Barbara K Ballmer-Weber

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Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Soy allergy in perspective
    Barbara K Ballmer-Weber
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 8:270-5. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Identification of hazelnut major allergens in sensitive patients with positive double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge results
    Elide A Pastorello
    Allergy Center, 3rd Division of General Medicine, Ospedale Maggiore IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 109:563-70. 2002
  3. doi request reprint Component-resolved in vitro diagnosis of carrot allergy in three different regions of Europe
    B K Ballmer-Weber
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Allergy 67:758-66. 2012
  4. doi request reprint [Food allergy from school age to adulthood]
    B Ballmer-Weber
    Allergiestation, Dermatologische Klinik, Universitatsspital Zurich
    Ther Umsch 69:225-9. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Allergic reactions to food proteins
    Barbara K Ballmer-Weber
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 81:173-80. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Predictive value of the sulfidoleukotriene release assay in oral allergy syndrome to celery, hazelnut, and carrot
    B K Ballmer-Weber
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 18:93-9. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Food allergy: a clinician's criteria for including sera in a serum bank
    B K Ballmer-Weber
    Department of Dermatology, Allergy Unit, University Hospital Zurich, Gloriastrasse 31, CH 8091, Zurich, Switzerland
    Food Chem Toxicol 46:S2-5. 2008
  8. doi request reprint [Urticaria - the most frequent dermatological disease]
    Barbara K Ballmer-Weber
    Dermatologische Klinik, Universitatsspital Zurich
    Ther Umsch 67:167-73. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint [Cutaneous symptoms after ingestion of pollen-associated foodstuffs]
    B K Ballmer-Weber
    Allergiestation, Dermatologische Klinik, Universitatsspital Zurich, Gloriastrasse 31, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Hautarzt 57:108-15. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Component-resolved in vitro diagnosis in carrot allergy: does the use of recombinant carrot allergens improve the reliability of the diagnostic procedure?
    B K Ballmer-Weber
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:970-8. 2005

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Publications36

  1. doi request reprint Soy allergy in perspective
    Barbara K Ballmer-Weber
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 8:270-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this paper is to review and discuss studies on soy allergy...
  2. ncbi request reprint Identification of hazelnut major allergens in sensitive patients with positive double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge results
    Elide A Pastorello
    Allergy Center, 3rd Division of General Medicine, Ospedale Maggiore IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 109:563-70. 2002
    ..No studies have reported hazelnut allergens recognized in patients with positive double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge (DBPCFC) results or in patients allergic to hazelnut but not to birch...
  3. doi request reprint Component-resolved in vitro diagnosis of carrot allergy in three different regions of Europe
    B K Ballmer-Weber
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Allergy 67:758-66. 2012
    ..Carrot is a frequent cause of food allergy in Europe. The objective of this study was to evaluate a panel of carrot allergens for diagnosis of carrot allergy in Spain, Switzerland and Denmark...
  4. doi request reprint [Food allergy from school age to adulthood]
    B Ballmer-Weber
    Allergiestation, Dermatologische Klinik, Universitatsspital Zurich
    Ther Umsch 69:225-9. 2012
    ..Physical exercise, intake of alcohol, NSAIDs, betablocking agents or eventually antacids may aggravate the severity of a food allergic reaction...
  5. doi request reprint Allergic reactions to food proteins
    Barbara K Ballmer-Weber
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 81:173-80. 2011
    ..Switzerland is the only country in Europe with legal regulations on contamination by allergenic food; however, the allowance of 1 g/kg is too high to protect a relevant proportion of food-allergic individuals...
  6. ncbi request reprint Predictive value of the sulfidoleukotriene release assay in oral allergy syndrome to celery, hazelnut, and carrot
    B K Ballmer-Weber
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 18:93-9. 2008
    ..Skin tests and allergen-specific immunoglobulin (Ig) E determinations are poor predictors of such reactions when assessed by double-blind placebo-controlled food challenge (DBPCFC)...
  7. doi request reprint Food allergy: a clinician's criteria for including sera in a serum bank
    B K Ballmer-Weber
    Department of Dermatology, Allergy Unit, University Hospital Zurich, Gloriastrasse 31, CH 8091, Zurich, Switzerland
    Food Chem Toxicol 46:S2-5. 2008
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  8. doi request reprint [Urticaria - the most frequent dermatological disease]
    Barbara K Ballmer-Weber
    Dermatologische Klinik, Universitatsspital Zurich
    Ther Umsch 67:167-73. 2010
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint [Cutaneous symptoms after ingestion of pollen-associated foodstuffs]
    B K Ballmer-Weber
    Allergiestation, Dermatologische Klinik, Universitatsspital Zurich, Gloriastrasse 31, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Hautarzt 57:108-15. 2006
    ..The impact of pollen-related food allergy on the severity and course of atopic eczema remain to be elucidated...
