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L. A. I. R.-The Latex Allergy Information Resource L.A.I.V. - LatexAllergie-InformationsVereinigung Die Selbsthilfeorganisation fur Latexallergiker-DIE LATEXALLERGIE. Ein immer noch unterschätztes medizinisches Problem. Herzlich willkommen bei der ersten deutschen website zum Thema Latexallergie L'allergie au latex est-elle un phénomène nouveau ? Latex Latex - Free Alternatives- IN THE KNOW, LLC Latex (Natural Rubber) Allergy in People with Spina Bifida Latex allergen elimination in natural latex sap and latex gloves by treatment with alkaline potassium hydroxide solution By X Baur, J Rennert and ZChen. European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Volume 52 - issue 3 - page 306 - 311 Latex Allergens in Tire Dust and Airborne Particles Ann G. Miguel,1 Glen R. Cass,1 Jay Weiss,2 and M. Michael Glovsky latex allergens NIHS / DMD Division of Medical Devices, National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan Latex Allergien - die entscheidenden Links Latex Allergies - 1993 Health Response Ability Systems Latex Allergies - Copyright 1993 health ResponseAbility Systems Latex allergies update. (Ask the Doctor) McKane, Robert W. The Exceptional Parent October 31, 1998 Latex Allergies- (Carlo) Latex Allergies Boost Worker Lawsuits Latex Allergies by Arnold Becker, M.S. Latex allergies By Christina Sponselli. Nurseweek/Healthweek Latex Allergies Fotinos S. Panagakos, DMD, PhD Director of Environmental Safety, UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School Latex Allergies Go Ask Alice Latex Allergies Can Be Serious-Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic Latex Allergies in The Emergency Medical Services Setting — Part 2 Compiled and Edited by Arnold Becker, M.S. Latex Allergies in The Emergency Medical Services Setting — Part 3-July, 1998 Compiled and Edited by Arnold Becker, M.S. Suffolk County Department Of Health Services Division of Emergency Medical Services Latex allergies life-threatening in some patients By Barbara Isaacs Herald-Leader Staff Writer. Lexington Herald-Leader LATEX ALLERGIES LT Madelyn Gambrel, DC, USNR Branch Dental Clinic, Rota, Spain ``What is latex? The word "latex" usually refers to either the sap of the Brazilian rubber tree or to products made from this sap. These latex products are also commonly called "natural rubber products." Latex has been used in the manufacture of medical equipment since 1888 when the first surgical rubber gloves were manufactured. Latex allergies can pose significant health risk by Bob Kronemyer. Most latex glove allergies aren't to the latex itself, but tothe chemicals used to make the latex. May 1998. Infectious Disease News Specialty Forums. Latex allergies plague workers Latex Allergies Present Dangers For Patients and Medical Professionals ``For more information on press releases contact: Missy Gough 930 N. Meacham Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 330-0101 ext. 384 or E-Mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org Latex allergies prompt publication By Jeanette Hurt of the Journal Sentinel staff February 1, 1998 Latex allergies rising-``Signs reading "Latex-free area" are being posted in more and more hospitals and clinics around the United States.``Mayo Clinic Latex Allergies By Leigh Morgan January 8, 1998 Plus, online resources and the story of Lt. Hal Henderson. Nurseweek/Healthweek Latex Allergies: Latex Allergies: When Rubber Rubs the Wrong Way (September 1 U.S. Food and Drug Administration Latex Allergies-Fact Sheet ``Allergy to latex, a product of the rubber tree, is becoming increasingly common. As a society, we are exposed to many products that contain latex including gloves, children's toys, medical appliances, and condoms. Those who work in laboratory, health care, and food service settings add work time exposure to the other everyday exposures. Studies have estimated that 8-17% of health care workers and 1-3% of the general population experience symptoms of latex allergy.``Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) 317 University Hall #1150 University of California Berkeley, CA 94720-1150 Latex Allergies-Quantum Labs' Latex Allergies -Fotinos S. Panagakos, DMD, PhD ( Director of Environmental Safety, UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School) and Teri E. Lassiter, BS (Industrial Hygiene/Infection Control Coordinator, UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School) Latex Allergy - an Emerging Healthcare Problem Latex allergy -- an equal opportunity allergy Alison Carleton Latex Allergy - An Overview Latex allergy - by W. S. Tichenor, MD (New York, NewYork) - ``Allergies to latex are becoming increasingly common for reasons that are unclear. Latex allergy was unknown prior to the late 1980's, but it is now estimated that 6% of people may be allergic to latex. `` Latex Allergy - Cornellius ucsf LATEX ALLERGY - PALS 1205-Children's Medical Center LATEX ALLERGY - STATEMENT OF PROBLEM``Latex allergy has become an increasingly serious threat to health care providers and others exposed to natural rubber latex, particularly with frequent or prolonged exposure and particularly with exposure to mucous membrane or disrupted skin, and with inhalation (Kinnaird, McClure, & Wilham, 1995). EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION POSITION STATEMENT Latex Allergy - The real reason the ant couldn't move the rubber tree. Colleen McCarthy, Med, RN, Facilitator, Organizational Development and Professional Practice; and Kimberlee Hilliard, BSN, Clinical Nurse, Markham Stouffville Hospital Latex Allergy - Who Is At Risk? Newsletter - Vol. 2, No. 2 April 1994``Latex appears everywhere in the daily environment and can be found in everything from balloons to medical gloves. It is particularly prevalent in hospitals in such items as IV tubing, multi-dose vials, syringes, catheters and blood pressure cuffs. `` Infection Control Latex Allergy (Bandolier info) Latex Allergy by Mark Boguniewicz, and Kevin Fennelly. Medical Scientific Update 1996 Spring;14(1):1-5. Latex Allergy : A Public Health Problem of the Nineties Management in the Operating Room By: Donald E. Martin, M.D.