Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:  

  1. Altman KW, Simpson CB, Amin MR, Abaza M, Balkissoon R, Casiano RR. Cough and paradoxical vocal fold motion. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 Dec;127(6):501-11.

  2. 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.

  3. Arnaiz NO, Kaufman JD. New developments in work-related asthma. Clin Chest Med. 2002 Dec;23(4):737-47.

  4. Asero R, Mistrello G, Roncarolo D, Amato S, Caldironi G, Barocci F, van Ree R. Immunological cross-reactivity between lipid transfer proteins from botanically unrelated plant-derived foods: a clinical study. Allergy. 2002 Oct;57(10):900-6.

  5. Baldwin DR, Gannon P, Bright P, Newton DT, Robertson A, Venables K, Graneek B, Barker RD, Cartier A, Malo JL, Wilsher M, Pantin CF, Burge PS.  Interpretation of occupational peak flow records: level of agreement between expert clinicians and Oasys-2. Thorax. 2002 Oct;57(10):860-4.

  6. Barber J, Dawes P. A rare cause of rash, eosinophilia and asthma in rheumatology. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2002 Nov;41(11):1329-30.

  7. Baron RM, Palmer LJ, Tantisira K, Gabriel S, Sonna LA, Le L, Hallock A, Libermann TA, Drazen JM, Weiss ST, Silverman ES. DNA sequence variants in epithelium-specific ETS-2 and ETS-3 are not associated with asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Oct 1;166(7):927-32.

  8. Bennett WD. Effect of beta-adrenergic agonists on mucociliary clearance. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Dec;110(6 Suppl):S291-7. Review.

  9. Cheng NG, Browne GJ, Lam LT, Yeoh R, Oomens M. Spacer compliance after discharge following a mild to moderate asthma attack. Arch Dis Child. 2002 Oct;87(4):302-5.

  10. Cibella F, Cuttitta G, Bellia V, Bucchieri S, D'Anna S, Guerrera D, Bonsignore G. Lung function decline in bronchial asthma. Chest. 2002 Dec;122(6):1944-8.

  11. Dahlen I, Janson C. Anxiety and depression are related to the outcome of emergency treatment in patients with obstructive pulmonary disease. Chest. 2002 Nov;122(5):1633-7.

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

  13. 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.

  14. Fahy JV. Goblet cell and mucin gene abnormalities in asthma. Chest. 2002 Dec;122(6 Suppl):320S-326S. Review.

  15. Foerster M, Haefner D, Kroegel C. Bcl-2-mediated regulation of CD69-induced apoptosis of human eosinophils: identification and characterization of a novel receptor-induced mechanism and relationship to CD95-transduced signalling. Scand J Immunol. 2002 Oct;56(4):417-28.

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

  17. Guthrie CM, Tingen MS. Asthma: a case study, review of pathophysiology, and management strategies. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2002 Oct;14(10):457-61; quiz 462-4.

  18. Habib GS, Saliba WR, Cohen L. Diabetic ketoacidosis associated with oral salbutamol overdose. Am J Med. 2002 Dec 1;113(8):701-2.

  19. Hartert TV, Speroff T, Togias A, Mitchel EF Jr, Snowden MS, Dittus RS, Griffin MR. Risk factors for recurrent asthma hospital visits and death among a population of indigent older adults with asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Nov;89(5):467-73.

  20. Hutchison DC, Cooper D. Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency: smoking, decline in lung function and implications for therapeutic trials. Respir Med. 2002 Nov;96(11):872-80.

  21. James AL, Maxwell PS, Pearce-Pinto G, Elliot JG, Carroll NG. The relationship of reticular basement membrane thickness to airway wall remodeling in asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Dec 15;166(12 Pt 1):1590-5.

  22. Johnson GL, Lapadat R. Mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways mediated by ERK, JNK, and p38 protein kinases. Science. 2002 Dec 6;298(5600):1911-2. Review.

