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Volume 14 Supplement 2

Practical guide for allergy and immunology in Canada 2018

Reviews

Publication of this supplement has been supported by AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, CSL Behring Canada Inc., MEDA Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Merck Canada Inc., Pfizer Canada Inc., Shire Pharma Canada ULC, Stallergenes Greer Canada, Takeda Canada, Teva Canada Innovation, Aralez Tribute and Pediapharm. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. All Supplement Editors confirm they were not involved in the review process of papers that they are listed as authors.

Edited by Harold Kim, Richard Warrington and Wade Watson.

  1. Content type: Review

    Beyond structural and chemical barriers to pathogens, the immune system has two fundamental lines of defense: innate immunity and adaptive immunity. Innate immunity is the first immunological mechanism for fig...

    Authors: Jean S. Marshall, Richard Warrington, Wade Watson and Harold L. Kim

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14(Suppl 2):49

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    Asthma is the most common respiratory disorder in Canada. Despite significant improvement in the diagnosis and management of this disorder, the majority of Canadians with asthma remain poorly controlled. In mo...

    Authors: Jaclyn Quirt, Kyla J. Hildebrand, Jorge Mazza, Francisco Noya and Harold Kim

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14(Suppl 2):50

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  3. Content type: Review

    Allergic rhinitis is a common disorder that is strongly linked to asthma and conjunctivitis. It is usually a long-standing condition that often goes undetected in the primary-care setting. The classic symptoms...

    Authors: Peter Small, Paul K. Keith and Harold Kim

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14(Suppl 2):51

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    Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common, chronic skin disorder that can significantly impact the quality of life of affected individuals as well as their families. Although the pathogenesis of the disorder is not c...

    Authors: Sandeep Kapur, Wade Watson and Stuart Carr

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14(Suppl 2):52

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    Allergen-specific immunotherapy is a potentially disease-modifying therapy that is effective for the treatment of allergic rhinitis/conjunctivitis, allergic asthma and stinging insect hypersensitivity. However...

    Authors: William Moote, Harold Kim and Anne K. Ellis

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14(Suppl 2):53

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    Anaphylaxis is an acute, potentially fatal systemic allergic reaction with varied mechanisms and clinical presentations. Although prompt recognition and treatment of anaphylaxis are imperative, both patients a...

    Authors: David Fischer, Timothy K. Vander Leek, Anne K. Ellis and Harold Kim

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14(Suppl 2):54

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  7. Content type: Review

    Food allergy is defined as an adverse immunologic response to a food protein. Food-related reactions are associated with a broad range of signs and symptoms that may involve any body system, including the skin...

    Authors: Susan Waserman, Philippe Bégin and Wade Watson

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14(Suppl 2):55

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  8. Content type: Review

    Non-immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated food hypersensitivity includes a spectrum of disorders that predominantly affect the gastrointestinal tract. This review will focus on the following more common non-IgE-medi...

    Authors: Lori Connors, Andrew O’Keefe, Lana Rosenfield and Harold Kim

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14(Suppl 2):56

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    Food allergy is a growing public health problem, and in many affected individuals, the food allergy begins early in life and persists as a lifelong condition (e.g., peanut allergy). Although early clinical pra...

    Authors: Edmond S. Chan, Elissa M. Abrams, Kyla J. Hildebrand and Wade Watson

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14(Suppl 2):57

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  10. Content type: Review

    Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an atopic condition of the esophagus that has become increasingly recognized over the last 15 years. Diagnosis of the disorder is dependent on the patient’s clinical manifesta...

    Authors: Stuart Carr, Edmond S. Chan and Wade Watson

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14(Suppl 2):58

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  11. Content type: Review

    Urticaria (hives) is a common disorder that often presents with angioedema (swelling that occurs beneath the skin). It is generally classified as acute or chronic. Second-generation, non-sedating, non-impairin...

    Authors: Amin Kanani, Stephen D. Betschel and Richard Warrington

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14(Suppl 2):59

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  12. Content type: Review

    Drug allergy encompasses a spectrum of immunologically-mediated hypersensitivity reactions with varying mechanisms and clinical presentations. This type of adverse drug reaction not only affects patient qualit...

    Authors: Richard Warrington, Fanny Silviu-Dan and Tiffany Wong

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14(Suppl 2):60

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  13. Content type: Review

    Primary immunodeficiency disorder (PID) refers to a large heterogeneous group of disorders that result from defects in immune system development and/or function. PIDs are broadly classified as disorders of ada...

    Authors: Christine McCusker, Julia Upton and Richard Warrington

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14(Suppl 2):61

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