Research recommendation(s) from an individual piece of guidance
|Guidance||Food allergy in under 19s: assessment and diagnosis|
|Date issued||February 2011|
Research recommendations coming out of this guidance
- Prevalence and natural history of non-IgE-mediated food allergy:- How common are non-IgE-mediated food allergies in children and young people in primary care and community settings and when food allergies may be outgrown?
- Clinical predictors of non-IgE-mediated food allergy:- Which features in the clinical history best predict the presence of non-IgEmediated food allergy in children and young people in primary care and community settings?
- Information needs for children and young people:- during their care pathway to diagnosis of food allergy:- What do children and young people with IgE-mediated food allergy and their parents or carers want to know during the process of diagnosis and how is this demand best met?
- Values of skin prick testing and specific IgE antibody testing and their predictive value:- Can skin prick testing and specific IgE antibody testing cut-off points be established to diagnose IgE-mediated food allergy in children and young people, and to predict the severity of reaction?
- Modes of provision of support to healthcare professionals:- What would be the impact of dietetic telephone support to healthcare professionals to aid in the diagnosis and assessment of babies showing non-IgE-mediated food allergy symptoms in primary care and community settings?