Elizabeth Strauch

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Increased sputum levels of eosinophil granule proteins have been reported despite normal eosinophil numbers in peripheral blood and in the lung in cystic fibrosis (CF). Mechanisms of eosinophil priming and activation are still unclear in CF. In the present study we investigated whether ion concentrations in the sputa of CF patients are related to eosinophil(More)
SUMMARY. To evaluate the importance of a past history of asthma-like symptoms over a period of 2 years and current bronchial hyperreactivity (BHR), 538 randomly selected schoolchildren, initially aged 7-8 years, were examined. At yearly intervals, three standardized questionnaires, including items from the ISAAC panel, were answered by parents. Following(More)
BACKGROUND In order to prevent pollen asthma by immunotherapy it is mandatory to know the best time to initiate it. Children with hay fever complaints are at considerable risk of developing pollen asthma. Population-based data on their natural history is urgently needed. METHODS A longitudinal cohort study was conducted over four years in six rural towns(More)
Perception of discomfort in dying patients is a risk factor for distress and bereavement among relatives. This study determined the perception of discomfort, the frequency of observed behaviors, and their association among relatives and among nurses who care for unresponsive dying patients. Sixty unresponsive dying patients' relatives and their nurses were(More)
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