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Boston Children’s Hospital's Allergy Program develops treatments informed by our research. Children’s is home to the world’s most extensive research enterprise at a pediatric hospital.
We’re known for our science- driven approach – we have the world’s most extensive research enterprise located in a hospital, and we’ve partnered with a number of top biotech and health care organizations. But our physicians never forget your child is a child, and not just another patient.
Boston Children’s is science-driven, but always patient-centered.
Research: One EpiPen may not be enough
Connecting research directly with patients, Boston Children’s and Massachusetts General Hospital found that children with food allergies may need to carry more than one EpiPen. The six-year study (Pediatrics, April) involving 1,255 children who visited the emergency room for food-related reactions found that 12 percent needed a second dose of epinephrine. Over half of the children had anaphylaxis, a dangerous reaction to an allergen. Susan Rudders, MD of Boston Children’s Division of Allergy and Immunology says, "Until we're able to clearly define risk factors for the most severe reactions, it may be safest to have all children at risk for food-related anaphylaxis carry two doses of epinephrine."
The Asthma Clinical Research Center at Boston Children’s Hospital conducts numerous asthma research studies for all ages. For more information on current studies, please visit the links below.
If you or your child is interested in participating, please email: Asthma@childrens.harvard.edu or call 857-218-5336
Research is a priority at the Allergy Program, crucial to developing new testing and treatment approaches. The team of allergy researchers include:
Dr. Raif Geha
Dr. Lynda Schneider
Dr. Dale Umetsu
Dr. Talal Chatila
Dr. Wanda Phipatanukal
Dr. Rima Rachid
Dr. John Lee
Dr. William Sheehan
Dr. Lisa Stutius
Dr. Anahita Dioun
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