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Kondo Yasuto - - 2009
Oral allergy syndrome (OAS) is defined as the symptoms of IgE-mediated immediate allergy localized in the oral mucosa, and the characteristics depend on the lability of the antigen. Another term used for this syndrome is pollen-food allergy (PFS); the patient is sensitized with pollen via the airways and exhibits an ...
Ebisawa Motohiro - - 2009
In 2005, the "Food Allergy Management Guideline 2005" was published. In order to encompass food allergy from infancy to adulthood, the project committee included not only pediatricians, but also internists, dermatologists, and otolaryngologists. After the release of the guideline, oral food challenge tests were approved as a medical examination on ...
van der Velde J L - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The Food Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire-Child Form, -Teenager Form and -Adult Form (FAQLQ-CF, -TF and -AF) have recently been developed. To measure construct validity in the FAQLQs, a suitable independent measure was needed with which FAQLQ scores could be correlated. However, in food allergy, no appropriate independent measure ...
Shaker Marcus - - 2009
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review serves to address food allergy, which is a common problem encountered by the general pediatrician. Between 4 and 6% of US children have an allergic reaction to at least one food, and the prevalence of some food allergies appears to be increasing. RECENT FINDINGS: ...
Wang Julie - - 2009
Food allergies are adverse immune reactions to food proteins that affect up to 6% of children and 3-4% of adults. A wide range of symptoms can occur depending on whether IgE or non-IgE mediated mechanism are involved. Many factors influence the development of oral tolerance, including route of exposure, genetics, ...
Hilger C - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Animal-derived proteins are implicated in primary food allergies, but also in inhalant allergies with secondary food allergy symptoms. The objective of this study was to define the allergen(s) implicated in a case of food allergy to chicken meat, which developed in a person previously sensitized to pork after occupational ...
DunnGalvin Audrey - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Little is known about specific psychological factors that affect parents' decisions to take part in clinical studies. We examined factors, related to health-related quality of life (HRQoL), that may influence parents' decision to allow their children to participate in research on clinical food allergy. METHODS: Parents of children with ...
Cochrane S - - 2009
Food allergy is an increasing problem in Europe and elsewhere and severe reactions to food are also becoming more common. As food allergy is usually associated with other forms of allergic sensitisation it is likely that many risk factors are common to all forms of allergy. However the potential severity ...
Kandyil Roshni M - - 2009
Food allergies affect approximately 3.5-4.0% of the world's population and can range from a mere inconvenience to a life-threatening condition. Over 90% of food allergies in childhood are caused by eight foods: cow's milk, hen's egg, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, fish, and shellfish. Shellfish allergy is known to be ...
Williams Natalie A - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Food allergy affects up to 8% of children and is increasingly common. Although adult caregivers initially assume the primary role in children's daily allergy management activities, as children approach school age they assume greater responsibility for the prevention of allergic exposures. The ways that parents prepare children for this ...
Takayanagi Masayuki - - 2009
To ascertain the prevalence of allergy symptoms and consumer measures for eye, nose, skin, food, and asthma by prefecture. The self-evaluation questionnaire was mailed to 100,000 subjects throughout Japan by the OTC distribution network of Fujiyakuhin Co., Ltd. The prevalence of allergy symptoms for eye, nose, skin, food, and asthma ...
Vickery Brian P - - 2009
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Food allergy is a serious and growing problem. Although the current standard of care for patients with food allergies is based on avoidance of the trigger, increased understanding of the mechanisms involved in oral tolerance has shifted focus of treatment and prevention toward inducing tolerance. Here we ...
Parvataneni S - - 2009
Food allergy is a potentially fatal immune-mediated disorder with incompletely understood mechanisms. We studied the genetic control of food allergy using major histocompatibility complex-identical mice (H2(s)) and an adjuvant-free method of sensitization. Whereas, transdermal exposure to hazelnut - a model allergenic food, elicited robust IgG1 response in both strains, an ...
Anderson Joy - - 2009
Health professionals advising mothers on the introduction of solid foods to infants need evidence-based guidelines. A literature review on this topic was undertaken to examine the current international recommendations of expert bodies and evidence-based research published since 2003. Particular reference in this review is made to the timing of introducing ...
Tammaro A - - 2009
Nickel sulphate allergy is the most common contact allergy. In fact, nickel sulphate is an ubiquitous element, contained in various objects and food; it occurs in igneous rocks, as a free metal and together with iron, but it is also a component of living organism, mainly vegetables. We carried out ...
Plaut Marshall - - 2009
This article summarizes the proceedings of a 2008 Workshop on Food Allergy Clinical Trials Design co-organized by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the US Food and Drug Administration. The use of food allergens both as therapy and for oral food challenges is associated with a risk ...
Flokstra-de Blok Bertine M J - - 2009
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to give an overview of how health-related quality of life (HRQL) can be measured in food allergy and to explore recent findings on how food allergy might impact HRQL. RECENT FINDINGS: In addition to the more familiar burdens of having a ...
