Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

8967.  Baker KM, Brand DA, Hen J Jr. Classifying asthma: disagreement among specialists. Chest. 2003 Dec;124(6):2156-63.

8968.  Barbanel D, Eldridge S, Griffiths C. Can a self-management programme delivered by a community pharmacist improve asthma control? A randomised trial. Thorax. 2003 Oct;58(10):851-4.

8969.  Bjermer L, Bisgaard H, Bousquet J, Fabbri LM, Greening AP, Haahtela T, Holgate ST, Picado C, Menten J, Dass SB, Leff JA, Polos PG. Montelukast and fluticasone compared with salmeterol and fluticasone in protecting against asthma exacerbation in adults: one year, double blind, randomised, comparative trial. BMJ. 2003 Oct 18;327(7420):891. 72:

8970.  Bracken MB, Triche EW, Belanger K, Saftlas A, Beckett WS, Leaderer BP. Asthma symptoms, severity, and drug therapy: a prospective study of effects on 2205 pregnancies. Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Oct;102(4):739-52.

8971.  Brand PL, Roorda RJ. Usefulness of monitoring lung function in asthma. Arch Dis Child. 2003 Nov;88(11):1021-5. Review.

8972.  de Kluijver J, Evertse CE, Sont JK, Schrumpf JA, van Zeijl-van der Ham CJ, Dick CR, Rabe KF, Hiemstra PS, Sterk PJ. Are rhinovirus-induced airway responses in asthma aggravated by chronic allergen exposure? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Nov 15;168(10):1174-80. Epub 2003 Jul 31.

8973.  Fiese BH, Wamboldt FS. Tales of pediatric asthma management: family-based strategies related to medical adherence and health care utilization. J Pediatr. 2003 Oct;143(4):457-62.

8974.  Flores G, Abreu M, Chaisson CE, Sun D. Keeping children out of hospitals: parents' and physicians' perspectives on how pediatric hospitalizations for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions can be avoided. Pediatrics. 2003 Nov;112(5):1021-30.

8975.  Fogarty A, Lewis SA, Scrivener SL, Antoniak M, Pacey S, Pringle M, Britton J. Oral magnesium and vitamin C supplements in asthma: a parallel group randomized placebo-controlled trial. Clin Exp Allergy. 2003 Oct;33(10):1355-9.

8976.  Gajewska BU, Wiley RE, Jordana M. GM-CSF and dendritic cells in allergic airway inflammation: basic mechanisms and prospects for therapeutic intervention. Curr Drug Targets Inflamm Allergy. 2003 Dec;2(4):279-92. Review.

8977.  Gent JF, Triche EW, Holford TR, Belanger K, Bracken MB, Beckett WS, Leaderer BP.  Association of low-level ozone and fine particles with respiratory symptoms in children with asthma. JAMA. 2003 Oct 8;290(14):1859-67.

8978.  Gentile NT, Ufberg J, Barnum M, McHugh M, Karras D. Guidelines reduce x-ray and blood gas utilization in acute asthma. Am J Emerg Med. 2003 Oct;21(6):451-3.

8979.  Gore C, Peterson CG, Kissen P, Simpson BM, Lowe LA, Woodcock A, Custovic A; National Asthma Campaign Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study Group. Urinary eosinophilic protein X, atopy, and symptoms suggestive of allergic disease at 3 years of age. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Oct;112(4):702-8.

8980.  Jaakkola JJ, Piipari R, Jaakkola MS. Occupation and asthma: a population-based incident case-control study. Am J Epidemiol. 2003 Nov 15;158(10):981-7.

8981.  Jenkins HA, Cherniack R, Szefler SJ, Covar R, Gelfand EW, Spahn JD. A comparison of the clinical characteristics of children and adults with severe asthma. Chest. 2003 Oct;124(4):1318-24.

8982.  Kanda N, Yasuba H, Takahashi T, Mizuhara Y, Yamazaki S, Imada Y, Izumi Y, Kobayashi Y, Yamashita K, Kita H, Tamada T, Chiba T. Prevalence of esophageal candidiasis among patients treated with inhaled fluticasone propionate. Am J Gastroenterol. 2003 Oct;98(10):2146-8.

