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A revised nomenclature for allergy: An EAACI position statement from the EAACI nomenclature task force
This report has been prepared by an EAACI task force representing the five EAACI Sections and the EAACI Executive Committee composed of specialists that reflect the broad opinion on allergy expressedExpand
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A summary of the new GINA strategy: a roadmap to asthma control
Over the past 20 years, the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) has regularly published and annually updated a global strategy for asthma management and prevention that has formed the basis for manyExpand
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The skin prick test – European standards
Skin prick testing is an essential test procedure to confirm sensitization in IgE-mediated allergic disease in subjects with rhinoconjunctivitis, asthma, urticaria, anapylaxis, atopic eczema and foodExpand
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Asthma and increased bronchial responsiveness in elite athletes: atopy and sport event as risk factors.
BACKGROUND High prevalence of bronchial hyperresponsiveness and asthma has been found in cross-country skiers. There is limited evidence that asthma and bronchial responsiveness would be common alsoExpand
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Practical guide to skin prick tests in allergy to aeroallergens
To cite this article: Bousquet J, Heinzerling L, Bachert C, Papadopoulos NG, Bousquet PJ, Burney PG, Canonica GW, Carlsen KH, Cox L, Haahtela T, Lodrup Carlsen KC, Price D, Samolinski B, Simons FER,Expand
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Uniform definition of asthma severity, control, and exacerbations: document presented for the World Health Organization Consultation on Severe Asthma.
Asthma is a global health problem affecting around 300 million individuals of all ages, ethnic groups and countries. It is estimated that around 250,000 people die prematurely each year as a resultExpand
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Respiratory symptoms, bronchial responsiveness, and cellular characteristics of induced sputum in elite swimmers
To investigate respiratory symptoms, increased bronchial responsiveness, and signs of airway inflammation in elite swimmers, we examined 29 swimmers from the Finnish national team and 19 healthyExpand
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Damage of the airway epithelium and bronchial reactivity in patients with asthma.
We measured bronchial reactivity to inhaled histamine and prepared electron micrographs from bronchial biopsies from 8 asthmatic patients who never smoked (2 females, 6 males, 18 to 62 yr of age).Expand
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A 10 year asthma programme in Finland: major change for the better
Background: A National Asthma Programme was undertaken in Finland from 1994 to 2004 to improve asthma care and prevent an increase in costs. The main goal was to lessen the burden of asthma toExpand
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Probiotic effects on faecal inflammatory markers and on faecal IgA in food allergic atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome infants
Probiotic bacteria are proposed to alleviate intestinal inflammation in infants with atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome (AEDS) and food allergy. In such infants we investigated effects of probioticExpand
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