sputum


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expectorated matter

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New sputum smear-positive TB cases were defined as cases in patients who had [greater than or equal to] 1 acid-fast bacillus in [greater than or equal to] 1 sputum sample and who had never received TB treatment before.
Pots (small plastic cups) containing sputum were placed in a cartridge attached beneath each of the holes.
An outdoor sputum booth was constructed to provide adequate ventilation, and this is where sputum collection is performed and the Xpert buffer added.
sputum Saliva, foreign material, and substances such as mucus or phlegm from the respiratory tract that are coughed up and usually ejected from the mouth.
There was no significant improvement in the sputum viscosity in the placebo group but there was a significant improvement in the sputum viscosity in the test drug group.
In February 1994 the Food and Drug Administration approved dornase alfa for general use in treating the abnormally tenacious DNA-containing sputum seen in cystic fibrosis.
Methods: Ninety three sputum samples from 49 pulmonary tuberculosis suspects were studied.
The findings of no significant difference between the modalities in sputum production, ease of cough, or comfort indicate that both are effective and well tolerated.
ClearSign(TM) is performed on sputum - the material brought up from the lungs after a deep cough - collected using an induction procedure where coughing is induced by breathing salt water vapour.
Presence of the gram-negative bacterium in sputum was associated with worse functional outcomes and with a strong history of smoking in a study of 188 hospitalized COPD patients, Dr.
Using sputum induction (SI) to sample respiratory tract lining fluid after single- and multiday exposures, we designed a study to test the hypothesis that neutrophils would increase after multiday exposure compared with single-day exposure.
8% understand that COPD causes breath shortness, chronic cough and sputum.
Bacterial overgrowth, especially with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is problematic, leading to the difficulty in recovering mycobacteria from sputum.
Sputum testing has begun and include son-site education for staff and clients at shelters.
Findings on laboratory evaluations--including measurements of c- and p-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (c-ANCA and p-ANCA), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), antinuclear antibody (ANA), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), sputum acid-fast bacilli (AFB), and a complete blood count--were normal.