( SEVAMED 2003)

(Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis, Immunodiagnostics, Pathogenesis, Vaccines & Drugs)

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January 2003

5943.   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.

5944.   Benn CS, Thorsen P, Jensen JS, Kjaer BB, Bisgaard H, Andersen M, Rostgaard K, Bjorksten B, Melbye M.  Maternal vaginal microflora during pregnancy and the risk of asthma hospitalization and use of antiasthma medication in early childhood. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Jul;110(1):72-7.

5945.   Boulay ME, Boulet LP. Influence of natural exposure to pollens and domestic animals on airway responsiveness and inflammation in sensitized non-asthmatic subjects. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2002 Aug;128(4):336-43.

5946.   Celedon JC, Litonjua AA, Ryan L, Platts-Mills T, Weiss ST, Gold DR. Exposure to cat allergen, maternal history of asthma, and wheezing in first 5 years of life. Lancet. 2002 Sep 7;360(9335):781-2.

5947.   Currie GP, Lipworth BJ. Bronchoprotective effects of leukotriene receptor antagonists in asthma: a meta-analysis. Chest. 2002 Jul;122(1):146-50.

5948.   Frieri M, Therattil J, Dellavecchia D, Rockitter S, Pettit J, Zitt M. A preliminary retrospective treatment and pharmacoeconomic analysis of asthma care provided by allergists, immunologists, and primary care physicians in a teaching hospital. J Asthma. 2002 Aug;39(5):405-12.

5949.   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.

5950.   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.

5951.   Kalpaklioglu AF, Turan M. Possible association between cockroach allergy and HLA class II antigens. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Aug;89(2):155-8.

5952.   Kuperman DA, Huang X, Koth LL, Chang GH, Dolganov GM, Zhu Z, Elias JA, Sheppard D, Erle DJ. Direct effects of interleukin-13 on epithelial cells cause airway hyperreactivity and mucus overproduction in asthma. Nat Med. 2002 Aug;8(8):885-9.

5953.   Matricardi PM, Rosmini F, Panetta V, Ferrigno L, Bonini S. Hay fever and asthma in relation to markers of infection in the United States. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Sep;110(3):381-7.

5954.   Moverare R, Westritschnig K, Svensson M, Hayek B, Bende M, Pauli G, Sorva R, Haahtela T, Valenta R, Elfman L.  Different IgE reactivity profiles in birch pollen-sensitive patients from six European populations revealed by recombinant allergens: an imprint of local sensitization. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2002 Aug;128(4):325-35.

5955.   Polosa R, Rorke S, Holgate ST. Evolving concepts on the value of adenosine hyperresponsiveness in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Thorax. 2002 Jul;57(7):649-54. Review.

5956.   Prieto L, Uixera S, Gutierrez V, Bruno L. Modifications of airway responsiveness to adenosine 5'-monophosphate and exhaled nitric oxide concentrations after the pollen season in subjects with pollen-induced rhinitis. Chest. 2002 Sep;122(3):940-7.

5957.   Romanet-Manent S, Charpin D, Magnan A, Lanteaume A, Vervloet D. Allergic vs nonallergic asthma: what makes the difference? Allergy. 2002 Jul;57(7):607-13.

5958.   Sears MR, Greene JM, Willan AR, Taylor DR, Flannery EM, Cowan JO, Herbison GP, Poulton R. Long-term relation between breastfeeding and development of atopy and asthma in children and young adults: a longitudinal study. Lancet. 2002 Sep 21;360(9337):901-7.

5959.   Smart JM, Horak E, Kemp AS, Robertson CF, Tang ML. Polyclonal and allergen-induced cytokine responses in adults with asthma: resolution of asthma is associated with normalization of IFN-gamma responses. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Sep;110(3):450-6.

5960.   Thomas PS, Heywood G. Effects of inhaled tumour necrosis factor alpha in subjects with mild asthma. Thorax. 2002 Sep;57(9):774-8.

5961.   Viksman MY, Bochner BS, Peebles RS, Schleimer RP, Liu MC. Expression of activation markers on alveolar macrophages in allergic asthmatics after endobronchial or whole-lung allergen challenge. Clin Immunol. 2002 Jul;104(1):77-85.

5962.   Zureik M, Neukirch C, Leynaert B, Liard R, Bousquet J, Neukirch F. Sensitisation to airborne moulds and severity of asthma: cross sectional study from European Community respiratory health survey. BMJ. 2002 Aug 24;325(7361):411-4.


5963.   Braun-Fahrlander C, Riedler J, Herz U, Eder W, Waser M, Grize L, Maisch S, Carr D, Gerlach F, Bufe A, Lauener RP, Schierl R, Renz H, Nowak D, von Mutius E. Environmental exposure to endotoxin and its relation to asthma in school-age children. N Engl J Med. 2002 Sep 19;347(12):869-77.

5964.   Glare EM, Divjk M, Bailey MJ, Walters EH. beta-Actin and GAPDH housekeeping gene expression in asthmatic airways is variable and not suitable for normalising mRNA levels. Thorax. 2002 Sep;57(9):765-70.

5965.   Jaakkola MS, Laitinen S, Piipari R, Uitti J, Nordman H, Haapala AM, Jaakkola JJ. Immunoglobulin G antibodies against indoor dampness-related microbes and adult-onset asthma: a population-based incident case-control study. Clin Exp Immunol. 2002 Jul;129(1):107-12.

5966.   Kim MH, Agrawal DK. Effect of interleukin-1beta and tumor necrosis factor-alpha on the expression of G-proteins in CD4+ T-cells of atopic asthmatic subjects. J Asthma. 2002 Aug;39(5):441-8.

5967.   Morahan G, Huang D, Wu M, Holt BJ, White GP, Kendall GE, Sly PD, Holt PG. Association of IL12B promoter polymorphism with severity of atopic and non-atopic asthma in children. Lancet. 2002 Aug 10;360(9331):455-9.

5968.   Platts-Mills TA. Paradoxical effect of domestic animals on asthma and allergic sensitization. JAMA. 2002 Aug 28;288(8):1012-4.

