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Category list : Allergy

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  • Nurse wins compensation over latex allergySubscription

    News14 March, 2008

    An HCA has won six-figure compensation from a hospital trust that put her life at risk by forcing her to wear latex gloves.

  • Knowledge: Exploring the growing problem of allergySubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2008

    Dave Burns outlines the growing problem of allergic conditions.

  • Children exposed to tobacco develop allergiesSubscription

    News18 December, 2007

    Exposing children to tobacco smoke at an early age increases the risk of them developing allergies, a new study has shown.

  • NICE approves allergy asthma injectionSubscription

    News29 November, 2007

    NICE has approved omalizumab (Xolair), a fortnightly injection for the treatment of allergic asthma in adults and children over 12 years, which data suggests could halve acute asthma exacerbations. The institute said it should only be used if the asthma was still severe and unstable despite efforts to control it with other therapies, and should be used alongside current asthma medications. ...

  • Clinical Development: A framework for effective communication skills

    Clinical Development: A framework for effective communication skillsSubscription

    Clinical23 November, 2007

    This article outlines a framework for nurses to further develop their communication skills during interaction with patients. It also shows how to implement this framework in nursing practice.

  • Respiratory procedures: Use of nasal sprays in allergic rhinitisSubscription

    Clinical6 November, 2007

    Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a symptomatic nasal disorder induced by an Immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated inflammation a…

  • The impact of allergy training in primary care nursingSubscription

    Clinical19 August, 2007

    This is a summary: the full paper can be accessed at…

  • Exploring the growing problem of allergySubscription

    Clinical12 August, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 24, PAGE NO: 44Dave Burns, MSc, CertEd, RGN, RNT, is senior lecturer, Edge Hill University, Liverpool, and national training manager, Respiratory Education UK, LiverpoolAllergy develops in atopic individuals who make large amounts of the immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody in response to…

  • Cat allergy sparks lower airway inflammationSubscription

    News6 July, 2007

    Patients with allergic rhinitis triggered by cats or mites are nearly eight times more likely to develop bronchial hyper-responsiveness than those without, a study has shown.

  • Allergic rhinitis

    NHS Choices3 July, 2007

    Dave Burns, MSc, RGN, Cert Ed RNTSenior lecturer, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, and national training manager, Respiratory Education UK, Liverpool.Dave Burns outlines the aetiology, pathophysiology and management of allergic rhinitis.