Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

5880.      Adamek-Guzik T, Guzik TJ, Czerniawska-Mysik G, Korpanty G, Mastalerz L, Radwan J, Szczeklik A. Urinary leukotriene levels are increased during exacerbation of atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome. Relation to clinical status. Allergy. 2002 Aug;57(8):732-6.

5881.      Alonso-Llamazares A, Martinez-Cocera C, Dominguez-Ortega J, Robledo-Echarren T, Cimarra-Alvarez M, Mesa del Castillo M. Nasal provocation test (NPT) with aspirin: a sensitive and safe method to diagnose aspirin-induced asthma (AIA). Allergy. 2002 Jul;57(7):632-5.

5882.      Baldo BA, Pham NH.  Immunoglobulin E binding determinants on beta-lactam drugs. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Aug;2(4):297-300. Review.

5883.      Ballmer-Weber BK, Scheurer S, Fritsche P, Enrique E, Cistero-Bahima A, Haase T, Wuthrich B. Component-resolved diagnosis with recombinant allergens in patients with cherry allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Jul;110(1):167-73.

5884.      Bernstein DI, Cartier A, Cote J, Malo JL, Boulet LP, Wanner M, Milot J, L'Archeveque J, Trudeau C, Lummus Z.  Diisocyanate antigen-stimulated monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 synthesis has greater test efficiency than specific antibodies for identification of diisocyanate asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Aug 15;166(4):445-50.

5885.      Bernstein JA. Material safety data sheets: are they reliable in identifying human hazards? J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Jul;110(1):35-8. Review.

5886.      Beyer K, Grishina G, Bardina L, Grishin A, Sampson HA. Identification of an 11S globulin as a major hazelnut food allergen in hazelnut-induced systemic reactions. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Sep;110(3):517-23.

5887.      Bickel A, Axelrod FB, Schmelz M, Marthol H, Hilz MJ. Dermal microdialysis provides evidence for hypersensitivity to noradrenaline in patients with familial dysautonomia. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2002 Sep;73(3):299-302.

5888.      Bochenek G, Niz Ankowska E, Szczeklik A. Testing for aspirin hypersensitivity. Allergy. 2002 Jul;57(7):562-5. Review.

5889.      Bokulic RE. Screening for exercise-induced asthma. J Pediatr. 2002 Sep;141(3):306-8.

5890.      Caballero ML, Moneo I. Specific IgE determination to Ani s 1, a major allergen from Anisakis simplex, is a useful tool for diagnosis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Jul;89(1):74-7.

5891.      Carroll NG, Mutavdzic S, James AL. Increased mast cells and neutrophils in submucosal mucous glands and mucus plugging in patients with asthma. Thorax. 2002 Aug;57(8):677-82.

5892.      Cavallo GP, Elia M, Giordano D, Baldi C, Cammarota R. Decrease of specific and total IgE levels in allergic patients after BCG vaccination: preliminary report. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 Sep;128(9):1058-60.

5893.      Chardin H, Raulf-Heimsoth M, Chen Z, Rihs HP, Mayer C, Desvaux FX, Senechal H, Peltre G. Interest of two-dimensional electrophoretic analysis for the characterization of the individual sensitization to latex allergens. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2002 Jul;128(3):195-203.

5894.      Cloutier MM. Neutrophils or eosinophils in young children with wheezing: which comes first? Chest. 2002 Sep;122(3):761-3.

5895.      Duarte I, Lazzarini R, Buense R. Interference of the position of substances in an epicutaneous patch test battery with the occurrence of false-positive results. Am J Contact Dermat. 2002 Sep;13(3):125-32.

5896.      Ebo DG, Lechkar B, Schuerwegh AJ, Bridts CH, De Clerck LS, Stevens WJ. Validation of a two-color flow cytometric assay detecting in vitro basophil activation for the diagnosis of IgE-mediated natural rubber latex allergy. Allergy. 2002 Aug;57(8):706-12.

5897.      Fremeaux-Bacchi V, Guinnepain MT, Cacoub P, Dragon-Durey MA, Mouthon L, Blouin J, Cherin P, Laurent J, Piette JC, Fridman WH, Weiss L, Kazatchkine MO. Prevalence of monoclonal gammopathy in patients presenting with acquired angioedema type 2. Am J Med. 2002 Aug 15;113(3):194-9.

5898.      Ghobrial G, Naser SA, Sweeney M, White R. Identification and characterization of the allergenic proteins of Bahia grass (Paspalum notatum) pollen. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2002 Aug;128(4):304-9.

5899.      Graif Y, Yigla M, Tov N, Kramer MR.  Value of a negative aeroallergen skin-prick test result in the diagnosis of asthma in young adults: correlative study with methacholine challenge testing. Chest. 2002 Sep;122(3):821-5.

5900.      Hallstrand TS, Curtis JR, Koepsell TD, Martin DP, Schoene RB, Sullivan SD, Yorioka GN, Aitken ML.  Effectiveness of screening examinations to detect unrecognized exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. J Pediatr. 2002 Sep;141(3):343-8.

5901.      Hamilton RG, Peterson EL, Ownby DR.  Clinical and laboratory-based methods in the diagnosis of natural rubber latex allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Aug;110(2 Suppl):S47-56. Review.

