Research Updates: asthma

Below are short extracts from research updates about this subject - select more to read each item.

  1. Issue 23

    CAMBACH and colleagues, Dept of Physiotherapy, VU Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands conducted a multicentre randomised controlled study to compare the differences in efficacy between a 3-month rehabilitation programme


  2. Issue 23

    ESTEVE and colleagues, Unite IRM, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble, France studied the effects of a particular breathing pattern training (BPT) upon forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1) and <1


  3. Issue 23

    BLANC-GRAS and colleagues, Laboratoire de Physiologie, Faculte de Medecine de Grenoble, Paris, France trained 15 asthmatic and 15 healthy children to adjust their breathing pattern to a target pattern displayed on a video screen using 1


  4. Issue 23

    COHEN and colleagues, Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tiqva, Israel sought to discover whether vitamin C has a protective effect upon the hyperreactive airways of people with exercise-induced asthma (EIA).


  5. Issue 21

    FEDOSEEV and colleagues, Eastern Europe researched the treatment of bronchial asthma with dietary therapy.


  6. Issue 21

    SCHERRER-CROSBIE and colleagues, Departement de Medecine Nucleaire, Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale Unite 296, Creteil, France write that cigarette smoking increases the permeability of alveolar epithelium to small sol1


  7. Issue 21

    LEWITH and WATKINS, University of Southampton UK write that acupuncture, homoeopathy, mind-body therapies and nutritional, herbal and environmental medicine have all been applied in the treatment of pa1


  8. Issue 20

    MONTELEONE and SHERMAN, Department of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick USA write that the search for the causes of asthma has led to the inv1


  9. Issue 20

    NESS and colleagues, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge UK studied the relationship between respiratory function and vitamin C levels in blood plasma.


  10. Issue 20

    HEMILA, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland writes that various studies have shown an increased risk of respiratory infections in people performing heavy physical exercise. Since vitamin C has 1


  11. Issue 19

    ADRABOVA and colleagues, Institute of Preventive and Clinical Medicine, Bratislava, Slovak Republic write that lowered selenium (Se) status has been observed in asthma patients. Increased production of reactive oxygen species1


  12. Issue 19

    PEAT, Dept of Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia writes in this review (185 references) that environmental factors which have changed within the past decade appear to be largely responsible for the 1


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