MAAS Research Papers

Allergen-specific IgG antibody levels modify the relationship between allergen-specific IgE and wheezing in childhood.
Custovic A, Soderstrom L, Ahlstedt S, Sly PD, Simpson A, Holt PG.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Jun;127(6):1480-5. Epub 2011 Apr 13.   

Molecular diagnosis of peanut and legume allergy.
Nicolaou N, Custovic A.
Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Jun;11(3):222-8.   

Peanut allergy: overestimated in epidemiology or underdiagnosed in primary care?
Custovic A, Nicolaou N.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Mar;127(3):631-2.   

Effect of day care attendance on sensitization and atopic wheezing differs by Toll-like receptor 2 genotype in 2 population-based birth cohort studies.
Custovic A, Rothers J, Stern D, Simpson A, Woodcock A, Wright AL, Nicolaou NC,Hankinson J, Halonen M, Martinez FD.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Feb;127(2):390-397.e1-9.   

Quantification of specific IgE to whole peanut extract and peanut components in prediction of peanut allergy.
Nicolaou N, Murray C, Belgrave D, Poorafshar M, Simpson A, Custovic A.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Mar;127(3):684-5. Epub 2011 Jan 26.   

Effect of addition of salmeterol versus doubling the dose of fluticasone propionate on specific airway resistance in children with asthma.
Murray CS, Custovic A, Lowe LA, Aldington S, Williams M, Beasley R, Woodcock A.
Allergy Asthma Proc. 2010 Sep;31(5):415-21.   

Household characteristics and allergen and endotoxin levels in Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic.
Al Ali W, Custovic A, Simpson A, Khoury A, Woodcock A.
East Mediterr Health J. 2010 Jul;16(7):717-24.   

Allergy is an important factor in asthma exacerbation: a pro/con debate. Respirology.
Custovic A, Simpson A, Bardin PG, Le Sou�f P.
2010 Oct;15(7):1021-7.doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01826.x. Epub 2010 Aug 27.   

Increased serum-soluble interleukin-5 receptor alpha level precedes the development of eczema in children.
Semic-Jusufagic A, Gevaert P, Bachert C, Murray C, Simpson A, Custovic A.
Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2010Nov;21(7):1052-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3038.2010.01077.x. Epub 2010 Aug 23.   

Body mass index in young children and allergic disease: gender differences in a longitudinal study.
Murray CS, Canoy D, Buchan I, Woodcock A, Simpson A, Custovic A.
Clin Exp Allergy. 2011 Jan;41(1):78-85. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2222.2010.03598.x. Epub 2010 Aug 16.   

Changes in the FEV1/FVCratio during childhood and adolescence: an intercontinental study.
Quanjer PH, Stanojevic S, Stocks J, Hall GL, Prasad KV, Cole TJ, Rosenthal M,Perez-Padilla R, Hankinson JL, Falaschetti E, Golshan M, Brunekreef B, Al-Rawas O, K�hr J, Trabelsi Y, Ip MS; Global Lungs Initiative.
Eur Respir J. 2010 Dec;36(6):1391-9. Epub 2010 Mar 29.   

Beyond atopy: multiple patterns of sensitization in relation to asthma in a birth cohort study.
Simpson A, Tan VY, Winn J, Svens�n M, Bishop CM, Heckerman DE, Buchan I, Custovic A.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Jun 1;181(11):1200-6. Epub 2010 Feb 18.   

Asthma UK. Reference equations for specific airway resistance in children: the Asthma UK initiative.
Kirkby J, Stanojevic S, Welsh L, Lum S, Badier M, Beardsmore C, Custovic A, Nielsen K, Paton J, Tomalak W, Stocks J;
Eur Respir J.2010 Sep;36(3):622-9. Epub 2010 Feb 11.   

Allergy or tolerance in children sensitized to peanut: prevalence and differentiation using component-resolved diagnostics.
Nicolaou N, Poorafshar M, Murray C, Simpson A, Winell H, Kerry G, H�rlin A, Woodcock A, Ahlstedt S, Custovic A.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Jan;125(1):191-7.e1-13.   

Dietary antioxidant intake, allergic sensitization and allergic diseases in young children.
Patel S, Murray CS, Woodcock A, Simpson A, Custovic A.
Allergy. 2009 Dec;64(12):1766-72. Epub 2009 Oct 1.   

Prevention of allergic sensitization by environmental control.
Simpson A, Custovic A.
Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2009 Sep;9(5):363-9. Review.   

