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Araujo, B.B. (author), Dolhnikoff, M. (author), Silva, L.F.F. (author), Elliot, J. (author), Lindeman, J.H.N. (author), Ferreira, D.S. (author), Mulder, A. (author), Gomes, H.A.P. (author), Fernezlian, S.M. (author), James, A. (author), Mauad, T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
There is an intimate relationship between the extracellular matrix (ECM) and smooth muscle cells within the airways. Few studies have comprehensively assessed the composition of different ECM components and its regulators within the airway smooth muscle (ASM) in asthma. With the aid of image analysis, the fractional areas of total collagen and...
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Pronk, A. (author), Preller, L. (author), Raulf-Heimsoth, M. (author), Jonkers, I.C.L. (author), Lammers, J.-W. (author), Wouters, I.M. (author), Doekes, G. (author), Wisnewski, A.V. (author), Heederik, D. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Rationale: Associations between oligomeric isocyanate exposure, sensitization, and respiratory disease have received little attention, despite the extensive use of isocyanate oligomers. Objectives: To investigate exposure-response relationships of respiratory symptoms and sensitization in a large population occupationally exposed to isocyanate...
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van Dellen, Q.M. (author), Stronks, K. (author), Bindels, P.J.E. (author), Öry, F.G. (author), van Aalderen, W.M.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Poor adherence to inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) may contribute to the recent rise in asthma morbidity. In general, appropriate adherence to ICSs is a complex process that is influenced by various determinants. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that were associated with adherence to ICSs in children with asthma and their parents...
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Andries, F. (author), Kremer, A.M. (author), Hoogendoorn, W.E. (author), Wevers, C.W.J. (author), van Putten, D.J. (author)
The Work and Handicap Questionnaire (WHQ) was developed to improve the vocational perspectives of patients with a chronic disorder. The WHQ differs from similar instruments in its explicit linkage between disabilities in daily life and job demands. This is an important feature, which allows for the development of specific strategies to counter...
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Aardoom, H.A. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Rona, R.J. (author), Sanavro, F.L. (author), van den Heuvel, E.W. (author), Leeuwenburg, J. (author)
The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of food intolerance (FI) in Dutch 5- and 6-year-old children and its association with chronic ailments with a survey among parents by questionnaire. Based on parents' perception the prevalence of 'probable' FI was 3.8%. FI was associated with asthma, wheezing, eczema, hay fever, chronic rhinitis,...
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