5969.   Risma KA, Wang N, Andrews RP, Cunningham CM, Ericksen MB, Bernstein JA, Chakraborty R, Hershey GK. V75R576 IL-4 receptor alpha is associated with allergic asthma and enhanced IL-4 receptor function. J Immunol. 2002 Aug 1;169(3):1604-10.

5970.   Sly PD, Holt PG. Breast is best for preventing asthma and allergies--or is it? Lancet. 2002 Sep 21;360(9337):887-8.


5971.      Peebles RS, Hartert TV. Highlights from the annual scientific assembly: patient-centered approaches to asthma management: strategies for treatment and management of asthma. South Med J  2002 Jul;95(7):775-9 


5972.      Babu KS, Holgate ST. The role of anti-IgE therapies in the treatment of asthma. Hosp Med. 2002 Aug;63(8):483-6. Review.

5973.      Bajel AR; Jadhav DL; Moulick ND. Department of Medicine, LTMM College and General Hospital. Sion. Mumbai 400022 India Magnesium in health and disease Indian Practitioner. 2002 Apr; 55(4): 238-42

5974.      Bielory L. 'Complementary and alternative medicine' population based studies: a growing focus on allergy and asthma. Allergy. 2002 Aug;57(8):655-8. Review.

5975.      Caress AL, Luker K, Woodcock A, Beaver K. A qualitative exploration of treatment decision-making role preference in adult asthma patients. Health Expect. 2002 Sep;5(3):223-35.

5976.      Garramone SM. "Oversteroidization" of asthmatic patients. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Sep;89(3):328; discussion 329.

5977.      Hegde SC; Shah PB; Mahashur AA. Department of Pharmacology, LTM Medical College & General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai Awareness regarding occupational asthma amongst general practitioners-a critical evaluation. Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2002 Jan-Mar; 6(1): 16-0

5978.      Kozyrskyj AL, Mustard CA, Simons FE. Development of a drug treatment-based severity measure in childhood asthma. J Asthma. 2002 Aug;39(5):421-8.

5979.      Mahakalkar SM; Tibdewal S; Khobragade BP. Department of Pharmacology, Department of Paediatrics, Indira Gandhi Medical College Nagpur-18 Cardio-pulmonary effects of various anti-asthmatic agents in patients of acute bronchial asthma Indian Practitioner. 2002 Feb; 55(2): 79-85.

5980.      Noppen M. Magnesium treatment for asthma: where do we stand? Chest. 2002 Aug;122(2):396-8.

5981.      Panigrahi L; Ghosal SK. College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tamando, Bubaneshwar Formulation and evaluation of pseudolatex transdermal drug delivery system of terbutaline sulphate Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2002 Jan-Feb; 64(1): 79-82

5982.      Shaikh GP; Pednekar S; Paidhungat AJ; Nabar ST. Asthma and COPD Clinic, B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital and T.N. Medical College, Mumbai Central, Mumbai-400008 Steroids in bronchial asthma: potentiating effect of beta2 agonist Indian Practitioner. 2002 Feb; 55(2): 92-6

5983.      Singh N; Syed Sadiq A; Singh V; Singh A National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research S.A.S. Nagar Punjab Adaptogens anti stress agents a study focusing Indian plants Antiseptic. 2002 Jun; 99(6): 198-201

5984.      Sterling GM. Bronchoconstrictor effect of deep inspiration in asthma. Thorax. 2002 Aug;57(8):751; discussion 751.

5985.      Wood PR, Smith LA, Romero D, Bradshaw P, Wise PH, Chavkin W. Relationships between welfare status, health insurance status, and health and medical care among children with asthma. Am J Public Health. 2002 Sep;92(9):1446-52.


April 2003 

  1. Altman KW, Simpson CB, Amin MR, Abaza M, Balkissoon R, Casiano RR. Cough and paradoxical vocal fold motion. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 Dec;127(6):501-11.

  2. Anderson SD, Brannan JD, Chan HK. Use of aerosols for bronchial provocation testing in the laboratory: where we have been and where we are going. J Aerosol Med. 2002 Fall;15(3):313-24.

  3. Arnaiz NO, Kaufman JD. New developments in work-related asthma. Clin Chest Med. 2002 Dec;23(4):737-47.

  4. Asero R, Mistrello G, Roncarolo D, Amato S, Caldironi G, Barocci F, van Ree R. Immunological cross-reactivity between lipid transfer proteins from botanically unrelated plant-derived foods: a clinical study. Allergy. 2002 Oct;57(10):900-6.

  5. Baldwin DR, Gannon P, Bright P, Newton DT, Robertson A, Venables K, Graneek B, Barker RD, Cartier A, Malo JL, Wilsher M, Pantin CF, Burge PS.  Interpretation of occupational peak flow records: level of agreement between expert clinicians and Oasys-2. Thorax. 2002 Oct;57(10):860-4.

  6. Barber J, Dawes P. A rare cause of rash, eosinophilia and asthma in rheumatology. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2002 Nov;41(11):1329-30.

  7. Baron RM, Palmer LJ, Tantisira K, Gabriel S, Sonna LA, Le L, Hallock A, Libermann TA, Drazen JM, Weiss ST, Silverman ES. DNA sequence variants in epithelium-specific ETS-2 and ETS-3 are not associated with asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Oct 1;166(7):927-32.

  8. Bennett WD. Effect of beta-adrenergic agonists on mucociliary clearance. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Dec;110(6 Suppl):S291-7. Review.

  9. Cheng NG, Browne GJ, Lam LT, Yeoh R, Oomens M. Spacer compliance after discharge following a mild to moderate asthma attack. Arch Dis Child. 2002 Oct;87(4):302-5.

  10. Cibella F, Cuttitta G, Bellia V, Bucchieri S, D'Anna S, Guerrera D, Bonsignore G. Lung function decline in bronchial asthma. Chest. 2002 Dec;122(6):1944-8.

  11. Dahlen I, Janson C. Anxiety and depression are related to the outcome of emergency treatment in patients with obstructive pulmonary disease. Chest. 2002 Nov;122(5):1633-7.

