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Background An adult mare, presented to the University of Tennessee’s Veterinary MedicalCenter because of chronic, persistent coughing and abnormal respiratory noise,was found, during endoscopic examination of its nasopharynx and larynx, to havehypoplasia of the...

["Respiratory Medicine","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26638v1
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Background. Severe equine asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lung in horses similar to low-Th2 late-onset asthma in humans. The disease in horses has complex inheritance including both dominant and recessive patterns that are ill defined. This study...

["Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3491v1
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Setting Seven public tuberculosis (TB) units in Kampala, Uganda, where Uganda’s national TB program recently introduced household contact investigation, as recommended by 2012 guidelines from WHO. Objective To apply a cascade analysis to implementation of household...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3313v1
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To discuss whether there is relationship between short-term and long-time attenuation effects of ventilation caused by diving activity. The ventilation observed before and after hyperbaric exposure for 20min by case-control experiments. Participants of the experimental...

["Respiratory Medicine","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3027v2
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Objective: In this study the main aspects of influenza transmission via fine and ultrafine bioaerosols were considered. Here, we aimed to estimate the impact of the different environment conditions on the deposition rate of the infectious bioaerosols in the respiratory...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2237v5
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We have originally shown for the first time the two different climatic patterns of seasonality of influenza and common colds have an only one common “link”. It is the effect of supersaturation and condensational growth in the upper airways which occurs under specific...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2859v2
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Ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) is a technology for the detection of volatile compounds in the air of exhaled breath that is increasingly used in medical applications. One major goal is to classify patients into disease groups, for example diseased versus healthy,...

["Bioinformatics","Respiratory Medicine","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1294v1
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The metabolic syndrome (MS) affects 21-53% of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with a higher prevalence in the early stages of COPD, with results being highly variable between studies. MS may also correlate with disease characteristics....

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Epidemiology","Internal Medicine","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1022v1
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Diabetes mellitus (DM) affects 2-37% of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with results being highly variable between studies. DM may also correlate with disease characteristics.The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of DM...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Epidemiology","Internal Medicine","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.939v1
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Aims: The purpose of this study was to analyse the bacterial and fungal turnover in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients who were ΔF508 homo- and hetero-zygotes. Further to this we wanted to identify the effects that Intravenous (IV) antibiotic perturbations had...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Mycology","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.637v1
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The atmospheric concentration of oxygen, a driver of free radical damage and tumorigenesis, decreases sharply with rising elevation. To understand whether ambient oxygen concentrations play a role in human carcinogenesis, we characterized age-adjusted cancer incidence...

["Epidemiology","Oncology","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.587v2
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Background and objectives: Numerous experimental studies have linked cigarette smoking to lung injury. However, it is still debated on whether cigarette smoking is a risk factor for the development of acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS)....

["Clinical Trials","Emergency and Critical Care","Evidence Based Medicine","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.574v1
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Tuberculosis remains a major global health problem. Laboratory diagnostic methods that allow effective, early detection of cases are central to management of tuberculosis in the individual patient and in the community. Since the 1880s, laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.482v1
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Background: The thickness and composition of the surface liquid lining the human lungs are maintained by a balance between epithelial secretion and absorption of ions and water. An understanding of epithelial transport pathways and the factors that regulate them...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.256v1
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Background: In the wake of burgeoning slum population, a substantial reduction in the prevalence of diarrhea and acute respiratory infections (ARI) is necessary for to achieve necessary reduction in child mortality in urban India. To achieve this, we need evidence...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.208v1
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