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Anti-inflammatory effect of itraconazole in stable allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: a randomized controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) complicates chronic asthma and results from hypersensitivity to the fungus Aspergillus fumigatu s, causing an intense systemic immuneExpand
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Self-management, autonomy, and quality of life in asthma. Population Medicine Group 91C.
STUDY OBJECTIVE Asthma management guidelines emphasize increased autonomy for asthmatics through patient education and patient-initiated action plans. The aim of this study was to examine autonomy,Expand
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Airway eosinophilia is associated with wheeze but is uncommon in children with persistent cough and frequent chest colds.
The role of eosinophilic airway inflammation in the variant asthma syndromes of cough and chest colds is not well defined. We tested the hypothesis that children with persistent cough and chest coldsExpand
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Symptoms of asthma: Comparison of a parent‐completed retrospective questionnaire with a prospective daily symptom diary
In a study of the effects of indoor air pollution on the respiratory health of children in Newcastle, Australia, parental reports of symptoms experienced by children over the previous 12 months wereExpand
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Outdoor air pollution and children's respiratory symptoms in the steel cities of New South Wales
To investigate the relationship between outdoor air pollution and the respiratory health of children aged 8 to 10 years.
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The characteristics of asthma education programs within New South Wales.
The aim of the study was to examine the characteristics of asthma education programs within NSW. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey concerning the aims and characteristics of 42 asthma educationExpand
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Measuring the amount of lead in indoor dust: Long-term dust-fall accumulation in petri dishes (a pilot study)
Lead from dust is potentially the major contributor to blood lead levels in children living in urban environments in Australia and is likely to make a substantial contribution to blood lead levels ofExpand
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Opportunistic blood lead testing in a paediatric inpatient population
Abstract: We report a simple protocol which has potential to estimate community paediatric blood lead levels using opportunistic testing. Permission to use leftover blood for a lead assay was soughtExpand
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The Hunter-Illawarra Study of Airways and Air Pollution: Refining the process
This article describes pilot studies and reports initial results from the Hunter-Illawarra Study of Airways and Air Pollution (HISAAP). HISAAP aims to examine the relationship between the occurrenceExpand
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