Spirometry centile charts for young Caucasian children: the Asthma UK Collaborative Initiative.
Stanojevic S, Wade A, Cole TJ, Lum S, Custovic A, Silverman M, Hall GL, Welsh L, Kirkby J, Nystad W, Badier M, Davis S, Turner S, Piccioni P, Vilozni D, Eigen H, Vlachos-Mayer H, Zheng J, Tomalak W, Jones M, Hankinson JL, Stocks J; AsthmaUK Spirometry Collaborative Group.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009Sep 15;180(6):547-52. Epub 2009 Jul 2.   

Primary prevention by avoidance and elimination.
Custovic A.
Drugs Today (Barc). 2008 Dec;44 Suppl B:11-5.   

Definition, assessment and treatment of wheezing disorders in preschoolchildren: an evidence-based approach.
Brand PL, Baraldi E, Bisgaard H, Boner AL, Castro-Rodriguez JA, Custovic A, de Blic J, de Jongste JC, Eber E, Everard ML, Frey U, Gappa M, Garcia-Marcos L, Grigg J, Lenney W, Le Sou�f P, McKenzie S, Merkus PJ, Midulla F, Paton JY,Piacentini G, Pohunek P, Rossi GA, Seddon P, Silverman M, Sly PD, Stick S,Valiulis A, van Aalderen WM, Wildhaber JH, Wennergren G, Wilson N, Zivkovic Z,Bush A.
Eur Respir J. 2008 Oct;32(4):1096-110.Review.   

Early identification of atopy in the prediction of persistent asthma in children.
Sly PD, Boner AL, Bj�rksten B, Bush A, Custovic A, Eigenmann PA, Gern JE, Gerritsen J, Hamelmann E, Helms PJ, Lemanske RF, Martinez F, Pedersen S, Renz H, Sampson H, von Mutius E, Wahn U, Holt PG.
Lancet. 2008 Sep20;372(9643):1100-6. Review.   

Day-care attendance, position in sibship, and early childhood wheezing: a population-based birth cohort study.
Nicolaou NC, Simpson A, Lowe LA, Murray CS, Woodcock A, Custovic A.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 Sep;122(3):500-6.e5.   

Gene-environment interaction in the onset of eczema in infancy: filaggrin loss-of-function mutations enhanced by neonatal cat exposure.
Bisgaard H, Simpson A, Palmer CN, B�nnelykke K, McLean I, Mukhopadhyay S, Pipper CB, Halkjaer LB, Lipworth B, Hankinson J, Woodcock A, Custovic A.
PLoS Med. 2008 Jun 24;5(6):e131.   

Dimensions of respiratory symptoms in preschool children: population-based birth cohort study.
Smith JA, Drake R, Simpson A, Woodcock A, Pickles A, Custovic A.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008 Jun 15;177(12):1358-63. Epub 2008 Mar 20.   

Active smoking among asthmatic youth--how concerned we need to be.
Semic-Jusufagic A, Custovic A.
Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2007;2(1):3-4.   

Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum is associated with atopic eczema: a nested case-control study investigating the fecal microbiota of infants.
Gore C, Munro K, Lay C, Bibiloni R, Morris J, Woodcock A, Custovic A, Tannock GW.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 Jan;121(1):135-40. Epub 2007 Sep 27.   

Quantification of atopy and the probability of rhinitis in preschool children: a population-based birth cohort study.
Marinho S, Simpson A, S�derstr�m L, Woodcock A, Ahlstedt S, Custovic A.
Allergy. 2007 Dec;62(12):1379-86. Epub 2007 ep 5.   

Rhinoconjunctivitis in 5-year-old children: a population-based birth cohort study.
Marinho S, Simpson A, Lowe L, Kissen P, Murray C, Custovic A.
Allergy. 2007 Apr;62(4):385-93.   

Staphylococcus aureus sensitization and allergic disease in early childhood: population-based birth cohort study.
Semic-Jusufagic A, Bachert C, Gevaert P, Holtappels G, Lowe L, Woodcock A, Simpson A, Custovic A.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2007 Apr;119(4):930-6. Epub 2007 Feb 9.   

Secondary prevention of asthma by the use of Inhaled Fluticasone propionate in Wheezy INfants (IFWIN): double-blind, randomised, controlled study.
Murray CS, Woodcock A, Langley SJ, Morris J, Custovic A; IFWIN study team.
Lancet. 2006 Aug 26;368(9537):754-62.   

