Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

6448.      Abraham D, Saltoun CA. Facial swelling and eosinophilia in a 44-year-old woman. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Dec;89(6):561-5.

6449.      Ahlstedt S, Holmquist I, Kober A, Perborn H. Accuracy of specific IgE antibody assays for diagnosis of cow's milk allergy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Dec;89(6 Suppl 1):21-5.

6450.      Anderson SD, Brannan JD, Chan HK. Use of aerosols for bronchial provocation testing in the laboratory: where we have been and where we are going. J Aerosol Med. 2002 Fall;15(3):313-24. Review.

6451.      Bag R, Bandi V, Fromm RE Jr, Guntupalli KK. The effect of heliox-driven bronchodilator aerosol therapy on pulmonary function tests in patients with asthma. J Asthma. 2002 Oct;39(7):659-65.

6452.      Bahna SL. Cow's milk allergy versus cow milk intolerance. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Dec;89(6 Suppl 1):56-60. Review.

6453.      Bernsen RM, van der Wouden JC. Does the sibling effect have its origin in utero? Investigating birth order, cord blood immunoglobulin E concentration, and allergic sensitization at age 4 years. Am J Epidemiol. 2002 Nov 1;156(9):882.

6454.      Blaisdell CJ, Weiss SR, Kimes DS, Levine ER, Myers M, Timmins S, Bollinger ME.  Using seasonal variations in asthma hospitalizations in children to predict hospitalization frequency. J Asthma. 2002 Oct;39(7):567-75.

6455.      Budde IK, Lopuhaa CE, de Heer PG, Langdon JM, MacDonald SM, van der Zee JS, Aalberse RC.  Lack of correlation between bronchial late allergic reaction to Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and in vitro immunoglobulin E reactivity to histamine-releasing factor derived from mononuclear cells. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Dec;89(6):606-12.

6456.      Burgdorff T, Venemalm L, Vogt T, Landthaler M, Stolz W. IgE-mediated anaphylactic reaction induced by succinate ester of methylprednisolone. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Oct;89(4):425-8.

6457.      Busse PJ, Nowak-Wegrzyn AH, Noone SA, Sampson HA, Sicherer SH. Recurrent peanut allergy. N Engl J Med. 2002 Nov 7;347(19):1535-6.

6458.      Butani L. Corticosteroid-induced hypersensitivity reactions. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Nov;89(5):439-45; quiz 445-6, 502. Review.

6459.      Csoma Z, Kharitonov SA, Balint B, Bush A, Wilson NM, Barnes PJ. Increased leukotrienes in exhaled breath condensate in childhood asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Nov 15;166(10):1345-9.

6460.      Deramo M. Food challenge vs. skin antigen testing. Am Fam Physician. 2002 Dec 1;66(11):2048.

6461.      Desai PR, Babu M. Scimitar syndrome as a differential diagnosis in a child with recurrent wheeze. Arch Dis Child. 2002 Oct;87(4):357.

6462.      Diaz-Perales A, Tabar AI, Sanchez-Monge R, Garcia BE, Gomez B, Barber D, Salcedo G.  Characterization of asparagus allergens: a relevant role of lipid transfer proteins. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Nov;110(5):790-6.

6463.      Eishi K, Lee JB, Bae SJ, Takenaka M, Katayama I. Impaired sweating function in adult atopic dermatitis: results of the quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test. Br J Dermatol. 2002 Oct;147(4):683-8.

6464.      El-Asrar AM, Al-Kharashi SA. Full panretinal photocoagulation and early vitrectomy improve prognosis of retinal vasculitis associated with tuberculoprotein hypersensitivity (Eales' disease). Br J Ophthalmol. 2002 Nov;86(11):1248-51.

6465.      el-Azhary RA, Yiannias JA. Allergic contact dermatitis to epoxy resin in immersion oil for light microscopy. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2002 Dec;47(6):954-5.

6466.      Fiocchi A, Bouygue GR, Restani P, Bonvini G, Startari R, Terracciano L. Accuracy of skin prick tests in IgE-mediated adverse reactions to bovine proteins. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Dec;89(6 Suppl 1):26-32. Review.

