Julian Crane

Summary

Affiliation: Wellington School of Medicine
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Agreement between written and video questions for comparing asthma symptoms in ISAAC
    J Crane
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Dept of Medicine, School of Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand
    Eur Respir J 21:455-61. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Asthma and allergic diseases: is there a downside to cleanliness and can we exploit it?
    J Crane
    Department of Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Science, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Eur J Clin Nutr 56:S39-43. 2002
  3. pmc Pro and anti: the biotics of allergic disease
    J Crane
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, New Zealand
    Thorax 57:II40-II46. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Time for major roadworks on the tobacco road?
    Julian Crane
    Department of Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U801. 2004
  5. doi request reprint Breastfeeding protects against adverse respiratory outcomes at 15 months of age
    Karen M Silvers
    Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Matern Child Nutr 5:243-50. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Asthma, atopy and exhaled nitric oxide in a cohort of 6-yr-old New Zealand children
    Julian Crane
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 23:59-64. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Breastfeeding protects against current asthma up to 6 years of age
    Karen M Silvers
    Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Pediatr 160:991-6.e1. 2012
  8. pmc A measure for quantifying the impact of housing quality on respiratory health: a cross-sectional study
    Michael D Keall
    He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Environ Health 11:33. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Endotoxin exposure, wheezing, and rash in infancy in a New Zealand birth cohort
    Julie Gillespie
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Department of Medicine, Wellington South, New Zealand
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:1265-70. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Endotoxin, (1 --> 3)-beta-D-glucans and fungal extra-cellular polysaccharides in New Zealand homes: a pilot study
    Jeroen Douwes
    Centre for Public Health Research, Research School of Public Health, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Ann Agric Environ Med 13:361-5. 2006

Detail Information

Publications52

  1. ncbi request reprint Agreement between written and video questions for comparing asthma symptoms in ISAAC
    J Crane
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Dept of Medicine, School of Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand
    Eur Respir J 21:455-61. 2003
    ..This relationship and the interpretation of both written and audiovisual presentation of symptoms requires further study in order to better predict asthma...
  2. ncbi request reprint Asthma and allergic diseases: is there a downside to cleanliness and can we exploit it?
    J Crane
    Department of Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Science, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Eur J Clin Nutr 56:S39-43. 2002
    ..The challenge is to continue to reap the enormous benefits that accrued from modifying infectious disease by both public and individual health strategies but at the same time convincing the immune system that it has been exposed to them...
  3. pmc Pro and anti: the biotics of allergic disease
    J Crane
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, New Zealand
    Thorax 57:II40-II46. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Time for major roadworks on the tobacco road?
    Julian Crane
    Department of Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U801. 2004
  5. doi request reprint Breastfeeding protects against adverse respiratory outcomes at 15 months of age
    Karen M Silvers
    Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Matern Child Nutr 5:243-50. 2009
    ..In conclusion, there was a significant protective effect of breastfeeding on infant wheezing and other adverse respiratory outcomes that may be early indicators of asthma in New Zealand children...
  6. doi request reprint Asthma, atopy and exhaled nitric oxide in a cohort of 6-yr-old New Zealand children
    Julian Crane
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 23:59-64. 2012
    ..Exhaled nitric oxide has been promoted as a non-invasive measure of airway inflammation, with clinical utility for the diagnosis and management of asthma...
  7. doi request reprint Breastfeeding protects against current asthma up to 6 years of age
    Karen M Silvers
    Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Pediatr 160:991-6.e1. 2012
    ..To investigate the effects of breastfeeding on wheezing and current asthma in children 2 to 6 years of age...
  8. pmc A measure for quantifying the impact of housing quality on respiratory health: a cross-sectional study
    Michael D Keall
    He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Environ Health 11:33. 2012
    ..Damp and mould in homes have been established as risk factors for respiratory health. There is a need for a relatively straightforward assessment of the home that quantifies this risk...
  9. ncbi request reprint Endotoxin exposure, wheezing, and rash in infancy in a New Zealand birth cohort
    Julie Gillespie
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Department of Medicine, Wellington South, New Zealand
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:1265-70. 2006
    ..Recently, increased levels of endotoxin in the domestic environment have also been associated with infant wheezing, particularly among infants with a family history of atopic disease...
