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Rapid Response for MONDAY, December 24, 2018

THERE ARE FOUR KINDS OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, ALL DEPENDENT UPON VAST AMOUNTS OF FUNDING.
  1. Original Research, beginning de novo;
  2. New Research building upon research results already reported, sometimes many decades ago:
  3. Research essentially re-doing established work of the past, with or without attribution;
  4. Research that totally ignores established work of the past that still supports current mainstays of medical treatment.
It is the fourth kind of research that I address here: work establishing Allergy Immunotherapy, first in the clinical laboratory and practices of pioneers like Dr's Robert Cooke and William Sherman beginning in the 1920's...and then entirely verified in the immunology laboratories of scientists like Dr's. Larry Lichtenstein and Ichizaka in the 1960's.

That Allergy Immunotherapy is a bed-rock of desensitization treatment for serious inhalant allergies - particularly bronchial asthma and combined asthma / chronic bronchitis.

And It Is Being Studiously Ignored...by both practising clinicians who never bothered to become familiar with it, and by researchers who would rather not lose research grants while giving passing attention to the central role of inhalant allergy in these fields. This leaves the patient to search out his or her needs.

See the following extensive article entitled:
"Advances In Asthma In 2017:Mechanisms, Biologics, And Genetics.", in J. Allergy Clin Immunology, November 2018.
See if I missed anything.

GS

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Rapid Response for FRIDAY and SATURDAY, December 7 and 8, 2018

NOW HEAR THIS!
If an established Asthmatic is not treated with an accurate and complete diagnosis, with effective environmental control - especially involving pets, with an effective (and not excessive) program of anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory medications, with prompt on-call and effective treatment of superimposed respiratory tract infections, and WITH ALLERGY IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR UNAVOIDABLE ALLERGENS, he or she, at whatever age, is BEING POORLY TREATED.
And that is also true - and possibly especially so - for the many patients, undiagnosed by their Pulmonologists, who continue to miss combined Bronchial Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis, mis-labled as "COPD",
Everybody so affected, whether, parent or patient or primary care physician or pulmonologist:
EITHER LEARN, OR GET TO A CERTIFIED ALLERGIST, OR
GET OUT OF THE BUSINESS
George A. Sprecace., M.D., F.A.C.P, J.D.
asthma.drsprecace.com

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AS I HAVE NOTED MANY TIMES: FULLY 50% OF HEALTH CARE EXPENDITURES ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO UNHEALTHY LIFE-STYLE ACTIVITIES.  STUPIDO!

GS

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Offerings by George A. Sprecace M.D., J.D.:

Bronchial Asthma, COPD, and Inflamation, GS

Severe Shortness of Breath (And How to Deal with It), GS

Chronic Bronchitis, GS


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