Heidi T. Zafra

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OBJECTIVES To review the clinical manifestations of vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) and to discuss new developments in the diagnosis and treatment. DATA SOURCES PubMed searches were performed for articles published regarding presentation, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment options of VCD using the keywords vocal cord dysfunction, pathogenesis, clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Food allergies affect up to 8% of American children. The current recommended treatment for food allergies is strict elimination of the allergens from the diet. Dietary elimination of nutrient-dense foods may result in inadequate nutrient intake and impaired growth. The purpose of this review was to critically analyze available research on the(More)
Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies in children. Most egg-allergic children are able to tolerate egg baked in product (EBP) and will likely outgrow his/her egg allergy. By introducing EBP in the diet of an egg-allergic child, diet can be expanded and family stress can be reduced. Recent evidence suggests that children who tolerate EBP and(More)
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