Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

10256.  Bochenek G, Nizankowska E, Gielicz A, Swierczynska M, Szczeklik A.  Plasma 9alpha,11beta-PGF2, a PGD2 metabolite, as a sensitive marker of mast cell activation by allergen in bronchial asthma. Thorax. 2004 Jun;59(6):459-64.

10257.  Bourdin A, Serre I, Flamme H, Vic P, Neveu D, Aubas P, Godard P, Chanez P. Can endobronchial biopsy analysis be recommended to discriminate between asthma and COPD in routine practice? Thorax. 2004 Jun;59(6):488-93.

10258.  Bratke K, Bottcher B, Leeder K, Schmidt S, Kupper M, Virchow JC Jr, Luttmann W. Increase in granzyme B+ lymphocytes and soluble granzyme B in bronchoalveolar lavage of allergen challenged patients with atopic asthma. Clin Exp Immunol. 2004 Jun;136(3):542-8.

10259.  Buhring HJ, Streble A, Valent P. The basophil-specific ectoenzyme E-NPP3 (CD203c) as a marker for cell activation and allergy diagnosis. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2004 Apr;133(4):317-29.

10260.  Cap P, Chladek J, Pehal F, Maly M, Petru V, Barnes PJ, Montuschi P. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis of exhaled leukotrienes in asthmatic patients. Thorax. 2004 Jun;59(6):465-70.

10261.  Fromer LM.  Clinical rationale for obtaining a precise diagnosis. J Fam Pract. 2004 Apr;Suppl:S4-14. Review.

10262.  Garcia E, Halpert E, Rodriguez A, Andrade R, Fiorentino S, Garcia C. Immune and histopathologic examination of flea bite-induced papular urticaria. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004 Apr;92(4):446-52.

10263.  Hamid Q, Mazer B. Immunopathology of food allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 May;113(5):1006-8.

10264.  James A, King G. The computed tomographic scan: a new tool to monitor asthma treatment? Am J Med. 2004 Jun 1;116(11):775-7.

10265.  Joshi SV, Tripathi DM, Dhar HL. Allergen specific immunotherapy in nasobronchial allergy. Indian J med Sci 2003; 57(12): 527-34.

10266.  Levy JH. Anaphylactic reactions to neuromuscular blocking drugs: are we making the correct diagnosis? Anesth Analg. 2004 Apr;98(4):881-2.

10267.  Sampson HA. Update on food allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 May;113(5):805-19; quiz 820. Review.

10268.  Shreffler WG, Beyer K, Chu TH, Burks AW, Sampson HA. Microarray immunoassay: association of clinical history, in vitro IgE function, and heterogeneity of allergenic peanut epitopes. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 Apr;113(4):776-82.

10269.  Simons JP, Rubinstein EN, Kogut VJ, Melfi PJ, Ferguson BJ. Comparison of Multi-Test II skin prick testing to intradermal dilutional testing. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 May;130(5):536-44.

10270.  Spahn JD, Cherniack R, Paull K, Gelfand EW. Is forced expiratory volume in one second the best measure of severity in childhood asthma? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Apr 1;169(7):784-6.


10271.  Aeby P, Wyss C, Beck H, Griem P, Scheffler H, Goebel C. Characterization of the sensitizing potential of chemicals by in vitro analysis of dendritic cell activation and skin penetration. J Invest Dermatol. 2004 May;122(5):1154-64.

10272.  Ambach A, Bonnekoh B, Nguyen M, Schon MP, Gollnick H. Imiquimod, a Toll-like receptor-7 agonist, induces perforin in cytotoxic T lymphocytes in vitro. Mol Immunol. 2004 Apr;40(18):1307-14.

10273.  Bako-Biro Z, Wargocki P, Weschler CJ, Fanger PO. Effects of pollution from personal computers on perceived air quality, SBS symptoms and productivity in offices. Indoor Air. 2004 Jun;14(3):178-87.

10274.  Boyton RJ, Altmann DM. Asthma: new developments in cytokine regulation. Clin Exp Immunol. 2004 Apr;136(1):13-4.

10275.  Couzin J. Genetics. Two new asthma genes uncovered. Science. 2004 Apr 9;304(5668):185-7.

10276.  de Marco R, Pattaro C, Locatelli F, Svanes C; ECRHS Study Group. Influence of early life exposures on inciidence and remission of asthma throughout life. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 May;113(5):845-52.

10277.  Dent G, Hadjicharalambous C, Yoshikawa T, Handy RL, Powell J, Anderson IK, Louis R, Davies DE, Djukanovic R. Contribution of eotaxin-1 to eosinophil chemotactic activity of moderate and severe asthmatic sputum. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 May 15;169(10):1110-7.

