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Centre for Clinical Practice at NICE (UK). Food Allergy in Children and Young People: Diagnosis and Assessment of Food Allergy in Children and Young People in Primary Care and Community Settings. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (UK); 2011 Feb. (NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 116.)

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Appendix 2Excluded studies

REFERENCE LIST OF EXCLUDED PAPERS FOR CLINICAL QUESTION 1 (clinical history) AND REASON FOR EXCLUSION

  • Forbes LR, Saltzman RW, Spergel JM. Food allergies and atopic dermatitis: differentiating myth from reality. Pediatric Annals. 2009;38(2):84–90. Ref ID: 100. [PubMed: 19263783]

    EXC: Recommending history taking

  • Kim JS. Pediatric atopic dermatitis: the importance of food allergens. Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine & Surgery. 2008;27(2):156–160. [Review] [44 refs] Ref ID: 214. [PubMed: 18620138]

    EXC: Recommending history taking

  • Gotua M, Lomidze N, Dolidze N, Gotua T. IgE-mediated food hypersensitivity disorders. Georgian Medical News. 2008;(157):39–44. [Review] [33 refs] Ref ID: 214. [PubMed: 18487689]

    EXC: Description

  • Fiocchi A, Bouygue GR, Terracciano L, Sarratud T, Martelli A. Ruling out food allergy in pediatrics and preventing the “march” of the allergic child. Allergy & Asthma Proceedings. 2006;27(4):306–311. [Review] [61 refs] Ref ID: 485. [PubMed: 16948342]

    EXC: Recommendation

  • Ali R, Ali S, Saeed SA, Khan A, Mustafa M, Aleem S. Latest approaches to the diagnosis and management of food allergies in children. JPMA - Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association. 2005;55(10):458–462. [Review] [35 refs] Ref ID: 607. [PubMed: 16304860]

    EXC: Description and Recommendation

  • Baral VR, Hourihane JO. Food allergy in children. Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2005;81(961):693–701. [Review] [62 refs] Ref ID: 617. [PMC free article: PMC1743387] [PubMed: 16272231]

    EXC: Description and Recommendation

  • Carr WW. Clinical pearls and pitfalls: peanut allergy. Allergy & Asthma Proceedings. 2005;26(2):145–147. [Review] [16 refs] Ref ID: 661. [PubMed: 15971474]

    EXC: Description

  • Host A, Halken S. Practical aspects of allergy-testing. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2003;4(4):312–318. Ref ID: 859. [PubMed: 14629954]

    EXC: Description

  • Guarderas JC. Is it food allergy? Differentiating the causes of adverse reactions to food. Postgraduate Medicine. 109(4):125–127. 131. [Review] [17 refs] Ref ID: 1147. [PubMed: 11317463]

    EXC: Description and Recommendation

  • Sicherer SH. Diagnosis and management of childhood food allergy. Current Problems in Pediatrics. 2001;31(2):35–37. [Review] [136 refs] Ref ID: 1156. [PubMed: 11268794]

    EXC: Description

  • Bengtsson U, Nilsson-Balknas U, Hanson LA, Ahlstedt S. Double blind, placebo controlled food reactions do not correlate to IgE allergy in the diagnosis of staple food related gastrointestinal symptoms. Gut. 1996;39(1):130–135. Ref ID: 1581. [PMC free article: PMC1383246] [PubMed: 8881824]

    EXC: Population includes adults

  • Watson WT. Food allergy in children. Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology. 1995;13(4):347–359. [Review] [50 refs] Ref ID: 1638. [PubMed: 8680954]

    EXC: Description and Recommendation

  • Kueper T, Martinelli D, Konetzki W, Stamerjohn RW, Magill JB. Identification of problem foods using food and symptom diaries. Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. 1995;112(3):415–420. Ref ID: 1690. [PubMed: 7870442]

    EXC: Population includes adults

  • Parker SL, Leznoff A, Sussman GL, Tarlo SM, Krondl M. Characteristics of patients with food-related complaints. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 1990;86(4:Pt 1):t-11. Ref ID: 1928. [PubMed: 2229812]

    EXC: Population includes adults

  • 15. Bahna SL, Furukawa CT. Food allergy: diagnosis and treatment. Annals of Allergy. 1983;51(6):574–580. Ref ID: 2174. [PubMed: 6140889]

    EXC: Description and Recommendation

  • Bahna SL, Gandhi MD. Milk hypersensitivity. II. Practical aspects of diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Annals of Allergy. 1983;50(5):295–301. [Review] [53 refs] Ref ID: 2194. [PubMed: 6221676]

    EXC: Description and Recommendation

  • Kneepkens CMF, Meijer Y. Clinical practice. Diagnosis and treatment of cow's milk allergy. European Journal of Pediatrics. 2009;168(8):891–896. Ref ID: 2431. [PMC free article: PMC2694929] [PubMed: 19271238]

    EXC: Review paper

  • Ramesh S. Food allergy overview in children. Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology. 2008;34(2):217–230. Ref ID: 2575. [PubMed: 17990125]

    EXC: Description and Recommendation

  • Mukoyama T, Nishima S, Arita M, Ito S, Urisu A, Ebisawa M, Ogura H, Kohno Y, Kondo N, Shibata R, Hurusho M, Mayumi M, Morikawa A. Guidelines for diagnosis and management of pediatric food allergy in Japan. Allergology International. 2007;56(4):349–361. Ref ID: 2684. [PubMed: 17965578]

    EXC: Guidelines description and recommendation

  • Bangash SA, Bahna SL. Pediatric food allergy update. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports. 2005;5(6):437–444. Ref ID: 3003. [PubMed: 16216167]

    EXC: Description and critique

  • Sampson HA. Food allergy - Accurately identifying clinical reactivity. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Supplement. 2005;60(79):19–24. Ref ID: 3070. [PubMed: 15842229]

    EXC: Description and Recommendation

  • Scurlock AM, Lee LA, Burks AW. Food allergy in children. Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America. 2005;25(2):369–388. Ref ID: 3078. [PubMed: 15878461]

    EXC: Critique and evaluation

  • Kumar R. Food allergy in bronchial asthma. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 2005;12(3):139–145. Ref ID: 3079.

    EXC: Description and Recommendation

  • Bock SA. Diagnostic evaluation. Pediatrics. 2003;111(6 III):1638–1644. Ref ID: 3334. [PubMed: 12777604]

    EXC: Evaluation

  • Sampson HA. Food allergy. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2003;111(2 SUPPL. 2):S540–S547. 9. Ref ID: 3374. [PubMed: 12592300]

    EXC: Recommendation

  • James JM. Anaphylactic reactions to foods. Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America. 2001;21(4):653–667. Ref ID: 3507.

    EXC: Recommendation

REFERENCE LIST OF EXCLUDED PAPERS FOR CLINICAL QUESTION 2 (non-IgE) AND REASON FOR EXCLUSION

  • Anthoni S, Savilahti E, Rautelin H, Kolho KL. Milk protein IgG and IgA: the association with milk-induced gastrointestinal symptoms in adults. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2009;15(39):4915–4918. Ref ID: 9. [PMC free article: PMC2764968] [PubMed: 19842221]

    EXC: Adult study

  • Allen KJ, Davidson GP, Day AS, Hill DJ, Kemp AS, Peake JE, Prescott SL, Shugg A, Sinn JK, Heine RG. Management of cow's milk protein allergy in infants and young children: an expert panel perspective. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health. 2009;45(9):481–486. [Review] [36 refs] Ref ID: 12. [PubMed: 19702611]

    EXC: Review

  • Benhamou AH, Schappi Tempia, Belli DC, Eigenmann PA. An overview of cow's milk allergy in children. Swiss Medical Weekly. 2009;139(21-22):300–307. [Review] [52 refs] Ref ID: 74. [PubMed: 19492195]

    EXC: Review

  • Simeone D, Miele E, Boccia G, Marino A, Troncone R, Staiano A. Prevalence of atopy in children with chronic constipation. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2008;93(12):1044–1047. Ref ID: 158. [PubMed: 18562455]

    EXC: Not focused on diagnosis of food allergy

  • Husby S. Food allergy as seen by a paediatric gastroenterologist. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition. 2008;47 [Review] [22 refs] Suppl. Ref ID: 171. [PubMed: 18931601]

    EXC: Review

  • Eigenmann PA, Beyer K, Wesley BA, Lack G, Liacouras CA, Hourihane JO, Sampson HA, Sodergren E. New visions for food allergy: an iPAC summary and future trends. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 2008;19 [Review] [114 refs] Suppl. Ref ID: 212. [PubMed: 18665961]

    EXC: Review

  • Ozbek OY, Canan O, Ozcay F, Bilezikci B. Cows milk protein enteropathy and granulomatous duodenitis in a newborn. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health. 2007;43(6):494–496. Ref ID: 383. [PubMed: 17535184]

    EXC: Case report

  • Hirose R, Yamada T, Hayashida Y. Massive bloody stools in two neonates caused by cow's milk allergy. Pediatric Surgery International. 2006;22(11):935–938. Ref ID: 465. [PubMed: 16932913]

    EXC: Case report

  • Venter C, Pereira B, Grundy J, Clayton CB, Arshad SH, Dean T. Prevalence of sensitization reported and objectively assessed food hypersensitivity amongst six-year-old children: a population-based study. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 2006;17(5):356–363. Ref ID: 505. [PubMed: 16846454]

    EXC: Focus on prevalence (to be considered for CQ3)

  • Hojsak I, Kljaic-Turkalj M, Misak Z, Kolacek S. Rice protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome. Clinical Nutrition. 2006;25(3):533–536. Ref ID: 515. [PubMed: 16697497]

    EXC: Case series

  • De AP, Markowitz JE, Torroni F, Caldaro T, Pane A, Morino G, Wietrzykowska RS, di Abriola GF, Ponticelli A, Dall'Oglio L. Paediatric eosinophilic oesophagitis: towards early diagnosis and best treatment. Digestive & Liver Disease. 2006;38(4):245–251. Ref ID: 553. [PubMed: 16198647]

    EXC: Focus on treatment

  • Augustin MT, Kokkonen J, Karttunen R, Karttunen TJ. Serum granzymes and CD30 are increased in children's milk protein sensitive enteropathy and celiac disease. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 2005;115(1):157–162. Ref ID: 709. [PubMed: 15637563]

    EXC: no mention of diagnostic tools

  • Arora AS, Yamazaki K. Eosinophilic esophagitis: asthma of the esophagus? Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 2004;2(7):523–530. [Review] [66 refs] Ref ID: 789. [PubMed: 15224275]

    EXC: Review/description

  • Chen MJ, Chu CH, Lin SC, Shih SC, Wang TE. Eosinophilic gastroenteritis: clinical experience with 15 patients. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2003;9(12):2813–2816. Ref ID: 853. [PMC free article: PMC4612059] [PubMed: 14669340]

    EXC: No mention of diagnostic tools

  • Bahna SL. Cow's milk allergy versus cow milk intolerance. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 2002;89(6:Suppl 1) [Review] [41 refs] Suppl. Ref ID: 974. [PubMed: 12487206]

    EXC: Review

  • Turjanmaa K. “Atopy patch tests” in the diagnosis of delayed food hypersensitivity. Allergie et Immunologie. 2002;34(3):95–97. [Review] [10 refs] Ref ID: 1040. [PubMed: 12012795]

    EXC: Review

  • Kino M, Kojima T, Yamamoto A, Sasal M, Taniuchi S, Kobayashi Y. Bowel wall thickening in infants with food allergy. Pediatric Radiology. 2002;32(1):31–33. Ref ID: 1070. [PubMed: 11819060]

    EXC: No confirmed food allergy

  • Hoffman KM, Ho DG, Sampson HA. Evaluation of the usefulness of lymphocyte proliferation assays in the diagnosis of allergy to cow's milk. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 1997;99(3):360–366. Ref ID: 1549. [PubMed: 9058692]

    EXC: Lymphocyte culture not in scope

  • Eigenmann PA, Belli DC, Ludi F, Kahn JM, Polla BS. In vitro lymphocyte proliferation with milk and a casein-whey protein hydrolyzed formula in children with cow's milk allergy. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 1995;96(4):549–557. Ref ID: 1670. [PubMed: 7560668]

