The list below provides an overview of the paediatric food allergy research currently ongoing or recently completed in Australia. Click on the study name for more information.
Researchers: Our aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of ALL paediatric food allergy research taking place in Australia, but we're not there yet! If your ongoing or recently completed project isn't included in this list, please contact us so that we can add it to this page.
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|Study Name||Study Focus||Study Design||Study Aim||Principle Investigator||Administering Institute|
|4-FEED||Prevention||Intervention||To assess whether a 4-food elimination diet (4-FED), in combination with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment, is superior to PPI monotherapy in children with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)||Katie Allen||Royal Children’s Hospital|
|PIFA||Prevention||Observational||To determine whether the whole cell pertussis vaccine was protective against the development of food allergy||Tom Snelling||Telethon Kids Institute|
|PrEggNut||Prevention||Intervention||To test whether the amount of eggs and peanuts a mother eats during pregnancy and breastfeeding has in influence on her baby’s food allergy development||Debbie Palmer||Telethon Kids Institute|
|SYMBA||Prevention||Intervention||To determine whether maternal prebiotic supplementation during pregnancy and breastfeeding can reduce the development of eczema in babies||Susan Prescott||Telethon Kids Institute|
|VITALITY||Prevention||Intervention||To assess whether vitamin D supplementation during infancy can prevent food allergy in the first year of life||Kirsten Perrett||Murdoch Children’s Research Institute|
|BEAT||Prevention||Intervention||To study whether the early introduction of egg prevented egg sensitisation at 1 year of age||Dianne Campbell||The Children's Hospital at Westmead|
|BIS||Prevention||Observational||To investigate the mechanistic basis of the increase in immune-related diseases||Peter Vuillermin and Anne-Louise Ponsonby||Barwon Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Deakin University|
|EarlyNuts||Prevention||Observational||A population-based cross-sectional study of age at the introduction of allergenic foods and food allergy in infants||Jennifer Koplin||Murdoch Children's Research Institute|
|FPIES||Diagnosis||Observational||To elucidate the immune mechanisms that drive FPIES reactions via mRNA and gene sequencing analysis||Dianne Campbell||The Children's Hospital at Westmead|
|HealthNuts||Prevention||Observational||To examine the natural history of allergic disorders including food allergy, asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis and the interplay of risk factors for development of these conditions in childhood||Jennifer Koplin||Murdoch Children's Research Institute|
|MACS||Epidemiology||Intervention, then observational||To determine effects of early life, childhood, adolescent and early adult exposures on eczema, food allergy, asthma, hay fever and lung function||Shyamali Dharmage||University of Melbourne|
|MIS BAIR||Prevention||Intervention||To assess whether the BCG vaccine will prevent food allergy, eczema and lower respiratory tract infections in the first 5 years of life||Nigel Curtis||Murdoch Children's Research Institute|
|OPIA||Treatment||Intervention||To determine whether graded peanut ingestion along with a dietary fibre supplement can train the body to become tolerant to peanut in children with peanut allergy||Peter Hsu||The Children's Hospital at Westmead|
|OPTIMUM||Prevention||Intervention||To investigate if giving a dose of 'whole-cell' whooping cough vaccine between 6 and 12 weeks of age, instead of the 'acellular' whooping cough vaccine can help protect against allergy||Tom Snelling||Telethon Kids Institute|
|PEBBLES||Prevention||Intervention||To find out if infant skin management with a particular cream, called EpiCeram™, might help reduce the chances that a child will develop allergies||Adrian Lowe||University of Melbourne|
|SchoolNuts||Population Prevalence||Observational||To determine the population prevalence of food allergy and risk factors for adverse reactions to foods in the early adolescent period (age 10-14 years)||Katie Allen||Murdoch Children's Research Institute|
|PrEMO||Treatment||Intervention||To assess the rate of sustained unresponsiveness and desensitisation following 18 months of probiotic egg oral immunotherapy (OIT) or probiotic milk OIT||Mimi Tang||Murdoch Children’s Research Institute|
|PPOIT-003||Treatment||Intervention||To determine if Probiotic and Peanut Oral Immunotherapy (PPOIT) is more effective than placebo and/or peanut OIT alone in inducing sustained unresponsiveness (SU) in children with peanut allergy||Paxton Loke||Murdoch Children’s Research Institute|
Last modified: April 2nd 2019 | Date created: January 25th 2019