  12. Deramo M. Food challenge vs. skin antigen testing. Am Fam Physician  2002 Dec 1;66(11):2048

  13. Diaz-Perales A, Tabar AI, Sanchez-Monge R, Garcia BE, Gomez B, Barber D, Salcedo G.  Characterization of asparagus allergens: a relevant role of lipid transfer proteins. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Nov;110(5):790-6.

  14. Fahy JV. Goblet cell and mucin gene abnormalities in asthma. Chest. 2002 Dec;122(6 Suppl):320S-326S. Review.

  15. Foerster M, Haefner D, Kroegel C. Bcl-2-mediated regulation of CD69-induced apoptosis of human eosinophils: identification and characterization of a novel receptor-induced mechanism and relationship to CD95-transduced signalling. Scand J Immunol. 2002 Oct;56(4):417-28.

  16. Greenberger PA. Corresponding patterns of rhinitis and asthma during pregnancy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Nov;89(5):437-8.

  17. Guthrie CM, Tingen MS. Asthma: a case study, review of pathophysiology, and management strategies. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2002 Oct;14(10):457-61; quiz 462-4.

  18. Habib GS, Saliba WR, Cohen L. Diabetic ketoacidosis associated with oral salbutamol overdose. Am J Med. 2002 Dec 1;113(8):701-2.

  19. Hartert TV, Speroff T, Togias A, Mitchel EF Jr, Snowden MS, Dittus RS, Griffin MR. Risk factors for recurrent asthma hospital visits and death among a population of indigent older adults with asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Nov;89(5):467-73.

  20. Hutchison DC, Cooper D. Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency: smoking, decline in lung function and implications for therapeutic trials. Respir Med. 2002 Nov;96(11):872-80.

  21. James AL, Maxwell PS, Pearce-Pinto G, Elliot JG, Carroll NG. The relationship of reticular basement membrane thickness to airway wall remodeling in asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Dec 15;166(12 Pt 1):1590-5.

  22. Johnson GL, Lapadat R. Mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways mediated by ERK, JNK, and p38 protein kinases. Science. 2002 Dec 6;298(5600):1911-2. Review.

  23. Jones AM, Munavvar M, Vail A, Aldridge RE, Hopkinson L, Rayner C, O'Driscoll BR.  Prospective, placebo-controlled trial of 5 vs 10 days of oral prednisolone in acute adult asthma. Respir Med. 2002 Nov;96(11):950-4.

  24. Kanazawa H, Hirata K, Yoshikawa J. Involvement of vascular endothelial growth factor in exercise induced bronchoconstriction in asthmatic patients. Thorax. 2002 Oct;57(10):885-8.

  25. Ketchell RI, Jensen MW, Lumley P, Wright AM, Allenby MI, O'connor BJ. Rapid effect of inhaled fluticasone propionate on airway responsiveness to adenosine 5'-monophosphate in mild asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Oct;110(4):603-6.

  26. Kobayashi S, Inokuma S, Setoguchi K, Kono H, Abe K. Incidence of peripheral blood eosinophilia and the threshold eosinophile count for indicating hypereosinophilia-associated diseases. Allergy. 2002 Oct;57(10):950-6.

  27. Koh YY, Park Y, Kim CK. Maximal airway response in adolescents with long-term asthma remission and persisting airway hypersensitivity: its profile and the effect of inhaled corticosteroids. Chest. 2002 Oct;122(4):1214-21.

  28. Laske N, Volk HD, Liebenthalb C, Gr uber C, Sommerfeld C, Nickel R, Wahn U.  Infantile natural immunization to herpes group viruses is unrelated to the development of asthma and atopic phenotypes in childhood. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Nov;110(5):811-3.

  29. Laube BL, Curbow BA, Costello RW, Fitzgerald ST. A pilot study examining the relationship between stress and serum cortisol concentrations in women with asthma. Respiir Med. 2002 Oct;96(10):823-8

  30. Lewith GT, Hyland ME, Shaw S. Do attitudes toward and beliefs about complementary medicine affect treatment outcomes? Am J Public Health. 2002 Oct;92(10):1604-6.

  31. Litonjua AA, Milton DK, Celedon JC, Ryan L, Weiss ST, Gold DR. A longitudinal analysis of wheezing in young children: the independent effects of early life exposure to house dust endotoxin, allergens, and pets. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Nov;110(5):736-42.

  32. Liu LY, Sedgwick JB, Bates ME, Vrtis RF, Gern JE, Kita H, Jarjour NN, Busse WW, Kelly EA.  Decreased expression of membrane IL-5 receptor alpha on human eosinophils: I. Loss of membrane IL-5 receptor alpha on airway eosinophils and increased soluble IL-5 receptor alpha in the airway after allergen challenge. J Immunol. 2002 Dec 1;169(11):6452-8.

  33. Louis R, Sele J, Henket M, Cataldo D, Bettiol J, Seiden L, Bartsch P. Sputum eosinophil count in a large population of patients with mild to moderate steroid-naive asthma: distribution and relationship with methacholine bronchial hyperresponsiveness. Allergy. 2002 Oct;57(10):907-12.

  34. Mander A, Langton-Hewer S, Bernhard W, Warner JO, Postle AD. Altered phospholipid composition and aggregate structure of lung surfactant is associated with impaired lung function in young children with respiratory infections. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2002 Dec;27(6):714-21.

  35. McKenzie SA, Bush A. Difficult asthma in children. Thorax. 2002 Oct;57(10):915-6.

  36. Medeiros M Jr, Figueiredo JP, Almeida MC, Atta AM, Taketomi EA, Silva DA, Terra SA, Amorim WW, Pinho RS, Araujo MI, Carvalho EM.  Association between mite allergen (Der p 1, Der f 1, Blo t 5) levels and microscopic identification of mites or skin prick test results in asthmatic subjects. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2002 Nov;129(3):237-41.

  37. Meyer PA, Mannino DM, Redd SC, Olson DR. Characteristics of adults dying with COPD. CChest. 2002 Dec;122(6):2003-8

  38. Moneret-Vautrin DA. Optimal management of atopic dermatitis in infancy. Allerg Immunol (Paris). 2002 Nov;34(9):325-9.

  39. Namazy JA, Simon RA. Sensitivity to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Dec;89(6):542-50; quiz 550, 605.