  10. ncbi request reprint Component-resolved in vitro diagnosis in carrot allergy: does the use of recombinant carrot allergens improve the reliability of the diagnostic procedure?
    B K Ballmer-Weber
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:970-8. 2005
    ..In Europe, pollen-related food allergy is the most frequent form of food allergy in adults. Reliability of current diagnostic procedures, however, is poor and therapeutic options are not available...
  11. ncbi request reprint Clinical characteristics of soybean allergy in Europe: a double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge study
    Barbara K Ballmer-Weber
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:1489-96. 2007
    ..Soybean is a relevant allergenic food, but little is known about individual threshold doses in soy allergy...
  12. doi request reprint Molecular diagnosis of fruit and vegetable allergy
    Barbara K Ballmer-Weber
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 11:229-35. 2011
    ..The purpose of this paper is to review and discuss studies on molecular diagnosis in fruit and vegetable allergy...
  13. ncbi request reprint Soybean allergy in patients allergic to birch pollen: clinical investigation and molecular characterization of allergens
    Diana Mittag
    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 113:148-54. 2004
    ..Recently, Gly m 4 (starvation-associated message 22), a Bet v 1-related pathogenesis-related protein 10 from soy, was suggested to be an allergen in patients with allergic reactions to a dietary product containing a soy protein isolate...
  14. ncbi request reprint Ara h 8, a Bet v 1-homologous allergen from peanut, is a major allergen in patients with combined birch pollen and peanut allergy
    Diana Mittag
    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Zurich
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 114:1410-7. 2004
    ..We recently described patients with soybean allergy mainly mediated by cross-reactivity to birch pollen allergens. A majority of those patients were reported to have peanut allergy...
  15. ncbi request reprint A novel approach for investigation of specific and cross-reactive IgE epitopes on Bet v 1 and homologous food allergens in individual patients
    Diana Mittag
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Mol Immunol 43:268-78. 2006
    ..Moreover, patterns of IgE reactivity may be patient-specific. The aim of our study was to compare specific and cross-reactive IgE epitopes and epitope patterns between individual patients. We used Bet v 1-related food allergy as a model...
  16. ncbi request reprint Heterogeneity of banana allergy: characterization of allergens in banana-allergic patients
    Martin Grob
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 89:513-6. 2002
    ..Banana is a frequent cause of food allergy, particularly in latex-sensitized patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint Component-resolved diagnosis with recombinant allergens in patients with cherry allergy
    Barbara K Ballmer-Weber
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 110:167-73. 2002
    ..In pollen-related food allergy, extracts for skin prick tests (SPTs) are often not standardized, and the test reliability is affected by false-negative reactions...
  18. doi request reprint Highlights in nonhymenoptera anaphylaxis
    Kathrin Scherer
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 8:348-53. 2008
    ..The purpose of this review is to summarize new interesting findings in both research and clinical practice of nonhymenoptera anaphylaxis with particular emphasis on food and drug allergy...
  19. doi request reprint [Atopic dermatitis - current insights into path physiology and management]
    Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier
    Allergiestation, Dermatologische Klinik, Universitatsspital Zurich
    Ther Umsch 67:175-85. 2010
    ..For generalized severe forms systemic drugs such as Cyclosporin A are very helpful. Various Biologicals and antipruriginous substances are under clinical investigation and may add to an improved therapy in the future...
  20. doi request reprint Clinical presentation and diagnosis of meat allergy in Switzerland and Southern Germany
    B Theler
    Allergy Unit, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 139:264-70. 2009
    ..STUDY/PRINCIPLES: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics of meat allergy, to validate the routine diagnostic tools and to compare our results with data from the literature...
  21. doi request reprint Vaccine hypersensitivity--update and overview
    Philipp J Fritsche
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 140:238-46. 2010
    ..If allergy is suspected, an accurate examination followed by algorithms is the key for correct diagnosis, treatment and the decision regarding revaccination in patients with immediate-type reactions to vaccines...
  22. ncbi request reprint Tolerance to celecoxib in patients with a history of adverse reactions to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    Antonie Roll
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Gloriastrasse 31, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 136:684-90. 2006
    ..To date, there is no causal treatment available apart from tolerance induction. Therefore, the search for safe alternative drugs is of pivotal importance in clinical practice...
  23. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of histamine or allergen-induced wheals by a single dose of acrivastine, fexofenadine or cetirizine
    B K Ballmer-Weber
    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 9:351-5. 1999
    ..Therefore, in clinical settings when a fast onset of the H1-blocking action is mandatory (e.g., after insect stings or for short-term prophylaxis) we recommend acrivastine...
