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Ganesh Vijayalakshmi - - 2012
The prevalence of foodborne illnesses is continually on rise. In the U.S.A., Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli) has been associated with several outbreaks in minimally processed foods. Spinach and lettuce pose higher food safety risks and recurring food recalls suggest the insufficiency of current disinfection strategies. We aimed at offering ...
Rodríguez M - - 2011
Food safety measures in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are being improved by the introduction of quality control management systems during food production and by the implementation of good manufacturing practices. This study was conducted in LTCFs (geriatric homes) in Andalusia, Spain, during 2008 and 2009 to evaluate sanitary conditions and ...
Hon Kam L E - - 2011
To cite this article: Hon KLE, Chan IH-S, Chow C-M, Wang SS, Lam CW-K, Ng P-C, Leung T-F. Specific IgE of common foods in Chinese children with eczema. Pediatric Allergy Immunology 2011: 22: 50-53. ABSTRACT: Food atopy is important but inadequately studied among children with atopic dermatitis (AD). We evaluated ...
Lieberman Jay A - - 2011
Food allergy is becoming an increasingly common diagnosis. Because of this increase in prevalence, it is imperative that physicians evaluating patients with possible adverse reactions to foods understand the currently available assays and how they should best be used to accurately diagnose the disease. Simple tests such as skin prick ...
Ahrens B - - 2010
Hen's egg (HE) allergy is a common disease in childhood. HE-specific serum IgE has been correlated with the outcome of oral food challenge tests, and diagnostic decision points have been described as helpful but still not sufficient to reduce the requirement for oral food challenges. The aim of the study ...
Antico A - - 2011
Background: Specific IgG4 dosing against food is proposed to the public by a lot of commercial laboratories as a reliable method to diagnose food intolerance. Actually, few data on IgG4 responses to foods in adults are available in the literature. In this study we evaluated the clinical utility of specific ...
Peeters Kim A B M - - 2011
Background: The impact of peanut allergy is large and accidental ingestion of peanut can lead to severe reactions. Currently used diagnostic tests, such as skin prick tests (SPT) and determination of specific immunoglobulins (IgE) have, however, limited sensitivity and specificity. Therefore, new tools have to be developed to improve the ...
Genuis Stephen J - - 2010
The prevalence of allergic-related diseases, food intolerance, and chemical sensitivities in both the pediatric and adult population has increased dramatically over the last two decades, with escalating rates of associated morbidity. Conditions of acquired allergy, food intolerance and chemical hypersensitivity are frequently the direct sequelae of a toxicant induced loss ...
Zou Li-Ping - - 2011
The objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between excitatory substances by testing the urine in children with Tourette syndrome (TS). We performed a control study involving 44 patients with TS and 44 normal children by investigating the children's daily eating habits. We used the gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer ...
Raditic D M - - 2011
This study evaluated four over the counter venison dry dog foods available from one on-line retail vendor for potential contamination with common known food allergens: soy, poultry or beef. An amplified, double sandwich type enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test of soy, poultry and beef proteins were performed by an ...
Pizzuti Daniela - - 2011
Abstract Background. In intestinal food allergy, the non-specificity of gastrointestinal symptoms and the limited access to the reacting organ are the reasons for the limited understanding of the pathophysiology of this disease and the difficulties in establishing an appropriate diagnosis in the individual patient. Objective. To develop an in vitro ...
Fleischer David M - - 2011
To assess the outcome of oral food challenges in patients placed on elimination diets based primarily on positive serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) immunoassay results. This is a retrospective chart review of 125 children aged 1-19 years (median age, 4 years) evaluated between January 2007 and August 2008 for IgE-mediated food ...
Renault N K NK Division of Nutritional Sciences, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington campus, Loughborough, LE12 5RD, - - 2011
Existing food immunoglobulin (Ig) tests require large volumes of serum, are limited to one immunoglobulin class, are not amenable to high throughput analysis and only give a limited picture of the immunological response to food antigens. Conversely a new generation of Component Resolved Diagnostic systems using pure proteins is highly ...