  40. O'Sullivan S, Cormican L, Murphy M, Poulter LW, Burke CM. Effects of varying doses of fluticasone propionate on the physiology and bronchial wall immunopathology in mild-to-moderate asthma. Chest. 2002 Dec;122(6):1966-72.

  41. Osur SL. Viral respiratory infections in association with asthma and sinusitis: a review. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Dec;89(6):553-60. Review.

  42. Palmer GW, Claman HN. Pregnancy and immunology: selected aspects. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Oct;89(4):350-9; quiz 359-60, 428. Review.

  43. Piette V, Bourret E, Bousquet J, Demoly P. Prick tests to aeroallergens: is it possible simply to wipe the device between tests? Allergy. 2002 Oct;57(10):940-2.

  44. Prikk K, Maisi P, Pirila E, Reintam MA, Salo T, Sorsa T, Sepper R. Airway obstruction correlates with collagenase-2 (MMP-8) expression and activation in bronchial asthma. Lab Invest. 2002 Nov;82(11):1535-45.

  45. Prosperini G, Rajakulasingam K, Cacciola RR, Spicuzza L, Rorke S, Holgate ST, Di Maria GU, Polosa R.  Changes in sputum counts and airway hyperresponsiveness after budesonide: monitoring anti-inflammatory response on the basis of surrogate markers of airway inflammation. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Dec;110(6):855-61.

  46. Reichenbach J, Jarisch A, Khan S, Homberg M, Bez C, Zielen S. Serum ECP levels and methacholine challenge in infants with recurrent wheezing. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Nov;89(5):498-502.

  47. Roth M, Johnson PR, Rudiger JJ, King GG, Ge Q, Burgess JK, Anderson G, Tamm M, Black JL. Interaction between glucocorticoids and beta2 agonists on bronchial airway smooth muscle cells through synchronised cellular signalling. Lancet.  2002 Oct 26;360(9342):1293-9

  48. Schmidlin F, Amadesi S, Dabbagh K, Lewis DE, Knott P, Bunnett NW, Gater PR, Geppetti P, Bertrand C, Stevens ME. Protease-activated receptor 2 mediates eosinophil infiltration and hyperreactivity in allergic inflammation of the airway. J Immunol. 2002 Nov 1;169(9):5315-21.

  49. Self TH, Redmond AM, Nguyen WT. Reassessment of theophylline use for severe asthma exacerbation: is it justified in critically ill hospitalized patients? J Asthma. 2002 Dec;39(8):677-86.

  50. Shiba K, Kasahara K, Nakajima H, Adachi M. Structural changes of the airway wall impair respiratory function, even in mild asthma. Chest. 2002 Nov;122(5):1622-6.

  51. Sousa AR, Parikh A, Scadding G, Corrigan CJ, Lee TH. Leukotriene-receptor expression on nasal mucosal inflammatory cells in aspirin-sensitive rhinosinusitis. N Engl J Med. 2002 Nov 7;347(19):1493-9.

  52. Tategaki A, Kawamoto S, Okuda T, Aki T, Yasueda H, Suzuki O, Ono K, Shigeta S.  A high-molecular-weight mite antigen (HM1) fraction aggravates airway hyperresponsiveness of allergic mice to house dusts and whole mite cultures. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2002 Nov;129(3):204-11.

  53. Thomson F, Masters IB, Chang AB.  Persistent cough in children and the overuse of medications. J Paediatr Child Health. 2002 Dec;38(6):578-81.

  54. Westergren-Thorsson G, Chakir J, Lafreniere-Allard MJ, Boulet LP, Tremblay GM.  Correlation between airway responsiveness and proteoglycan production by bronchial fibroblasts from normal and asthmatic subjects. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2002 Oct;34(10):1256-67.


  1. Arm JP, Austen KF. Leukotriene receptors and aspirin sensitivity. N Engl J Med. 2002 Nov 7;347(19):1524-6.

  2. Asai K, Kanazawa H, Otani K, Shiraishi S, Hirata K, Yoshikawa J. Imbalance between vascular endothelial growth factor and endostatin levels in induced sputum from asthmatic subjects. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Oct;110(4):571-5.

  3. Dang B, Wiehler S, Patel KD. Increased PSGL-1 expression on granulocytes from allergic-asthmatic subjects results in enhanced leukocyte recruitment under flow conditions. J Leukoc Biol. 2002 Oct;72(4):702-10.

  4. Dent G, Hosking LA, Lordan JL, Steel MD, Cruikshank WW, Center DM, Ellis JH, Holgate ST, Davies DE, Djukanovic R. Differential roles of IL-16 and CD28/B7 costimulation in the generation of T-lymphocyte chemotactic activity in the bronchial mucosa of mild and moderate asthmatic individuals. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Dec;110(6):906-14.

  5. Doshi V; Salat P; Parikh V. Cytokine modulators in asthma: clinical perspectives. Indian Journal of Pharmacology. 2002 Feb; 34(1): 16-25

  6. Heijink IH, Vellenga E, Borger P, Postma DS, de Monchy JG, Kauffman HF. Interleukin-6 promotes the production of interleukin-4 and interleukin-5 by interleukin-2-dependent and -independent mechanisms in freshly isolated human T cells. Immunology. 2002 Nov;107(3):316-24.

  7. Higashi N, Taniguchi M, Mita H, Higashi A, Akiyama K. Aspirin-induced urticaria and angioedema, but not bronchoconstriction, associated with cysteinyl leukotriene overproduction in 2 patients with asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Oct;110(4):666-7.

  8. Jousilahti P, Salomaa V, Hakala K, Rasi V, Vahtera E, Palosuo T. The association of sensitive systemic inflammation markers with bronchial asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Oct;89(4):381-5.

  9. Lacroix-Desmazes S, Misra N, Bayry J, Villard S, Kazatchkine MD, Kaveri SV. Antibodies with hydrolytic activity towards factor VIII in patients with hemophilia A. J Immunol Methods. 2002 Nov 1;269(1-2):251-6. Review.

  10. Littlejohn MD, Taylor DR, Miller AL, Kennedy MA. Determination of beta2-adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) haplotypes by a multiplexed polymerase chain reaction assay. Hum Mutat. 2002 Dec;20(6):479.

