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INTRODUCTION There is evidence that parameters obtained from exhaled breath condensate (EBC) reflect changes in the level of the airway lining fluid. The telation between exhaled nitric oxide (NO) and EBC inflammatory markers has not been analyzed in the context of the inflammatory profile in the airways in asthmatic children. AIM To show the cytokine(More)
PURPOSE There is little agreement among researchers whether a caregiver's QOL can be used to detect changes in asthma severity in children. We assessed correlation between QOL in parents and QOL in children with asthma as well as clinical parameters of asthma. We determined whether changes in caregiver's QOL scores reflect changes in child's QOL and their(More)
Anti-IgE treatment reduces exacerbations, symptoms and, in some patients, the dose of inhaled glucocorticoids needed to maintain asthma control [1–3]. Omalizumab, a monoclonal anti-immunoglobulin E anti-body, has been successfully used as a supplementary therapy to improve asthma control in children aged ≥ 6 years with severe persistent allergic asthma who(More)
BACKGROUND A national program for the treatment of severe allergic (IgE-dependent) asthma with omalizumab (OMA) was implemented in Poland in 2013. This observational study evaluated the effectiveness of the Polish OMA program and monitored asthma control after treatment discontinuation. METHODS In the first year of the program, 53 patients (23 new/30(More)
INTRODUCTION Markers of exhaled breath condensate (EBC) correlate with lung function impairment, airway remodeling and different aspects of the disease such as exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). Aim of the study was to determine the cytokine profile in EBC of children with asthma after an exercise treadmill challenge in order to obtain clinically(More)
INTRODUCTION To find out whether children with food allergy have an increased risk of recurrent upper and lower respiratory tract infections and of asthma. AIM To describe the clinical profile of children diagnosed with food allergy referred to the Allergy Clinic. MATERIAL AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective study to assess the patients'(More)
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