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  1. Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) is a rare disease and for this reason proper diagnosis and appropriate therapy are often unknown or not available for physicians and other health care providers. For this reason we ...

    Authors: Timothy Craig, Emel Aygören Pürsün, Konrad Bork, Tom Bowen, Henrik Boysen, Henriette Farkas, Anete Grumach, Constance H Katelaris, Richard Lockey, Hilary Longhurst, William Lumry, Markus Magerl, Immaculada Martinez-Saguer, Bruce Ritchie, Alexander Nast, Ruby Pawankar…

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2012 5:33

    Content type: WAO Guideline

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  2. Authors: Peter Valent, Amy D Klion, Lanny J Rosenwasser, Michel Arock, Bruce S Bochner, Joseph H Butterfield, Jason Gotlib, Torsten Haferlach, Andrzej Hellmann, Hans-Peter Horny, Kristin M Leiferman, Georgia Metzgeroth, Kenji Matsumoto, Andreas Reiter, Florence Roufosse, Marc E Rothenberg…

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2012 5:32

    Content type: Consensus document

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  3. Probiotic administration has been proposed for the prevention and treatment of specific allergic manifestations such as eczema, rhinitis, gastrointestinal allergy, food allergy, and asthma. However, published ...

    Authors: Alessandro Fiocchi, Wesley Burks, Sami L. Bahna, Leonard Bielory, Robert J. Boyle, Renata Cocco, Sten Dreborg, Richard Goodman, Mikael Kuitunen, Tari Haahtela, Ralf G. Heine, Gideon Lack, David A. Osborn, Hugh Sampson, Gerald W. Tannock and Bee Wah Lee

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2012 5:30

    Content type: WAO position paper

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  4. Urticaria and angioedema are common clinical conditions representing a major concern for physicians and patients alike. The World Allergy Organization (WAO), recognizing the importance of these diseases, has c...

    Authors: Mario Sánchez-Borges, Riccardo Asero, Ignacio J Ansotegui, Ilaria Baiardini, Jonathan A Bernstein, G Walter Canonica, Richard Gower, David A Kahn, Allen P Kaplan, Connie Katelaris, Marcus Maurer, Hae Sim Park, Paul Potter, Sarbjit Saini, Paolo Tassinari, Alberto Tedeschi…

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2012 5:29

    Content type: WAO position paper

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  5. Broad-spectrum grass pollen immunotherapies contain large numbers of allergenic proteins from multiple species. The principle of homologous grouping is used as a tool to assist in the standardization of allerg...

    Authors: Alan Bullimore, Toby Batten, Simon Hewings, Karl Juergen Fischer von Weikersthal-Drachenberg and Murray Skinner

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2012 5:269

    Content type: Original research

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  6. Pollen and mold allergies are highly problematic in Islamabad. This study was conducted to investigate the type and concentration of airborne pollens/molds causing allergic diseases in susceptible individuals....

    Authors: Shahid Abbas, Connie H. Katelaris, Anand B. Singh, Syed M. Raza, Mir Ajab Khan, Muhammad Rashid, Maryam Abbas and Muhammad Ismail

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2012 5:256

    Content type: Original Study

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  7. Hyper-IgE syndrome is a primary immunodeficiency marked by abnormalities in the coordination of cell-cell signaling with the potential to affect TH17 cell, B cell, and neutrophil responses. Clinical manifestation...

    Authors: Efren L Rael, Robert T Marshall and Jonathan J McClain

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2012 5:28

    Content type: Review article

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  8. Beta-2 agonists are widely used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for their effect on airway smooth muscle relaxation. They also act on skeletal muscle, although their report...

    Authors: Francesca Wannenes, Loretta Magni, Matteo Bonini, Ivan Dimauro, Daniela Caporossi, Costanzo Moretti and Sergio Bonini

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2012 5:260

    Content type: Original research

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  9. Urticaria is a heterogeneous group of disorders, especially acute urticaria and angiooedema can be a medical emergency. This paper summarizes the EAACI/GA2LEN/EDF/WAO guidelines, the most recent international gui...

