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  1. Content type: Research

    Work-related asthma is asthma that is caused or exacerbated by exposures at work. It is the most common form of occupational lung disease in developed countries. It has important impacts on the health and well...

    Authors: Tracy Stoughton, Michael Prematta and Timothy Craig

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2008 4:164

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  2. Content type: Review

    Multiple factors are contributing to the expansion of ragweed on a worldwide scale. This review seeks to examine factors that may contribute to allergen expansion with reference to ragweed as a well-studied ex...

    Authors: Matthew L. Oswalt and Gailen D. Marshall Jr

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2008 4:130

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  3. Content type: Research

    Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae are common pathogens causing acute illness in both the upper and lower airways. Several observations are supportive of a possible causative role of these pathoge...

    Authors: Paraskevi Xepapadaki, Ioanna Koutsoumpari, Vasiliki Papaevagelou, Christina Karagianni and Nikolaos G. Papadopoulos

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2008 4:111

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  4. Content type: Research

    Allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) is the cornerstone of the management of allergic diseases, which targets modification of the immunologic response, along with environmental allergen avoidance and pharmaco...

    Authors: Cevdet Ozdemir, Mübeccel Akdis and Cezmi A. Akdis

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2008 4:106

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  5. Content type: Review

    The use of chitosan nanoparticles as carriers for expression plasmids represents a major improvement in gene expression technology. We demonstrated previously that treatment with chitosan interferon-γ (IFN-γ) ...

    Authors: Xiaoyuan Kong, Gary R. Hellermann, Weidong Zhang, Prasanna Jena, Mukesh Kumar, Aruna Behera, Sumita Behera, Richard Lockey and Shyam S. Mohapatra

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2008 4:95

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  6. Content type: Review

    Although there is much circumstantial evidence implicating eosinophils as major orchestrators in the pathophysiology of asthma, recent studies have cast doubt on their importance. Not only does anti-interleuki...

    Authors: Peter Bradding

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2008 4:84

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  7. Content type: Review

    This review focuses on aspirin-exacerbated asthma (AEA). The review includes historical perspective of aspirin, prevalence, pathogenesis, clinical features and treatment of AEA. The pathogenesis of AEA involve...

    Authors: Mathew Varghese and Richard F. Lockey

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2008 4:75

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  8. Content type: Review

    The present review addresses the literature regarding the sensitivity and specificity of the various diagnostic methods for evaluating non-immediate (ie, occurring more than 1 hour after drug administration) h...

    Authors: Antonino Romano, Marinella Viola, Francesco Gaeta, Gabriele Rumi and Michela Maggioletti

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2008 4:66

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  9. Content type: Review

    Occupational contact dermatitis accounts for 90% of all cases of work-related cutaneous disorders. It can be divided into irritant contact dermatitis, which occurs in 80% of cases, and allergic contact dermati...

    Authors: Denis Sasseville

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2008 4:59

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  10. Content type: Research

    We investigated the association between airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and obesity in adults referred for confirmation of asthma diagnosis. Data were analyzed for obesity class I (body mass index [BMI] 30-34...

    Authors: Sat Sharma, Adarsh Tailor, Richard Warrington and Mary Cheang

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2008 4:51

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  11. Content type: Research

    The long-term effects of behaviour and environmental exposures, particularly during childhood, on health outcomes are well documented. Particularly thought provoking is the notion that exposures to different s...

    Authors: Moshe Szyf and Michael J Meaney

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2008 4:37

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  12. Content type: Research

    Asthma has long been considered a condition in which psychological factors have a role. As in many illnesses, psychological variables may affect outcome in asthma via their effects on treatment adherence and s...

    Authors: Ryan J Van Lieshout and Glenda MacQueen

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2008 4:12

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  13. Content type: Research

    Interleukin-12 (IL-12) was measured in 45 asthmatic children aged 3 to 16 years. The assessments were performed on 20 children during an episode of acute exacerbation and on 25 children during remission. There...

    Authors: Ruth Soferman, Idit Rosenzwig and Elizabeth Fireman

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2007 3:128

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  14. Content type: Research

    Anticholinergics, or specific antimuscarinic agents, by inhibition of muscarinic receptors cause bronchodilatation, which might correlate with activation of these receptors by the muscarinic agonist methacholi...

    Authors: Bojana B. Petanjek, Sanja P. Grle, Dubravka Pelicarić and Dubravka Vranković

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2007 3:123

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  15. Content type: Research

    Although extensively studied in adults, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) hypersensitivity in children, especially in young children, remains poorly defined. Pediatricians, prescribing antipyretics f...

    Authors: Mona Iancovici Kidon, Liew Woei Kang, Chiang Wen Chin, Lim Siok Hoon and Van Bever Hugo

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2007 3:114

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  16. Content type: Case Report

    A 59-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with pulmonary infiltration, fever, erythema, and eosinophilia. Two weeks before admission, he received amoxicillin, acetaminophen, and shoseiryu-to (a Japanese h...

