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expectorated matter

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Muz, "Glutathione and nitrite in induced sputum from patients with stable and acute asthma compared with controls," Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, vol.
Micro RNA expression in induced sputum of smokers and patients with chronic bstructive pulmonary disease.
Briefly the method consists of a good smear made from the induced sputum evenly distributed (3 x 2) using a broom sticks.
Anti-inflammatory activity was demonstrated via reductions, from Baseline to Week 4, in induced sputum neutrophil elastase and total cell counts when compared to placebo.
Treatment was followed by ozone challenge and subsequent collection of induced sputum that was analyzed for cellular composition and non-cellular mediators.
5 [micro]m) exposures (at the study hospital), and a proxy measure of chronic carbon load (median area occupied by carbon in 50 airway macrophages from an induced sputum sample.
In these patients, you may want to proceed with obtaining an induced sputum, an endotracheal aspirate, or a bronchoalveolar lavage specimen to rule out the pandemic strain," according to Dr.
immunofluorescence assay (IFA)), which can detect both forms, are now widely used because of improved sensitivity and specificity compared with conventional stains in induced sputum samples.
Patients were admitted for fibreoptic bronchoscopy and prior to bronchoscopy an induced sputum sample was obtained, using hypertonic saline (3%) and an ordinary ward nebulizer.
Inhalation administration of AIR645 resulted in prolonged local exposure in the airways with a half-life in induced sputum of approximately five days and was independent of dose.
The number of neutrophils in the induced sputum of asthmatics is significantly correlated with the degree of airway obstruction and the levels of IL-8.
Induced sputum provided an increased yield for potential pathogens compared with nasopharyngeal specimens, notably for B.
Because the clinical presentation, blood tests, or chest radio-graphs are not pathognomonic for PCP and the organism cannot be cultivated routinely, histopathologic demonstration of organisms in tissue, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid or induced sputum samples.
1 min) a trend of increasing polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) in samples of induced sputum was found [40].