Anaphylaxis


This podcast covers anaphylaxis, have a listen and let us know what you think. Below are a few of the key take home messages, enjoy!

Simon

References

Choo, K. J., Simons, F. E & Sheikh, A (2012). Glucocorticoids for the treatment of anaphylaxis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Apr 18 (4): CD007596 (available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22513951 ).

Grunau, B. E., Li, J., Yi, T. W., Stenstrom, R., Grafstein, E., Weins, M. O., Schellenberg, R. R & Scheuermeyer, F. X (2014). Incidence of clinically important biphasic reactions in emergency department patients with allergic reactions or anaphylaxis. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 63 (6), pp736-44 (available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24239340 ).

Grunau, B. E., Wiens, M. O., Rowe, B. H., McKay, R., Li, J., Yi, T. W., Stenstrom, R., Schellenberg, R. R., Grafstein, E & Scheuermeyer, F. X (2015). Emergency department corticosteroid use for allergy or anaphylaxis is not associated with decreased relapses. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 66 (4), pp381-9 (available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25820033 ).

Nurmatov, U. B., Rhatigan, E., Simons, F. E & Sheikh, A (2014). H2-antihistamines for the treatment of anaphylaxis with and without shock: a systematic review. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 112 (2), pp126-31 (available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24468252 ).

Pumphrey, R. S (2000) Lessons for the management of anaphylaxis from a study of fatal reactions. Clinical and Experimental Allergy. 30 (8), pp1144-50 (available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10931122 )

Pumphrey, R. S (2004) Fatal anaphylaxis in the UK, 1992-2001. Novartis Foundation Symposium. 257, 116-28 (available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15025395 ).

Sheikh, S. A., ten Broek, V. M., Brown, S. G & Simons, F. E (2007). H1-antihistamines for the treatment of anaphylaxis with and without shock. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Jan 24 (1): CD006160 (available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17253584 ).

Sheikh, A., Shehata, Y. A., Brown, S. G & Simons, F. E (2008) Adrenaline (epinephrine) for the treatment of anaphylaxis with and without shock. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Oct 8 (4): CD006312 (available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18843712 ).

Comments

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  1. From a patient – thank you!

    I’m only just learning that ‘I hit the floor and end up in ambulances shortly after I smell prawns’ is an anaphylactic reaction, I didn’t suspect it because nothing happens to my skin. This podcast is reassuring and helpful.

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