Juliette Ostinelli

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In between exacerbations, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is usually regarded as a stable condition, but there is increasing recognition of variability in this state. This cross-sectional study assessed patients' perception of symptom variability. Participants were outpatients > 45 yrs old with COPD, current or ex-smokers, forced expiratory(More)
Nebulized budesonide has been used successfully to treat acute asthma exacerbation, and we hypothesized that it could also be effective for exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In this multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, the efficacy of nebulized budesonide (Pulmicort Respules/Nebuamp), oral(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Treatments with inhaled corticosteroids yielded conflicting results in infants with severe asthma. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of nebulized budesonide on the control of asthma in this age group. METHODS In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 40 infants with severe asthma received either nebulized(More)
The aim of this study was to compare two budesonide/formoterol maintenance doses within the budesonide/formoterol maintenance and reliever therapy concept and to identify possible patient characteristics at baseline which would predict a better response to a higher than standard maintenance dose. A total of 8,424 patients with symptomatic asthma when using(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is markedly under-diagnosed, which may relate to under-reporting of symptoms and poor awareness of the disease. METHODS A survey was conducted in a sample of the French general population aged 40-75 years (n=2758) to assess respiratory symptoms and level of knowledge of the disease in subjects with(More)
Because interleukin 8 (IL-8) is a potent neutrophil chemotactic and activating cytokine, we investigated IL-8 production in relation to neutrophil migration and elastase release in the human lung during unilateral community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). In 17 patients, the local response in the involved lung was compared with that in the contralateral,(More)
The in situ inflammatory response developing in the human lung during a localized bacterial infection was studied in 15 patients with unilateral community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The local response in the involved lung was compared with that in the contralateral, noninvolved lung as well as with the systemic blood response. Eight healthy volunteers served(More)
Asthma symptoms are the main reason for healthcare utilization and are a fundamental parameter for the evaluation of asthma control. Currently, asthma is defined as a chronic inflammatory disease. A French expert group studied the association between inflammation and asthma symptoms by carrying out a critical review of the international literature.(More)
BACKGROUND Intranasal glucocorticosteroids are effective in seasonal allergic rhinitis. This study compared the efficacy of budesonide (Rhinocort Turbuhaler) and fluticasone propionate (Flixonase) in this respect. METHODS Patients (n = 280) were randomized to receive budesonide, 140 microg (delivered dose) once daily, fluticasone, 200 microg once daily,(More)