European birth cohort studies on asthma and atopic diseases: II. Comparison of outcomes and exposures--a GA2LEN initiative.
Keil T, Kulig M, Simpson A, Custovic A, Wickman M, Kull I, L�drup Carlsen KC, Carlsen KH, Smit HA, Wijga AH, Schmid S, Von Berg A, Bollrath C, Eller E, Bindslev-Jensen C, Halken S, H�st A, Heinrich J, Fantini MP, Brunekreef B, Kr�merU, Willich SN, Wahn U, Lau S; working group of GA2LEN-WP 1.5 Birth Cohorts.
Allergy. 2006 Sep;61(9):1104-11.  

What are we learning from genetic cohort studies?
Custovic A, Simpson A.
Paediatr Respir Rev. 2006;7 Suppl 1:S90-2. Epub 2006 Jun 5. Review.   

Allergen avoidance in the secondary and tertiary prevention of allergic diseases: does it work?
Marinho S, Simpson A, Custovic A.
Prim Care Respir J. 2006 Jun;15(3):152-8. Epub 2006 Mar 29. Review.   

Protective parasites and medicinal microbes? The case for the hygiene hypothesis.
Gore C, Custovic A.
Prim Care Respir J. 2004 Jun;13(2):68-75; discussion 83.   

Exhaled breath condensate pH and childhood asthma: unselected birth cohort study.
Nicolaou NC, Lowe LA, Murray CS, Woodcock A, Simpson A, Custovic A.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2006 Aug 1;174(3):254-9. Epub 2006 May 4.   

Atopic wheezing and early life antibiotic exposure: a nested case-control study.
Thomas M, Custovic A, Woodcock A, Morris J, Simpson A, Murray CS.
Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2006 May;17(3):184-8.   

Endotoxin exposure, CD14, and allergic disease: an interaction between genes and the environment.
Simpson A, John SL, Jury F, Niven R, Woodcock A, Ollier WE, Custovic A.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2006 Aug 15;174(4):386-92. Epub 2006 Apr 13.   

Intranasal air sampling in homes: relationships among reservoir allergen concentrations and asthma severity.
Gore RB, Curbishley L, Truman N, Hadley E, Woodcock A, Langley SJ, Custovic A.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2006 Mar;117(3):649-55.   

Dietary intake in sensitized children with recurrent wheeze and healthy controls: a nested case-control study.
Murray CS, Simpson B, Kerry G, Woodcock A, Custovic A.
Allergy. 2006 Apr;61(4):438-42.   

Environmental exposures, genetic predisposition and allergic diseases: one size never fits all.
Semic-Jusufagic A, Simpson A, Custovic A.
Allergy. 2006 Apr;61(4):397-9.   

Domestic allergen and endotoxin exposure and allergic sensitization in Cyprus.
Nicolaou N, Yiallouros P, Pipis S, Ioannou P, Simpson A, Custovic A.
Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2006 Feb;17(1):17-21.   

European birth cohort studies on asthma and atopic diseases: I. Comparison of study designs -- a GALEN initiative.
Keil T, Kulig M, Simpson A, Custovic A, Wickman M, Kull I, L�drup Carlsen KC, Carlsen KH, Smit HA, Wijga AH, Schmid S, Berg A, Bollrath C, Eller E, Bindslev-Jensen C, Halken S, H�st A, Heinrich J, Porta D, Forastiere F,Brunekreef B, Kr�mer U, Willich SN, Wahn U, Lau S; Working Group of GA(2)LEN-WP1.5 'Birth Cohorts'.
Allergy. 2006 Feb;61(2):221-8. Review.   

Study of modifiable risk factors for asthma exacerbations: virus infection and allergen exposure increase the risk of asthma hospital admissions in children.
Murray CS, Poletti G, Kebadze T, Morris J, Woodcock A, Johnston SL, Custovic A.
Thorax. 2006 May;61(5):376-82. Epub 2005 Dec 29.   

Fungal contamination of bedding.
Woodcock AA, Steel N, Moore CB, Howard SJ, Custovic A, Denning DW.
Allergy. 2006 Jan;61(1):140-2.   

High-efficiency vacuum cleaners increase personal mite allergen exposure, but only slightly.
Gore RB, Durrell B, Bishop S, Curbishley L, Woodcock A, Custovic A.
Allergy. 2006 Jan;61(1):119-23.   

IgE antibody quantification and the probability of wheeze in preschool children.
Simpson A, Soderstrom L, Ahlstedt S, Murray CS, Woodcock A, Custovic A.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2005 Oct;116(4):744-9. Epub 2005 Aug 8.   

