Citations with the tag: ASTHMA -- Research
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- Asthma reports raise false hopes.
// New Scientist; 3/14/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1812, p12
Reveals that claims of a breakthrough in asthmresearch have raised false hopes. What the research has found; Why a cure will not be found for years; What the research is based on.
- Epidemiology of deaths from asthma in Pennsylvania 1978-87.
Kaplan, Karen M. // Public Health Reports; Jan/Feb93, Vol. 108 Issue 1, p66
Presents a review of deaths associated with asthma for a 10-year period in order to describe one component of the public health burden. Health impact of asthma in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Methods; Results; Discussion.
- Beyond athlete's foot.
Potera, C.; Delhagen, K. // Runner's World; Mar90, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p19
Presents new research into the causes of asthma, which found that fungus from sweaty socks and dirty clothes caused respiratory distress. How to alleviate the problem; Symptoms.
- Asthma cases increase in city children.
Potera, C.; Delhagen, K. // Nutrition Health Review: The Consumer's Medical Journal; 1992, Issue 61, p8
Announces that poorly nourished children, especially those living in urban areas, are dying from asthma at a higher rate than any other group in the nation. Report coming from a Washington, D.C., researcher; The trend is related to poverty and lack of health care; Living conditions of...
- Skin contact and asthma.
Potera, C.; Delhagen, K. // Occupational Hazards; Dec95, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p31
Reports that the Workplace Heath and Safety of Ontario has linked asthma to skin contact with toluene diisocyanate (TDI). Where is TDI found; What did the study examined; Suggestion from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
- Eosinophilic inflammation in asthma.
Bousquet, J.; Chanez, P. // New England Journal of Medicine; 10/11/90, Vol. 323 Issue 15, p1033
Reports a study to clarify the relation of eosinophilic inflammation in asthma to the severity of the disease. Background; Methods; Results; Conclusions.
- Getting a grasp on asthma's grip.
Seligmann, J.; Wilson, L. // Newsweek; 9/4/1989, Vol. 114 Issue 10, p60
Discusses asthma, which affects over ten million Americans. A new, comprehensive survey by Research & Forecasts Inc., chronicles how asthmatics and their caregivers deal with the illness and its devastating emotional impact on children. INSET: When breathing breaks down..
- Disease management success prompts second program.
Wojcik, Joanne // Business Insurance; 03/30/98, Vol. 32 Issue 13, p6
Reports that the city of Asheville, North Carolina is launching a program for its employees with asthma after saving more than $25,000 in just six months with a pilot disease management program targeted at diabetes. Details on the diabetes program known as the Asheville project; Indepth look at...
- Kick asthma.
Munson, Marty; Walsh, Therese // Prevention; Jan96, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p32
Reports that athlete's foot fungus may be the cause of some adult onset asthma cases. Possible treatments; Citation of case report in `Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology'; Possible ways how fungus gets to bother lungs.
- Analysis of asthma research in India.
Shah, J.R. // Lung India; Jan-Mar2012, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p93
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Mapping of Asthma Research in India: A scientometric analysis of publications output during 1999-2008," by B.M. Gupta, and A. Bala in the October 2011 issue.
- Asthma Splash.
Shah, J.R. // Positive Health; Jun2002, Issue 77, p8
Reports the fund raising for asthma research by the National Asthma Campaign in Great Britain.
- Re: "Trends in Asthma Prevalence and Incidence in Ontario, Canada, 1996-2005: A Population Study".
Shah, J.R. // American Journal of Epidemiology; Apr2011, Vol. 173 Issue 8, p970
Corrections to the article "Trends in Asthma Prevalence and Incidence in Ontario, Canada, 1996 - 2005: A Population Study" by A. S. Gershon and colleagues that was published in the August 2010 issue are presented.
- Diagnosis and Treatment of Cough-Variant Asthma.