  23. Jones AM, Munavvar M, Vail A, Aldridge RE, Hopkinson L, Rayner C, O'Driscoll BR.  Prospective, placebo-controlled trial of 5 vs 10 days of oral prednisolone in acute adult asthma. Respir Med. 2002 Nov;96(11):950-4.

  24. 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.

  25. Ketchell RI, Jensen MW, Lumley P, Wright AM, Allenby MI, O'connor BJ. Rapid effect of inhaled fluticasone propionate on airway responsiveness to adenosine 5'-monophosphate in mild asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Oct;110(4):603-6.

  26. Kobayashi S, Inokuma S, Setoguchi K, Kono H, Abe K. Incidence of peripheral blood eosinophilia and the threshold eosinophile count for indicating hypereosinophilia-associated diseases. Allergy. 2002 Oct;57(10):950-6.

  27. Koh YY, Park Y, Kim CK. Maximal airway response in adolescents with long-term asthma remission and persisting airway hypersensitivity: its profile and the effect of inhaled corticosteroids. Chest. 2002 Oct;122(4):1214-21.

  28. Laske N, Volk HD, Liebenthalb C, Gr uber C, Sommerfeld C, Nickel R, Wahn U.  Infantile natural immunization to herpes group viruses is unrelated to the development of asthma and atopic phenotypes in childhood. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Nov;110(5):811-3.

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

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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: I. Loss of membrane IL-5 receptor alpha on airway eosinophils and increased soluble IL-5 receptor alpha in the airway after allergen challenge. J Immunol. 2002 Dec 1;169(11):6452-8.

  33. Louis R, Sele J, Henket M, Cataldo D, Bettiol J, Seiden L, Bartsch P. Sputum eosinophil count in a large population of patients with mild to moderate steroid-naive asthma: distribution and relationship with methacholine bronchial hyperresponsiveness. Allergy. 2002 Oct;57(10):907-12.

  34. Mander A, Langton-Hewer S, Bernhard W, Warner JO, Postle AD. Altered phospholipid composition and aggregate structure of lung surfactant is associated with impaired lung function in young children with respiratory infections. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2002 Dec;27(6):714-21.

  35. McKenzie SA, Bush A. Difficult asthma in children. Thorax. 2002 Oct;57(10):915-6.

  36. Medeiros M Jr, Figueiredo JP, Almeida MC, Atta AM, Taketomi EA, Silva DA, Terra SA, Amorim WW, Pinho RS, Araujo MI, Carvalho EM.  Association between mite allergen (Der p 1, Der f 1, Blo t 5) levels and microscopic identification of mites or skin prick test results in asthmatic subjects. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2002 Nov;129(3):237-41.

  37. Meyer PA, Mannino DM, Redd SC, Olson DR. Characteristics of adults dying with COPD. CChest. 2002 Dec;122(6):2003-8

  38. Moneret-Vautrin DA. Optimal management of atopic dermatitis in infancy. Allerg Immunol (Paris). 2002 Nov;34(9):325-9.

  39. Namazy JA, Simon RA. Sensitivity to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Dec;89(6):542-50; quiz 550, 605.

  40. O'Sullivan S, Cormican L, Murphy M, Poulter LW, Burke CM. Effects of varying doses of fluticasone propionate on the physiology and bronchial wall immunopathology in mild-to-moderate asthma. Chest. 2002 Dec;122(6):1966-72.

  41. Osur SL. Viral respiratory infections in association with asthma and sinusitis: a review. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Dec;89(6):553-60. Review.

  42. Palmer GW, Claman HN. Pregnancy and immunology: selected aspects. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Oct;89(4):350-9; quiz 359-60, 428. Review.

  43. Piette V, Bourret E, Bousquet J, Demoly P. Prick tests to aeroallergens: is it possible simply to wipe the device between tests? Allergy. 2002 Oct;57(10):940-2.

  44. Prikk K, Maisi P, Pirila E, Reintam MA, Salo T, Sorsa T, Sepper R. Airway obstruction correlates with collagenase-2 (MMP-8) expression and activation in bronchial asthma. Lab Invest. 2002 Nov;82(11):1535-45.

