- Practice of venom immunotherapy in the United Kingdom: a national audit and review of literatureL Diwakar
Department of Allergy and Immunology, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK
Clin Exp Allergy 38:1651-8. 2008..However, controversies exist relating to diagnosis, indications for treatment and treatment schedules. We audited current practice of VIT in the United Kingdom to evaluate adherence to international guidelines...
- Does rituximab aggravate pre-existing hypogammaglobulinaemia?Lavanya Diwakar
Department of Immunology, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
J Clin Pathol 63:275-7. 2010..Increased vigilance around the use of newer immunomodulatory agents such as rituximab is recommended...
- Retrospective case series analysis of penicillin allergy testing in a UK specialist regional allergy clinicA G Richter
Department of Clinical Immunology, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK
J Clin Pathol 64:1014-8. 2011..Following a worldwide absence of reagents, a new kit was licensed in the UK in 2008 (Diater, Spain) and this report evaluates its use in a UK specialist allergy clinic...
- Diagnosis and management of hymenoptera venom allergy: British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) guidelinesM T Krishna
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK
Clin Exp Allergy 41:1201-20. 2011..There are also separate sections on children, elevated baseline tryptase and mastocytosis and mechanisms underlying VIT. Finally, we have made recommendations for potential areas of future research...