    EXC: Lymphocyte proliferation not in scope

  • Barau E, Dupont C. Allergy to cow's milk proteins in mother's milk or in hydrolyzed cow's milk infant formulas as assessed by intestinal permeability measurements. Allergy. 1994;49(4):295–298. Ref ID: 1740. [PubMed: 8037363]

    EXC: Case reports

  • Taylor CJ, Hendrickse RG, McGaw J, Macfarlane SB. Detection of cow's milk protein intolerance by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica. 1988;77(1):49–54. Ref ID: 2032. [PubMed: 3369305]

    EXC: Food intolerance, test not in scope

  • Khoshoo V, Bhan MK, Arora NK, Sood D, Kumar R, Stintzing G. Leucocyte migration inhibition in cow's milk protein intolerance. Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica. 1986;75(2):308–312. Ref ID: 2100. [PubMed: 3962662]

    EXC: Food intolerance, test not in scope

  • Hindocha P, Wood CB. Histamine release from human leucocytes by IgG4 subclass in the sera of allergic children. Allergy. 1985;40(7):523–528. Ref ID: 2107. [PubMed: 2416234]

    EXC: Not focused on diagnosis of food allergy

  • Selbekk BH. A comparison between in vitro jejunal mast cell degranulation and intragastric challenge in patients with suspected food intolerance. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. 1985;20(3):299–303. Ref ID: 2125. [PubMed: 4001840]

    EXC: Adult study

  • Atherton DJ. Diagnosis and management of skin disorders caused by food allergy. Annals of Allergy. 1984;53(6:Pt 2) [Review] [14 refs] t. Ref ID: 2147. [PubMed: 6391291]

    EXC: Review

  • Ruokonen J, Holopainen E, Palva T, Backman A. Secretory otitis media and allergy. With special reference to the cytotoxic leucocyte test. Allergy. 1981;36(1):59–68. Ref ID: 2237. [PubMed: 7194586]

    EXC: Not focused on diagnosis

  • Hammar H. Provocation with cow's milk and cereals in atopic dermatitis. Acta Dermato-Venereologica. 1977;57(2):159–163. Ref ID: 2286. [PubMed: 71812]

    EXC: Challenge procedure unclear

  • Shiner M, Ballard J, Brook CG, Herman S. Intestinal biopsy in the diagnosis of cow's milk protein intolerance without acute symptoms. Lancet. 1975;2(7944):1060–1063. Ref ID: 2312. [PubMed: 53551]

    EXC: Case series

  • Walsh WE. Food allergy in atopic dermatitis. Minnesota Medicine. 1975;58(4):310–312. Diagnosis of food sensitivity using patch tests. Ref ID: 2314. [PubMed: 1143242]

    EXC: Case series

  • Bone J, Claver A, Guallar I, Plaza AM. Allergic proctocolitis, food-induced enterocolitis: immune mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment. Allergologia et Immunopathologia. 2009;37(1):36–42. Ref ID: 2383. [PubMed: 19268060]

    EXC: Review

  • Heine RG. Allergic gastrointestinal motility disorders in infancy and early childhood. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. 2008;19(5):383–391. Ref ID: 2594. [PubMed: 18713339]

    EXC: Case series

  • Stapel SO, Asero R, Ballmer-Weber BK, Knol EF, Strobel S, Vieths S, Kleine-Tebbe J. Testing for IgG4 against foods is not recommended as a diagnostic tool: EAACI Task Force Report. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2008;63(7):793–796. Ref ID: 2609. [PubMed: 18489614]

    EXC: Position paper

  • Furuta GT, Liacouras CA, Collins MH, Gupta SK, Justinich C, Putnam PE, Bonis P, Hassall E, Straumann A, Rothenberg ME. Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children and Adults: A Systematic Review and Consensus Recommendations for Diagnosis and Treatment. Sponsored by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute and North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. Gastroenterology. 2007;133(4):1342–1363. Ref ID: 2719. [PubMed: 17919504]

    EXC: Review

  • Werfel T, Ballmer-Weber B, Eigenmann PA, Niggemann B, Rance F, Turjanmaa K, Worm M. Eczematous reactions to food in atopic eczema: Position paper of the EAACI and GA<sup>2</sup>LEN. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2007;62(7):723–728. Ref ID: 2759. [PubMed: 17573718]

    EXC: Position paper

  • Grimshaw EC. Symposium on ‘Nutrition and health in children and adolescents’ Session 5: Risk and management of food allergy in children - Dietary management of food allergy in children. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 2006;65(4):412–417. Ref ID: 2822. [PubMed: 17181908]

    EXC: Review & not focused on diagnosis

  • Gray HC, Foy TM, Becker BA, Knutsen AP. Rice-induced enterocolitis in an infant: T<sub>H</sub>1/T<sub>H</sub>2 cellular hypersensitivity and absent IgE reactivity. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 2004;93(6):601–605. Ref ID: 3132. [PubMed: 15609772]

    EXC: Case report

  • Niggemann B. Role of oral food challenges in the diagnostic work-up of food allergy in atopic eczema dermatitis syndrome. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Supplement. 2004;59(78):32–34. Ref ID: 3192. [PubMed: 15245355]

    EXC: Review

  • Werfel T. Skin manifestations in food allergy. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Supplement. 2001;56(67):98–101. Ref ID: 3542. [PubMed: 11298021]

    EXC: Review

  • Justinich CJ. Food allergy and eosinophilic gastroenteropathy: A pediatric gastroenterologist's perspective. Revue Francaise d'Allergologie et d'Immunologie Clinique. 2000;40(1):92–97. Ref ID: 3688.

    EXC: Review

  • Lucarelli S, Frediani T, Corbi S, Del GI, Ranauro E, Barbato M, Cardi E. Specific IgG and IgA antibodies and related subclasses in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders or atopic dermatitis due to cow's milk and egg. International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology. 1998;11(2):77–85. Ref ID: 3848.

    EXC: Food intolerance-not in scope

  • Taylor GA. Cow's milk protein/soy protein allergy: Gastrointestinal imaging. Radiology. 1988;167(3):866. Ref ID: 4362. [PubMed: 3363156]

    EXC: Editorial

  • Walker-Smith JA, Ford RPK, Phillips AD. The spectrum of gastrointestinal allergies to food. Annals of Allergy. 1984;53(6 II):629–636. Ref ID: 4411. [PubMed: 6391292]

    EXC: Review

  • Basavaraju KP, Wong T. Eosinophilic oesophagitis: a common cause of dysphagia in young adults? International Journal of Clinical Practice. 2008;62(7):1096–1108. Ref ID: 4544. [PubMed: 18564273]

    EXC: Review

  • Pentiuk SP, Miller CK, Kaul A. Eosinophilic esophagitis in infants and toddlers. Dysphagia (0179051X) 2007;22(1):44–49. Ref ID: 4587. [PubMed: 17024545]

    EXC: Adult study

  • Dauer EH, Ponikau JU, Smyrk TC, Murray JA, Thompson DM. Airway manifestations of pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis: a clinical and histopathologic report of an emerging association. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 2006;115(7):507–518. Ref ID: 4619. [PubMed: 16900805]

    EXC: Case series

  • Katzka DA. Eosinophilic esophagitis. Current Opinion in Gastroenterology. 2006;22(4):429–433. Ref ID: 4620. [PubMed: 16760762]

    EXC: Review

  • Sicherer SH. Clinical aspects of gastrointestinal food allergy in childhood. Pediatrics. 2003;111(6):1609–1617. Ref ID: 4718. [PubMed: 12777600]

    EXC: Review

  • Semeniuk J, Kaczmarski M. Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in children and adolescents with regard to food intolerance. Advances in Medical Sciences. 2006;51:321–326. Ref ID: 440. [PubMed: 17357334]

    EXC: No comparison of tests-uses food challenge to diagnose

  • Baxi S, Gupta SK, Swigonski N, Fitzgerald JF. Clinical presentation of patients with eosinophilic inflammation of the esophagus. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2006;64(4):473–478. Ref ID: 474. [PubMed: 16996334]

    EXC: Focus on PH probe and characteristics of EE

  • Spergel JM, Beausoleil JL, Mascarenhas M, Liacouras CA. The use of skin prick tests and patch tests to identify causative foods in eosinophilic esophagitis. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2002;109(2):363–368. Ref ID: 3483. [PubMed: 11842310]

    EXC: No information given on testing as diagnosis of food allergy

REFERENCE LIST OF EXCLUDED PAPERS FOR CLINICAL QUESTION 3 (IgE) AND REASON FOR EXCLUSION

  • Eller E, Kjaer HF, Host A, Andersen KE, Bindslev-Jensen C. Food allergy and food sensitization in early childhood: results from the DARC cohort. Allergy. 2009;64(7):1023–1029. Ref ID: 23. [PubMed: 19220211]

    EXC-Focus on food sensitisation

  • Du TG, Santos A, Roberts G, Fox AT, Smith P, Lack G. The diagnosis of IgE-mediated food allergy in childhood. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 2009;20(4):309–319. Ref ID: 62. [PubMed: 19538353]

    EXC-Case series

  • Patriarca G, Schiavino D, Pecora V, Lombardo C, Pollastrini E, Aruanno A, Sabato V, Colagiovanni A, Rizzi A, De PT, Roncallo C, Decinti M, Musumeci S, Gasbarrini G, Buonomo A, Nucera E. Food allergy and food intolerance: diagnosis and treatment. Internal & Emergency Medicine. 2009;4(1):11–24. [Review] [59 refs] Ref ID: 109. [PubMed: 18709496]

    EXC-Review

  • Devillers AC, van der Spek FB, Mulder PG, Oranje AP. Delayed- and immediate-type reactions in the atopy patch test with food allergens in young children with atopic dermatitis. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 2009;20(1):53–58. Ref ID: 112. [PubMed: 18627510]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Jensen LB, Pedersen MH, Skov PS, Poulsen LK, Bindslev-Jensen C, Andersen SB, Torp AM. Peanut cross-reacting allergens in seeds and sprouts of a range of legumes. Clinical & Experimental Allergy. 2008;38(12):1969–1977. Ref ID: 153. [PubMed: 19016804]

    EXC-Cross reactivity

  • Vlieg-Boerstra BJ, Duiverman EJ, van der Heide S, Bijleveld CM, Kukler J, Dubois AE. Should children with a history of anaphylaxis to foods undergo challenge testing? Clinical & Experimental Allergy. 2008;38(12):1935–1942. Ref ID: 155. [PubMed: 18771485]

    EXC-Focus on anaphylaxis

  • Nowak-Wegrzyn A, Bloom KA, Sicherer SH, Shreffler WG, Noone S, Wanich N, Sampson HA. Tolerance to extensively heated milk in children with cow's milk allergy. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 122(2):342–347. 347. Ref ID: 208. [PubMed: 18620743]

    EXC-Focus on tolerance

  • Benhamou AH, Zamora SA, Eigenmann PA. Correlation between specific immunoglobulin E levels and the severity of reactions in egg allergic patients. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 2008;19(2):173–179. Ref ID: 284. [PubMed: 18257905]

    EXC-Review of past data on oral food challenges

  • Contin-Bordes C, Petersen A, Chahine I, Boralevi F, Chahine H, Taieb A, Sarrat A, Moreau JF, Taupin JL. Comparison of ADVIA Centaur and Pharmacia UniCAP tests in the diagnosis of food allergy in children with atopic dermatitis. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 2007;18(7):614–620. Ref ID: 315. [PubMed: 18001432]

    EXC-Comparison of commercially available IgE tests

  • de LR, Perez MD, Sanchez L, Lavilla M, Calvo M. Development of two immunoassay formats to detect beta-lactoglobulin: influence of heat treatment on beta-lactoglobulin immunoreactivity and assay applicability in processed food. Journal of Food Protection. 2007;70(7):1691–1697. Ref ID: 346. [PubMed: 17685344]

    EXC-Focus on specific milk proteins

  • Brand PL, Vlieg-Boerstra BJ, Dubois AE. Dietary prevention of allergic disease in children: are current recommendations really based on good evidence? Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 2007;18(6):475–479. [Review] [42 refs] Ref ID: 347. [PubMed: 17561932]

    EXC-Review/critical appraisal

  • Niggemann B, Beyer K. Pitfalls in double-blind, placebo-controlled oral food challenges. Allergy. 2007;62(7):729–732. [Review] [16 refs] Ref ID: 376. [PubMed: 17573719]

