January, 2004

Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

8380.      Alexis NE, Eldridge MW, Peden DB.  Effect of inhaled endotoxin on airway and circulating inflammatory cell phagocytosis and CD11b expression in atopic asthmatic subjects. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Aug;112(2):353-61.

8381.      Baraldi E, Ghiro L, Piovan V, Carraro S, Ciabattoni G, Barnes PJ, Montuschi P.  Increased exhaled 8-isoprostane in childhood asthma. Chest. 2003 Jul;124(1):25-31.

8382.      ElHalawani SM, Ly NT, Mahon RT, Amundson DE.   Exhaled nitric oxide as a predictor of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. Chest. 2003 Aug;124(2):639-43.

8383.      Fireman E.  Induced sputum as a diagnostic tactic in pulmonary diseases. Isr Med Assoc J. 2003 Jul;5(7):524-7.

8384.      Govind K, Varghese JP, Praksh K, Gokulapalan C, Ravindran P. Comparative study of culturable fungi in asthmatic patient’s bedroom and inside hospital ward.  Indian J Aerobiol 2002; 15(1-2): 55-8.

8385.      Gupta N. Psychosocial aspects of bronchial asthma in children and adolescents further contemplation.  Indian Pediat 2001; 38(11): 1327-8.

8386.      Holcroft CA, Eisen EA, Sama SR, Wegman DH.   Measurement characteristics of peak expiratory flow. Chest. 2003 Aug;124(2):501-10.

8387.      Joos L, Weir TD, Connett JE, Anthonisen NR, Woods R, Pare PD, Sandford AJ.  Polymorphisms in the beta2 adrenergic receptor and bronchodilator response, bronchial hyperresponsiveness, and rate of decline in lung function in smokers. Thorax. 2003 Aug;58(8):703-7.

8388.      Khanna M, Kumar P, Chugh L, Prasad AK, Chhabra SK. Evaluation of influenza virus   detection by direct enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and conventional methods in asthmatic  patients. J Commun Dis 2001; 33(3): 163-9.

8389.      Kiljander TO. The role of proton pump inhibitors in the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease-related asthma and chronic cough. Am J Med. 2003 Aug 18;115 Suppl 3A:65S-71S.

8390.      Konstas AG, Papapanos P, Tersis I, Houliara D, Stewart WC.  Twenty-four-hour diurnal curve comparison of commercially available latanoprost 0.005% versus the timolol and dorzolamide fixed combination. Ophthalmology. 2003 Jul;110(7):1357-60.

8391.      Kraft M, Martin RJ, Lazarus SC, Fahy JV, Boushey HA, Lemanske RF Jr, Szefler SJ; Asthma Clinical Research Network. Airway tissue mast cells in persistent asthma: predictor of treatment failure when patients discontinue inhaled corticosteroids. Chest. 2003 Jul;124(1):42-50.

8392.      Langley SJ, Goldthorpe S, Craven M, Morris J, Woodcock A, Custovic A.  Exposure and sensitization to indoor allergens: association with lung function, bronchial reactivity, and exhaled nitric oxide measures in asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Aug;112(2):362-8.

8393.      Masuyama K, Morishima Y, Ishii Y, Nomura A, Sakamoto T, Kimura T, Mochizuki M, Uchida Y, Sekizawa K.  Sputum E-cadherin and asthma severity. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Jul;112(1 ):208-9.

8394.      Monteseirin J, Bonilla I, Camacho MJ, Chacon P, Vega A, Chaparro A, Conde J, Sobrino F.   Specific allergens enhance elastase release in stimulated neutrophils from asthmatic patients. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2003 Jul;131(3):174-81.

8395.      Ressel GW; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Asthma Education and Prevention Program.  NAEPP updates guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma. Am Fam Physician. 2003 Jul 1;68(1):169-70.

8396.      Saraiva-Romanholo BM, Barnabe V, Carvalho AL, Martins MA, Saldiva PH, Nunes Mdo P. Comparison of three methods for differential cell count in induced sputum. Chest. 2003 Sep;124(3):1060-6.

8397.      Schmidt M, Sun G, Stacey MA, Mori L, Mattoli S. Identification of circulating fibrocytes as precursors of bronchial myofibroblasts in asthma. J Immunol. 2003 Jul 1;171(1):380-9.