    Authors: Osamu Matsuno, Ryuichi Takenaka, Masaru Ando, Eishi Miyazaki and Tosihide Kumamoto

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2007 3:70

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  17. Content type: Research

    Specific allergen immunotherapy (SIT) is disease-modifying and efficacious. However, the use of whole allergen preparations is associated with frequent allergic adverse events during treatment. Many novel appr...

    Authors: Mark Larché

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2007 3:53

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  18. Content type: Research

    Anaphylaxis, an acute and potentially lethal multi-system clinical syndrome resulting from the sudden, systemic degranulation of mast cells and basophils, occurs in a variety of clinical scenarios and is almos...

    Authors: Stephen F Kemp

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2007 3:40

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  19. Content type: Research

    Picture yourself as a researcher in immunology. To begin your project, you ask a question: Do CD8 T cells require antigen to maintain a memory response? This question is of prime importance to numerous medical...

    Authors: Slava Epelman and Christopher H Mody

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2007 3:37

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  20. Content type: Research

    Interleukin (IL)-9 is a pleiotropic T helper 2-type cytokine that has been shown to be up-regulated in allergic airway disease, including asthma. IL-9 has been demonstrated to be a potent stimulus for the prod...

    Authors: Hans-Peter Hauber, Celine Bergeron, Masao Toda, Mario Kontolemos, Kenneth J. Holroyd, Roy C. Levitt and Qutayba Hamid

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2007 3:19

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  21. Content type: Research

    Subtle increases in immaturity of immune function in early infancy have been implicated in the rising susceptibility to allergic disease, particularly relative impairment of type 1 interferon (IFN)-γ responses...

    Authors: Susan L. Prescott and Paul S. Noakes

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2007 3:10

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  22. Content type: Research

    Chymotrypsin- or trypsin V- (a mixture of trypsin and chymotrypsin) digested β-lactoglobulin (BLG) peptides were prepared and were confirmed to have much less immunoglobulin (lg)G and lgE reactivity compared w...

    Authors: Masashi Kondo, Toshiyuki Fukao, Shinji Shinoda, Norio Kawamoto, Hideo Kaneko, Zenichiro Kato, Eiko Matsui, Takahide Teramoto, Taku Nakano and Naomi Kondo

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2007 3:1

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  23. Content type: Review

    The possibility of producing local hyposensitization by administering allergens via mucosal routes was envisaged at the beginning of 1900, and local nasal immunotherapy has been extensively studied since the 1...

    Authors: Giovanni Passalacqua and Giorgio Walter Canonica

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2006 2:117

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  24. Content type: Review

    With the judicious use of inhaled corticosteroids, β2 agonists, and leukotriene modifiers, most patients with asthma are easily controlled and managed. However, approximately 5% of asthmatics do not respond to st...

    Authors: Annie V Le and Ronald A Simon

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2006 2:109

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  25. Content type: Review

    Neutrophils are critical inflammatory cells that cause tissue damage in a range of diseases and disorders. Being bone marrow-derived white blood cells, they migrate from the bloodstream to sites of tissue infl...

    Authors: Paige Lacy

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2006 2:98

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  26. Content type: Research

    The aggregation of high-affinity immunoglobulin E (IgE) receptors (FcεRI) on mast cells is a critical event in the initiation of an allergic reaction. Coengagement of FcεRI with immunoglobulin G (IgG) low-affi...

    Authors: Maria Ekoff, Christine Möller, Zou Xiang and Gunnar Nilsson

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2006 2:87

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  27. Content type: Review

    Adverse food reactions are abnormal responses to ingested foods. Reactions vary from immunologic to nonimmunologic immune reactions and can be either immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated or non-IgE mediated. Food-i...

    Authors: Jonathan M Spergel

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2006 2:78

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  28. Content type: Review

    The medical history is the gateway to the diagnosis of occupational asthma. The medical history should indicate whether a patient's asthma began during a work period and whether the asthma worsens during work ...

    Authors: Susan M. Tarlo

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2006 2:74

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  29. Content type: Research

    To retrospectively examine the relation between skin test reactivity, venom-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody levels, and severity of clinical reaction in patients with insect venom allergy.

    Authors: R.J. Warrington

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2006 2:62

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  30. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence and severity of asthma, rhinitis, and atopic eczema in schoolchildren from southern Brazil. A cross-sectional study was carried out with the Intern...

    Authors: Arnaldo C Porto Neto, Rafael D'Agostini Annes, Nathalia MM Wolff, Andréia P Klein, Francisco C dos Santos, Juliana L Dullius, Marina Gressler, Letícia S Muller, Cristine F Angonese and Sérgio Menna-Barreto

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2006 2:3

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  31. Content type: Letter to the editor

    Authors: Emil Nashi, Devi Banerjee, Thomas Hudson and Rhoda Kagan

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2006 2:1

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