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Lecture Overview

Peanut allergies are the most widely known allergy associated with anaphylaxis. While children tend to grow out of most food allergies, nut allergies often extend into adulthood. With advances in research coming out of Melbourne, is there a new secret weapon in preventing long-term peanut allergies? This session highlights an exciting and rapidly-advancing area of allergy health.

Educators

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Paxton Loke

Dr Paxton Loke is a Paediatric Allergist and Immunologist at the Melbourne Allergy Centre and Children’s Specialists Medical Group and a locum Consultant with the Department of Allergy and Immunology at the Royal Children’s Hospital. As a clinician-scientist, he is the current Principal Investigator of the multi-centre Probiotic and Peanut Oral Immunotherapy (PPOIT) study which aims to induce long lasting tolerance to peanut, at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. He has also published over 27 international journal publications including a book chapter and an international patent. A key project examined the state-wide prevalence of Victorian government school children at risk of anaphylaxis. Outside of work, Paxton enjoys spending quality time with his young family, in addition to serving the community in volunteer positions, and various outdoor activities. See Educator Profile

Reviews

4.1
49 Total Rating(s)
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Jenny Baker (Gammon)
30 May 2019

Valuable resource worth the updating of knowledge essential learning tool! I would recommend to all staff .

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Reannan Bradbury
29 May 2019

Very good

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m hely
28 May 2019

Interesting and informative

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Di Wang
28 May 2019

Good

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Suzanne Deacon
25 May 2019

Good

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Geetha Rani Ammini
25 May 2019

Good

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Emily Kaye Price
24 May 2019

Well structured, in depth resource. Provided clear understanding of the trail including outcomes, international research and limitations. I look forward to seeing more on this topic.

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Pamela Goodman
24 May 2019

This topic was explained in great detail.

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Caroline Robins
21 May 2019

Good.

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Elizabeth Taylor
20 May 2019

This was an informative picture of current treatment options and hope! available for reducing severity of peanut allergy response for those with severe allergic response. I probably have never thought about the degree of lifestyle anxiety associated with peanut allergy, as it was compared with diabetes in terms of overarching impact by the educator. While the end goal of long lasting sustained responsiveness to peanuts as a realistic goal is a beacon of hope to those who haven't been through oral immunotherapy or oral peanut and probiotic therapy it was worth noting that he also mandated that allergy sufferers will always need to carry an epipen due to continuing to ingest their allergen.

Details
CPD30m of CPD
Rating
4.1
Total Rating(s)  49
Published07 May 2019
Expires18 July 2019
Topics
Allergy Nursing
Learning Tools