Kristin Wickens

Summary

Affiliation: Wellington School of Medicine
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi request reprint Indoor environment, atopy and the risk of the asthma in children in New Zealand
    K Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine, New Zealand
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 10:199-208. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Determinants of endotoxin levels in carpets in New Zealand homes
    K Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, University of Otago, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Indoor Air 13:128-35. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparison of two dust collection methods for reservoir indoor allergens and endotoxin on carpets and mattresses
    K Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Indoor Air 14:217-22. 2004
  5. pmc Obesity and asthma in 11-12 year old New Zealand children in 1989 and 2000
    K Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, P O Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Thorax 60:7-12. 2005
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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

Publications19

  1. 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint Indoor environment, atopy and the risk of the asthma in children in New Zealand
    K Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine, New Zealand
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 10:199-208. 1999
    ..Prospective studies are needed in New Zealand to determine the relative importance of early life exposures to Der p 1 and other risk factors for asthma...
  3. ncbi request reprint Determinants of endotoxin levels in carpets in New Zealand homes
    K Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, University of Otago, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Indoor Air 13:128-35. 2003
    ..4-1.6). Lower endotoxin was associated with floor insulation (GMR: 0.4-0.8), and north-facing living rooms (GMR: 0.4-0.8). This study has identified home characteristics that could be modified to reduce endotoxin exposure...
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparison of two dust collection methods for reservoir indoor allergens and endotoxin on carpets and mattresses
    K Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Indoor Air 14:217-22. 2004
    ..In order to have confidence in comparisons of allergen and endotoxin reservoir levels between centers, standardization in the use of sampling equipment is important...
  5. pmc Obesity and asthma in 11-12 year old New Zealand children in 1989 and 2000
    K Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, P O Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Thorax 60:7-12. 2005
    ..There has been a concurrent increase in the prevalence of obesity and asthma in recent years in New Zealand and other countries...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  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. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Atopic sensitization and the international variation of asthma symptom prevalence in children
    Gudrun Weinmayr
    Institute of Epidemiology, Ulm University, Helmholtzstrasse 22, D 89075 Ulm, Germany
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:565-74. 2007
    ..Atopic sensitization has long been known to be related to asthma in children, but its role in determining asthma prevalence remains to be elucidated further...
  15. ncbi request reprint Contribution of dust mite and cat specific IgE to total IgE: relevance to asthma prevalence
    Elizabeth A Erwin
    University of Virginia Asthma and Allergic Diseases Center, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:359-65. 2007
    ..The prevalence of asthma is strikingly different in some Westernized countries: approximately 20% in New Zealand and approximately 8% in northern Sweden...
  16. ncbi request reprint House dust mite allergen levels in individual bedding components in New Zealand
    Sarah Mills
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    N Z Med J 115:151-3. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to measure Der p 1 levels in synthetic and feather duvets and other individual bedding items, and to examine factors affecting these levels...
  17. ncbi request reprint Quantitative measurement of IgE antibodies to purified allergens using streptavidin linked to a high-capacity solid phase
    Elizabeth A Erwin
    University of Virginia Astma and Allergic Diseases Center, Charlottesville, VA 22908 1355, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 115:1029-35. 2005
    ..Commercially available assays for IgE antibody provide results in international units per milliliter for many allergen extracts, but this is not easily achieved with purified or novel allergens...
  18. ncbi request reprint Cat and dust mite sensitivity and tolerance in relation to wheezing among children raised with high exposure to both allergens
    Elizabeth A Erwin
    University of Virginia Asthma and Allergic Diseases Center, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 115:74-9. 2005
    ..Recent evidence has suggested that high exposure to cat allergens is associated with decreased prevalence of sensitization to cat and, in some studies, decreased asthma...
  19. ncbi request reprint A comparison of two skin test methodologies and allergens from two different manufacturers
    Robert Rhodius
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 88:374-9. 2002
    ..Skin prick tests (SPTs) are a frequently used method for evaluation of atopy. A variety of standard allergen preparations are available, together with a number of different methods of application...