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2008-01-29 10:05:48

Korean researchers reported yesterday they have found a link between snoring and chronic bronchitis.   The exact mechanism behind the association is not clear.  It could be that snoring vibrates the upper airways, stressing them in ways that lead to inflammation, the researchers said.  The study, led by Inkyung Baik of Korea University's Ansan Hospital in South Korea, examined 4,270 men and women between 2001-2006.  During that time, 314 developed chronic bronchitis....

2007-09-20 06:00:00

By Getahun, Darios Ananth, Cande V; Oyelese, Yinka; Peltier, Morgan R; Et al Abstract Objective. To examine whether acute and chronic respiratory diseases are associated with an increased risk of spontaneous premature rupture of the membranes (PROM). Methods. We used the 1993-2004 National Hospital Discharge Survey data of singleton deliveries in the USA (N = 41 250 539). The International Classification of Diseases Ninth Revision was utilized to identify acute (acute upper respiratory...

2006-08-10 16:50:51

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities said on Thursday they told three companies to stop mass-producing and distributing unapproved medicines to treat asthma, bronchitis and other breathing disorders. The Food and Drug Administration said the companies sold thousands of doses of inhaled drugs nationwide. The companies argued they were working under a practice known as "compounding" in which pharmacists customize formulations for specific patients, the FDA said. The FDA allows...

2005-07-01 15:55:00

Children's exposure to pre- and post-natal tobacco smoke carries a substantial risk for them to develop asthma and respiratory symptoms as adults, according to study results in the first issue for July 2005 of the American Thoracic Society's (ATS) peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Investigators conducted an 11-year community cohort study on the incidence of asthma and respiratory symptoms among a sample population in western Norway. The study included...

2004-11-29 06:00:06

Experts today condemned the 'pitiful' levels of funding for research into lung disease - one of the UK's biggest killers. The British Thoracic Society (BTS) said that nearly one in four deaths were due to diseases of the lung, including lung cancer, emphysema, bronchitis and asthma. But only 2.8 per cent of the Medical Research Council's total expenditure of pounds 417.8 million in 2001-02 was allocated for lung research. The BTS pointed out that lung disease placed an enormous burden...

2004-11-28 03:00:13

Background: Oral lyophilized extracts of bacteria species have been used since the early 1970s to improve symptoms and to prevent exacerbations in COPD patients. The value of these treatments, which are thought to be immunomodulating, is poorly understood. Our aim was to quantify the efficacy of oral bacteria extracts in patients with chronic bronchitis and COPD. Design: Systematic review of randomized trials. Data sources: Electronic databases, bibliographies, and contact with authors...

2004-11-28 03:00:13

Does It Work in COPD? What constitutes immunostimulation is a matter of debate. Immunity is a highly complex mechanism with multiple functions. Activation of macrophages, enhanced antigen presentation, and increased lymphocyte responses are some of the functions of immune cells likely to promote phagocytic activity. Correction of an aberration in immunity is a function-directed rather than a general phenomenon. Immunostimulation therefore is a confusing nomenclature. Immunoregulation or...


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2011-04-14 15:28:20

Bordetella bronchiseptica is a small, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Bordetella. It can cause bronchitis although it rarely infects humans. It is closely related to pertussis which causes whooping cough and B. bronchiseptica can persist in the environment for extended periods. Humans are not natural carriers of B. bronchiseptica, which normally infects the respiratory tracts of smaller mammals. It does not express pertussis toxin although it has the genes to do so which...

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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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