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The nomenclature proposed in the October 2003 report of the Nomenclature Review Committee of the World Allergy Organization is an update of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology Revised Nomenclature for Allergy Position Statement published in 2001. The nomenclature can be used independently of target organ or patient age group and is(More)
This report has been prepared by an EAACI task force representing the five EAACI Sections and the EAACI Executive Committee composed of specialists that reflect the broad opinion on allergy expressed by various clinical and basic specialties dealing with allergy. The aim of this report is to propose a revised nomenclature for allergic and related reactions(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) clinically is a heterogeneous group of sinus diseases, which may cover different disease entities, or may represent a disease continuum. Studying inflammatory cells and mediators in clearly defined disease subgroups may lead to a better differentiation of chronic sinus diseases. METHODS Sinonasal mucosal tissue from(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to obtain normative nasalance scores for adult subjects speaking the Flemish language. Additional objectives of the study were to determine if speaker sex played a role in differences in nasalance scores and if significantly different nasalance scores existed for Flemish compared with other languages or dialects. (More)
BACKGROUND Bilastine is a new non-sedative H(1) receptor antagonist, indicated for the treatment of allergic rhinitis (AR) (seasonal and perennial). OBJECTIVE To assess and compare the efficacy and safety of bilastine 20 mg vs. cetirizine 10 mg and placebo in relieving the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR). METHODS Overall, 683 SAR patients,(More)
The allergenic content of the atmosphere varies according to climate, geography and vegetation. Data on the presence and prevalence of allergenic airborne pollens, obtained from both aerobiological studies and allergological investigations, make it possible to design pollen calendars with the approximate flowering period of the plants in the sampling area.(More)
BACKGROUND Nasal polyps (NPs) are characterized by eosinophilic inflammation and often coexist with asthma. However, the role of atopy and IgE in NP pathogenesis is unclear. OBJECTIVE We sought to determine whether there is an association between total and specific IgE to a variety of allergens in polyp and nonpolyp tissue and markers of eosinophilic(More)