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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.2237v3
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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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All strategies to prevent Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) during rituximab treatment have their rationale in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and to some extent in patients with other autoimmune diseases (AID). Risk factors of PCP and...

["Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Infectious Diseases","Internal Medicine","Respiratory Medicine","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.149v1
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