Since the first anaphylactic reactions after injection of the COVID-19 vaccines, studies on side effects and severe allergic events have been ongoing worldwide. Now there are also first results on a successful premedication scheme and vaccination concepts for high-risk patients.
Eight COVID-19 vaccines are licensed in the Philippines. Severe reactions to these and anaphylactic events occur very rarely. But to react early, an interdisciplinary team set up a concept for different risk groups.
The number of allergic reactions requiring treatment has risen sharply in recent years. Among triggering medications, antibiotics play a major role in daily practice. Yet, there is still a need for better documentation.
Food allergies are rising but it is still unclear why. This is also reflected in guidelines for the prevention and treatment of food allergies. Risk factors are being discussed again.
CRSwNP usually accompanies those affected throughout their lives. Multiple surgeries and long-term steroid therapy are the standard treatment. This can be extended by biologics use.
According to studies, more than two-thirds of schoolchildren have headaches on a regular basis. Around 20% of children and adolescents repeatedly miss lessons as a result.
A study published in JAMA investigated whether adding antithrombotic therapy to placebo reduced major cardiopulmonary complications over a 45-day treatment period in COVID-19 outpatients.
The physician-patient relationship has been going through a profound crisis for years, with consequences not only for individual health but also for public health. We met with Prof. Fabrizio Asioli to talk about the issue.
Advice, words of encouragement and ideas for self-care from an experienced emergency physician to the younger generation.
The results of a preliminary study suggest the efficacy of heterologous anti-COVID vaccination not only for the completion of vaccination but also for a possible "third dose".
Researchers found molecular alterations in alcoholism causing impaired executive control and alcohol craving. Preclinical research showed psychedelics restored molecular deficits and reduced relapse behaviour.
A study by the University of Buenos Aires suggests the importance of investigating the effects of psychedelic drugs in the contexts in which they are naturally consumed, in order to obtain less artificial results.
Dispatching the public via an app as lay responders has shown to be accompanied by a 28% higher survival in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
The results of a study in healthy volunteers presented by Dr. Anna Becker suggest that SSRIs should not be discontinued prior to psilocybin treatment.
The digital HERB system proved successful in early-stage hypertension patients, which could lower their blood pressure and adopt positive lifestyle interventions.
The STEP trial revealed that lowering systolic blood pressure below 130 mmHg in +60 year-old patients led to a 26% reduction of adverse cardiovascular events.
Dr. Anna Ciaunica gave an insight into her work at the INSIGHT 2021 Conference and explained how the COVID-19 crisis-induced lack of tactile experience favours a depersonalitation disorder.
Psychedelic therapy and psychotherapy - differences and similarities and potential problems for therapists. Prof. Matthew Johnson (Johns Hopkins University) shared his work at the INSIGHT 2021 Conference.
Psychedelics could represent a new treatment approach in psychiatry. But can they combat the global health crisis? At the INSIGHT 2021 Conference, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Gründer takes a critical look on the issue.
For neuroscientist Dr. Martha Havenith, psychedelics are not the only way to explore altered states of consciousness. She works with voluntary hyperventilation (Breathwork) to achieve different perceptions.