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Landmark research published on the treatment of IBS

Efficacy of individualised diets in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: a randomised controlled trial Ather Ali,1 Theresa R Weiss,1 Douglas McKee,2 Alisa Scherban,1 Sumiya Khan,1 Maxine R Fields,1 Damian Apollo,1 Wajahat Z Mehal1         Published in BMJ, Open Gastroenterology View Publication    Abstract Background Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often placed on diets guided by food intolerance assays, although these…

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Late Breaking Abstract: Effect of Alcat-Based Food Elimination on Inflammation Markers; Judith Lukaszuk, PhD, RDN, LDN

Late Breaking Abstract #25806 Effect of Alcat-Based Food Elimination on Inflammation Markers, Presented at the Clinical Nutrition Conference Series April 8 – 10, 2016 at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine     Dr. J. M. Lukaszuk, PhD, RDN, LDN1 M. Shokrani, PhD2, J. Hoppensteadt, MS,1 and J. Umoren, PhD1 (1) School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, (2) School of…

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Comparison of cellular changes upon exposure to allergens between ROBOCAT II versus FACSCalibur-based methods

Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate data generated by the ROBOCAT II (Alcat Test by Cell Science Systems), by comparison to another particle counter, the FACSCalibur (Becton-Dickinson), which in addition to particle size also measures 4 other parameters for each particle. The FACSCalibur multi-parameter analysis allows evaluation of cellular changes in different subsets based on size, and allows functional correlations to be made, such as changes…

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Food reactivity on the Alcat leukocyte activation test is associated with up-regulation of CD11b on T cells

  Ayaz Ghani md 1, Wajahat Mehal md dphil 1, Ather Ali ND MPH 2 (1) Section of Digestive Diseases, Yale University, School of Medicine. New Haven, Connecticut (2) Department of Pediatrics, Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT USA Background The Alcat Test for food sensitivity is based on leukocyte activity in the presence of food antigens. Despite the widespread clinical application of the Alcat Test, the…

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Gastrointestinal complaints related to diet

Douglas H. Sandberg, M.D. (1) Certain gastrointestinal disorders now are accepted as related to sensitivity to food components. Published reports have indicated additional disease in which dietary elements may play a role in pathogenesis. Diagnosis and treatment of food sensitivity related illnesses has been a cumbersome and imperfect process. Use of a combination of a new blood test, the Antigen Leukocyte Cellular Antibody test, and…

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Alcat Test results in the treatment of respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms, arthritis, skin and central nervous systems

Danuta Mylek Laboratory of Allergology, Provincial Centre of Allergology, Stalowa Wola, Poland Abstract Alcat Test results were the base for elimination diet treatment in several ailments regarded as the result of food allergy (intolerance) in 72 patients (45 children and 27 adults). The best results were achieved in arthritis, urticaria, bronchitis, gastroenteritis (83%, 75%, 70% of improvement in treated patients respectively). Worse results were observed…

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Influence of food intolerance in migraines

JUSTIFICATION Records of the theme in study Migraines are a neurological sickness characterized by attacks of headaches of strong or moderate intensity, as well as other neurological symptoms. They have a prevalence of 15% in the general population and considerably impact patients’ quality of life. Foods trigger migraine attacks in about 10% of cases. The major cause in this respect is chocolate, followed by cheeses and lactose products,…

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Evaluation of neopterin and Alcat Test in patients with food intolerance

Dr. Mara De Amici, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy 29th Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, London, June 5-9, 2010 Abstract No. 1105 Background Specific foods and food additives can induce adverse gastrointestinal (GI) and cutaneous reactions, including food allergies that involve an abnormal immunologic reaction to food proteins or food intolerance which is not pathogenetically immune-mediated. Neopterin is…

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Alcat Test results in the treatment of gastrointestinal symptoms

Berardi L.^, De Amici M.°, Castello M.^, Torre C.°, Giunta V.°, Legoratto S.^, Vignini M.^ ^ Dermatology Clinic- University of Pavia- Foundation IRCCS Hospital San Matteo; Pavia, Italy ° Hospital Pediatric Clinic – Foundation IRCCS Hospital San Matteo; Pavia, Italy Background Specific foods and certain additives can induce adverse gastrointestinal (GI) reactions. Food intolerance in the absence of specific digestive enzymes is the result of…

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Diagnostic value of Alcat Test in intolerance to food additives compared with double-blind placebo-controlled (DBPC) oral challenges

Lene Hoj, MD, Copenhagen, Denmark Presented at 52nd annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; March 15-20, 1996, New Orleans, Published – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Vol. 97, No. 1, Part 3, January 1996. The purpose of this study was to define the potential usefulness of the Alcat Test in evaluating intolerance to food additives, 92 patients, 52 female…

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