Landmark Papers in Allergy Seminal Papers in Allergy with Expert Commentaries

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-05-05
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The increasing incidence and prevalence of allergic disease worldwide is one of the most remarkable phenomena of the past 50 years. One in three people in developed countries will experience an allergic condition at some point in their lives and advances in understanding the causes of this trend, and in allergy treatment and care, have captured the imagination of scientists, clinicians and the public. Landmark Papers in Allergyis a definitive collection of over 90 papers charting key discoveries and scientific advances in relation to allergy and the development of treatment and care for allergic disorders. Comprehensive in its coverage, the book includes the first clear descriptions of allergic diseases; the major advances in treatments, such as the discovery of antihistamines, cortisone, biological therapies and immunotherapy; the great immunological advances, such as the discovery of immunoglobulin E (IgE) and leukotrienes; the factors behind the increase in allergy, such as the house dust mite, changes in hygiene and diet; and the growing understanding of the social, psychological and quality-of-life consequences of allergy. Including authoritative commentaries from leading international experts providing reflections on the historical importance and current relevance of each landmark paper,Landmark papers in Allergyis essential reading for any clinician or academic with an interest in allergy.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: 1800-1899
1. Did Bostock Discover Allergic Rhinitis?, Jean Bousquet and Pascal Demoly
2. Early Insights into the Characteristics of Asthma, Gailen D. Marshall, Jr.
3. Identifying Asthma Triggers, Gailen D. Marshall, Jr.
4. Innovative Experiments Which Helped to Unravel the Aetiological Basis of Hay Fever, Aziz Sheikh
5. Asthma Enters the Medical Mainstream, Brian Hurwitz
SECTION II: 1900-1949
6. What's in a Name? First Use of the Term 'Allergy', Barry Kay
7. An Innovative Treatment for Food Allergy, Gideon Lack
8. Laying the Foundation for Specific Immunotherapy, Glennis Scadding
9. Celebrating the Case Study: Schloss' Description of Atopic Dermatitis, Torsten Zuberbier
10. Richet's Nobel Lecture, Phil Lieberman
11. A Serendipitous Discovery, Madeleine Ennis
12. Cooke's Early Insights into the Potentially Curative Role of Immunotherapy for Hay Fever, Anthony J Frew and Helen E Smith
13. . Does Eczema Have an Allergic Aetiology?, Michael Ardern-Jones
14. ...and What about Angioedema and Urticaria?, Michael Ardern-Jones
15. Prausnitz, Kustner and the First Diagnostic Test for Allergy, Jonathan Brostoff and A. William Frankland
16. Introducing Atopy, Harold S. Nelson
17. Ephedra - Laying the Foundations for Modern Autonomic Pharmacology, Munir Pirmohammed
18. First Attempts to Unravel the Relationship between Diet and Allergy, Hasan Arshad
19. Demonstrating Serological Changes Induced by Ragweed Extract, N. Franklin Adkinson Jr
20. Bovet's Nobel Prize-winning Discovery of Antihistamines, Martin K Church and Marcus Maurer
21. Identification of Slow-Reacting Substance, Sven-Erik Dahlen
22. Oral Allergy Syndrome, Victoria Cardona and Ignacio J. Ansotegui
SECTION III: 1950-1999
23. In Praise of Famous Men: Early Cortisone Studies, Andrew Bush
24. The Relationship between Mast Cells and Histamine, Michael Kaliner
25. What Goes Round Comes Around: Developing Allergen Immunotherapy, Stephen R Durham
26. Burnet, Clonal Selection Theory and Acquired Immunological Tolerance, Sarah Howie
27. Slow-Reacting Substance of Anaphylaxis, Marc Peters-Golden
28. Loveless and Wasp-venom Immunotherapy, Anthony Dubois
29. Developing an Understanding of Mast Cell Biology, Stephen Wasserman
30. Disodium Cromoglycate for Allergic Asthma, Alan Edwards
31. Ancient Egyptian Soup for Treating Asthma: Cox and Intal, Anant Parekh
32. RAST: The Iconic Test for Allergic Sensitisation, Shuaib Nasser
33. The Discovery of IgE, Sami L Bahna
34. Penicillin Allergy: A Model for Practical Clinical Translational Science, Lanny Rosenwasser
35. Unravelling the Relationship between Dermatophagoides Pteronyssinus and Asthma, Angela Simpson
36. The Gell and Coombs Classification, William W. Busse
37. The Dawn of Molecular Allergology, Hannah Gould