    EXC-Review

  • Wainstein BK, Kashef S, Ziegler M, Jelley D, Ziegler JB. Frequency and significance of immediate contact reactions to peanut in peanut-sensitive children. Clinical & Experimental Allergy. 2007;37(6):839–845. Ref ID: 386. [PubMed: 17517097]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Wainstein BK, Yee A, Jelley D, Ziegler M, Ziegler JB. Combining skin prick, immediate skin application and specific-IgE testing in the diagnosis of peanut allergy in children. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 2007;18(3):231–239. Ref ID: 399. [PubMed: 17433001]

    EXC-Validation study

  • Cohen A, Goldberg M, Levy B, Leshno M, Katz Y. Sesame food allergy and sensitization in children: the natural history and long-term follow-up. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 2007;18(3):217–223. Ref ID: 401. [PubMed: 17346302]

    EXC-Follow-up study , no sensitivity or specificity

  • Asero R, Ballmer-Weber BK, Beyer K, Conti A, Dubakiene R, Fernandez-Rivas M, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K, Lidholm J, Mustakov T, Oude Elberink JN, Pumphrey RS, Stahl SP, van RR, Vlieg-Boerstra BJ, Hiller R, Hourihane JO, Kowalski M, Papadopoulos NG, Wal JM, Mills EN, Vieths S. IgE-mediated food allergy diagnosis: Current status and new perspectives. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. 2007;51(1):135–147. [Review] [68 refs] Ref ID: 432. [PubMed: 17195271]

    EXC-Review

  • Moneret-Vautrin DA, Morisset M, Lemerdy P, Hatahet R, Frentz P, Cuny JM. Are low levels of specific IGE useful in diagnosing clinically relevant food sensitization? European Annals of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 2006;38(9):307–309. Ref ID: 446. [PubMed: 17191750]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Bischoff SC. Food allergies. Current Gastroenterology Reports. 2006;8(5):374–382. [Review] [41 refs] Ref ID: 476. [PubMed: 16968604]

    EXC-Review

  • Codreanu F, Moneret-Vautrin DA, Morisset M, Guenard L, Rance F, Kanny G, Lemerdy P. The risk of systemic reactions to skin prick-tests using food allergens: CICBAA data and literature review. European Annals of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 2006;38(2):52–54. [Review] [25 refs] Ref ID: 522. [PubMed: 16711536]

    EXC-Review

  • Heine RG, Laske N, Hill DJ. The diagnosis and management of egg allergy. Current Allergy & Asthma Reports. 2006;6(2):145–152. Ref ID: 554. [PubMed: 16566865]

    EXC-Review

  • Das A, Chakraborti P, Chatterjee U, Monddal G, Chatterjee BP. Identification of allergens in Indian fishes: hilsa and pomfret exemplified by ELISA and immunoblotting. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 2005;43(12):1170–1175. Ref ID: 596. [PubMed: 16359130]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Kalach N, Soulaines P, Guerin S, de BD, Dupont C. Time course of total and food specific IgE antibodies (Rast Fx5) in the developing allergic child. European Annals of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 2005;37(7):257–261. Ref ID: 612. [PubMed: 16285230]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity & no challenge

  • Giusti F, Seidenari S. Patch testing with egg represents a useful integration to diagnosis of egg allergy in children with atopic dermatitis. Pediatric Dermatology. 2005;22(2):109–111. Ref ID: 687. [PubMed: 15804296]

    EXC-challenge procedure unclear

  • Bohle B, Vieths S. Improving diagnostic tests for food allergy with recombinant allergens. Methods (Duluth) 2004;32(3):292–299. [Review] [82 refs] Ref ID: 833. [PubMed: 14962764]

    EXC-Review

  • Bernard H, Paty E, Mondoulet L, Burks AW, Bannon GA, Wal JM, Scheinmann P. Serological characteristics of peanut allergy in children. Allergy. 2003;58(12):1285–1292. Ref ID: 864. [PubMed: 14616104]

    EXC-Focus on validation

  • Caffarelli C, Petroccione T. False-negative food challenges in children with suspected food allergy. Lancet. 2001;358(9296):1871–1872. Ref ID: 1085. [PubMed: 11741628]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Sampson HA. Use of food-challenge tests in children. Lancet. 2001;358(9296):1832–1833. Ref ID: 1086. [PubMed: 11741619]

    EXC-Focus on use of challenge

  • Niggemann B, Reibel S, Roehr CC, Felger D, Ziegert M, Sommerfeld C, Wahn U. Predictors of positive food challenge outcome in non-IgE-mediated reactions to food in children with atopic dermatitis. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 2001;108(6):1053–1058. Ref ID: 1087. [PubMed: 11742288]

    EXC-Non-IgE

  • Palosuo K, Varjonen E, Kekki OM, Klemola T, Kalkkinen N, Alenius H, Reunala T. Wheat omega-5 gliadin is a major allergen in children with immediate allergy to ingested wheat. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 2001;108(4):634–638. Ref ID: 1104. [PubMed: 11590393]

    EXC-Focus on specific allergen

  • Munoz-Lopez F. Diagnosing food allergy: a test of patience. Allergologia et Immunopathologia. 2001;29(2):45–49. Ref ID: 1120. [PubMed: 11420025]

    EXC-Editorial

  • Niggemann B. The role of the atopy patch test (APT) in diagnosis of food allergy in infants and children with atopic dermatitis. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 2001;12 [Review] [22 refs] Suppl. Ref ID: 1134. [PubMed: 11380896]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Somos S, Schneider I, Farkas B. Immunoglobulins in tears and sera in patients with atopic dermatitis. Allergy & Asthma Proceedings. 2001;22(2):81–86. Ref ID: 1145. [PubMed: 11332296]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity, focus on testing tears

  • Park JW, Kang DB, Kim CW, koh SH, Yum HY, Kim KE, Hong CS, Lee KY. Identification and characterization of the major allergens of buckwheat. Allergy. 2000;55(11):1035–1041. Ref ID: 1195. [PubMed: 11097313]

    EXC-Focus on identifying allergens

  • Armstrong D, Rylance G. Nut allergy in children. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2000;82(5):428. Ref ID: 1251. [PMC free article: PMC1718338] [PubMed: 10836947]

    EXC-Commentary

  • Pumphrey RS, Wilson PB, Faragher EB, Edwards SR. Specific immunoglobulin E to peanut, hazelnut and brazil nut in 731 patients: similar patterns found at all ages. Clinical & Experimental Allergy. 1999;29(9):1256–1259. Ref ID: 1300. [PubMed: 10469035]

    EXC-Record of food challenge based on clinical history

  • Armstrong D, Rylance G. Definitive diagnosis of nut allergy. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 1999;80(2):175–177. Ref ID: 1330. [PMC free article: PMC1717827] [PubMed: 10325736]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Rance F, Dutau G. Peanut hypersensitivity in children. Pediatric Pulmonology - Supplement. 1999;18:165–167. Ref ID: 1344. [PubMed: 10093132]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Fiocchi A, Bouygue B, Sala M, Travaini M. The clinical interpretation of skin prick tests (SPT) Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 1999;10(4):274–275. Ref ID: 1364. [PubMed: 10678726]

    EXC-Focus on interpretation of SPT

  • Yazicioglu M, Baspinar I, Ones U, Pala O, Kiziler U. Egg and milk allergy in asthmatic children: assessment by immulite allergy food panel, skin prick tests and double-blind placebo-controlled food challenges. Allergologia et Immunopathologia. 1999;27(6):287–293. Ref ID: 1371. [PubMed: 10611552]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • de Waard-van der Spek FB, Elst EF, Mulder PG, Munte K, Devillers AC, Oranje AP. Diagnostic tests in children with atopic dermatitis and food allergy. Allergy. 1998;53(11):1087–1091. Ref ID: 1398. [PubMed: 9860243]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Bindslev-Jensen C, Poulsen LK. Accuracy of in vivo and in vitro tests. Allergy. 1998;53(46:Suppl) Suppl. Ref ID: 1406. [PubMed: 9826004]

    EXC-Overview

  • Caffarelli C, Romanini E, Caruana P, Street ME, de' AG. Clinical food hypersensitivity: the relevance of duodenal immunoglobulin E-positive cells. Pediatric Research. 1998;44(4):485–490. Ref ID: 1418. [PubMed: 9773835]

    EXC-Focus on duodenal IgE positive cells

  • Cantani A, Gagliesi D. Labial food challenge in children with food allergy. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 1998;9(2):103. #x0005B;Erratum appears in Pediatr Allergy Immunol 1998 Aug;9(3):169 Note: Bagliesi D [corrected to Gagliesi D]] Ref ID: 1437. [PubMed: 9677607]

    EXC-Letter

  • Lin HY, Shyur SD, Fu JL, Lai YC. Whey and casein specific IgE and the cow's milk challenge test for atopic children. Chung-Hua Min Kuo Hsiao Erh Ko i Hsueh Hui Tsa Chih. 1998;39(2):99–102. Ref ID: 1447. [PubMed: 9599898]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Rance F, Dutau G. Practical strategy for the diagnosis of food allergies. Pediatric Pulmonology - Supplement. 1997;16:228–229. [Review] [6 refs] Ref ID: 1479. [PubMed: 9443285]

    EXC-Overview of diagnosis

  • Rance F, Juchet A, Bremont F, Dutau G. Correlations between skin prick tests using commercial extracts and fresh foods, specific IgE, and food challenges. Allergy. 1997;52(10):1031–1035. Ref ID: 1489. [PubMed: 9360758]

    EXC-Labial challenge used

  • Rance F, Dutau G. Labial food challenge in children with food allergy. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 1997;8(1):41–44. Ref ID: 1508. [PubMed: 9260218]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Kanny G, De HC, Moneret-Vautrin DA. Sesame seed and sesame seed oil contain masked allergens of growing importance. Allergy. 1996;51(12):952–957. [Review] [23 refs] Ref ID: 1561. [PubMed: 9020427]

    EXC-Adult study

  • de GH, de Jong NW, Vuijk MH, Gerth van WR. Birch pollinosis and atopy caused by apple, peach, and hazelnut; comparison of three extraction procedures with two apple strains. Allergy. 1996;51(10):712–718. Ref ID: 1575. [PubMed: 8904999]

    EXC-Adult study

  • Corey JP, Gungor A. In vitro testing for immunoglobulin E-mediated food allergies. Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. 1996;115(4):312–318. Ref ID: 1585. [PubMed: 8861884]

    EXC-Age ranged from 4 to 78 years

  • Romano A, Di FM, Giuffreda F, Quaratino D, Papa G, Palmieri V, Zeppilli P, Venuti A. Diagnostic work-up for food-dependent, exercise-induced anaphylaxis. Allergy. 1995;50(10):817–824. Ref ID: 1640. [PubMed: 8607564]

    EXC-Mostly adults

  • Norgaard A, Bindslev-Jensen C, Skov PS, Poulsen LK. Specific serum IgE in the diagnosis of egg and milk allergy in adults. Allergy. 1995;50(8):636–647. Ref ID: 1654. [PubMed: 7503399]

    EXC-Adult study

  • Moneret-Vautrin DA, Fremont S, Kanny G, Dejardin G, Hatahet R, Nicolas JP. The use of two multitests fx5 and fx10 in the diagnosis of food allergy in children: regarding 42 cases. Allergie et Immunologie. 1995;27(1):2–6. Ref ID: 1688. [PubMed: 7702736]

    EXC-Focus on multi tests (mixture of several food allergens and give global result)

  • Bock SA, Sampson HA. Food allergy in infancy. Pediatric Clinics of North America. 1994;41(5):1047–1067. [Review] [89 refs] Ref ID: 1723. [PubMed: 7936773]

    EXC-Review

  • Crespo JF, Pascual C, Ferrer A, Burks AW, Diaz Pena, Martin EM. Egg white-specific IgE level as a tolerance marker in the follow up of egg allergy. Allergy Proceedings. 1994;15(2):73–76. Ref ID: 1741. [PubMed: 8034192]

    EXC-Focus on development of tolerance

  • Niggemann B, Wahn U, Sampson HA. Proposals for standardization of oral food challenge tests in infants and children. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 1994;5(1):11–13. [Review] [17 refs] Ref ID: 1758. [PubMed: 8173633]

