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Aho VTE, Pereira PAB, Haahtela T, Pawankar R, Auvinen P, Koskinen K. The microbiome of the human lower airways: a next generation sequencing perspective. World Allergy Organization Journal 2015; 8:23. (doi:10.1186/s40413-015-0074-z)
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Fiocchi A, Pawankar R, Cuello-Garcia, Ahn K, Al-Hammadi S et al. World Allergy Organization-McMaster Guidelines for Allergic Disease Prevention (GLAD-P): Probiotics. World Allergy Organization Journal 2015; 8:4 (27 January 2015). doi:10.1186/s40413-015-0055-2
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Chalermwatanachai T, Velásquez LC, Bachert C. The Microbiome of the Upper Airways: Focus on Chronic Rhinosinusitis. World Allergy Organization Journal 2015; 8:3 (27 January 2015). doi:10.1186/s40413-014-0048-6
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Moreira A, Bonini M, Pawankar R, Anderson SD, Carlsen KH et al. A World Allergy Organization international survey on physical activity as a treatment option for asthma and allergies. World Allergy Organization Journal 2014; 7:34 (27 November 2014). doi:10.1186/1939-4551-7-34
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Bachert C, Pawankar R, Zhang L, Bunnag C, Fokkens WJ et al. ICON: chronic rhinosinusitis. World Allergy Organization Journal 2014; 7:25 (27 October 2014). doi:10.1186/1939-4551-7-25
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Simons FER, Ardusso LRF, Bilò M, Cardona V, Ebisawa M et al. International consensus on (ICON) anaphylaxis. World Allergy Organization Journal 2014; 7:9 (30 May 2014). doi:10.1186/1939-4551-7-9
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Yáñez A, Cho SH, Soriano JB, Rosenwasser LJ, Rodrigo GJ et al. Asthma in the elderly: what we know and what we have yet to know. World Allergy Organization Journal 2014; 7:8 (30 May 2014). doi:10.1186/1939-4551-7-8
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Allen KJ, Turner PJ, Pawankar R, Taylor S, Sicherer S et al. Precautionary labelling of foods for allergen content: are we ready for a global framework? World Allergy Organization Journal 2014; 7:10 (30 April 2014). doi:10.1186/1939-4551-7-10
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Canonica GW, Cox L, Pawankar R, Baena-Cagnani CE, Blaiss M et al. Sublingual immunotherapy: World Allergy Organization position paper 2013 update. World Allergy Organization Journal 2014; 7:6 (28 March). doi:10.1186/1939-4551-7-6
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Leiding JW, Beakes D, Dreskin SC, Grumach A, Hide M et al. 45-year old make with recurrent angioedema: WAO international case-based discussions. World Allergy Organization Journal 2014; 7:2 (22 January 2014). doi:10.1186/1939-4551-7-2
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Pawankar R, Canonica GW, Holgate ST, and Lockey RF, editors. WAO White Book on Allergy 2013 Update. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin: World Allergy Organization), 2011.
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Pawankar R, Canonica GW, Holgate ST, Lockey RF, editors. WAO White Book on Allergy 2013 Update, Executive Summary. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin: World Allergy Organization), 2011.
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Prescott SL, Pawankar R, Allen KJ, Campbell DE, Sinn JKH et al. A global survey of changing patterns of food allergy burden in children. World Allergy Organization Journal 2013; 6:21 (4 December). doi:10.1186/1939-4551-6-21.
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Sánchez-Borges M, Thong B, Blanca M, Ensina LF, González-Díaz S et al. Hypersensitivity reactions to non beta-lactam antimicrobial agents, A statement of the WAO Special Committee on Drug Allergy. World Allergy Organization Journal 2013; 6:18 (31 October). doi:10.1186/1939-4551-6-18. 
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Canonica GW, Ansotegui IJ, Pawankar R, Schmid-Grendelmeier P, van Hage M et al. A WAO – ARIA - GA²LEN consensus document on molecular-based allergy diagnostics. World Allergy Organization Journal 2013; 6:17 (3 October). doi:10.1186/1939-4551-6-17. 
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Sánchez-Borges M, Asero R, Ansotegui IJ, Baiardini I, Bernstein JA et al. Diagnosis and treatment of urticaria: A worldwide perspective. World Allergy Organization Journal 2012; 5(11): 125-147. (15 November) doi:10.1097/WOX.0b013e3182758d6c. 
