Catherine Lemiere

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Country: Canada

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  1. doi request reprint Work-exacerbated asthma and occupational asthma: do they really differ?
    Catherine Lemiere
    Hôpital du Sacré Cœur de Montréal Québec Canada, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 131:704-10. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Occupational risk factors associated with work-exacerbated asthma in Quebec
    Catherine Lemiere
    Department of Chest Medicine, Sacre Coeur Hospital, 5400 Gouin West, Montreal, Quebec H4J 1C5, Canada
    Occup Environ Med 69:901-7. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Occupational asthma: new deleterious agents at the workplace
    Catherine Lemiere
    Chest Department, Sacre Coeur Hospital, Montreal, 5400 Gouin Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H4J 1C5, Canada
    Clin Chest Med 33:519-30. 2012
  4. pmc Effects of a short course of inhaled corticosteroids in noneosinophilic asthmatic subjects
    Catherine Lemiere
    Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
    Can Respir J 18:278-82. 2011
  5. pmc Elimination kinetics of diisocyanates after specific inhalative challenges in humans: mass spectrometry analysis, as a basis for biomonitoring strategies
    Lygia T Budnik
    Institute for Occupational Medicine and Maritime Medicine ZfAM, University Medical Center, Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    J Occup Med Toxicol 6:9. 2011
  6. pmc Outcome of occupational asthma after removal from exposure: A follow-up study
    Catherine Lemiere
    Department of Chest Medicine, Sacre Coeur Hospital, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
    Can Respir J 17:61-6. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and medical resource use of asthmatic subjects with and without work-related asthma
    Catherine Lemiere
    Hôpital du Sacré Coeur de Montréal Québec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:1354-9. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Induced sputum and exhaled nitric oxide as noninvasive markers of airway inflammation from work exposures
    Catherine Lemiere
    Department of Chest Medicine, Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 7:133-7. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint [Use of induced sputum in the investigation of occupational asthma]
    Catherine Lemiere
    Universite de Montreal, Service de pneumologie et Axe de recherche en santé respiratoire, Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, 5400, boulevard Gouin Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, H4J 1S9 Canada
    Med Sci (Paris) 22:595-600. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Occupational and work-exacerbated asthma: similarities and differences
    Catherine Lemiere
    , Department of Chest Medicine, 5400 West Gouin, Montreal, Quebec, H4J 1C5, Canada
    Expert Rev Respir Med 1:43-9. 2007

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  1. doi request reprint Work-exacerbated asthma and occupational asthma: do they really differ?
    Catherine Lemiere
    Hôpital du Sacré Cœur de Montréal Québec Canada, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 131:704-10. 2013
    ..Although work-exacerbated asthma (WEA) is a prevalent condition likely to have an important societal burden, there are limited data on this condition...
  2. doi request reprint Occupational risk factors associated with work-exacerbated asthma in Quebec
    Catherine Lemiere
    Department of Chest Medicine, Sacre Coeur Hospital, 5400 Gouin West, Montreal, Quebec H4J 1C5, Canada
    Occup Environ Med 69:901-7. 2012
    ..There is limited information regarding the occupational exposures of subjects with a diagnosis of work-exacerbated asthma (WEA)...
  3. doi request reprint Occupational asthma: new deleterious agents at the workplace
    Catherine Lemiere
    Chest Department, Sacre Coeur Hospital, Montreal, 5400 Gouin Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H4J 1C5, Canada
    Clin Chest Med 33:519-30. 2012
    ..It also reports examples of occupational agents for which the fabrication processing or use have influenced the outcome of occupational asthma...
  4. pmc Effects of a short course of inhaled corticosteroids in noneosinophilic asthmatic subjects
    Catherine Lemiere
    Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
    Can Respir J 18:278-82. 2011
    ..Noneosinophilic asthma has been regarded as a distinct phenotype characterized by a poor response to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS)...
  5. pmc Elimination kinetics of diisocyanates after specific inhalative challenges in humans: mass spectrometry analysis, as a basis for biomonitoring strategies
    Lygia T Budnik
    Institute for Occupational Medicine and Maritime Medicine ZfAM, University Medical Center, Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    J Occup Med Toxicol 6:9. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  6. pmc Outcome of occupational asthma after removal from exposure: A follow-up study
    Catherine Lemiere
    Department of Chest Medicine, Sacre Coeur Hospital, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
    Can Respir J 17:61-6. 2010
    ..Despite being removed from their workplace, the majority of workers with occupational asthma (OA) remain afflicted with asthma...
