Conflict Between Direct Experience and Research-Based Evidence Is a Key Challenge to Evidence-Based Respiratory Medicine on British Racing Yards
| Contributor(s):: Tierney Kinnison, Jacqueline M. Cardwell
Inflammatory airway disease (IAD) is a commonly diagnosed but variably defined syndrome of equine lower airway inflammation. The most recent American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) consensus statement, informed by research evidence, recommends a case definition based on...
Pet keeping in childhood and asthma and allergy among children in Tianjin area, China
| Contributor(s):: Shugang Luo, Yuexia Sun, Jing Hou, Xiangrui Kong, Pan Wang, Qingnan Zhang, Jan Sundell
This study aims to find out the relationship between pet keeping in childhood and asthma and allergy among children aged 0–8 years old in Tianjin, China. Parental or guardians reports of 7360 children were analyzed. 1490 (21.6%) families kept pets at the time of the survey (current),...
Early exposure to dogs and farm animals and the risk of childhood asthma
| Contributor(s):: Tove Fall, Cecilia Lundholm, Anne K. Ortqvist, Katja Fall, Fang Fang, Ake Hedhammar, Olle Kampe, Erik Ingelsson, Catarina Almqvist
IMPORTANCE: The association between early exposure to animals and childhood asthma is not clear, and previous studies have yielded contradictory results.OBJECTIVE: To determine whether exposure to dogs and farm animals confers a risk of asthma. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS:...
Emerging Cardiovascular Risk Research: Impact of Pets on Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
| Contributor(s):: Pamela J. Schreiner
Animals interact with humans in multiple ways, including as therapy and service animals, commercially as livestock, as wildlife, and in zoos. But the most common interaction is as companion animals in our homes, with an estimated 180 million cats and dogs living in US households. While pet...
Out, damn Spot
| Contributor(s):: Lett, Dan
Best Articles Relevant to Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Evidence of High Rates of Undiagnosed Asthma in Central Ohio Elementary Schoolchildren
| Contributor(s):: Clark, Brenda R., Burkett, S. Amanda, Andridge, Rebecca R., Buckley, Timothy J.
Indoor Environmental Exposures and Exacerbation of Asthma: An Update to the 2000 Review by the Institute of Medicine
| Contributor(s):: Kanchongkittiphon, Watcharoot, Mendell, Mark J., Gaffin, Jonathan M., Wang, Grace, Phipatanakul, Wanda
Prenatal dog-keeping practices vary by race: speculations on implications for disparities in childhood health and disease
| Contributor(s):: Ezell, J. M., Cassidy-Bushrow, A. E., Havstad, S., Joseph, C. L. M., Wegienka, G., Jones, K., Ownby, D. R., Johnson, C. C.
Association between pet-keeping and asthma in school children
| Contributor(s):: Medjo, Biljana, Atanaskovic-Markovic, Marina, Nikolic, Dimitrije, Spasojevic-Dimitrijeva, Brankica, Ivanovski, Petar, Djukic, Slobodanka
Pet ownership is associated with increased risk of non-atopic asthma and reduced risk of atopy in childhood: findings from a UK birth cohort
| Contributor(s):: Collin, S. M., Granell, R., Westgarth, C., Murray, J., Paul, E., Sterne, J. A., John Henderson, A.
Background Studies have shown an inverse association of pet ownership with allergy but inconclusive findings for asthma. Objective To investigate whether pet ownership during pregnancy and childhood was associated with asthma and atopy at the age of 7 in a UK population-based birth...
Reasons for relinquishment and return of domestic cats ( Felis silvestris catus ) to rescue shelters in the UK
| Contributor(s):: Casey, R. A., Vandenbussche, S., Bradshaw, J. W. S., Roberts, M. A.
Significant numbers of cats enter rescue and re-homing facilities each year, over half of which are relinquished directly by owners. Identifying the reasons why owners decide to give up their pet is an important step in the development of education strategies to encourage retention of cats by...
Factors associated with asthma control in children: findings from a national Web-based survey
| Contributor(s):: Sasaki, M., Yoshida, K., Adachi, Y., Furukawa, M., Itazawa, T., Odajima, H., Saito, H., Akasawa, A.
Animal Exposure, Asthma and Allergies
| Contributor(s):: Felicia Trembath
An estimated 62% of all United States households have one or more pet and more than 38% of households with pets have children under the age of 18 (Beck, 2010). Although the total number of pets in the United States does not seem to be increasing (AVMA, 2012), the relationship between people and...
Washing the dog reduces dog allergen levels, but the dog needs to be washed twice a week
| Contributor(s):: Tessa Hodson, Adnan Custovic, Angela Simpson, Martin Chapman, Ashley Woodcock, Rosalind Green
Background: Many asthmatic patients allergic to dogs refuse to part with their dog, and it is essential to develop techniques for lowering exposure with a dog in the home. Objective: This study investigated the effect of dog washing on the subsequent recovery of Can f 1 from...
Pet exposure and the symptoms of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in 6-7 years old children
| Contributor(s):: Karimi, M., Mirzaei, M., Baghiani Moghadam, B., Fotouhi, E., Zare Mehrjardi, A.
Dog characteristics and allergen levels in the home
| Contributor(s):: Nicholas, Charlotte, Wegienka, Ganesa, Havstad, Suzanne, Zoratti, Edward, Ownby, Dennis, Johnson, Christine Cole
Effects of pet exposure in the first year of life on respiratory and allergic symptoms in 7-yr-old children. The SIDRIA-2 study.
| Contributor(s):: Lombardi, Enrico, Simoni, Marzia, La Grutta, Stefania, Viegi, Giovanni, Bisanti, Luigi, Chellini, Elisabetta, Dell'Orco, Valerio, Migliore, Enrica, Petronio, Maria Grazia, Pistelli, Riccardo, Rusconi, Franca, Sestini, Piersante, Forastiere, Francesco, Galassi, Claudia , SIDRIA-2 Collaborative Group.
Exposure to dog allergens and subsequent allergic sensitization: an updated review
| Contributor(s):: Smallwood, J., Ownby, D.
Exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke enhances respiratory symptoms and responses to animals in 8,819 children in kindergarten: results from 25 districts in northeast China.
| Contributor(s):: Dong, Guang-Hui, Ren, Wan-Hui, Wang, Da, Yang, Zong-Hua, Zhang, Peng-Fei, Zhao, Ya-Dong, He, Qin-Cheng