Here you can find an overview of the paediatric food allergy research currently ongoing or recently completed in Australia. Click on the study name for more information.
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Study NameStudy FocusStudy DesignStudy AimPrinciple InvestigatorAdministering Institute
4-FEEDTreatmentInterventionTo 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 AllenThe Royal Children’s Hospital
PIFAPreventionObservationalTo determine whether the whole cell pertussis vaccine was protective against the development of food allergyTom SnellingTelethon Kids Institute
PrEggNutPreventionInterventionTo test whether the amount of eggs and peanuts a mother eats during pregnancy and breastfeeding has an influence on her baby’s food allergy developmentDebbie PalmerTelethon Kids Institute
SYMBAPreventionInterventionTo determine whether maternal prebiotic supplementation during pregnancy and breastfeeding can reduce the development of eczema in babiesSusan PrescottTelethon Kids Institute
VITALITYPreventionInterventionTo assess whether vitamin D supplementation during infancy can prevent food allergy in the first year of lifeKirsten PerrettMurdoch Children’s Research Institute
BEATPreventionInterventionTo study whether the early introduction of egg prevented egg sensitisation at 1 year of ageDianne CampbellThe Children's Hospital at Westmead
BISPreventionObservationalTo investigate the mechanistic basis of the increase in immune-related diseasesPeter Vuillermin and Anne-Louise PonsonbyBarwon Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Deakin University
EarlyNutsPreventionObservationalA population-based cross-sectional study of age at the introduction of allergenic foods and food allergy in infantsJennifer KoplinMurdoch Children's Research Institute
FPIESDiagnosisObservationalTo elucidate the immune mechanisms that drive FPIES reactions via mRNA and gene sequencing analysisDianne CampbellThe Children's Hospital at Westmead
HealthNutsPreventionObservationalTo 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 childhoodJennifer KoplinMurdoch Children's Research Institute
MACSEpidemiologyIntervention, then observationalTo determine effects of early life, childhood, adolescent and early adult exposures on eczema, food allergy, asthma, hay fever and lung functionShyamali DharmageUniversity of Melbourne
MIS BAIRPreventionInterventionTo assess whether the BCG vaccine will prevent food allergy, eczema and lower respiratory tract infections in the first 5 years of lifeNigel CurtisMurdoch Children's Research Institute
OPIATreatmentInterventionTo determine whether graded peanut ingestion along with a dietary fibre supplement can train the body to become tolerant to peanut in children with peanut allergyPeter HsuThe Children's Hospital at Westmead
OPTIMUMPreventionInterventionTo 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 allergyTom SnellingTelethon Kids Institute
PEBBLESPreventionInterventionTo find out if infant skin management with a particular cream, called EpiCeram™, might help reduce the chances that a child will develop allergiesAdrian LoweThe University of Melbourne
SchoolNutsPopulation PrevalenceObservationalTo 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 AllenMurdoch Children's Research Institute
PrEMOTreatmentInterventionTo assess the rate of sustained unresponsiveness and desensitisation following 18 months of probiotic egg oral immunotherapy (OIT) or probiotic milk OITAdriana LozinskyMurdoch Children’s Research Institute
PEATTreatmentInterventionTo test the hypothesis that probiotic and egg OIT is more effective than placebo at inducing sustained unresponsiveness (remission) in participants with egg allergy 8 weeks after end-of-treatmentMimi TangMurdoch Children’s Research Institute
PPOIT-003TreatmentInterventionTo 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 allergyPaxton LokeMurdoch Children’s Research Institute
Quality of life in children with food allergy studyQuality of LifeObservationalTo understand how food allergy affects quality of life, and how to better understand and measure the economic burden of changes in quality of life for food allergic children and their parents and carersDianne CampbellThe Children's Hospital at Westmead
Incidents of anaphylaxis from non-packaged food productsManagementObservationalTo get a better understanding about the incidents of anaphylaxis from non-packaged food products as a result of food purchased from food service establishmentsShyamali DharmageThe University of Melbourne
BabyEATSEpidemiologyObservationalTo evaluate the effectiveness of SMS messages as a tool for infant feeding advice related to allergen intakeMerryn NettingSouth Australian Health & Medical Research Institute
OzFITSEpidemiologyObservationalTo determine what children under two years of age are eating and drinking, and how today’s diets and feeding practices compare to Australian dietary guidelines.Merryn NettingSouth Australian Health & Medical Research Institute
CAKETreatmentInterventionTo help to find out if eating baked egg helps the development of tolerance to raw egg in children with allergy to raw egg.Maria MakridesSouth Australian Health & Medical Research Institute
TreEatPreventionInterventionTo find out if the introduction of multiple tree nuts in a hospital oral food challenge is better for prevention of tree nut allergy and is easier for families, than standard care.Kirsten PerrettMurdoch Children’s Research Institute

Last modified: October 16th 2019 | Date created: May 28th 2019