  7. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and medical resource use of asthmatic subjects with and without work-related asthma
    Catherine Lemiere
    Hôpital du Sacré Coeur de Montréal Québec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:1354-9. 2007
    ..Asthma is work related when there is an association between symptoms and work. Occupational asthma (OA) is induced by the workplace, whereas work-exacerbated asthma (WEA) is triggered by the workplace but not induced by it...
  8. ncbi request reprint Induced sputum and exhaled nitric oxide as noninvasive markers of airway inflammation from work exposures
    Catherine Lemiere
    Department of Chest Medicine, Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 7:133-7. 2007
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint [Use of induced sputum in the investigation of occupational asthma]
    Catherine Lemiere
    Universite de Montreal, Service de pneumologie et Axe de recherche en santé respiratoire, Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, 5400, boulevard Gouin Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, H4J 1S9 Canada
    Med Sci (Paris) 22:595-600. 2006
    ..Its role in the surveillance of workers at risk to develop occupational asthma remains to be determined...
  10. ncbi request reprint Occupational and work-exacerbated asthma: similarities and differences
    Catherine Lemiere
    , Department of Chest Medicine, 5400 West Gouin, Montreal, Quebec, H4J 1C5, Canada
    Expert Rev Respir Med 1:43-9. 2007
    ..Therefore, further studies investigating the prevalence of WEA, as well as its clinical, functional and inflammatory characteristics, are needed to improve the management of the workers with WEA...
  11. ncbi request reprint Airway inflammation assessed by invasive and noninvasive means in severe asthma: eosinophilic and noneosinophilic phenotypes
    Catherine Lemiere
    Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:1033-9. 2006
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Investigation of occupational asthma: sputum cell counts or exhaled nitric oxide?
    Catherine Lemiere
    Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Chest 137:617-22. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the respective changes of sputum eosinophil counts and FENO following exposure to occupational agents in the routine practice of two tertiary centers in North America and Europe...
  13. ncbi request reprint An effective strategy for diagnosing occupational asthma: use of induced sputum
    Frederic Girard
    Department of Chest Medicine, Sacre Coeur Hospital, 5400 West Gouin, Montreal, Quebec, H4J 1C5 Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 170:845-50. 2004
    ..3% (r 3.1-24.1) depending on the cutoff value in sputum eosinophils chosen (greater than 1 or 2%, respectively). The addition of sputum cell counts to PEF monitoring is useful to improve the diagnosis of occupational asthma...
  14. ncbi request reprint Airway inflammation after cessation of exposure to agents causing occupational asthma
    Karim Maghni
    Department of Chest Medicine, Sacre Coeur Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 169:367-72. 2004
    ..We conclude that failure to improve after cessation of exposure to an agent causing OA is associated with airway inflammation at follow-up...
  15. doi request reprint Frequency of work-related respiratory symptoms in workers without asthma
    Samah Chiry
    Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 52:447-54. 2009
    ....
  16. pmc Cost-effectiveness of various diagnostic approaches for occupational asthma
    Wendy A Kennedy
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can Respir J 14:276-80. 2007
    ..Diagnosis of occupational asthma (OA) by specific inhalation challenge (SIC) can be costly and is not always available. The use of sputum testing to avoid this in some patients may be a more cost-effective alternative...
  17. pmc Should combination therapy with inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta2-agonists be prescribed as initial maintenance treatment for asthma?
    Catherine Lemiere
    Service de Pneumologie, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Que
    CMAJ 167:1008-9. 2002
  18. doi request reprint Effects of inhaled corticosteroids in monotherapy or combined with long-acting {beta}2-agonists on mortality among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Marie Christyne Cyr
    Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Pharmacother 44:613-22. 2010
    ..The benefits of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in reducing the mortality related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are controversial...
  19. doi request reprint Relationship between changes in inhaled corticosteroid use and markers of uncontrolled asthma during pregnancy
    Lucie Blais
    University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacotherapy 32:202-9. 2012
    ..To describe changes in inhaled corticosteroid use during pregnancy and markers of uncontrolled asthma, and to evaluate the association between them...