Allergens, viruses, and asthma exacerbations.
Murray CS, Simpson A, Custovic A.
Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2004;1(2):99-104. Review.   

Fecal microbiota in sensitized wheezy and non-sensitized non-wheezy children: a nested case-control study.
Murray CS, Tannock GW, Simon MA, Harmsen HJ, Welling GW, Custovic A, Woodcock A.
Clin Exp Allergy. 2005 Jun;35(6):741-5.   

The information needs and preferred roles in treatment decision-making of parents caring for infants with atopic dermatitis: a qualitative study.
Gore C, Johnson RJ, Caress AL, Woodcock A, Custovic A.
Allergy. 2005 Jul;60(7):938-43.   

The role of allergen avoidance in the secondary prevention of atopic disorders.
Simpson A, Custovic A.
Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2005 Jun;5(3):223-7. Review.   

Potential roles in rhinitis for protease and other enzymatic activities of allergens.
Sehgal N, Custovic A, Woodcock A.
Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2005 May;5(3):221-6. Review.   

Pets and the development of allergic sensitization.
Simpson A, Custovic A.
Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2005 May;5(3):212-20. Review.   

Allergy and infection: understanding their relationship.
Custovic A, Murray C, Simpson A.
Allergy. 2005;60 Suppl 79:10-3. Review.   

Polymorphisms in a disintegrin and metalloprotease 33 (ADAM33) predict impaired early-life lung function.
Simpson A, Maniatis N, Jury F, Cakebread JA, Lowe LA, Holgate ST, Woodcock A,Ollier WE, Collins A, Custovic A, Holloway JW, John SL.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005 Jul 1;172(1):55-60. Epub 2005 Apr 1.  

Relationship between exposure to domestic allergens and bronchial hyperresponsiveness in non-sensitised, atopic asthmatic subjects.
Langley SJ, Goldthorpe S, Craven M, Woodcock A, Custovic A.
Thorax. 2005 Jan;60(1):17-21.   

Asthma and sensitization in a community with low indoor allergen levels and low pet-keeping frequency.
Al-Mousawi MS, Lovel H, Behbehani N, Arifhodzic N, Woodcock A, Custovic A.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 Dec;114(6):1389-94.   

Behavior problems antecede the development of wheeze in childhood: a birth cohort study.
Calam R, Gregg L, Simpson A, Simpson B, Woodcock A, Custovic A.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005 Feb 15;171(4):323-7. Epub 2004 Nov 19.   

Wheeze phenotypes and lung function in preschool children.
Lowe LA, Simpson A, Woodcock A, Morris J, Murray CS, Custovic A; NAC Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study Group.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005 Feb 1;171(3):231-7. Epub 2004 Oct 22.   

Lung function at age 3 years: effect of pet ownership and exposure to indoor allergens.
Lowe LA, Woodcock A, Murray CS, Morris J, Simpson A, Custovic A.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004 Oct;158(10):996-1001.   

Environmental allergen exposure, sensitisation and asthma: from whole populations to individuals at risk.
Custovic A, Simpson A.
Thorax. 2004 Oct;59(10):825-7.   

World Allergy Organization guidelines for prevention of allergy and allergic asthma.
Asher I, Baena-Cagnani C, Boner A, Canonica GW, Chuchalin A, Custovic A, Dagli E, Haahtela T, Haus M, Lemmo-Hoten M, Holgate S, Holloway J, Holt P, Host A, Iikura Y, Johansson SG, Kaplan A, Kowalski ML, Lockey RF, Naspitz C, Odhiambo J, Ring J, Sastre J, Venables K, Vichyanond P, Volovitz B, Wahn U, Warner J,Weiss K, Zhong NS; World Allergy Organization. s
Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2004 Sep;135(1):83-92.   

Reported versus confirmed wheeze and lung function in early life.
Lowe L, Murray CS, Martin L, Deas J, Cashin E, Poletti G, Simpson A, Woodcock A, Custovic A.
Arch Dis Child. 2004 Jun;89(6):540-3.   

NAC Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study Group.Early life environmental control: effect on symptoms, sensitization, and lung function at age 3 years.
Woodcock A, Lowe LA, Murray CS, Simpson BM, Pipis SD, Kissen P, Simpson A, Custovic A;
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Aug 15;170(4):433-9. Epub 2004 May13.   

NACMAAS Study Group. Tobacco smoke exposure, wheeze, and atopy.
Murray CS, Woodcock A, Smillie FI, Cain G, Kissen P, Custovic A;
Pediatr Pulmonol. 2004 Jun;37(6):492-8.   

