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The effect of acute exposure to cigarette smoke (CS) on the respiratory system has been less extensively studied than the long term effects of smoking. The aim of the present study was to evaluate(More)
Although the clinical pictures of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be similar, the pathogenesis differs in many aspects. The aim of the present study was to compare the(More)
INTRODUCTION The GenoType system (HAIN Lifescience, Germany) offers new perspectives of detecting the tuberculous and non-tuberculous mycobacteria at the molecular level. The system compromises five(More)
Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) seems a promising asthma biomarker. In earlier studies, mainly the serum concentration of TSLP was investigated. The aim of the present study was to compare the(More)
INTRODUCTION The GenoType Mycobacterium CM and the GenoType Mycobacterium AS (HAIN Lifescience, Germany) were evaluated for the ability to differentiate mycobacterial species of clinical isolates.(More)