N W Johnston

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Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi The September epidemic of asthma exacerbations in children: a search for etiology
    Neil W Johnston
    Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St Joseph s Healthcare and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 115:132-8. 2005
  2. ncbi Attenuation of the September epidemic of asthma exacerbations in children: a randomized, controlled trial of montelukast added to usual therapy
    Neil W Johnston
    Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St Joseph s Healthcare, 50 Charlton Ave E, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 4A6
    Pediatrics 120:e702-12. 2007
  3. pmc A probit- log- skew-normal mixture model for repeated measures data with excess zeros, with application to a cohort study of paediatric respiratory symptoms
    Sadia Mahmud
    Department of Community Health Sciences, The Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, PO Box 3500, Karachi 74800 Pakistan
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:55. 2010
  4. ncbi The September epidemic of asthma hospitalization: school children as disease vectors
    Neil W Johnston
    Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St Joseph s Healthcare and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:557-62. 2006
  5. pmc Asthma exacerbations . 1: epidemiology
    N W Johnston
    Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St Joseph s Healthcare, 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 4A6
    Thorax 61:722-8. 2006
  6. ncbi The similarities and differences of epidemic cycles of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma exacerbations
    Neil W Johnston
    Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 4:591-6. 2007
  7. ncbi Understanding the September asthma epidemic
    Malcolm R Sears
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:526-9. 2007

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Publications7

  1. ncbi The September epidemic of asthma exacerbations in children: a search for etiology
    Neil W Johnston
    Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St Joseph s Healthcare and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 115:132-8. 2005
    ..Predictable peaks of asthma exacerbation requiring hospital treatment, of greatest magnitude in children and of uncertain etiology, occur globally after school returns...
  2. ncbi Attenuation of the September epidemic of asthma exacerbations in children: a randomized, controlled trial of montelukast added to usual therapy
    Neil W Johnston
    Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St Joseph s Healthcare, 50 Charlton Ave E, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 4A6
    Pediatrics 120:e702-12. 2007
    ..A recurring epidemic of asthma exacerbations in children occurs annually in September in North America when school resumes after summer vacation...
  3. pmc A probit- log- skew-normal mixture model for repeated measures data with excess zeros, with application to a cohort study of paediatric respiratory symptoms
    Sadia Mahmud
    Department of Community Health Sciences, The Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, PO Box 3500, Karachi 74800 Pakistan
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:55. 2010
    ..Mixture models are employed for regression analysis of zero-inflated data. Moreover, for repeated measures zero-inflated data the clustering structure should also be modeled for an adequate analysis...
  4. ncbi The September epidemic of asthma hospitalization: school children as disease vectors
    Neil W Johnston
    Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St Joseph s Healthcare and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:557-62. 2006
    ..Viral infections are associated with the majority of asthma exacerbations in children and adults. Increased asthma hospitalization rates of children and adults, particularly in the early fall, have been observed to follow school vacations...
  5. pmc Asthma exacerbations . 1: epidemiology
    N W Johnston
    Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St Joseph s Healthcare, 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 4A6
    Thorax 61:722-8. 2006
    ..Epidemiologically, the degree of asthma control achieved by asthmatics is an important predictor of the likelihood of disease exacerbation including respiratory failure, death, and health service consumption...
  6. ncbi The similarities and differences of epidemic cycles of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma exacerbations
    Neil W Johnston
    Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 4:591-6. 2007
    ..The differences between age and disease exacerbation patterns after school return and at Christmas suggest that either different agents are involved or that the response to a common agent is different between the two signal events...
  7. ncbi Understanding the September asthma epidemic
    Malcolm R Sears
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:526-9. 2007
    ..Low use of asthma medications during summer may fuel the epidemic, which may be attenuated by the short-term addition of an effective controller therapy...