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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 •…

OIT Update

OIT Update

What a big day! Anna ate her first peanut yesterday after 3 months of therapy. Way to go Anna! Here is our latest OIT progress report: We enrolled our first peanut OIT patient in June of 2017. We have now enrolled a total of 21 patients including 2 new starts last week with another new…

Update on EpiPen Shortage

Update on EpiPen Shortage

The FDA has extended the expiration date on certain lots of EpiPens in response to the current shortage. The indicated lots have been deemed safe for an additional four months, according to the FDA, who reviewed data provided by Mylan prior to their decision. They hope this will help to mitigate the shortage during back-to-school…

2018 AFFA Night at Dell Diamond

2018 AFFA Night at Dell Diamond

Last night was the annual Austin Families with Food Allergies (AFFA) night at Dell Diamond. We were very pleased to co-sponsor the event along with a grant from Food Allergy Education & Research (FARE). It was a beautiful night and we had an excellent turnout of 80+ patients, their families and many friends. The pool…