Hinchey, Kevin T. // Cortlandt Forum; Sep98, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p56
Analyzes the article on diagnosis and treatment of cough-variant asthma, which appeared in the 1997 issue of the `Archives of Internal Medicine.' Methodology of the study; Conclusion regarding the positive methacholine chloride inhalation (MCI).
- Cockroaches: Are they the cause of increasing asthma in ...
Hinchey, Kevin T. // Child Health Alert; June97, Vol. 15, p1
Focuses on a research project called National Cooperation Inner-City Asthma Study conducted by scientists to determine if cockroaches caused the increasing asthma among children from inner city areas in the United States. Methods on how the study was conducted; Findings of the study; Steps on...
- Breathe easier.
Hinchey, Kevin T. // Men's Health (10544836); Jun97, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p150
Forecasts that DNA-based drug might bring relief to millions of asthma sufferers in few years. Findings of the researchers on controlling asthma through gene therapy with the use of a rabbit; Comments of Jonathan W. Nyce on human trials.
Good, Brian // Men's Health (10544836); May2002, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p34
Presents an update on health topics as of May 2002. Features of the Sonic Flashlight being developed at the University of Pittsburgh; Reasons for more asthma attacks during a thunderstorm; Conclusion of a study regarding medical guidelines used to classify men as infertile.
- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.
Good, Brian // Thorax; Nov2011, Vol. 66 Issue 11, p1008
A letter to the editor is presented that offers information on the various agents that cause occupational asthma in the workplace.
- 'Clear and Testable Hypothesis' on Pediatric Asthma.
Good, Brian // Bioworld Week; 3/8/2010, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p1
The article reviews the article "a clear and testable hypothesis: that the misregulation of sphingolipids predisposes toward childhood asthma," by Jonathan Weissman, which appeared in the periodical "Nature" on February 24, 2010.
- A synopsis of asthma research in Nigeria between 1970 and 2010.
Ozoh, O. B.; Bandele, E. O. // African Journal of Respiratory Medicine; Mar2012, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p5
The article explores the comprehensive evaluation of the published literature to understand the epidemiology, clinical profile, treatment modalities, and co-morbidities of asthma in Nigeria. It reveals the increasing prevalence of asthma in the country as shown in the trend of current wheeze in...
- Asthma update.
Ozoh, O. B.; Bandele, E. O. // Essence (Essence); Jul96, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p112
Presents asthma research updates. Incidence of asthma among Afro-American children; Food as a major cause of asthma; Summer asthma camps sponsored by the American Lung Association.
- (HEALTH RESEARCH) American Asthma Foundation Prioritizes Innovation.
Ozoh, O. B.; Bandele, E. O. // Community Health Funding Week; 1/8/2010, p23
The article offers information on the funding offered by the American Asthma Foundation, to promote innovative research works related to asthma in the U.S. and Canada.
- $100,000 grant designated for asthma research and study.
Santos, Teresa // Hudson Valley Business Journal; 06/04/2001, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p1
Reports on a 100,000-dollar grant contributed by Westchester County, New York, to the American Lung Association of Hudson Valley's Asthma Clinical Research Center in Westchester. Center's provision of services to asthmatics in the entire Hudson Valley; Significance of the grant to families of...
- Leukotriene Receptors and Aspirin Sensitivity.
Arm, Jonathan P.; Austen, K. Frank // New England Journal of Medicine; 11/7/2002, Vol. 347 Issue 19, p1524
Editorial. Argues that a study by Sousa et al. provides insight into the abnormalities of cysteinyl luekotiene pathways in aspirin-sensitive asthma. Increased basal biosynthesis of the cysteinyl leukotrienes in aspirin-sensitive asthma; How disregulation of the receptors for the cysteinyl...
- New methodology for specific inhalation challenges with occupational agents.
