Asthma mortality in England and Wales: evidence for a further increase, 1974-84
The trend in asthma mortality has been estimated from published statistics for the years 1974-84, with account being taken of changes due to the revision of the International Classification of Diseases in 1979. Mortality rose annually by an average of 4.7% in the 5-34 year age-group (p less than 0.05), and the increased mortality since 1974 probably accounted for 408 excess deaths in the 5-64 year age-group between 1975 and 1984. No satisfactory explanation for this rise in mortality is likely until there is adequate monitoring of the prevalence and severity of asthma.
Assessing quality of life in chronic non-specific lung disease--a review of empirical studies published between 1980 and 1994
Pulmonary function changes and increased Th-2 cytokine expression and nuclear factor kB activation in the lung after sensitization and allergen challenge in brown Norway rats
Pulmonary function changes and immunomodulation of Th 2 cytokine expression induced by aminophylline after sensitization and allergen challenge in brown Norway rats
Emergency room visits of asthmatic children, relation to air pollution, weather, and airborne allergens
Pulmonary function changes and immunomodulation of cytokine expression by zafirlukast after sensitization and allergen challenge in brown Norway rats
An evaluation of a nurse-run asthma clinic in general practice using an attitudes and morbidity questionnaire
Australian mortality statistics for rheumatoid arthritis 1950-81: analysis of death certificate data
Chronic persistent asthma presenting to an accident and emergency department--compliance with B.T.S. guidelines
Cardiac arrhythmias during acute exacerbations of chronic airflow limitation: effect of fall in plasma potassium concentration induced by nebulised beta 2-agonist therapy
Changes in hospital management of acute severe asthma by thoracic and general physicians in Birmingham and Manchester during 1978 and 1985
Why are hospital admission and mortality rates for childhood asthma higher in New Zealand than in the United Kingdom?
Trends and district variations in the hospital care of childhood asthma: results of a regional study 1970-85
Evaluation of the efficacy of a hospital-based asthma education programme in patients of low socioeconomic status in Hong Kong
Integrated care for asthma: a clinical, social, and economic evaluation. Grampian Asthma Study of Integrated Care (GRASSIC)
Exposure to an aeroallergen as a possible precipitating factor in respiratory arrest in young patients with asthma
Multi-centre clinical trial of nedocromil sodium in reversible obstructive airways disease in adults: a general practitioner collaborative study
Suicide, unemployment and gender in the British Isles and European Economic Community (1974-1985). A hidden epidemic?
Decrease of plasma potassium due to inhalation of beta-2-agonists: absence of an additional effect of intravenous theophylline
Increase in the self-reported prevalence of asthma and hay fever in adults over the last generation: a matched parent-offspring study
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Allergy and Asthma
Allergy and asthma are inflammatory disorders that are triggered by the activation of an allergen-specific regulatory t cell. These t cells become activated when allergens are recognized by allergen-presenting cells. Here is the latest research on allergy and asthma.