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  1. Prediction of residential pet and cockroach allergen levels using questionnaire information

    Contributor(s):: Gehring, U., Triche, E., van Strien, R. T., Belanger, K., Holford, T., Gold, D. R., Jankun, T., Ren, P., McSharry, J. E., Beckett, W. S., Platts-Mills, T. A., Chapman, M. D., Bracken, M. B., Leaderer, B. P.

  2. Relationship between childhood atopy and wheeze: what mediates wheezing in atopic phenotypes?

    Contributor(s):: Kurukulaaratchy, R. J., Matthews, S., Arshad, S. H.

  3. Risk factors for new-onset cat sensitization among adults: a population-based international cohort study

    Contributor(s):: Olivieri, M., Zock, J. P., Accordini, S., Heinrich, J., Jarvis, D., Kunzli, N., Anto, J. M., Norback, D., Svanes, C., Verlato, G., Indoor Working Group of the European Community Respiratory Health, Survey, II

  4. The degree of serological sensitization to cat allergen in patients with or without cat at home

    Contributor(s):: Liccardi, G., Mazzarello, M. G., Senna, G., Russo, M., Barber, D., Martin, S., Caruso, B., Perfumo, M., Staffa, C., Dente, B., De Martino, M., D'Amato, G.

  5. The effect of allergen exposure in early childhood on the development of atopy

    Contributor(s):: Custovic, A., Murray, C. S.

  6. The effect of pet ownership on the risk of allergic sensitisation and bronchial asthma

    Contributor(s):: Liccardi, G., D'Amato, G., D'Amato, L., Salzillo, A., Piccolo, A., De Napoli, I., Dente, B., Cazzola, M.

  7. The New York City Puerto Rican asthma project: study design, methods, and baseline results

    Contributor(s):: Acosta, L. M., Acevedo-Garcia, D., Perzanowski, M. S., Mellins, R., Rosenfeld, L., Cortes, D., Gelman, A., Fagan, J. K., Bracero, L. A., Correa, J. C., Reardon, A. M., Chew, G. L.

  8. Contact to cat or dog, allergies and parental education

    Contributor(s):: Apfelbacher, C. J., Ollert, M., Ring, J., Behrendt, H., Kramer, U.

    Whether or not associations between animal contact and allergy/atopy are homogeneous across social strata has not yet been investigated. The aim of this study was to estimate the association between animal contact (cat, dog) and allergy/atopy in 6-yr-old school beginners, stratified by parental...

  9. Maternal smoking and environmental tobacco smoke exposure and the risk of allergic diseases in Japanese infants: The Osaka Maternal and Child Health Study

    Contributor(s):: Tanaka, Keiko, Miyake, Yoshihiro, Sasaki, Satoshi, Ohya, Yukihiro, Hirota, Yoshio

  10. Cats and dogs and the risk of atopy in childhood and adulthood

    Contributor(s):: Mandhane, P. J., Sears, M. R., Poulton, R., Greene, J. M., Lou, W. Y. W., Taylor, D. R., Hancox, R. J.

    Background: Exposure to cats and dogs during childhood has been linked to a lower risk of developing allergies. It remains unclear whether this is due to selective avoidance of pets by families with a history of allergies. The effects of pet ownership in adulthood are unknown. Objectives: We...

  11. Pet-keeping in childhood and adult asthma and hay fever: European Community Respiratory Health Survey

    Contributor(s):: Svanes, C., Heinrich, J., Jarvis, D., Chinn, S., Omenaas, E., Gulsvik, A., Kunzli, N., Burney, P.

    A large, international, population-based study was conducted to examine the effects of childhood pet-keeping on adult allergic disease. Information from structured interviews on pet-keeping, symptoms and potential confounding variables from 18 530 subjects, and specific IgE to common...

  12. The role of cats and dogs in asthma and allergy - a systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Chen, ChihMei, Tischer, C., Schnappinger, M., Heinrich, J.

    Studies have reported contradictory effects of cat and dog exposure on allergy, resulting in inconsistent recommendations on animal avoidance. We conducted a systematic review of observational studies published in English from 2000 to January 2009. It shows in this review that the reported...

  13. Parental attitudes toward new dosage forms of desloratadine in an online survey: Results from four European countries

    | Contributor(s):: Valovirta, Erkka, Scadding, Glenis

  14. Effect of cat and dog ownership on sensitization and development of asthma among preteenage children

    | Contributor(s):: Perzanowski, M. S., Ronmark, E., Platts-Mills, T. A. E., Lundback, B.

    An inverse relationship has been proposed between exposure to high quantities of cat allergen at home and both asthma and cat allergy. First- and second-grade children from Lulea, Kiruna, and Pitea, Sweden participated in an asthma questionnaire study (n=3,431) and incidence was evaluated over...

  15. Pet-keeping in early childhood and airway, nose and skin symptoms later in life

    | Contributor(s):: Bornehag, C. G., Sundell, J., Hagerhed, L., Janson, S.

    Background: It is discussed whether exposure to pets during childhood is a risk or a protective factor for sensitization and allergic symptoms. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between pet-keeping at time of birth and allergic symptoms in airways, nose and skin among young...

  16. Babies with dogs less likely to develop colds, ear infections as infants

    Forum › general-discussion › the-human-animal-bond-in-the-media

    A new study finds that babies who live in homes with pets are less likely to get colds, respiratory infections & ear infections.This supports other research that has showed that unless there is...

  17. Predictors of endotoxin levels in U.S. housing

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    | Contributor(s):: Peter S Thorne, Richard D Cohn, Deepak Mav, Samuel J Arbes, Darryl C Zeldin

    Background The relationship of domestic endotoxin exposure to allergy and asthma has been widely investigated. However, few studies have evaluated predictors of household endotoxin, and none have done so for multiple locations within homes and on a national scale. Objectives We assayed 2,552...

  18. Effect modification by familial predisposition when analyzing the influence of breastfeeding and pet keeping on the development of allergic diseases in children

    | Contributor(s):: Pohlabeln, H.

    Introduction: In epidemiological studies an effect modification occurs if a statistical association between an exposure and an outcome differs depending on the levels of a third variable, which is not a deficiency of the study. However, if an effect modification is not accounted for in the...

  19. Hygiene measures for animal-assisted interventions in hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals and retirement homes

    | Contributor(s):: Hoffmann, C., Herr, C., Eikmann, T.

    Active or passive interactions with animals in animal-assisted interventions can be of great physical (reduction of hypertension, cardiac and circulatory troubles, muscle relaxation, pain relief etc.) and psychosocial (reduction of loneliness, fear and hostility, improvement of self-confidence)...

  20. Homeless women's voices on incorporating companion animals into shelter services

    | Contributor(s):: Labrecque, J., Walsh, C. A.

    The literature examining the relationship between homeless individuals and companion animals is scarce. To date there are only five published studies, none of which explore this issue within a Canadian context or from the perspectives of women living in homeless shelters. The benefits of...