Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

9613.      Adamkiewicz G, Ebelt S, Syring M, Slater J, Speizer FE, Schwartz J, Suh H, Gold DR.  Association between air pollution exposure and exhaled nitric oxide in an elderly population. Thorax. 2004 Mar;59(3):204-9.

9614.      Aggarwal KK. ‘Mild’  asthma, serious complications.  Indian J clin pract 2003; 14(6): 53-4.

9615.      Ali FR, Oldfield WL, Higashi N, Larche M, Kay AB. Late asthmatic reactions induced by inhalation of allergen-derived T cell peptides. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Jan 1;169(1):20-6.

9616.      Bhargava S, Lodha R, Kabra SK. Asthma and GER in children. Paediat Today 2003; 6(6): 334-43.

9617.      Brightling CE, Pavord ID. Eosinophils in asthma and airway hyperresponsiveness. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Jan 1;169(1):131-2.

9618.     Burchard EG, Avila PC, Nazario S, Casal J, Torres A, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Toscano M, Sylvia JS, Alioto M, Salazar M, Gomez I, Fagan JK, Salas J, Lilly C, Matallana H, Ziv E, Castro R, Selman M, Chapela R, Sheppard D, Weiss ST, Ford JG, Boushey HA, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Drazen JM, Silverman EK; Genetics of Asthma in Latino Americans (GALA) Study.  Lower bronchodilator responsiveness in Puerto Rican than in Mexican subjects with asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Feb 1;169(3):386-92.

9619.     Cho SH, Ryu CH, Oh CK. Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 in the pathogenesis of asthma. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2004 Feb;229(2):138-46.

9620.      Cicutto LC, Downey GP. Biological markers in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating asthma: a focus on noninvasive measurements. AACN Clin Issues. 2004 Jan-Mar;15(1):97-111.

9621.     Delgado-Corcoran C, Kissoon N, Murphy SP, Duckworth LJ. Exhaled nitric oxide reflects asthma severity and asthma control. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2004 Jan;5(1):48-52.

9622.     Dorman SC, Efthimiadis A, Babirad I, Watson RM, Denburg JA, Hargreave FE, O'Byrne PM, Sehmi R. Sputum CD34+IL-5Ralpha+ cells increase after allergen: evidence for in situ eosinophilopoiesis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Mar 1;169(5):573-7.

9623.      Dorman SC, Sehmi R, Gauvreau GM, Watson RM, Foley R, Jones GL, Denburg JA, Inman MD, O'Byrne PM. Kinetics of bone marrow eosinophilopoiesis and associated cytokines after allergen inhalation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Mar 1;169(5):565-72.

9624.       Elliot JG, Jensen CM, Mutavdzic S, Lamb JP, Carroll NG, James AL. Aggregations of lymphoid cells in the airways of nonsmokers, smokers, and subjects with asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Mar 15;169(6):712-8.

9625.      Gosh B, Sharma S, Nagarkatti R. Genetics of asthma: current research paving the way for development of personalized drugs. Indian J med Res 2003; 117(May): 185-97.

9626.      Green SA, Malice MP, Tanaka W, Tozzi CA, Reiss TF. Increase in urinary leukotriene LTE4 levels in acute asthma: correlation with airflow limitation. Thorax. 2004 Feb;59(2):100-4.

9627.      Horvath S, Xu X, Lake SL, Silverman EK, Weiss ST, Laird NM. Family-based tests for associating haplotypes with general phenotype data: application to asthma genetics. Genet Epidemiol. 2004 Jan;26(1):61-9.

9628.       Kelly EA, Busse WW. Who is captain of the inflammatory ship in asthma? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Mar 1;169(5):551-2.

9629.       Paquette JS, Moulin V, Tremblay P, Bernier V, Boutet M, Laviolette M, Auger FA, Boulet LP, Goulet F. Tissue-engineered human asthmatic bronchial equivalents. Eur Cell Mater. 2004 Mar 10;7:1-11.

