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  1. Letter to the Editor

    Re “International survey on skin patch test procedures, attitudes and interpretation” L.K. Tanno et al., WAOJ (2016) 9:8

    A previous survey on the practice of diagnostic patch testing among representatives of member societies of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) has, in some countries, not addressed those stakeholders actually...

    Wolfgang Uter, Magnus Bruze, Thomas Rustemeyer, David Orton and Vera Mahler

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:18

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  2. Original research

    Molecular fingerprinting of complex grass allergoids: size assessments reveal new insights in epitope repertoires and functional capacities

    Subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy (SCIT) is a well-documented treatment for allergic disease which involves injections of native allergen or modified (allergoid) extracts. The use of allergoid vaccines is a ...

    S. Starchenka, A. J. Bell, J. Mwange, M. A. Skinner and M. D. Heath

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:17

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  3. Consensus Document

    International consensus (ICON) on: clinical consequences of mite hypersensitivity, a global problem

    Since mite allergens are the most relevant inducers of allergic diseases worldwide, resulting in significant morbidity and increased burden on health services, the International Collaboration in Asthma, Allerg...

    Mario Sánchez-Borges, Enrique Fernandez-Caldas, Wayne R. Thomas, Martin D. Chapman, Bee Wah Lee, Luis Caraballo, Nathalie Acevedo, Fook Tim Chew, Ignacio J. Ansotegui, Leili Behrooz, Wanda Phipatanakul, Roy Gerth van Wijk, Demoly Pascal, Nelson Rosario, Motohiro Ebisawa, Mario Geller…

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:14

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  4. Original research

    Asthma control in primary care: the results of an observational cross-sectional study in Italy and Spain

    Poor asthma control observed in several surveys may be related to a lack of systematic assessment by physicians and/or to patient underestimation of symptoms. Along this line, the purpose of this study was to ...

    Maria Sandra Magnoni, Manuela Latorre, Germano Bettoncelli, M. Guadalupe Sanchez-Herrero, Araceli Lopez, Eduardo Calvo, Andrea Rizzi, Marco Caminati, Gianenrico Senna and Pierluigi Paggiaro

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:13

    Published on: 6 April 2017

  5. Original research

    Assessing eosinophilic cationic protein as a biomarker for monitoring patients with eosinophilic esophagitis treated with specific exclusion diets

    Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a complex pathology. Attempts have been made in order to relate EoE with the intake of certain food. The problem is to establish which foods are really involved in the pathoph...

    Joan Doménech Witek, Vicente Jover Cerdà, Vicente Gil Guillén, Juan Bautista Doménech Clar and Ramón Rodríguez Pacheco

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:12

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  6. Review

    Climate change, allergy and asthma, and the role of tropical forests

    Tropical forests cover less than 10 per cent of all land area (1.8 × 107 km2) and over half of the tropical-forest area (1.1 × 107 Km2) is represented by humid tropical forests (also called tropical rainforests)....

    Gennaro D’Amato, Carolina Vitale, Nelson Rosario, Herberto Josè Chong Neto, Deborah Carla Chong-Silva, Francisco Mendonça, Josè Perini, Loraine Landgraf, Dirceu Solé, Mario Sánchez-Borges, Ignacio Ansotegui and Maria D’Amato

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:11

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  7. Review

    Allergic diseases and asthma in pregnancy, a secondary publication

    Every fifth pregnant woman is affected by allergies, especially rhinitis and asthma. Allergic symptoms existing before pregnancy may be either attenuated, or equally often promoted through pregnancy. Optimal a...

    Isabella Pali-Schöll, Jennifer Namazy and Erika Jensen-Jarolim

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:10

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  8. Original research

    The impact on quality of life on families of children on an elimination diet for Non-immunoglobulin E mediated gastrointestinal food allergies

    The impact on health related quality of life (HRQL) has been well studied in children with Immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated food allergy. However limited data exists on related quality of life (QOL) of families...

    Rosan Meyer, Heather Godwin, Robert Dziubak, Julie A. Panepinto, Ru-Xin M. Foong, Mandy Bryon, Adriana Chebar Lozinsky, Kate Reeve and Neil Shah

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:8

    Published on: 22 February 2017

  9. Original research

    Effect of adjuvanted and standard sublingual immunotherapy on respiratory function in pure rhinitis due to house dust mite over a 5-year period

    Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) still remains the only causal treatment for IgE mediated respiratory diseases (rhinitis/asthma) In addition to the observed clinical decrease in symptoms, AIT can provide ...

    Maurizio Marogna, Alessandro Massolo and Giovanni Passalacqua

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:7

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  10. Case report

    An unusual cause of food-induced anaphylaxis in mothers

    Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) are prebiotics added to commercial milk formula of infants and mothers. In recent years, cases of allergy related to GOS in atopic children have been reported in the South East A...

    J. Y. Soh, W. C. Chiang, C. H. Huang, C. K. Woo, I. Ibrahim, K. Heng, A. Pramanick and B. W. Lee

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:3

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  11. Case report

    Anaphylaxis in a 4-year-old male caused by contact with grasses: a case report

    Acute urticaria is the presence of urticaria for <6 weeks, and it is the most common type of urticaria in children. Sometimes, it may be associated with anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition. Urticaria mus...

    Germán Darío Ramón, Victor H. Croce and Iván Chérrez Ojeda

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:5

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  12. Original research

    Establishing the prevalence of low vitamin D in non-immunoglobulin-E mediated gastrointestinal food allergic children in a tertiary centre

    There is no data on the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in children with non-immunoglobulin-E (IgE) mediated gastrointestinal food allergy. The aims of our study were to understand the prevalence of vitamin...