-Legislative News Latex Allergy ``Allergy to latex was first recognized in the late 1970s. Since then, it has become a major heath concern as an increasing number of people in the work place have been affected. Health care workers exposed to latex gloves or medical products containing latex are especially at risk. It is estimated that 8-12% of health care workers are latex sensitive. Between 1988-1992, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) received over 1000 reports of adverse health effects from exposure to latex, including 15 deaths due to such exposure.`` OSHA. LATEX ALLERGY. Audrey Kunin, M.D. LATEX ALLERGY ``DESCRIPTION: Health care providers have been wearing latex gloves for decades. Indeed, contact dermatitis arising from chemicals used in the manufacture of latex gloves has been well documented since the 1930's. In the past decade, however, the incidence of debilitating, if not life-threatening, development of latex glove-induced protein allergies has been linked to repeated latex glove exposure.`` -The Association of Trial Lawyers of America Latex Allergy ``During the past 15 years allergic reactions to latex have become a significant public health problem, particularly among health-care workers. Approximately 800,000 American adults and children have become allergic to natural rubber latex, found in gloves and pacifiers. When exposed to latex or latex dust, sensitized persons can develop hives, nasal and eye irritation, asthma, and anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition in which the breathing passageways swell closed. About 1% of the general public and 4.5% to 17% of health-care workers and others exposed to latex on their jobs have become sensitized.`` Latex Allergy Bruce D. Ball, MD / Andy Davidson, MD / Thomas B. Harper, III, MD-Allergy & Asthma Consultants Latex Allergy ``An allergy is an abnormal reaction to a substance that is, as a rule, harmless. A substance that causes a reaction is called an allergen. Some common allergens are pollen, mold, dust, animal hair, feathers, foods, drugs, and insect stings. Natural rubber latex contains a substance that can be an allergen...........MossRehab ResourceNet Latex Allergy Allergy Society of South Africa. Written by Prof. Paul Potter Latex Allergy `` Latex is the milky soap from the Hevae Brasiliensis tree that is used in the manufacture of natural rubber products. Latex allergy is an increasing problem in our society, especially among healthcare professionals and patients with spina bifida, due to increased exposure to latex containing products.- Adapted from Bubak ME et al: May Clin Proc 1992 and Roy CA, Barton: AANA Journal 1991 Latex Allergy Compiled by Prof. P. Potter. `` Latex is obtained from the Hevia brazilienzis rubber tree. Individuals who are allergic to latex are allergic to the proteins which are bound to the isoprene molecules responsible for its remarkable elasticity.`` Latex Allergy ``Latex is the natural sap of the rubber tree which is used in the manufacture of approximately 40,000 products including latex gloves and condoms. A specific allergy classification to the latex allergen was officially recognized in 1979.`` -Zimmermann Productions Inc. Latex allergy-Natural rubber latex is used in many products, from toys to carpets, from erasers to rubber bands. In health care, latex is commonly found in rubber gloves. Healt care information centre Latex Allergy By Dr. Burton Zweiman (Medical Editor)``Dr. Gordon Sussman of the Univ. of Toronto in Canada, one of the leading investigators of latex allergy, pointed out that the large majority of patients he sees with documented latex allergy are health care workers. Most have an atopic background, with some exhibiting the well-known cross-reactive sensitivity to bananas, less commonly to kiwi, chestnut and avocado.`` American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Latex allergy Reddy, Sumana American Family Physician February 1, 1998 Latex Allergy. by Kimberly A. Loos, D.D.S. General Dentist, Sunnyvale California Dental Anatomy Instructor, University of Pacific Dental School Submitted: March 1, 1998 Latex Allergy ``The Latex Allergy Epidemic. During the past 15 years allergic reactions to latex have become a significant public health problem, particularly among health-care workers. Approximately 800,000 American adults and children have become allergic to natural rubber latex, found in gloves and pacifiers.``Quackwatch LATEX ALLERGY ``This handout was written to answer some of the questions most often asked about latex allergies.Feel free to ask your doctor or nurse to go over any information you do not understand.