Bengt Bjorksten

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Affiliation: Karolinska Institutet
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The hygiene hypothesis: do we still believe in it?
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program 64:11-8; discussion 18-22, 251-7. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Diverse microbial exposure - consequences for vaccine development
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, and School of Health and Medical Sciences, Orebro University, Sweden
    Vaccine 30:4336-40. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Disease outcomes as a consequence of environmental influences on the development of the immune system
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 9:185-9. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Environmental influences on the development of the immune system: consequences for disease outcome
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Department of Allergy Prevention and Pediatrics, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program 61:243-54. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Worldwide time trends for symptoms of rhinitis and conjunctivitis: Phase III of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 19:110-24. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Evidence of probiotics in prevention of allergy and asthma
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Curr Drug Targets Inflamm Allergy 4:599-604. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint The gut microbiota and potential health effects of intervention
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Centre for Allergy Research and Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program 57:81-9; discussion 89-2. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Allergy prevention. Interventions during pregnancy and early infancy
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Center for Allergy Research and Department of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 26:129-38. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of intestinal microflora and the environment on the development of asthma and allergy
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Centre for Allergy Research and Department of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Springer Semin Immunopathol 25:257-70. 2004
  10. pmc New ideas in asthma and allergy research: creating a multidisciplinary graduate school
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Centre for Allergy Research Nobels väg 15A, Karolinska Institutet, SE 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Clin Invest 112:816-20. 2003

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Publications13

  1. doi request reprint The hygiene hypothesis: do we still believe in it?
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program 64:11-8; discussion 18-22, 251-7. 2009
    ..This has little relationship with 'hygiene' in the usual meaning of the word. The term 'hygiene hypothesis' is unfortunate, as it is misleading. A better term would be 'microbial deprivation hypothesis'...
  2. doi request reprint Diverse microbial exposure - consequences for vaccine development
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, and School of Health and Medical Sciences, Orebro University, Sweden
    Vaccine 30:4336-40. 2012
    ..Although to date few clinical results have been reported, experimental studies have shown some encouraging results...
  3. doi request reprint Disease outcomes as a consequence of environmental influences on the development of the immune system
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 9:185-9. 2009
    ..To review recent studies on disease outcomes as a consequence of environmental influences on the developing immune system early in life...
  4. doi request reprint Environmental influences on the development of the immune system: consequences for disease outcome
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Department of Allergy Prevention and Pediatrics, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program 61:243-54. 2008
    ..Currently evaluated strategies include the use of immunomodulatory factors, such as probiotics, prebiotics, and dietary nutrients, although data are still insufficient to make specific recommendations...
  5. ncbi request reprint Worldwide time trends for symptoms of rhinitis and conjunctivitis: Phase III of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 19:110-24. 2008
    ..The increases were more pronounced in the older age group, suggesting that environmental influences on the development of allergy may not be limited to early childhood...
  6. ncbi request reprint Evidence of probiotics in prevention of allergy and asthma
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Curr Drug Targets Inflamm Allergy 4:599-604. 2005
    ..Prospective intervention studies, in which the gut flora was modified from birth have yielded encouraging results and may suggest a new mode of primary prevention of allergy in the future...
  7. ncbi request reprint The gut microbiota and potential health effects of intervention
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Centre for Allergy Research and Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program 57:81-9; discussion 89-2. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Allergy prevention. Interventions during pregnancy and early infancy
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Center for Allergy Research and Department of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 26:129-38. 2004
    ..This review will focus on the immunological background of allergy prevention, including epidemiologic observations and thoughts for future potential allergy prevention...
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of intestinal microflora and the environment on the development of asthma and allergy
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Centre for Allergy Research and Department of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Springer Semin Immunopathol 25:257-70. 2004
    ..Very recently, several prospective intervention studies, modifying the gut flora from birth have yielded encouraging results and may suggest a new mode of primary prevention of allergy in the future...
  10. pmc New ideas in asthma and allergy research: creating a multidisciplinary graduate school
    Bengt Bjorksten
    Centre for Allergy Research Nobels väg 15A, Karolinska Institutet, SE 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Clin Invest 112:816-20. 2003
    ..A reflection, two years on, discusses the strategies that are key to this model's success and the challenges in introducing a multidisciplinary research program...
  11. doi request reprint Slow salivary secretory IgA maturation may relate to low microbial pressure and allergic symptoms in sensitized children
    Malin Fagerås
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linkoping University, Linkoping SE 581 85, Sweden
    Pediatr Res 70:572-7. 2011
    ..SIgA may limit allergy-mediated tissue damage at mucosal surfaces in sensitized individuals...
  12. ncbi request reprint Neutral oligosaccharides in colostrum in relation to maternal allergy and allergy development in children up to 18 months of age
    Ylva Margareta Sjögren
    Department of Immunology, The Wenner Gren Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 18:20-6. 2007
    ..Thus, the amount of neutral oligosaccharides in colostrum does not directly correlate with maternal allergy, nor with allergy development in children up to 18 months of age...
  13. ncbi request reprint An anthroposophic lifestyle and intestinal microflora in infancy
    Johan S Alm
    Sachs Children s Clinic, Soder Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 13:402-11. 2002
    ..These differences may contribute to the lower prevalence of atopic disease previously observed in children in anthroposophic families...