Eleonora Savi

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BACKGROUND New routes of administering immunotherapy in respiratory allergy are being studied as an alternative to conventional injective immunotherapy. We carried out a study to evaluate the clinical efficacy and effects of sublingual immunotherapy in patients with Parietaria judaica-induced respiratory allergy. METHODS A double-blind, placebo-controlled(More)
BACKGROUND Subcutaneous immunotherapy is effective for the treatment of respiratory allergy, and it is largely used in Italy, but no systematic safety assessment has been carried out so far. OBJECTIVE To assess prospectively the safety of injection immunotherapy in a multicentre, real-life survey. METHODS Eleven Italian allergy departments recorded the(More)
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is often discontinued, and many patients do not renew the prescription. We evaluated the reasons for discontinuation and set up an educational/follow-up plan to improve the adherence. In a first phase, the adherence at 4 months was directly assessed. Based on those results, an action plan (education, frequent contacts, and(More)
Component resolved diagnosis (CRD) represents an innovative and revolutionary tool in allergy diagnosis. At the same time, some criticisms can be outlined. The present web survey aimed at investigating the role of CRD in daily clinical practice, according to a sample of Italian specialists who manage allergic patients. 127 physicians, mostly allergists,(More)
The aim of Authors was to study the presence of an atopic component in subjects suffering from recurrent headache attacks not depending on other pathology. The survey was carried out on 24 children and 18 adults. Total IgE level, specific IgE for food, prick test for food, symptom scores during free-diet, elimination diet and challenge test were parameters(More)
The clinical features of Celiac Disease (CD) are heterogeneous and both severity and extent of villous atrophy do not correlate with clinical presentation. This study aims to evaluate the psychological wellbeing of CD patients with a similar clinical pattern and to explore whether patients with different levels of wellbeing differed in illness perception(More)
Molecular based in vitro technologies greatly changed the diagnostic approaches in allergy. At present, sensitization profiles can be dissected according to IgE subsets, which are specific for genuine or cross-reacting components and potentially dangerous or virtually harmless components. The identification of IgE in components with specific characteristics(More)
BACKGROUND Lipid transfer protein (LTP), the most frequent cause of primary food allergy in Italy, is a cross-reacting plant pan-allergen. Markers able to predict whether a patient sensitized to a certain food but not yet clinically allergic will develop allergy would be extremely helpful. OBJECTIVE It was the aim of this study to investigate the(More)