Allergen avoidance in the primary prevention of asthma.
Simpson A, Custovic A.
Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 Feb;4(1):45-51. Review.   

The role of allergen avoidance in primary and secondary prevention.
Simpson A, Custovic A.
Pediatr Pulmonol Suppl. 2004;26:225-8.   

Manchester cohort.
Custovic A, Simpson A, Woodcock A.
Pediatr Pulmonol Suppl. 2004;26:12-3.   

Childhood asthma.
Lowe L, Custovic A, Woodcock A.
Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2004 Mar;4(2):159-65. Review.   

Can we prevent allergy?
Gore C, Custovic A.
Allergy. 2004 Feb;59(2):151-61. Review.   

Relationship among pulmonary function, bronchial reactivity, and exhaled nitric oxide in a large group of asthmatic patients.
Langley SJ, Goldthorpe S, Custovic A, Woodcock A.
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003 Oct;91(4):398-404.   

National Asthma Campaign Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study Group. Urinary eosinophilic protein X, atopy, and symptoms suggestive of allergic disease at 3years of age.
Gore C, Peterson CG, Kissen P, Simpson BM, Lowe LA, Woodcock A, Custovic A;
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Oct;112(4):702-8.   

Childhood asthma, behavior problems, and family functioning.
Calam R, Gregg L, Simpson B, Morris J, Woodcock A, Custovic A.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Sep;112(3):499-504.   

Stringent environmental control in pregnancy and early life: the long-term effects on mite, cat and dog allergen.
Simpson A, Simpson B, Custovic A, Craven M, Woodcock A.
Clin Exp Allergy. 2003 Sep;33(9):1183-9.   

Exposure and sensitization to indoor allergens: association with lung function, bronchial reactivity, and exhaled nitric oxide measures in asthma.
Langley SJ, Goldthorpe S, Craven M, Morris J, Woodcock A, Custovic A.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Aug;112(2):362-8.   

Primary and secondary prevention of allergic airway disease.
Gore C, Custovic A.
Paediatr Respir Rev. 2003 Sep;4(3):213-24. Review.   

Control of exposure to mite allergen and allergen-impermeable bed covers for adults with asthma.
Woodcock A, Forster L, Matthews E, Martin J, Letley L, Vickers M, Britton J, Strachan D, Howarth P, Altmann D, Frost C, Custovic A; Medical Research Council General Practice Research Framework.
N Engl J Med. 2003 Jul17;349(3):225-36.   

Air filtration units in homes with cats: can they reduce personal exposure to cat allergen?
Gore RB, Bishop S, Durrell B, Curbishley L, Woodcock A, Custovic A.
Clin Exp Allergy. 2003 Jun;33(6):765-9.   

High-efficiency particulate arrest-filter vacuum cleaners increase personal cat allergen exposure in homes with cats.
Gore RB, Durrell B, Bishop S, Curbishley L, Woodcock A, Custovic A.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003Apr;111(4):784-7.   

NAC Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study Group. The National Asthma Campaign Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study.
Custovic A, Simpson BM, Murray CS, Lowe L, Woodcock A;
Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2002;13 Suppl 15:32-7. Review.   

National Asthma Campaign Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study Group. Current mite, cat, and dog allergen exposure, pet ownership, and sensitization to inhalant allergens in adults.
Custovic A, Simpson BM, Simpson A, Hallam CL, Marolia H, Walsh D, Campbell J, Woodcock A;
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Feb;111(2):402-7.   

Early pet exposure: friend or foe?
Simpson A, Custovic A.
Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Feb;3(1):7-14. Review.   

Skin test reactivity to natural and recombinant Blomia and Dermatophagoides spp. allergens among mite allergic patients in the UK.
Simpson A, Green R, Custovic A, Woodcock A, Arruda LK, Chapman MD.
Allergy. 2003 Jan;58(1):53-6.   

Childhood asthma.
Lowe L, Custovic A, Woodcock A.
Curr Allergy Asthma Rep.2003 Mar;3(2):109-14. Review.   

Clinical effects of air filters in homes of asthmatic adults sensitized and exposed to pet allergens.
Francis H, Fletcher G, Anthony C, Pickering C, Oldham L, Hadley E, Custovic A, Niven R.
Clin Exp Allergy. 2003 Jan;33(1):101-5.   

Clostridium difficile, atopy and wheeze during the first year of life.
Woodcock A, Moradi M, Smillie FI, Murray CS, Burnie JP, Custovic A.
Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2002 Oct;13(5):357-60.   

