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Probiotics may relieve itch in adult AD Probiotic strain LKM512 alleviated itch in atopic dermatitis and improved dermatology-specific quality of life scores compared with controls in a small study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Secukinumab effective for psoriasis in trial Secukinumab, a human monoclonal antibody that selectively binds to and neutralizes interleukin-17A, was [...]

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President’s Message

For the month of July, it is my pleasure to have as a guest eNews columnist Bobby Q. Lanier, MD, FACAAI, executive medical director of the College. Dr. Lanier will announce some exciting news from the College regarding maintenance of certification (MOC) and provide perspective concerning the evolutionary changes that our specialty is facing. We [...]

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Association News

The allergist’s Top 10 Registration for the 71st ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta will be opening soon. Be sure to take advantage of this early registration. While Atlanta is known for its world-class attractions and charming hospitality, that’s only part of the reason to attend this year’s meeting. There is so much value packed [...]

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AMA Corner

Welcome to the AMA Corner managed and prepared by Alnoor A. Malick, MD, FACAAI, delegate to the AMA House of Delegates, to keep you abreast of important AMA news and developments impacting allergy-immunology. Sunshine Act proposal threatens doctors’ due process for disputes A newly proposed dispute resolution process for inaccurate Physician Payments Sunshine Act data [...]

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JCAAI Corner

A message from JCAAI President Richard Honsinger, MD, MACP, FACAAI Denied payment? Not anymore — JCAAI Takes Action Bundling – If you have not been paid for spirometry done on the same day as a consultation visit, this has changed. The National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) changed the rule, and, as of July 1, allows [...]

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Fellows-in-Training

Review Questions: Janeway’s Immunobiology 8th Edition by Kenneth Murphy Chapter 6 (pages 201–233): Antigen Presentation to T Lymphocytes — prepared by Erin Kempe, DO, The Ohio State University Hospital, and Monica Bhagat, MD, University of Pennsylvania Chapter 7 (pages 239– 271): Signaling Through Immune-System Receptors — prepared by Lorraine Anderson, MD, VA Greater Los Angeles [...]

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