6467.      Friedmann PS. The pathogenesis of atopic eczema. Hosp Med. 2002 Nov;63(11):653-6.

6468.      Fung MA. The clinical and histopathologic spectrum of "dermal hypersensitivity reactions," a nonspecific histologic diagnosis that is not very useful in clinical practice, and the concept of a "dermal hypersensitivity reaction pattern". J Am Acad Dermatol. 2002 Dec;47(6):898-907.

6469.      Gavrovic-Jankulovic M, cIrkovic T, Vuckovic O, Atanaskovic-Markovic M, Petersen A, Gojgic G, Burazer L, Jankov RM. Isolation and biochemical characterization of a thaumatin-like kiwi allergen. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Nov;110(5):805-10.

6470.      Gehring U, Bischof W, Fahlbusch B, Wichmann HE, Heinrich J. House dust endotoxin and allergic sensitization in children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Oct 1;166(7):939-44.

6471.      Gorelick MH, Stevens MW, Schultz TR. Comparability of acute asthma severity assessments by parents and respiratory therapists. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002 Dec;156(12):1199-202.

6472.      Green RH, Brightling CE, McKenna S, Hargadon B, Parker D, Bradding P, Wardlaw AJ, Pavord ID. Asthma exacerbations and sputum eosinophil counts: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2002 Nov 30;360(9347):1715-21.

6473.      Greenberger PA. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Nov;110(5):685-92. Review.

6474.      Greenberger PA. Corresponding patterns of rhinitis and asthma during pregnancy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Nov;89(5):437-8.

6475.      Grob M, Reindl J, Vieths S, Wuthrich B, Ballmer-Weber BK. Heterogeneity of banana allergy: characterization of allergens in banana-allergic patients. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Nov;89(5):513-6.

6476.      Hall SW. Idiopathic environmental intolerances. Minn Med. 2002 Oct;85(10):33-6.

6477.      Howard TD, Postma DS, Koppelman GA, Koppelman GH, Zheng SL, Wysong AK, Xu J, Meyers DA, Bleecker ER.  Fine mapping of an IgE-controlling gene on chromosome 2q: Analysis of CTLA4 and CD28. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Nov;110(5):743-51.

6478.      Kanazawa H, Hirata K, Yoshikawa J. Involvement of vascular endothelial growth factor in exercise induced bronchoconstriction in asthmatic patients. Thorax. 2002 Oct;57(10):885-8.

6479.      Kim HK, Shin BK, Cho SJ, Moon JS, Kim MK, Kim CY, Park SH, Kim KT, In KH, Oh YH, Kang EY, Park SH, Kim I.  Transthoracic fine needle aspiration and core biopsy of pulmonary lesions. A study of 296 patients. Acta Cytol. 2002 Nov-Dec;46(6):1061-8.

6480.      Kleine-Tebbe J, Vogel L, Crowell DN, Haustein UF, Vieths S. Severe oral allergy syndrome and anaphylactic reactions caused by a Bet v 1-related PR-10 protein in soybean, SAM22. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Nov;110(5):797-804.

6481.      Kopp MV, Brauburger J, Riedinger F, Beischer D, Ihorst G, Kamin W, Zielen S, Bez, Friedrichs F, Von Berg A, Gerhold K, Hamelmann E, Hultsch, Kuehr J. The effect of anti-IgE treatment on in vitro leukotriene release in children with seasonal allergic rhinitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Nov;110(5):728-35.

6482.      Krumbiegel P, Denk E, Russow R, Rolle-Kampczyk U, Metzner G, Herbarth O. (15)N(2)]arginine as a first potential inhaled diagnostic agent to characterize respiratory diseases. Exp Lung Res. 2002 Oct-Nov;28(7):535-42.

6483.      Kukurin GW. Chronic pediatric asthma and chiropractic spinal manipulation: a prospective clinical series and randomized clinical pilot study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2002 Oct;25(8):540-1.

6484.      Lai DS, Lue KH, Hsieh JC, Lin KL, Lee HS. The comparison of the efficacy and safety of cetirizine, oxatomide, ketotifen, and a placebo for the treatment of childhood perennial allergic rhinitis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Dec;89(6):589-98.

6485.      Lapid-Gortzak R, Rosen S, Weitzman S, Lifshitz T. Videokeratography findings in children with vernal keratoconjunctivitis versus those of healthy children. Ophthalmology. 2002 Nov;109(11):2018-23.