Incorvaia Cristoforo - - 2009
Specific immunotherapy is the only treatment targeting the causes, and not only the symptoms, of allergic diseases. Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) was introduced and developed to solve the problem of the adverse reactions, uncommon but possibly severe and rarely fatal, to the traditional subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT). The evidence of SLIT efficacy ...
Matsuura Hiroki - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Eosinophils play an important role in allergic responses. Eotaxin is a CC chemokine that promotes the selective recruitment of eosinophils. This study was performed to investigate the significance of eotaxin in pediatric food allergies. METHODS: The study population included 35 patients with food allergy, 18 patients with atopic dermatitis ...
Wennergren Göran - - 2009
For many years, the advice to prevent food allergy was to postpone the introduction of allergens like egg, fish and peanut. However, elimination of food allergens during pregnancy and infancy failed to prevent food allergy. Instead, several studies indicate that early introduction of food like fish and peanuts may be ...
Scurlock Amy M - - 2009
Food allergy is an increasingly prevalent disorder with potentially life-threatening complications that requires life-altering changes in dietary habits and psychosocial interactions. The standard of care presently includes strict dietary elimination of the implicated allergen and ready access to injectable epinephrine; however, no active, definitive therapeutic options exist for food-allergic patients. ...
Keet Corinne A - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Wheat allergy is 1 of the most common food allergies in children, yet few data are available regarding its natural history. OBJECTIVES: To define the natural course of wheat allergy and identify factors that help predict outcome in a large referral population of children with wheat allergy. METHODS: Patients ...
Yun J - - 2009
There has been an increase in the prevalence of food allergy in the last few decades. Adult food allergy may represent persistence of reactions that commenced in infancy and early childhood or it may be initiated in adulthood through new sensitizations. Persistence of peanut allergy is an example of the ...
Kummeling I - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The epidemiological surveys in children and adults of the EU-funded multidisciplinary Integrated Project EuroPrevall, launched in June 2005, were designed to estimate the currently unknown prevalence of food allergy and exposure to known or suspected risk factors for food allergy across Europe. We describe the protocol for the epidemiological ...
Troncone Riccardo - - 2009
The colon is a site of allergic reaction to food proteins. The most common manifestation is allergic proctocolitis. Although frequent in infancy, it may also affect older children. The diagnosis of allergic proctocolitis is mainly based on clinical and histological grounds, but there is a risk of overdiagnosis; challenge is ...
Bhattacharya Ujjwal - - 2009
This article primarily concerns the problem of isolated handwritten numeral recognition of major Indian scripts. The principal contributions presented here are (a) pioneering development of two databases for handwritten numerals of two most popular Indian scripts, (b) a multistage cascaded recognition scheme using wavelet based multiresolution representations and multilayer perceptron ...
Manivannan Veena - - 2009
We present a user-friendly visual representation of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network criteria so as to enhance recognition of anaphylaxis and active teaching and learning.
Ozbek Ozlem Yilmaz - - 2009
Food allergy has been increasingly reported in children who had orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). We aimed to conduct a prospective study to investigate the prevalence of sensitizations and food allergy in pediatric OLT recipients. We also aimed to identify potential risk factors. The study group consisted of 28 children (14 ...
Flokstra-de Blok B M J - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQL) may be affected by food allergy. Presently, no disease-specific HRQL questionnaire exists for food allergic adults. Therefore, we developed and validated the Food Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire - Adult Form (FAQLQ-AF) in the Dutch language. METHODS: Twenty-two food allergic patients (> or =18 ...
Asero R - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Studies of the prevalence of different types of food allergy in adults are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To define the prevalence of IgE-mediated food allergies in Italian adults attending allergy clinics and to assess possible differences associated with geographical position and/or dietary habits. METHODS: Seventeen allergy outpatient clinics scattered throughout Italy ...
Santangelo Catherine M - - 2009
Over the past decade, eosinophilic esophagitis has become increasingly prevalent in the United States. One of the effective treatment approaches is dietary management, which aims to eliminate exposure to food allergens. Approaches to dietary management include the use of elemental diets, elimination diets, and tailored elimination diets, each of which ...
Gayraud J - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of sensitization to lupin flour in patients consulting allergists, in order to evaluate the risk of primary and secondary allergies to lupin. METHODS: A prospective study carried out by members of the Allergy Vigilance Network, using prick-tests with a commercial lupin flour extract in patients ...
Trebichavsky Ilja - - 2009
The gut constitutes a prominent part of the immune system. Its commensal microflora plays an important role in defense and in tolerance to diet allergens. Disturbances in immune regulations may lead to food allergy. Among commensal bacteria, bifidobacteria are able to induce mechanisms of immune tolerance. Comprehension of their mutual ...
Hobfoll Stevan E - - 2009
This is the 1st longitudinal examination of trajectories of resilience and resistance (rather than ill-being) among a national sample under ongoing threat of mass casualty. The authors interviewed a nationally representative sample of Jews and Arabs in Israel (N = 709) at 2 times during a period of terrorist and ...
