Tine Halsen Malling

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INTRODUCTION In this study, we hypothesised that the genotypes coding for low antioxidative enzyme activity are associated with asthma and reduced lung function. METHODS Using the European Community Respiratory Health Survey protocol, we enlisted 1091 Danish subjects in this cross-sectional study. Asthma phenotypes were defined as asthma symptoms in(More)
Occupational exposures have been shown to be risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among never-smokers. In a Danish population-based cohort, we analysed this association and the population attributable fraction. The study population (N=1575) was aged 45-84, COPD was defined by lung function measurements and the method of lower limit(More)
OBJECTIVE Glutathione peroxidase 1 (GPX1) is one of the major oxidative enzymes. Our aim was to characterize factors influencing its activity and to determine whether or not the activity is associated with asthma. MATERIAL AND METHODS Serum selenium concentration was measured, GPX1 polymorphisms were genotyped and smoking history was obtained in a Danish(More)
The aim was to explore the impact of occupation on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in a cross-sectional population-based study among subjects aged 45 to 84 years. In a stratified sampling 89 general practitioners practices (GPP) in Denmark recruited 3106 males and 1636 females through the Danish Civil Registration System. COPD was defined by(More)
BACKGROUND Skin prick tests (SPT) are widely used both in clinical diagnostics and in research. The standardization of allergen extracts is well documented to be crucial for the validity of SPT, whereas less emphasis has been placed on reproducibility and the SPT procedure itself. The objectives of this study are to clarify how the double skin prick test(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to describe potential shared risk factors for incident asthma and COPD in a population-based, 9-year follow-up study. METHODS From a cohort of 1191 individuals, aged 20-44, who participated in baseline survey including spirometry, bronchial challenge, and skin prick test (SPT) 742 subjects (62%) were reexamined at(More)
BACKGROUND Lungs are exposed to high levels of oxygen, air pollutants, and smoke, all of which stimulate the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). In addition, inflammatory cells produce ROS, and thus there may be increased demand for antioxidants, including antioxidant enzymes, in inflammatory lung diseases such as asthma. Sex-specific differences(More)
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