Health Disparities and World Health Day

In support of World Health Day this past weekend, the Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center would like to remind everyone that the important health disparities that the World Health Organization wants to address are just as important here in southeastern Wisconsin as they are across the world. We opened our north side satellite in 2016 and were surprised at how many treatment opportunities hadn't even been offered to patients just a few miles away on the other side of the county. We are pleased to report that we’ve definitely made a dent in the ER visits and hospitalizations for asthma in Milwaukee. However, there is much work still to do....

Posted on April 10, 2019 Read more...
Symjepi: A new option for injectable epinephrine

Sandoz Pharmaceuticals announced the introduction of Symjepi, a prefilled epinephrine syringe for the emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. The Symjepi device is the fifth epinephrine injector on the market, joining EpiPen, the Epi-Pen authorized generic, Adrenaclick and Auvi-Q. Unlike the others, Symjepi is a manual syringe, rather than an autoinjector. While the first impression might be that an automatic injector would be better than having to inject epinephrine manually into the thigh, one study showed that it might not be a bad thing. In the study, teenagers were given both Symjepi and Epi-Pen and were asked to demonstrate using them without any training. The scenario simulated a real-world emergency...

Posted on March 18, 2019 Read more...
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