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BACKGROUND Heated, humidified air has long been used by sufferers of the common cold. The theoretical basis is that steam may help congested mucus drain better and heat may destroy the cold virus as it does in vitro. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of inhaling heated water vapour (steam) in the treatment of the common cold by comparing symptoms, viral(More)
Respiratory allergies include allergic rhinitis, sinusitis and asthma. Increasing attention on pathogenesis of allergic airway diseases has given rise to "atopic march" hypothesis i.e. clinical features of atopic eczema occur first and precede the development of asthma and allergic rhinitis. The "hygiene hypothesis" proposes that the increase in allergic(More)
AIMS To study the prevalence of tuberculosis infection among children in household contact with adults having pulmonary tuberculosis, and identify the possible risk factors. METHODS Children under the age of 5 years who were in household contact with 200 consecutive adults with pulmonary tuberculosis underwent tuberculin skin testing. Transverse(More)
The current study was planned to assess the immunogenicity and reactogenicity of a fully liquid pentavalent combination vaccine containing diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type B and hepatitis B vaccines. Infants six to eight weeks of age were enrolled and administered the study vaccine at 0, 4 and 8 weeks of enrollment. The children(More)
Information technology is changing at a rapid rate. It thus provides many benefits for organizations. However, it also causes problems for IT managers and staff. Structured interviews with 16 F professionals at different organizations identified 142 problems resulting from 3 1 unique projects that used 86 new ITS. Nine categories summarized the problems.(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to examine the association between allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) and poorly controlled asthma in children and appraise the diagnostic criteria. METHODS The study included 100 children with poorly controlled asthma. We diagnosed ABPA using the Aspergillus skin test, pulmonary function test, total and specific(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the diagnostic utility of a new rapid MRI protocol, as compared with computed tomography (CT) for the detection of various pulmonary and mediastinal abnormalities in children with suspected pulmonary infections. METHODS Seventy-five children (age range of 5 to 15 years) with clinically suspected pulmonary infections were enrolled(More)