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  1. Asthma exacerbations are associated with the recruitment of neutrophils to the lungs. These cells release proteases and mediators, many of which act at G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) that couple via Gq to...

    Authors: Tresa George, Mainak Chakraborty, Mark A. Giembycz and Robert Newton

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:40

    Content type: Research

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  2. Allergic rhinitis affects around one quarter of the Western European population. Prophylactic allergen immunotherapy may be useful to reduce the risk of acute symptomatic attacks (hayfever). A five-grass polle...

    Authors: Patrick Blin, Pascal Demoly, Martine Drouet, Bruno Falissard, Séverine Lignot-Maleyran, Hélène Maizi, Simon Lorrain, Régis Lassalle, Cécile Droz-Perroteau, Nicholas Moore and Mathieu Molimard

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:38

    Content type: Research

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  3. Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a rare primary immunodeficiency of the phagocytic cells, which results in absent or diminished levels of microbicidal reactive oxygen species. The disease occurs due to g...

    Authors: Shalinda Jude Arjuna Fernando, Noorul Mifra Faiz, Shiroma Mangaika Handunnetti, Aruna Dharshan De Silva, Wasala Mudiyanselage Dhanushka Kumari Dasanayake, Geethani Devika Wickramasinghe, Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Chandima Hasanthi Karunatilake and Nilhan Rajiva de Silva

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:37

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  5. 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

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  6. 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

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  7. 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

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

    The Correction to this article has been published in Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:22

  8. 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

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  9. 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

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  10. 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

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  11. 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

    Content type: Review

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  12. 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

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  13. 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

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  14. 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

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  15. 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

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  16. 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

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  17. Although several aspects of asthma care have been identified as being sub-optimal in Canada, such as patient education, practice guideline adoption, and access to care, there remains a need to determine the ex...

    Authors: Suzanne Murray, Sara Labbé, Alan Kaplan, Kristine Petrasko and Susan Waserman

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:36

    Content type: Research

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  18. Urban adolescents suffer a disproportionate burden of asthma morbidity, often in association with allergies. Literature is limited on comparing various types of allergies regarding prevalence and associations ...

    Authors: Hyekyun Rhee, Tanzy Love, Donald Harrington and Annette Grape

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:33

    Content type: Research

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  19. This exploratory study investigated effects of a new asymmetric butterfly-shaped prototype nasal dilator strip and the currently marketed clear Breathe Right Nasal Strip (BRNS) on subjective measures of nasal ...

    Authors: Eric J. Schenkel, Renee Ciesla and Gilbert Marava Shanga

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:34

    Content type: Research

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  20. Patients with common variable immune deficiency and X-linked agammaglobulinemia are unable to produce their own antibodies thus leading to a higher incidence of recurrent infections, particularly those involvi...

    Authors: Parwinder K. Gill and Stephen D. Betschel

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:35

    Content type: Research

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  21. Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a potentially life-threatening, bradykinin-mediated disease, often misdiagnosed and under-treated, with long diagnostic delays. There are limited real-world data on best-practice...

    Authors: Hilary J. Longhurst, John Dempster, Lorena Lorenzo, Matthew Buckland, Sofia Grigoriadou, Christine Symons, Claire Bethune, Vincent Fabien, Catherine Bangs and Tomaz Garcez

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:28

    Content type: Research

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  22. In asthma, serum periostin may potentially be used as a biomarker in the management of patients with Type-2 eosinophilic airway inflammation. However, serum periostin may be influenced by factors other than Ty...

    Authors: Rachel Varughese, Ruth Semprini, Claire Munro, James Fingleton, Cecile Holweg, Mark Weatherall, Richard Beasley and Irene Braithwaite

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:30

    Content type: Research

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  23. Asthma requires regular follow-up visits and sustained medication use. Although several studies have reported the importance of adherence to medication and compliance with the treatment, none to date have repo...

    Authors: Hye Jung Park, Min Kwang Byun, Hyung Jung Kim, Chul Min Ahn, Chin Kook Rhee, Kyungjoo Kim, Bo Yeon Kim, Hye Won Bae and Kwang-Ha Yoo

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:29

    Content type: Research

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  24. Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a persistent inflammatory disease affecting paranasal sinuses. CRS is categorized into two distinct subgroups defined as CRS with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and CRS without nasal pol...

    Authors: Farhad Seif, Babak Ghalehbaghi, Hossein Aazami, Alireza Mohebbi, Aslan Ahmadi, Reza Falak, Pegah Babaheidarian, Mohammad Najafi, Majid Khoshmirsafa, Sahand Ghalehbaghi and Mehdi Shekarabi

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:47

    Content type: Research

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  25. Previous reports on anaphylaxis in Asia are limited to relatively small-scale studies. We performed this study to identify the nationwide prevalence of anaphylaxis and epinephrine prescription rates by age gro...

    Authors: Kyunguk Jeong, Jung-Dong Lee, Dae Ryong Kang and Sooyoung Lee

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:31

    Content type: Research

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  26. Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is an endoscopic procedure for the treatment of severe refractory asthma, based on the local airways delivery of radio-frequency at 65 °C. Several controlled clinical studies demons...

    Authors: Francesco Menzella, Mirco Lusuardi, Carla Galeone, Gloria Montanari, Alberto Cavazza and Nicola Facciolongo

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:25

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Food allergy is a public health problem that has increased in the last decade. Despite the increasing rates in children, quality data on the burden of these diseases is lacking particularly in developing count...

    Authors: Victoria Alejandra Gonzales-González, Adolfo Martin Díaz, Karla Fernández and María Félix Rivera

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:23

    Content type: Research

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  28. Allergic rhinitis (AR), characterized by sneezing, nasal itching and rhinorrhea, affects a large number of population. This study aimed to explore the effects of artemisinin alone or combined with neurectomy o...

