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Patterns of North American Women Authorship in Two Allergy/Immunology Journals: 1997-2017.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic. Electronic address:

Background: Disparities in the frequency of publications by gender have been reported in various medical subspecialties.

Objective: Review author gender in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) and Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (Annals) from 1997-2017.

Methods: Frequency and patterns of authorship by gender were collected in five year intervals and analyzed by journal, article type, and year of publication. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2019.03.040DOI Listing
April 2019
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The Best of 2018 in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: The Editors' Choices.

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2019 Feb;122(2):127-133

Division of Allergy and Immunology, The Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anai.2018.11.018DOI Listing
February 2019
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Challenges in allergy immunology practice: Solutions needed for persistent patient problems.

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018 Dec;121(6):647-648

Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Laboratory of Behavioral Immunology Research, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anai.2018.10.018DOI Listing
December 2018
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Allergen immunotherapy.

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018 09;121(3):263

Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, Mississippi.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anai.2018.07.012DOI Listing
September 2018
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Advances in rhinitis: Models and mechanisms.

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018 07 20;121(1):61-64. Epub 2017 Nov 20.

Allergy Research Unit, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Departments of Medicine and Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Objective: To summarize studies highlighting recent advances in rhinitis-related research in the past 2 years.

Data Sources: Original research articles were procured and examined from the Rhinitis and Upper Airway Disease section of the 2015 to 2017 Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology issues. Additional original research articles were identified from PubMed and Google Scholar using the following search terms: allergic rhinitis, rhinitis, chronic rhinosinusitis, environmental exposure unit, and nasal allergen challenge. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anai.2017.10.008DOI Listing
July 2018
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Willingness to pay for sensory attributes of intranasal corticosteroids among patients with allergic rhinitis.

J Manag Care Pharm 2006 Mar;12(2):143-51

Global Health Economics, Amgen, Inc., 555 13th St. NW, Suite 600 West, Washington, DC 20004, USA.

Objective: Sensory attributes of intranasal corticosteroids (INSs) differ by product based on chemical composition. We previously reported that patients are able to demonstrate preferences for certain INS sensory attributes, which may affect their willingness to adhere to therapy. As part of the same study, we also sought to determine if these same patients are willing to pay for products not containing certain sensory attributes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18553/jmcp.2006.12.2.143DOI Listing
March 2006
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A summary of the atmospheric surveys published in the United States allergy literature, 1966-1996.

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 1999 Jun;82(6):543-7

Multidata, Inc, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305-1533, USA.

Objective: In this investigation we sought to summarize the atmospheric surveys that were published in two United States allergy journals (and subsequent series) during a 31-year period beginning in 1966.

Data Sources: All original articles published in the Annals of Allergy (and its subsequent series) and the Journal of Allergy (and its subsequent series) were cataloged in a computer database beginning with the first issues of 1966. Publications were classified in a manner reflecting their aerobiologic content. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1081-1206(10)63164-XDOI Listing
June 1999
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The Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Authors:
R M Sly

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 1995 Jan;74(1)

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January 1995
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Objective measurements of compliance in asthma treatment.

Authors:
F Chmelik A Doughty

Ann Allergy 1994 Dec;73(6):527-32

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford.

Background: Self-management protocols and home peak expiratory flow rate monitoring are thought to improve asthma care.

Objective: Compliance and accuracy of patients' record keeping were measured during a guided self-management protocol. Video, face-to-face instruction, and written protocols were part of the educational program. Read More

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December 1994
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Immunologic findings in confectionary workers.

Ann Allergy 1994 Dec;73(6):521-6

Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia.

Background: Food allergies are frequent in the general population. There are however, few studies of immunologic responses among workers in the confectionary industry.

Objective: To assess immunologic and clinical findings of workers in a confectionary plant. Read More

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December 1994
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Use of nasal cytology in the diagnosis of occult chronic sinusitis in asthmatic children.

