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Allergy Bills that passed in 2019

Allergy Bills that passed in 2019

The 2019 Texas Legislative Session, the 86th one, has finished. Below is a quick summary of the bills the State Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society supported. As in years past, Dr. Parekh and Dr. Lieberman attended First Tuesdays at the Capitol to advocate for these bills with our state legislators! HB4260 relating to the possession…

It's Food Allergy Awareness Week!

It's Food Allergy Awareness Week!

This is the 21st Food Allergy Awareness Week and this year Gov. Abbot has also recognized it in the state of Texas! From FARE’s website: “more than 32 million Americans are managing food allergy. Through increased awareness, we can promote respect, safety and inclusion and ensure that communities have the tools they need to spread…

Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) Update

Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) Update

We began our oral immunotherapy program almost two years ago and are pleased to report 34 patients have been enrolled. We now offer OIT for 4 foods: peanut, milk, egg and cashew/pistachio. Of the 34, 32 are for peanut OIT and one each for milk and egg. 23 have completed and are now consuming a…

Now offering cashew OIT!

Now offering cashew OIT!

At Austin Family Allergy & Asthma, we are happy to announce we now offer cashew oral immunotherapy (OIT) for our tree nut allergic patients. Cashew is the most common tree nut allergy and is rarely outgrown. Cashew commonly cross reacts to pistachio, so following cashew OIT, most patients can safely ingest pistachios as well. Cashew…

Asthma clinical research study

Asthma clinical research study

If you are interested and would like to learn more, please contact Sirius Clinical Research at 512-345-8900 or go to http://bit.ly/2TzrmO0. About the Study: This study is testing the safety and efficacy of an investigational treatment for asthma in comparison to already FDA approved QVAR® inhaler and placebo. The study medication being evaluated is a…

new peanut allergy treatment study

new peanut allergy treatment study

There is been a lot of press recently about a new FDA approved treatment for peanut allergy. As food allergy specialists, we are certainly excited about additional treatment options for patients. For years avoidance was the mainstay of care and accidental exposure to trace amounts of peanut could be dangerous for the sensitive patient. This…

Fall Allergy Study

Fall Allergy Study

Fall Allergy Study Ages 6 to 11 Sirius Clinical Research is currently seeking kid volunteers ages 6 to 11 years old who suffer with allergies during the fall to participate in a research study with up to 4 study visits. Qualified Participants May Receive • Compensation for time and travel for each completed visit •…