The Buzz, Issue #9 is now out! This issue features adverse events following vaccination, a case series on complement measurements in hereditary angioedema, a retrospective analysis of psoriasiform lesion in children taking dupilumab, and two systematic reviews, one in chronic urticaria and the other in food allergy.

The Buzz Issue #9, November 2021 edition, will be sent to all HIVE members by email on Thurs, November 25th, and can be accessed online here. This edition covers:

  • Vaccine pharmacovigilance and management of immune and non-immune adverse vaccine events
  • C1-inhibitor and C4 as diagnostic markers in hereditary angioedema
  • Psoriasiform eruptions in children taking dupilumab for atopic dermatitis
  • Systematic review of methotrexate in chronic urticaria
  • Protocol for a systemic review of food allergy diagnostic test accuracy

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The Buzz, Issue #8 is now out! This issue features new international urticaria guidelines, a trial of convalescent plasma in COVID-19, and new publications on peanut immunotherapy, food allergy desensitization, and combination treatment for allergic rhinitis.

The Buzz Issue #8, October 2021 edition, will be sent to all HIVE members by email on Tuesday, October 26th, and can be accessed online here. This edition covers:

  • Updated guidelines for chronic urticaria
  • The CONCOR-1 study of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 treatment
  • Post-hoc analysis of allergic reaction severity from a peanut immunotherapy study
  • Dupilumab and subcutaneous immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis
  • Future strategies in food allergy desensitization

To view all issues of The Buzz, go to thehivecommunity.org/the-buzz

Watch the recorded webinar: Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan introduces a unique patient education video on chronic spontaneous urticaria

See link below to a recording of the Sept 22 2021 webinar by Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Specialist, Montreal Children’s Hospital, in which he:

  • Introduces us to a 5:03 minute education video on CSU;
  • Shares the background and objectives of this educational tool;
  • Discusses the preliminary impact measurements on the patients’ counseling and his plan of action for the upcoming measurement steps
  • Assesses the willingness of some HIVE CoP members to take part in an upcoming measurement research project
  • Provides you with the link to download the video (available in English and in French), and use it with your own patients

>> View the video [27 min]

This program is made possible through the support of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. and is extended to Health Care Professional Members of the HIVE Virtual Community of Practice only.

The Buzz, Issue #7 is now out! In this issue we feature five new publications with high clinical relevance for Canadian allergists.

The Buzz Issue #7, September 2021 edition, will be sent to all HIVE members by email on Tuesday, September 14th, and can be accessed online here. This edition covers:

  • Challenges and success in implementing the findings from LEAP
  • Using graded oral challenge to confirm hypersensitivity to amoxicillin
  • Clinical and demographics characteristics of HAE patients in Canada
  • Comorbid autoimmune diseases in Type IIb autoimmune CSU
  • Review of urticarial vasculitis

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Special Invitation to HIVE Members: Virtual-Live Presentation of a Unique Five-minute Patient Education Video on Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria

Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Specialist, Montreal Children’s Hospital, is pleased to invite you to attend a Virtual-Live Presentation of a Unique five-minute Patient Education Video on Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria (CSU)

September 22nd from 6:30pm Eastern Time

Dr. Ben-Shoshan would like to…

  1. Introduce you to the 5:03 minute video
  2. Share the background and objectives of this patient & family educational tool
  3. Discuss the preliminary impact measurements on the patients’ counseling and his plan of action for the upcoming measurement steps
  4. Assess the willingness of some HIVE CoP members to take part in an upcoming measurement research project of his
  5. Provide you with the link to download the video (available in English and in French), and use it with your own patients

We hope you will join this event.  

All HIVE members were sent an email on Tuesday, September 7th with a link to join the event.

If you did not receive a link to join or have any questions, you can reach out to Maryvonne Hamel, Medical Education manager at Novartis via e-mail maryvonne.hamel@novartis.com or phone 514 231-8758

This program is made possible through the support of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. and is extended to Health Care Professional Members of the HIVE Virtual Community of Practice only.

The Buzz, Issue #6 is now available, featuring five new publications with high clinical relevance for Canadian allergists.

The Buzz Issue #6, August edition, will be sent to all HIVE members by email on Monday, July 26, and can be accessed online here. This edition covers:

  • Seroconversion following vaccination for patients on anti-CD20 therapy
  • Association between meconium metabolome and atopy in Canadian infants
  • Context for a network meta-analysis of antihistamines in chronic spontaneous urticaria
  • Case series and systematic review of omalizumab for idiopathic anaphylaxis
  • Review on allergic rhinitis management

To view all issues of The Buzz, go to thehivecommunity.org/the-buzz

The Buzz, Issue #5 is now available! In this issue, we highlight new publications in urticaria, angioedema, asthma and draw attention to the new food allergy guidelines for childcare centres and schools.

The Buzz Issue #5, July edition, was sent to all HIVE members by email on Monday, June 28, and can be accessed online here. This edition covers:

  • Urticaria disease activity during and after pregnancy
  • A practical approach to identifying angioedema and urticaria mimics
  • Conditional recommendations on the prevention and management of allergic reactions in schools and childcare centers
  • Prestudy treatment effect on the SYGMA 1 and 2 outcomes

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The Buzz, Issue #4 is now available! In this issue, we have five new articles to bring to the attention of Canadian allergists.

The Buzz Issue #4, June edition, was sent to all HIVE members by email on Monday, May 31, and can be accessed online here. This edition covers:

  • Pathogenic differentiation of CHA and CSU
  • Considerations for proceeding with or delaying the COViD-19 mRNA vaccine booster following a suspected anaphylactic event
  • Case reports of omalizumab exposure in pregnancy
  • Pediatric DRESS following penicillin-based therapy
  • Hereditary angioedema in the emergency department

To view all issues of The Buzz, go to thehivecommunity.org/the-buzz