  20. doi request reprint T Cells localize with proliferating smooth muscle alpha-actin+ cell compartments in asthma
    David Ramos-Barbon
    Meakins Christie Laboratories, McGill University, Montreal, PQ, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 182:317-24. 2010
    ..Experimental studies showed that T cells adhere to ASM through vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) and drive ASM growth through direct contact between the T cells and smooth muscle alpha-actin (alpha-SMA)(+) cells...
  21. doi request reprint Risk of perinatal mortality associated with inhaled corticosteroid use for the treatment of asthma during pregnancy
    Marie Claude Breton
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 126:772-777.e2. 2010
    ..These studies must be interpreted with caution because they have insufficient statistical power and a lack of adjustment for potential confounders...
  22. doi request reprint Impact of maternal asthma on perinatal outcomes: a two-stage sampling cohort study
    Faranak Firoozi
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Succursale Centre Ville, C P 6128, Montreal, QC, H3C 3J7, Canada
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:205-14. 2012
    ..These results can be more easily generalized to women with lower socio-economic status since the cohort under represents women with high socio-economic status...
  23. doi request reprint Inhaled corticosteroids vs. leukotriene-receptor antagonists and asthma exacerbations in children
    Lucie Blais
    Universite de Montreal, Faculte de Pharmacie, C P 6128, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3J7
    Respir Med 105:846-55. 2011
    ..Compared to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), better use of leukotriene-receptor antagonists (LTRA) may lead to a greater reduction in exacerbations among asthmatic children in real-life settings...
  24. doi request reprint Effect of maternal moderate to severe asthma on perinatal outcomes
    Faranak Firoozi
    Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Respir Med 104:1278-87. 2010
    ..In our study, we investigated the effect that the severity of asthma during pregnancy has on the risk of a small for gestational age (SGA) infant, low birth weight (LBW), and preterm birth...
  25. doi request reprint Impact of maternal use of asthma-controller therapy on perinatal outcomes
    Benoit Cossette
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Thorax 68:724-30. 2013
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Persistence, adherence, and effectiveness of combination therapy among adult patients with asthma
    Claudine Marceau
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:574-81. 2006
    ..Limited evidence exists on adherence and effectiveness of combination therapy (inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta(2)-agonists in the same inhaler) in asthma...
  27. ncbi request reprint Airway inflammation and functional changes after exposure to different concentrations of isocyanates
    Catherine Lemiere
    Department of Chest Medicine, Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, 5400 West Gouin Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4J 1C5
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 110:641-6. 2002
    ..Isocyanates are a common cause of occupational asthma (OA)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Clinical features and airway inflammation in mild asthma versus asymptomatic airway hyperresponsiveness
    Louis Philippe Boulet
    Unité de Recherche en Pneumologie de l Hôpital Laval, Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de l Universite Laval, 2725 Ch Ste Foy, Quebec, Canada
    Respir Med 100:292-9. 2006
    ..We still do not know why some subjects with airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) experience no respiratory symptoms...
  29. doi request reprint Prevalence of psychiatric disorders among patients investigated for occupational asthma: an overlooked differential diagnosis?
    Kim L Lavoie
    Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre, Hôpital du Sacré Coeur de Montréal a University of Montreal affiliated hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187:926-32. 2013
    ..Although several differential diagnoses are considered (e.g., rhinitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), psychiatric disorders (many with somatic complaints that mimic asthma) are rarely considered or assessed...
  30. doi request reprint Airway remodeling in subjects with severe asthma with or without chronic persistent airflow obstruction
    Marta Kaminska
    Meakins Christie Laboratories, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2P2, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 124:45-51.e1-4. 2009
    ..The patterns of airway remodeling and the biomarkers that distinguish different subtypes of severe asthma are unknown...
  31. doi request reprint Psychologic distress and maladaptive coping styles in patients with severe vs moderate asthma
    Kim L Lavoie
    Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Research Center, Department of Chest Medicine, J 3190, 5400 Gouin West, Montreal, QC, Canada H4J 1C5
    Chest 137:1324-31. 2010
    ..This study assessed levels of psychologic distress and a range of disease-relevant emotional and behavioral coping styles in patients with severe vs moderate asthma...
