Kim Gjerrum Nielsen

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BACKGROUND We studied whether the sinuses might be foci for Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection. METHODS Endoscopic Sinus Surgery was performed in 78 CF patients; PFGE was used for bacterial genotyping. Material from sinuses and lungs were Gram-stained to detect biofilms. Immunoglobulins were measured in serum and saliva. RESULTS When P. aeruginosa(More)
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a hereditary disorder of mucociliary clearance causing chronic upper and lower airways disease. We determined the number of patients with diagnosed PCD across Europe, described age at diagnosis and determined risk factors for late diagnosis. Centres treating children with PCD in Europe answered questionnaires and provided(More)
BACKGROUND Childhood asthma is a global problem affecting the respiratory health of children. Physical activity (PA) plays a role in the relationship between asthma and respiratory health. We hypothesized that a low level of PA would be associated with asthma in children and adolescents. The objectives of our study were to (1) summarize the evidence(More)
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