    Ru-Xin Foong, Rosan Meyer, Robert Dziubak, Adriana Chebar Lozinsky, Heather Godwin, Kate Reeve, Syeda Tahmida Hussain, Romman Nourzaie and Neil Shah

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:4

    Published on: 11 January 2017

  13. Erratum

    Erratum to: Risk and safety requirements for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in allergology: World Allergy Organization Statement

    Marek L. Kowalski, Ignacio Ansotegui, Werner Aberer, Mona Al-Ahmad, Mubeccel Akdis, Barbara K. Ballmer-Weber, Kirsten Beyer, Miguel Blanca, Simon Brown, Chaweewan Bunnag, Arnaldo Capriles Hulett, Mariana Castells, Hiok Hee Chng, Frederic De Blay, Motohiro Ebisawa, Stanley Fineman…

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:6

    Published on: 11 January 2017

    The original article was published in World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:33

  14. Review

    Is allergic sensitization relevant in severe asthma? Which allergens may be culprits?

    Severe asthma is a major health concern. The allergic (IgE-mediated) form of asthma is well known from a pathogenic viewpoint. We searched the available literature to identify which allergens are most frequent...

    Carlo Lombardi, Eleonora Savi, Erminia Ridolo, Giovanni Passalacqua and Giorgio Walter Canonica

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:2

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  15. Position article and guidelines

    Addendum guidelines for the prevention of peanut allergy in the United States: Report of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases–sponsored expert panel

    Food allergy is an important public health problem because it affects children and adults, can be severe and even life-threatening, and may be increasing in prevalence. Beginning in 2008, the National Institut...

    Alkis Togias, Susan F. Cooper, Maria L. Acebal, Amal Assa’ad, James R. Baker, Lisa A. Beck, Julie Block, Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Edmond S. Chan, Lawrence F. Eichenfield, David M. Fleischer, George J. Fuchs, Glenn T. Furuta, Matthew J. Greenhawt, Ruchi S. Gupta, Michele Habich…

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:1

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  16. Original research

    Fatal asthma; is it still an epidemic?

    Asthma mortality has declined since the 1980s. Nevertheless the World Health Organization (WHO) identified asthma as responsible for 225.000 deaths worldwide in 2005, and 430.000 fatal cases are expected by 20...

    Andrea Vianello, Marco Caminati, Mariangiola Crivellaro, Rafi El Mazloum, Rossella Snenghi, Michele Schiappoli, Annarita Dama, Andrea Rossi, Giuliana Festi, Maria Rita Marchi, Chiara Bovo, Giorgio Walter Canonica and Gianenrico Senna

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:42

    Published on: 14 December 2016

  17. Original research

    Local allergic rhinitis: entopy or spontaneous response?

    The existence of a local allergic rhintis was proposed on the basis of the detection of nasal IgE in the absence of a systemic sensitization. Nevertheless, the significance of this phenomenon remains still unc...

    Matteo Gelardi, Antonio V. N. Guglielmi, Lucia Iannuzzi, Vitaliano Nicola Quaranta, Nicola Quaranta, Massimo Landi, Mario Correale, Annamaria Sonnante, Margherita Rossini, Maria Addolorata Mariggiò, Giorgio Walter Canonica and Giovanni Passalacqua

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:39

    Published on: 6 December 2016

  18. Review

    Asthma heterogeneity and severity

    Asthma is a common, chronic inflammatory airways disease characterized by a clinical syndrome of bronchial hyperresponsiveness, inflammation, and reversible airflow obstruction. Individuals with asthma can var...

    Tara F. Carr and Eugene Bleecker

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:41

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  19. Review

    Therapeutic interventions in severe asthma

    The present paper addresses severe asthma which is limited to 5-10% of the overall population of asthmatics. However, it accounts for 50% or more of socials costs of the disease, as it is responsible for hospi...

    Giorgio Walter Canonica, Gianenrico Senna, Patrick D. Mitchell, Paul M. O’Byrne, Giovanni Passalacqua and Gilda Varricchi

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:40

    Published on: 28 November 2016

  20. Original research

    Omalizumab for chronic urticaria in Latin America

    Chronic urticaria (CU) is defined as the spontaneous appearance of wheals, with or without angioedema, persisting for ≥6 weeks. Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria (CSU) is a type of CU which affects 0.5–1 % of the ...

    Paul Wilches, Paola Wilches, Juan Carlos Calderon, Annia Cherrez and Ivan Cherrez Ojeda

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:36

    Published on: 23 November 2016

  21. Letter to the Editor

    Effects of poor hygiene on cytokine phenotypes in children in the tropics

    We describe immune phenotypes (innate and adaptive cytokines) according to environmental exposure using latent class analysis. A total of 310 schoolchildren living in Ecuador were assayed for spontaneous cytok...

    C. A. Figueiredo, L. D. Amorim, M. Vaca, M. E. Chico, A. C. Campos, M. L. Barreto and P. J. Cooper

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:34

    Published on: 3 November 2016

  22. Position article and guidelines

    Manifesto on small airway involvement and management in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an Interasma (Global Asthma Association - GAA) and World Allergy Organization (WAO) document endorsed by Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) and Global Allergy and Asthma European Network (GA2LEN)

    Evidence that enables us to identify, assess, and access the small airways in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has led INTERASMA (Global Asthma Association) and WAO to take a position on...

    F. Braido, N. Scichilone, F. Lavorini, O. S. Usmani, L. Dubuske, L. P. Boulet, R. Mosges, C. Nunes, M. Sanchez-Borges, I. J. Ansotegui, M. Ebisawa, F. Levi-Schaffer, L. J. Rosenwasser, J. Bousquet, T. Zuberbier, G. Walter Canonica…

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:37

    Published on: 28 October 2016

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