Respiratory Allergy

Section edited by Carlo Lombardi

  1. Research

    Selecting optimal second-generation antihistamines for allergic rhinitis and urticaria in Asia

    Allergic diseases are on the rise in many parts of the world, including the Asia–Pacific (APAC) region. Second-generation antihistamines are the first-line treatment option in the management of allergic rhinit...

    Marysia Tiongco Recto, Ma. Teresita Gabriel, Kanokvalai Kulthanan, Pongsakorn Tantilipikorn, Derrick Chen-Wee Aw, Tak Hong Lee, Ch’ng Chin Chwen, Somasundran Mutusamy, Nguyen Trong Hao, Vo Thanh Quang and Giorgio Walter Canonica

    Clinical and Molecular Allergy 2017 15:19

    Published on: 1 November 2017

  2. Review

    Association between HMGB1 and asthma: a literature review

    Recently, some studies demonstrated that HMGB1, as proinflammatory mediator belonging to the alarmin family, has a key role in different acute and chronic immune disorders. Asthma is a complex disease characte...

    Egidio Imbalzano, Sebastiano Quartuccio, Eleonora Di Salvo, Teresa Crea, Marco Casciaro and Sebastiano Gangemi

    Clinical and Molecular Allergy 2017 15:12

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  3. Commentary

    SANI-Severe Asthma Network in Italy: a way forward to monitor severe asthma

    Even if severe asthma (SA) accounts for 5–10% of all cases of the disease, it is currently a crucial unmet need, owing its difficult clinical management and its high social costs. For this reason several netwo...

    G. Senna, M. Guerriero, P. L. Paggiaro, F. Blasi, M. Caminati, E. Heffler, M. Latorre and G. W. Canonica

    Clinical and Molecular Allergy 2017 15:9

    Published on: 10 April 2017

  4. Review

    Burden of allergic respiratory disease: a systematic review

    This meta-analysis compared the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of patients with allergic rhinitis (AR) and/or allergic asthma (AA) caused by perennial house dust mite (HDM) versus AR and/or AA caused by...

    A. Linneberg, K. Dam Petersen, J. Hahn-Pedersen, E. Hammerby, N. Serup-Hansen and N. Boxall

    Clinical and Molecular Allergy 2016 14:12

    Published on: 28 September 2016

  5. Commentary

    Appropriateness in allergic respiratory diseases health care in Italy: definitions and organizational aspects

    In a historical period in which sustainability of the National Health Service is mandatory because of the international economical situation, the limited available resources at national level and the tendency ...

    Carlo Lombardi, Eleonora Savi, Maria Teresa Costantino, Enrico Heffler, Manlio Milanese, Giovanni Passalacqua and Giorgio Walter Canonica

    Clinical and Molecular Allergy 2016 14:5

    Published on: 19 April 2016

  6. Research

    Asthma under/misdiagnosis in primary care setting: an observational community-based study in Italy

    Published data suggest that asthma is significantly under/misdiagnosed. The present community-based study performed in Italy aims at investigating the level of asthma under/misdiagnosis among patients referrin...

    Maria Sandra Magnoni, Marco Caminati, Gianenrico Senna, Fabio Arpinelli, Andrea Rizzi, Anna Rita Dama, Michele Schiappoli, Germano Bettoncelli and Gaetano Caramori

    Clinical and Molecular Allergy 2015 13:26

    Published on: 16 November 2015

  7. Review

    Biomarkers and severe asthma: a critical appraisal

    Severe asthma (SA) is a clinically and etiologically heterogeneous respiratory disease which affects among 5–10 % of asthmatic patients. Despite high-dose therapy, a large patients percentage is not fully cont...

    Alessandra Chiappori, Laura De Ferrari, Chiara Folli, Pierluigi Mauri, Anna Maria Riccio and Giorgio Walter Canonica

    Clinical and Molecular Allergy 2015 13:20

    Published on: 1 October 2015

  8. Review

    Escaping the trap of allergic rhinitis

    Rhinitis is often the first symptom of allergy but is frequently ignored and classified as a nuisance condition. Ironically it has the greatest socioeconomic burden worldwide caused by its impact on work and o...

    Oliviero Rossi, Ilaria Massaro, Marco Caminati, Cristina Quecchia, Filippo Fassio, Enrico Heffler and Giorgio Walter Canonica

    Clinical and Molecular Allergy 2015 13:17

    Published on: 4 August 2015

  9. Review

    Choosing wisely: practical considerations on treatment efficacy and safety of asthma in the elderly

    The prevalence of asthma in the most advanced ages is similar to that of younger ages. However, the concept that older individuals may suffer from allergic asthma has been largely denied in the past, and a com...

    Nicola Scichilone, Maria T Ventura, Matteo Bonini, Fulvio Braido, Caterina Bucca, Marco Caminati, Stefano Del Giacco, Enrico Heffler, Carlo Lombardi, Andrea Matucci, Manlio Milanese, Roberto Paganelli, Giovanni Passalacqua, Vincenzo Patella, Erminia Ridolo, Giovanni Rolla…

    Clinical and Molecular Allergy 2015 13:7

    Published on: 22 June 2015

  10. Review

    Pidotimod: the state of art

    Despite the use of antibiotics and vaccines, the frequency of respiratory tract infections is still high and these infections interest a wide range of patients, from children to aged people, including in parti...

    Beatrice E Ferrario, Silvia Garuti, Fulvio Braido and Giorgio W Canonica

    Clinical and Molecular Allergy 2015 13:8

    Published on: 21 May 2015

  11. Research

    Prevalence of positive atopy patch test in an unselected pediatric population

    In the latest decades, epidemiological studies on allergic disorders in children, including atopic dermatitis, rhinitis and asthma, demonstrated a continuous increase in prevalence. However, such studies are u...

    Nicola Fuiano, Giuliana Diddi, Maurizio Delvecchio and Cristoforo Incorvaia C

    Clinical and Molecular Allergy 2015 13:2

    Published on: 7 May 2015

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Clinical and Molecular Allergy 2015 13:18