TITLE

Research brief: Asthma caused by cockroaches

PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
GP: General Practitioner;3/18/2005, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that cockroach allergens can cause asthma. Cockroach allergens exacerbate asthma symptoms more than dust mite or pet allergens, according to the U.S. study. It involved 937 children with asthma aged 5-11 years in inner-city areas, and found that 69 per cent were sensitive to cockroach allergens. Dust mite sensitivity was found in 62 per cent of children.
ACCESSION #
16508478

 

Related Articles

  • Allergic Sensitization to Common Airborne Allergens among Adults in Estonia. Raukas-Kivioja, Aet; Raukas, Evi-Saidi; Meren, Mari; Loit, Helle-Mai; Rönmark, Eva; Lundbäck, Bo // International Archives of Allergy & Immunology;2007, Vol. 142 Issue 3, p247 

    Background: Allergies and asthma exhibit a growing health problem in the world. Sparse data are available about the prevalence of allergic sensitization in Estonia and Eastern Europe as well. We studied the prevalence of allergic sensitization, the associations between respiratory symptoms and...

  • Role of Inhalant allergens in asthma: Evaluation by Skin Test. Salih, Moheeb A. // Tikrit Medical Journal;Dec2010, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p53 

    The skin test performed on 273 patients with allergic asthma to determine the most common sensitizing allergen in our locality. In 32.6% of patients (89 patients) the test was positive to single allergen and in 67.4 % of patients it was positive to multiple allergens. Two allergens positive skin...

  • THE ASTHMA TRAP. Corbett, Sara // Mother Jones;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p58 

    Presents information on the prevalence of asthma in Chicago, Illinois. Pathogenesis of asthma; Causes of asthma attack; Role of environmental changes in the increasing number of people with asthma.

  • More Than Half of US Asthma Cases May Be Linked to Atopy.  // Pulmonary Reviews;Nov2007, Vol. 12 Issue 11, p16 

    The article discusses research being done on asthma cases in the U.S. attributed to atopy. It references a study by Darryl C. Zeldin and colleagues published in the September 21, 2007 issue of the "Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology." NIH researchers found that more than half of current...

  • Asthma in an Urban Population in Portugal: A prevalence study. Sousa, Jaime Correia de; Santo, Maria Espírito; Colaço, Tânia; Almada-Lobo, Filipa; Yaphe, John // BMC Public Health;2011 Supplement 4, Vol. 11 Issue Suppl 4, p347 

    Background: The prevalence and incidence of asthma are believed to be increasing but research on the true incidence, prevalence and mortality from asthma has met methodological obstacles since it has been difficult to define and diagnose asthma in epidemiological terms. New and widely accepted...

  • Assessment of a patient with an acute exacerbation of asthma. Kennedy, Siobhan // Nursing Standard;10/4/2006, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p35 

    This article is a reflective account of the respiratory assessment of a patient experiencing an acute exacerbation of asthma in hospital. The patient's signs and symptoms are examined and an analysis of the respiratory assessment and the patient's treatment is provided.

  • Randomised pragmatic comparison of UK and US treatment of acute asthma presenting to hospital. Innes, N. J.; Stocking, J. A.; Daynes, T. J.; Harrison, B. D. W. // Thorax;Dec2002, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p1040 

    Background: Systemic corticosteroids and inhaled beta(2) agonists are accepted first line treatments for acute severe asthma, but there is no consensus on their optimum dosage and frequency of administration. American regimens include higher initial dosages of beta(2) agonists and...

  • Unexpected Results From a Well-Known Remedy. Schaffer, Rodney // American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine;Summer2005, Vol. 98 Issue 2, p99 

    A boy with asthma is treated with the well-known polychrest Pulsatilla with some unexpected results. This boy's initial symptomatology included 'dreams of fire' fear of fire: and `fear of robbers: While these symptoms are not historically associated with Pulsatilla, they responded to the remedy...

  • Bronchial Asthma: New Definition for an Old Disease. Samter, Max // Clinical Pediatrics;May1974, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p406 

    The article presents a definition of asthma. Standard textbooks of medicine have described asthma, but have not defined it. Symptoms or manifestations mentioned include wheezing, dyspnea, shortness of breath, intermittent, recurrent, seasonal, or perennial. Much evidence begins to support the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics