Morphological Markers of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
The purpose of this project is to learn more about a new and promising way to diagnose acid reflux disease using a very high-powered microscope. This special microscope provides much finer detail than typical microscopes previously used for diagnosing reflux, and may help doctors to better identify children with acid reflux.
Oral Immunotherapy in Food Allergy in Finland
The outcomes of oral immunotherapy (OIT) in food allergy study will provide more knowledge of oral immunotherapy. So far the OIT has showed in clinical experiments to be a interesting way to increase the unresponsiveness in severe food allergies. However little is known about it´s long-term outcomes, immunological mechanisms and there are no previous studies about cost-utility of OIT.
Oral Low Doses Tolerance INduction Study for Peanuts
Several protocols have been proposed in scientifis literature, for oral tolerance induction (OIT) protocols for peanuts. A meta-analysis showed that the data in the literature are rather in favor of the exclusion of peanuts, and that OIT doesn't allow to expect significant levels of peanut protein consumed by the patient, and is associated with an increased risk of anaphylaxis and epinephrine use. Also, in most published protocols, patients with a history of anaphylactic shock, severe asthma, or multiple history of anaphylaxis are excluded. To date, no protocol has been validated for this type of treatment, and each center follows ...
Peanut and Tree Nut Desensitization
this study evaluates whether tolerance to peanuts and tree nuts can be induced in patients through a process of oral immunotherapy. Participants will be randomized into groups receiving oral immunotherapy and a control group that will receive no intervention
Peanut Reactivity Reduced by Oral Tolerance in an Anti-IgE Clinical Trial
The investigators will perform a double blind, placebo controlled clinical trial with Xolair (omalizumab) at four centers to safely and rapidly desensitize patients with severe peanut allergy. The investigators will determine if pretreatment with anti-IgE mAb (Xolair/omalizumab) can greatly reduce allergic reactions and allow for faster and safer desensitization.
Preventing Atopic Dermatitis and ALLergies in Children
The primary objective is of the PreventADALL study is to test if primary prevention of allergic diseases is possible by simple and low cost strategies, and secondary to asses the impact of xenobiotic exposure and microbiota in and on the body and the environment on allergic disease development. The secondary objective is an exploratory focus to investigate early life risk factors for development of non-communicable diseases, including asthma and allergic diseases as well as for diseases that may share common risk factors, including cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. Design: A multi-national population-based...
Prospective Database for Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) of Pediatric Population
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic, immune-mediated allergic inflammatory disorder that is being diagnosed with increased frequency. Compelling evidence suggests the etiopathogenesis is allergic and the immune response is triggered by food antigens in most children afflicted with this condition. The literature characterization of EoE is descriptive and retrospective thus far. Our aim in collecting and analyzing data prospectively of all EoE patients seen at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital (Lurie Children's) is to better understand the etiology, pathogenesis and clinical presentation of EoE in patients to better ...
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...
Safety and Efficacy Study of Viaskin Peanut in Peanut-allergic Young Children 1-3 Years of Age
The study aims to assess the safety and efficacy of Viaskin Peanut to induce desensitization to peanut in peanut-allergic children 1 to 3 years of age after a 12-month treatment by EPicutaneous ImmunoTherapy (EPIT).
Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Dupilumab in Pediatric Patients With Active Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
The Primary objective is to demonstrate the efficacy of dupilumab treatment compared with placebo in pediatric patients with active eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) based on histologic improvement meeting validated histologic criteria. The Secondary objectives are: - To demonstrate the efficacy of dupilumab compared to placebo in pediatric patients with active EoE after 16 weeks of treatment as assessed by endoscopic visual measurements of disease activity using the Eosinophilic Esophagitis-Endoscopic Reference Score (EoE-EREFS) and histologic abnormalities as measured by the EoE Histology Scoring System ...