S C Dharmage

Summary

Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc A review of the impact of occupational contact dermatitis on quality of life
    Melisa Yi Zhi Lau
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic MEGA Epidemiology, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Level 1, 723 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    J Allergy (Cairo) 2011:964509. 2011
  2. pmc Overview of evidence in prevention and aetiology of food allergy: a review of systematic reviews
    Caroline J Lodge
    Centre for MEGA Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, 207 Bouverie Street, Melbourne, Victoria 2010, Australia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:5781-806. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Exposure to cats: update on risks for sensitization and allergic diseases
    Shyamali C Dharmage
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic MEGA Epidemiology, Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 12:413-23. 2012
  4. pmc A phase I study of daily treatment with a ceramide-dominant triple lipid mixture commencing in neonates
    Adrian J Lowe
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville 3052, Australia
    BMC Dermatol 12:3. 2012
  5. pmc Are Australian immigrants at a risk of being physically inactive?
    Jayantha Dassanayake
    Center for Molecular, Environment, Genetic and Analytical Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:53. 2011
  6. pmc An interactive workshop plus locally adapted guidelines can improve general practitioners asthma management and knowledge: a cluster randomised trial in the Australian setting
    Siaw Teng Liaw
    Department of Rural Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 9:22. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Mouldy houses influence symptoms of asthma among atopic individuals
    S Dharmage
    Department of Public Health, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 32:714-20. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Encasement of bedding does not improve asthma in atopic adult asthmatics
    S Dharmage
    Department of Public Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 139:132-8. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Do childhood respiratory infections continue to influence adult respiratory morbidity?
    S C Dharmage
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Level 1, 723, Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3052, Australia
    Eur Respir J 33:237-44. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Skin prick test can identify eczematous infants at risk of asthma and allergic rhinitis
    A J Lowe
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 37:1624-31. 2007

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Publications43

  1. pmc A review of the impact of occupational contact dermatitis on quality of life
    Melisa Yi Zhi Lau
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic MEGA Epidemiology, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Level 1, 723 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    J Allergy (Cairo) 2011:964509. 2011
    ..This paper also highlights the lack of a disease-specific QOL instrument and the importance of developing a validated measure to assess QOL in OCD, enabling comparison across countries and occupational groups...
  2. pmc Overview of evidence in prevention and aetiology of food allergy: a review of systematic reviews
    Caroline J Lodge
    Centre for MEGA Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, 207 Bouverie Street, Melbourne, Victoria 2010, Australia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:5781-806. 2013
    ..Furthermore, additional primary studies, with greater numbers of participants and objective food allergy definitions are urgently required. ..
  3. doi request reprint Exposure to cats: update on risks for sensitization and allergic diseases
    Shyamali C Dharmage
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic MEGA Epidemiology, Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 12:413-23. 2012
    ..Research is urgently needed to determine whether the suggested impact of acquisition of cats in adult life is modified by the person's childhood pet ownership, to help parents who seek advice on whether or not to get a cat...
  4. pmc A phase I study of daily treatment with a ceramide-dominant triple lipid mixture commencing in neonates
    Adrian J Lowe
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville 3052, Australia
    BMC Dermatol 12:3. 2012
    ..We sort to assess the safety and compliance with daily application of a ceramide-dominant triple lipid formula (EpiCeram™) commencing in the neonatal period for the prevention of eczema...
  5. pmc Are Australian immigrants at a risk of being physically inactive?
    Jayantha Dassanayake
    Center for Molecular, Environment, Genetic and Analytical Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:53. 2011
    ..We examined whether physical activity risk differed between migrant sub-groups and the Australian-born population...
  6. pmc An interactive workshop plus locally adapted guidelines can improve general practitioners asthma management and knowledge: a cluster randomised trial in the Australian setting
    Siaw Teng Liaw
    Department of Rural Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 9:22. 2008
    ..A cluster randomised trial was conducted to determine the effectiveness of locally adapted practice guidelines and education about paediatric asthma management, delivered to general practitioners (GPs) in small group interactive workshops...
  7. ncbi request reprint Mouldy houses influence symptoms of asthma among atopic individuals
    S Dharmage
    Department of Public Health, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 32:714-20. 2002
    ..The influence of current levels of indoor fungi on asthma is a controversial issue that needs to be resolved in order to advise patients appropriately...
  8. ncbi request reprint Encasement of bedding does not improve asthma in atopic adult asthmatics
    S Dharmage
    Department of Public Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 139:132-8. 2006
    ..We evaluated the impact of impermeable bed covers on asthma in asthmatics with clinically relevant house dust mite (HDM) sensitization...
  9. doi request reprint Do childhood respiratory infections continue to influence adult respiratory morbidity?
    S C Dharmage
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Level 1, 723, Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3052, Australia
    Eur Respir J 33:237-44. 2009
    ..The impact of childhood respiratory infections on the respiratory system may not only last into adulthood but also influence development and persistence of adult respiratory morbidity...