`` Latex Allergy A Prevention Guide LATEX ALLERGY ALERT Are you at risk? Hotel Dieu Hospital Kingston, Ontario Latex Allergy An Epidemic of Medicine's Deadly Dust Latex allergy and anaphylaxis in a child undergoing craniofacial surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg 1996 Dec;98(7):1290-1292 Peng C, Barnes S, Schafer M Department of Anesthesiology, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Ill., USA. Cetra Latex-Free Supplies Latex Allergy and Emergency Medical Personnel Latex allergy and latex sensitization in children and adolescents with meningomyelocele Shailen Shah, MDa Michael Cawley, MDb Roz Gleeson, CNSb John O’Connor, PhDa Stephen McGeady, MD. Philadelphia, Pa., and Wilmington, Del. ``The high prevalence of clinical latex allergy and latex sensitization in children with meningomyelocele has been widely reported . . . ``THE JOURNAL OF ALLERGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY. June 1998, Part 1 • Volume 101 • Number 6 • p741 to p746 Latex Allergy and Spina Bifida Latex Allergy and Spina Bifida ``Latex allergy is an allergic response to latex (rubber) products. Typical symptoms include watery eyes, wheezing, hives, rash, swelling and in severe cases, anaphylaxis (a life threatening reaction). These responses can occur when items containing latex touch the skin, the mucous membranes (like the mouth, genitals, bladder or rectum), open areas or bloodstream (especially during surgery). ``1998 Internet Alaska, Inc. LATEX ALLERGY ARTICLES FROM MEDLINE via ©1998 Avicenna Systems Corporation Latex allergy as a cause of eosinophilia in cerebrospinal fluid in a child with aventricular shunt Bodo Niggemann, MD Anette Bauer, MD Klaus Jendroska, MD Ulrich Wahn, MD Berlin, Germany. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1997;100:849-50. Latex Allergy Associated with Allergy to Soya Sauce Latex Allergy Authored by Amy J. Behrman, M.D., Director, Occupational Medicine, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Edited by Jeffrey Glenn Bowman, M.D., M.S. Latex Allergy By Bruce D. Ball, MD / Andy Davidson, MD / Thomas B. Harper, III, MD ``Allergy to natural rubber latex, commonly referred to as latex, appears to have been an uncommon occurrence before 1980 and the origin of the current proliferation of cases remains unknown. Attention to latex allergy in recent years has been prompted by reports of several fatalities due to anaphylaxis induced by latex retention balloons used in barium enema procedures and by frequent intra-operative anaphylaxis among children with spina bifida, a fact later attributed to the high prevalence of latex allergy among these children which was most probably induced biyearly and repeated exposures.``Allergy & Asthma Consultants, LLP Adults & Children Certified by American Board of Allergy and Immunology Latex allergy can induce clinical reactions to specific foods. D.H. Beezhold et al. journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 1996; 26: 416-22, latex allergy causing ureteral obstruction in a boy with epispadias Digital Urology Journal Pediatric Uroradiology Latex Allergy claims the life of a 40 year old RET U.S.Navy Leutenant ``Lieutenant Harold R. "Hal" Henderson, RN, BSN, CEN, TNCC, NC USN/RET, 40, of San Diego, California, died Friday, August 29, 1997, at the Balboa Naval Hospital. Lieutenant Henderson, who had been in ill health for some time as the result of respiratory and cardiac complications associated with latex allergy, suffered a massive heart attack. Latex Allergy Common Among Health Care Workers University of California Latex Allergy Concerns ``There are three types of latex-caused reactions that produce different symptoms. Dermatitis, usually appearing as reddened skin or local contact irritation, may be caused by several chemicals in the glove manufacturing process. Cell mediated allergic response is a true allergic response to latex that can cause swelling and blistering in areas where contact occurred. Even if the skin is washed following exposure, it often takes 24 to 48 hours before affected areas return to normal. The third type of reaction is Systemic latex allergy. This is the most serious of the three. It often leads to an asthmatic episode and may escalate to anaphylaxis or even death.``THE USAF DENTAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE Latex Allergy Concerns Parish Maintenance Supply Latex allergy diagnosis: in vivo and in vitro standardization of a natural rubber latex extract-K Turjanmaa, T Palosuo, H Alenius,F Leynadier, J.-E Autegarden, C André, HSicard, M Hrabina and T X Tran. European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Volume 52 - issue 1 - page 41 - 50 Latex Allergy Education Services Latex Allergy Education Services Latex allergy. Foods may also cause reactions AAIR Latex allergy gloves allergies Latex allergy Groote Schuur Hospital Latex Allergy Guidelines Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Latex Allergy- Hazel Zimbric, RN and Karen Sherry, RN. Physicians Plus Medical Group LATEX ALLERGY HEALTH UPDATE From News Services Latex Allergy Help Feedback Form for Email Latex Allergy Help Site -Debi Adkins. Latex Allergy Home Page -The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) Latex allergy in association with tissue expansion Ronald M Zuker MD FRCSC FACS, Marius Sapijaszko ``This case report outlines the sequence of events in an intraoperative anaphylactic reaction as the pockets for tissue expanders were being developed. Previous expansion had been carried out uneventfully suggesting previous sensitization. Subsequent testing revealed significant latex allergy. Latex avoidance during repeated tissue expansion is recommended.