Hosnieh Fathi

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BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux is one of the most common causes of chronic cough in the general population. Reflux occurs frequently in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). We undertook laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in adult CF patients with a clinical diagnosis of reflux cough who had failed conventional medical therapies. OBJECTIVE We determined(More)
The aim of the present study was make chronic cough guidelines more practical and user friendly by developing an internet-based interactive diagnostic questionnaire for chronic cough. A prospective cohort study of chronic cough sufferers was conducted in the UK, following European Respiratory Society guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Gastro-oesophageal reflux has been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic cough. Guidelines on management suggest a therapeutic trial of anti-reflux medication. Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor licensed for the long-term treatment of acid reflux in adults and we compared the effects of esomeprazole and placebo on patients(More)
It is well documented that inhalation of sulfur mustard causes injury of the respiratory system. While all of the reports and surveys thoroughly document long-term pulmonary effects after significant exposure to mustard, there is no direct evidence that addresses the issue of long-term respiratory effects in individuals who were exposed to very low level of(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is a cause of substantial morbidity and mortality. There is no known effective therapy. METHODS We conducted a randomized, double-blind, clinical trial in healthy adults inoculated with RSV. Participants received the oral nucleoside analogue ALS-008176 or placebo 12 hours after confirmation of RSV(More)
BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal junction cancer has increased over time in Western countries. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is considered to be a major risk factor. We prospectively studied the prevalence of clinical, histological and endoscopic GERD, and premalignant changes among dyspeptic Iranian patients referred for upper gastrointestinal(More)
Sitaxentan, a highly-selective endothelin receptor antagonist (ETRA) and bosentan a non-selective ETRA are both approved for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (iPAH). Sildenafil is a phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitor used in the treatment of iPAH. Tadalafil is a long acting PDE-5 inhibitor largely unexplored for the treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Influenza and its associated diseases are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends influenza vaccination for everyone over 6 months of age. The failure of the flu vaccine in 2014-2015 demonstrates the need for a model that allows the rapid development of novel antivirals,(More)
Fig 11, " Mean mucus weight by day in all subjects in the Human Viral Challenge Model. " is a duplicate of Fig 9, " Mean symptom score by day in symptom positive subjects in the Human Challenge Viral Model. " Please view the correct Fig 11 here. Copyright: © 2016 Fullen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative(More)
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