  10. ncbi request reprint Skin prick test can identify eczematous infants at risk of asthma and allergic rhinitis
    A J Lowe
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 37:1624-31. 2007
    ..Assessment of allergic sensitization is not routinely performed in infants and young children with eczema...
  11. doi request reprint Persistent pollen exposure during infancy is associated with increased risk of subsequent childhood asthma and hayfever
    B Erbas
    School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 43:337-43. 2013
    ..Few studies have focused on pollen exposure and asthma in children. None have examined associations between persistent exposure to pollen in infancy and aeroallergen sensitisation and asthma in childhood...
  12. ncbi request reprint Changes in indoor allergen and fungal levels predict changes in asthma activity among young adults
    M C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Central and Eastern Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:907-13. 2005
    ..We conducted a longitudinal study of indoor allergen and fungal levels in Melbourne homes between 1996 and 1998 to examine the effect of changes in allergen exposure upon asthma and associated outcomes...
  13. doi request reprint Relevance of the hygiene hypothesis to early vs. late onset allergic rhinitis
    M C Matheson
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, 1 723 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 39:370-8. 2009
    ..We examined the association between markers of the hygiene hypothesis and allergic rhinitis that developed before 7 years of age and allergic rhinitis that developed after 7 years of age...
  14. doi request reprint Pets at birth do not increase allergic disease in at-risk children
    C J Lodge
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 42:1377-85. 2012
    ..The literature is contradictory concerning pet exposure and risk of allergic disease in childhood especially among those with a family history of allergy...
  15. doi request reprint Associations between fatty acids in colostrum and breast milk and risk of allergic disease
    A J Lowe
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 38:1745-51. 2008
    ..However, there is controversy in this area, and we have previously observed that high levels of n-3 fatty acid (FA) in colostrum are associated with increased risk of allergic sensitization...
  16. ncbi request reprint Childhood adiposity predicts adult-onset current asthma in females: a 25-yr prospective study
    J A Burgess
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia
    Eur Respir J 29:668-75. 2007
    ..Higher body mass index in nonasthmatic young females at 7 yrs of age predicts risk of current asthma developing in adult life...
  17. doi request reprint The effects of growing up on a farm on adult lung function and allergic phenotypes: an international population-based study
    B Campbell
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Thorax . 2016
    ..Evidence has suggested that exposure to environmental or microbial biodiversity in early life may impact subsequent lung function and allergic disease risk...
  18. doi request reprint Breastfeeding and the risk of dental caries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    R Tham
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Vic, Australia
    Acta Paediatr 104:62-84. 2015
    ..To synthesise the current evidence for the associations between breastfeeding and dental caries, with respect to specific windows of early childhood caries risk...
  19. doi request reprint Which infants with eczema are at risk of food allergy? Results from a population-based cohort
    P E Martin
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Vic, Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 45:255-64. 2015
    ..The relationship between early onset eczema and food allergy among infants has never been examined in a population-based sample using the gold standard for diagnosis, oral food challenge...
  20. doi request reprint Adult serum cytokine concentrations and the persistence of asthma
    R K Kandane-Rathnayake
    Centre for MEGA Epidemiology, Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 161:342-50. 2013
    ..Cytokines play a pivotal role in regulating the development and persistence of the inflammatory process in asthma. Our aim was to investigate whether asthma persistence or remission is associated with a specific cytokine profile...
  21. doi request reprint Environmental and demographic risk factors for egg allergy in a population-based study of infants
    J J Koplin
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Allergy 67:1415-22. 2012
    ..This study examined the relationship between environmental and demographic factors and egg allergy in a population-based infant cohort...
  22. doi request reprint Mould-sensitized adults have lower Th2 cytokines and a higher prevalence of asthma than those sensitized to other aeroallergens
    M C Matheson
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Allergy 71:1701-1711. 2016
    ..We aimed to examine the cytokine profiles of individuals sensitized to eight common aeroallergens...
  23. doi request reprint Adherence to asthma management guidelines by middle-aged adults with current asthma
    R K Kandane-Rathnayake
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Thorax 64:1025-31. 2009
    ..Using data from the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study (TAHS), the adequacy of asthma management for middle-aged adults with asthma was investigated...
  24. doi request reprint Breastfeeding and asthma and allergies: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    C J Lodge
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Acta Paediatr 104:38-53. 2015
    ..To systematically review the association between breastfeeding and childhood allergic disease...
  25. doi request reprint The march from early life food sensitization to allergic disease: a systematic review and meta-analyses of birth cohort studies
    S A Alduraywish
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Allergy 71:77-89. 2016
    ..The question of whether early life food sensitization, a primary step in food allergies, leads to other allergic disease is a controversial but important issue. Birth cohorts are an ideal design to answer this question...
  26. doi request reprint Increased risk of peanut allergy in infants of Asian-born parents compared to those of Australian-born parents
    J J Koplin
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Allergy 69:1639-47. 2014
    ..We aimed to quantify (i) differences in the prevalence of peanut allergy by parental country of birth and (ii) contribution of measured environmental exposures to these differences...
