OMEGA: Outcome Measures in Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Across the Ages
The purpose of this observational study is to find the best measures to define how well a person with eosinophilic disorder is doing. People with EoE, EG, EGE and EC normally undergo endoscopy and/or colonoscopy where cells are collected for microscopic analysis. Treatments are then decided based on how the cells look. We are aiming to compare different tissue components such as inflammatory cell types with clinical symptoms. We want to see if scores on standard questionnaires can give us an idea how well the person is doing.
Online Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Parents of Children With Food Allergies
This study aims to conduct an initial evaluation of adapted, live online, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for parents and carers of children with food allergies (MBCT-PCCFA).
Oral Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergic Patients
Multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled phase I/II study to determine the safety, tolerability, potential efficacy and dose finding of INP20, an oral immunotherapy in peanut-allergic patients. The overall study design consists of two sequential periods of Part A and Part B. Part A is a dose escalation study in patients from 12 to 65 years old with a history of immediate hypersensitive reaction to peanut protein. Six diferent oral-dose of INP20 will be administered to 6 cohorts of patients once daily for 2 weeks. Part B is a 6-month double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized and parallel groups study. ...
Oral Immunotherapy for Young Children With Peanut Allergy - Small Children OIT
Open label study with peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT). Peanut allergic children aged >1 and <4 years of age will be randomized 2:1 to: 1. Peanut OIT with slow up-dosing (40-60 weeks) up to a maintenance dose of 286 mg daily oral peanut protein and 2. Control group with peanut allergic children who do not undergo OIT. 3. In addition, a group of healthy children without allergic diseases will be included in the study. The primary outcome, sustained unresponsiveness (i.e. tolerance) to 600 mg peanut protein after 3 years of OIT, efficacy and safety will be compared between group 1 and 2. Group 3 is ...
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
PIFR-based Inhalation Therapy in Patients Recovering From AECOPD
This study is designed to determine whether the optimized inhalation therapy based on peak inspiratory flow rates (PIFR) measured against the simulated resistance can reduce the rate of treatment failure in patients recovering from acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). Errors in inhaler use and quality of life are also to be evaluated. The study will recruit 460 patients with AECOPD whose exacerbated symptoms are relieved by 5-7 days of standard therapy. The participants are divided into PIFR group and control group in a 1:1 ratio according to a random number table method. All the patients will be...
Pilot Study of Esocheck in Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a prevalent chronic inflammatory condition of the esophagus characterized by esophageal eosinophilia that can lead to inflammation and stricture formation. To assess remission, esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGD) with biopsies are performed. This can lead to multiple EGDs, which are invasive and costly procedures. EsoCheck is a promising noninvasive device. It is an encapsulated balloon that can be easily swallowed and collect cells from the distal esophagus. The primary aim of this study is to determine the feasibility and safety of EsoCheck compared with standard endoscopy and biopsies in the ...
Pilot Study on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Food Allergy
Recently, there has been an increasing interest in using traditional Chinese medicine for food allergy. The Harvard group has successfully demonstrated the Food Allergy Herbal Formula - FAHF2 completely blocked peanut-induced anaphylaxis in a murine model, and currently being studied in human. Therefore, in collaboration with the Institute of Chinese Medicine, CUHK, the investigators have developed a more simplified Chinese herbal formula - X (CHFX), containing four food-grade Chinese herbs, Wu-mei (Fructus Pruni Mume); Ling-zhi (Gonoderma); Huang-bai (Cortex Phellodendron) and Zhi-su (Perilla frutescens). In the present study, the...
Post-marketing Safety Surveillance of Xueshuantong-Injection : a Registry Study
This registry aims to monitor the safety of Xueshuantong Injection and to identify the potential risk factors for the adverse drug reactions.
Prescreening Protocol to Enroll in Food Allergy Clinical Studies at a Single Site
This is a protocol for prescreening of participants who would like to be in clinical studies in our Center at Stanford.