Marina Pokhaznikova

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Parameters of blood kallikrein-kinin system (KKS) and biochemical composition of humor condensated from the exhaled air have been evaluated in 87 patients with acute bronchitis (36 cases with lingering course and 31 with recurrent). The progression of acute bronchitis is associated with elevated blood concentrations of acute-phase proteins, KKS activation(More)
Halotherapy was used for rehabilitation in 25 patients with acute bronchitis of long-standing and recurrent types. The main therapeutic action was ensured by aerodispersed medium saturated with dry highly dispersed sodium chloride aerosol, the required mass concentration being maintained in the range of 1 to 5 mg/m3. Therapy efficacy was controlled through(More)
In adult patients with different variants of the complicated course of bronchitis (prolonged, relapsing, chronic) respiratory syncytial (RS) virus infections were shown to occur very frequently (37-72%, depending on the form on bronchitis). In 220 cases of RS infection the content of anti-RS-virus IgE in the blood was analyzed. The reaction of specific IgE(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) varies in different countries, while the cut-off for airflow obstruction (AO) is still contested. No COPD prevalence data based on the Global Lung Initiative (GLI) 2012 equations are available in Russia. OBJECTIVES This study aims to assess AO prevalence by the GLI lower limit of(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking remains a leading health risk factor among Europeans. Tobacco, together with other factors, will lead to an expansive epidemic of chronic diseases, including COPD, among the working population in Russia. The general aim of the RESearch on the PrEvalence and the diagnosis of COPD and its Tobacco-related etiology (RESPECT) study is to gain(More)
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