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Joint effects of pregnancy, sociocultural, and environmental factors on early life gut microbiome structure and diversity

Ganesa Wegienka Andrea E. Cassidy-Bushrow Haejin Kim Edward M. Zoratti Nicholas W. Lukacs Homer A. Boushey Dennis R. Ownby Susan V. Lynch Christine C. Johnson OPEN The joint impact of pregnancy

Exploring the impact of elevated depressive symptoms on the ability of a tailored asthma intervention to improve medication adherence among urban adolescents with asthma

Background In patients with asthma, medication adherence is a voluntary behavior that can be affected by numerous factors. Depression is an important co-morbidity in adolescents with asthma that may significantly impact their controller medication adherence and other asthma-related outcomes. The modifying effect of depressive symptoms on an asthma intervention’s ability to...

Comparison of early-, late-, and non-participants in a school-based asthma management program for urban high school students

Background To assess bias and generalizability of results in randomized controlled trials (RCT), investigators compare participants to non-participants or early- to late-participants. Comparisons can also inform the recruitment approach, especially when working with challenging populations, such as urban adolescents. In this paper, we describe characteristics by participant...

A Review of Natural-Rubber Latex Allergy in Health Care Workers

This brief review of natural-rubber latex (NRL) allergy in health care workers (HCWs) includes the definition of NRL allergy and data on its epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostic algorithm, management, long-term outcomes, economic impact, cost-effectiveness of changing facilities to a latex-free environment, and prevention. The data presented suggest that an individual with type...

Gender Differences in Total and Allergen-specific Immunoglobulin E (IgE) Concentrations in a Population-based Cohort from Birth to Age Four Years

While serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) concentration has been shown to be related to allergic disease, there have been few studies of the natural history of IgE development in young children. This study compared total and allergen-specific serum IgE concentrations, by gender, from birth through 4 years of age using a population-based cohort of normal children followed from 1987 to...