6486.      Laube BL, Curbow BA, Costello RW, Fitzgerald ST. A pilot study examining the relationship between stress and serum cortisol concentrations in women with asthma. Respir Med. 2002 Oct;96(10):823-8.

6487.      Lewith GT, Hyland ME, Shaw S. Do attitudes toward and beliefs about complementary medicine affect treatment outcomes? Am J Public Health. 2002 Oct;92(10):1604-6.

6488.      Litonjua AA, Milton DK, Celedon JC, Ryan L, Weiss ST, Gold DR. A longitudinal analysis of wheezing in young children: the independent effects of early life exposure to house dust endotoxin, allergens, and pets. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Nov;110(5):736-42.

6489.      Mattos W, Lim S, Russell R, Jatakanon A, Chung KF, Barnes PJ. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 expression in asthma: effect of asthma severity, allergen challenge, and inhaled corticosteroids. Chest. 2002 Nov;122(5):1543-52.

6490.      Maziak W. Does the sibling effect have its origin in utero? Investigating birth order, cord blood immunoglobulin E concentration, and allergic sensitization at age 4 years. Am J Epidemiol. 2002 Nov 1;156(9):882; author reply 883-4.

6491.      McCann WA, Ownby DR. The reproducibility of the allergy skin test scoring and interpretation by board-certified/board-eligible allergists. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Oct;89(4):368-71.

6492.      Morell F, Roger A, Cruz MJ. Usefulness of specific skin tests in the diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Dec;110(6):939.

6493.      Naimer SA, Cohen AD, Mumcuoglu KY, Vardy DA. Household papular urticaria. Isr Med Assoc J. 2002 Nov;4(11 Suppl):911-3.

6494.      Nakayama K, Shinkawa M, Ohrui T, Hirai H, Sasaki H. Interferon-gamma responses to mycobacterial antigens in Heaf-positive children. Lancet. 2002 Oct 26;360(9342):1335.

6495.      Paredi P, Kharitonov SA, Barnes PJ. Analysis of expired air for oxidation products. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Dec 15;166(12 Pt 2):S31-7. Review.

6496.      Peng Z, Rasic N, Liu Y, Simons FE. Mosquito saliva-specific IgE and IgG antibodies in 1059 blood donors. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Nov;110(5):816-7.

6497.      Platts-Mills TA. The future of allergy and clinical immunology lies in evaluation, treatment, and research on allergic disease. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Oct;110(4):565-6. Review.

6498.      Roller C, Namjou K, Jeffers JD, Camp M, Mock A, McCann PJ, Grego J. Nitric oxide breath testing by tunable-diode laser absorption spectroscopy: application in monitoring respiratory inflammation. Appl Opt. 2002 Oct 1;41(28):6018-29.

6499.      Romano A, Viola M, Mondino C, Pettinato R, Di Fonso M, Papa G, Venuti A, Montuschi P.  Diagnosing nonimmediate reactions to penicillins by in vivo tests. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2002 Oct;129(2):169-74.

6500.      Schmidt MH, Raulf-Heimsoth M, Posch A. Evaluation of patatin as a major cross-reactive allergen in latex-induced potato allergy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Dec;89(6):613-8.

6501.      Sousa AR, Parikh A, Scadding G, Corrigan CJ, Lee TH. Leukotriene-receptor expression on nasal mucosal inflammatory cells in aspirin-sensitive rhinosinusitis. N Engl J Med. 2002 Nov 7;347(19):1493-9.

6502.      Stablein JJ, Bucholtz GA, Lockey RF. Melaleuca tree and respiratory disease. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Nov;89(5):523-30.

6503.      Stewart AE, Hunsaker DH. Fungus-specific IgG and IgE in allergic fungal rhinosinusitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 Oct;127(4):324-32.

6504.      Strunk RC, Korenblat PE. Choice of a medication to treat asthma: is an improvement in symptoms sufficient for deciding? J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Dec;110(6):832-3.

6505.      Suissa S, Ernst P, Kezouh A. Regular use of inhaled corticosteroids and the long term prevention of hospitalisation for asthma. Thorax. 2002 Oct;57(10):880-4.

