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  • Tackling latex allergies in patients and nursing staff.Subscription

    Clinical14 June, 2005

    A new report from the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA, 2005a) highlighted once again the risks to both health care staff and patients from latex used in the manufacture of medical equipment.

  • The management of allergic reaction to venomous insect stingsSubscription

    Clinical10 August, 2004

    VOL: 100, ISSUE: 32, PAGE NO: 48

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    Food allergies, food intolerance and food-related anaphylaxisSubscription

    Clinical27 January, 2004

    There has been a dramatic rise in the incidence of allergies in the UK in recent years. This problem is compounded by the fact that the nature of allergic disease has also become increasingly complex. Previously rare and potentially life-threatening disorders such as peanut allergy are increasingly common (Grundy et al, 2002), while growing numbers of patients have disorders affecting several systems.

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    Raising awareness of the rise in allergy-related conditionsSubscription

    Clinical11 November, 2003

    Nurses have long been aware of the need to ensure they obtain information from their patients regarding possible allergies. Questions about allergy are part of most patient information sheets and preoperative checklists. The meticulous documentation of patients’ allergies is an essential part of care, especially when dealing with those who are not able to communicate, such as very young children or unconscious patients.

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    Management of allergic rhinitisSubscription

    Clinical10 June, 2003

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    Identifying food allergies in childrenSubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2003

    Food intolerance is an umbrella term encompassing any reproducible adverse reaction to a food that may produce a number of different responses, including allergy. A food allergy is a reproducible adverse reaction to a specific allergen or its ingredient - usually a protein - and is mediated by an immunological response. Food allergy affects 1.4-1.9 per cent of adults and five per cent of children in the UK (Sicherer, 2002). About 10 million people are affected in the UK with as many ...

  • NT COMMENTARY - Children's allergies are on the riseSubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2003

    VOL: 99, ISSUE: 03, PAGE NO: 43

  • Latex allergy awareness among hospital staffSubscription

    Clinical20 September, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 38, PAGE NO: 49

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    Nut allergy and acute anaphylaxis managementSubscription

    Clinical19 October, 2000

    Anaphylaxis is an immunologically mediated, potentially life-threatening syndrome. It occurs when a hypersensitive reaction to a usually innocuous antigen causes an exaggerated response. A common and increasingly prevalent allergen is found in nuts. The current incidence of allergic reactions to nuts is approximately one in 80 (Tariq et al, 1996) and is increasing, particularly among children (Armstrong and Rylance, 1999).

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