Ressources et documents (en anglais seulement)

Jeffrey Modell Foundation Research Library

The Jeffery Modell Foundation (New York City) provides comprehensive materials via the National Primary Immunodeficiency Resource Center Research Library. This resource, containing thousands of recently published papers, is excellently categorized and cross-referenced. Link to site

Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (British Columbia)

Subcutaneous Immune Globulin (SCIG) – A provincial working group chaired by the BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office has developed a resource kit for health authorities and/or hospitals wishing to establish SCIG home infusion programs. The kit is available at the link below in PDF. Link to site

The Immunodeficiency Foundation Consulting Immunologist Program

The IDF Consulting Immunologist Program is a physician-to-physician service that provides a free second opinion or consult on primary immunodeficiency diseases since 1998.The IDF Consulting Immunologist Program offers: free physician-to-physician consults; consults or second opinions on issues of diagnosis, treatment and disease management; access to faculty of recognized leaders in clinical immunology  Link to site

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

The journal is an official publication of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. The journal brings timely clinical papers, instructive case reports, and detailed examinations of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to clinical allergists, immunologists, dermatologists, internists, and other physicians concerned with clinical manifestations of allergies in their practice. Articles cover such topics as allergic and immunologic diseases, the latest therapies and treatment programs, occupational/ industrial allergy, and studies of antigens, allergens, and the environment Link to site

Paediatric Infectious Diseases Website

Lists a number of useful links to resources, associations, journals, etc. Note, several of these links require memberships or subscription fees. Link to site

Resource Documents

Basic information on PI is available at the following sites.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Tips to Remember: Recurrent or Unusually Severe Infections

American Academy of Family Physicians

Repeated Infections in Children

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

Subcutaneous Versus Intravenous Immunoglobulin for Primary Immunodeficiencies: Systematic Review and Economic Evaluation
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Clinical Immunology Society

Educational Resources provides the following:

The mannose binding lectin pathway: function and diseases  The MBL pathway demystified for clinicians. Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and complement regulatory protein deficiencies  An excellent overview of this new phenotype associated with complement disorders. Adult hypogammaglobulinemia: CVID and thymoma Common variable immune deficiency review. The genetics and the association with thymoma are   particularly well reviewed. European Consensus Document – C1 Esterase Inhibitor Deficiency  A very comprehensive document covering diagnosis, pathophysiology and therapy. Practice Parameters: Primary Immunodeficiencies  An excellent overview of accepted diagnosis and treatment. Complement Deficiencies  A brief overview of the clinical manifestations and inheritance. Fetal and Neonatal Immunologic Development  A comparison of the onset of different immunologic effector arms. Primary Immunodeficiencies  A table of common immunodeficiencies suitable for downloading to your PDA. Normative Data T Cells  A helpful resource you can download to your PDA. Laboratory Investigations for Immunodeficiencies   Demystifies the laboratory investigations used in the diagnosis of immunodeficiencies. Transient Hypogammaglobulinemia of Infancy  An overview of the literature on this common condition. Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome  An overview of the second most common primary immunodeficiency. Periodic Fever Comparisons  A practical comparison of the clinical features of the periodic fever syndromes. Overview of Severe Combined Immune Deficiency  An overview of SCID tabulated by lymphocyte phenotype.

Immune Deficiency Foundation

Handbook

Mayo Clinic

Primary Immunodeficiency

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Primary Immunodeficiency

Population Prevalence of Diagnosed Primary Immunodeficiencys in the United States

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Science Magazine

A leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary. www.sciencemag.org  SCIENCE VOL 317 3 AUGUST 2007  

Primary Immunodeficiences: A field in it’s Infancy

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World Health Organization/International Union of Immunological Societies (WHO/IUIS) Expert Committee Report

Since the early 1960’s, the Committee on Primary Immunodeficiencys has met every two or three years in various parts of the world to define and classify the Primary Immunodeficiencys. The resulting report not only provides vital information to the medical community, but is also used by various governments to help determine health care policy. It is available through The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. October 2007,Volume 120, Number 4 can be found at  www.jacionline.org. A subscription or fee to purchase is required.