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BACKGROUND The majority of allergic asthmatic patients are sensitised to several aeroallergens. Discrimination of the clinically relevant allergen is essential for the correct use of immunotherapy. OBJECTIVE To investigate nasal challenge and its role in screening clinically relevant allergens in asthmatic children. METHODS Aeroallergen nasal challenge(More)
Four postmortem cases are reported in which the selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor fluvoxamine was identified. Fluvoxamine was detectable using a standard alkaline drug screen, chromatographed well using a HP-1 column, and did not require derivitization for quantitation. Two of the cases reported were drug intoxications; fluvoxamine was only an(More)
Background: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a widely-accepted method for obtaining both benign and malignant mediastinal lymph node samples. We present the results obtained with a modification that simplifies sampling, known as fine-needle capillary sampling or EBUS-FNC. Methods: A prospective observational(More)
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