Caron, Simon; Boileau, Jean-Christian; Jean-Luc Malo; Leblond, Simon // Respiratory Research; 2010, Vol. 11, p72
Background: Inhalation challenges are used for diagnosing occupational asthma (OA). The initial methodology consisted of a "realistic" exposure without monitoring nor controlling exposure. Our aim was to design an equipment, called the GenaSIC, that allows the generation of various agents...
- Eotaxin-1 in exhaled breath condensate of stable
and unstable asthma patients.
Zietkowski, Ziemowit; Tomasiak-Lozowska, Maria M.; Skiepko, Roman; Zietkowska, Elzbieta; Bodzenta-Lukaszyk, Anna // Respiratory Research; 2010, Vol. 11, p110
Background: Airway eosinophilia is considered a central event in the pathogenesis of asthma. Eotaxin plays a key role in selective eosinophil accumulation in the airways and, subsequently, their activation and degranulation. The study was undertaken to evaluate eotaxin-1 levels in the exhaled...
- Breathe easier.
Zietkowski, Ziemowit; Tomasiak-Lozowska, Maria M.; Skiepko, Roman; Zietkowska, Elzbieta; Bodzenta-Lukaszyk, Anna // Pharmaceutical Representative; Aug2007, Vol. 37 Issue 8, p11
The article reports that researchers from Imperial College London, England discovered that a specific form of the gene called ORMDL3 significantly increases the risk of asthma in children. In the study, which results was published in "Nature," researchers analyzed the DNA of more than 2,000...
- Link between asthma and work studied.
Zietkowski, Ziemowit; Tomasiak-Lozowska, Maria M.; Skiepko, Roman; Zietkowska, Elzbieta; Bodzenta-Lukaszyk, Anna // RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal; Jan2008, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p10
The article reports on research into work-related asthma in Great Britain. Funded by the organization Asthma UK, the study seeks to identify the occupations most closely associated with asthma, and the rates of unemployment and job change among asthmatics. The study will use data from the...
- Urban air pollution, and asthma and COPD hospital emergency room visits.
Halonen, J. I.; Lanki, T.; Yii-Tuomi, T.; Kulmala, M.; Tiittanen, P.; Pekkanen, J. // Thorax; Jul2008, Vol. 63 Issue 7, p635
Background: There is little previous information of the effects of size fractioned particulate air pollution and source specific fine particles (PM2.5 <2.5 �m) on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among children, adults and the elderly. Objectives: To determine the...
- Particulate allergens aggravate allergic asthma in mice.
Jeyabalan, Abiramy // Thorax; Jan2012, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p25
The article discusses a study which compared pathological responses to soluble allergens (sAgs) with the same amount of allergens adsorbed on to the surface of polystyrene particles in sensitised mice. The study reportedly found that particulate allergens (pAgs) worsens allergic asthma in mice...
- Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Jeyabalan, Abiramy // Biomedical Market Newsletter; 3/7/2012, Vol. 21, p1
The article reports that a consortium of federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the U.S. has publisheda report proposing a set of common measures and data-collection methods for use in asthma clinical research.
- Dietary deficiency linked to asthma.
Jeyabalan, Abiramy // GP: General Practitioner; 2/4/2011, p17
The article reports that according to researches published in the periodical "Journal of the American Dietetic Association," dietary deficiencies could cause asthma. A research conducted by the University of Aberdeen found asthma in people with antioxidant intake, changes to vitamin D level and...
- National asthma observational survey of severe asthmatics in Israel: the no-air study.
Izbicki, Gabriel; Grosman, Anna; Weiler, Zeev; Shulimzon, Tiberius; Laxer, Uri; Fink, Gershon // Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology; 2012, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p1
Background: Asthma is considered a global public health issue requiring a significant medical expenditure as a result of its high prevalence and the low rate of disease control. Objective: This is the first nationwide survey of severe asthma patients carried out in Israel. In this study we aimed...
- Severe, treatment-resistant asthma described by review.
