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  1. Allergist/clinical immunologist maintenance of certification and training program reaccreditation are mandatory in some countries. The World Allergy Organization conducted surveys in 2009 and 2011 to assess wh...

    Authors: Todor A. Popov, Dennis Ledford, Richard Lockey, Ruby Pawankar, James T. Li, Hae Sim Park, Werner Pichler, Noel Rodriguez Perez, Paolo Tassinari, Fulvio Braido, Sami Bahna, Dirceu Solé, Connie Katelaris and Stephen Holgate

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2012 5:9836

    Content type: Review article

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  2. To study the diagnostic and treatment modalities used in drug allergy/hypersensitivity among members of the World Allergy Organization (WAO).

    Authors: Bernard Yu-Hor Thong, Rita Mirakian, Mariana Castells, Werner Pichler, Antonino Romano, Patrizia Bonadonna, Deleanu Diana, Marek Kowalski, Anahi Yanez, Ramon Lleonart, Mario Sanchez-Borges and Pascal Demoly

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:14

    Content type: Original article

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  3. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that results in airflow limitation, hyperreactivity, and airway remodeling. There is strong evidence that an imbalance between the reducing and oxidizing systems f...

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

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:247

    Content type: Review article

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  4. One obstacle to developing an effective therapeutic strategy to treat or prevent asthma is that the fundamental causes of asthma are not totally understood. Asthma is thought to be a chronic TH2 immune-mediated i...

    Authors: Jia-wang Wang, Kunyu Li, Gary Hellermann, Richard F. Lockey, Subhra Mohapatra and Shyam Mohapatra

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:232

    Content type: Review series

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  5. Asthma affects nearly 300 million people worldwide. The majority respond to inhaled corticosteroid treatment with or without beta-adrenergic agonists. However, a subset of 5 to 10% with severe asthma do not re...

    Authors: Efren L Rael and Richard F Lockey

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:238

    Content type: Reviews

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  6. The illustrated World Allergy Organization (WAO) Anaphylaxis Guidelines were created in response to absence of global guidelines for anaphylaxis. Uniquely, before they were developed, lack of worldwide availab...

    Authors: F. Estelle R. Simons, Ledit R. F. Ardusso, M. Beatrice Bilò, Yehia M. El-Gamal, Dennis K. Ledford, Johannes Ring, Mario Sanchez-Borges, Gian Enrico Senna, Aziz Sheikh and Bernard Y. Thong

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:7

    Content type: WAO position paper

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  7. Hereditary angioedema (HAE) caused by C1-esterase inhibitor deficiency is an autosomal-dominant disease resulting from a mutation in the C1-inhibitor gene. HAE is characterized by recurrent attacks of intense,...

    Authors: Richard G Gower, Paula J Busse, Emel Aygören-Pürsün, Amin J Barakat, Teresa Caballero, Mark Davis-Lorton, Henriette Farkas, David S Hurewitz, Joshua S Jacobs, Douglas T Johnston, William Lumry and Marcus Maurer

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4(Suppl 2):251

    Content type: Supplement

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 2

  8. Grass pollen grain, an important aeroallergen, can disperse in the environment pollen cytoplasmic granules (PCGs) able to release water-soluble allergens when they are washed out by rainfall. The allergenicity...

    Authors: Oussama R. Abou Chakra, Jean-Pierre Sutra, Pascal Poncet, Ghislaine Lacroix and Hélène Sénéchal

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2011 4:17

    Content type: Original research

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  9. A study was performed to assess the time between drug intake and drug induced hypersensitivity reaction for patients sensitive to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAID) in clinical patient history and aft...

    Authors: Giedre Grigiene, Jolita Norkūnienė and Violeta Kvedariene

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:211

    Content type: Original research

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  10. Airway remodeling plays an important role in the development of airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma. Muscarinic agonists such as carbamylcholine increased cyclic GMP (cGMP) levels in bovine tracheal smooth mu...

    Authors: Fabiola Placeres-Uray, Ramona González de Alfonzo, Itala Lippo de Becemberg and Marcelo J Alfonzo

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:210

    Content type: Original research

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  11. Asthma is considered a chronic disease, but not all preschool wheezing is asthma since most will eventually grow out of their symptoms. Although still a matter of debate, preschool wheezing can be classified i...

    Authors: Hugo P. Van Bever, Eugene Han, Lynette Shek, Seo Yi Chng and Daniel Goh

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:214

    Content type: Reviews

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  12. Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a disorder associated with a high financial burden and is considered an important risk factor for the development of asthma. The ARIA guideline (Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on As...

