Sewoong Chung

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BACKGROUND Changes in airway mucosal osmolarity are an underlying mechanism of bronchoconstrictive responses to exercise and hypertonic saline (HS). The purpose of this study was to examine whether an osmotic challenge test using HS can predict exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) in asthma patients. METHODS Thirty-six young male asthmatic patients(More)
BACKGROUND The airway muscles from allergen-sensitized animals in vitro show a heightened response to histamine, but not to carbachol. This study investigated whether the airway responsiveness to histamine in vivo is comparable to that of methacholine in human subjects with varying degrees of atopy. METHODS One-hundred-and-sixty-eight consecutive adult(More)
Local reaction to allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) usually appears within 30 minutes, but cases with exercise-induced urticaria at the SIT site 2-3 weeks after the last allergen injection have been reported. A 28-year-old man was treated with house dust mite-SIT for 5 years, due to asthma when he was an 11-year-old boy. On a treadmill exercise test for(More)
The role of lung mast cells in exercise-induced asthma (EIA) is controversial. To investigate whether the skin mast cell releasability is increased after exercise in EIA, 49 young atopic men with or without asthma took part in a free-running test for 6 min and were given skin prick tests using morphine, a mast cell secretagogue, before and after the(More)
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