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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma have been published over the last 15 years; however, there has been little focus on issues relating to asthma in childhood. Since the last revision of the ...

    Authors: Allan Becker, Catherine Lemière, Denis Bérubé, Louis-Philippe Boulet, Francine Ducharme, Mark FitzGerald and Thomas Kovesi
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2006 2:24
  19. 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
  20. Authors: Emil Nashi, Devi Banerjee, Thomas Hudson and Rhoda Kagan
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2006 2:1
  21. This article summarizes and provides commentary regarding guidelines on the administration of immunotherapy (IT) for allergic airway disease. Recent investigations have provided important insights into the imm...

    Authors: William Davidson, Sean Lucas and Larry Borish
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2005 1:161
  22. Little is known about the distribution of lymphocyte phenotypes in young children and the association specific phenotypes may have with respiratory illnesses. The objective of this study was to describe lympho...

    Authors: Jacob Karsh, Jonathan B Angel, Charlene D Young, Vanita Sahni, Stan Judek, David Miller and Robert E Dales
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2005 1:135
  23. For patients who require replacement therapy for primary immunodeficiency, subcutaneous infusions of immunoglobulin G (IgG) may be preferable to intravenous infusions for several reasons. However, at present, ...

    Authors: Akhilesh Chouksey, Kimberly Duff, Nancy Wasserbauer and Melvin Berger
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2005 1:120
  24. More and more studies are demonstrating interactions between the nervous system and the immune system. However, the functional relevance of this interaction still remains to be elucidated. Such associations ha...

    Authors: Hanneke PM van der Kleij and John Bienenstock
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2005 1:65
  25. Asthma is a very common disorder that still causes significant morbidity and mortality. A high percentage of individuals with asthma also experience exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). This article rev...

    Authors: George S Philteos, Beth E Davis, Donald W Cockcroft and Darcy D Marciniuk
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2005 1:60
  26. Hypersensitivity to bloodworms (chironomid larvae) leading to asthma and other related allergic disorders is becoming common in individuals who keep or work with fish due to the increased use of bloodworms as ...

    Authors: Keith CP Wu, Katja Räsänen and Thomas J Hudson
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2005 1:58
  27. Both B-lymphoblastoid cell lines and tonsillar B lymphocytes express receptors for platelet-activating factor (PAF). In lymph node germinal centres, B lymphocytes interact with follicular dendritic cells (FDCs...

    Authors: Isaac Halickman, Yolande Bastien, Qianli Zhuang, Monty B Mazer, Baruch Toledano and Bruce D Mazer
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2005 1:49
  28. Numerous recombinant therapies are being investigated for the treatment of asthma. This report reviews the current status of several of these novel agents. Anti-immunoglobulin (Ig)E (omalizumab, Xolair) marked...

    Authors: Donald W Cockcroft
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2004 1:34
  29. The surgical management of chronic rhinosinusitis has evolved considerably in the last decade. We currently have a more refined understanding of the various disease entities that make up the generic diagnosis ...

    Authors: Erin D Wright and Saul Frenkiel
    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2004 1:21

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