  11. Ostergaard MS, Stauning JA, Andersen JS, Jorgensen M. The PAT study's methods, asthma classification, and results are questionable. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Oct;110(4):671;

  12. Rudwaleit M, Andermann B, Alten R, Sorensen H, Listing J, Zink A, Sieper J, Braun J. Atopic disorders in ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2002 Nov;61(11):968-74.

  13. Silverman ES, Baron RM, Palmer LJ, Le L, Hallock A, Subramaniam V, Riese RJ, McKenna MD, Gu X, Libermann TA, Tugores A, Haley KJ, Shore S, Drazen JM, Weiss ST.  Constitutive and cytokine-induced expression of the ETS transcription factor ESE-3 in the lung. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2002 Dec;27(6):697-704.

  14. Terashima T, Amakawa K, Matsumaru A, Yamaguchi K. Correlation between cysteinyl leukotriene release from leukocytes and clinical response to a leukotriene inhibitor. Chest. 2002 Nov;122(5):1566-70.

  15. Wagner CW. The ongoing evaluation of the impact of depression on asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Dec;89(6):540-1.


  1. Bajel AR; Jadhav DL; Moulick ND. Magnesium in health and disease  Indian Practitioner. 2002 Apr; 55(4): 238-42

  2. Chatmongkolchart S, Schettino GP, Dillman C, Kacmarek RM, Hess DR. In vitro evaluation of aerosol bronchodilator delivery during noninvasive positive pressure ventilation: effect of ventilator settings and nebulizer position. Crit Care Med. 2002 Nov;30(11):2515-9.

  3. Escoubet-Lozach L, Glass CK, Wasserman SI. The role of transcription factors in allergic inflammation. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Oct;110(4):553-64.

  4. Hegde SC; Shah PB; Mahashur AA. Awareness regarding occupational asthma amongst general practitioners-a critical evaluation.  Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2002 Jan-Mar; 6(1): 16-0

  5. Knox AJ, Pang L. Glucocorticoid and beta-adrenoceptor agonist interactions in asthma. Lancet. 2002 Oct 26;360(9342):1265-6.

  6. Lim KG. Management of persistent symptoms in patients with asthma. Mayo Clin Proc. 2002 Dec;77(12):1333-8; quiz 1339.

  7. Mahakalkar SM; Tibdewal S; Khobragade BP.. Cardio-pulmonary effects of various anti-asthmatic agents in patients of acute bronchial asthma. Indian Practitioner. 2002 Feb; 55(2): 79-85

  8. Panigrahi L; Ghosal SK. Formulation and evaluation of pseudolatex transdermal drug delivery system of terbutaline sulphate  Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2002 Jan-Feb; 64(1): 79-82

  9. Polosa R. Can immunotherapy prevent progression to asthma in allergic individuals? J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Oct;110(4):672-3.

  10. Shaikh GP; Pednekar S; Paidhungat AJ; Nabar ST. Steroids in bronchial asthma: potentiating effect of beta2 agonist. Indian Practitioner. 2002 Feb; 55(2): 92-6

  11. Singh N; Syed Sadiq A; Singh V; Singh A  Adaptogens anti stress agents a study focusing Indian plants. Antiseptic. 2002 Jun; 99(6): 198-201

  12. Singh V, Sinha HV, Gupta R. Barriers in the management of asthma and attitudes towards complementary medicine. Respir Med. 2002 Oct;96(10):835-40.

  13. Tam A. Western medicine in the Eastern mind: a need for integration. Arch Dis Child. 2002 Oct;87(4):287-90.

  14. Yamamoto N, Shichijo M, Kokubo T. Establishment of the superoxide production assay with human monocytic cell line, U937, for the evaluation of Syk kinase inhibitors. J Immunol Methods. 2002 Oct 15;268(2):123-30.


July 2003

7100.   Adams R J, Fuhlbrigge A, Finkelestein J A, Lazano P, Livingstone J M, Weiss K B, Weiss S T. Impact of inhaled antiinflammatory therapy on hospitalization  and emergency department visits for children with asthma. Paediatrics, Indian Edn 2001, 13(4), 193-8

7101.   Atkinson JJ, Senior RM. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 in lung remodeling. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2003 Jan;28(1):12-24. Review.

7102.   Burgess JK, Johnson PR, Ge Q, Au WW, Poniris MH, McParland BE, King G, Roth M, Black JL. Expression of connective tissue growth factor in asthmatic airway smooth muscle cells. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Jan 1;167(1):71-7.

7103.   Chmura K, Lutz RD, Chiba H, Numata MS, Choi HJ, Fantuzzi G, Voelker DR, Chan ED.  Mycoplasma pneumoniae antigens stimulate interleukin-8. Chest. 2003 Mar;123(3 Suppl):425S. Review.

7104.   Dupont LJ, Demedts MG, Verleden GM. Prospective evaluation of the validity of exhaled nitric oxide for the diagnosis of asthma. Chest. 2003 Mar;123(3):751-6.

7105.   Flood-Page PT, Menzies-Gow AN, Kay AB, Robinson DS. Eosinophil's role remains uncertain as anti-interleukin-5 only partially depletes numbers in asthmatic airway. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Jan 15;167(2):199-204.

7106.   Holzer K, Anderson SD, Chan HK, Douglass J. Mannitol as a challenge test to identify exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in elite athletes. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Feb 15;167(4):534-7.

7107.   Kaminsky DA, Irvin CG, Moriya HT, Lynn M, Lang S, Bates JH. Peripheral lung responsiveness assessed by forced oscillations through the wedged bronchoscope. Chest. 2003 Mar;123(3 Suppl):363S. Review.

7108.   Marvez E, Weiss SJ, Houry DE, Ernst AA. Predicting adverse outcomes in a diagnosis-based protocol system for rapid sequence intubation. Am J Emerg Med. 2003 Jan;21(1):23-9.

7109.   Olman MA.  Epithelial cell modulation of airway fibrosis in asthma. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2003 Feb;28(2):125-8. Review.

7110.   Silkoff P.  Exhaled nitric oxide as a diagnostic tool. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Feb 15;167(4):665-6.