Ann Allergy 1994 Dec;73(6):509-14

University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Pediatric Allergy, Kansas City.

Background: Chronic sinusitis, in contrast to acute sinusitis, often presents with nonspecific symptoms that may be confused with other disease entities. Due to the cost of computerized tomography and the difficulty in interpreting sinus radiographs in certain children, a search for a simpler screening tool for chronic sinusitis in children was undertaken.

Objective: This study was undertaken to provide a quantitative comparison between the methods of wax paper blow and Rhinoprobe scraping for nasal cytology in screening for chronic sinusitis while minimizing selection bias. Read More

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December 1994
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Outcome of cough variant asthma treated with inhaled steroids.

Ann Allergy 1994 Dec;73(6):478-80

Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois.

Background: Cough variant asthma is defined as a persistent nonproductive cough with minimal wheezing or dyspnea. The uncontrolled coughing may interfere with sleep, work, and social activities. Cough precipitating fecal or urinary incontinence can be extremely distressing. Read More

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December 1994
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Aspirin intolerance.

Ann Allergy 1994 Nov;73(5):455-6

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November 1994
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Pertussis infection and allergic sensitization.

Ann Allergy 1994 Nov;73(5):450-4

GSF-Forschungszentrum fuer Umwelt und Gesundheit, Institut fuer Epidemiologie, Neuherberg, Germany.

Background: The immunogenic activity of B. pertussis infection has been described in various laboratory, animal, and clinical studies. There is, however, no information on the impact of pertussis on allergies in the total population. Read More

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November 1994
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Changing asthma mortality and sales of inhaled bronchodilators and anti-asthmatic drugs.

Authors:
R M Sly

Ann Allergy 1994 Nov;73(5):439-43

Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Background: Increasing rates of death from asthma in the United States have stabilized somewhat since 1988. Case-control studies have suggested possible adverse effects of inhaled beta-adrenergic agonists that may have contributed to mortality.

Objective: To examine possible relationships between changing asthma mortality and sales of inhaled antiasthmatic drugs. Read More

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November 1994
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Relationship between Dermatophagoides mite density and specific immune response in asthmatic patients.

Authors:
G K Saha

Ann Allergy 1994 Nov;73(5):429-33

Department of Medical Entomology, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, West Bengal, India.

Dermatophagoides mites were abundant in the beds of asthmatic patients of Calcutta, India, comprising more than 60% of the total mites isolated in the present study. The patients' bed dust harbored significantly more dense (P < .02) mite populations as compared with bed dust samples of control subjects. Read More

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November 1994
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Prevalence, economic, and medical impact of tobacco smoking.

Authors:
E O Meltzer

Ann Allergy 1994 Nov;73(5):381-9; quiz 388-91

Allergy & Asthma Medical Group and Research Center, A.P.C., San Diego, California.

Objective: The goal of this review is to report the epidemiology and risks associated with tobacco smoking. It also suggests reasons and measures to achieve a smoke-free society.

Data Sources: References are limited to the English language and human subjects. Read More

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November 1994
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Rush injection therapy for asthma and allergic rhinitis.

Authors:
P A Greenberger

Ann Allergy 1994 Nov;73(5):378-80

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November 1994
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Circulating endothelin-1 levels in patients with bronchial asthma.

Ann Allergy 1994 Oct;73(4):365-9

Department of Pediatrics, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan.

We attempted to clarify the relationship between circulating endothelin-1 levels and bronchial hyperreactivity in asthmatic patients. Sixty-two asthmatic patients were studied for plasma endothelin-1 levels during acute asthma. The relationship between plasma endothelin-1 levels and pulmonary function (FEV1/FVC) was examined in 17 patients. Read More

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October 1994
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Effect of theophylline on airway responsiveness to methacholine and on exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.

Ann Allergy 1994 Oct;73(4):357-63

Servicio de Alergia, Hospital Niño Jesús, Madrid, Spain.

