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<< Allergy And Anaphylaxis: Principles Of Acute Emergency Management

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Epinephrine remains the first-line, proven treatment for anaphylaxis. Pharmaceutical companies have focused on different delivery methods, epinephrine auto-injectors (EAIs), and patient education.86,87,88 Trials have shown near-perfect administration of epinephrine via auto-injectors when accompanied by instructional labels, although ED or clinical teaching by medical staff is still preferred in conjunction with this.87,89-91 Furthermore, there are newer EAI devices that are the size of a credit card and possess retractable needles, as well as a novel auto injector with voice-recorded directions.92,93

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