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Experimental viral disease studies in volunteers have clarified many aspects of the pathogenesis of human viral disease. Recently, interest has focused on rhinovirus-associated asthma exacerbations, and new volunteer studies have suggested that airway responsiveness (AR) is enhanced during a cold. For scientific, ethical and safety reasons, it is important(More)
BACKGROUND Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) are a common reason for consulting general practitioners (GPs). In most cases the aetiology is unknown, yet most result in an antibiotic prescription. The aetiology of LRTI was investigated in a prospective controlled study. METHODS Eighty adults presenting to GPs with acute LRTI were recruited together(More)
©2013 2 Acknowledgements First and foremost, I want to thank Dr. Ayda Tekok-Kilic for her dedication to my thesis and for introducing me to the field of electrophysiology and ERP research. This work would not have come to fruition without her guidance and support, and I will be forever grateful that she pushed me right to the end. I would also like to thank(More)
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