    EXC-Focus on how to carry out food challenge

  • Wahn U, Niggemann B, Kleinau I, Beyer K. Monitoring of inflammation during challenge tests in children. Allergy. 2000;48(17:Suppl) Suppl. Ref ID: 1769. [PubMed: 8109699]

    EXC-Focus on monitoring during challenge

  • Du Buske LM. Introduction: basophil histamine release and the diagnosis of food allergy. Allergy Proceedings. 1993;14(4):243–249. [Review] [41 refs] Ref ID: 1774. [PubMed: 7693545]

    EXC-Review of basophil histamine release test

  • Moneret-Vautrin DA, Kanny G, Halpern G. Detection of antifood IgE by in vitro tests and diagnosis of food allergy. Allergie et Immunologie. 1993;25(5):198–204. [Review] [33 refs] Ref ID: 1796. [PubMed: 8318147]

    EXC-Review

  • Holmes S. A positive response to an adverse reaction. Diagnosis and management of food intolerance in children. Professional Nurse. 1993;8(7):423–428. Ref ID: 1802. [PubMed: 8475146]

    EXC-Overview of food intolerance

  • Schwartz RH. Allergy, intolerance, and other adverse reactions to foods. Pediatric Annals. 21(10):654–655. 660. [Review] [66 refs] Ref ID: 1848. [PubMed: 1408408]

    EXC-Review

  • Paganelli R, Fanales-Belasio E, Samolewska M. New perspectives on the screening of food allergy. Allergie et Immunologie. 1991;23(10):436–437. [Review] [5 refs] Ref ID: 1875. [PubMed: 1811649]

    EXC-Overview of screening for food allergy

  • Bahna SL. New aspects of diagnosis of milk allergy in children. Allergy Proceedings. 1991;12(4):217–220. [Review] [25 refs] Ref ID: 1891. [PubMed: 1936968]

    EXC-Overview of diagnosis

  • Oranje AP, Aarsen RS, Mulder PG, Liefaard G. Immediate contact reactions to cow's milk and egg in atopic children. Acta Dermato-Venereologica. 1991;71(3):263–266. Ref ID: 1896. [PubMed: 1678237]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Volonakis MK, Tsaptsinos NJ, Kontou-Fili K. The diagnostic value of skin-prick tests in dermographic individuals. Allergy Proceedings. 1991;12(2):103–106. Ref ID: 1903. [PubMed: 2060779]

    EXC-Review

  • van Toorenenbergen AW, Oranje AP, Vermeulen AM, Aarsen RS. IgE antibody screening in children. Evaluation of the Phadiatop Paediatric. Allergy. 1991;46(3):180–185. Ref ID: 1906. [PubMed: 2058812]

    EXC-Comparison of different IgE tests

  • Amat PP, Sanosa VJ, Lluch PM, Malet CA, Garcia Calderon. Dried fruit hypersensitivity and its correlation with pollen allergy. Allergologia et Immunopathologia. 1990;18(1):27–34. [Review] [52 refs] Ref ID: 1941. [PubMed: 2200245]

    EXC-Mean age is 18 years

  • Moneret-Vautrin DA, Gueant JL, Abdel-Ghani A, Maria Y, Nicolas JP. Comparative evaluation between two immunoenzymatic techniques (FAST and Phadezym) and the Phadebas RAST in food allergy. Allergy. 1990;45(2):104–108. Ref ID: 1951. [PubMed: 2316820]

    EXC-Comparison of different IgE tests

  • Malet A, Sanosa J, Garcia-Calderon PA. Diagnosis of allergy to peach. A comparative study of “in vivo” and “in vitro” techniques. Allergologia et Immunopathologia. 1988;16(3):181–184. Ref ID: 2017. [PubMed: 2459947]

    EXC-Study includes mostly adults

  • Leinhas JL, McCaskill CC, Sampson HA. Food allergy challenges: guidelines and implications. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 1987;87(5):604–608. Ref ID: 2069. [PubMed: 3553280]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity, age range 0-24 years

  • Clinton PM, Kemeny DM, Amlot P, Urbanek R, Lessof MH. Histamine release from peripheral blood leucocytes in egg-allergic patients. Clinical Allergy. 1986;16(4):345–354. Ref ID: 2090. [PubMed: 2427256]

    EXC-Investigating histamine release

  • Plebani A, Avanzini MA, Scotta MS, Monafo V, Giunta AM, Guandalini S, Ugazio AG, Burgio RG. Role of IgE in the pathogenesis of milk allergy in infancy: reassessment by a new ELISA technique. Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Immunology. 1986;20(2):93–96. Ref ID: 2092. [PubMed: 3735397]

    EXC-No food challenge

  • Homburger HA. Diagnosis of allergy: in vitro testing. Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences. 1986;23(4):279–314. [Review] [201 refs] Ref ID: 2093. [PubMed: 2426037]

    EXC-Biochemistry of test

  • Plebani A, Ugazio AG, Avanzini AM, Monafo V, Burgio GR. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for cow's milk protein-specific IgE using biotinylated antigen. Avoidance of interference by specific IgG. Journal of Immunological Methods. 1986;90(2):241–246. Ref ID: 2095. [PubMed: 3722827]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Stricker WE, Anorve-Lopez E, Reed CE. Food skin testing in patients with idiopathic anaphylaxis. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 1986;77(3):516–519. Ref ID: 2102. [PubMed: 3950255]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Reimann HJ, Ring J, Ultsch B, Wendt P. Intragastral provocation under endoscopic control (IPEC) in food allergy: mast cell and histamine changes in gastric mucosa. Clinical Allergy. 1985;15(2):195–202. Ref ID: 2127. [PubMed: 3995725]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Martin ME, Guthrie LA, Bock SA. Serum complement changes during double-blind food challenges in children with a history of food sensitivity. Pediatrics. 1984;73(4):532–537. Ref ID: 2169. [PubMed: 6709436]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Benincori N, Novarino D, Cantani A, Di CC, Messina E, Perlini R, Businco L. On the reliability of RAST in childhood food allergy. Allergologia et Immunopathologia. 1983;11(4):255–260. Ref ID: 2178. [PubMed: 6650311]

    EXC-Focus on concordance between tests

  • Rottem M, Shostak D, Foldi S. The predictive value of specific immunoglobulin E on the outcome of milk agency. Israel Medical Association Journal. 2008;10(12):862–864. Ref ID: 2384. [PubMed: 19160943]

    EXC-Focus on development of tolerance, no sensitivity or specificity values for foods

  • Rance F, Deschildre A, Villard-Truc F, Gomez SA, Paty E, Santos C, Couderc L, Fauquert JL, De BJ, Bidat E, Dupont C, Eigenmann P, Lack G, Scheinmann P. Oral food challenge in children: An expert review. European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2009;41(2):35–49. Ref ID: 2424. [PubMed: 19585859]

    EXC-Overview of oral food challenges

  • Ocmant A, Mulier S, Hanssens L, Goldman M, Casimir G, Mascart F, Schandene L. Basophil activation tests for the diagnosis of food allergy in children. Clinical and Experimental Allergy. 2009;39(8):1234–1245. Ref ID: 2445. [PubMed: 19549026]

    EXC-Investigating basophil activity

  • Ott H, Baron JM, Heise R, Ocklenburg C, Stanzel S, Merk HF, Niggemann B, Beyer K. Clinical usefulness of microarray-based IgE detection in children with suspected food allergy. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2008;63(11):1521–1528. Ref ID: 2552. [PubMed: 18925888]

    EXC-Focus on specific proteins

  • Canani RB, Ruotolo S, Discepolo V, Troncone R. The diagnosis of food allergy in children. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 2008;20(5):584–589. Ref ID: 2556. [PubMed: 18781123]

    EXC-Mixed IgE and non-IgE

  • Werfel T. Food allergy. JDDG - Journal of the German Society of Dermatology. 2008;6(7):573–583. [German, English] Ref ID: 2614. [PubMed: 18611176]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Jacquenet S, Moneret-Vautrin DA. Nut allergies - A review on the prevalence and on current clinical aspects. European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2007;39(9):300–302. Ref ID: 2673.

    EXC-Commentary

  • Calvani M, Alessandri C, Frediani T, Lucarelli S, Miceli SS, Panetta V, Zappala D, Zicari AM. Correlation between skin prick test using commercial extract of cow's milk protein and fresh milk and food challenge. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. 2008;18:583–588. 2007. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 19, (1) 97 Ref ID: 2677. [PubMed: 18001429]

    EXC-Focus on specific milk proteins

  • Mauro C, Claudia A, Tullio F, Sandra L, Stefano MS, Valentina P, Daniela Z, Maria ZA. Correlation between skin prick test using commercial extract of cow's milk protein and fresh milk and food challenges. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. 2007;18(7):583–588. Ref ID: 2708. [PubMed: 18001429]

    EXC-Focus on mixed cow's milk proteins

  • Leung AKC, Robson WLM. Penile and oral angioedema associated with peanut ingestion. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2006;98(12):2011–2012. Ref ID: 2829. [PMC free article: PMC2569666] [PubMed: 17225851]

    EXC-Case series

  • Douglass JA, O'Hehir RE. Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of allergic disease: The basics. Medical Journal of Australia. 2006;185(4):228–233. 1. Ref ID: 2872. [PubMed: 16922672]

    EXC-Case series

  • Kalach N, Soulaines P, de BD, Dupont C. A pilot study of the usefulness and safety of a ready-to-use atopy patch test (Diallertest) versus a comparator (Finn Chamber) during cow's milk allergy in children. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2005;116(6):1321–1326. Ref ID: 2996. [PubMed: 16337466]

    EXC-Non-IgE allergy

  • Sinclair D, Peters SA. The predictive value of total serum IgE for a positive allergen specific IgE result. Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2004;57(9):956–959. Ref ID: 3177. [PMC free article: PMC1770430] [PubMed: 15333657]

    EXC-No food challenge and no sensitivity or specificity

  • Perry TT, Matsui EC, Kay Conover-Walker, Wood RA. The relationship of allergen-specific IgE levels and oral food challenge outcome. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2004;114(1):144–149. Ref ID: 3195. [PubMed: 15241358]

    EXC-Adult and children study

  • Morisset M, Moneret-Vautrin DA, Kanny G, Guenard L, Beaudouin E, Flabbee J, Hatahet R. Thresholds of clinical reactivity to milk, egg, peanut and sesame in immunoglobulin E-dependent allergies: Evaluation by double-blind or single-blind placebo-controlled oral challenges. Clinical and Experimental Allergy. 2003;33(8):1046–1051. Ref ID: 3304. [PubMed: 12911777]

    EXC-Not focused on children

  • Osterballe M, Bindslev-Jensen C. Threshold levels in food challenge and specific Ige in patients with egg allergy: Is there a relationship? Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2003;112(1):196–201. Ref ID: 3317. [PubMed: 12847499]

    EXC-Focus on threshold levels

  • Cantani A, Micera M. Epidemiology of atopy in 220 children: Diagnostic reliability of skin prick tests and total and specific IgE levels. Minerva Pediatrica. 2003;55(2):129–142. [Italian, English] Ref ID: 3319. [PubMed: 12754457]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Di BC, Angrisano A, Brenna OV. Optimization of cow's milk skin prick test. Allergy and Clinical Immunology International. 2001;13(5):219–220. Ref ID: 3519.

    EXC-Case reports

  • Ibanez SD, Martinez SI, Maranoon LF, Fernandez-Caldas E, Alonso LE, Laso BT. Specific IgE determinations to crude and boiled lentil (Lens culinaris) extracts in lentil-sensitive children and controls. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 1999;54(11):1209–1214. Ref ID: 3717. [PubMed: 10604559]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Ortiz JCG, Martin PC, Lopez-Asunsolo A. Melon sensitivity shares allergens with Plantago and grass pollens. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 1995;50(3):269–273. Ref ID: 4084. [PubMed: 7545882]

    EXC-Adult study

  • Crespo JF, Pascual C, Burks AW, Heim RM, Esteban MM. Frequency of food allergy in a pediatric population from Spain. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. 1995;6(1):39–43. Ref ID: 4087. [PubMed: 7550764]

    EXC-Focus on frequency of food allergy

  • Taieb A, Debons M, Maleville J. The predictive value of screening tests for food allergy in infants with atopic dermatitis. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, Supplement. 1992;(176):141. Ref ID: 4220.