Seasonal variability in exercise test responses in Ghana.
Addo-Yobo EO, Custovic A, Taggart SC, Asafo-Agyei AP, Woodcock A.
Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2002 Aug;13(4):303-6.   

Preventive measures and their effects. Results from cohort studies.
Gore C, Custovic A.
Paediatr Respir Rev. 2002 Sep;3(3):205-18. Review.   

Household characteristics and mite allergen levels in Manchester,UK.
Simpson A, Simpson B, Custovic A, Cain G, Craven M, Woodcock A.
Clin Exp Allergy. 2002 Oct;32(10):1413-9.   

The effect of allergen exposure in early childhood on the development of atopy.
Custovic A, Murray CS.
Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2002 Sep;2(5):417-23. Review.   

NAC Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study Group. Specific airway resistance in 3-year-old children: a prospective cohort study.
Lowe L, Murray CS, Custovic A, Simpson BM, Kissen PM, Woodcock A;
Lancet. 2002 Jun1;359(9321):1904-8.   

Personal exposure to house dust mite allergen in bed: nasal air sampling and reservoir allergen levels.
Gore RB, Hadi EA, Craven M, Smillie FI, O'Meara TJ, Tovey ER, Woodcock A, Custovic A.
Clin Exp Allergy. 2002 Jun;32(6):856-9.  

Controlling indoor allergens.
Custovic A, Murray CS, Gore RB, Woodcock A.
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 May;88(5):432-41; quiz 442-3~ 529. Review.   

Is allergen avoidance effective?
Gore RB, Custovic A.
Clin Exp Allergy. 2002 May;32(5):662-6. Review.   

National Asthma Campaign-Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study Group. Lung function at one month of age as a risk factor for infant respiratory symptoms in a high risk population.
Murray CS, Pipis SD, McArdle EC, Lowe LA, Custovic A, Woodcock A;
Thorax. 2002 May;57(5):388-92.   

The role of indoor allergen exposure in the development of sensitization and asthma.
Murray CS, Woodcock A, Custovic A.
Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2001 Oct;1(5):407-12. Review.   

Exposure and sensitization in infants and children. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol.
Custovic A, Woodcock A.
2001 Apr;1(2):133-8. Review.   

Synergism between allergens and viruses and risk of hospital admission with asthma: case-control study.
Green RM, Custovic A, Sanderson G, Hunter J, Johnston SL, Woodcock A.
BMJ. 2002 Mar 30;324(7340):763. Erratum in: BMJ 2002 May 11;324(7346):1131.   

Array-based diagnostic gene-expression score for atopy and asthma.
Brutsche MH, Joos L, Carlen Brutsche IE, Bissinger R, Tamm M, Custovic A, Woodcock A.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Feb;109(2):271-3.   

Environmental allergen exposure and asthma: prospects for primary prevention.
Custovic A, Woodcock A.
Mediators Inflamm. 2001 Dec;10(6):295-8. Review.   

Decreased prevalence of sensitization to cats with high exposure to cat allergen.
Custovic A, Hallam CL, Simpson BM, Craven M, Simpson A, Woodcock A.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2001 Oct;108(4):537-9.   

Pet allergen levels in homes in Ghana and the United Kingdom.
Woodcock A, Addo-Yobo EO, Taggart SC, Craven M, Custovic A.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2001 Sep;108(3):463-5.   

Lymphoproliferative responses in cord blood and at one year: no evidence for the effect of in utero exposure to dust mite allergens.
Smillie FI, Elderfield AJ, Patel F, Cain G, Tavenier G, Brutsche M, Craven M, Custovic A, Woodcock A.
Clin Exp Allergy. 2001 Aug;31(8):1194-204.   

Avoidance of allergens and air pollutants in respiratory allergy.
Liccardi G, Custovic A, Cazzola M, Russo M, D'Amato M, D'Amato G.
Allergy. 2001 Aug;56(8):705-22. Review.   

NAC Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study Group. Effect of environmental manipulation in pregnancy and early life on respiratory symptoms and atopy during first year of life: a randomised trial.
Custovic A, Simpson BM, Simpson A, Kissen P, Woodcock A;
Lancet. 2001 Jul 21;358(9277):188-93.   

Housing characteristics and mite allergen levels: to humidity and beyond.
Simpson A, Woodcock A, Custovic A.
Clin Exp Allergy. 2001 Jun;31(6):803-5.   

On allergens and asthma (again): does exposure to allergens in homes exacerbate asthma?
Custovic A, Woodcock A.
Clin Exp Allergy. 2001 May;31(5):670-3.   

