San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium

Bibliography 2010s

Bibliography of Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center: Allergy/Immunology

(Note: The notes below certain publications identify those that have had an impact to alter, in some manner, the practice of allergy/immunology over the course of time, or to provide some historical perspective.)

  1. Webber CM, Calabria CW. Assessing the safety of subcutaneous immunotherapy dose adjustments. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2010;105:369-75.


(Note:   At the time, this was the most extensive evaluation of the safety of immunotherapy dose adjustments during both build-up and maintenance phases of SCIT for late doses, after refill vials and after a systemic reaction.  We found that our dosage adjustment at WHMC did not result in an increase in systemic reactions at the next injection after dosage adjustments for late doses, after refills, and after systemic reactions.)


  1. Forester JP and Calabria CW. Local production of IgE in the respiratory mucosa and the concept of entopy: does allergy exist in nonallergic rhinitis?  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2010;105:249-256.
  2. La Shell MS, Calabria CW, Quinn JM. Imported fire ant field reaction and immunotherapy safety characteristics: the IFACS study.  J Allergy Clin Immunol 2010;125:1294-9.


(Note: Having a systemic reaction to a fire ant skin test or a large local reaction to IFA immunotherapy increased the risk for a systemic reaction to IFA immunotherapy.  All SR were mild.)


  1. Forester JP and Tankersley MS. Returning the athlete to sports after a near-fatal asthma event. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2010;105:243-4.
  2. Otto HF, England RW, Quinn JM. Inpatient allergy/immunology consultations in a tertiary care setting.  Allergy Asthma Proc 2010;31:244-251.
  3. Lovelace AA, McCain GT, Waibel KH. Arm swelling and erythema following Hymenoptera sting. Consultant for Ped 2010;8 Jun:209.
  4. Moore M, Tucker M, Grier T, Quinn J. Effects of summer mailing on in vivo and in vitro relative potencies of standardized timothy grass extract.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2010;104:147-51.
  5. La Shell MS, Otto HF, Whisman BA, Waibel KH, White AA, Calabria CW. Allergy to pumpkin and cross-reactivity to pollens and other foods.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2010;104:178-9.
  6. Webber CM, England RW. Oral allergy syndrome: a clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic challenge.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2010;104:101-8.
  7. Waibel KH, Gomez R. Ovalbumin content in 2009 to 2010 seasonal and H1N1 monovalent influenza vaccines. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2010;125:749-51.
  8. Waibel KH, Reese DA, Hamilton RG, Devillez RL. Partial improvement of solar urticaria after omalizumab.  J Allergy Clin Immunol 2010;125:490-1.
  9. Calabria CW, Coop CA, Tankersley MS. The LOCAL Study:  Local reactions do not predict local reactions in allergen immunotherapy.  J Allergy Clin Immunol 2009;124:739-44.


(Note:  Featured in Jan-Feb 2010 ACAAI Allergy Watch.   This was the first study to examine whether local reactions predict local reactions at the next injection.  Spoiler alert, they do not!)

  1. Waibel KH, Haney B, Moore M, Whisman B, Gomez R. Safety of chitosan bandages in shellfish allergic patients. Military Med 2011;176:1153-56.
  2. Brown TC, Tankersley MS. The sting of the honeybee: an allergic perspective. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2011;107:463-70.
  3. Baker TW, Webber CM, Tankersley MS. The CITIES study: conventional immunotherapy-investigating existing schedule.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2011;107:460-62.
  4. Baker TW, Quinn JM. Aspirin therapy in aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease: a risk-benefit analysis for the practicing allergist.  Allergy Asthma Proc 2011;32:335-40.
  5. Steigelman DA, LaShell MS. Alternatives to chlorinated pools for those with asthma and allergic rhinitis.  2011 Aug Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 107(2): 183-4 PMID:  21802031
  6. Baker TW, Webber CM, Stolfi A, Gonzalez-Reyes E. The TEN study: time epinephrine needs to reach muscle.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2011;107:235-38.
  7. Stokes SC, Tankersley MS. HIV: Practical implications for the practicing allergist-immunologist. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2011;107:1-8.
  8. Stahl MC, Rans TS. Potential therapies for peanut allergy.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2011;106:179-187.
  9. Sacha JJ, Quinn JM. The environment, the airway, and the athlete.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2011;106:81-88.
  10. Tankersley MS. How should allergists deal with local reactions to allergen immunotherapy?  Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 2011;11:115-121.
  11. Calabria CW, Stolfi A, Tankersley MS. The REPEAT study: recognizing and evaluating periodic local reactions in allergen immunotherapy and associated systemic reactions. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2011;106:49-53.