``Can J Plast Surg 1995;3(3):163-165. Latex allergy in association with tissue expansion Ronald M Zuker MD FRCSC FACS, Marius Sapijaszko This case report outlines the sequence of events in an intraoperative anaphylactic reaction as the pockets for tissue expanders were being developed. Previous expansion had been carried out uneventfully suggesting previous sensitization. Subsequent testing revealed significant latex allergy. Latex avoidance during repeated tissue expansion is recommended. Can J Plast Surg 1995;3(3):163-165. Latex allergy in children -``It has been recognized for several years that children who have undergone multiple surgeries and/or prolonged catherization with latex-containing urinary catheters were at increased risk for manifesting allergic reactions to latex in rubber surgical supplies or even rubber balloons. In some patients, these reactions were quite serious (e.g.-intraoperative anaphylaxis). ``American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Latex Allergy in Children Shriners Hospital for Children - Springfield, Massachusetts. Latex Allergy in Pediatric Spina Bifida Patients: Incidence and Surgical Implications. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1993 Annual Meeting - Scientific Program Paper No. 74 Thursday, February 18, 1993 LATEX ALLERGY IN HOUSEKEEPING PERSONNEL Latex Allergy in Pediatric Spina Bifida Patients: Incidence and Surgical Implications. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1993 Annual Meeting - Scientific Program Paper No. 74 Thursday, February 18, 1993 Latex Allergy in People with Spina Bifida Latex Allergy Increasingly Recognized-1998 Louise H. Bethea, M.D. Latex allergy can induce clinical reactions to specific foods. D.H. Beezhold et al. -Mediconsult Latex Allergy Increasingly Recognized Louise H. Bethea, M.D., P.A. Board Certified Allergist/Immunologist Latex Allergy Index Created ``Latex sensitivity has become such a major occupational health hazard among health care workers that the 4,000-member American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) recently issued a position statement calling the situation "a major occupational health problem" that has become epidemic for workers and highly exposed patients. The adoption of universal precautions to prevent the spread of HIV and viral hepatitis has greatly increased the use of latex gloves. This increase extends not only to all medical, dental and paramedical personnel but to the emergency sector including police and fire personnel. Mark Brehl, HSS Latex Allergy Index Created-Hospital Shared Services Latex Allergy Information Resource Page Courtesy of Dr. Gary Kantor, M.D. Latex Allergy Information Service (LAIS) 176 Roosevelt Avenue Torrington, Connecticut, USA 06790 (860) 482-6869 Fax: (860) 482-7640 e-mail: 76500.1452@compuServe or email@example.com ``The Latex Allergy Information Service's mission is providing latex allergy education, developing policy and procedure. They serve special needs children, and healthcare workers with latex allergy. They have local chapters and a directory is available in the newsletter.`` Latex Allergy Information Service. Latex Allergy Injuries - The Law Offices Of Herbert Monheit Latex Allergy Linked to Two Different Latex Components ``Johns Hopkins scientists working to develop a skin test for latex allergy have found that different patients can become sensitive to two different components of latex. Latex Allergy Links Latex Allergy Links Message Board Latex allergy manifested in urological surgery and care of adult spinal cord injured patients. Shenot P; Rivas DA; Kalman DD; Staas WE Jr; Chancellor MB (95070733 NLM) Arch PhysMed Rehabil 1994 Nov;75(11):1263-5 © 1997 thrive@ the healthy living experience Latex Allergy News article - from October 1995 LATEX ALLERGY OR ALLERGIC REACTIONS TO LATEX-CONTAINING MEDICAL DEVICES AND PRODUCTS -The Hospital Infections Program of CDC LATEX ALLERGY PAGES Latex Allergy PALS-1205 LATEX ALLERGY PILOT MODULE - POST-TEST Latex Allergy Poses Risks for Emergency Medical Personnel American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Latex Allergy Position Statement Latex Allergy Position Statement ACAAI Latex Allergy Program Gordon Sussman, M.D. and Milton Gold, M.D. Latex Allergy Protocol Update CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION Latex Allergy References Gary Stadtmauer, MD Latex Allergy References-AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEALTH - SYSTEM PHARMACISTS Latex Allergy Research ECI Medical Technologies Inc. Latex allergy review of 44 cases including outcome and frequent association with allergic hand eczema Taylor JS , Praditsuwan P .- Archives of Dermatology March 01, 1996 Latex allergy revisited LGeorgeP-Deja News, Inc. Latex Allergy Risks- Nation's Allergists Alert Public and Health Workers - NEWS RELEASE: July 16, 1996 CONTACT: Jo Ann Faber (847) 427-1200 latex allergy solution! Latex Allergy Statistics Latex Allergy SUMANA REDDY, M.D.``Natural latex from the rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis is an allergen in persons with significant cumulative latex exposure, such as those in the health care and rubber industries, as well as those undergoing repeated surgeries, especially if they undergo surgeries early in life. Symptoms of latex allergy may progress rapidly and unpredictably to anaphylaxis. `` Latex Allergy Support Group Latex Allergy Support Group / United Kingdom Latex Allergy Support Network, Inc. - Latex: an Occupational Hazard ``The incidence of IgE-mediated latex allergy in health care providers in 1991 ranged from 2.6% to 16.9%. It was also generally believed that only 1% of the population would present with reactions to latex. The statistics have change significantly since 1991.