Intervention in Chronic Pediatric Patients and Their Families.
This project consists of a psychological intervention in patients and their families with different chronic diseases in order to carry out a comparative study between medical pathologies to know which are the protective or risk variables for the adaptation to the disease.
Investigating the Influence of Age and Saliva Flow on the Perception of Protein Fortified Foods and Beverages
Brief Summary: This study aims to investigate whether protein fortification of foods and beverages causes mouthdrying and mucoadhesion and whether this is influenced by age and saliva flow.
Long-term Safety Study of AR101 in Subjects Who Participated in a Prior AR101 Study (ARC008)
The purpose of this study is to assess AR101's safety and tolerability over an extended dosing period.
Low Dose Multi-OIT for Food Allergy (LoMo)
Oral immunotherapy (OIT) is a food allergy treatment where small amounts of the food a child is allergic to is eaten and gradually increased over time with the aim to be able to eat a certain amount of the allergen without experiencing an allergic reaction. While this process works in many children there are concerns about safety, feasibility and drop-outs and how to adapt protocols for multiple allergies. Many OIT trials have targeted approximately 4000mg of single food/day. In these trials up to 40% drop-out. There is evidence much lower doses can have beneficial effects. The investigators will evaluate if low doses of foods can allow...
Maintenance of Remission With Budesonide Orodispersible Tablets vs. Placebo in Eosinophilic Esophagitis
The purpose of this study is to prove the superiority of a 48-weeks treatment with budesonide orodispersible tablets versus placebo for the maintenance of clinico-pathological remission in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis.
MAPS & ITEC Cohorts: 6-8 Years Follow-up
This study represents the follow-up, age 6-8 years, of children recruited at birth into two cohorts. The first cohort, the Mite Allergen Prevention Study (MAPS) was a double-blind, randomized controlled trial of the use of house dust-mite immunotherapy in the primary prevention of atopy and asthma. The Immune Tolerance in Early Childhood (ITEC) cohort is a separate observational cohort following up infants at high risk of atopy and correlating atopic disease development with epigenetic markers.
Mechanisms of Anaphylaxis
The purpose of this study is to explore different mechanisms for anaphylaxis and find novel biomarkers for this hypersensitivity syndrome. The study participants are patients with anaphylaxis, patients with mild allergic reactions, and patients with febrile transfusion reactions. The investigators will also include a group of healthy controls.
Mepo for EoE Study
Multi-center, randomized, double blind, parallel-arm, placebo controlled trial to determine whether mepolizumab is more effective than placebo for improving symptoms of dysphagia and decreasing esophageal eosinophil counts in adults and adolescents with active eosinophilic esophagitis after an initial 3 month treatment course, and will also assess the impact of an additional 3 months of treatment.
Microbiota as Potential Target for Food Allergy
Food allergy (FA) derives from a dysregulation of oral tolerance mechanisms. Studies suggest a crucial role for enteric microflora in oral tolerance development. An altered composition of intestinal microflora results in an unbalanced local and systemic immune response to food allergens. There are qualitative and quantitative differences in gut microbiota composition in children with food allergy. These findings support the concept that specific beneficial bacteria from human intestinal microflora, designated probiotics, could restore intestinal microflora homeostasis and prevent or treat FA.
Milk Desensitization in Children
This study will assess a novel and potentially life-changing therapy, by actively treating Cow's Milk Allergy (CMA) using Oral Immunotherapy, which may allow patients to safely consume milk and other dairy products.