James T-C Li

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BACKGROUND Asthma guidelines indicate that the goal of treatment should be optimum asthma control. In a busy clinic practice with limited time and resources, there is need for a simple method for assessing asthma control with or without lung function testing. OBJECTIVES The objective of this article was to describe the development of the Asthma Control(More)
BACKGROUND The development of the Asthma Control Test (ACT), a short, simple, patient-based tool for identifying patients with poorly controlled asthma, was recently described in patients under the routine care of an asthma specialist. OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the reliability and validity of the ACT in a longitudinal study of asthmatic patients(More)
This document contains complete guidelines for diagnosis and management of rhinitis developed by the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, representing the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the Joint Council on Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of eosinophilic myocarditis with remarkable initial clinical manifestations and outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS A 67-year-old woman with hypertension and a history of asthma and drug hypersensitivity was referred to our institution with a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction on the basis of severe chest pain, ST elevation on(More)
BACKGROUND Although oral and inhaled glucocorticoid therapy may impair growth in children with asthma, the effect of glucocorticoid therapy and asthma on attained adult height has not been extensively studied in representative children in the community. OBJECTIVES The study was designed to compare the attained adult height of children with asthma with the(More)
Tendon healing is characterized mostly by slow rehabilitation and, as in tendinopathy, aberrant, protracted sensory nerve ingrowth. This study investigated whether administration of the sensory neuropeptide substance P (SP) could enhance healing and modulate sensory nerve plasticity after Achilles tendon rupture. Fifty-four male Sprague-Dawley rats were(More)
The study objectives, based on federal and state legislative language, were to objectively define symptoms and signs commonly agreed on by "prudent laypersons" as "emergency medical conditions." After comprehensive tabulation of symptom classifications from the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9), we performed a survey of nonmedical laypersons.(More)
Pemirolast is a new oral, nonbronchodilator antiallergy medication that is being evaluated for the therapy of asthma. In this multicenter, double-blind, randomized study, 96 patients with mild asthma received pemirolast, 50 mg (n = 34); pemirolast, 25 mg (n = 31); or placebo (n = 31) BID for 6 weeks. Patients were evaluated weekly at the research centers;(More)
Ceftaroline, the active form of the prodrug ceftaroline fosamil, is approved for use in adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) or acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) in the United States and for similar indications in Europe. Pharmacokinetic (PK) data from 5 pediatric (birth to <18 years) studies of ceftaroline(More)
BACKGROUND In field medical operations, rapid diagnosis and triage of seriously injured patients is critical. With significant bulk and cost constraints placed on all equipment, it is important that any medical devices deployed in the field demonstrate high utility, durability, and ease of use. When medical ultrasound was first used in patient care, machine(More)