    Authors: Torsten Zuberbier

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2012 5(Suppl 1):272

    Content type: Symposium Report Supplement

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 1

  10. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are produced by living organisms as a result of normal cellular metabolism and environmental factors, such as air pollutants or cigarette smoke. ROS are highly reactive molecules ...

    Authors: Esra Birben, Umit Murat Sahiner, Cansin Sackesen, Serpil Erzurum and Omer Kalayci

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2012 5:270

    Content type: Review article

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  11. Asthma is characterized by bronchial hyperreactivity and airway remodeling. Subepithelial fibrosis, a feature of remodeling, is accompanied by activation of fibroblasts to myofibroblasts, with excessive prolif...

    Authors: Eran Pickholtz, Dan Admon, Uzi Izhar, Neville Berkman and Francesca Levi-Schaffer

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:13

    Content type: Original research

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  12. Allergy is associated with considerable morbidity.

    Authors: A Fusun Kalpaklioglu, Ilkay Koca Kalkan, Ahmet Akcay, Ismail Reisli, Demet Can, Nevin Uzuner, Hasan Yuksel, Cengiz Kirmaz, Figen Gulen and Dane Ediger

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:244

    Content type: Original article

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  13. Pressurized metered dose inhalers are commonly used in patients with asthma. However, the need to coordinate inhalation with inhaler actuation means that they are not suitable for use per se. Valved holding ch...

    Authors: Fanak Fahimi, Farzad Kobarfard, Jamshid Salamzadeh, Atefeh Fakharian, Pegah Abdolahi, Azita Hajhossein Talasaz, Hamid Mahboobi Pour, Shadi Baniasadi and Mohammadreza Masjedi

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:243

    Content type: Original research

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  14. History of the World Allergy Organization: In 1951, the leaders in allergy from all over the world came together to form the International Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (IAACI). For the ne...

    Authors: SGO Johansson

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:12

    Content type: Notes of allergy watchers

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  15. Wheezing is a highly frequent symptom in infants and children. Its major causes are respiratory infections and bronchial asthma. In this context, allergen sensitization plays an important role, and it can be d...

    Authors: Patricia Pendino, Claudio Agüero, Paola Cavagnero, Karina Lopez, Iván Kriunis and Jorge Molinas

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:246

    Content type: Original research

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  16. History of the World Allergy Organization: In 1951, the leaders in allergy from all over the world came together to form the International Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (IAAC...

    Authors: Pakit Vichyanond

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:245

    Content type: Notes of allergy watchers

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  17. Grass allergy immunotherapies often consist of a mix of different grass extracts, each containing several proteins of different physiochemical properties; however, the subtle contributions of each protein are ...

    Authors: Alan Bullimore, Nicola Swan, Wemimo Alawode and Murray Skinner

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:228

    Content type: Original research

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  18. History of the World Allergy Organization: In 1951, the leaders in allergy from all over the world came together to form the International Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (IAAC...

    Authors: Johannes Ring

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:3

    Content type: Notes of allergy watchers

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  19. History of the World Allergy Organization: In 1951, the leaders in allergy from all over the world came together to form the International Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (IAAC...

    Authors: Allen P. Kaplan

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:24

    Content type: Notes of allergy watchers

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  20. Allergic rhinitis (AR) affects up to 36% of the population in the Middle East Gulf States. The second-generation nonsedating antihistamine desloratadine has demonstrated safety and efficacy in the treatment of...

    Authors: Tamer M. H. Adham

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:23

    Content type: Original research

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  21. Local climate changes can impact on a number of factors, including air pollution, that have been shown to influence both the development and attacks of allergic respiratory diseases, and they thus represent an...

    Authors: Gennaro D'Amato, Menachem Rottem, Ronald Dahl, Michael S Blaiss, Erminia Ridolo, Lorenzo Cecchi, Nelson Rosario, Cassim Motala, Ignacio Ansotegui and Isabella Annesi-Maesano

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:11

    Content type: Review article

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  22. Recombinant allergens are under investigation for replacing allergen extracts in immunotherapy. Site-directed mutagenesis has been suggested as a strategy to develop hypoallergenic molecules that will reduce t...