    EXC-Comment

  • Host A, Husby S, Gjesing B, Larsen JN, Lowenstein H. Prospective estimation of IgG, IgG subclass and IgE antibodies to dietary proteins in infants with cow milk allergy. Levels of antibodies to whole milk protein, BLG and ovalbumin in relation to repeated milk challenge and clinical course of cow milk allergy. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 1992;47(3):218–229. Ref ID: 4244. [PubMed: 1510234]

    EXC-Focus on specific proteins and clinical course of allergy

  • Pastorello E, Stocchi L, Bigi A, Pravettoni V, Schilke ML, Valente D, Zanussi C. Value and limits of diagnostic tests in food hypersensitivity. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Supplement. 1989;44(9):151–158. Ref ID: 4322. [PubMed: 2479280]

    EXC-Not exclusively children

  • El RA, Peters SM, Harris N, Bellanti JA. Diagnostic value of IgG4 measurements in patients with food allergy. Annals of Allergy. 1989;62(2):94–99. Ref ID: 4336. [PubMed: 2919809]

    EXC-Focus on IgG test

  • Bahna SL. The dilemma of pathogenesis and diagnosis of food allergy. Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America. 1987;7(2):299–312. Ref ID: 4368.

    EXC-Review

  • Hannuksela M. Diagnosis of dermatologic food allergy. Annals of Allergy. 1987;59(5 PART II):153–156. Ref ID: 4373. [PubMed: 3688568]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Bahna SL. Milk allergy in infancy. Annals of Allergy. 1987;59(5 PART II):131–136. Ref ID: 4375. [PubMed: 3318578]

    EXC-Overview

  • Dannaeus A. Food allergy in infancy and children: State of the art. Annals of Allergy. 1987;59(5 PART II):124–126. Ref ID: 4376. [PubMed: 3318577]

    EXC-Overview

  • Gontzes P, Bahna SL. Food allergy for the primary care physician. Primary Care -Clinics in Office Practice. 1987;14(3):547–558. Ref ID: 4380. [PubMed: 3313462]

    EXC-Review/overview

  • Lee LA, Burks AW. Food allergies: prevalence, molecular characterization, and treatment/prevention strategies. Annual Review of Nutrition. 2006;26:539–566. Ref ID: 4609. [PubMed: 16602930]

    EXC-Mixed non-IgE and IgE allergy

  • Armentia A, Arranz E, Hernandez N, Garrote A, Panzani R, Blanco A. Allergy after inhalation and ingestion of cereals involve different allergens in allergic and celiac disease. Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery. 2008;2(1):47–57. Ref ID: 4850. [PubMed: 19075991]

    EXC-Adults included

  • Longo G, Barbi E, Berti I, Meneghetti R, Pittalis A, Ronfani L, Ventura A. Specific oral tolerance induction in children with very severe cow's milk-induced reactions. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 2008;121(2):343–347. Ref ID: 4861. [PubMed: 18158176]

    EXC-Treatment and management

  • Noh G, Ahn HS, Cho NY, Lee S, Oh JW. The clinical significance of food specific IgE/IgG4 in food specific atopic dermatitis. Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. 2007;18(1):63–70. Ref ID: 4879. [PubMed: 17295801]

    EXC-Mixture of IgE and IgG4

  • Sicherer SH, Morrow EH, Sampson HA. Dose-response in double-blind, placebo-controlled oral food challenges in children with atopic dermatitis. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 2000;105(3):582–586. Ref ID: 4963. [PubMed: 10719311]

    EXC-No sensitivity or specificity

  • Wananukul S, Chatchatee P, Chatproedprai S. Food induced urticaria in children. Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology. 2005;23(4):175–179. Ref ID: 2984. [PubMed: 16572736]

    EXC-Included children with and without positive history for food allergy

  • Isolauri E, Turjanmaa K. Combined skin prick and patch testing enhances identification of food allergy in infants with atopic dermatitis. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 1996;97(1 Pt 1):9–15. Ref ID: 5009. [PubMed: 8568142]

    EXC-Alternative SPT threshold used

  • Tainio VM, Savilahti E. Value of immunologic tests in cow milk allergy. Allergy. 1990;45(3):189–196. [PubMed: 2327558]

    EXC- Identified through JAMA review-focus on other tests including IgA and IgM

REFERENCE LIST OF EXCLUDED PAPERS FOR CLINICAL QUESTION 4 (patient information needs) AND REASON FOR EXCLUSION

  • Williams NA, Parra GR, Elkin TD. Parenting children with food allergy: preliminary development of a measure assessing child-rearing behaviors in the context of pediatric food allergy. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 2009;103(2):140–145. Ref ID: 20. [PubMed: 19739427]

    EXC-Validation of parenting tool

  • Gupta RS, Kim JS, Springston EE, Pongracic JA, Wang X, Holl J. Development of the Chicago Food Allergy Research Surveys: assessing knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of parents, physicians, and the general public. BMC Health Services Research. 2009;9:142. Ref ID: 21. [PMC free article: PMC2736935] [PubMed: 19664230]

    EXC-Focus on validating survey

  • Noimark L, Gardner J, Warner JO. Parents' attitudes when purchasing products for children with nut allergy: a UK perspective. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 2009;20(5):500–504. Ref ID: 24. [PubMed: 19538437]

    EXC-Children had previous diagnosis of food allergy

  • Gupta RS, Kim JS, Springston EE, Smith B, Pongracic JA, Wang X, Holl J. Food allergy knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs in the United States. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 2009;103(1):43–50. Ref ID: 25. [PubMed: 19663126]

    EXC-Focus on knowledge assessment of non-specific population of adults

  • Allen CW, Kemp AS, Campbell DE. Dietary advice, dietary adherence and the acquisition of tolerance in egg-allergic children: a 5-yr follow-up. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 2009;20(3):213–218. Ref ID: 37. [PubMed: 19317832]

    EXC-Children already diagnosed with food allergy and focus on achieving tolerance

  • DunnGalvin A, Gaffney A, Hourihane JO. Developmental pathways in food allergy: a new theoretical framework. Allergy. 2009;64(4):560–568. Ref ID: 44. [PubMed: 19154549]

    EXC-focus on developmental pathways-not focused on patient information needs

  • Gunnarsson N, Hyden LC. Organizing allergy and being a ‘good’ parent: parents' narratives about their children's emerging problems. Health: an Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness & Medicine. 2009;13(2):157–174. Ref ID: 48. [PubMed: 19228826]

    EXC-Parent perspectives of food allergy, not focused on patient information needs

  • Yu JE, Kumar A, Bruhn C, Teuber SS, Sicherer SH. Development of a food allergy education resource for primary care physicians. BMC Medical Education. 2008;8:45. Ref ID: 75. [PMC free article: PMC2569928] [PubMed: 18826650]

    EXC-Focus on education needs of primary care practitioners

  • Hu W, Grbich C, Kemp A. When doctors disagree: a qualitative study of doctors' and parents' views on the risks of childhood food allergy. Health Expectations. 2008;11(3):208–219. Ref ID: 84. [PMC free article: PMC5060450] [PubMed: 18816318]

    EXC- Children already diagnosed with food allergy

  • Lebovidge JS, Timmons K, Rich C, Rosenstock A, Fowler K, Strauch H, Kalish LA, Schneider LC. Evaluation of a group intervention for children with food allergy and their parents. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 2008;101(2):160–165. Ref ID: 90. [PubMed: 18727471]

    EXC- Children already diagnosed with food allergy with focus on coping and management

  • Klinnert MD, Robinson JL. Addressing the psychological needs of families of food-allergic children. Current Allergy & Asthma Reports. 2008;8(3):195–200. [Review] [36 refs] Ref ID: 101. [PubMed: 18589837]

    EXC-Review article focusing on management

  • Pouessel G, Deschildre A, Castelain C, Sardet A, Sagot-Bevenot S, de Sauve-Boeuf A, Thumerelle C, Santos C. Parental knowledge and use of epinephrine auto-injector for children with food allergy. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 2006;17(3):221–226. Ref ID: 123. [PubMed: 16672011]

    EXC- Children already diagnosed with food allergy with focus on knowledge of epi pen

  • Kalb C. Fear and allergies in the lunchroom. Newsweek. 2007;150(19):42–47. Ref ID: 130. [PubMed: 19172945]

    EXC-Overview of allergies

  • Uguz A, Lack G, Pumphrey R, Ewan P, Warner J, Dick J, Briggs D, Clarke S, Reading D, Hourihane J. Allergic reactions in the community: a questionnaire survey of members of the anaphylaxis campaign. Clinical & Experimental Allergy. 2005;35(6):746–750. Ref ID: 151. [PubMed: 15969665]

    EXC-Focus on clinical characteristics of food allergy

  • Akeson N, Worth A, Sheikh A. The psychosocial impact of anaphylaxis on young people and their parents. Clinical & Experimental Allergy. 2007;37(8):1213–1220. Ref ID: 155. [PubMed: 17651152]

    EXC-Focus on anaphylaxis not food allergy

  • Pearce L. Allergies in a nutshell. Nursing Standard. 2007;21(40):18–19. Ref ID: 161. [PubMed: 17601230]

    EXC-Review article focusing on specific nurse

  • Weinbaum H. Strategies for managing students with food allergies. School Nurse News. 2007;24(3):10. Ref ID: 167. [PubMed: 17542472]

    EXC-Inaccessible

  • Patel BM, Bansal PJ, Tobin MC. Management of anaphylaxis in child care centers: evaluation 6 and 12 months after an intervention program. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 2006;97(6):813–815. Ref ID: 185. [PubMed: 17201242]

    EXC-Focus on education of childcare staff

  • Eigenmann PA, Caubet JC, Zamora SA. Continuing food-avoidance diets after negative food challenges. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 2006;17(8):601–605. Ref ID: 188. [PubMed: 17121588]

    EXC-Children had previously diagnosed food allergy

  • Ko J, Lee JI, Munoz-Furlong A, Li XM, Sicherer SH. Use of complementary and alternative medicine by food-allergic patients. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 2006;97(3):365–369. Ref ID: 195. [PubMed: 17042143]

    EXC-Children already diagnosed with food allergy, focus on prevalence of the use of complementary and alternative medicines

  • McDuffie AF. Prevent shock. Learn to recognize severe feeding intolerance early. Advance for Nurse Practitioners. 1978;10(4):61–64. [Review] [78 refs] Ref ID: 206. [PubMed: 12418351]

    EXC-Inaccessible

  • Sampson MA, Munoz-Furlong A, Sicherer SH. Risk-taking and coping strategies of adolescents and young adults with food allergy. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 2006;117(6):1440–1445. Ref ID: 216. [PubMed: 16751011]

    EXC-Children already diagnosed with food allergy with focus on coping strategies-management

  • Thompson MM, Tofte SJ, Simpson EL, Hanifin JM. Patterns of care and referral in children with atopic dermatitis and concern for food allergy. Dermatologic Therapy. 2006;19(2):91–96. Ref ID: 221. [PubMed: 16669991]

    EXC-Focus on patterns of care not patient information needs

  • Bollinger ME, Dahlquist LM, Mudd K, Sonntag C, Dillinger L, McKenna K. The impact of food allergy on the daily activities of children and their families. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 2006;96(3):415–421. Ref ID: 227. [PubMed: 16597075]

    EXC-Focus on impact of food allergy on daily activities, outside diagnostic process

  • de Vries TW, Wierdsma N, van E J, Heijmans HS. Dieting in children referred to the paediatric outpatient clinic. European Journal of Pediatrics. 2001;160(10):595–598. Ref ID: 236. [PubMed: 11686502]

    EXC-Not focused on information needs-focus on prevalence of dieting

  • Simons E, Weiss CC, Furlong TJ, Sicherer SH. Impact of ingredient labeling practices on food allergic consumers. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 2005;95(5):426–428. Ref ID: 247. [PubMed: 16312164]

    EXC-Children already diagnosed with food allergy

  • Nicol AA. Understanding peanut allergy: an overview of medical and lifestyle concerns. Advance for Nurse Practitioners. 2005;13(10):63–68. [Review] [34 refs] Ref ID: 255. [PubMed: 16231554]