``The Delaware Valley Latex Allergy Support Network, Inc. 1996 Latex Allergy Support Network, Inc. Latex Information Center The Delaware Valley Latex Allergy Support Network, Inc. 1996 Latex Allergy Symptoms ECI Medical Technologies Inc. Latex Allergy Test Cleared for Marketing. Medical Devices Bulletin. 13(3): 3-4. March-June 1995.Available from Center for Radiological Devices and Radiological Health. FDA,Via CHID. latex allergy update Latex Allergy Whitton Division Newsletter ``Concern is mounting over serious allergic reactions to latex. Latest to react is the US Food & Drug Administration which has issued a health alert to employers. It is considering legislation requiring labelling on all medical products that contain rubber Latex Allergy ``By Dr. Burton Zweiman (Medical Editor) Dr. Gordon Sussman of the Univ. of Toronto in Canada, one of the leading investigators of latex allergy, pointed out that the large majority of patients he sees with documented latex allergy are health care workers.`` LATEX ALLERGY ``Natural rubber latex( referred as latex) allergy has recently been identified as an international public health problem particularly among health care workers. Prevalence rates of 10% have been reported among heavy glove users such as surgeons and operating room nurses.``Occupational and Environmental Medicine Directorate Home Page! Latex Allergy Burlington, D. Bruce Washington Post--Health (06/25/96) P. 4 Information, Inc., Bethesda, MD Latex Allergy Health square-The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunolog Latex Allergy Patient Education Reference The Johns Hopkins Hospital 1997 Latex Allergy Hazel Zimbric, RN and Karen Sherry, RN Physicians Plus Medical Group Latex Allergy. by Kimberly A. Loos, D.D.S. General Dentist, Sunnyvale California Dental Anatomy Instructor, University of Pacific Dental School Submitted: March 1, 1998 - Boyden/Loos Dental Practice Latex Allergy. OSHA Latex Allergy.``Latex is a natural substance harvested from the rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis. The sap from this tree (natural rubber latex) is a translucent white liquid. The British were first to discover latex during the mid 18th century although latex did not achieve economic significance until about 1960. `` by Kimberly A. Loos, D.D.S. General Dentist, Sunnyvale California Dental Anatomy Instructor, University of Pacific Dental School Submitted: March 1, 1998 Latex Allergy: A Continuing Epidemic in Healthcare Personnel By Suzanne S. Teuber, M.D. -The Cal Nurse. Sept. 1998. Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology U.C. Davis School of Medicine Home Study: Continuing Education. Latex Allergy: A Historical Perspective ``Natural rubber latex gloves, first introduced into surgery by Wllliam Halstead at Johns Hopkins University in 1890, were used to protect the skin of healthcare workers from harmful antiseptics. 8 Today, latex gloves are the first line of defense against infectious diseases, providing effective barrier protection for both the healthcare professional and the patient. ``Ansell Healthcare Division Latex Allergy: A Risk For Doctor and Patient``Physicians have worn rubber gloves since
the 1890s, with few problems, so why the recent attention to latex allergy? To keep up
with the exploding demand for gloves following the call for universal precautions in 1987, manufacturers may have cut corners, and in doing so, produced gloves sometimes thousands of times more allergenic. They also switched glove powder, replacing heavier talc with more readily aerosolized cornstarch, which easily bound to latex proteins.`` 1998 Vital Signs Massachusetts Medical Society Aug
Latex allergy: a new and common problem." Charous, B. Lauren American Family Latex Allergy: A New and Common Problem - January 1, 1998 - American Fami Editorals B. LAUREN CHAROUS, M.D. Milwaukee Medical Clinic Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ``The occurrence of allergy to natural rubber latex is a singular event in the annals of medicine. Because of unique advantages in flexibility, strength, elasticity and barrier properties, latex gloves have been widely used in medicine since the turn of the century. Latex is also a common component of many other medical devices, including drains, catheters and wraps, and it is an ingredient in adhesives used for dressings and tapes. While allergic contact dermatitis due to sensitization to rubber chemical additives has been appreciated for over 40 years, rubber latex itself was long considered immunologically inert. ``Copyright 1998 by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Latex Allergy: A Prevention Guide—2nd printing National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Latex allergy: an update Angelika Heese, Ulrike Lacher, Hans Uwe Koch, Janna Kubosch, Yasmin Ghane, Klaus-Peter Peters Der Hautarzt Volume 47 Issue 11 (1996) pp 817-824 Latex allergy: an Emerging Healthcare Problem The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Latex allergy: How safe are your gloves? by Kenneth K. Meyer, MD, FACS, and Donald H. Beezhold, PhD, Sayre, PA-The American College of Surgeons