The aim of this study was to compare the relative effect of (1) a single dose of a rapid release theophylline, (2) treatment for 1 week with a sustained release theophylline, and (3) placebo after a washout period of at least 2 weeks on bronchial hyperresponsiveness to methacholine and on exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in 14 mildly asthmatic children. A dose of rapid release theophylline increased geometric mean (GM) PC20 (mg/mL) for methacholine from 0.25 to 0. Read More

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October 1994
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Asthma and diving.

Ann Allergy 1994 Oct;73(4):344-50

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

Background: Approximately 10 to 15 million Americans are scuba divers. The prevalence of scuba diving and asthma makes it likely some asthmatics will be interested in scuba diving and some scuba divers will have asthma. Conditions present during scuba diving may provoke airway obstruction in asthmatic patients. Read More

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October 1994
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Bakers' asthma caused by alpha amylase.

Ann Allergy 1994 Oct;73(4):337-42

Centro de Alergia e Inmunología Clínica, General Pardiñas, Madrid, Spain.

Two bakers with bronchial asthma and two with rhinoconjunctivitis are described. Prick and RAST tests were positive with wheat flour in all of them, but the challenge test (nasal or bronchial) with wheat flour extract was positive only in one asthmatic baker. The prick test, RAST, and nasal or bronchial challenge done with alpha amylase extract (a glycolytic enzyme obtained from Aspergillus oryzae and used as a flour additive) were positive in all four patients. Read More

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October 1994
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Comparison of three in vitro assays for serum IgE with skin testing in asthmatic children.

Authors:
K L Kam K H Hsieh

Ann Allergy 1994 Oct;73(4):329-36

Department of Pediatrics, Tzu Chi Hospital, Hualien, Republic of China.

The diagnostic performance of three commercial assay kits [Phadezym RAST (PhRAST), Pharmacia CAP system (CAP), and multiple chemiluminescent assay (CLA-MAST)] for measuring serum-specific IgE was evaluated and compared using intradermal skin testing or skin prick testing as reference standards. Serum samples were obtained from allergic patients who were tested with either intradermal skin tests or skin prick tests (96 and 49 subjects, respectively). Six different allergen extracts were tested: Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Candida albicans, Aspergillus, short ragweed, Bermuda grass, and cockroach mix. Read More

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October 1994
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Nearly fatal anaphylaxis following an insect sting.

Ann Allergy 1994 Oct;73(4):297-300

Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center, Baltimore, Maryland.

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October 1994
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Infection as a cause of asthma.

Authors:
D L Hahn

Ann Allergy 1994 Sep;73(3):276

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September 1994
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Medicolegal implications of pulmonary function testing.

Authors:
R B Zemenick

Ann Allergy 1994 Sep;73(3):275-6

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September 1994
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Fungal spores in the homes of asthmatic patients in Zaria, Nigeria.

Ann Allergy 1994 Sep;73(3):273-4

Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

The homes of asthmatic patients and nonasthmatic control group who worked on or lived near an irrigated farm were sampled over a 3-month period. Of a total of 21 genera isolated, 17 were from the indoor air in the patients' homes, 10 from the homes of the control group, and 18 from the air over the farm. Penicillium and Aspergillus species were dominant in the indoor spora while Gliocladium and Curvularia species were most common on the farm. Read More

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September 1994
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Tosyl arginine methyl ester induces bronchoconstriction in rabbit bronchial tissues in vitro: a possible new mediator in asthma.

Ann Allergy 1994 Sep;73(3):269-70

SSR Centre for Medical Studies and Research, Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius, Moka.

Tosyl arginine methyl ester induced bronchoconstriction in rabbit bronchial rings mounted in vitro with a calculated EC50 of 5.6 x 10(-5) M as compared with acetylcholine which induced sustainable constriction with an EC50 of 2.5 x 10(-6) M. Read More

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September 1994
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Changing asthma mortality.