    EXC-Inaccessible

  • Wahn U, Staab D, Nilsson L. Atopic eczema: how to tackle the most common atopic symptom. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 1999;10(12:Suppl) [Review] [21 refs] Suppl. Ref ID: 270. [PubMed: 10392489]

    EXC-Management of atopic eczema

  • Kim JS, Sinacore JM, Pongracic JA. Parental use of EpiPen for children with food allergies. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 2005;116(1):164–168. Ref ID: 272. [PubMed: 15990790]

    EXC-Children had physician diagnosed food allergy

  • Bansal PJ, Marsh R, Patel B, Tobin MC. Recognition, evaluation, and treatment of anaphylaxis in the child care setting. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 2005;94(1):55–59. Ref ID: 289. [PubMed: 15702817]

    EXC-Focus on knowledge of childcare staff

  • Hiscock H, Jordan B. Problem crying in infancy. Medical Journal of Australia. 2004;181(9):507–512. 1. [Review] [32 refs] Ref ID: 299. [PubMed: 15516199]

    EXC-Not focused on food allergy, focus on crying in general

  • Wang J, Sicherer SH, Nowak-Wegrzyn A. Primary care physicians' approach to food-induced anaphylaxis: a survey. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 2004;114(3):689–691. Ref ID: 304. [PubMed: 15446292]

    EXC-Focus on knowledge and education of health care providers

  • Aardoom HA, Hirasing RA, Rona RJ, Sanavro FL, Heuvel EW, Leeuwenburg J. Food intolerance (food hypersensitivity) and chronic complaints in children: the parents' perception. European Journal of Pediatrics. 1997;156(2):110–112. Ref ID: 307. [PubMed: 9039513]

    EXC-Focus on prevalence of food intolerance

  • Lyons AC, Forde EM. Food allergy in young adults: perceptions and psychological effects. Journal of Health Psychology. 2004;9(4):497–504. Ref ID: 315. [PubMed: 15231052]

    EXC-Focus on effects of diagnosed food allergy

  • Kapoor S, Roberts G, Bynoe Y, Gaughan M, Habibi P, Lack G. Influence of a multidisciplinary paediatric allergy clinic on parental knowledge and rate of subsequent allergic reactions. Allergy. 2004;59(2):185–191. Ref ID: 330. [PubMed: 14763932]

    EXC-Children already diagnosed with food allergy

  • Roesler TA, Barry PC, Bock SA. Factitious food allergy and failure to thrive. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 1994;148(11):1150–1155. Ref ID: 332. [PubMed: 7921115]

    EXC-Children were previously assessed for food allergy

  • Hughes JL, Stewart M. Self-administration of epinephrine in children: a survey of current prescription practice and recommendations for improvement. Ulster Medical Journal. 2003;72(2):80–85. Ref ID: 337. [PMC free article: PMC2475427] [PubMed: 14696817]

    EXC-Focus on prescription of epi pen

  • Munoz-Furlong A. Daily coping strategies for patients and their families. Pediatrics. 2003;111(6:Pt 3) [Review] [24 refs] t. Ref ID: 354. [PubMed: 12777606]

    EXC-Focus on management and coping strategies

  • Christie L, Hine RJ, Parker JG, Burks W. Food allergies in children affect nutrient intake and growth. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2002;102(11):1648–1651. Ref ID: 372. [PubMed: 12449289]

    EXC-Focus on impact of food allergy on growth and nutrition

  • Van Asperen PP, Lewis M, Rogers M, Kemp AS, Thompson S. Experience with an elimination diet in children with atopic dermatitis. Clinical Allergy. 1983;13(5):479–485. Ref ID: 383. [PubMed: 6627624]

    EXC-Focus on elimination diet as diagnostic tool-no focus on patient information needs

  • Eigenmann PA, Zamora SA. An internet-based survey on the circumstances of food-induced reactions following the diagnosis of IgE-mediated food allergy. Allergy. 2002;57(5):449–453. Ref ID: 384. [PubMed: 11972487]

    EXC-Focus on identifying risk situations with children with IgE mediated allergy-not patient info needs

  • Watura JC. Nut allergy in schoolchildren: a survey of schools in the Severn NHS Trust. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2002;86(4):240–244. Ref ID: 386. [PMC free article: PMC1719143] [PubMed: 11919094]

    EXC-Focus on training of school staff and management in schools

  • Lipscomb P. Nursing care study. Food allergy: no milk today. Nursing Mirror. 1980;151(12):37–38. Ref ID: 387. [PubMed: 6902928]

    EXC-Case report of intolerance

  • Blyth TP, Sundrum R. Adrenaline autoinjectors and schoolchildren: a community based study. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2002;86(1):26–27. Ref ID: 389. [PMC free article: PMC1719039] [PubMed: 11806876]

    EXC-Focus on use of epi-pen

  • Moneret-Vautrin DA, Kanny G, Morisset M, Flabbee J, Guenard L, Beaudouin E, Parisot L. Food anaphylaxis in schools: evaluation of the management plan and the efficiency of the emergency kit. Allergy. 2001;56(11):1071–1076. Ref ID: 396. [PubMed: 11703221]

    EXC-Focus on management in schools

  • Eggesbo M, Botten G, Stigum H. Restricted diets in children with reactions to milk and egg perceived by their parents. Journal of Pediatrics. 2001;139(4):583–587. Ref ID: 402. [PubMed: 11598608]

    EXC-Focus on risk factors for restricted diet

  • Weinberger M. Pediatric asthma and related allergic and nonallergic diseases: Patient-oriented evidence-based essentials that mattter. Pediatric Health. 2008;2(5):631–650. Ref ID: 432.

    EXC-Review of asthma in children

  • Rance P, Bidat E. Educational program for children with peanut allergy. Allergie et Immunologie. 2000;32(5):209–211. Ref ID: 442. [PubMed: 10900492]

    EXC-Review article

  • Young MC, Munoz-Furlong A, Sicherer SH. Management of food allergies in schools: A perspective for allergists. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2009;124(2):175–182. Ref ID: 446. [PubMed: 19493563]

    EXC-Management in schools

  • De BR, Fitzsimons R, Brathwaite N. Eight myths from the food allergy clinic. Current Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2009;22(3):104–108. Ref ID: 456.

    EXC-Focus on food allergy myths

  • Ebisawa M. How to cope with allergic diseases at schools in Japan - From the standpoint of a pediatric allergist. Japan Medical Association Journal. 2009;52(3):164–167. Ref ID: 457]

    EXC-Management in schools

  • Grigg A, Hanson C, Davis CM. Cashew allergy compared to peanut allergy in a us tertiary care center. Pediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. 2009;22(3):101–104. Ref ID: 464.

    EXC-Focus on characteristics of allergy

  • Hefle SL, Furlong TJ, Niemann L, Lemon-Mule H, Sicherer S, Taylor SL. Consumer attitudes and risks associated with packaged foods having advisory labeling regarding the presence of peanuts. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2007;120(1):171–176. Ref ID: 519. [PubMed: 17544097]

    EXC-Focus on accuracy of food labels

  • Hon KL, Leung TF, Lam MC, Wong KY, Chow CM, Ko WS, Fok TF, Leung AKC. Eczema exacerbation and food atopy beyond infancy: How should we advise Chinese parents about dietary history, eczema severity, and skin prick testing? Advances in Therapy. 2007;24(2):223–230. Ref ID: 521. [PubMed: 17565911]

    EXC-Focus on nature of avoidance diets and association with SPT and other foods

  • Brydon M. The effectiveness of a peripatetic allergy nurse practitioner service in managing atopic allergy in general practice--a pilot study. Clinical Experimental Allergy. 1993;23(12):1037–1044. Ref ID: 555. [PubMed: 10779298]

    EXC-Focus on management

  • Carroll P, Caplinger KJ, France GL. Guidelines for counseling parents of young children with food sensitivities. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 1992;92(5):602–603. Ref ID: 563. [PubMed: 1573144]

    EXC-Review article with limited patient information focus

  • Gowland MH. Food allergen avoidance - The patient's viewpoint. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Supplement. 2001;56(67):117–120. Ref ID: 662. [PubMed: 11298026]

    EXC-Review

  • Mascarenhas S, Aszkenasy OM. EpiPen training provided to parents of children with food allergies. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2009;94(1):76. Factors associated with maternal dietary intake, feeding and weaning practices, and the development of food hypersensitivity in the infant. Ref ID: 664. [PubMed: 19103793]

    EXC-Children already diagnosed with food allergy-focus on management (epi pen training)

  • Malloy C, Yousef E. To test or not to test: parent information for discussions of food allergy and autism. Delaware medical journal. 2009;81(10):357–359. Factors associated with maternal dietary intake, feeding and weaning practices, and the development of food hypersensitivity in the infant. Ref ID: 701. [PubMed: 19999849]

    EXC-Focus on food allergy and behaviour

  • Perry TT. Dietary advice, dietary adherence and the acquisition of tolerance in egg-allergic children: A 5-yr follow-up. Pediatrics. 2009;124(SUPPL. 2):S119–S120. Factors associated with maternal dietary intake, feeding and weaning practices, and the development of food hypersensitivity in the infant. Ref ID: 705.

    EXC-Focus on acquisition of tolerance

  • Hu W, Loblay R, Ziegler J, Kemp A. Attributes and views of families with food allergic children recruited from allergy clinics and from a consumer organization. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. 2008;19(3):264–269. Factors associated with maternal dietary intake, feeding and weaning practices, and the development of food hypersensitivity in the infant. Ref ID: 748. [PubMed: 18221466]

    EXC-Children already diagnosed with food allergy

  • Spergel JM, Shuker M. Nutritional Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America. 2008;18(1):179–194. Factors associated with maternal dietary intake, feeding and weaning practices, and the development of food hypersensitivity in the infant. Ref ID: 759. [PubMed: 18061111]

    EXC-Review article focusing on management

  • Marklund B, Wilde-Larsson B, Ahlstedt S, Nordstrom G. Adolescents' experiences of being food-hypersensitive: A qualitative study. BMC Nursing. 2007 Jun Factors associated with maternal dietary intake, feeding and weaning practices, and the development of food hypersensitivity in the infant. 2007. Article Number: 8. Date of Publication: 2007., Ref ID: 763. [PMC free article: PMC2104527] [PubMed: 17922926]

    EXC-Not focused on patient information needs

  • Marklund B, Ahlstedt S, Nordstrom G. Food hypersensitivity and quality of life. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2007;7(3):279–287. Factors associated with maternal dietary intake, feeding and weaning practices, and the development of food hypersensitivity in the infant. Ref ID: 792. [PubMed: 17489049]

    EXC-Focus on diagnosed food hypersensitivity and quality of life

  • Davis KL, Mikita CP. Parental use of EpiPen for children with food allergies: Commentary. Pediatrics. 2006;118(SUPPL. 1):S18–S19. Factors associated with maternal dietary intake, feeding and weaning practices, and the development of food hypersensitivity in the infant. Ref ID: 807.

    EXC-use of epi pen outside diagnosis

  • Nowak-Wegrzyn A. Allergic reactions in the community: A questionnaire survey of members of the anaphylaxis campaign: Commentary. Pediatrics. 2006;118(SUPPL. 1):S18. Factors associated with maternal dietary intake, feeding and weaning practices, and the development of food hypersensitivity in the infant. Ref ID: 808.

    EXC-Focus on frequency and nature of reactions

  • Sone KD, Twarog FJ, Raiselis S, Bailey E, Schneider LC. Parental coping with childhood food allergies. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2004;113(2 Suppl):S149. [Abstract] Ref ID: 833.

    EXC-Abstract

  • Macdougall C, Etuwewe O. How dangerous is food allergy? Current Paediatrics. 2005;15(3):228–232. Factors associated with maternal dietary intake, feeding and weaning practices, and the development of food hypersensitivity in the infant. Ref ID: 902.