8398.      Semper AE, Heron K, Woollard AC, Kochan JP, Friedmann PS, Church MK, Reischl IG.  Surface expression of Fc epsilon RI on Langerhans' cells of clinically uninvolved skin is associated with disease activity in atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, and rhinitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Aug;112(2):411-9.

8399.      Stark PC, Burge HA, Ryan LM, Milton DK, Gold DR.  Fungal levels in the home and lower respiratory tract illnesses in the first year of life. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Jul 15;168(2):232-7. Epub 2003 Apr 30.

8400.      Suresh Babu K Holgates ST. Newer therapies for asthma : A focus on anti-IgE.  Indian J Chest Dis all Sci 2002; 44(2): 107-15.

8401.      Taille C, Almolki A, Benhamed M, Zedda C, Megret J, Berger P, Leseche G, Fadel E, Yamaguchi T, Marthan R, Aubier M, Boczkowski J. Heme oxygenase inhibits human airway smooth muscle proliferation via a bilirubin-dependent modulation of ERK1/2 phosphorylation. J Biol Chem. 2003 Jul 18;278(29):27160-8. Epub 2003 Apr 10.


8402.      Burke W. Genomics as a probe for disease biology. N Engl J Med. 2003 Sep 4;349(10):969-74.

8403.      Chambers LS, Black JL, Ge Q, Carlin SM, Au WW, Poniris M, Thompson J, Johnson PR, Burgess JK. PAR-2 activation, PGE2, and COX-2 in human asthmatic and nonasthmatic airway smooth muscle cells. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2003 Sep;285(3):L619-27. Epub 2003 May 16.

8404.      Costanzo MJ, Yabut SC, Almond HR Jr, Andrade-Gordon P, Corcoran TW, De Garavilla L, Kauffman JA, Abraham WM, Recacha R, Chattopadhyay D, Maryanoff BE. Potent, small-molecule inhibitors of human mast cell tryptase. Antiasthmatic action of a dipeptide-based transition-state analogue containing a benzothiazole ketone. J Med Chem. 2003 Aug 28;46(18):3865-76.

8405.      Frew AJ.  Anti-IgE and asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003 Aug;91(2):117-8.

8406.      Harding SM.  Recent clinical investigations examining the association of asthma and gastroesophageal reflux. Am J Med. 2003 Aug 18;115 Suppl 3A:39S-44S.

8407.      Heinzmann A, Dietrich H, Deichmann KA.  Association of uteroglobulin-related protein 1 with bronchial asthma. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2003 Aug;131(4):291-5.

8408.      Laske N, Bunikowski R, Niggemann B. Extraordinarily high serum IgE levels and consequences for atopic phenotypes. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003 Aug;91(2):202-4.

8409.      Nilsen AM, Hagemann R, Eikas H, Egeberg K, Norkov T, Sundan A. Reduction of IL-12 p40 production in activated monocytes after exposure to diesel exhaust particles. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2003 Jul;131(3):201-8.

8410.      Romieu I, Avenel V, Leynaert B, Kauffmann F, Clavel-Chapelon F. Body mass index, change in body silhouette, and risk of asthma in the E3N cohort study. Am J Epidemiol. 2003 Jul 15;158(2):165-74.

8411.      Sehmi R, Dorman S, Baatjes A, Watson R, Foley R, Ying S, Robinson DS, Kay AB, O'Byrne PM, Denburg JA. Allergen-induced fluctuation in CC chemokine receptor 3 expression on bone marrow CD34+ cells from asthmatic subjects: significance for mobilization of haemopoietic progenitor cells in allergic inflammation. Immunology. 2003 Aug;109(4):536-46.

8412.      Thomson CC, Clark S, Camargo CA Jr; MARC Investigators. Body mass index and asthma severity among adults presenting to the emergency department. Chest. 2003 Sep;124(3):795-802.

8413.      van's Gravesande KS, Wechsler ME, Grasemann H, Silverman ES, Le L, Palmer LJ, Drazen JM.  Association of a missense mutation in the NOS3 gene with exhaled nitric oxide levels. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Jul 15;168(2):228-31. Epub 2003 May 08.