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Fiocchi A, Burks W, Bahna SL, Bielory L, Boyle RJ et al. Clinical use of probiotics in pediatric allergy (CUPPA): A World Allergy Organization position paper. World Allergy Organization Journal 2012; 5(11): 148-167. (15 November) doi:10.1097/WOX.0b013e3182784ee0. 
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Haahtela T, Holgate S, Pawankar R, Akdis CA, Benjaponpitak S et al. The Biodiversity Hypothesis and Allergic Disease: World Allergy Organization Position Statement. World Allergy Organization Journal 2013; 6:3 (31 January 2013). 
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Valent P, Klion AD, Rosenwasser LJ, Arock M, Bochner BS et al. ICON: Eosinophil Disorders. World Allergy Organization Journal 2012/ 5(12):174-181.
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Craig T, Pürsün E, Bork K, Bowen T, Boysen H et al. WAO Guideline for the Management of Hereditary Angioedema. World Allergy Organization Journal 2012; 5(12): 182-199.
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Simons FER, Ardusso LRF, Bilo MB, Dimov V, Ebisawa M et al. 2012 Update: World Allergy Organization guidelines for the assessment and management of anaphylaxis. Current Opinion in Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 2012; 12(4): 389-399.
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Lotvall J, Pawankar R, Wallace DV, Akdis CA, Rosenwasser LJ et al. We Call for iCAALL: International Collaboration in Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. World Allergy Organization Journal. 2012; 5(3): 39-40, a co-publication.
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Popov TA, Ledford D, Lockey RF, Pawankar R, Li JT et al. Maintenance of skills, competencies, and performance in allergy and clinical immunology: time to lay the foundation for a universal approach. World Allergy Organization Journal. 2012; 5(4): 45-51.
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D’Amato G, Rottem M, Dahl R, Blaiss MS, Ridolo E et al, for the WAO Special Committee on Climate Change and Allergy. Climate Change, Migration, and Allergic Respiratory Diseases: An Update for the Allergist. World Allergy Organization Journal 2011; 4(7): 121-125.
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Simons FER, Ardusso LRF, Bilò MB, El-Gamal YM, Ledford DK et al. World Allergy Organization Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Anaphylaxis. World Allergy Organization Journal. 2010; 4(2):13-37, February 2011.
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Fiocchi A, Brozek J, Schünemann H, Bahna S, von Berg A et al. World Allergy Organization (WAO) Diagnosis and Rationale for Action against Cow’s Milk Allergy (DRACMA) Guidelines. World Allergy Organization Journal. 2010;3(4):57-161.
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Simons FER. World Allergy Organization survey on global availability of essentials for the assessment and management of anaphylaxis by allergy-immunology specialists in health care settings. Annals of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. 2010; 104(5): 405-412. Abstract


Canonica GW, Bousquet J, Casale T, Lockey R, Baena-Cagnani C et al. Sublingual Immunotherapy: World Allergy Organization Position Paper 2009. World Allergy Organization Journal. 2009;2(11):223-281.
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Cox L, Larenas-Linnemann D, Lockey R, Passalacqua G, et al. Speaking a Common Language in Grading Subcutaneous Immunotherpay Systemic Reactions: World Allergy Organization Subcutaneous Immunotherapy Systemic Reaction Grading System. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2010(3); 125:569-574. Full Text


Casale TB, Canonica, GW, Bousquet, J, Cox, L, Lockey, RF, Nelson, H, Passalacqua, G. Recommendations for appropriate sublingual immunotherapy clinical trials. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2009;124(4):665-670.
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Zuberbier T et al., EAACI/GA²LEN/EDF/WAO guideline: definition, classification and diagnosis of urticaria. Allergy. 2009;64(10):1417-1426
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Zuberbier T, Asero R, Bindslev-Jensen C, Canonica GW, Church MK, Giménez-Arnau AM, et al. EAACI/GA²LEN/EDF/WAO Guideline: Management of urticaria. Allergy, 2009; 64(10):1427-1443
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Bousquet J, Bachert C, Canonica GW, Casale TB, Cruz AA, Lockey RJ, Zuberbier T, and on behalf of the extended Global Allergy and Asthma European Network, World Allergy Organization, and Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma Study Group. Unmet needs in Severe Chronic Upper Airway Disease (SCUAD). Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2009;124(3):428-433.