    Authors: Serge A Versteeg, Ingrid Bulder, Martin Himly, Toni M van Capel, R van den Hourt, Stef J Koppelman, Esther C de Jong, Fatima Ferreira and Ronald van Ree

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:10

    Content type: Original research

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  23. Several population-based birth cohort studies documented that 30% of children suffer from wheezing during respiratory infections before their third birthday. Infants are prone to wheeze because of anatomic fac...

    Authors: Yehia M. El-Gamal and Shereen S. El-Sayed

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:21

    Content type: Review article

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  24. Asthma prevalence in low-to middle-income countries is at least the same or higher than in rich countries, but with increased severity. Lack of control in these settings is due to various factors such as low a...

    Authors: Mario Sánchez-Borges, Arnaldo Capriles-Hulett and Fernan Caballero-Fonseca

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:18

    Content type: Invited review

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  25. Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a chronic disease with an increasing trend in most of the Western Countries. It may significantly impair the individual quality of life (QoL) and also represents a social burden for i...

    Authors: Anthi Rogkakou, Elisa Villa, Valentina Garelli and G Walter Canonica

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4(Suppl 3):254

    Content type: Symposium Report Supplement

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 3

  26. The term "chronic idiopathic urticaria" denotes a spectrum of conditions with different poorly understood pathogenetic mechanisms in which the release of histamine plays a role. Nonsedating second-generation H1 a...

    Authors: Todor A Popov

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4(Suppl 3):253

    Content type: Symposium Report Supplement

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 3

  27. This article reviews the molecular biology of the interaction of histamine with its H1-receptor and describes the concept that H1-antihistamines are not receptor antagonists but are inverse agonists i.e. they pro...

    Authors: Diana S Church and Martin K Church

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4(Suppl 3):252

    Content type: Symposium Report Supplement

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 3

  28. The allergy cascade presents widespread inflammatory and proinflammatory activation, robust cytokine and chemokine signaling, and heterogeneous immune and endothelial responses that lead ultimately to the mani...

    Authors: G Walter Canonica and Michael Blaiss

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:239

    Content type: Reviews

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  29. Continued education in allergology of both general practitioners and specialists can be achieved by various measures including publications, online tools, and lectures. GA2LEN, the Global Allergy and Asthma Europ...

    Authors: Marcus Maurer, Carsten Bindslev-Jensen, Nicole Schoepke and Torsten Zuberbier

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:9

    Content type: Original research

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  30. Food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) are essential tools to investigate the relationship between peanut consumption and the development of peanut allergy. The aim was to validate a 50-item FFQ for use in peanu...

    Authors: Aikaterini Sofianou-Katsoulis, David Mesher, Peter Sasieni, George Du Toit, Adam T. Fox and Gideon Lack

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:8

    Content type: Original research

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  31. Chronic respiratory diseases involve a heterogenous group of diseases, including, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, sleep apnea syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, and many occupational disea...

    Authors: F Chermiti Ben Abdallah, S Taktak, A Chtourou, R Mahouachi and Ali Ben Kheder

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4(Suppl 1):250

    Content type: Symposium Report Supplement

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  32. Allergic rhinitis is a common disorder and involves the reaction to environmental allergens with resultant nasal and eye symptoms. The pathophysiologic mechanisms of the eye symptoms in allergic conjunctivitis...

    Authors: Fuad M Baroody and Robert M Naclerio

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4(Suppl 1):249

    Content type: Symposium Report Supplement

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  33. A randomly sampled, cross-sectional serology test-based survey was conducted in Lebanon to describe the pattern of food allergy among Lebanese population. The prevalence of specific Immunoglobulin E (IgE) to f...

    Authors: Carla Irani, George Maalouly, Mirna Germanos and Hassan Kazma

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:248

    Content type: Original research

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