9630.       Potter-Perigo S, Baker C, Tsoi C, Braun KR, Isenhath S, Altman GM, Altman LC, Wight TN. Regulation of proteoglycan synthesis by leukotriene d4 and epidermal growth factor in bronchial smooth muscle cells. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2004 Jan;30(1):101-8.

9631.       Renz H, Kerzel S, Nockher WA. The role of neurotrophins in bronchial asthma: contribution of the pan-neurotrophin receptor p75. Prog Brain Res. 2004;146:325-33. Review.

9632.      Rubin RN, Navon L, Cassano PA. Relationship of serum antioxidants to asthma prevalence in youth. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Feb 1;169(3):393-8.

9633.      Shah R, Shah A. Asthma and the leukotriene modifiers: new option for therapy. Gujrat med J 2003; 60(2): 43-5.

9634.      Sharma A, Bansal S, Nagpal RK. Lipid peroxidation in bronchial asthma. Indian J Pediat 2003; 70(9): 715-7.

9635.      Silverman ES, Palmer LJ, Subramaniam V, Hallock A, Mathew S, Vallone J, Faffe DS, Shikanai T, Raby BA, Weiss ST, Shore SA. Transforming growth factor-beta1 promoter polymorphism C-509T is associated with asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Jan 15;169(2):214-9.

9636.      Smith AD, Cowan JO, Filsell S, McLachlan C, Monti-Sheehan G, Jackson P, Taylor DR. Diagnosing asthma: comparisons between exhaled nitric oxide measurements and conventional tests. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Feb 15;169(4):473-8.

9637.      Srivastava K, Teper AA, Zhang TF, Li S, Walsh MJ, Huang CK, Kattan M, Schofield BH, Sampson HA, Li XM. Immunomodulatory effect of the antiasthma Chinese herbal formula MSSM-002 on TH2 cells. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 Feb;113(2):268-76.

9638.      Stevens A, Ray DW, Zeggini E, John S, Richards HL, Griffiths CE, Donn R.  Glucocorticoid sensitivity is determined by a specific glucocorticoid receptor haplotype. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Feb;89(2):892-7.

9639.      Wiehler S, Cuvelier SL, Chakrabarti S, Patel KD. p38 MAP kinase regulates rapid matrix metalloproteinase-9 release from eosinophils. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004 Mar 5;315(2):463-70.

9640.       Zagai U, Skold CM, Trulson A, Venge P, Lundahl J. The effect of eosinophils on collagen gel contraction and implications for tissue remodelling. Clin Exp Immunol. 2004 Mar;135(3):427-33.

9641.      Zhong H, Belardinelli L, Maa T, Feoktistov I, Biaggioni I, Zeng D. A(2B) adenosine receptors increase cytokine release by bronchial smooth muscle cells. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2004 Jan;30(1):118-25.


9642.      Arm JP. Leukotriene generation and clinical implications. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2004 Jan-Feb;25(1):37-42.

9643.      Aynacioglu AS, Nacak M, Filiz A, Ekinci E, Roots I. Protective role of glutathione S-transferase P1 (GSTP1) Val105Val genotype in patients with bronchial asthma. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2004 Feb;57(2):213-7.

9644.       Baritussio A. Lung surfactant, asthma, and allergens: a story in evolution. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Mar 1;169(5):550-1.

9645.      Caramori G, Papi A. Oxidants and asthma. Thorax. 2004 Feb;59(2):170-3.

9646.      De Caterina R, Zampolli A. From asthma to atherosclerosis--5-lipoxygenase, leukotrienes, and inflammation. N Engl J Med. 2004 Jan 1;350(1):4-7.

9647.       Everett CF, Kastelik JA, Mulrennan SA, Morice AH.  Predictors of therapy resistant asthma. Thorax. 2004 Mar;59(3):270-1.