8414.      Agnihotri VK Role of ayurvedic drug respicare in asthma, bronchitis and respiratory allergies: an open level clinical trial Antiseptic. 2003 Mar; 100(3): 101-3.


April, 2004

Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

8967.  Baker KM, Brand DA, Hen J Jr. Classifying asthma: disagreement among specialists. Chest. 2003 Dec;124(6):2156-63.

8968.  Barbanel D, Eldridge S, Griffiths C. Can a self-management programme delivered by a community pharmacist improve asthma control? A randomised trial. Thorax. 2003 Oct;58(10):851-4.

8969.  Bjermer L, Bisgaard H, Bousquet J, Fabbri LM, Greening AP, Haahtela T, Holgate ST, Picado C, Menten J, Dass SB, Leff JA, Polos PG. Montelukast and fluticasone compared with salmeterol and fluticasone in protecting against asthma exacerbation in adults: one year, double blind, randomised, comparative trial. BMJ. 2003 Oct 18;327(7420):891. 72:

8970.  Bracken MB, Triche EW, Belanger K, Saftlas A, Beckett WS, Leaderer BP. Asthma symptoms, severity, and drug therapy: a prospective study of effects on 2205 pregnancies. Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Oct;102(4):739-52.

8971.  Brand PL, Roorda RJ. Usefulness of monitoring lung function in asthma. Arch Dis Child. 2003 Nov;88(11):1021-5. Review.

8972.  de Kluijver J, Evertse CE, Sont JK, Schrumpf JA, van Zeijl-van der Ham CJ, Dick CR, Rabe KF, Hiemstra PS, Sterk PJ. Are rhinovirus-induced airway responses in asthma aggravated by chronic allergen exposure? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Nov 15;168(10):1174-80. Epub 2003 Jul 31.

8973.  Fiese BH, Wamboldt FS. Tales of pediatric asthma management: family-based strategies related to medical adherence and health care utilization. J Pediatr. 2003 Oct;143(4):457-62.

8974.  Flores G, Abreu M, Chaisson CE, Sun D. Keeping children out of hospitals: parents' and physicians' perspectives on how pediatric hospitalizations for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions can be avoided. Pediatrics. 2003 Nov;112(5):1021-30.

8975.  Fogarty A, Lewis SA, Scrivener SL, Antoniak M, Pacey S, Pringle M, Britton J. Oral magnesium and vitamin C supplements in asthma: a parallel group randomized placebo-controlled trial. Clin Exp Allergy. 2003 Oct;33(10):1355-9.

8976.  Gajewska BU, Wiley RE, Jordana M. GM-CSF and dendritic cells in allergic airway inflammation: basic mechanisms and prospects for therapeutic intervention. Curr Drug Targets Inflamm Allergy. 2003 Dec;2(4):279-92. Review.

8977.  Gent JF, Triche EW, Holford TR, Belanger K, Bracken MB, Beckett WS, Leaderer BP.  Association of low-level ozone and fine particles with respiratory symptoms in children with asthma. JAMA. 2003 Oct 8;290(14):1859-67.

8978.  Gentile NT, Ufberg J, Barnum M, McHugh M, Karras D. Guidelines reduce x-ray and blood gas utilization in acute asthma. Am J Emerg Med. 2003 Oct;21(6):451-3.

8979.  Gore C, Peterson CG, Kissen P, Simpson BM, Lowe LA, Woodcock A, Custovic A; National Asthma Campaign Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study Group. Urinary eosinophilic protein X, atopy, and symptoms suggestive of allergic disease at 3 years of age. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Oct;112(4):702-8.

8980.  Jaakkola JJ, Piipari R, Jaakkola MS. Occupation and asthma: a population-based incident case-control study. Am J Epidemiol. 2003 Nov 15;158(10):981-7.

8981.  Jenkins HA, Cherniack R, Szefler SJ, Covar R, Gelfand EW, Spahn JD. A comparison of the clinical characteristics of children and adults with severe asthma. Chest. 2003 Oct;124(4):1318-24.

8982.  Kanda N, Yasuba H, Takahashi T, Mizuhara Y, Yamazaki S, Imada Y, Izumi Y, Kobayashi Y, Yamashita K, Kita H, Tamada T, Chiba T. Prevalence of esophageal candidiasis among patients treated with inhaled fluticasone propionate. Am J Gastroenterol. 2003 Oct;98(10):2146-8.