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Potter PC, Warner JO, Pawankar RS, Kaliner MA, Del Giacco A, Rosenwasser L, for the WAO Specialty and Training Council. Recommendations for Competency in Allergy Training for Undergraduates Qualifying as Medical Practitioners: A World Allergy Organization Position Paper. World Allergy Organization Journal. 2009;2(8):150-189.
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Simons FER, for the World Allergy Organization. Epinephrine Auto-Injectors: First-Aid Treatment Still Out of Reach for Many at Risk of Anaphylaxis in the Community. Annals of Allergy Asthma & Immunology 2009;102(5):403-409(7).
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Kemp SF, Lockey RF, Simons FER; on behalf of the World Allergy Organization ad hoc
Committee on Epinephrine in Anaphylaxis. Epinephrine: the drug of choice for anaphylaxis. A Statement of the World Allergy Organization. Allergy. 2008;63(8):1061-1070 and World Allergy Organization Journal, 2008;1(7):S18-S26,
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Pawankar RS, Baena-Cagnani CE, Bousquet J, Canonica GW, Cruz, AA, Kaliner MA, Lanier BQ. State of World Allergy Report 2008: Allergy and Chronic Respiratory Diseases. World Allergy Organization Journal. 2008;1(6):S1-S17.
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Del Giacco S, Rosenwasser LJ, Crisci CD, Crisci CD, Frew AJ, Kaliner MA, Lee BW, Guanghui L, Maspero J; Moon HB, Takemasa N, Potter PC, Singh AB, Valovirta E, Vervloet D, Warner JO, Henley K. What is an allergist? A Position Statement of the WAO Specialty and Training Council. World Allergy Organization Journal. 2008;1(1):19-20.
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Kaliner MA, Del Giacco S, Crisci CD, Frew AJ, Liu G, Maspero J, Moon HB, Takemasa N, Potter PC, Rosenwasser LJ, Singh AB, Volovirta E, Van Cauwenberge P, Warner JO, on behalf of the WAO Specialty and Training Council. Requirements for Physician Competencies in Allergy: Key Clinical Competencies Appropriate for the Care of Patients with Allergic or Immunologic Diseases: A Position Statement of the World Allergy Organization. World Allergy Organization Journal. 2008;1(2):42-6.
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Compalati E, Penagos M, Henley K, Canonica GW. Allergy Prevalence Survey by the World Allergy Organization. Allergy and Clinical Immunology International and World Allergy Organization Journal. 2007;19:82-90.


Canonica GW, Baena-Cagnani CE, Bousquet J, Bousquet PJ, Lockey RF, Malling H-J, Passalacqua G, Potter PC, Valovirta E. Recommendations for Standardization of Clinical Trials with Allergen Specific Immunotherapy for Respiratory Allergy: A Statement of a World Allergy Organization (WAO) Taskforce. Allergy. 2007;62(3):317-24.
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Warner JO, Kaliner MA, Crisci CD, Del Giacco S, Frew AJ, Liu GH, Maspero J, Moon H-B, Takemasa N, Potter PC, Rosenwasser LJ, Singh AB, Valovirta E, Van Cauwenberge P. Allergy practice worldwide: a report by the World Allergy Organization Specialty and Training Council. Allergy and Clinical Immunology International - World Allergy Organization Journal. 2006;18:4-10; and International Archives of Allergy and Immunology. 2006;139(2):166-74.
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Johansson SGO, Bieber T, Dahl R, Friedmann PS, Lanier B, Lockey R, Motala C, Ortega Martell JA, Platts-Mills TAE, Ring J, Thien F, Van Cauwenberge P, Williams HC. Revised nomenclature for allergy for global use: report of the Nomenclature Review Committee of the World Allergy Organization, October 2003. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2004,113(5):832-6.
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Johansson SGO, Haahtela T. Prevention of allergy and allergic asthma. In: Ring J et al, eds.
Chemical Immunology and Allergy. Vol 84. Basel, Switzerland: Karger; 2004.
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