    EXC-Review article, not focused on patient information needs

  • Baumgart K, Brown S, Gold M, Kemp A, Loblay R, Loh R, Mitrou D, Mullins R, Peake J, Ruhno J, Said M, Sinclair J, Smith V, Smith W, Solley G, Soutter V, Tang M, Ziegler J. ASCIA guidelines for prevention of food anaphylactic reactions in schools, preschools and child-care centres. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2004;40(12):669–671. Factors associated with maternal dietary intake, feeding and weaning practices, and the development of food hypersensitivity in the infant. Ref ID: 922. [PubMed: 15569280]

    EXC-Management in schools

  • Munoz-Furlong A. Food allergy in schools: Concerns for allergists, pediatricians, parents, and school staff. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 2004;93(5 SUPPL.):S47–S50. Factors associated with maternal dietary intake, feeding and weaning practices, and the development of food hypersensitivity in the infant. Ref ID: 927. [PubMed: 15562874]

    EXC-Management in schools

  • Sicherer SH. How to recognize and manage anaphylaxis: The key points. Journal of Respiratory Diseases - For Pediatricians. 2003;5(5):191–198. Factors associated with maternal dietary intake, feeding and weaning practices, and the development of food hypersensitivity in the infant. Ref ID: 973.

    EXC-Not specific to food allergy, anaphylaxis in general

  • Bock SA. Diagnostic evaluation. Pediatrics. 2003;111(6 III):1638–1644. Factors associated with maternal dietary intake, feeding and weaning practices, and the development of food hypersensitivity in the infant. Ref ID: 986. [PubMed: 12777604]

    EXC-Review not focused on information needs

  • Joshi P, Mofidi S, Sicherer SH. Interpretation of commercial food ingredient labels by parents of food-allergic children. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2002;109(6):1019–1021. Factors associated with maternal dietary intake, feeding and weaning practices, and the development of food hypersensitivity in the infant. Ref ID: 1008. [PubMed: 12063534]

    EXC-Children already diagnosed with food allergy

  • Clegg SK, Ritchie JM. ‘Epipen’ training: A survey of the provision for parents and teachers in West Lothian. Ambulatory Child Health. 2001;7(3-4):169–175. Factors associated with maternal dietary intake, feeding and weaning practices, and the development of food hypersensitivity in the infant. Ref ID: 1017.

    EXC-Focus on epi pen training with children with previous diagnosis of food allergy

REFERENCE LIST OF EXCLUDED PAPERS FOR CLINICAL QUESTION 5 (Referrals to secondary or tertiary care) AND REASON FOR EXCLUSION

  • Assa'ad A. Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders. Allergy & Asthma Proceedings. 2009;30(1):17–22. [Review] [23 refs] Ref ID: 23. [PubMed: 19331716]

    EXC-Overview of GI disorders

  • Goodwin H. Eczema and allergy: how useful is allergy testing? Paediatric Nursing. 2008;20(10):25–30. Ref ID: 36. [PubMed: 19119746]

    EXC-Focus on value of allergy testing

  • Simpson CR, Newton J, Hippisley-Cox J, Sheikh A. Incidence and prevalence of multiple allergic disorders recorded in a national primary care database. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 2008;101(11):558–563. Ref ID: 40. [PMC free article: PMC2586863] [PubMed: 19029357]

    EXC-Prevalence of allergies

  • Husby S. Food allergy as seen by a paediatric gastroenterologist. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition. 2008;47 [Review] [22 refs] Suppl. Ref ID: 44. [PubMed: 18931601]

    EXC-Overview of food allergy with no focus on referral

  • Lack G. Clinical practice. Food allergy. New England Journal of Medicine. 2008;359(12):1252–1260. [Review] [55 refs] Ref ID: 48. [PubMed: 18799559]

    EXC-Overview of food allergy with no focus on referral

  • Tsang K. Anaphylaxis: assessing patients with allergies. Emergency Nurse. 2008;16(5):24–29. [Review] [21 refs] Ref ID: 49. [PubMed: 18795511]

    EXC-Case study with focus on anaphylaxis

  • Kim JS. Food allergy: diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention. Pediatric Annals. 2008;37(8):546–551. [Review] [39 refs] Ref ID: 53. [PubMed: 18751572]

    EXC-No mention of referrals, focus on standards for allergy clinics

  • Wrobel JP, O'Hehir RE, Douglass JA. Food allergy in adults. Australian Family Physician. 2008;37(4):222–226. [Review] [19 refs] Ref ID: 66. [PubMed: 18398517]

    EXC-Adult review

  • Noimark L, Cox HE. Nutritional problems related to food allergy in childhood. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 2008;19(2):188–195. Ref ID: 70. [PubMed: 18257908]

    EXC-Case series focusing on effects on nutrition

  • Cruz NV, Wilson BG, Fiocchi A, Bahna SL., America College of Allergy, A.a.I.A.R.t.F.C. Survey of physicians' approach to food allergy, Part 1: Prevalence and manifestations. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 2007;99(4):325–333. Ref ID: 81. [PubMed: 17941279]

    EXC-Focus on knowledge and attitudes of allergists and non-allergists-no mention of referrals

  • Katelaris CH, Peake JE. Allergy and the skin: eczema and chronic urticaria. Medical Journal of Australia. 2006;185(9):517–522. 5. [Review] [38 refs] Ref ID: 107. [PubMed: 17137459]

    EXC-Focus on management of eczema

  • Fasano MB. Dermatologic food allergy. Pediatric Annals. 2006;35(10):727–731. [Review] [39 refs] Ref ID: 112. [PubMed: 17048715]

    EXC-Focus on symptoms of food allergy

  • Thompson MM, Tofte SJ, Simpson EL, Hanifin JM. Patterns of care and referral in children with atopic dermatitis and concern for food allergy. Dermatologic Therapy. 2006;19(2):91–96. Ref ID: 124. [PubMed: 16669991]

    EXC-No mention of when referrals to secondary care should occur

  • Ewing WM, Allen PJ. The diagnosis and management of cow milk protein intolerance in the primary care setting. Pediatric Nursing. 2005;31(6):486–493. [Review] [36 refs] Ref ID: 134. [PubMed: 16411542]

    EXC-Focus on food intolerance

  • Hiscock H, Jordan B. Problem crying in infancy. Medical Journal of Australia. 2004;181(9):507–512. 1. [Review] [32 refs] Ref ID: 162. [PubMed: 15516199]

    EXC-Not specific to food allergy

  • Leung DY, Nicklas RA, Li JT, Bernstein IL, Blessing-Moore J, Boguniewicz M, Chapman JA, Khan DA, Lang D, Lee RE, Portnoy JM, Schuller DE, Spector SL, Tilles SA. Disease management of atopic dermatitis: an updated practice parameter. Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 2004;93(3:Suppl 2) Suppl. Ref ID: 166. [PubMed: 15478395]

    EXC-Focus on management of atopic dermatitis

  • Bellou A, Manel J, Samman-Kaakaji H, de Korwin JD, Moneret-Vautrin DA, Bollaert PE, Lambert H. Spectrum of acute allergic diseases in an emergency department: an evaluation of one years' experience. Emergency Medicine(Fremantle, W. 2003;15(4):341–347. Ref ID: 186. [PubMed: 14631701]

    EXC-Patients admitted to ED (secondary care)

  • Burks W. Skin manifestations of food allergy. Pediatrics. 2003;111(6:Pt 3) [Review] [78 refs] t. Ref ID: 193. [PubMed: 12777601]

    EXC-Overview of skin related symptoms and food allergy

  • Sicherer SH. Clinical aspects of gastrointestinal food allergy in childhood. Pediatrics. 2003;111(6:Pt 3) [Review] [81 refs] t. Ref ID: 194. [PubMed: 12777600]

    EXC-Describing GI disorders

  • Orchard D. Rashes in infants. Pitfalls and masquerades. Australian Family Physician. 2001;30(11):1047–1051. [Review] [5 refs] Ref ID: 235. [PubMed: 11759454]

    EXC-Review of rashes-not specific to food allergy

  • Leicht S, Hanggi M. Atopic dermatitis. How to incorporate advances in management. Postgraduate Medicine. 2001;109(6):119–127. [Review] [12 refs] Ref ID: 245. [PubMed: 11424341]

    EXC-Management

  • Hide DW. Early intervention for the prevention of atopic dermatitis. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology. 1997;8(1):7–10. [Review] [19 refs] Ref ID: 299. [PubMed: 9260212]

    EXC-Focus on prevention of atopic dermatitis

  • Stewart AG, Ewan PW. The incidence, aetiology and management of anaphylaxis presenting to an accident and emergency department. Qjm. 1996;89(11):859–864. Ref ID: 308. [PubMed: 8977966]

    EXC-Patients in A&E (secondary care)

  • Good allergy practice--standards of care for providers and purchasers of allergy services within the National Health Service. Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists. Clinical & Experimental Allergy. 1995;25(7):586–595. Ref ID: 321. [PubMed: 8521176]

    EXC-No mention of referrals, focus on standards for allergy clinics

  • Yocum MW, Khan DA. Assessment of patients who have experienced anaphylaxis: a 3-year survey. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 1994;69(1):16–23. Ref ID: 337. [PubMed: 7903730]

    EXC-Adult based study

  • Kurscheid T, Holschneider AM. Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)--mortality and long-term results. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 1993;3(3):139–143. Ref ID: 341. [PubMed: 8353114]

    EXC-Focus on necrotizing enterocolitis

  • Guillet G, Guillet MH. Natural history of sensitizations in atopic dermatitis. A 3-year follow-up in 250 children: food allergy and high risk of respiratory symptoms. Archives of Dermatology. 1992;128(2):187–192. Ref ID: 348. [PubMed: 1739296]

    EXC-Focus on natural history of FA in those with atopic dermatitis-no mention of referrals

  • Apter AJ, Rothe MJ, Grant-Kels JM. Allergy consultation in the management of atopic dermatitis. Pediatric Dermatology. 1991;8(4):341–347. Ref ID: 350. [PubMed: 1792211]

    EXC-Secondary care referral

  • Gontzes P, Bahna SL. Food allergy for the primary care physician. Primary Care; Clinics in Office Practice. 1987;14(3):547–558. [Review] [33 refs] Ref ID: 369. [PubMed: 3313462]

    EXC-Overview of food allergies with no mention of referral

  • Berman BA, Kniker WT, Cohen GA. An allergist's view of atopic dermatitis. Dermatologic Clinics. 1986;4(1):55–66. [Review] [62 refs] Ref ID: 374. [PubMed: 3521980]

    EXC-Review of atopic dermatitis with no focus on referrals

  • Eastham EJ, Walker WA. Effect of cow's milk on the gastrointestinal tract: a persistent dilemma for the pediatrician. Pediatrics. 1977;60(4):477–481. Ref ID: 394. [PubMed: 561940]

    EXC-Focus on nature of allergies

  • Johnstone DE. The natural history of allergic disease in children. Annals of Allergy. 1977;38(6):387–393. [Review] [48 refs] Ref ID: 396. [PubMed: 68692]

    EXC-Focus on natural history of allergies-not specific to food allergy

  • Eade OE, Wright R. Dietary hypersensitivity: the gastroenterologist's view. Journal of Human Nutrition. 1976;30(3):157–163. [Review] [50 refs] Ref ID: 398. [PubMed: 800222]

    EXC-Not focused on referral

  • Johnstone DE. Office management of food allergy in children. Annals of Allergy. 1972;30(4):173–180. [Review] [35 refs] Ref ID: 403. [PubMed: 4552883]

    EXC-Overview of food allergy-no mention of referral

  • BOWER BD. Child care in general practice. Diarrhoea, acute and chronic. British Medical Journal. 1964;2(5424):1577–1579. Ref ID: 409. [PMC free article: PMC1817531] [PubMed: 14211762]

    EXC-Not specific to food allergy

  • Franciosi JP, Brown-Whitehorn T, Liacouras CA. Pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis: Epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment. Current Pediatric Reviews. 2008;4(4):266–269. Ref ID: 413.