8983.  Kelly HW. Pharmaceutical characteristics that influence the clinical efficacy of inhaled corticosteroids. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003 Oct;91(4):326-34; quiz 334-5, 404. Review.

8984.  Koskela HO, Hyvarinen L, Brannan JD, Chan HK, Anderson SD. Responsiveness to three bronchial provocation tests in patients with asthma. Chest. 2003 Dec;124(6):2171-7.

8985.  Koskela HO, Hyvarinen L, Brannan JD, Chan HK, Anderson SD. Sensitivity and validity of three bronchial provocation tests to demonstrate the effect of inhaled corticosteroids in asthma. Chest. 2003 Oct;124(4):1341-9.

8986.  Li AM, Lex C, Zacharasiewicz A, Wong E, Erin E, Hansel T, Wilson NM, Bush A.  Cough frequency in children with stable asthma: correlation with lung function, exhaled nitric oxide, and sputum eosinophil count. Thorax. 2003 Nov;58(11):974-8.

8987.  Profita M, Sala A, Bonanno A, Riccobono L, Siena L, Melis MR, Di Giorgi R, Mirabella F, Gjomarkaj M, Bonsignore G, Vignola AM. Increased prostaglandin E2 concentrations and cyclooxygenase-2 expression in asthmatic subjects with sputum eosinophilia. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Oct;112(4):709-16.

8988.  Ricciardolo FL, Timmers MC, Sont JK, Folkerts G, Sterk PJ. Effect of bradykinin on allergen induced increase in exhaled nitric oxide in asthma. Thorax. 2003 Oct;58(10):840-5.

8989.  Roy SR.  Asthma. South Med J. 2003 Nov;96(11):1061-7. Review.

8990.  Schachter LM, Peat JK, Salome CM. Asthma and atopy in overweight children. Thorax. 2003 Dec;58(12):1031-5.

8991.  Sears MR, Greene JM, Willan AR, Wiecek EM, Taylor DR, Flannery EM, Cowan JO, Herbison GP, Silva PA, Poulton R. A longitudinal, population-based, cohort study of childhood asthma followed to adulthood. N Engl J Med. 2003 Oct 9;349(15):1414-22.

8992.  Sekhar AV, Gandhi DN, Mohan Rao, Rawal UD.  An experimental and clinical evaluation of anti-asthmatic potentialities if devadaru compound (DC).  Indian J Physiol Pharmac 2003; 47(1): 101-7.

8993.  Sharma S, Godatwar P, Kulkarni LR.  Salbutamol and/or beclomethasone diproprionate in asthma.  Indian J Peidat 2003; 70(2):129-32.

8994.  Silverman EK, Kwiatkowski DJ, Sylvia JS, Lazarus R, Drazen JM, Lange C, Laird NM, Weiss ST. Family-based association analysis of beta2-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms in the childhood asthma management program. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Nov;112(5):870-6.

8995.  Strunk RC, Szefler SJ, Phillips BR, Zeiger RS, Chinchilli VM, Larsen G, Hodgdon K, Morgan W, Sorkness CA, Lemanske RF Jr; Childhood Asthma Research and Education Network of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.  Relationship of exhaled nitric oxide to clinical and inflammatory markers of persistent asthma in children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Nov;112(5):883-92.

8996.  Tantisira KG, Litonjua AA, Weiss ST, Fuhlbrigge AL; Childhood Asthma Management Program Research Group. Association of body mass with pulmonary function in the Childhood Asthma Management Program (CAMP). Thorax. 2003 Dec;58(12):1036-41.  



8997.  Akdis CA, Kussebi F, Pulendran B, Akdis M, Lauener RP, Schmidt-Weber CB, Klunker S, Isitmangil G, Hansjee N, Wynn TA, Dillon S, Erb P, Baschang G, Blaser K, Alkan SS.  Inhibition of T helper 2-type responses, IgE production and eosinophilia by synthetic lipopeptides. Eur J Immunol. 2003 Oct;33(10):2717-26.

8998.  Bacharier LB, Strunk RC. Pets and childhood asthma--how should the pediatrician respond to new information that pets may prevent asthma? Pediatrics. 2003 Oct;112(4):974-6.

