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The essential measures to improve the management of anaphylaxis

  • Received: 03 August 2020 Accepted: 02 November 2020 Published: 04 November 2020
  • Studies of anaphylaxis in humans is scarce. It has been proven that the frequency of anaphylactic reactions is in increase and its management is not adequate and/or below an acceptable level. The prescription of auto-injectable epinephrine for use outside the hospital, which is the treatment of choice for an anaphylactic reaction, and its correct administration is drastically low. The proper management of anaphylaxis involves improving the training of patient's behaviors to allow both (i) prevention (avoiding known triggers of anaphylaxis) and (ii) effective treatment (adherence to a self-care plan and training to apply epinephrine with an auto-injector). Therefore, it is necessary to ensure and monitor the correct prescription of adrenaline auto-injectors as well as the training of health professionals in such use.

    Citation: Fernando-Miguel Gamboa-Antiñolo. The essential measures to improve the management of anaphylaxis[J]. AIMS Medical Science, 2020, 7(4): 293-297. doi: 10.3934/medsci.2020018

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  • Studies of anaphylaxis in humans is scarce. It has been proven that the frequency of anaphylactic reactions is in increase and its management is not adequate and/or below an acceptable level. The prescription of auto-injectable epinephrine for use outside the hospital, which is the treatment of choice for an anaphylactic reaction, and its correct administration is drastically low. The proper management of anaphylaxis involves improving the training of patient's behaviors to allow both (i) prevention (avoiding known triggers of anaphylaxis) and (ii) effective treatment (adherence to a self-care plan and training to apply epinephrine with an auto-injector). Therefore, it is necessary to ensure and monitor the correct prescription of adrenaline auto-injectors as well as the training of health professionals in such use.


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