• ‘Commonly found' allergens exist in some face masks

    8 days ago - By Healio

    Patients with skin allergies who wear certain types of face masks may experience adverse events, according to a presenter at this year's virtual American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting.
    “There are multiple case reports and series that describe patients with contact dermatitis due to formaldehyde and elastic components of masks such as carbamate and thiuram,” Yashu Dhamija, MD, an internal medicine resident at Akron General Hospital and researcher at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, told Healio Primary
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  • American Kidney Fund to host virtual event on inaccurate diagnoses of kidney disease

    9 days ago - By Healio

    The American Kidney Fund announced it is hosting a virtual event in which experts will discuss how “undiagnosed or misdiagnosed causes of kidney disease” may impact patients.
    The event, titled the Unknown Causes of Kidney Disease Summit, will take place on Dec. 1.
    “Kidney disease of unknown etiology is a very common condition, presenting a frustrating challenge for patients and clinicians,” Ali Gharavi, MD, of the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and a steering committee member for the summit, said in a press release. “This initiative is an
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