Chitra Dinakar

Summary

Affiliation: Children's Mercy Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Anaphylaxis in children: current understanding and key issues in diagnosis and treatment
    Chitra Dinakar
    Section of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Children s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 12:641-9. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Exhaled nitric oxide in pediatric asthma
    Chitra Dinakar
    Section of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Children s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 9:30-7. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Update on asthma step-therapy
    Chitra Dinakar
    Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Allergy Asthma Proc 31:444-51. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Learning preferences of caregivers of asthmatic children
    Chitra Dinakar
    Section of Allergy Asthma Immunology, Children s Mercy Hospital, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    J Asthma 42:683-7. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Changes in exhaled nitric oxide levels with immunotherapy
    Chitra Dinakar
    Section of Allergy Asthma Immunology, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Allergy Asthma Proc 27:140-4. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Real-life environmental tobacco exposure does not affect exhaled nitric oxide levels in asthmatic children
    Chitra Dinakar
    Section of Allergy Immunology, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108 4968, USA
    J Asthma 42:113-8. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint How frequent are asthma exacerbations in a pediatric primary care setting and do written asthma action plans help in their management?
    Chitra Dinakar
    Department of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Children s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    J Asthma 41:807-12. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Exhaled nitric oxide in the clinical management of asthma
    Chitra Dinakar
    Section of Allergy Asthma Immunology, Children s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 4:454-9. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Allergen immunotherapy in the prevention of asthma
    Chitra Dinakar
    Section of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 4:131-6. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint The yellow zone in asthma treatment: is it a gray zone?
    Chitra Dinakar
    Section of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108 4968, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 92:7-16; quiz 16-7, 79. 2004

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Publications21

  1. pmc Anaphylaxis in children: current understanding and key issues in diagnosis and treatment
    Chitra Dinakar
    Section of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Children s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 12:641-9. 2012
    ..This review will critically appraise these key issues and highlight strategies that might result in improved management of anaphylaxis in children...
  2. ncbi request reprint Exhaled nitric oxide in pediatric asthma
    Chitra Dinakar
    Section of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Children s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 9:30-7. 2009
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  3. doi request reprint Update on asthma step-therapy
    Chitra Dinakar
    Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Allergy Asthma Proc 31:444-51. 2010
    ..This manuscript reviews some of the recent studies published since release of the Expert Panel Report 3 and FDA warnings that may add to our understanding of this issue...
  4. ncbi request reprint Learning preferences of caregivers of asthmatic children
    Chitra Dinakar
    Section of Allergy Asthma Immunology, Children s Mercy Hospital, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    J Asthma 42:683-7. 2005
    ..Our teaching is largely aural based, with the cards providing reading and visual stimulation and hands-on practice with devices offering kinesthetic stimulation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Changes in exhaled nitric oxide levels with immunotherapy
    Chitra Dinakar
    Section of Allergy Asthma Immunology, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Allergy Asthma Proc 27:140-4. 2006
    ..Temporally, the changes appear to be accelerated in the RushIT group compared with the TradIT group, with return to baseline as maintenance IT levels are achieved...
  6. ncbi request reprint Real-life environmental tobacco exposure does not affect exhaled nitric oxide levels in asthmatic children
    Chitra Dinakar
    Section of Allergy Immunology, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108 4968, USA
    J Asthma 42:113-8. 2005
    ..9-21.6). Real-life environmental tobacco exposure does not appear to decrease eNO levels in asthmatic children. Off-line collection of exhaled nitric oxide with a Mylar collection device helps differentiate asthmatics from non-asthmatics...
  7. ncbi request reprint How frequent are asthma exacerbations in a pediatric primary care setting and do written asthma action plans help in their management?
    Chitra Dinakar
    Department of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Children s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    J Asthma 41:807-12. 2004
    ..We aim to determine exacerbation frequency and usefulness of the asthma action plan in managing exacerbations that occur in a pediatric primary care setting...
  8. ncbi request reprint Exhaled nitric oxide in the clinical management of asthma
    Chitra Dinakar
    Section of Allergy Asthma Immunology, Children s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 4:454-9. 2004
    ..In this article, recent data that support the use of exhaled nitric oxide as a noninvasive biomarker of inflammation in clinical practice are reviewed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Allergen immunotherapy in the prevention of asthma
    Chitra Dinakar
    Section of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 4:131-6. 2004
    ..In this paper, we review recent research published proposing immunotherapy as a means of preventing the development of, or at least ameliorating, allergic asthma...
  10. ncbi request reprint The yellow zone in asthma treatment: is it a gray zone?
    Chitra Dinakar
    Section of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108 4968, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 92:7-16; quiz 16-7, 79. 2004
    ..To review the available literature on methods of preventing and minimizing exacerbations and to target problems for improvement...
  11. ncbi request reprint Monitoring of asthma control in children
    Chitra Dinakar
    Section of Allergy Asthma Immunology, Children s Mercy Hospital, University of Missouri in Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 6:113-8. 2006
    ..The recent Practice Parameter on attaining optimal asthma control highlights the need to titrate the step-care management of asthma to the level of control assessed at each clinic encounter...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effective management of home exacerbations (yellow zone) of asthma
    Chitra Dinakar
    University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, USA
    Mo Med 101:212-7; quiz 217-8. 2004
    ..This article reviews available data and attempts to incorporate these guidelines into clinical practice...
  13. ncbi request reprint Pediatric asthma: a look at adherence from the patient and family perspective
    Christina D Adams
    Developmental and Behavioral Sciences, Children s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 4:425-32. 2004
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Interpretation of food specific immunoglobulin E levels in the context of total IgE
    Tara J Federly
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 111:20-4. 2013
    ..Concomitant measurement of total IgE (tIgE) is traditionally not obtained. We anecdotally observed elevations in fsIgE mirroring tIgE increases, which may confound accurate interpretation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Urticaria and angioedema
    Sachin Baxi
    Division of Allergy Asthma Immunology, University of Missouri Kansas City, Children s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 25:353-67, vii. 2005
    ..Urticaria and angioedema can usually be controlled by avoidance of triggers, a variety of supportive medications, and reassurance...
  16. ncbi request reprint Social perceptions and preferences of youth with asthma
    Chitra Dinakar
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine and Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, USA
    Mo Med 103:553-6. 2006
    ..Almost one-half of adolescents felt restricted or excluded from school activities, athletics, or social clubs. While most respondents (93.9%)..
  17. doi request reprint Pediatric pay-for-performance in asthma: who pays?
    Rodney Johnson
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, University of Missouri Kansas City, 64108, USA
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 10:405-10. 2010
    ..It has become part of a growing movement to improve the quality of the health care system. The purpose of this article is to review and discuss pay-for-performance and how it relates to pediatrics and asthma...
  18. ncbi request reprint Review of cetirizine hydrochloride for the treatment of allergic disorders
    Jay M Portnoy
    Children s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 5:125-35. 2004
    ..Interestingly, several clinical studies suggest that cetirizine may be useful in the treatment and prevention of mild asthma...
  19. ncbi request reprint Infants and toddlers without asthma with eczema have elevated exhaled nitric oxide levels
    Chitra Dinakar
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:212-3. 2006
  20. ncbi request reprint The link between the Hippocratic Oath and evidence-based medicine
    Chitra Dinakar
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 96:511-3. 2006
  21. ncbi request reprint Alleviating disease burden in primary immunodeficiency diseases
    Chitra Dinakar
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 96:260-2. 2006