(Note: This study evaluated whether recurrent large or small local reactions were associated with a systemic reaction at some point during the immunotherapy course.  We found that a subgroup of large local reaction patients (10/24 or 41.7%) experienced a higher frequency of systemic reactions at some point during their immunotherapy course.  The systemic reaction was not typically at the next injection after a large local, and on some occasions preceded the large local.)


  1. Baker TW, Dickson SD, Tankersley MS. Index of suspicion, case 3: recurrent infections in a teenager. Peds in Review 2012;33:233-9.
  2. Bandino ML, Tankersley MS. The risk of allergic reactions to allergen extracts in personnel (reply).  J Allergy Clin Immunol 2012;129:871.
  3. Bandino ML, Tankersley MS. Anaphylaxis in an allergy immunotherapy extract-compounding technician after an extract needle stick.  J Allergy Clin Immunol 2012;129:250-1.
  4. Stahl M, Gomez R, Waibel K. Allergy to local anesthetics: specific IgE demonstration to both amides and esters in a single patient.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2012;108:63-4.
  5. Halsey NA… Hrncir DE, et al. Immediate hypersensitivity reactions following monovalent 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1B1) vaccines:  reports to VAERS 2013 Dec 31(51):6107-12 PMID 24120547
  6. Wong PH, Maranich AM, Muench DF. Isolation of bacterial cerebrospinal fluid culture contaminants at a major military medical center.  Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2013 Dec; 77(4):357-61 PMID 24094835
  7. Coop CA Local reactions from subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy. 2013 Dec;5(12):1339-45. doi: 10.2217/imt.13.143  PMID 24283844
  8. Adams KE, Rans TS Adverse reactions to alcohol and alcoholic beverages. 2013 Dec Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 111(6): 439-445 CME review PMID 24267355
  9. Ocampo T, Waibel KH A Boy with a Scaly, Nonpruritic Rash. Consultant for Pediatricians Vol 12(11) Nov 2013
  10. Pace S, Steigelman DA, Norton SA, Krivda S. Field-based PCR for rapid diagnosis of cutaneous anthrax in the deployed setting using the joint biological agent identification and diagnostic system.  2013 Aug Mil Med 178(8):e944-7  PMID:  23929060
  11. Dickson SD, Salazar KC. Diagnosis and management of immediate hypersensitivity reactions to cephalosporins Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 2013 Aug;45(1): 132-42 PMID: 23546989
  12. Crisp HC, Gomez RA, White KM, Quinn JM. A side-by-side comparison of Rotorod and Burkard pollen and spore collections.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol  2013 Aug 111:118-125 PMID 23886230
  13. Coons BD, White KM. Anaphylaxis to gold tequila.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Jul 2013 111: 70-71 Letter to the Editor PMID 23806467
  14. Yip SK, Gomez RA, White KM, England RW. A Novel Case of Anaphylaxis to Sturgeon Fish.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2013; 110:306-307
  15. Coons BD, Quinn JM. Rates of honeybee sting hypersensitivity in San Antonio during honeybee colony collapse disorder.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Jun 2013; 110(6): pg 464 Letter to the Editor  PMID: 23706718
  16. Hsu DP, Ocampo TF, Digiovanni HA, Gil ER. Evaluation of interpretation strategies and substantial bronchodilator response in pediatric patients with normal baseline spirometry.  May 2013.  Respir Care 58(5): 785-9 PMID 21592511
  17. Stokes SC, Quinn JM, Sacha JJ, White KM. Adherence to imported fire ant subcutaneous immunotherapy.  2013 Mar Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 110 165-167
  18. Rose DM, Hrncir DE. Primary eosinophilic lung diseases.  2013 Jan Allergy Asthma Proc 34:19:19-25.
  19. Crisp HC, Johnson, KS. Mosquito Allergy.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 110 (2013) 65-69.
  20. Steigelman DA, FreemanTM. Imported fire ant allergy: case presentatoinand review of incidence, prevalence diagnosis and current research. Annals of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. 2013; 111:242-245. PMID:  24054357
