Tag: "bronchitis" at biology news
September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...iral syndrome (9 percent), septicemia (8 percent), bronchitis
(7 percent), central nervous system infection (6 percent), and gastroenteritis (4 percent) accounting for 86 percent of all diagnoses. The authors point out that many of these disorders are relatively common in primary care practices. Consequently, s...
Novel antiviral technology inhibits RSV infection in mice
...tial virus (RSV) -- a virus associated with severe bronchitis
and asthma, an animal study by University of South Florida researchers found. The study was reported in the January 2005 issue of the journal Nature Medicine . RSV infects lung cells and can be life-threatening in very young children, the elderly an...
Researchers identify genes associated with lung transplant rejection
...onchitis, which is thought to lead to obliterative bronchitis
(OB), the most common cause of long-term failure of transplanted lungs. The researchers hope their results will lead to an earlier, more sensitive, and more accurate standard test for chronic lung rejection, as well as greater understanding of the r...
FDA approves AVELOX (moxifloxacin HCl) for treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections
...tis (ABS); acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis
(ABECB); community acquired pneumonia (CAP) including CAP caused by multi-drug resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (MRSP) and penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (PRSP); uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections (uSSSI); and complica...
South African geraniums effective in treatment of adults with acute bronchitis
.... Upper respiratory tract infections such as acute bronchitis
are one of the most frequent infections encountere...tis. In the clinical trial, 124 adults with acute bronchitis
in six different outpatient clinics were given either EPs 7630 or a placebo for seven days. Improvem...
JCI table of contents, February 1, 2006
...-13 (IL-13), found in the airways of patients with bronchitis
and asthma. IL-13 induced mucus production and loss of cilia in these cells, demonstrating that the combined effects of these two proteins, EGFR and IL-13, can transform ciliated cells into goblet cells. The authors suggest that a patient's genetic p...
Patent awarded for LSUHSC-developed peptide that blocks lethal toxins of anthrax
...tridium, diphtheria, shiga, RSV, HIV-1, infectious bronchitis
and yellow fever among others. "This is very exciting research," said Dr. Lindberg. "We feel that D6R-like furin inhibitors will represent a good starting point to develop effective and potent new drugs that will not only prove a viable approach t...
New approach allows closer look at smoker lungs
...onset of respiratory conditions such as emphysema, bronchitis
and asthma. In emphysema in particular, the alveoli - tiny sacs in the lungs that transfer oxygen to blood - gradually break down. Fain and his team therefore reasoned that helium gas molecules are likely to have more space to move around in lungs w...
From basic science to the bedside: APS conference takes stock of lung disease
...oss of lung function. COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis
and emphysema, is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., the NIH said. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a life-threatening condition brought on by a major injury or inflammation to the lung which causes fluid build up in the lung...
Environmental toxins may cause body's defenses to worsen lung disease
...iseases are obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis
and emphysema. When a large amount of tissue is destroyed, Borchers says, it can cause irreparable damage to the elasticity of the lung and lead to additional health problems. Using an animal model, Borchers will expose surface cells in the lung to...
UGA scientists unravel 'molecular inch-worm' structure of walking-pneumonia bacterium
...ections affect millions worldwide, causing chronic bronchitis
and atypical or "walking pneumonia," a term that d...nd therapies to stop walking pneumonia and chronic bronchitis
infections in their tracks. Since the organelle is involved in colonization of epithelial tissues i...
In-shell vaccine for chick disease
virus (IBV) causes losses of 23.6M a year to the U...ry sustaining losses of 23.6M a year to infectious bronchitis
virus we hope that our research could have a real impact on improving yields for UK farmers." "We ...
NIH gives PITT $13 million grant for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease research
... over time and includes conditions such as chronic bronchitis
and emphysema. "COPD damages the lung tissue, expanding and breaking down the walls of air sacs and thickening small airways, which hinders air flow into the lungs and transfer of oxygen into the blood," explained Dr. Sciurba. "These studies will h...