8999.  Cameron L, Gounni AS, Frenkiel S, Lavigne F, Vercelli D, Hamid Q. S epsilon S mu and S epsilon S gamma switch circles in human nasal mucosa following ex vivo allergen challenge: evidence for direct as well as sequential class switch recombination. J Immunol. 2003 Oct 1;171(7):3816-22.

9000.  Chen E, Fisher EB, Bacharier LB, Strunk RC. Socioeconomic status, stress, and immune markers in adolescents with asthma. Psychosom Med. 2003 Nov-Dec;65(6):984-92.

9001.  Cheng TO. Cigarette smoking, asthma, and emphysema. Chest. 2003 Dec;124(6):2408.

9002.  David GL, Romieu I, Sienra-Monge JJ, Collins WJ, Ramirez-Aguilar M, del Rio-Navarro BE, Reyes-Ruiz NI, Morris RW, Marzec JM, London SJ. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (phosphate) reduced:quinone oxidoreductase and glutathione S-transferase M1 polymorphisms and childhood asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Nov 15;168(10):1199-204. Epub 2003 Sep 11.

9003.  de Kluijver J, Grunberg K, Pons D, de Klerk EP, Dick CR, Sterk PJ, Hiemstra PS.  Interleukin-1beta and interleukin-1ra levels in nasal lavages during experimental rhinovirus infection in asthmatic and non-asthmatic subjects. Clin Exp Allergy. 2003 Oct;33(10):1415-8.

9004.  Fox RW, Lockey RF. The impact of rhinosinusitis on asthma. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2003 Nov;3(6):513-8. Review.

9005.  Macaubas C, de Klerk NH, Holt BJ, Wee C, Kendall G, Firth M, Sly PD, Holt PG.  Association between antenatal cytokine production and the development of atopy and asthma at age 6 years. Lancet. 2003 Oct 11;362(9391):1192-7.

9006.  Marshall JS, McCurdy JD, Olynych T. Toll-like receptor-mediated activation of mast cells: implications for allergic disease? Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2003 Oct;132(2):87-97. Review.

9007. Medina-Ramon M, Zock JP, Kogevinas M, Sunyer J, Anto JM. Asthma symptoms in women employed in domestic cleaning: a community based study. Thorax. 2003 Nov;58(11):950-4.

9008. Sehmi R, Baatjes AJ, Denburg JA. Hemopoietic progenitor cells and hemopoietic factors: potential targets for treatment of allergic inflammatory diseases. Curr Drug Targets Inflamm Allergy. 2003 Dec;2(4):271-8. Review.

9009.  Snashall D. Occupational asthma. Occup Environ Med. 2003 Oct;60(10):711-2.

9010.  Swierczynska M, Nizankowska-Mogilnicka E, Zarychta J, Gielicz A, Szczeklik A.  Nasal versus bronchial and nasal response to oral aspirin challenge: Clinical and biochemical differences between patients with aspirin-induced asthma/rhinitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Nov;112(5):995-1001.

9011.  Thurston GD, Bates DV. Air pollution as an underappreciated cause of asthma symptoms. JAMA. 2003 Oct 8;290(14):1915-7.

9012.  Wingett D, Nielson CP. Divergence in NK cell and cyclic AMP regulation of T cell CD40L expression in asthmatic subjects. J Leukoc Biol. 2003 Oct;74(4):531-41. Epub 2003 Jul 15.


9013.  Dhuper S, Maggiore D, Chung V, Shim C. Profile of near-fatal asthma in an inner-city hospital. Chest. 2003 Nov;124(5):1880-4.

9014.  Ellis C. FDA alerts asthmatics to drug safety risk. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2003 Oct;2(10):765.

9015.  Fletcher M. Efficacy versus the costs of asthma management in primary care. Nurs Times. 2003 Oct 14-20;99(41):46-7.

9016.  Flood-Page P, Menzies-Gow A, Phipps S, Ying S, Wangoo A, Ludwig MS, Barnes N, Robinson D, Kay AB. Anti-IL-5 treatment reduces deposition of ECM proteins in the bronchial subepithelial basement membrane of mild atopic asthmatics. J Clin Invest. 2003 Oct;112(7):1029-36.

