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Advocacy and analysis – February 2024


Get entangled in our advocacy efforts to make sure meals allergy is taken significantly. Be taught how one can take part in a analysis alternative for kids with tree nut allergy involving immunotherapies. Plus, take a look at an easy-to-understand abstract of the medical trial outcomes of a peanut immunotherapy for younger youngsters.     

Advocacy in motion: Letter to Uber Eats relating to Tremendous Bowl advert – **Replace beneath**

We despatched a letter to Uber Eats relating to the portrayal of meals allergy of their 2024 Tremendous Bowl industrial titled “Don’t neglect Uber Eats”. Within the letter, we requested that they edit the industrial to take away the section of concern.

Whereas the industrial alienates people with meals allergy, the true hurt is lowering the notion of its seriousness within the broader neighborhood and reinforcing that it’s okay to make enjoyable of this probably life-threatening situation. 

**Replace as of February ninth**: Uber Eats has responded to our letter and linked with us about their Tremendous Bowl advert. They’ve confirmed that the clip depicting peanut allergy will probably be eliminated. That is nice information for the meals allergy neighborhood! Due to everybody who helped to make this occur, collectively, we’re making an influence.

Analysis examine: Name for participation for kids with tree nut allergy

assorted nuts background, large mix seeds. raw food products: pecan, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, macadamia, cashew, peanut and other

A analysis examine is underway in Hamilton, Ontario. The researchers are searching for youngsters aged 1-16 years who’ve been recognized with tree nut allergy, particularly to cashew, pistachio, walnut, pecan, almond, or hazelnut.

The examine is testing totally different immunotherapies to desensitize an individual with tree nut allergy by repeated exposures to very small quantities of tree nut via sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) or low-dose oral immunotherapy (IdOIT). SLIT is when a meals allergen is positioned beneath the tongue and OIT is when a meals allergen is eaten.

Meals Allergy Canada is concerned on this analysis via a affected person/caregiver partnership the place we offer enter on the design of the analysis, evaluate analysis outcomes, and make sure the affected person perspective is taken into account. 

Following is an announcement from the analysis crew with extra particulars. To be taught extra in regards to the examine and in case your little one is eligible to take part, full this type or e mail eia@mcmaster.ca.

Please share with others whose youngsters have tree nut allergy.

From the analysis crew:

Now enrolling: TRADE examine for kids with tree nut allergy

Does your little one have tree nut allergy and hopes to scale back their reactions to tree nuts? Your little one could also be eligible for our examine to trial therapies for tree nut allergy. TRADE is a randomized trial which makes use of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) or low-dose oral immunotherapy (ldOIT) in contrast with a placebo to evaluate the flexibility of various immunotherapies to desensitize tree nut allergy. 

Eligibility standards:

  • Kids between 1-16 years previous
  • Identified with tree nut allergy, particularly cashew, pistachio, walnut, pecan, almond, or hazelnut
  • Pores and skin prick take a look at of 3mm or larger or a serum tree nut-specific IgE of larger than 0.35kUA/L
  • Different eligibility standards will apply

Participation within the examine includes:

  • Taking the examine remedy for 52 weeks
  • No less than 10 examine visits to the clinic, which is situated in McMaster Kids’s Hospital, 1200 Predominant Road West, Hamilton ON

Potential advantages of this examine embrace:

  • Lowering the participant’s reactivity to tree nuts after unintended ingestion and altering the pure development of tree nut allergy by modifying the underlying immune response
  • The participant might turn out to be clinically and immunologically tolerant to the tree nut
  • Addressing unmet wants to determine protected tree nut allergy immunotherapy protocols and serving to docs and scientists to higher perceive meals allergy

TRADE is led by Dr. Derek Chu MD PhD FRCPC at McMaster College Hamilton, Ontario and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Well being Analysis, Ontario Ministry of Well being and Lengthy-Time period Care, Ontario Medical Affiliation, and Hamilton Well being Sciences.

To be taught extra about TRADE and eligibility standards, please full this kind or e mail eia@mcmaster.ca.

Analysis: Simple-to-understand abstract of Viaskin Peanut™ medical trial outcomes

Example of Viaskin patch. Source: DBV Technologies
Instance of Viaskin patch. Supply: DBV Applied sciences

A brand new abstract makes use of plain language to recap medical trial outcomes for Viaskin™ Peanut as a remedy choice for peanut allergy in youngsters aged 1-3 years. Viaskin Peanut relies on epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT) involving a patch that delivers a small quantity of peanut to the immune system via the pores and skin. Outcomes confirmed the peanut patch could also be a doable remedy choice to assist desensitize younger youngsters with peanut allergy to peanut.

Tags: Analysis, TRADE examine, tree nut allergy, Uber Eats

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