  32. ncbi request reprint Differences in airway cytokine profile in severe asthma compared to moderate asthma
    Joanne Shannon
    Montreal Chest Institute, Respiratory Division of McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Chest 133:420-6. 2008
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Non-invasive assessment of airway inflammation in occupational lung diseases
    Catherine Lemiere
    Department of Chest Medicine, Sacre Coeur Hospital, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 2:109-14. 2002
    ..Their role in clinical practice has not yet been established. The advantages and limitations of these methods for occupational airway diseases, and more particularly occupational asthma, are discussed in this review...
  34. doi request reprint Effect of fetal gender on maternal asthma exacerbations in pregnant asthmatic women
    Faranak Firoozi
    Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Respir Med 103:144-51. 2009
    ..23 to 0.24). Based on the results, we conclude that fetal gender is unlikely to affect maternal asthma during pregnancy to the point where acute care and medications are more often required among women pregnant with a female fetus...
  35. doi request reprint Increased expression of IL-33 in severe asthma: evidence of expression by airway smooth muscle cells
    David Préfontaine
    Meakins Christie Laboratories, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Immunol 183:5094-103. 2009
    ..ASMC are a source of the IL-33 cytokine. Our data propose IL-33 as a novel inflammatory marker of severe and refractory asthma...
  36. pmc Effect of theophylline on the rate of moderate to severe exacerbations among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Marie Christyne Cyr
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 65:40-50. 2008
    ..To determine the effectiveness of theophyllines in real clinical practice on moderate to severe exacerbations...
  37. ncbi request reprint Comparison of peak expiratory flow variability between workers with work-exacerbated asthma and occupational asthma
    Samah Chiry
    Department of Chest Medicine, Sacre Coeur Hospital, 5400 Gouin West, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Chest 132:483-8. 2007
    ..We sought to assess and compare the diurnal variability of PEF during periods at and away from work between subjects with OA and WEA...
  38. ncbi request reprint A cohort study showed that health insurance databases were accurate to distinguish chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from asthma and classify disease severity
    Jason McKnight
    Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit, Montreal Chest Institute, McGill University, 3650 St Urbain Street, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 2P4, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:206-8. 2005
  39. ncbi request reprint Smoking and asthma: clinical and radiologic features, lung function, and airway inflammation
    Louis Philippe Boulet
    Hopital Laval, 2725 Chemin Sainte Foy, Quebec, QC, Canada, G1V 4G5
    Chest 129:661-8. 2006
    ..In conclusion, compared with nonsmoking asthma patients, smoking asthma patients have features similar to what could be found in early stages of COPD...
  40. doi request reprint High doses of inhaled corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy and congenital malformations
    Lucie Blais
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 124:1229-1234.e4. 2009
    ..Although reassuring data exist on the use of low-to-moderate doses of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) during pregnancy, there are inadequate data for women receiving high doses...
  41. doi request reprint Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea in severe versus moderate asthma
    Joanne Y Julien
    Meakins Christie Laboratories, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 124:371-6. 2009
    ..Previous studies have suggested a link between obstructive sleep apnea and poor asthma control, which may be mediated through airway inflammation, obesity, and other mechanisms...
  42. doi request reprint New measure of adherence adjusted for prescription patterns: the case of adults with asthma treated with inhaled corticosteroid monotherapy
    Lucie Blais
    Faculte of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, and Research Center, Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Pharmacother 45:335-41. 2011
    ..Adherence to inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) has been shown to be low among patients with asthma...
  43. ncbi request reprint A kit to facilitate and standardize the processing of sputum for measurement of airway inflammation
    Simone Chaboillez
    Hôpital du Savoré Coeur de Montréal, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
    Can Respir J 20:248-52. 2013
    ..To help with standardization and to simplify the procedure for laboratory staff, a novel, commercially available processing device (Accufilter, Cellometrics Inc, Canada) has been developed...
  44. ncbi request reprint Are psychiatric disorders associated with worse asthma control and quality of life in asthma patients?
