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  • Mailing List WWW Gateway
  • Makers of Latex-Free Products
  • Malaysian Rubber Research and Development Board.
  • Management of Latex Allergy (Cleveland Clinic)
  • Management of Latex-Allergic Patients - Five Principles
  • Management of the Latex-Allergic Patient
  • Managing latex allergy in the cardiac surgical patient.  `` Latex allergy affects about 1% of the general population and between 10% and 17% of health care workers. The severity of a latex allergic reaction can range from contact dermatitis to anaphylaxis and death.`` Brown, Mary-Michael Hess, Rebecca  Critical Care Nursing Quarterly May 31, 1998
  • Managing Latex Allergies.   Bednarsh, H.S., Eklund, K.J.Source (SO): Access. 9(2): 8-9. March 1995.  Available from American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Via CHID.
  • Manufacturers of Latex-Free Products  American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc.
  • Matelas Laviolette - Home mattresses
  • MATHER HOSPITAL NURSES GAIN NATIONAL ATTENTION FOR  APPROACH TO LATEX ALLERGIES
  • MEASUREMENT OF PROTEIN IN NATURAL LATEX RUBBER PARTICLE SUSPENSIONS Author(s): SILER DEBORAH J CORNISH KATRINA ``  Latex allergy is associated with frequent use of high protein latex gloves and other products. Since latex allergy arose because of high protein latex products, the manufacture and use of low protein latex products should greatly diminish the incidence of new allergy cases. Various methods for removing protein from latex and latex products are available. `` - TEKTRAN United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library
  • Medical College To Study Latex Allergy Prevention In Health Care Workers February, 1998-Med. Coll. Wisconsin
  • Medical Glove Powder Report
  • Medical Glove Safety -Technical Overview for the JOWC.-Pete Phillips, Dec 1996.
  • Medical Gloves
  • Medical Gloves and Latex Allergenicity by Diane M. Sosovec, RN, MS, -1996 Allegiance Healthcare Corporation
  • Medical, Dental, and Hospital Sources of Latex-free Products (ALERT)
  • Mediziner schlagen  jetzt endlich Alarm - Susanne Priehn-Küpper
  • MEDLINE- Entrez Document Summaries- SEARCH for ``latex allergy``-citations 1-20 displayed (out of 1138 found), page 1 of 57.
  • MedNet Latex Sensitivity Connections
  • MedWeb: Bibliographies: Latex Allergy
  • Meetings and Conferences
  • Mental Health Net - Allergies and Asthma Resources
  • Mercy offers packet for institutions starting latex-free program ©1997 Mercy Hospital Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa
  • MNELASTIC Web
  • Molecular and Immunological Characteristics of Latex Allergens Heimo Breiteneder, Otto Scheiner. International Archives of Allergy and Immunology 1998, 116:2:83-92.
  • More than 12% of anesthesiologists sensitive to latex
  • MSNBC Health News Page
  • MUSC Latex Allergy Home Page
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  • National Institutes of Health - Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • National Latex Allergy Symposium -FLARE
  • Nation's Allergists Alert Public and Health Workers About Latex Allergy Risks `` Arlington Heights, Ill. - The nation's allergists today expanded their efforts to alert the public - especially health workers and others at high risk - about the growing problem of allergic reactions to latex rubber.-American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
  • Natural history of latex allergy-NIOSH
  • Natural Rubber Latex Allergy: A Potentially Disabling Epidemic by Rochelle D. Spiker, MSW, LCSW-C Executive Director of the Potomac Latex Allergy Association
  • Natural Rubber Latex Allergy - The Latex Allergy Support Group in the UK -Asthma and Allergy Information and Research
  • Natural rubber latex allergy: prevalence and risk factors in patients with spina bifida compared with atopic children and controls. R. Cremer, A. Hoppe, E. Korsch, U. Kleine-Diepenbruck, F. Bläker European Journal of Pediatrics, 157(1):13-16, 12/1997.
