Birth cohorts in asthma and allergic diseases: report of a NIAID/NHLBI/MeDALL joint workshop

Bousquet, Jean, Gern, James E., Martinez, Fernando D., Anto, Josep M., Johnson, Christine C., Holt, Patrick G., Lemanske Jr., Robert F., Le Souef, Peter N., Tepper, Robert S., von Mutius, Erika R. M., Arshad, S. Hasan, Bacharier, Leonard B., Becker, Allan, Belanger, Kathleen, Bergstrom, Anna, Bernstein, David I., Cabana, Michael D., Carroll, Kecia N., Castro, Mario, Cooper, Philip J., Gillman, Matthew W., Gold, Diane R., Henderson, John, Heinrich, Joachim, Hong, Soo-Jong, Jackson, Daniel J., Keil, Thomas, Kozyrskyj, Anita L., Lodrup Carlsen, Karin C., Miller, Rachel L., Momas, Isabelle, Morgan, Wayne J., Noel, Patricia, Ownby, Dennis R., Pinart, Mariona, Ryan, Patrick H., Schwaninger, Julie M., Sears, Malcolm R., Simpson, Angela, Smit, Henriette A., Stern, Debra A., Subbarao, Padmaja, Valenta, Rudolf, Wang, Xiaobin, Weiss, Scott T., Wood, Robert, Wright, Anne L., Wright, Rosalind J., Togias, Alkis and Gergen, Peter J. (2014) Birth cohorts in asthma and allergic diseases: report of a NIAID/NHLBI/MeDALL joint workshop. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 133 6: 1535-1546. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2014.01.018

Author Bousquet, Jean
Gern, James E.
Martinez, Fernando D.
Anto, Josep M.
Johnson, Christine C.
Holt, Patrick G.
Lemanske Jr., Robert F.
Le Souef, Peter N.
Tepper, Robert S.
von Mutius, Erika R. M.
Arshad, S. Hasan
Bacharier, Leonard B.
Becker, Allan
Belanger, Kathleen
Bergstrom, Anna
Bernstein, David I.
Cabana, Michael D.
Carroll, Kecia N.
Castro, Mario
Cooper, Philip J.
Gillman, Matthew W.
Gold, Diane R.
Henderson, John
Heinrich, Joachim
Hong, Soo-Jong
Jackson, Daniel J.
Keil, Thomas
Kozyrskyj, Anita L.
Lodrup Carlsen, Karin C.
Miller, Rachel L.
Momas, Isabelle
Morgan, Wayne J.
Noel, Patricia
Ownby, Dennis R.
Pinart, Mariona
Ryan, Patrick H.
Schwaninger, Julie M.
Sears, Malcolm R.
Simpson, Angela
Smit, Henriette A.
Stern, Debra A.
Subbarao, Padmaja
Valenta, Rudolf
Wang, Xiaobin
Weiss, Scott T.
Wood, Robert
Wright, Anne L.
Wright, Rosalind J.
Togias, Alkis
Gergen, Peter J.
Title Birth cohorts in asthma and allergic diseases: report of a NIAID/NHLBI/MeDALL joint workshop
Journal name Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1097-6825
Publication date 2014-06-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jaci.2014.01.018
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 133
Issue 6
Start page 1535
End page 1546
Total pages 12
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Mosby
Language eng
Abstract Population-based birth cohorts on asthma and allergies increasingly provide new insights into the development and natural history of the diseases. More than 130 birth cohorts focusing on asthma and allergy have been initiated in the last 30 years. A National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Mechanisms of the Development of Allergy (MeDALL; Framework Programme 7 of the European Commission) joint workshop was held in Bethesda, Maryland, on September 11-12, 2012, with 3 objectives: (1) documenting the knowledge that asthma/allergy birth cohorts have provided, (2) identifying the knowledge gaps and inconsistencies, and (3) developing strategies for moving forward, including potential new study designs and the harmonization of existing asthma birth cohort data. The meeting was organized around the presentations of 5 distinct workgroups: (1) clinical phenotypes, (2) risk factors, (3) immune development of asthma and allergy, (4) pulmonary development, and (5) harmonization of existing birth cohorts. This article presents the workgroup reports and provides Web links ( or, where the reader will find tables describing the characteristics of the birth cohorts included in this report, the type of data collected at differing ages, and a selected bibliography provided by the participating birth cohorts.
Keyword Allergy
Birth cohorts
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)
Mechanisms of the Development of Allergy (MeDALL)
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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