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  1. Pet keeping in childhood and asthma and allergy among children in Tianjin area, China

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    | 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),...

  2. Best Articles Relevant to Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Pet ownership is associated with increased risk of non-atopic asthma and reduced risk of atopy in childhood: findings from a UK birth cohort

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    | 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...

  6. 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...

  7. Animal Exposure, Asthma and Allergies

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    | 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...

  8. 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...

  9. Dog characteristics and allergen levels in the home

    | Contributor(s):: Nicholas, Charlotte, Wegienka, Ganesa, Havstad, Suzanne, Zoratti, Edward, Ownby, Dennis, Johnson, Christine Cole

  10. Exposure to dog allergens and subsequent allergic sensitization: an updated review

    | Contributor(s):: Smallwood, J., Ownby, D.

  11. 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

  12. Pet dander and difficult-to-control asthma: Therapeutic options

    | Contributor(s):: Ling, M., Long, A. A.

  13. Pets at birth do not increase allergic disease in at-risk children

    | Contributor(s):: Lodge, C. J., Lowe, A. J., Gurrin, L. C., Matheson, M. C., Balloch, A., Axelrad, C., Hill, D. J., Hosking, C. S., Rodrigues, S., Svanes, C., Abramson, M. J., Allen, K. J., Dharmage, S. C.

  14. Second-hand tobacco smoke and allergens—Double jeopardy for childhood asthma exacerbations

    | Contributor(s):: Kabir, Z. , Clancy, L.

  15. Association between pet ownership and the sensitization to pet allergens in adults with various allergic diseases

    | Contributor(s):: Park, YongBum, Mo, EunKyung, Lee, JaeYoung, Kim, JooHee, Kim, CheolHong, Hyun, InGyu, Choi, JeongHee

  16. Exposure to cats: update on risks for sensitization and allergic diseases

    | Contributor(s):: Dharmage, S. C., Lodge, C. L., Matheson, M. C., Campbell, B., Lowe, A. J.

  17. Allergen avoidance does not alter airborne cat allergen levels in classrooms

    | Contributor(s):: Karlsson, A. S., Renström, A., Hedrén, M., Larsson, K.

  18. Pet birds and risks of respiratory disease in Australia: a review

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    | Contributor(s):: Gorman, Jessica, Cook, Angus, Ferguson, Chantal, van Buynder, Paul, Fenwick, Stan, Weinstein, Philip

    Objective: Exposure to birds has long been associated with disease in humans. Three respiratory diseases (psittacosis, allergic alveolitis and asthma) were reviewed in association with pet bird ownership with the aim to clarify the spectrum of avian-related respiratory...

  19. Pet Parenting

    | Contributor(s):: Karlsberg, Elizabeth

  20. 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.