  • Natural Rubber Latex Allergy (NRL) Fact Sheet ``What Is Latex Allergy? It is an allergic reaction to products made from natural rubber latex (NRL). It should not be confused with the more common irritant type reactions that are caused by direct injury to the skin, as from frequent hand-washing with detergents. Latex products contain native or endogenous substances such as proteins as well as added processing chemicals. A person can be allergic to the proteins, the focus of this fact sheet, or to the chemicals. ``Karen Alcorn, HIMA
  • Natural Rubber Latex Allergy (NRL) Fact Sheet-HIMA
  • Natural Rubber Latex Allergy FDA Medical Bulletin * Summer 1997 * Volume 27 Number 2- by Sharon F. Dillard, M.S., Division of Post Market Surveillance, Center for Devices and Radiological Health. ``FDA investigations, which ultimately identified natural latex/natural rubber (NLNR) allergy as an emerging public health concern, were started in response to voluntary reports submitted by physicians, nurses, and technologists to medWatch. The first reports described patient deaths that occurred during barium enema procedures, before the administration of barium. These initial voluntary reports from vigilant and concerned health professionals provided critical information that resulted in the identification of NLNR allergy as the probable cause of the events.``
  • Natural Rubber Latex Allergy a cause of anaphylaxis
  • NATURAL RUBBER LATEX ALLERGY. THE EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE
  • Natural rubber latex allergy: spectrum, diagnostic approach, and therapy. J Emerg Med 1997 Jan;15(1):71-85 Woods JA, Lambert S, Platts-Mills TA, Drake DB, Edlich RF.Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville 22908, USA. Cetra Latex-Free Supplies
  • Natural rubber latex hypersensitivity: incidence and prevalence of type I allergy in the dental

  • professional. Hamann CP; Turjanmaa K; Rietschel  R; Siew C; Owensby D; Gruninger SE; Sullivan KM  ((98109766 NLM))  J Am Dent Assoc 1998  Jan;129(1):43-54   © 1998 thrive@ the healthy living experience
  • Natural Rubber Latex Sensitivity A Life-Threatening Occupational Hazard ``In a position statement released in mid-July regarding natural rubber latex sensitivity, the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) called for immediate action to find solutions to this life- threatening occupational hazard.``August 4, 1997 SafetyOnline
  • Natural Rubber Latex Sensitivity an AAOHN Position Statement. ``Natural rubber latex sensitivity/allergy is an occupational hazard for a rapidly growing number of workers, particularly in health care settings and manufacturing settings involving natural rubber latex.      It causes serious and debilitating illness, and it is a known cause of occupational fatality. It is costly for employers and employees.
  • Natural rubber latex skin testing reagents: Safety and diagnostic accuracy of nonammoniated latex, ammoniated latex, and latex rubber glove extracts Robert G. Hamilton, PhD and N. Franklin Adkinson, Jr., MD J Allergy Clin Immunol Nov 1996
  • Natural Rubber/ Latex Allergy: Recognition, Treatment, and Prevention. Produced by FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) ``Latex allergy can occur in workers and patients exposed to latex gloves and other natural rubber latex-containing products.Hear international experts discuss the recognition, treatment and prevention of latex allergies. ``
  • New Blood Test to Detect Latex Allergy
  • 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."-Rheingold, Valet & Rheingold
  • News About Allergy and Asthma -Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Home Page]
  • News der Selbsthilfegruppe für Latexallergiker L.A.I.V. e.V.
  • Nice summary on where latex comes from, by David Shaw
  • NIOSH Alert
  • NIOSH Alert - US Federal Response to Latex Rubber Allergy
  • NIOSH Alert On Work-Related Latex Allergy Recommends
  • Steps to Reduce Exposures ``The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, today recommended ways to protect workers from allergic reactions due to job-related exposures to natural rubber latex in gloves and other products.``
  • NIOSH ALERT ON WORK-RELATED LATEX  ALLERGY RECOMMENDS STEPS TO REDUCE EXPOSURES ``The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, today recommended ways to protect workers from allergic reactions due to job-related exposures to natural rubber latex in gloves and other products. Date: June 23, 1997
  • NIOSH ALERT: Preventing Allergic Reactions to Natural Rubber Latex in the Workplace
  • NIOSH Latex Alert - Rubber Room Mirror
  • NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • NIOSH/HHS Press Releases
  • NIOSH/latex alert
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Non-Latex Alternative Products List -- Courtesy Spina Bifida Association
  • NON-LATEX GLOVES
  • Nonoxynol-9 Lubricated Latex Condoms May Increase Release of Natural Rubber Latex Protein
  • Non-Sterile Surgical Gloves ECI Medical Technologies Inc
  • Occupational Asthma OSHA
  • Occupational Health Hazard: Latex Allergy ``A natural rubber latex allergy is a serious medical problem for a growing number of patients and a disabling occupational disease among health care workers. Allergic reactions to latex range from skin disease to asthma and anaphylaxis that can result in chronic illness, disability, career loss, hardship, and death. By Greg Watchman
  • Occupational Latex Aeroallergens in a Medical Center -Swanson MC, Bubak ME, Hunt LW, Yunginger JW, Warner MA and Reed CE. Quantification of  J Allergy Clin Immunol. pp. 445-451, September  1994.