    Kim L Lavoie
    Research Center, Division of Chest Medicine, Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, J 3190, 5400 Gouin West, Montreal, Que, Canada H4J 1C5
    Respir Med 99:1249-57. 2005
    ..This study evaluated the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in 406 adult asthma patients, and associations between psychiatric status, levels of asthma control, and asthma-related quality of life...
  45. ncbi request reprint Occupational asthma
    Jean Luc Malo
    Department of Chest Medicine, Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Canada
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 10:57-61. 2004
    ..Genetic susceptibility is explored. New diagnostic means are described. Surveillance programs are conducted and preventive measures are proposed...
  46. ncbi request reprint The use of sputum eosinophils in the evaluation of occupational asthma
    Catherine Lemiere
    Department of Chest Medicine, Sacre Coeur Hospital, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 4:81-5. 2004
    ....
  47. pmc Development and validation of database indexes of asthma severity and control
    Faranak Firoozi
    Universite de Montreal, Faculte de Pharmacie, CP 6128, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3J7
    Thorax 62:581-7. 2007
    ..A study was undertaken to develop and validate two database indexes to measure the control and severity of asthma...
  48. doi request reprint Risk of perinatal mortality associated with asthma during pregnancy: a 2-stage sampling cohort study
    Marie Claude Breton
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universite de Montreal, Research Center, Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 105:211-7. 2010
    ..However, these studies have methodologic limitations, such as lack of adjustment for cigarette smoking, a major risk factor for perinatal mortality...
  49. ncbi request reprint Increased expression of ADAM33 and ADAM8 with disease progression in asthma
    Susan C Foley
    Meakins Christie Laboratories, McGill University, Montreal Chest Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:863-71. 2007
    ..ADAM8 is strongly induced by allergens and T(H)2 cytokines in the lung in experimental asthma...
  50. doi request reprint Airway smooth muscle remodeling is a dynamic process in severe long-standing asthma
    Muhannad Hassan
    Meakins Christie Laboratories, Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2P2, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 125:1037-1045.e3. 2010
    ..The origin of the excess airway smooth muscle in asthma and when in the course of the disease it is acquired are uncertain...
  51. doi request reprint Safety, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of TPI 1020 in smokers with asthma
    Louis Philippe Boulet
    Centre de Recherche, Hopital Laval, Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de l Universite Laval, Quebec, QC G1V 4G5, Canada
    Respir Med 103:1159-66. 2009
    ..TPI 1020 is a novel compound with potential for anti-neutrophil effects. TPI 1020 exerts its effects by a dual mechanism of action involving corticosteroid activity and controlled donation of nitric oxide...
  52. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing occupational asthma: insight from induced sputum
    Catherine Lemiere
    Department of Chest Medicine, Sacre Coeur Hospital, University of Montreal, Canada
    Can J Physiol Pharmacol 84:1-4. 2006
    ....
  53. doi request reprint Suboptimal use of inhaled corticosteroids in children with persistent asthma: inadequate prescription, poor drug adherence, or both?
    Silvia Pando
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacotherapy 30:1109-16. 2010
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the adherence and persistence to inhaled corticosteroids among adult patients with public and private drug insurance plans
    Marie Christyne Cyr
    Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol 20:e26-41. 2013
    ..The lack of data might be attributable, at least in part, to the absence of a provincial medication database for patients with private drug insurance...
  55. ncbi request reprint New insights into occupational asthma
    Louis Philippe Boulet
    Unité de Recherche en Pneumologie, Institut de cardiologie et de pneumologie de l Université Laval, Hopital Laval, Quebec, Canada
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 7:96-101. 2007
    ..To examine recent publications on the types of agents involved in occupational asthma, the mechanisms by which they induce asthma, and how best to evaluate and treat workers suspected of this respiratory condition...
  56. ncbi request reprint Adult Asthma Consensus Guidelines update 2003
    Catherine Lemiere
    Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
    Can Respir J 11:9A-18A. 2004
    ..Since the last revision of the 1999 Canadian Asthma Consensus Report, important new studies have highlighted the need to incorporate new information into the asthma guidelines...
  57. ncbi request reprint Persistence of bronchial reactivity to occupational agents after removal from exposure and identification of associated factors
    Catherine Lemiere
    Department of Chest Medicine, Sacre Coeur Hospital, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 90:52-5. 2003
    ....