Izbicki, Gabriel; Grosman, Anna; Weiler, Zeev; Shulimzon, Tiberius; Laxer, Uri; Fink, Gershon // Infectious Diseases in Children; Oct2010, Vol. 23 Issue 10, p38
The article reports that the Severe Asthma Research Program of the U.S. National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute has found a severe, treatment-resistant form of asthma in a small subgroup of children.
- Beyond the Immune System: The Role of Resident Cells in Asthma and COPD.
Borger, Peter; Oliver, Brian; Heijink, Irene; Hardavella, Georgia // Journal of Allergy; 2012, p1
An introduction is presented in which the author discusses various articles within the issue of the periodical on topics including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and proteinase activity of allergens.
- Breathing exercises reduce symptoms.
Borger, Peter; Oliver, Brian; Heijink, Irene; Hardavella, Georgia // GP: General Practitioner; 7/9/2007, p30
This article presents information related to the findings of a British study that deals with asthma and health benefits of breathing and relaxation exercises. According to the study, breathing and relaxation exercises can reduce asthma symptoms by a third. Researchers randomly assigned 85 people...
- Stay calm to stay asthma free.
Borger, Peter; Oliver, Brian; Heijink, Irene; Hardavella, Georgia // New Scientist; 4/25/2009, Vol. 202 Issue 2705, p14
The article discusses a study on asthma conducted by Adrian Loerbroks and colleagues at Heidelberg University in Mannheim, Germany. The team found that those who had neurotic personality were three times as likely to have developed asthma compared to those with low scores. Loerbroks stated that...
- HYBRIDON REPORTS BENEFITS OF IMO FOR ALERGIC ASTHMA.
Borger, Peter; Oliver, Brian; Heijink, Irene; Hardavella, Georgia // Biotech Business; May2004, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p6
States that Hybridon Inc. has presented preclinical data on the therapeutic benefits from using immunomodulatory oligonucleotide (IMO) compounds in treating established allergic asthma in a mouse model study. Comments from Dr. Russell Martin, senior vice president of Drug Development at...
- Inhibitory effects of astragaloside IV on ovalbumin-induced chronic experimental asthma.
Qiang Du; Zhen Chen; Lin-fu Zhou; Qian Zhang; Mao Huang; Kai-sheng Yin // Canadian Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology; Jul2008, Vol. 86 Issue 7, p449
Astragaloside IV, a new cycloartane-type triterpene glycoside extract of Astragalus membranaceus Bunge, has been identified for its potent immunoregulatory, antiinflammatory, and antifibrotic actions. Here we investigated whether astragaloside IV could suppress the progression of airway...
- ASTHMA-FIGHTING TREES.
Qiang Du; Zhen Chen; Lin-fu Zhou; Qian Zhang; Mao Huang; Kai-sheng Yin // American Forests; Summer2008, Vol. 114 Issue 2, p18
The article reports that a study of asthma rates among 4- and 5-year-olds in New York City found to be lower when the children lived on tree-lined streets, regardless of proximity to sources of pollution, family income, or population density. Researchers with the British Medical Journal...
Qiang Du; Zhen Chen; Lin-fu Zhou; Qian Zhang; Mao Huang; Kai-sheng Yin // Current Medical Literature: Respiratory Medicine; 2010, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p42
The article discusses research on asthma. It references the studies "Identification of asthma phenotypes using cluster analysis in the Severe Asthma Research Program," by W. C. Moore, D. A. Meyers et al and "What is the lifetime risk of physician-diagnosed asthma in Ontario, Canada," by T. To,...
- Latest Research.
Qiang Du; Zhen Chen; Lin-fu Zhou; Qian Zhang; Mao Huang; Kai-sheng Yin // Medical Economics; 9/10/2010, Vol. 87 Issue 17, p82
The article presents summaries related to medical research. Several research studies including medication compliance for stroke patients, the effects of aerobic exercise for patients with asthma, and improved mortality rates for childhood cancer survivors are presented. Also mentioned is the...