  45. Prosperini G, Rajakulasingam K, Cacciola RR, Spicuzza L, Rorke S, Holgate ST, Di Maria GU, Polosa R.  Changes in sputum counts and airway hyperresponsiveness after budesonide: monitoring anti-inflammatory response on the basis of surrogate markers of airway inflammation. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Dec;110(6):855-61.

  46. Reichenbach J, Jarisch A, Khan S, Homberg M, Bez C, Zielen S. Serum ECP levels and methacholine challenge in infants with recurrent wheezing. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Nov;89(5):498-502.

  47. Roth M, Johnson PR, Rudiger JJ, King GG, Ge Q, Burgess JK, Anderson G, Tamm M, Black JL. Interaction between glucocorticoids and beta2 agonists on bronchial airway smooth muscle cells through synchronised cellular signalling. Lancet.  2002 Oct 26;360(9342):1293-9

  48. Schmidlin F, Amadesi S, Dabbagh K, Lewis DE, Knott P, Bunnett NW, Gater PR, Geppetti P, Bertrand C, Stevens ME. Protease-activated receptor 2 mediates eosinophil infiltration and hyperreactivity in allergic inflammation of the airway. J Immunol. 2002 Nov 1;169(9):5315-21.

  49. Self TH, Redmond AM, Nguyen WT. Reassessment of theophylline use for severe asthma exacerbation: is it justified in critically ill hospitalized patients? J Asthma. 2002 Dec;39(8):677-86.

  50. Shiba K, Kasahara K, Nakajima H, Adachi M. Structural changes of the airway wall impair respiratory function, even in mild asthma. Chest. 2002 Nov;122(5):1622-6.

  51. 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.

  52. Tategaki A, Kawamoto S, Okuda T, Aki T, Yasueda H, Suzuki O, Ono K, Shigeta S.  A high-molecular-weight mite antigen (HM1) fraction aggravates airway hyperresponsiveness of allergic mice to house dusts and whole mite cultures. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2002 Nov;129(3):204-11.

  53. Thomson F, Masters IB, Chang AB.  Persistent cough in children and the overuse of medications. J Paediatr Child Health. 2002 Dec;38(6):578-81.

  54. Westergren-Thorsson G, Chakir J, Lafreniere-Allard MJ, Boulet LP, Tremblay GM.  Correlation between airway responsiveness and proteoglycan production by bronchial fibroblasts from normal and asthmatic subjects. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2002 Oct;34(10):1256-67.


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

  2. Asai K, Kanazawa H, Otani K, Shiraishi S, Hirata K, Yoshikawa J. Imbalance between vascular endothelial growth factor and endostatin levels in induced sputum from asthmatic subjects. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Oct;110(4):571-5.

  3. Dang B, Wiehler S, Patel KD. Increased PSGL-1 expression on granulocytes from allergic-asthmatic subjects results in enhanced leukocyte recruitment under flow conditions. J Leukoc Biol. 2002 Oct;72(4):702-10.

  4. Dent G, Hosking LA, Lordan JL, Steel MD, Cruikshank WW, Center DM, Ellis JH, Holgate ST, Davies DE, Djukanovic R. Differential roles of IL-16 and CD28/B7 costimulation in the generation of T-lymphocyte chemotactic activity in the bronchial mucosa of mild and moderate asthmatic individuals. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Dec;110(6):906-14.

  5. Doshi V; Salat P; Parikh V. Cytokine modulators in asthma: clinical perspectives. Indian Journal of Pharmacology. 2002 Feb; 34(1): 16-25

  6. Heijink IH, Vellenga E, Borger P, Postma DS, de Monchy JG, Kauffman HF. Interleukin-6 promotes the production of interleukin-4 and interleukin-5 by interleukin-2-dependent and -independent mechanisms in freshly isolated human T cells. Immunology. 2002 Nov;107(3):316-24.