Pyrhönen Kaisa - - 2011
To cite this article:Pyrhönen K, Hiltunen L, Kaila M, Näyhä S, Läärä E. Heredity of food allergies in an unselected child population: An epidemiological survey from Finland.Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2011; 22: e124-e132. ABSTRACT: The heredity of food allergies (FA) has not previously been addressed in a large unselected child population. ...
Wardhana - - 2010
Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS) is one of the most common oral lesions which occur either in single or multiple forms in oral mucosa. The mouth is subjected to a wide spectrum of antigenic agents, including foodstuff, and allergic reactions to such antigens may manifest in a number of diverse ways. ...
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On the cover: SEM micrograph of cross-section of biodegradable zein film at 250X magnification, from "Physical Performance of Biodegradable Films Intended for Antimicrobial Food Packaging" by Begonya Marcos, Teresa Aymerich, Josep M. Monfort, and Margarita Garriga; p E504.
Mandigers Paul - - 2010
Adverse reactions to food or dietary hypersensitivity are frequently seen problems in companion animal medicine and may be difficult to differentiate from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Dietary hypersensitivity can be divided into two subgroups: immunological and nonimmunological problems. Non-immunological problems can be subdivided into food intolerance, food poisoning, and dietary ...
D'Urbano L E - - 2010
The food challenge test (FCT) is the gold standard for the diagnosis of food allergy. This procedure is time consuming, costly and can induce potentially severe symptoms. An ideal in vitro test should allow to avoid the FCT. Objective To assess the clinical performance of microarray for specific IgE (sIgE) ...
Liu Andrew H - - 2010
The national prevalence and patterns of food allergy (FA) in the United States are not well understood. We developed nationally representative estimates of the prevalence of and demographic risk factors for FA and investigated associations of FA with asthma, hay fever, and eczema. A total of 8203 participants in the ...
Bol-Schoenmakers M - - 2011
To cite this article: Bol-Schoenmakers M, Marcondes Rezende M, Bleumink R, Boon L, Man S, Hassing I, Fiechter D, Pieters RHH, Smit JJ. Regulation by intestinal γδ T cells during establishment of food allergic sensitization in mice. Allergy 2011; 66: 331-340. ABSTRACT: Background:  Food allergy affects approximately 5% of children ...
MacGinnitie Andrew - - 2011
Late fetal demise and hypoxic-ischemic neurologic injury after previously normal in utero development remain devastating outcomes of pregnancy, for which no cause is identified in many cases. Based on a case encountered, I propose that some of these incidents may be due to in utero anaphylaxis to food antigens that ...
Dalby Kasper - - 2010
Eosinophilic oesophagitis (EE) is a clinical entity characterised by a set of symptoms and eosinophilic infiltration of the oesophageal epithelium. Recent reports indicate that EE is increasingly diagnosed in paediatric patients. We aimed to evaluate the epidemiology of paediatric EE in a European population. Infants and children in the Region ...
Greenhawt Matthew - - 2010
Atopic dermatitis (AD) affects ∼10% of children. Food allergy is a known provoking cause of AD in a subset of affected children. A literature search of PubMed and Medline was conducted to review the epidemiology and pathophysiology of AD, with special focus on the role of food allergy in the ...
Sahin-Yilmaz Asli - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of food allergy for peanut, shrimp, and milk in adults with allergic rhinitis and to determine predictive values of these allergens and total immunoglobulin E (IgE) to detect food allergies. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: ...
Cartier André - - 2010
Workers handling food products and derivatives are at increased risk of developing occupational asthma. Exposure to food allergens occurs primarily through inhalation of dust, steam, vapors, and aerosolized proteins generated during cutting, scrubbing or cleaning, cooking or boiling, and drying activities. Suspicion of the diagnosis of occupational asthma should lead ...
