Ultrarush versus semirush initiation of insect venom immunotherapy: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Brown2012UltrarushVS,
  title={Ultrarush versus semirush initiation of insect venom immunotherapy: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Simon G. A. Brown and Michael David Wiese and Pauline van Eeden and Shelley F. Stone and Christine L Chuter and Jareth Gunner and Troy Wanandy and Michael Phillips and Robert J Heddle},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2012},
  volume={130 1},
  pages={162-8}
}
BACKGROUND Venom immunotherapy can be initiated by different schedules, but randomized comparisons have not been performed. OBJECTIVE We aimed to compare the safety of 2 initiation schedules. METHODS Patients of any age with prior immediate generalized reactions to jack jumper ant (Myrmecia pilosula) stings were randomized to venom immunotherapy initiation by a semirush schedule over 10 visits (9 weeks) or an ultrarush schedule over 3 visits (2 weeks). In a concurrent treatment efficacy… CONTINUE READING
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