Prospective Multicenter Nationwide Registry of Children With Eosinophilic Esophagitis
1. Registry of demographic, clinical, endoscopic and histological data at baseline. 2. Registry of patients treated with PPI: - Clinical, endoscopic and histological response at 8-12 weeks of induction treatment - Clinical, endoscopic and histological response at 6 and 12 months weeks of maintenance treatment 3. Registry of patients treated with two foods elimination diet: - Clinical, endoscopic and histological response at 8-12 weeks of induction treatment - Identification of food trigger: milk, gluten or milk and gluten - Clinical, endoscopic and...
Prostaglandin and Cannabinoid Receptors in EoE
The purpose of this study is to investigate prostaglandin and cannabinoid receptors and their endogenous ligands in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). A prostaglandin D2 receptor antagonist has been shown to improve disease symptoms suggesting a regulatory role for bioactive lipids in EoE. Prostaglandin D2 and E2, and endocannabinoids are lipid mediators that govern the functional and inflammatory behavior of immune cells critical for EoE development. The prostaglandin D2 and E2 receptor axis, and the components of the endocannabinoid may be involved in the pathogenesis of EoE.
Protection From Food Induced Anaphylaxis by Reducing the Serum Level of Specific IgE (Protana).
Anaphylaxis elicited by accidental intake of the offending food constitutes a major health risk to the food allergic patient. Current advice for the food allergic patient is to avoid the offending food allergen and to carry an epinephrine autoinjector. However, novel treatments altering the clinical reactivity to the offending food thereby diminishing the risk of anaphylaxis are much needed. A correlation between the level of specific IgE in serum towards the offending food and the clinical sensitivity of the patient has been suggested. The clinical threshold for a food allergic reaction to occur is therefore hypothesized to increase...
Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Response in Eosinophilic Esophagitis Assessed by Transnasal Endoscopy (TNE)
This study will enroll participants who have been diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). Upon study enrollment, the participant will begin a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), Omeprazole 20mg twice daily. After taking Omeprazole for four weeks, the participant will have a Transnasal Endoscopy, and biopsies will be taken to determine the histological change. If the biopsies are abnormal, the participant continues Omeprazole and will undergo another endoscopy at eight weeks. The study aims to determine the percentage of children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis who improve with PPI use and to determine the length of time and ...
Quality of Life and Eating Disorders in Children With FPIES, Food Allergy or Celiac Disease
Food allergies are associated with a decrease in quality of life. Patients with FPIES often have more food avoidance than necessary. The greater the number of avoided foods, the greater the risk of eating disorders. To date, no study about quality of life or assessment of eating difficulties has been performed in a French-speaking pediatric population with FPIES or celiac disease
Rare Disease Patient Registry & Natural History Study - Coordination of Rare Diseases at Sanford
CoRDS, or the Coordination of Rare Diseases at Sanford, is based at Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It provides researchers with a centralized, international patient registry for all rare diseases. This program allows patients and researchers to connect as easily as possible to help advance treatments and cures for rare diseases. The CoRDS team works with patient advocacy groups, individuals and researchers to help in the advancement of research in over 7,000 rare diseases. The registry is free for patients to enroll and researchers to access. Visit sanfordresearch.org/CoRDS to enroll.
Reduction of Peanut Reactivity and Immune Modulation With Anti-IgE Therapy
This pilot study is will examine the pathways involved in allergic response, primarily in food allergy; specifically peanut allergy. We will also study non-allergic donors as well as patients with atopic disorders, primarily as control subjects. We believe that this study will lead to discovery of significant pathways involved in the allergic pathway that can be explored in more detail during follow-up studies in order to address mechanistic questions that cannot be answered in a pilot trial. We believe that such a pilot study represents the ideal approach to identify effective therapeutic interventions and to simultaneously better ...
Re-Introducing Nuts in Allergic Patients
This study aims to compare the safety and the compliance to different procedures (A: at home or B: at the hospital) for introducing tree nuts into the diet of patients with Immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated allergy to the aforementioned nuts. In parallel, the effectiveness of tree nuts' introduction in respect to tolerance induction compared to the standard care (strict avoidance of tree nuts) will be evaluated.
Safety of Oral Food Challenge With Cow's Milk Proteins in Children With Food Allergy
The aim of the study is to assess the safety of an oral food challenge (OFC) with cow's milk proteins and to assess the tolerance of cow's milk proteins in children with a food allergy after introducing cow's milk into the diet.
Screening Protocol for Genetic Diseases of Allergic Inflammation
Background: - Mast cells are responsible for most symptoms of allergic reactions. In some allergic diseases, it is unusually easy to cause mast cells to release their contents and cause allergic reactions. In other cases, mast cells grow abnormally and, in rare cases, can result in tumors. Mast cells also control other parts of the immune system. - Understanding why mast cells behave abnormally in allergic diseases is important to finding better ways for diagnosing and treating these potentially life-threatening disorders. Objectives: - To screen mast cells at the genetic and...