  27. doi request reprint Atopic dermatitis and the atopic march revisited
    S C Dharmage
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic MEGA Epidemiology, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Vic, Australia Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Allergy 69:17-27. 2014
    ..In this context, the atopic march remains a promising area of investigation. ..
  28. ncbi request reprint Parity and decreased use of oral contraceptives as predictors of asthma in young women
    M A Jenkins
    Department of Public Health, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 36:609-13. 2006
    ..Asthma is more prevalent among males in childhood, but females report higher rates in adulthood. The reasons are unknown; although it has been hypothesized that hormonal factors may explain this sex-dependent risk of adult-onset asthma...
  29. doi request reprint The role of seasonal grass pollen on childhood asthma emergency department presentations
    B Erbas
    School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 42:799-805. 2012
    ..Few studies have focused on the role of grass pollen on asthma emergency department (ED) presentations among children. None have examined whether a dose-response effect exists between grass pollen levels and these asthma exacerbations...
  30. doi request reprint The influence of childhood traffic-related air pollution exposure on asthma, allergy and sensitization: a systematic review and a meta-analysis of birth cohort studies
    G Bowatte
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Allergy 70:245-56. 2015
    ..In summary, exposure to TRAP was related to asthma and allergic diseases. However, the substantial variability across studies warrants long-term birth cohort studies with regular repeated follow-ups to confirm these findings...
  31. doi request reprint Paracetamol exposure in pregnancy and early childhood and development of childhood asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    M Cheelo
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 100:81-9. 2015
    ..We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies that reported the association between paracetamol exposure during pregnancy or infancy and the subsequent development of childhood asthma (≥5 years)...
  32. doi request reprint Exposure to 'farming' and objective markers of atopy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    B E Campbell
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 45:744-57. 2015
    ..Further studies are needed to tease out the exact exposures and timing associated with farming environments that protect against allergic disease. ..
  33. doi request reprint CD14 polymorphisms, microbial exposure and allergic diseases: a systematic review of gene-environment interactions
    M Y Z Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Vic, Australia
    Allergy 69:1440-53. 2014
    ..There was no strong evidence for asthma and eczema. Future studies should consider a three-way interaction between CD14 gene polymorphisms, microbial exposures and the age of exposure. ..
  34. ncbi request reprint The temporal sequence of allergic sensitization and onset of infantile eczema
    A J Lowe
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, and Department of Allergy, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 37:536-42. 2007
    ..Eczema is commonly associated with sensitization in infants, but the causative role of sensitization in the development of eczema has been questioned...
  35. doi request reprint The HealthNuts population-based study of paediatric food allergy: validity, safety and acceptability
    N J Osborne
    Gut and Liver, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 40:1516-22. 2010
    ..However, a valid measure of food allergy prevalence and risk factor data from a population-based study is still lacking...
  36. doi request reprint Delayed introduction of solid feeding reduces child overweight and obesity at 10 years
    K A Seach
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Obes (Lond) 34:1475-9. 2010
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  37. doi request reprint The role of circulating 25 hydroxyvitamin D in asthma: a systematic review
    R Cassim
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Vic, Australia
    Allergy 70:339-54. 2015
    ..These results suggest that vitamin D supplementation may be effective for the prevention of asthma exacerbations, but the findings need to be confirmed by clinical trials. ..
  38. doi request reprint Relationships between adult asthma and oxidative stress markers and pH in exhaled breath condensate: a systematic review
    F M Aldakheel
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Allergy 71:741-57. 2016
    ..Longitudinal studies, using standardized analytical techniques for EBC collection, are required to establish reference values for the interpretation of EBC markers in the context of asthma. ..
  39. doi request reprint Population-wide preventive interventions for reducing the burden of chronic respiratory disease
    M J Abramson
    School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 19:1007-18. 2015
    ..There is now an international framework for tobacco control, and recent innovations include plain packaging of tobacco. Chronic respiratory diseases can be substantially prevented by the above population-wide interventions. ..
  40. doi request reprint Comparison of adrenaline auto-injector devices: ease of use and ability to recall use
    M N Robinson
    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia Allergy and Immune Disorders, Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 25:462-7. 2014
    ..A limited number of adrenaline auto-injectors are currently available. Epipen and Anapen are available in Australia, New Zealand, UK and parts of Europe and Asia. Few studies have compared the performance of these devices...
  41. ncbi request reprint Residential characteristics predict changes in Der p 1, Fel d 1 and ergosterol but not fungi over time
    M C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 33:1281-8. 2003
    ..We also examined the changes in levels of indoor allergens...
  42. doi request reprint Does regular paracetamol ingestion increase the risk of developing asthma?
    S C Dharmage
    Clin Exp Allergy 41:459-60. 2011
  43. ncbi request reprint HbA(1c) as a screening tool for detection of Type 2 diabetes: a systematic review
    C M Bennett
    Department of Public Health, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Diabet Med 24:333-43. 2007
    ..To assess the validity of glycated haemoglobin A(1c) (HbA(1c)) as a screening tool for early detection of Type 2 diabetes...