PMCID: PMC4746770 DOI: 10.1186/s13601-016-0094-y
BACKGROUND: The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) is in the process of developing the EAACI Guidelines for Allergen Immunotherapy (AIT) for Allergic Asthma. We seek to critically assess the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety of AIT in the management of allergic asthma.
METHODS: We will undertake a systematic review, which will involve searching international biomedical databases for published, in progress and unpublished evidence. Studies will be independently screened against pre-defined eligibility criteria and critically appraised using established instruments. Data will be descriptively and, if possible and appropriate, quantitatively synthesised.
DISCUSSION: The findings from this review will be used to inform the development of recommendations for EAACI's Guidelines on AIT.
Clin Transl Allergy
Allergens; Desensitization, Immunologic; Sublingual Immunotherapy; Asthma
Allergen immunotherapy; Allergic asthma; Allergy; Disease-modifying; Respiratory allergy
Dhami, Sangeeta; Nurmatov, Ulugbek; Agache, Ioana; Lau, Susanne; Muraro, Antonella; Jutel, Marek; Roberts, Graham; Akdis, Cezmi; Bonini, Matteo; Calderon, Moises; Casale, Thomas; Cavkaytar, Ozlem; Cox, Linda; Demoly, Pascal; Flood, Breda; Hamelmann, Eckard; Izuhara, Kenji; Kalayci, Ömer; Kleine-Tebbe, Jörg; Nieto, Antonio; Papadopoulos, Nikolaos; Pfaar, Oliver; Rosenwasser, Lanny; Ryan, Dermot; Schmidt-Weber, Carsten; Szefler, Stan; Wahn, Ulrich; van Wijk, Roy-Gerth; Wilkinson, Jamie; and Sheikh, Aziz, "Allergen immunotherapy for allergic asthma: protocol for a systematic review." (2015). Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers. 302.