  • One of the rubber latex allergens is a lysozyme Yagami et al J Allergy Clin Immunol Nov 1995
  • Overview of Latex Allergy Michelle M. Klinek, M.D.
  • PALS ``is a not-for-profit organization for physicians who are committed to halting the growing epidemic of latex allergy. It is headed by Barbara Zucker-Pinchoff, MD, an anesthesiologist in practice for 13 years, now disabled by latex allergy.``
  • Paper on Latex Allergy by Amy J. Behrman, Director ,Occupational Medicine, Asst. Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
  • Paraquad - Natural Rubber Latex Allergy
  • Parma 2000 - Resource Center  LATEX TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME
  • Pathophysiology of Latex Allergy Dr Gary Kantor, Dr Mike Smith, Dr Santosh Kalhan
  • Patient Assessment by Arnold Becker, M.S.
  • Patient information handout on latex allergy  American Academy of Family Physicans.
  • People at High Risk of Developing Latex Allergy  National Jewish Medical and Research Center, 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, Colorado 80206.
  • Perioperative Management of the Latex-Allergic Patient
  • Perioperative Management of the LATEX-ALLERGIC Patient Drs. Gary Kantor, Michael P. Smith and Santosh Kalhan
  • Perioperative Management of the LATEX-ALLERGIC Patient  -Gary Kantor, MD,
  • Petition to FDA to ban cornstarch powder on latex gloves Dear Dr. Friedman:Lead Deputy Commissioner Food and Drug Administration 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857- Public Citizen
  • Pharmacologic Characterization of Latex Extracts by Isolated Guinea Pig Tracheal Tissue E. Neil Schachter, Eugenija Zuskin, Nicholas Rienzi, Satindra Goswami, Saul Maayani. Respiration 1998, 65:5:393-400.
  • Physicians Against Latex Sensitization (PALS)
  • Picture of Hevea brasiliensis
  • PLAA - Potomac Latex Allergy Association
  • Plant Allergies: Latex, Carrageenans
  • Plant defense-related enzymes as latex antigens.  Yagami, T., Sato, M., Nakamura, A., Komiyama, T., Kitagawa, K., Akasawa, A. and Ikezawa, Z.``Latex allergy is an increasing hazard to people who frequently come into contact with latex products. Of interest concerning this immediate-type allergy is the cross-reactivity to various vegetable foods and pollen. Despite its high prevalence, no adequate explanation has been provided for the cross-reactive antigens. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol., 101, 379-385 (1998).
