Rajesh Kumar

Summary

Affiliation: Children's Memorial Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Factors associated with degree of atopy in Latino children in a nationwide pediatric sample: the Genes-environments and Admixture in Latino Asthmatics (GALA II) study
    Rajesh Kumar
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, and the Department of Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 132:896-905.e1. 2013
  2. pmc African ancestry, early life exposures, and respiratory morbidity in early childhood
    R Kumar
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    Clin Exp Allergy 42:265-74. 2012
  3. pmc Race, ancestry, and development of food-allergen sensitization in early childhood
    Rajesh Kumar
    aDivision of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA
    Pediatrics 128:e821-9. 2011
  4. pmc Genetic ancestry in lung-function predictions
    Rajesh Kumar
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, 2300 Children s Plaza, Box 60, Chicago IL 60614, USA
    N Engl J Med 363:321-30. 2010
  5. pmc Gestational diabetes, atopic dermatitis, and allergen sensitization in early childhood
    Rajesh Kumar
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill 60614, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 124:1031-8.e1-4. 2009
  6. doi request reprint A community-based study of tobacco smoke exposure among inner-city children with asthma in Chicago
    Rajesh Kumar
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 122:754-759.e1. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Prenatal factors and the development of asthma
    Rajesh Kumar
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 20:682-7. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and risk factors for the development of food allergy
    Rajesh Kumar
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA
    Pediatr Ann 37:552-8. 2008
  9. pmc Prematurity, chorioamnionitis, and the development of recurrent wheezing: a prospective birth cohort study
    Rajesh Kumar
    Division of Allergy, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 121:878-84.e6. 2008
  10. pmc Maternal smoking during pregnancy, prematurity and recurrent wheezing in early childhood
    Rachel G Robison
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA
    Pediatr Pulmonol 47:666-73. 2012

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. pmc Factors associated with degree of atopy in Latino children in a nationwide pediatric sample: the Genes-environments and Admixture in Latino Asthmatics (GALA II) study
    Rajesh Kumar
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, and the Department of Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 132:896-905.e1. 2013
    ..Atopy varies by ethnicity, even within Latino groups. This variation might be due to environmental, sociocultural, or genetic factors...
  2. pmc African ancestry, early life exposures, and respiratory morbidity in early childhood
    R Kumar
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    Clin Exp Allergy 42:265-74. 2012
    ..Racial disparities persist in early childhood wheezing and cannot be completely explained by known risk factors...
  3. pmc Race, ancestry, and development of food-allergen sensitization in early childhood
    Rajesh Kumar
    aDivision of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA
    Pediatrics 128:e821-9. 2011
    ..We examined whether the risk of food-allergen sensitization varied according to self-identified race or genetic ancestry...
  4. pmc Genetic ancestry in lung-function predictions
    Rajesh Kumar
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, 2300 Children s Plaza, Box 60, Chicago IL 60614, USA
    N Engl J Med 363:321-30. 2010
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  5. pmc Gestational diabetes, atopic dermatitis, and allergen sensitization in early childhood
    Rajesh Kumar
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill 60614, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 124:1031-8.e1-4. 2009
    ..The relationship between the prenatal environment, maternal-fetal interaction, and allergic disease in the offspring remains understudied...
  6. doi request reprint A community-based study of tobacco smoke exposure among inner-city children with asthma in Chicago
    Rajesh Kumar
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 122:754-759.e1. 2008
    ..Little is known about the level of tobacco exposure and the factors that influence exposure in children with persistent asthma...
  7. doi request reprint Prenatal factors and the development of asthma
    Rajesh Kumar
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 20:682-7. 2008
    ..There is increasing evidence that both prenatal and perinatal events influence both allergic diseases and early-life respiratory morbidity...
  8. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and risk factors for the development of food allergy
    Rajesh Kumar
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA
    Pediatr Ann 37:552-8. 2008
  9. pmc Prematurity, chorioamnionitis, and the development of recurrent wheezing: a prospective birth cohort study
    Rajesh Kumar
    Division of Allergy, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 121:878-84.e6. 2008
    ..Prematurity (< 37 weeks) has been inconsistently associated with asthma and wheezing. Chorioamnionitis may promote both prematurity and inflammatory pathways in infants' airways...
