Allan Becker

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Affiliation: University of Manitoba
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Summary of recommendations from the Canadian Asthma Consensus guidelines, 2003
    Allan Becker
    Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man
    CMAJ 173:S3-11. 2005
  2. ncbi Atopy in early life and effect of a primary prevention program for asthma in a high-risk cohort
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:1221-3. 2007
  3. pmc Cotinine versus questionnaire: early-life environmental tobacco smoke exposure and incident asthma
    Chris Carlsten
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 12:187. 2012
  4. pmc Lack of association of TIM3 polymorphisms and allergic phenotypes
    Jian Zhang
    James Hogg iCAPTURE Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, St, Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Med Genet 10:62. 2009
  5. pmc Anaphylaxis related to avocado ingestion: a case and review
    Elissa M Abrams
    Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, 685 William Avenue, Winnipeg, R3A 1S1, Canada
    Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol 7:12. 2011
  6. pmc Omalizumab: Practical considerations regarding the risk of anaphylaxis
    Harold L Kim
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol 6:32. 2010
  7. pmc Should Younger Siblings of Peanut-Allergic Children Be Assessed by an Allergist before Being Fed Peanut?
    Joel J Liem
    Windsor Allergy Asthma Education Centre, Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network, Windsor, ON
    Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol 4:144-9. 2008
  8. pmc Canadian Pediatric Asthma Consensus guidelines, 2003 (updated to December 2004): introduction
    Allan Becker
    Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man
    CMAJ 173:S12-4. 2005
  9. ncbi Is primary prevention of asthma possible?
    A B Becker
    University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
    Can Respir J 5:45A-9A. 1998
  10. ncbi Controversies and challenges of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction and their implications for children
    A Becker
    Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Pediatr Pulmonol Suppl 21:38-45. 2001

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  1. pmc Summary of recommendations from the Canadian Asthma Consensus guidelines, 2003
    Allan Becker
    Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man
    CMAJ 173:S3-11. 2005
  2. ncbi Atopy in early life and effect of a primary prevention program for asthma in a high-risk cohort
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:1221-3. 2007
  3. pmc Cotinine versus questionnaire: early-life environmental tobacco smoke exposure and incident asthma
    Chris Carlsten
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 12:187. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Lack of association of TIM3 polymorphisms and allergic phenotypes
    Jian Zhang
    James Hogg iCAPTURE Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, St, Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Med Genet 10:62. 2009
    ..The aims of this study were to examine whether genetic variation in the promoter region of TIM3 influenced transcription of the gene and risk for allergic phenotypes...
  5. pmc Anaphylaxis related to avocado ingestion: a case and review
    Elissa M Abrams
    Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, 685 William Avenue, Winnipeg, R3A 1S1, Canada
    Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol 7:12. 2011
    ..Avocado consumption is common in both North America and South America. It is important to consider avocado as a cause of anaphylaxis, even in patients not sensitized to latex...
  6. pmc Omalizumab: Practical considerations regarding the risk of anaphylaxis
    Harold L Kim
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol 6:32. 2010
    ....
  7. pmc Should Younger Siblings of Peanut-Allergic Children Be Assessed by an Allergist before Being Fed Peanut?
    Joel J Liem
    Windsor Allergy Asthma Education Centre, Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network, Windsor, ON
    Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol 4:144-9. 2008
    ..04-22.12). Siblings of peanut-allergic children are much more likely to be allergic to peanut. An allergy assessment by a qualified allergist should be routinely recommended before feeding peanut to these children...
  8. pmc Canadian Pediatric Asthma Consensus guidelines, 2003 (updated to December 2004): introduction
    Allan Becker
    Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man
    CMAJ 173:S12-4. 2005
    ..Since the last revision of the 1999 Canadian asthma consensus report, important new studies, particularly in children, have highlighted the need to incorporate this new information into asthma guidelines...
  9. ncbi Is primary prevention of asthma possible?
    A B Becker
    University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
    Can Respir J 5:45A-9A. 1998
    ..Exposure to ETS in early life must be avoided. Asthma is a multifactorial disease, and complex interventions are likely to be required to decrease prevalence of this increasingly common disease...
  10. ncbi Controversies and challenges of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction and their implications for children
    A Becker
    Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Pediatr Pulmonol Suppl 21:38-45. 2001
    ..Recent studies on the epidemiology of the disease have provided insights into the processes leading to exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, with particular significance for children with asthma...
  11. ncbi Leukotriene receptor antagonists: efficacy and safety in children with asthma
    A Becker
    Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Pediatr Pulmonol 30:183-6. 2000
    ..Quality of life remained significantly improved throughout the open treatment period. In conclusion, leukotriene receptor antagonists are of value for the treatment of children with asthma...
  12. ncbi Is primary prevention of asthma possible?