  7. Higashi N, Taniguchi M, Mita H, Higashi A, Akiyama K. Aspirin-induced urticaria and angioedema, but not bronchoconstriction, associated with cysteinyl leukotriene overproduction in 2 patients with asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Oct;110(4):666-7.

  8. 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.

  9. Lacroix-Desmazes S, Misra N, Bayry J, Villard S, Kazatchkine MD, Kaveri SV. Antibodies with hydrolytic activity towards factor VIII in patients with hemophilia A. J Immunol Methods. 2002 Nov 1;269(1-2):251-6. Review.

  10. Littlejohn MD, Taylor DR, Miller AL, Kennedy MA. Determination of beta2-adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) haplotypes by a multiplexed polymerase chain reaction assay. Hum Mutat. 2002 Dec;20(6):479.

  11. 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;

  12. Rudwaleit M, Andermann B, Alten R, Sorensen H, Listing J, Zink A, Sieper J, Braun J. Atopic disorders in ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2002 Nov;61(11):968-74.

  13. Silverman ES, Baron RM, Palmer LJ, Le L, Hallock A, Subramaniam V, Riese RJ, McKenna MD, Gu X, Libermann TA, Tugores A, Haley KJ, Shore S, Drazen JM, Weiss ST.  Constitutive and cytokine-induced expression of the ETS transcription factor ESE-3 in the lung. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2002 Dec;27(6):697-704.

  14. 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.

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


  1. Bajel AR; Jadhav DL; Moulick ND. Magnesium in health and disease  Indian Practitioner. 2002 Apr; 55(4): 238-42

  2. Chatmongkolchart S, Schettino GP, Dillman C, Kacmarek RM, Hess DR. In vitro evaluation of aerosol bronchodilator delivery during noninvasive positive pressure ventilation: effect of ventilator settings and nebulizer position. Crit Care Med. 2002 Nov;30(11):2515-9.

  3. Escoubet-Lozach L, Glass CK, Wasserman SI. The role of transcription factors in allergic inflammation. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Oct;110(4):553-64.

  4. Hegde SC; Shah PB; Mahashur AA. Awareness regarding occupational asthma amongst general practitioners-a critical evaluation.  Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2002 Jan-Mar; 6(1): 16-0

  5. Knox AJ, Pang L. Glucocorticoid and beta-adrenoceptor agonist interactions in asthma. Lancet. 2002 Oct 26;360(9342):1265-6.

  6. Lim KG. Management of persistent symptoms in patients with asthma. Mayo Clin Proc. 2002 Dec;77(12):1333-8; quiz 1339.

  7. Mahakalkar SM; Tibdewal S; Khobragade BP.. Cardio-pulmonary effects of various anti-asthmatic agents in patients of acute bronchial asthma. Indian Practitioner. 2002 Feb; 55(2): 79-85

  8. Panigrahi L; Ghosal SK. Formulation and evaluation of pseudolatex transdermal drug delivery system of terbutaline sulphate  Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2002 Jan-Feb; 64(1): 79-82

  9. Polosa R. Can immunotherapy prevent progression to asthma in allergic individuals? J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Oct;110(4):672-3.

  10. Shaikh GP; Pednekar S; Paidhungat AJ; Nabar ST. Steroids in bronchial asthma: potentiating effect of beta2 agonist. Indian Practitioner. 2002 Feb; 55(2): 92-6

  11. Singh N; Syed Sadiq A; Singh V; Singh A  Adaptogens anti stress agents a study focusing Indian plants. Antiseptic. 2002 Jun; 99(6): 198-201

  12. Singh V, Sinha HV, Gupta R. Barriers in the management of asthma and attitudes towards complementary medicine. Respir Med. 2002 Oct;96(10):835-40.

  13. Tam A. Western medicine in the Eastern mind: a need for integration. Arch Dis Child. 2002 Oct;87(4):287-90.

  14. Yamamoto N, Shichijo M, Kokubo T. Establishment of the superoxide production assay with human monocytic cell line, U937, for the evaluation of Syk kinase inhibitors. J Immunol Methods. 2002 Oct 15;268(2):123-30.