Latex allergy: itchy side effects of safer sex. By Kathy Sena Latex Allergy: Implications for patients and health care workers - Bandolier (UK) LATEX ALLERGY: IT'S WORSE THAN YOU THINK; NEW STUDY AT HOPKINS TO PINPOINT SUFFERERS March 17, 1994 Media Contact: Joann Rodgers Phone: (410) 955-8659 E-mail: JRodgers@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu Latex Allergy: Medicine's Deadly Dust Latex Allergy - On the Increase by Prof. P. C. Potter.Allergy Society of South Africa. Latex Allergy: Problems & Solutions G.T. Terezhalmy, D.D.S., M.A. This course is recommended for dentists and dental hygienists. Latex Allergy: Shocking News Cause for Concern by John A. Taylor, Fire Medic Latex Allergy: The AnsellCares Program The Delaware Valley Latex Allergy Support Network, Inc. 1996 LATEX ALLERGY: What you need to know that could even save your life. Web Law Review, Winter 1997 Latex Allergy-ACAAI Latex Allergy Latex Allergy-by Mark Boguniewicz, M.D. and Kevin Fennelly, M.D.-National Jewish Medical and Research Center, 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, Colorado 80206. Latex Allergy-Daniel Suez, M.D LatexAllergy-Daniel Suez, M.D., Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Clinic, P.A. 2621 West Airport Freeway, Suite 111, Irving, TX 75062 Baylor Health Center at Irving-Coppell, Plaza I, Suite 220, 400 W. IH 635, Irving, TX 75063 Phone: (972) 257-1255, Fax: (972) 258-8288, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org LATEX ALLERGY-Digital Urology Journal LATEX ALLERGY-Implications for patients and health care workers by Dr. Andrew Moore (Bandolier) Latex Allergy: Problems & Solutions G.T. Terezhalmy, D.D.S.,M.A.-Continuing Education for the Healthcare Professional, 1998 Latex Allergy-Implications for patients and health care workers ``Natural rubber products have been used widely for many years. Allergic reactions to rubber, and especially immediate allergic reactions, have only been recognised in the last decade, with the first report appearing in 1979. Latex Allergy-Lisa Schilling 2/94- Topics in Primary Care Latex Allergy - One Hospital's Response ``Latex sensitivity has become such a major occupational health hazard among health care workers that the 4,000-member American College of Allergy,` Latex Allergy Support Meeting Middletown Library (610-566-7828) 21 North Pennell Road (Rt. 452) Lima, PA 19037 Latex Allergy-The American Nurses Association, Inc. Latex allergy - the latest insights. Kim, Kenneth. The Western Journal of Medicine ``Urticaria to latex has been reported as early as 1927 and more recently in 1979. Fatal reactions to latex-tipped barium enema catheters brought attention to the potentially serious nature of the allergy around 1990. In recent years, awareness of the condition has risen, as has exposure to latex: more than 40,000 products contain latex, and latex gloves are omnipresent in health care settings.`` Information Access Company, 1998 Latex allergy serious, pervasive,preventable. June 23, 1998-The Times Leader Latex Alternative Products List Latex and nickel allergies on the rise October 29, 1998 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Latex and Non Latex Glove Specialists DELTA MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. Latex and the General Population The Delaware Valley Latex Allergy Support Network, Inc. Latex as aeroallergen.Piotr Rapiejko, Edward Zawisza, Agnieszka Lipiec, Boleslaw Samolinski, Dariusz Jurkiewicz, Bozena Tarchalska-Krynska. Presented on XVIIth Congress of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology 21-26 June 1998. Published in Monitor Pylkowy 1998, 1, 13 ISSN 1427-9223. ``460 patients with allergic rhinitis and 35 surgical nurses (working for at least 10 years) were screened by questionnaire as well as skin prick test for latex immediate type allergy. Particulate air pollutans were collected by volumetric sampling devices and characterized by optical microscopy. Dermatitis and rhinitis symptoms were analyzed as well as their relation to the presence of airborne particles from latex gloves and tire particles.`` LATEX AS KILLER: One Nurse's Story Submitted by Karen L.Thurlow RNC,BSN Latex Allergy Consultant Maine Education Coordinator/ELASTIC On June 10, 1996, Cheryl Maree Mohrbacker, a 41-year-old registered nurse in Oregon, went to the hospital to work her regular 3-11 shift. She never came home. Latex Case Yields $1 Million Verdict By Peter M. Sfikas, J.D. ``A circuit court jury in Milwaukee County, Wis., returned a $1 million verdict for a former CAT scan technician who said her Type 1 latex sensitivity resulted from her use of the defendant’s product.``1998 American Dental Association Latex Condoms Item View Latex Containing Products by Arnold Becker, M.S. Latex exposure National Jewish Medical and Research Center, 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, Colorado 80206.- by Mark Boguniewicz, M.D. and Kevin Fennelly, M.D. Latex Free Alternatives for the Home Latex Free Dental Product List LATEX FREE ESSENTIALS Latex Free Hospital Products Latex free hospital products F.L.A.R.E. Latex Free Kits NETWORK NEWS Volume 2, Issue 3 Latex Free Living TM: Latex Free Medical Alternatives Latex Glove Allergy Alert Environmental and Physical Safety Department University of Houston. From the A.S.S.E. Newsletter - Vol. 8, Number 4 Latex Glove Allergy Alert ``The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has issued an alert on the dangers of work-related latex allergy and recommended that employers select products and implement work practices that reduce the risks. Latex Glove Allergy Alert ``The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has issued an alert on the dangers of work-related latex allergy and recommended that employers select products and implement work practices that reduce the risks.