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 ...
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.
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.
Hymenoptera Venom Immunotherapy: Evaluation of Its Long-term Efficacy at the University Hospital of Angers (EFLOTITA2)
Allergy to Hymenoptera venom is one of the main causes of anaphylaxis in adults, and is less common in the paediatric population. It can be severe or even fatal. Despite the use of an emergency kit, including an adrenaline auto-injector (AAI), at present only hymenoptera venom immunotherapy (VIT) is effective in preventing subsequent severe systemic reactions. Recurrence during the 5 years following cessation of VIT is about 10-15 percent. Studies evaluating longer-term efficacy are scarce. At the University Hospital of Angers, hundreds of patients are treated each year, and its allergology unit has been providing VIT...
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).
Immunological Response After Shrimp Oral Immunotherapy Treatment
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.
Improvement of Foodallergy Diagnostic in Gastrointestinal Tract
Currently, diagnostic possibilities for the detection of food allergy in the gastrointestinal tract are scarce. The endoscopic segmental Lavage is the method of choice, but it´s controversial. Additional to the endoscopic segmental lavage fluid a cytobrush is used for collecting the mucosa cells and biopsies are taken. Comparative to the Lavage specific IgE antibodies, Tumor necrosis factor- alpha, Eosinophilic cation protein and mastcell tryptase were measured.
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