8983.  Kelly HW. Pharmaceutical characteristics that influence the clinical efficacy of inhaled corticosteroids. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003 Oct;91(4):326-34; quiz 334-5, 404. Review.

8984.  Koskela HO, Hyvarinen L, Brannan JD, Chan HK, Anderson SD. Responsiveness to three bronchial provocation tests in patients with asthma. Chest. 2003 Dec;124(6):2171-7.

8985.  Koskela HO, Hyvarinen L, Brannan JD, Chan HK, Anderson SD. Sensitivity and validity of three bronchial provocation tests to demonstrate the effect of inhaled corticosteroids in asthma. Chest. 2003 Oct;124(4):1341-9.

8986.  Li AM, Lex C, Zacharasiewicz A, Wong E, Erin E, Hansel T, Wilson NM, Bush A.  Cough frequency in children with stable asthma: correlation with lung function, exhaled nitric oxide, and sputum eosinophil count. Thorax. 2003 Nov;58(11):974-8.

8987.  Profita M, Sala A, Bonanno A, Riccobono L, Siena L, Melis MR, Di Giorgi R, Mirabella F, Gjomarkaj M, Bonsignore G, Vignola AM. Increased prostaglandin E2 concentrations and cyclooxygenase-2 expression in asthmatic subjects with sputum eosinophilia. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Oct;112(4):709-16.

8988.  Ricciardolo FL, Timmers MC, Sont JK, Folkerts G, Sterk PJ. Effect of bradykinin on allergen induced increase in exhaled nitric oxide in asthma. Thorax. 2003 Oct;58(10):840-5.

8989.  Roy SR.  Asthma. South Med J. 2003 Nov;96(11):1061-7. Review.

8990.  Schachter LM, Peat JK, Salome CM. Asthma and atopy in overweight children. Thorax. 2003 Dec;58(12):1031-5.

8991.  Sears MR, Greene JM, Willan AR, Wiecek EM, Taylor DR, Flannery EM, Cowan JO, Herbison GP, Silva PA, Poulton R. A longitudinal, population-based, cohort study of childhood asthma followed to adulthood. N Engl J Med. 2003 Oct 9;349(15):1414-22.

8992.  Sekhar AV, Gandhi DN, Mohan Rao, Rawal UD.  An experimental and clinical evaluation of anti-asthmatic potentialities if devadaru compound (DC).  Indian J Physiol Pharmac 2003; 47(1): 101-7.

8993.  Sharma S, Godatwar P, Kulkarni LR.  Salbutamol and/or beclomethasone diproprionate in asthma.  Indian J Peidat 2003; 70(2):129-32.

8994.  Silverman EK, Kwiatkowski DJ, Sylvia JS, Lazarus R, Drazen JM, Lange C, Laird NM, Weiss ST. Family-based association analysis of beta2-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms in the childhood asthma management program. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Nov;112(5):870-6.

8995.  Strunk RC, Szefler SJ, Phillips BR, Zeiger RS, Chinchilli VM, Larsen G, Hodgdon K, Morgan W, Sorkness CA, Lemanske RF Jr; Childhood Asthma Research and Education Network of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.  Relationship of exhaled nitric oxide to clinical and inflammatory markers of persistent asthma in children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Nov;112(5):883-92.

8996.  Tantisira KG, Litonjua AA, Weiss ST, Fuhlbrigge AL; Childhood Asthma Management Program Research Group. Association of body mass with pulmonary function in the Childhood Asthma Management Program (CAMP). Thorax. 2003 Dec;58(12):1036-41.



8997.  Akdis CA, Kussebi F, Pulendran B, Akdis M, Lauener RP, Schmidt-Weber CB, Klunker S, Isitmangil G, Hansjee N, Wynn TA, Dillon S, Erb P, Baschang G, Blaser K, Alkan SS.  Inhibition of T helper 2-type responses, IgE production and eosinophilia by synthetic lipopeptides. Eur J Immunol. 2003 Oct;33(10):2717-26.

8998.  Bacharier LB, Strunk RC. Pets and childhood asthma--how should the pediatrician respond to new information that pets may prevent asthma? Pediatrics. 2003 Oct;112(4):974-6.