    Authors: Juliane Köberlein, Julia Vent and Ralph Mösges

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:213

    Content type: Original research

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  13. Protease activities in allergen sources are thought to be involved in triggering allergic inflammation through the disruption of epithelial barrier or the induction of proinflammatory cytokines. Protease aller...

    Authors: Ahmed Ragaa Nour Ibrahim, Seiji Kawamoto, Keisuke Mizuno, Yayoi Shimada, Satoshi Rikimaru, Nobukazu Onishi, Kunihiko Hashimoto, Tsunehiro Aki, Takaharu Hayashi and Kazuhisa Ono

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:212

    Content type: Original research

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  14. Hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) is a transcription complex that plays a pivotal role in cellular adaptation to hypoxic conditions. The role of this factor in inflammatory reactions associated with infection...

    Authors: Vadim V. Sumbayev, Sally A. Nicholas and Bernhard F. Gibbs

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:216

    Content type: Reviews

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  15. Asthma is a common chronic disease. Beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) and Fluticasone propionate (FP) are 2 inhaled corticosteroids that frequently be used in treatment of patients with asthma. In this study, ...

    Authors: Akefeh Ahmadiafshar, Mohsen Mogimi Hadji and Nima Rezaei

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:215

    Content type: Original research

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  16. Current strategies for the treatment of hereditary angioedema (HAE) include targeted inhibition or antagonism of the contact system, which is dysregulated in HAE patients by a C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency....

    Authors: Marc Riedl

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3(Suppl 3):226

    Content type: Symposium Report Supplement

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

  17. Agents for prophylaxis of hereditary angioedema (HAE) have been available in the United States for several decades, but their usefulness is limited by side effects and they cannot be used at all in some patien...

    Authors: Michael M Frank

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3(Suppl 3):225

    Content type: Symposium Report Supplement

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

  18. Hereditary angioedema (HAE) causes recurrent episodes of angioedema that may be very severe and are frequently associated with significant morbidity and even mortality. Understanding the pathophysiology of thi...

    Authors: Bruce L Zuraw

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3(Suppl 3):224

    Content type: Symposium Report Supplement

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

  19. Allergic asthma is associated with changes in neuronal control in the airways that modulate inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness. The link between inflammation and neuronal dysfunction is provided mainl...

    Authors: Aleksandra Szczepankiewicz, Anna Bręborowicz, Paulina Sobkowiak and Anna Popiel

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:188

    Content type: Original research

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  20. Many randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been done on role of probiotics as a treatment modality in allergic rhinitis. We conducted a review on the same. A systematic search of published literature was do...

    Authors: Rashmi Ranjan Das, Meenu Singh and Nusrat Shafiq

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:187

    Content type: Reviews

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  21. During the last twenty years bacterial lysates have gained a new interest and their use has obtained a progressively larger consensus in the medical practice. They are commonly used as immunomodulators, in ord...

    Authors: Elisa Villa, Valentina Garelli, Fulvio Braido, Giovanni Melioli and Giorgio Walter Canonica

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3(Suppl 2):222

    Content type: Symposium Report Supplement

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 3 Supplement 2

  22. Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is correlated with the development of persistent severe inflammatory disease of the upper airway including chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. This inflammation of the uppe...

    Authors: Lara Derycke, Claudina Pérez-Novo, Koen Van Crombruggen, Marie-Noëlle Corriveau and Claus Bachert

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:190

    Content type: Invited review

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  23. Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is a matter of only 20 years. Nonetheless, in this short period of time more than 60 randomized double blind placebo-controlled trials have been published, in addition to postma...

    Authors: Giovanni Passalacqua, Enrico Compalati and Giorgio Walter Canonica

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:192

    Content type: Review article

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  24. The anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome, also known as drug rash eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), is a rare but severe form of adverse cutaneous reaction. Several aromatic anticonvulsant drugs,...

    Authors: Karim Aouam, Ben Fredj Nadia, Chaabane Amel and Boughattas Naceur

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:191

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Asthma poses a significant burden on patients, families, health care providers, and the medical system. While efforts to standardize care through guidelines have expanded, difficulty in managing severe asthma ...

    Authors: Marisha L Cook and Bruce S Bochner

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:195

    Content type: Review series

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  26. Allergists/immunologists see patients with a variety of skin disorders. Some, such as atopic and allergic contact dermatitis, are caused by abnormal immunologic reactions, whereas others, such as seborrheic de...

    Authors: Dennis Kim and Richard Lockey

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:193

    Content type: Review article

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  27. Theincreasing trend in allergic diseases has become obvious in the present day, especially in developing countries like India, because of many factors such as change in ambient air quality, increased air pollu...