9017.  Jones EM, Portnoy JM. Modification of provider behavior to achieve improved asthma outcomes. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2003 Nov;3(6):484-90. Review.

9018.  Kallenbach A, Ludwig-Beymer P, Welsh C, Norris J, Giloth B. Process improvement for asthma. An integrated approach. J Nurs Care Qual. 2003 Oct-Dec;18(4):245-56; quiz 257-8. Review.

9019.  Kamps AW, Brand PL, Kimpen JL, Maille AR, Overgoor-van de Groes AW, van Helsdingen-Peek LC, Roorda RJ. Outpatient management of childhood asthma by paediatrician or asthma nurse: randomised controlled study with one year follow up. Thorax. 2003 Nov;58(11):968-73.

9020.  Kanazawa H, Nomura S, Hirata K, Yoshikawa J. Effect of inhaled beclomethasone dipropionate on peroxynitrite inhibitory activity in induced sputum from asthmatic patients. Chest. 2003 Nov;124(5):1755-61.

9021.  Kelly HW. Pharmaceutical characteristics that influence the clinical efficacy of inhaled corticosteroids. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003 Oct;91(4):326-34; quiz 334-5, 404. Review.

9022.  Kemple T. Proactive asthma care does not suit everyone. BMJ. 2003 Nov 22;327(7425):1229.

9023.  Koskela HO, Hyvarinen L, Brannan JD, Chan HK, Anderson SD. Sensitivity and validity of three bronchial provocation tests to demonstrate the effect of inhaled corticosteroids in asthma. Chest. 2003 Oct;124(4):1341-9.

9024.  Marcus P. Dosing inhaled steroids in asthma: is once-a-day administration effective? Chest. 2003 Oct;124(4):1196-8.

9025.  Miller K, Ward-Smith P, Cox K, Jones EM, Portnoy JM. Development of an asthma disease management program in a children's hospital. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2003 Nov;3(6):491-500.

9026.  Mitman G. Hay fever holiday: health, leisure, and place in Gilded-Age America. Bull Hist Med. 2003 Fall;77(3):600-35.

9027.  Oliveira SH, Lukacs NW. Stem cell factor: a hemopoietic cytokine with important targets in asthma. Curr Drug Targets Inflamm Allergy. 2003 Dec;2(4):313-8. Review.

9028.  Pescollderungg L, Peroni DG, Pietrobelli A, Radetti G. Inhaled corticosteroids and urinary free cortisol. Pediatrics. 2003 Dec;112(6 Pt 1):1464-5.

9029.  Purucker ME, Rosebraugh CJ, Zhou F, Meyer RJ. Inhaled fluticasone propionate by diskus in the treatment of asthma: a comparison of the efficacy of the same nominal dose given either once or twice a day. Chest. 2003 Oct;124(4):1584-93.

9030.  Rabe KF. State of the art in beta2-agonist therapy: a safety review of long-acting agents. Int J Clin Pract. 2003 Oct;57(8):689-97. Review.

9031.  Ritz T, Roth WT. Behavioral interventions in asthma. Breathing training. Behav Modif. 2003 Oct;27(5):710-30.

9032.  See S, Rubin S. Tapering inhaled steroids effective for chronic asthma. J Fam Pract. 2003 Oct;52(10):748-51.

9033.  Simons FE. H1-Antihistamines: more relevant than ever in the treatment of allergic disorders. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Oct;112(4 Suppl):S42-52. Review.

9034.  Slaughter JC, Lumley T, Sheppard L, Koenig JQ, Shapiro GG. Effects of ambient air pollution on symptom severity and medication use in children with asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003 Oct;91(4):346-53.

9035.  Suissa S, Assimes T, Brassard P, Ernst P. Inhaled corticosteroid use in asthma and the prevention of myocardial infarction. Am J Med. 2003 Oct 1;115(5):377-81.

9036.  Szefler SJ, Whelan G, Gleason M, Spahn JD. The need for pediatric studies of allergy and asthma medications. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2003 Nov;3(6):478-83.

9037.  Tata LJ, West J, Harrison T, Farrington P, Smith C, Hubbard R. Does influenza vaccination increase consultations, corticosteroid prescriptions, or exacerbations in subjects with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Thorax. 2003 Oct;58(10):835-9.


 July 2004

 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.


October, 2004


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.