7111.   Spina D.  Theophylline and PDE4 inhibitors in asthma. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2003 Jan;9(1):57-64. Review.

7112.   van den Berge M, Kerstjens HA, de Reus DM, Kauffman HF, Koeter GH, Postma DS.  Provocation with adenosine 5'-monophosphate increases sputum eosinophils. Chest. 2003 Mar;123(3 Suppl):417S. Review.

7113.   Vasudev K, Vasudev A, Kohli K. Asthma therapy in the new millennium: achievement and challenges. J Int med Sci Acad 2001, 14(4), 197-203.


7114.   Binaei S, Christensen M, Murphy C, Zhang Q, Quasney M. Beta2-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms in children with status asthmaticus. Chest. 2003 Mar;123(3 Suppl):375S. Review.

7115.   El Bahlawan L, Christensen M, Binaei S, Murphy C, Zhang Q, Quasney M.  Lack of association between the tumor necrosis factor-alpha regulatory region genetic polymorphisms associated with elevated tumor necrosis factor-alpha levels and children with asthma. Chest. 2003 Mar;123(3 Suppl):374S-5S. Review.

7116.   Erpenbeck VJ, Hohlfeld JM, Discher M, Krentel H, Hagenberg A, Braun A, Krug N. Increased messenger RNA expression of c-maf and GATA-3 after segmental allergen challenge in allergic asthmatics. Chest. 2003 Mar;123(3 Suppl):370S-1S. Review.

7117.   Hakansson S, Behrens K, Marko-Varga G, Lindberg H, Pierrou S, Koopmann W. Identification of genes and proteins regulated by interleukin-5 in human eosinophils using microarrays and two-dimensional electrophoresis/mass spectrometry. Chest. 2003 Mar;123(3 Suppl):374S. Review.

7118.   Hallsworth MP, Major PJ, Barnes J, Lee TH.  What are the priorities in basic asthma research? A United Kingdom perspective. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Feb;111(2):251-5.

7119.   Huovinen E, Kaprio J, Koskenvuo M. Factors associated to lifestyle and risk of adult onset asthma. Respir Med. 2003 Mar;97(3):273-80.

7120.   Kelly EA, Jarjour NN. Role of matrix metalloproteinases in asthma. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2003 Jan;9(1):28-33. Review.

7121.   Kumar R.  The wheezing infant: diagnosis and treatment. Pediatr Ann. 2003 Jan;32(1):30-6. Review.

7122.   Leckie MJ, Jenkins GR, Khan J, Smith SJ, Walker C, Barnes PJ, Hansel TT. Sputum T lymphocytes in asthma, COPD and healthy subjects have the phenotype of activated intraepithelial T cells (CD69+ CD103+). Thorax. 2003 Jan;58(1):23-9.

7123.   Maziak W. Endotoxin and asthma. N Engl J Med. 2003 Jan 9;348(2):171-4; author reply 171-4.

7124.   Noguchi E, Iwama A, Takeda K, Takeda T, Kamioka M, Ichikawa K, Akiba T, Arinami T, Shibasaki M. The promoter polymorphism in the eosinophil cationic protein gene and its influence on the serum eosinophil cationic protein level. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Jan 15;167(2):180-4.

7125.   Roche N, Stirling RG, Lim S, Oliver BG, Oates T, Jazrawi E, Caramori G, Chung KF. Effect of acute and chronic inflammatory stimuli on expression of protease-activated receptors 1 and 2 in alveolar macrophages. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Feb;111(2):367-73.

7126.   Sengler C, Haider A, Sommerfeld C, Lau S, Baldini M, Martinez F, Wahn U, Nickel R. Evaluation of the CD14 C-159 T polymorphism in the German Multicenter Allergy Study cohort. Clin Exp Allergy. 2003 Feb;33(2):166-9.

7127.   Shankaranarayanan P, Nigam S. IL-4 induces apoptosis in A549 lung adenocarcinoma cells: evidence for the pivotal role of 15-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid binding to activated peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma transcription factor. J Immunol. 2003 Jan 15;170(2):887-94.

7128.   Smith SJ, Brookes-Fazakerley S, Donnelly LE, Barnes PJ, Barnette MS, Giembycz MA. Ubiquitous expression of phosphodiesterase 7A in human proinflammatory and immune cells. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2003 Feb;284(2):L279-89.

7129.   Srivastava P, Helms PJ, Stewart D, Main M, Russell G. Association of CCR5Delta32 with reduced risk of childhood but not adult asthma. Thorax. 2003 Mar;58(3):222-6.

7130.   Tang L, Morales T, Boroughs KL, Cailles Lo-Keiser K, Sellins K, Stedman K, McCall C, McDermott MJ. Expression and characterization of recombinant canine IL-13 receptor alpha2 protein and its biological activity in vitro. Mol Immunol. 2003 Jan;39(12):719-27.

7131.   Zabner J, Winter MC, Shasby S, Ries D, Shasby DM. Histamine decreases E-cadherin-based adhesion to increase permeability of human airway epithelium. Chest. 2003 Mar;123(3 Suppl):385S. Review.


7132.   Gupta S; Chauhan DK; Verma A; Misra NP; Trivedi HH; Irani P; Moharana NK.Study of montelukast: a once daily leukotriene receptor antagonist in the management of chronic persistent asthma.Indian Practitioner. 2003 Feb; 56(2): 99-105

7133.   Talib SH; Sane SD; Gopanpallikar AM; Kumbhakarna NR. Effect of helicobacter pylori eradication therapy in patients of bronchial asthma with gastroesophageal reflex disease (GERD) Journal, Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine. 2003 Jan-Mar; 4(1): 39-49


October 2003

7808.      Adams BK, Cydulka RK.  Asthma evaluation and management. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2003 May;21(2):315-30.

7809.      Addington WR, Stephens RE, Widdicombe JG, Anderson JW, Rekab K.  Effect of tartaric acid-induced cough on pulmonary function in normal and asthmatic humans. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2003 May;82(5):374-8.

7810.      Anees W.  Use of pulmonary function tests in the diagnosis of occupational asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003 May;90(5 Suppl 2):47-51.