  21. Arseneau AM, Nesselroad TD, Dietrich JJ, Moore LM, Nguyen S, Hagan LL, Tankersley MS. A 1-day imported fire ant rush immunotherapy schedule with and without premedication Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2013 Dec;111(6):562-6. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2013.08.021. Epub 2013 Sep 18 PMID: 24267369
  22. Coop CA. Immunotherapy for mold allergy Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 2014 Dec;47(3):289-98 PMID: 24057512
  23. Bruner KE, Coop CA, White KM. Trimepthoprim-sulfamethoxazole-induced aseptic meningitis – not just another sulfa allergy  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2014 Nov;113(5):520-6 PMID: 25240332
  24. Tille KS, Parker AL. Imported fire ant rush desensitization using omalizumab and premedication regimen.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2014 Nov;113(5):574-6 PMID 25216971
  25. Pinson ML, Coop CA, Webb CN. Metal hypersensitivity in total joint arthroplasty.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2014 Aug;113(2):131-6 PMID:  24950851
  26. Nath PI, Coop CA. Rash and a patch test result positive for cobalt in a patient with a hip replacement.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2014 Aug;113(2):230-2 PMID:  24949240
  27. Coop CA, Yip SK, Tankersley MS. Perceptions regarding injection number and technique.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2014 Aug;113(2):227-8 PMID 24928307
  28. Coop CA, Yip SK, Tankersley MS. The dry needle technique. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2014 Jul;113(1):120-1 PMID: 24950851
  29. Quinn JM. Epidemiology and Diagnostic Approach to Allergic Rhinitis 2014 Mar Federal Practitioner 6S-11S
  30. Bandino ML, et al. Epilepsy at a summer camp for children and young adults with developmental disabilities:  a 3-year experience.  2014 Jan.  Mil Med 179(1): 105-110 PMID:  24402994
  31. Evans MO 2nd, Coop CA. Novel treatment of allergic fungal sinusitis using omalizumab  Allergy Rhinol (Providence) 2014 Jan;5(3): 172-4 PMID:  25565055
  32. Tille KS, White, KM. Acupuncture for seasonal allergic rhinitis: is it ready for prime time? Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 115 (2015) 257-259 PMID: 26238423
  33. Smith D, Wong P, Gomez R, White K. Ovalbumin content in the yellow fever vaccine.  J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2015 Sep-Oct;3(5): 794-4 PMID: 
  34. Beam KT, Coop CA. Steroid sparing effect of omalizumab in seropositive allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis  Allergy and Rhinology 2015 Summer e143-145 PMID:  4541638
  35. Evans MO, Morris MJ, Coop CA, Evans SE. Omalizumab, an additional therapy for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2015 July: 115(3):  250-51 PMID
  36. Ocampo TL, Rans TS Cannabis sativa: the unconventional “weed” allergen CME review Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2015 Mar:114(3):187-192 PMID: 25744904
  37. Coop CA, Adams KE, Webb CN. SCUBA Diving and Asthma:  Clinical Recommendations and Safety.  Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 2015 Feb 10 PMID: 25666876
  38. Coop CA, Forester JP. Comparison of pain during skin-prick testing, immunizations, and phlebotomy. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2016 Sep;37(5):93-7. PMID: 27657516
  39. Erickson DL, Coop CA. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor-associated angioedema treated with c1-esterase inhibitor: A case report and review of the literature. Allergy Rhinol (Providence). 2016 Jan 1;7(3):168-171.  PMID: 27502825
  40. Wong PH, Adams KE, Carlson GS, Quinn JM. Experience with Epinephrine Delivery in Immunotherapy-associated systemic reactions.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2016; 116:166-8.  PMID 26712521
  41. Smith D, Coop CA. Authors’ response. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016 Jun;116(6):591. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2016.04.020. No abstract available. PMID: 27264568
