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  1. Original Research

    Allergic profiles of mothers and fathers in the Japan Environment and Children’s Study (JECS): a nationwide birth cohort study

    The Japan Environment and Children’s Study (JECS) is a nationwide, multicenter, prospective birth cohort investigation launched by the Ministry of Environment in Japan. The purpose of the JECS is to evaluate t...

    Kiwako Yamamoto-Hanada, Limin Yang, Kazue Ishitsuka, Tadayuki Ayabe, Hidetoshi Mezawa, Mizuho Konishi, Testsuo Shoda, Kenji Matsumoto, Hirohisa Saito and Yukihiro Ohya

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:24

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  2. Original Research

    Is peanut causing food allergy in Cuba? Preliminary assessment of allergic sensitization and IgE specificity profile to peanut allergens in Cuban allergic patients

    Peanut allergy is increasing at an alarming pace in developed countries. Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) is a common food in Cuba. Nevertheless, reported values of sensitization and symptom severity are usually low. As...

    Mayteé Mateo-Morejón, Alexis Labrada-Rosado, Damaris Torralba-Averoff, Rayza Cruz-Jimenez, Yunia Oliva-Díaz, Mirta Álvarez-Castelló, Alexander Ciria-Martín, Marlene Jiménez-Frandín, Mary Carmen Reyes-Zamora, Raúl Lázaro Castro-Almarales and Beatriz Tamargo-García

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:26

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  3. Original research

    Innate function of house dust mite allergens: robust enzymatic degradation of extracellular matrix at elevated pH

    Exposure to the house dust mite Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (D.p.) increases the risk for developing allergic diseases in humans and their best friends, the dogs. Here, we explored whether this allergenic mite...

    Kumiko Oida, Lukas Einhorn, Ina Herrmann, Lucia Panakova, Yvonne Resch, Susanne Vrtala, Gerlinde Hofstetter, Akane Tanaka, Hiroshi Matsuda and Erika Jensen-Jarolim

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:23

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  4. Review

    Small airways disease and severe asthma

    The small airways of the lungs are commonly affected in pediatric and adult asthma. Small airways disease has been related to asthma control, severity, and risk of exacerbation. Diagnosis of small airways dise...

    Tara F. Carr, Roula Altisheh and Myron Zitt

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:20

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  5. Meeting abstracts

    WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC 2016) Abstracts

    Jun Bao, Yi-Hui Wang, Quan-Hua Liu, Yi-Xiao Bao, Nurit Azouz, Julie Caldwell, Leanne Ray, Mark Rochman, Melissa Mingler, Matthew Eilerman, Ting Wen, Jocelyn Biagini Myers, Gurjit Khurana Hershey, Leah Kottyan, Lisa Martin, Rothenberg Marc…

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10(Suppl 1):25

    Published on: 20 June 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 1

  6. Original research

    Randomised controlled trial of a baked egg intervention in young children allergic to raw egg but not baked egg

    Consumption of baked egg by raw egg allergic children is associated with immune changes suggesting development of tolerance. However, causation has not been tested using a double blind randomized controlled tr...

    Merryn Netting, Michael Gold, Patrick Quinn, Adaweyah El-Merhibi, Irmeli Penttila and Maria Makrides

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:22

    Published on: 16 June 2017

  7. Review

    Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology: clinical implications

    Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology, which was first described in 1936, is the study of the interactions between the psyche, neural and endocrine functions and immune responses. The aim of psychoneuroimmunoendocrin...

    Sandra Nora González-Díaz, Alfredo Arias-Cruz, Bárbara Elizondo-Villarreal and Olga Patricia Monge-Ortega

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:19

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  8. Original research

    Knowledge and management of chronic spontaneous urticaria in Latin America: a cross-sectional study in Ecuador

    The current EAACI/GA2LEN/EDF/WAO guideline for urticaria provide specific recommendations for the diagnostic workup and treatment of patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CsU). This study explored if physi...

    A. Cherrez, M. Maurer, K. Weller, J. C. Calderon, D. Simancas-Racines and I. Cherrez Ojeda

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:21

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  9. Letter to the Editor

    Why a registry of Chronic Urticaria (CUR) is needed

    Chronic urticaria (CU) has a major effect on patients’ quality of life. While there have been progressive advances regarding its pathogenesis and treatment, much remains to be done.

    R. M. Gómez, E. Jares, G. W. Canonica, I. Baiardini, G. Passalacqua, M. Sánchez Borges, A. P. Kaplan and Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:16

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  10. Review

    In-flight allergic emergencies

    Allergic and hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylaxis and asthma exacerbations may occur during air travel. Although the exact incidence of in-flight asthma and allergic emergencies is not known, we have...

    Mario Sánchez-Borges, Victoria Cardona, Margitta Worm, Richard F. Lockey, Aziz Sheikh, Paul A. Greenberger, Ignacio J. Ansotegui, Motohiro Ebisawa, Yehia El-Gamal, Stanley Fineman, Mario Geller, Alexei Gonzalez-Estrada, Luciana Tanno and Bernard Y. Thong

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:15

    Published on: 4 May 2017

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

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