  • Plant Defense-Related Proteins as Latex Allergens- ``Since the late 1980's, an immediate-type allergy provoked by natural rubber products has been reported around the world. It is now known as Latex Allergy. The causative latex products are wide-ranging. They include medical devices, dental materials, and household products. Latex Allergy is prevalent in people who are repeatedly in contact with latex products. For example, about 5 to 15 % of doctors and nurses have IgE antibodies to latex antigens.``NIHS / DMD
  • Polyurethane "Plastic" Male Condom  Immune.Com
  • Population at Risk for Development of Latex Allergy.-CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
  • POSITION STATEMENT CONCERNING LATEX ALLERGIES `` Since the late 1980s, there has been a significant     increase in the number of allergic reactions to natural rubber latex. The Food and Drug Administration attributes this rise to a ten-fold increase in the use of latex gloves. While only 1-6% of the general population is allergic to latex, the prevalence in healthcare workers and others whose occupations involve exposure to rubber products is around 10%. Children and adolescents with spina bifida also have an increased incidence because of their frequent exposure to latex products from birth.``1997 American Association of Endodontists
  • POSITION STATEMENT: LATEX ALLERGY AND MYELODYSPLASIA: -Northeast Myelodysplasia Association
  • Post-operative Management Dr Gary Kantor, Dr Mike Smith, Dr Santosh Kalhan
  • Potomac Latex Allergy Association ``The Potomac Latex Allergy Association, its Executive Director, Board of Advisors, or anyone else affiliated with the organization disclaim any responsibility or liability for any reader's actions taken as a result of their understanding of material presented at this website or any posted links at this website. The information presented here is for educational and informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for diagnosis, decision making, and treatment by a physician. Additionally, all individuals, companies, and products that may be mentioned by this website are  meant as a informational/educational resource only. No endorsement or promotion is implied. ``
  • Powder-Coated Surgical Glove Dangers Told  By DAN GALLAGHER San Diego Daily Transcript  Jan. 8, 1998
  • Powdered Latex Gloves Called a Health Risk USA Today (01/08/98) P. 5D; O'Neal, Glenn - Infection Control News Update.POWDERED LATEX GLOVES CAN CAUSE DISABILITY Joseph T. Catalano RN, PhD.CCRN - ``Latex allergy follows a predictable progression of symptoms that will continue as long as the person is in contact with the allergen. The symptoms usually begin as a local irritation and itching on the skin of the hands. The irritation gradually progresses to hives and open lesions. Repeated exposure to the allergen then leads to asthma, watery eyes, and recurrent sinusitis and may eventually, with continued exposure, lead to anaphylactic shock.
  • Powdered Latex Gloves May Pose Danger to Latex-Sensitive Health Care Workers- Allergies & Asthma In the News ( Based on an FDA report, CNN reported on January 7, 1998, )
  • POWDERED LATEX GLOVES POSE SERIOUS RISK  TO PATIENTS AND HEALTH WORKERS.  Dr. Sidney Wolfe 202 588-1000 or Brian Dooley 202 588-7703 January 7, 1998
  • Powder-Free Latex Gloves
  • Prefers polyurethane protection ... as a first line of barrier contraception for people with a latex allergy. Go Ask Alice
  • Pregnancy Prevention Only  Immune.Com
  • Prevalence of IgE-mediated allergy to latex in hospital nursing staff. Aust N Z J Med 1997 Apr;27(2):165-169 Douglas R, Morton J, Czarny D, O'Hehir RE Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic. Cetra Latex-Free Supplies
  • Prevalence of latex allergy among greenhouse workers  Carrillo et al J Allergy Clin Immunol Nov 1995
  • Prevalence of latex allergy - NurseWeek/HealthWeek
  • Prevalence of latex allergy in a dental school  Constance H Katelaris, Richard P Widmer and Ross M Lazarus.``Conclusions: Confirmation of the 9% prevalence of latex allergy among dental workers will require further studies incorporating an objective measure of IgE-mediated hypersensitivity. © 1997 Medical Journal of Australia.
  • Prevent Allergic Reactions to Natural Rubber Latex DOE/EH-0521 --- Issue No. 98-4 --- 5/98-Technical Information Services (TIS),
  • Preventing allergic reactions to latex Alberta Dental Association
  • Preventing Allergic Reactions to Natural Rubber Latex in the Workplace- June 1997 DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-135 ``WARNING!  Workers exposed to latex gloves and other products  containing natural rubber latex may develop allergic reactions such as skin rashes; hives; nasal, eye, or sinus symptoms; asthma; and (rarely) shock.``
  • Preventing Allergic Reactions to Rubber in the Workplace
  • Preventing Allergic Reactions to Rubber Latex in the Workplace.
  • Preventing Latex Allergies Before They Attack ``Scientists at Columbia University have developed a new topical hand cream that may prevent the two most common latex allergy reactions-- sensitization to latex after prolonged exposure and contact dermatitis. More than 1.4 million people in the United States are at risk for latex allergies, which cause itching and redness and, in severe cases can lead to respiratory distress or even death.`` Study author, Shanta Modak, Ph.D., -CPMC News & Information
  • Preventing Latex Allergies Before They Attack  P\S\L Consulting Group Inc.
  • Preventing Latex Allergies -Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Preventing Latex Allergies -The Reporter: December 1997, Vol.8, No.5 Research notes- Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Preventing Occupational Latex Allergy in Health Care Workers Notice of Availability of Funds for Fiscal Year 1997. Billing Code: 4163-19-P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [Announcement 756]
  • Prevention and Management of Latex Allergy...[Letter, Mar 25 JAMA.