  42. Smith D, Coop CA. Dog allergen immunotherapy:  past, present, and future Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 116 (2016) 188-193 PMID:  26774974
  43. Adams KE, Freeman TM. Venom Immunotherapy: Risk Factors, Predictors, Duration, and other unmet needs.Curr Treat Options Allergy. Published online 24 Oct 2016.
  44. Calabria CW, Smith DM, Coop CA. Optimizing Allergen Immunotherapy Safety: What Do We Know and What Are the Unmet Needs. Current Treatment Options in Allergy (2016) 3: 465.
  45. Steigelman DA, Tankersley MS. The Imported Fire Ant: The US Experience, pp 189-201 (Book Chapter), Stinging Insect Allergy, A Clinician’s Guide, 24 June 2017.
  46. Quinn JM. History of Hymenoptera Allergy pp 3-16 (Book Chapter), Stinging Insect Allergy, A Clinician’s Guide, 24 June 2017.
  47. Ferraro K, Zernzach R, Maturo S, Nagy C, Barrett R. Chief of Residents for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety: A Recipe for a New Role in Graduate Medical Education. Mil Med. 2017 Mar;182(3):e1747-e1751. PMID: 28290953
  48. Carroll MB, Smith DM, Shaak TL. Genomic sequencing of uric acid metabolizing and clearing genes in relationship to xanthine oxidase inhibitor dose. Rheumatol Int. 2017 Mar;37(3):445-453. PMID: 27798726
  49. Peterson MR, Wong PH, Dickson SD, Coop CA. Allergic Stomatitis from Orthodontic Adhesives. Mil Med. 2017 Mar;182(3):e1883-e1885. PMID: 28290980
  50. Coop CA, Schapira RS, and Freeman, TM. Are ACE Inhibitors and Beta-Blockers Dangerous in Patients at Risk for Anaphylaxis. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2017:5:1207-11. PMID: 28552379
  51. Peterson MR, Coop CA. Long-term omalizumab use in the treatment of exercise-induced anaphylaxis. Allergy Rhinol (Providence). 2017 Oct 1;8(3):170-172. PMID: 29070274
  52. Wong PH, Quinn JM, Gomez RA, Webb CN. Systemic reactions to immunotherapy during mountain cedar season: implications for seasonal dose adjustment. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 Sep – Oct;5(5):1430-1432. pii: S2213-2198(17)30192-7. PMID: 28499782
  53. Carlson GS, Wong PH, White KM, Quinn JM. Evaluation of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and angiotensin receptor blocker therapy in immunotherapy-associated systemic reactions. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 Sep – Oct;5(5):1430-1432. PMID: 28694048
  54. Calabria CW, Coop CA. Anaphylaxis in Pregnancy, pp 87-100 (Book Chapter) Asthma, Allergic and Immunologic Diseases During Pregnancy A Guide to Management, 30 December 2018.
  55. Coop CA, Barker K, Dickson S, Baker T, Waibel K. The Glycerin Associated Pain (GAP) Study. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2019 Feb;122(2):205-207. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2018.11.011. Epub 2018 Nov 20. No abstract available. PMID: 30465861
  56. Adams KE, Johnson KS. Safety of Repeated Imported Fire Ant Ultra-Rush Protocols. Mil Med. 2018 Nov 5. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usy275. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30395233
  57. Schapira R, Adams K. Nettle Allergy: a Review and Clinical Perspective. Curr Treat Options Allergy (2018).
  58. Waibel K, Lee R, Coop C, Mendoza J, White K. Food allergy guidance in the United States military: A work group report from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology’s Military Allergy and Immunology Assembly. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 Jul;142(1):54-59. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2018.05.002. Epub 2018 May 17. PMID: 29777733
  59. Nath P, Freiler J, Gomez RA. Safety of multi-dose immunotherapy vials after routine use. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2018 Nov – Dec;6(6):2110-2111. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2018.04.037. Epub 2018 May 9. No abstract available. PMID: 29753035
