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West Sweden Asthma Study


Hedman L, Backman H, Stridsman C, Bosson JA, Lundbäck M, Lindberg A, Rönmark E, Ekerljung L. Association of electronic cigarette use with smoking habits, demographic factors, and respiratory symptoms. JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(3):e180789.

Ekerljung L, Mincheva R, Hagstad S, Bjerg A, Telg G, Stratelis G, Lotvall J. Prevalence, clinical characteristics and morbidity of the Asthma-COPD overlap in a general population sample. J Asthma. 2018 May;55(5):461-9. PubMed PMID: 28696811.


Mincheva R, Ekerljung L, Bossios A, Lundback B, Lotvall J. High prevalence of severe asthma in a large random population study. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Sep 20. PubMed PMID: 28939411.


Ronmark EP, Ekerljung L, Mincheva R, Sjolander S, Hagstad S, Wennergren G, Ronmark E, Lotvall J, Lundback B. Different risk factor patterns for adult asthma, rhinitis and eczema: results from West Sweden Asthma Study. Clin Transl Allergy. 2016;6:28. PubMed PMID: 27493721. Pubmed Central PMCID: PMC4973051.

Bjerg A, Ekerljung L, Eriksson J, Naslund J, Sjolander S, Ronmark E, Dahl A, Holmberg K, Wennergren G, Toren K, Borres MP, Lotvall J, Lundback B. Increase in pollen sensitization in Swedish adults and protective effect of keeping animals in childhood. Clin Exp Allergy. 2016 Oct;46(10):1328-36. PubMed PMID: 27159904.

Axelsson M, Ekerljung L, Lundback B, Lotvall J. Personality and unachieved treatment goals related to poor adherence to asthma medication in a newly developed adherence questionnaire - a population-based study. Multidiscip Respir Med. 2016;11:42. PubMed PMID: 27980735. Pubmed Central PMCID: PMC5137217.

Axelsson M, Ekerljung L, Eriksson J, Hagstad S, Ronmark E, Lotvall J, Lundback B. Chronic bronchitis in West Sweden - a matter of smoking and social class. Eur Clin Respir J. 2016;3:30319. PubMed PMID: 27421832. Pubmed Central PMCID: PMC4947195.


Bjerg A, Rönmark EP, Hagstad S, Eriksson J, Andersson M, Wennergren G, Torén K, Ekerljung L.
Gas, dust, and fumes exposure is associated with mite sensitization and with asthma in mite-sensitized adults.
Allergy. 2015 Jan 30. doi: 10.1111/all.12584.

Eriksson J, Ekerljung L, Bossios A, Bjerg A, Wennergren G, Rönmark E, Torén K, Lötvall J, Lundbäck B.
Aspirin-intolerant asthma in the population: prevalence and important determinants.
Article first published online: 26 DEC2014
Clin Exp Allergy. 2015 Jan;45(1):211-9. doi: 10.1111/cea.12359
PMID: 24961377 [PubMed - in process]

Rentzos G, Johanson L, Sjolander S, Telemo E, Ekerljung L. Self-reported adverse reactions and IgE sensitization to common foods in adults with asthma. Clin Transl Allergy. 2015;5:25. PubMed PMID: 26191401. Pubmed Central PMCID: PMC4506426.

Hagstad S, Backman H, Bjerg A, Ekerljung L, Ye X, Hedman L, Lindberg A, Toren K, Lotvall J, Ronmark E, Lundback B. Prevalence and risk factors of COPD among never-smokers in two areas of Sweden - Occupational exposure to gas, dust or fumes is an important risk factor. Respir Med. 2015 Nov;109(11):1439-45. PubMed PMID: 26440676.

Goksor E, Amark M, Alm B, Ekerljung L, Lundback B, Wennergren G. High risk of adult asthma following severe wheezing in early life. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2015 Aug;50(8):789-97. PubMed PMID: 25137605.

Axelsson M, Ekerljung L, Lundback B. The Significance of Asthma Follow-Up Consultations for Adherence to Asthma Medication, Asthma Medication Beliefs, and Asthma Control. Nurs Res Pract. 2015;2015:139070. PubMed PMID: 26770823. Pubmed Central PMCID: PMC4685132.


Mincheva R, Ekerljung L, Bjerg A, Axelsson M, Popov TA, Lundback B, Lotvall J. Frequent cough in unsatisfactory controlled asthma--results from the population-based West Sweden Asthma study. Respir Res. 2014 Aug 18;15:79. PubMed PMID: 25135646. Pubmed Central PMCID: PMC4262384.

Hagstad S, Bjerg A, Ekerljung L, Backman H, Lindberg A, Ronmark E, Lundback B. Passive smoking exposure is associated with increased risk of COPD in never smokers. Chest. 2014 Jun;145(6):1298-304. PubMed PMID: 24356778.

Ekerljung L, Bjerg A, Bossios A, Axelsson M, Toren K, Wennergren G, Lotvall J, Lundback B. Five-fold increase in use of inhaled corticosteroids over 18 years in the general adult population in west Sweden. Respir Med. 2014 May;108(5):685-93. PubMed PMID: 24685491.