Allergen avoidance: does it work?
Woodcock A, Custovic A.
Br Med Bull. 2000;56(4):1071-86. Review.   

NAC Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study (NACMAAS): risk factors for asthma and allergic disorders in adults.
Simpson BM, Custovic A, Simpson A, Hallam CL, Walsh D, Marolia H, Campbell J, Woodcock A.
Clin Exp Allergy. 2001 Mar;31(3):391-9.   

Allergen avoidance.
Woodcock A, Custovic A.
Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 2000 Dec 9;130(49):1903-8. Review.   

Prevention of allergy and asthma: interim report.
Asher I, Boner A, Chuchalin A, Custovic A, Dagli E, Haus M, Hemmo-Lotem M,Holgate ST, Holt PG, H�st A, Iikura I, Johansson SG, Kowalski ML, Naspitz CK,Odhiambo J, Vichyanond P, Volovitz B, Wahn U, Warner JO, Weiss K, Zhong NS.
Allergy. 2000 Nov;55(11):1069-88.   

Clinical effects of allergen avoidance.
Custovic A, Woodcock A.
Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2000 Jun;18(3):397-419. Review.   

Synthetic pillows contain higher levels of cat and dog allergen than feather pillows.
Custovic A, Hallam C, Woodcock H, Simpson B, Houghton N, Simpson A, Woodcock A.
Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2000 May;11(2):71-3.   

Dust mite allergens are carried on not only large particles.
Custovic A, Woodcock H, Craven M, Hassall R, Hadley E, Simpson A, Woodcock A.
Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 1999 Nov;10(4):258-60.   

Indoor environment and asthma.
Custovic A, Woodcock A.
Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 1999 Dec;54(6):465-9.   

Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study: low-allergen environment can be achieved and maintained during pregnancy and in early life.
Custovic A, Simpson BM, Simpson A, Hallam C, Craven M, Brutsche M, Woodcock A.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2000Feb;105(2 Pt 1):252-8.   

Relationship between mite, cat, and dog allergens in reservoir dust and ambient air.
Custovic A, Simpson B, Simpson A, Hallam C, Craven M, Woodcock A.
Allergy. 1999 Jun;54(6):612-6.   

Exhaled nitric oxide, sensitization, and exposure to allergens in patients with asthma who are not taking inhaled steroids.
Simpson A, Custovic A, Pipis S, Adisesh A, Faragher B, Woodcock A.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1999Jul;160(1):45-9.   

The effect of air filtration on airborne dog allergen.
Green R, Simpson A, Custovic A, Faragher B, Chapman M, Woodcock A.
Allergy. 1999 May;54(5):484-8.   

Mite allergens in feather and synthetic pillows.
Hallam C, Custovic A, Simpson B, Houghton N, Simpson A, Woodcock A.
Allergy. 1999 Apr;54(4):407-8.   

Vacuum cleaners and airborne dog allergen.
Green R, Simpson A, Custovic A, Woodcock A.
Allergy. 1999 Apr;54(4):403-5.   

Attempting to control mite allergens with mechanical ventilation and dehumidification in British houses.
Niven R, Fletcher AM, Pickering AC, Custovic A, Sivour JB, Preece AR, Oldham LA, Francis HC.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1999 May;103(5 Pt1):756-62.   

Sensitivity and exposure to indoor allergens in adults with differing asthma severity.
Tunnicliffe WS, Fletcher TJ, Hammond K, Roberts K, Custovic A, Simpson A, Woodcock A, Ayres JG.
Eur Respir J. 1999 Mar;13(3):654-9.   

Washing the dog reduces dog allergen levels, but the dog needs to be washed twice a week.
Hodson T, Custovic A, Simpson A, Chapman M, Woodcock A, Green R.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1999 Apr;103(4):581-5.   

Role of the indoor environment in determining the severity of asthma.
Woodcock A, Custovic A.
Thorax. 1998 Aug;53 Suppl 2:S47-51. Review.   

Importance of indoor allergens in the induction of allergy and elicitation of allergic disease.
Custovic A, Simpson A, Woodcock A.
Allergy. 1998;53(48 Suppl):115-20. Review.   

Risk levels for mite allergens. Are they meaningful?
Custovic A, Chapman M.
Allergy. 1998;53(48 Suppl):71-6. Review.   

Feather or synthetic? That is the question.
Custovic A, Woodcock A.
Clin Exp Allergy. 1999 Feb;29(2):144-7. Review.   