    Authors: Sanjoy Podder, Salil Kumar Gupta and Goutam Kumar Saha

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:196

    Content type: Original research

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  28. It is increasingly unlikely that allergic disease is the result of isolated immune defects, but rather the result of altered gene activation patterns in intricate immune networks. This appears to be driven by ...

    Authors: Susan L Prescott, David Martino, Megan Hodder, Tara Richman and Meri K Tulic

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:200

    Content type: Review article

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  29. The prevalence of asthma is increasing in developing countries and the burden of uncontrolled asthma affects patients, families, and the health system. This is to summarize, evaluate, and discuss previous repo...

    Authors: Alvaro A Cruz, Adelmir Souza-Machado, Rosana Franco, Carolina Souza-Machado, Eduardo V Ponte, Pablo Moura Santos and Maurício L Barreto

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:199

    Content type: Original research

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  30. Authors: Alessandro Fiocchi, Jan Brozek, Holger Schünemann, Sami L Bahna, Andrea von Berg, Kirsten Beyer, Martin Bozzola, Julia Bradsher, Enrico Compalati, Motohiro Ebisawa, Maria Antonieta Guzman, Haiqi Li, Ralf G Heine, Paul Keith, Gideon Lack, Massimo Landi…

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:198

    Content type: Review article

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  31. Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3(Suppl 1):221

    Content type: Symposium Report Supplement

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 3 Supplement 1

  32. Skin infiltration of circulating memory T cells with cutaneous tropism is considered one of the pathologic mechanisms in atopic dermatitis (AD). Skin-seeking circulating T lymphocytes can be identified by thei...

    Authors: Marta Ferran and Luis F Santamaria-Babi

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:203

    Content type: Review article

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  33. In Brazil, like many other low- to middle-income countries, most asthmatic patients cannot afford the medication necessary to prevent exacerbations. The reference clinic of the Programme for Asthma Control in ...

    Authors: Adelmir Souza-Machado, Pablo Moura Santos and Álvaro A Cruz

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:202

    Content type: Original research

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  34. From an article published by our group by Medeiros et al, we discuss and review the literature on the role of serum specific anti-ascaris IgE in patients with respiratory allergies living in countries where he...

    Authors: Emanuel S Sarinho, Décio Medeiros, Almerinda Silva and José Ângelo Rizzo

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:201

    Content type: Reviews

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  35. Recent updates to asthma guidelines from the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) and the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (Expert Panel Report 3, EPR-3) share many similarities, reflecting a fo...

    Authors: Jean Bousquet and William W Busse

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:208

    Content type: Meeting reports

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  36. Exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) involves airway obstruction with an onset shortly after exercising. It can occur in individuals without a diagnosis of asthma, but is most common in asthmatic patients (and ...

    Authors: Gene Colice and William J Calhoun

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:207

    Content type: Meeting reports

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  37. Despite positive clinical experience and the published clinical benefits of monotherapy with low-or medium-dose inhaled corticosteroids or combination therapy with ICS + long-acting beta-agonist to treat asthm...

    Authors: G Walter Canonica and Christopher Brightling

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:206

    Content type: Meeting reports

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  38. The sessions during the 2 days of the Asthma Summit focused largely on some specific aspects of the current European and U.S. guidelines for managing asthma. By way of summary, the faculty addressed the questi...

    Authors: Judith R Farrar and Michael A Kaliner

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:205

    Content type: Conference proceedings

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  39. An IgE-mediated allergy against a lipid-transfer protein of grapes was the cause of repeated severe anaphylaxis in a patient after consumption of grapes, wine, and raisins.

    Authors: Susanne G Schäd, Jiri Trcka, Iris Lauer, Stephan Scheurer and Axel Trautmann

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:220

    Content type: Original research

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  40. The asthma control test (ACT) is a reliable tool to measure the level of asthma control. In our research, we aimed to investigate the effect of participation in an asthma awareness session on the patient's per...

    Authors: Ayşe Baççıoğlu Kavut and A Füsun Kalpaklıoğlu

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:218

    Content type: Original research

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  41. Anaphylaxis is an acute, systemic, and potentially fatal allergic reaction. Many things can cause anaphylaxis potentially but some agents are more common like some foods (milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nu...

    Authors: Saeideh Barzegar, Akramian Rosita, Zahra Pourpak, Mohammad Hassan Bemanian, Raheleh Shokouhi, Mahboubeh Mansouri, Taher Cheraghi, Zahra Chavoshzadeh, Iraj Mohammadzadeh, Mohammadreza Fazlollahi, Bahram Mirsaeedghazi, Mohammad Nabavi, Masoud Movahedi, Mohammad Gharagozlo, Fatemeh Farahmand and Mostafa Moin

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:217

    Content type: Original research

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