  10. ncbi request reprint Endotoxin, (1 --> 3)-beta-D-glucans and fungal extra-cellular polysaccharides in New Zealand homes: a pilot study
    Jeroen Douwes
    Centre for Public Health Research, Research School of Public Health, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Ann Agric Environ Med 13:361-5. 2006
    ..In conclusion, levels of microbial contaminants in a small random sample of New Zealand homes were high and weakly associated with water damage...
  11. ncbi request reprint Modelling the effects of low indoor temperatures on the lung function of children with asthma
    Nevil Pierse
    He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:918-25. 2013
    ..Such studies are clearly warranted, as people have greater exposure to the indoor environment than the outdoor environment...
  12. pmc Warm homes for older people: aims and methods of a randomised community-based trial for people with COPD
    Helen Viggers
    He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, Wellington South, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 13:176. 2013
    ..It will also examine whether these subsidies are cost-beneficial...
  13. pmc The New Zealand Asthma and Allergy Cohort Study (NZA2CS): assembly, demographics and investigations
    Michael J Epton
    Canterbury Respiratory Research Group, Department of Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 7:26. 2007
    ..This paper describes the establishment of a birth cohort in New Zealand...
  14. pmc Effects of improved home heating on asthma in community dwelling children: randomised controlled trial
    Philippa Howden-Chapman
    He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme, University of Otago, Wellington, PO 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    BMJ 337:a1411. 2008
    ..To assess whether non-polluting, more effective home heating (heat pump, wood pellet burner, flued gas) has a positive effect on the health of children with asthma...
  15. doi request reprint Randomized crossover trial of the acceptability of snus, nicotine gum, and Zonnic therapy for smoking reduction in heavy smokers
    Brent Caldwell
    Department of Medicine, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:179-83. 2010
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  16. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation is a prolonged journey rather than a single trip
    K Marie Ditchburn
    Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:91-7. 2012
    ..This viewpoint outlines the reasons why New Zealand can ill afford not to have nationwide specialist smoking-cessation clinics...
  17. doi request reprint A differential effect of 2 probiotics in the prevention of eczema and atopy: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Kristin Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 122:788-94. 2008
    ..The role of probiotics in prevention of allergic disease is still not clearly established, although early reports suggested Lactobacillus GG halved the risk of eczema at 2 years...
  18. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of nicotine by inhalation: is there a role for the inhaled route?
    Brent Caldwell
    Department of Medicine, University of Otago, 23A Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
    Nicotine Tob Res 14:1127-39. 2012
    ..This review draws together what is currently known about pulmonary nicotine delivery and identifies potential ways that deep lung delivery can be achieved with a simple portable device...
  19. pmc Effect of insulating existing houses on health inequality: cluster randomised study in the community
    Philippa Howden-Chapman
    He Kainga Oranga, Housing and Health Research Programme, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    BMJ 334:460. 2007
    ..To determine whether insulating existing houses increases indoor temperatures and improves occupants' health and wellbeing...
  20. doi request reprint Beta-(1,3)-glucan levels and its determinants in New Zealand bedrooms
    Jennifer Heyes
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Asthma 46:64-6. 2009
    ..2-146.4) from pillows. Synthetic bedding and older mattresses contained higher beta-(1,3)-glucan levels. Synthetic bedding contains higher levels of beta-(1,3)-glucan than feather bedding, which may be of importance to asthmatics...
  21. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of mouse allergen (Mus m 1) in homes of New Zealand rural children
    Sue Peters
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand
    Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol 24:81-4. 2006
    ..No significant associations were found between Mus m 1 levels and atopic status or allergic diseases. Mouse allergen is unlikely to be an important indoor allergen for rural New Zealand children...
  22. doi request reprint Association between paracetamol use in infancy and childhood, and risk of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis, and eczema in children aged 6-7 years: analysis from Phase Three of the ISAAC programme
    Richard Beasley
    Medical Research Institute of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
    Lancet 372:1039-48. 2008
    ..We studied 6-7-year-old children from Phase Three of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) programme to investigate the association between paracetamol consumption and asthma...