`` ENVIRONMENTAL AND PHYSICAL SAFETY Latex glove allergy in the surgical environment London International Group plc, Latex Glove Note Infection Control Guidelines-OSAP Latex Gloves Training Videos from Michco and Impact Products Inc. Latex Hazards The Medical balloon Latex Health Issues - NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN LATEX LITIGATION ``We are handling over thirty cases for individuals who have been diagnosed by an antibody or RAST test with a Type I latex allergy. This is the systemic form of the allergy and can result in serious health problems. The signs and symptoms include anaphylactoid reactions, hives, wheezing, swelling, itchy and watery eyes and "asthma." Most of our clients are health care professionals who have had extensive exposure to latex gloves. Many have approached us because their allergy is so severe that they are unable to work in a medical environment. Please note that we are limiting our cases to persons with Type I allergies. We have not been taking cases of skin rashes alone, called Type IV reactions.`` Rheingold, Valet & Rheingold, P.C. LaTeX Home Page Latex Hypersensitivity Latex hypersensitivity: What are your risks? By Marianne Gritter, MS, RN. NurseWeek/HealthWeek Latex Hypersensitivity: Its Prevalence Among Dental Professionals. Safadi, G.S., et al. Latex Information -HIMA Latex Information Page Latex Labeling Required for all Medical Devices Latex Lances MPEG movies of latex condom manufacturing Latex Management A Snap? Not By A Long Shot This article first appeared in the October 1998 issue of Health Facilities Management.1998 Health Forum.Latex Medical Alert. Available from American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) Via Latex paint allergy Latex Precautions in the Operating Theatre Linda L. Gehring, RN, MS; Kevin J. Kelly, MD - Ansell Perry Latex Product List Hazel Zimbric, RN and Karen Sherry, RN Physicians Plus Medical Group Latex products and alternatives Latex protein allergy & your gloves LATEX PROTEIN TOXIC SYNDROME LITIGATION: The Newest Toxic Exposure By: Herbert Monheit and Peter Kohn Latex Protocol LATEX PROTOCOL The following protocol for latex allergy has been produced by Dr M Dakin & Dr S Yentis of the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London. Latex related conferences & seminars F.L.A.R.E. Latex Rubber Allergy Impacts Dentists and Patients``SAN FRANCISCO -- Latex gloves and other latex-containing materials are essential components of universal precautions against transmission of bloodborne disease in the dental office. ``October 1998 ADA Annual Session News Releases Latex Rubber Products and Substitutes Latex safe hospitals F.L.A.R.E. Latex safe offices F.L.A.R.E. Latex Safe Operating Room Latex Safe Safer Sex Immune.Com Latex sensitisation in the health care setting (use of latex gloves). April 1996 Latex sensitisation in the health care setting (use of latex gloves). April 1996 Latex Sensitisation Study Dr E. Anne Field Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Oral Medicine ``There are increasing reports of adverse reactions to latex gloves by healthcare practitioners and it has been estimated that, in the United States alone, about 17% of healthcare workers (1.4 million people) are currently allergic to natural rubber latex (NRL) (CDC. 8-15-95). Adverse reactions range from a mild skin rash to a fatal anaphylactic shock and one recent study has reported a prevelance of allergic reactions to latex gloves among American dentists of 13.7%. Latex sensitisation - what causes it and what can be done to minimise the risks: Part 1. Latex sensitivity in dental students and staff: a cross-sectional study.J Allergy Clin Immunol 1997 Mar;99(3):396-401 Tarlo SM, Sussman GL, Holness DL .The Gage Occupational and Environmental Health Unit, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Cetra Latex-Free Supplies Latex Sensitivity Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses Latex Sensitivity Medscape Latex Sensitivity Test Latex Sensitivity Test ADA Latex Sensitivity Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses Latex Sensitivity. Author: Jay E. Slater, MD, Children's National Medical Center. From Medscape Respiratory Care ``Allergic reactions to latex usually occur in members of well-defined risk groups. These include healthcare workers, rubber industry workers, and children with spina bifida (meningomyelocele) and urogenita abnormalities.`` Latex sensitivity in anesthesiologists``There has been increased interest and investigation of the prevalence of latex sensitivity in health care workers as a potential occupational hazard. Brown et al from Johns Hopkins University Hospital reported their study of 168 anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists with latex puncture skin testing and validated latex glove application challenge tests.