    EXC-Inaccessible

  • Tatachar P, Kumar S. Food-induced anaphylaxis and oral allergy syndrome. Pediatrics in Review. 2008;29(4):e23–e27. Ref ID: 419. [PubMed: 18381478]

    EXC-Inaccessible

  • Dietrich JJ, Quinn JM, England RW. Reasons for outpatient consultation in allergy/immunology. Allergy and Asthma Proceedings. 2009;30(1):69–74. Ref ID: 421. [PubMed: 19331722]

    EXC-Not specific to food allergy, no focus on when to refer

  • Rance F, Deschildre A, Villard-Truc F, Gomez SA, Paty E, Santos C, Couderc L, Fauquert JL, De BJ, Bidat E, Dupont C, Eigenmann P, Lack G, Scheinmann P. Oral food challenge in children: An expert review. European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2009;41(2):35–49. Ref ID: 435. [PubMed: 19585859]

    EXC-Focus on nature of food challenge

  • Liem JJ, Huq S, Kozyrskyj AL, Becker AB. Should younger siblings of peanut-allergic children be assessed by an allergist before being fed peanut? Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology. 2008;4(4):144–149. Ref ID: 440. [PMC free article: PMC2868888] [PubMed: 20525137]

    EXC-Focus on risk factors for assessment

  • Martelli A, Ghiglioni D, Sarratud T, Calcinai E, Veehof S, Terracciano L, Fiocchi A. Anaphylaxis in the emergency department: A paediatric perspective. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2008;8(4):321–329. Ref ID: 443. [PubMed: 18596589]

    EXC-Inaccessible

  • Leung TNH, Au TS, Fung AYP, Ho KM, Pei AYS, Sugunan VK, Yeung CK, Young BWY. Review and recommendations on clinical management of childhood atopic eczema. Hong Kong Journal of Dermatology and Venereology. 2009;17(3):136–143. Ref ID: 459.

    EXC-Inaccessible

  • Levy ML, Walker S, Woods A, Sheikh A. Service evaluation of a UK primary care-based allergy clinic: Quality improvement report. Primary Care Respiratory Journal. 2009;18(4):313–319. Ref ID: 465. [PubMed: 19588053]

    EXC-Not specific to food allergy

  • Falconer J. GOR and GORD in infants. Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' Health Visitors' Association. 2009;82(10):42–43. Ref ID: 467. [PubMed: 19899508]

    EXC-Overview of management of GOR and GORD

  • Tillie-Leblond I, Magnan A, Pauli G, Vervloet D, Wallaert B, Didier A, Ameille J, Godard P., the group of experts. Asthma and allergy: Short texts and recommendations of the expert conference of the French Speaking Pneumology Society (SPLF), in partnership with the French Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (SFAIC), the French Society of Occupational Medicine (SFMT) and the “Asthma-Allergy” association. Respiratory Medicine. 2008;102(10):1483–1493. Ref ID: 480. [PubMed: 18640827]

    EXC-Focus on asthma, no mention of when to refer to secondary care

  • Alfaham M. The development of an allergy service in secondary care. Paediatrics and Child Health. 2008;18(7):340–343. Ref ID: 490.

    EXC-Focus on secondary care

  • Mukoyama T, Nishima S, Arita M, Ito S, Urisu A, Ebisawa M, Ogura H, Kohno Y, Kondo N, Shibata R, Hurusho M, Mayumi M, Morikawa A. Guidelines for diagnosis and management of pediatric food allergy in Japan. Allergology International. 2007;56(4):349–361. Ref ID: 504. [PubMed: 17965578]

    EXC-Overview of food allergy in Japan- no mention of when to refer to secondary care

  • Ferreira CT, Seidman E. Food allergy: A practical update from the gastroenterological viewpoint. Jornal de Pediatria. 2007;83(1):7–20. [Portuguese, English] Ref ID: 534. [PubMed: 17279290]

    EXC-Not focused on referrals

  • Brown SGA, Mullins RJ, Gold MS. Anaphylaxis: Diagnosis and management. Medical Journal of Australia. 2006;185(5):283–289. 2. Ref ID: 544. [PubMed: 16948628]

    EXC-Management of anaphylaxis

  • Warner JO. Turf wars in paediatric allergy. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. 2006;17(6):393–394. Ref ID: 545. [PubMed: 16925683]

    EXC-Editorial with no mention of when to refer to secondary care

  • Akdis CA, Akdis M, Bieber T, Bindslev-Jensen C, Boguniewicz M, Eigenmann P, Hamid Q, Kapp A, Leung DYM, Lipozencic J, Luger TA, Muraro A, Novak N, Platts-Mills TAE, Rosenwasser L, Scheynius A, Simons FER, Spergel J, Turjanmaa K, Wahn U, Weidinger S, Werfel T, Zuberbier T. Diagnosis and treatment of atopic dermatitis in children and adults: European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology/American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology/PRACTALL consensus report. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2006;61(8):969–987. Ref ID: 551. [PubMed: 16867052]

    EXC-Focus on diagnosis and treatment of atopic dermatitis

  • Pirson F. Food allergy: A challenge for the clinician. Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica. 2006;69(1):38–42. Ref ID: 558. [PubMed: 16673561]

    EXC- Overview of food allergy with no focus on referral

  • Wang J, Sicherer SH, Nowak-Wegrzyn A. Primary care physicians' approach to food-induced anaphylaxis: A survey. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2004;114(3):689–691. [2] Ref ID: 598. [PubMed: 15446292]

    EXC-Focus on knowledge of primary care physicians

  • Clark AT, Ewan PW. The prevention and management of anaphylaxis in children. Current Paediatrics. 2002;12(5):370–375. Ref ID: 636.

    EXC-Management of anaphylaxis

  • Quinn JM. Pediatric inpatient consultation of allergy/immunology. Pediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. 2000;14(4):293–299. Ref ID: 669.

    EXC-Inpatient referrals

  • Wanderer AA, Bernstein IL, Goodman DL, Nicklas RA, Li JT, Berger WE, Dykewicz MS, Fineman SM, Lee RE, Portnoy JM, Schuller DE, Spector SL. The diagnosis and management of urticaria: A practice parameter. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 2000;85(6 II):viii–544. Ref ID: 670.

    EXC-Inaccessible

  • Cerio R. Therapy of atopic dermatitis. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 1997;8(SUPPL. 1):S6–S10. Ref ID: 715.

    EXC-Treatment/ management

  • Hill DJ, Hosking CS. The cow milk allergy complex: Overlapping disease profiles in infancy. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1995;49(SUPPL. 1):S1–S12. Ref ID: 729. [PubMed: 8647057]

    EXC-Overview of milk allergy with no focus on referral

  • Dannaeus A. Food allergy in infancy and children: State of the art. Annals of Allergy. 1987;59(5 PART II):124–126. Ref ID: 757. [PubMed: 3318577]

    EXC-Review-no mention of referral

  • Vlieg-Boerstra BJ, Duiverman EJ, van der Heide S, Bijleveld CMA, Kukler J, Dubois AEJ. DBPCFCs in children with a history of anaphylaxis to foods are they necessary and safe? Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2007;119(1 Suppl):S239. [Abstract] Ref ID: 790.

    EXC-Focus on need for DBPCFC

  • Hummell DS. Common allergy disorders. Contemporary Pediatrics. 2008;25(8):40. NaN. Ref ID: 1033.

    EXC-Not specific to food allergy

  • Meyer R. Infant feeding: new guidelines for managing cow's milk allergy in infants. Journal of Family Health Care. 2008;18(1):27–31. Ref ID: 1036. [PubMed: 18494429]

    EXC-Management

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    EXC-not diagnosis

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    EXC-no reference standard used

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    EXC-not focused on diagnosis of food allergy

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    EXC-not focused on diagnosis of food allergy

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    EXC-review/descriptive paper

  • Hill DJ, Ball G, Hosking CS. Clinical manifestations of cows' milk allergy in childhood. I. Associations with in-vitro cellular immune responses. Clinical Allergy. 1988;18(5):469–479. Ref ID: 2005. [PubMed: 3069237]

    EXC-not focused on diagnosis

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    EXC-no reference test used

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    EXC-no reference test used to confirm food allergy

  • Hindocha P, Wood CB. Histamine release from human leucocytes by IgG4 subclass in the sera of allergic children. Allergy. 1985;40(7):523–528. Ref ID: 2107. [PubMed: 2416234]

    EXC-no reference test used

  • Ruokonen J, Paganus A, Lehti H. Elimination diets in the treatment of secretory otitis media. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 1982;4(1):39–46. Ref ID: 2221. [PubMed: 7201458]

    EXC-focus on treatment

  • Omura Y. New simple early diagnostic methods using Omura's “Bi-Digital O-Ring Dysfunction Localization Method” and acupuncture organ representation points, and their applications to the “drug & food compatibility test” for individual organs and to auricular diagnosis of internal organs--part I. Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research. 1981;6(4):239–254. Ref ID: 2225. [PubMed: 6124084]

    EXC-descriptive paper

  • Ashkenazi A, Levin S, Idar D, Or A, Barzilai N, Handzel ZT. Effect of gluten-free diet on an immunological assay for coeliac disease. Lancet. 1981;1(8226):914–916. Ref ID: 2236. [PubMed: 6112326]

    EXC-focus on coeliac disease

  • Ruokonen J, Holopainen E, Palva T, Backman A. Secretory otitis media and allergy. With special reference to the cytotoxic leucocyte test. Allergy. 1981;36(1):59–68. Ref ID: 2237. [PubMed: 7194586]

    EXC-no reference test used to confirm food allergy

  • Bock SA, Buckley J, Holst A, May CD. Proper use of skin tests with food extracts in diagnosis of hypersensitivity to food in children. Clinical Allergy. 1977;7(4):375–383. Ref ID: 2284. [PubMed: 73429]

    EXC-focus on skin prick tests

  • Zizka J, Hrdy J, Lodinova-Zadnikova R, Kocourkova I, Novotna O, Sterzl I, Prokesova L. Effect of breast milk of healthy and allergic mothers on in vitro stimulation of cord blood lymphocytes. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. 2007;18(6):486–494. Ref ID: 2733. [PubMed: 17651385]

    EXC-not focused on diagnosis

  • Pramod SN, Venkatesh YP, Mahesh PA. Potato lectin activates basophils and mast cells of atopic subjects by its interaction with core chitobiose of cell-bound non-specific immunoglobulin E. Clinical and Experimental Immunology. 2007;148(3):391–401. Ref ID: 2782. [PMC free article: PMC1941928] [PubMed: 17362264]

    EXC-not focused on diagnosis

  • Jarvinen KM, Laine S, Suomalainen H. Defective tumour necrosis factor-alpha production in mother's milk is related to cow's milk allergy in suckling infants. Clinical and Experimental Allergy. 2000;30(5):637–643. Ref ID: 3669. [PubMed: 10792354]

    EXC-not focused on diagnosis

  • Kjeldsen-Kragh J. Rheumatoid arthritis treated with vegetarian diets. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1999;70(3 SUPPL.):594S–600S. Ref ID: 3744. [PubMed: 10479237]

    EXC-focus on rheumatoid arthritis

  • Szepfalusi Z, Todoran L, Elsasser S, Jagdt B, Wank H, Urbanek R. Cord blood leucocytes/basophils produce and release sulfidoleucotrienes in response to allergen stimulation. Clinical and Experimental Allergy. 1999;29(3):382–387. Ref ID: 3793. [PubMed: 10202347]

    EXC-not focused on diagnosis

  • Terwee CB. Succesful treatment of food allergy with Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) in a 3-year old: A case report. Cases journal. 2008;1(1):166. Ref ID: 4482. [PMC free article: PMC2556663] [PubMed: 18803817]

    EXC-treatment

  • Ko J, Lee JI, Muñoz-Furlong A, Li X, Sicherer SH. Use of complementary and alternative medicine by food-allergic patients. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 2006;97(3):365–370. Ref ID: 4604. [PubMed: 17042143]

    EXC-focus on use and attitudes towards tests rather than diagnostic accuracy

  • Schmidt E. Supplemental perioperative oxygen at 80% FIO2 reduced surgical site infections in elective colorectal surgery. Evidence-Based Nursing. 2006;9(2):52–53. Ref ID: 4630. [PubMed: 16622929]

    EXC-focus on colorectal resection not food allergy

  • Williamson CS. Nutrition in pregnancy. Nutrition Bulletin. 2006;31(1):28–60. Ref ID: 4634.

    EXC-review/descriptive paper

  • Pozler O, Parizek J, Chylkova V, Nozicka Z, Fixa B, Belobradkova I, Kubikova K. Immunological aspects of diagnosis of celiac sprue in children. Sbornik Vedeckych Praci Lekarske Fakulty Karlovy Univerzity V Hradci Kralove. 1989;32(2):169–233. [Erratum appears in Sb Ved Pr Lek Fak Karlovy Univerzity Hradci Kralove 1989;32(3):following 351] Ref ID: 5210. [PubMed: 2604776]

    EXC-not focused on diagnosis of food allergy

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