The effect of dry heat on mite, cat, and dog allergens.
Cain G, Elderfield AJ, Green R, Smillie FI, Chapman MD, Custovic A, Woodcock A.
Allergy. 1998 Dec;53(12):1213-5.   

Indoor environmental factors and respiratory illness.
Custovic A, Woodcock A.
Clin Exp Allergy. 1998 Oct;28(10):1178-81.   

Variability of house-dust-mite allergen levels within carpets.
Simpson A, Hassall R, Custovic A, Woodcock A.
Allergy. 1998 Jun;53(6):602-7.   

Allergen avoidance in the treatment of asthma and atopic disorders.
Custovic A, Simpson A, Chapman MD, Woodcock A.
Thorax. 1998 Jan;53(1):63-72. Review.   

Distribution, aerodynamic characteristics, and removal of the major cat allergen Fel d 1 in British homes.
Custovic A, Simpson A, Pahdi H, Green RM, Chapman MD, Woodcock A.
Thorax. 1998 Jan;53(1):33-8.   

ABC of allergies. Avoiding exposure to indoor allergens.
Woodcock A, Custovic A.
BMJ. 1998 Apr 4;316(7137):1075-8. Review.   

Domestic allergens in public places III: house dust mite, cat, dog and cockroach allergens in British hospitals.
Custovic A, Fletcher A, Pickering CA, Francis HC, Green R, Smith A, Chapman M, Woodcock A.
Clin Exp Allergy. 1998 Jan;28(1):53-9.   

Exercise induced bronchospasm in Ghana: differences in prevalence between urban and rural school children.
Addo Yobo EO, Custovic A, Taggart SC, Asafo-Agyei AP, Woodcock A.
Thorax. 1997 Feb;52(2):161-5.   

Aerodynamic properties of the major dog allergen Can f 1: distribution in homes, concentration, and particle size of allergen in the air.
Custovic A, Green R, Fletcher A, Smith A, Pickering CA, Chapman MD, Woodcock A.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1997 Jan;155(1):94-8.   

Domestic allergens in public places. II: Dog (Can f1) and cockroach (Bla g 2) allergens in dust and mite, cat, dog and cockroach allergens in the air in public buildings.
Custovic A, Green R, Taggart SC, Smith A, Pickering CA, Chapman MD, Woodcock A.
Clin Exp Allergy. 1996 Nov;26(11):1246-52.   

New mattresses: how fast do they become a significant source of exposure to house dust mite allergens?
Custovic A, Green R, Smith A, Chapman MD, Woodcock A.
Clin Exp Allergy. 1996 Nov;26(11):1243-5.   

Allergen avoidance.
Custovic A, Woodcock A.
Br J Hosp Med. 1996 Oct 16-Nov 5;56(8):409-12. Review.   

Reduction in humidity as a method of controlling mites and mite allergens: the use of mechanical ventilation in British domestic dwellings.
Fletcher AM, Pickering CA, Custovic A, Simpson J, Kennaugh J, Woodcock A.
Clin Exp Allergy.1996 Sep;26(9):1051-6.   

Exposure to house dust mite allergens and the clinical activity of asthma.
Custovic A, Taggart SC, Francis HC, Chapman MD, Woodcock A.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1996 Jul;98(1):64-72.   

Asthmatic bronchial hyperresponsiveness varies with ambient levels of summertime air pollution.
Taggart SC, Custovic A, Francis HC, Faragher EB, Yates CJ, Higgins BG, Woodcock A.
Eur Respir J. 1996 Jun;9(6):1146-54.   

Evaluating exposure to mite allergens.
Custovic A, Taggart SC, Niven RM, Woodcock A.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1995 Jul;96(1):134-5.   

Portable dehumidifiers in the control of house dust mites and mite allergens.
Custovic A, Taggart SC, Kennaugh JH, Woodcock A.
Clin Exp Allergy. 1995 Apr;25(4):312-6.   

House dust mite and cat allergen in different indoor environments.
Custovic A, Taggart SC, Woodcock A.
Clin Exp AllergyClin Exp Allergy. 1994 Dec;24(12):1164-8.   

Assessing exercise-induced bronchospasm.
Custovic A, Taggart S, Woodcock A, Arifhodzic N.
Chest. 1994 May;105(5):1624-5.   

Exercise testing revisited. The response to exercise in normal and atopic children.
Custovic A, Arifhodzic N, Robinson A, Woodcock A.
Chest. 1994 Apr;105(4):1127-32.   

bottom
logo