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Allergy

Two-step egg introduction for prevention of egg allergy in high-risk infants with eczema (PETIT): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial 13/12/2016

Abstract Background Evidence is accumulating that early consumption is more beneficial than is delayed introduction as a strategy for primary prevention of food allergy. However, allergic reactions...

A randomized trial of egg introduction from 4 months of age in infants at risk for egg allergy 14/10/2016

Abstract Epidemiological evidence suggests delayed introduction of egg may not protect against egg allergy in infants at risk of allergic disease. Objective To assess whether dietary introduction of...

Timing of Allergenic Food Introduction to the Infant Diet and Risk of Allergic or Autoimmune Disease A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis 21/09/2016

ABSTRACT Importance  Timing of introduction of allergenic foods to the infant diet may influence the risk of allergic or autoimmune disease, but the evidence for this has not been comprehensively...

Long-term treatment with egg oral immunotherapy enhances sustained unresponsiveness that persists after cessation of therapy 26/02/2016

Background We previously reported the results of a randomized placebo-controlled study of egg oral immunotherapy (eOIT) in which 27.5% of subjects achieved sustained unresponsiveness (SU) after 2 ...

Consensus Communication on Early Peanut Introduction and the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in High-Risk Infants 23/09/2015

On behalf of American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and...

Making Sense of Allergies 04/06/2015

Summary In the guide, Making Sense of Allergies, allergy specialists and charities warn that essential information and life-saving actions are being diluted in a sea of over diagnosis. There has been...

Randomized Trial of Peanut Consumption in Infants at Risk for Peanut Allergy 23/02/2015

Background The prevalence of peanut allergy among children in Western countries has doubled in the past 10 years, and peanut allergy is becoming apparent in Africa and Asia. We evaluated strategies...

Maternal Intake Of Dietary Methyl Donors In Pregnancy And Childhood Asthma At 7 Years 20/05/2014

Rationale: Prenatal folate and other methyl donor intake are currently being evaluated as potential contributors to the development of childhood asthma. Existing studies have been variable, showing...

Egg consumption in pregnancy and infant diets: How advice is changing 16/04/2014

Abstract Eggs are a nutrient-dense, relatively inexpensive and convenient food, suitable for consumption by pregnant and breastfeeding women and infants. However, there appears to be some confusion...

IgE-mediated food allergy in children 09/07/2013

Food allergy is a serious health issue aff ecting roughly 4% of children, with a substantial effect on quality of life. Prognosis is good for the most frequent allergens with almost all children...