Wennergren G, Ekerljung L, Alm B, Bjerg A, Lötvall J, Lundbäck B.
Alarmingly high prevalence of smoking and symptoms of bronchitis in young women in Sweden: a population-based questionnaire study.
Prim Care Respir J. 2013 May 10. doi:pii: pcrj-2012-11-0167-R1. 10.4104/pcrj.2013.00043. [Epub ahead of print]

Kim JL, Toren K, Lohman S, Ekerljung L, Lotvall J, Lundback B, Andersson E. Respiratory symptoms and respiratory-related absence from work among health care workers in Sweden. J Asthma. 2013 Mar;50(2):174-9. PubMed PMID: 23294229.

Eriksson J, Ekerljung L, Sundblad BM, Lotvall J, Toren K, Ronmark E, Larsson K, Lundback B. Cigarette smoking is associated with high prevalence of chronic rhinitis and low prevalence of allergic rhinitis in men. Allergy. 2013 Mar;68(3):347-54. PubMed PMID: 23346908.

Bjerg A, Ekerljung L, Eriksson J, Olafsdottir IS, Middelveld R, Franklin KA, Forsberg B, Larsson K, Lotvall J, Toren K, Dahlen SE, Lundback B, Janson C. Higher risk of wheeze in female than male smokers. Results from the Swedish GA 2 LEN study. PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e54137. PubMed PMID: 23357876. Pubmed Central PMCID: PMC3554721.


Rönmark EP, Ekerljung L, Lötvall J, Wennergren G, Rönmark E, Torén K, Lundbäck B.
Eczema among adults: prevalence, risk factors and relation to airway diseases. Results from a large-scale population survey in Sweden.
Br J Dermatol. 2012 Jun;166(6):1301-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2012.10904.x. Epub 2012 May 14.

Malmhäll C, Bossios A, Rådinger M, Sjöstrand M, Lu Y, Lundbäck B, Lötvall J.
Immunophenotyping of circulating T helper cells argues for multiple functions and plasticity of T cells in vivo in humans--possible role in asthma.
PLoS One. 2012;7(6):e40012. Epub 2012 Jun 29.

Ekerljung L, Rönmark E, Lötvall J, Wennergren G, Torén K, Lundbäck B.
Questionnaire layout and wording influence prevalence and risk estimates of respiratory symptoms in a population cohort.
Clin Respir J. 2012 Jan 13. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-699X.2012.00281.x. [Epub ahead of print]


Eriksson J, Bjerg A, Lötvall J, Wennergren G, Rönmark E, Torén K, Lundbäck B.
Rhinitis phenotypes correlate with different symptom presentation and risk factor patterns of asthma.
Respir Med. 2011 Nov;105(11):1611-21. Epub 2011 Jul 18.

Torén K, Ekerljung L, Kim JL, Hillström J, Wennergren G, Rönmark E, Lötvall J, Lundbäck B.
Adult-onset asthma in west Sweden--incidence, sex differences and impact of occupational exposures.
Respir Med. 2011 Nov;105(11):1622-8. Epub 2011 Jul 14.

Gatzinsky V, Jönsson L, Ekerljung L, Friberg LG, Wennergren G.
Long-term respiratory symptoms following esophageal atresia.
Acta Paediatr. 2011 Mar 21.

Ekerljung L, Bossios A, Lötvall J, Olin AC, Rönmark E, Wennergren G, Torén K, Lundbäck B.
Multi-symptom asthma as an indication of disease severity in epidemiology.
Eur Respir J. 2011 Feb 10 


Lötvall L, Ekerljung L, Lundbäck B.
Multi-symptom asthma is closely related to nasal blockage, rhinorrhea and symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis - evidence from the West Sweden Asthma Study.
Respir Res. 2010 Nov 26

Eriksson J, Ekerljung L, Lötvall J, Pullerits T, Wennergren G, Rönmark E, Torén K, Lundbäck B.
Growing up on a farm leads to lifelong protection against allergic rhinitis.
Allergy. 2010 May 17

Eriksson J, Ekerljung L, Pullerits T, Holmberg K, Rönmark E, Lötvall L, Lundbäck B.
Prevalence of chronic nasal symptoms in West Sweden: risk factors and relation to allergic rhinitis and respiratory symptoms.
Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2010 Aug 24

Wennergren G, Ekerljung L, Alm B, Eriksson J, Lötvall J, Lundbäck B.
Asthma in late adolescence - farm childhood is protective and the prevalence increase has levelled off.
Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2010 Apr 8


Rönmark EP, Ekerljung L, Lötvall J, Torén K, Rönmark E, Lundbäck B.
Large scale questionnaire survey on respiratory health in Sweden: Effects of late- and non-response.
Respir Med. (2009) 103, 1807-1815.

Lötvall J, Ekerljung L, Rönmark EP, Wennergren G, Lindén A, Rönmark E, Torén K, Lundbäck B.
West Sweden Asthma Study: prevalence trends over the last 18 years argues no recent increase in asthma.
Respir Res. 2009 Oct 12;10:94

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