  • Prevention and Management of Latex-Allergic Individuals Gordon Sussman, M.D. and Milton Gold, M.D.
  • Prevention der Latexallergie Dr. med Ernst Stiglmair
  • Primeline Industries Natural Rubber Tubing
  • Problems With Gloves Problems With Latex Allergies-Polygenex International
  • Problems With Latex Allergies
  • Product Availability and Retail Prices  Immune.Com
  • Products Containing Latex
  • Products containing latex Chemical Health & Safety November/December 1997 Chemical Health & Safety 1997, 4(6), 14-18.
  • Proposal to Ban Latex Gloves Manufactured with Cornstarch
  • Propyphenazon-Intoleranz unter dem klinischen Bild einer Latexallergie
  • Proteins and Glove Powder Pete Phillips, Dec 1996.
  • Providence will switch latex gloves -Concerns about a growing epidemic of sensitivity to latex    prompts Providence Health System to ban powdered latex gloves from its hospitals. By Patrick O'Neill of The Oregonian  staff April 4, 1998.
  • Public Citizen Petition  Michael Friedman, M.D.
  • Que faut-il entendre par allergie au latex ?
  • Quelles sont les portes d'entrée du latex ?
  • Qu'est-ce que le latex naturel ?
  • Questionnaire pour le dépistage des risques d'allergie au latex
  • Quorum Allergy Products
  • Reactions To Latex by Arnold Becker, M.S.
  • Reduce Reactions By:MARY ANN MOON, Contributing Writer [Skin & Allergy News 28(10):22, 1997. © 1997 International Medical News Group.] Medscape
  • References & Further Reading
  • References  Immune.Com
  • Rise in Latex Allergy: Implications for the Dentist.  Snyder, H.A.; Settle, S. Source (SO): JADA. Journal of the American Dental Association. 125(8): 1089-1097. August 1994. Via CHID.
  • Risk Factors  for Latex Allergy. Dr Gary Kantor, Dr Mike Smith, Dr Santosh Kalhan
  • Roberts & Roberts Law Firm, Tyler, Texas
  • Romance Internet Resources  Immune.Com
  • Rubber    Rubber and Latex allergy discussion list.
  • Rubber and Latex Allergy Discussion Group
  • Rubber and Latex Allergy Discussion List Rubber on LISTSERV@listserv.tamu.edu. ``The Rubber and latex allergy mailing list discusses all aspects of this allergy, from research and diagnosis to treatment, support, and economics surrounding Rubber and latex allergies. Families and friends are also welcome! ``Owner: Ballew Kinnaman
  • Rubber Latex In The Workplace (NIOSH ALERT) `` Workers exposed to latex gloves and other products containing natural rubber latex may develop allergic reactions such as skin rashes; hives; nasal, eye, or sinus symptoms; asthma; and (rarely) shock.
  • Rubber list
  • RUBBER, NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC  Compton's Encyclopedia Online
  • Rubber/Latex Allergy Lisa Schilling. 2/94. University of Chicago
  • Rush Medical Laboratories - LATEX ALLERGY
  • Safe sex may lead to latex allergy  F.L.A.R.E.
  • Safer Sex for Those with Type I Latex Allergy  Immune.Com
  • Safer Sex for Those with Type IV Allergy  Immune.Com
  • Safer Sex Is Essential  Immune.Com
  • Say Hello to Healthy     Hands!t Ultravena Industries
  • Schottlander Low Allergy Gloves
  • School and latex allergy  AAIR
  • Search the Allergy Archives
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Selected Sources of Low-Allergen Latex Gloves
  • Selected Sources of Low-Allergen Latex Gloves
  • Selecting The Right Glove: Understanding Latex Allergy And Glove Chemistry  Immune.Com, By Edward Lehrman, MD (written ~August 29, 1996)
  • Seriousness of Symptoms  The Delaware Valley Latex Allergy Support Network, Inc. 1996
  • Severe latex allergy after a vaginal examination during labor: A case report R. Santos, MD S. Hernández-Ayup, MD P. Galache, MD F.G. Morales, MD V.A. Batiza, MD DII Montoya, MD.  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY.December 1997 • Volume 177 • Number 6 • p1543 to p1544. Lecco and Milan, Italy. THE JOURNAL OF ALLERGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY March 1998 • Volume 101 • Number 3 • p327 to p331
  • Severe latex allergy: Three first-person accounts Regina Kellner, RN, BSN, Lisa Barnett, RN, BSN, and Glenda Murray, RN, BSN Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Beech Grove, Indiana, and Mooresville, Indiana -Journal of Emergency Nursing April 1997 volume 23 number 2 Copyright © by Emergency Nurses Association
  • Sill BE, Merrick IM, Haas DP, Dzurec MA. Develoment of a pharmacy protocol for managing the latex allergic patient.  ASHP-Midyear-Clinical-Meeting. 1995 Dec;30:380. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc.