Castellano Maria del Robledo Avila Mdel - - 2010
The aim of this study was to establish the clinical types of food reactions and the food sensitization profile in an adult cohort of patients with (EoE). We have prospectively analyzed the food allergen sensitization profile using skin prick test (SPT) and atopy patch test (APT) to 22 plant and ...
Cabanillas Beatriz - - 2010
Enzymatic hydrolysis and further processing are commonly used to produce hypoallergenic dietary products derived from different protein sources, such as cow's milk. Lentils and chickpeas seem to be an important cause of IgE-mediated hypersensitivity in the Mediterranean area and India. Some studies have investigated the effects of enzymatic treatments on ...
Heffler E - - 2011
  Buckwheat allergy is a rare food allergy in Europe and North America, whereas it is often described and studied in Asia. The aim of this study was to describe a series of patients with proven buckwheat allergy evaluated in an Italian allergy clinic. Co-sensitization to other food and inhalant ...
MacKenzie Heather - - 2010
Given that food is essential for life and that there is currently no cure for food hypersensitivity (FHS), quality of life is a key outcome measure for those affected. The quality of life of children and teenagers with FHS is particularly important given that they must learn to manage their ...
Lidén M - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: A dietary link to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been suspected and an influence on arthritic symptoms by different diets has been reported. Our primary aim was to record the self-experienced adverse food reactions in patients with RA. A secondary aim was to relate self-experienced adverse reactions to dairy produce ...
Rajendran N - - 2011
Aim  Exclusion diets have been shown to prolong remission in Crohn's disease (CD). We assessed IgG4-targeted exclusion diets in patients with CD. Method  Forty patients with symptomatic CD were recruited. Their sera were tested for IgG4 antibodies to 14 specific food antigens and each subject's four most reactive foods were ...
Polimeno Lorenzo - - 2010
Anisakis simplex is a parasite that, if present in uncooked and contaminated saltwater fish, can invade the human gut. Two different clinical situations are recognized: the first, known as a gastrointestinal disease, varying from an asymptomatic episode to vomiting and diarrhea, and the second, classified as an adverse reaction to ...
Lee Jae Ho - - 2010
Food allergies are classified as IgE-mediated food allergies (IFAs) and non-IgE-mediated food allergies (NFAs). Recently, oral immunotherapy (OIT) has been found to be successful for treating both IFA and NFA, especially using interferon (IFN) gamma. This study was designed to clarify the clinical characteristics of IFA and NFA and compare ...
Wang Julie - - 2010
Food allergy is a common and serious health problem. A new herbal product, called food allergy herbal formula 2 (FAHF-2), has been demonstrated to have a high safety profile and potent long-term efficacy in a murine model of peanut-induced anaphylaxis. To evaluate the safety and tolerability of FAHF-2 in patients ...
Kawarai Shinpei - - 2010
There has been a need for improvement of the elimination diet used for diagnosis of adverse food reaction (AFR) in dogs. Recently, a novel elimination diet composed of a mixture of amino acids and potatoes was developed. We evaluated the efficacy of the elimination diet for diagnosis of AFR in ...
Stevenson Jim - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Food additives can exacerbate ADHD symptoms and cause non-immunoglobulin E-dependent histamine release from circulating basophils. However, children vary in the extent to which their ADHD symptoms are exacerbated by the ingestion of food additives. The authors hypothesized that genetic polymorphisms affecting histamine degradation would explain the diversity of responses ...
Krane Kvenshagen B - - 2010
Food allergy is common in children, occurring in 5-7.5%. The diagnosis may, however, be difficult. Elevated IgE or positive skin prick test to a food allergen is often considered proof of allergy, but may represent sensitisation without clinical manifestations. For a precise diagnosis oral challenge is necessary, but this is ...
Tomicić Sara - - 2010
Infants with eczema and sensitization to foods are recommended skin care and, if food allergy is proven, an elimination diet. Although most of these children tolerate foods before 3 yr of age, some children experience prolonged food allergy. To our knowledge, no prospective study has investigated the cytokine profile in ...
