EAACI Junior Members "Must-Read" publications in Clinical and Translational Allergy

The EAACI Junior Members (JM's) and Clinical and Translational Allergy (CTA) are pleased to be working in conjunction with each other to highlight must-read articles that have been published in the journal recently. These open access articles, highlighted below, aim to further the knowledge of medical residents and other young scientists.

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Galectin-3: an early predictive biomarker of modulation of airway remodeling in patients with severe asthma treated with omalizumab for 36 months
Anna Maria Riccio, Pierluigi Mauri, Laura De Ferrari, Rossana Rossi, Dario Di Silvestre, Louise Benazzi, Alessandra Chiappori, Roberto Walter Dal Negro, Claudio Micheletto and Giorgio Walter Canonica
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2017, 7:6 (9 March 2017)

Effectiveness and safety of antihistamines up to fourfold or higher in treatment of chronic spontaneous urticaria
Mignon T. van den Elzen, Harmieke van Os-Medendorp, Imke van den Brink, Karin van den Hurk, Ouliana I. Kouznetsova, Alexander S. H. J. Lokin, Anna-Marijke Laheij-de Boer, Heike Röckmann, Carla A. F. M. Bruijnzeel-Koomen and André C. Knulst
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2017, 7:4 (14 February 2017)
Is fruit and vegetable intake associated with asthma or chronic rhino-sinusitis in European adults? Results from the Global Allergy and Asthma Network of Excellence (GA2LEN) Survey
Vanessa Garcia-Larsen, Rhonda Arthur, James F. Potts, Peter H. Howarth, Matti Ahlström, Tari Haahtela, Carlos Loureiro, Ana Todo Bom, Grzegorz Brożek, Joanna Makowska, Marek L. Kowalski, Trine Thilsing, Thomas Keil, Paolo M. Matricardi, Kjell Torén, Thibaut van Zele…
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2017, 7:3 (27 January 2017)

ARIA 2016: Care pathways implementing emerging technologies for predictive medicine in rhinitis and asthma across the life cycle
J. Bousquet, P. W. Hellings, I. Agache, A. Bedbrook, C. Bachert, K. C. Bergmann, M. Bewick, C. Bindslev-Jensen, S. Bosnic-Anticevitch, C. Bucca, D. P. Caimmi, P. A. M. Camargos, G. W. Canonica, T. Casale, N. H. Chavannes, A. A. Cruz…
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2016 6:47 (30 December 2016)

Standardization of double blind placebo controlled food challenge with soy within a multicentre trial

R. Treudler, A. Franke, A. Schmiedeknecht, B. K. Ballmer-Weber, M. Worm, T. Werfel, U. Jappe, T. Biedermann, J. Schmitt, R. Brehler, A. Kleinheinz, J. Kleine-Tebbe, H. Brüning, F. Ruëff, J. Ring, J. Saloga, K. Schäkel, T. Holzhauser, St. Vieths and J. C. Simon
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2016 6:39 (7 November 2016)


Impaired health-related quality of life in adolescents with allergy to staple foods
Jennifer Lisa Penner Protudjer, Sven-Arne Jansson, Roelinde Middelveld, Eva Östblom, Sven-Erik Dahlén, Marianne Heibert Arnlind, Ulf Bengtsson, Ingrid Kallström-Bengtsson, Birgitta Marklund, Georgios Rentzos, Ann-Charlotte Sundqvist, Johanna Åkerström and Staffan Ahlstedt
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2016 6:37 (30 September 2016)


Improvement of sleep in patients with chronic idiopathic/spontaneous urticaria treated with omalizumab: results of three randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies

Ana M. Gimenéz-Arnau, Sheldon Spector, Evgeniya Antonova, Benjamin Trzaskoma, Karin Rosén, Theodore A. Omachi, Donald Stull, Maria-Magdalena Balp and Thomas Murphy
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2016 6:32 (18 August 2016)


