Group CBT in Parents of Children With Food Allergy
Parents of children with food allergies that are medically established will be randomized to participate either in 6 one-hour weekly virtual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) groups or to a wait-list group, and outcomes will be measured for anxiety, depression and quality of life. Possible benefits include improvement in psychological functioning and quality of life of families, as well as improved understanding of the use of group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for parents of children with medically established food allergies.
Growth, Allergy and Neurodevelopment in Infants on Hydrolysed Formula
Breastfeeding is the recommended diet for all infants during the first half of infancy and is associated with numerous health benefits. However, when breastfeeding is not possible, an infant formula is the only nutritive alternative. Formula-fed infants have a different growth pattern compared to breastfed infants. Studies have shown that the higher protein content in infant formula compared to breastmilk results in a more rapid weight gain and an increased risk of overweight and obesity in childhood. For this reason, both quantity and quality of protein in infant formulae have been optimized during the last decade, to better meet the ...
Growth, Safety and Tolerance of a Hydrolyzed Protein Infant Formula
This is a single arm, open label, multicenter intervention trial to evaluate growth parameters, cow's milk related symptoms, gastrointestinal tolerance and safety in infants with cow's milk allergy receiving a hydrolyzed protein formula.
High and Low Dose Oral Sesame Immunotherapy - Comparison of Efficacy and Safety
In this trial the investigators aim to assess the effectiveness and safety of oral immunotherapy with sesame protein in high and low dose (300mg versus 1200mg) in children with sesame 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-supportive Diet and Gut Permeability in Allergic Children
Peanut and nut allergy can be life threatening. Some patients have very low threshold levels (i.e. the amounts of peanut and nuts to which the patients react), others react to higher doses. The reasons for these differences in threshold are not well understood. Patients with peanut and nut allergy often suffer from other allergic diseases (atopic dermatitis, hay fever and asthma). A disturbed gut microbiota composition and an increased gut permeability may explain the development of allergic disease. We hypothesize that increased gut permeability is related to low threshold levels to peanuts or nuts. In addition, as it is known that...
Immunoglobulin G4 and Immunoglobulin E Antibodies in a Population With Adverse Reactions to Foodstuffs-related Symptoms
The aim of this study is to analyze a population with symptoms associated with adverse reactions to foodstuffs (ARFS). To determine the levels of food-specific immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) and immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody reactions (AbR).
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
Induction of Sustained Unresponsiveness to Peanuts Using High- and Low-dose Peanut Oral Immunotherapy
This study is a continuation of a clinical trial NCT044155930 comparing the efficacy and safety of oral immunotherapy (OIT) with low or high doses of peanut protein (150 or 300 mg, respectively) and will involve patients who have accomplished their per-protocol participation in that trial. The aim of current study is to assess a sustained unresponsiveness (SU) to allergen protein after at least 8 months of previously assigned high- or low-dose peanut OIT, followed by 4-week-allergen avoidance, and verified by an open oral food challenge (OOFC).
INhaled Salbutamol vs Placebo for the Treatment of Acute IgE-mediated Abdominal Pain From Allergic Food REactions
The goal of this study is to assess the efficacy of inhaled salbutamol to treat abdominal pain during food allergic reactions. Patients experiencing abominal pain as a result of a food allergic reaction during a food challenge in the allergy clinic will be invited to participate to the study. They will receive either 8 puffs of salbutamol (asthma inhaler) or 8 puffs of a placebo inhaler. The abdominal pain will then be followed using a numeric scale to see if patients receiving the medication experienced a faster improvement compared to those receiving the placebo.