6506.      Tomimori Y, Tsuruoka N, Fukami H, Saito K, Horikawa C, Saito M, Muto T, Sugiura N, Yamashiro K, Sumida M, Kakutani S, Fukuda Y. Role of mast cell chymase in allergen-induced biphasic skin reaction. Biochem Pharmacol. 2002 Oct 1;64(7):1187.

6507.      Tripathi DM. Role of allergy testing and immunotherapy in the management of respiratory allergic disease.  Bombay Hospital Journal. 2002 Jul; 44(3): 419-25

6508.      Turner SW, Young S, Landau LI, Le Souef PN. Reduced lung function both before bronchiolitis and at 11 years. Arch Dis Child. 2002 Nov;87(5):417-20.

6509.      Wenzel SE, Trudeau JB, Barnes S, Zhou X, Cundall M, Westcott JY, McCord K, Chu HW.  TGF-beta and IL-13 synergistically increase eotaxin-1 production in human airway fibroblasts. J Immunol. 2002 Oct 15;169(8):4613-9.

6510.      Yang YH, Wang SJ, Chuang YH, Lin YT, Chiang BL. The level of IgA antibodies to human umbilical vein endothelial cells can be enhanced by TNF-alpha treatment in children with Henoch-Schonlein purpura. Clin Exp Immunol. 2002 Nov;130(2):352-7.


6511.      Arm JP, Austen KF. Leukotriene receptors and aspirin sensitivity. N Engl J Med. 2002 Nov 7;347(19):1524-6.

6512.      Banerjee B, Kurup VP, Greenberger PA, Kelly KJ, Fink JN. C-terminal cysteine residues determine the IgE binding of Aspergillus fumigatus allergen Asp f 2. J Immunol. 2002 Nov 1;169(9):5137-44.

6513.      Borger P, Black JL, Roth M. Asthma and the CCAAT-enhancer binding proteins: a holistic view on airway inflammation and remodeling. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Dec;110(6):841-6. Review.

6514.      Budde IK, de Heer PG, Natter S, Mahler V, van der Zee JS, Valenta R, Aalberse RC. Studies on the association between immunoglobulin E autoreactivity and immunoglobulin E-dependent histamine-releasing factors. Immunology. 2002 Oct;107(2):243-51.

6515.      Choi IS. Disappearance of aspirin intolerance with antiasthma treatment. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Oct;110(4):665-6.

6516.      Cloutier MM, Wakefield DB, Hall CB, Bailit HL. Childhood asthma in an urban community: prevalence, care system, and treatment. Chest. 2002 Nov;122(5):1571-9.

6517.      Dreskin SC, Dale SN, Foster SM, Martin D, Buchmeier A, Nelson HS. Measurement of changes in mRNA for IL-5 in noninvasive scrapings of nasal epithelium taken from patients undergoing nasal allergen challenge. J Immunol Methods. 2002 Oct 15;268(2):189-95.

6518.      Guilbert T, Morgan W. Increased asthma symptoms and healthcare utilization during the fall and winter seasons in children with asthma living in the inner city: opportunity for school-based intervention. J Pediatr. 2002 Nov;141(5):604-5.

6519.      Jousilahti P, Salomaa V, Hakala K, Rasi V, Vahtera E, Palosuo T. The association of sensitive systemic inflammation markers with bronchial asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Oct;89(4):381-5.

6520.      Karlsson H, Hessle C, Rudin A. Innate immune responses of human neonatal cells to bacteria from the normal gastrointestinal flora. Infect Immun. 2002 Dec;70(12):6688-96.

6521.      Levinson AI. Novel immunomodulatory therapies for immunoglobulin E-mediated diseases. Isr Med Assoc J. 2002 Nov;4(11 Suppl):881-3. Review.

6522.      Lipworth BJ. Adrenal insufficiency after treatment with fluticasone. Second line controller treatment might have been tried. BMJ. 2002 Oct 12;325(7368):836.

6523.      Liu LY, Sedgwick JB, Bates ME, Vrtis RF, Gern JE, Kita H, Jarjour NN, Busse WW, Kelly EA. Decreased expression of membrane IL-5 receptor alpha on human eosinophils: II. IL-5 down-modulates its receptor via a proteinase-mediated process. J Immunol. 2002 Dec 1;169(11):6459-66.