  10. pmc Maternal smoking during pregnancy, prematurity and recurrent wheezing in early childhood
    Rachel G Robison
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA
    Pediatr Pulmonol 47:666-73. 2012
    ..Prenatal maternal smoking and prematurity independently affect wheezing and asthma in childhood...
  11. pmc Gene polymorphisms, breast-feeding, and development of food sensitization in early childhood
    Xiumei Hong
    Mary Ann and J Milburn Smith Child Health Research Program, Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children s Memorial Hospital and Children s Memorial Research Center, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 128:374-81.e2. 2011
    ..The effect of breast-feeding on the development of allergic disease is uncertain. There are no data that show whether this relationship varies by individual genotypes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Asthma burden in a citywide, diverse sample of elementary schoolchildren in Chicago
    Madeleine U Shalowitz
    Section for Child and Family Health Studies, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 7:271-7. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that considering possible asthma would give a more complete picture of race/ethnic disparities in pediatric asthma...
  13. pmc Association of elevated plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 levels with diminished lung function in patients with asthma
    Seong Cho
    Division of Allergy Immunology, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 106:371-7. 2011
    ..We previously reported that plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1) was upregulated in human asthmatic airways and promotes airway fibrosis in an allergen-challenged murine model of asthma...
  14. pmc Adiposity, serum lipid levels, and allergic sensitization in Chinese men and women
    Fengxiu Ouyang
    Mary Ann and J Milburn Smith Child Health Research Program, Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children s Memorial Hospital and Children s Memorial Research Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 123:940-8.e10. 2009
    ..Obesity and allergic diseases have increased dramatically in recent decades. Although adiposity has been associated with asthma, associations with allergic sensitization have been inconsistent...
  15. pmc Does genetic regulation of IgE begin in utero? Evidence from T(H)1/T(H)2 gene polymorphisms and cord blood total IgE
    Xiumei Hong
    Mary Ann and J Milburn Smith Child Health Research Program, Children s Memorial Hospital and Children s Memorial Research Center, Chicago, Ill 60614 3394, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 126:1059-67, 1067.e1. 2010
    ..In contrast with numerous genetic studies of total serum IgE in children and adults, limited genetic studies on CBIgE have been conducted...
  16. ncbi request reprint Age and gender specific lung function predictive equations provide similar predictions for both a twin population and a general population from age 6 through adolescence
    Yunxian Yu
    Mary Ann and J Milburn Smith Child Health Research Program, Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children s Memorial Hospital and Children s Memorial Research Center, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    Pediatr Pulmonol 42:631-9. 2007
    ..We sought to evaluate this in late childhood and adolescent subjects...
  17. pmc Further replication studies of the EVE Consortium meta-analysis identifies 2 asthma risk loci in European Americans
    Rachel A Myers
    Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 130:1294-301. 2012
    ..Genome-wide association studies of asthma have implicated many genetic risk factors, with well-replicated associations at approximately 10 loci that account for only a small proportion of the genetic risk...
  18. pmc Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome and the PHOX2B gene: a model of respiratory and autonomic dysregulation
    Pallavi P Patwari
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA
    Respir Physiol Neurobiol 173:322-35. 2010
    ..The study of CCHS, with collaboration between physician-scientists and basic scientists, offers a rare opportunity to investigate control of breathing within the complex physiological network of the ANS...
  19. doi request reprint The effect of prenatal and postnatal dietary exposures on childhood development of atopic disease
    Rachel Robison
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 10:139-44. 2010
    ..Prenatal and early life dietary factors may influence asthma and allergic disease development. We review recent studies and consensus statements regarding the effects of prenatal/early life dietary exposures on atopic disease...
  20. doi request reprint Cord blood biomarkers of the fetal inflammatory response
    Karen Mestan
    Division of Neonatology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 22:379-87. 2009
    ..From a large panel of immune biomarkers, we seek to identify cord blood markers that are most strongly associated with the fetal inflammatory response (FIR), a specific placental lesion associated with serious neonatal complications...
  21. doi request reprint The prevalence, severity, and distribution of childhood food allergy in the United States
    Ruchi S Gupta
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Smith Child Health Research Program, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 60640, USA
    Pediatrics 128:e9-17. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to better estimate the prevalence and severity of childhood food allergy in the United States...
