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  1. Meeting Abstracts

    Proceedings of the 2017 WAO Symposium on Hot Topics in Allergy: Pediatric & Regulatory Aspects

    Giovanni Traina, Rocco Luigi Valluzzi, Vincenzo Fierro, Carla Riccardi, Maria Cristina Artesani, Andrea De Vuono, Alessandro Fiocchi, Alberto G. Martelli, Luis Alberto Ríos, Christian R. Alcocer, Elsy Navarrete, Blanca Estela Del Rio Navarro, Victor Gonzalez, Berenice Velasco, Herberth J. Perez Aviles, Roberto Jose Fernandez…

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10(Suppl 2):39

    Published on: 16 November 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 2

  2. Review

    Otitis media with effusion and atopy: is there a causal relationship?

    Otitis Media with Effusion (OME) is an inflammatory condition of the middle ear cleft, acute or chronic, with collection of fluid in the middle ear with an intact tympanic membrane. It is a very common disease...

    Mario E. Zernotti, Ruby Pawankar, Ignacio Ansotegui, Hector Badellino, Juan Sebastian Croce, Elham Hossny, Motohiro Ebisawa, Nelson Rosario, Mario Sanchez Borges, Yuan Zhang and Luo Zhang

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:37

    Published on: 14 November 2017

  3. Original research

    Who has anaphylaxis in Brazil? Validation of a questionnaire for population studies

    The incidence of anaphylaxis is increasing in several parts of the world; thus, determining the prevalence of the disease in a given region is important to understand the factors involved and to promote measur...

    Elaine Gagete, Lucilene Delazari dos Santos, Leticia Gomes de Pontes and Fábio Morato Castro

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:40

    Published on: 8 November 2017

  4. Original research

    Prevalence of papular urticaria caused by flea bites and associated factors in children 1–6 years of age in Bogotá, D.C.

    Papular urticaria is a chronic inflammatory disease caused by exposure to arthropod bites. The disease has been reported in children attending medical centers, but the causes as the risk factors associated wit...

    Evelyne Halpert, Elizabeth Borrero, Milciades Ibañez-Pinilla, Pablo Chaparro, Jorge Molina, Maritza Torres and Elizabeth García

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:36

    Published on: 7 November 2017

  5. Case report

    Two case reports of desensitization in patients with hypersensitivity to iron

    Iron deficiency anemia is a disease that can significantly compromise a patient’s quality of life. Desensitization is a safe and effective treatment option for iron-deficient anemic patients who require intrav...

    Edgardo Chapman, Drixie Leal, Leidy Alvarez, Mónica Duarte and Elizabeth García

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:38

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  6. Original research

    Checklist for a complete chronic urticaria medical history: an easy tool

    Existing guidelines do not offer a quick, efficient alternative to the patient’s recollection of relevant clinical features during anamnesis and physical examination for chronic urticaria (CU). This study aime...

    Ivan Cherrez-Ojeda, Karla Robles-Velasco, Pamela Bedoya-Riofrío, Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Sofía Cherrez, Florian Colbatzky, Ricardo Cardona, Pedro Barberan-Torres, Erick Calero and Annia Cherrez

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:34

    Published on: 3 October 2017

  7. Original research

    The grass pollen season 2015: a proof of concept multi-approach study in three different European cities

    Grasses release the most widespread aeroallergens with considerable sensitization rates, while different species produce several pollen concentration peaks throughout the season. This study analyzed the preval...

    Maximilian Kmenta, Katharina Bastl, Uwe Berger, Matthias F. Kramer, Matthew D. Heath, Sanna Pätsi, Anna-Mari Pessi, Annika Saarto, Barbora Werchan, Matthias Werchan, Reinhard Zetter and Karl-Christian Bergmann

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:31

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  8. Case report

    A 17-year-old male with a Small Bowel Neuroendocrine Tumor: flushing differential diagnosis

    Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are heterogeneous neoplasms that originate from cells with a secretory function. Small bowel NETs (SB-NETs) are related to serotonin hypersecretion which causes: flushing, diarrhea...

    Maria Alejandra Forero Molina, Elizabeth Garcia, Deyanira Gonzalez-Devia, Rafael García-Duperly and Alonso Vera

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:30

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  9. Review

    The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity, and systemic immune programming

    Skin barrier structure and function is essential to human health. Hitherto unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show that the skin plays an important role in adapting whole-body physiology to chan...

    Susan L. Prescott, Danica-Lea Larcombe, Alan C. Logan, Christina West, Wesley Burks, Luis Caraballo, Michael Levin, Eddie Van Etten, Pierre Horwitz, Anita Kozyrskyj and Dianne E Campbell

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:29

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  10. Review

    Severe asthma and quality of life

    Severe asthma has a great impact on the quality of life (QOL) of patients and their families. The magnitude of this morbidity is affected by several personal factors including age. Appropriate asthma control a...

    Elham Hossny, Luis Caraballo, Thomas Casale, Yehia El-Gamal and Lanny Rosenwasser

    World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:28

    Published on: 21 August 2017

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

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