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Featured collection: Asthma genetics and epigenetics

Guest Edited by Dr Kari Nadeau (Stanford University, USA) and Professor Rachel Miller (Columbia Medical University, USA), 'Asthma genetics and epigenetics' highlights the epigenetic mechanisms and genetic factors which contribute to the pathogenesis and epidemiology of asthma.

This is a cross-journal thematic series between Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology and Clinical Epigenetics. 

Articles

  1. Content type: Review

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    Authors: Harold Kim, Anne K. Ellis, David Fischer, Mary Noseworthy, Ron Olivenstein, Kenneth R. Chapman and Jason Lee

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  1. Content type: Review

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    Authors: Amin Kanani, Robert Schellenberg and Richard Warrington

  2. Content type: Review

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    Authors: Peter Small and Harold Kim

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Aims and scope

Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology (AACI), the official journal of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI), is an open access journal that encompasses all aspects of diagnosis, epidemiology, prevention and treatment of allergic and immunologic disease.

AACI reports on basic research and clinically applied studies in the following areas and other related topics: asthma and occupational lung disease, rhinoconjunctivitis and rhinosinusitis, drug hypersensitivity, allergic skin diseases, urticaria and angioedema, venom hypersensitivity, anaphylaxis and food allergy, immunotherapy, immune modulators and biologics, immune deficiency and autoimmunity, T cell and B cell functions, regulatory T cells, natural killer cells, mast cell and eosinophil functions, complement abnormalities.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Richard Warrington, University of Manitoba, Canada

Associate Editors

Harold Kim, University of Western Ontario & McMaster University, Canada
Rajesh Kumar, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Memorial Hospital, USA
Jean Marshall, Dalhousie University, Canada 
Wade Watson, Dalhousie University, Canada

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Featured article: Antibiotics and food allergy in children

This piece of research assessed the relationship between antibiotic prescription within the first year of life and the presence of an ICD-9-CM diagnosis code. 

It concludes that children who were prescribed antibiotics before they turned 1 were 1.21 times more likely to be diagnosed with a food allergy. Moreover, multiple antibiotic prescriptions are more strongly associated with an increase in the odds of a food allergy diagnosis.

About the CSACI

AACI is the official journal of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI). The CSACI is the largest national professional medical specialty organization in Canada representing allergists, asthma specialists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals and others with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic diseases.

The CSACI was founded in 1945 to fulfill the following goals: improving the standards of teaching and the practice of allergy and clinical immunology; fostering co-operation between those engaged in the study and practice of allergy and clinical immunology; encourage research in the field of allergy and clinical immunology.

The CSACI represents over 475 (Canadian and international) members who are from all parts of the country including rural areas, cities, community hospitals and academic university teaching centres. The CSACI remains committed to supporting allergists and clinical immunologists in maintaining the pre-eminence of both research and education in Canada. Moving forward, the CSACI will support these aims to ensure that high quality health care is available to all our patients throughout our communities.

Richard Warrington

Editor's profile

Professor Richard Warrington

Dr Warrington is Professor and Head of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. He received his medical degree from the Royal London Hospital, London, England in 1968, and moved to St John’s, Newfoundland in 1969 to help found the new Medical School at Memorial University. He received his PhD in immunology from Memorial University, in 1973. He trained in allergy & clinical immunology at the University of Manitoba until 1976, when he joined the Section of Allergy & Clinical Immunology in the Department of Medicine, which he has headed since 1982. From 1983 to 1996, Dr Warrington directed the Rheumatic Disease Unit Research Laboratory at the University of Manitoba.

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