  60. Berger J, Carroll MP Jr, Champoux E, Coop CA. Extremely Delayed Diagnosis of Type II Hereditary Angioedema: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Mil Med. 2018 Mar 26. PMID: 29590444
  61. Weiss SL, Smith DM. A Case of Serum Sickness-Like Reaction in an Adult Treated with Omalizumab. Mil Med. 2019 Dec 9. pii: usz357. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usz357. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31819972
  62. Davenport J, Gomez R, Smith D. Latex content in adult vaccines. Mil Med. 2019 Dec 10. pii: usz376. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usz376. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31822920
  63. Carlson G, Coop C. Evaluation of antihypertensive therapies in immunotherapy-associated systemic reactions. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2019 Nov 22. pii: S1081-1206(19)31447-4. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2019.11.017. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 31765815 
  64. Coop CA, Freeman TM. Sublingual Immunotherapy: Aeroallergen and Venom, pp 143-160 (Book Chapter), Immunotherapies for Allergic Disease, 20 November 2019.
  65. Szari S, Adams KE, Quinn JM, Stokes SC, Sacha JJ, White KM. Characteristics of venom allergy at initial evaluation: Is fire ant hypersensitivity similar to flying hymenoptera? Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2019 Dec;123(6):590-594. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2019.08.020. Epub 2019 Sep 3. PMID: 31491539
  66. Szari S, Belgard A, Adams K, Freiler J. Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration: A Rare Reaction. Fed Pract. 2019 Aug;36(8):380-384. PMID: 31456630
  67. Carlson G, Coop C. Pollen food allergy syndrome (PFAS): A review of current available literature. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2019 Oct;123(4):359-365. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2019.07.022. Epub 2019 Jul 31. PMID: 31376490
  68. Szari S, Quinn JA. Supporting a Healthy Microbiome for the Primary Prevention of Eczema. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2019 Jul 15. doi: 10.1007/s12016-019-08758-5. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID: 31309394
  69. Nath P, Adams K, Gomez R, Quinn J, Crisp H. A volumetric survey of aeroallergens in San Antonio. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2019 Jul 3. pii: S2213-2198(19)30594-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2019.06.022. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 31279040
  70. Atchley TJ, Steigelman DA. Fasciotomy following immunization: A cautionary case. Vaccine. 2019 Jul 9;37(30):3938-3939. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.02.075. No abstract available. PMID: 31255238
  71. Atchley TJ, Smith DM. The first pathological specimen from a rare local reaction after subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2019 Aug;123(2):210-211. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2019.04.026. Epub 2019 May 6. No abstract available.PMID: 31071441
  72. Nath P, Adams K, Schapira R, Edwards K. Imported Fire Ant Hypersensitivity and Mastocytosis: A Case Series of Successful Venom Immunotherapy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2019 May;122(5):541-542. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2019.02.018. Epub 2019 Mar 1. No abstract available. PMID: 30831255
  73. Nath P, Coop C. An institutional review of flying hymenoptera venom immunotherapy in patients with cutaneous systemic reactions only. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2019 May;122(5):533-534. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2019.02.020. Epub 2019 Mar 2. No abstract available. PMID: 30831254
  74. Szari S, Wong PH, Crisp HC, Champoux E, Rans TS, Coop CA. The Evaluation of Tryptase after Subcutaneous Immunotherapy-Associated Systemic Reactions. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2019 Apr;122(4):413-415.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2019.01.013. Epub 2019 Jan 24. No abstract available. PMID: 30684737