  23. doi request reprint A pilot study of nicotine delivery to smokers from a metered-dose inhaler
    Brent Caldwell
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:342-7. 2009
    ..The present study generated preliminary data on the acceptability and pharmacokinetics of nicotine administered by a simple metered-dose inhaler (MDI)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Upper body clothing is a source of fungal beta-(1,3)-glucan exposure
    Robert Siebers
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Asthma 44:649-50. 2007
    ..Beta-(1,3)-glucan levels were significantly lower from cotton jerseys and from warm water washed jerseys. Thus, jerseys are potentially a significant exposure source of beta-(1,3)-glucan...
  25. doi request reprint Improving health and energy efficiency through community-based housing interventions
    Philippa Howden-Chapman
    He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Public Health 56:583-8. 2011
    ..Our aim is to find cost-effective ways to improve the characteristics of older homes, ill-fitted for New Zealand's climate, in order to improve the occupants' health...
  26. doi request reprint Measurement of exhaled nitric oxide in a general population sample: a comparison of the Medisoft HypAir FE(NO) and Aerocrine NIOX analyzers
    Collin R Brooks
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Asthma 48:324-8. 2011
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  27. ncbi request reprint Rethinking the regulatory framework for tobacco control in New Zealand
    George Thomson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1405. 2005
    ..As the authority could be funded through levies on the tobacco industry, it has the potential advantage of delivering major population health gains while costing the taxpayer nothing...
  28. ncbi request reprint Asthma prevalence in European, Maori, and Pacific children in New Zealand: ISAAC study
    Philip K Pattemore
    Department of Paediatrics, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Otago, New Zealand
    Pediatr Pulmonol 37:433-42. 2004
    ..Further studies are needed to determine the reasons for these apparent differences in asthma severity...
  29. doi request reprint International trends in asthma mortality rates in the 5- to 34-year age group: a call for closer surveillance
    Meme Wijesinghe
    Medical Research Institute of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
    Chest 135:1045-9. 2009
    ..Since then, little attention has been paid to the ongoing international time trends...
  30. pmc Do other components of bedding dust affect sensitisation to house dust mites?
    Claire Smith
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Otago, Wellington 6242, New Zealand
    ISRN Allergy 2011:426941. 2011
    ..An individual's own bedding dust does not appear to contain factors that enhance skin prick test or atopy patch test responses to house dust mites...
  31. ncbi request reprint The determinants of dust mite allergen and its relationship to the prevalence of symptoms of asthma in the Asia-Pacific region
    Kristin Wickens
    Department of Medicine, Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 15:55-61. 2004
    ..While our findings suggest that Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus may have a role in the primary causation of asthma, the complexity of this association reinforces the need for prospective studies...
  32. pmc Bifidobacterial species differentially affect expression of cell surface markers and cytokines of dendritic cells harvested from cord blood
    Sarah L Young
    Department of Microbiology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 11:686-90. 2004
    ..bifidum, B. longum, and B. pseudocatenulatum induce a Th2-driven immune response. A hypothesis is presented to link our observations to the prevalence of atopic diseases in different countries...
  33. pmc Endotoxin and house dust mite allergen levels on synthetic and buckwheat pillows
    Hae Seon Nam
    Genome Research Center for Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, Soonchunhyang University, Bucheon, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 19:505-8. 2004
    ..16 microg/g (0.02-8.13) and 1.08 microg/g (0.19-1.68) respectively. These results indicate that buckwheat pillows are a source of very high endotoxin levels that may be of relevance to asthma severity of atopic asthmatics...
  34. ncbi request reprint Long-acting beta agonists--prescribe with care
    Julian Crane
    N Z Med J 119:U2064. 2006
  35. ncbi request reprint Quantitative measurement of IgE antibodies to purified allergens using streptavidin linked to a high-capacity solid phase
    Elizabeth A Erwin
    University of Virginia Astma and Allergic Diseases Center, Charlottesville, VA 22908 1355, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 115:1029-35. 2005
    ..Commercially available assays for IgE antibody provide results in international units per milliliter for many allergen extracts, but this is not easily achieved with purified or novel allergens...