38. Immunotherapy Can Change the Natural History of Respiratory Allergy, Walter Canonica
39. Anatomy of the Asthmatic Bronchi, Paul O'Byrne
40. Identifying a Novel Cause of Occupational Allergy, Paul Cullinan and Anthony Newman Taylor
41. Delayed Hypersensitivity to Pollen Allergens, Tom Platts-Mills
42. Inhaled Beclomethasone Dipropionate: Stepping-up Asthma Care, Aziz Sheikh
43. Challenging Notions of the "Atopic Personality", Thomas Ruzicka and Andreas Wollenberg
44. Establishing and Investigating the Relationship between Food Allergy and Asthma, Graham Roberts
45. The "Histamine-Inhalational Test", . Bruce R Thompson and Robyn E O'Hehir
46. Allergic Reactions to Colloid Infusions-Another Chapter in the Colloid Debate, Jasmeet Soar
47. Total and Specific IgE and Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis, Paul Greenberger
48. Immunotherapy for Venom Allergy Comes of Age, Richard F. Lockey
49. Extending the Evidence for Immunotherapy to the Management of Children with House Dust Mite Triggered Asthma, Roy Gerth van Wijk
50. Insights from Xhosa into Environmental Risk Factors for the Development of Asthma, Peter Burney
51. Viral Infection, Allergic Sensitisation and Asthma, Jurgen Schwarze
52. Immune Responses in Atopic Eczema, Johannes Ring and Ulf Darsow
53. . Understanding the Relationship between Atopic Sensitisation and Airway Hyper-responsiveness in Asthma, Todor Popov
54. Key Insights into the Relationship between Food Allergy and Atopic Dermatitis, Alessandro Fiocchi
55. From Slow-Reacting Substance of Anaphylaxis to Anti-Leukotrienes, Frank Austen
56. Once More unto the Breach: the Role of the Damaged Bronchial Epithelium in Asthma, Karl Staples and Ratko Djukanovic
57. Management of Anaphylactic Shock, Simon Brown
58. The Hygiene Hypothesis, Graham Devereux
59. In Search of the Elixir for Childhood Allergy and Asthma, Diane Gold
60. A New Way of Considering 'Quality of Life', Allison Worth
61. Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis, Scott Sicherer
62. Allergen Avoidance: The Isle of Wight Study, Sandra Kuiper and Constant P. van Schayck
63. Introducing Sputum Counts, Parameswaran Nair
64. Atopic Asthma is a TH2-cell Mediated Disease, David Ahern
65. Investigating the Impact of Hay Fever on Educational Performance, Samantha M Walker
66. Findings from an Early Peanut Immunotherapy Trial, Tomohiro Utsunomiya and Motohiro Ebisawa
67. Auto-Immune Mechanisms in Chronic Urticaria, Young Min Ye and Hae-Sim Park
68. Air Pollution, Mortality and the Need for Public Health Policy, Frank J Kelly
69. The Geography of Asthma and Atopy: After the Berlin Wall Came Down, Seif Shaheen
70. The Role of Animal Allergens in Allergic Disease, Judith Woodfolk
71. The Natural History of Wheezing: the Tucson Cohort, Innes Asher and Julian R Vyas
72. Measuring Food-Specific IgE Values, Stacy Chin and Wesley Burks
73. Tuberculosis Exposure and Atopy, Mary Linehan
74. The Inner-City Home Environment and Asthma, James Friedlander and Wanda Phipatanakul
75. Mapping the Burden of Allergic Disease in Childhood: ISAAC, Carsten Flohr
76. The Relationship between Obesity and Asthma, David Beuther
77. The Emergence of Monoclonal Antibodies, Michael Daines and Wayne Morgan
78. The Renaissance in Allergen Immunotherapy, John Warner
79. Pet Exposure in Early Life and the Development of Allergy and Asthma, Somnath Mukhopadhyay
SECTION IV: 2000-2012
80. Predicting the Development of Childhood Asthma, Denis Ownby
81. IL-5 Blocking Monoclonal Antibody, Andrew J Wardlaw
82. Learning from Anaphylaxis Fatalities, Simon Brown
83. Peanut Allergy and Quality of Life, Audrey DunnGalvin
84. The Janus Face of Endotoxin: for Good and Bad?, Erika von Mutius
85. Testing the 'Hygiene Hypothesis': Probiotics for the Primary Prevention of Atopic Eczema, Carlos Camargo
86. The Impact of Food Allergy on Health-Related Quality of Life, Antonella Muraro
87. Does Idiopathic Eosinophilic Esophagitis have an Allergic Aetiology?, Stephan Bischoff
88. Dawn of the Genomic Age for Asthma, Ian M Adcock
89. Endotoxins, Allergy and Tolerance, Malcolm Sears
90. Inherited Skin-Barrier Defects and Risk of Developing 'Atopic' Eczema, William Cookson
91. Anti-IgE: Biologicals Reach the Inner-cities, Ulrich Wahn
92. Conclusions: From the 18th to the 21st Century, and Beyond..., Tom Platts-Mills, Allison Worth and Aziz Sheikh

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