Fremont S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Foods containing flaxseed proteins rich inpolyunsaturatedfatty acids are new on the market. OBJECTIVES: In a population of patients attending the allergology department, we evaluated the frequency of sensitization to flaxseed, characterized allergens and looked for modifications related to industrial processing. METHODS: Natural, heated and extruded flaxseeds were tested using ...
Chehade Mirna - - 2010
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic allergic disease of the esophagus. A mix of immediate, IgE-mediated and delayed, non-IgE-mediated immunological reactions to foods is thought to play a role in EoE. Our purpose is to review available clinical and research evidence for this link between food allergy ...
Erwin Elizabeth A - - 2010
Although associated allergies are common and the mechanism may include long-term exposure to allergens, measurement of serum specific IgE levels has not been studied in pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis (EE). To compare the results of serum IgE testing, patch testing, and epicutaneous skin testing to measure allergic sensitization in pediatric patients ...
Lins Maria das Graças Moura - - 2010
To determine the prevalence of cow's milk protein allergy in children with symptoms attributed to cow's milk intake. Sixty-five children with symptoms attributed to cow's milk intake were studied. Diagnosis was established after an open oral food challenge test carried out at least 15 days after an elimination diet and ...
Cingi Cemal - - 2010
Food allergies occur in 1-2% of adults and in 8% of children under 6 years of age. Food-induced allergies are immunological reactions that cause a variety of symptoms affecting the skin, gastrointestinal tract, and respiratory tract. The reactions are mediated by both IgE- and non-IgE-dependent (cellular) mechanisms. Isolated food-induced allergic ...
Sicherer Scott H SH Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029-6574, USA. - - 2010
Immune features of infants with food allergy have not been delineated. We sought to explore the basic mechanisms responsible for food allergy and identify biomarkers, such as skin prick test (SPT) responses, food-specific IgE levels, and mononuclear cell responses, in a cohort of infants with likely milk/egg allergy at increased ...
Mullin Gerard E - - 2010
An increasing number of commercial tests for food allergies are marketed to consumers and healthcare practitioners with tenuous claims. The aim of this article is to provide an evidence-based review of the tests and procedures that currently are used for patients with suspected food allergy. A systematic review of the ...
Veenhof Eveline Z - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether skin-related clinical signs in cutaneous food hypersensitivity (CFH) coincide with immune reactivity in the intestine in dogs. ANIMALS: 11 dogs with CFH without intestinal clinical signs and 8 healthy control dogs. PROCEDURES: After a provocation and elimination diet, the duodenal gene expression levels of Th1-, Th2- ...
Brown Amy C - - 2010
Prescription drugs and surgery are two common medical therapies for Crohn's disease (CD), an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the GI tract. Unfortunately, certain drugs can cause serious side effects, and surgeries must often be repeated. No diet has been established to alleviate the pain and suffering of CD patients. ...
Rajendran Nirooshun - - 2010
Many studies have looked at connections between diet, etiology, signs and symptoms associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Although these connections are apparent to clinicians, they are difficult to prove qualitatively or quantitatively. Enteral feeding and polymeric diets are equally effective at bringing about remission in Crohn's disease (CD). Parenteral ...
Lied G Arslan - - 2010
Medically confirmed hypersensitivity reactions to food are usually IgE-mediated. Non-IgE-mediated reactions are not only seldom recognized but also more difficult to diagnose. To examine B cell-activating factor (BAFF) in serum and gut lavage fluid of patients with self-reported food hypersensitivity, and to study its relationship to atopic disease. Gut lavage ...
Strinnholm Asa - - 2010
Fear and anxiety are recurring problems for parents of food-allergic children. However, no study has described parents' experiences of introducing food to their children after double-blind provocation. Therefore the aim of this study was to investigate mothers' experiences during their child's negative Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Food Challenge (DBPCFC) and the following ...
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