Optimizing diagnostic tests for persulphate-induced respiratory diseases

M. H. Foss-Skiftesvik, L. Winther, H. F. Mosbech, P. S. Skov, M. S. Opstrup, H. Søsted, C. Zachariae, J. D. Johansen and C. R. Johnsen
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2016 6:26 (21 July 2016)

Influence of profilin on sensitisation profiles determined by cutaneous tests and IgE to major allergens in polysensitised patients
Nieves Segura, Teresa Abos, José A. Compaired, Esther Compés, Isabel Guallar, Manuel Morales, Susana Monzón, José Mozota, Pilar Muñoz, Jesús Pola, Macarena Quintana, Beatriz Rojas, Sara San Juan, Felicitas Villa, Cristina Zapata, Lucía Jimeno, Fernando de la Torre
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2016 6:23 (29 June 2016)

Milk: a postnatal imprinting system stabilizing FoxP3 expression and regulatory T cell differentiation

Bodo C. Melnik, Swen Malte John, Pedro Carrera-Bastos and Gerd Schmitz
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2016, 6:18 (12 May 2016)


The expression of CD123 can decrease with basophil activation: implications for the gating strategy of the basophil activation test

Alexandra F. Santos, Natalia Bécares, Alick Stephens, Victor Turcanu, Gideon Lack
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2016, 6:11 (1 April 2016)


Measurement and interpretation of skin prick test results

J. P. M. van der Valk, R. Gerth van Wijk, E. Hoorn, L. Groenendijk, I. M. Groenendijk and N. W. de Jong
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2016, 6:8 (23 February 2016)

Food allergy in mice is modulated through the thymic stromal lymphopoietin pathway
Christophe Frossard, Simone Zimmerli, José Rincon Garriz, Philippe Eigenmann
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2016, 6:2 (19 January 2016)
Expression profiling and functional analysis of Toll-like receptors in primary healthy human nasal epithelial cells shows no correlation and a refractory LPS response
DJ. van Tongeren, K. Röschmann, S. Reinartz, S. Luiten, W. Fokkens, E. de Jong, C. van Drunen
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2015, 5:42 (14 December 2015)
Choosing the optimal dose in sublingual immunotherapy: Rationale for the 300 index of reactivity dose
Pascal Demoly, Gianni Passalacqua, Moises Calderon, Tarik Yalaoui
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2015, 5:44 (23 December 2015)
The hidden burden of adult allergic rhinitis: UK healthcare resource utilisation survey
David Price, Glenis Scadding, Dermot Ryan, Claus Bachert, G. Canonica, Joaquim Mullol, Ludger Klimek, Richard Pitman, Sarah Acaster, Ruth Murray, Jean Bousquet
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2015, 5:39 (18 November 2015)
A common language to assess allergic rhinitis control: results from a survey conducted during EAACI 2013 Congress

Peter Hellings, Antonella Muraro, Wytske Fokkens, Joaquim Mullol, Claus Bachert, G. Canonica, David Price, Nikos Papadopoulos, Glenis Scadding, Gerd Rasp, Pascal Demoly, Ruth Murray, Jean Bousquet
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2015, 5:36 (27 October 2015)
Pathogenesis and diagnosis of delayed-type drug hypersensitivity reactions, from bedside to bench and back