- Study on airway smooth muscle tone using fiberoptic bronchoscopy: basic research and clinical application.
Hirota, Kazuyoshi // Journal of Anesthesia; 2011, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p147
The article compares in vivo and vitro effects of anesthesia-related agents on airway smooth muscle. A study on periperative considerations for the patients with asthma and bronchospasm conducted by B. D. Woods and R. N. Sladen in the 2009 issue of the "British Journal of Anesthesia" is...
- Recent Advances in Asthma Research / Progr�s r�cents de la recherche sur l'asthme.
Hirota, Kazuyoshi // Canadian Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology; Jul2007, Vol. 85 Issue 7, piii
Information about the international symposium on the recent advances in asthma research held in November 2006 is presented. Members of the organizing committee include S. S. Parmar, R. Sanii and M. Pathan from the American University of Antigua, and N. L. Stephens from the University of...
- Once-daily oral controller therapy with low-dose theophylline or montelukast was not effective in poorly controlled asthma.
Hirota, Kazuyoshi // ACP Journal Club; Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 147 Issue 1, p8
The article cites a study, published in an issue of the "American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine," which focuses on the effectiveness of adding once-daily oral controller therapy (ODOCT) to low-dose theophylline or montelukast in patients with poorly controlled asthma while...
- Training scheme set to give asthma sufferers more control.
Hirota, Kazuyoshi // Occupational Health; Nov2005, Vol. 57 Issue 11, p7
The article reports on an asthma patient-centered training program being carried out in Scotland in November 2005. The project will involve researchers from the University of Aberdeen and the University of Glasgow and will run for two years in a group of medical practices in the two cities....
- But -- dogs, farm animals and laboratory rats are good news�.
Hirota, Kazuyoshi // Foods Matter (UK); Mar2008, p14
This section presents updates on research findings. A study from the University of Cincinnati found that infants living in homes with high levels of endotoxins and multiple dogs have a higher risk of wheezing than other infants. A 2006 study in British Columbia suggested that living on a farm...
- Randomized, Cross-Over Evaluation of Mobile Phone vs Paper Diary in Subjects with Mild to Moderate Persistent Asthma.
Meltzer, Eli O.; Kelley, Norma; Hovell, Melbourne F. // Open Respiratory Medicine Journal; 2008, Vol. 2, p72
Diaries are frequently used to evaluate therapy. Forgetfulness, however, can lead to missed entries. With paper diaries, these missing entries can be backfilled, compromising the reasons for using a diary. Electronic diaries are a potential means of mitigating this limitation. The pilot study...
- Arizona Respiratory Center Receives Nearly $7 Million
National Institutes of Health SCOR Grant for Study of Asthma.
Meltzer, Eli O.; Kelley, Norma; Hovell, Melbourne F. // Ascribe Newswire: Medicine; 1/14/2002, p7
This article reports that Arizona Respiratory Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a grant of nearly $7 million for a five year study of asthma by the National Institutes of Health Specialized Center of Research. The project will use a...
- Antioxidant vitamin intake could be linked to asthma.
Meltzer, Eli O.; Kelley, Norma; Hovell, Melbourne F. // Nursing Standard; 6/3/2009, Vol. 23 Issue 39, p16
The article discusses research which examined whether the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E measured in dietary intakes or serum levels are associated with asthma. Researchers determined through a systematic review and meta-analysis that dietary vitamin A intake was significantly lower in people...
- NIH Awards $6 Million to Establish Meharry/Vanderbilt
Center for Reducing Asthma Disparities; Collaborative Effort Will
Examine Why Asthma Strikes Minorities More Than Whites.
Meltzer, Eli O.; Kelley, Norma; Hovell, Melbourne F. // Ascribe Newswire: Medicine; 10/30/2002, p7
Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center are teaming up to try to understand why some minority and low-income groups suffer disproportionately from asthma. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute today announced the awarding of a five-year, $6 million grant to...