Kristin Wickens

Summary

Affiliation: University of Otago
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Early supplementation with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 reduces eczema prevalence to 6 years: does it also reduce atopic sensitization?
    K Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Clin Exp Allergy 43:1048-57. 2013
  2. doi request reprint A protective effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 against eczema in the first 2 years of life persists to age 4 years
    K Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Clin Exp Allergy 42:1071-9. 2012
  3. doi request reprint The association of early life exposure to antibiotics and the development of asthma, eczema and atopy in a birth cohort: confounding or causality?
    K Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Clin Exp Allergy 38:1318-24. 2008
  4. doi request reprint A differential effect of 2 probiotics in the prevention of eczema and atopy: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Kristin Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 122:788-94. 2008
  5. doi request reprint The effects of early and late paracetamol exposure on asthma and atopy: a birth cohort
    K Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Clin Exp Allergy 41:399-406. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Breastfeeding protects against current asthma up to 6 years of age
    Karen M Silvers
    Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Pediatr 160:991-6.e1. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Asthma, atopy and exhaled nitric oxide in a cohort of 6-yr-old New Zealand children
    Julian Crane
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 23:59-64. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Breastfeeding protects against adverse respiratory outcomes at 15 months of age
    Karen M Silvers
    Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Matern Child Nutr 5:243-50. 2009
  9. pmc A measure for quantifying the impact of housing quality on respiratory health: a cross-sectional study
    Michael D Keall
    He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Environ Health 11:33. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Endotoxin exposure, wheezing, and rash in infancy in a New Zealand birth cohort
    Julie Gillespie
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Department of Medicine, Wellington South, New Zealand
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:1265-70. 2006

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Early supplementation with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 reduces eczema prevalence to 6 years: does it also reduce atopic sensitization?
    K Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Clin Exp Allergy 43:1048-57. 2013
    ..Bifidobacterium animalis subsp lactis HN019 (HN019) (9 × 10(9) cfu/day) had no significant effect...
  2. doi request reprint A protective effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 against eczema in the first 2 years of life persists to age 4 years
    K Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Clin Exp Allergy 42:1071-9. 2012
    ..Bifidobacterium animalis subsp lactis HN019 (HN019) (9 × 10(9) cfu/day) had no effect...
  3. doi request reprint The association of early life exposure to antibiotics and the development of asthma, eczema and atopy in a birth cohort: confounding or causality?
    K Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Clin Exp Allergy 38:1318-24. 2008
    ..In general, studies reporting positive associations between antibiotic exposure and respiratory and allergic disease have been unable to determine the nature of this association...
  4. doi request reprint A differential effect of 2 probiotics in the prevention of eczema and atopy: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Kristin Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 122:788-94. 2008
    ..The role of probiotics in prevention of allergic disease is still not clearly established, although early reports suggested Lactobacillus GG halved the risk of eczema at 2 years...
  5. doi request reprint The effects of early and late paracetamol exposure on asthma and atopy: a birth cohort
    K Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Clin Exp Allergy 41:399-406. 2011
    ..Despite reports of positive associations between paracetamol and asthma, the nature of these associations is unclear...
  6. doi request reprint Breastfeeding protects against current asthma up to 6 years of age
    Karen M Silvers
    Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Pediatr 160:991-6.e1. 2012
    ..To investigate the effects of breastfeeding on wheezing and current asthma in children 2 to 6 years of age...
  7. doi request reprint Asthma, atopy and exhaled nitric oxide in a cohort of 6-yr-old New Zealand children
    Julian Crane
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 23:59-64. 2012
    ..Exhaled nitric oxide has been promoted as a non-invasive measure of airway inflammation, with clinical utility for the diagnosis and management of asthma...
  8. doi request reprint Breastfeeding protects against adverse respiratory outcomes at 15 months of age
    Karen M Silvers
    Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Matern Child Nutr 5:243-50. 2009
    ..In conclusion, there was a significant protective effect of breastfeeding on infant wheezing and other adverse respiratory outcomes that may be early indicators of asthma in New Zealand children...
  9. pmc A measure for quantifying the impact of housing quality on respiratory health: a cross-sectional study
    Michael D Keall
    He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Environ Health 11:33. 2012
    ..Damp and mould in homes have been established as risk factors for respiratory health. There is a need for a relatively straightforward assessment of the home that quantifies this risk...
  10. ncbi request reprint Endotoxin exposure, wheezing, and rash in infancy in a New Zealand birth cohort
    Julie Gillespie
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Department of Medicine, Wellington South, New Zealand
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:1265-70. 2006
    ..Recently, increased levels of endotoxin in the domestic environment have also been associated with infant wheezing, particularly among infants with a family history of atopic disease...
  11. pmc The New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study (NZA2CS): assembly, demographics and investigations
    Michael J Epton
    Canterbury Respiratory Research Group, Department of Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 7:26. 2007
    ..This paper describes the establishment of a birth cohort in New Zealand...
  12. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of mouse allergen (Mus m 1) in homes of New Zealand rural children
    Sue Peters
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand
    Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol 24:81-4. 2006
    ..No significant associations were found between Mus m 1 levels and atopic status or allergic diseases. Mouse allergen is unlikely to be an important indoor allergen for rural New Zealand children...
  13. pmc Effects of improved home heating on asthma in community dwelling children: randomised controlled trial
    Philippa Howden-Chapman
    He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme, University of Otago, Wellington, PO 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    BMJ 337:a1411. 2008
    ..To assess whether non-polluting, more effective home heating (heat pump, wood pellet burner, flued gas) has a positive effect on the health of children with asthma...
  14. ncbi request reprint The determinants of dust mite allergen and its relationship to the prevalence of symptoms of asthma in the Asia-Pacific region
    Kristin Wickens
    Department of Medicine, Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 15:55-61. 2004
    ..While our findings suggest that Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus may have a role in the primary causation of asthma, the complexity of this association reinforces the need for prospective studies...