Health Literacy Among Caregivers of Children With IgE-mediated Allergy With Risk of Anaphylaxis
Research on health literacy among caregivers of children with IgE-mediated allergy at risk of anaphylaxis (life-threatening allergic reaction). Health literacy is a person's ability to understand health information so that they can maintain or improve their health and quality of life (of themself and children). The aim of the study is to test the general knowledge of anaphylaxis. Furthermore we test the extent to which caregivers consider themselves able to recognize and to treat anaphylaxis.
Healthy Meals: A Restaurant-based Study to Promote Healthy and Allergy Adapted Diet
This study evaluates the effect of a multicomponent intervention applied to restaurant staff about training and nutritional quality of menu improvement, in order to promote a healthy diet and a better management of allergies and intolerances addressed to each family member satisfying the customers with specific needs (allergies and intolerances of food).
High and Low Dose Oral Peanut Immunotherapy - Comparison of Efficacy and Safety
In this trial the investigators aim to assess the effectiveness and safety of oral immunotherapy with peanut protein in high and low dose (300mg versus 150mg) in children with peanuts allergy.
Imaging of the Esophagus Using a SECM Capsule
The goal of this validation study is to compare Spectrally Encoded Confocal Microscopy (SECM) Tethered Capsule Endoscopy (TCE) diagnosis of Eosinophilic Esophagitis to that of standard of care endoscopic biopsy.
Immune and Clinical Implications of Threshold-based Phenotypes of Peanut Allergy
The primary objective of this study is to determine whether allowing ingestion of sub-threshold amounts of peanut in those with a high threshold (tolerate at least 143 mg peanut protein on supervised double-blind, placebo-controlled oral food challenge [DBPCFC]) will be associated with attaining even higher thresholds over time in children with high threshold peanut allergy compared to those avoiding peanut. The secondary clinical objectives include assessing the development of sustained unresponsiveness (SU, a surrogate term for tolerance without daily ingestion), effects on quality of life, and safety compared to those avoiding...
Immune Responses in Hen's Egg Oral Immunotherapy
The study determines how a 6 months oral immunotherapy (OIT) program with hen's egg (HE) effects cellular and humoral immune responses in 50 children with HE allergy. Clinical data, transcriptomics and epigenetics are combined and analyzed by advanced system biology methods. This study will provide better understanding of the effects and mechanisms of OIT.
Immunological Response After Shrimp Oral Immunotherapy Treatment: A Pilot Study
Oral immunotherapy is effective in desensitized food allergy. Shrimp allergy is increasing in Thailand. So the purpose of our study is to determine level of specific immunoglobulin E antibodies to shrimp, Immunoglobulin G4 and immunoblot analysis in shrimp allergy patients after shrimp oral immunotherapy.
Improved Diagnostics of Celiac Disease in Children
The main purpose of this study is to improve the diagnostics of celiac disease and reduce the need for invasive endoscopic studies in children. Further, the investigators aim to investigate the natural history and risk of complications in children with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and to create a large scientific database.
Improving the Safety of Oral Immunotherapy for Cow's Milk Allergy
Allergy to cow's milk is the most common food allergy affecting children. There is currently no accepted routine clinical therapy to cure milk allergy. Recently studies have attempted to induce desensitisation using small daily doses of cow's milk, predominantly by the oral route (oral immunotherapy, OIT). Although this therapy works for some people, its effects are not generally long lasting and it is associated with significant side effects during protocol, including potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. Pilot data suggests that sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT, where allergen is held under the tongue, rather than...
Indiana University Gastrointestinal Motility Diagnosis Registry
Develop a registry (list of patients) with accurate clinical motility diagnosis. This registry will help the doctors to identify the patients with specific disease conditions. It will also help in promoting future research in gastroenterology motility disorders