  • Skin test may help predict latex risk- Health Wave  Denis Hadjiliadis, MD, Khiroon Khan, RN, and Susan M. Tarlo, MB, BS J Allergy Clin Immunol Sep 1995
  • Skin test responses to latex in an allergy and asthma clinic
  • SMTL Glove Protein Information Sheet Version 1.0, July 1998. ``Introduction: This information sheet summarises the results of protein testing carried out by SMTL for the All Wales Gloves contract in 1997/1998. The protein testing was performed during the periods October - December 1997 and January-February 1998, on batches of gloves submitted by each of the manufacturers.....``
  • Snap:Health:Diseases & Conditions:Immunologic:Allergies
  • Sniffles & sneezes online
  • Sources of Information on Latex and Latex Allergy
  • Sources of Low-Allergen Latex Gloves
  • Spectrum of latex allergy symptoms -Chemical Health & Safety November/December 1997 Chemical Health & Safety 1997, 4(6), 14-18. Copyright © 1997 by the American Chemical Society.
  • Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA)   4590 MacArthur Blvd NW #250 Washington DC, 20007-4226  800-621-3141   202-9443285  202-9443295 E-mail: spinabifda@aol.com
  • Spina Bifida Association of America Latex Information Page.``Latex, the sap of the Hevea brasiliensis tree, has been used in the manufacture of medical equipment since 1888 when the first surgical rubber gloves were manufactured. The possibility of severe latex (natural rubber) allergy in individuals with spina bifida was first raised in 1989. Since that time research studies have shown that between 18 and 73% of children and adolescents with spina bifida are sensitive to latex as measured by history or blood test. The type of allergic reaction experienced can range from watery and itchy eyes and/or sneezing and coughing, to hives (a blotchy, raised, itchy, rash) to swelling of the trachea (windpipe) and even to life-threatening changes in blood pressure and circulation (anaphylactic shock).
  • States get bills to prevent latex glove allergies-Seek to ban gloves with powder particles-Latex allergies/Laura Pelehach.
  • Sterile Surgical Gloves ECI Medical Technologies Inc
  • Stichwort "Latexallergie"
  • Stop the Sensitization "Reproduced from The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Kevin J. Kelly, MD, Gordon Sussman, MD, and Jordan N. Fink, MD, STOP THE SENSITIZATION, 1996, Volume 98, page 857, with permission from Mosby-Year Book, Inc."
  • STUDY SHOWS LATEX PAINT IS NOT A HAZARDOUS WASTE Washington, D.C., March 21, 1997 – Phase I of the National Paint and Coatings Association’s (NPCA) Consumer Latex Paint Evaluation study was recently completed. An independent certified testing laboratory       concluded that liquid latex paint products need not be considered a "hazardous waste" according to procedures and protocols of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). National Paint & Coatings         Association
  • Suffolk REMSCO - Timely Topics - Latex Allergies
  • SUMIRUBBER INDUSTRIES MALAYSIA  Do you need better protection against latex allergy when wearing gloves?
  • Support & Educational resources  F.L.A.R.E.
  • Sussman GL, Tarlo S, Dolovich J. The spectrumof IgE-mediated responses to latex. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1991  Jun 5;265(21):2844-47. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc.
  • Symptoms of latex allergy CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
  • Synthetic Glove Comparison Sheet ECI Medical Technologies Inc.
  • Teleconference to focus on latex allergy by Craig Palmer. -April 1, 1998- American Dental Association.
