Exacerbation of Asthma by Florida "Red Tide" During an Ocean Sailing Trip
- Induced Sputum Substance P in Children with Difficult-to-Treat Bronchial Asthma and Gastroesophageal Reflux: Effect of Esomeprazole Therapy. Bediwy, Adel Salah; Elkholy, Mohamed Gamal A.; Al-Biltagi, Mohammed; Amer, Hesham Galal; Farid, Eman // International Journal of Pediatrics;2011, p1
Objectives. To assess the induced sputum substance P (ISSP) levels in children having difficult-to-treat asthma (DA) with and without gastroesophageal reflux (GER). We aimed also to evaluate the association of GER with childhood DA, relationship of GER severity with childhood asthma control test...
- Relationship between induced sputum eosinophils and the clinical pattern of childhood asthma. Gibson, P. G.; Simpson, J. I.; Hankin, R.; Powell, H.; Henry, R. I. // Thorax;Feb2003, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p116
Background: The relationship between the clinical pattern of asthma and airway inflammation in childhood asthma is poorly characterised, yet underpins the treatment recommendations in current asthma guidelines. A study was undertaken to examine the relationship between airway inflammation and...
- Clinical control of asthma associates with measures of airway inflammation. Volbeda, Franke; Broekema, Martine; Lodewijk, Monique E.; Hylkema, Machteld N.; Reddel, Helen K.; Timens, Wim; Postma, Dirkje S.; ten Hacken, Nick H. T. // Thorax;Jan2013, Vol. 68 Issue 1, p19
Background: Control of asthma is the goal of asthma management worldwide. The Global Initiative for Asthma defined control by a composite measure of clinical findings and future risk but without using markers of airway inflammation, the hallmark of asthma. We investigated whether clinical asthma...
- pearl. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1725
A definition of the medical term "pearl," which refers to a small, tough mass in the sputum in asthma, is presented.
- Difficult asthma. Harrison, B.D.W. // Thorax;Jul2003, Vol. 58 Issue 7, p555
Editorial. Discusses difficult asthma. Impact of co-existing organic respiratory condition; Implications for asthma treatment; Difficulty in controlling asthma.
- Assessment of Respiratory Symptoms and Asthma Prevalence in a U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Stephen, George A.; McRill, Cheryl; Mack, Maura D.; O'Rourke, Mary Kay; Flood, Timothy J.; Lebowitz, Michael D. // Archives of Environmental Health;Mar2003, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p156
The article provides information on the study conducted in the U.S.-Mexico border region to determine the prevalence of asthma and respiratory symptoms. It was found that wheezing was a frequent complaint as was cough. Smoking in the home was common on both sides of the border and it was...
- Damp housing and childhood asthma: validation of reporting of symptoms. Strachan, D.P. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/12/88, Vol. 297 Issue 6658, p1223
Reports the respiratory symptoms of childhood asthma in Edinburgh, Scotland. Assessment of asthma using the visible presence of fungal mould in the home; Measurement of bronchospasm after exercise; Occurrence of wheeze as the common symptoms.
- General practice audit of asthma in childhood . Levy, Mark; Bell, Lindem // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);10/27/1984, Vol. 289 Issue 6452, p1115
Reports the incidence of asthma in children in Great Britain. Diagnosis of the condition; Detection of the signs and symptoms; Importance of patient education about asthma.
- Air getting cleaner, but U.S. breathes no easier. Baker, Beth // Environmental Action;Fall94, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p26
Focuses on the sharp rise in asthma and other respiratory ailments despite a consensus that air quality is improving. Increase in asthma cases by 50% between 1982 and 1991; Particulate matter, ozone and other oxidants as possible causes of the asthma rise.