7811.      Arets HG, Brackel HJ, van der Ent CK.  Applicability of interrupter resistance measurements using the MicroRint in daily practice. Respir Med. 2003 Apr;97(4):366-74.

7812.      Baraldi E, Carraro S, Alinovi R, Pesci A, Ghiro L, Bodini A, Piacentini G, Zacchello F, Zanconato S.  Cysteinyl leukotrienes and 8-isoprostane in exhaled breath condensate of children with asthma exacerbations. Thorax. 2003 Jun;58(6):505-9.

7813.      Barczyk A, Pierzchala W, Sozanska E.  Interleukin-17 in sputum correlates with airway hyperresponsiveness to methacholine. Respir Med. 2003 Jun;97(6):726-33.

7814.      Benayoun L, Druilhe A, Dombret MC, Aubier M, Pretolani M.  Airway structural alterations selectively associated with severe asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 May 15;167(10):1360-8. Epub 2003 Jan 16.

7815.      Currie GP, Lee DK, Lipworth BJ.  Asthma exacerbations and sputum eosinophil counts. Lancet. 2003 Apr 12;361(9365):1302-3;

7816.      Davies PD.  The challenge of tuberculosis. J R Soc Med. 2003 Jun;96(6):262-5.

7817.      Di Franco A, Bartoli ML, Carnevali S, Cianchetti S, Bacci E, Dente FL, Giannini D, Taccola M, Vagaggini B, Paggiaro PL.  Analysis of sputum cell counts during spontaneous moderate exacerbations of asthma in comparison to the stable phase. J Asthma. 2003 Apr;40(2):155-62.

7818.      Erpenbeck VJ, Hohlfeld JM, Volkmann B, Hagenberg A, Geldmacher H, Braun A, Krug N.  Segmental allergen challenge in patients with atopic asthma leads to increased IL-9 expression in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid lymphocytes. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Jun;111(6):1319-27.

7819.      Han Z, Junxu, Zhong N.  Expression of matrix metalloproteinases MMP-9 within the airways in asthma. Respir Med. 2003 May;97(5):563-7.

7820.      Huang J, Jiang Y.  Genetic linkage analysis of a dichotomous trait incorporating a tightly linked quantitative trait in affected sib pairs. Am J Hum Genet. 2003 Apr;72(4):949-60. Epub 2003 Mar 17.

7821.      Kapui Z, Varga M, Urban-Szabo K, Mikus E, Szabo T, Szeredi J, Batori S, Finance O, Aranyi P.  Biochemical and pharmacological characterization of 2-(9-(2-piperidinoethoxy)-4-oxo-4H-pyrido[1,2-a]pyrimidin-2-yloxymethyl)-4-(1-me thylethyl)-6-methoxy-1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one-1,1-dioxide (SSR69071), a novel, orally active elastase inhibitor. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2003 May;305(2):451-9. Epub 2003 Feb 11.

7822.      Lee IS.  Effect of bedding control on amount of house dust mite allergens, asthma symptoms, and peak expiratory flow rate. Yonsei Med J. 2003 Apr 30;44(2):313-22.

7823.      Lewis CA, Eaton TE, Fergusson W, Whyte KF, Garrett JE, Kolbe J.  Home overnight pulse oximetry in patients with COPD: more than one recording may be needed. Chest. 2003 Apr;123(4):1127-33.

7824.      Lieutier-Colas F, Purohit A, Meyer P, Fabries JF, Kopferschmitt MC, Dessanges JF, Pauli G, de Blay F.  Bronchial challenge tests in patients with asthma sensitized to cats: the importance of large particles in the immediate response. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Apr 15;167(8):1077-82.

7825.      Mortimer KM, Fallot A, Balmes JR, Tager IB.  Evaluating the use of a portable spirometer in a study of pediatric asthma. Chest. 2003 Jun;123(6):1899-907.

7826.      Ortega AN, McQuaid EL, Canino G, Ramirez R, Fritz GK, Klein RB.  Association of psychiatric disorders and different indicators of asthma in island Puerto Rican children. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2003 Apr;38(4):220-6.

7827.      Ownby DR.  Strategies for distinguishing asymptomatic latex sensitization from trueoccupational allergy or asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003 May;90(5 Suppl 2):42-6.

7828.      Pajukanta P, Allayee H, Krass KL, Kuraishy A, Soro A, Lilja HE, Mar R, Taskinen MR, Nuotio I, Laakso M, Rotter JI, de Bruin TW, Cantor RM, Lusis AJ, Peltonen L.  Combined analysis of genome scans of dutch and finnish families reveals a susceptibility locus for high-density lipoprotein cholesterol on chromosome 16q. Am J Hum Genet. 2003 Apr;72(4):903-17. Epub 2003 Mar 12.

7829.      Persson T, Monsef N, Andersson P, Bjartell A, Malm J, Calafat J, Egesten A.  Expression of the neutrophil-activating CXC chemokine ENA-78/CXCL5 by human eosinophils. Clin Exp Allergy. 2003 Apr;33(4):531-7.

7830.      Peterson MW.  Accessing the tools for improved asthma management. Am J Med. 2003 Apr 1;114(5):415-6.

7831.      Samee S, Altes T, Powers P, de Lange EE, Knight-Scott J, Rakes G, Mugler JP 3rd, Ciambotti JM, Alford BA, Brookeman JR, Platts-Mills TA. Imaging the lungs in asthmatic patients by using hyperpolarized helium-3 magnetic resonance: assessment of response to methacholine and exercise challenge. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Jun;111(6):1205-11.

7832.      Saotome A, Kanai N, Nagai T, Yashiro T, Tokudome S.  Immunohistochemical classification of the localization of laminin in the thickened bronchial epithelial basement membrane of deceased bronchial asthma patients. Respir Med. 2003 Jun;97(6):688-94.

7833.      Stoloff SW, Stempel DA.  Study design is a major determinant of whether equivalence or superiority is demonstrated. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Jun;111(6):1413;

7834.      Tarlo SM, Liss GM.  Occupational asthma: an approach to diagnosis and management. CMAJ. 2003 Apr 1;168(7):867-71. Review. No abstract available. Erratum in: CMAJ. 2003 Apr 15;168(8):966.