  22. doi request reprint Chapter 10: Pediatric asthma: principles and treatment
    Rachel G Robison
    Division of Allergy Immunology, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Allergy Asthma Proc 33:S32-5. 2012
    ..Montelukast is approved for children ≥12 months old and is often used for its ease of daily oral dosing. Long-acting beta(2)-adrenergic agonists should not be used as monotherapy (i.e., should only be used with ICS)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Bronchodilator responses in Chinese children from asthma index families and the general population
    Rajesh Kumar
    Division of Allergy, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60612 0064, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:1257-63. 2006
    ..Although airway hyperresponsiveness to bronchoconstrictors has been extensively investigated, epidemiologic studies on airway hyperresponsiveness to bronchodilators are limited...
  24. ncbi request reprint Pediatric asthma: principles and treatment
    Aaron T Donnell
    Northwestern University, Department of Medicine, USA
    Allergy Asthma Proc 25:S23-5. 2004
  25. ncbi request reprint The wheezing infant: diagnosis and treatment
    Rajesh Kumar
    Children s Memorial Hospital, 2300 Children s Plaza, Chicago, IL 60614 3394, USA
    Pediatr Ann 32:30-6. 2003
  26. ncbi request reprint A community-based rheumatic fever/rheumatic heart disease cohort: twelve-year experience
    Rajesh Kumar
    Department of Community Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
    Indian Heart J 54:54-8. 2002
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  27. ncbi request reprint Syndromic management of vaginal discharge and pelvic inflammatory disease among women in a rural community of Haryana, India: agreement of symptoms enquiry with clinical diagnosis
    Arun Kumar Aggarwal
    Department of Community Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012
    J Commun Dis 36:1-11. 2004
    ..20-0.36). The chances of over treatment for vaginal discharge and pelvic inflammatory disease were only 16% and 15% respectively. However, history based syndromic protocols need revision. Proposed protocol is discussed in this paper...
  28. ncbi request reprint Seroepidemiological study of toxoplasmosis in different sections of population of Union Territory of Chandigarh
    Balvinder Mohan
    Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012
    J Commun Dis 34:15-22. 2002
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Bleomycin induced flagellate pigmentation
    Rajesh Kumar
    Department of Detmatology and Venereology, Jagjivan Ram Hospital, Mumbai 400 008, India
    Indian Pediatr 43:74-5. 2006
  30. ncbi request reprint Trends in HIV-1 in young adults in south India from 2000 to 2004: a prevalence study
    Rajesh Kumar
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Lancet 367:1164-72. 2006
    ..To estimate incidence, we investigated the prevalence of HIV-1 in young people attending antenatal and sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinics in India...
  31. ncbi request reprint A study of ocular infections amongst primary school children in Delhi
    Rajesh Kumar
    Deptt of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi
    J Commun Dis 36:121-6. 2004
    ..There was a significant rising trend of ocular infection with increase in age. A significant association was found between ocular infections and religion but the association with per capita income was not significant...
  32. pmc An african-specific functional polymorphism in KCNMB1 shows sex-specific association with asthma severity
    Max A Seibold
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 2911, USA
    Hum Mol Genet 17:2681-90. 2008
    ..Female asthmatics may be insulated from the deleterious effects of the 818T allele by estrogen-mediated upregulation in BK channel activity...
  33. doi request reprint Trends in HIV incidence in India from 2000 to 2007
    Paul Arora
    Lancet 372:289-90. 2008
  34. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of bacteriuria in pregnancy and its screening methods in north India
    Sutapa Bandyopadhyay
    Department of Community Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012
    J Indian Med Assoc 103:259-62, 266. 2005
    ..Syndromic management of cases on the basis of score card is helpful in resource constraint areas. This may be combined with microscopic examination of urine to entail rational use of antibiotics...
  35. ncbi request reprint Relation between birthweight and blood pressure among 7-8 year old rural children in India
    Rajesh Kumar
    Department of Community Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Int J Epidemiol 33:87-91. 2004
    ..The ideal approach for avoiding selection bias is to conduct a prospective cohort study with minimal loss during follow-up. Therefore, the relationship of birthweight with blood pressure was examined in a cohort born during 1992-1993...
  36. ncbi request reprint Integrated management of childhood illness strategy: opportunities and challenges
    Rajesh Kumar
    Indian J Public Health 47:3-6. 2003
  37. ncbi request reprint Chronic lung disease in neonates: emerging problem in India
    Anil Narang
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatrics Center, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Indian Pediatr 39:158-62. 2002