Region in Focus: Asia Pacific

As a worldwide platform, WAO Journal offers a special opportunity for the exchange of information and ideas among different regions of the world, providing a truly global outlook on allergy, asthma and clinical immunology. We are very pleased to be able to highlight some of the recent articles being produced by authors* from Asia Pacific countries.

Australia

Asthma education material for children and their families; a global survey of current resources
Mark Everard, Ulrich Wahn, Sofia Dorsano, Elham Hossny, Peter Le Souef

Singapore

Clinical phenotype and allergen sensitization in the first 2 years as predictors of atopic disorders at age 5 years
Phaik Quah, Evelyn Loo, Gabriella Lee, I-Chun Kuo, Irvin Gerez, Genevieve Llanora, Yiong Chan, Marion Aw, Lynette Shek, Bee Lee

Australia

Risk multipliers for severe food anaphylaxis
Peter K Smith, Jonathan Hourihane, Phil Lieberman

 Australia
Higher cord blood 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations reduce the risk of early childhood eczema: in children with a family history of allergic disease
Debra Palmer, Thomas Sullivan, Clark Skeaff, Lisa Smithers, Maria Makrides, on behalf of the DOMInO Allergy Follow-up Team
Sri Lanka
Genetic, familial and environmental correlates of asthma among early adolescents in Sri Lanka: a case control study
Manjula Nishanthi Danansuriya, Lalini C Rajapaksa and Anura Weerasinghe
 India 
Chronic urticaria merits serum vitamin D evaluation and supplementation; a randomized case control study
Roohi Rasool, Khalid Z Masoodi, Irfan A Shera, Qayser Yosuf, Imtiyaz A Bhat, Iqbal Qasim, Saniya Nissar and Zafar A Shah
Japan
Budesonide inhalation suspension versus methylprednisolone for treatment of moderate bronchial asthma attacks
Noriyuki Yanagida, Morimitsu Tomikawa, Akinori Shukuya, Masamichi Iguchi and Motohiro Ebisawa
Japan
Intermittent and episode-driven use of pranlukast to reduce the frequency of wheezing in atopic children: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
Motohiro Ebisawa, Akihiko Terada, Kazuki Sato, Fumitake Kurosaka, Naomi Kondo, Chizuko Sugizaki, Akihiro Morikawa, Sankei Nishima, Mitsuyoshi Urashima
Japan
Allergic diseases and asthma: a global public health concern and a call to action
Ruby Pawankar
Australia
Precautionary labelling of foods for allergen content: are we ready for a global framework?
Katrina J Allen, Paul J Turner, Ruby Pawankar, Stephen Taylor, Scott Sicherer, Gideon Lack, Nelson Rosario, Motohiro Ebisawa, Gary Wong, E N Mills, Kirsten Beyer, Alessandro Fiocchi, Hugh A Sampson
Australia
A global survey of changing patterns of food allergy burden in children
Susan L Prescott, Ruby Pawankar, Katrina J Allen, Dianne E Campbell, John KH Sinn, Alessandro Fiocchi, Motohiro Ebisawa, Hugh A Sampson, Kirsten Beyer, Bee-Wah Lee
Australia
Recognition of allergic conjunctivitis in patients with allergic rhinitis
Daniel C Williams, Gabrielle Edney, Bianca Maiden, Peter K Smith

*Country determined according to the corresponding author's location.

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