10278.  Huang CD, Chen HH, Wang CH, Chou CL, Lin SM, Lin HC, Kuo HP. Human neutrophil-derived elastase induces airway smooth muscle cell proliferation. Life Sci. 2004 Apr 2;74(20):2479-92.

10279.  Johansson SG, Bieber T, Dahl R, Friedmann PS, Lanier BQ, Lockey RF, Motala C, Ortega Martell JA, Platts-Mills TA, Ring J, Thien F, Van Cauwenberge P, Williams HC.  Revised nomenclature for allergy for global use: Report of the Nomenclature Review Committee of the World Allergy Organization, October 2003. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 May;113(5):832-6.

10280.  Kang DH, Kim CJ, Suh Y. Sex differences in immune responses and immune reactivity to stress in adolescents. Biol Res Nurs. 2004 Apr;5(4):243-54.

10281.  Kedda MA, Shi J, Duffy D, Phelps S, Yang I, O'Hara K, Fong K, Thompson PJ. Characterization of two polymorphisms in the leukotriene C4 synthase gene in an Australian population of subjects with mild, moderate, and severe asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 May;113(5):889-95.

10282.  Meding B, Jarvholm B. Incidence of hand eczema-a population-based retrospective study. J Invest Dermatol. 2004 Apr;122(4):873-7.

10283.  Zollner TM, Renz H, Igney FH, Asadullah K. Animal models of T-cell-mediated skin diseases. Bioessays. 2004 Jun;26(6):693-6.


10284.  Davenport JM. A systematic review to ascertain whether the standard needle is more effective than a longer or wider needle in reducing the incidence of local reaction in children receiving primary immunization. J Adv Nurs. 2004 Apr;46(1):66-77. Review.

10285.  Ford ES, Williams SG, Mannino DM, Redd SC. Influenza vaccination coverage among adults with asthma: findings from the 2000 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Am J Med. 2004 Apr 15;116(8):555-8.

10286.  Maitra A, Sherriff A, Griffiths M, Henderson J; Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children Study Team. Pertussis vaccination in infancy and asthma or allergy in later childhood: birth cohort study. BMJ. 2004 Apr 17;328(7445):925-6.


10287.  Apter AJ, Kinman JL, Bilker WB, Herlim M, Margolis DJ, Lautenbach E, Hennessy S, Strom BL. Represcription of penicillin after allergic-like events. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 Apr;113(4):764-70.

10288.  Bellinghausen I, Klostermann B, Bottcher I, Knop J, Saloga J. Importance of the inducible costimulator molecule for the induction of allergic immune responses and its decreased expression on T helper cells after venom immunotherapy. Immunology. 2004 May;112(1):80-6.

10289.  Breslin DS, McBrien ME. Management of severe anaphylactic reactions should include administration of alpha adrenergic agonists. Anesth Analg. 2004 May;98(5):1499-500.

10290.  Heap E, Kalra D, Moore A, Rayner R, Ross KR. Emergency asthma inhalers in schools. Arch Dis Child. 2004 Jun;89(6):590.

10291.  Hendrick DJ. Extrinsic allergic alveolitis in practice. Practitioner. 2004 Apr;248(1657):268-73. Review.

10292.  Markham AW, Wilkinson JM. Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) in the management of asthma: an examination of the evidence. J Asthma. 2004 Apr;41(2):131-9. Review.

10293.  Masoli M, Beasley R. Asthma exacerbations and inhaled corticosteroids. Lancet. 2004 Apr 10;363(9416):1236.

10294.  Morden NE, St  Anna L, Slotkick LS. How effective are leukotriene inhibitors for asthma in children? J Fam Pract. 2004 Apr;53(4):325-6. Review.

10295.  Penza-Clyve SM, Mansell C, McQuaid EL. Why don't children take their asthma medications? A qualitative analysis of children's perspectives on adherence. J Asthma. 2004 Apr;41(2):189-97.

10296.  Reed CE. Inhaled corticosteroids: why do physicians and patients fail to comply with guidelines for managing asthma? Mayo Clin Proc. 2004 Apr;79(4):453-5. Review.

10297.  Rowe BH, Edmonds ML, Spooner CH, Diner B, Camargo CA Jr. Corticosteroid therapy for acute asthma. Respir Med. 2004 Apr;98(4):275-84. Review.

10298.  Simons FE. First-aid treatment of anaphylaxis to food: focus on epinephrine. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 May;113(5):837-44. Review. Erratum in: J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 Jun;113(6):1039..

10299.  Yelin E, Trupin L, Earnest G, Katz P, Eisner M, Blanc P. The impact of managed care on health care utilization among adults with asthma. J Asthma. 2004 Apr;41(2):229-42.