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Using the incidence and impact of health conditions in guide dogs to investigate healthy ageing in working dogs
Contributor(s):: Caron-Lormier, G., England, G. C. W., Green, M. J., Asher, L.
This study aimed to use retirement data from working guide dogs to investigate healthy ageing in dogs and the demographic factors that influence ageing. Using a dataset of 7686 dogs spanning 20 years, dogs withdrawn for health reasons before they reached retirement were identified. Cases of...
Best Articles Relevant to Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
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.
We must ban household pets for children at risk for atopy: pro
Contributor(s):: Brouard, J., Pellerin, L.
Exposure to pets and the association with sensitization and allergic disease in Belgian schoolchildren
Contributor(s):: Van Gysel, D., Govaere, E., Verhamme, K., Doli, E., De Baets, F.
The PASTURE project: EU support for the improvement of knowledge about risk factors and preventive factors for atopy in Europe
Contributor(s):: von Mutius, E., Schmid, S.
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...
Emotional stress release - a therapy option for atopy in dogs
Contributor(s):: Luder, A.
The emotional stress release is a creative and effective treatment option. Here in particular the interaction between man and animal will be identified to detect and to discuss possible projections of the keeper on the animal. The ESR is a methodology that is used for animals with recurrent...
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...
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...
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...
Development of a questionnaire to assess the impact of atopic dermatitis on health-related quality of life of affected dogs and their owners
Contributor(s):: Favrot, C., Linek, M., Mueller, R., Zini, E.
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic or chronically relapsing human and canine skin disease that is known to affect the quality of life (QoL) of affected individuals. Several studies have been conducted to develop disease-specific questionnaires and assess QoL in parents of children with AD and in...
Dolphin-assisted therapy: more flawed data and more flawed conclusions
Contributor(s):: Marino, L., Lilienfeld, S. O.
Dolphin-Assisted Therapy (DAT) is an increasingly popular choice of treatment for illness and developmental disabilities by providing participants with the opportunity to swim or interact with live captive dolphins. Two reviews of DAT (Marino and Lilienfeld  and Humphries ) concluded...
Pet allergy: how important for Turkey where there is a low pet ownership rate
Contributor(s):: Mungan, D., Celik, G., Bavbek, S., Msrlgil, Z.
Exposure and sensitization to allergens derived from cats/dogs have been shown to represent an important risk factor for allergic respiratory diseases. So far, there has not been any study exploring cat/dog sensitization and related factors in our geographic location. The aim of this study was to...