  • Testing for Latex Allergy
  • Testing for latex allergy CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
  • Testing for Latex Allergy Dr Gary Kantor, Dr Mike Smith, Dr Santosh Kalhan
  • The avoidance and management of glove allergies London International Group plc
  • The Burgeoning Problem of Latex Sensitivity: Surgical Gloves Are Only the Beginning. Weido, A.J.; Sim, T.C.  In: Postgraduate Medicine; Vol. 98, no. 3, Sept. 1995. New York, NY: McGraw - Hill, Incorporated. Sept. 1995. p. 173-184. Via CHID.
  • The causes of glove allergies London International Group plc
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Anesthesiology -Anesthetic Management of the Latex-Allergic Patient. This is a comprehensive protocol and tutorial.
  • The Delaware Valley Latex Allergy Support Network, Inc. 1996
  • The Delta Group - Latex and Non Latex Glove Specialists
  • The Delta Group - The True Cost of Latex
  • The Essence of Allergy  The Delaware Valley Latex Allergy Support Network, Inc. 1996
  • The Etiology of Allergy
  • The Family's Role In Latex Allergy  The Delaware Valley Latex Allergy Support Network, Inc.
  • The Gloves Come Off Over Latex  Weber, Joseph Business Week (06/16/97) No. 3521, P. 85. HIV InSite
  • The Hazards of Surgical Glove Dusting Powders by  Ellis H.  Surgery, Gynaecology and Obstetrics 171: 521-527, 1990.
  • THE HISTORY AND DIAGNOSIS OF LATEX ALLERGY-Information Ventures, Inc. ``The history and diagnosis of latex allergy were discussed. Most early reports of latex allergy described contact dermatitis, which was usually localized to thehands after the use of rubber gloves. Since 1988 more than 1,100 reports describing allergic or anaphylactic reactions experienced by patients or health care workers associated with latex containing medical devices have been received by the Food and Drug Administration.``
  • The Johns Hopkins  Hospital STANDARD TEACHING PLAN LATEX ALLERGY
  • The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology- Abstracts-September 1996 volume 98 number 3 Copyright © by Mosby–Year Book, Inc.
  • The latex allergen Hev b 5 transcript is widely distributed after subcutaneous injection in BALB/c mice of its DNA vaccine Jay E. Slater, MD, Elizabeth Paupore, BS, Ying T. Zhang, BS, Anamaris M. Colberg-Poley, PhD. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1998;102:469-75.)
  • The Latex Allergy Dilemma A Special Two-Part CE Feature by Judith Nierenberg, MA, RN. -November 1998  New York State Nurses Association
  • The Latex Allergy Information Resource
  • The Latex Allergy Information Resource -Gary Kantor, MD Department of Anesthesiology at University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • The Latex Allergy Support Group in the UK
  • The Latex Allergy Support Group  AAIR
  • The Latex Allergy Tutorial
  • The Latex Glove Manufacturing Process``The latex glove manufacturing process is a complex multi-stage process, during which the raw material undergoes many physical and chemical operations.
  • The Latex Threat by Marianne Gritter, MS, RN, CS American Journal of Nursing Sep 1998   ``Many nurses have undergone some of these problems while at work. They can seem small at first, and for many people they are. But for a growing number, they are symptoms of latex allergy or hypersensitivity, which can be a life-altering condition:``Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • The LATEX-ALLERGIC PATIENT Dr Gary Kantor, Dr Mike Smith, Dr Santosh Kalhan
  • THE MERCK MANUAL - DISORDERS WITH TYPE I HYPERSENSITIVITY REACTIONS
  • The NALA Project
  • The Newest Epidemic:  Latex Allergies by Bruce A. Berlow,  M.D.
  • The Pathophysiology of Latex Allergy - all the Immunology you need to know- Gary Kantor, MD
  • The presence of latex can induce false-positive skin tests in subjects tested with penicillin determinants S Terrados, M Blanca, J L Justicia, F Moreno and C Mayorga-European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Volume 52 - issue 2 - page 200 - 204 © Munksgaard
  • The prevalence of anti-latex IgE antibodies in 1000 volunteer blood donors  Ownby et al J Allergy Clin Immunol Jun 1996
  • The prevalence of latex allergy in children seen in a university hospital allergy clinic  E Novembre, R Bernardini, I Brizzi,G Bertini, L Mugnaini, C Azzari and AVierucci. Allergy, Volume 52 - issue 1 - page 101 - 105 © Munksgaard
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