  24. ncbi request reprint [Pruritus in frequent skin diseases and therapeutic options]
    B K Ballmer-Weber
    Dermatologische Klinik, Universitatsspital Zurich
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 96:107-11. 2007
    ..Systemic approaches include antihistamines, antidepressants, gabapentin or opiate antagonists...
  25. ncbi request reprint Food-induced anaphylaxis
    B Wuthrich
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Allergy 56:102-4. 2001
    ..Therefore, we suggest that the pharmaceutical industry should reintroduce an adrenaline inhaler that is more effective, especially in asthmatic reactions...
  26. ncbi request reprint Immediate-type hypersensitivity reaction to ingestion of mycoprotein (Quorn) in a patient allergic to molds caused by acidic ribosomal protein P2
    Michael Hoff
    Department of Allergology, Paul Ehrlich Institut, Langen, Germany
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 111:1106-10. 2003
    ..Since the introduction on the food market, there have been complaints from consumers reporting adverse gastrointestinal reactions after ingestion of mycoprotein. To date, it is not clear whether the reported symptoms are IgE-mediated...
  27. pmc Hazelnut (Corylus avellana) vicilin Cor a 11: molecular characterization of a glycoprotein and its allergenic activity
    Iris Lauer
    Department of Allergology, Paul Ehrlich Institut, Langen, Germany
    Biochem J 383:327-34. 2004
    ..In conclusion, the hazelnut vicilin Cor a 11 is a minor allergen both in regard to prevalence and allergenic potency, whereas its glycan does not contribute to its allergenic activity...
  28. ncbi request reprint The oral allergy syndrome: improved diagnostic and treatment methods
    Adriano Mari
    Allergy Unit, National Health Service, Rome, Italy
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 5:267-73. 2005
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Wheat and maize thioredoxins: a novel cross-reactive cereal allergen family related to baker's asthma
    Michael Weichel
    Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research, Davos, Switzerland
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:676-81. 2006
    ..Although several wheat allergens related to baker's asthma have been described, standardized reagents for a reliable diagnosis are not yet available...
  30. ncbi request reprint Component-resolved diagnostics in food allergy
    Jonas Lidholm
    Phadia AB, Research and Development Department, Uppsala, Sweden
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 6:234-40. 2006
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Food allergy
    Wesley Burks
    Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Mol Nutr Food Res 50:595-603. 2006
    ..This article reviews the classification of food allergies, their prevalence, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis...
  32. ncbi request reprint IgE-mediated food allergy diagnosis: Current status and new perspectives
    Riccardo Asero
    Ambulatorio di Allergologia, Clinica San Carlo, Paderno Dugnano, Italy
    Mol Nutr Food Res 51:135-47. 2007
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Potential, pitfalls, and prospects of food allergy diagnostics with recombinant allergens or synthetic sequential epitopes
    Stephan Steckelbroeck
    Department of Allergology, Paul Ehrlich Institut, Langen, Germany
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 121:1323-30. 2008
    ..Improved functional tests might enable reliable estimation of the clinical relevance of IgE sensitizations at justifiable expenses...
  34. ncbi request reprint Allergenicity and antigenicity of wild-type and mutant, monomeric, and dimeric carrot major allergen Dau c 1: destruction of conformation, not oligomerization, is the roadmap to save allergen vaccines
    Gerald Reese
    Paul Ehrlich Institut, Department of Allergology, Langen, Germany
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:944-51. 2007
    ..Carrot allergy is caused by primary sensitization to birch pollen. Continuous carrot exposure results in additional Dau c 1-specific allergic responses. Thus, immunotherapy with birch pollen may not improve the food allergy...
  35. ncbi request reprint Serum testing of genetically modified soybeans with special emphasis on potential allergenicity of the heterologous protein CP4 EPSPS
    Michael Hoff
    Department of Allergology, Paul Ehrlich Institute, Langen, Germany
    Mol Nutr Food Res 51:946-55. 2007
    ..These results indicate that the CP4 EPSPS protein does not bind significant quantities of IgE from two geographically distinct sensitive populations and there is no evidence for an increased allergenic potential of this biotech protein...
  36. ncbi request reprint Mutational epitope analysis and cross-reactivity of two isoforms of Api g 1, the major celery allergen
    Andrea Wangorsch
    Division of Allergology, Paul Ehrlich Institut, Paul Ehrlich Strasse 51 59, D 63225 Langen, Germany
    Mol Immunol 44:2518-27. 2007
    ..02. Understanding and investigation of the molecular mechanisms in celery allergy is an important step to generate hypoallergenic proteins for safe and efficacious immunotherapy of food allergy...