  36. ncbi request reprint Occupational respiratory health of New Zealand horse trainers
    Lou M Gallagher
    Institute for Environmental Science and Research, Kenepuru, New Zealand
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 80:335-41. 2007
    ..To confirm that working with horses is an occupational respiratory hazard and observed associations are not attributable to confounding...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cat and dust mite sensitivity and tolerance in relation to wheezing among children raised with high exposure to both allergens
    Elizabeth A Erwin
    University of Virginia Asthma and Allergic Diseases Center, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 115:74-9. 2005
    ..Recent evidence has suggested that high exposure to cat allergens is associated with decreased prevalence of sensitization to cat and, in some studies, decreased asthma...
  38. ncbi request reprint Has the prevalence and severity of symptoms of asthma changed among children in New Zealand? ISAAC Phase Three
    M Innes Asher
    Department of Paediatrics Child and Youth Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:52-63. 2008
    ..To investigate time trends in prevalence of symptoms of asthma by repeating, during 2001-3 (Phase Three), the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Phase One study that was conducted in New Zealand in 1992-3...
  39. ncbi request reprint Clothing--potentially a significant source of endotoxin exposure
    Hae Seon Nam
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 112:624-5. 2003
  40. ncbi request reprint Contribution of dust mite and cat specific IgE to total IgE: relevance to asthma prevalence
    Elizabeth A Erwin
    University of Virginia Asthma and Allergic Diseases Center, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:359-65. 2007
    ..The prevalence of asthma is strikingly different in some Westernized countries: approximately 20% in New Zealand and approximately 8% in northern Sweden...
  41. pmc Activated charcoal suppresses breeding of the house dust mite, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, in culture
    Hae Seon Nam
    Department of Clinical Parasitology and Allergy, Soonchunghyang University, Cheonan, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 22:383-5. 2007
    ..Thus, activated charcoal suppresses breeding of house dust mites and offers a new promising method for house dust mite control...
  42. ncbi request reprint A comparison of two skin test methodologies and allergens from two different manufacturers
    Robert Rhodius
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 88:374-9. 2002
    ..Skin prick tests (SPTs) are a frequently used method for evaluation of atopy. A variety of standard allergen preparations are available, together with a number of different methods of application...
  43. ncbi request reprint Inhaled corticosteroids in asthma action plans--double or quits?
    Julian Crane
    N Z Med J 117:U930. 2004
  44. ncbi request reprint Endotoxin and indoor allergen levels in kindergartens and daycare centres in Wellington, New Zealand
    Karen Oldfield
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wellington South
    N Z Med J 120:U2400. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to measure endotoxin and indoor allergens in kindergartens and daycare centres in the Wellington region...
  45. ncbi request reprint House dust mite allergen levels in individual bedding components in New Zealand
    Sarah Mills
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    N Z Med J 115:151-3. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to measure Der p 1 levels in synthetic and feather duvets and other individual bedding items, and to examine factors affecting these levels...
  46. ncbi request reprint To skin prick test or not to skin prick test - this is the question
    Isobel R Martin
    Department of General Practice, Dunedin School of Medicine, Dunedin
    N Z Med J 115:U166. 2002
  47. ncbi request reprint Endotoxin from synthetic and feather pillows
    Karen Hall
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 110:811. 2002
  48. ncbi request reprint Salamol and asthma in New Zealand
    D Robin Taylor
    N Z Med J 119:U2328; author reply U2328; discussion U2328. 2006
  49. pmc House dust mite allergens in domestic homes in Cheonan, Korea
    Hae Seon Nam
    Department of Clinical Parasitology, School of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Cheonan 330 090, Korea
    Korean J Parasitol 46:187-9. 2008
    ..Corresponding levels of Der f 1 were higher, 7.46 microgram/g (range: 0.01-262.9) and 10.2 microgram/g (range: 0.01-230.9) for floors and mattresses, respectively. D. farinae appears to be the dominant house dust mite in Cheonan...
  50. ncbi request reprint Asthma prevalence: mysterious enigmatic riddle or time-expired illusion? Can we solve a riddle by burying an illusion?
    Julian Crane
    Med J Aust 180:263-4. 2004
  51. ncbi request reprint Child-care center sandpits: a source of cat allergen (Fel d 1)
    Rob Siebers
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:533-4. 2006