In the full case of an adverse event that had not been life-threatening, the treating physician had the option to diminish the daily dosage of azathioprine by 25 to 50 mg or the weekly dosage of methotrexate by 2.5 to 5 mg before determining whether or not to discontinue the scholarly study medication. During maintenance therapy, patients with fewer than 250 CD4+ T lymphocytes per milliliter continued to receive prophylaxis against P. Jiroveci pneumonia; methotrexate recipients received this prophylaxis with aerosolized pentamidine exclusively.This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a scheduled program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan healthcare policy research company unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.
ACAAI issues updated guidelines for treating stinging insect hypersensitivity Spring and summer time bring bees, wasps, hornets and yellow jackets and, this year, updated advice for those who are allergic to these pesky stinging bugs. More than half a million people head to emergency rooms and at least 50 die every year from insect stings. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and its allergist people – doctors who are experts on allergies and asthma – lately published updated recommendations for diagnosing and dealing with stinging insect hypersensitivity.