Creighton Studying Drug For Peanut Allergies

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By synthia on Tue, 08-24-04, 02:47

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Creighton Studying Drug For Peanut Allergies

POSTED: 6:02 pm CDT August 23, 2004
UPDATED: 6:13 pm CDT August 23, 2004

OMAHA, Neb. -- A drug recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat patients who are allergic to peanuts will be tested by researchers at Creighton University.

The research to test Xolair for its safety and efficacy will be led by Dr. Thomas Casale. He is director of the Clinical Research and chief of the Allergy and Immunology Department at Creighton University Medical Center.

Some 1.5 million people in the United States are affected by peanut allergies, making it the most common food allergy in the country.

Creighton is looking for people who have a peanut allergy, are between the ages of 12 and 75 and are in good health to participate in the study.

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By pamom on Tue, 08-24-04, 03:36

Hi Synthia:

I also saw this ad in the local paper. I am excited about this since I live in Omaha. Unfortunately it is very dangerous and neither of my children are old enough (8 and 10). Hoping testing means some progress.

Do you live in the Omaha area?

Let me know!

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By Heather2 on Tue, 08-24-04, 16:51

"A drug recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat patients who are allergic to peanuts"

Wait, did I miss something? I thought it had been approved by the FDA to treat asthma, not PA.

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By bookworm on Tue, 08-24-04, 17:14

Wow, I hadn't heard about that. Didn't know they were doing that kind of work at Creighton. My DD is just 1 so she's waaay to young to participate.

I am from Lincoln and would love to get some advice on local brands, restaurants, etc from people in the area! Who all is from Nebraska?

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By NOPEANUTSALLOWED on Tue, 08-24-04, 21:05

Hi bookwork:

I just moved to Omaha 8 months ago. I can tell you which local restaurants to avoid. Upstream Brewery (which is delicious) fries everything in peanut oil and I heard a rumor that Red Robin does too. I am going to check out Red Robin because each time I have been there they say vegetable oil. I will also check if it is hot or cold processed (hot processed peanut oil is supposedly not harmful).

Most other restaurants have been very good. Charleston's has been very nice. Glad to hear your not far away in Lincoln. We have some good allergists here and it is encouraging that Creighton is doing this reseach on Xolair. I knew Xolair was designed for asthma but it block the igE in the same way TNX-901 does.

Let me know if you have had success with schools, doctors and restaurants.

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By pamom on Tue, 08-24-04, 21:06

I am bumping this up because I accidentally used my daughters user name instead of my own. She is 10 and is NO PEANUTS ALLOWED.

Thanks!

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By synthia on Thu, 01-13-05, 15:02

Quote:Originally posted by pamom:
[b]Hi Synthia:

I also saw this ad in the local paper. I am excited about this since I live in Omaha. Unfortunately it is very dangerous and neither of my children are old enough (8 and 10). Hoping testing means some progress.

Do you live in the Omaha area?

Let me know!

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I was doing a search and came across this so I thought I would answer you ?

Do you live in the Omaha area?
No. I am in Fla.I am glad this was helpfull!

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