9648.      Halapi E, Hakonarson H. Recent development in genomic and proteomic research for asthma. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2004 Jan;10(1):22-30.

9649.      Kinnula VL, Lehtonen S, Koistinen P, Kakko S, Savolainen M, Kere J, Ollikainen V, Laitinen T. Two functional variants of the superoxide dismutase genes in Finnish families with asthma. Thorax. 2004 Feb;59(2):116-9.

9650.      Peebles RS Jr. Viral infections, atopy, and asthma: is there a causal relationship? J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 Jan;113(1 Suppl):S15-8.

9651.      Williams TJ. The eosinophil enigma. J Clin Invest. 2004 Feb;113(4):507-9.

9652.       Yuda H, Adachi Y, Taguchi O, Gabazza EC, Hataji O, Fujimoto H, Tamaki S, Nishikubo K, Fukudome K, D'Alessandro-Gabazza CN, Maruyama J, Izumizaki M, Iwase M, Homma I, Inoue R, Kamada H, Hayashi T, Kasper M, Lambrecht BN, Barnes PJ, Suzuki K.  Activated protein C inhibits bronchial hyperresponsiveness and Th2 cytokine expression in mice. Blood. 2004 Mar 15;103(6):2196-204.

9653.      Zhou L, Li J, Goldsmith AM, Newcomb DC, Giannola DM, Vosk RG, Eves EM, Rosner MR, Solway J, Hershenson MB. Human bronchial smooth muscle cell lines show a hypertrophic phenotype typical of severe asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Mar 15;169(6):703-11.


9654.       Bousquet J. Primary and secondary prevention of allergy and asthma by allergen therapeutic vaccines. Clin Allergy Immunol. 2004;18:105-14.


9655.       Abbott MB, Levin RH, Miller JA. Point-counterpoint: A comparison of levalbuterol and racemic albuterol in the treatment of pediatric asthma. Pediatr Rev. 2004 Mar;25(3):108-9.

9656.      Burns D. The management of exacerbations of acute asthma in primary care. Nurs Times. 2004 Feb 10-16;100(6):48-50.

9657.      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Asthma prevalence and control characteristics by race/ethnicity--United States, 2002. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2004 Feb 27;53(7):145-8.

9658.      Clancy K.  British guidelines on the management of asthma. Thorax. 2004 Jan;59(1):81-2.

9659.      Dinakar C, Reddy M. The yellow zone in asthma treatment: is it a gray zone? Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004 Jan;92(1):7-16.

9660.     Gyorik SA, Brutsche MH. Complementary and alternative medicine for bronchial asthma: is there new evidence? Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2004 Jan;10(1):37-43. Review.

9661.      Halpern MT, Schmier JK, Van Kerkhove MD, Watkins M, Kalberg CJ. Impact of long-term inhaled corticosteroid therapy on bone mineral density: results of a meta-analysis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004 Feb;92(2):201-7.

9662.     Johansson G, Stallberg B, Tornling G, Andersson S, Karlsson GS, Falt K, Berggren F.  Asthma treatment preference study: a conjoint analysis of preferred drug treatments. Chest. 2004 Mar;125(3):916-23.

9663.      Juniper EF, Svensson K, Mork AC, Stahl E. Measuring health-related quality of life in adults during an acute asthma exacerbation. Chest. 2004 Jan;125(1):93-7.

9664.       Partridge MR. Breathing exercises in asthma. Thorax. 2004 Feb;59(2):179.

9665.       Sellers WF. Intravenous magnesium sulphate and salbutamol for asthma. Anaesthesia. 2004 Feb;59(2):198.

9666.   Vanderslice P, Biediger RJ, Woodside DG, Berens KL, Holland GW, Dixon RA.  Development of cell adhesion molecule antagonists as therapeutics for asthma and COPD. Pulm Pharmacol Ther. 2004;17(1):1-10. Review.