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Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Department of Pediatrics (McGill)

Research Profile

 Fundamental: 0%
 Clinical: 20%
 Epidemiology: 80%
 Evaluation: 0%
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Food allergy • anaphylaxis • immunodeficiency • chronic urticaria

Research Interests

My research focuses on the prevalence and potential determinants of food allergies and anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions) in children. In addition, I have established a registry aiming to assess triggers and management of different forms of chronic urticaria, or hives. I also conduct research on primary immunodeficiencies, exploring the ability of children's immune systems to fight infectious disease. In collaboration with Dr. Ann Clarke at the Montreal General Hospital of the MUHC, I conducted the first nationwide Canadian study to determine the prevalence of severe food allergies. The results indicate disparities between perceived and confirmed food allergy that might contribute to the wide range of published prevalence estimates. In recent years I have led the first Canada-wide anaphylaxis registry exploring the societal burden, triggers, management and natural history of anaphylaxis in Canadians.

Team Members

Name Position
Shand, Greg Manager (Research)
Rutherford, Exius MSc Student
Gabrielli, Sofianne Research Assistant
Gooding, Gregory Junior Assistant

Latest Publications

  1. Ke, D., Lejtenyi, D., Beaudette, L., Ahmed, E., McCusker, C., Upton, J. E. M., Chan, E. S., Clarke, A., Grunebaum, E., Mazer, B. & Ben-Shoshan, M. (2021). Short dosing intervals during oral challenge increase the risk of severe adverse reactions in children with milk allergy. The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice.
  2. Miles, L. M., Gabrielli, S., Le, M., Netchiporouk, E., Baum, S., Greenberger, S., Ensina, L. F., Jafarian, F., Zhang, X. & Ben-Shoshan, M. (2021). Clinical Characteristics, Management, and Natural History of Chronic Inducible Urticaria in a Pediatric Cohort. International archives of allergy and immunology, p. 1-8.
  3. Chang, J., Cattelan, L., Ben-Shoshan, M., Le, M. & Netchiporouk, E. (2021). Management of Pediatric Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria: A Review of Current Evidence and Guidelines. Journal of asthma and allergy, vol. 14, p. 187-199.
  4. Gabrielli, S., Clarke, A. E., Morris, J., Gravel, J., Lim, R., Chan, E. S., Goldman, R. D., O'Keefe, A., Gerdts, J., Chu, D. K., Upton, J., Hochstadter, E., Moisan, J., Bretholz, A., McCusker, C., Zhang, X., Protudjer, J. L., Abrams, E. M., Simons, E. & Ben-Shoshan, M. (2021). Fruit-induced Anaphylaxis: clinical presentation and management. The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice.
  5. Wasserman, R. L., Factor, J., Windom, H. H., Abrams, E. M., Begin, P., Chan, E. S., Greenhawt, M., Hare, N., Mack, D. P., Mansfield, L., Ben-Shoshan, M., Stukus, D. R., Leek, T. V. & Shaker, M. (2021). An Approach to the Office-Based Practice of Food Oral Immunotherapy. The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice, vol. 9, p. 1826-1838.e8.
  6. Miles, L. M., Ratnarajah, K., Gabrielli, S., Abrams, E. M., Protudjer, J. L., Bégin, P., Chan, E. S., Upton, J., Waserman, S., Watson, W., Gerdts, J. & Ben Shoshan, M. (2021). Community use of epinephrine for the treatment of anaphylaxis: a review and meta-analysis. The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice, vol. 9, p. 2321-2333.
  7. Abrams, E. M. & Ben-Shoshan, M. (2021). Beta-lactam-allergy testing appears to be inexpensive. The Journal of pediatrics, vol. 228, p. 310-313.
  8. Jeimy, S., Ben-Shoshan, M., Abrams, E. M., Ellis, A. K., Connors, L. & Wong, T. (2020). Practical guide for evaluation and management of beta-lactam allergy: position statement from the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology : official journal of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol. 16, p. 95.
  9. Kocatürk, E., Salman, A., Cherrez-Ojeda, I., Criado, P. R., Peter, J., Comert-Ozer, E., Abuzakouk, M., Agondi, R. C., Al-Ahmad, M., Altrichter, S., Arnaout, R., Arruda, L. K., Asero, R., Bauer, A., Ben-Shoshan, M., Bernstein, J. A., Bizjak, M., Boccon-Gibod, I., Bonnekoh, H., Bouillet, L., Brzoza, Z., Busse, P., Campos, R. A., Carne, E., Conlon, N., Criado, R. F., de Souza Lima, E. M., Demir, S., Dissemond, J., Doğan Günaydın, S., Dorofeeva, I., Ensina, L. F., Ertaş, R., Ferrucci, S. M., Figueras-Nart, I., Fomina, D., Franken, S. M., Fukunaga, A., Giménez-Arnau, A. M., Godse, K., Gonçalo, M., Gotua, M., Grattan, C., Guillet, C., Inomata, N., Jakob, T., Karakaya, G., Kasperska-Zając, A., Katelaris, C. H., Košnik, M., Krasowska, D., Kulthanan, K., Kumaran, M. S., Lang, C., Larco-Sousa, J. I., Lazaridou, E., Leslie, T. A., Lippert, U., Llosa, O. C., Makris, M., Marsland, A., Medina, I. V., Meshkova, R., Palitot, E. B., Parisi, C. A. S., Pickert, J., Ramon, G. D., Rodríguez-Gonzalez, M., Rosario, N., Rudenko, M., Rutkowski, K., Sánchez, J., Schliemann, S., Sekerel, B. E., Serpa, F. S., Serra-Baldrich, E., Song, Z., Soria, A., Staevska, M., Staubach, P., Tagka, A., Takahagi, S., Thomsen, S. F., Treudler, R., Vadasz, Z., Valle, S. O. R., Van Doorn, M. B. A., Vestergaard, C., Wagner, N., Wang, D., Wang, L., Wedi, B., Xepapadaki, P., Yücel, E., Zalewska-Janowska, A., Zhao, Z., Zuberbier, T. & Maurer, M. (2021). The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the management and course of chronic urticaria. Allergy, vol. 76, p. 816-830.
  10. Rehimini, S., Gabrielli, S., Langlois, A., Clarke, A. E., De Schryver, S., McCusker, C., Bretholz, A., Zhang, X., Shand, G. & Ben-Shoshan, M. (2021). Specific IgE antibody levels during and after food-induced anaphylaxis. Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol. 51, p. 364-368.
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