Rik Schrijvers, Liesbeth Gilissen, Anca Chiriac, Pascal Demoly
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2015, 5:31 (3 September 2015)
Immunological events in chronic spontaneous urticaria
Marta Ferrer
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2015, 5:30 (25 August 2015)
Further studies on the biological activity of hazelnut allergens
F. Blanc, H. Bernard, S. Ah-Leung, L. Przybylski-Nicaise, P. Skov, A. Purohit, F. de Blay, B. Ballmer-Weber, P. Fritsche, M. Rivas, I. Reig, A. Sinaniotis, E. Vassilopoulou, K. Hoffmann-Sommergruber, S. Vieths, N. Rigby, C. Mills, K. Adel-Patient
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2015, 5:26 (17 July 2015)
Use of a basophil activation test as a complementary diagnostic tool in the diagnosis of severe peanut allergy in adults
Georgios Rentzos, Vanja Lundberg, Christina Lundqvist, Rui Rodrigues, Jenny van Odijk, Anna-Carin Lundell, Teet Pullerits, Esbjörn Telemo
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2015, 5:22 (11 June 2015)
Prolonged efficacy of the 300IR 5-grass pollen tablet up to 2 years after treatment cessation, as measured by a recommended daily combined score
Alain Didier, Hans-Jørgen Malling, Margitta Worm, Friedrich Horak, Gordon L Sussman
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2015, 5:12 (22 May 2015)
Pollen Allergies in Humans and their Dogs, Cats and Horses: Differences and Similarities
Erika Jensen-Jarolim, Lukas Einhorn, Ina Herrmann, Johann G Thalhammer, Lucia Panakova
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2015, 5:15 (7 April 2015)
Heterogeneous responses and cross reactivity between the major peanut allergens Ara h 1, 2,3 and 6 in a mouse model for peanut allergy
Joost J Smit, Maarten T Pennings, Karina Willemsen, Manon van Roest, Els van Hoffen, Raymond H Pieters
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2015, 5:13 (23 March 2015)
Evaluation of the applicability of the Immuno-solid-phase allergen chip (ISAC) assay in atopic patients in Singapore
Amelia Santosa, Anand Andiappan, Olaf Rotzschke, Hung Wong, Amanda Chang, Mei Bigliardi-Qi, De-Yun Wang, Paul Bigliardi
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2015, 5:9 (27 February 2015)
The need for patient-focused therapy for children and teenagers with allergic rhinitis: a case-based review of current European practice
Alexandra F Santos, Luis Miguel Borrego, Giuseppina Rotiroti, Glenis Scadding and Graham Roberts
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2015, 5:2 (24 January 2015)
Patterns of suspected wheat-related allergy: a retrospective single-centre case note review in 156 patients
Morten J Christensen, Esben Eller, Charlotte G Mortz and Carsten Bindslev-Jensen
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2014, 4:39 (21 November 2014)
Positive serum specific IgE has a short half-life in patients with penicillin allergy and reversal does not always indicate tolerance
Janni Hjortlund, Charlotte Gotthard Mortz, Tore Bjerregaard Stage, Per Stahl Skov, Ronald Dahl, Carsten Bindslev-Jensen
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2014, 4:34 (29 October 2014)
Component resolved diagnosis: when should it be used?
Olga Luengo, Victòria Cardona
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2014, 4:28 (8 September 2014)
Markers of gut mucosal inflammation and cow’s milk specific immunoglobulins in non-IgE cow’s milk allergy
Laura Merras-Salmio, Kaija-Leena Kolho, Anna S Pelkonen, Mikael Kuitunen, Mika J Mäkelä, Erkki Savilahti
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2014, 4:8 (5 March 2014)
31Position article and guidelines
Fungal allergy in asthma–state of the art and research needs
David W Denning, Catherine Pashley, Domink Hartl, Andrew Wardlaw, Cendrine Godet, Stefano Del Giacco, Laurence Delhaes, Svetlana Sergejeva
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2014, 4:14 (15 April 2014)
Allergic sensitization: screening methods
Gregory S Ladics, Jeremy Fry, Richard Goodman, Corinne Herouet-Guicheney, Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber, Charlotte B Madsen, André Penninks, Anna Pomés, Erwin L Roggen, Joost Smit, Jean-Michel Wal
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2014, 4:13 (15 April 2014)
Characteristics and management of sublingual allergen immunotherapy in children with allergic rhinitis and asthma induced by house dust mite allergens
Florence Trebuchon, Michèle Lhéritier-Barrand, Marie David, Pascal Demoly
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2014, 4:15 (29 April 2014)
An EAACI “European Survey on Adverse Systemic Reactions in Allergen Immunotherapy (EASSI)”: the methodology
Moises A Calderón, Pablo Rodríguez del Río, Carmen Vidal, Jocelyne Just, Oliver Pfaar, Allan Linneberg, Pascal Demoly
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2014, 4:22 (21 July 2014)