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The epidemiology of anaphylaxis in Europe: protocol for a systematic review

The epidemiology of anaphylaxis in Europe: protocol for a systematic review
The epidemiology of anaphylaxis 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 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 clinical recommendations.The aims of this systematic review will be to understand and describe the epidemiology of anaphylaxis, i.e. frequency, risk factors and outcomes of anaphylaxis, and describe how these characteristics vary by person, place and time.

METHODS: A highly sensitive search strategy has been designed to retrieve all articles combining the concepts of anaphylaxis and epidemiology from electronic bibliographic databases.

DISCUSSION: This review will aim to provide some estimates of the incidence and prevalence of anaphylaxis in Europe. The occurrence of anaphylaxis can have a profound effect on the quality of life of the sufferer and their family. Estimates of disease frequency will help us to ascertain the burden of anaphylaxis and provide useful comparators for management strategies.
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Panesar, Sukhmeet S., Nwaru, Bright, Hickstein, Lennart, Rader, Tamara, Hamadah, Hala, Ali, Dana Fawziah-Ibrahim, Patel, Bhavesh, Muraro, Antonella, Roberts, Graham, Worm, Margitta, Sheikh, Aziz and Wierzoch, Anna (2013) The epidemiology of anaphylaxis in Europe: protocol for a systematic review. Clinical and Translational Allergy, 3 (9), 1-5. (doi:10.1186/2045-7022-3-9). (PMID:23537345)

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BACKGROUND: The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is in the process of developing its Guideline for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis, and this 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 clinical recommendations.The aims of this systematic review will be to understand and describe the epidemiology of anaphylaxis, i.e. frequency, risk factors and outcomes of anaphylaxis, and describe how these characteristics vary by person, place and time.

METHODS: A highly sensitive search strategy has been designed to retrieve all articles combining the concepts of anaphylaxis and epidemiology from electronic bibliographic databases.

DISCUSSION: This review will aim to provide some estimates of the incidence and prevalence of anaphylaxis in Europe. The occurrence of anaphylaxis can have a profound effect on the quality of life of the sufferer and their family. Estimates of disease frequency will help us to ascertain the burden of anaphylaxis and provide useful comparators for management strategies.

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Accepted/In Press date: 23 March 2013
Published date: 28 March 2013
Organisations: Human Development & Health

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Local EPrints ID: 351087
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/351087
PURE UUID: 8124d335-5e45-42f3-81f3-df2d38eaad42
ORCID for Graham Roberts: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2252-1248

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Date deposited: 16 Apr 2013 12:09
Last modified: 28 Oct 2023 01:54

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Author: Sukhmeet S. Panesar
Author: Bright Nwaru
Author: Lennart Hickstein
Author: Tamara Rader
Author: Hala Hamadah
Author: Dana Fawziah-Ibrahim Ali
Author: Bhavesh Patel
Author: Antonella Muraro
Author: Graham Roberts ORCID iD
Author: Margitta Worm
Author: Aziz Sheikh
Author: Anna Wierzoch

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