  58. doi request reprint Airway inflammatory responses following exposure to occupational agents
    Philippe Prince
    Centre de Recherche de l Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Quebec, Quebec City, Canada
    Chest 141:1522-7. 2012
    ..We assessed the changes in airway inflammatory cells following SIC in sensitized workers, and looked at the influence of various factors on the pattern of inflammatory responses to SIC...
  59. pmc Asthma control score based on filled medication prescriptions: a validation study
    Marie France Beauchesne
    Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Can Respir J 15:423-6. 2008
    ..Periodic measurement of disease control is recommended to characterize asthma and monitor treatment...
  60. ncbi request reprint The impact of body mass index on inpatient- versus outpatient-treated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations
    Ariane Jacob
    Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre, Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Quebec
    Can Respir J 20:237-42. 2013
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Persistence of airway responsiveness to occupational agents: what does it matter?
    Denyse Gautrin
    Department of Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 2:123-7. 2002
    ..This subject is also examined from a socioeconomic perspective...
  62. ncbi request reprint Validity of asthma diagnoses recorded in the Medical Services database of Quebec
    Lucie Blais
    Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:245-52. 2006
    ..Results tended to be lower for 45-80 years old patients. We conclude that diagnoses recorded in the Medical Services database of Quebec are valid to identify patients with asthma...
  63. pmc Protocol: influence of budesonide and budesonide/formoterol on asthma control in smoking asthmatic adults
    Louis Philippe Boulet
    Centre de Recherche de Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec, Quebec, Canada
    Open Respir Med J 4:51-7. 2010
    ..A reduced response to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) has been reported in smoking asthmatic patients but the effects of other medications remain to be evaluated in this population...
  64. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and asthma: a dangerous mix
    Catherine Lemiere
    Sacre Coeur Hospital, Montreal, Canada
    Can Respir J 12:79-80. 2005
    ..These observations emphasize the need for smoking cessation in patients with asthma and for reassessment of current treatment guidelines in this population...
  65. doi request reprint Quality control chart method for analyzing PEF variability in occupational asthma
    Fazel Hayati
    Edgewood College, Madison, WI 53711, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:223-8. 2008
    ..In this research we investigated the effectiveness of quality control chart as a method to explore the work-relatedness of asthma using peak expiratory flow (PEF) as the variable of interest...
  66. ncbi request reprint Increased glucocorticoid receptor-beta expression, but not decreased histone deacetylase 2, in severe asthma
    Celine Bergeron
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:703-5. 2006
  67. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the diagnosis of occupational asthma
    Jeremy Beach
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada
    Chest 131:569-78. 2007
    ..This study systematically reviews literature regarding the diagnosis of occupational asthma (OA) and compares specific inhalation challenge (SIC) testing with alternative tests...
  68. ncbi request reprint Differences in airway remodeling between subjects with severe and moderate asthma
    Carmela Pepe
    Meakins Christie Laboratories, Montreal H2X2P2, Québec CA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 116:544-9. 2005
    ..Several studies have suggested an association between these changes and disease severity. The relationship between the extent of remodeling and lung function is not well defined...
  69. ncbi request reprint Are inhaled corticosteroids taken during pregnancy harmless?
    Catherine Lemiere
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 116:501-2. 2005
  70. doi request reprint Diagnosis and management of work-related asthma: American College Of Chest Physicians Consensus Statement
    Susan M Tarlo
    Toronto Western Hospital EW7 449, 399 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 2S8
    Chest 134:1S-41S. 2008
    ..The current Consensus Statement updates the previous one based on additional research that has been published since then, including findings relevant to preventive measures and work-exacerbated asthma (WEA)...

Research Grants5

  1. Towards a better understanding of work-aggravated asthma
    Catherine Lemiere; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The occurrence of asthma exacerbations will be recorded. The economic impact of WAA will be assessed in terms of work disability and use of health resources and compared with OA and asthma without OA not WAA. ..
  2. Towards a better understanding of work-aggravated asthma
    Catherine Lemiere; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The occurrence of asthma exacerbations will be recorded. The economic impact of WAA will be assessed in terms of work disability and use of health resources and compared with OA and asthma without OA not WAA. ..