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2013-01-15 10:51:13

New research from the University of Georgia exposes a large discrepancy in the length of time patients expect an acute cough illness, also called acute bronchitis, to last and the reality of the illness. This mismatch may be a factor in the over-prescription of antibiotics. Examining the gap in patient expectations and the actual length of time the body takes to rid itself of a chest cold, Dr. Mark Ebell, associate professor of epidemiology in the UGA College of Public Health, recently...

Antibiotics Ineffective At Treating Common Cold Coughs
2012-10-23 09:21:08

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Parents who see their children suffering from a cough will alert the doctor and request that their child receives medication. However, a new study presented at the annual meet of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) found that antibiotics are not strong enough to treat coughs as a result of the common cold found in children. The meeting, titled CHEST 2012, showcased how antibiotics alone do not work effectively in...

Kids With Cold Infection Make Adults With Lung Disease Sicker
2012-09-27 10:06:39

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study from the University of Rochester Medical Center recently revealed that individuals with illnesses like lung disease recuperate better when kept away from young children with colds. Patients who are exposed to young children with stuffy noses have a greater risk of developing symptoms like cough, runny nose, or sore throat. The recommendation to steer clear of sick children was recently published in...

2012-09-18 18:40:31

In the first clinical trial to demonstrate an effective treatment for constant, disabling cough among people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that taking thalidomide significantly reduced the cough and improved quality of life. Results of their study are scheduled to be published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Sept. 18 in an article titled "Thalidomide for the Treatment of Cough in Idiopathic Pulmonary...


Latest cough Reference Libraries

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

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2011-04-14 15:37:44

Bordetella pertussis is a Gram-negative, aerobic coccobacillus of the genus Bordetella. It is the causative agent of pertussis or whooping cough and it is non-motile. There is no zoonotic reservoir thus humans are the only hosts. Bacterium is spread by coughing and by nasal dripping after an incubation period of 7 to 14 days. Pertussis is an infection of the respiratory system and characterized by a "whooping" sound when the person breathes in. Before the vaccine was developed there were...

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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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2011-02-17 16:35:12

Measles, also known as Rubeola or Morbilli, is caused by a virus and infects the respiratory system. Morbilliviruses are enveloped, single-stranded, negative-sense RNA viruses. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a generalized maculopapular erythematous rash. It is spread through respiration and is highly contagious. 90% of people without immunity who share a living space with someone infected will get measles. Infection incubates for about 14 days and infectivity...

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2011-01-12 16:27:29

The common cold is a viral disease of the upper respiratory system, caused primarily by rhinoviruses and coronaviruses. Symptoms usually include a cough, sore throat, runny nose, and a fever. There is no known treatment to shorten the duration of the virus yet the cold normally dissipates after 7 to 10 days. It is the most common infectious disease in humans who on average are infected two to four times a year in adults. It can also be called a upper respiratory tract infection. Other...

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