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Augusto A. Litonjua, MD

Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Associate Physician
Brigham and Women's Hospital

 

augusto.litonjua@channing.harvard.edu


Research Interests

Dr. Litonjua has been conducting research on the risk factors for airway reactivity and asthma in a cohort of men in the Normative Aging Study and a cohort of families in the Epidemiology of Home Allergens and Asthma. He has also worked with Dr. Diane Gold in collecting preliminary data investigating the cardiovascular effects of air pollution. Dr. Litonjua is also Principal Investigator on a project relating polymorphisms of the beta-2 receptor to various asthma phenotypes.


Selected Publications

Litonjua A, Weiss ST. Definition, diagnostic criteria, and prevalence of asthma. In: UptoDate in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, An Official Educational Program of the American Thoracic Society on CD-ROM. Weinberger SE, ed. 1996, 1997.

Litonjua A, Weiss ST. Risk factors for asthma. In: UptoDate in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, An Official Educational Program of the American Thoracic Society on CD-ROM. Weinberger SE, ed. 1996, 1997.

Litonjua A, Weiss ST. Natural history of asthma. In: UptoDate in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, An Official Educational Program of the American Thoracic Society on CD-ROM. Weinberger SE, ed. 1996, 1997.

Litonjua A, Sparrow D, Weiss ST, O'Connor GT, Long AA, Ohman JL Jr. Sensitization to cat allergen in associated with asthma in older men and predicts new-onset airway hyperresponsiveness: the Normative Aging Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1997 Jul;156(1):23-7. [abstract]

Litonjua A, Carey VJ, Burge HA, Weiss ST, Gold DR. Parental history and the risk for childhood asthma: does mother confer more risk than father? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1998 Jul;158(1):176-81. [abstract]