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Now Enrolling for a New Peanut Study--No Charge to Patients!

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Sarasota Clinical Research at Windom Allergy is participating in a national peanut allergy trial.  People with peanut allergy can now enroll in this exciting study by calling Sally at 941-927-4888.  A peanut challenge is not required for study entry. There is no charge for the patient.

Windom lectures on Food Allergy Treatment at the South Carolina Allergy Society’s annual meeting


Dr. Windom gave a lecture on Food Allergy Treatment at the South Carolina Allergy Society’s annual meeting in Charleston, SC, March 17-19, 2017.  No one is currently offering food oral immunotherapy (OIT) in South Carolina so the society wanted to learn from Dr. Windom’s experience with this novel form of treating patients with serious food allergies. The lecture was titled,  Food Oral Immunotherapy in Clinical Practice .  The two major points were: There are over 20 published studies  on oral immunotherapy (OIT) in the medical literature since 2004, consistently showing the safety and efficacy of desensitizing highly allergic individuals to various foods....

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Conference


Drs Ly and Windom attended the  2017 AAAAI Annual Meeting. This years meeting was March 3-6, 2017 in Atlanta.  While this years theme was Expanding Practice: Diagnosis & Treatment of Drug Hypersensitivity, the big news for Windom Allergy is the progress made in food allergy prevention. Based primarily on the results of the 2015 UK study LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut allergy), national guidelines have been released from the NIH and international allergy organizations. From the NIH Directors Blog: "A group representing 26 professional organizations, advocacy groups, and federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has just issued new clinical...

Part 3: Acute asthma, prognosis, and treatment

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Jennifer E. Fergeson, DO, Shiven S. Patel, MD, and Richard F. Lockey, MD Asthma affects about 300 million people globally and accounts for 1 in every 250 deaths in the world. Approximately 12 million people in the United States each year experience an acute exacerbation of their asthma, a quarter of which require hospitalization. ~~~ PHYSIOLOGIC AND LABORATORY PARAMETERS Serial measurements of lung function facilitate quantification of the severity of airflow obstruction and response to therapy. Measurement of peak expiratory flow (PEF) rate provides a simple, quick, and cost-effective assessment of the severity of airflow obstruction. Patients can be supplied with...

Anaphylaxis

Almost any substance can trigger an anaphylactic reaction, but the most common offending agents are foods, drugs and insect stings. Less common triggers are latex and exercise. In the United States penicillin is the most common culprit among antibiotics, resulting in anaphylactic death in 100 cases per year. Insect stings from honeybees, wasps, yellow jackets, hornets and fire ants account for an estimated 40 deaths per year. There are individuals who will experience anaphylaxis without an obvious cause. This is called idiopathic anaphylaxis. Upon more intense investigation the doctor may uncover a substance of mechanism responsible for these reactions. Recently, it...

April Plant Pollen Report: Welcome Ragweed!

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You probably barely survived the March Live Oak pollen implosion, and hopefully, by now it's rained taking some of that pollen out of the air. In April, we welcome Ragweed, but not to worry, historically pollen counts for ragweed, grass and trees are on the low side. We recommend closing the windows, staying indoors when windy out, and don’t clean gutters or use a blower on the patio or driveway. Allergy medications, both nasal sprays and pills, should be started in late January and continued until we get a few good April rains.

Dr. Windom Awarded Training Program Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award


At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology in Atlanta March 2-5, 2017, Dr. Windom was awarded with the Training Program Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award for his 25 years of service to the medical students and allergy trainees at the University of South Florida.

Learn more about Wendy Rich


Wendy Rich I was born and raised in South Florida and have been living in Sarasota for two years.  I have lived in Northern California and Houston but definitely consider Florida my home!!!! My hobbies include watching CNN, Food Network, cooking, listening to music and going to concerts and Broadway shows. But my favorite all time hobby is spending time with my puppy Gabe!!! No human children but my Gabe comes pretty close!!!!!   And I never have to worry about him growing up and leaving home!!!!! What would people be most surprised to learn about you? Right out of high school,...

Part 2: Acute asthma, prognosis, and treatment

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Jennifer E. Fergeson, DO, Shiven S. Patel, MD, and Richard F. Lockey, MD Asthma affects about 300million people globally and accounts for 1 in every 250 deaths in the world. Approximately 12 million people in the United States each year experience an acute exacerbation of their asthma, a quarter of which require hospitalization. ~~~ PREDICTORS OF FATAL OR NEAR-FATAL ASTHMA Major risk factors for near-fatal and fatal asthma are recognized, and their presence makes early recognition and treatment of an asthma exacerbation essential. The history should include a review of previous episodes of near-fatal asthma and whether the patient has experienced...

Food Allergy 102: Testing for Food Allergies

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Do You Have A Food Allergy? Check out this post. Responses to food allergies can be quite variable from individual to individual. It may involve gastrointestinal reactions including nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea, itchy rash, hives, asthma and hay fever, swelling of the lips, tongue and throat, migraine headaches and in severe cases, anaphylaxis. Some cases of food-induced hives or anaphylaxis are dependent on a cofactor for exacerbation of clinical symptoms. The only cofactor clearly demonstrated to provoke symptoms is exercise. Before one should embark on an investigation of a food allergy, there must be a reasonable suspicion of food...
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