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This article reviews the concept of airway remodeling, through various inflammatory cells, the roles of angiogenesis, vascular endothelial cell growth factor, respiratory syncytial virus, and other biomarkers, including exhaled nitric oxide. Control of allergic asthma using immunomodulation and other strategies is addressed.

Keywords: Airway remodeling; allergic; angiogenesis; asthma; biomarkers; nitric oxide

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Division of Allergy and Immunology, Nassau University Medical Center, North Shore University–Long Island Jewish Health Care System, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York

Publication date: 2007-11-01

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

    Articles marked "F" offer free full text for personal noncommercial use only.

    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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