Authors:
R M Sly

Ann Allergy 1994 Sep;73(3):259-68

Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Background: Rates of death from asthma in the United States have increased progressively since 1978.

Objective: To identify recent trends in asthma mortality.

Methods: The National Center for Health Statistics supplied asthma mortality data (ICD 493), and the Bureau of the Census supplied population data that permitted calculation and graphing of mortality data by age group, race, sex, and region and calculation and tabulation of mortality rates by state. Read More

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September 1994
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Effects of acute allergen exposure on posture-induced changes in airway responsiveness to methacholine in asthma.

Ann Allergy 1994 Sep;73(3):247-51

Unité de Recherche, Centre de Pneumologie de l'Hôpital Laval, Université Laval, Québec, Canada.

Background: The influence of an allergen challenge on recumbency induced changes in airway responsiveness to methacholine was documented in seven nonsmoking subjects with stable mild asthma (3M, 4F).

Methods: All subjects spent four hours (8 to 12 AM) in the supine position before and 24 hours after an allergen challenge that induced a dual asthmatic response. FEV1 was measured hourly in the supine position and a methacholine challenge was done in the sitting position before and after each 4-hour period. Read More

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September 1994
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Length of postexercise assessment in the determination of exercise-induced bronchospasm.

Ann Allergy 1994 Sep;73(3):227-31

Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.

Exercise challenges were performed on 397 middle and high school athletes to detect unrecognized exercise-induced bronchospasm. All challenges were completed by a standard treadmill protocol and spirometry was performed prior to exercise and at 1, 10, 20, and 30 minutes after completion of the treadmill regimen. Using FEV1 as the diagnostic standard, we compared the number of students who had initial decreases of > or = 10%, > or = 15%, or > or = 20% at each of the four postexercise spirometric evaluations. Read More

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September 1994
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The FEF25-75% and the clinical diagnosis of asthma.

Ann Allergy 1994 Sep;73(3):221-5

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa.

Nonspecific bronchial provocation testing is clinically useful in the evaluation of patients with symptoms suggestive of asthma. Testing is usually reserved for those with normal or near normal baseline spirometry. Although bronchial provocation testing is safe and widely available, the protocol is time consuming and not without expense. Read More

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September 1994
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Asthma and vitamin C.

Authors:
L Bielory R Gandhi

Ann Allergy 1994 Aug;73(2):89-96; quiz 96-100

Division of Allergy and Immunology, UMD-New Jersey Medical School, Newark.

Objective: To define what role vitamin C may or may not play in the treatment of asthma.

Data Sources: A comprehensive literature search of relevant English-language papers identified through a Medline search and from bibliographies of the identified papers.

Study Selection: We identified papers and studies pertaining to vitamin C in asthma and allergy and analyzed these studies according to their design, inclusion and exclusion criteria, population studied, variables or factors tested, method of intervention or treatment with vitamin C, and results and conclusions. Read More

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August 1994
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Effect of terfenadine on human eosinophil and neutrophil chemotactic response and generation of superoxide.

Ann Allergy 1994 Aug;73(2):154-60

Allergic Disease Center, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska.

Second generation antihistamines have been reported to have anti-inflammatory properties in addition to their potency as H1 antagonists. In this in-vitro study, we evaluated the effect of terfenadine on platelet activating factor-(PAF)-induced or N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylamine-(FMLP)-induced human eosinophil and neutrophil chemotactic responses; and on superoxide anion generation from human eosinophils and neutrophils activated by either PAF, calcium ionophore (A23187) or phorbol myristate acetate. Since eosinophil degranulation is also associated with tissue inflammation, we further examined the effect of terfenadine on the PAF-induced release of eosinophil cationic protein. Read More

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August 1994
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Once daily loratadine versus astemizole once daily.

Ann Allergy 1994 Aug;73(2):109-13

Allergy and Asthma Center, North Dartmouth, MA.