6524.      Narasimhan R, Lakshman R, Amos RS, Williams LH, Egner W, Finn A. Juvenile dermatomyositis associated with hereditary angioneurotic oedema. Arch Dis Child. 2002 Dec;87(6):563.

6525.      Ostergaard MS, Stauning JA, Andersen JS, Jorgensen M. The PAT study's methods, asthma classification, and results are questionable. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Oct;110(4):671; author reply, 671-2.

6526.      Peroni DG, Chatzimichail A, Boner AL. Food allergy: what can be done to prevent progression to asthma? Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Dec;89(6 Suppl 1):44-51. Review.

6527.      Phanish MK, Owen A, Parry DH. Spontaneous regression of acquired C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency associated with splenic marginal zone lymphoma presenting with recurrent angio-oedema. J Clin Pathol. 2002 Oct;55(10):789-90.

6528.      Riegert-Johnson DL, Volcheck GW. The incidence of anaphylaxis following intravenous phytonadione (vitamin K1): a 5-year retrospective review. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Oct;89(4):400-6. Review.

6529.      Sanklecha MU. Cefaclor induced serum sickness like reaction. Indian J Pediatr. 2002 Oct;69(10):921.

6530.      Schott M, Feldkamp J, Klucken M, Kobbe G, Scherbaum WA, Seissler J. Calcitonin-specific antitumor immunity in medullary thyroid carcinoma following dendritic cell vaccination. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2002 Dec;51(11-12):663-8.

6531.      Siltanen M, Kajosaari M, Savilahti EM, Pohjavuori M, Savilahti E. IgG and IgA antibody levels to cow's milk are low at age 10 years in children born preterm. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Oct;110(4):658-63.

6532.      Terashima T, Amakawa K, Matsumaru A, Yamaguchi K. Correlation between cysteinyl leukotriene release from leukocytes and clinical response to a leukotriene inhibitor. Chest. 2002 Nov;122(5):1566-70.

6533.      Tousi P, Rahmati M, Korshid SM. Urticaria and hepatitis C infection: is there a relationship? Int J Dermatol. 2002 Oct;41(10):712-3.

6534.      Wagner CW. The ongoing evaluation of the impact of depression on asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Dec;89(6):540-1.

6535.      Ward KM, Celebi JT, Gmyrek R, Grossman ME. Acute infectious purpura fulminans associated with asplenism or hyposplenism. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2002 Oct;47(4):493-6.

6536.      Wentworth P Jr, McDunn JE, Wentworth AD, Takeuchi C, Nieva J, Jones T, Bautista C, Ruedi JM, Gutierrez A, Janda KD, Babior BM, Eschenmoser A, Lerner RA.  Evidence for antibody-catalyzed ozone formation in bacterial killing and inflammation. Science. 2002 Dec 13;298(5601):2195-9.

6537.      Yousef E, McGeady SJ. Lactic acidosis and status asthmaticus: how common in pediatrics? Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Dec;89(6):585-8. Review.

6538.      Zerbib F, Guisset O, Lamouliatte H, Quinton A, Galmiche JP, Tunon-De-Lara JM.  Effects of bronchial obstruction on lower esophageal sphincter motility and gastroesophageal reflux in patients with asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Nov 1;166(9):1206-11.


6539.      Busse WW, Lenfant C, Lemanske RF Jr. Asthma guidelines: a changing paradigm to improve asthma care. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Nov;110(5):703-5.

6540.      Kawashima M, Harada S, Tango T. Review of fexofenadine in the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria. Int J Dermatol. 2002 Oct;41(10):701-6.

6541.    Kull I, Wickman M, Lilja G, Nordvall SL, Pershagen G. Breast feeding and allergic diseases in infants-a prospective birth cohort study. Arch Dis Child. 2002 Dec;87(6):478-81.

6542.    McDonald E, Cook D, Newman T, Griffith L, Cox G, Guyatt G. Effect of air filtration systems on asthma: a systematic review of randomized trials. Chest. 2002 Nov;122(5):1535-42.

6543.    Rapoport D. Overdrugged patients: enough is enough. Can Fam Physician. 2002 Nov;48:1764.

6544.    Sampson HA. Food allergy: from biology toward therapy. IJCP. 2002 Aug; 13(3): 17-27