Learn More
Background. Quantitative diagnostic ultrasound imaging has been proposed as a method of estimating muscle quality using measures of echogenicity. The Rectangular Marquee Tool (RMT) and the Free Hand Tool (FHT) are two types of editing features used in Photoshop and ImageJ for determining a region of interest (ROI) within an ultrasound image. The primary(More)
A cDNA encoding an allergenic protein was isolated from an Aspergillus fumigatus (A. fumigatus) cDNA library displayed on the surface of filamentous phage. Serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) from A. fumigatus-sensitized individuals was used to enrich phage-expressing gene products binding to IgE. One of the cDNAs encoded a 26.7-kD protein that was identified as a(More)
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), a severe pulmonary complication caused by Aspergillus fumigatus, is considered a complex clinical syndrome with defined serological, pathological radiological and clinical features. The diagnosis of ABPA is often difficult because of several overlapping clinical and laboratory findings shared between asthma(More)
BACKGROUND Aspergillus fumigatus, an opportunistic pathogen, is associated with an impressive list of pulmonary complications. Among these, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) represents a complex clinical syndrome that is difficult to diagnose. A clear distinction between allergic sensitization to A fumigatus and ABPA is essential for therapy to(More)
BACKGROUND The in vitro diagnostic value of recombinant allergens depends on the correlation between allergen specific IgE in serum and ability of the protein to elicit immediate type allergic reactions in sensitized individuals. Objective The study was carried out to evaluate the reliability of recombinant Asp f 3 (rAsp f 3)-based serological(More)
BACKGROUND Up to 70% of patients with tree pollen allergy display allergic symptoms when eating certain fruits and vegetables. Homologous proteins with allergenic features are present in a wide range of plant species and can cause allergic reactions. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate recombinant Api g 1, a major celery allergen, for in vivo(More)
Complex combinations of botanical drugs are usually regarded as non-rational medicines. In the case of Sinupret, a combination of 5 botanical drugs, the pharmacological profile was investigated thoroughly with respect to activities on secretion of the respiratory epithelium, with respect to anti-inflammatory activities and to effects against a murine(More)
INTRODUCTION Age-related changes in muscle mass and muscle tissue composition contribute to diminished strength in older adults. The objectives of this study are to examine if an assessment method using mobile diagnostic ultrasound augments well-known determinants of lean body mass (LBM) to aid sarcopenia staging, and if a sonographic measure of muscle(More)