5902.      Hendrick DJ.  Diagnostic tests for occupational asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Aug 15;166(4):436-7.

5903.      Homa DM, Mannino DM, Redd SC. Regional differences in hospitalizations for asthma in the United States, 1988-1996. J Asthma. 2002 Aug;39(5):449-55.

5904.      Jogi R, Bjorksten B, Boman G, Janson C. Serum eosinophil cationic protein (S-ECP) in a population with low prevalence of atopy. Respir Med. 2002 Jul;96(7):525-9.

5905.      Leon AD, Tellez Araiza M, Arellano Garcia J, Martinez-Cordero E. Interference by rheumatoid factor activity in the detection of antiavian antibodies in pigeon breeders disease. Clin Exp Med. 2002 Jul;2(2):59-67.

5906.      Li JT.  Allergy testing. Am Fam Physician. 2002 Aug 15;66(4):621-4. Review.

5907.      Niggemann B, Ziegert M, Reibel S. Importance of chamber size for the outcome of atopy patch testing in children with atopic dermatitis and food allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Sep;110(3):515-6.

5908.      Perkins DN, Keith PK. Food- and exercise-induced anaphylaxis: importance of history in diagnosis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Jul;89(1):15-23.

5909.      Seidenari S, Giusti F, Massone F, Mantovani L. Sensitization to disperse dyes in a patch test population over a five-year period. Am J Contact Dermat. 2002 Sep;13(3):101-7.

5910.      Sterk PJ. Airway hyperresponsiveness: using bronchial challenge tests in research and management of asthma. J Aerosol Med. 2002 Summer;15(2):123-9. Review.

5911.      Tan RA, Spector SL. Exercise-induced asthma: diagnosis and management. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Sep;89(3):226-35; quiz 235-7, 297. Review.

5912.      Xu X, Weiss ST. Asthma, rhinitis, and skin test reactivity to aeroallergens in families of asthmatic subjects in Anqing, China. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Sep 1;166(5):774-5.


5913.      Crane J, Wickens K, Beasley R, Fitzharris P. Asthma and allergy: a worldwide problem of meanings and management? Allergy. 2002 Aug;57(8):663-72. Review.

5914.      Fujisawa T, Fujisawa R, Kato Y, Nakayama T, Morita A, Katsumata H, Nishimori H, Iguchi K, Kamiya H, Gray PW, Chantry D, Suzuki R, Yoshie O. Presence of high contents of thymus and activation-regulated chemokine in platelets and elevated plasma levels of thymus and activation-regulated chemokine and macrophage-derived chemokine in patients with atopic dermatitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Jul;110(1):139-46.

5915.      Hunt LW, Kelkar P, Reed CE, Yunginger JW. Management of occupational allergy to natural rubber latex in a medical center:  the importance of quantitative latex allergen measurement and objective follow-up. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Aug;110(2 Suppl):S96-106. Review.

5916.      Kumagai N, Yamamoto K, Fukuda K, Nakamura Y, Fujitsu Y, Nuno Y, Nishida T. Active matrix metalloproteinases in the tear fluid of individuals with vernal keratoconjunctivitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Sep;110(3):489-91.

5917.      Martin S, Weiss JM, Simon JC. Advances in allergy research -- basic and clinical science make progress. Trends Immunol. 2002 Jul;23(7):329-30.

5918.      Raivio T, Palvimo JJ, Kannisto S, Voutilainen R, Janne OA. Transactivation assay for determination of glucocorticoid bioactivity in human serum. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2002 Aug;87(8):3740-4.

5919.      Stratakos G, Kalomenidis J, Routsi C, Papiris S, Roussos C. Transient lactic acidosis as a side effect of inhaled salbutamol. Chest. 2002 Jul;122(1):385-6.

5920.      Toyoda M, Nakamura M, Makino T, Hino T, Kagoura M, Morohashi M. Nerve growth factor and substance P are useful plasma markers of disease activity in atopic dermatitis. Br J Dermatol. 2002 Jul;147(1):71-9.

5921.      Weisel CP. Assessing exposure to air toxics relative to asthma. Environ Health Perspect. 2002 Aug;110 Suppl 4:527-37. Review.

5922.      Yang Y, Li L, Wong GW, Krilis SA, Madhusudhan MS, Sali A, Stevens RL. RasGRP4, a new mast cell-restricted Ras guanine nucleotide-releasing protein with calcium- and diacylglycerol-binding motifs. Identification of defective variants of this signaling protein in asthma, mastocytosis, and mast cell leukemia patients and demonstration of the importance of RasGRP4 in mast cell development and function. J Biol Chem. 2002 Jul 12;277(28):25756-74.


5923.      Heffler LC, Kastman AL, Jacobsson Ekman G, Scheynius A, Fransson J. Langerhans cells that express matrix metalloproteinase 9 increase in human dermis during sensitization to diphenylcyclopropenone in patients with alopecia areata. Br J Dermatol. 2002 Aug;147(2):222-9.

5924.      Murphy LA, Atherton D. A retrospective evaluation of azathioprine in severe childhood atopic eczema, using thiopurine methyltransferase levels to exclude patients at high risk of myelosuppression. Br J Dermatol. 2002 Aug;147(2):308-15.