``8/27/98 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Latex sensitivity screening set; some tests Oct. 24 only. 1998 American Dental Association. Latex sensitivity: A health care challenge of the '90s ©1997 Mercy Hospital Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa Latex Survey Latex Task Force Chair - Paul Bonnici, Baxter Corporation Latex Thimble for Needle Suspension Procedures François Haab European Urology 1997, 32:4:455-456. LATEX TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME Since the advent of universal precautions for exposure to body fluids, there has been a dramatic increase in latex glove usage. Now scientific reports are demonstrating latex allergic reactions among personnel who routinely use gloves. Alert the users in your agency that they may have a latex allergy if, when in contact with latex, they experience a rash, hives, runny nose, itching, or a tight throat. When any of these symptoms are exhibited, medical attention should be sought promptly.`` - Parma 2000 LATEX ALLERGIES ``Developing an allergy to latex means more than changing to nonlatex gloves—it means changing your life. But preventing or managing latex allergies may become easier as healthcare facilities and the Food and Drug Administration become more aware of this growing problem.`` NURSEWEEK Publishing Inc., Sunnyvale, California, USA. Latex Allergies SAFETY & QUALITY INITIATIVES INTRODUCED BY STATE NURSES ASSOCIATIONS --1998 Latex Allergies Stretch Beyond Rubber Gloves Latex production & manufacture CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION Latex, An Occupational Hazard The Delaware Valley Latex Allergy Support Network, Inc. Latex: A cause of allergic contact eczema in users of natural rubber gloves S. Mark Wilkinson, MD, MRCP, and Robert Burd, MRCP - Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology July 1998 volume 39 number 1 Latex: Users Search for Allergy Answers. Dougals, D.D. Academy of General Dentistry Impact. 23(2): 20-21. February 1995. Via CHID. LATEXALLERGIE IM MEDIZINISCHEN BEREICH LATEXALLERGIE IM MEDIZINISCHEN BEREICH LATEX-ALLERGIE (Allergie auf natürlichen Latex) - ein Leitfaden für Patienten mit allergischem Krankheitsbild - Latexallergie Landesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz Nordrhein-Westfalen Gurlittstraße 53 a 40223 Düsseldorf Tel. 0211/31 03 0, Latex-Allergien Betriebsärztliche Information 1/96 Latex-Containing Products in Household and Health Care Settings National Jewish Medical and Research Center, 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, Colorado 80206. Latex-Free Alternatives by Arnold Becker, M.S. Latex-Free Alternatives for Dental Products A.L.E.R.T. Latex-free condom offers relief from allergies LONDON — A new condom, made without latex, offers relief to allergy sufferers but is unlikely to make much of a dent in demand in the multimillion-dollar global rubber market, industry sources and the Latex Allergy Support Group (LASG) said on Friday. FoxNews Latex-Free Examination Gloves ECI Medical Technologies Inc. Latex-Free Sterile Surgical Gloves Latex-Free Surgical Gloves ECI Medical Technologies Inc. Latexfreie Notfall-Sets Latex-Latex allergy - OHSU Latex-Safe Carts for Bedside Patient Care Linda Coulombe, RN.``The need to provide a latex-safe environment for patients with latex sensitivity continues to grow as the incidence of allergy increases. `` International Journal of Trauma Nursing January-March 1998 volume 4 number 1 Copyright © by the Emergency Nurses Association Latex-safe Safer Sex Immune.Com, Latex-Safe Working Environments Needed Author: Nathan D. Childs, Staff Writer [Skin & Allergy News 29(5):8, 1998. © 1998 International Medical News Group.] Lear JT, English JS. Anaphylaxis after hepatitis B vaccination.The Lancet. 1995 May;345:1249. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc. Leslie Latex Page ``Latex or natural rubber latex is commonly found in health care products. Although most think of latex gloves, there are many other sources including airways, intravenous tubing, syringes, stethoscopes, catheters, dressings and bandages. 99% of latex comes from the milky cytosio of the tree Hevea brazilienses found in Africa and Southeast Asia. There are 200 plants capable of producing latex, besides Hevea braziliens only guayle bush produces enough for commerical use. Natural rubber latex should not be confused with synthetic rubber, because synthetic rubber poses no hazard to latex-sensitive individuals. Levels and Routes of Exposure NIOSH Lifesaving Latex: A Cautionary Tale. Barrett, J.Source (SO): Mission. 23(3): 2-5. Winter 1996. Available from The Mission. Office of Public Affairs, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Via CHID. Lifesaving latex--a cautionary tale- By Jim Barrett. The Mission Lingerie-Latex Alarm, Fowl Allergy, and Birth Video Tips - By Rita Rubin. Special to ABCNEWS.com -ABCNEWS and Starwave Corporation. Links to medical glove resources on the net. Liquid Latex - A Wonderfully Exhilarating New Product Liquid Latex Body Cosmetic Questions and Answers List of Latex Safe Glove Manufacturers LIVE SATELLITE VIDEOCONFERENCE ON NATURAL RUBBER/LATEX ALLERGY TO BE BROADCAST NATIONWIDE ``WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 26, 1998) - Natural rubber/latex allergy is an emerging public health issue that impacts a wide range of health care and workplace procedures and practices. Allergy to natural rubber/latex containing materials, such as protective gloves, can result in potentially serious health problems. Managers responsible for workers routinely exposed to these materials in all occupational settings need to know how to recognize and prevent serious natural rubber/latex allergy.
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