Ina Sintobin

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BACKGROUND Asthma in the elderly (aged ≥ 65 years old) is a significant concern with high morbidity, but the pathophysiology remains unclear particularly in late-onset asthma. Recent studies suggest staphylococcal enterotoxin IgE (SE-IgE) sensitization to be a risk factor for asthma in general populations; however, the associations have not been examined in(More)
BACKGROUND In adults, subjects sensitized to Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxins (SE) seem to have an increased risk of asthma, whereas this association is less clear in childhood and adolescence. The primary aim of the present analysis was to examine the association between sensitization to SE and asthma at the age of 20 years. METHODS The German(More)
Background Omalizumab is a humanized anti-immunoglobulin E (IgE) monoclonal antibody that has been approved as add-on therapy for the treatment of adults with moderate-tosevere (United States) or severe (Europe) allergic asthma, inadequately controlled after treatment with high-dose inhaled corticosteroids plus long-acting b-agonists. The clinical efficacy(More)
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