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RATIONALE Inhaled side-stream tobacco smoke brings in all of its harmful components impairing mechanisms that protect the airways and lungs. Chronic respiratory health consequences are a complex multi-step silent process. By the time clinical manifestations require medical attention, several structural and functional changes have already occurred. The(More)
We studied the action of sodium metabisulphite on mucociliary transport in a frog palate epithelial injury model, hypothesizing that it may be useful for the study of mechanisms of airway injury. Sodium metabisulphite (MB) releases SO2 on contact with water. SO2 is a pollutant in automobile fumes and may play a role in the exacerbation of airway disease(More)
Acknowledgements The author would like to thank all of the Queens Misdemeanor Treatment Court staff and stakeholders who helped make this research possible. In particular, the author would like to express gratitude to Naima Aiken, who was always available to meet and answer questions. In addition, thanks to the Honorable Robert Raciti, the Honorable Pauline(More)
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