Department / Division
Medicine / Medicine-Pulmonary
Durham, NC 27710
1821 Hillandale Road, Suite 25-A
Durham, NC 27705
General pulmonary medicine with a specific focus on asthma, allergic airway disease, sarcoidosis, bronchiectasis and COPD; diagnosis and management of obesity-related lung disease; research focus on the mechanisms by which obesity affects asthma severity and quality of life; clinical research in asthma
My research focus is asthma. I perform clinical trials in asthma. I am specifically interested in the role of adipokines (hormones of obesity) on airway inflammation in asthma. I am conducting a clinical research study to determine if the airway inflammation in obese asthmatics is altered by weight loss via gastric bypass surgery. I am also performing a clinical trial assessing steroid responsiveness in obese asthma subjects.
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.
Lugogo, NL; Kraft, M; Dixon, AE. Does obesity produce a distinct asthma phenotype?. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2010;108:729-734. (2010) Abstract
Que, LG; Yang, Z; Stamler, JS; Lugogo, NL; Kraft, M. S-nitrosoglutathione reductase: an important regulator in human asthma. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2009;180:226-231. (2009) Abstract
Lugogo, NL; MacIntyre, NR. Life-threatening asthma: pathophysiology and management. Respiratory Care: a monthly science journal. 2008;53:726-735. (2008) Abstract
Lugogo, NL; Ginsburg, GS; Que, LG. Genetic profiling and tailored therapy in asthma: are we there yet?. Current Opinion in Molecular Therapeutics. 2007;9:528-537. (2007) Abstract
Lugogo, NL; Kraft, M. Epidemiology of asthma. Clinics in Chest Medicine. 2006;27:1-v. (2006) Abstract