8999.  Cameron L, Gounni AS, Frenkiel S, Lavigne F, Vercelli D, Hamid Q. S epsilon S mu and S epsilon S gamma switch circles in human nasal mucosa following ex vivo allergen challenge: evidence for direct as well as sequential class switch recombination. J Immunol. 2003 Oct 1;171(7):3816-22.

9000.  Chen E, Fisher EB, Bacharier LB, Strunk RC. Socioeconomic status, stress, and immune markers in adolescents with asthma. Psychosom Med. 2003 Nov-Dec;65(6):984-92.

9001.  Cheng TO. Cigarette smoking, asthma, and emphysema. Chest. 2003 Dec;124(6):2408.

9002.  David GL, Romieu I, Sienra-Monge JJ, Collins WJ, Ramirez-Aguilar M, del Rio-Navarro BE, Reyes-Ruiz NI, Morris RW, Marzec JM, London SJ. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (phosphate) reduced:quinone oxidoreductase and glutathione S-transferase M1 polymorphisms and childhood asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Nov 15;168(10):1199-204. Epub 2003 Sep 11.

9003.  de Kluijver J, Grunberg K, Pons D, de Klerk EP, Dick CR, Sterk PJ, Hiemstra PS.  Interleukin-1beta and interleukin-1ra levels in nasal lavages during experimental rhinovirus infection in asthmatic and non-asthmatic subjects. Clin Exp Allergy. 2003 Oct;33(10):1415-8.

9004.  Fox RW, Lockey RF. The impact of rhinosinusitis on asthma. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2003 Nov;3(6):513-8. Review.

9005.  Macaubas C, de Klerk NH, Holt BJ, Wee C, Kendall G, Firth M, Sly PD, Holt PG.  Association between antenatal cytokine production and the development of atopy and asthma at age 6 years. Lancet. 2003 Oct 11;362(9391):1192-7.

9006.  Marshall JS, McCurdy JD, Olynych T. Toll-like receptor-mediated activation of mast cells: implications for allergic disease? Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2003 Oct;132(2):87-97. Review.

9007.  Medina-Ramon M, Zock JP, Kogevinas M, Sunyer J, Anto JM. Asthma symptoms in women employed in domestic cleaning: a community based study. Thorax. 2003 Nov;58(11):950-4.

9008.  Sehmi R, Baatjes AJ, Denburg JA. Hemopoietic progenitor cells and hemopoietic factors: potential targets for treatment of allergic inflammatory diseases. Curr Drug Targets Inflamm Allergy. 2003 Dec;2(4):271-8. Review.

9009.  Snashall D. Occupational asthma. Occup Environ Med. 2003 Oct;60(10):711-2.

9010.  Swierczynska M, Nizankowska-Mogilnicka E, Zarychta J, Gielicz A, Szczeklik A.  Nasal versus bronchial and nasal response to oral aspirin challenge: Clinical and biochemical differences between patients with aspirin-induced asthma/rhinitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Nov;112(5):995-1001.

9011.  Thurston GD, Bates DV. Air pollution as an underappreciated cause of asthma symptoms. JAMA. 2003 Oct 8;290(14):1915-7.

9012.  Wingett D, Nielson CP. Divergence in NK cell and cyclic AMP regulation of T cell CD40L expression in asthmatic subjects. J Leukoc Biol. 2003 Oct;74(4):531-41. Epub 2003 Jul 15.


9013.  Dhuper S, Maggiore D, Chung V, Shim C. Profile of near-fatal asthma in an inner-city hospital. Chest. 2003 Nov;124(5):1880-4.

9014.  Ellis C. FDA alerts asthmatics to drug safety risk. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2003 Oct;2(10):765.

9015.  Fletcher M. Efficacy versus the costs of asthma management in primary care. Nurs Times. 2003 Oct 14-20;99(41):46-7.

9016.  Flood-Page P, Menzies-Gow A, Phipps S, Ying S, Wangoo A, Ludwig MS, Barnes N, Robinson D, Kay AB. Anti-IL-5 treatment reduces deposition of ECM proteins in the bronchial subepithelial basement membrane of mild atopic asthmatics. J Clin Invest. 2003 Oct;112(7):1029-36.

