Search for dissertations about: "cat allergen"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 45 swedish dissertations containing the words cat allergen.

  1. 1. Self-rated health and respiratory symptoms among civil aviation pilots : Occupational and non-occupational risk factors

    Author : Xi Fu; Dan Norbäck; Christer Janson; Berndt Stenberg; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Civil Aviation; Aircraft pilot; Indoor environment; Self-rated health SRH ; Respiratory health; Asthma; Rhinitis; Headache; Fatigue; Insom-nia; Body mass index BMI ; Sense of Coherence SOC ; Psychosocial work environment; Quantitative PCR; Fungal DNA; Volatile organic compounds of microbial origin MVOC ; Cat allergen; Dog allergen; Horse allergen;

    Abstract : There is concern about the indoor environment in aircraft but few stud-ies exist on self-rated health (SRH) and respiratory symptoms among pilots. Occupational and non-occupational risk factors for SRH, respira-tory symptoms and other symptoms among commercial pilots were investigated in this thesis. READ MORE

  2. 2. Cat allergen exposure at school : Evaluation of sampling methods and allergen avoidance strategies

    Author : Anne-Sophie Karlsson; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; School; child; cat allergen; Fel d 1; exposure; sampling; allergen avoidance; cat owner;

    Abstract : Cat allergy is the most common allergy among school children in Sweden. Cat allergen is ubiquitous in school premises and other public places and this indirect exposure to cat may induce symptoms among cat sensitized children with asthma. READ MORE

  3. 3. Effect of allergen specific immunotherapy on allergic inflammation in the upper and lower airways

    Author : Monica Arvidsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; birch pollen allergy; cat allergy; specific immunotherapy; rush immunotherapy; experimental allergen challenge; late asthmatic response;

    Abstract : Experimental allergen challenge is widely used in diagnostic practice and research in allergy, but its relationship to environmental exposures is not clarified. Both models of allergic diseases have been used in order to examine the effects of allergen specific immunotherapy (SIT). READ MORE

  4. 4. Novel allergen preparations for use in allergen-specific immunotherapy

    Author : Theresa Neimert Andersson; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Allergy; allergen-specific immunotherapy; adjuvants; carbohydrate-based particles; allergic asthma; mouse models; hypoallergens;

    Abstract : Allergy is a common disease in the industrialized countries, affecting approximately 25% of the population. Therefore, there is a need to find new treatment strategies to improve the quality of life for allergic individuals. Today the only treatment that gives long-lasting reduction of allergic symptoms is allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT). READ MORE

  5. 5. Environmental Factors in Relation to Asthma and Respiratory Symptoms among Schoolchildren in Sweden and Korea

    Author : Jeong-Lim Kim; Gunilla Wieslander; Dan Norbäck; Lena Elfman; Nils Åberg; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Medical sciences; Allergen; allergy; asthma; dampness; diet; environment; formaldehyde; nitrogen dioxide; plasticizer; schoolchildren; ultrafine particles; MEDICIN OCH VÅRD;

    Abstract : This thesis studied environmental factors in relation to asthma and respiratory symptoms among schoolchildren in two countries. In Sweden, 1014 pupils (5-14 year) in 8 schools participated. Wheeze was reported by 7.8%, current asthma by 5. READ MORE