Removal of incorrect penicillin allergy labels by non-specialist healthcare professional feasible

Written by | 23 Mar 2024

Patients who may have been mis-labelled as allergic to penicillin could be safely offered a dose of the oral antibiotic to demonstrate that they could take it without […]

Evidence-based approaches to penicillin allergy de-labelling

Written by | 17 Nov 2023

Neil Powell combines the roles of consultant antimicrobial pharmacist and clinical researcher at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. In this series of short videos, he describes the […]

What does a consultant antimicrobial pharmacist do?

Written by | 16 Nov 2023

The work of a consultant antimicrobial pharmacist involves not only knowing about antimicrobial medicines but also understanding how people and organisations behave and collaborating with others to optimise […]

Could penicillin allergy de-labelling lead to better outcomes?

Written by | 15 Nov 2023

Implementation of penicillin allergy de-labelling calls for an understanding of the key barriers and enablers in healthcare systems – topics that the iNAAN and ALABAMA studies address, explains […]

What the PALACE study tells us about penicillin allergy de-labelling

Written by | 14 Nov 2023

The PALACE study showed that in people at low-risk of penicillin allergy, a direct oral challenge with penicillin was no less effective than standard allergy testing for determining […]

Why penicillin allergy labels might be a bad thing

Written by | 13 Nov 2023

Neil Powell combines the roles of a consultant antimicrobial pharmacist and a clinical researcher at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.  His current research is focused on the […]

How vitamin D3 helps allergic asthma

Written by | 1 May 2023

A vitamin D3 deficiency can lead to severe symptoms, for example in people suffering from allergic asthma. This has already been shown in several studies. However, we still […]

Boiled peanuts could help overcome childhood allergy

Written by | 5 Feb 2023

Boiling peanuts for up to 12 hours could help overcome children’s allergic reactions, according to the results of a clinical trial which found up to 80% of children […]

Peanut allergy treatment safest when started for infants under 12 months, researchers find

Written by | 22 Jun 2022

UBC researchers demonstrated in 2019 that pre-schoolers can safely overcome peanut allergies with a treatment called oral immunotherapy. Now they have evidence that the earlier pre-schoolers start this […]

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