Use assessment of self-administered epinephrine among food-allergic children and pediatricians.

@article{Sicherer2000UseAO,
  title={Use assessment of self-administered epinephrine among food-allergic children and pediatricians.},
  author={Scott H. Sicherer and J. M. A. Forman and Sally A Noone},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={105 2},
  pages={359-62}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Food allergy is a common cause of anaphylaxis, and early treatment with epinephrine can be life-saving. We sought to determine the ability of families with food allergic children and pediatricians to properly use self-injectable epinephrine. METHODS We enrolled families of consecutive, food-allergic pediatric patients newly referred to our allergy practice but previously prescribed epinephrine and a sampling of pediatricians. Parents or teenage patients answered a… CONTINUE READING