Gary D Berman

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Sinus headache is a widely accepted clinical diagnosis, although many medical specialists consider it an uncommon cause of recurrent headaches. The inappropriate diagnosis of sinus headache can lead to unnecessary diagnostic studies, surgical interventions, and medical treatments. Both the International Headache Society and the American Academy of(More)
BACKGROUND Ragweed is an important cause of allergic rhinitis with or without conjunctivitis (AR/C) in North America and elsewhere. Allergen immunotherapy enabling safe patient self-administration is considered an unmet clinical need. Allergy immunotherapy tablet (AIT) treatment has shown promising efficacy and safety for grass allergy but has not been(More)
BACKGROUND MK-3641 is a short ragweed sublingual tablet under investigation for immunotherapy of ragweed pollen-induced allergic rhinitis. OBJECTIVE To characterize the safety and tolerability of a ragweed sublingual tablet (Merck/ALK-Abelló) in ragweed-allergic adults with or without conjunctivitis. METHODS Data from 4 randomized, double-blinded,(More)
While "sinus" headache is a widely accepted clinical diagnosis, many medical specialists consider it to be an uncommon cause of recurrent headaches. Unnecessary diagnostic studies, surgical interventions, and medical treatments are often the result of the inappropriate diagnosis of sinus headache. Both the International Headache Society and the American(More)
BACKGROUND Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) tablets could be an important alternative to subcutaneous immunotherapy for house dust mite (HDM) allergy in children. OBJECTIVE To characterize the safety, tolerability, and duration of local adverse events (AEs) of an HDM SLIT tablet (MK-8237; Merck, ALK Abellò, and Torii) in North American children 12 to 17(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis experience many nasal and concomitant nonnasal symptoms. Many patients also experience headaches and facial pain, pressure, or discomfort. Standard over-the-counter therapy with antihistamines and nasal decongestants often does not completely relieve all symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis. (More)