This study was designed to compare the efficacy and safety of loratadine and astemizole for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis. A total of 167 adult patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis was enrolled in a randomized double-blind, parallel group study. Patients were treated once daily for 2 months during a spring allergy season. Read More

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August 1994
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Asthma ski day: cold air sports safe with peak flow monitoring.

Ann Allergy 1994 Aug;73(2):105-8

Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinic of Colorado, PC, Greenwood Medical Center, Englewood 80111-1726.

The Colorado Asthma Ski Day, an annual cross-country and alpine skiing event, encourages children with asthma to participate fully in outdoor winter sports. Since cold air and exercise can trigger bronchospasm, we examined the peak expiratory flow rates of 80 children who attended Asthma Ski Day 1992 or Asthma Ski Day 1993 to establish a safety profile for this event. Peak expiratory flow rates were measured prior to skiing, at lunchtime, and at the end of the day's activities. Read More

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August 1994
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Compliance with pharmacologic prophylaxis and therapy in bronchial asthma.

Ann Allergy 1994 Aug;73(2):135-40

5th Pediatric Department, University of Milan, Italy.

Between January 1 and December 31, 1988, 288 children [185 boys and 103 girls, mean age 8.75 +/- 4.98 years (range 2. Read More

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August 1994
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Shaping the future for allergy.

Authors:
J A Chapman

Ann Allergy 1994 Jul;73(1):67-75

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July 1994
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Physiologic factors affecting the discriminant ability of provocation doses to histamine.

Authors:
V Popa

Ann Allergy 1994 Jul;73(1):43-55

Department of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento.

The discriminant ability of six provocation doses of histamine, PD10, PD15, PD20, PD10T, PD20C, and PD40 has been reported. The subscript connotes -%delta SGaw (PD40), -%delta FEV1 > or = 10% (PD10T), -%delta measured with the lowest (PD20C) or the best FEV1 (PD10, PD15). To explain the differing discriminant ability of the six provocation doses (PD20 = PD15 > PD10T = PD40 > PD20C > PD10), this study analyzed the role of % delta/variability, log dose-response curve, airway hysteresis and the test itself in the original group of 20 normal and 20 asthmatic subjects. Read More

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July 1994
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A seven-year-old boy with sinusitis, otitis media, and asthma.

Ann Allergy 1994 Jul;73(1):15-20

Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee, Memphis.

A 7-year-old boy with recurrent otitis media, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, and sinusitis was found to have primary ciliary dyskinesia. It was important to rule out other systemic diseases such as immune deficiency and cystic fibrosis. Electron microscopy of a properly obtained and prepared biopsy of the mucosal surface of the nose, trachea, or bronchus is essential. Read More

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July 1994
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Does refining the histamine bronchoprovocation test improve our ability to diagnose asthma?

Authors:
L Smith

Ann Allergy 1994 Jul;73(1):1-3

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July 1994
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Effects of anti-allergy drugs on fMet-Leu-Phe-stimulated superoxide generation in human neutrophils.

Ann Allergy 1994 Jul;73(1):21-6

Department of Pediatrics, Saga Medical School, Japan.

We examined effects of six oral anti-allergy drugs used to treat bronchial asthma on fMet-Leu-Phe (N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine)-induced superoxide (O2-) generation and mobilization of intracellular free calcium ([Ca2+]i) in human neutrophils. We also evaluated the direct action of these drugs on NADPH (reduced nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide phosphate)-oxidase activity in cell lysate (cell-free system). Ketotifen (25 approximately 200 microM) enhanced fMet-Leu-Phe-stimulated O2- generation and [Ca2+]i mobilization, although it directly inhibited NADPH oxidase in the cell-free study. Read More

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July 1994
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Airway responsiveness to methacholine and risk of asthma in patients with allergic rhinitis.

Ann Allergy 1994 Jun;72(6):534-9

Unidad de Alergia, Hospital Dr. Peset, Valencia, Spain.

