Audrey Dunn Galvin

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Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is characterised by chronic suppurative lung disease, rhino-sinusitis, hearing impairment and sub-fertility. We have developed the first multidimensional measure to assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in adults with PCD (QOL-PCD).Following a literature review and expert panel meeting, open-ended interviews with(More)
Rationale Food Allergy is a growing public health concern. There is observational evidence that exposure to food allergens across a disrupted skin barrier can lead to food sensiti-sation (FS) and food allergy (FA). This mechanism of action has subsequently been proven in murine studies. We sought to ascertain whether a non invasive measurement of skin(More)
Aim Food Allergy is suboptimally managed, and the future risk for patients with regard to health status and quality of life is rarely evaluated in clinical contexts. Existing assessments do not meet physicians' needs for a short simple tool to measure the impact of food allergy on patients health related quality of life (HRQL) in routine clinical practice.(More)
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare genetic disorder characterised by progressive sino-pulmonary disease, with symptoms starting soon after birth. A European Respiratory Society (ERS) Task Force aims to address disparities in diagnostics across Europe by providing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. We aimed to identify challenges faced by(More)
Developing and validating a novel questionnaire to capture bio-psycho-social variables of allergic reactions in the community: the AlleRiC study and the preliminary analyses Aims Allergic disease is a growing health risk in the modern world, while its management at professional and patients' levels is unsatisfactory. There is no register of prevalence and(More)
Rationale There has been an incremental increase in peanut allergy worldwide in recent decades. Unlike other major food allergens, peanut allergic children are unlikely to acquire tolerance in childhood. Peanut and treenuts are the most common foods implicated in food induced anaphylaxis. We use the data gathered from a large unselected Irish birth cohort(More)
Aim Food Allergy may have an impact on socioeconomic (SE) aspects of life. The Europrevall study (EU FP6, 2005-2009) developed and validated a SE questionnaire to measure the direct, indirect and intangible costs of food allergy. This measure takes up to 1 hour to complete as participants are required to respond to 70 to 170 questions, depending on response(More)
Aim One motivation for breast feeding is to prevent allergic disease in infants. Many breast fed babies in Ireland receive formula supplementation, within 24 hours of birth, though there are few medical indications for this. We explored (i) impact of upplementation on the likelihood of developing Cow's Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA), and (ii) current practice(More)
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