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The clinical benefit and steroid-sparing effect of treatment with the anti-immunoglobulin-E (IgE) antibody, omalizumab, was assessed in patients with moderate-to-severe allergic asthma. After a run-in period, 546 allergic asthmatics (aged 12-76 yrs), symptomatic despite inhaled corticosteroids (500-1,200 microg daily of beclomethasone dipropionate), were(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of treatment with omalizumab, an anti-immunoglobulin E antibody, on asthma-related quality of life (AQoL) in patients with moderate-to-severe allergic asthma. A total of 546 patients with allergic asthma were randomised to double-blind subcutaneous treatment with either placebo or omalizumab for 52(More)
Exercise testing with measurement of maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) is increasingly used in the assessment of lung resection candidates, but its predictive value for postoperative complications remains controversial. We therefore sought to determine the prognostic value of VO2max compared with other pulmonary function tests. A consecutive group of 80(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the value of preoperative lung scanning and exercise testing for the prediction of postoperative complications and of the short- as well as long-term performance in lung resection candidates at increased risk for complications. DESIGN Prospective clinical trial. SETTING Clinical pulmonary function laboratory in a university teaching(More)
BACKGROUND Various stent models have been developed for the treatment of inoperable stenoses of the central airways caused by external compression. Increasing use is made of the silicone stents designed by Dumon. We tested their technical feasibility, tolerance, and long-term efficacy in relieving respiratory symptoms in patients referred for endoscopic(More)
Little is known about mental stress effects on the pulmonary circulation in health and disease. The current study was conducted to investigate whether pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) and pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) would further increase during standardized mental stress testing in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension. The study was a(More)
BACKGROUND Interventions against acute exacerbations (AEs) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are increasingly called for to reduce morbidity, mortality and costs. OM-85, a detoxified immunoactive bacterial extract, has been shown to prevent recurrent exacerbations of bronchitis and COPD. OBJECTIVES It was the aim of this study to demonstrate(More)
 Inactivation of the p53 gene plays a key role in tumour biology, probably through a disturbed cell cycle control and an increased genetic instability in p53-inactivated tumours. To learn more about the relationship between p53 alterations, proliferation and genetic instability (DNA aneuploidy) in lung cancer patients, specimens of 220 surgically resected(More)
The exclusion of bone metastases is important in the initial staging of non-small cell lung cancer, though there is debate about whether bone scans should be performed routinely or restricted to patients who present with clinical or laboratory indicators suggesting skeletal metastases. In a prospective study of 110 consecutive patients referred for initial(More)
We compared the value of exercise testing and measurement of pulmonary haemodynamics (PH) in the pre-operative assessment of 5 patients (mean age: 64 years, 3 men) with clinical stage I or II bronchogenic carcinoma and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. They were considered at high risk due to poor pulmonary function tests (PFT); (one or more of(More)