Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

10310.  American Thoracic Society. Guidelines for assessing and managing asthma risk at work, school, and recreation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Apr 1;169(7):873-81.

10311.  Beier J, Beeh KM, Semmler D, Beike N, Buhl R. Increased concentrations of glutathione in induced sputum of patients with mild or moderate allergic asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004 Apr;92(4):459-63.

10312.  Black JL. Asthma--more muscle cells or more muscular cells? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 May 1;169(9):980-1. Review.

10313.  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.

10314.  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.

10315.  Dhonneur G, Combes X, Chassard D, Merle JC. Skin sensitivity to rocuronium and vecuronium: a randomized controlled prick-testing study in healthy volunteers. Anesth Analg. 2004 Apr;98(4):986-9.

10316.  Eastham KM, Fall AJ, Mitchell L, Spencer DA. The need to redefine non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis in childhood. Thorax. 2004 Apr;59(4):324-7.

10317.  Fromer LM. Clinical rationale for obtaining a precise diagnosis. J Fam Pract. 2004 Apr;Suppl:S4-14. Review.

10318.  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.

10319.  Joseph-Bowen J, de Klerk NH, Firth MJ, Kendall GE, Holt PG, Sly PD. Lung function, bronchial responsiveness, and asthma in a community cohort of 6-year-old children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Apr 1;169(7):850-4.

10320.  Nishimura K, Hajiro T, Oga T, Tsukino M, Sato S, Ikeda A. A comparison of two simple measures to evaluate the health status of asthmatics: the Asthma Bother Profile and the Airways Questionnaire 20. J Asthma. 2004 Apr;41(2):141-6.

10321.  Rathod M ET AL. Montelukast in treatment of patients with chronic persistent asthma. Indian med Gaz 2003; 137(11): 437-43.

10322.  Richardson JL, Milam JE, Galvan J, Jones C, McConnell R. Knowledge of skin test results among parents of asthmatic children. J Asthma. 2004 Apr;41(2):199-204.

10323.  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.

10324.  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.

10325.  Subrattty AH. Antioxidant status in bronchial asthma patients. Indian Biol 2002; 34(1): 9-13.

10326.  Takemura M, Niimi A, Minakuchi M, Matsumoto H, Ueda T, Chin K, Mishima M. Bronchial dilatation in asthma: relation to clinical and sputum indices. Chest. 2004 Apr;125(4):1352-8.

10327.  Taylor ES, Smith AD, Cowan JO, Herbison GP, Taylor DR. Effect of caffeine ingestion on exhaled nitric oxide measurements in patients with asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 May 1;169(9):1019-21.

10328.  Turner SW, Palmer LJ, Rye PJ, Gibson NA, Judge PK, Cox M, Young S, Goldblatt J, Landau LI, Le Souef PN. The relationship between infant airway function, childhood airway responsiveness, and asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Apr 15;169(8):921-7.

10329.  Tuuminen T, Edelstein I, Punin A, Kislova N, Stratchounski L. Use of quantitative and objective enzyme immunoassays to investigate the possible association between Chlamydia pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae antibodies and asthma. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2004 Apr;10(4):345-8.

10330.  Yu IT, Wong TW, Li W. Using child reported respiratory symptoms to diagnose asthma in the community. Arch Dis Child. 2004 Jun;89(6):544-8.


10331.  Atkinson RW, Strachan DP. Role of outdoor aeroallergens in asthma exacerbations: epidemiological evidence. Thorax. 2004 Apr;59(4):277-8.

10332.  Ault A. Report blames global warming for rising asthma. Lancet. 2004 May 8;363(9420):1532.

10333.  Birkisson IF, Halapi E, Bjornsdottir US, Shkolny DL, Adalsteinsdottir E, Arnason T, Gislason D, Gislason T, Gulcher J, Stefansson K, Hakonarson H. Genetic approaches to assessing evidence for a T helper type 1 cytokine defect in adult asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 May 1;169(9):1007-13.

10334.  Couzin J. Genetics. Two new asthma genes uncovered. Science. 2004 Apr 9;304(5668):185-7.

10335.  de Marco R, Pattaro C, Locatelli F, Svanes C; ECRHS Study Group. Influence of early life exposures on incidence and remission of asthma throughout life. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 May;113(5):845-52.

10336.  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.

10337.  Eduard W, Douwes J, Omenaas E, Heederik D. Do farming exposures cause or prevent asthma? Results from a study of adult Norwegian farmers. Thorax. 2004 May;59(5):381-6.

10338.  Goe SK, Henneberger PK, Reilly MJ, Rosenman KD, Schill DP Valiante D, Flattery J, Harrison R, Reinisch F, Tumpowsky C, Filios MS. A descriptive study of work aggravated asthma. Occup Environ Med. 2004 Jun;61(6):512-7.

10339.  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.

10340.  Kimes D, Ullah A, Levine E, Nelson R, Timmins S, Weiss S, Bollinger ME, Blaisdell C. Relationships between pediatric asthma and socioeconomic/urban variables in Baltimore, Maryland. Health Place. 2004 Jun;10(2):141-52.

10341.  Kwong KY, Literat A, Zhu NL, Huang HH, Li C, Jones CA, Minoo P. Expression of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta1) in human epithelial alveolar cells: a pro-inflammatory mediator independent pathway. Life Sci. 2004 Apr 30;74(24):2941-57.

10342.  Laitinen T, Polvi A, Rydman P, Vendelin J, Pulkkinen V, Salmikangas P, Makela S, Rehn M, Pirskanen A, Rautanen A, Zucchelli M, Gullsten H, Leino M, Alenius H, Petays T, Haahtela T, Laitinen A, Laprise C, Hudson TJ, Laitinen LA, Kere J. Characterization of a common susceptibility locus for asthma-related traits. Science. 2004 Apr 9;304(5668):300-4.

10343.  Ricciardolo FL, Gaston B, Hunt J. Acid stress in the pathology of asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 Apr;113(4):610-9. Review.

10344.  Singer CA, Salinthone S, Baker KJ, Gerthoffer WT. Synthesis of immune modulators by smooth muscles. Bioessays. 2004 Jun;26(6):646-55. Review.

10345.  Weiss ST, Shore S. Obesity and asthma: directions for research. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Apr 15;169(8):963-8.


10346.  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. 

10347.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.


10348.  Anarella J, Roohan P, Balistreri E, Gesten F. A survey of Medicaid recipients with asthma: perceptions of self-management, access, and care. Cheest. 2004 Apr;125(4):1359-67.

10349.  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.

10350.  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.

10351.  Vijayadeva S. Treatment of severe acute childhood asthma. Thorax. 2004 May;59(5):450-1; author reply 451.

10352.  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.