    A B Becker
    Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Pediatr Pulmonol 30:63-72. 2000
    ..Given that asthma is a multifactorial disease with both complex genetic and environmental components, it is unlikely that any single intervention will significantly decrease the prevalence of asthma...
  13. ncbi Breast-feeding and environmental tobacco smoke exposure
    A B Becker
    Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 153:689-91. 1999
    ..Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke is associated with adverse effects in infants and children...
  14. ncbi Primary asthma prevention: is it possible?
    Allan Becker
    Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 8:255-61. 2008
    ..Better understanding of the complex factors for asthma and allergies may provide insight into many other chronic complex diseases...
  15. ncbi The Canadian asthma primary prevention study: outcomes at 2 years of age
    Allan Becker
    Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, AE101 671 William Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0Z2, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 113:650-6. 2004
    ..Avoidance of individual risk factors have not been successful in preventing the development of asthma...
  16. pmc 2003 canadian asthma consensus guidelines executive summary
    Allan Becker
    University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol 2:24-38. 2006
    ..This document is a guide for asthma management based on the best available published data and the opinion of health care professionals, including asthma experts and educators...
  17. ncbi Montelukast in asthmatic patients 6 years-14 years old with an FEV1 > 75%
    Allan Becker
    Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
    Curr Med Res Opin 20:1651-9. 2004
    ....
  18. ncbi Role of autacoids in cardiovascular colapse in anaphylactic shock in anaesthetized dogs
    S Mink
    Section of Critical Care, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
    Cardiovasc Res 43:173-82. 1999
    ....
  19. ncbi Prevention of asthma: where are we in the 21st century?
    Phaedra Propp
    The Manitoba Institute of Child Health, Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P4, Canada
    Expert Rev Clin Immunol 9:1267-78. 2013
    ..Better understanding of the complex gene-environment interactions involved in the development of asthma will provide insight into personalized interventions for asthma prevention...
  20. pmc Leptin inhibits neutrophil apoptosis in children via ERK/NF-κB-dependent pathways
    Zhizhi Sun
    Department of Immunology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e55249. 2013
    ..Serum leptin is increased during allergic reactions in the airways. However, the expression and function of leptin receptor in neutrophils isolated from children is not known...
  21. ncbi Management of childhood asthma
    A Becker
    Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:592-9. 2006
    ..A care gap thus exists between best practice and common practice. The impact on asthma morbidity of developing and implementing guidelines requires appropriate study...
  22. ncbi Evaluation of asthma control by physicians and patients: comparison with current guidelines
    Louis Philippe Boulet
    University Institute of Cardiology and Pulmonology, University Laval, Hopital Laval, 2725 Chemin Sainte Foy, Sainte Foy, Quebec G1V 4G5, Canada
    Can Respir J 9:417-23. 2002
    ..It is not known whether physicians are using these criteria to assess treatment needs and how effective such assessments are compared with patient assessment of asthma control...
  23. ncbi Effectiveness of and compliance to intervention measures in reducing house dust and cat allergen levels
    Chan Yeung Moira
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 88:52-8. 2002
    ..Allergic sensitization is a major risk factor in asthma...
  24. pmc Should combination therapy with inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta2-agonists be prescribed as initial maintenance treatment for asthma?
    Catherine Lemiere
    Service de Pneumologie, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Que
    CMAJ 167:1008-9. 2002
  25. ncbi The Canadian Childhood Asthma Primary Prevention Study: outcomes at 7 years of age
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease Unit, Department of Medicine
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 116:49-55. 2005
    ..Avoidance of any one of the individual risk factors associated with childhood asthma has not been successful in preventing its development...
  26. ncbi Genetic variation in immune signaling genes differentially expressed in asthmatic lung tissues
    Karine Tremblay
    Hopital Laval, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 122:529-36.e17. 2008
    ..Eight genes in the immune signaling pathway shown to be differentially expressed in asthmatic lung biopsy specimens in a previous microarray experiment were selected as candidate genes for asthma susceptibility...
  27. ncbi Association of urokinase-type plasminogen activator with asthma and atopy
    Philippe Bégin
    University of Montreal Community Genomic Medicine Centre, Chicoutimi University Hospital, Saguenay, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 175:1109-16. 2007
    ..This region has demonstrated evidence for linkage in a genome scan for asthma in a sample from northeastern Quebec. Here, we hypothesized that uPA may function as a regulator of asthma susceptibility...
  28. ncbi Parent-reported symptoms may not be adequate to define asthma control in children
    Sharon D Dell
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatr Pulmonol 42:1117-24. 2007
    ..In adults, symptom-based asthma control parameters have been shown to predict exacerbations and health care services use (HSU). We hypothesize that defining asthma control using parent-reported symptoms alone is not adequate in children...
  29. ncbi Primary prevention of childhood asthma and allergic disorders
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases Unit, Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 6:146-51. 2006
    ..This review focuses on recent findings with regard to environmental risk factors and their manipulation in the primary prevention of these diseases in childhood...