    Authors: Jian Li, Bin Wang, Yingying Luo, Yajie Bian and Ruipei Wang

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:22

    Content type: Research

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  29. Angioedema secondary to acquired C1 inhibitor deficiency (AAE) is a rare disease. It usually is associated with lymphoproliferative disorders. We present a case of AAE in a patient with antiphospholipid syndro...

    Authors: Arturo J. Bonnin, Charles DeBrosse, Terri Moncrief and G. Wendell Richmond

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:24

    Content type: Case report

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  30. This review covers basic aspects of histone modification and the role of posttranslational histone modifications in the development of allergic diseases, including the immune mechanisms underlying this develop...

    Authors: Bilal Alaskhar Alhamwe, Razi Khalaila, Johanna Wolf, Verena von Bülow, Hani Harb, Fahd Alhamdan, Charles S. Hii, Susan L. Prescott, Antonio Ferrante, Harald Renz, Holger Garn and Daniel P. Potaczek

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:39

    Content type: Review

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  31. Sputum induction with hypertonic saline in obstructive airway diseases is generally safe. However, saline induces bronchoconstriction in some patients despite pre-medication with Salbutamol. Our objectives wer...

    Authors: Hongyu Wang, Melanie Kjarsgaard, Terence Ho, John D. Brannan and Parameswaran Nair

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:26

    Content type: Research

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  32. Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a rare primary immunodeficiency characterized by recurrent life-threatening bacterial and fungal infections, granuloma formation and intestinal disease. This disease is c...

    Authors: Kara Robertson, Stephen Couban, Desmond Leddin, Imran Ahmad and Lori Connors

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:17

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Asthma is one of the important chronic diseases. The asthma prevalence is increasing in last decades. Despite the presence of good controller drugs like corticosteroids, about 60% of asthmatic patients use alt...

    Authors: Majid Emtiazy, Laleh Oveidzadeh, Minoo Habibi, Leila Molaeipour, Daryush Talei, Zahra jafari, Mahmoud Parvin and Mohammad Kamalinejad

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:19

    Content type: Research

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  34. Stratification of patients with severe asthma by blood eosinophil counts predicts responders to anti-interleukin (IL)-5 (mepolizumab and reslizumab) and anti-IL-5 receptor α (benralizumab) therapies. This stud...

    Authors: Don Husereau, Jason Goodfield, Richard Leigh, Richard Borrelli, Michel Cloutier and Alain Gendron

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:15

    Content type: Research

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  35. Over the years it has been widely stated that approximately one-third of asthmatic women experience worsening of the disease during pregnancy. However, the literature has not been reviewed systematically and t...

    Authors: A. Grosso, F. Locatelli, E. Gini, F. Albicini, C. Tirelli, I. Cerveri and A. G. Corsico

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:16

    Content type: Short Report

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  36. Cats are the major source of indoor inhalant allergens after house dust mites. The global incidence of cat allergies is rising sharply, posing a major public health problem. Ten cat allergens have been identif...

    Authors: B. Bonnet, K. Messaoudi, F. Jacomet, E. Michaud, J. L. Fauquert, D. Caillaud and B. Evrard

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:14

    Content type: Review

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  37. In contrast to the majority of allergic or hypersensitivity conditions, worldwide anaphylaxis epidemiological data remain sparse with low accuracy, which hampers comparable morbidity statistics. Data can diffe...

    Authors: Luciana Kase Tanno, Ana Luiza Bierrenbach, F. Estelle R. Simons, Victoria Cardona, Bernard Yu-Hor Thong, Nicolas Molinari, Moises A. Calderon, Margitta Worm, Yoon-Seok Chang, Nikolaos G. Papadopoulos, Thomas Casale and Pascal Demoly

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:12

    Content type: Review

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  38. We experienced a rare case of immediate type hypersensitivity and late phase reaction to anti-tubercular therapy consisting of ethambutol and levofloxacin, which occurred in close succession, giving the appear...

    Authors: Yukihiko Kato, Yu Sato, Miho Nakasu and Ryoji Tsuboi

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:13

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Tuberculosis induced autoimmune haemolytic anaemia is a rare entity. The aim of this study was to explore its common presentations, investigation findings and treatment options through a systematic review of p...

    Authors: Devarajan Rathish and Sisira Siribaddana

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:11

    Content type: Review

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  40. Malaria and helminths share the same geographical distribution in tropical Africa. Studies of the interaction of helminth and malaria co-infection in humans have been few and are mainly epidemiological, with l...

    Authors: Richard Bwanika, Charles D. Kato, Johnson Welishe and Daniel C. Mwandah

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:10

    Content type: Research

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  41. Recombinant human erythropoietin, such as epoetin alfa and darbepoetin alfa, is an important therapy for anemia due to chronic renal failure. Allergy to recombinant human erythropoietin and the need for desens...

    Authors: Jaime S. Rosa, Van B. Vuong, Orly Haskin and Anne Y. Liu

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:8

    Content type: Case report

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  42. T cells play a central role in chronic inflammation in asthma. However, the roles of individual subsets of T cells in the pathology of asthma in patients remain to be better understood.

    Authors: Matthew Wiest, Katherine Upchurch, Wenjie Yin, Jerome Ellis, Yaming Xue, Bobby Lanier, Mark Millard, HyeMee Joo and SangKon Oh

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:7

    Content type: Research

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  43. Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) are a newly identified cell population with the potent capability to produce Th2-type cytokines in a non-antigen specific manner. Previous study demonstrated that enhanced...

    Authors: Qing Miao, Yan Wang, Yong-ge Liu, Yi-xin Ren, Hui Guan, Zhen Li, Wei Xu and Li Xiang

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:6

    Content type: Research

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