBERT A. WOOD, MD, FAAAAI
In this inaugural episode, AAAAI President Robert A. Wood, MD, FAAAAI, discusses important aspects of food allergy diagnosis and management. He reviews important research breakthroughs over the past decade as well as areas of unmet needs. In discussing his presidential initiatives, Dr. Wood offers practical tips that allergists can immediately implement into practice.
All podcasts are moderated by AAAAI Social Media Medical Editor, David Stukus, MD, FAAAAI. Stukus received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his pediatric residency and chief residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, followed by his fellowship in allergy/immunology at the Cleveland Clinic. He practices at Nationwide Children’s Hospital where he serves as Director of the Complex Asthma Clinic, Director of Quality Improvement for the Division of Allergy and Immunology, and Co-Chair for the annual pediatric asthma conference.