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  1. Alpha-1-antitrypsin (A1AT) deficiency is a genetic disease characterized by low levels and/or function of A1AT protein. A1AT deficiency can result in the development of COPD, liver disease, and certain skin co...

    Authors: Michael R Ringenbach, Erin Banta, Melissa R Snyder, Timothy J Craig and Faoud T Ishmael
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7:18
  2. Primary immunodeficiency disorder (PID) refers to a heterogeneous group of over 130 disorders that result from defects in immune system development and/or function. PIDs are broadly classified as disorders of ...

    Authors: Christine McCusker and Richard Warrington
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7(Suppl 1):S11

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

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

    Authors: Richard Warrington and Fanny Silviu-Dan
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7(Suppl 1):S10

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  4. Urticaria (hives) is a common disorder that often presents with angioedema (swelling that occurs beneath the skin). It is generally classified as acute, chronic or physical. Second-generation, non-sedating H1-...

    Authors: Amin Kanani, Robert Schellenberg and Richard Warrington
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7(Suppl 1):S9

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

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

    Authors: Stuart Carr and Wade Watson
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7(Suppl 1):S8

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  6. Food allergy is defined as an adverse immunologic response to a dietary protein. Food-related reactions are associated with a broad array of signs and symptoms that may involve many bodily systems including th...

    Authors: Susan Waserman and Wade Watson
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7(Suppl 1):S7

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

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

    Authors: Harold Kim and David Fischer
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7(Suppl 1):S6

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  8. 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 and Harold Kim
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7(Suppl 1):S5

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  9. 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: Wade Watson and Sandeep Kapur
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7(Suppl 1):S4

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  10. 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 and Harold Kim
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7(Suppl 1):S3

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  11. 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: Harold Kim and Jorge Mazza
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7(Suppl 1):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  12. In basic terms, the immune system has two lines of defense: innate immunity and adaptive immunity. Innate immunity is the first immunological, non-specific (antigen-independent) mechanism for fighting against ...

    Authors: Richard Warrington, Wade Watson, Harold L Kim and Francesca Romana Antonetti
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7(Suppl 1):S1

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  13. Prenatal factors may contribute to the development of peanut allergy. We evaluated the risk of childhood peanut allergy in association with pregnancy exposure to Rh immune globulin, folic acid and ingestion of...

    Authors: Karen E Binkley, Chad Leaver and Joel G Ray
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7:17
  14. The fractional concentration of nitric oxide in exhaled air (FE NO) is used as a biomarker of eosinophilic airway inflammation. FE NO is increased in patients with asthma. The relationship between subjective asth...

    Authors: Tamotsu Ishizuka, Shinichi Matsuzaki, Haruka Aoki, Masakiyo Yatomi, Yosuke Kamide, Takeshi Hisada, Takahiro Tsuburai, Kunio Dobashi, Kihachi Ohshima, Kazuo Akiyama and Masatomo Mori
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7:15
  15. Inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) are the most effective anti-inflammatory agents available for the treatment of asthma and represent the mainstay of therapy for most patients with the disease. Although these med...

    Authors: Alexandra Ahmet, Harold Kim and Sheldon Spier
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7:13
  16. Anaphylaxis to avocado, independent of latex sensitization, has been rarely reported in the literature. This case report describes a 15 year old male who experienced anaphylaxis within half an hour after eatin...

    Authors: Elissa M Abrams, Allan B Becker and Thomas V Gerstner
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7:12
  17. There are no published data on peanut sensitization in Egypt and the problem of peanut allergy seems underestimated. We sought to screen for peanut sensitization in a group of atopic Egyptian children in relat...

    Authors: Elham Hossny, Ghada Gad, Abeer Shehab and Amgad El-Haddad
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7:11
  18. Nasal allergen challenge (NAC) is useful to study the pathophysiology of rhinitis, and multiple challenges may more adequately approximate natural exposure.

    Authors: Marie-Claire Rousseau, Marie-Eve Boulay, Loie Goronfolah, Judah Denburg, Paul Keith and Louis-Philippe Boulet
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7:8
  19. Allergen-specific IgE production is a hallmark of allergic asthma/rhinitis/eczema. Theoretically this could be due to a high number of allergen-specific B cells or allergen-specific T cells helping allergen-sp...

    Authors: Aito Ueno-Yamanouchi, Faisal M Khan, Bazir Serushago, Tom Bowen, Cathy Lu, Joanne Luider and Jan Storek
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7:6
  20. We describe a 72-year-old man, who had been suffered from Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) several times, presented with hematoproteinuria with granular cast, and general lymphadenopathy. The immunological exami...

    Authors: Rukako Tamai, Yoshiyuki Hasegawa, Satoshi Hisano, Katsuhisa Miyake, Hitoshi Nakashima and Takao Saito
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7:5
  21. This case reports the unique association of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease with eosinophilic bronchitis, asthma and chronic rhinosinusitis and some features of lymphocytic hypereosinophilic syndrome, de...

    Authors: Parameswaran Nair, Sergei I Ochkur, Cheryl Protheroe, Elizabeth Simms, Nancy A Lee and James J Lee
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7:4
  22. H1N1 is responsible for the first influenza pandemic in 41 years. In the fall of 2009, an H1N1 vaccine became available in Canada with the hopes of reducing the overall effect of the pandemic. The purpose of t...

    Authors: Tracy Pitt, Chrystyna Kalicinsky, Richard Warrington and Nestor Cisneros
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7:3
  23. This document provides healthcare practitioners with information regarding the management of acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) to enable them to better meet the needs of this patient ...

    Authors: Martin Desrosiers, Gerald A Evans, Paul K Keith, Erin D Wright, Alan Kaplan, Jacques Bouchard, Anthony Ciavarella, Patrick W Doyle, Amin R Javer, Eric S Leith, Atreyi Mukherji, R Robert Schellenberg, Peter Small and Ian J Witterick
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7:2
  24. The 2010 International Consensus Algorithm for the Diagnosis, Therapy and Management of Hereditary Angioedema was published earlier this year in this Journal (Bowen et al. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 20...

    Authors: Tom Bowen
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011 7:1
  25. Food allergy can cause life threatening reactions. Currently, patients with severe food allergy are advised to avoid foods which provoke allergic reactions. This has become increasingly difficult as food prote...

    Authors: Rohan Ameratunga and See-Tarn Woon
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2010 6:33

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