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The epidemiology of food allergy in Europe: protocol for a systematic review

The epidemiology of food allergy in Europe: protocol for a systematic review
The epidemiology of food allergy in Europe: protocol for a systematic review
Background
The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is in the process of developing its Guideline for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis, and this protocol of a systematic review is one of seven inter-linked evidence syntheses that are being undertaken in order to provide a state-of-the-art synopsis of the current evidence base in relation to epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis and clinical management and impact on quality of life, which will be used to inform the formulation of clinical recommendations.

The aims of the systematic review will be to understand and describe the epidemiology of food allergy, i.e. frequency, risk factors and outcomes of patients suffering from food allergy, and to describe how these characteristics vary by person, place and time.

Methods
A highly sensitive search strategy has been developed to retrieve articles that have investigated the various aspects of the epidemiology of food allergy. The search will be implemented by combining the concepts of food allergy and its epidemiology from electronic bibliographic databases.

Discussion
This systematic review will provide the most up to date estimates of the frequency of food allergy in Europe. We will attempt to break these down by age and geographical region in Europe. Our analysis will take into account the suitability of the study design and the respective study biases that could affect exposure and outcome. We will examine the different methods to diagnose food allergy and the associated measures of occurrence.
food allergy, ige-mediated, risk, anaphylaxis, epidemiology, prevalence, incidence
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Nwaru, Bright I., Panesar, Sukhmeet S., Hickstein, Lennart, Rader, Tamara, Werfel, Thomas, Muraro, Antonella, Hoffmann-Sommergruber, Karin, Roberts, Graham and Sheikh, Aziz (2013) The epidemiology of food allergy in Europe: protocol for a systematic review. Clinical and Translational Allergy, 3 (13), 1-5. (doi:10.1186/2045-7022-3-13). (PMID:23547766)

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Abstract

Background
The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is in the process of developing its Guideline for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis, and this protocol of a systematic review is one of seven inter-linked evidence syntheses that are being undertaken in order to provide a state-of-the-art synopsis of the current evidence base in relation to epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis and clinical management and impact on quality of life, which will be used to inform the formulation of clinical recommendations.

The aims of the systematic review will be to understand and describe the epidemiology of food allergy, i.e. frequency, risk factors and outcomes of patients suffering from food allergy, and to describe how these characteristics vary by person, place and time.

Methods
A highly sensitive search strategy has been developed to retrieve articles that have investigated the various aspects of the epidemiology of food allergy. The search will be implemented by combining the concepts of food allergy and its epidemiology from electronic bibliographic databases.

Discussion
This systematic review will provide the most up to date estimates of the frequency of food allergy in Europe. We will attempt to break these down by age and geographical region in Europe. Our analysis will take into account the suitability of the study design and the respective study biases that could affect exposure and outcome. We will examine the different methods to diagnose food allergy and the associated measures of occurrence.

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Accepted/In Press date: 23 March 2013
Published date: 1 April 2013
Keywords: food allergy, ige-mediated, risk, anaphylaxis, epidemiology, prevalence, incidence
Organisations: Human Development & Health

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Local EPrints ID: 351085
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/351085
PURE UUID: 5a48e013-2430-44d4-9f7f-dfe4709f216b
ORCID for Graham Roberts: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2252-1248

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Date deposited: 16 Apr 2013 10:54
Last modified: 28 Oct 2023 01:54

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Author: Bright I. Nwaru
Author: Sukhmeet S. Panesar
Author: Lennart Hickstein
Author: Tamara Rader
Author: Thomas Werfel
Author: Antonella Muraro
Author: Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber
Author: Graham Roberts ORCID iD
Author: Aziz Sheikh

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