7835.      Tarlo SM.  Laboratory challenge testing for occupational asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Apr;111(4):692-4.

7836.      Taube C, Kanniess F, Gronke L, Richter K, Mucke M, Paasch K, Eichler G, Jorres RA, Magnussen H.  Reproducibility of forced inspiratory and expiratory volumes after bronchodilation in patients with COPD or asthma. Respir Med. 2003 May;97(5):568-77.

7837.      Taussig LM, Wright AL, Holberg CJ, Halonen M, Morgan WJ, Martinez FD.  Tucson Children's Respiratory Study: 1980 to present. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Apr;111(4):661-75; quiz 676.

7838.      Vrijhoef HJ, Diederiks JP, Wesseling GJ, van Schayck CP, Spreeuwenberg C.  Undiagnosed patients and patients at risk for COPD in primary health care: early detection with the support of non-physicians. J Clin Nurs. 2003 May;12(3):366-73.

7839.      Wagers S.  Polarized helium: changing our view of asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Jun;111(6):1201-2.

7840.      Warner JO.  The blood lung function test: does it exist for asthma? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Jun 1;167(11):1465-6.

7841.      Yao TC, Kuo ML, See LC, Chen LC, Yan DC, Ou LS, Shaw CK, Huang JL. The RANTES promoter polymorphism: a genetic risk factor for near-fatal asthma in Chinese children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Jun;111(6):1285-92. 

7842.      Zaitsu M, Hamasaki Y, Matsuo M, Ichimaru T, Fujita I, Ishii E.  Leukotriene synthesis is increased by transcriptional up-regulation of  5-lipoxygenase, leukotriene A4 hydrolase, and leukotriene C4 synthase in asthmatic children. J Asthma. 2003 Apr;40(2):147-54.


7843.      Colilla S, Nicolae D, Pluzhnikov A, Blumenthal MN, Beaty TH, Bleecker ER, Lange EM, Rich SS, Meyers DA, Ober C, Cox NJ; Collaborative Study for the Genetics of Asthma.   Evidence for gene-environment interactions in a linkage study of asthma and smoking exposure. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Apr;111(4):840-6.

7844.      Donninger H, Glashoff R, Haitchi HM, Syce JA, Ghildyal R, van Rensburg E, Bardin PG.  Rhinovirus induction of the CXC chemokine epithelial-neutrophil activating peptide-78 in bronchial epithelium. J Infect Dis. 2003 Jun 1;187(11):1809-17.

7845.      Elias JA, Lee CG, Zheng T, Shim Y, Zhu Z.  Interleukin-13 and leukotrienes: an intersection of pathogenetic schema. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2003 Apr;28(4):401-4.

7846.      Kabesch M, Peters W, Carr D, Leupold W, Weiland SK, von Mutius E.  Association between polymorphisms in caspase recruitment domain containing protein 15 and allergy in two German populations. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Apr;111(4):813-7.

7847.      Kelly-Welch AE, Hanson EM, Boothby MR, Keegan AD.  Interleukin-4 and interleukin-13 signaling connections maps. Science. 2003 Jun 6;300(5625):1527-8.

7848.      Lopuhaa CE, de Riemer MJ, Out TA, Sjamsoedin DH, Aalberse RC, Jansen HM, van der Zee JS.  Comparison of allergen-induced late inflammatory reactions in the nose and in the skin in house dust mite-allergic patients with or without asthma. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2003 Apr;130(4):266-74.

7849.      Obase Y, Shimoda T, Kawano T, Saeki S, Tomari SY, Mitsuta-Izaki K, Matsuse H, Kinoshita M, Kohno S.  Polymorphisms in the CYP1A2 gene and theophylline metabolism in patients with asthma. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2003 May;73(5):468-74.

7850.      Pierzchalska M, Szabo Z, Sanak M, Soja J, Szczeklik A.  Deficient prostaglandin E2 production by bronchial fibroblasts of asthmatic patients, with special reference to aspirin-induced asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 May;111(5):1041-8.

7851.      Reibman J, Hsu Y, Chen LC, Bleck B, Gordon T.  Airway epithelial cells release MIP-3alpha/CCL20 in response to cytokines and ambient particulate matter. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2003 Jun;28(6):648-54.

7852.      Silverman ES, Drazen JM.  Immunostimulatory DNA for asthma: better than eating dirt. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2003 Jun;28(6):645-7.

7853.      Taha R, Hamid Q, Cameron L, Olivenstein R.  T helper type 2 cytokine receptors and associated transcription factors GATA-3, c-MAF, and signal transducer and activator of transcription factor-6 in induced sputum of atopic asthmatic patients. Chest. 2003 Jun;123(6):2074-82.

7854.      Tamura K, Suzuki M, Arakawa H, Tokuyama K, Morikawa A.  Linkage and association studies of STAT6 gene polymorphisms and allergic diseases. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2003 May;131(1):33-8.


7855.      Menzies-Gow A, Flood-Page P, Sehmi R, Burman J, Hamid Q, Robinson DS, Kay AB, Denburg J.  Anti-IL-5 (mepolizumab) therapy induces bone marrow eosinophil maturational arrest and decreases eosinophil progenitors in the bronchial mucosa of atopic asthmatics. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Apr;111(4):714-9.

7856.      Selroos O, Ekstrom T, Hultquist C.  The EDICT study. Respir Med. 2003 Apr;97(4):446;

7857.      van Strien RT, Koopman LP, Kerkhof M, Oldenwening M, de Jongste JC, Gerritsen J, Neijens HJ, Aalberse RC, Smit HA, Brunekreef B; Prevention and Incidence of Asthma and Mite Allergy Study.   Mattress encasings and mite allergen levels in the Prevention and Incidence of Asthma and Mite Allergy study. Clin Exp Allergy. 2003 Apr;33(4):490-5.

7858. Warschburger P, Landgraf JM, Petermann F, Freidel K.  Health-related quality of life in children assessed by their parents: evaluation of the psychometric properties of the CHQ-PF50 in two German clinical samples. Qual Life Res. 2003 May;12(3):291-301.

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