To find out whether airway hyperresponsiveness is associated with a greater risk of asthma in subjects with allergic rhinitis, 66 nonasthmatic patients with allergic rhinitis underwent inhalation challenge with methacholine. Each patient was reevaluated prospectively at least once each year and a diagnosis of asthma was accepted if the subject developed episodic wheezing and/or cough plus airway obstruction and at least a 15% increase in FEV1 after inhaled salbutamol. Those subjects who developed asthma and ten individuals who did not develop asthma were rechallenged after the first asthma symptoms or at the end of the followup period, respectively. Read More

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June 1994
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Serum immunoglobulins and IgG subclass levels in adults with chronic sinusitis: evidence for decreased IgG3 levels.

Ann Allergy 1994 Jun;72(6):507-14

Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.

Serum immunoglobulin class and IgG subclasses were measured in 30 adult patients with chronic sinusitis documented by CT scans of the paranasal sinuses. Results were compared to 30 age-and-sex matched patients with chronic rhinitis who had normal sinus CT scans, and a matched group of asymptomatic, healthy subjects. None of the patients was taking oral corticosteroids and none had ever received allergen immunotherapy. Read More

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June 1994
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Macronodular pulmonary infiltrates in a patient with chronic asthma and productive cough.

Ann Allergy 1994 Jun;72(6):491-7

Department of Pediatrics, UCLA Medical Center.

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June 1994
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Applications of complement determinations in human disease.

Authors:
M M Glovsky

Ann Allergy 1994 Jun;72(6):477-86; quiz 486-90

Asthma and Allergy Center, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California.

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June 1994
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Access to care among children visiting the emergency room with acute exacerbations of asthma.

Ann Allergy 1994 May;72(5):469-73

Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence.

To determine differences in access to continuing and preventive care among pediatric patients utilizing the emergency room for treatment of acute exacerbation of asthma, families of 170 asthma patients aged 2 to 17 years were surveyed prospectively. An interview schedule instrument generated information about socioeconomic factors, source of medical care including maintenance and specialty care, medication use, and plans for management of asthma exacerbations. A primary physician or clinic could be identified by 162 patients (95%). Read More

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May 1994
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Prognostic factors in childhood asthma: a logistic regression analysis.

Ann Allergy 1994 May;72(5):455-61

Children's Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain.

Thirty-two factors related to childhood asthma were studied in 200 asthmatic children. Remission of asthma was defined as a period of at least 2 years free of asthma while receiving no treatment. Univariate analysis showed significant associations between persistence of asthma and perennial symptoms with an odds ratio (OR) of 2. Read More

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May 1994
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Comparison of allergic diseases and specific IgE antibodies in different parts of Japan.

Ann Allergy 1994 May;72(5):447-51

Department of Pediatrics, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan.

We investigated the differences of allergic diseases and specific IgE antibodies to inhaled or ingested allergens between two cities in a Japanese pediatric population. One of the two cities is Itoman, which is a subtropical city in Okinawa prefecture; the other is Gifu, which is a Temperate Zone city in Gifu prefecture. The prevalence of asthma or wheezy bronchitis was significantly higher in Itoman; however, the prevalence of atopic dermatitis was significantly higher in Gifu. Read More

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May 1994
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Management of patients with chronic asthma: controversies and future directions.

Authors:
R J Martin

Ann Allergy 1994 Apr;72(4):390-2

National Jewish Center of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, Colorado.

Hospitalizations and mortality due to asthma have increased, despite advances in asthma treatment. Several aspects of the management of patients with chronic asthma are under discussion in efforts to address this problem. Therapeutic interventions, including the use of theophylline, corticosteroids, and beta 2-agonist chronotherapy, will be reviewed, with the goal of defining ways of attaining the optimal response when using pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic regimens in the treatment of patients with chronic asthma. Read More

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April 1994
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