Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis, Immunodiagnostics:

  1. Balloy V, Sallenave JM, Crestani B, Dehoux M, Chignard M. Neutrophil DNA contributes to the antielastase barrier during acute lung inflammation. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2003 Jun;28(6):746-53. Epub 2003 Jan 10.

  2. Biernacki WA, Kharitonov SA, Barnes PJ.  Increased leukotriene B4 and 8-isoprostane in exhaled breath condensate of patients with exacerbations of COPD. Thorax. 2003 Apr;58(4):294-8.

  3. Butler JC, Bosshardt SC, Phelan M, Moroney SM, Tondella ML, Farley MM, Schuchat A, Fields BS.  Classical and latent class analysis evaluation of sputum polymerase chain reaction and urine antigen testing for diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia in adults. J Infect Dis. 2003 May 1;187(9):1416-23. Epub 2003 Apr 09.

  4. Combes A, Figliolini C, Trouillet JL, Kassis N, Dombret MC, Wolff M, Gibert C, Chastre J.  Factors predicting ventilator-associated pneumonia recurrence. Crit Care Med. 2003 Apr;31(4):1102-7.

  5. Helweg-Larsen J. S-adenosylmethionine in plasma to test for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Lancet. 2003 Apr 12;361(9365):1237.

  6. Hoth JJ, Burch PT, Bullock TK, Cheadle WG, Richardson JD. Pathogenesis of posttraumatic empyema: the impact of pneumonia on pleural space infections. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2003 Spring;4(1):29-35.

  7. Pikus L, Levine MS, Yang YX, Rubesin SE, Katzka DA, Laufer I, Gefter WB.  Videofluoroscopic studies of swallowing dysfunction and the relative risk of pneumonia. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2003 Jun;180(6):1613-6.

  8. Sharma R; Guleria R; Pande JN. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: newer concepts and management strategies. Indian Journal of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences 2003 Jan-Mar; 45(1): 31-49.

  9. Skelly M, Hoffman J, Fabbri M, Holzman RS, Clarkson AB Jr, Merali S. S-adenosylmethionine concentrations in diagnosis of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Lancet. 2003 Apr 12;361(9365):1267-8.

  10. Stewart GA, Hoyne GF, Ahmad SA, Jarman E, Wallace WA, Harrison DJ, Haslett C, Lamb JR, Howie SE.  Expression of the developmental Sonic hedgehog (Shh) signalling pathway is up-regulated in chronic lung fibrosis and the Shh receptor patched 1 is present in circulating T lymphocytes. J Pathol. 2003 Apr;199(4):488-95.

  11. Wacogne I, Negrine RJ. Are follow up chest x ray examinations helpful in the management of children recovering from pneumonia? Arch Dis Child. 2003 May;88(5):457-8. Review.

  12. Wahl WL, Franklin GA, Brandt MM, Sturm L, Ahrns KS, Hemmila MR, Arbabi S. Does bronchoalveolar lavage enhance our ability to treat ventilator-associated pneumonia in a trauma-burn intensive care unit? J Trauma. 2003 Apr;54(4):633-8; discussion 638-9.

  13. Zampetaki A, Minamino T, Mitsialis SA, Kourembanas S. Effect of heme oxygenase-1 overexpression in two models of lung inflammation. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2003 May;228(5):442-6.


  1. Cagli S, Oktar N, Dalbasti T, Erensoy S, Ozdamar N, Goksel S, Sayiner A, Bilgic A. Failure to detect Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA in cerebral aneurysmal sac tissue with two different polymerase chain reaction methods. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2003 Jun;74(6):756-9. Review.

  2. Gao B, Flores SC, Leff JA, Bose SK, McCord JM. Synthesis and anti-inflammatory activity of a chimeric recombinant superoxide dismutase: SOD2/3. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2003 Jun;284(6):L917-25. Epub 2003 Jan 10.

  3. Gow A, Ischiropoulos H. Super-SOD: superoxide dismutase chimera fights off inflammation. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2003 Jun;284(6):L915-6.

  4. Kawayama T, Fujiki R, Honda J, Rikimaru T, Aizawa H. High concentration of (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan in BAL fluid in patients with acute eosinophilic pneumonia. Chest. 2003 Apr;123(4):1302-7.

  5. Pikus L, Levine MS, Yang YX, Rubesin SE, Katzka DA, Laufer I, Gefter WB.  Videofluoroscopic studies of swallowing dysfunction and the relative risk of pneumonia. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2003 Jun;180(6):1613-6.

  6. Ursi D, Ieven M, Noordhoek GT, Ritzler M, Zandleven H, Altwegg M. An interlaboratory comparison for the detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in respiratory samples by the polymerase chain reaction. J Microbiol Methods. 2003 Jun;53(3):289-94.

  7. Zhou H, Cheng X, Jin H.  Identification of amino acids that are critical to the processivity function of respiratory syncytial virus M2-1 protein. J Virol. 2003 May;77(9):5046-53.


  1. Jakobsen H, Sigurdsson VD, Sigurdardottir S, Schulz D, Jonsdottir I.  Pneumococcal serotype 19F conjugate vaccine induces cross-protective immunity to serotype 19A in a murine pneumococcal pneumonia model. Infect Immun. 2003 May;71(5):2956-9.

  2. Merrill JD, Ballard RA. Pulmonary surfactant for neonatal respiratory disorders. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2003 Apr;15(2):149-54.

  3. Sato N, Tagami H. Severe measles in a young female patient with chronic, generalized Trichophyton rubrum infection showing type 2 helper T cell-dominant immunologic reactivity. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003 May;48(5 Suppl):S43-6.

  4. Wislez M, Massiani MA, Milleron B, Souidi A, Carette MF, Antoine M, Cadranel J. Clinical characteristics of pneumonic-type adenocarcinoma of the lung. Chest. 2003 Jun;123(6):1868-77.