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September 1995

American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Meeting at the Combined Otolaryngology Society Meeting

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San Diego, Calif

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995;121(9):1063-1064. doi:10.1001/archotol.1995.01890090097019

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This meeting was held at the Marriott Desert Springs Resort, Palm Desert, Calif, on April 28 and 29, 1995.

The motivation to develop practice parameters, also called clinical practice guidelines, depends on the organization involved, according to John A. Fornadley, MD, Hershey, Pa. The Allergic Rhinitis Guideline is in the final stages of approval following development by the Practice Guideline Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. The committee's approach was to create a summary of effective procedures to diagnose and treat allergic rhinitis following extensive grading review of the literature.

Using skin grafts to test the immune response of the middle ear, Allen F. Ryan, PhD, San Diego, Calif, demonstrated very weak response of the afferent limb by grafting the middle ear of guinea pigs and then, several weeks later, grafting the skin of the back. This was attributed to the lack of lymphocytes and resident lymphoid tissue

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