Susan E Kosisky

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BACKGROUND Local aeroallergen monitoring provides useful information for the atopic patient and medical community. Currently, National Allergy Bureau (NAB) ranges are used for reporting pollen count levels in the Washington, DC, area. OBJECTIVE To determine standard range criteria (low, moderate, high, and very high) for the reporting of specific tree,(More)
The authors examined the personal resources (social problem-solving ability, internal locus of control, self-esteem, and self-perceived competence) and social resources (social network structure and support) in 23 children of patients with bipolar affective disorder (probands) and 33 children of normal control parents. Positive resource profiles were(More)
BACKGROUND Aeroallergens have been implicated in the pathogenesis of eosinophilic oesophagitis. AIM To determine whether a seasonal variation exists in the diagnoses of eosinophilic oesophagitis and whether there is a correlation with seasonal pollen count. METHODS A retrospective review was performed from January 2006 to November 2008 to identify(More)
OBJECTIVE An association between allergic disease and depression has been consistently reported, but whether the key mediating ingredients are predominantly biological, psychological, or mere artifacts remains unknown. In the current study, we examined a hypothesized relationship between allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) status and changes in allergy(More)
OBJECTIVE A 6-year (1989 to 1994) aerobiologic survey of the Washington DC area was performed to identify predominant area tree pollens, atmospheric concentrations, and peak flowering periods. METHODS Aeroallergen sampling was conducted using a volumetric rotating-arm impaction Rotorod sampler (Sampling Technologies, Inc, Los Altos Hills, California). (More)
BACKGROUND Local aeroallergen surveys identify and establish patterns of prevalence for tree, grass, and weed species that enable the clinician to more effectively select allergens for skin testing and therapy. OBJECTIVES To determine peak pollination periods, atmospheric concentrations, and year-to-year variation for identified tree, weed, and grass(More)
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