Li Xiu-Min - - 2009
Although corticosteroids and beta(2)-agonists are effective in managing asthma symptoms, a curative therapy for asthma is lacking. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), used in Asia for centuries, is beginning to play a role in Western health care as a complementary and alternative medicine modality. There is increasing scientific evidence supporting the ...
Dai Guang-ming - - 2009
In wavefront-driven vision correction, ocular aberrations are often measured on the pupil plane and the correction is applied on a different plane. The problem with this practice is that any changes undergone by the wavefront as it propagates between planes are not currently included in devising customized vision correction. With ...
Kelly Caleb - - 2009
Food allergies are potentially fatal immune-mediated disorders that are growing globally. The relationship between sex and food allergy remains incompletely understood. Here we tested the hypothesis that, should sex influence the clinical response to food allergens, this would be reflected by a sex disparity in published studies of food allergy. ...
Gilliver S C - - 2009
The ongoing search for explanations as to why elderly males heal acute skin wounds more slowly than do their female counterparts (and are more strongly disposed to conditions of chronic ulceration) has identified endogenous oestrogens and androgens as being respectively enhancers and inhibitors of repair. We previously demonstrated that blocking ...
Patten Scott B - - 2009
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Cross-sectional studies have reported associations between allergies and major depression but in the absence of longitudinal data, the implications of this association remain unclear. Our goal was to examine this association from a longitudinal perspective. METHODS: The data source was the Canadian National Population Health Survey (NPHS). This ...
Dunngalvin A - - 2009
Increasing recognition of the importance of the relationships between perceptions, emotions, behaviors and health has changed the way health and disease are portrayed and researched. A chronic condition may affect and/or interact with already existing normative demands and changes in socialization. Although the prevalence of food allergy and anaphylaxis have ...
Wolff Hans-Georg - - 2009
Previous research has reported effects of networking, defined as building, maintaining, and using relationships, on career success. However, empirical studies have relied exclusively on concurrent or retrospective designs that rest upon strong assumptions about the causal direction of this relation and depict a static snapshot of the relation at a ...
Rancé Fabienne - - 2009
Food allergy may be life-threatening and its management continues to consist of avoiding relevant allergens and, in the case of accidental ingestion, initiation of appropriate emergency therapy. The purpose of this review is to highlight the most promising novel approaches for treating food allergy using allergens. The use of specific ...
Muñoz-Furlong Anne - - 2009
Food allergy is a growing public health and food safety concern. Twelve million Americans-4% of the population-suffer from the disease, and the prevalence is increasing. There is no cure for food allergy; strict avoidance is the only way to prevent a reaction. Food allergy is a major cause of anaphylaxis, ...
Ibáñez M D - - 2009
To present the most significant data obtained on patients younger than 14 years from the Alergológica-2005 study. Nine hundred seventeen (18.3%) of the patients included in the study were under the age of 14 (average age 8 years with a similar distribution by gender) and were heavy users of healthcare ...
Bartra J - - 2009
Pollinosis is defined as the appearance of respiratory symptoms (rhinoconjunctivitis and/or asthma) as a result of the inhalation of pollen to which the individual is sensitized. Pollen allergy becomes all the more relevant on taking into account that it may be responsible for the development of plant food allergy, or ...
Niederberger Verena - - 2009
Allergy is a significant health problem in industrialized countries and its prevalence is continually on the increase: In 1906, when Clemens von Pirquet introduced the term "allergy" to describe overwhelming pathological reactions of the body caused by contact with antigens, less than 1% of the population were affected. Today, more ...
Holmer Lars E - - 2008
The tannuolinid Micrina belongs to the tommotiids-a common and widely distributed, but poorly understood, group of Early Cambrian fossil metazoans with multiple external organophosphatic sclerites. Recent findings of sessile articulated tommotiid scleritomes indicate that previous reconstructions of tommotiids as slug-like bilaterians with a dorsal cover of sclerites require detailed re-evaluation. ...
Aaronov Darit - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Knowledge about the natural history of food allergy, especially sesame, is scarce. OBJECTIVE: To follow the natural history of food allergies in Israel, particularly of sesame allergy. METHODS: The survey was conducted based on clinical records and a detailed questionnaire of children diagnosed as having food allergy. RESULTS: We ...
Vogel Nicola M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Risk factors for potentially fatal childhood asthma are incompletely understood. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether self-reported food allergy is significantly associated with potentially fatal childhood asthma. STUDY DESIGN: Medical records from 72 patients admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) for asthmatic exacerbation were reviewed and compared in a ...
Koplin Jennifer - - 2008
Several studies have shown differences in the composition of the gastrointestinal flora of children who develop sensitization to food allergens compared with non-allergic children. It has been hypothesized that changes in the gut microbiota resulting from caesarean section delivery could increase a child's risk of developing food allergy; however, studies ...
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