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- In view of the lack of standardization of the epidemiological definition of rhinitis in adults, a study of Burte E et al. identified 3 rhinitis phenotypes from a clustering statistical method conducted on the questionnaire data (read more: Burte et al. Characterization of rhinitis according to the asthma status in adults unsing an unsupervised approach in the EGEA study. PlosOne 2015 (in press)).
- Rava M et al. found that a lower level of serum CC-16 (club cell secretory protein) wa associated with lower lung fonction and a higher degree of bronchial hypperresponsiveness in non asthmatics individuals (read more : Rava et al. Serum CC-16 level is associated with asymptomatic bronchial responsiveness in adults from the EGEA study. Respirology 2015 (in press)).
- To better understand the biological mechanisms involved in the association between occupational exposures and asthma, a study conducted by Dumas and al showed an association between a biomarker of oxydative stress (fluorescent oxidation products) and occupational exposure to asthmogenic chemicals and irritants (read more: Dumas et al. Occupational exposures and Fluorescent Oxidation Products in 723 adults of the EGEA study. Eur Respir J. Epub 2015 Apr 2)
- A review (in French) summarize the results of the phenotypic characterization and the investigation of environment and genetic factors of asthma and asthma-related phenotypes obtained since 2007 in the EGEA study (42 articles). (read more: Bouzigon et al. Facteurs génétiques et environnementaux de l’asthme et de l’allergie; Etude EGEA : Synthèse des résultats. Rev Mal Respir. 2015 Mar 17).
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