Allergy is an important factor in asthma exacerbation: A Pro/Con Debate
Article first published online: 26 AUG 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Respirology © 2010 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Volume 15, Issue 7, pages 1021–1027, October 2010
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CUSTOVIC, A., SIMPSON, A., BARDIN, P. G. and LE SOUËF, P. (2010), Allergy is an important factor in asthma exacerbation: A Pro/Con Debate. Respirology, 15: 1021–1027. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01826.x
The Authors: Adnan Custovic MD, PhD is Professor of Allergy and Head of Respiratory Research Group at the School of Translational Medicine, University of Manchester. His academic work focuses principally on the gene and environment interactions in the development of allergic diseases and primary prevention of asthma. At national level Professor Custovic serves as a Secretary of the BSACI (2009–2011). At an international level, he serves as a Chairman of the Asthma Section of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Angela Simpson MRCP, PhD is Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine at the University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician at University Hospital of South Manchester. Her research interest is in early life risk factors for asthma and allergies, with a focus on gene–environment interactions. Dr Simpson coordinates the UK collaboration of asthma birth cohort studies and is an active member of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology Standards of Care Committee. Philip G. Bardin FRACP, PhD is Professor and Director, Lung and Sleep Medicine, Monash University and Medical Centre, Melbourne. He is an active clinician, committed to involving clinicians in research and holds research grants from various sources including three current NH&MRC project grants. Professor Bardin was chair of the NH&MRC Respiratory Research Panel in 2009 and his virus research laboratory in Melbourne is one of only a handful worldwide that is able to conduct studies of RV and its impact on allergic diseases. Peter N. Le Souëf MBBS(WA), MRCP(UK), FRACP MD is Winthrop Professor of Paediatrics and Head, School of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Western Australia. He is also Consultant Respiratory Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, Western Australia. His research focuses on immunogenetics in asthma, infectious disease and human evolution.
Conflict of Interest statement: P.N. Le Souëf has been a consultant for AstraZeneca, Genentech, GSK and Roche. He or his research group have received research funding from Abbott, AstraZeneca, Genentech, GSK, MSD and Pharmaxis.
- Issue published online: 27 SEP 2010
- Article first published online: 26 AUG 2010
- Received 23 June 2010; accepted 27 June 2010 (Associate Editor: Y.C. Gary Lee).
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