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Breath Sound Intensity during Tidal Breathing in COPD Patients.
OBJECTIVE There is a discrepancy in the intensity of breath sounds in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients between subjective studies, which have reported a diminished intensity, andExpand
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Possible sensory receptor of nonadrenergic inhibitory nervous system.
To determine the sensory receptor of the nonadrenergic inhibitory nervous system (NAIS), 22 cats were anesthetized and serotonin was continuously administered (50-250 micrograms.kg-1.min-1 iv) toExpand
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A new method of inhalation challenge with propranolol: comparison with methacholine-induced bronchoconstriction and role of vagal nerve activity.
To establish a safe procedure for examining propranolol-induced bronchoconstriction, we have developed a new method for performing inhalation challenge with propranolol. Monitoring respiratoryExpand
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Effect of nitric oxide synthase inhibitor on allergen- and hyperventilation-induced bronchoconstriction in guinea-pigs.
To elucidate the role of endogenous nitric oxide (NO) in allergen- (AIB) and hyperventilation-induced bronchoconstriction (HIB), the effects of an NO synthase inhibitor, NG-nitro-L-arginine methylExpand
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Hypoalbuminemia, influenza vaccination and other factors related to the development of pneumonia acquired outside hospitals in southern Japan: A case–control study
Pneumonia is the third largest cause of death in Japan. Pneumonia continues to be one of the most common causes of morbidity, hospitalization and mortality, especially in the elderly. The aim of theExpand
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BAY u3405, a thromboxane A2 antagonist, reduces bronchial hyperresponsiveness in asthmatics.
OBJECTIVE Thromboxane A2 (TXA2) is reported to induce bronchial hyperresponsiveness along with the well-documented bronchoconstrictor action on smooth muscles. We examined the effect of the TXA2Expand
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Exhaled Nitric Oxide as a Simple Assessment of Airway Hyperresponsiveness in Bronchial Asthma and Chronic Cough Patients
Exhaled nitric oxide (NO) has been suggested to be a marker of airway inflammation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of exhaled NO in bronchial asthma and chronic cough patients toExpand
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[Pulmonary disorders in indium-processing workers].
The production of indium-tin oxide has increased during the past decade, owing to the increased manufacture of liquid-crystal panels, especially in Japan. We carried out a medical checkup includingExpand
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Neutrophil elastase inhibitor, ONO-5046 suppresses ozone-induced airway mucus hypersecretion in guinea pigs.
To investigate the role of neutrophil elastase in ozone-induced airway hypersecretion, we measured goblet cell secretion by using a semiquantitative morphometric technique in guinea pigs. TheExpand
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Role of tachykinins in bronchoconstriction induced by intravenous administration of bradykinin in guinea-pigs.
To elucidate the role of tachykinins in bronchoconstriction induced by intravenous administration of bradykinin (Bk), we studied the effects of FK224, a neurokinin-1 (NK1) and neurokinin-2 (NK2)Expand
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