9017.  Jones EM, Portnoy JM. Modification of provider behavior to achieve improved asthma outcomes. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2003 Nov;3(6):484-90. Review.

9018.  Kallenbach A, Ludwig-Beymer P, Welsh C, Norris J, Giloth B. Process improvement for asthma. An integrated approach. J Nurs Care Qual. 2003 Oct-Dec;18(4):245-56; quiz 257-8. Review.

9019.  Kamps AW, Brand PL, Kimpen JL, Maille AR, Overgoor-van de Groes AW, van Helsdingen-Peek LC, Roorda RJ. Outpatient management of childhood asthma by paediatrician or asthma nurse: randomised controlled study with one year follow up. Thorax. 2003 Nov;58(11):968-73.

9020.  Kanazawa H, Nomura S, Hirata K, Yoshikawa J. Effect of inhaled beclomethasone dipropionate on peroxynitrite inhibitory activity in induced sputum from asthmatic patients. Chest. 2003 Nov;124(5):1755-61.

9021.  Kelly HW. Pharmaceutical characteristics that influence the clinical efficacy of inhaled corticosteroids. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003 Oct;91(4):326-34; quiz 334-5, 404. Review.

9022.  Kemple T. Proactive asthma care does not suit everyone. BMJ. 2003 Nov 22;327(7425):1229.

9023.  Koskela HO, Hyvarinen L, Brannan JD, Chan HK, Anderson SD. Sensitivity and validity of three bronchial provocation tests to demonstrate the effect of inhaled corticosteroids in asthma. Chest. 2003 Oct;124(4):1341-9.

9024.  Marcus P. Dosing inhaled steroids in asthma: is once-a-day administration effective? Chest. 2003 Oct;124(4):1196-8.

9025.  Miller K, Ward-Smith P, Cox K, Jones EM, Portnoy JM. Development of an asthma disease management program in a children's hospital. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2003 Nov;3(6):491-500.

9026.  Mitman G. Hay fever holiday: health, leisure, and place in Gilded-Age America. Bull Hist Med. 2003 Fall;77(3):600-35.

9027.  Oliveira SH, Lukacs NW. Stem cell factor: a hemopoietic cytokine with important targets in asthma. Curr Drug Targets Inflamm Allergy. 2003 Dec;2(4):313-8. Review.

9028.  Pescollderungg L, Peroni DG, Pietrobelli A, Radetti G. Inhaled corticosteroids and urinary free cortisol. Pediatrics. 2003 Dec;112(6 Pt 1):1464-5.

9029.  Purucker ME, Rosebraugh CJ, Zhou F, Meyer RJ. Inhaled fluticasone propionate by diskus in the treatment of asthma: a comparison of the efficacy of the same nominal dose given either once or twice a day. Chest. 2003 Oct;124(4):1584-93.

9030.  Rabe KF. State of the art in beta2-agonist therapy: a safety review of long-acting agents. Int J Clin Pract. 2003 Oct;57(8):689-97. Review.

9031.  Ritz T, Roth WT. Behavioral interventions in asthma. Breathing training. Behav Modif. 2003 Oct;27(5):710-30.

9032.  See S, Rubin S. Tapering inhaled steroids effective for chronic asthma. J Fam Pract. 2003 Oct;52(10):748-51.

9033.  Simons FE. H1-Antihistamines: more relevant than ever in the treatment of allergic disorders. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Oct;112(4 Suppl):S42-52. Review.

9034.  Slaughter JC, Lumley T, Sheppard L, Koenig JQ, Shapiro GG. Effects of ambient air pollution on symptom severity and medication use in children with asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003 Oct;91(4):346-53.

9035.  Suissa S, Assimes T, Brassard P, Ernst P. Inhaled corticosteroid use in asthma and the prevention of myocardial infarction. Am J Med. 2003 Oct 1;115(5):377-81.

9036.  Szefler SJ, Whelan G, Gleason M, Spahn JD. The need for pediatric studies of allergy and asthma medications. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2003 Nov;3(6):478-83.

9037.  Tata LJ, West J, Harrison T, Farrington P, Smith C, Hubbard R. Does influenza vaccination increase consultations, corticosteroid prescriptions, or exacerbations in subjects with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Thorax. 2003 Oct;58(10):835-9.